Category Archives: Movies

2012 Oscar Gut Predictions

Every year, I like to make Oscar predictions, usually based on my gut feeling about what I think will do well. Like most people, I never see all the Best Picture nominees. In fact, this year I haven’t seen any of them, so it’s very much a “man in the street” reaction. I usually watch the Golden Globes and I pay attention to film reviews, but other than that, I follow my gut.

Oscar nominations were announced this week – by the incredibly sexy Jennifer Lawrence, no less – and I posted by gut predictions on Twitter. I figured I’d repost them here, too, along with a little explanation.

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David Weber Announces Honor Harrington Movie Deal

Yesterday, author David Weber posted an essay on his website, davidweber.net, announcing that a movie option deal had been made with a Hollywood studio to adapt his popular Honor Harrington series for the big screen. Weber stated that the movie, to be based on the first book in the series, On Basilisk Station, would the first of possible series films that would follow the storyline of the books.

Although Weber did not disclose names, dates, or financial details, his announcement was very detailed and enthusiastic. Weber stated that the producer and the studio are the same entity, and he described the movie studio  as “a cutting edge CGI/3-D studio… headed by people who have actually read the books, who like the characters, who know the characters, and who have [illustrated] their understanding of Honor’s character and the reason they’re excited about the project.” More importantly, Weber stated, the studio is “interested in the Honorverse and in the characters who live in it, and they clearly don’t see it as the opportunity to make one movie and then get out.”

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Trekkie Bling

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The other night we went to the movies, and on the way out of the theater I noticed a display case of old promo buttons from past premieres. The biggest button in the case was from the documentary “Trekkies.” This both entertained and surprised me. “Trekkies” was not a big movie in relation to the others on display, but it’s awesome to see that Trekkies are well-represented at my local multiplex.

And I love the tagline: “They are the most powerful force in the universe.”

Hellz-to-the-Frak-Yeah we are!

Trekkies represent!