It is with no exaggeration when I say that this interview might be the peak of my professional career as a sometime two-bit blogger. It probably even beats that time I wrote a feature making fun of Mark Wahlberg's face.
"Nothing's been the same since New York" says Tony Stark in the first trailer for Iron Man 3, before having a very bad day. With the arrival of a new trailer this week it doesn't look like his situation has improved much - so why aren't his Avenger superfriends lending a hand? Writer-director Shane Black has probably got this covered, but just in case he missed Avengers Assemble at the cinema, here are some ways Thor, Hulk and co. can be shoe-horned into the film at short notice without having to assemble the expensive cast!
Time to report on a movie trend that's more terrifying than any unnecessary helicopter or diagonal title treatment: the fact that spelling standards are seemingly slipping throughout the film industry – from props and in-film graphics to promotional materials, posters and beyond. This inability to use proper spelling and grammar is more damning to Hollywood than any film directed by Peter Berg ever could be.
A film journalist yesterday filed some half-arsed copy for a lacklustre feature in which he was asked to examine why so many of this year's blockbuster hits feature archery. "Not my best work," said the journalist.