Today's odds and ends:
- Hands up, who
wants to spend some time expanding their minds with David
Lynch? For a fee of just over $100, the experience can be yours: nested on a campus in
IndianaIowa, you and other Lynch-ites can spend a weekend enjoying organic vegetarian food, listening to the man himself talk about Filmmaking, Consciousness, and the Creative Process, and learning about "Samadhi: the fourth major state of consciousness." Did I mention the food? [via Pop Candy]
- I've already updated you a couple of times about the ever-expanding cast of Hot Fuzz, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's follow-up to Shaun of the Dead and, over the past 24 hours, that cast has completely exploded with much-loved British talent. In addition to the recently-announced Timothy Dalton and Jim Broadbent, a slew of others including Steve Coogan, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Edward "The Equalizer" Woodwardhave been confirmed. Whether they're do more in the movie than just stop in and say hello is, of course, anyone's guess.
Cusack, apparently tired of making a lot of money for annoying me (and being loved by the whole rest of the world),
is taking a very, very indie turn with Grace is
Gone, which he'll produce and star in as a man whose military wife is killed in Iraq. After learning of her death,
he takes their two daughters on a cross-country road trip that is sure to feature lots of sugary sweetness, combined
with hard lessons absorbed with a smile. I can't wait.