Saturday, December 16, 2006

Originality is old hat as the BBC spins off its top series - Britain - Times Online: "The next show to give audiences a sense of deja vu will be Life on Mars, which stars John Simm as Sam Tyler, a detective who is catapulted back to 1973 after a road accident.
BBC One has commissioned a sequel starring Philip Glenister, who plays hard-drinking Detective Chief Inspector Gene Hunt. Provisionally titled Ashes to Ashes, the action picks up the characters in 1981, for a series that the BBC calls 'More Miami Vice than The Sweeney'."

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

BBC - Press Office - Torchwood to return for second series: "BBC Three's Torchwood is back for a second series but this time it will premiere exclusively on BBC Two as confirmed by Jane Tranter, Controller of BBC Fiction, and BBC Two Controller Roly Keating."

Monday, December 11, 2006

SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel: "Spider-Man helmer Sam Raimi will produce a new film version of the classic radio serial The Shadow for Columbia Pictures, which acquired the screen rights, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

So I finally went out to the theater to see Casino Royale.  In a casino, ironically.  And not only did I think it was a great movie, apparently other people in the audience thought it would be a great movie to bring their baby to see.  Because babies love nothing more in their entertainment than loud noises and explosions.

And, despite all the advances in technology, what with the Internet and all, it still seems that there's not a lot of difference between having a baby crying in its seat and carrying a crying baby out to the aisle.  If it's still in the theater, we can still hear it.

And I don't care if the stupid baby-toting couple paid for their tickets so they have a right to see the movie.  I paid the same for my ticket, and unless I get to have sex with the mother, then I should have the right to have a baby-free movie experience.

It's just going to make it harder and harder for the studios to get me into theaters to see their movies.