Monday, October 29, 2007

I recently explored feeds for MovieWeb, a very popular site with movie information broken down categorically for things like Hi-Def, DVD releases, What's New, and even television exclusives and reviews.
I found interesting the blog for Danielle Harris, the actress who appeared as a young girl in "Halloween 4" and was cast again as an adult in the recent Rob Zombie-directed version of the movie "Halloween". Surprisingly she had praise for the director, and stated that his version was her favorite. This came as a surprise to me, because, after I viewed the Zombie version, I found that it turned my stomach and was excessively violent.
The blog post for the upcoming release of the 100th episode of "Family Guy" came with interest to me. I have followed the series since it's inception several years ago and it was refreshing to see the focus of the 100th episode solves one of the animated comedy's biggest mysteries: if Stewie finally kills Lois. It's all in the title.

Rolling Stone online experience

I recently subscribed to blog feeds for Rolling Stone, the music and popular culture magazine.
Here is what I found and felt about the website feeds:
The online version of the magazine reads like an all-blogs-type site. Topics are as varied as the MTV Music Awards to Bonnaroo to posts dedicated to the reunification of Led Zeppelin (or at least what remains of LZ).
The Led Zeppelin Reunion topic covered such items of interest as the ticket lottery, as tickets for their shows are in such high demand. It seems that in Turkey and in London, show tickets start out at over $250 each. It also showed availability of tickets.
Feeds for "American Idol", which were among the most popular, included information on "The Next Great American Band", a t.v. show and information on an idol-based movie in the works.

Russian elections

BBC News|Europe: It seems in a country that has held elections now for almost 17 full years, that dissent and non-parity would be easier to overcome.
Now, however, Russia's strongest political party, behind President Vladimir Putin, is muscling the competition once again. According to BBC, three groups were disqualified from the upcoming elections in that country, but would not likely have drawn even 7% of the popular vote anyhow.
An opinion poll showed last week that over two-thirds of the popular vote would be voting for Putin's party, the party of United Russia.
Things do not appear to have changed much since 1991. The government does not hold the same totalitarian control over the population, but still seems fit to subscribe to majority rules.