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The 'Link, Bitch' Project 

You'd think The Film Experience would get more link love around the net considering how much generous we are with the linkage. Perhaps we're too easy? No one buys the cow when they can get the milk for free! (And other euphemisms for "too slutty")

Batman News Anne Hathaway thought she was up for Harley Quinn in The Dark Knight Rises only to find out it was... (gulp) Catwoman.
TMZ Producer of The Blair Witch Project declaring bankruptcy. I guess that even insane ROI doesn't last forever. Ten years max!
SuperPunch celebrates Alfred Hitchcock art at Gallery1988
The Sheila Variations discusses "private moments" onscreen via Richard Gere as that American Gigolo in the 1980s.
Boy Culture's Matthew Rettemund finally gets a photo op with Madonna. Dreams come true

Awards Daily Meryl Streep eyes bananas in Great Hope Springs. Fruity.
In Contention on the Django Unchained synopsis. Listen, I'm not even reading that though some of you will want to. I have the screenplay but I can't bring myself to read it. I LOVE being surprised and few directors surprise me more than QT
Little White Lies reviews Battleship

So yes, Battleship virtually begs you despise it, every frame haplessly offering more grist for your critical mill. 

BadAss Digest terrifying photo / gif from Prometheus. Only look if you dare.
Cineuropa Tim Roth to head Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes. Which role do you think he's still proudest of? Anyone who says "Lie to Me" must leave the premises immediately!

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Reader Comments (13)

Nathan he has done re-writes before making it the shooting script. What we have isn't the shooting script. It's the green light script.

April 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

I've been very impressed with the marketing for Prometheus. Its about time for Ridley Scott to have another great movie. I've always been so hot and cold with him and his movies.

April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Re Tim Roth - my favorite movie of his is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, with Gary Oldman as R and Roth as G, based on the play by Tom Stoppard. I also love the unloved Youth Without Youth. I have the Criterion DVD of The Hit, a 1984 Stephen Frears movie where Roth is so young he looks barely formed. He won the BAFTA Best Newcomer for that one.

April 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteradri

I'd go with his Vincent in Altman's Van Gogh. Even though you don't like biopics, that performance is an exception, right? It's so original, like no one else inhabited that skin before.

April 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertimothy

Tim Roth: probably Rob Roy. But he really is amazing in Van Gogh, who I've rather fallen hard for after watching the Doctor Who episode and reading the astonishing biography by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith.

April 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArkaan

I know this might be a bit "strange but conventional" but I have to stick with Reservoir Dogs for best Tim Roth performance. People's choices for "best performance" usually go for something more typically "actorly", (which is part of why the Academy falls for Biopics so gosh-darn much), but he's excellent as one of the two leads (the other being Harvey Keitel) of Reservoir Dogs, even if it's not what people typically think of as "Great Acting". Haven't seen Rob Roy or Van Gogh yet, though.

April 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

I so happily clicked on the Streep link and sourly found out Awards Daily is still in the running for snarkiest "industry" blog this side of Finke. Every couple of months I go back and read some new articles only to find that there's good reason why I don't read up on what Sasha and Ryan have to say. But, following their motto, I've realized that the trick is not minding.

April 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterManuel

I tend to tell everyone to stay away from Awards Daily.....

April 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

After reading the hostile Awards Daily narrative Ryan came up with on Streep and Hope Springs, I will no longer visit that site. Talk about nasty, sour grapes...

April 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermed

Interestingly enough, it was a link from "Awards Daily" (before the legal flap with AMPAS that caused the name change from "Oscarwatch") that led me to read "The Film Experience" for the first time. Haven't stopped by there a lot since.

While I liked the series "Lie to Me" and his performance in it, I suspect that Tim Roth is proudest of "Vincent and Theo". I did not even remember until I checked IMDB that he was in "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover". And I do not remember Ciaran Hinds in it at all.

April 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarl

Glad to see I'm not alone in ditching Awards Daily. It has become such a hostile place that I don't mind them losing a few readers.

April 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLucky

Yes, Awards Daily is over-the-top-snark about Streep. Funny because anything Streep gets the most traffic/posts. Since the Oscars my comments are always monitored and sometimes they don't even post. I think I've been banned. I guess I don't behave, but, whatever. Rarely do I visit the site these days anyway.

April 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbrandz

Imagine a place on the internet where Meryl Streep isn't special! Thank God that bitch continues to get a free pass. I use this post as an excuse to refer to your precious queen as a bitch. Bitch, bitch, bitch—I'm clicking my heels and singing show tunes. Fuck the overrated hammy cunt. Oh my I have a huge grin on my face while doing it. Thank you. You've been a wonderful audience.

April 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful
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