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The Hollywood Reporter Woody Allen pulls Blue Jasmine from its India release due to anti-smoking laws. Don't tell Woody how his films have to be shown. He gets riled up. See also: Manhattan's (lack of) history on television.
Vulture one of our all time favorite DPs Emmanuel Lubezki looks at scenes from 5 of his beauties: The Tree of Life, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Children of Men and Gravity
Cinema Blend Katey on SNL's 50 Shades of Grey audition skit
San Francisco Chronicle how to spot a future classic? interesting article.
The Wrap on the huge amount of documentaries that Oscar voters will have to mull over
Vulture Patton Oswalt reveals his crushes from the Whedonverse. This is so cute
Playbill NYC and Brooklyn residents take note: sing-along screening of Little Shop of Horrors coming up with Rick Moranis 

Pajiba You MUST see this accidental crass move from Disney via Once Upon a Time's spinoff (ugh. one bad show spawns another that will sure attempt to out-ugly Eyesore in Wonderland)
E! Online congratulations to Dot-Marie Jones (Glee) who got engaged to her girlfriend over the weekend. At Disneyland. [Inappropriate Side-Note Given The Happy Times Congratulation: Dot-Marie Jones, like Joan Cusack on Shameless, has competed for "Guest Actress" at the Emmys in three consecutive years. These are series regular roles. Emmy's "Guest" category has, like Oscar's "Supporting" category, gone from being a great idea to a "what is this for?" prize due to the constant fraudulent nominations. Stop the madness!]

I love this photo from behind the scenes of Gravity

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The Dissolve a spoiler-laden discussion between two critics on the movie of the moment 
Slate "Gravity is going to be a camp classic"  - this post is so prophetic! 
Vulture fact-checking Gravity with an astronaut. What if you vomit in your spacesuit? 
Deadline on the film's very impressive record-breaking box office

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Reader Comments (11)

The idea of Lubeski finally winning makes me so happy.

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentereurocheese

*spelling fail

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentereurocheese

Well at least Dot-Marie Jones only appears in maybe a handful of episodes (if that) per season and only really has minutes (if that) of screen time UNLIKE Cusack who appear in almost every episode and usually get lots of screen time as well.

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

I might be wrong, but I think the "Guest" race eligibility it contractual bc of guild pressure, etc. I don't think Joan Cusack could jump to supporting if she wanted to.

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercoffeysr

Really interesting articles on Gravity. My opinions definitely align more with you on this one so don't feel completely alone out there. I'm glad it is sparking some debates with interesting conversations. It is definitely something worth talking about even if I don't love it like everyone else.

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJames

That Oswaly article is cute, but if a Whedonverse girl-crush article doesn't even mention Anya's NAME something has gone wrong there.

I'm an Anya.

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

That's not how they did Zero Gravity. SPOILERS that's the ending of the film, Nathaniel!

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex M.

Sigh. I was convinced Lubezki would finally get the Oscar for his masterful work in The Tree of Life; still can't believe he (and the film) lost.

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMDA

Alex, I believe you're the one that just spoiled it. Writing SPOILERS literally one word away from a spoiler does not help.

That Captain Phillips article you linked to actually made me angry. The whole alluding to CAPTAIN PHILLIPS being racist thing is already bugging me and it's not even out yet. I've seen it and I'm not exactly sure what's racist about a movie based on true events following the racial breakdown of the real life people? And, I mean, they're SOMALI pirates. Should they all be played by big burly men who look like Idris Elba? Nobody in the movie calls them "buck-toothed, malnutritioned and bug-eyed", or "terrifying primitive, dark-skinned interlopers." That's the article's writer putting racist lingo into the mouths of Paul Greengrass and his screenwriters. Disgraceful article, I felt.

I guess there's perhaps legitimate worth in asking why Paul Greengrass (a Brit, by the way, so the rah rah patriotism that the writer seems to be misjudged) decided to make another movie about white man overcoming villainous black men, but, well, it was a famous true story and a famous true book and a famous illegal problem that persists to this day. I'm so glad directors don't need to go through him to approve their next projects.

Agents of SHIELD, however, is one where it could be questioned why the lone black character was made into a villain less than halfway through the pilot episode.

Ugh. Sorry. That article just made me so angry. :/

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn

Do men headline "campy" films? It seems to me that people only start talking about a potentially "campy" film if it's a female driven narrative (such as "Gravity" or "Black Swan," as referenced in the article). I suspect this calls for a more in-depth analysis of the possible misogyny involved in the determination of what constitutes "camp."

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph

That smoking notification that is used in India can be seen in all Bollywood films that are released in the west and the recurrence of it became quite bizarre when watching stoner-comedy Go Goa Gone.

October 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpatrick

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