Fancy a few spoilers for the first episodes of CSI: Miami and CSI? As usual, CSI Files has the lowdown, with both the CSI premiere and the CSI:Miami opener sounding very characteristic of their respective shows.
Here’s a weird one for you. Christopher Nolan, director of Memento, Insomnia and Batman Begins has a new flick out called The Prestige. It’s based on Christopher Priest’s 1996 novel about duelling magicians and stars Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine and Scarlet Johansson. It also features David Bowie as Nikola Tesla, which is a tad weird.
The trailer, now up on the Apple web site, looks a lot more interesting than the movie sounds from my brief description, so give it a try and see what you think.
Warning: highly dodgy accents on display!
Everyone loves Philip K Dick. A man who seemed to have 97 original ideas every minute, who would throw away concepts on a short story others would regard as the pinnacle of their writing careers, he’s probably one of the most influential writers of the last 50 years.
His work is slowly being adapted into movies, some successfully (Blade Runner, Total Recall – well sort of successfully and sort of adapted) and some unsuccessfully or relatively insipidly (Minority Report, Imposter, Paycheck).
The latest to be adapted is Through A Scanner Darkly, one of Dick’s druggiest stories. Directed by Richard Linklater, A Scanner Darkly stars Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Robert Downey Jr among others in animated form. And is a surprise twist, you can see the first 24 minutes of the movie online for free.
For once, it’s not a YouTube video, but an honest-to-goodness official vid. You’ll need to verify you’re over 18, but if you are, you can view the extended trailer at the FilmForce web site.
Didn’t watch the first series, but I thought you’d like to know that Rob Brydon’s astronomical sitcom Supernova is to appear on the Beeb next month. Filmed in Australia, it’s a co-production with Australia’s UKTV. I have to say ever since I saw A Cock and Bull Story, I’ve been getting more and more impressed by Rob Brydon, so I’ll try to watch this. If I can remember.
Only in 24, mind, but it’s going to be Wayne Palmer (D B Woodside), former president David Palmer’s brother, according to Variety. I wonder if that naughty affair from season three is going to catch up with him…