September 30th, 2009

Nick and Nat

Unfortunate if elliptical things

I had completely forgotten Minority Report was a Spielberg film -- until the credit at the end of the movie. This apparently wasn't a one-off lapse, since it was filed between Kingdom of Heaven and The Hunger. It's still a pretty good movie, although it makes less sense than I remember (the eternal and not very useful complaint). There was one line Tom Cruise had where I suddenly thought Lestat.

Playing Batman: Arkham Asylum, particularly the fight scenes, is doing my wrists in.

There was also some mix-up with the Brewfest boss, but I'm sure we're both better off with that going unexplained.
Stephen King

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According to Lilja's Library, a new Stephen King TV series is coming:
...E1 Entertainment has committed to 13 hour-long episodes adapting Stephen King's novella The Colorado Kid into a television series called Haven.

Scott Shepherd will serve as showrunner and exec produce with Lloyd Segan and Shawn Piller, all three of whom were exec producers on USA Network's version of The Dead Zone.

The report describes the project as, "centers on a spooky town in Maine where cursed folk live normal lives in exile. When those curses start returning, FBI agent Audrey Parker is brought in to keep those supernatural forces at bay -- while trying to unravel the mysteries of Haven."
Sounds sort of interesting. More interesting than anything I remember from the book, frankly -- which was not the hard boiled story we were promised, and not much of its own thing either.

I guess I should go back to watch the last season or two of Dead Zone. I liked the show a lot, but apparently it falls away precipitously at the end. My curiosity remains (and now I've finished Breaking Bad S1, there's room for something else that K isn't in to).