Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Bitchin' News (12/07)

  • “Narnia” film triggers book rush. Seen the movie? Buy the book. Read the book? Go see the movie. Whichever way you look at it, the relationship between film studios and publishers is getting closer, particularly in the children’s fantasy sector which has produced the hugely successful Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings screen franchises. -I’ve yet to read this book, but already bidding on a copy. *g*
  • Lohan leaves Regis in last-minute lurch. Partying star Lindsay Lohan upset the folks at Live with Regis & Kelly by pulling out of the show at the last minute yesterday. -Is anyone else starting to feel sorry for Lohan?
  • Ten reasons to drink during the holidays. Contrary to what seems to be popular belief, the word “holiday” does not derive from the Anglo-Saxon words for “drinking too much,” but it can sure seem like that at times. -Huh? People actually need reasons to drink? LOL
  • New fiction is all over the map this season, a real holiday cornucopia of novels. Some major authors have returned this season with new novels. The legendary Gabriel Garcia Marquez has returned with a slim novella, Memories of My Melancholy Whores. Lauren Weisberger, who hit bestseller lists with 2003’s The Devil Wears Prada, is mining that same brand-name filled territory with Everyone Worth Knowing. Two major authors have traded the topics that made them famous for new subjects, without a lot of success. Anne Rice, who made her bones with tales of vampires and the underworld, has switched topics and has produced her first novel in a planned series about the life of Christ. And Scott Turow, famous for his courtroom novels, moves onto the battlefield with World War II tale, Ordinary Heroes. -Very interesting article, a must read for book lovers.
  • Munich is a poignant political masterpiece that will no doubt be very controversial. It’s the best movie of 2005, coming in at the last minute to best other terrific entries including Walk the Line, Match Point, Capote, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Good Night and Good Luck, A History of Violence, and even Memoirs of a Geisha. -Yikes, have not seen ANY of these movies. Actually hadn’t even heard of half of them. Better start catching up, as award season is almost upon us.

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Anonymous Tart said...

People need reasons to drink? Huh? LOL. Though I do have to agree that having a few drinks does ease the pain that is annoying/insensitive old crones, opps, sorry, relatives. I mean, I seem to be able to handle Great Auntie Mary's constant "why aren't you married, why don't you want babies" spiel much better once I've had a few drinks LOL.

12/07/2005 08:17:00 PM