It boggles the mind why anyone would make a movie about Boggle.
Los Angeles—His big screen adaptation of “Battleship” doesn’t hit theaters until May 18th, but Universal Pictures and Hasbro confirmed reports yesterday that director Peter Berg will begin production later this year on his new film, “Boggle.”
“It’s a spy thriller about the solving of puzzles and cubes with letters on them,” said the press release from the studio. The studio said the story also incorporates elements from some Agatha Christie book, the 1954 dud “Destination Unknown,” known in the US as the 1954 dud “So Many Steps to Death.”
“I’m really excited to get going on this next picture,” Berg said. “We had such a blast doing ‘Battleship,’ talking about ‘Battleship,’ even playing ‘Battleship’ between takes while filming ‘Battleship.’ That Rihanna, she’s pretty good at ‘Battleship.’” Continue reading →
Wally Lurz receiving the presidential award for being The Best Photojournalist.
TDQ:Is there a photojournalist hierarchy? Is the ultimate goal to be in New York or DC working “for the network” filming Brian Williams or Diane Sawyer, or is the best work done in the trenches?
Lurz: I’m the best. That’s all you need to know. There’s a hierarchy in terms of being cool and not being a douche. And, being a good shooter of course. As far as going to NY, LA, or CHI it’s basically a preference. Finding the right fit for what you like and what you wanna do. I know people who’ve gone to bigger markets and those that have gone to smaller ones, as well as people that have gone into film or production of some sort. Then there are those that have gotten out completely. There’s a pretty big turnover rate in television. I know as many people in TV as I do that have gotten out. Overall it just depends on your talent, goals, determination and a lot of patience. It can be difficult to get a job in the big cities because they’re usually union shops and the guys in those jobs stay there ‘til they die. You do seem to have a little more control of your product in the trenches though. Which is nice.
TDQ:What’s a typical work day like for you in South Florida news?
Lurz: Take the best sex you’ve ever had, add it with winning the lottery, and you’re nowhere near it…really. You’re nowhere near it. Continue reading →
Emily Brewster, Associate Editor, Merriam-Webster pictured in an unsolicited portrait in oil on canvas.
Imagine our surprise when we heard that Mirriam-Webster and their crazy-hot, glasses-wearing associate editor Emily Brewster decided to change a basic rule we were raised on. They now say, after centuries of being preached against, it’s perfectly acceptable to end sentences with prepositions, which goes completely against every lesson we were taught before.
Well, that’s something we here at TDQ will not stand for. We have standards that we strive towards. Correct grammar is what this site was founded upon.
We are not going to change our way of writing simply because a terribly attractive (did we mention the glasses?) editor at a world-renowned dictionary publisher suddenly endorses this anarchist way of writing, beauty notwithstanding. Continue reading →