01 August 2008

Arrested Development Tribute

Unlike the majority of fan-made YouTube videos, this tribute to Arrested Development was seamlessly edited and perfectly synced to the most appropriate song — “Flagpole Sitta” by Harvey Danger. Who knew?

29 July 2008

Half-Blood Prince Trailer; Depp as Mad Hatter

After a disappointing teaser before The Dark Knight, Warner Bros. has finally released an official trailer (with actual footage!) for David Yates’ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. And I must say, it’s one of the best trailers I’ve seen in years. With all that was cut out of Order of the Phoenix, I was concerned they might cut short some of the best parts of book six: Young Tom Riddle. If the trailer is any indication, fans of the book shouldn’t be disappointed.

In other children’s literature into film news: Johnny Depp has been cast as The Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s live-action/CGI version of the Lewis Carrol’s classic, Alice in Wonderland. Mia Wasikowska is set to play young Alice. With Burton and Depp on board, we might finally get a twisted take on the tale, even though Disney is the studio backing the film. I’d be willing to put money on Burton’s squeeze — Helena Bonham Carter — as the Queen of Hearts.