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Friday, August 15, 2008
With all the campaign talk, it’s starting to feel like an election year: Johnny Depp for the Riddler, Angelina Jolie versus Maggie Gyllenhaal returning from the dead for Catwoman.
But there’s a dark horse who wants to get his name on the ballot — a name you might not expect — for the part of Mr. Ed Nygma, should the villain get a role in the next Batman film.
“I would love to be the Riddler,” Brian Austin Green told MTV News.
In case you’re thinking “WTF? David Silver?” — let us remind you that in the years since “Beverly Hills, 90210,” Green has rebooted himself as an actor. Perhaps not to the same degree as Christopher Nolan rebooted Batman, or Heath Ledger the Joker, but check out Green playing himself in “Domino” (for a much-appreciated sense of self-deprecation) or Derek Reese in “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (where he’s barely recognizable), and you’ll come to see that Green has progressed significantly since the days when he competed with Tori Spelling for worst actor. Green knows it’s a long shot, but despite his role on “Terminator,” “I’d like to be in the next ‘Batman,’ even though I am busy killing machines and people,” he said. (We hope he just means on the show).
“I hope to God that they don’t try to replace Heath and have the Joker,” Green added. “And Two-Face is gone.” So they need a new villain, and the Riddler makes sense,” he said. Not that he’s thought it so far ahead that he actually knows what he’d want to do with the Riddler, however.
“That’s impossible to answer now,” Green said. “That would take years of preparation. It’s tough. Heath set the bar at a new level, which I think is fantastic for comic book lovers and movie lovers. He changed the face of what people expect out of those films. If you watch the old ones, I mean, they were great for what they were, having Danny Elfman’s music, but this is a new level.”Source: MTV
Thursday, August 14, 2008
It's not like I haven't been waiting on pins & needles for 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince' to come out in November. Oh no, not at all. Now the greedy bastards at Warner Bros. have apparently postponed the opening date until July of '09! Why? Because they're greedy bastards, that's why.
In a surprise move, Warner Brothers announced on Aug. 14 that it is delaying the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to July 17, 2009, from its original Nov. 11 opening date.
Alan Horn, (a greedy bastard) Warner's president and chief operating officer, cited two reasons for the move. "We know the summer season is an ideal window for a family tent-pole release, as proven by the success of our last Harry Potter film, which is the second-highest grossing film in the franchise, behind only the first installment," Horn said in a statement. "Additionally, like every other studio, we are still feeling the repercussions of the writers' strike, which impacted the readiness of scripts for other films--changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of. We agreed the best strategy was to move Half-Blood Prince to July, where it perfectly fills the gap for a major tent-pole release for mid-summer."
The rest of the article is here.
Translation: We are greedy bastards, and we don't really give a crap that you fans have been looking forward to November, we are going to squeeze every last dollar out of you that we can. Why? Because we're greedy bastards, that's why.
hei·nous Listen to the pronunciation of heinous
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French hainus, heinous, from haine hate, from hair to hate, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German haz hate — more at hate
Date: 14th century
— hei·nous·ly adverb
— hei·nous·ness noun
Used in a sentence: "The band Coldplay is completely heinous."
: hatefully or shockingly evil : abominable
Sounds about right.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
So those of you who know me, know that I am currently working at a veterinarian hospital. It's a fun place to work, for the most part. I like the people I work with, mostly. We happened to hire a new pet nurse this week; she seems like a nice gal. Until I got into a conversation with her today, and she utters these words to me! "You're the same age as my mom!" Why this sentence should bug me so bad, I don't know, but it did. Maybe because a co-worker is supposed to be like, I don't know, a peer? And here, this gal (who is 20 by the way) is young enough to be my kid. Yikes. Better go refill my frickin Geritol!