Daily Archives: September 22, 2008

Obama in Greenbay, WI

Just a quick note about something he said in his opening remarks. If he says anything else of note while being broadcast, I’ll note that too…

He’s thanking people…

…Your own governor, one of the best governors in the country, Jim Doyle. And two of my favorite colleagues in the United States Senate, United States Senator Herb Kohl, and and one of the strongest champions of ethics reform and finance reform and good government that we have in government today, please give it up for United States Senator Russ Feingold.

Oh my. Isn’t the finance reform bill commonly known as McCain-Feingold?

Monday Morning Musings

When we went to see Igor yesterday we also saw some trailers for upcoming movies. They look pretty good and we look forward to seeing them.

First up, next month, is City of Ember, with Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Saoirse Ronan, and Mackenzie Crook. The City of Ember has been been underground for 200 years and the clock running the generators that provide light is running down. In order to survive, the denizens have to find a way out.

In December there’s Delgo and one we didn’t see a trailer for, but there’s a poster up at the theater, The Tale of Despereaux. Both are animated.

Delgo is the name of the protagonist in that movie. IMDb says: Delgo, an adventurous but naive teenager, must rally his group of friends to protect their world from conflict between the Lockni and Nohrin people. Delgo took six years to complete and stars Anne Bancroft (her final film), Val Kilmer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Chris Kattan, Kelly Ripa, Eric Idle, Michael Clarke Duncan, Louis Gosset, Jr., Malcolm McDowell, and Burt Reynolds.

Despereaux stars Emma Watson, Matthew Broderick, Sigourney Weaver, Dustin Hoffman, Christopher Lloyd, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Stanley Tucci, Robbie Coltrane, Ciaran Hinds, Tracey Ullman and more. It’s the tale of a mouse, a rat, and serving girl whose fates are all tied up with the fate of the Princess.

January brings us back to live action again with Inkheart and Hotel for Dogs.

Inkheart is based on the book by Cornelia Funke, the story of a man (Brendan Fraser) who when he reads a book aloud, it starts coming to life and ends up bringing him, his daughter and her aunt into the story. They must, with the help of a storybook hero, thwart the will of a villain to destroy them all. Along with Brendan Fraser the movie stars Paul Bettany, Eliza Bennett, Andy Sirkis, Sienna Guillory, Jim Broadbent, and Helen Mirren.

Hotel for Dogs stars Emma Roberts (Eric’s daughter, Julia’s niece), Kevin Dillon, Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, Kyla Pratt, Jake Austin, Troy Gentile and some cute dogs including an adorable little Boston Terrier. Some kids take in stray dogs in an empty house and devise clever ways to take care of them without anyone finding out. They come up with a Rube Goldberg machine to feed and clean up after the dogs when the children can’t be there. Based on the novel by Lois Duncan