The Man of Steel trailer got about 10 million times better with John William’s Superman theme included. Chills were had.
…I’m not as skeptical of your new Superman movie anymore. Now I have expectations. Which is much worse than not having expectations. But damn are those trailers awesome!! I’m really excited for this movie. So don’t screw it up.
Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) version:
Jor-El (Russell Crowe) version
Josh Holloway, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, AND Richard Dreyfuss in the same movie!! I don’t even care what it’s about. This movie needed to come out yesterday.
T-minus 12 hours till we get to see The Dark Knight Rises. While I’m sitting here at work, an idea came to me about how Christopher Nolan’s brilliant trilogy might come to an end.
In recent interviews, Nolan has pointed to a key scene in Batman Begins that helped form the rest of the trilogy. It’s the scene on the jet when Bruce Wayne is flying back to Gotham City after being away for years. He tells Alfred:
“People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and I can’t do that as Bruce Wayne. As a man, I’m flesh and blood. I can be ignored, I can be destroyed. But as a symbol — as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting.”
Christopher Nolan says on that topic:
“Bruce sees himself as a catalyst for change in Gotham, and to me, in that conversation with Alfred, it’s very clear to me that Bruce only ever thinks of this as, like, a five-year plan, a short-term thing…It was the only way we knew to understand the reality of the story of Batman.”
Now with Nolan saying this, combined with the secrecy surrounding Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character John Blake, here is my theory/prediction.
Bane will kill Bruce Wayne toward the end of the movie. I really honestly can’t see Bruce ending up alive at the end of this in the Nolan universe. But because he created Batman to be a symbol for people to aspire to do good in Gotham, anyone can ultimately take up the mantle of Batman. John Blake finds out Bruce’s secret and working with Alfred (because how could he not be involved), he becomes Batman. Thus the symbol carries on.
It’s either this or John Blake is a villain working with Bane, or he’s a completely arbitrary character meant to be a red herring for us before the movie comes out.
But I don’t think Nolan would do the latter to JGL.
A little boy just ran up to a poster for the movie “Ted” and said “Whoa! Look at this! The teddy bear has a beer bottle in his hand! I’m totally going to go see this movie!!”
Really child? That’s all you need to see a movie (that’s rated R and you won’t be able to get into by yourself anyway)?
Granted, that’s probably about 20% of the reason why I want to see it. So I don’t know what that says about me. But I’m not an 11 year old boy.
These 3 commercials took up a month of my life…and it was so much fun. We got to stay in a haunted hotel in the town where we filmed the parade scene. But totally didn’t know that it was haunted until after we checked out. Otherwise I would have gone all Ghost Hunters on that hotel.
…but I am beyond annoyed that for their Senior Ditch Day in tonight’s episode, the majority of their group decided to go to Six Flags. Yes, there is a Six Flags super close to Los Angeles. But guess what. Here’s a picture from the Six Flags website for where their parks are:
I don’t see a Six Flags anywhere in the state of Ohio…where Glee takes place. I guess they could have driven 5 hours to Six Flags Great America in Chicago. But that’s not the point. Also, it looked like they rode on a local bus to the theme park. Which wouldn’t make sense.
Did the writers do any research? Did they not realize that the greatest amusement park of all time, the Mecca of amusement parks, resides in the state of Ohio? Cedar Point is just about 2 hours away from Lima!
I understand that they probably had to say they were going to Six Flags in order for them to shoot there and give them some credit…but this was the perfect show to name check Cedar Point on, and I’m upset that opportunity wasn’t taken.
Here’s a fun game to play when you have to do busy work on the weekend:
Every movie or TV show you put on to have something playing in the background has to have an actor in it that was in the movie you were watching right before it…a 6 degrees of separation marathon! The only other rule is, like the normal game, you have to have a movie/TV show to end the marathon. I came up with this after the second movie I watched today on Netflix, but everything else I watched are movies I own on DVD. So here’s how my marathon went this weekend:
The Sci-Fi mini-series Tin Man to series 4 of Doctor Who
Tin Man (2007) - Starring Zooey Deschanel
The New Guy (2002 - Netflix) - Zooey Deschanel & Eliza Dushku
Bring It On (2000) - Eliza Dushku & Kirsten Dunst
Spider-Man (2002) - Kirsten Dunst & J.K. Simmons (side note: totally just realized that Joe “Alcide” Manganiello is Flash Thompson…he is definitely not a believable high school student…even 10 years ago)
Juno (2007) - J.K. Simmons & Michael Cera
Superbad (2007) - Michael Cera & Christopher Mintz-Plasse
How To Train Your Dragon (2010) Christopher Mintz-Plasse & David Tennant
Doctor Who series 4 (2008) - David Tennant
Now if I had thought about this game before I watched The New Guy so that I could really win the game, it would have gone like this:
Tin Man (2007) - Zooey Deschanel
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) - Zooey Deschanel & Alan Rickman
Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire (2005) - Alan Rickman & David Tennant
Doctor Who series 4 (2008) - David Tennant
Either way, this definitely made my busy work go a lot faster, and I got to watch some of my movies and TV shows that I haven’t watched in a while. And it’s always a good day when all things lead to Doctor Who.
Speaking of which, I just realized I’m 3 degrees from David Tennant. I met Simon Pegg at a book signing, who was in series 1 of Doctor Who with Christopher Eccleston, who turned into the 10th Doctor who is David Tennant. I love playing this game!
I totally worked on this. It was by far the funniest shoot I’ve ever been on….I had to run out of the room several times so that I wouldn’t laugh during the take. Danny McBride is a genius.
This is the teaser for the Skechers Super Bowl commercial I worked on! Well, by worked on, I mean prepped. But still, I worked on it. I’m excited to see the whole thing…it’s going to be adorable.
I absolutely cannot wait for this show to start. It looks freaking amazing and it means that I get to see Jason Isaacs every week. AND Kevin Weisman is going to be on it!! I don’t see how I can not like this show.