Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Careful the tale you tell, that is the spell....

For the umpteenth time in a decade, someone is trying to get Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's most accessible work, "Into the Woods" made into a feature film. A still from the original Broadway production is above.

The Hollywood Reporter is, well, reporting that Tony and Academy-Award nominated director Rob Marshall has been tapped to direct a big screen version for Disney that is to feature a book by Mr. Lapine and an alleged score feature a few new songs by Mr. Sondheim himself.

To me, the show seems to be an odd fit for Disney. It's a bit too cynical (but, then again, what do I know).

Let the fantasy casting begin!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ho Ho No!

Right this very minute, in a corporate office in America somewhere, Little Debbie is laughing maniacally.

Hostess, makers of such gluten-rich delights as Twinkies and Ding Dongs, is said to be on the verge of filling Bankruptcy protection. More from the Wall Street Journal link below:

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Luke...Je Suis ton burger?

Had to post this. Special fast food tie-in to the re-release of "The Phantom Menace" in France