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Deadline "We own a hotel, Norman Bates" the trailer to spring TV series Bates Motel with commentary from Vera Farmiga as Mrs. Bates.
Clothes on Film looks at the subtextual costuming of Cabin in the Woods 
The Deleted Scene says goodbye to its DVD collection and owning physical copies of films in general 
LA Times five things to be gleaned from the Globe nods 

The Carpetbagger details the dancing and QT craziness of the Django Unchained party in New York. No, I was not invited but I'm happy to read that Uma made a strong showing.
CHUD on Quentin Tarantino's recommendation that you see Navajo Joe (1966) before you see Django
Guardian In a truly weird piece on Les Misérables, Hannah Betts wonders if US audiences can deal with its bad teeth and... here's the weird part... bromance. Errr... maybe I'm not getting a British joke here but Les Miz never had much of that to play or play down. 

List Mania
Vulture the ten best SNL sketches of the year from Disney Princesses to Lincoln 
New York Times Manohla Dargis weirdly makes her own top ten a sort of after-thought post-script to an essay about box office and independent filmmakers. 
Slant Magazine's top 25 films of the year including Magic Mike, Cosmopolis, Lincoln, Holy Motors and Oslo August 31st

Today's Watch
Here's Winona Ryder starring in The Killers new video "Here With Me" with Submarine star Craig Roberts which was directed by Tim Burton of all people. It's surprisingly non-baroque art-direction wise for a Burton production but I kind of love it. 

This is not Noni's first time at the rodeo (of music video) given her predilection for rock stars or, well, rock star like actors. Remember her Debbie Gibson in "Deborah Gibson is Pregnant With My Love Child" ?

P.S. Before anyone asks again I plan to have the Nicole Kidman interview up on Monday to celebrate the Oscar ballots going out. 

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Reader Comments (10)

There is such Great Expectations for that interview, tick tock tick tock............

December 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLittle MY

Excited! Hope you're feeling better.

December 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commentereurocheese

Did you see Oslo, August 31st?
I remember you being a huge fan of Reprise, but hadn't heard any thoughts on it yet, and I thought it was even better than that great debut.

December 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDean

Thank you, re nicole kidman!! its crazy to come back here every day and find nothing... :)

December 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole Kidman

This Bates thing seems like an American Horror Story II that shamelessly uses Psycho as an attraction. Boo.

December 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames T

I can't take any SNL best-of-2012 list seriously that doesn't include the Hidden Valley Ranch testing skit with Melissa McCarthy.

December 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSawyer

You're going to have a hard time taking any best-of-2012 lists seriously if you're demanding entries from 2011.

December 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Reid

Really? That was 2011? Well it was SO good it belongs this year too!

December 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSawyer

Tim Burton also directed the music video for "Bones"

December 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbryan

Oh, I will always love thee :)

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJesse

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