Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A string of interesting announcements got my attention today:

20th Century Fox announced that Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller are the unlikely pair cast as The Hardy Boys, in an action-comedy that finds the boys have grown up and grown apart, and reunite for one last case (wasn't that the plot for the Scooby Doo movie?). I hope the direction is more goofball (Zoolander, Dodgeball) than buddy comedy (I Spy). It's been awhile since Tom Cruise has been funny on purpose. At least they'll actually look like brothers: Ben has been known to do an excellent Tom Cruise imitation on the MTV Movie Awards, SNL, and The Ben Stiller Show - would Katie notice the difference?

All right, you can breathe Greg, Karen, et al. Ask Ausiello on TV Guide.com has the scoop that "Sci Fi Channel has ordered a 13-episode fourth season of Battlestar Galactica to debut in Jan. 2008"! This is good news for a cult-show with a dedicated fanbase, but hasn't seen any significant ratings growth depsite a new timeslot and a ton of buzz.

Speaking of buzz, The Arcade Fire have announced their next tour in support of Neon Bible, due in March. There are 2 Toronto dates at Massey Hall, a venue that is just the right size for a band that likes to connect with their audience.

05-12 Montreal, Quebec - Arena Maurice Richard
05-13 Montreal, Quebec - Arena Maurice Richard
05-15 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
05-16 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall

On sale date is Feb 23rd @ Noon, but i am hoping for Edge 102 has a pre-sale for members.

BTW - I noticed
The Killers are scheduled to play the Air Canada Centre on Monday, May 7th. When the hell did they get big enough to justify a stadium show? One great album and a so-so follow-up gets you out of the Koolhaus?