(That's frustration with myself talking there, by the way.)
("Are you feeling guilty? YEAH YOU ARE!")
By the way, I'm recording another--different--podcast on Saturday, which should be fun. General subject: vampires in the media. Doing speaky-speaky stuff like this seems to help my confidence, so I'm going with it. Someday, I may actually bring myself to be sociable in real life, my God!
Motown writer, producer Norman Whitfield dies; 'Grapevine,' 'War' hitmaker dies at 67.
Midnight hour will usher in Paolini's latest. This Saturday? Huh. Didn't know it was coming out so soon. (The Eragon fandom is going to have to work a lot harder if it wants to catch up with the Twilight fandom. Although, the fact that the Eragon movie came and went without a ripple suggests that it's too late for that.)
What's A Summer Without Harry Potter Look Like? Kind of bleak, if you're the publishing industry.
'Brokeback Mountain' Author Not Interested in Your 'Zombie Jack Twist' Fan Fiction "They constantly send ghastly manuscripts and pornish rewrites of the story to me, expecting me to reply with praise and applause for 'fixing' the story. They certainly don't get the message that if you can't fix it you've got to stand it." See, okay, Fandom Etiquette 101: Don't Send Your Fanfic to the Creator, They Usually Hate That and Also It Creates Legal Liability for Them).
Eoin Colfer to write new Hitchhiker's Guide book.
Vietnamese Science Fiction Authors Band Together.
New Sia video. I would just like to note here that after the Six Feet Under series finale used Sia's "Breathe Me" for the last five minutes, I cried for forty-five minutes. And I'd never even seen that many episodes of the show. I just... YouTube it or something. I can't even go look for it.
Former MTV VJ Dave Holmes On The Demise Of 'TRL', MTV's Current Programming Slate:
Listen, I will watch The Real World/Road Rules Challenge until the day I die. Big, hot dudes with their shirts off yelling at each other and getting drunk? For some reason, that never gets old. Like, I will watch CT take his shirt off and yell at somebody all fucking day. If there was a channel that was just that, I would watch it.Also: Prince's Swear Jar.
Fox tackles contemporary 'Dwarfs' "Tentatively titled 'Georgia and the Seven Associates,' the hourlong dramedy, produced by ABC Studios, is tonally described as 'The Devil Wears Prada' meets 'Taxi' set in Los Angeles' legal circles"); The Hater: New Fox Show Is Both Everything And Nothing.
It's A Galactic Eclipse! [Space Porn]
Joss Whedon and feminist cookies; Fox still committed to Joss Whedon's 'Dollhouse.'
Watch your back, Grinch: Here comes 'A Colbert Christmas.'
Bette Davis honored with postage stamp.
Alien Table Will Spit Acid And Rip Apart Your Ikea Crap.
Oscar Update: Foreign Language Oscar Potentials Begin Lining Up.
Images: Stone's 'W.' Heads to London as His Cabinet Debuts Online; Final Poster for Bousman's 'Repo! The Genetic Opera'; New 'Quarantine' Pics Show Day Glo Slumber Party From Hell; 'Coraline' Behind-the-Scenes Photos; On the set of 'Whip It'; First Look: 'Frost/Nixon' poster; 'Hounddog' poster Review: Hounddog).
Trailers and clips: Must Watch: Full 'Der Baader Meinhof Komplex' Trailer; 'My One and Only' trailer; Second Official Transformers 2 BTS Clip; First Saw V Clip Revealed!; First TV Spot for Adam Sandler's 'Bedtime Stories'; Tomorrow's Number Six Fears No Sand [The Prisoner].
New HBP Photos, Including Luna Outside Gates of Hogwarts; Production on Rupert Grint Film 'Wild Target' Begins Today.
Two New Badass 'Quantum of Solace' TV Spots!; 'Quantum of Solace' - Official Blog Report #26.
Viggo Mortensen Still Waiting For Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Hobbit’ Call. Keep in mind that the second "bridge" film would, in theory, require a lot of Aragorn.
Vaguely related: Why Wasn't 'The Road' at the Festivals? It Isn't Done Yet.)
‘The Duchess’ is all dressed up, nowhere to go.
Knightley Still Waiting On 'My Fair Lady' Confirmation.
Tobey Maguire Getting Well Reimbursed for Pretending to be Superhero "Sony is reportedly ready to pay Tobey Maguire $50 million to shoot Spider-Man 4 and 5 back-to-back, plus grant him mornings and evenings off to spend with his young daughter." DAAAANG, Y'ALL).
Exclusive: Shia to Shoot 'Dark Fields' This Winter; Walking Wounded Shia LaBeouf Gifts Jay Leno With Portion Of Severed Pinkie (DO NOT CLICK UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED FOR VISUAL EVIDENCE).
Megan Fox Plays Herself in 'How to Lose Friends' but Does She Know It?
I can't be sure what to think of Megan Fox. She obviously knows she is treated as a piece of meat in the industry. She admits to loving comic book films and says, "If I get stuck doing comic-book films for the rest of my life, I'll be really happy... I love those types of movies. And I don't mind being sexy--if it's a character with a backstory and an arc and something progresses."Okay, I lol'd.
Does this mean we should expect some major character arc in Transformers 2?
"Transformers 2 is directed by Michael Bay," she says.
Nicole Kidman to Star in 'The Eighth Wonder.'
Dunst Produces 'Jealous Ghost.'
‘The Women’ Director Diane English Takes Controversal ‘Fear Of Flying’ To Modern Day. This woman must be stopped.
'Looper' To Twist Time Travel.
What If You Only Had 92 Minutes to Live?
So... it's a whole smörgåsbord over here at the Uwe Boll Slot today:
Nicholas Sparks to Write Novel to be Turned into Movie for Miley Cyrus. I'm always so glad when they basically just come out and go, "Here is a movie that you will not, under any circumstances, want to see. But now you know! Everyone wins!"
'Dragonball' trailer to run in front of 'Max Payne' October 17th. And there they go again! Thanks, guys!
Even Fans Don't Want Dane Cook in Movies Anymore!
Screw "Day the Earth Stood Still" and Watch This! [Ripoffs Of Ripoffs]
Matthew McConaughey Joins Elite Group Of A-Listers Who Couldn't Crack a Six-Figure Opening; The real reason Matthew McConaughey's 'Surfer, Dude' went under.
'Beverly Hills Ninja 2' in the Works.
Keira & Orlando to remake 'Saturday Night Fever'? OH WHATEVER! THOSE WORDS DON'T EVEN MAKE SENSE NEXT TO EACH OTHER!