Archive for March, 2008

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Heath Ledger- Thanks for the Memorys

March 31, 2008

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Now that the hysteria is over, I’d like to do my bit for a man who’s movies I Admired.

Heath Andrew Ledger (April 4, 1979 – January 22, 2008) was an Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and SAG Award-nominated Australian-born film actor who lived in New York City. After appearing in television roles during the 1990s, Ledger developed a movie career, appearing in nearly 20 films. He starred in both critical and box-office successes, including 10 Things I Hate About You, The Patriot, Monster’s Ball, A Knight’s Tale, and Brokeback Mountain. For his portrayal of Ennis Del Mar in Brokeback Mountain, Ledger was nominated for a 2005 Oscar for “Best Actor in a Leading Role” and won awards from the British Academy and the Australian Film Institute, as well as two MTV Movie Awards.

In addition to his work as an actor and as a producer and director of music videos, Ledger also aspired to be a film director.

Ledger completed filming his role as the Joker in the forthcoming movie The Dark Knight, shortly before dying from an accidental prescription drug overdose at age 28. His last acting project was Terry Gilliam’s unfinished film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

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Joker Returns

March 31, 2008

There have been a few goings on in the world of The Dark Knight over the weekend. Short version: Some people who registered with the Ibelieveinharveydent.com site received a new phone call, which lead to a number of other websites. Those include ccfabg.org, a site running a smear campaign against Harvey Dent, complete with video. That also leads to josephcandoloro.com (stated to be the found of ccfabg.com).

The more interesting part is that a number of US journalists who received promotional phones from The Joker have received another call. According to one of those lucky few, who posted on Hollywood Chicago, the message was:

“Hey clown, ready to get to work? (I replied “yes”.) Ok, good. You are 1 of 17 clowns still left in the game (remember, there were 22 phones initially) I have a letter for you. Here is your secret letter… are you ready for it? Your secret letter is “L” as in “Laugh”. Can you remember that? Good. Now get to work and tell all of your goons. We’ll be in touch soon.”

How all the people with phones came to learn each others’ letters, we don’t know, but they added up to a new URL for clowntravelagency.com. There you can see a suitcase with stickers for several international cities and a date of travel of April 1, which is tomorrow. So is there something big coming tomorrow? We’ll keep you updated.

Finally, the thehahahatimes.com has updated with a new Joker-defaced version of the issue of The Gotham Times posted last week.

(knicked from Empire for all you joker fans)

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Tom Cruise-Valkyrie

March 29, 2008

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From Glitterati

The German Protestant Church has attacked Tom Cruise over his Scientology beliefs, likening the actor to the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

In the film “Valkyrie,” Cruise plays World War II hero Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, the man in charge of an unsuccessful plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

It’s been said that the German Protestant Church is comparing Cruise to Goebbels because of his zealous and outspoken nature. A spokesman for the church, Thomas Gandow, called Scientology a “totalitarian organization” and went so far as to say Cruise was the “Goebbels of Scientology”.

Gandow also said,

“This film (Rubicon) will have the same propaganda advantages for Scientology as the 1936 Olympics had for the Nazis.”

Also Interesting are new reports that the title of the film has been changed from the original “Valkyrie” to the new “Rubicon,” however IMDB still has the film listed under the original title. It could be listed as “Rubicon” somewhere else on the site, but I couldn’t find it when I did a search for “Tom Cruise,” or “Valkyrie,” and the only films listed under the title “Rubicon” were older films. Maybe they will update the title later.

Stranger still are reports that Phillip von Schulthess, a grandson of the late Claus von Stauffenberg, will play a role in the film.  Earlier reports were that the family of von Stauffenberg were against the making of the film because Tom Cruise – who is a devout Scientologist – would be playing the lead.

My Opinion:

While I actually admit to liking Tom Cruise in some films, others leave me decidedly underwhelmed. Now I have no problems with a mans religion but recent “outbursts ” have let me to the conclusion that either Mr Cruise is a pod person or in fact totally insane. But hey you know that’s my opinion.

and once again thanks to empire for the photo’s

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Bristol International Comic Convention 2008

March 28, 2008

The Convention is getting closer, If you listen to comic fans they are starting to get the con buzz. Talking about what writers and artists they will be seeing, a chance to catch up with friends made in conventions of years past and also a chance to go and get slaughtered on the firday and saturday.

Well all of that holds true for me and doubly so as MR Barry Kitson has consented to doing a crafty butchers interview over a pint or two.

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Afterburn

March 27, 2008

7034.jpgMaguire will topline Afterburn, based on a recently published comic book series by Paul Ens and Scott Chitwood. The story is set on Earth after a cataclysmic solar flare, which has left half the planet scorched and anything living there mutated by radiation. On this ravaged planet we call home, a group of mercenaries make a living by extracting pricey artifacts, like the Mona Lisa and Crown Jewels, for a hefty pay day. But, this being a comic book, they have to face pirates, fellow hunters and mutated creatures along the way.

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Perhaps we can all learn off the Australians

March 27, 2008

Britain Needs A Leader Like This!

Prime Minister John Howard – Australia

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques. Quote: ‘ IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on ?Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.’

‘ This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom’

‘ We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society,? learn the language!’

‘ Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’

‘ We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.’

‘ This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,

‘ THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.’

‘ If you aren’t happy here then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.’

Maybe if we circulate this amongst ourselves,British citizens will find the backbone to start speaking and voicing the same truths.

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Iron Monger- Iron Man’s Nemesis

March 27, 2008

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