May 15th, 2008

Movies

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Attention bosses at the Aliens vs. Predator franchise:

I'm giving you the same advice I gave the Star Trek people. Don't feel you need to produce another film, just because you finished the last one. Take a break. Wait for a good script to come down the pike, or some really talented director wants to work with the material. It'd really help preserve what's left of the quality of the mythos.

News

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"For all of conservatism's evident virtues, it can have one furtive, seedy vice: A justified suspicion of government can degenerate into an anti-government ideology - rigid, stingy and indifferent to human suffering."

Dan Froomkin returns, and while it's always a good read, the section with Bush answering questions from the foreign press is just eye-opening.

Are military lawyers sabotaging the terror trials?

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LATimes Q&A with Joss Whedon, including info on his upcoming web musical.

"British courts not eager to give up wigs"