First up is Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows.
I was a fan of the first one, but I freely admit that it had some pacing issues. However, I really enjoyed Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. together and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next. Also, I love Noomi Rapace. Also, also, if you should happen to mention that you like this franchise and someone nearby has to mention, usually while pushing their glasses up their nose, that they prefer the BBC's latest version starring Benedict Cumberbatch (who will be the voice of Smaug in the Hobbit), then that person is a pretentious butthole. I mean, I really like that version too, but... screw you, right? Anglophile douche... Anyway, new trailer!
Next we have the latest by Soderberg. It's called Contagion and it is starrring... oh, it looks like just about everybody on the planet... it also looks very grim, as well, people, very grim. Outbreak. Infection. Death. Sad face. Me, I love a good apocalypse, so I'm looking forward to it as seen through Soderberg's lens. Empty buildings that aren't supposed to be empty? Haunting. Love it.
Finally, we have a project that has been doing the rounds through Hollywood pretty much since Hollywood became Hollywood.
John Carter, as it is currently called (expect it to change), comes from the Barsoom series, a somewhat lesser known series to the mainstream by Edgar Rice Borroughs (famous for later creating Tarzan) that started out with Princess of Mars. It was about a Civil War vet who falls asleep in a cave and wakes up on Mars (I hate it when that happens), fights four armed Martians, loves a more human looking (and butt naked) Martian Princess and generally decides that he's on Mars for two reasons and two reasons only: To kick a little ass and chew a little Bubblegum... and he's all outta Bubblegum... Now, the main question is: Will the movie suck? The answer? It is distinctly possible, but it might not. Who knows? Time will tell. For now though, the trailer looks fun.
Of course, any anticipation I feel for these particular films is nothing--NOTHING--in comparison to the excitement burning down in my guts with the undying fire of a 1000 suns when I think about the upcoming Hobbit and Avengers movies. Dude... seriously...
Which reminds me... Have you seen these yet from the Hobbit?
Here we have: Bombur, Bofer, and Bifur...
Nori, Ori, and Dori...
Fili and Kili...
And Oin and Gloin...
Pretty sweet, huh? For those not in the know, Gloin is Gimli's dad. In the story of the Hobbit, there were thirteen dwarves who show up unannounced and unexpected on Bilbo's doorstep. So far, we've seen ten of them. The only members of the party left are Dwalin and Balin (Balin is famous for trying to settle the Mines of Moria and dying in the process, as seen in Fellowship of the Ring) and the leader of the group, the mighty Thorin Oakenshield. Hopefully we'll get to see them soon. I'll update here when we do. You can find more information about the Dwarves here.
Okay, so that's a bunch of geeky stuff for you. Enjoy.
Until next time,
Good things happened while I was braving the wilds of Carmeghedon for the salty shores of RaT Beach and the wedding of the Library Bird and Keith Rocka Knittel. What could possibly be as good as that? Not much, except maybe these... not really, but, you know... Anyway:
Balin and Dwalin
The man himself... Thorin Oakenshield