Tuesday, March 29, 2016

I Am Link

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--- God's Chosen Ones - JJ Abrams continues to put his money (his so so so much money) where his mouth is and give leading man and leading lady roles to diverse, deserving actors - he's just announced that the beautiful and talented duo of David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha-Raw will star in The God Particle, a sci-fi thriller he's been attached to produce for awhile. The story "follows an American space station crew who, believing they have destroyed Earth via a Hadron accelerator, allow the crew of hostile nations to board their ship, with disastrous results." Well with that cast it's more, in the wise words of Marge Simpson, "sexy results" if you ask me.
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--- Golden Beasts - Cary Fukunaga  talked to Alec Baldwin on his radio show this morning and I guess he sounded kind of, you know, irritable about how Netflix messed up their awards run for his flick Beasts of No Nation. I loved Beasts and I think it shoulda been, as the saying goes, a contendah, and I also do think if more people had been forced to sit in a theater and watch it rather than be relied upon to click "play" when something less depressing like Orange is the New Black was right there next to it, it would've helped. Idris was robbed though.
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--- President Patty - This morning as we communally ogled Henry Cavill's furry super bosom I stated that I was done, professionally done, with Batman v Superman, but I do feel the need to share this lil' nugget that I didn't know -- apparently Patrick Wilson's voice makes a cameo as the President of the United States at one point. Corner me right now and ask me when we heard the President speaking on a phone and all you'll draw from me is a glass 100 yard stare so dulled was my brain by that "movie" but I guess he's there!
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--- Master Wayne - As long as the subject of DC superheroes has been broached though, you should definitely read this piece over at MTV from friend-of-the-blog Teo making the one hundred percent correct case for Tim Burton's Batman Returns as the best of all the Batman movies, bar none. As we've argued here ourselves Michelle Pfeiffer's turn as Catwoman blows even Heath Ledger outta the water.
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--- Master Of Fish - I keep forgetting that Insidious director James Wan is signed on to make the stand-alone Aquaman film - DH has a couple of quotes from him about what we can expect from his take on the finger-webbed wonder, including  an unsurprising enthusiasm for sea monsters. I just hope that Wan shows more interest in exploiting his star Jason Momoa, who lives for exploitation, than Wan's shown with frequent collaborator Patrick Wilson. He never exploits Patrick Wilson enough! In related news there's a new trailer for the second Conjuring movie out; I haven't watched it yet though. (Here's our take on the first one, in case you missed it.)
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--- Gotham Punk - Okay okay we'll do another Batman link, you forced us - have you been following "The Furniture," our pal Dan Walber's series on production design over at The Film Experience? It is fan-furniture-tastic stuff, I highly recommend you read them all. This week's entry was on Tim Burton's first Batman film, specifically the scene set in the art museum. Choice bit:

"It’s a compelling, if unholy, concoction of influences that range from the Art Nouveau chairs of Rennie Mackintosh to the futuristic buildings of Shin Takamatsu. This refusal to draw from a single period is part of why it still looks so unique."
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--- Underground FilmmakingGremlins director Joe Dante is making another horror movie (his recent flick The Hole 3D is terribly underrated) - it's called Labirintus and it's about a paranormal investigator and a couple other science-types who get stuck in some Russian catacombs when the demons come. The film will star Mark Webber, who you oughta know from Todd Solondz' Storytelling or from Scott Pilgrim.
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--- Good Eats - Hugh Dancy has that new show about cults called The Path premiering on Hulu tomorrow (I have heard good things) and so here's an interview he did with Flavorwire about it, but mainly we're just there for the bit where he says he recently saw Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller and Bryan told him his idea for a fourth season and that it might make sense for a few year's break in between, so, you know, let's keep hope alive like a cannibal serial killer playing with his food for awhile. Let's! (thanks Mac)
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--- And Finally I guess shooting's already kicked off on the second season of Ash vs Evil Dead, hooray, and io9 has got the very first look at it, seen below. I hope and trust that you've all watched the first season by now - it injected such a much-needed sense of fun into Horror TV, which has gotten a little poseury (cough The Walking Dead cough) as of late. Party party party!
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1 comment:

Michael Lewis said...

In BvS, the president is on the phone -- he orders the nuclear missile launch against Superman and Doomsday.