Personally I admire Channel 4 News presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy but I really don’t think he’s suited to interviewing celebrities.
In the video above Guru-Murphy poses a couple of really uncomfortable questions to the movie star Robert Downey Jnr about the star’s past with drugs and his relationship with his father when the sole reason the actor was present for the chat was to promote his latest film Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron.
I have no idea why a man’s long forgotten days with narcotics or much publicised relationship with his dad should be of any relevance now, when he has spoken at length about his struggles years before. Downey Jnr rightly left the interview early stating:
On the face of it this looks like a movie about how Ironman’s bodyguard branches out to become a chef with the help of his wealthy ex-employer. Of course this isn’t the case it’s just purely coincidental that Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jnr star in this movie. Which looks nothing short of delicious.
As every man-child across the globe already knows Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, or Blops2 for short, hits shelves next month and cholesterol levels are set to spike.
In anticipation of the first-person shooter games company Treyarch managed to harness the talents of British film director Guy Ritchie for a live-action trailer and somehow also managed to convince the other half of the Sherlock Holmes team, Robert Downey Jnr, to take part too.
Yes, they’ve changed the name for the benefit of UK audiences. Apparently keeping the original title The Avengers would cause much confusion throughout Great Britain, with many people so puzzled that this film wasn’t about John Steed or a lycra clad Emma Peel, that they’d be forced to put down their china tea cups.
This official trailer gives you a look at Joss Whedon’s vision of a modern day take on the super hero alliance of The Avengers, starring Robert Downey Jnr as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as The Incredible Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye. The plot rattles along like so:
It has action, great humour, the attention to detail for a period piece of this scale is fantastic, the chemistry between Downey Jnr and Law is more solid than the first and the cinematography is outstanding.
Sure it has some faults, a major villian just seems to vanish with no conclusion to his story and slow motion sequences are used a little too much, but for the most this is Indiana Jones in a top hat and tails or James Bond in a flat cap and tweed suit. In a year crowded with poor sequels and downright bad movies Sherlock Holmes 2: Game Of Shadows thankfully delivers the goods.
The first official trailer for the superhero nerd-fest The Avengers was released yesterday and as party bag after party bag of Doritos were dropped in basement floors the orgasmic moans of millions of overweight, single men were heard across the globe.
The Avengers is the movie Marvel Studios has been working towards for some time now, giving each superhero in their franchise their own respective outing before joing them together in one massive spandex orgy. Directed by Joss Whedon, (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse, Firefly), it stars Robert Downey Jr, (Ironman), Chris Evans, (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth, (Thor), Tom Hiddleston, (Loki), who appears to be the villian, Samuel Jackson, (Nick Fury), Mark Ruffalo, (The Incredible Hulk), Scarlett Johansson, (Black Widow) and Jeremy Renner, (Hawkeye).
The Plot couldn’t be any simpler, earth is threatened by an alien force, Nick Fury pulls together a team of superheros to save the planet, (not quite sure where Johansson and Renner’s characters fit in here, one can do martial arts in a catsuit and the other can fire arrows really well?). We will say this the only two things that can save this movie from turning into an enormous over-bloated cheese puff are Joss Whedon’s direction and Robert Downey Jnr’s charisma.
The Avengers is released in May of next year.
I have had it with these motherfucking actors in motherfucking spandex!
If like us you thoroughly enjoyed Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes back in 2009, then you’ll be delighted with the above trailer for the sequel Game Of Shadows.
Looks like a far darker film with the introduction of the infamous Professor Moriarty, played by Jarred Harris, (Mad Men, Fringe), and Sherlock’s older brother Mycroft, played by Stephen Fry. The chemistry between Law and Downey, which for us at least is what made the original so enjoyable, is maintained as are the excellent slow motion actions set pieces and fight scenes.