Tuesday, August 08, 2006

This And That, Again

It seems democracy isn't the only think America is exporting to Iraq. Whether they want it or not, Iraqi citizens are getting loaded up with reality TV.
You'd think reality would be the last thing they'd want to watch every evening after dinner.

Hugh Hefner, 80, is denying rumors that he recently had a stroke. Says the Playboy founder and notorious womanizer: "I've never felt better."

I'm guessing that ain't quite true.

If you're so inclined, take a look at these clips of The World Trade Center, the new movie directed by Oliver Stone and starring Nicolas Cage and Michael Pena. Be sure and check out the featurette, In Their Own Words, near the bottom of the clips page.

And finally, happy 69th birthday to my all-time favorite actor, Dustin Hoffman. I met him very briefly, along with director Barry Levinson, in the late 1980s. He seemed genuinely sincere, intellectually curious and very much interested in other people. Hoffman has a couple of films due out in the next few months that I am excited about, especially Stranger Than Fiction, already in the can and co-starring Will Ferrell.


Jackie Lantern said...

"I'm walking here!"
Best. Line. Ever.

The Film Geek said...

Jackie: Yes! It is the best line in movies. Ever.

And the best part about it is that it was improvised. Although there has been some discussion as to whether this is true to not, Hoffman always says it was improvised in his interviews.