The best sketch from an average episode of SNL usually sticks with you for a few weeks after, but the best sketch from a great episode of SNL is in the running for sketch of the year. That’s the case with ‘Hobbit Office’, a perfect mash up of Martin Freeman’s two most famous roles (besides Fargo): Tim from the UK version of The Office and Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit epics. The quality of SNL’s pre taped sketches continue to be outstanding, and everyone here knocked their role out of the park, especially Bobby Moynihan and Taran Killam. It’s no surprise that the SNL cast and writers were able to replicate both The Office & The Hobbit characters so well, but their attention to detail, even down to the way the sketch was filmed, was fantastic. Go out of your way to watch this sketch, and the episode as a whole. It was an hour and a half of hysterical sketch comedy.
The more I watch Stephen Colbert do his thing more more I feel like he is the right choice as the heir to the Letterman empire. He’s funny, good in front of a camera, and one of the true masters of an interview. Sure he can be a bit too silly sometimes, but like his mentor Jon Stewart, he knows when to get serious. Interviewing Smaug is one of those…more serious times.
If you missed it, or live under a large stone, here is Stephen on The Late Show talking about his future.
Hey everyone, Matt here with some new trailers that you must watch right NOW. This weekend I am heading down the land of the crazies…you guessed it, Florida. While there I will be soaking up the sun, riding roller coasters, and watching the Buccaneers beat the piss out of those piece of shit Falcons! But, before I leave I wish to give you these trailers so you may begin to lust for upcoming silver screen adventures.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
So much walking: Part 6
Slumdog meets District 9/Elysium
The Minions get an origins story. Do you think I could be casted in the sequel?
A Most Violent Year
Good Fellas meets American Hustle
The Guy from Elysium and District 9 Meets Call of Duty and they have a gang bang with a GoPro camera. Ok, I could seriously get into something like this. Unfortunately this is an Indie GoGo campaign and might not be finished.
Mark Wahlberg gambles a lot and bangs his student who happens to be the girl from 21 Jump Street. Yeah, i’m gonna see it.
And last but not least, I give you voiceover-less Darth Vader, with an english accent!
Let’s finish this trilogy with a BANG! and some fire!
Peter Jackson has been very transparent about the filming of The Hobbit trilogy. He has put up numerous video blogs, pictures, and character interviews. His last day on the set is no different.
The following are pictures and blurbs from Jackson’s live blog of the last day on the set.
Jackson writes: “I’ve been lying here in pitch darkness, watching fight rehearsals over and over again. Our stunt co-ordinatior [sic], Glen Boswell, worked with the actors last weekend, designing some climatic battle moments. He filmed them, and I have them on my iPad, in an application we wrote called “WingNut TV”. It’s a program that allows a huge amount of material to be catalog used and updated each day over the Internet. It contains all our dailies, edited films, previs, music, and much more. I’m looking at the fights, figuring out the angles I’ll need to film them today. A huge amount to do, and it needs to get done.”
“The day has a messy start, because the first couple of hours are going to be spent shooting stuff we were supposed to have finished yesterday. But because of the sheer complexity of the choreography, we worked late, and still didn’t finish.
The photo: yes, we did actually just film this. Please don’t ask me to explain! Let’s get that WB filter activated! Thank you Hannah and Dusty!”
“Had to race to A Stage to try and explain to Graham and Christian why they were shooting their Dwalin fight against green screen, and not our beautiful expensive set as planned. Graham started sharpening his axe, so I just told them to read my last Facebook posting and I fled.”
“The score for Film 2 is going to be terrific. Last year, we were a little frustrated because we had to revisit so many of the LotR themes – The Shire, Rivendell, Galadriel, Gollum, and the Ring – we did this because I’m wanting these 3 Hobbit movies to have great unity with the Rings films in design, wardrobe, story and music, so it meant “An Unexpected Journey” had to acknowledge what had gone before.
But this time around, apart from a couple of Ring moments, it’s all new: Beorn, Mirkwood, The Woodland Realm, Laketown, Bard and Smaug all give Howard the chance to write brand new themes, and he’s knocking it out of the park!”
“I asked the various Thorins to pose just before they headed off to lunch. One of these is Richard Armitage, and two of them are not. It’s your guess … The one in the middle is a little psycho.
I am looking forward to making movies with everyone the same height in the future.”
“Just shot this close up of Richard. Look for it in Dec 2014!
2 more shots to go. Main Unit shooting Thorin, Splinter Unit shooting Fili and Kili.”
“The last shot… Smiles and happiness… And sadness. Yikes, very sad.”
PS- For Jackson’s video blogs click here.
PSS- This is why Peter Jackson is a true professional