We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Jon Hamm recalls a day on the diamond with Roger Clemens, The Hobbit is finally starting to look like a fun set, and tiny flying robots pay tribute to James Bond, early adopter of tiny flying robots.
Between Les Miserables, Battleship, The Great Gatsby, The Wolverine, and Noah, it's getting hard to keep track of all the upcoming movies we Have A Bad Feeling About. Remarkably, a project that no longer meets this criteria is Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. To be fair, it's been knocked off our radar by other things -- including Darren Aronofsky's inability to find a lead for his post-apocalyptic Ark story -- but the mood seems lighter on Part II than it was in the first installment's teaser trailer from December where everyone just hung out around the Shire. Peter Jackson went everywhere in his new on-set video blog, and people actually seemed excited to be making this particular movie. As did Jackson, though he did refer to the film's skies as "boring." [lanteanstreet]