Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday Odds & Ends: Twilight Zone, evil geeks, Julia Child and guinea pigs

+ Did you hear that Leonardo DiCaprio's production company is looking to do a film remake of "The Twilight Zone?" They've selected a writer named Rand Ravich, who wrote the tres-bizarre Johnny Depp flick "The Astronaut's Wife," to pen the script.

+ Wired's Geek Dad blog has their list of the Top 10 Evil Geeks in the Movies. Was I the only one rooting FOR Gary Oldman's character in "Lost in Space?"

+ Some new clips of the upcoming "Julie and Julia" have come out, and I have to say, I'm really looking forward to this movie. It just looks...well...charming and that's a word that hasn't been used too much this summer with movies.

+ The Topless Robot site had a hilarious sharing of nerd wishes yesterday. Some of them really cracked me up, like this one from a reader called Arsenal:

That's simple
a pony
with a lightsaber on it's head
that could fly
and had a Megan Fox love ray built into it's eyes
and had soft orange fur
that looked like the paint job to the General Lee.
also it was a robot
that dispensed soft served ice cream from it's nose.

+ The New York Times has a great op-ed column on the reissue and what I would consider a scandalous revamping of Ernest Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast." Apparently, one of Hemingway's grandsons has re-worked the piece to make it more sympathetic to his grandfather, which is nice, but in a way that excises chunks and relegates others to an index, which is not nice.

+ And in completely unrelated news, here's a video of four guinea pigs eating watermelon:


Minerva said...

Love the nerd wish--that's a poem!

Also, "Julie and Julia" had me from the first preview. I love Amy Adams, and Meryl Streep can't seem to make any bad movies. At least, SHE is good in all of them. :)

Liz said...

Agreed. And I think Meryl Streep was born to play Julia Child. I'm really looking forward to seeing this movie.

Anonymous said...

The guinea pig on the right had a bow in its hair! Oh my gosh...teh cuteness is overwhelming.

Sara Jo said...

I <3 guinea pig noises.

Jen said...

Ahhh...Real Genius. How I miss you so. "Rue the day, who talks like that?"