Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell, Porn, And The Best Picture Nomination For 2009

Well, I am sorry to say that I didn't think that W. was all that great of a movie, but it wasn't all that bad either (54% on Rotten Tomatoes right now). All of that acting was incredible though, especially Josh Brolin. One thing that I did like about it, though, is that it really showcases the face that, despite being a central part of the Bush administration, Colin Powell is a bad ass.

In a great little bit of coincidence, involving Powell's bad ass-ness, I discovered in the news this morning that the former Secretary of State himself has endorsed Barack Obama on Meet The Press. Not only that, but his reasoning behind the endorsement is very thoughtful and actually kind of moving. Here is a clip of that particular section of the interview. Starting at 4:30, things get beautiful; really an amazing point to make.



Alright, now that we've got all that serious stuff out of our system, let me turn your attention to this other little bit of silly entertainment news.

First, I have to give full credit to Dave for showing me this article. Don't want to steal Drori's thunder.

So Steven Sodenberg, Oscar award winning director of Traffic and Ocean's 11 has cast pornstar Sasha Grey in his newest film. Not only that, but she is the LEAD.

Sasha gave this quote in IGN: "To have the opportunity to work for an Academy Award-winning auteur is truly a great honor. I've been an admirer of Soderbergh's films for years, and I am elated that I have been given a leading role in a character-driven film."



Weird, but who knows. Maybe Steven was just so moved from her performance in Girlvana 4 that he couldn't help it. To be fair, the movie is about a high-price call girl, so maybe she will be great. Fingers crossed for the 2009 Oscars.

3 comments:

Myoiden Ramre said...

Hey Daniel, that video was actually very touching.

I was reading a blog on the Idiot Pilot MySpace about how you were unhappy with the aesthetics of the site?

I am an aspiring graphic designer and I was thinking of how it would be quite frankly an honor to design your site if you would like me to do so.

Of course I am only sending an expression of interest as I'm sure you have other ideas but it would be a great experience for me and you would get a kick-ass MySpace.

So maybe if you're up for it you could email me telling me what kind of thing you would like to go for as I can do pretty much anything.

Your blog has been bookmarked!

Chris

Myoiden Ramre said...

Actually, if you're interested you can just leave a comment on this page and I will get an email saying you have done so.

I'm sorry if I am a nuisance.

Keith said...

Apparently Colin Powell is a closet Libertarian.