Sweeney ToddI decided to write this because each and every week I have people sending me things that I simply HAVE to do, or see or look forward to. I'm sure it's the same for you; you'll be chatting with a friend online, and they'll throw something out and follow it up by saying: "Dude, you HAVE to do it!" I take it that's how Norbit made so much money at the box office. But anyway, here are a few things that are hip this week (in my life) and maybe yours too ...

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street -- The first critics screening is what did it, and since then -- in only a week or so -- the new Tim Burton flick has reached cult-like buzz status. Almost everyone I've spoken with is telling me to see it, even though they haven't seen it, which kinda doesn't make much sense. But the folks that have seen it are loving it, and so this week it's hip to want to see Sweeney Todd. Additionally, feel free to submit questions for Tim Burton and Johnny Depp for Moviefone's Unscripted session. (Actual quote: I've heard it's Burton's best film since Beetlejuice!")

Walk Hard Tour -- We posted about this earlier today, and already almost all the shows are sold out. In case you're wondering what I'm talking about: To promote his new film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, John C. Reilly is touring the country and performing tunes from the movie in local rock bars. I caught wind of this early yesterday, and since then a number of people have asked me how to get tickets to see him at The Knitting Factory in New York City. We're currently working on getting some of our readers tickets for this thing, so stay tuned and be excited. (Actual quote: If I meet John C. Reilly, do you think it would be weird if I geeked out a bit over Boogie Nights?")

Facebook -- This social networking site has been around for some time now, however I finally caved into the peer pressure and created a page yesterday. While browsing, I was amazed to discover just how many people I knew who were on this thing. At one point, I half expected my mother to show up. Cinematical is currently in the process of setting up our own Facebook page, but in the meantime feel free to look me up (by name or by searching Cinematical), share movie tips with me and read the latest stories on Cinematical. A bunch of us Cine writers are also on there (like Rocchi, Patty, Jessica and Snider), so be sure to say hello. This week, it's hip to have a Facebook page. (Actual quote: Dude, f*ck MySpace -- Facebook is where it's at!")

Speed Racer -- You might not think it's hot at the moment, but wait until later this week. We definitely have something special in store for you ...

What else is hip this week?

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