…Alex Winter reprises his role as director-producer, working from a script by James Krieg (an alum of the “Ben 10″ series) and John Turman, whose credits include “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” The influence of the latter is apparent, inasmuch as the movie’s central trio approximates a superhero team — maybe the Threat-Thwarting Three or something.
For the uninitiated, Ben Tennyson (Ryan Kelley) — a kid in the original animated version, a teenager here — is the keeper of something called the Omnitrix, a way-cool watchlike alien device that allows him to transform into a variety of bad-ass extraterrestrial creatures. Working as part of a group named the Plumbers to repel alien threats, he’s flanked by his pals Gwen (Galadriel Stineman) and Kevin (Nathan Keyes), each of whom brings his or her own unique powers to the monster mash.
Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!!!
Update: Weekly claims dropped to 466,000, continued claims 5.423 million
Oct personal income up 0.2%, personal spending up 0.7%
Durable Goods down 0.6%
Gold just hit another record $1181 an oz
Another heavy day for data with light volume expected…
…Weekly jobless claims are expected at 8:30 a.m., along with October durable goods, personal income, and consumer spending. Consumer sentiment is released at 9:55 a.m. and new home sales are released at 10 a.m. Jobless claims could be below 500,000 for the first time in months.
Stocks finished slightly lower Tuesday, after shaking off a triple digit Dow loss. The Dow was down 17 at 10,433, and the S&P 500 was down less than a point at 1106. The worst performers were the financials…