If you’re just starting to swing into the holiday spirit, here’s another great trailer and I can’t believe that round-headed kid is going to get a movie that looks like it is staying extremely faithful to Schulz’s vision and characters. It’ll be sad next year to not have a return journey to Middle-earth, but if I get to stroll down Charlie Brown’s street and return to a galaxy far, far away….well, that’s not too bad a trade.
Well, as far as I’m concerned, they’ve gone six for six on the end titles for the Middle-Earth films. Billy Boyd, the actor who played Pippin in the original trilogy and whose song in The Return of the King was one of the most poignant pieces of that film, will be singing “The Last Goodbye” for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Here’s an early leaked copy (so listen while you can) along with photos of cast and crew. I can’t believe that we won’t be returning to this wonderland; my favorite place in all of fiction. Boyd’s song nicely ties up the lighter journey of The Hobbit journey as Annie Lennox’s “Into the West” lent a powerful end to the entire saga. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens December 17, 2014.
A reverse top 5? What’s a reverse top 5? A reverse top 5 would be where I make you people do the work and help me out for a change. I’m going to be honest: I’m struggling. Movies on the weekend were kind of my wife’s thing so there’s already that against me. Grief is such a weird thing. You become this schizoid version of yourself, flipping through emotions. One moment you’re fine, then someone walks past wearing the same perfume your wife did and your friends are hauling you off the railing where you are preparing to bid this sad world adieu somewhere between Auntie Anne’s and Manchu Wok in the food court. It happens that quickly. I’d love to tell you when it slows down so that I don’t have to worry about hulking out into an angry diatribe against God, man and Elmer Fudd. I’d love to tell you when you’re stable enough to hear someone mention anything your wife liked without inflicting the world’s saddest story on the person unlucky enough to be geographically next to you. I’d love to tell you. I don’t know. I have functional days and days where I’m a fuzzy sack of emotional pudding.
So what movies do you have for me? Step up here. Help your crazed news hound out with some suggestions for a smile and keep in mind I own two replicas of Aragorn’s sword so this is a serious situation here, fellow pale friendless nerds.
Hail and well met, fellow time killers, as we are now established in our new temporary gigs in NE Ohio. The people have been super nice when not trying God, nature and surly workers in attempting to assassinate me for the ransom. Before we get in to introducing the staff here in KT NORTH, we’ll do a serious update on how thing are going because – and I never understand why but I’m grateful for readers who have sent me messages asking how I’m coping and what are my plans to the future Continue reading Killing Time – November 20, 2014 “Greetings from the New KT HQ!”
I’ve been a huge Justified fan since it dropped one of the best pilots in TV history six years ago, but all good things…. F/X has released the first teaser for the sixth and final season of the exploits of US Marshal Raylan Givens and things are not looking good for him or his nemesis/best friend (depending on the moment) Boyd Crowder. Justified is back in January 2015 so you’ll have to hang on to find out more.