Monday, October 22, 2012
since Elysium has had its opening shifted three weeks
earlier, there's gap in Warner Bros.'s schedule for next
year, and they've decided to fill that gap with Jack the
Giant Killer. Whoops, make that Jack the Giant Slayer, as
Warner and New Line have also made a slight semantic
adjustment to the title. Apparently this makes it "more
family friendly." Whatever they say.*
Jack the Giant Killer Slayer is now set to open March 1,
2013. Like G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Great Gatsby,
Gangster Squad, and a lot of other films, it was originally
supposed to come out this year, but has been delayed.
York Film Festival. Subsequently, there has been Oscar
talk of an anticipated battle between Washington and
Daniel Day-Lewis, from the film Lincoln, which will open
on November 9.
In the Robert Zemeckis directed Flight, Washington plays
a commercial airline pilot with a drinking and substance
abuse problem, which comes to light after he executes
an emergency landing, rescues the passengers, and
becomes a big hero. His drug abuse problem comes to
fore-front after the FAA does an thorough investigation
into the case.
Don Cheadle, Tamara Tunie and Garcelle Beauvais are
co-star in the film.
appears that it's biopic season in Hollywood. Andre 3000
is in the process of bringing back to life Jimmy
Hendricks, while there appears to be a growing
controversy over the casting of Zoe Saldana as Nina
Simone in her biopic. Now, David Oyelowo is the latest to
recreate a real person as boxer Sugar Ray Robinson in
According to Deadline, the film will be based on the Wil
Haygood's biography "Thunder: The Life And Times Of
Sugar Ray Robinson", which was first published in 2009.
The Synopsis of the book goes as follows:
you are in Nigeria. On Saturday, Owelle Rochas
Okorocha, governor of Imo State and a two-time
presidential aspirant, punched a protocol officer who
refused to allow him sit on a chair reserved for the
Anambra State governor, Peter Obi.
The incident, which happened during the 80th
birthday celebration of former vice president, Chief
Alex Ekwueme, in Enugu, occurred about 20 minutes
before most of the invited guests arrived.
Apparently, the seat which Okorocha wanted to
occupy, was at a table reserved for the host
governor, Sullivan Chime and Peter Obi. The punched
protocol officer, Ifeanyi Onukuba, who works with
Mayflower School with her husband in Ikenne, Ogun
State, died this morning at Babcock University Teaching
Hospital in Sagamu.
In recognition of their efforts towards ensuring that more
people have formal education, the Solarins have
received several awards and recognition, locally and
Sheila was knighted and awarded the Member of British
Empire (MBE) in 2007 by Queen Elizabeth.
Two state-owned tertiary institutions were named after
Dr. Solarin. They are; Tai Solarin University of Education
(TASUED), Ijebu-Ode and Tai Solarin College of Education
The late Mr and Mrs Solarin left behind two children,
Corin and Tunde.
Funeral arrangements for the late educator will be
Bishop Oyedepo, a british media claimed that he now
runs a church with a main aim of 'cynical exploitation'.
The british media revealed that, after its British branch
received £16.7 million in donations from followers who
were told that God would give them riches in return,
more attention has been drawn to his wealth building
Followers are ferried in double-decker shuttle buses to
the church, handed slips inviting them to make debit
card payments, and are even told obeying the ministry's
teachings will make them immune from illness.
blog discusses all sorts of Google search-related political
factoids. The point of the analysis is, for the Times'
purpose, to act as a predictor (or, the article's title puts
it, a "crystal ball") for the election. But it also offers up
important information about how often people do things
like search for topless photos of Paul Ryan, or, on the
more depressing end of the spectrum, how often people
searched for "Obama" in conjunction with "KKK." Here
are some of more interesting searches:
5,000 people a month ask about Mitt Romney's
Halloween costume realistic, you get compliments.
"Wow, you really look like (blank)!" people might say. But
other times, you might do too good of a job, and get
mistaken for the real thing by a relative, who will then
shoot you with a shotgun.
This is more or less exactly what happened, to tragic
effect, this weekend to a 9-year-old girl in Western
the US that a driver kicked her off a bus in Seattle because
of her baby's stinky nappy.
Nichole Hakimian was taking her one-year-old son to a
clinic this week because of an intestinal illness, KOMO
"He had just pooped in his diaper as soon as I got on,
because he was having diarrhoea," she said. "And right
after that, she told me I had to get off the bus."
When Hakimian asked why she said the Metro Transit
driver said, "Your baby, he smells really bad, and it's not
fair that we all have to smell that."
the time", true stories which has been released from one
of no doubt hundreds of secret CIA files hidden away in a
dusty basement in Langley, Virginia.
In 1980, the United States Embassy in Tehran was hijacked
by Iranian protesters, and the hostages were holed up for
many months. Six Americans escaped but had to go into
hiding elsewhere in the city. The CIA devised a way to bust
them out of Iran by creating an unlikely false cover story:
engaging real film producers, they made up a sci-fi movie
and told the Iranian authorities they wanted access to
scout for locations with their "crew".
Super Bowl performance, we're delighted to see
Beyoncé and Jay-Z still find time for romance!
The pair were spotted enjoying a LOVELY dinner
together at Giorgio Ristorante in the Battery Park
neighborhood of NYC last night, sitting outside on the
deck for drinks while they watched the sun go down
before heading inside for their meal!
Ch-ch-check 'em out (above)!
Just look at how relaxed and happy they seem!
You can't fake that kind of love, folks!
It's all over their faces!
SO sweet! Hope you two had a nice time!
Dumbledore. He was a strange character because I
always say I wrote him from somewhere in the back of
my brain. He would often say things I didn't know I
believed. But once I saw that Dumbledore had said
them, I thought, 'Oh yeah that's right, that's true.'"
- J.K. Rowling, on the character from Harry Potter for
whom she misses writing the most, to Charlie Rose