Joe Queenan on Eric Bana:
He's talented, charismatic and good-looking – so why isn't Eric Bana the biggest star on the planet?
As soon as I saw that Eric Bana was commander of the Romulan spacecraft, I knew Kirk and Spock's victory was in the bag. No matter what the film, no matter what the plot, no matter what the level of competition, Bana is a guy who was just born to finish second.
Oh, and hello to you, too, Jim Schembri:
Bana, as usual, is a warm and charismatic presence. So if you haven't seen the movie [Hanna], and you're looking forward to it, trust me on this one: it's worth the price of admission.
As for the male lead's ultimate fate, I don't want to spoil the ending, so let's just put it this way: for Bana to make it through a movie from beginning to end would be just great. It would make such a nice change.
This is Jim "Allan Funt" Schembri:
So, with the intent of exploring both issues - spoiler culture and online behaviour - I decided to create a online event. I wanted to become the scourge of the Twitterverse as I led the hordes down a merry trail of cryptic messages and misdirection.
I ignited the firestorm by writing two Scream 4 reviews, one with genuine spoiler, one without. The latter ran in print, filed on the morning of last Wednesday week. The one containing the spoiler went online in the afternoon, but only for a limited time. Once a critical mass of online outrage had been stirred that would sustain the Twitter storm independently, the online version was altered to correspond with the print version.