+ Did we already know that Disney planned on making a fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie or was it just assumed? My brain is too foggy to keep track. Anyway, surprise! It looks like Disney's making a fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie and it's going to make all our steampunk dreams come true, incorporating a bit of sci-fi and Captain Nemo into the plot.
+ Remember how we were all "X-Files"-y yesterday? Well, let's keep that party going, shall we, with an A.V. Club interview with David Duchovny himself in which he talks about some of his past roles.
+ Jason Bateman talks about his role in the upcoming Simon Pegg/Nick Frost alien road movie, "Paul" and manages to spoil a pretty bad joke.
+ Here's a pretty fascinating story on what it takes to be a composer for film and television. Sadly, it takes more than just being able to whistle a jaunty tune, which totally eliminates me for the job. My parachute is not that color. :(
+ Did you know that the son of playwright Tom Stoppard is appearing right now in one of his father's plays? No, I don't really care that much either. What I do care about, though, is that there's a revival of Stoppard's "Arcadia" in London's West End right now and I didn't know about it. Trust me, if you live anywhere near there and have never seen "Arcadia," go now and see it. Like tonight. It is a thrilling, funny, miraculous play about mathematics and love and the passage of time. I saw it in London in 1994 and when it was over, just sat there with the words "that's the greatest play I've ever seen" pulsating through my little over-matched brain. And even if you don't live near enough to see it, go grab a copy of the play at your local bookstore -- I'd suggest paying for it of course, but I'm not the boss of you. Enjoy!