Tag Archives: Idris Elba

Production on Luther Season 3 Begins

Season 3 of Luther has officially started shooting. Wooooooooooooooooooooo. Yesssssssssssssssss. Super excited about this. BBC tweeted the photo below with the show’s lead actor, Idris Elba, on the set. Could Idris look any better? Mmm. With the shooting starting this month, the expected premiere of season 3 should come sometime in late 2013.

'Luther' Season 3 Officially Begins Production; On-Set Photo With Idris Elba Surfaces | Shadow and Act

BBC also has a nice little video answering some fan questions about season 3.

Tyler Perry: Action Star??

That’s what they want us to believe in the new trailer for Alex Cross, the James Patterson adaptation in which Tyler Perry will pick up the role that Morgan Freeman portrayed in Kiss The Girls and Along Came The Spider. This latest adaptation also stars Matthew Fox, John C McGinley, Edward Burns and Rachel Nichols. The film is a reboot and goes back to the younger days of Alex Cross and involves a case where a family member is murdered by a sadist killer (Fox) who likes to torture his victims.

Yeah I don’t believe him as an action man. This looks like your standard cop action movie which means very generic with nothing new to show you and extremely predictable. I’m glad this isn’t a written/directed/starring Perry movie and just one that he stars in because then it would really have been terrible. I watched Freeman’s Kiss The Girls and Along Came A Spider and I thought Kiss The Girls was a pretty standard movie but was made better by the great acting from Morgan Freeman (Along Came A Spider was pretty ehh). Freeman’s movies were a lot slower and so there was time for good dialogue and a chance to see killer and detective trade barbs and try to one up each other versus this new version that just looks like they put in a bunch of stunts to hide the fact that their star is a bad actor.

This new adaptation originally was given to Idris Elba until the film changed writers and directors and so they decided that what the project was missing was Tyler Perry. Lol. Can you imagine what it could have been with the first writer and Elba on board? Probably not what it looks like now but I will still give this movie a chance because I like all the supporting cast and they are actually pretty good at their jobs. Alex Cross opens everywhere October 19, 2012.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

My thoughts after watching Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

1. Glad I didn’t pay for that and you shouldn’t either.

2. Why did they make a sequel to this movie? The first one was pretty bad already.

3. Man when is Nicolas Cage going to be done paying off those back taxes because clearly this like his last 3 or 4 movies were just for the paycheck.

4. Gosh Idris Elba is so fine. I really wish he wouldn’t take such crappy movie roles because he’s way better than this. Watch The Wire or Luther if you don’t know about Idris.

5. Who wrote the script on this? WTH this was such bad dialogue, which I expected for this movie but it was worse than I even imagined.

6. I still love Nicolas Cage. Hopefully a really good role is coming his way to make up for the crap he has released in the last 4 years.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is in theaters now.