Martian Child — the review’s up!

My review of Martian Child is now up at CT Movies.

If blogging is a little light these days …

… it could be because my wife and I have bought a new apartment and are going to be moving there this weekend, while juggling work assignments and doctor’s appointments, etc. (Just in case I haven’t mentioned it here before, we are expecting another addition to the family in mid-January. The twins, meanwhile, are just a few days shy of 21 months. My, how the time flies.)

Just because I like embedding things, here is the route that Google Maps recommends taking from our old place to the new one, with a pit stop in the middle marking the neighbourhood where we have lived for the past several months, while we fixed up the old place so we could rent it out and looked for the new place:

The Canadian dollar was worth more today than at any point since the late 19th century.

So says the Globe and Mail. Apparently the Canadian dollar is now worth about $1.0585 in American currency — which means my paycheques from the States ain’t worth as much as they used to be. Sigh. No wonder it was reported yesterday that the post office is facing a huge parcel backlog, now that Canadians have begun to do a lot of their shopping with American outlets over the internet.

Indiana Jones IV — teaser outline now online?

Carmen Andres at In the Open Space links to an item purporting to be a summary of the upcoming teaser for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and says her own “insider source” — presumably the same person she referred to here? — considers the summary “legit”. And oh, yes, it would seem to confirm that the Ark of the Covenant does play a significant role in this film.

And now yet another Noah’s Ark cartoon!?

Well, not exactly. But still. Reports Variety:

Antonio Banderas’ Spain-based production shingle Green Moon Producciones has teamed with Spanish animation studio Kandor Graphics to create a toon production house.

The still-unnamed company aims to make five animated features over the next 10 years.

The 50-50 joint venture kicks off with a pic already in production, “The Missing Lynx,” which is directed by Kandor partners Manuel Sicilia and Raul Garcia, a former animator for Pixar, Disney and DreamWorks. . . .

Pic turns on a gaggle of animals escaping from a mad millionaire’s new Noah’s Ark. . . .

Sounds a bit like a cross between Evan Almighty and Madagascar — except for the bit about the millionaire and his madness.

Russell Crowe: Adventist theology student!

I acted in a church-based promotional video or two back in the day, myself, so I derive a certain comfort from the fact that Russell Crowe has at least one of these in his closet, too.

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