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Jesse Unleashed. And Other Links

i09 the best critical responses to Safe Haven's batsh*t ending (spoilers, obviously)
Natasha VC the Boogie Nights premiere photos are debilitating. (amen)
Cinematic Corner expresses disatisfaction with The Master. I think the qualms expressed here are very imply put the problem a lot of people have with the second act of Paul Thomas Anderson's career. I wonder if he'll change again?
Awards Daily salutes the hard working Oscar publicists as ballots close
MNPP Judy Garland's A Star is Born even wins over JA! She's just brilliant in that film. One of the worst Oscar losses ever. 

Coming Soon on a new Bruce Lee biopic in the works. I read a few articles on this last night and not one of them mentioned that there already is a Bruce Lee biopic, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story which came out in the 90s and starred the hotness that was Jason Scott Lee (no relation)
Playbill Les Misérables will be returning to Broadway in 2014, just 11 years since the original long running show closed. Meanwhile the show has never closed in London and has now been playing for 27 years
Jesse Williams the actor (the hottie from Cabin in the Woods) doesn't pull punches detailing his issues with Django Unchained's treatment of race and slavery
Advocate Kelly McGillis will reminisce about Top Gun generically but she won't talk about Jodie Foster's coming out!
Lainey Gossip checks in with the pre-Oscar gingers Jessica Chastain & Nicole Kidman
In Contention looks at Sound Mixing which I personally think is terrifically hard to predict this year 

Finally... if you believe that math can predict the Oscars check out Ben's Oscar Forecast. He's a Harvard student who's trying to predict them with formulas. He's predicting the usual suspects that have been winning everything for acting but for best director... Ang Lee (!?!)

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Reader Comments (15)

If I didn't already love Jesse Williams...

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

I have an oscar prediction model too (I'm in invsetment banking). haven't updated it in ages but reading ben's oscar forecast made me want to tweak it!!

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter

That Oscar Prediction Model has one thing wrong with it--Emmanuelle Riva should be winning.

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAle-Alejandro

Haven't seen The Master, but if my love for PTA's movies just kept growing with each film hitting a peak with There Will Be Blood, does that mean I'm going to fall head over heels for The Master?

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpaco

Thank you for the link! I really enjoyed Boogie Nights and Magnolia but lately PTA's movies failed to make me love them.

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersati

Many people agree that Judy Garland deserved the Oscar more than Grace Kelly, even because COUNTRY GIRL today is not the first movie you think about when you think about Princess Grace. If only the Academy had selected Grace for one of her other two movies from 1954 (REAR WINDOW and DIAL M FOR MURDER, both of them from Sir Alfred Hitch) maybe today her victory wouldn't be deemed so unfair

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMirko

Mr. Williams' blow-by-blow inspection of Django really gives one pause. The movie has been difficult to digest for me. He's quite correct in his assertion that there are a lot of underlying messages and suggestions that either encourage or out and out fuel negative stereotypes. It's the kind of movie where sloppiness such as this makes Tarantino look both irresponsible and dishonest. Watching the movie, I felt like I was supposed to see a story about black empowerment. Walking out of the theater, I just felt kinda sick.

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Jesse Williams just went from casual crush to full-on Ryan Gosling level feelings. Exactly what I've been waiting for someone to say about the politics of Django. For all of the controversy it received, none of that seemed to be focused on its language rather than its equally problematic storytelling.

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTB

The only part of the Django essay I agree with is his point about the ending - where in God's name to Django and Broomhilda think they're going to go? And how exactly do they plan to get there alive? Otherwise, I think he's fundamentally misreading the film, its imagery, language, characters and themes.

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRoark

There's a more recent Bruce Lee movie, Bruce Lee My Brother (2010), starring another hot actor Aarif Rahman, who also starred in the 2010 Hong Kong's submission for Foreign Language Film Echoes of the Rainbow. Worth watching.

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

Wow. That Jesse Willaims' piece is really terrific; he's obviously someone who can watch something and immediately cut through all the bullshit. I'm glad that I'm not the only one who finds Tarantino's movies "cartoony;" I always cringe anytime I hear him compare himself to great filmmakers of the past.

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMDA

Mark Wahlberg and Julianne Moore were oh so sexy together in Boogie Nights.

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTyler

MDA -- it makes you wonder how Jesse Williams can stand being on Gray's Anatomy ? ;)

February 20, 2013 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Nathan, he's still better off than Katherine Heigl. Lol. One For the Money was the DNR order..

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

I'm sure he will like 12 years a Slave a lot better.

February 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

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