“It’s the perfect marriage between Bourne and United 93. Political as can be, but built like an action thriller.” — a comment from a smart, seasoned guy from the trenches who happened to catch Paul Greengrass‘s Green Zone (Universal) about a month ago. He’s obviously more receptive to it than that AICN guy who caught it in New Jersey the other night, and was haltingly positive — i.e., “a good film but drink a lot of coffee first!”

I hate the fact that the original title of Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s book, Imperial Life in the Emerald City, has been discarded because…let me guess, some dumb-asses were focus-grouped and they said it’s too weird or precious-sounding? Nonetheless, it has a beautiful ring.