New TV spot for The Hobbit features trolls, New Zealand and dodgy pick-up lines from Gandalf. The usual, then.
Blood and Ice Cream all ’round!
In which we meet Legolas’ dad. They’ve got the same ears, no?
With a plot as cheerfully convoluted as its title, viewers might start to feel sea-sick trying to keep up with the ridiculous twists and turns of The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists. But does it matter? Not really. This is home-made Aardman animation at its most visually dazzling, and the love, humour and detail locked in every frame ensures that story quibbles are soon tossed over-board.
Maybe he should go on Come Dine With Dwarves! No? Okay, forget we mentioned it.
Did you know Benedict Cumberbatch spent a year teaching English to Tibetan monks? That he sent himself on a secret mission to Morocco in order to prepare for his role in Tinker Tailor? That his air miles must be stacking up by now? Cheat Sheet! Sherlock Cheat Sheet! Is this pure indulgence? Yes. But he shouts a bit in War Horse, so that counts as relevance.