Happy Friday, all. Let's roll.
• IO9 asks: Is sci fi getting too mainstream? Also -- and Zombie will appreciate this -- how would major cultural icons look if they were zombie-fied? Check out Ronnie Reagan above.
• Have you lied about reading a good book lately? It's OK if you have.
• The Underwire has the verdict on The Day The Earth Stood Still remake: Not so good.
• More importantly, when should you take a pee break during Steve Soderbergh's four-hour Che biopic?
• Topless Robot thinks Heroes might stop sucking soon. Did it ever not suck?
• Measure for Measure, the great songwriting blog from The New York Times discusses writing confessional songs.
• Could Gran Torino be Clint's best work in years?
• And, in the "Only King Suckerman Cares/Delay of Game" category, I just realized that HBO is working on a series adapting James Ellroy's "American Underworld" novels, American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand. Extra cool? It's by the team that did the critically-acclaimed John Adams mini.