Friday, February 22, 2013

New and Noteworthy (Oscar Night, TMNT Movie)

In today's edition:

* Blastr offers "seven sci-fi ways to spend Sunday night instead of watching the Oscars." (At this point in life I hardly need advice on how to avoid the ceremony - something I will be doing again this year - but the thought is appreciated.)

* Hero Complex on the plans for the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. For the time being the major revelation seems to be the casting of Megan Fox, which seems to suggest that the insanely disproportionate hostility to which the actress has been subject for the last four years (which has been part predictable-but-still-unfair backlash after her period of entertainment press-beloved superstar status between the first and second Transformers films, and part sheer vindictiveness over her breaking the Hollywood commandment that Thou Shalt Confine One's Remarks About Colleagues to Ass-Kissing Drivel) has finally run its course. I'd say that its end is long overdue, but the fact is that I regard all this sort of thing as something that shouldn't exist in the first place.

David Walsh on the Oscar Contenders
Skyfall and the Oscars
My Posts on Toby Young
New and Noteworthy (Planet of the Turtles, Facebook, YA Saves the Economy)

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