Archive for July, 2009

traditional media outlets out of touch

Friday, July 31st, 2009

that headline is no revelation. but if you read reuter’s criteria for moderating comments in their blog area, you will see the following: that blog comments are only posted if they further the conversation.

what does that mean? so if you repeatedly write you know, robert pattinson sucks or bryce dallas howard gets all her acting jobs through nepotism and 10 people post ‘yeah, you’re right:’ then reuters will probably decide to only let one ‘yeah, you’re right.’ get through.

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chris weitz forgot to put stephenie meyer into film about her book

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

chris weitz, the director of the testosterone driven ‘american pie’ and ‘about a boy’ films and the absolutely useless ‘golden compass’ was hired for some inexplicable reason to direct the sequel to ‘twilight’ (called ‘new moon’).

in this interview with time magazine he admits that he forgot to put the author of the wildly successful book series in the film. ‘But I had kind of forgotten that she had a cameo in the first one, and she never asked, she’s very quiet and gracious about it. I don’t know if she wanted to or not. I probably should have.’ that is what some women would say is a typical guy response ‘she never asked.’ i guess those tween-aged girls are wondering what sort of stuff david (i wouldn’t know how a girl thinks if she was feeding me the info on a plate) slade will forget in this next film.

it seems he’s already made his first mistake by throwing rachelle lefevre under the bus.

rachelle lefevre releases statement about being replaced by ron howard's ugly daughter

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

fiesty candian redhead rachelle lefevre was lured to comic con last weekend to promote the twilight series. the vampiress the tween-agers love to hate was abruptly replaced by a real red head yesterday. bryce dallas howard, aka ron howard’s daughter (nepotism, yes.) known more for dragging productions down (see terminator: salv and that weird m. night shyamalan mermaid movie) than bringing anything remotely similar to star power to one.

lefevre just released a statement. it’s on e! and we know how the studios like to twist their arms and force them to delete stuff. so i’ll highlight a few things in rachelle lefevre’s official statement.

“”I was stunned by Summit’s decision to recast the role of Victoria for Eclipse. I was fully committed to the Twilight saga, and to the portrayal of Victoria. I turned down several other film opportunities and, in accordance with my contractual rights, accepted only roles that would involve very short shooting schedules.” the link above has the full statement.ation

kevin smith rips on twilight new moon at comic con

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

this is hilarious. it’s kevin smith’s take on tweens and their twilight obsession. gotta go seek out ‘clerks’ again. what ever happened to kevin smith?

james cameron and peter jackson at comic con

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

here’s footage of peter (lord of the rings/i got screwed by new line cinema) jackson and james (i haven’t made a film since that sucky underwater movie ‘titanic’) cameron on a panel at comic con.

director chris weitz destroys new twilight film new moon

Friday, July 24th, 2009

comic con coverage on youtube. hall c. the clips up now are primarily for new moon. when i find stuff on avatar, alice in wonderland, james cameron or tim burton, will post asap. this is a super cheesie clip from new moon. it just smells terrible. chris weitz has turned this into a beefcake movie. and the whole gothic look and feel of the original is gone. whats with all the warm tones and earth colors. this is a frickin vampire and shape changer (not werewolf) movie.

jenna bush celebrates one year wedding anniversary

Friday, July 24th, 2009

gosh. can you believe that the bush twins are almost 30?

ashley green aka alice cullen gets fat

Friday, July 24th, 2009

looks like new moon director chris weitz couldn’t keep ashley green from the cheetos. or she’s been making loads of mcdonald’s runs with taylor lautner. in ‘twilight’ she looked petite and angelic, despite portraying a vampire. now she looks more like stephenie meyer’s.

20 years til oil runs out

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

we’ve got about 20 or 25 years until black gold runs out. what’s next? the european union is looking to africa for answers. the last time this happened we had this thing called colonialism.

this time around one might call it economic colonialism. the european union has a plan. they want to harness the energy of the sun above and below the sahara and transport it to the 27 member countries. more details to come in a later posting about the sahara energy project. but the long and the short of it is, this could become economic colonialism.

unlike the chinese government, which is willing to invest in african countries and assist in building infrastructure (like roads, etc.) in exchange for locking in reasonable rates on natural resources, the european countries look set to just you know do like they’ve done for the last 300 years. set up shop, bring their own people in to do all the work, rape the countries of their natural resources and hire random locals to do work of ‘driving miss daisy’ proportion. let’s just hope that’s not the case this time around.

pubs closing in uk at alarming rate

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

is it the anit-smoking laws that’s killing business or the recession? or combination of the two? why go out with friends when you could invite them over, by a 6 pack that costs as much as 1 pint in a pub and hey, you can even smoke away.