Headlines: Michael Scott Saying Goodbye?, “The Hobbit” & Another 80’s Remake…

This does not come as a huge surprise, but it’s certainly a crushing reality for me. It sounds like next season will be Steve Carell’s last on “The Office.” He told an interviewer on BBC Radio that he will be leaving following next season. Will the show go on after that into an 8th season? For everyone’s sake, I really hope not. It just wouldn’t be the same. Steve Carell aka Michael Scott makes the show what it is and without him, it would just be weird. Plus, this season has been rather uneven. At times brilliant and others a little weak. The clip show and the “New Leads” episodes were certainly low points. I love this show as much if not more than “Lost”, so it will certainly be painful to lose my two favorite shows in back-to-back seasons. But until then, I’ll just enjoy the ride. That’s what she said.

Here’s one of my favorite clips:


The live-action version of “The Hobbit” has a release date. The Peter Jackson produced and Guillermo Del Toro directed film with come out in two parts. The first movie will be released in December 2012, with the second installment coming out the following December. New Line had initially slated the release date next year, but it had to be pushed back to allow for script writing and planning. Better than forcing it along and making a lousy film I guess. You can read more here. And for a little nostalgia and to listen to a song that rivals “The Last Unicorn” in cheesy/awesomeness check out the opening montage for the Rankin/Bass cartoon version from the seventies below.


And they’re remaking “The Monster Squad.” It’s apparently going to be “edgier” and “scarier” than the original. Yep, that’s how to make a movie…with buzz words. Sigh. You can read more, if you dare…here.


Other headlines…

Ricky Gervais will once again be the host of the Golden Globes

And…Bloc Party’s lead singer Kele Okereke has released his first single from his solo project. A little more dance club themed than Bloc Party, but not too bad.

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‘Pin Me Down’ Album Release Date

Bloc Party fans may never get a new album from the on-hiatus British band, but as I noted back in January Bloc Party guitarist Russell Lissack and singer Milena Mepri have a side project band called “Pin Me Down.” They digitally released “Time Crisis” at that time, but they just announced the release date for their entire album. It will be available April 19th on cd and April 12th for digital download. You can listen to two of their songs here.

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Popcorn Headlines…Lost, Singing CGI Fairies, Vampires, Etc…

For those who just can’t wait, new footage of ‘Lost’ will appear in a commercial break during this Sunday’s Desperate Housewives. That info comes from ‘Lost’ producer Carlton Cuse’s Twitter page. I already saw one minor spoiler this week. I can wait until Tuesday. But can you? You’ll have to suffer through Housewives if you’re interested.

I haven’t seen the “Hulk” starring Edward Norton yet, but for those who care, the character has been confirmed for an upcoming Avengers movie.

When you’re a Jedi, you’re a Jedi all way…wow George Lucas…this sounds like it should be in the horror genre not musical.

I saw these Bloc Party B-sides a while ago, but never gave them a good listen. I was missing out.

Phony Blue guy/Sky Person from Avatar…aka…Sam Worthington may be the next Dr. Acula.

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It’s Not New Bloc Party, But Close.

Russell Lissack, the guitarist for Bloc Party, has a two person side-project called “Pin Me Down” that just released a new single “Time Crisis”. It’s not too bad, kind of sounds like Bloc Party with a female singer. Lissack teams with Milena Mepris who has been part of a number of bands. You can read more about the pair here and download “Time Crisis” for free here. The duo also released another single last May called “Cryptic”. The guitar riff sounds a lot like the one from Bloc Party’s song “Helicopter”, but still pretty good. And if you’ve never heard of Bloc Party before, they are definitely worth a listen.

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