The trailer for The Incredible Hulk is out, and I'm psyched. If the clip is any indication, it looks like the second film in the new franchise avoids the mistakes of the overly ponderous Ang Lee effort and gets it right, illustrating Bruce Banner's dilemma of being the Hulk but contrasting that struggle with the need for the Hulk against monstrous villains, like the Abomination.
My friend Gary -- now residing in Japan while his wife completes a work assignment overseas -- recently starred in a commercial with Orlando Bloom. You can check out the stills (below) and watch the video on YouTube . In Gary's words, "look for the bald guy in the dark suit (side view and full frontal closeup)". Congratulations to Gary as he continues in his modeling and acting.
Halting State is a near-future police procedural that blends massively multiplayer online role-playing games, insider trading, and global politics. The book is entertaining and fun. I struggled a bit with differentiating the two female narrators, but this didn't detract much from my overall enjoyment of the book. For additional reaction to Halting State , check out this Ranting Nerd post , in which he reviews this book as well as Glasshouse .