My whole thing is that that I saw The Dark Knight. I feel like I’m dumb because I feel like I don’t get how many things that are so smart. It’s like a Ferrari engine of storytelling and script writing and I’m like, ‘That’s not my idea of what I want to see in a movie.’ I loved The Prestige but didn’t understand The Dark Knight. Didn’t get it, still can’t tell you what happened in the movie, what happened to the character and in the end they need him to be a bad guy. I’m like, ‘I get it. This is so high brow and so f–king smart, I clearly need a college education to understand this movie.’ You know what? F-ck DC comics. That’s all I have to say and that’s where I’m really coming from.
You liked The Prestige but didn’t understand The Dark Knight? Did you get The Prestige? Are you sure? TDK, while it may be complex, isn’t nearly as complicated to sort through as The Prestige.
And while we’re on the subject of complicated movies, how about Iron Man? I don’t remember any major plot points – just explosions and awesome flying scenes. Oh, and lots of tech gadgets. Maybe that’s why Robert Downey, Jr. didn’t get The Dark Knight – maybe he thinks superheroes are supposed to be simple.
There’s a wonderful quote about Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker, as well as his demeanor on set:
He was incredibly intense in his performance but incredibly mellow and laid-back. Certainly there was this great anarchistic streak to it—just getting dirtier than anybody’s envisioned The Joker before. This character has power because he has no limits—absolutely nothing to lose.
Details is on stands now, and The Dark Knight will be in theaters on July 18th.
And boy has Christian Bale perfected wearing a black suit.
Ever since we found out that Forgetting Sarah Marshall scribe and star of How I Met Your Mother Jason Segel was slated to write a new Muppets movie, we’ve been wondering if he could tone down his comedy to a PG level. In an interview with the MTV Movies Blog, Segel responds,
When I get into Muppet mode I turn into a 12-year-old boy. I think them seeing me in those meetings, they had no doubt I would be OK with the tone.
Segel also reveals a special guest star for the movie – Charles Grodin, star of The Great Muppet Caper.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Kristen Bell spoke with The New York Daily News about auditioning for the role, and playing Sarah Marshall without making her a bitch. She said Jason Segel wrote the part without making Sarah Marshall the bad guy – he gave the audience a chance to like her, even though she dumped our main character.
She also talks about filming the opening nude scene with Jason Segel. She says that Segel was naked for a full two days of shooting and that,
At one point, there was a nylon sock involved,” Bell says. “That just drew more attention to the situation, so we ditched it.
ComingSoon.net has an exclusive interview with Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller. He talks about casting Mila Kunis as the love interest, collaborating with Jason Segel, and filming in Hawaii. My favorite question in the interview, though, is about Jason Segel’s musical talent. Stoller says,
Oh, yeah. That Dracula musical, he wrote a version of that song that he plays at the bar when he was 20, and he legitimately wanted to do a serious puppet Dracula musical, and didn’t understand why it was funny. (laughs) That was an actual goal of his.
Ok, so it’s only a lot of talk from Mars star Kristen Bell, but even the fleeting suggestion that there might be a chance for fans to see Veronica in action again makes my heart all a-flutter. And I only caught the show once it was over and on DVD.
When asked about the movie rumor she says, “I’ve heard the same thing. I know that Rob Thomas holds Veronica Mars so dear to his heart. He did for five or six years, ten years almost, before he even wrote it as a pilot.”
She also says that she’s game for it, whenever Thomas has the time. I’m sure Percy Daggs III (aka Wallace Fennell) would be in too, considering he’s now doing Orbit commercials.
Time Magazine has an interesting interview with Oscar-winner Helen Mirren with questions submitted by fans. She answers questions about her career, American politics, and even her tattoo. When asked “what is it, and why did you get it?” she answers,
The short answer is, I got drunk. I think I write about it in the book. But yes, I got drunk on an Indian reservation in Minnesota. It’s a South American Indian sign.