Thread to talk about the actor...oh fuck it. You know what to do
Looks like TH, OC, and HL are all casually committed to the second series of the The Night Manager. No mention of ED yet, as the love interest again. I'm not a sequel person. So I'm lighting a candle for the script. Please let Le Carre help with its development. So Tom will not be following in the footsteps of Richard Burton by playing The Spy Who Came in Frm the Cold for Tom, I guess. My oh my.
>>382 Well, it's the DM and it's from a "source," so I'd take it with a chunk of salt. Unless they come up with a stellar script, I'd suspect Tom might rather play the Burton role. Especially since it felt as though most of the attention he got for TNM was for baring his bum, or as his "six-hour Bond audition."
At least for once TH is saying his participation depends on the script, rather than jumping into the project sight unseen!
>>384 Not yet (I didn't plan well this weekend, partly because I can't decide if I want to splurge for 3D). So, going to catch it late in this week or the weekend. Fortunately there's a giga-plex near me, because it doesn't look as though KSI will still be showing at medium-to-small theatre complexes - too many movies opening this month. Have you seen it yet, Anon ?
>>385 I haven't seen it yet. Tried to persuade a friend to see it this weeks but she wanted to see Hidden Figures (which was excellent). It is on at lots of places here but mostly the larger places as wth you.
I went and sat through ISTL at a giant cinema at the Westfield Centre (huge shopping mall in West London). Me and one other person on a Sunday morning.
I was thinking of that day and it feels like such a long time ago. Most of us on here at that time saw it. Partly to see whether he could sing and partly I think because he had tried so hard and publicised it so gamely.
I somehow don't feel motivated this time. It's probably a better movie overall than ISTL (and it's certainly earned a lot more - I read $400m worldwide). But somehow the goodwill isn't there for me any more. He seemed strangely underpowered as regards publicity, too. Is it just that he has dialled it down to "normal for everyone else"? Is he not so interested in this project, for all that it earned a lot? Is he wary of giving the press anything to criticise? It is he just over trying to be a massive movie star?
>> Know what you mean. SI isn't the kind of flick that I'd normally go out to see, so I'll be going mainly out of curiosity about the performances and how much JVR borrowed from other Vietnam-era movies.
I think his low-power PR was due to a combination of the things you listed. The behavior dial-back was probably due somewhat to having to share the spotlight for most of the tour with two other co-stars (who, as someone here said earlier, can hold their own). But mostly likely due to having been so burned for his antics this summer, he doesn't want to give the press more ammunition. Look how he responded whenever he was asked to dance - either doing very little, or even just referring the asker to YouTube.
That, coupled with his tone about SI changing from this summer (ComicCon) to now, possibly after he'd seen the final cut. It went from "myth/origin story/power of nature" to "monster mash" in his description, and he didn't spend as much time talking up his character's background and heroism.
I really don't know if he's over trying to be a big movie star, but it felt like he's over all the pressures/scrutiny that come with it. We'll get a better sense once we find out about his next projects (assuming they're not just IW).
I haven't seen it. I swore I wasn't interested in going when the movie was announced. It looks more entertaining than originally pitched, so I will see if there's a 3D showing this week.
I welcome the new Tom "Over It All" Hiddleston. It was easier to watch the interviews.
I saw an interview with Tom in Japan where he was given a pair of Lokitty cat ears. He barely cracked a smile and didn't make any real effort to put them on. A contrast to the TTDW tour in S Korea when he wore a flower crown while signing autographs. I think some of it is a positive development. When people ask you to do these things you don't have to agree! I hope he can find a balance going forwards between his own unique slightly goofy charm and Crazy Extra Guy.
When I first heard of this I thought it would turn out to be a hoax or he'd give some excuse to chicken out, but I guess I was wrong.
>Four matches are currently scheduled for September 23 and one match planned earlier in Spain for a total of five opponents. Boll is ready to take on even more people willing to fight, and his challenge remains on the table.
>There are some critics who chickened out and didn't follow through with their challenges. The following 5 challengers have been picked by our selection committee to represent some of Uwe Boll's harshest critics. These particular challengers are prepared to box Dr. Boll on September 23rd, 2006, in Vancouver, where they will finally get the opportunity to try to inflict some pain on the man they claim has done it to them for years.
>Richard "Lowtax" Kyanka from Lee's Summit, Missouri, Webmaster /CEO for Something Awful, Jeff Sneider from Los Angeles, California, Journalist for Ain't It Cool News, Chris Alexander from Toronto, Ontario, Journalist / Radio Announcer for Rue Morgue, Nelson Chance Minter from Fredrick, Maryland, Website Critic.
Nerds get a chance to take out their ire on a person who ruined their childhood memories. Uwe Boll's a pretty beefy guy, so I can see some of them getting beat up thanks to sheer weight difference. I have to wonder if Lowtax is going to pull something completely ridiculous for the event.
> I have to wonder if Lowtax is going to pull something completely ridiculous for the event.
I so hope he is.
if Lowtax is participating in this, he's definitely going to do something ridiculous
So, is this going to be televised somewhere, or probably streadmed on the net?
Also, someone will be happy after this fight. Either the SA goons because lowtax beat boll up, or a ton of guys from other forums, because lowtax got beaten up.
He won his first fight, against some no name critic. He's pretty fit. Lowtax will be part of the main event on the 23rd. The challengers are going to have to do some serious training if they want to do more than a joke appearance.
Lowtax should just appear naked, you know, come in wearing this bathrobe type thing boxers sometimes wear and nothing else. He could then throw it away with one swift motion and beat Boll up while he's to shocked to move.
Listen to the PC Gamer podcasts for updates ~desu
This show was BullShit! Why the Hell would a singer win $1,000,000 when there was a guy risking his life! This is FUCKED UP! Singers join American Idol and People with EXTRAORDINARY TALENT join this show AND WHEN THEY SPLIT INTO GROUPS, ONE GROUP WAS FILLED WITH COLORS WHILE THE OTHER GROUP WAS ALL WHITE! Doesn't that send a message to America that the media or NBC could be racist or just plain stupid. WHo here agrees with me!
lols @ America
It's the Gong Show without a gong.
>AND WHEN THEY SPLIT INTO GROUPS, ONE GROUP WAS FILLED WITH COLORS WHILE THE OTHER GROUP WAS ALL WHITE
My condolences, you're fucked. The asshats in your country will bring all of you to total annihilation, and the rest of the world will not mourn the loss, because of the bad reputation the bastards will have tainted you undeservedly with.
You seem to be taking this matter rather seriously.
Yeah, Do you remember that bizzar "Rapping Granny"?
dicks out for Harambe
INSTANT REVIEW: Limits Of Control (2009) (3/5)
Beautiful cinematography is the real highlight of a film that is slow with an insubstantial story.
INSTANT REVIEW: The Giver
Basically Brave New World with film tropes from Logan's Run to Pleasantville. Secret appearance by Taylor Swift!
INSTANT REVIEW: Doctor Strange (2016) (4/5)
It's like Iron Man with magic. Well, more magic, I guess. Not a fan of comic book stuff, but I had a good time.
INSTANT REVIEW: Arrival (2016) (4/5)
It's nice to see some genuinely interesting sci-fi, but there's a whole subplot I just don't understand. Like, ethically. I enjoyed the ride anyway.
INSTANT REVIEW: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) (4/5)
Not a rehash, which is nice. Stunning visuals. It's really too bad George Lucas didn't sell out sooner. Destroy your copies of the prequels to increase the chances that they'll become apocryphal in the distant future.
apocryphal isn't the word I'm thinking of. A myth?
INSTANT REVIEW: Logan (2017) (3/5)
Patrick Stewart brings his A-game to a B-movie. Probably the best Wolverine movie, but that's not exactly praise.
I have an idea for a movie that I'm going to do when I'm older. Many of you know about the Guinea Pig films from the 80's, and if you don't then go look it up. Well there is an ongoing trend in America with American remakes of Japanese horror films, and I was thinking of taking this trend in a different direction with a not a movie remake of Guinea Pig, but a movie basing the horror of the Guinea Pig series around the hype it generated. I mean when I first read about these movies, they didn't sound so scary, but when I read things about Tsutomu Miyazaki killing little girls and Charlie Sheen reporting these to the FBI, I was scared by it. Thats what I want the audience to feel. I dunno, thats just an idea I have. If I can't work with this idea maybe I'll just make a documentary about them.
re-makes mostly suck.
good luck tho
I dunno how much cult/fame did the Guinea Pig movies create, since I only found out about them today, and they're pretty old now. Good luck with finding information about it, i think it might be pretty hard.
And besides, I wanna make movies too, good luck to ya ^_____^
Here about copse fucking as a film I know in Europe years ago films like this came out http://dis.4ct.org/tele/read/1408998552 but really what kind of sick fuck would watch stuff like that.
dicks out for Harambe
Thread to talk about the actor Tom Hiddleston.
>>990 Light is strange like that. The dust looks different in different shots which makes me think it's a trick of the light, angle, etc. Actually now that I look again, the white is only really noticeable in the shots post-breakfast - when he's walking back with the coffee and bag. Maybe the cafe didn't have any napkins and he's so A-list now that he used a 300 quid jacket as his napkin? Or his breakfast included powdered donuts. Or he really is a cocaine freak.
I didn't see a footprint on the jacket like New Anon did. But the running pants are dirty. If it is a shoe print, it could be due to his running routine. My husband - when he goes out for a run, usually right before a DEFCON 1 diaper needs to be changed - comes back, pants off (they are just for running so they get washed after a few runs) and folded along with his running shirt. They get put on a shelf in our laundry room for the next use. His sneakers usually end up on top of the shirt and pants. Just one scenario. Or he's having people stomp on him as a ritualistic punishment for ever deciding to Tayto (new verb).
I hope he's a cocaine freak who allows a powdered donut eating dominatrix to step on him as punishment for Tayto.
Captcha: cheattness. What could it mean?
If Donald O'Connor had played the Gene Kelly part in Singing in the Rain, it might have looked something like this: on twitter at /TanyaLove4/status/836721172377133056/photo/1
Current state of the hairline: http://68.media.tumblr.com/6f636e2949df724790a50697b1d739e2/tumblr_om3ype1REJ1u5j9sco1_1280.jpg
And I'd love to know what's happening here: http://68.media.tumblr.com/e7155e9a7394328442fe0a6a309475db/tumblr_om3ww0Z1IZ1ugo54no3_1280.jpg -- he ends up with it in the next picture.
He may have something in the works for this year, but of course won't say what it is: http://insanely-smart.tumblr.com/post/157842423283/zhora-salome-insanely-smart-maybe-that
>>994 Who knows what is going on in his noddle. "Finishing up" may refer to the UNICEF documentary, though quite frankly having known people who make documentary films, the post production period of this is longer than anything I have ever known save for things like nature documentaries, which are a whole different ballgame.
As for future projects - I'll believe it when I see it. I slightly feel that he has seen all the screaming headlines saying "Tom takes a year off" and immediately wants to "correct" trnposition so he doesn't sound like he is on the beach.
>>997 I thought that too, that saying you are taking a year off isn't very conducive to find work now or later.
But I also think that he might not have wanted to contradict himself (again). He has 2 films to promote, one of which is a Marvel film and that means showing up at SDCC and other comic convention, so he was never going to completely disappear from the radar.
Anyway, since we are in March and nothing has been announced, any future project won't start before May, at best.
The movie "Densha Otoko" (Train Man) is to be shown in several countries in East Asia, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, following sales efforts at the recent Cannes Film Festival. The movie is based on a supposedly true story that played out on the Channel 2 web site, Japan's most popular BBS. It tells of an "otaku" (nerd), played by Yamada Takayuki (21), who comes to the rescue of a woman (Nakatani Miki, 29) being groped on a train. Not knowing how to pursue his newly found love, he turns to the Web for help and advice. The love story was turned into a best-selling book and has the subject of a lot of publicity over the last year, and has publishers scouring the Web looking for the next big hit. The biggest question that remains is whether it's really a true story of innocent love triumphing or just a clever marketing ploy. The movie opens on June 4.
by the way what happened with the real densha right now ? does anyone know ...
SUCH A BEAUTIFUL STORY!
I'll skip the usual superlatives, expressions of conviction that it must be a true story, and wishes for updates (though I share them....) but:
Has anyone else noticed that the story is a remake (in real life) of the 1924 movie "Girl Shy", and that in the Fuji drama Ito and Ito match Harold Lloyd and Jobyna Ralston in character, mannerism, and --- no less -- in FACE?
Dont't believe me? Look here:
It's freaky. Right down to dogs and trains.
The dorama's good, although it's very factitious, just like any other dorama.
it was just a hoax created by japanese TV producers...
Abhi-John have a gay time in Miami
Ok, who’s the hottest couple in Bollywood? Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, right?
Wrong! After Karan Johar’s Dostana next month, it’s going to be Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham. The two hunks, according to the buzz from the film’s sets on Miami’s sunny beaches, share such a terrific chemistry... that audiences are going to wonder.
Wow. I doubt it's going to be as steaming hot as some western movies and shows (lol Queer as Folk) but it's certainly a step in the right direction. I think Indian (& Middle Eastern! Yum!) guys are generally pretty hot.
By "a step in the right direction" I meant that India is (hopefully) moving away from its homophobia and acknowledging that gay love, too, is valid love. I should've clarified that.
This is a short video about gay life in Mumbai. It's pretty interesting.