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May 7, 2009

the thursday bee

Part five of my riveting "So I Made A Movie" series is on the way- a big thanks to everyone who's been reading and commenting and all that. Sharing is the latest craze! In the meantime, however, here are some kibbles and bits so you don't get bored waiting around.

From the Siiiiiiiigh Department: Via Variety and the rest of the internet comes news that Katie Holmes has been cast in the remake of the 1973 made-for-TV flick Don't Be Afraid of the Dark. It's co-written by Guillermo Del Toro, so my hopes are still a bit high, but...Katie Holmes? That's a sigh of resignation up there, not of dreaminess. If they really wanted a Dawson's Creek alum, why not Michelle Williams? She's fairly interesting. Or even the lady who played Gram. Or what about Leann Hunley? She was on a couple of episodes, but she's perhaps more famous for her portrayal of Anna DiMera on Days of Our Lives...or maybe her brief appearance on the dead WAY before its time Models Inc, wherein she was married to William "Greatest American Hero" Katt, who was having an affair with Carrie-Anne "The Matrix" Moss. Of course, she was only having an affair with him to get closer to the son she'd given up many moons before who'd been adopted by Leann Hunley and William Katt; as you can imagine, things didn't turn out well as eventually William Katt found out about the whole ruse and broke things off despite the fact that Carrie-Anne Moss had actually fallen in love with him. Losing William Katt and her son really drove Carrie-Anne Moss over the edge and she started, like, impersonating Linda Gray and stuff, and things spiral out of control until she's institutionalized. Her shrink was a total wackadoo, though, and he kept her drugged up all the time as he enjoyed raping and molesting her, and let's face it, those sorts of things are easier when there's lots of diazepam involved. Finally Linda Gray helped her catch the doctor's dirty deeds on tape and Carrie-Anne Moss was free. Then, somehow, she ended up kidnapped and was forced to work in a Mexican brothel- she was still there when the series was abruptly cancelled. Every character on the show had a 30-second wrap-up in the last episode except Carrie-Anne Moss, who one can only assume must still be rotting and humping her days away in that brothel.

Anyway.

From the I Told You I Want To See This Department: Remember a while back when I mentioned Walking Distance and how I was totally looking forward to it? Well, I still am. I love how they're keeping info largely under wraps- it's a refreshing change from the constant barrage of images and info the internet barfs up regarding most films. There is a bit more of a Walking Distance tease at Icons of Fright, however: they've posted up a short behind the scenes video. Yarrr, Adrienne King! Reggie Bannister! And Shannon Lark, who I may have mentioned around here recently.

From the Don't Effing Forget Department: Don't effing forget, Monday is Film Club day! Get your Amityville II on!

From the Well How the Fuck Old Does That Make ME Then? Department: Today Breckin Meyer turns 35, Traci Lords turns 41, and Amy Heckerling turns 55.

From the Me Me Look At Me Department: If you scroll alllllllllll the way to the bottom of the page, you'll see that I finally added the "followers" gadget. I don't really know what it does, but it's there anyway. Does it make it easier to get updates or something?

From the You're Soaking In It! Department:

2 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

All that follower widget will do is make your head swell when you see the numbers go north.

Let me go join. I love to see a good head swelling.

Emily said...

I would rather be trapped in a subpar Aaron Spelling primetime drama than lose William Katt. His hair alone has been known to grant angels wings and make dictators cry.