Peter Jackson on The Hobbit, “I Was Just Making It Up As I Went Along. I Didn’t Know What The Hell I Was Doing.”

The-hobbit-an-unexpected-journey

The video after the cut has been making the rounds lately that gives some insight into why The Hobbit movies are a bloated mess.  (In some opinions, I didn’t think they were so bad.  No LOTR, but enjoyable.)

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Tom Recommends: The Cornetto Trilogy

Gabbing Geek Tom Recommends v2Among the many interesting “what if’s” that we can ask in regards to the recent Ant-Man, there is the question of how the movie would have turned out had the original director, Edgar Wright, finished the movie he’d worked on for so long.  Wright still got a story and script credit for the work, and had parted ways due to some sort of creative differences with Marvel Films.  Wright had been linked to the project for ages, well before The Avengers hit the big screen, such that many hoped or assumed Wright’s longtime friend and collaborator Simon Pegg might have been cast as Hank Pym.

Why would anyone assume that?  Well, you’d need to see the Cornetto Trilogy to get that.

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Christopher Lee Infographic

Christopher Lee, 1922-2015
Christopher Lee, 1922-2015

Yesterday, I posted an obituary for Sir Christopher Lee, who died this past Sunday.  I mentioned a few of his accomplishments, but it was a bit of a rush job.  I mean, I do Discworld reviews and forgot he voiced Death a couple times in various animated adaptations of said work.

Then I found this infographic giving a more complete list of his accomplishments, and for some reason, infographics are all the rage here at Gabbing Geek.  See it after the cut.

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