Archives for July 2013

Another Reason Why I Want To See Gravity NOW

The brilliant initial trailer for it had me hooked. And now?Alfonso Cuaron Defends Having Female Lead in Gravity - Melissa Silverstein and Kerensa Cadenas in Women and Hollywood:Science fiction, like the superhero genre is all about the guys to Hollywood though we know that is completely not the case. It's a genre that is ripe with potential for great female roles which Cuaron recognized. On occasion we get kick-ass, complex women like Alien's Ellen Ripley, Battlestar Galactica's Kara … [Read more...]

COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey – Official ComicCon Trailer

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First Look: The Official Veronica Mars SDCC Sneak Peek

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Little Kitten – The Devil: Is He All Bad?

UPDATE: RIP Mel Smith. Now confirmed:Mel Smith, the comic actor who shot to fame through the ground-breaking sketch show Not The Nine O’Clock News, has died, aged 60.Smith was found dead on Friday morning at his north London home. The performer, who had suffered poor health for a number of years, died of a heart attack, his agent Michael Foster confirmed. … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – George R.R. Martin Destroys Paul And Storm At ComicCon

This one is for G.At w00tstock 5.0 at San Diego Comic-Con, Paul and Storm launched into their song "Write Like the Wind" , and then George R. R. Martin decided that enough was enough. Shortly after, Neil Gaiman makes an appearance to remind everyone that George R.R. Martin is "not our bitch." … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Martin Freeman’s and Benedict Cumberbatch’s messages to Comic-Con

Something cheerful-making. … [Read more...]

On Australia To Resettle Refugees In Papua New Guinea

Rod McGurk - CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister warned Friday that all refugees who arrive in the country by boat will be resettled on the island nation of Papua New Guinea, a policy shift that rights groups immediately condemned. The move, described by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as "very hard line," aims to deter an escalating number of asylum seekers who travel to Australia in rickety fishing boats fr … [Read more...]

A Few Skeptical And Science Communication Musings (After A Good Night Out)

It's surprising how watching machines fight monsters can help one's mood.Today I was looking over my podcast, and it's with thanks to Sharon Hill of Doubtful News that the second-most recent show (this is due to an idea from several months ago - and I do mean months, it's taken me a while) is a podcast with some Doubtful News items, with credit to the DN, of course. I always give credit.They're great news items and I wanted to change my podcast format a bit to see if I could take on some … [Read more...]

Will Australian TV Air Jenny McCarthy’s Views On The View? New Token Skeptic Podcast

It just occurred to me this morning (as I was checking that the next two episodes of Token Skeptic were downloadable) that perhaps a campaign needs to be in the works to prevent having the anti-vaccination activist Jenny McCarthy feature on Australian television, via the US program "The View".From the Channel 9 Facebook page:"...The View will no longer be showing on Nine as the contract has expired and not been renewed."I guess we can be grateful for some small mercies.In the … [Read more...]

Sorry To Break It To You, “The Fifth Estate”, But Australians Don’t Sound Like That

But I might see your film anyway.Perhaps.Benedict Cumberbatch being Julian Assange:(Besides, anything that's going to feature Stanley Tucci doing the sexy-thang with the glasses is going to make me guffaw at inappropriate moments during the more serious content.) … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Egypt : The Next President

This 12 year old boy is just stunningly, incredibly smart. Listen to him as he excoriates the Muslim Brotherhood, relentlessly dissecting their power grab for Egypt. … [Read more...]