Ricky Gervais is back, and it has nothing to do with the Golden Globes or torturing his friend Karl (for the most part, anyway).
Derek premiered as a special last spring and was picked up to series by Channel 4 in the UK after a successful showing. In the fall, Netflix announced it would host the show for American viewers.
Criticism of the show sprouted up before its first airing, as some disabled advocates said that Gervais was mocking the mentally ill with the character, who appears to be less than fully mentally capable or cognizant of social norms. The writer-actor, however, brushed the controversy aside.
“Derek is a fictional character and is defined by his creator. Me,” he said in an interview ahead of the show. “If I say I don’t mean him to be disabled then that’s it. A fictional doctor can’t come along and prove me wrong. He’s different. But then so are a lot of people. He’s not the smartest tool in the box but he’s cleverer than Father Dougal, and not as different as Mr. Bean. He’s based on those people you meet who are on the margins of society. Nerds, loners, under achievers.”
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Warcraft, an upcoming live-action fantasy film from Legendary Pictures, will be based off of the popular and massively multiplayer online role-playing video game World of Warcraft by Blizzard Entertainment. Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie and director of the films Moon and Source Code) has signed on to direct Warcraft from a script written byCharles Leavitt (Blood Diamond). According to /Film, Legendary Pictures is looking to start production in the fall of 2013 and possibly release the film in 2015.
United Kingdom film critic Ross Thompson created an entertaining movie trailer that mixes together both Star Warsoriginal trilogy audio and video clips with the official trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness directed by J.J. Abrams. Ross made this mashup in light of recent news about J.J. Abrams directing the upcoming Star Wars movie, Episode VII.
“If you think you’re mailman’s a spy, then destroy him.”
“YOLO” is a new “Digital Shorts” offering on Saturday Night Live by The Lonely Island, the comedy troupe starringAndy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. It humorously warns to not get “too crazy” as “it’s not worth the risk” and suggests YOLO is an acronym for “You Oughta Look Out.” The short features Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and the evening’s musical guest Kendrick Lamar. The Lonely Island has YOLO tees available for purchase at their site and the single is available at iTunes.
“Promised Land” es la nueva película de Gus Van Sant y también el retorno a la colaboración con Matt Damon como protagonista y guionista, ya que también firma el guión junto a John Krasinski. La peli nos cuenta la historia de Steve, un depredador de una gran corporación explotadora de Gas, que además cree a pies juntillas en la causa de su compañía. Y lo curioso es que el personaje de Damon es el aparente villano pero a la vez también quien atrae la simpatía del espectador. Ésta es la clave o el gran logro de la cinta. En resumen el tema sería la de un hombre al que su ambición entra en conflicto con su conciencia.