There's the news that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be split into two movies, which all I can say to that is that they had better be good, darnit. I personally didn't think this was strictly necessary, since Order of the Phoenix is, in my opinion, the best movie in the series so far, and it's the shortest movie based on the longest book. In the article referenced, young Mr. Radcliffe says of the book, "It's one driving, pounding story from the word go." I'm forced to disagree with him; there is a certain amount of drive to it because it's the last in the series and everything has been building to it, but I don't find it to be "pounding" throughout; rather, I found that a lot of the time it really moved breathtakingly slowly, with Harry, Ron, and Hermione just sitting around and not really doing anything but brooding. As a reader, that was very frustrating, and I think that, in the hands of a competent screenwriter, a lot of that stuff could be taken out or watered-down or condensed, but on the other hand, since it is Kloves again, maybe it's just as well that it'll be two movies. I do wonder how they're going to cope with some of the characters and/or plot points that have been glossed over in the previous movies that will suddenly be important. I'm not concerned about the omission of Regulus Black from Order of the Phoenix, because I think that'll be pretty easy to work in. But I am concerned about the fact that we've not met Mundungus Fletcher in the movies up until now, since he's a fairly important figure. I'm also concerned about the fact that, unless I'm mistaken, the character of Bill Weasley doesn't exist in the movies, since his wedding is a fairly important plot point also. But actually, I've thought of a really easy, though potentially controversial, way around this (apart from cutting out the wedding scene entirely): have it be Lupin's and Tonks' wedding instead. I think that would work okay because they are two characters who have already been established and get married at about the same time. However, it could stir up some slight controversy (though I think most people probably wouldn't care) because Tonks is pregnant at the time of Bill and Fleur's wedding in the book, so if it were Tonks' wedding she would either have to be already pregnant at her wedding or they would have to mess around with the time frame of the story.
Anyway, also of interest on the IMDb hit list today is The Ten Moviegoing Commandments, which is funny because it's true, although I wish the writer didn't treat a cell phone's ringing in the theater as something unavoidable. Gee, if only the little buggers had OFF SWITCHES or ways to turn off the ringing so that wouldn't be a problem! But then, I'm curmudgeonly on the subject of cell phones anyway.