Yay Seth MacFarlane as Ziggy the black market Tooth Fairy! The song Randy keeps practicing on his guitar is “Sunshine Of Your Love” and has been recorded by numerous artists (including Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton – whom Randy mentions while talking about being a great guitarist). Yay Julie Andrews! She’s so adorable when she gets to be sassy. Is she like this in those Princess Diaries films? Billy Crystal is eccentric but comedic. Has Ashley Judd been reduced to playing a mom? Dwayne Johnson is fantastic. Everything I’ve seen him in, I’ve just become more and more impressed.
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. The trailer sets up the idea of an astronaut on a routine mission to a supposedly barren planet only to discover the planet is fully inhabited. But it gets better than that – the planet’s civilization has a parallel timeline to Earth but it’s about 60 years behind us (and with various technological differences like hover technology) – so they’re at the peak of the 50’s, listening to rock and roll and watching drive-in movies about – an alien invasion by the humaniacs. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! [As far as I could see,] The vocal cast was unlisted at the end of the film (an interesting choice), but it’s quite an all-star cast: Dwayne Johnson (who doesn’t sound like himself at all, making him an even more versatile actor than before) as wayward astronaut Chuck Baker, Justin Long as the “alien” Lem who … Continue reading →