Gail (gailmarie) wrote,

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And who was wrong, and who was right? It didn't matter in the thick of the fight...

Good stuff on IMDb today...

First, birthdays:
- Ashton Kutcher (28)
- Chris Rock (41)
- James Spader (46)
- Eddie Izzard (44)

Second, the quote:
At the start of the evening, I was in the hall. I know because I was there.

One of my favorite movies right there. Don't know what it is? Check IMDb. :-p

Third, an interesting tidbit of news:
Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal is being touted as Gotham City district attorney Harvey Dent in the next Batman sequel, along with Paul Bettany, who may play the Joker. Gyllenhaal would play Gotham City's good-guy lawyer, who mutates into his alter-ego, Two-Face, in the third film. In the sequel, Batman would team with Harvey Dent to destroy the Joker, according to Tommy Lee Jones formerly played Dent/Two-Face on the big screen in Batman & Robin. Star Christian Bale is set to return, as well as Michael Caine as butler Alfred.

Sweet. I don't know how I feel about Jake as Two-Face, but Paul Bettany for Joker is AWESOME.

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfield has laughed off singer/actress Lindsay Lohan's claims she will front the fashion house's next advertising campaign, insisting she is too immature.

Ha ha ha.

Fourth, the poll:
How many of this year's Best Picture nominees have you actually seen?
(The Best Picture nominees being: Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Crash, Good Night, and Good Luck, and Munich)

I have seen 4 (all but Capote...I'm getting to it...possibly tonight or tomorrow), but I am certainly in the minority. 60% of IMDb users have seen less than 2**. Am I wrong in being utterly disgusted by that? I liked to think that IMDb frequenters are intelligent movie-goers, but this statistic is disturbing. I could see maybe not wanting to watch the big Hollywood blockbusters (or the converse, not wanting to see the crazy small indie film), but none of these is a huge blockbuster, nor a crazy indie film.

I mean, people like my mother only go to see romantic comedies that have a happy ending. Seriously, that's ALL she will watch. But she's not the kind of person to visit IMDb, nor to vote in their polls.

Maybe I'm out of touch with normal people. If I were normal, maybe I would have only seen 1 of those, too. (As a side note, I've also seen 4 out of 5 of the Best Actress nominated films: Mrs. Henderson Presents, Transamerica, Pride and Prejudice, and Walk the Line. I haven't seen North Country.)

That is all for now. I need to finish lunch and get to class.

**18% have seen 2 or 3, 12.5% have seen 4 or 5, as of the time this was posted.

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