This extended preview of The Golden Compass, shown at the recent ComicCon, basically tells the whole story in little less than 5 minutes, but if you've already read the book, it's worth a look-see (yes, that was a spoiler warning). As for the movie itself, Nicole Kidman, Eva Green and armoured bears sold me. Yeah. I'm hyped and psyched and ready to watch it. Bring it out already.
Well, I got the first day cover that commemorates the 35th anniversary of the establishment diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia that I mentioned a couple of posts ago. Except that it's not a first day cover, it's a commemorative cover, which is a slightly different beast. I guess I should read the news article properly next time! The difference between the two is that first day covers are specially-designed envelopes stuck on with specially-designed stamps, and marked with a specially-designed postmark. A commemorative cover is a specially-designed envelope... and that's it. All in all, it's an unremarkable affair, especially if you're used to well-designed first day covers (not that Malaysian first day covers are well-designed... but I digress). Oh sure, a commemorative cover has a stamp printed right on to it but that's just like an overglorified aerogramme. Lame. On the whole, what a disappointment. I haven't been collecting first day cover
wow, that looks better than I expected. But it does have Sam Elliot. Hmmm...isn't he supposed to be an indicator as to whether a movie is gonna suck or something. In other news, Stardust is coming out next week. Yay!ReplyDelete