Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bathroom Furniture

We're in the process of getting this new (to us, at least) house sorted out, the builders are primed and so on. New roof, new floors, new electrics, all those good sorts of things.

However, the one are we haven't decided upon yet is the bathrooms. We need to find a good source of all the things that go into them. Which is why this site, taps4less looks so interesting.

There's a huge selection of all the things we'll need, vastly greater than we can find in any stores around here. Indeed, I think that's one of the biggest added values of internet shopping. As the store only needs to take a photo and upload it, rather than having stock in 50 or 100 locations, then they can in fact have a great deal more options for you to choose from.

For example, their range of shower enclosures, or the traditional bathroom taps, or the bathroom suites. I'm actually looking forward to going through the site and checking out all the different options.


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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Borat and Murdoch

Despite what Rupert Murdoch announced, Sasha Baron Cohen has not yet signed up to do the sequel to the Borat movie: 

Before Borat fans start giving each other high fives, 20th Century Fox wants to make clear that the boorish Kazakh journalist is not headed back to the big screen just yet.

Hours after News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch told reporters on Thursday that British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen had signed a deal to make a sequel to his hit movie "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," a studio spokesman said the idea was merely under consideration.

"We're eager to work with Sacha again, and we've had casual discussions about a sequel, which we'd love to do, but at this point, it remains too preliminary to discuss," said Chris Petrikin, a spokesman for News Corp.-owned 20th Century Fox.

"Borat," a faux documentary starring Cohen as a cluelessly offensive Central Asian journalist on a road trip across America, was a surprise box-office sensation last year, grossing $248 million worldwide.

It earned an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay, and Cohen a Golden Globe for his performance as the wild-eyed Kazakh TV personality in a rumpled suit spouting catch phrases like "high five" and "sexy time!"

Box-office success and awards to match virtually guarantee a sequel in Hollywood, and earlier on Thursday, Murdoch said the comedian had already signed a deal to make a "Borat 2."

I have to admit I don't really get Borat (nor Ali G) but then Hollywood doesn't often consider my tastes when making movies, let alone sequels.


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Friday, February 02, 2007

Superbowl Weekend

So, all the guys will be getting a pissed as newts so what do you offer in the movie theatres? Correct: chick flicks:

Sony Pictures and Universal Pictures are taking a page out of their own playbooks for Super Bowl weekend, revisiting genres that have scored at the North American boxoffice on the weekend of the big game.

Sony opens the Pang brothers' horror film "The Messengers" with hopes of mimicking the $21 million gross generated last year when the studio bowed "When a Stranger Calls." Universal is trying to lure female moviegoers, usually less interested in football, with the Diane Keaton/Mandy Moore starrer "Because I Said So," a strategy the studio used when it released "The Wedding Date" on Super Bowl weekend in 2005.

"Messengers" marks Hong Kong horror directors Oxide and Danny Pang's English-language debut. Starring Dylan McDermott, Kristen Stewart and John Corbett, the PG-13 film revolves around a family that moves to a North Dakota farm and is haunted by mysterious apparitions. "Messengers," from Sony's Screen Gems label, was produced by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures in conjunction with Mandate Pictures.

Just imagine the carnage and violence if the women insist that they be accompanied to the theatre?


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