Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby Voodoo Lady » Sat May 25, 2013 5:22 am

*crickets*

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Sorry, I couldn't help myself. I must admit that I feel very snooty about my decision not to watch, even while I know I'm being utterly unfair and irrational. It's just that the Gatiss/Moffat incarnation is so effing brilliant, I don't want to dilute it by cutting it with a different modern incarnation of Holmes. Does that make any sense? I saw the pilot episode of Elementary when it aired, and it wasn't bad. I just...it didn't feel like Holmes to me, whereas everything about the G/M version screams it, imho.

Have you lovely ladies had a gander at this video yet?

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I haven't due to my usual aversion to spoilers. Plus I'm hoping to catch Star Trek tomorrow, and I have a feeling that afterward I will have a very serious need for more Cumberbatch goodness. So I's being a good girl...for now. It burnses! :lol:
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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby astrid » Sat May 25, 2013 1:26 pm

It's not Sherlock, that's why I can watch it! Ok so this ain't a spoiler then. They've made Irene and Moriarty the same person? :roll: I do enjoy it as a good crime show and JLM I shot but Sherlock it ain't.
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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby Voodoo Lady » Sat May 25, 2013 8:21 pm

What? Weeeeeeeird! But good for them doing something different it.

I totally understand what you're saying, and I might very well like it, myself, if I were to give it a proper chance. Typical me, I'll probably cave in about five years, after everyone in the world loves it, and I feel left out. :lol:
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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby Voodoo Lady » Sun May 26, 2013 5:54 am

Homina, homina, homina! Just saw Star Trek. I...might need to just sit for a while. #WobblyKnees ;)

Seriously, something is clearly wrong with me, as I had to keep stopping myself from openly lusting while watching. And me a grown lady!
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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby Voodoo Lady » Sun May 26, 2013 8:30 am

I'm also feeling that old...whatsit emotion. Is it jealousy? Resentment? Snootiness? Everyone in the world now loves Benedict Cumberbatch, and I'm having to work to not find it somewhat annoying. I don't begrudge him the success, certainly, and I don't begrudge the new fans their admiration of him, so anything else on my part must be sheer pettiness. And yet I can't help feeling it, particularly as new fans, brought in by Star Trek, discover Sherlock. They would have never have watched it on their own, a lot of them. They haven't been a fan of the books since childhood or followed Mark Gatiss' career, necessarily, or found their way to the show because of Mr. Moffat and Dr. Who. They're just there because Cumberbatch is now insanely popular, and it sort of sucks just a little. It's like following a friends' band for a decade, only to be elbowed off the dance floor by a gaggle of giggling tweenies who've only just bought his latest hit album.

Ah well, it is what it is. There is room for everyone, in the end. It's just...I like my weird geekdom a little less mainstream, I suppose.

Then again, I was more or less one of those tweenies when Dr. Who got revived, so who am I to complain?

Mutter, grumble, moan.... ;)
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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby astrid » Sun May 26, 2013 8:40 pm

I saw Star Trek today and completely second everything you said. He frigging owned the screen, and I don't just mean because of fan girl crushing just the character, the acting all of it. I completely enjoyed the film, I say this as I know so many people have parts they aren't keen on but I loved all of it. I think the fact that I'm not a huge Trek fan, as in I have seen all the films, watched the original series as a child and totally loved next generation I have never been a 'fan'. I couldn't name you characters or specific story lines, I will have probably have seen them but would be the person saying 'oh yeah that bit' rather than naming it. My bro on the other hand is more of a trekky than me. Basically what I am saying is I don't mind how they play and change things, I loved every part.
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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby Voodoo Lady » Sun May 26, 2013 10:06 pm

I just want to snuggle up in this thread for a while. Yes, my obsesso fangurl patheticness has reached that embarrassingly high level. I both love and hate being in this place. Face it, it's fun to have a supersized fantasy crush! On the other hand, this means I can likely never meet him. He now falls squarely into that "One really shouldn't meet one's heroes" category for me.

I find it curious that Kate continues to be mum about her own experience meeting him. I'll bet she's got him in hiding somewhere and is keeping him all to herself! ;)
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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby astrid » Sun May 26, 2013 10:15 pm

I am SO in the same space. Just wanted to run home and watch Sherlock......

I didn't, I went to another's home and watched Supernatural....and that calls on another thread.
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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby Voodoo Lady » Sun May 26, 2013 10:19 pm

Hee hee!

Once my shoot craziness is done, I think we need another across-the-pond marathon. ;)

I am now kicking myself, of course, that I missed Neverwhere. How soon until I can throw money its way?
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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby astrid » Sun May 26, 2013 10:25 pm

I missed it too. And yes we need a cross ponder. I need some squeeee time.
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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby Beast » Thu May 30, 2013 12:53 pm

Yay! STID is a great film and he is awesome in it which was obvious from the trailers. I also, and this surprises me being a lover of a svelte man, like him better a bit more bulky. And his hair is great like that too. Did anyone else think 'neck porn' when they shot over his shoulder in that scene? I was giggling to myself in the cinema. :D

I am loving Elementary too. I have no problem seeing him as Sherlock. Benedict has given his seal of approval too. I should have known the twist because surely they had to make more use of the brilliant Natalie Dormer and I did think why get an English girl to play an American? I would have preferred it if Benedict was Moriarty. Yes, I know. Longest shot in the world. But seeing him as Harrison shows what a delicious villain he can be. It would have made me squee. But other than right at the end I thought the last ep was below par compared to the rest of the series. :?

I know what you mean about the Johnny-come-latelies (with Mark too). Like when other fans got tickets to Robbie's intimate venue gigs when I've loved him for over twenty years!
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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby Voodoo Lady » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:17 am

I wanted to include an homage on my set to *something* geeky that I love, preferably Sherlock, but was unable to work anything in. Then I realized that some canisters I was considering using anyway can be found at 221B Baker Street. It's a teeny homage, and mostly coincidental, but I'll take it! :D

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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby Voodoo Lady » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:30 am

Wibble!

This HAS to happen, with Cumberbatch playing Dr. Frankenstein, of course, and Doug Jones as the monster. HAS to! =lights a candle and prays to the gods of film and sexmo=

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Guillermo del Toro Wants Benedict Cumberbatch For His Frankenstein Adaptation

Director Guillermo del Toro seems to be very excited by the prospect of working with Benedict Cumberbatch. As we reported back in April, the two men are set to collaborate on the gothic haunted house movie Crimson Peak, which will be the filmmaker's next project, but apparently that just isn't enough for del Toro. Not only does he want Cumberbatch for his ghost story, he wants him to play the lead in his version of Frankenstein.

With Pacific Rim due out in theaters this week del Toro has been doing press rounds like a madman, and in an interview with The Daily Telegraph (via The Playlist) he revealed that he wants the Sherlock star for his long-in-development Mary Shelley adaptation. While the paper doesn't have a direct quote from the director, the story reportedly says "he is hoping to direct Cumberbatch again in a new film version of Frankenstein."

The article doesn't seem to specify which role del Toro would have Cumberbatch play - either the monster or Victor Frankenstein -though the director has previously said that he would like to have his longtime collaborator Doug Jones play the scientist's creation. Truthfully, the British star is covered either way as he actually has terrific experience in both parts. Last year director Danny Boyle produced his own version of Frankenstein for the stage and had stars Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller sharing the roles on opposite nights. You can see the former as the monster above and as the man below.

That's not all that the Telegraph got out of del Toro either, as the director also offered up details about his in-the-works big screen version of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five. He's been developing the project for just as long as he has been talking about Frankenstein, but now it's apparently moving forward with an idea from one of the best screenwriters in Hollywood: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind scribe Charlie Kaufman. Said del Toro about the Oscar winner's work on the story,

"Charlie [Kaufman] and I talked for about an hour-and-a-half and came up with a perfect way of doing the book. I love the idea of the Trafalmadorians [the aliens of 'Slaughterhouse-Five'] -- to be 'unstuck in time,' where everything is happening at the same time. And that's what I want to do. It's just a catch-22. The studio will make it when it''s my next movie, but how can I commit to it being my next movie until there's a screenplay? Charlie Kaufman is a very expensive writer!"


It took five years between Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Pacific Rim to finally get del Toro back into the director's chair, but we won't have to wait that long for his next movie. Crimson Peak, which stars Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam in addition to Cumberbatch, is looking to start production at the start of next year, putting it on target for either a late 2014 or 2015 release date.
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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby Papa's new wife » Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:40 pm

I demand that we get 'At the Mountains of Madness' first. I am a big Lovecraft fan and having heard Del Toro wanted to make a version of this I have been waiting for YEARS. After he's done that then oh hell yes for Crumblebum as either Frankenstein or The Monster. How about both? Has anyone done that before?
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Re: Elementary, my dear Watson - Sherlock/Cumberbatch chat

Postby Voodoo Lady » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:30 pm

I want to see Mountains of Madness, too, but selfishly, I want Frankenstein first. And nooooooooo, Cumberbatch can't play both! Dougie, the king of hugging, HAS to play the monster so that I can ask him to steal a Cumberbatch hug for me. (That's not weird, right? :lol:)
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