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The Broadway Blog reviews Smash's "Bombshell" CD and Megan Hilty's solo album "It Happens All The Time"
Blouin Art Info Christopher Doyle, one our our favorite DPs who ought to have plentiful Oscar noms by now but has none is disgusted with the Academy for continually choosing visual fx heavy movies in the cinematography category (we heartily agree that it's a huge "how is that cinematography?" problem) 
Bryan Singer behold the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past. I'm happy that Fan Bingbing is in it but who on earth will she be playing?
The Guardian will Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby spark a 20s deco & flapper revival?


Empire The cast of Divergent, a female led dystopian sci-fi drama (yes, they are a dime a dozen these days thanks to Hunger Games - Divergent's jacket cover even purposefully tries to look like a Hunger Games sequel) is coming together with Theo James & Aaron Eckhart joining to support Shailene Woodley in the lead
Empire (again) Willow's Warwick Davis gets his own podcast to celebrate the anniversary of that fantasy landmark
/Film apparently Ennio Morriconne is not as big of a fan of Quentin Tarantino as the director is of him
Salon on Justin Timberlake's week-long media blitz 
WSJ on the return of the beard with male celebrities -- no, not that kind! -- and with civilians, too.
i09 argues that historical anachronisms are better at recreating history than historical reenactments in movies. Via A Knight's Tale  

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Man, I am a huge fan of Doyle, but he seems in that interview at least to be going through a seizure. Disgusting. Thinking about his work then, I notice that only with certain directors, his work manages to be good.

March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRohit

What are people as talented as Aaron Eckhart and Shailene Woodley thinking when jumping on the bandwagon with Divergent? Surely after all the false LOTRs and Harry Potters, they realize that lightning doesn't strike twice... unless you're a comic book-turned-movie, that is.

March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

Apparently, Fan is playing someone called Blink.

March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBia

Bia -- isn't that just a rumor? or is there confirmation?

March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

Maybe I should save this for the "Smash" posts, but I was actually fairly impressed with the full "Bombshell" cast recording. But I have to agree that it makes very little sense as a show. If this were actually staged, Marilyn would have to live sing 15 of 22 songs. And almost all the non-Marilyn songs are in the back of the second act, although I guess they'd have to let her take a break at some point.

March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDS

I agree with Rohit-Doyle seems like a jackass in that interview.

March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

Isn't Kate Winslet also going to be in Divergent? The pressure to jump into a franchise must be enormous.

March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Gotta do something to pay the bills, I guess.

March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJonny

Its strange that Matthew Wexler doesn't mention what i think is the best song on the Bombshell album, "They Just Keep Moving the Line". I almost always skip directly to it. Its true that the songs are the best part about the show so its a shame that even they aren't getting a good rap anymore.

March 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNic

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