February 25, 2013
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This isn’t new–it’s been available on the Interwebs for about a week now–but if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you.
What you’re looking at is the latest cast member poster from “Iron Man 3,” and I have to admit that Ben Kingsley, as the Mandarin, looks all sorts of badass, which I hope forcibly expels his performance as The Hood from 2004’s “Thunderbirds” from my mind forever, which is less a commentary upon Kingsley or his performance than that I can be particularly anal). What’s also kind of cool is that this film they aren’t going to pit Shellhead against another armored character, because, let’s be honest, that sort of thing work out its welcome by “Iron Man 2.”
The poster released before Kingsley’s was of Don Cheadle, as the Iron Patriot (also known as War Machine–a much cooler moniker–from “Iron Man 2″).
June 7, 2011
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I recently saw the trailer for “The Guard” via Apple, and it looks like fun. I tend to be drawn to movies that involve culture-clashes (as long as everyone is treated in a dignified fashion) and this one looks like a doozy.
One can imagine that Don Cheadle’s FBI character will find himself repelled by Brendan Gleeson’s gruff Irish policeman–shades of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison?–though in the end they will both overcome their mutual revulsion, and in the process learning lessons of tolerance and respect, and work together somehow.
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