June 6th, 2004


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New trailers from last night:
* Catwoman - I'm continually impressed by how much this looks like it's going to suck.
* Princess Diaries 2 - you know, if you're into that sort of thing.
* Polar Express - Never read the book, but the animation looks *weird.* All computer-y graphics, but a bit, I don't know, creepy.
* new long Spider-man 2 trailer - Whoah. All the other trailers sucked (this is one of the biggest movies of the years, guys, let's pull out the stops next time) but this one made it all worth it. We don't even *see* Doc Ock until the second half of the trailer, and I expected them to go the distance without him. And the trailer *still* would have rocked. Very dramatic, very heavy stuff. If you didn't get to see it, download it now and thank me later.

I'm renewing my prediction: best two summer flicks will be Harry Potter 3 and Spider-man 2. Takers?

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Looking at Reagan's legacy: the rebuilt GOP and his mark on world affairs.

I, uh, don't know where to start on this one. Man behind armored bulldozer rampage in Colorado found dead.

What can be done about the Wahhabi threat to Islam?

Padilla's lawyers also exist in a bank of enigmas.

A police conspiracy is suspected behind disappearances in Russia.

BBC pictures from Operation Overlord.

More pictures from the BBC, these from an exhibit about the importance of gardens in culture.

Bilderberg: the ultimate conspiracy theory?

Jake Ryan? He's only the most popular boy in school. (Courtesy Operative X.)

Courtesy JubJub: duck accents.

And, always popular, the BBC's ten things we didn't know this time last week.