Tuesday, April 14, 2009

newsbits: HBO's democracy, GM, and Johnny Quest

- After a good start with Recount, HBO has decided to adapt every political memoir. Well, not exactly, but they are making Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, on top of The Special Relationship with Dennis Quaid and Julianne Moore as Bill and Hillary.

- Idol castaway Scott MacIntyre had a bad kidney transplant, but he didn't want it glorified on the show so he kept it secret. One can only wish Danny "Angel of Death" Gokey had done the same.

- GM Recalls more than a million cars over fire concerns. I think that somewhere, somehow, a General Motors VooDoo doll is in play.

- Why do the new Terminator Salvation toys looks like the old T2 and Aliens toys from the early 90's?
- I can't even be bothered to make a poster review for the Tale of Desperaux. You would think that with Gary Ross and that cast attached it could've been something special. I found the book to be enjoyable, but very slight, and not even Ross could expand it. I think Monster House and Wall-E have visually ruined me from all other CGI films.

- Zac Efron is playing Johnny Quest in a movie not called Johnny Quest. Apparently the thinking is Warner's wants to avoid the 60's nostalgia car-wreck that was Speed Racer. Or something.

1 comment:

Viewtiful_Justin said...

That's really odd about the movie title not having Johnny Quest in it...It seems a little underhanded.

And...hm...GM needs to just throw up its hands and give the reins over to some ten year olds with pointy sticks and a box of crayons. Maybe then something creative and worthwhile will happen.