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A Farewell To Batboy
Weekly World News has been abruptly cancelled. The paper, "the best investigative reporting on the planet," according to J in Men in Black, and spawned Batboy. The website is going away, too. Now it shall nevermore tell us Bush is running for pope as we wait for the dude in front of us at the grocery lane to decide between paper and plastic.
I guess it's just you and me, Soap Opera Digest.
The other thing Douglas Adams wrote, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
will be a radio serial
on the BBC. The first six-part series starts October 3. The whole series will be on CD November 8. Harry Enfield stars as Dirk, and the cast includes Billy Boyd (Pippin from Lord of the Rings.
Hitchhiker's Guide started as a radio serial and became a book. Gently started as a book, and the rest you know from reading the first sentence of this paragraph.
I Can't Promise I'll Try, But I'll Try To Try
The Simpsons Movie
opens this Friday, July 27. I owe it to me to go. Honestly, if you don't plan on seeing this movie, I just don't know who you are anymore.
So Seth Rogen from Knocked Up
will be Green Hornet. Our comics guy Alan Porter links to a short
that looks exactly like how a cool Hornet movie would look if comedians would stop trying to make it.
I like comedy. I like martial-arts kicking dudes beating up bad guys. But it's totally OK with me if I have them at the same time. I'm not in that much of a hurry.
is a vampire detective show coming on CBS in fall 2007. David Greenwalt, the producer of Angel
wanted to sue about it. Especially after he found out the show's original title was Not Angel.
But now he's the producer of Moonlight and he says it's different. There are no other demons besides vampires on this show. See? Completely not the exact same at all.
Sweet Old Trailers From Hell
Director of Gremlins
Joe Dante has created Trailers from Hell
, with sweet old movie trailers and modern-day directors doing commentary as you watch. There are nine trailers and commentaries so far, by Dante, John Landis, Mick Garris, Marilyn Lambert, and Shaun of the Dead
's Edgar Wright. Dante talks about Attack of the 50-Foot Woman
. Wright covers Danger: Diabolik
and says the movie is funnier than Austin Powers, because they weren't trying to be funny.
Crawl of Fame
Here's an early stocking stuffer: A crawling zombie that screams at the living!
Check it out in action. Hooray! Make your children go insane with mortal terror!