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 Watch your noses, 09ers – Veronica Mars is back.

Yep, the erstwhile snarky private eye, mama of Backup and SLR-wielding bad ass was reborn yesterday when series creator Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell took to crowd-funding site Kickstarter to raise funds for a low-budget “Veronica Mars” movie to wrap up stories from the show left hanging so egregiously when the CW dropped it after the third series.

In a result which perhaps points the way forward for beloved geek properties felled in a untimely fashion by uncaring corporate masters, the hoped-for $2 million baseline budget for the project was joyously reached in a mere ten hours.   Creative people being able to take their niche wares to an audience who wish to back them?  It’s Beethoven-era artistic patronage rendered feasible by digital connectivity, so it is!

Somewhere, a Browncoat’s ear has begun to twitch…

 

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Rachel Weisz Tuesdays

A trailer for Rachel Weisz’s latest, the docudrama “The Whistleblower”. Weisz plays Kathryn Bolkovac, a UN peacekeeper in post-conflict Bosnia, whose revulsion at people-trafficking caused her to make powerful enemies.

Not, then, “The Mummy 4”. I think we’re clearly in compelling, adult, very possibly “Guardian”-reading, ‘torn-from-the-headlines’ territory, with a hint of slight ‘preaching to the choir’. Generally, the people whose attitudes would benefit from exposure to difficult material like this are the people who never get to see it and actively avoid it.

Or, ‘dolts’, as I like to politely refer to them as.

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