Wherein I read things, laugh, and pass them on to you…
The planned sequel, which is supposed to reboot the wayward Marvel franchise, has faced far too many obstacles in the preproduction stage, from original director Darren Aronofsky’s abrupt departure to delays caused by the tsunami that rocked Japan (where The Wolverine hoped to film). James Mangold’s on board to direct, and Christopher McQuarrie reportedly turned in a stellar script. But we’re hearing the film might be delayed. Again.
We reported back in August that Fox likely wouldn’t start production on The Wolverine until next year at this point, even though it had set up shop in Vancouver for potential shoots. But Moviehole.net, in an “Ask Clint” column, reiterates that sources close to the production say they have been delayed and that “they’ll resume talks again next year.”
Resume talks? That doesn’t sound like they’re ready to shoot, at all.
[cinemablend.com Sean O'Connell 29 nov 2011]
Apple iPhone 4S’ Siri can find you hookers in your neighborhood. Siri can find you Viagra. Siri can find you a local surgeon to give you breast implants. But apparently it can’t find abortion clinics.
[gizmodo.com Jesus Diaz Nov 29, 2011]
Rescuers spent 12 hours trying to save what they thought was a trapped cat – only to find it was a squeaky toy.
A passer-by heard meowing from inside a recycled clothes bin and thought a missing pregnant cat called Puss Puss was stuck inside.
Villagers tried to open the container but were unable to do so because its locks had been tampered with.
Firefighters and the RSPCA were then called but they also could not prise open the bin. So it was transported 28km (18 miles) to an engineering company.
Workers sliced through the metal container with steel-cutting equipment to reveal… a battery-operated toy cat.
Kelvin Owen, owner of the K Owen engineering company, said: ‘Once we got into the bin we heard the meow again.
‘It sounded just like a cat and we all started to carefully search the bags.Then I found a bag of toys and picked out a toy cat.
A woman allegedly attacked a local dry cleaner with a frying pan yesterday, in what is only the latest of a series of frying pan assaults this year.
[jezebel.com Anna North 30 nov 2011]