Jan. 3rd, 2010

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Before you watch this video -- which I have embedded here for your convenience -- you should know several things about me:

1. I love the Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen version of Pride & Prejudice. I love it quite ardently.
2. I love Torchwood, too. And I love Owen perhaps most of all. (I know, it's a shock. You'd probably peg me for a Ianto fan. I love him, too. But Owen is strangely compelling to me.)
3. This video is entirely worth it for the part where it gets to, "...and Judi Dench."

I lul'ed. I lul'ed HARD.

Speaking of Matthew Macfadyen, did you know that they're making a new Robin Hood? I did. I knew because my roommate [personal profile] malnpudl is a huge Great Big Sea fan, and one of the guys from that band is playing Allan A'Dayle. (Incidentally, the actual guy's name is Alan, too.) She is also a Russell Crowe fan so this film is really ideal for her. And since it's a medieval period film (and as an added bonus it's a Ridley Scott film), it's kind of ideal for me, too. (Let us not speak of how many times I watched Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in my developing years. No really, let us not speak of it. I don't want my poor sister to have to relive the horror. I am old enough now to know that the American Robin Hood and his also-American cohorts were terrible, but I still maintain that it's all worth it for Alan Rickman.)

But we were talking about Matthew Macfadyen. How is it that I didn't entirely realize until this precise moment that Matthew Macfadyen is playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in this film?! And if that doesn't float your boat (how could it NOT?!), there's also Cate Blanchett, Kevin Durand (he's getting around this year, apparently), Mark Strong, William Hurt, and any number of other British character actors who will make you say, "Hey, it's that guy! I know that guy!" Incidentally, I've seen photos of Kevin Durand as Little John, and I must say that he looks fantastic. And awesome. And huge and kind of forbidding, and did I mention awesome?

Point is, it looks like just the thing, and it comes out a week or so before my birthday, which is an added bonus. I'm very much looking forward to it. (The film, not the birthday. The birthday is just another sign of oldness sneaking up on me.) The trailer, which you should watch, is full of horse porn, so I'm sure the movie will be even better. (Oh horses. How are you so pretty?)


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