_Ted 2_ is coming whether we like it or not. Here’s a thing new trailer for it that make it seem like it might be pretty funny, so there’s that. This is a red band trailer so be sure to use headphones or, you know, just don’t watch it at work.
Transcendence is the directorial debut of Wall Pfister, a great cinematographer who has worked with many great directors but who is probably best known for working with Christopher Nolan on every one of his films. He’s been nominated for Academy Awards four times: 2005, 2006, 2008, and a win in 2010 for _Inception_. I’m telling you all this because I think Wally Pfister is a great cinematographer who has done great work on great movies. The problem is that these facts don’t seem have translated into him being a great director.
Sometimes you hear about a movie and you think “how are they going to do that?” because the concept is so weirdly specific or, as is the case with Lego, so enormously broad. I’m of the opinion that you can make a good movie out of anything though because, as it turns out, you totally can.
The Lego Movie is one of the best movies you are going to see this year. Bold words for the first week of February I grant you but it’s true. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest theatre with your best friends and watch as all the freedom of imagination you had as a kid is projected on screen. It’s seriously amazing.
I’m going to talk a little bit about why I loved this movie now but that’s going to entail some slight spoilers so my recommendation is that you stop reading and go watch. Ok? Ok.
I’ve actually been avoiding clips and things from _The Lego Movie_ because I don’t want anything spoiled but this ‘Behind the Bricks’ trailer is too damn cute to ignore (and doesn’t seem to spoil anything).
In case you can’t tell from [the trailers](https://awesomefriday.ca/2013/10/stop-what-youre-doing-and-watch-the-lego-movie-trailer/) The Lego Movie is shaping up to be pretty great. Here now are some characters sheets to give us a better look at our.. uh.. characters. Dammit.
What do you get when you put four amazing, ageing actors in a movie where they play best friends reuniting for a part in Last Vegas? You get a movie that offer few surprises but more than a few big laughs.
I was worried after the [first trailer](https://awesomefriday.ca/2013/06/the-lego-movie-trailer-wait-theres-a-lego-movie/) that The Lego Movie might turn out to be just a toy commercial. This new trailer makes me think it might be a smart, funny toy commercial.
In “_You’ve got to be kidding me_” news, _Olympus Has Fallen_ is getting a sequel. You remember, the [shittier of the two “Die Hard in the White House” movies that came out this year](https://awesomefriday.ca/2013/03/matt-watches-bad-movies-olympus-has-fallen/).
Because of course there is. Now, I’m pretty cynical about this kind of stuff. I mean, it’s a _Lego_ movie; otherwise known as _an extended toy commercial_. However, there’s some talent behind this so let’s watch.
I like movies about magic and movies about bank heists and this is a movie about magicians who pull off bank heists Toss in a pretty stellar cast and yeah, I will indeed see this one.
Did I mention stellar cast? Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine as the older men, Mark Ruffalo as the cop? Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco as the magicians? Damn that’s some stellar casting.
One other thing, Dave Franco is barely mentioned I know he’s the up and comer in the group however this could be the one that pushes him to star status, especially after great supporting turns in Warm Bodies and 21 Jump Street.
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