Just forget the words and sing along

Thursday, September 23, 2004

$115 Million.

That's how much money Star Wars made in its first day of DVD sales.

To be fair, that also includes sales of the video game Star Wars Battlefront, but we're all pretty sure that most of that is for the DVD.

Season premiere of CSI tonight. They have to solve a murder that takes place at a UFO convention outside of Area 51.

The big movie coming out this weekend is The Forgotten. TV ads have been running pretty steady for the past month. It's like this. Julianne Moore loses her 8-year old son in a tragic accident. But, her therapist starts to tell her that she never had a son. She talks to other patients of this shrink, and soon she's embroiled in a paranormal conspiracy that erases people from existence.

Or, you can just see Sky Captain again. I'm dying to see that movie!

Along similar lines, although not forsaking any underscore, in this film, Epic/Sony Music Soundtrax have announced plans to Michael Moore's Songs And Artists That Inspired FAHRENHEIT 9/11. The CD will feature 12 "anthems for our time" and two "new originals for these times," with a portion of the CD sales benefiting the Fallen Patriot Fund. "Though the songs on this album aren't 'mine,' I feel them in me, and they urge me on to do the work we all need to do. I hope they have the same effect on you," said Moore. The CD is described as a songbook of stirring classics about patriotism, freedom, war and hope by Little Steven, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, System Of A Down, Pearl Jam, Dixie Chicks, John Fogerty, The Clash, Steve Earle, Black Eyed Peas featuring Justin Timberlake, Nanci Griffith and Jeff Buckley, along with new songs by former Rage Against The Machine front man, Zack de la Rocha, and The Nightwatchman (Audioslave's Tom Morello). The Epic/Sony Music Soundtrax release will be in stores on October 5, along with the Fahrenheit 9/11 DVD. Everything on the record was selected by Michael Moore based on the songs and the artists that he listened to as he created his documentary.

Fantastic Four movie:

Jessica Alba, 23, star of TV's Dark Angel, is Sue Storm, also known as the Invisible Woman, who has a romance with Reed.

• Welshman Ioan Gruffudd, 30, goes from Lancelot in King Arthur to scientist Reed Richards, whose Mr. Fantastic has the ability to stretch.

• Chris Evans, 23, currently seen in Cellular, is Sue's bro Johnny, a cocky pilot who turns up the heat as the Human Torch.

• The most recognizable face is also the most covered. Veteran actor Michael Chiklis, 41, of TV's The Shield, will grumble his way through the role of Ben Grimm, aka the Thing, a boulder-bodied mound of power whose battle cry is "It's clobberin' time!"

Sorry, folks. I'm doing my show shift in 25 minutes. This is pure show prep.

Next Issue...Fun and Fancy Free.

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