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Posts Tagged ‘Steven Moffat’

The Adventures of Tintin Reviewed: ‘Tintin for Morons’

The Guardian has published an early review for Steven Spielberg‘s The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, and the critic was not kind to the movie. Above, we’ve embedded the trailer.

Here’s more from the literary-infused movie review: “the film has turned a subtle, intricate and beautiful work of art into the typical bombast of the modern blockbuster, Tintin for morons, and the nicest things one can say about it are that there’s a pleasing cameo of Hergé himself in the opening scene, the cars look lovely, indeed it is as a whole visually sumptuous, and (after 20 minutes or so of more or less acceptable fidelity; and the 3D motion-capturing transference of the original drawings is by far the least of the film’s problems) it usefully places in plain view all the cretinous arrogance of modern mass-market, script-conference-driven film-making, confirming in passing that, as a director, Spielberg is a burned-out sun.”

What do you think? The adaptation of Herge’s beloved Tintin series hits theaters December 23rd. (Via Publishers Weekly)

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Neil Gaiman Writes Dr. Who Episode

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Novelist Neil Gaiman has turned in a script for Dr. Who, an exciting event for the science fiction and fantasy fans in the audience. To celebrate, Gaiman snapped that photo and posted it on Twitter.

In the photo above, Blackadder creator Richard Curtis, executive producer Steven Moffat, and Gaiman show off the new script–casually obscuring the episode’s title. Last week the Hypothetical Library featured an imaginary book by Gaiman.

Gaiman blogged about the episode writing and timing last month: “Now happily rewriting my episode to change it from being set at the end of this season to the beginning of the next. I think it’ll be fun.” (Via io9)

UPDATED: Curtis was misidentified in an earlier version of this post.