The Star Tribube has an article about the new from from, wait for it, Daniel Myrick! Don't know who that is? Well, he is one of the directors of The Blair Witch Project. He's somehow finally gotten around to making a new film. It's all about dead people and cults and an ambulence driver. Interesting? Not sure.
The Chicago Tribune's Marc Caro sighs at the inevitable: Citizen Kane at #1 on the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies. I gotta agree. Yawn. Citizen Kane is a darn good movie, don't get me wrong, but while I wouldn't have it on my own top 100 if I did one, it's just frightfully dull to see it top every single poll in the history of cinema. Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons didn't even show up on the entire countown! Ugh.
I've been resisting the new Simpsons movie because the television series has just been so downhill for the last 5 years or so, but the trailers have been funny, and now with this new exlusive trailer I am finally convinced. I can't wait for this movie. It looks great. "Spider pig. Spider pig. Does whatever a spider pig does." Although, in terms of animation, Dave Poland reckons that Ratatouille is the best film of the year (so far). Niiice.
Nat at The Film Experience has a great piece on the new members of The Academy (Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, Daniel Craig, Chiwetel Ejiofor among them - Rinko Kikuchi, Abigail Breslin not).
Adam wants to know who's hotter between River Phoenix or Johnny Depp. That's so easy for me (River!), but I know many others probably disagree, right?
I was going to write something for the Film Music blog-a-thon at Windmills of My Mind but I forgot all about it.
Big Bad Blog discusses Reichen Whathisname's new jewellery line. I've never liked this guy, but I found it entirely hilarious and true-to-form that he was model his own brand wearing next to no clothes and looking like a spokesman for gym queens.
Toweload makes mention of the fact that Isaiah Washington (he of the "faggot" incident on the set of Grey's Anatomy and the Golden Globes) reckons they fired the wrong man. I never understood this man's deal, nor why he would go to rehab because he was a bigot. I've also neverunderstood how minorities can be so ignorant of other minorities. I know being African American and being homosexual are two completely different things, but have we not faced similar battles? Have we not both been seen as lesser people? So when a black man goes around using words like "faggot" I find it incredibly ridiculous. I'm surprised he didn't come out and say they were being racist for firing him. Ugh.
Also, I love the new banner at My New Plaid Pants. Scream was my life for a while. I seriously watched it every day for a few months. ...don't look at me like that!