Don’t tell me this doesn’t look good. Brad Bird directs Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner in December’s Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.
This is the first film I’ve seen branded as a “Tom Cruise / Bad Robot Production.” This opposed to a Cruise/Wagner Production (Wagner being Cruise’s ex-wife and [former?] producing partner Paula Wagner).
The entire IMF has been disavowed. Only Tom Cruise, the guy who made Lost, and a Pixar director can get to the bottom of it.
M:I 4, people. Lick. It. Up.
Matt Drudge, founder of the Drudge Report, purportedly dislikes the classification of his site as “a blog,” but the Drudge Report and some of today’s blogs have more than a little in common. Sure, there’s a big difference between Perez Hilton and Matt Drudge, but they both serve similar functions. While they may have “tipsters” calling in “scoops” from time to time, neither Perez Hilton or The Drudge Report are usually reporting the news. Instead, they’re reporting on the news. Perez Hilton dishes gossip and takes pictures of celebrities to town with Windows Paint. Matt Drudge finds interesting news stories from around the web and links to them with eye-catching headlines. The Drudge Report came up when “weblogging” was in its infancy, and if not a blog by strict definition, it is still of the same family.
So is there money to be made in simply linking to the news? Well it’s certainly making Drudge a pretty penny, and it has also given him remarkable power in the world of internet news traffic.
I don’t know why I felt so obligated to see Thor. The marketing for the film was pretty dull. But I often find myself getting inextricably caught up in fan-boy hype. And there was plenty of fanboy hype surrounding Thor. It is after all, the third film from Marvel Studios, and a major moment as we march towards Joss Whedon’s sure-to-be-an-event 3D spectacular The Avengers in 2012.
I’ve been getting pretty geeky about Marvel lately, despite my comic book ignorance. I’m even excited for Shane Black having a go at the Iron Man franchise (any departure from Iron Man 2 is welcome). Mark Ruffalo replacing Edward Norton as the Hulk? Yep. Excited about that too. I love continuity, but, damn it, I love Ruffalo more.
Yet Captain America–and even moreso, Thor–completely failed to excite me. I knew I would see them, probably opening day, and probably enjoy them. But I know nothing of the characters and didn’t really cared much. It was more a sense of obligation.
Good thing I felt obligated to see Thor, too. It sets the bar for the Summer film season. It’s a highly enjoyable, surprisingly funny, fantastical romp through the nine realms (or whatever).
There’s a good chance you haven’t been fully abreast of the Royal Wedding drama of Prince William and Kate Middleton. You might not know about it because there is, ostensibly, no royal wedding drama. Here are the things bored people like myself are talking about:
-Obama and former PMs Tony Blair and Gordon Brown were left off the wedding guest list. Gasp!
-William and Kate will not kiss after the ceremony, according to custom. The crowd at Westminster Abbey is much too prude for that.
-The seating arrangement for the wedding feast has been just hell, because the Duke of Such&Such refuses to be seated next to the Duchess of Whateverberry
-Kate Middleton wants to wear her hair down at the ceremony, to the horror of her new in-laws. “Royal Brides have historically kept their hair neatly bound”, claims Yahoo!’s Royal Wedding Blog
After only two episodes, NBC’s newest sitcom, “The Paul Reiser Show” was tragically cancelled. Could it be because nobody under thirty knows who Paul Reiser is? Could it be because its ratings were nowhere near his staple 90′s NBC sitcom Mad About You? No. It’s because it’s f-ing terrible.
Charlatans rejoice! Your mindreading app has been delivered.
You can now bend spoons, put out fires and run labyrinths with your mind. Just like you always knew you could.
Sure you need a $99 headset, plus the $4.99 app, and all the telekinetic and telepathic action happens on the screen of your smart phone. But don’t mistake this app as being completely useless…