So we bid a fond farewell to 2009, a year of Transformers, Avatar and more 3-D computer-animated cartoons than you could shake a Twizzler at. But what will the futuristic world of 2010 hold, cinema-wise? Let’s gaze into the crystal ball and see which treasures await us at the cineplex in the next 12 months. ... I hope you like remakes and sequels!
The Yes Men Fix the World
Merry pranksters 2.0
Two guys in an undisclosed location create counterfeit websites of real corporations. If this sounds like part of an identity theft scheme, well, it is. But instead of phishing for your personal information, the pranksters, known as The Yes Men, quietly wait until they’re invited to industry conferences and television studios. Once there, The Yes Men steal (or at least borrow) the identities of multinational corporations like Halliburton, Exxon and Dow Chemical.
New Year’s Eve around the dial
Who needs friends when you can get drunk New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest? Or ring in 2010 with Carson Daly? Or watch the ball drop alongside Carmen Electra?
The Week in SlothHighlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.