Friday, January 4, 2019

Wait, Houdini is in Holmes & Watson???

How the heck did I not know until now that Houdini is in the new film Holmes & Watson with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly? The following was tweeted out by actor Ben Lee who plays Houdini in the movie. Goodness!

Now I guess I need to go out and see this. Yes, the reviews have been...not great. But I love Sherlock Holmes, IT HAS HOUDINI IN IT, and Brad Keefauver who blogs at Sherlock Peoria has been doing a series of posts arguing that the movie is actually pretty enjoyable from a Sherlockian point of view, so...

UPDATE: I finally got around to seeing this movie (it's streaming free on Tubi) and I thought it was petty funny. Really silly! But I was laughing. And by my count Houdini shows up three times in the movie. Including once in bed handcuffed to (Hardeen fan) Kelly Macdonald along with Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Mark Twain, and Charlie Chaplin. Yep, pretty silly.


  1. I was wondering when WAH was going to notice this cameo.

    1. Surprised it took me so long. It's almost as if no one has seen the movie. :p

  2. I finally got around to seeing this movie (it's now streaming free on Tubi). Check out the update.