2) Speaking of inboxes, if you've direct-messaged me here on LJ recently and I didn't reply, you will probably want to check and make sure that you don't have the privacy option enabled, which means that I can't send you a message back.
3) If you were interested in Melissa's Harry, A History signing at NYCC, I double-checked, and you will be able buy the book while you're there.
4) I was reading "The Great God Pan" last night, and then I reread Stephen King's story "N.," and he mentions in the afterword/notes that most horror writers (of which I consider myself one, to some extent) end up taking on the theme of the world being "thin" in places, places thin enough to glimpse unspeakable horrors. After a little thought, I realized that this idea doesn't actually appeal to me all that much, and that I tend to think of reality as a very thick place, actually--so thick and gnarled and crannied, like an old house or a hollow tree, that you never quite know what might be lurking in the corners. But I still think of it all as being on the same plane, just full of... nooks.
5) I had a really weird dream this morning that involved people having a party
6) Today's Snack Deathmatch: honey roasted peanuts vs. salted cashews. I'm more of an almond/hazelnut girl myself, but my stepfather is definitely a cashew man.
MOAR BALEMAGEDDON: Christian Bale's Mashed-Up Rage: A User's Guide. Specifically: F*ckin' Newsies; Christian Bale Remix w/ synchronized Newsies; Christian Bale Is Furious at 'He's Just Not That Into You'; Chinese Theatre Batman Tired Of F**cking Distracting Tourists Wandering Into His Shot; Stephen Colbert/Steve Martin re-enact Christian Bale freakout; Bellowing Bill O'Reilly vs. Crazy Christian Bale: The Ultimate Showdown; BALEOUT t-shirts! God, I love when the internet gets creative.
And here's a twist: Christian Bale: Evil-Cinematographer-Vanquishing Folk Hero? " '[Hurlbut] was widely despised,' sources tell RadarOnline.com exclusively. 'Hurlbut was a condescending (bleep) to everyone,' a source told us. His favorite line was 'Why don't you go stab yourself in the head, you idiot.' " What I really want now is a recording of them having a go at each other. Who would win? Everyone.
New trailer now live for Torchwood season three.
Caprica two-hour premiere to drop on DVD in April; How to toast the Toasters with Battlestar Galactica cocktails.
Joss Whedon reveals more Dollhouse secrets, and he wants you squirming; Joss Whedon: Buffy, Dr. Horrible, Cabin in the Woods scoop!
Renee Zellweger is new Hasty Pudding honoree; James Franco wins Harvard Hasty Pudding award.
Forrest Ackerman memorabilia, including Dracula's cape, to be sold; Buy This: Vampire Movie Props, including items from Underworld as well. (OH DUDE I WOULD SO BID ON THE DRACULA RING IF I HAD A MONEY TREE.)
Images: Cruz Displays How You Prepare for ‘Nine’ (with 'Sherlock Holmes' BTS pics as well); First Look At Bruce Willis Robotic 'Surrogates' Teaser Poster; A Dirty Official Photo from 'Jennifer's Body'; First Look: Black Eyed Peas' Taboo as Vega in 'Street Fighter'; Exclusive: 'Phoebe in Wonderland' Poster Premiere!; Zac Efron’s '17 Again' Movie Poster Revealed!
Trailers and clips: Full Trailer for Will Ferrell’s ‘Land of the Lost’; Exclusive Video: 'Angels & Demons', 'Angels & Demons' site updated with new videos, watch the trailer; Clips from 'Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire'; Int'l Site Opens for Blood: The Last Vampire; Whoa, There Was a 'Duplicity' Super Bowl TV Spot?; The New 'Dragonball Evolution' Trailer!; 'S. Darko' Teaser: Remember How There Was a Girl in That 'Donnie Darko' Movie?
EXCLUSIVE: Check Out A New Clip From ‘Coraline’ — For Your Eyes Only! Meanwhile, the reviews are turning out to be really good. NYT review: "There are many scenes and images in 'Coraline' that are likely to scare children. This is not a warning but rather a recommendation, since the cultivation of fright can be one of the great pleasures of youthful moviegoing. As long as it doesn’t go too far toward violence or mortal dread, a film that elicits a tingle of unease or a tremor of spookiness can be a tonic to sensibilities dulled by wholesome, anodyne, school-approved entertainments." Aw! And an A in Entertainment Weekly: "Kids are unself-conscious geniuses at inventing alternative realities, effortlessly creative universes in which their wishes and fears find full expression. And, of course, adults regularly visit imaginary worlds too, often with psychotherapists as travel agents. Add to those interested parties the millions who love the fantasy-rich literature of Neil Gaiman and those who adore the dreamscape artistry of Nightmare Before Christmas filmmaker Henry Selick, and you have the audience for Coraline: everybody. This thrilling stop-motion animated adventure is a high point in Selick's career of creating handcrafted wonderlands of beauty blended with deep, disconcerting creepiness."
Meanwhile, "This auction for the Starlight Foundation... has mice in it, and an original Coraline doll, and more," and Stephen Colbert goes to town on 'The Graveyard Book.'
UPDATE: International Harry Potter 6 Teaser Posters! (Related: Michael Gambon leaves Hogwarts for the post-apocalyptic 'Book of Eli.')
New 'Watchmen' Video Outlines the Anti-Vigilante Keene Act; 'Watchmen' Getting Big Advance Buzz.
'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' release date brought forward to April.
Extended Clip From 'The International'; Clive Owen and Tom Twyker at the Berlin International Film Festival for 'The International.'
‘Twilight’ Helmer Catherine Hardwicke To Unveil Her ‘Director’s Notebook’ (well, that should be interesting, given that she's not doing the sequel); Rob and Kristen are together in Vancouver for New Moon, presumably in one or more safehouses where ravening fangirls cannot find them.
See Nicolas Cage, Run Cage Run - New 'Knowing' Photos; Exclusive Videos: 'Knowing'; The 'Knowing' Digital Time Capsule Contest.
New Batch of Behind-the-Scenes 'Public Enemies' Photos; Doors Documentary Snags Johnny Depp; Amber Heard Joins Johnny Depp in 'The Rum Diary'; Johnny Depp Joins The Three Stooges?; Ugh, More Johnny Depp Casting Rumors.
James Cameron Talks 'Avatar,' Expect Minds to Blow.
Orlando Bloom Heads To The Future For Sci-Fi ‘The Cross.’ Wow, he's all kinds of getting-work these days, isn't he?
Ewan McGregor and Carey Mulligan Join 'The Electric Slide.'
'Beezus and Ramona': Disney star Selena Gomez tapped for adaptation of Beverly Cleary's classic.
Who's all gussied up? -- Info on Sally Potter's "RAGE"; Jude Law as a transgender supermodel: Hot or not?
Soderbergh and Pitt Reteam for Baseball Flick; ‘Benjamin Button’ house is for sale.
Exclusive: 'Green Lantern' Writer Talks.
Black Moon Down Gets Another Rewrite [Lunar Movie Disaster].
‘Sex And The City’ Sequel Reportedly Confirmed; Parker, Catrall, Davis sign on for more ‘Sex.’
'Candy Land' Gets Writer, Director, Candy.
Kevin Smith Sells Out The Weinsteins In Latest 'Zack and Miri' Lament [Feuds].
'Fanboys' Delivers the Best of Geekdom - and the Worst. Once again, I would like to note that I called Kristen Bell ending up in a Leia costume in this movie three years ago.
An Exploding Arrow To The Head, And Fred Williamson Is To Blame [Found Footage].