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Link Be a Lady Tonight

Film.com Excellent piece on the online coverage of Lynne Ramsay's no-show on Jane Got a Gun. There's just so much default anti-woman rhetoric online. Crazy that this rarely ever improves.
Slant Magazine Our friend Kurt recently visited Las Vegas and its glorious gawdy movie memories came with
AV Club Might HBO let people buy HBO Go without a cable subscription? That's such a good idea. A ton of people I know have dropped cable (too expensive) altogether since they use their computers more than their TVs. I would if I could, too.
Film.com strong list of 50 best opening sequences in movies ever. Love the inclusion of Cabaret, La Dolce Vita, and Manhattan. Bonus points: you don't have to click 50 times or even 5 to see the whole list.

MovieLine the opening credits of Oz: The Great and Powerful. I knew these would show up soon. Best part of the movie, easily showcasing charm, creativity, and wit.
CHUD "Hey girl... NO GIRL, PUT DOWN THE GUN!" Ryan Gosling is quitting acting for awhile
Empire Robert Redford could join the Marvel Universe starting with Captain America 2. (He would'a made such a great Captain America back in the 60s)
Timothy Brayton adss another toughtful thumbs up review to No's increasingly large critical pile. Seriously, what are you waiting for? Best movie of 2013 thus far. 
Coming Soon Wentworth Miller conitnues on as a screenwriter post Stoker. He'll adapt the thriller novel Scare Me

Art & Toons
Wimp.com a really amazing video about early animation process at Fleischer Studios. It's so crazy how much factory like manpower and technical innovation went in to things that are so computerized now.
i09 a neat very short animated cartoon on Marvel iconography from X-Men to Captain America

And... How webcomix make money, illustrated with 8 bit animation - thanks to Drawn for pointing it out

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Reader Comments (14)

Nathaniel, speaking of TV, do you have the intention to watch/discuss Jane Campion's Top of the Lake? I've watched the pilot last night and its overall weirdness (in a positive way, I mean) is still conflicting my thoughts.

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPivo

Pivo -- since it's Campion, i'll watch it but i haven't had any time and not sure if i have that channel?

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNathanielR

Nathaniel, it's on the Sundance Channel.

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCMG

Plenty of sites have used the word drama to describe Fassbender leaving the project .The reality is we don't know what happened, if she gets shit its because she's a woman? Seriously??? If this was a man I''m sure he'd get shit too undeservedly or not.

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Melissa -- male directors have left projects before and people always talk about creative differences and rarely side automatically with the producers (who they don't know from adam)

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNathanielR

Did they leave 2 days before the start of the project???

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Not only that, I haven't seen many people automatically side with the producers. The majority of the talk is about how she's a woman and how people are hard on her for it...blah, blah, blah. If she wasn't a WHITE woman no one would care or write up a million articles about this.

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

You must find a way to go an see this Nathaniel!

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

Joe -- i already did! I will write about it.

March 24, 2013 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Ha-- I just heard the Tilda news and immediately came here to see if you'd posted about it. Looking forward to hearing your report on this exciting development.

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

In regards to the best movie openers, they opted for 'West Side Story' and not 'The Sound of Music'? Odd. Everyone did their own running and twirling on a lawn for that song... no? Just me? Okay.

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

Tilda Swinton eats a slice of cheese cake news at 11.

Julianne Moore just chewed a gummy bear eyewitnesses say she enjoyed it very much.

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

This Tilda Swinton business is a strike against Tilda, IMHO. I'd much rather watch her on the movie screen.

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrandz

Come on, 50 best opening scenes and NO THE PHILADELPHIA STORY??????

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

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