June 1st, 2007

Movies

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Last week, played some Horrorclix. This morning, on the bus, finished reading World War Z (highly recommended, I note.) How to top off that week?

Last night, M. and I hit the AMC Columbia to watch 28 Weeks Later. Thoroughly enjoyable movie, well-executed (OK, a little less shakey-cam would have made me happier. But still.) Very tense! Robert Carlyle was pretty dang good, as were the kids. I'm still wondering why, if your movie is set in England, you'd cast Idris Elba as an American. Anyways. Worth your time.

New trailers:
* Resident Evil: Extinction - still looks like good, clean fun.
* Live Free or Die Hard - You know what? I'm all over this. Despite the fact it's directed by the guy who did Underworld 2. (Also: Justin Long? Seriously?)
* Licensed to Wed - This is the opposite of my cup of tea.
* The Kingdom - Ehn, could be good, have to wait on reviews.

And, not a trailer, but before the trailers, there was a commercial for the Robot Chicken Star Wars special, set to air on Sunday, June 17th.
News

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Cold War II? "Compared to a decade or so ago, the belief in the messianic power of democracy and markets has reached a new low. Why another face-off between Washington and Moscow isn't as impossible as you might think."

More on the legal battle over the White House's visitor logs. I don't see any reason it shouldn't be public.

The Explainer explains why the suicide rate in Japan is so high.

A few bad apples? Examining the planning that went into detainee abuse. The Senate wants a legal review.

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New device to help catch rude movie goers. I support this 100%. In fact, I wish I had one last night.

Highlander: the Anime? (Coming to SciFi.)

EW.com goes over the summer TV shows.