Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones

Even the dogs are too hot to play

Not much news today; spent Friday and Saturday reading Watchmen, which I waited a week or so to do because I wanted to have plenty of time to really stretch out with it. The fact that it's a giant, expensive, five-pound hardback may have had something to do with this decision. Have also been trying to write, but the heat is stupidifying. Can't quite get past that playing-it-out-in-my-mind stage. Throat kind of hurts, which is weird. Today is also Sister Girl's Culinard graduation, but for some reason she's decided not to actually attend, which is something of a relief--we're still having a big dinner for her anyway (and she still graduates, obviously), but now we don't have to sit in an auditorium for three hours.

Merv Griffin dies at age 82.

Italy probe unearths huge Iraq arms deal.

Fly me to the moon: space hotel sees 2012 opening.

Big Ben’s bongs fall silent. ... Heh.

My top ten cat macros, let me show you them.

"Most of you have probably seen The Ring, in which a mysterious videotape kills the viewer in seven days unless they show it to someone else. This video contained horrifying images that seared themselves into the viewer's mind and drove them to insanity before facilitating their death. Which brings me to this video, a documentary about men who fall in love with life-size sex dolls."

New PostSecret Mini-Movie. "Working on this PostSecret Video has been a labor of love. I hope you find the secrets as meaningful and moving as I do. If you do, please consider emailing your friends about it and linking to it from your blog."

"The Lost casting news is as fake as Kristen Bell's teeth." Ouch.

Dark Knight Footage Debuts at Wizard World.

Britain's most powerful, money-making film stars in Hollywood. "Orlando Bloom, 30, who starred in seven blockbusters, including the Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings franchises, tops the list with a combined box office gross of more than £2.6 billion... Sir Ian McKellen, 68, Christopher Lee, 85, Brian Cox, 61, and Bernard Hill, 62, all make the top 10, with an average age for the list of 41. [...] Only six women appear on the two lists. At 17, Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, is the most successful female star, ranked joint fourth alongside her co-stars. Keira Knightley, who also appears in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, is seventh, ahead of Kate Beckinsale and Helena Bonham Carter. Mike Newell, the director of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, tops the list of directors, comfortably ahead of Ridley Scott, whose three separate hits earned him second place." One major criticism of the list in the article: Lord of the Rings has unbalanced the list in favor of actors who have not necessarily done anything else that made significant money, pushing out actors like Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, and Alan Rickman. Of course, Hill was also in Titanic, and Cox and McKellen were in the X-Men movie(s), and Christopher Lee... well, he's Christopher Lee, isn't he?

Kid's Lit Of The Rich and Also Famous: Joan Allen loved Golden Books (from the Piggly Wiggly! That's where I got mine!), Michael Chabon loves Bradbury, Edward Norton loves Dr. Seuss and The Dark Is Rising--oh dear. I have some bad news...

"2008 looks like shit," or, a spate of new movie posters collected for your viewing (dis?)pleasure. Even though many of the movies come out in 2007. Hey, I go to ONTD for the links, not for the accuracy.

The Six Titles of 'Indiana Jones 4.' And the one we've heard rumored all along is still the best one.

'The Nines' poster, and why you should see the movie, from someone who has.

Feldman and Haim Are Returning for 'Lost Boys 2,' Source Says. "And just when you thought things couldn't get any stranger, the horror site also claims Kiefer Sutherland's half-brother, Angus Sutherland, has been cast as the film's vampire villain." Okay, I would go see that.

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Tags: batman, books, cat macros, lost, movies, sister girl, vampires, watchmen

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