Critical Cold Shoulder
The much-anticipated "Snakes on a Plane" will open without press screenings on August 17, the studio's logic being that since the audience will be the driving force behind the film, "they should be the first to see it." Which I guess is like telling us that since that bullet was intended to hit us in the chest we might as well take the bulletproof vest off.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" has earned $258.4 million to date, making it the highest grossing film of the year so far. In other words, Americans have spent more than most impoverished nations receive annually in medical aid, food supplies and financial support on a movie about a lovable pirate.
Famous Person Dead
Famed crime writer Mickey Spillane died recently, tragically taken from us too soon at the age of 88. This announcement has at last put and end to the nasty rumor that he was in fact already dead.