'Killing Fields' survivor Dith Pran dies.
The Aftermath of Minghella's Untimely Passing.
Large, small screen actors guilds cut ties before contract talks. Yes, that's right: we're potentially in for another strike.
Siegel's Family Reclaims Share of Superman Rights.
Brangelina Married! No It's Not!; Us Calls Bullshit on Star! [Update].
Cops bust high school root beer kegger ...the point of which seemed to be that teenager revelers can be just as annoying sober as they are drunk:
Zebro purchased a quarter-barrel of 1919 Classic American Draft Root Beer, and by 10 p.m. Saturday, the scene outside his rural Wausau home had all the makings of a teen drinking party — cars, noise and kids.
Kronenwetter Police Chief Daniel Joling said an officer was dispatched to the home March 1 on a complaint of cars blocking the road.
Juveniles began coming out of the house after the officer used his squad car's loudspeaker to warn that cars would soon be towed, Officer Jason Rasmussen wrote in his report.
Nearly 90 breath tests were done, and officers even searched locked rooms for hiding teens.
"It was a tremendous waste of time and manpower, but we still had a job to do, and our officers did it," Joling said. "If one kid had come there, even hadn't drank there, but had come there and had been drinking and had left and crashed and burned, then what would the sentiment be? Why didn't the police check everybody out?"
Students accused of copying honor code.
The photograph that terrorized London.
Sample The Hugo Selections Online [Hugo Awards].
100 Best Last Lines from Novels. As a sidenote, I discovered a couple of days ago that #4 is the basis for Kate Bush's "The Sensual World" ("He said I was a flower of the mountain, yes").
Clockwork Photoshopping Contest at Worth1000.
Mysterious New UFO Pics Probably from X-Files [Viral Marketing]. "A set of photographs depicting a beautiful, steampunk-looking UFO hovering over a small Northern California town are most likely from an X-Files viral marketing campaign." But... that kind of doesn't make a lot of sense. Unless Mulder's great-great-grandfather was in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen or something.
Sunday Discussion: The $30 Movie Ticket - Would You Pay? HAIL NO. The last time I paid that much for a movie, I got a midnight-release copy of Deathly Hallows thrown in. If I'm paying three times the current movie price, I want a recliner as big as a Cadillac and the star of the movie to personally feed me ice cream. And you're funding this with the Retirement Systems of Alabama pension fund? Welcome to Lake Badidea. Seriously.
Speaking of things happening in Birmingham: Diana Ross among 41 acts revealed for City Stages 2008. Key comment at the list of the 41 acts: "Good grief, the only group or person i recognize is Diana Ross. Could they have not done better this year? I asked my teen age son did he recognize any of these and he said, 'no'.. so that tells me something.. I predict a low turn out this year.. but the Diana Ross thing may save them. But I'm disappointed."
The best (awesomely) bad movie titles.
17 Fashionable Movies. Bringing Up Baby: "The movie in which [Katharine Hepburn] debuted her signature pants, never before seen on a woman in the movies. When the studio heads insisted she wear a skirt, she strolled around the set in her underwear until they gave her pants back."
Report: Auditions to Begin for Characters at Harry Potter Theme Park; New Official WB Photos of Emma Watson Due Soon.
Frank Darabont's Fahrenheit 451 Suffers Another Setback - Tom Hanks Drops Out. I'm actually that rare heathen--someone who's not really a fan of Tom Hanks--but even I thought this was perfect casting. Woe.
New Indiana Jones 4 TV Spot Whips into Action.
Prince Caspian - Adventures in Narnia 2 Clip.
Rumor: Hayden Christensen is Superman in 'Justice League: Mortal'? Cue moral outrage... now.
New Photos from Bryan Singer's 'Valkyrie' - Where's The Buzz? I have a feeling that the mainstream audience who'll stick by Tom Cruise for the feel-good action movies may balk at the Serious Political and/or Historical Movie (see also: Lions for Lambs), and the rest of us are just sick of him. Which is sad, because I don't know about you, but I'm there for the supporting cast.
New Jason Vorhees Revealed.
New Ridley Scott Movie Has Better Drugs Than 'Blade Runner.'
Cohen's Bruno Causes Trouble in Kansas; Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno Nails Ben Affleck.
The Queen's Peter Morgan Moves On to 'Hereafter.' MAYBE THIS MOVIE WILL MAKE ME LESS ANGRY.