Well, I told you guys that posts would be few and far between. Life happens, you know? I hope that all of you who read this blog are doing well. The rest of you tossers can go shag yourselves (to use some of my Irish cousins’ slang).
I don’t really mean that. (Except when I do.)
Down to business. I don’t, by any stretch of the imagination, have the time to spare to craft a proper post that would fill you in on all of the wondrous goings on in my life. So you’ll have to settle for something strictly visual and visceral to get you through the week.
In case you haven’t seen any of this on television or another site, please enjoy the following bits of information and trailers as they are presented below. Good day to you and your face.
I’ll put the headier bit of news at the top, just to get it out of the way for all you shallow, impatient types. I saw a post about the following trailer on /Film a few weeks ago, but in the current, hasty state of things at the Denby household, I had no time for something that seemed, judging from the post title, to be something of a bore. Later, though, when I finally caught the trailer over at The Speculative Scotsman, I was sufficiently impressed that I knew I had to crib the story for my own and present it here in Denbyvision.
This film is adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro’s (The Remains of the Day) bestselling book, Never Let Me Go. And I must agree with Mr. Alexander; I think this film will be up for some pretty hefty awards. I, for one, will be reading the novel as soon as I can get my hands on it.
This next trailer is for a film adapted from the popular 70’s and 80’s Japanese anime Space Battleship Yamato. I saw the teaser for this a few months ago over at Twitch, and was pretty blown away. But the full length trailer just plain KICKS ASS.
And this is just for fun. Who doesn’t like dogs and Star Wars?
Commies, that’s who.
Here is a quick and easy equation for you to try after you’ve seen the clip. If you (“x”) watch the clip (“y”) and don’t love it, you are a commie (“z”). If x+y=z and z=Commie, then you are a commie. Get it? No wrries, though. If, after you’ve watched the clip, you decide that you hate it, proceed straight to the closest convenience store, buy a 3 liter bottle of Coca Cola Classic (none of this diet or Coke zero nonsense), pick you up a real apple pie, and some fireworks (it’s almost 4th of July, so you shouldn’t have any trouble there), drink the Coke, eat the apple pie, and pop the fireworks. Then go back and re-watch the clip. If you still don’t enjoy it after that, repeat steps A through 3. If, after all of that, you still don’t smile or chuckle at the clip, immediately purchase a one way ticket to Red China. You’re hopeless.
And perhaps the most significant movie and literary news of the day is the drop of the last Harry Potter film trailer. I think this is one of the best executed trailers for a blockbuster that I’ve seen. It makes me wish they’d go back and remake the other films in this style.
On a side note, word is that Peter Jackson may finally be sitting at the helm of yet another Tolkien adaptation. Guillermo del Toro walked away from the production of the The Hobbit a few weeks back due to delays to production caused by MGM’s financial woes. It seems that Peter is the only real choice after that. We’ll see what happens. Anyway, I’d rather the producers take as much time as they need to get it right, than rush some hot plate of shit out to a starving audience.