Herman Cain's Pokémon Movie Moment, and 5 Other Stories You'll Be Talking About Today
Happy Monday! Also in today's edition of The Broadsheet: Tom Cruise gets his Bollywood close-up... The Up house finally sells... Peter Jackson finishes West Memphis 3 doc... More bad news for snail mailers... and more.
· The end of Herman Cain's presidential run is crushing for many reasons, none more so than the end of such headlines as: "Herman Cain Admits to Quoting Pokemon Movie During Campaign." To wit, as Cain has now acknowledged: "I believe these words came from the Pokémon movie. I'm not sure who the original author is, so don't go write an article about the poet, but it says a lot about where I am -- where I am with my wife and my family, and where we are as a nation. Life can be a challenge. Life can seem impossible. It's never easy when there's so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference. There's a mission just for you and me." I miss the bastard already. [The Huffington Post via THR]
· While visiting Mumbai on his Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol rounds, Tom Cruise professed an abiding appreciation for Bollywood films and that, if offered a role in one, "I would never say no. I would love to do it." I'd think Rock of Ages is close enough, but in any case, someone should probably make this happen. [THR]
· West Memphis 3 supporter Peter Jackson has wrapped a new documentary on the recently freed men thought wrongly convicted in the murders of three Arkansas boys in 1993. Damien Echols, who was on death row until about three months ago, co-produced with his wife, Jackson and Fran Walsh; Amy Berg directed. [indieWIRE]
· Beyond simply being the Philadelphia Eagles, what went wrong this year with the Philadelphia Eagles? One expert investigates. [Grantland]
· Sure it's the winter holiday season, but you may want to send your Easter cards now just in case: "Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is pushing ahead with unprecedented cuts to first-class mail next spring that will slow delivery and, for the first time in 40 years, eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day." [AP via Gawker]