Morning Coffee 7.17.08

South Africa wanted to legalize prostitution- just during the word cup folks!- but religious and social monitoring groups said nope for fear the country may end up like Amsterdam (legalized prostitution). [BBC]

Remember the LA Times journalist Chuck Phillips who wrote all those incendiary who-shot-who investigative pieces about Tupac and Notorious BIG? Remember how his last story, which implicated Puffy and Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond, was proved untrue by the Smoking Gun? Well, the paper let Phillips go in their latest round of lay-offs. [AHH]

AHHHHH!!! Gossip Girl comes back on September 1. YES!!! Do you think Serena and Dan will get back together? What about Lily and Rufus? [Gawker]

Whoa!!! Australia apologized to the Aborigines for trying their best to ruin and end the indigenous ethnicity’s culture as we knows it? What’s next…Bush apologizing for slavery, his mother’s indifference, his father’s love affair with gas and his own stupidity? Guffaaaaaaaaw. [Reuters]

Um…”Police arrested Malaysia’s leading opposition figure, Anwar Ibrahim, 61, on Wednesday on suspicion that he sodomized a 23 year old male aide — the second time in a decade he has faced the accusation that could send him to jail for 20 years and hobble his campaign to bring down the country’s government.” [AP]

Do you care about Ashanti’s “Good Good?” I’d rather listen to Chris Brown or Radiohead to be honest… [TGJ]

I know my count was off the other day, but one more day until The Dark Knight. Oh, yeah!- Steely D

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  • So I just got back from the midnight showing of The Dark Knight…. :speechless: ….actually, I’m not, but damn!!! That was one helluva movie: 2 hours, 35 minutes of the rawest action and drama that I’ve seen in a looooonnnnngggggg time.

    I know that everyone that didn’t make a midnight showing in their city is either gonna check it out after work on Friday or sometime on Saturday or Sunday. Trust me: it’ll be the best $10 ($20 if you’re on a date or $40 if you grab snacks on said date) that you will ever spend in 2008.

    The Dark Knight > Cloverfield
    The Dark Knight > The Forbidden Kingdom
    The Dark Knight > Street Kings
    The Dark Knight > Speed Racer
    The Dark Knight > Prince Caspian
    The Dark Knight > Hancock
    The Dark Knight > Indiana Jones 4
    The Dark Knight > Ironman (made it go from #1 to #2…its pwn3d!!!)
    The Dark Knight > Incredible Hulk
    The Dark Knight > Hellboy 2

    If not for the fact that it’s an action movie, I think it would totally sweep the Oscars…and I’m not saying that cause Ledger bit the dust (RIP Heath!!!)…there is some really, really excellent acting in this movie from Bale, Ledger, Eckhart, Freeman and Caine.

    This movie will leave you twisted, demented and screaming for more. It’s the first movie in a long time where you equally root for the hero AND the villian. It will test your definition of sane and insanity. It will test your definition of sane and insanity. It will show you your limits and all that you will endure to be what you are. The writing and directing of Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight should finally place his name among the pantheon: Lucas, Speilberg, Scorcese and Scott. I highly recommend this film…not just for fans of The Bat, but for fans of good cinema period.

    P.S., please do me this one solid and ask yourself a question before you enter the theater: Why So Serious?