My copy of the script for one of my favorite films has been autographed by not one, but two living gods.
Here’s how it happened.
I loved Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, but it was the triple hit of Inception, Interstellar, and Dunkirk that turned me into an unabashed fanboy. And the latter two are now in my pantheon of all-time favorites.
So when I found out my wife Ronnie was training Nolan’s mom, I gave her my book of the Interstellar shooting script to see if she could get it to Christopher to be signed. She did one better: It just so happened that Christopher’s brother Jonathan (who co-wrote the script and also created Person of Interest and HBO’s Westworld) was there at the same time. That’s something of a rarity, according to their mother. So when Christopher was signing my book, Jonathan grabbed it, saying, “That’s my script, too!” and signed it as well.
I’m in swoonsville.
You may be cool, but you’ll never be Captain Kirk learning his lines while riding a motorcycle cool.
(And I think this answers any complaints about Kirk riding a motorcycle in the Abrams reboots.)
The next installment in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise arrives this summer, and 20th Century Fox has just dropped the first trailer.
While the rebooted Apes movies can’t match the iconic 1968 “Planet of the Apes” movie, the new franchise is light years ahead of the old in terms of story and quality (I won’t say special effects because OF COURSE THEY ARE). Andy Serkis’s portrayal of Caesar is phenomenal. He deserves an Oscar.
“War for the Planet of the Apes” stars Serkis and franchise newcomer Woody Harrelson, and follows the events of 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” which saw peace between apes and humans broken, and a final war on the horizon. Caesar, played again by Serkis, and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Harrelson). The movie is directed by Matt Reeves and is scheduled to hit theaters July 14.
Bad Lip Reading has successfully turned The Empire Strikes Back into a musical about seagulls.
Oh my. This looks wonderful!