April 9, 2017
Here it is! Your exclusive sneak peek of the blogs that The Editors and Staff of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride (our motto: Hey, we’re trying) are hard at work on. What makes this exclusive? The fact that “exclusive” is an attention-getter and we are shameless in our attempts to get more views around here.
First up will be our exclusive review of Guardians of the Blue, exclusively seen here and only here. Trust me, you’ll enjoy it. I exclusively guarantee it.
It is not a pop and does not contain pizza. We’ll take a look at this and some other food that has lost its way.
Way back in 2010, we profiled Shigeo Tokuda, a 76 year old Japanse pron star who, at the time, had appeared in an incredible 350+ films. Well he has nothing on this guy. Meet the 86 year-old who has 1,300 kids.
Keep a sharp eye out for these exclusive posts brought to you exclusively from Mr. Blog’s exclusive Tepid exclusive Ride exclusive.
April 1, 2017
Sir Ian McKellen, in addition to being one of the great actors of our time, is also one of the most recognizable. This is partly due to his roles in a pair of hugely popular franchises.
As Magneto in the X-Men franchise
As Gandalf in The Lord of The Rings
So it was a surprise when, after sitting through Disney’s new, live-action Beauty and the Beast movie that I discovered that Ian McKellen had a prominent role in the story. He played Cogsworth the clock and the vast majority of the part was just voice-over work. I didn’t recognize his voice- in fact, I was sure I did, but I didn’t think it was McKellen. I thought it was either Leo McKern (better known as Number Two in The Prisoner and as Rumpole of the Bailey) or the guy who played Mr. Tebbs on Are You Being Served, an old BBC sitcom from the 70’s. Problem is, both men died decades ago.
And when the clock turned back to a human at the end of the film (spoiler alert!- oops, too late) and Ian McKellen appeared in person, not only did I still not recognize him but I was more sure than ever that he was either McKern or James Hayter (Mr. Tebbs from Served.) Take a look at Magneto above and Cogsworth below and tell me if any of you would have recognized McKellen.
Separated at birth?
Now take a look at the other men. Is it any surprise that I thought that it was either of them? I have to hand it to Ian McKellen. He is such a good actor that I was prepared to believe that it was anyone but him in the movie. Even a couple of dead men.