Sunday, March 29, 2009

The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency

The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith is getting the HBO treatment!! Jill Scott is playing the main character Precious Ramotswe and the clips posted on the website look like it could be a winner! Check out the trailer and go see the clips for yourself.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Another video game is in the process of being madeprince-of-persia-the-sands-of-time-pc-packshot_tn

into a movie. This time it's  Prince of Persia seen at the right. Well, Jake Gyllenhall is starring in it and I've seen the pics and i don't really know what I'm supposed to think. You follow the link and tell me.

Friday, March 13, 2009

I'M DIGGIN' IT... "The Frames"

In the interest of trying something new, I'm going to start posting about things I like periodically. Obviously, each post is going to be titled "I"M DIGGIN IT..." with whatever it is I'm currently diggin' on at the moment.

"THE FRAMES" are my current music pick of the moment and let me say, I am definitely diggin' them.

They're an Irish Rock Band primarily based out of Dublin (I've always wanted to go to Ireland and I just keep finding new and better reasons :D )

Current members of the band are (according to that great source known worldwide as Wikipedia)


Glen Hansard (the guy in the middle of the pic)  was one of the leads in the movie musical "Once". I recommend it to anyone who likes movies that actually need some intelligence to understand and love musicals.

Once on IMDB 70059661

Since it is the information age there is lots of readily accessible info out there about the group. (See there Wikipedia Entry or their Official Website). In case you haven't heard their music or seen here's a YouTube video of my my current favorite song of theirs.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Brian Selznick is AWSOME!!!

In January I went to a Youth Literature Conference on campus and I met Nikki Grimes and Brian Selznick. Both were great. I really enjoyed Brian's presentation though. He even showed a silent movie complete with his own version of the narration. It was freakin' hilarious.


I bought a book that he illustrated called "When Marian Sings". The artwork is amazing. And if you haven't read it yet, you should definitely read "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" which he both wrote and illustrated.