Archives for May 25, 2005

The Lion, the Witch, and the Musical Merchandising

Somewhere, the real Aslan is feeling betrayed.There are going to be FOUR soundtrack albums for The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.Not two. Not three. But four.(Five is right out.)Can you say "overkill"? If they keep this up, my enthusiasm for this project will sour very quickly. (Thanks to PTC for the alert.)One album will be the real soundtrack.One will be a collection of fun stuff... you know, for kids.One will be a collection of songs by pop and rock … [Read more...]

Shocker! Christian Group Ends Disney Boycott!

from IMDB news, with a few of my own revisions: The Rev. Tim Wildmon announced Tuesday that his American Family Assn. has decided to end its nine-year-old boycott of the Walt Disney Co.Disney employees searching for the "End of Boycott" party were surprised to discover that the most of their coworkers were unaware that their had even been a boycott, and certainly didn't know that one had ended.Wildmon indicated that he was not calling off the boycott because of any fundamental changes … [Read more...]

In memory of Ismail Merchant ("A Room with a View")

Ismail Merchant of the famous Merchant/Ivory films (A Room with a View, Howards End, The Remains of the Day) is dead at 68. … [Read more...]