Okay--I don't want to name names, but one of the movie sites I use for news items keeps saying things like, "GOD, I am so not interested in this movie AT ALL, it looks so boring and not good and it won't make any money anyway. Here is a trailer, two video clips and a gallery of three dozen pictures." For every other movie. Do you like doing this job or not? Be catty, even, but don't just piss and moan about how you don't care about anything on the market right as you deign to give us the promotional material. Maybe I'm just spoiled by the fact that I do this for fun and I don't have to talk about something if I don't want to--I don't give damn #1 about the Transformers franchise, for example, but I can just include "New Transformers clips" in a list and move on with my life with a minimum of moanage and pissation. Or maybe it's just that--well, I think "enthusiasm" might be counted as one of my most vivid personality traits, so I just don't understand how you can post about movie after movie with "God, this is so stupid and I don't care." At least put your back into some snark, man!
Odetta, Voice of Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 77; Birmingham-born Odetta dies at 77; Remembering Odetta.
‘Sound of Music’ hotel hits sour note.
Bits: Why Twitter Turned Down Facebook.
What's the new black? 'Mimosa.' I thought it would be a pink? Maybe this is because I actually had a huge mimosa... tree? thing? in my backyard when I was a kid, and the flowers were adamantly pink.
Purple people eater gloves.
Grammy nominations announced!
Song of the year: Your pick? Am I just totally out of it for only having heard "Bleeding Love" maybe twice, tops?
Stephen Colbert's 'Operation Humble Kanye': Pick a side! (Note: as of tonight, Colbert has won.)
Tank Girl Wants To Dominate Your Coffee Table.
Lost Season 5 Group Promo! Group pic, that is, not video.
Now You Too Can Be A Self-Loathing, Vampire-Loving Waitress [True Blood]. Awww, the DVD won't be out until May!
Kristin Chenoweth joins animated comedy from 'Arrested Development' creator.
‘Maude’ among TV Hall of Fame inductees.
Sharon Stone Hijacks Tribute With Sex Talk For Samuel L. Jackson.
Prop 8 - The Musical -- starring Jack Black, Allison Janney, John C. Reilly, Marc Shaiman, and many more...
Sundance Slate Announced: Films Feature Michael Cera, John Krasinski, And Chris Rock; Paul Giamatti Wants To Steal Your Soul, Crush An Astronaut At Sundance.
‘Frozen River’ Takes Top Nod at Gothams.
Worst Movies Of 2008. Oh, God, just when I had forgotten The Love Guru.
Images: Clive Owen/'The Boys Are Back in Town' pics; AICN Debuts The Official One-Sheet For Alex Proyas's 'Knowing'; Exclusive 'Che' Roadshow Poster; RACE TO See The New WITCH MOUNTAIN Poster... (sigh); Exclusive: The Final 'My Bloody Valentine 3-D' Poster; Futurama: Bender's Game (2008); Bride Wars (2009); 'The Spirit' Madrid Photocall; The Many Heads Of Boba Fett [Concept Art] (related: Droidel, the R2D2 dreidel).
Trailers and clips: New TDTESS Clips Show Keanu's Klaatu Is Kind Of A Dick (related: Upon Reflection, Original 'Day the Earth Stood Still' Doctors Weren't That Smart); Upbeat 'Che' Trailer Promises the Holidays' Jauntiest Four-Hour Marxist Epic; Exclusive Clip From 'The Tale of Despereaux'; 'The Boat That Rocked' trailer; Bad Ass Red Band Trailer for Horror Indie 'Donkey Punch'; 'While Kim Basinger Was Out Killing Street Toughs' Trailer ('While She Was Out'); Kicky Clips from the 'District B13' Sequel; Trailer for 'Screamers 2' -- Yep, 'Screamers 2.'
Twilight Tour of Terror, Part III: Kristen Stewart
(Related: ‘Twilight’ Star Kristen Stewart Snags Joan Jett Role For ‘Runaways’ Biopic; So Kristen Stewart Is Joan Jett, But Just Who Were ‘The Runaways’? You know, I can actually see it?)
City Room: ‘Beedle the Bard,’ Now on View; Personal Copy of Beedle the Bard Unveiled Today in NYC, Video of JK Rowling Reading from Book at Exhibit; Arthur Levine Reads "Fountain of Fair Fortune" from "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by JK Rowling; 8 Million Copies of Beedle the Bard due Worldwide, Pre-Ordered Copies Now Being Shipped; US Borders Stores to Hold "Beedle the Bard" Release Parties December 4; Radcliffe, Watson, and Wright Video Appearance Round Up; Watch Inside the Actor's Studio: Daniel Radcliffe.
More Caspian Clips, Creatures.
Sneak Peek: 'The Dark Knight' on Blu-ray and DVD.
Tim Burton's Next is 'Dark Shadows'? I think it's time for a rousing game of Cast the Burton Regulars! (Yes, Johnny Depp is already attached.)
Watchmen's Running Time Gets Shorter, But Does That Matter?; What if ‘Watchmen’ Sucks?
Will ‘Magneto’ Origin Story Get Underway in 2009?
George Miller Still On 'Justice League.' "Dark Horizons have retracted their original story as bogus after being contacted by a representative of Kennedy Miller Mitchell, adding that their source for the story - 'a usually reliable source,' apparently - 'seems to have vanished into the electronic ether' after the fake scoop."
Tarzan preps big-screen return, 'Pirates of the Caribbean' style.
Johnny Depp Might Star In Nick Tosches' 'In the Hand of Dante'; Johnny Depp Is ‘The Hand Of Dante’ For Adventure Epic.
Phillip Noyce Remaking 1936 Pirate Flick 'Captain Blood'; John Brownlow Penning 'Captain Blood.'
Matt Damon, David Fincher thriller 'Ness' in limbo; Is Paramount Balking on Fincher’s Elliot Ness Flick Due to a Dislike of the Director?
J. Michael Straczynski On ‘World War Z’: ‘The Scale Of What We’re Doing Here Is Phenomenal’; ‘World War Z’ is Gonna Be Like ‘The Bourne Identity’ but With Zombies.
‘Frost/Nixon’ belabors the obvious; 'Frost/Nixon,' 'Doubt': EW reviews; Langella is perfectly clear: Nixon role proves haunting.
Exclusive: Lexi Alexander on 'Punisher: War Zone'; Alexander Mulls 'Jonah Hex'; Stevenson Talks Eli, Freak.
Hilary Swank to Star in 'The Resident.'
Gale Anne Hurd Talks 'Magdalena.'
Keanu Reeves Not Doing 'Speed 3', Honestly: "[IGN] asked if he had heard about the online chat and he said, 'I honestly don't know anything about it.' He went on: 'I don't know if they are going to make another one, and if they are it won't be with me... honestly!' "
Feature: I Watched This On Purpose: 'Hell Ride.'