January 20, 2010
DARK SIDE OF THE NEWS:
The Internet is abuzz with speculation as to why the Poe Toaster didn't show up at Edgar Allan Poe's birthday celebration this year.
There's also excitement about the possibility of Tim Burton's next film possibly being "Sleeping Beauty," viewed from the perspective of Maleficent.
The Swarovski Crystal company has licensed the right to make jewelry based on the movie. The one picture I've seen so far is horrifyingly far from Burtonesque.
Also in Alice news: Urban Decay and OPI have announced their movie tie-in makeup products.
OPI has four shades of nail polish based on the film. "Absolutely Alice" is a glittery blue; "Mad as a Hatter" is a glittery purple. "Off With Her Red" doesn't look any different than any of the other 50 red nail polishes I own, so I like the red gloss and shimmer of "Thanks So Muchness" better. They also come in a set of four mini nail polishes.
Urban Decay is offering a Book of Shadows eyeshadow palette. It comes with 16 colors. They don't seem to have created new shades based on the film, it appears they have just renamed their existing colors. The pop-up scene covering the mirror looks really cool, I have to admit!
Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer are Engaged (Star Tribune). Neil was recently profiled by The New Yorker.
I'd love to hear your comments. What do you think happened to the Poe Toaster? Would you wear the new Alice-tie-in makeup? Are you planning to go see Christian Death?