I read an interview with Frank Sinatra, in which he said about Judy Garland, 'Every time she sings, she dies a little. That's how much she gave.' It's true for writers, too, who hope to create something lasting. They die a little getting it right. And then the book comes out... there's a dinner, maybe there's a prize... and then comes the inevitable, very American question: What's next? But the next thing can be so hard... because now you know what it demands.I identify with that last sentence a lot, let's just put it that way.
Meanwhile, I went to see Stardust again, this time with Brett the Vet, and somehow we got the time wrong and walked in "early"--just as the movie was starting. Which means that we missed all but the last five seconds of Beowulf, and every other trailer besides (sob). But yay Stardust! I did notice something fun this time around: Septimus has two rows of buttons on the front of his--waistcoat?--and each one has a little 7 on it. Heh. And there were actually other people in the theater, which surprised me.
Also: Six New Movies, None in the Top 3. ("Matthew Vaughn's fantasy epic Stardust, based on the graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess, continued to hold up well..." YAY! Also: It's not a graphic novel! Graphic novels don't have entire pages of text! It's just a short novel with very pretty pictures!)
Bill Nye offends group in Waco "when he suggested that the moon does not emit light, but instead reflects the light of the sun."
Bad breath is more than a social disease.
im in ur shadows... plottin my revenge.
All 22 chapters of R. Kelly's cracktastic "hip-hopera" opus, "Trapped in the Closet."
Rumor Alert: Hogwarts, the Musical, and a New Harry Potter Comic Relief Book?
The Story on That 'Faces of Death' Remake. Except that really, it's just going to be Saw 12 and not even pretend to be "real" deaths: "I suspect the new Faces of Death may be arriving at the torture porn party just as everyone else is packing up their knives and fetish gear."
Paul Haggis Talks 'Bond 22' & His Vision For 007. Well, if he is, as he says, the one who came up with the shower scene in Casino Royale, I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
An early positive review of Atonement.
Cate Blanchett = next Meryl Streep? Short answer: Yes.
Pics from The Dark Knight set. Again, if they go anywhere, I did save them.
Scary Movie 5, are you kidding me? Also: Tons more posters.
Creepy Plot Details on Shyamalan's 'The Happening.' Warning: I read the spoiler myself, and I can't tell for sure, but it may actually describe the end of the movie. Be warned.
Director's Guild Just Says 'No' to Screeners. Which sucks for smaller movies whose best chance at being seen at all is to send screeners to voters' homes, of course.