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Tuesday
Nov272012

Liz & Link

Film.com Our friend Joe Reid debuts his Oscar column and explains why Oscars are good for us
Winnipeg Free Press interviews Kim Morgan on her Marilyn Monroe essay for Playboy
Huffington Post will Les Misérables virgins enjoy the film? Mike Ryan did.
Actors & Crew the best iPhone apps for filmmaking 
Natasha VC Feel all your feelings about James Spader (now appearing in Lincoln)
NY Times extensive audio & text piece on the sound design of Killing Me Softly. I love educational web goodies

The Atlantic worries that the conversion to digital will cost us deeply when it comes to the classics. Some of them may never look or sound the way they were intended to again. (With commentary from the brilliant editor Thelma Schoonmaker)
In Contention Can Beasts of the Southern Wild return to the Oscar fray? 
In Contention The "Oscar Bait" got good
Coming Soon photos from the set of R.I.P.D. with Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds. They don't look much like zombie police officers to me?
Movieline Did you know that Steven Spielberg was once turned down when he asked to direct James Bond!?
The Carpet Bagger is back and looking at how the new Oscar schedule may change release dates and campaign strategies 

Linds & Tricks
Gawker
 the wordless acting of Lindsay Lohan in Liz & Dick
TFE Mean Girls predicted the future! 
PopWatch the best lines from Liz & Dick 
Huffington Post 100 Twitter Reactions... their layout is really messy/annoying but if you scroll down the post title can be found in a slide show that looks like an ad... but it's actually the content of the post after a long intro. 

And no... I haven't yet watched Liz & Dick. I know. I didn't have the energy, wasn't in the right mood to see Liz defiled (easily among the top five best celebrities who ever lived -- in multiple senses of "best") and maybe you had to be there at the online viewing internet party anyway!

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My name is Peggy Sue and I'm a Les Misérables virgin. Hope to be deflowered on Christmas Day.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

I was pretty bored during Liz & Dick, to my dismay. I thought it would be more entertaining...but these clips, like the one on Gawker, are really better than sitting through 2 hours of nothingness.

It didn't hit me until after the fact that poor Theresa Russell, of many underrated 80s art-house gems, was forced to play LiLo's mom. She gives one of the best performances ever in Bad Timing.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBia

Good God NAT!! What are you waiting for?? The scenes of Lilo depicting Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in black and white glory are already cult status!! haha

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Nathaniel you drive me insane. Will you please write about Zero Dark Thirty already for the love of god! Its not like you have anything else better to do! ;) seriously though, you are killing me. everyone else's positive reactions are up, but want to know what you have to say.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSean

Sean -- unfortunately there are many demands on my time - usually involving making money. I'll get to it when i can get to it.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

I don't know what's more disgusting. Lohan as Liz or Jennifer Love Hewitt as Audrey Hepburn. BLECH.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

The Oscars column was a fun Reid.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Cate Blanchett in negotiations to play the Evil Stepmother in a new live action Cinderella story.

Mark Romanek (one of my favorite directors) to direct.
If this happens it'll be GREAT.

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYavor

btw, I just realized that by the end of next year, Mia Wasikowska will have worked with:

Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Judi Dench, Glenn Close, Hilary Swank, Helena Bonham Carter.

That's just crazy!

November 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYavor

OMG!! I refused to watch the Liz & Dick fiasco for the same reason you cite - there is no way I'm going to watch Elizabeth be butchered even if it is a hoot. (Some of you are right, though - she'd probably laugh her ass off at the horribleness of it since she was so excellent as an actress, and so wise, and so famous, and so powerful, and had such a vast sense of humor about it all, and so fucking rich too!) But it's too soon for me. I must say, however, watching these "silent moments" confirms how really awful it was. OMG!!!

November 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbillybil

Nat: It's directed by Robert Schwentke. What did you expect?

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

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