Saturday, January 08, 2005

Casting the new Superman movie

It was announced a few days ago that Kevin Spacey and Kate Bosworth would be joining the cast of director Bryan Singer's new entry into the Superman movie franchise. So, Spacey will be Lex Luthor, Bosworth is Lois Lane, and newcomer Brandon Routh was already cast as Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman. I'm interested to see what Kevin Spacey can do as Lex Luthor - and he's done his best work ever in another Bryan Singer movie (The Usual Suspects), so it's a great thing to have them work together again. I don't know about Kate Bosworth - I haven't seen her in Beyond The Sea (with Kevin Spacey), but she wasn't that great in that surfing movie Blue Crush. I haven't seen any of her other movies, so I'll just have to reserve judgment for now. I'm really hoping this movie is great, it's been a long time since the Superman movies were great - it's definitely time!

Friday, January 07, 2005

New bugs found in Mozilla/Firefox/Thunderbird

Some new bugs in Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox (browser), and Mozilla Thunderbird (mail client) were recently identified. The first allows the source of a download to be spoofed, generating a fake URL. The second was created by the way that Mozilla's browsers handle news:// links to newsgroups, hackers can easily create false links and create a buffer overflow. And the third affects machines with multiple users. The way that Firefox and Thunderbird store files allows every user to see them and to probably catch the other user's surfing habits. But here's the difference between bugs in Mozilla products and Microsoft (like Internet Explorer and Outlook Express) - the latest version of Firefox and Thunderbird is already patched to prevent the second bug and may not be vulnerable to the third. Here's hoping the first bug gets patched quickly.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Sony PSP handheld launch in March

March 2005, but no firm date or price point, was announced at CES 2005 about the North American launch of the new Sony PSP handheld system. The system has shipped 510,000 units in Japan since it's launch there. Read the article on

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Star Wars Episode III : Return of the Sith Pictures

A couple of small pics available on this site, the site the article mentions doesn't have anything on it - it's just a placeholder page. Maybe all-mighty Lucasfilm put the smackdown on them...