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More than a Tease…

The first trailer for the upcoming Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy film was posted on the front page of Amazon.com today. Do not stop, do not pass go, etc., just get yourself over to there and watch it NOW. Warning: The video takes a about 60 seconds to load — traffic issues? or just a slow Flash player?

Of extra note – I reported earlier that the release date for the movie was May 6, 2005 – but Amazon’s info has moved this up one week to April 29.

I’m prepared to be hugely underwhelmed by this movie, some twenty years in the making. But I’m cautiously optimistic seeing this trailer, the first showing action from the film (the earlier trailer was just a CG tease). The trailer suggests a bit more of an ‘Independence Day 2005’ feel, and is perhaps less humorous in tone than I expected. But that’s probably just marketing spin for this, an early Summer release. Amazon also has a selection of new screenshots from the film, and the new movie poster, pictured above.

Rob Schneider has more Money than Sense

The way I look at it, you can either be an actor and aspire to do great work and probably starve while doing it, or try to make a buck and grow a thick skin – the critics are going to (rightfully so) tell you how bad your crap is. Mr. Schneider responds to an LA Times column about how Deuce Bigalow 2 is an example of Hollywood not concentrating on quality film making in a full page ad in Variety. Expensive way to show you are more of a tool than we even imagined. Read on at Defamer.

Asteroid Adams

MSNBC.com reports today that Asteroid Douglasadams was among the 71 newly named celestial objects announced Tuesday by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Adams is one of my favorite writers as I blogged about his long-awaited movie recently. Just before Adam’s death in 2001, one of the HHGTTG characters – Arthur Dent – became the name of another asteroid. Following the Columbia tradgedy, seven asteroids were named after the fallen astronauts. MSNBC.com solicited readers for future asteroid names. One reader suggested Adams, and upon further research, an asteroid known as 2001 DA42 was identified. How fitting – Douglas died in 2001, it already bore his initials, and the number 42 is, as all Guide fans are aware, the answer to live, the universe and everything.

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