Friday, 8 August 2008

Days in New York...


For a full explanation, please see the start of the countdown.


1x04 Tastes Like a Ho Ho [2nd watch]


Mad Detective Trailer
Out in US cinemas now; out on DVD in the UK on 3rd November from Masters of Cinema. Looks pretty good to me.


Quantum of Solace (song) by Joe Cornish
Thanks to Empire Online for bringing this to my attention -- an alternate theme for the forthcoming 22nd Bond film by comedian Joe Cornish (the second half of comedy duo Adam & Joe). "Did The Bond Producers Pick Wrong Song?" asks the headline. Well, no, but once it gets going it does have a few half decent jokes.


Ang Lee Is Taking Woodstock by Olly Richards
(from Empire Online)
"the only way this could sound less like an Ang Lee project would be if you threw in a big, green, giant man... oh, hang on."
After directing films as diverse as Sense and Sensibility, Brokeback Mountain and Hulk, I don't think anything can sound unlike an Ang Lee project.

James Cameron's 'Avatar' creating tech buzz by Carolyn Giardina
Very interesting article (especially once it gets going) about the amazing technical innovations on James Cameron's forthcoming (in December 2009) film Avatar.

Is Hollywood overestimating the clout of the geek? by Steven Zeitchik
Great article about the importance (or not?) of the Comic-Con geek-crowd to the success of movies and TV shows.

Lucas says Indiana Jones needs Ford to continue by Ryan Pearson
Interesting interview with George Lucas in which he discusses a potential Indy 5, Star Wars in 3D, and Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie (yes, really).

Net address bug worse than feared by Maggie Shiels
(from BBC News)
Though the article seems to conclude that, actually, the bug is relatively minor and unlikely to cause problems. BBC News is beginning to seem a bit sensationalist to me.

Rebecca Hall Joins Ealing's Dorian Gray by Chris Hewitt
(from Empire Online)
"Hall isn’t alone in joining the cast of Oliver Parker’s movie, which is currently shooting. In fact, roughly half the population of Britain has signed on in one fell swoop, with Ben Chaplin, Emilia Fox, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Max Irons..., Fiona Shaw, Pip Torrens, Douglas Henshall, Caroline Goodall, Michael Culkin, Johnny Harris, Hugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub all signing on the line that is dotted. And that, dear readers, is one hell of a cast." Plus there's Colin Firth and Maryam d'Abo, as well as Prince Caspian himself Ben Barnes as the titular Gray.