Thursday, August 25, 2005

Morning News Roundup

They're on a mission from G-d. Yep, those two mischievious brothers are back in action as they come out on DVD.
In what is being billed as one of the largest DVD premieres in history, the screening will be part of a program presented live via satellite from Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood to 83 movie theaters from coast to coast by National CineMedia. In MetroWest, the special event will be shown at the Regal Cinema in Bellingham on Monday beginning at 9:30 p.m. The DVD gets released Tuesday.

A joint venture of AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group, the program will feature a live question-and-answer discussion with director/writer John Landis and the film's co-star and co-writer Dan Aykroyd (who will join the festivities via satellite from Toronto). The discussion will be followed by a first-time screening of the film in High Definition and cinema surround sound.

Joining the panel will be actor Henry Gibson, singer James Brown and producer Thom Mount.

The event is being hosted by Hollywood's Master Storytellers, Universal Studios Home Video and National CineMedia.

"The Blues Brothers is one of the most popular musical comedies of all time," said Gordon Meyer, the creator and host of Hollywood's Master Storytellers. "It is a tremendous movie that combines performances by many of the greatest musical acts of all time with incredible comedy and mayhem."
Dustin Hoffman to join Natalie Portman in Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.

Plastic lawn attracts The Daily Show.
Rob Corddry came to St. Petersburg to interview Greg Cooper, who not only has a plastic lawn but wants to sell the fake stuff to others. But plastic grass could be illegal under a city code that basically says lawns are supposed to be natural.
Fake lawn? Shouldn't lawns be natural?

The Kentucky Association of State Employees is boycotting Ernie (and Bert's) task force. Hmmm, I guess it is to divert attention from Ernie's problems and Ernie's problems just got worse.

We might have some problems of our own in the Democratic party. The new agenda plan to be promoted today at the state fair is called "Change for Kentucky Families" and the Democracy for America-affiliated group is called "Change for Kentucky." The way I see it, is, even if CFK is trademarked, how many people use that phrase everyday? I'm not ashamed to say I am a moderate-to-liberal Democrat. I just hope we don't have that big of an intra-party fight. We need to unite as one from the far-left Democrats to those that are conservative Democrats. I don't mean offense to anyone involved. But when you truly think about it, what other names could you use? You can't just say "Bring back our families to the days of Clinton," could you? Don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger.

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