Gerry Canavan

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You know what these are. They’re links.

* Pirates: the key to understanding the world.

* Inside Joss Whedon’s next project. No, not Dollhouse: Dr. Horrible Singalong Blog, a Web musical starring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day, and Nathan Fillion.

* We’ve reached the end of the remake express: they’re remaking Highlander. Not only are there no more ideas in Hollywood, there aren’t even any more movies to be remade.

* Film School Rejects has the Top Ten Indiana Jones moments. This is actually a pretty terrible list, as the Grail challenges from Last Crusade are foolishly clumped together—”The penitent man shall kneel before God” and “You have chosen… wisely” both easily make the cut—as is one of the best lines from the whole series, “We named the dog ‘Indiana,'” which along with four horses in the desert for two decades served as the capstone for the trilogy. But you know a list like this doesn’t know what it’s talking about when it excludes the single best shot of either Lucas’s or Spielberg’s career:

Via Cyn-C.

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May 21, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Children of Men Coming to TV

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David Eick (Bionic Woman, Battlestar Galactica) is working on a small-screen adaptation of Children of Men. The Alfonso Cuarón film joins Buffy, Ferris Bueller, Logan’s Run, Clueless, Highlander and Planet of the Apes in the coveted film-to-TV remake arena…

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March 22, 2008 at 1:26 am

Nevermore Film Festival

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Let me put in a plug for the Nevermore Film Festival, which is playing at the Carolina here in Durham all weekend. (Here’s the schedule.) Last night Ryan and I checked out Tenebre, which was pretty classic—and at some point this weekend I want to see Nobody and Los Cronocrímenes, and possibly also the original Highlander.

Nobody in particular is probably the greatest movie of all time:

Shawn Linden’s beautifully-scripted directorial debut is part mystery, part gangster film, part time-travel paradox, and part extraordinarily ambitious supernatural thriller.

You’re speaking my language.

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February 23, 2008 at 3:30 pm