* I think I need to start figuring out these Girl With movies/books.
* I am not sure what I think of Chris Pine yet. He was good in Star Trek, but I don’t know if he has anything else.
* I don’t know what most people think, but I do not care, at all, about The Hobbit and when or if it is going to be filmed. Every day, seemingly every hour, there is something new going on with The Hobbit. Who cares?! Let the project die. We already had to fight through three seven-hour long borefests. Yeah, I said it.
* Also, Peter Jackson is perhaps the most overrated director since, well, George Lucas. I guess that makes sense in a way.
* I haven’t seen 127 Hours yet, but I think James Franco is one of the most underappreciated young talents in Hollywood. He can do anything, he can play any part, and he has started to show that more and more since Spider-Man. Sure, he was terrible in Spider-Man 3, but everyone was. But Franco showed range in Milk, humor in Pineapple Express, and he will probably get a Best Actor nod for 127 Hours.
* The best director race, as of now, is down to three names I think: Danny Boyle, David Fincher, and Christopher Nolan. Boyle already won for Slumdog Millionaire, so he might have the longest odds of the three. Then again, somebody completely different may win. I think it’s down to these three. I’m rambling.
* The sequel and remake news is taking over any avenue of film news out there. It is spiraling out of control. From sequels, to remakes, to adaptations, to foreign films coming to America… Pretty soon the Best Original Screenplay category at the Oscars won’t be a category. They will just give the statue to the person who can think of an original screenplay in that calendar year.
* Now I don’t know about Paul Hackis, er, Haggis’s new film, The Next Three Days, but I would put a lot of money on the fact that Russell Crowe’s wife is guilty of whatever murder she is accused of committing. Why? Because that is the obvious answer, and Paul Haggis is a director of the obvious and the overbearing and doesn’t believe in subtlety. Paul Haggis might be more overrated than Peter Jackson, if more people didn’t see through him already.