Story of Chilean miners to be made into a movie
July 25th, 2011
10:23 AM ET

Story of Chilean miners to be made into a movie

It was only a matter of time before the amazing story of the 33 Chilean miners who were rescued after 69 days underground found its way to the big screen.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, producer Mike Medavoy (whose other production credits include "Shutter Island" and "Black Swan") has snapped up the rights to the story, and "Motorcycle Diaries" scribe Jose Rivera has been enlisted to adapt the screenplay.

"Like millions of people around the world, I was completely engrossed watching the rescue at Copiapo," says Medavoy, who spent a decade living in Chile as a kid. "At its heart, this is a story about the triumph of the human spirit and a testament to the courage and perseverance of the Chilean people. I can't think of a better story than this one to bring to the screen."

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'True Blood' casts a powerful spell
July 25th, 2011
09:35 AM ET

'True Blood' casts a powerful spell

[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers for the July 24 episode of "True Blood."]

Confession: I’m always leery whenever the “True Blood” writers start killing off characters. At first I’m all, “God, finally! It’s about time,” but then I’m all, “Ugh. Cue the ‘vacancy’ sign.” And y’all, that’s exactly what happened this week.

We said goodbye to 2/3 of the Mickens clan after Tommy fought back against Joe Lee, killing him and accidentally killing Melinda in the process. Hysterical, he reached out to Sam, who helped get rid of the bodies and tried to allay Tommy’s fears about any karmic retribution that might come his way.

We also learned a couple of valuable lessons from this scene. If your good-for-nothing parents force you to use your supernatural powers to participate in an illegal dog-fighting ring, then yes, it’s perfectly fine to kill them and dispose of their bodies in a swamp. Also, should you find yourself in the murky wilds of Louisiana this summer, don’t forget the marshmallows. Alligators love marshmallows.

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