… as in Private James T. “Joker” Davis from “Full Metal Jacket”.
It’s great to see Matthew Modine, who played Joker in the 1987 classic (in a role originally intended for Anthony Michael Hall from memory), get off the bench. Undeservedly so, Modine has been swimming in a knockabout current of crap for most of the noughties (though his guest turn on “Weeds” was quite fun), not one of the projects even coming close to the greatness of his earlier fare – be it “Full Metal Jacket”, “Married to the Mob”, “Birdy”, “Memphis Belle” or – don’t laugh! – “Vision Quest”, but Christopher Nolan has handed the man a stick so he can swim to shore, casting him in “The Dark Knight Rises”. Nice!
Modine, as well as veteran actor Tom Conti (remember “Reuben, Reuben”!? and “Shirley Valentine”!) and young newcomer Joey King (“Battle : Los Angeles”) were named by Variety earlier today as being the newest three recruits onboard the ‘Batman’ sequel.
King is rumoured to be playing a younger version of Talia al Ghul (Marion Cotillard) in the film. Modine is said to be playing a character named ‘Nixon’, a lawyer.
Christopher Nolan definitely has an eye for casting but also bringing back the greats (You’ll recall he used Tom Berenger in “Inception”) doesn’t he!?
Side Note : Modine shared the screen with former ‘Batman’ films villain Catwoman Michelle Pfeiffer in 1988’s “Married to the Mob” :
- Superbowl Spot : Insurgent - January 31, 2015
- The CW releases another iZombie promo - January 31, 2015
- Deepwater Horizon : Chandor Out, Berg In - January 31, 2015
- Cast fills for Franco’s In Dubious Battle - January 31, 2015
- Nicolas Cage’s latest lands a Hobbit - January 31, 2015
- Rose Byrne back for next X-Men - January 31, 2015
- Orphan Black star gets lead in Star Wars spin-off!? - January 31, 2015
- Leia may face a Hutt again in The Force Awakens - January 31, 2015
- Affleck, Schoenaerts are HBO’s Lewis and Clark - January 31, 2015
- Production begins on Zoo - January 31, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.