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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Batman: The Dark Knight, Tintin, TV DVD News, Strike News, While I Was Gone, Comic Previews

Batman: The Dark Knight

Comic Book Movie has posted a better version of the Batman trailer that preceded "I am Legend." You can see it here.


RottenTomatoes reports here that Andy Serkis will play a role in the proposed DreamWorks' "Tintin" trilogy. The rumor is that Serkis will play Captain Haddock.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Father Knows Best" (1st Season) here, "The Adams Chronicles" (Mini-series) here, "The Tudors" (Season 1) here, "Pee-wee's Playhouse" (Special Edition) here, "Zane Grey Theater" (Season 1) here, "The Starlost" (Season 1) here, "Burke's Law" (1st Season) here, "Honey West" (Season 1) here, and "John from Cincinnati" (1st Season) here.

Strike News

The New York Times reports that David Letterman is working out a personal deal with the Writers Guild of America to return to the air on CBS in early January with his usual writing staff even if the strike continues. Since the show is produced by Letterman's Company, Worldwide Pants, rather than a Network, he is in a unique position. The paper said: "That could potentially put Mr. Letterman at an enormous advantage over most of his late-night colleagues." Meanwhile, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien plan to bring back their television talk shows on January 2. Both Leno and O'Brien have been paying their laid-off staff since the strike began in early November. Leno said: "I was, like most people, hoping for a quick resolution when this began . . . I feel it's my responsibility to get my 100 non-writing staff, which was laid off, back to work." O'Brien adds: "Unfortunately, now with the new year upon us, I am left with a difficult decision - either go back to work and keep my staff employed, or stay dark, and allow 80 people, many of whom have worked for me for 14 years, to lose their jobs. An unwritten version of Late Night, though not desirable, is possible - and no one has to be fired."

While I Was Gone

You may have noticed that the page hasn't been updated for about 3 weeks. There is good reason. I (as one of 2100 members) was chosen to be on the nominating committee for the Screen Actors Guild awards. I have therefore been watching eligible films (sometimes 5 a day) to consider who to nominate. Some I saw at theaters, some I went out and bought DVD's, yet others I caught on cable. The most part, however, were on DVDs submitted by the studios. Now my ballot is in and in case you might be interested, here is the list of who I nominated (in no particular order). You can weigh them against who finally gets the nominations:
1. "Hairspray"
2. "Lars and the Real Girl"
3. "The Kite Runner"
4. "Dan in Real Life"
5. "Music Within"

1. Morgan Freeman- "The Bucket List"
2. Beniccio Del Toro- "Things We Lost in the Fire"
3. Samuel L. Jackson- "Resurrecting the Champ"
4. Steve Carell- "Dan in Real Life"
5. Ryan Gosling- "Lars and the Real Girl."

Suporting Actor
1. Joe Morton- "Badland"
2. Ashraf Barhom- "The Kingdom"
3. Tom Wilkenson- "Micheal Clayton"
4. Michael Sheen- "Music Within"
5. Paul Schneider - "Lars and the Real Girl"

1. Julie Christie- "Away From Her"
2. Nikki Blansky- "Hairspray"
3. Marion Cotillard- "la Vie en Rose"
4. Jodie Foster- "The Brave One"
5. Angelina Jolie- "A Mighty Heart"

Supporting Actress
1. Amber Tamblyn- "Stepahnie Daley"
2. Laura Linney- "Breach"
3. Tilda Swindon- "Michael Clayton"
4. Ruby Dee- "American Gangster"
5. Leslie Mann- "Knocked Up"

Stunt Ensemble
1. "300"
2. "Grindhouse"
3. "The Kingdom"
4. "Live Free or Die Hard"
5. "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End"

All of these were taken from those who had put in "the paperwork," several performances I loved were not elegible, so they didn't get a nod. That, I suppose, is the way of the world.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Angel: After the Fall #2,

The Circle #2,

Witchblade #112,

Jumper: Jumpscars,

& Archie Digest #240

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