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“In Toronto, a Weinstein Presence That Keeps Growing” — Michael Cieply at the New York Times briefly notes the stacked deck for the prestige-hungry distributor.
“Futurama‘s Final Episode made me a Fry and Leela shipper at last” — Esther Inglis-Arkell finally finds one-eyed love at the end of the future.
“Angry Nerd: Bad Hollywood Ideas: Punctuation in Titles: Age of the Colon” — Wired’s resident rage-ahol fan presents a punctuated argument.
“Roger Ebert wouldn’t have agreed he was the last film critic who mattered” — Jen Chaney at The Dissolve pushes back against a yawning Variety thinkpiece (that has inspired me to launch ChucklefuckFilmBlog.com).
“The bittersweet allure of unmade movies” — Also at The Dissolve, Nathan Rabin profiles the book “Hollywood Said No!” from Mr. Show‘s David Cross and Bob Odenkirk (with Brian Posehn) which delivers their unwanted scripts and a heavy dose of catharsis.
“Was Jodorowsky’s Dune the most ahead-of-its-time movie ever?” — Speaking of abandoned films, io9 has an exclusive video clip from a new documentary chronicling the sci-fi epic that never had a chance to blow our minds.
“8 Great Action Heroes Who Deserve a Resurrection” — In the wake of Riddick, Jacob S. Hall advocates for battered champions to get new life. Personally, I’m rooting for the Phillip Marlowe/Lara Croft team-up.