John Barry, the film composer, who won five Oscars and is best known for creating music for the James Bond movies, has died of a heart attack. He was 77.
Read the full story at The Telegraph.
Synopsis: In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain, the consequences of which affect every American; it's a battle that has taken innocent lives and threatens to take more. It is a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal. Mining and burning coal is at the epicenter of America's struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental and health concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations, like Massey Energy, from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal. David, himself, never faced a Goliath like Big Coal. The group argues that Mountain Top Removal-using dynamite to blast off a mountain's surface-pollutes the air and water implicit in their neighbors' deaths, eliminates traditional mining jobs and spreads pollution to other states. Despite support for their claims, Big Coal repeats Mountain Top Removal daily, amassing huge profits that allow their Washington lobbyists to wield influence in both political parties, rewrite environmental laws and avoid violations. The desire to stop Mountain Top Removal comes from a belief that we share responsibility for protecting the air and water; its what drives the group and their supporters from outside of Appalachia, like Robert Kennedy, Jr., to keep fighting. Honoring ordinary Americans fighting for what they believe in, THE LAST MOUNTAIN shines a light on our energy needs and how those needs are being met. Their fight is for a future that affects us all.
Things you shouldn't hear out of context: (Lisa to Maddy) "Boy you're getting high!"
Disney's animated "Alice in Wonderland" comes out on Blu-ray February 1st.
The new Spider-man (film) costume sucks.
The Oscar noms were announced today. As usual I have a lot of movies to get caught up on.
Cartoon Network's new Thundercats character designs look terrible.
So they killed off Johnny Storm huh? How long before Franklin Richards resurrects him?
'NBC’s 'The Cape' Continues to Shed Viewers, Down 38% Since Premiere'. I am NOT surprised.
Borders stock is tanking, as the book seller says it will shutter its distribution center in Tennessee and lay off workers, its latest move to revive its struggling business.
The news comes after reports surfaced last week that one of Borders' major suppliers is temporarily halting the shipment of books to the retailer. The Wall Street Journal cited publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, whose CEO told the newspaper it has stopped shipping to Borders until it has more information on its payment plans.