May 1st, 2005


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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was relatively amusing. What the script lacked in humor and, well, cohesiveness, was entirely made up for in awesome casting. By now everyone should know how I'm a huge mark for Bill Nighy and Sam Rockwell. Mos Def has also entirely won me over by this point. I'm not sure how the movie will be taken by people who haven't read the book, or at least have a passing knowledge of what it's like, but it was still amusing enough for what it was.

New Trailers:
* Zathura - Wait, it's by the guy who wrote Jumanji? Who woulda guessed.
* Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - oooh, one last new trailer. And man, again, very convincing.
* Serenity - !
* Batman Begins - Looking nice, looking nice. More Scarecrow in this one, and I'm not complaining.
* Herbie: Fully Loaded - Oh, man. After the three trailers before this, I was totally expecting Fantastic Four or soemthing. What a cruel joke *this* was.

Also, have I recently expressed my adoration for Inconsiderate Cellphone Man? Well, let me do so right now.

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"In Savoonga, Alaska, a tough people have made a tough place their home for generations. They've survived one of the world's most inhospitable climates and the barren isolation of their Arctic island. But can they survive booze, bingo and satellite TV?"
-Gene Weingarten

* Converts to the Muslim faith forced to take a new look at their homeland.
* Dana Milbank sees no light at the end of Bush's Social Security tour.
* Maureen Dowd on Iraq's new minister of oil: Chalabi.
* Cuomo warns of a "tyranny of the majority."
* Super-sized new extrasolar planet found.
* You'd be surprised at who wants to show up in horror movies these days.
* The hardcore Mickey Mouse club.
* Ten things we didn't know this time last week.