Friday, June 21, 2013

Monty Python, Benedict Cumberbatch, and aliens

So you know what's awesome and hilarious and wonderful? Monty Python. Definitely one of the best things there is.

And you know who's captivating, irresistibly watchable, and stupendously talented? Benedict Cumberbatch for sure; who doesn't LOVE Sherlock? And, controversial, better Khan than the original Khan, I think so.

And you know what else is great? Aliens, because they mean sci-fi, and sci-fi is awesome.

Well, if you agree with all the above, you're in luck, because those three things are soon to be combined, in one of those sequences of images they call a movie. A movie called Absolutely Anything. Here's how First Showing describe this film:
The Pythons are voicing key roles as a group of aliens who endow an earthling (Benedict Cumberbatch) with the power to do "absolutely anything" to see what a mess he'll make of things — which is precisely what happens.
Also there's a talking dog voiced by Robin Williams. I like Robin Williams, less enamoured by talking dogs... But am willing to chance it. Here's a poster:

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

That my lad, is an excellent trailer

Warner Brothers has released the first trailer for the second film in The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug. I think it's a pretty excellent trailer, well structured. Have a watch:

They have also released a poster, which I'm less impressed by, it seems a bit bland. Then again, I suppose it's meant to be showing a dead landscape, so maybe that's half the point...