Tuesday, April 15, 2008
And remember Carl Barks - the mind behind the idea of a man storing all his money in a giant concrete bin.
In the 10th episode of season 19, which has already screened in the U.S, Carl Carlson tells Homer that former Argentine President Juan Peron was a dictator, adding "When he disappeared you, you stayed disappeared."
"Of course, his wife was Madonna," Lenny Leonard says in reference to the singer-actress' role as Eva Peron in "Evita."
However, it wasn't the Peron regime but the 1976-83 military dictatorship that followed his rule that has been blamed for the disappearance of 30,000 citizens.
The episode isn't skedded to air until June or July on Telefe and Canal Fox in Argentina.
But the segment on YouTube had an estimated 12,000 viewings in Argentina over the weekend.
Lorenzo Pepe, a former congressman and now secretary general of the National Institute of Juan Peron, called on national broadcasting regulator Comfer to intervene.
It isn't clear what action Comfer could take. A spokesman for the regulator said censorship wasn't an option for "The Simpsons," which for years has been a top-rated import in Argentina.
“The Long And Winding Road” by the Beatles (from “Let It Be”)
“My World” by Guns N’ Roses (from “Use Your Illusion II”)
“Endless, Nameless” by Nirvana (from “Nevermind”)
“Mother” by the Police (from “Synchronicity”)
“EXP” by the Jimi Hendrix Experience (from “Axis: Bold As Love”)
Chris Comer: Expelled for RealChristine Comer was the Director of Science for the Texas Education Agency for nine years, until she was forced to resign for failing to remain neutral on creationism.
Reviews of Expelled from those who have seen it
- Colorado Confidential: Science Sunday: Intelligent Design Goes to the Movies
- The Orlando Sentinel: Is Ben Stein the new face of Creationism?
- The Screengrab: Screengrab Exclusive Preview: EXPELLED - NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED
- Short Sharp Science (New Scientist blog): Are ID proponents being silenced?
- Richard Dawkins: Lying for Jesus?
- Josh Timonen, RichardDawkins.net: Expelled Overview
- Lauren Smith, Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Horror Flick: Two Thumbs Down for Ben Stein's Creationism Film
- Market Movers (Conde Nast Portfolio): Ben Stein Watch, Expelled Edition
- LiveScience: New Anti-Evolution Film Stirs Controversy
- New Scientist: Film review: Expelled: No intelligence allowed
- Fox News: Ben Stein: Win His Career
- Scientific American: Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed--Scientific American's Take
- Time: Ben Stein Dukes it Out with Darwin
- Variety: Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
Other News Coverage of Expelled
- New York Times: Scientists Feel Miscast in Film on Life's Origin
- Encyclopedia Britannica Blog: How Low Can Ben Stein Go? (To the Maligning of Charles Darwin)
- New York Times: Disinvited to a Screening, a Critic Ends Up in a Faith-Based Crossfire
- Popular Science website: An upcoming documentary raises controversy in the blogosphere over its anti-evolution stance
- The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: Interview with Eugenie Scott (podcast)
- Skepticality: No Intelligence Allowed! - Interviews: Professor Richard Dawkins and Dr. Michael Shermer (podcast)
- Marketplace: Is film's marketing intelligently designed?
- National Center for Science Education: Expelled producers accused of copyright infringement
- Scientific American: A Conversation with Expelled's Associate Producer Mark Mathis
- Huffington Post: Ben Stein: Front Man for Creationism's Manufactroversy
- The Salt Lake Tribune: Movies: Hiding 'Expelled' from critics a not-so-intelligent move
Biologist PZ Myers expelled from Expelled screening
- New York Times: No Admission for Evolutionary Biologist at Creationist Film
- Complete list of news and blog coverage on Greg Laden's Blog
- Washington Post: Eden and Evolution (Caroline Crocker)
- Dispatches from the Culture Wars: Creating a Martyr: The Sternberg Saga Continues (Richard Sternberg)
- Statement from Iowa State University President Gregory Geoffroy (Guillermo Gonzalez)
- Chronicle of Higher Education: Advocate of Intelligent Design Who Was Denied Tenure Has Strong Publications Record (Guillermo Gonzalez)
Science & Religion
- Chris Heard, Associate Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University: Why Ken Miller isn't in Expelled
- National Center for Science Education: Voices for Evolution: Statements from Religious Organizations
- The Clergy Letter Project
For more information on creationism and evolution, see NCSE's main website at www.ncseweb.org. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A while back, we learned that Robert Rodriguez would be remaking the classic Jane Fonda film Barbarella. We also learned that actress — and Rodriguez significant other — Rose McGowan would be playing the title character. After that, it all went downward with many little speedbumps and disagreements and restrictions holding it all off; including budget and even McGowan as the lead.
Now comes a different story, as Rose McGowan is saying that none of those restrictions are true. MTV explains that she told MTV News that she has contracts, pieces of the set, costumes, and all sorts of wacky pre-production work to prove that this movie is still going forward and that she is definitely playing the iconic Barbarella. The only problem holding things up right now is that there’s another possible strike looming, this time with the actors and SAG.
I really have no idea what this means. I assume she has no reason to lie about all of this and she has these contracts no one will actually ask to see, but at the same time, it’s not quite “official,” is it? I guess we can only take this as it is with a little salt and various other baking ingredients.
I, personally, don’t like McGowan as the lead here. She’s got a good look and she’s very attractive and I assume she’s willing to not wear much clothing, as that is a big part of what we know as Barbarella — but can she really carry an entire film? I’ve never seen her as a BAD actress, but also never seen her as a leading-caliber one, either. I think her whole career has been made playing the “bitchy best friend” character and that she’s done very well there, and that asking her to carry this whole film and make it a success might be a bit of a tall order.
What’s the consensus: do you guys think she should lead here? Better yet, do you think she can?
In the big picture, this news shouldn't surprise anyone...a fourth AUSTIN POWERS movie was inevitable.
However, we'd always heard this project was a ways off...that ideas were being generated as far back as the filming of GOLDMEMBER...but...movie #4 didn't seem to be on the fast track, or even on anyone's radar.
Maybe it was.
At one point we'd heard an AUSTIN POWERS 4 might be a prequel of sorts. Other indications suggested the movie would center heavily on Dr. Evil & his gang of wannabe super-villains, with the Austin Powers character dodging is as their foil rather than being the focus of the film.
Don't know what direction the project ultimately headed, but here's a report saying that a script is done...and that Mike Meyers and director Jay Roach are already looking for their Powers Babe. One contender is Gisele Bundchen.
Word is the 27-year-old Brazilian beauty already has been given the script, and her agent will meet soon with star Mike Myers and director Jay Roach.
..says THIS ARTICLE at boston.com.
More details about this project as more is learned...
Still, such a poster would have worked better the first go around, but after Ang Lee’s flick, TIH’s marketing needs a fantastic hook to get audiences to line up. Something semi-ridiculous like Hulk vs MEG would have had people forgetting their troubles and spilling popcorn as they screamed “Dude” in three languages. Instead, Marvel’s placing their chips on a rumored 25-minute fight outside The Apollo. Good enough?
Non-watermarked poster image thanks to IMPAwards.