Daily Archives: 12/12/2011

Why idiots shouldn’t own smartphones…

Is there nothing a judiciously applied mallet can't do?

Via Bitterwallet – ill-advised drunk is owned by the cabbie he tried to stiff…

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“Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows” reviews appearing

Hmm...Steampunk.

Den of Geek are on the fence.

Empire really quite likes it.

Total Film even likes it (What gives?)

I’m probably going to see Guy Ritchie’s second, bro-tastic take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s master detective this weekend, as I remember really enjoying the first movie even though I can barely remember anything that happened in it (other than two-thirds of the running time seemingly being made up of slow-motion fighting).

Okay, it’s not as good as the current TV iteration, but then what could be?

Robert Downey Jnr is usually good value in whatever he’s appearing in and Jude Law is well…there (Which is nice).  I’m keen to see what Jared Harris does with the role of Moriarty, as any viewer of season one of “Fringe” will attest that he can do low-key villainy with no small degree of aplomb.

If those chaps are wearing steampunk goggles, I’m going to be at the cinema on opening weekend, let’s face it – I’m a simple soul.

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Trailered – “Men in Black 3”

Huzzah! Corporate logo abuse!

After dropping a teaser poster last week which most notably managed to melt your eyes as you viewed it,  Sony Pictures stepped up the hype today and released the first trailer for “Men in Black 3”.

And what do you know? It looks like a “Men in Black 3” trailer.

Yep, that looks like Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones alright...

We’ve got the retro-futuristic gadgets present and correct, the black suits running things and reliably unreliable CG effects interspersed with the Danny Elfman score.

Looks friendly.

We’ve got a smattering of aliens who’ve integrated themselves into the otherwise oblivious New York City, some business with time having been re-written, a new MiB high-up played by the peerless Emma Thompson and surprisingly few big action set-pieces popping-up (which I find quite a nice change, to be honest with you).

Emma Thompson classing up the joint...

One thing strikes me about this trailer – how

Picture. In. The. Attic.

Questionable moustache aside – I’m going to guess that Agent J was participating in “Movember” and never got around to taking his ‘tache off – he looks almost as young as he did in the first movie, which came out all the way back in 1997, when Chloe “Hit Girl” Moretz was born.

Dear Flying Spaghetti Monster, I feel old.

The plot – what I can out of it, at least – appears to revolve around Tommy Lee Jones’ character blinking out of existence and Will Smith’s sarcastic whipper-snapper having to find some way to head into the past to set things right.

But would it win a Gadget Show test?

I’m going to hope that the lack of laughs in this trailer speaks more to the series’ deadpan comic style rather than a wholesale lack of wit and I guess we’ll be able to find out how this threequel pans out in May 2012.

No, Will - don't jump off that big Eagle thing - I quite liked your trailer!

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