Okay, so my head still hurts like hell, but I am fighting through it just to make this quick post on movie news stuff.
You know, this next one might be okay. I mean, it's got a lot of well known's in it to make it not so serious, I suppose. Lorenzo Music, a god among cartoon voice-overs, died in August of 2001 and was the original voice for Garfield. Ironic that they should get Bill Murray to do the voice for this film. I say that becuase Lorenzo was the voice of Peter Venkman for the cartoon version of Ghostbusters.
For the anime fans (yes, this means you Miss Annie) comes this first image taken from "Howl's Moving Castle", the new film by Miyazaki of "Spirited Away" fame.
Then there this banner ad, and the only reason I bring it to attention is the look of Nicole Kidman. I dunno what it is, but I sure do like the way she looks in this shot.
Just a quick note, cause I love HBO and their mini-series. The Hollywood Reporter indicates that HBO and The BBC have given the greenlight to a 12-episode drama series based on the Ancient Roman empire. Budgeted at an incredible $5 million an episode, production is scheduled to begin next year at Rome's Cinecitta Studios with location shoots throughout Europe and North America. The project has been in development for over three years now, and the plot will be based on the lives and families of Roman soldiers Titus Pullo and Lucius Vorenus who live in Rome during the latter part of Julius Caesar's reign when the city was in its first few years of Imperial rule. Crossing several years, events portrayed will include the pair sabotaging a treasonous plan of Pompey to usurp Caesar whilst famous historical figures and events like Mark Antony, Cleopatra, Octavianus, and potentially Caesar's assassination are to be portrayed. The series will be broadcast in 2005.
And finally, there's this:
A collection of works by Alex Ross. This man is god among comic artists. I used to think it was McFarlane but fuck no. If yer in a book store, just look. That's all I ask, you don't have to buy it, but just look at the images. If you don't look at superheroes a different way after his vision of them, then there may be no hope for you. Ross makes them real...real in a sense that he was there, sketching as it all happened. He gies a human quality to super human beings. And it's beautiful.