Archive for March, 2012

John Isner Enters Top 10

Congratulations to John Isner for making the ATP top 10 for the first time in his career. In claiming runner up at Indian Wells (BNP Paribas Open) on Sunday, he claims the #10 spot and he becomes the second US man currently in the top ten, joining Mardy Fish #8.

Although Isner lost to Roger Federer in the final on Sunday, he became the world #10 player ….and beat the world #1, Novak Djokovic, on his way to the final!


NEW Prometheus Trailers

A couple of new “official” Prometheus trailers came out this weekend.  The first (being the second official trailer) debuted Saturday afternoon at WonderCon, at the Anaheim Convention Center, with a panel consisting of director Ridley Scott, screenwriter Damon Lindelof and actors Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender.

Damon Lindelof, Ridley Scott, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender at WonderCon

The new trailer gives more of the storyline than the official trailer that was released two months ago.  The cast includes Theron, Fassbender, Noomi Rapace (the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Guy Pearce.

The second is an IMAX teaser trailer:

During the WonderCon panel discussion, not much of the plot was discussed.  However, during a Livestream discussion with Scott and Lindelof, Lindelof did mention that in story meetings, the plot evolved into something other than an Alien prequel.  Apparently Ridley Scott told Lindelof during these early script conversations that he had already done Alien and wanted to create an original story, while at the same time giving a “tip of the cap” to Alien fans.

In regards to comparisons in the story and the look of the two films, Scott said that he had already been there/done that with the alien story and “grunge” look of the original and wanted to go in a different direction…while still trying to scare the sh*t out of audiences.  It did seem that 20th Century Fox was keeping everyone on a rather short leash with their responses to questions, however Ridley Scott did say, “If we’re lucky maybe they’ll be second part to all of this.  Because the film does leave you with some really nice, big, open questions.”


From the creator of Downton Abbey…and just in time for the 100 year anniversary of the disaster…

Miniseries airing in the US on ABC April 14-15, 2012

Kony 2012

There has been many articles written this week about the video Kony 2012 and its creator and his organization, Invisible Children.  Some supporting the “movement” and some questioning the organization and its motivations and even its timing in releasing the 30 minute film this week.

Since this is my post…I’ll just say that shining a light on injustices in this world should be applauded.  Even those people that question the “slick” look of the video and the organization’s fund-raising agree that Joseph Kony has committed atrocious crimes and should be stopped.  Sure, it’s taken years for the organization, Invisible Children, to produce this video that has blown up on YouTube this week…sure, Joseph Kony has not been in Uganda for some time, but that does not negate the fact that these atrocities against children happened.   It’s just that this week…because of this video….more people know about it.

Ultimately, the decision to do (or not do) something about this type of  thing is up to each individual person.