Horror YARM: “The Howling:Reborn”

I remember Dee Wallace Stone’s little furry upturned nose at the end of the original. Wonder how Andrea Mitchell would look turning into a werewolf? She has the personality for it, lol. This YARM is set for release next Halloween.

Variety:

Indie producers Joel Kastelberg and Moonstone Entertainment’s Etchie Stroh are re-launching the werewolf franchise as “The Howling: Reborn.” Former studio marketing exec Joe Nimziki, who worked at New Line, MGM and Sony, will make his feature directorial debut from his own script.

Pic’s due to start shooting in February for a Halloween release, with plot details under wraps.

The original “Howling,” directed by Joe Dante from a script by John Sayles, was released in 1981 and spawned six sequels. Dee Wallace-Stone starred as a news anchor stalked by a serial killer who turns out to be a werewolf.

Steve Lane and Bob Pringle, who served as exec producers on the original, will also exec produce “The Howling: Reborn.”…

*Original Howling trailer courtesy of smattbq1973

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November 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Lost: Behind the Scenes – Filming the storm ‘The Little Prince’

Courtesy of lostsawyer840

November 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

For Mr MiM: Thank you

Thank you baby.

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November 23, 2009. Tags: , . Entertainment, Music. Comments off.

NABE Economic Forecast – calls for job growth in 2Q 2010

Update: The NABE forecast expects the 7 million jobs lost to date will not be restored until 2012, even if they are counting the 1 million temporary census jobs in their 2Q ’10 Job Growth, I think the Dems are cooked :

WSJ: …While the recovery has been jobless so far, that should soon change. Within the next few months, companies should be adding instead of cutting jobs,” said NABE President Lynn Reaser. According to the survey conducted Oct. 24-Nov. 5, the recovery, fueled by rising business investments and a continued increase in stock prices, should be strong enough to bring employment gains from around April 2010. Still, with more than 7.3 million jobs lost since December 2007, 61% of the panelists don’t expect a complete recovery of the previously lost jobs until 2012…

Hamstrung by the nation’s $1.4 trillion deficit and his pledge not to raise taxes on middle-class Americans, Mr. Obama is keen to avoid any measures suggestive of a second, big-ticket stimulus. With about half of the February stimulus spending spoken for, the measure has created about 640,000 jobs, fewer than the number of jobs lost in January alone…

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NABE revising its forecast, calling for job growth in 2Q 2010. God willing it will be so. I see nothing to indicate this Administration will suddenly moderate it’s out of control spending and reimagining of our economy. Unless China let them know they MUST get their fiscal shxt together or face no purchasers for our debt. Even then I do not see how Obama can pull this out. He is ramming through the 3 trillion health care bill anyway and he will be politically destroyed if he tries to raise taxes before the 2010 elections….IOW the Dem. majority is fxcked.

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November 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

Housing: Existing Home Sales rocket up 10%, 2.5 year high; median price down 7.1% y/y

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The Economic Eeyore in me must note that in the West, the epicenter of the bubble collapse, sales were only up 1%. But take good news where you can get it!

CNBC:

The National Association of Realtors said sales surged a record 10.1 percent month-over-month to an annual rate of 6.10 million units, the highest since February 2007, from a downwardly revised 5.54 million-unit pace in September.

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected October sales to jump to a 5.70 million-unit pace from the previously reported 5.57 million units in September. Compared to October last year, home sales were up by a record 23.5 percent. U.S. stock indexes extended gains on the data, while Treasury debt prices were little changed.

“Many buyers have been rushing to beat the deadline for first-time buyer credit that was scheduled to expire at the end of this month, and similarly robust sales may be occurring in November,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist.

Distressed transactions accounted for 30 percent of sales last month and continued to weigh on house prices. First-time buyers made up a third of sales in October.The national median home price fell 7.1 percent from October last year, the smallest decline in over a year, to $173,100. Homes in foreclosure typically sell for 15 to 20 percent less than traditional homes….

The big news, the inventory (we are all waiting for the shadow REO to hit the market):

The inventory of existing homes for sale in October fell 3.7 percent to 3.57 million units from the previous month, NAR said. At October’s sales pace, that represented a supply of 7.0 months, the lowest in 2-1/2 years, from September’s revised 8.0 months.

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November 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Obama Administration, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

Sen Arlen Specter (blows with the wind-PA) admits the 500 billion in Medicare cuts WILL happen

Specter admits that the Medicare cuts are REAL. All the neoprogs have been saying the proposed 500 billion in Medicare cuts are simply on paper for CBO scoring purposes and that Democrats don’t cut Medicare. This, despite the iMAC panel written into the stimulus and the health care bills in House and Senate. The panel that cut mammogram guidelines is mentioned by name in that legislation. Comparative effectiveness=rationing, period. I have not spent 22 years as a Dem defending Medicare only to support the Democrats transfer of health services from the elderly to the uninsured and low income and that is exactly what these bills do. Maybe these political hacks can live with themselves after leaving our Greatest Generation twisting in the wind, but I can not.

Remember this?

Here is a blast from the very recent past: Democrats ranting and raving and railing against GWB proposed Medicare cost cuts. I have no idea how these people can look themselves in the mirror every day:

WSJ:

…The Obama administration said Wednesday that it plans to cut Medicare payments for imaging services and specialists, and will use the savings to increase payments to physicians providing primary care.

Under the proposal, Medicare would put specialists’ payments for evaluating and managing illnesses on par with those of primary-care physicians starting in January…

…Payments to cardiologists would be trimmed by 11% overall, but certain procedures they perform would see steeper reductions. Alfred Bove, president of the American College of Cardiology, figured that cardiologists would receive 42% less for an echocardiogram and 24% less for a cardiac catheterization.

Radiologists would see an estimated cut of 20% for imaging services using expensive equipment such as MRI and CT scans, said Bibb Allen, chairman of the commission on economics at the American College of Radiology. That would be in addition to the cuts imposed on radiologists under a 2005 law, he said.

Canada rations cataract surgery. Panels are already denying drug coated stents in Washington state which has a plan like that proposed by Congress. In Britain, not only is their incidence of death from breast cancer much higher, they refuse to give women Avastin. They value your life at $45000 a year, more than that and they will not pay.

Newsflash, my insurance company has a 1 million dollar lifetime benefit max on me. I feel much safer with them. If they deny me I have RIGHTS OF APPEAL, ultimately as high as DOL for ERISA plans and State Insurance Commissioners for other plans. When a government panel, completely outside of the control of Congress (IOW immune from the ‘pressure’ of we pee-ons begging them not to deny our treatment) , decides women do not need mammograms or pap smears (currently covered at 100% by my ‘Cadillac’ insurance plan with no copay, as it is in most states ALREADY, its is called well-woman exams) we will have NO ONE TO APPEAL TO.

The Democrats have betrayed their biggest most loyal constituency, the elderly. (they threw women, their second biggest constituency, under the bus so many times in the past 2 years I have lost count).  2010/12 elections cannot come soon enough.

November 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics. Comments off.

Gooooold- another record- $1170.00 an oz

And you know what that means…it’s Shirley Bassey Burl Ives time! Happy Holidays!

November 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Popular Culture. Comments off.

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