The BBC won't give you an anniversary special with all 13 Doctors - but ultra-fanboy Bob Mitsch, who previously gave us "The Big Whobowski," will. And this time, they all have to kill each other, using more lethal techniques with their signature accessories, like deadly celery and scarf garotting. Oh, and the Venusian Aikido techniques you couldn't see on TV.
So why "Mostly Doesn't Suck"? Well, because the guy doing Matt Smith is really miscast and not a good impersonator. Thankfully most of the rest are, even when they look very little like the actors they're portraying.
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Seriously, though - while this is one of the oldest and most classic tales ever told - two and a half minutes pretty much gets the job done, doesn't it? I mean, yeah, the trailer doesn't have the rainbow or the dove, but aside from that it's kinda the entire story already.
Looks super-expensive, though. And by my count, this will be the first Darren Aronofsky movie to actually have a happy ending...although having seen his other movies, I wouldn't be surprised if he leaves in the post-flood part about the kids finding him drunk and naked. PTSD Noah really wouldn't be a Biblical stretch at all.
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In the Harry Potter books and movies, delivery of letters was literally for the birds. Figuratively, the U.S. Postal Service wants to keep that from being the case with a five-page collector booklet of 20 different Harry Potter stamps, to be released this coming Tuesday. Each page of four stamps has a theme: primary heroes, creatures, Hogwarts teachers, supporting characters and villains.
Not being a specific collector of stamps, I've always wondered what the appeal is beyond that niche. Do we think that the people who receive my water and power bills in the mail - about the only thing I use actual stamps for these days - particularly care if Voldemort is on the envelope they're about to tear open and process?
Maleficent SHOULD feel familiar, of course - it's what Disney is counting on. What's most surprising is how much they're leaning thus far on recreating scenes from Sleeping Beauty that we've seen before, when I thought the whole idea was to show Maleficent's tale from when she was younger, and how she turned bad. Elle Fanning's Aurora sounds pretty much like Elle Fanning. It looks cool, but so did Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland from trailers alone.
As for Divergent - its familiarity isn't based on my having read any book, but the fact that the whole premise is basically the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter, with the tattoos and chaste romance of The Mortal Instruments, which itself was already based on Harry Potter fanfic. I like that Shailene Woodley isn't your typical Hollywood glamor girl, but that's about it so far on that one.
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The actual movie Gollum never existed in physical form, but this sucker does, though it'll cost you more than the price of one gold ring to grab him for yourself. Three thousand dollars, in fact. Hell, I'll bet for less than that you can probably pay Andy Serkis to come to your house and stand still for a couple hours.
But you know how people sometimes hate the way you decorate your place at first, and then feel pity for it? With Gollum, you can finally evoke those emotions for the RIGHT reasons.
It's just a proposal, but a highly symbolic one - an idea for a Lego set based on the allegorical novel The Little Prince turns a symbol of Imperial power into flower power.
When put up against properties like Ghostbusters, I can't imagine that this story - which was made into a movie long before special effects could do it justice - will be seen as a potential bestseller with the kids today. But given that it's about the inner child in all of us, it would be appropriate, perhaps.
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See what I did there? Oh great gods of search engine optimization, I offer this sliver of my dignity to be sacrificed unto you, that I may be rewarded with readership riches untold!
So here's a new poster:
And then after the jump, a trailer that is indeed heavy with arachnids and Luke Evans. Micro-sliver of Cumberbatch at the end - they're really holding him in reserve, it seems. I don't know my supplemental Tolkien texts well enough to know how the Necromancer figures into movie 3, but my guess is that the majority of the book stuff climaxes in this film.
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Somehow, William Shatner sounds more elegant than your average dirty minded old man, but that doesn't mean he's any less of one. Here, his take on a classic tends to veer off script quite a bit, and by the time he's referring to Red Riding Hood as "Riddled Tit Groin Hole" you may wonder about your sanity.
Still...Shatner saying "Riddled Tit Groin Hole." You don't hear that every day.
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[All images via the official Ender's Game Facebook page]
It's the odd paradox of Ender's Game that one of the most aggressively anti-war, liberal deconstructions of the space battle movie to hit screens in eons is potentially being derailed by the socially reactionary views of the man who originally came up with the story. (The folks who patronized Chick-fil-A as a political gesture may feel quite hoodwinked if they try to do likewise here.) What director and screenplay adapter Gavin Hood has done is somewhat comparable to Paul Verhoeven's take on Starship Troopers, save that Verhoeven didn't have to answer to a living Robert Heinlein, and was free to unsubtly mock his politics to the max. With author Orson Scott Card as producer, Hood was probably obliged to play things relatively straight - but still, he might well have made the second-best pacifist allegory about youngsters fighting space insects.More >>