There's very little one can say about Cocotte Minute, the brief, hyperkinetic short from some Gobelins out of Paris. Except, you know...where's the buffalo sauce?
Orson Welles and Mercury Theatre's War of the Worlds gets adapted for the screen...with stop motion dolls. Brilliant.
Written by Janus Cercone
Directed by Richard Pearce
Starring Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Liam Neeson, Lukas Haas, Meat Loaf, and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Released by: Paramount
My Advice: Eh, rent it if there's nothing else.
Jonas Nightingale (Martin) is a faith healer and he's a good one. There's only little problem. He's only in it for the money. The only faith he has is for the suckers who fill his tent every night to receive salvation. He travels across the county with his tour bus and tractor trailer rigs full of equipment looking for places to set up his tent and separate people from their money. His team has got this down to a science. The ushers who are seating people are writing down little bits of information that they overhear and pass them along back to Jane (Winger) who is connected to Jonas via a wireless speaker that he wears in his ear during the show. She passes along the information to make it look like Jonas is actually communicating with the Holy Spirit. The local sheriff (Neeson), who also has a thing for Jane, is on to Jonas and vows to shut him down one way or another. All of their lives are changed when a little boy with bad legs (Haas) sets foot on the stage and is really healed.
The man's name is Eric Poulton, and he's providing geekgasms all over the place thanks to his renditions of steampunk versions of the Star Wars characters. Thus far, he's tackled Han, Chewie, Jabba, and of course, Vader. Pretty tasty stuff.
I don't know about you, but I would read a comic book based around these ideas. Dark Horse, you listening?
Frank Welker, the voice of Darkseid, is also the voice of Curious George.
While I think we've all seen the "Proper Words Song" portion of this--and that was traumatic enough, mind you--I personally have never seen what appears to be the whole thing. And who knew you could make kids stronger and safer by confusing the hell out of them? Or threatening damage to their knees?
We've just been given word by Cartoon Network and Adult Swim that the upcoming Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Colon The Soundtrack will hit stores on April 10th, with the movie itself appearing in cinemas on April 13th.
Okay, we're not ones for sleep around here. But if Stephen Fry's voice was coaxing us to reach for the arms of Morpheus, we might be convinced.