Leftovers: Leno Sucks and Inglourious Basterds Draws

Jay Leno, not funnyThis couldn’t make me happier: Jay Leno’s new 10:00pm show is tanking. Like “worst ratings on the big four networks” tanking. Fan-fucking-tastic. The early returns on NBC’s experiment with a comedic talk show in a timeslot usually reserved for dramas couldn’t be worse, and I love it. Go ahead and can this debacle and bring back all 12 Law and Orders.

George “Bad Idea” Lucas and Steven Spielberg are working on a script for a fifth Indiana Jones movie, and apparently they’re leaving the door open for Sean Connery’s return as Dr. Henry Jones. Ugh. Just let it go already. The fourth one was godawful. What’s the story for the fifth one? Indy and dad track down bigfoot?

The Broken West, one of the most promising young bands out there, has broken up. Very disappointing. Their first album, I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On, was great, and the followup Now or Heaven was very good. So it’s sad to see them go. Lead singer is going solo, so hopefully we’ll keep getting good music.

Finally, on a more positive note, Quentin Tarantino’s best movie is now his most successful. Inglourious Basterds has now made more money than his previous box office winner, Pulp Fiction. Bravo QT.