Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday Odds & Ends: movies on ice, The Prisoner, crafty Romans and love

+ Here's a list of "The Best Big-Screen Geek Girls," which immediately starts off by cheating and including Felicia Day's Codex character from "The Guild" because they wish she'd be on the big screen. Now, it's true that Day is Queen of the Geek Girls and ten kinds of awesome, but c'mon, geek girls don't cheat!

+ Speaking of "The Guild," the first and second seasons were released in one DVD package yesterday and are now available in retail stores. Hopefully, the rest of the world will now catch on to this great series.

+ How awesome is this? To celebrate the 20th Stockholm Film Festival, organizers will be showing films on a full-sized movie screen made entirely of ice. The ice is being harvested from ultra-clear ice near the Arctic Circle and the screen was designed by the same folks who built the famous ice hotel. Will they ruin everything by playing a double feature of "Cutting Edge 2" and "The Day After Tomorrow?"

+ An air date has been announced for AMC's remake of "The Prisoner." The six-hour series will air over three nights beginning Nov. 15. This 9-minute-long trailer promises good things:

+ Does falling in love or thinking about love actually make us more creative thinkers? This study published in Scientific American says yes.

+ Archaeologists have unearthed what they believe to be the rotating banquet hall in the ruins of Roman emperor Nero's palace. The banquet hall rotated based on the time of day. Think about that for a moment: the whole room rotated. In the first century A.D. I can't help but wonder, technologically, where our civilization would be if we'd kept on a straight-line from the Roman era and not had those pesky Dark Ages where we forgot how to make things like, you know, windows and indoor plumbing.


Anonymous said...

That sounds like something from an Indiana Jones movie!

Laiane said...

Noooooooo! "The Prisoner" = Patrick McGoohan. Period.

I also get strident about Sean Connery/James Bond films, so feel free to ignore me.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for the prisoner remake sans McGoohan, as long as they fix that awful, awful ending.

Moor Larkin said...

That awful awful ending will certainly be replaced.....

Probably by Shock and Awe.