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the rise of the geeks continues…

Item: Tim Burton will head up the jury at Cannes this coming May. Burton, quoted at Empire, notes that: After spending my early life watching triple features and 48-hour horror movie marathons, I’m finally ready for this. Item: The Museum of Modern Art’s retrospective on the art and film of Tim Burton continues through April. … more…

the awesomeness of Bruce Campbell knows no bounds

Item: Bruce Campbell is making a sequel to My Name Is Bruce, according to an email he sent to Ain’t It Cool News. It is to be called Bruce vs. Frankenstein. As Empire points out, this isn’t exactly Bubba Nosferatu, which we Bruceheads have been eagerly awaiting since Bubba Ho-Tep blew our little geek minds, … more…

NBC’s business plan: burn money, then burn more money

Item: NBC will pay Conan O’Brien a severance of $40 million— no, wait, maybe it’s $45 million. Well, some of the dough will go to O’Brien’s laid-off staffers, but still: that’s a ton of money to not work. Item: NBC is going to lose hundreds of millions of dollars broadcasting the Winter Olympics next month. … more…

Vatican hates ‘Avatar’ so much it pretends to forget it’s pro-environmentalism

Item: Vatican Radio has trashed Avatar for its “wink towards the pseudo-doctrines which have made ecology the religion of the millennium” (via the Telegraph). Item: L’Osservatore, the Vatican newspaper, complains that Avatar “gets bogged down by a spiritualism linked to the worship of nature” (via the Associated Press). This is funny because: In 2008, the … more…

Armond White forced to give award to Mo’Nique for ‘Precious’

Item: Mo’Nique won Best Supporting Actress at Monday night’s ceremony for the 2009 New York Film Critics Circle awards. Item: Mo’Nique, who has been infamously snubbing the Oscar campaigning sideshows, did not turn up for the NYFCC ceremony. Neither did anyone else from Precious. So: NYFCC head honcho Armond White was forced to accept the … more…