Could some new "CSI" episodes be in the distant future?
It sounds like we could see the end of the three-month long Writer's Guild of America strike. Click here for AP entertainment reporter Lynn Elber's assessment.
The idea of the Oscars ceremony becoming a press conference without any star power (like the Golden Globes were just recently) is utterly distasteful to Hollywood, so the pressure is being put on the Powers The Be. After all, what would the A&E reporters write about if it weren't for the red carpet showboating and the "chance" for politically-minded actors, producers and directors to spew forth their agendas during their acceptance speeches?
WHY SO SERIOUS?: Despite — or maybe because of — Heath Ledger's untimely death, it's time to let ourselves smile. Check out this ingenious shot-for-shot trailer for "The Dark Knight" — done Lego-style!
I'm not sure what's funnier: the tractor-trailer going back over front in slow motion or the cut to the crumpling Lego building after the yellow balloon pops out of The Joker's bazooka. Let's hear it for intelligent, director-wannabe fans with too much time on their hands!
IN MORE NEWS COVERED IN MY BLOG: Norwalk director Jim Welch's horror movie "Curse of the Flesh" will get its premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave. Look for a Reflector preview story from yours truly soon.
A previous obligation will prohibit me from attending the premiere. Let me know what you think about my performance if you go. I guess I'll have to check myself out when it comes out on DVD! (Put the complete movie title in quotes in the blog search engine and you'll know what that self-centered comment means …)