Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
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Okay, I have officially had too much caffeine. I'm not all psychotic like I was when I came home from Derailed, but I can't think straight, and I'm trying to paper, and that is not good. Also, the house is too HOT. I can't decide if I want to wash my hair now, which is a total ordeal (what? I have a lot of hair) or do it tomorrow, but if I do it now I have more time tomorrow and I get to put off paper-writing another hour. Sigh.

Multi-fandom movie awards news: the Broadcast Film Critics Association's nominees. They actually have Young Actor and Young Actress categories, which means that the Potter and Narnia kids get some love. Also, at Oscarwatch: the AFI Top Ten and the New York Film Critics Online Awards (the most interesting one there, to me: Fernando Meirelles nabbing Best Director for The Constant Gardener). What you're really watching for are the names that come up over and over again, the patterns that emerge--that's how you play the Oscar pools when the time comes. 

Narnia-heavy linkspam: 

So after some hassle from Entertainment Weekly about them suspending my subscription for lack of $5.77 but not bothering to tell me about it (and I still don't understand why I owed them that), I have managed to lay hands on the new issue, in which we learn that Tilda Swinton would blast the Marilyn Manson cover of "Personal Jesus" on the battlefield to get into character. Forget the companion "inspired-by" soundtrack; I really want to know what else she, and possibly the kids, listened to on set.

Oh, and apparently you can get White Witch action figures at the Disney Store. I'm waiting for the inevitable 11-inch-or-taller dolls/figures that someone will put out. The Galadriels need a friend, y'all.

Online-only EW article: "Lions and witches and lots of cash, oh my! Surpassing all expectations, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe blasted into theaters this weekend, premiering with a phenomenal $67.1 million, according to studio estimates. That tally is higher than the opening weekends of the first two Lord of the Rings films, which debuted with $47.2 million and $62 million in 2001 and 2002. In fact, Narnia logged the second-biggest December opening ever, behind only The Return of the King's $72.6 million. Without a doubt, a new blockbuster fantasy franchise has now been born." Second place, Syriana; third, Goblet of Fire.

Skandar Keynes really is the Heir to the Chainsaw of Natural Selection. May he use it well.

Here's an interview with all four kids. I think I remember it from several weeks ago, but it's still fun. Particularly when they talk about what they got Keynes for his birthday, poor kid.

Oh, how the Best Actress of Her Generation has fallen. Here's her former handmaiden, and here's Natalie Portman herself. Do please vote for her costumes, won't you?

And since I've mentioned Christmas gift baskets lately: He does like Hickory Farms.


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