Kim Jung-un, the verifiably evil dictator of North Korea who is currently starving his nation and trying to build up a nuclear arsenal, might seem an unlikely subject for a comedy. However, you would be wrong. This is America and our filmmakers are willing to use anyone and anything, except for Barack Obama, for comedy fodder. YAY AMERICA!
Anyway, the upcoming film The Interview deals with a talk show host (James Franco) and his producer (Seth Rogen) and details what happens when they are recruited by the CIA to assassinate Kim Jung-un. It’s probably not too much of a stretch to say that the CIA has an actual, real-life plan to assassinate Kim Jung-un but, then again, it’s not like this film is ever going to be seen in North Korea.
Add to that, the trailer actually looks funny. And even more importantly, James Franco looks really hot.
Birdman is one of those films that people like me have been predicting will be an Oscar contender, despite the fact that we know next to nothing about the film. What we do know is that it’s been described as a dark comedy. We know that it features Michael Keaton as an actor who is best known for playing a super hero. We know that it has an excellent and quirky supporting cast that is made up of wonderful performers like Edward Norton, Amy Ryan, Naomi Watts, and Emma Stone. Perhaps most importantly, we know that it was directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, a brilliant director who one usually does not associate with comedy.
The first teaser for Birdman was released today and having seen it, I’m even more excited to see the actual movie. I say this despite the fact that the trailer doesn’t reveal anything new about the film. However, the trailer makes good use of Crazy and I now really want to know what that marching band is doing on the stage.