Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Okay, who gave us half a roll?

I'm sure I'm the last to know on this stuff, but I was reading the newest Premiere last night and found out two new things. First of all, this may be a really awful thing, but next July 4th? Bruce Willis returns as John McClane in Live Free or Die Hard! Uh, yeah. Someone was so kidding with that title. Aaaaaaaand, looks like one of my favorite ladies, Nicole Kidman, will play the evil Mrs. Coulter in the first installment of His Dark Materials, The Golden Compass. I am still very unsure how they are going to pull that series off. *Holds breath.* And annoyingly, the version that I read was called Northern Lights. I was in Japan and it was my Australian boss's copy. Wtf? I hate it when they do shit like that. So naturally I prefer owning Northern Lights for pure nostalgia...I guess it wasn't bastardized in any other way...?

Hey, look at that, that was from this morning. Time to go home now. Oh well. Hopefully there is internet at home now anyway...

7 comments:

Yasamin said...

bastardizing stuff just sucks.

ps love the word usage.

*sings* to toro... to... to... ro...
hehehe.

it frustrates the hell out of me when they adapt stuff and it turns out all grossly deformed. geez.

Ellen Aim said...

Dammit! Curse you putting the theme song in my head again! At least it's way fun to sing at work. Especially since the guy I work with has two small daughters and often comes in singing the WEIRDEST shit...

I mostly hate it when American publishers (Scholastic) feel the need to "americanize" what is already perfectly understandable.

Veloute said...

To to ro TO TO RO! Yep, in my head, too, now. *grins*

I actually had heard Ms Kidman was going to play Mrs Coulter. I can totally see this. I think she will be great. As to the movie itself, who can say. I hope it does the book justice.

sKincarver said...

If I could find the theme from the Totoro Tree Growing Dance I could die a happy man.

Anonymous said...

GADS...they're doing the Golden Compass?? I don't know how I feel about that. I must mull.

To to ro TO TO RO!

Ellen Aim said...

I know, it's iffy. Armored bears especially...I worry they cannot pull Iorek off...

And we all have our own Totoro Tree Growing Dance theme, skinny, don't you?

Veloute said...

My dance works better with bourbon.