I want to thank Vika, who has been photographing some beautiful flowers this past month and sending them to me for "flowertherapy". One of the photos was so beautiful, I had to use it as a background for this month's calendar. Also, Wee Neo is on his way to her to see the blooms himself!
And thanks to CK for the great photo by Tom Munro from their gallery.
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
Oliver Stone is in talks to direct "The Night Watchman." The feature film is an adaptation of James Ellroy's script about a disgraced police officer who sets out to rid the police force of corruption. The project, which has been in the works for some time, is being refinanced, with Avi Lerner in talks to finance through his Millenium Films' banner. Spike Lee was set to direct Keanu Reeves in the long-gestating project but has since dropped off to helm "Inside Man" for Universal Pictures. Alexandra Milchan, Lucas Foster and Erwin Stoff are producing. The producers are awaiting a new draft of the script from John Ridley and will then move toward closing deals with Stone and Reeves. "Night Watchman" has been through several incarnations. At one point, David Fincher was in talks to direct for Regency Enterprises and Bruce Berman for Warner Bros. Pictures. Stone most recently directed "Alexander," which has grossed $167.6 million worldwide. Stone and Reeves are repped by CAA."
I'm happy for Reeves to be able to work with a director of note but this is so far off, I really don't have any enthusiasm about it. The story sounds played and dull to me. It did with Spike Lee attached, and it still does with Stone. I suppose that if "get rid of corruption" meant "get in lots of fistfights while not wearing a shirt", I could muster up some glee.
At least there's a good chance he'll be wet and shirtless in Sinbad.
Because of everything going on, I wasn't able to see Constantine as many times as I would have liked to, so I'm glad to hear news about the DVD release (thanks tess!). DVDAnswers.com has a look at the packaging and features of the disc, which should be out sometime in June or July.
I'm mostly excited about the deleted scenes. Maybe we'll get a look at the demon sex.
When you dream about Keanu Reeves offering to teach you how to drive a stick and kissing you with a mouthful of tapioca in front of a nighttime parade of little girls dressed in tulle carrying fishing poles strung with mardi-gras beads and singing a song about Kwaanza, it must be a sign that you're neglecting your blog.
So.....there's an article in UK's april Hello magazine that has some nice quoteables including this bit of swoonery:
"I'm not a loner and I'm not introverted. What do I find romantic? Hmm. The thing that comes to me right now is it's so lovely to spend time in the morning with someone in bed when you just kind of like play with your feet, you're hanging out and you look at each other and spend time talking and laughing in bed... Yeah. That's a great time."
Also the beginning part with the crumbs is adorable.
There's a scene in the original Il Mare that has the male lead doing some beautiful artful food prep alone in the house. When I saw it I thought about how wonderful it will be to watch Keanu do the scene.
I thought of it when I read in the article where he talks about his lack of expertise in the kitchen:
"What's great about the house is I have a great kitchen. Friends say they love to cook there. They cook. I clean. We eat. We drink a little Bordeaux. It's great."
...and the fact that this boy just keeps getting finer and finer.
Having cheated the first one, I've decided to be a responsible citizen and handle the second a whole week early (which in turn leaves one able to relax and enjoy the third). Helpful tip for those of you still thinking "damn I've got to do my taxes still....ahhh, I'll do it this weekend." - There are some good resources found here, especially the link to TurboTax which you can use to do your taxes, including e-filing your federal returns for free.
In other news, I'm doing better and will be going back to to see my doctor next week for my followup. Also, V gave me his old laptop so I can recline and be online at the same time (oooh! I made a rhyme..oh! again!) so I promise to answer more email and try and get back to blogging more regular too. I know there's a lot to catch up on, including the fact that Reeves seems to be eating his way through the greater Chicago area.