Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2008) . . .

Oh, and the trailer is not up on-line as well. The kid doesn't come across as creepy as I expected from his photo. I also read that they recast the teenage voldemort to a new actor from the one that appeared in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (second film).

Link to trailer: I can speak to snakes, too.

I'm still not sold on David Yates as a director . . .

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The Princess and the Frog (2009) . . .

Disney is returning to traditional, hand drawn and cell-shaded animation with next year's release of The Princess and the Frog. And they've set it in the far away, magical land of . . . New Orleans???

This just doesn't look good. And how can they stretch this into a feature length film?

Link to trailer: How about a nice firm handshake?

Also, the whackos are apparently coming out of the woodwork over this film because Disney would dare to feature its first African American princess. Some are complaining that she's black. Some are complaining at the way she is portrayed as a black female. Some are complaining that the southern setting harkens back to slavery. I haven't seen or heard anyone complaining yet about the toothless firefly who speaks with a horrible cajun accent.

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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2008) . . .

Voldemort, played by Ralph Fiennes, will be played by that actor's 10 year old nephew, Hero, in the flash-back-to-childhood scenes.

And Michael Gambon, Dumbledore, channels Gandalf to battle the Inferi.

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Day of the Dead (1985) . . .

Just a little dating site . . . for zombies.

Link: ZombieHarmony.com

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Bride & Prejudice (2004)

So, there is some dude named Devendra Banhart who is really into indie, folk, weird stuff. He somehow convinced Natalie Portman to star in a music video. I'm just sitting here scratching my bald spot saying WTF? Why would any A-List celebrity agree to be in something like this? But, you gotta hand it to the lyrics, they are gold.

"Grandma! I love you in a salad way."

"That will teach Rajah for waving his snake at my princess."

And I think I've found a new tagline, "Crystal bubbles will cremate our troubles".

Link to music video: Carmensita

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Boiling Point (1993) . . .

A video to teach you how to peel a boiled egg without peeling it.

Link: No peeling involved

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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) . . .

It appears that Hollywood is about to start focusing heavily on creating content for the internet, a means to combat the increasing competition among cable channels and the decreasing attention of a connected world. Notably, science fiction programs seem to be leading the way by creating content that is meant to coexist and complement broadcast television. Battlestar Galactica created webisodes between seasons to keep up the interest of fans and to fill in the gaps of things that happened outside of broadcasts. Heroes is now creating webisodes that will introduce new characters: Going Postal. Some are better done than others.

And now, Joss Whedon has scripted a webcentric creation that will only appear on the internet. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Neil Patrick Harris stars as a socially inept, wannabe super villain, Dr. Horrible, who is long on ideas and short on delivery. Nathan Fillian plays his nemesis, Captain Hammer. Oh, and did I mention that it is a musical?

Link to teaser trailer: Dr. Horrible

The first episode is now up on the web. There will be three episodes posted in total over this week, and then I believe it becomes a feature only downloadable through iTunes. But, you can check out the sheer genious for free this week. If you have an ounce of geek in you, check this out. The episode is about 13 minutes long and really gets going at about the 4 minute mark.

Link to first episode: Act I

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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2008) . . .

The film is but four months away.

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