Every week my browser gets cluttered up with tabs for stuff that I stumble across and figure I might be able to use as a Question of the Day or a WTF Thought for the Day or grist for some other post. And inevitably, I end the week with most of that material unused. But there’s no reason to let this stuff go to waste: I can still share it with you, for your amusement, and start the new week with a clean slate.
Herewith this week’s leftover links, in no particular order:
Is He Kidding? Mickey Rourke as Genghis Khan?
Story Details for Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ Prequel
Breck Eisner Directing ‘Escape From New York’ Remake
How Many Wall-Es and Na’vis End Up In The Trash?
James Bond film suspended amid MGM uncertainty
Could Sam Worthington Become the Next James Bond?
Iron Man 2 grounded by ash cloud
Comedy Central re-ups Stewart, Colbert deals
Producer Mike S. Ryan challenges the current preoccupations of our independent film scene
The next superhero reboot movie will be Mighty Mouse
The 12 most “inspiring” examples of environmentalism in sci-fi
Scott Baio’s Online Meltdown: A Complete Timeline
Robert Downey Jr. Eyes ‘Wizard of Oz’ Prequel
Deciding What Is ‘Suitable’ in Movie Ads
For Reasons Unknown, Ukrainian Journalist Sends First Underwater Tweet
Many Puzzled by Israel’s iPad Ban
Independent Film Rakes in $166K Thanks To Social Media
Writers: Making a Living Off of Kindle?
Bauer’s freelancers up in arms over new contracts
Samsung issue health warning about 3D TV
‘Sherlock Holmes’ Spawns Competing ‘Treasure Island’ Films
Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven voted top rock song of all time
Commuter who wrote fantasy novel on his phone on verge of multi-million dollar movie deal
There’s a New TV Network Coming That’s Even More Conservative Than Fox News
The Brave Online World of Linking, Borrowing and Attributing (Or Not)
(You’ll notice a few links regarding media issues beyond filmed entertainement, especially some concerning books/ebooks, gadgets like the iPad, social media, and issues around creators of digital content. It’s becoming clearer to me that these matters are becoming increasingly connected, and as I explore what it means to be film critic in this post-film-critic era, it’s obvious that these won’t be things I can ignore.)