Deluxe Darth Maul
While most of Star Wars: Episode 1seems to have been manufactured strictly for
kids, the demonic-looking Darth Maul sure wasn't. The Deluxe Darth Maul figure
comes with a special plastic post; which also serves as a smaller version of a
lightsaber. By clipping the figure onto the post, you can activate Darth Maul's
menacing lightsaber swinging moves. You can also use the post to spin and rotate
the figure, achieving nearly the same flips and somersaults that Maul exhibited
in the final duel. For serious collectors who are wondering whether to leave it
in the box, open it and play with it.
At The Movies...
Despite his father's desire for him to learn boxing, Billy (Jamie Bell) decides
he wants to become a ballet dancer. Under the no-nonsense encouragement of his
ballet instructor Mrs. Wilkinson, Billy comes to realize that he has a special
gift for dance. It then becomes a matter of convincing his widowed father and
occasionally brutal brother to let him follow his destiny. Billy Elliot is a
feel-good movie that you don't have to feel bad about feeling good about. This
film delivers the tear-jerking goods, but purposely and consistently undercut in
a way that is most refreshing.
Rules Of Engagement
A courtroom drama that centers around the court-martial of a Marine colonel
(Samuel L. Jackson) whose mission to rescue an American ambassador and his wife
from violent protesters in Yemen resulted in a steep political body count, three
dead marines and 83 dead Yemenites. Tommy Lee Jones plays the defense attorney
in need of redemption he's an alcoholic loser and Bruce Greenwood plays a nasty
advisor attempting to crucify Jackson as part of a coverup. Exciting drama.
TV Guide plans to publish 24 different covers of its
Oct. 16 edition as a tribute to the "secret stars" of The Simpsons.
Online auction site eBay is meeting with TV executives about a possible
series that would make items available and allow viewers to bid for them. While
on the topic, the Walt Disney Co. is cleaning its closets and making
one-of-a-kind costumes, tickets and props available on a new Web auction site
launched in conjunction with eBay.
An analysis of a lock of Ludwig van Beethoven's
hair suggests lead poisoning could explain the composer's lifelong ailments, his
strange behavior, his death, and perhaps his deafness.
Time Warner Entertainment Co. has sued a San Diego,
Calif.-based costume maker, claiming the company has been stealing ideas from
the best-selling Harry Potter book series for its Halloween costumes.
Madonna won the right to the Web address
madonna.com after an international arbitration panel ruled a pornographer had
improperly registered the site to cash in on the pop star's name.
Two special Olympic editions of Who Wants to Be a
Millionaire featuring stars from the recent games will air on ABC on Oct. 22
and 24. Half of the athletes' winnings will go to a charity - and they can keep
It's official. This will be the final season for
Xena Warrior Princess.
Comic actor John Cleese is set to star in director Chris Columbus'
upcoming Harry Potter movie.
Laura Dern, who starred in the original Jurassic Park, will make a
brief appearance during the opening sequence of the upcoming sequel.
Love from Hole will take a fan and a guest to the premiere of the
movie Charlie's Angels in Los Angeles on October 23rd. Fans can compete
for the trip by entering the Charlie's Angels Sweepstakes on holemusic.com
Zakk Wylde's website ZakkWylde.com has a new ultra fast web server and
has greatly increased their speed and reliability. They want your input on how
the new site is working, so go check it out and email them a message.