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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Links of the Week

Been a week since last posted, no real reason, just didn't accumulate enough links to bother with a post until now.

MGM For Sale - Considering the success of the James Bond franchise, Stargate and more, you have to wonder exactly why MGM is in so much debt that the storied studio has to be sold. I doubt we will ever know but how much you want to bet the executives in charge of the company have enjoyed very lucrative last few years at the studio.

Final Fantasy XIII North America Release Date - On Friday SquareSoft finally made it official that FF13 will be released on North America and Europe on March 9, 2010 on the PS3 and XBox 360. The game is hitting Japan in the next month. Below is the video announcing the date along with a few minutes of battle footage.

Anatomy of 2012 - A breakdown of how a scene was done for the disaster flick 2012 that came out this weekend. The film has a lot of hokey moments but the disaster effects are fantastic and overall I found the film to be very entertaining. The "human dilemma" aspect was blah and easily cut but it’s the way directors and writers talk themselves into believing they are "artists" so no chance of that happening.

Carrie Prejean vs. Larry King - In a clear sign just how stupid this woman is, she threatened to walk off of Larry King. The man is the "King" of the softball interview style where the famous go to begin a rehabilitation of their image yet she screwed it up completely. The woman did a sex tape, she knows it, and the world knows it and trying to dodge it just doesn't make any sense when her fame is based on hatred of gays and fake boobs. Her entire image is "I am pretty" and that only has so much mileage. I just hope her she finishes her search for her sugar daddy and gets off the stage as I am a bit sick of hearing about her.

Dollhouse Cancelled - For Joss Whedon fans (pretty much the only ones watching the show), the end has come to Dollhouse. While I enjoy the show, the ratings are pathetic so can't blame the choice. I am thinking that next time Joss wants to do a TV show, he needs to go cable. FX, SyFy, USA or maybe HBO would be good fits for his program. The rating requirements are even less then what Dollhouse was getting, the budgets about the same and he might have more creative flexibility then with the networks.

Clash of the Titans Trailer - New trailer for the remake that actually might be watchable. Below is the video or click the link for 720p quality version.

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