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“Shoplifters of the Media-World Unite (2014 Addendum)” — Director (and occasional actor with an arrow through his face) Ti West supplements an earlier argument about how movie piracy injures the entire indie film ecosystem with some answers to common complaints/reasons that people do it. The most counter-intuitive: if you want greater streaming access to movies, you’ve got to prove that you value that streaming access, which means being patient enough to utilize it legitimately. The bottom line? Read this and take it to heart. It’s not just about one movie.
“Partners: the massive, brief collaboration of Kurtzman and Orci” — Matt Singer at The Dissolve wades through the sea of blockbusters built by two screenwriters who have earned everything anyone possibly can except for respect.
“HULK’S 237 BURNING QUESTIONS FOR THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2” — FILM CRIT HULK smashes the latest Spidey adventure, but the only question that really matters is whether there’s a story in these movies or not. If you hate caps, use this.