The production of Guys and Dolls featuring Ewan McGregor has found a home. I see Wantons booking their flights and hotel rooms, now…
Ewan’s trip around the world in Long Way Round has inspired others in the UK to take “gap years.”
Liam Neeson studied hard for his role in Kinsey.
Natalie Portman, fellow Golden Globe nominee with Liam, makes USA Today’s list of the Top 100 People of 2004.
Samuel L. Jackson won a Video Game Award for Best Performance by a Living Male. (I’m sure his wife is proud.)
And George Lucas wins accolades, again, for THX-1138 and the Star Wars Trilogy, as two of the best DVD’s of 2004.
Ursula K. LeGuin isn’t so fond of the director of Sci-Fi’s Earthsea miniseries claiming they’ve been faithful to the intentions of her novels.
The mini is being roundly bashed by fans as well, with a fervor I haven’t seen since TNT
butchered adapted Mists of Avalon.
ETA: A second, longer commentary from LeGuin.
There’s a certain shakiness in the average genre fan’s reactions to the upcoming Batman Begins. You can feel that they want to love it. But there are so many past indiscretions to get through. (Batman and Robin, anyone?)
Well, there’s a whole other reason to watch it, besides the delightful Christian Bale. Star Wars’ own Liam Neeson reprises his role as a Qui-Gon-like mentor to the exploring Bruce Wayne.
Check out this trailer focused almost exclusively on Liam Neeson’s character.
Dark chocolate M&Ms? It’s all my dreams come true! There’s something about Return of the Sith tie-ins, too.
Starwars.com has announced the collecting panels for Celebration III. Put together by Gus Lopez, the panels will cover posters, food, store displays and more.
Congratulations to Liam Neeson for getting his first film award of the pre-Oscars season.
The LA Film Critics Association named Liam Neeson Best Actor for his work in Kinsey.
The nominations to awards ratio is a good indicator of who will get the coveted Oscar nominations. Here’s hoping he continues to have good luck!
UPDATE: Liam Neeson has just been nominated for the Golden Globe’s Best Actor, Drama award!
JK Rowling has updated her website with a headline about nothing. (Channeling Jerry Seinfeld, maybe?)
However, the nothing is that she hasn’t been updating the website due to her heavy writing schedule. (For all that, though, there are several changes in there.)
Here’s hoping she finishes the next book before her baby arrives!
This time? It’s a go, Kevin Smith is secretly working on a pilot, and Mark Hamill’s involved. Riiight.
Boromir collecting for Salvation Army. The message on the One Ring reading “Remember to drink your Ovaltine.” Gollum receiving the gift of Hanson. Aragorn asking Santa for Legolas for Christmas. And so many more.
The folks at Something Awful have out done themselves this time.
Jessa suggests they’d make outstanding gift tags. Brilliant!
Thanks to Pablo and Bonnie for the head’s up.
Two highly anticipated films for next year (aside from Star Wars: Episode 3, that is) have released their first teaser trailers.
Rejoice in the joy that is to come!
War of the Worlds teaser trailer
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory teaser trailer