Friday, April 30, 2010

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I just started reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Looks promising. Here is the first sentence.
  • It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.

Pharyngula Criticizes the Catholic Church

Pharyngula has a very good essay criticizing the Catholic church.

  • I do think, though, that we can't let repressed celibate jerks dictate who can be parents, and deprive people who might want to be parents of the privilege simply because a priest does not approve of their love.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spike Jonze and Where the Wild Things Are

The Independent has a little feature on Spike Jonze and Where the Wild Things Are. It was not a smooth post-production.

  • ... after the four-month shoot, Jonze requested that he needed more money for additional photography. Not unreasonably, the studio, Warner Brothers, asked to see a director's cut before they loosened the purse-strings. "When they saw the edit, I think it freaked them out that it wasn't what they normally consider a children's film," he recalls.

Thailand Police sent to Bangkok

Police from all over Thailand are being sent to Bangkok.

From the

“Phang Nga, Krabi, Surat Thani, Ranong and Nakhon Sri Thammarat were all asked to send about one company of officers.”

Tropic Thunder

I watched Tropic Thunder last night (for the first time). I can see why Robert Downey Jr. was nominated. Brilliant. Very funny movie (especially while having an adult beverage or two). The two commentary tracks on the DVD couldn't be more boring mostly because of Ben Stiller. Boring boring boring.

Schumacher and Mercedes going back to the test car

"Up to now, I don't think he has had a car that is to his liking so we hope this will give him something more responsive."

channelnewsasia has the story