Hamlet 2 . . .

Yes, Hamlet 2 is a film title. And yes, it will be coming to a theater near you in the very near future. This film screened at last year's Sundance, received positive feedback and was picked up for distribution by Focus Films. Now, this likely means it will see one week in the theater and then go to DVD, but it will still be distributed.

The film revolves around Jesus Christ giving Hamlet a time machine so that he can go into the past and save Ophelia. Well, okay, it is about a drama teacher who writes a play with that storyline. I can't do the plot justice, so I will link to a review of someone who has seen it:


I thought Brien might be intrigued.


Toy Story 3

The Wall Street Journal had an article relating how movie studios are beginning to keep video game development in-house as opposed to giving the rights to traditional game developers. As we move forward in the age of computer filmography, I anticipate this trend will grow as the line between film and interactive media continues to blur. However, in the article, the Journal also dropped this nugget:

"In Pixar's coming movie "Toy Story 3," Woody the cowboy and his toy-box friends are dumped in a day-care center after their owner, Andy, leaves for college."

No Andy? And I wonder if the story will revolve around how today's children are all like Sid from Toy Story, abusing toys and not caring for them? Or if the children will all be so ADD that they can't play with a single toy for more than 30 seconds before moving on? Or if the children will just ignore the toys all together and sit in front of the wall-mounted television all day while the toys desparately cry out for attention? Just imagine the possibilities!

Remember Sammy Jankis!


Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Well, they've released a trailer for the soon to be released Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. All I can say is, Dr. Jones, you should have stayed in retirement. This looks B-A-D bad. Way too many one-liners and Lucas's patented over-reliance on special effects. Of course, from what I'm seeing on the internet, many people love it, so form your own opinion.

Link to trailer: "You're a teacher!" "Part-time."


Burn After Reading . . .

Some years ago, in a former life, I worked in a position where I was responsible for contracting famous and semi-famous people to come and speak with college students. Today I stumbled across the wreckage of my endeavors.

Link to blog article: Ray Bradbury Ruined My Childhood