'Where The Wild Things Are' Blogging And The 50 Greatest Movie Sequels Around The Blogosphere

-- Empire Online isn't technically a blog, but they do put together some reaully fun features. Features like "The 50 Greatest Movie Sequels," which pretty much speaks for itself. "Shrek 2" closes out the list, but the number one pick? Beating out "Godfather Part II" at number two, "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" at number six (BLASPHEMY!!!!) is James Cameron's "Aliens." Cameron gets two in the top 5, with "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" coming in at number three. (Empire Online)

-- Cinematical launched a new regular feature, Shelf Life, which takes a look back at movies that are more than five years old to judge whether the good ones hold up and whether the bad ones got an unfair condemnation. Their first pick? Sensibly (what with "Avatar" on the way), James Cameron's "Titanic." The verdict? You'll have to read the writeup to find out. (Cinematical)

-- If you haven't already checked it out, there's an OFFICIAL blog portal for all things "Where the Wild Things Are," Spike Jonze's upcoming adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's book. Among the flurry of recent updates is a post titled "Furry Puppet Studio Heralds th Revolution." The post is itself a link out to another web space, which you might have already guessed is called Furry Puppet Studio. (We Love You So)

-- I'm kind of a Hunter S. Thompson nut. I discovered his writing more than 15 years ago, and I've been hooked ever since. One of my prized possessions is a near-mint first edition paperback printing of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"... that I bought for $5. As you might imagine, I'm a big fan of Wayne Ewing's trio of Thompson documentaries: "Breakfast With Hunter," "When I Die" and "Free Lisl: Fear & Loathing in Denver." I just got an e-mail today that Ewing has launched a video blog (VLOG!) for fans of his work. I highly recommend checking it out. (Hunter Thompson Films -- VLOG)

-- Frankly, this isn't really something from out of the Blogosphere, but I wasn't sure of where else to put it since there's nothing else for today's Dailies. For you "Star Wars" fans in Los Angeles: I HATE YOU. Also, on October 7 you'll be able to see Anthony Daniels (C-3P0) narrate a special cut-up of the all six "Star Wars" films, back by an orchestra and a choir. It'll be a lot like C-3P0's own recounting of the story for the Ewoks in "Return of the Jedi," only without the robot-enhanced sound effects. Here's hoping he appears onstage in his 3P0 costume though. If anyone goes, hit us up at tips@mtvmoviesblog.com with pictures and impressions. (Nokia Theater LA)