5 Lunchtime Links: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Memento’ to be remade and more

photo credit: danny rothenberg....Christopher Nolan, left, and Guy Pearce. ORG XMIT:
Christopher Nolan, left, and Guy Pearce. Photo by: Danny Rothenberg

1. Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” to be remade.

Clearly Christopher Nolan needs to take a look at the tattoo that reminds him that he already made the movie “Memento” 15 years ago. AMBI Pictures has announced it intends to remake the film that kicked off Nolan’s acclaimed directorial career, which includes movies like “Inception,” “Interstellar” and “The Dark Knight.” The company earned the rights to the 2000 thriller after recently acquiring Exclusive Media Group. “We intend to stay true to Christopher Nolan’s vision and deliver a memorable movie that is every bit as edgy, iconic and award-worthy as the original,” the co-head of the company said. Otherwise, here’s hoping for the type of selective amnesia that allows us to forget bad remakes.

2. Charlie Sheen confirms he is HIV positive.

After announcing yesterday that he planned to reveal something on “Today” Tuesday morning, Charlie Sheen announced that he is HIV-positive after being diagnosed about four years ago. Sheen admitted that the revelation was in part to end pay-offs to various people to keep the news of his illness a secret. Sheen denied that he contracted the virus through needle use, but said that he is “not entirely sure” how he contracted HIV.

3. Austin meets gold status for bike-friendliness. 

Austin’s cycling community brought home the gold when the League of American Bicyclists made it the only city in Texas to hold a “gold level status” on its list of Bicycle Friendly Communities. Only 23 other cities in the U.S. have been recognized as gold level. Austin brags 250 miles of bike lanes, B-cycle and still plenty of angry motorists.

4. Christopher Kimball to leave America’s Test Kitchen.

He started it all and now “America’s Test Kitchen” star, the beloved, bespectacled Christopher Kimball, has announced he’ll leave it behind. In an email to employees Kimball announced that he will “no longer play a role” at the company he helped found. The announcement follows rumors of trouble at the company after CEO David Nussbaum was placed above Kimball.

5. Taco Cabana to sell tamales for first time in Texas.

Taco Cabana will add tamales to its menu for the first time and offer said tamales at all Texas and Oklahoma locations. Made by San Antonio-based Tamahali, the tamales are available in pork or chicken and sell one for $1.49. There’s not a more delicious way to celebrate the holiday season.

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