Thursday, June 11, 2015

I Am Link

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--- I Of Mordo - I had totally forgotten that there was talk of Chiwetel Ejiofor taking a role in Marvel's Doctor Strange movie once upon a time but here it is and it is true! He's playing a bad guy called Baron Mordo, which is... quite the name. Anyway for those of you keeping track, this means there's a Marvel superhero movie about to be filmed that is going to star Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Holy shitballs.
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--- Happy Haneke - The Film Stage shares the list of Michael Haneke's 10 favorite films, which includes some Chaplin, Some Antonioni, some Psycho and Salo oh my. (Thanks Mac.) The list is topped by two Robert bresson movies, neither of which I have seen, called Lancelot of the Lake and Au hasard Balthazar - have any of you seen them? Truth be told looking through his filmography it appears that  I have never seen a Bresson film, period. The horror! What one should I watch first? Pickpocket maybe?
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--- A Kick In The Pants - A second trailer for The Man From UNCLE has been released and again, it makes me yawn. Not a second of Henry or Hammer skin, and they never not once make out - what a farce. The girls (Elizabeth Debicki and Alicia Vikander) both seem promising and fun, though. (After the one-two punch of Gatsby and seeing her on stage in The Maids I loooove Debicki, by the way.) Oh there is one good shot of somebody's butt (maybe Armie?) in rather snug pants though...
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--- Speaking Of Guy Ritchie and "it will never be gay enough for me until there is straight-up on-screen penetration" news, none other than David Beckham, soccer star, has just joined the cast of the currently-filming King Arthur movie with Charlie Hunnam. I'm guessing it's a small role, and let's hope it's super similar to the underwear commercial that Guy Ritchie shot for Becks that one time - maybe he's teaching Charlie how to run in soaking wet underpants?
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---  Hartnett Hard Body - Oh my god there are Penny Dreadful action figures! (Thanks Mac) They're made for ComiCon and there's only Josh Hartnett and Eva Green, so far... and that's the only time in the history of ever that the phrase "only Josh Hartnett and Eva Green" has been spoken or ever will be spoken again. I do want a Dr. Frankenstein one though so I can mash Josh on him.
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--- And Speaking of the good Doctor Frank, the Victor Frankenstein movie starring James McAvoy just got a release date of Thanksgiving this year, and BD shares a couple of on pictures from the set that are rather fine. (Meaning they have McAvoy & Radcliffe in them, therefore they are, by definition, fine.)

--- And Finally instead of just updating yesterday's post that had a German version of the trailer for the Lance Armstrong bio-pic The Program starring Ben Foster (which got pulled off-line, until it wasn't) here I will share the now-released American version of the trailer which is exactly the same only the type's now in English.
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2 comments:

Kelley Bradley said...

I'd start with Au Hasard Balthazar. It's accessible and quite moving. It's a beautiful film experience to see for a first time. A true masterpiece. I always have to remember Bresson directed it because it seems less controlled than his other film.

Roark said...

Start with Pickpocket or A Man Escapes (or both!), then see Au Hazard Balthazar, and then see every other Bresson film because he's amazing!