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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Right now, I'm still reeling from the season finale of Enterprise. Don't get me wrong, it was a pretty good episode...right up until the end. The ending was just so...tacked on. It was like the writers said, "Oh, shit! We need a season finale cliffhanger!" The cliffhanger they used just came out of left field and left you going, "What?" Kinda like the twist ending in the remake of Planet of the Apes. A solid action episode ruined by a desperate attempt to create a cool cliffhanger.

And I'm reading even more interesting things about Farenheight 9/11. Apparently, the film now has a distributor every where but in the USA. And the hang-up for a finding a new American distributor rests, not just with Disney, but with the Weinsteins and Michael Moore.

Firstly, the hang-up with Disney. Turns out that, yes, Disney did try to stop funding the film. But, the Weinsteins still got the money from Disney by disguising the Farenheight 9/11 cash as some kind of loan. Disney's not going to let go of the film until they found out how they missed this.

Secondly, the hang up with the Weinsteins. They're trying to get as much money as possible from this, so they're trying to sell the theatrical distribution rights AND the DVD distribution rights to two seperate companies. That way, they make twice as much money. The distributors are cool towards this proposal.

Thirdly, the hang up with Michael Moore. Naturally, Moore wants people to see this before the November elections in the USA. So, Moore's demand is that the film be in theatres in July, and the DVD hits shelves in November. Distributors are looking at that and going, "Well, gee, that's not enough time to do a proper marketing campaign."

All of this is in today's Edmonton Journal.

Actually, I should point this out from the anit-Moore sites. There's this growing push right now among the anti-Moore sites. They're looking at Moore and saying, "Well, gee, Mikey (all the anit-Moore sites call him "Mikey," cuz George W. does), if you want people to see the film that badly, why don't you release it on the Internet? Right now? For free? But you won't because you're a lying, hyprocritical sack of shit who wants to make his money off this war." Well, the anti-Moore sites don't say that last sentence specifically, but they sure imply it in their other critiques of the film.

Oh, and some movie news I want to point out. As I reported yesterday, Dreamworks has given the go-ahead for Shrek 3 and Shrek 4. Well, I remember reading a few months ago that the plot for #3 involves Shrek mixing it up with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Today, I read that #4 will be the requisite prequel, explaining how Shrek came to live in his swamp.

Now, I have two online missions:

1) Find out who the Canadian distributor of Farenheight 9/11 is.
2) Find out if it was a typo in the paper, or if there really is no federal Liberal candidate in this riding.

Next Issue...How to Spell "Farenheight"

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