May 10th, 2008

Movies

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Heh. The AV Club thinks this year's batch of summer movies could spell the end of the summer blockbuster. And here's how: part one, part two.

Personally, there's more than a few I'm looking forward to. Probably more than I'll end up seeing on the big screen, but that's how things are these days.

News

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So, remember all the trouble Blackwater got into in the past year? The State Department just renewed their contract, again.

SATURDAY NEWS:
* As gas prices soar, commuters nationwide are turning to mass transit. Bet they wished they'd invested more in the infrastructure ten years ago...
* Fred Barnes says Republicans have good reason to be gloomy.
* Is pressure on the troops leading to war crimes?
* Another civil war in Lebanon?
* Pentagon general disqualified from participating in Guantanamo trials.
* House Republicans are starting to worry.
* Will McCain alter the Republican stance on abortion?
* Silver lining: the falling dollar is helping narrow the trade deficit.
* Neat. A shield law for the press gets some conservative support.