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10 May

Posted: May 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »


I just want to express my thanks to all who stopped by and read the interview with Ben about Guardians. The over 500 of you!! I have had this for almost 17 years and it is for fun. Ben is a class act and I would say we are discerning fans. I hope, as I am sure many of you do as well, that this cameo will lead to more exciting projects. We know he is the original Star Lord. I get how Hollywood thinks, I don’t agree but I get it. I watch a lot of British and Australian TV and find it interesting that not every story is changed to have a 20 something lead. I also get that studios want a “bankable” star for films they are investing millions if not hundreds of millions. Emma  Watson is a fabulous actress yet Beauty and the Beast would have worked with an unknown or lesser known actress. An actor draws his or her base in but many people react to the idea shown in a trailer or described in a blurb in my opinion. Granted not sure if it was my checkbook I would trust viewers that much but I like to think good acting and good stories sell themselves as much as an actor’s name. I go to James Bond films no matter who plays Bond. I am not going to the New Mummy film because all of Tom Cruise films blend together as a series of stunts and effects and his “don’t worry we’re going to get out of this face” (and he should have never played Jack Reacher despite owning the rights!). Sermon over!

Until  Hoax is released ( not sure of the distribution details at this point) in March we can re-watch Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 🙂


4 Comments on “10 May”

  1. 1 Laura said at 1:56 pm on May 10th, 2017:

    I too personally think that shows gain a lot when they have “older” actors in them and not the usual gang of teenagers or young ones, who can often barely act but look oh so very pretty (and bland). *sighs*

    Oh well, fingers crossed I hope we get to see Ben in some great show again soon!

    And thanks again for keeping this site alive and thriving – since Ben is not on social media, you are our most direct source of info from the man himself, which is just super! *major thumbs up!*

  2. 2 Mayanscaper said at 2:00 pm on May 10th, 2017:

    Thank you, Angie for arranging for Ben to answer questions. Your blog rocked.

    I agree 100% with your thoughts on the vagaries of casting and why I go to see certain movies. I would add that Ryan Reynolds has become DeadPool and Chris Pratt is Peter Quill but that’s the strength of the scripts and dynamics of the actors. Ben has similar charisma and as you, I’m hoping that casting agents discover his acting and Directing talents.

  3. 3 Heidi said at 2:30 pm on May 10th, 2017:

    100% on the Tom Cruise thing. I USED to see his movies, bc he picked good movies to be in! But then he went “farbot” and I can’t stand him! I won’t see his movies even if it looks good!

  4. 4 GinAA said at 3:04 pm on May 10th, 2017:

    Great interview. All the questions I would have asked. I didn’t catch the accent too much. Just loved seeing him on the big screen again. I hope Ben will be back. They aren’t going to stop making these movies.

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