Friday, September 9, 2011

Potent Notables

Goings on in the world of the big and small screens

"Let’s make a production of ____________ (name of classic novel that’s been made into a movie before). We'll get _____________ (name of award winning director) to direct it and hire ______________, (Hollywood actor who can sing) _______________, (name of Hollywood actress who can sing) _______________, (another Hollywood actor that can sing, we think) and _________________ (quirky Hollywood actress who can sing, for the most part) to star in it."  (Actually HBC is genius for Thernardier’s wife.)

It’s Jonathan Taylor Thomas! Where’s he been? Awww, the poor (little) guy has DanRad syndrome.  

- I wasn’t really nervous about season 2 of Walking Dead until I stopped and thought about the fact that the big-time showrunner was suddenly gone. I appreciate that the replacement lives in fear of being the guy who effs up a beloved show.

- I’ll probably end up watching this for at least a couple of episodes.Can you imagine being the losing tattoo?

- Good decision, HBO. It sounds like Sports Night (one of my all-time favorites) but without the sports.

- Back the shot up so you have bodies head-to-toe, put a cliff in the background and you’ve got a cheesy romance novel cover

- Zachary Levi, who I adore, now gets to put ‘director’ on his resume!

- That's great and all  but what about the dang hoverboard?!?! 

- John Le Carre is one of my dad’s favorite authors.  For years my dad has tried to get me to watch the 1979 production of Le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy starring Sir Alec Guinness.  At the beginning of this year I was in a situation where I had no choice but to watch the 6-hour television mini-series with my father.  It was very good.  A wee bit tedious at times but good.  Well they’re making a big-screen movie version with some of my favorite British actors.  This is a cool look at the production of it. This time I won't need to be in another hostage situation to see it.


  1. I soooooo badly want to play real-world movie MadLibs and have Hollywood do my wacky, arbitrary bidding!!

  2. "Movie MadLibs" is a Tracy-coined phrase. I'm so unoriginal but it doesn't stop me from using other people's cleverness to my advantage. At least I (usually) give credit where it's due!