Thursday, March 26, 2009

Children's Books Become Movies - Money Makers?

I'm not sure if it is purposeful but certain types of movies all seem to get released around the same time. Most recently I remember a group of crime thrillers all released with in a month of each other: Pride and Glory, Body of Lies, and Righteous Kill.

Recently the box office has seen great success with children's movies: Chronicles of Narnia, Bridge to Terabithia, Nim's Island, and Race to Witch Mountain. Not to mention the monster hit that is Harry Potter.

Trend or not, I am SO excited for children's book turned film, Where the Wild Things Are:

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Break!

So I'm in D.C. for spring break, a much needed one I might add. Anyway, enjoy the awesomeness that is Portia De Rossi. How I miss Ally McBeal!

On a different note, go here for a thoughtful tribute of sorts to Natasha Richardson.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Scrabble Nation

Picture 1
(A sample of one of my crazier boards, so stacked a lot of tiles at the end were unplayable)

The Scrabble application on Facebook has a history. The concept was first brought to Facebook in the form of Scrabulous sometime around 2006, I believe. It swept Facebook for a good couple of months before Hasbro caught on and threatened to sue. Shortly thereafter Scrabulous disapeared and the next craze hit. Tetris maybe.

Recently, Hasbro released its sanctioned/sponsored version of Scrabble and it is probably a bigger hit than the first time around.

My entire section is obsessed, and for mostly novice players, law students are damn good.

I got my first BINGO (where you use all your tiles = 50 bonus points, for a 149 word score!)
Picture 3
"Patented" down the right side using two of the "double word" score tiles.

What an exciting play, fitting that it was a Property related term. Seriously though, I need to kick this scrabble addiction and refocus on my studies. Maybe after the next game :)