Reachin gout… (reaching out)

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We have two new films to look out for that our pals at Blastr tell us about, but they posted Flash video clips that I cannot view on my PADD*. So I leisurely flip over to my other pal’s little website, to see what the fuss it about.

First is a response to reaching out to help others locally. Case 39, a new horror thriller vehicle for Renee Zellweger. She portrays a social worker who gets involved too personally with a child and all heck literally breaks loose. We even have a stretchy “Nightmare on Elm Street” door in the trailer. It’s a very good trailer… we’ll have to keep an eye on this one. There are already lots of  folks talking about it. The film has quite a history.

Our second film is Skyline. Remember last century when we brazenly sent out a gold record that basically invited all the space aliens to come and eat us? You know, it came complete with the 70’s version of a Google Map link right to our front door. Skyline promises to show us another possible repercussions of NASA’s Voyager mission. Think giant ships with tractor beams for people. (Yikes, you know what a tractor beam is, right?)

It’s fun to watch a film and get a little scared. That’s what it’s all about. Just don’t take it too seriously, the social workers and astronomers in real life are doing great work. We love you! Please keep helping those kids. Please keep searching for signs of actual intelligent life in the universe.

 *What’s a PADD?  The folks at explain really well. It’s my iPad, for those of you who are done with all of these extra links.

Dead and Gone – Sookie

Oh, Sookie. What sort of trouble are we heading for? The reviews are not looking great!

Will this be our first e-book on the iPad? Or will we patiently wait in line with 500 people over at The Paperback Book Swap? (It’s usually not a very long wait…) - Book Club to Swap, Trade & Exchange Books for Free.

When the Weres and shifters finally come out, the residents of Bon Temps, Louisiana, must deal with the violent aftermath. But a far greater danger threatens. A race of unhuman beings–older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves–is preparing for war. And Sookie will find herself an all-too-human pawn in their battle.