November 24th, 2004


ah, right

Finding Neverland was in fact pretty damn good. Anytime they could have gone over the top or fantastical, they instead went for a more restrained, subtle tact, both in effects and performance, and it really works well. Dustin Hoffman also turns in a decent supporting role. Definitely worth seeing.

New Trailers:
* Phantom of the Opera - yeah, I'm a cheap date, but this is looking pretty good, in the oppressive costume drama sort of way. Plus, I never saw the live production, so that won't get in the way. But, oh, Joel Schumacher.
* In Good Company - Huh. Um, maybe? Trailer was certainly interesting.

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Troia brings us some scary info from a Gallup poll, on creationists, and the theory of evolution.

Post analysis: in a cold-war-style rift, Putin and the West have diametrically opposed views on Ukraine's election.

BBC Q&A on the Ukrainian election crisis.

The British government announced plans to introduce national identity cards for the first time since the World War II era.

Is there a 'turf war' between the Pentagon and the White House over intelligence reform? [Note: scary picture of Rumsfeld.]

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Continuing their scary march of science, the Japanese are working on 3-D holograms.