Sunday, November 17th 2013
X-FORCE new number 1 variant cover
Hm. What if you did “Wrong Way” but wore a tie?
I feel as if this intense, heartbreaking trailer speaks every necessary word. The film tells the true story of Eric Lomax (Firth), a victim from World War II’s “Death Railway”, who sets out to find those responsible for his torture. Kidman plays his wife, determined to support her troubled husband, suffering still from the devastation he experienced. The Railway Man is adapted from Lomax’s autobiography, published in 1995. Just watching this trailer proves, as they always do, that Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman are two power-house actors with all the gifted thespian gravitas needed to inhabit a character and engage an audience, and it is a gift to see them together. The film also stars Swedish Super Dad Stellan Skarsgård. Yeah, that’s right! Two Mamma Mia Dads together again! This time to work through horrible pain and personal loss instead of singing their feels. Still feel like maybe we should just watch it real quick. Then we’ll watch Moulin Rouge and we’ll remember that Kidman and Firth can do EVERYTHING!
This movie, coming to theaters on the 29th of this month, has a cast of some of the best actors currently working. Emma Thompson plays the author of Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers and Tom Hanks as Walt Disney, as well as Paul Giamatti and Bradley Whitford, BJ Novak and Jason Schwartzman as the Sherman Brothers and Ruth Wilson, Colin Farrell and Rachel Griffiths as Travers’ mother, father and nanny in flashback scenes. This movie has the smell of Disney-fying on it; both Disney and Travers’ life were full of many things that wouldn’t fit into a heart warming biopic like this. When you watch these kind of biographies, you have to see them more as ‘inspired by true events’ than actual truth, but this is the essence of films in general. Movies are fantasy, events shifted and changed to suit a certain narrative. The main point of this movie is a celebration of the spirit behind the Mary Poppins character and the movie that, thanks to the combined efforts of the people portrayed in the film as well as Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, ended up being an iconic classic. All that being said, the squee-inducing sight of Jason Schwartzman singing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Ruth Wilson in period costume and Emma Thompson vs Tom Hanks is almost too much to handle.
underappreciated otps - Raylan Givens and Boyd Crowder (justified)
CAN I GET AN AMEM TO THAT?
Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen dissecting a scene with Peter Jackson.