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Did he actually have that t-shirt made after the famous photoshopping of his original Get Over It! t-shirt, or is that just another photoshop?Report
I have no idea.Report
Here’s the original t-shirt, which I actually think is even cooler:
Looks shopped to me. But this is real:
See, he’s bloody magnificent whether or not the shirt is shopped or not.Report
Have you seen the sketch he did with Ricky Gervais in Extras? If not, you must watch it now:
Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Action. Wizard, You Shall Not Pass! Cut. Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Sir Ian.Report
Fixed the code there – if you just paste the iframe code from Youtube the video will embed.Report
Wow! “Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Sir Ian, Action. Wizard, You Shall Not Pass!” – That was brilliant from beginning to end.Report
I don’t see how we can really go anywhere with this as an open thread. What are we all going to say? “Ian *isn’t* all that cool!”?Report
No! It’s just an open thread…meaning, open, like talk about anything you want. But no matter what you talk about you will *still never be this cool*.
For instance: has anyone seen the new X-Men movie? I really want to see it but I haven’t had time yet.Report
It has its problems: weird gestures by Prof. X to show he’s using his invisble mind powers, What’s-her-face from Mad Men is a terrible actress, lots of B-list mutants, and as TNC noted in a NY Times piece earlier this summer, the movie hides in the racism of Nazis rather than the adressing the civil rights movememt with which it is concurrent.
However, still a lot of fun and by far the best comic book movie of the summer. Especially the first half, Magneto and the actor who plays him are absolutely brilliant.Report
Seen it. If you liked the first movie, you’ll probably like this one. Like the first movie, it manages to deal with the themes of mutant oppression in an engaging way, but doesn’t have enough time to fully develop the big ensemble cast and a few parts come off a bit corny. The main characters are very-well acted (Kevin Bacon is a particular treat), the plot is engaging, and you come away from the movie not sure whether your on Xavier’s side, or Magneto’s.Report
One of the sub-blogs wrote an essay about it.Report
And in the first sentence used the words “Major” and “Spoilers” together…basically making me unable to read it…Report
The stuff I considered major spoilers was already spoiled in the comments above (Kevin Bacon, specifically).Report
Kevin Bacon being delightful in a film qualifies as a major spoiler now?Report
When I sat down to watch the movie, I didn’t know Kevin Bacon was even in it.
I just knew about Mister Tumnus and the British spy from Inglourious Basterds. “HOLY CRAP!!! THAT’S KEVIN BACON!!!!” was my “BRUCE WILLIS IS A GHOST!!!!”Report
And now all you bastards have ruined it for me.Report
Also: Klinger stays in KoreaReport
It was the first of the X-Men movies that I watched, so I didn’t have the issues with continuity that bothered some fans. I would say it was the best of them in terms of portraying both points of view sympathetically, and Michael Fassbender is an amazing actor. (When people are discussing you as the next Bond based on two scenes…)
They did far too much objectifying of the women (all of the four main female characters have scenes where they are wearing little or no clothing, and are in miniskirts a lot of the rest of the time), but other than that it’s good.Report
Wait – they objectified women in a comic book movie???
(I’ve been vaguely following the kerfuffle around the new DC comics like the redesign of Starfire and they’re taking objectifying women to the next level.)Report
If I had any knack for photshopping, I’d give Michael Gambon “Yes, I’m a poor substitute for Richard Harris — Get Over It”.Report
I respectfully dissent.Report
Dumbledore would love to be the kindly, twinkly, elderly gentleman he plays, but circumstances force him to be a ruthless, bloody-minded warlord. Gambon plays him without the outer layer (in other words, I have no idea what JB is saying.)Report
There was a Michael Gambon movie called Layer Cake.
It was good.
That line appears in the movie.
You should see it. (Note: watch out, it’s violent.)Report
I suppose I should acknowledge that some people call it a Daniel Craig movie.Report
Daniel Craig was the lead in Layer Cake so its fair to call it his movie. You could just as easily call it a Colm Meaney movie as a Michael Gambon movie.Report
Welcome to the layer cake, son.Report
I’m not this cool now, but what if I became an actor, grew that beard, and played Magneto, Gandalf, and Sir Ian in a film biography?Report
Still only second best, sorry.Report
Okay. I can live with second best.Report
Ian McKellen looks so high in that picture.Report