Required Reading: NSA Movies and a New Piracy Lawsuit

By  · Published on April 8th, 2014

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“Why The Conversation Should Be Required Viewing At The NSA” – Alexander Huls at The Atlantic intelligently stretches an article that could have read “Because Gene Hackman rules.” into a potent exploration of the resonant Francis Ford Coppola spy film.

“The Hotel Manager from The Shining Was the First Actor to Play James Bond” – Alison Nastasi at Movies.com briefly shares some cross-over movie trivia.

“Five movies that adapt classic literature in unusual ways” – Noel Murray at The Dissolve lists a decently broad array of older stories coming back in new clothing. It turns out that cribbing from Shakespeare might be the best way to make a high school movie bearable.

“10 Things in the Cinematic Marvel Universe That Make No Damn Sense” – Rob Bricken at io9 recognizes the head-slappingly dumb things that found their way from comic book logic to the big screen. The key is being entertaining enough to make us gloss over the moronic stuff.

“Movie Studios Sue Defunct Piracy Site Megaupload, Seeking Millions in Damages” – Todd Spangler at Variety breaks down a complicated situation that could open the door to more hosting sites in cross hairs. A key complaint? That Megaupload allegedly incentivized uploading Hollywood movies.

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