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Only Swinton and Hiddleston Left Alive; Firth and Winslet Pair Up

By Cindy Davis | Seriously Random Lists | November 3, 2013 | Comments ()


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5. A Couple of Physicists Broke Down the Doctor’s Time Travel for Experts and Laypersons.

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Benjamin K. Tippett and David Tsang discuss our favorite Time Lord’s wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff—in terms we can all understand, and that’s pretty gosh-darned cool. Choose your own adventure: Technobabble or Plain English.

4. Sharlto Copley Found Himself in a Rather Unsettling Situation.

Count me among those thrilled to see more Copely since District 9, and each time he gives something so different (Elysium, Europa Report), I can’t wait to see what’s next (Oldboy, Maleficent, Chappie). But first, there’s Gonzalo L√≥pez-Gallego’s Open Grave, wherein Copely’s John finds himself alive in a pit of dead bodies. He’s rescued by a group of strangers who—like John—have lost their memories…distrust and suspicion quickly spread. Co-starring Joseph Morgan, Thomas Kretschmann and Max Wrottesley, Open Grave awaits you January 3, 2013.

3. We Got a Better Look at the Violence and Ass-Kicking in this Charlie Countryman Red Band Trailer.

And guess which part I want to watch over and over? That’s right, Mads mothereffin’ Mikkelsen kicking Shia LaBeouf’s scrawny ass.

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I’ve no idea what the hell is going on, but Mads plays a “violent and mentally unstable crime boss”—and John Hurt narrates—what more do we need to know? Charlie Countryman also stars Evan Rachel Wood, Rupert Grint, Melissa Leo and Vincent D’Onofrio; it hits theaters November 15th.

2. Colin Firth and Kate Winslet Were Finally Led to the Same Script.


The gorgeous pair may soon play husband and wife, after having read Scott Burns’ script based on the life of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur boater who entered a round-the-world racing competition, encountered unsurmountable problems, and instead of facing the humiliation of quitting, attempted to deceive everyone by reporting false positions—pretending to finish the race. Winslet would play Crowhurst’s wife, Clare, left on her own with four children and the family finances all tied up in the race.

1. Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive Trippy Trailer May Bring Vampires Back.

So speaking of John Hurt and eclectic casts, have a look before you declare the whole vampire scene dead. Firstly, Tilda (excuse me while I mothereffin’ again) mothereffin Swinton and Tom Hiddleston? If that’s not enough to sell you, how about John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright? Jarmusch wrote yet another original script, and heck—you might as well watch the trailer now. Only Lovers Left Alive was Palme d’Or nominated at Cannes this year and it recently showed at the New York Film Festival, but we don’t have a general release date yet.

Cindy Davis, (Twitter) feels ever so refreshed after that extra hour of…wait, where’d it go?

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