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“The Top 20 Movie Theaters in the World” — Men’s Journal takes a crack at listing the greatest places to see movies. From India to Paris to exotic Baltimore!
“The 100 Best Animated Movies” — Another best of the best of the best trip, Time Out London provides a debate-inducing week and a half’s worth of amazing animated flicks. Their choice for #1 is both entirely safe and thoroughly terrifying.
“Why the Movie Industry Owe a Hell of a Lot to CGI Animation” — Jason Krell at io9 expounds on a head-slappingly obvious concept that should have been titled “Why Fans Owe…” It’s an interesting bit of cheerleading, though, and it might serve as a reminder to the powers that rely on that CGI magic.
“The Secret Deal Behind Spider-Man 2 Plugging The X-Men” — A few surprising figures show up in the post-credits sequence for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Namely, Mystique and Friends. So why’s one franchise invading another? Ramin Setoodeh at Variety has the info.
“Combative Director, Even In Letters” — Janet Maslin at The New York Times reviews the new book “The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan” and offers a double feature option for greater context to a fascinating filmmaker’s work life.
“Billy Bob Thornton talks Fargo, Entourage and why he’ll never direct again” — Jeff Labrecque at EW speaks with the man who wasn’t there for a frank, sardonic conversation.