Dollhouse: Joss Whedon’s Return to TV

That’s the news: he’s got a contract for a series, according to TV Week. Here’s the pitch:

“Dollhouse” stars Dushku as Echo, one of a group of secret agents living in a futuristic dorm. Each has the ability to be imprinted with custom personalities and abilities for special assignments. When they return, their newly acquired …

Wanted: Does Anyone Want?

Man, I’d love to know how the meeting went down that put Timur Bekmambetov in charge of Wanted, due out next spring, starring Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and Scot-of-the-moment James McAvoy, who is in every single movie released in 2007.

Not that I think it’s a bad idea. Bekmambetov is the Russian action-auteur behind the beguiling, …

Hulu Has a Stupid Name

But the site is pretty slick. I just poked my head into the beta for Hulu, the big corporate-type video site that will carry content from NBC and Fox. It is in fact, as advertised, crawling with clips and full episodes from 30 Rock, SNL, the Simpsons, etc. And Hulu has absorbed the First Lesson of YouTube, which is: allow embedding, or …

Mac OS X: Leopard Is My King-Size Bed

I have Leopard. Have had for a few days now. But I also have a colossal deadline hanging over me, in the form of Time‘s Best Inventions issue. So I’ll plan on running another in my “The Last Review” series next week. Meantime I’ll perform the most important service a blogger can serve: linking to the roundups of the reviews. Apple 2.0

Microsoft and Facebook: Their Love Will Go On

There isn’t much I can say that will add to the basic facts of the story, as reported by, oh, let’s say, the New York Times:

The two companies said on Wednesday that Microsoft would pay $240 million for a 1.6 percent stake in Facebook. The investment values Facebook, which is three and a half years old and will bring in about $150 …

I Am Legend: The Re-Trailering

Will Smith one-man show I Am Legend is one of three movies I’m really really excited about in the next couple of months. (The other two are — obvs — Beowulf and The Golden Compass.) I Am Legend has a new trailer up, which gives us a glimpse of the heretofore-merely-speculated-about bad guys, the vaguely vampire-like infected.

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