We’re a little harried today, so forgive the bullet-point linkage:
Michael Atkinson joins the blogging world with an "inaugural blog-gout" here.
"This is an exciting, exhilarating moment for Vermonters. Perhaps more importantly, it proves thereâ€™s really nothing a giant donut canâ€™t do." Vermont governor James H. Douglas congratulates Springfield, VT for winning the online vote to determine the location of the premiere of "The Simpsons Movie."
Michael Moore and co. do a point-by-point rebuttal of a CNN segment from Dr. Sanjay Gupta claiming "Sicko" fudges some facts, while you can see a video of Moore taking Wolf Blitzer to task on YouTube here.
That trailer for the monster movie that may or may not be entitled "Cloverfield" is up in Paramount-approved form here. We salute their marketing-fu, but the trailer itself doesn’t do much for us yet.
Moms love "Transformers," a Paramount exec tells the New York Times: "Between the action and the sense of humor and fun, it has amazing playability with all types of audiences. One of the surprises is that the response from moms coming out of the theater has been great."
+ The Man without a Past (Zero For Conduct)
+ Governor offers congratulations to Springfield (Rutland Herald)
+ Michael Moore takes on Wolf Blitzer on the Situation Room (YouTube)
+ Trailer: 01-18-08 (Apple)
+ Germs Biopic Turns Shane West, Bijou Phillips Into Real Punk Rockers (MTV)
+ ‘Gourd’ Makes $1 Million in First Week (AP)
+ Transformers Dominate Culinary Rats at Box Office (NY Times)