In case you're wondering, it's not that I got tired of the series or forgot about it for nine months. It's that I had a massive block as to how to make those last three entries work. I would sit and pick at the drafts every other week or so, and just... nothing. That last one, I pretty much ended up rewriting the entire thing from scratch the other week. It happens. And if I have to wait nine months for something not-crap to occur to me, well... there it is.
The good news is, I have the next seven entries either written or mostly written, and shit, as Mark would say, is about to get real.
Meanwhile, it's an "I see this working out well for you" kind of day on the movie news front:
‘The Simpsons’ airs controversial opening sequence by Banksy. I am really, really impressed that they got away with this, to be honest.
@cleolinda: I like that no one seems concerned that a camel is eating a small child.
Today's Scary Deathmatch: Millennium vs. Twin Peaks.
Warner Bros. opts out of 3-D for first installment of ‘Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows’ (SAY HALLELUJAH); A spreadsheet plot written out by J.K. Rowling; They see me Rowling, they hatin'.
Back to The Simpsons, Daniel Radcliffe will voice Edmund the vampire. I feel a shameful urge to cuddle these pictures. Who is a precious baby preteen vampire? ~YOU ARE.~
'The Bourne Legacy' Won't Feature Jason Bourne or Matt Damon.
Joe Wright talks about his live-action ‘Little Mermaid.’
More How to Train Your Dragon Sequel Details.
My Week with Marilyn Finds its Vivien Leigh and Arthur Miller. Plus: First look at Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe. Uh.
Ridley Scott meets with Noomi Rapace, Carey Mulligan, and Abbie Cornish for 'Alien' prequel. Can someone please tell me the correct pronunciation of "Noomi Rapace" before I embarrass myself somewhere?
Fifth Stieg Larsson Book Exists, Won't Be Released. Apparently he did not write a book #4, however, because he thought #5 "would be more fun to write." I would say something snarky, except that's pretty much exactly how I work. Speaking of which:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Adds Three; Daniel Craig: 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Stockholm Shoot; New Photos of Rooney Mara on the Dragon Tattoo Set.
Speaking also of Daniel Craig, I found myself watching the last hour or so of that last Bond movie the other night on cable.
@cleolinda: You know, I like Quantum of Solace more than most people, but even I wouldn't stay in a hotel built entirely out of explosives.
@cleolinda: The problem with writing Victorian is that you can't have any car chases.
@cleolinda: HORSES GET TIRED RT @queenanthai: @cleolinda Horse chases HORSE CHASES
@cleolinda: Also they are not very good at rolling over and blowing up.
Accents! Mirages! Wolves! The Trailer for Peter Weir's The Way Back Arrives.
Back to Michelle Williams, 'Blue Valentine' Gets a Trailer and an NC-17 Rating.
New Trailer and Poster for Boyle's Excellent '127 Hours.'
'Your Highness' at NYCC: What We Learned About Danny McBride's Medieval Comedy; NYCC 2010: Danny McBride Says Natalie Portman Is Hot In 'Your Highness.'
David O. Russell Kills 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,' Heads to 'Old St. Louis' Instead.
@cleolinda: RT @Annaleen: happy Friday! it's the lesbian burlesque version of Twilight, complete with pregnancy and birth scene
@cleolinda: I understand all of those words individually. Together, I just... what? Huh? What? Huh? #what #huh
Justin Bieber launches nail polish line: Fun? Or sign of the apocalypse? Y'all's plan to feed his doll to the Edwards looks better every day.