(So... why are fireworks going off behind our house? I can't see them or anything; it just sounds like Bosnia out there. Either that, or the orcs are coming. Shelby is huddled up on the couch with this haunted look in her eyes.)
(DUDE I THINK THEY ARE GETTING CLOSER)
(Oh, it's stupid Samford's stupid homecoming. Thanks for terrifying my dog, asses.)
Today's journal flashback: a tale of Salt Lake City shenanigans.
Mother and Brother of Jennifer Hudson Are Reported to Be Slain; Police: Child missing from scene of double homicide.
Authors remember David Foster Wallace.
Katharine Hepburn, the last true star.
Stephen Hawking to retire from prestigious post.
Harriet Klausner: From Amazon Top Reviewer to Unhelpful Hack.
Hachette Binds Sci-Fi, Graphic Novel Lines Together.
In addition to some Facebook spambot wonkery I'm hearing about, it turns out that the Oregon Trail app was bought out by a speed-dating site?
This antique Victorian locket owns my soul. My broke, broke soul.
Pets in costume cute or creepy?; Science Fiction's Great Villains, Immortalized In Pumpkin Flesh (AHHHHHH PREDATOR).
'Mad Men': The influential show almost nobody watches.
"Jensen Ackles is the coolest motherfucker alive"; screencaps: Jensen Ackles: Eye of the Tiger (HD). It's a long story; just watch it.
'Doubt' to Open AFI Fest; Oscar Update: Best Actor Chatter, Talks of 'Doubt' and Scott-Thomas is Praised. (Related to KST: Movie Review: 'I've Loved You So Long'; Scott Thomas Abandoned Prison Visit.)
Images: 32 New Photos From 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' (I don't know how "new" they really are; some of them were originally posted as early as last December); Mos Def And Beyoncé Go Retro In Our ‘Cadillac Records’ Photo Gallery; Keira Knightley on the set of 'Last Night'; Exclusive: 'Dark Streets' Poster Premiere; Check This Out: Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire Poster'; and finally, 'The Unborn' poster: A hot, screaming chick in a wet halter top. If there is anything else you need to know about a horror movie, I don't know what it is.
Trailers and clips: Must Watch: Fantastic New Trailer for 'The International'; Exclusive: Groovy 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Featurette; Second Full Trailer for 'Notorious' Debuts; 'My Bloody Valentine 3-D' Poster and Trailer Arrive; Asian Cinema Scene: Tony Jaa in New 'Ong Bak 2' Trailer.
trailer_spot: Last Chance Harvey, Watchmen, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, International, 17 Again.
Agent 007 Daniel Craig Taking ‘Solace’ Over Oscar Buzz Flick ‘Defiance’; James Bond Cameos For Guillermo del Toro And Alfonso Cuaron; Algerian Love Knot Returns In 'Quantum of Solace'; Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko promoting 'Quantum of Solace' in Russia (a bit old--got lost in the feeds, sorry).
Crispin Glover Joins 'Alice in Wonderland.'
Steven Soderbergh Making 3-D Rock 'n Roll Cleopatra Film; 'Cleo' Unites A-LIst Talent For World's Finest Batshit 3-D Musical [Profiles In Insanity]. Can I buy tickets now?
New stills scanned from Twilight Companion; New Twilight tv spot; Paramore "Decode" music video stills; I JUST LIKE WATCHING OVER YOU. Also, more from the Mexico City Massacre: The Sombrero of Doom videos got taken down (possibly when the YouTube user realized that people thought they were kind of creepy), but photos are coming in nonetheless. Portrait of a condemned man; The Hair has been recharged; video: "YOU'RE GORGEOUS!" And the cast hasn't even made it over to Rome yet, y'all. Or the multi-city American tour. Or...
The Verdict on the New Heath Ledger-Inspired Joker Graphic Novel; Fan-Made Batmobile is Ready for the Gotham Streets.
Why Not to Miss 'Synecdoche, New York,' The Best Film of 2008; Rope of Silicon review: 'Synecdoche, New York'; New 'Synecdoche, New York' Video Treats!; AV Club interview: Charlie Kaufman.
Review: 'HSM3' is pretty good; Next Generation Of ‘High School Musical’ Stars Hope To Carry The Torch.
MTV Interns Attend ‘Saw’ Movie Marathon - Read Their Twisted Report; Police Issue Warning About Movie Promotion; AV Club review: 'Saw V'; Cinematical review: 'Saw V'; spoiler already up at Movie Pooper (yes, I am an evil grinch, thanks).
Review: 'Let the Right One In'; Interview: 'Let the Right One' In Director Tomas Alfredson.
Review: 'Pride and Glory' and cliches galore.
Review: ‘Changeling’ doesn’t know when to quit.
'Game' May Be One Big Game Over, According To Early Reviews.
An Obsessive-Compulsive's Guide to the 'Friday the 13th' Movies.
'Where the Wild Things Are' gets long-awaited release date.
Legendary Pictures to Acquire Epic Games.
Mandate, Malkovich Adapting 'Paper Towns.'
Summit Gets 'Kicked, Bitten and Scratched,' a romantic comedy "set in the world of animal training."
Clooney among 'The Birds'?
For All Those Who Still Believe in Fairies: 'Tinkerbell' on DVD.
Exclusive: Danny Boyle Responds to 'Slumdog's' "R" Rating.
'Ripley's' Back on Track with Chris Columbus?
Buck Rogers Movie May Become Cheap Camp in Frank Miller's Hands.
A Love Letter to 'Midnight Meat Train.'
Weinstein Co. Dumps Four More Films; We Translate the Excuses. The films: 'Crossing Over,' 'Fanboys,' 'Shanghai' and 'Killshot.'
Why is Sony Burying its Glossy New Anne Hathaway Thriller?
The Collateral Damage of 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua.'
20th Century Fox Changes Release Schedule, setting "a Christmas Day 2009 release date for 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel.' " Jesus wept, people.