Fifty Shades away from Christian Grey
Friday the 13th fittingly marks the film release of the mega-bestseller by E L James Fifty Shades of Grey. With its masks, bondage, and implied fear, Fifty Shades’ (accidental?) association with Friday the 13th is subliminally
amusing. Regardless of the calendar connection, the movie’s hype has already secured its sequel future.
The main character, Christian Grey, was unexpectedly difficult to cast. Creatives circled (Ryan Gosling, Garrett Hedlund, Rob Pattinson, and Christian Cooke) then crossed off names until they landed on Charlie Hunnam. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts prevented Hunnam from committing to the role. Enter Irish-born actor Jamie Dornan. Read more
Oscar Pistorius: Guilty or innocent?
Oscar Pistorius sits
precariously at the defense table with his head in his hands. Is he feeling remorseful? Guilty? Wrongly accused? A note written
on Blade Runner stationery was posted to the Internet by the Australian news media. Analysis of his handwriting and signature
reveals the following: read more