Yup, still around - just been away all day Friday and haven't been feeling communicative over the weekend. I want to do the "List five celebrities you would have sex with without even asking questions." meme but it will take some time until I'm ready because I don't want to go with the obvious ones.trailer_spot
kindly provided a link to the second trailer for Viggo's Eastern Promises
- rightclicksave here
. And an "omg yes please" bit of info about a fight scene which takes place in a bathhouse via lilithlotr
, which I'm sure pattilovesviggo
in particular will appreciate: ( behind this cut for those who are extremely spoiler-shy even if this doesn't give away plot details )
Oh yeah, and I found something utterly hilarious - and even if, like me, you haven't seen xXx
(starring Vin Diesel) or its sequel, or even if you've never seen/don't like Vin Diesel, you'll end up laughing your ass off: The Worst Movie I Have Ever Seen - The Death Of Xander
. People called ladysunrope
might enjoy it in particular, including some of the comments, in light of our recent IM convo... ;D
I'm enjoying Prison Break
(first season - I think last week was ep 19 or thereabouts) and lately I happened to zap into House
more or less regularly - I really like the cranky old man with the walking cane and his biting sense of humour, hee hee. Thank goodness they're both on TV channels providing the original language as an alternative to the dubbed audio track.
I'm sure there were a dozen other things I wanted to post about, but I can't remember any more. *blows air bubbles, swims another round in her goldfish bowl*
ETA 1 minute later: Remembered two!
1) I'm only a few chapters in but I agree with Xoanon's opinion
about "The Frodo Franchise" - very interesting book!
2) Two tidbits about the possible impact that the troubles in the financial market could negatively influence The Hobbit
is pessimistic, but this article from Variety.com paints a brighter picture:Posted: Thurs., Aug. 16, 2007, 4:53pm PT
MGM, UA face manic money day
United Artists closes deal with Merrill Lynch
By DIANE GARRETT
What Wall Street giveth, it also taketh away.
United Artists closed its $500 million deal with Merrill Lynch late Thursday morning in the wake of news that Goldman Sachs had backed away from committing to a $1 billion fund for MGM.
Goldman Sachs was one of five banks considering underwriting the MGM fund. Move was Hollywood's first brush with the widening credit crunch.
However, MGM CEO Harry Sloan said Goldman Sachs' move -- or any delay in the franchise fund -- would not impact the movies it has in the works, including "The Hobbit," a co-production with New Line, or the next installment with the Bond franchise, which it is cofinancing with Sony.
( Read more... )
Right. Off to see what I feel like for dinner.