FS: You’re right. Sometimes we would do a scene in the morning, and there would be a big scene in the school in the afternoon and you’d see a thousand children arriving and a thousand parents and a thousand minders—that’s 3,000 people for lunch. And we the Dursleys would have had a little lunch, over ourselves in a tiny corner. We tended to be filmed at the beginning of the shoot, and we tended to be absolutely isolated. It was a great privilege to shoot with Richard Griffiths, who was always so witty and funny and delightful to be around—and obviously Daniel [Radcliffe] and Harry Melling, who played my son Dudley Dursley. So we were quite a team. We were our own group. But when you’re filming, filming is filming. You have no idea of the consequences of the public success of those things when you’re doing them. You know they’re going to be successful, but you don’t have that global feeling when you’re filming. [Laughs.] … [Read more...] about Fiona Shaw on
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Here’s my ideal superhero movie: We open on a busy city street. An unattended little girl steps out into the road. A truck barrels down on her… and she’s gone, whisked away by a mysterious red blur. We follow the blur as it moves through the city, foiling bank robberies, stopping disasters, and doing it all at lightning speed. Finally, it comes to a stop in an alley behind a police station. The figure reaches up to pull off its iconic red mask, revealing Big-era Tom Hanks as The Flash. With all due respect to The CW’s Grant Gustin (who’s great) and Warner Bros.’ Ezra Miller (who’ll probably be fine), I can’t imagine anyone capturing the geeky, cheerful charm of Barry Allen better than a late-’80s, early-’90s Hanks. Of all the big superheroes, The Flash is the one who’s always seemed like he’s having the most fun while he’s at it, and that’s something the Hanks of yesteryear could basically do in his … [Read more...] about What’s your “if only they were younger” dream casting?
One crucial factor, Zutter says, is that many fans know Hamilton only through its popular (and, briefly, free) soundtrack album. Having never seen the sold-out show in person on Broadway, listeners are free to add their own visuals to these songs, unencumbered with a “standard” or “canon” version. A fan who hears a song from Hamilton and has visions of, say, Harry Potter or Luke Skywalker, feels a certain level of ownership of the material. The show’s racially diverse cast, furthermore, makes it accessible to a wider audience, something that definitely could not be said about previous musicals about the founding fathers. But perhaps the most obvious reason why Hamilton fits so well into the current remix culture is that the show is itself a remix, influenced by such diverse sources as The Pirates Of Penzance, The Beatles, and The Notorious B.I.G. The article argues that Hamilton resonates with fans because it was created by a fan. … [Read more...] about Read This: Why
Halloween John Carpenter’s iconic horror franchise returns to the big screen with Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her role as Laurie Strode, would-be sister to ultra killer Michael Myers. The film is rumored to take place after the first and maybe second Halloween films to try and smooth out the timeline, but also act as a reboot. There’s no way the original could be topped but, if this even comes close, it’ll be excellent. (Oct. 19) … [Read more...] about io9’s Guide to All the Movies You Should Give a Damn About in 2018
The new trailer for Fantastic Beasts is here, and we finally actually get to see what’s going on in this movie beyond “Eddie Redmayne doing his best Matt Smith impression, oh also there are monsters.” First we get a taste of Newt Scamander’s... eccentricities as an Englishman in a foreign land, but then we get the real meat: the threat of a deadly war breaking out between the Wizards in hiding and the muggles (err, sorry, No-Majes) of New York. … [Read more...] about Magical Creatures and Cultural Differences Abound In the New
Supposedly one major original trilogy character is going to die in The Force Awakens; I won’t say who all the options that have been floated around, just in case this is true. I will say we’re in no danger of seeing Luke murder Han in cold blood. The story was that an enraged Luke will kill Han while he tries to protect Kylo Ren, although this rumor came before we knew Kylo Ren’s identity or even that he had a crazy lightsaber. There is no way that Lucasfilm turns the franchise’s biggest hero into its biggest villain. Not only would it clearly be done for solely shock value, it would actually taint the original trilogy even more than the prequels did. There’s never going to be a Harry Potter sequel where Harry Potter shoots down Ron Weasley, nor is there going to be a Spider-Man comic or movie where Peter Parker slits Aunt May’s throat, and there’s no chance of Luke murdering his best friend Han. … [Read more...] about The 13 Craziest Goddamn Rumors About