And Starring Morgan Freeman As The Wise, Calming Influence

"Every actor is something. Robert Downey Jr.: good. Jim Belushi: bad. Van Damme: the good kind of bad. Johnny Depp: the bad kind of good."

Posting the first trailer for Wally Pfister's Transcendence isn't just an excuse to quote the most recent episode of Community (which, is a good thing to be proud of again), it's also an opportunity to realise I can't remember the last time I saw Johnny Depp appear in something where he wasn't acting like a nutball. I'm thinking... Seventh Gate? Good lord...

Anyway, Pfister, the former cinematographer of Christopher Nolan, clearly has a good eye, but the story looks a little too hard at trying to be Nolan, rather than establishing a cinematic identity for himself. Which will be important if his career is to have any longevity. As always, I'll wait to see the finished product until I judge, but I'm not getting too excited about this just yet.

Personally though, the man said some uncool things about Joss Whedon's style a while back, so screw that guy.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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