Weekend Roundup

What a weekend from some great March Madness basketball to a holy frakking hell ending on Battlestar Galactica. So say we all, Starbucks’s the fifth Cylon? Also too, if Bobby Dylan is the cue for turning Cylon, well, sign us up.

We caught an advance screening for the new D.J. Caruso movie, Disturbia. It stars Shia LaBeouf, David Morse, Carrie-Ann Moss, and this insanely smoking hot chick Sarah Roemer. And though we have no problems with remakes and rip-offs (this one takes its, um, cues from the Hitchcock classic Rear Window) so long as they’re good, after seeing this one somebody needs to sit D.J. Caruso down for a career intervention. This is the guy who knocked The Salton Sea out of the park for his first flick. So look for our thoughts on that one tomorrow.

What’s got us really excited is a very much long awaited album that recently came our way. We’re not saying it’ll end Communism in China or anything, but still. Anyway, without further ado the weekend roundup.

  • Happy Birthday Keira Knightly. You turn 22 today. Which means Chris Hanson would have arrested us when we first fell in love with you. Way back when you were Natalie Portman’s stand-in for the Phantom Menace. I mean if Saddam can have a double why can’t Queen Amidala?
  • The U.S. Terrorist list has more than quadrupled, from 100,000 to more than 400,000 since 2003. The Washington Post reports the people in charge of managing the list are overwhelmed, not to mention the War on Terror has caused the number or terrorists to increase significantly!
  • Well Peyton Manning finally got to host SNL this past weekend. We didn’t stay awake for the entire episode, but from what we saw he was actually not too bad. Big points for allowing himself to be made fun of mericlessly. Plus, Carrie Underwood is terrible, but at least she’s attractive.
  • According to AICN, Hugo Weaving the man behind the mask in V for Vendetta and a certain Agent Smith from The Matrix has been cast to do the voice work for Megatron in Michael Bay’s upcoming Transformers movie.
  • The Senate is moving forward to vote on the supplemental spending bill as early as tomorrow. However, House Republicans are attemptinig to remove language regarding a time table for a pullout of Iraq. Interestingly, if the bill passes as is, it will force President Bush to either publicly rebuke a time table pullout or he’ll be forced to veto additional funding for US soldiers.
  • Anna Nicole Smith’s autopsy is due today. Meh. We just want to find out if OJ is the baby’s daddy.
  • Japan’s still reeling from the aftershocks of their earthquake. One person was killed and 200 were injured in the 6.9 quake.
  • Northern Ireland’s rivals, Protestant leader Rev. Ian Paisley and Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams reached a tentative agreement to share power. The deal is seen by many to by historic for creating a lasting peace. For the record, Paisley’s Democratic Unionist Party wants to keep ties between Northern Ireland and Britain while Sinn Fein is linked to the Irish Republican Army and a unified Irish Republic.
  • The box office was overrun with Ninja Turtles on an insanely crowded weekend.? When was the last time six major releases all came out at the same time?? I can’t even remember.

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  • Evorgleb March 26, 2007, 11:21 am

    We’ve been talking about Hugo Weaving as Megatron over at Highbrid Nation and to be honest with you I’m having a little trouble wrapping my head around it. I would have loved to have the original voice from the cartoon. Guss I’m just too old school.