Bringing sexy sci-fi back.
It’s Friday, Friday, you’ve gotta get down on Friday. You’ve also got to take part in our drinking game. The Look of Love is out today, so we could have done something porn-related to satiate you horny individuals, but we went for biopics so there. While you’re reading, and if you’re not completely caned by the end, have a think about who you’d like to play you in a biopic and let us know below. We’re opting for Pan’s People. They’d be a great BFF, don’t you think?
Gwyneth Paltrow will soon be back on our screens in Iron Man 3 – and she even gets to don the iconic metal suit this time. She’s pretty well known, but there’s got to be some stuff you didn’t know about her. Or maybe you know someone who has been living under a rock since 1989 and doesn’t know she is? Kindly refer this out-of-touch person to our cheat sheet that has everything you could ever need on Paltrow, and a lot of things you probably won’t need.
Promised Land, the latest offering from Gus Van Sant, almost managed to sneak under our radar this week despite starring Frances McDormand and Matt Damon. Matt Damon! Everyone loves him, don’t th… oh, apparently they don’t. With unexpected tides of pro- and anti-Damon prejudice swelling through the corridors of Best For Film Towers, we’re resolving things the traditional way – with a stupid argument about butter.
Do you know what the world doesn’t have enough of? Passionate love letters to eleven-year-old sci-fi films, that’s what! Long-term BFFer Harry Harris sent us this blog at half one in the morning, which probably means he wrote it drunk – still, when you’re talking about the finest film to ever star Tom Cruise and some futuristic mittens there’s no other way to work. We present his very personal tribute to Minority Report.
This year Hollywood seems bent on exploring the possibilities for our future. Tom Cruise’s Oblivion (out now!), Matt Damon’s Elysium and Will Smith’s After Earth (both still pending) have their own special vision for what the world will be like. Never ones to be left out, here at BFF we decided that a Top 10 edition had to be devoted to the worlds we’ve already come across, drawing back the curtain to unveil all the utopian and dystopian fates that await us.
Seeing director leviathans Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Peter Jackson reduced to giggling, bright-eyed fanboys gushing over Ray Harryhausen is quite something. They have good reason to go weak at the knees – Ray Harryhausen Special Effects Titan is a fascinating insight into the life’s work of one man with a love of animation in his DNA.