July 24th, 2006


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"Though the wave has subsided somewhat, the aftereffects of the Asian ghost boom are still being felt. Once confined to big-city video stores, original Asian horror titles have begun to infect even the most remote suburban chains... And more generally, the Asian horror boom has opened America to a provocative new generation of talented foreign directors who might otherwise have languished in art houses or on video."

New Trailers:
* The Prestige - Wowzah! Looks fantastic. And David Bowie makes everything better. Can't wait.
* Children of Men - Whoah. Didn't hear about this one at all. But I love dystopian futures, and they've got a really nice look going on. Plus, Alfonso Cuaron. Signed up.
* The Pursuit of Happyness - Dude, they totally spelled it wrong. Will Smith does good with the drama, so we'll see.
* The Fountain - Darren Aronofsky, three millenia, and the Fountain of Youth. Ooo-kay.
* The Reaping - I liked this movie a lot when it was called Exorcist 2. I like plagues as much as the next guy, but oh, I don't know.

The 2wenty*:
* Bring It On: All or Nothing - I understand it's direct to DVD, but y'know, I didn't think it needed a #3.
* Open Season - Animation looks terrible, but the cast looks interesting. Would be forgettable if it wasn't for Billy Connolly as the voice of a, uh, Scottish squirrel clan leader.

* - It's actually not called the 2wenty anymore, it's like the Regal Firstlook or something. But it'll always be the 2wenty to me.

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"An independent investigation has found that imprisoned former Rep. Randy 'Duke' Cunningham took advantage of secrecy and badgered congressional aides to help slip items into classified bills that would benefit him and his associates."

Bam. An American Bar Association group says Bush is violating the Constitution with his signing statements. Also, 'the father of modern conservatism,' William F. Buckley, says Bush isn't a real conservative.

Arlen Specter discusses domestic surveillance.

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One man stands up to Warren Jeff's polygamist cult.

The TV networks come to ComiCon (turns out there's some fans there.)