Now that Catherine Zeta-Jones-Douglas has become
firmly established in Hollywood, and Charlotte
Church is a well-known celebrity slapper in the UK,
the Welsh film industry is to receive additional
funding to step up production. They are going to
remake many well known films, but this time with a
The following are planned for release this year...
For long, India's colonial rulers divided the country's population by the numbers. And as current-day politicians continue with that unholy task, we present a shortcut to make their work easier. Here's distinguishing India's different cultures by the numbers:
One Malayalee is a narial-pani shop.
Two Malayalees is a boat race.
Three Malayalees is a Gulf job racket.
Four Malayalees is an oilslick.
One Tamilian is a fugitive sandalwood smuggler.
Two Tamilians is a suicide-bomb squad.
Three Tamilians is a classical music school.
Four Tamilians is a Jayalalitha fan club.
One Andhraite is a cycle-rickshaw driver.
Two Andhraites is a spice shop.
Three Andhraites is a Naxalite outfit.
Four Andhraites is the Telugu film industry.
One Bengali is a rosagulla shop.
Two Bengalis is a black-and-white movie.
Three Bengalis is a Mohun more...
In the current film, Titanic, the character Rose is shown giving the
finger to Jack (another character).Many people who have seen the film,
question whether "giving the finger" was done around the time of the
Titanic disaster, or was it a more recent gesture invented by some defiant
seventh-grader. According to research, here's the true story:
Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory
over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured
English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw
the renowned English longbow and therefore be incapable of fighting in the
future. This famous weapon was made of the native English Yew tree, and
the act of drawing the longbow was known as "plucking the yew" (or "pluck
Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and
began mocking the French by waved their middle more...
After last week's incident, Mel Gibson checked himself into AA--Anti-Semites Anonymous. (And not so anonymous, I guess.)
The whole affair has sparked a replay of the "Passion" controversy. Personally, I don't know why Jews were so worried that the film would incite violence against them in America. I mean, if Barbra Streisand hasn't managed to do it...I don't think any movie can.
Though I did hear that a Jewish person did in fact get beat up somewhere in the country as a result of the film. Apparently by another Jew trying to convince him that it was indeed anti-Semitic.
So, bottomline: Was it or was it not anti-Semtic? Well, Yassir Arafat said no. So there you have it. Audiences in the Middle East agreed, saying it wasn't anti-Semitic; it just showed the world how awful Jews are.
Monsters, Inc. was a cute animated movie that is pretty funny, but definitely for kids. You should go see it if you have kids, are a kid, or like to pretend you're a kid late at night by wearing diapers. It's made by the Pixar people, who did Toy Story and A Bug's Life, and that pretty much tells you what to expect. Same technology, but a couple years later, so it's a little better, a little more lifelike. Movie gets a nice, solid 3 6/7 Babylons. You'll have a good time, but try not to see it in a theater filled with too many kids- they can be annoying. Especially when the one right behind you spends the last fifteen minutes kicking your chair telling its Mommy that it needs to go to the bathroom.
OK, now let's talk about the Star Wars trailer.
By now, you have seen it, or heard it, or had it described to you by a cyber-dork named C3PO4EVR on a host of fan sites. You know it's really short. You know there is no dialogue. You know that the only sound you get is more...