News & links to raise your eyebrows & furrow your brow.
Thompson on Hancock
Based on seeing Hancock the other night, I can tell you this. Todd McCarthy’s early negative review will be one of many. The knives are out, and they are sharp. When this movie opens July 2, it will be eviscerated.
I’m trying to keep my hopes up, but I’m hearing more and more cries of dismay and even disgust. This could be a sad case of Great Trailer, Lousy Movie.
Nathan Fillion. Joss Whedon. And a musical.
“Kill it, lion Jesus!”
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is one of the classics examined in McSweeney’s new Lit 101 class. Hmmm. Quite an interesting interpretation, eh?
(Thanks, Derreck Hoffrichter, for the link!)
David James Duncan’s The River Why Runs to the big screen
The news broke (I’m tempted to say “the water broke”… but I won’t) here:
William Hurt and Amber Heard have joined Zach Gilford in “The River Why,” an adaptation of the 1983 Sierra Club novel by David James Duncan. Matt Leutwyler is directing.
Hmmm. I wonder if David James Duncan is involved. Why not have him co-write the screenplay, since this is a rather delicate work of American literature, and he’s still very much alive?
Buy-n-Large… the website!
If you don’t yet know why this website is a big deal… you will soon. (Pssst… Blue is the new Red!)
You can even buy stuff at the Buy-n-Large store… for real!