Apparently the movie will tell the story of the friendship and eventual falling out between Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and WikiLeaks spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg. The movie is based on two books, “Inside WikiLeaks,” by Domscheit-Berg, and “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy” by two reporters from The Guardian. Here it is:
I’m a Cumberbatch film, and it’s an interesting topic, so I will probably check this out. But I wonder to what extent the story will be hyped and sensationalized, ultimately weakening the impact of WikiLeaks? I also wonder how the movie will treat Assange? Hero, villain, both?
So I guess I’m not on board yet, but willing to check it out as of now. What do you think?
What started as a pet project in 2007, became a Kickstarter project in 2009, and eventually made it to film festivals, has finally been picked up by a distributor. According to this Slate article, the documentary “Dear Mr. Watterson” should be coming to theaters on November 15. Here’s the trailer:
I’ve been a fan of Calvin and Hobbes since about the time I was slightly older than Calvin. I’ve read and re-read the strips many times as I’ve grown up, appreciating new things each time I do. I’d love to see this documentary. I hope it gets the release it deserves.
The trailer for The LEGO Movie came out today, so apparently that’s a thing. I was a little skeptical, but then I watched it. First off, I find Chris Pratt’s voice and delivery to be hilarious, so excellent pick there. Second, I think there are enough references to older pieces/collections that the writers definitely had “older kids” in mind. Third, ain’t nothing wrong with using A-ha in a trailer (even if they did use a remix). Check it out.
Did you notice someone threw a shark? And can you figure out who voices Batman? I’ll give you a hint: like the superhero in the $7,000 Batsuit is going to make an orange Batwing! C’mon!
So what do you think? Cashing in on nostalgia, or might it be good?
There is a new trailer for Elysium out, and wow, is it stunning. If it lives up to the hype, I think this will secure a place for writer/director Neill Blomkamp among the top ranks of Hollywood genre creatives.
What do you think? As good as District 9 was, I think this could be even better.