It has been little over a month since Guillermo Del Toro wowed us all with the impressively fun Pacific Rim, yet details of an exciting new film project have already been dangled teasingly on Warner Entertainment Japan’s Twitter page.
….Tread Lightly. Yes, Walter White is back. After what felt like forever, this week finally saw the return of Breaking Bad, in both the US and the UK thanks to Netflix (more on that later). While Breaking Bad’s return is arguably the biggest thing to happen this week, there’s also a ton more. Although there was no new information about Star Wars, this years D23 from the Official Disney Fan Club did produce an overload of news and tidbits from the world of Disney. Also from this week, we can look forward to a Bret MacKenzie penned musical akin to Labyrinth as well as a potential role in The Inbetweeners sequel for Idris Elba. Yes, you read that right. All this and a whole lot more cool stuff that happened this past week. Here’s the links for your persual!
Look! It’s Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask in X-Men:Days of Future Past! Excitement! LOUD NOISES! Have you seen the after credits sequence for The Wolverine! I have! It was well good! Yes, so this week has been mostly revolving around how much I love the X-Men franchise and how surprisingly funny The Heat was. Oh yeah, and there’s a new Doctor Who. Not that I’d normally give a damn, but it’s Peter “Malcolm fucking Tucker” Capaldi! Also there’s a trailer for The Muppets sequel, and as its predecessor was one of the best films of last year I’m more than a bit excited. And a whole other bunch of stuff happened too, apparently. Sorry, I’m writing this late and I’m tired. Here are this weeks links just for you, whoever you are: … Continue Reading
This week has been monumentally nerdy, in the best possible way. Punctuating my three (yes, three) viewings of Gizmo Del Turbo’s kaiju pow-wow Pacific Rim has been an unstoppable stream of trailers, teasers, panel highlight reels, photosets, gifs and Vines straight from San Diego Comic Con 2013. Every year the convention manages to be a highly-potent antidote to the dearth of content in TV-season limbo, and this year continued to uphold this tradition in earnest.
Elsewhere in the world, Netflix revealed some insight into their future plans to distribute original documentary and comedy programming, infamous Harry Potter fanfic ‘My Immortal’ becomes a web series, Terrence Malick is being sued for being too damn productive, and the world bids adieu to beloved character actor, Dennis Farina.
’12 Years a Slave’
Steve McQueen’s previous two features, 2008’s Hunger and 2011’s Shame, were both intimate, character studies which focused on the connection between the physical and the psychological. In his latest, the surprisingly lengthily-titled 12 Years a Slave, he appears to be ditching the concentrated nature of those films for a more sprawling historical tale of slavery and humanity, with an epic cast and a clear moral message. …Slave focuses on the true-life tale of Solomon Northup, an African-American man born free in 19th century New York City, who was kidnapped in 1841 in Washington DC and sold to slavery on a plantation in Louisana. He was (spoiler for real-life!) rescued in 1853, after nearly 12 years working on the plantation.