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I Never Could Get The Hang Of Thursdays

With the end of Angel I’ll have to look elsewhere for my super hero fix. I’ve been told by a few folks that I’d enjoy the relaunched Catwoman (another hero, or heroine rather, with a rather dodgy past) series. I’ll admit I’m intrigued, but I’m not sure what to make of the upcoming movie…which I saw a commercial for just last night. A little poking around shows they’ve changed her identity (name and entire persona) from the comics. In related news, I’ve been meaning to mention the upcoming Batman Begins. The previous films were a disappointment (yes, even my beloved Tim Burton’s take on it) but this project has a few things going for it…first, it’s based on a favorite story, Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One. And it’s being directed by Christopher Nolan, of Memento fame. But Christian Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne? Puhlease. I still have a bad taste in my mouth from his soulless performance in Laurel Canyon…with his cold, dead eyes. But heck, maybe those qualities will actually make him a better Batman. Only time will tell. Now for more odd casting news… As a kid, Zaphod Beeblebrox was one of my heroes. My brother and I read and re-read the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books, listened to the BBC radio show and watched the mini series when it aired on PBS. I was saddened when Douglas Adams passed away…and can’t help but wonder how he would feel about the upcoming movie. Acetylenic has posted a good rundown of the casting. Oh, how I adore Zooey Deschanel (she’ll make a fine token sci-fi woman, and wouldn’t that be a great band name?). Yet he complains that the cast all seem too young, which I can understand, but I suspect that we’re just getting old(er). Like my pops says, it’s better than the alternative.

you grow girl
good to the last drop
my cranky companion on the bus