Casting (Lots)
So today at Tor.com I brought up some of the casting rumors that are flying, as next summer’s blockbusters get ready to start filming. Of all these looming bad decisions, and there are plenty, the two most confusing are the casting of Penelope Cruz and Angelina Jolie. (…in anything, ever.) The one I enjoy the most is Frieda Pinto’s casting in a movie that is NOTHING LIKE CLASH OF THE TITANS, OKAY, SO JUST STOP ASKING: Story follows a young warrior Theseus who leads his men into battle with the immortal Greek gods to defeat evil and the powerful elder gods of the Titans in order to save mankind.…
The Sidekick Union Called.
They’re accepting your application, mostly because the estimated life span for a sidekick in a fantasy movie is about 65 minutes, unless you crack wise, in which case you might outlive your boss, which is nice for you, but looks pretty bad on a resume once you have more than one.…
Ice Dancing.
So, last night was the Ice Dancing Free Dance, which sounds a little but like everyone let go of earthly cares and blissfully flew over the ice for four minutes. I am joking. This was a seriously earthly care. Backstage couples were clearly straining to hear that someone screwed up. (To be fair, this was a possibility.…
A week in review (pre-emptive).
This entry will be all over the place, just because my writing brain is otherwise engaged, and also I’m waiting on DVDs. We’ll get to this in a moment. Apparently, this year I’m watching the Olympics? I will alert the me from two weeks ago who had to be told they are on NBC.…
What big psychological issues you have!
At Tor.com today, I talk about Warner Brothers Studios and their decision to attack the Twilight demographic with a Red Riding Hood adaptation. In theory, this is a good idea. Fairy-tale retellings are enjoying a renaissance, and there’s never been so much money to be made from wolf-riddled stories of sexual awakening.…
Red Riding Hood Retelling is Go: What Big Teeth You Have!
Red Riding Hood Retelling is Go: What Big Teeth You Have!Little Red Riding Hood, the original story about a girl and a wolf meeting cute, is getting a new, romantic retelling from Warner Brothers. If you think that this is not an attempt to use its metaphorical teeth to take a bite-related pun out of Twilight’s success, then you have never seen a movie before.…