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Thursday
May092013

I Link You and Link You and Link You

You Should Be in Sweden attends the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at LACMA. It ends in June so go see it!
JazzT here's another enticing image from the exhibit. Oh Nicole. Any mask you'd like me to wear is fine
Pitchfork Another new David Bowie video starring an Oscar winning actress. Marion Cotillard instead of Tilda this time 
Mother Jones a 17 year old coder invents a program to block spoilers on Twitter
NY Post Producer Scott Rudin lashes back at NYT critic. These stories always embarrass me for the showbiz people - (remember when James Cameron wanted someone fired for the thumbs down on Titanic?). Being criticized is just part of show business. You always look silly when you freak out about it. It's an honor to be so well employed / watched that you are even susceptible to bad reviews, don'cha think? 

Empire Dominic Cooper joins the cast of the new Dracula starring MNPP's favorite punching bag lust object Noted Homosexual Luke Evans. I'd be excited for this since I like looking at both of them but I'm so worn out on vampires. Which I never thought I'd say but here we are post the Aughts when vampires are more ubiquitous than they've ever been as if they're still trying to wrestle back the Ubiquity Crown from the hordes of brain-dead zombies who don't even know that they won some pop culture battle.
Electric has an infographic comparing The Great Gatsby to the wealth of the stars of the movie
Pajiba on Netflix's current strengths and weaknesses as it attempts to become both a distribution platform and a content creator 
Observations on Film Art Kristin wonders whether or not studios understand the power of fanbases and direct access to filmmakers they can get via Twitter and set visits and the like
In Contention Ben Affleck's follow up to Argo doesn't betray any steroided auteurly confidence. It's just another Denis Lehane adaptation of the novel "Live By Night". It's almost like something he woulda signed on for before Argo.
MNPP Today's mood via Barbara Stanwyck and Clark Gable 

Oh and Also... James McAvoy on the set of X-Men Days of Future Past via Bryan Singer's active picture-snapping Twitter account. He tweeted this one with a Pacino-style "Serpico!" descriptor. When last we left the X-Men they were in the swinging sixties and Professor X had just been paralyzed and hate yet to go bald. Here we are in the seventies I suppose though it's probably not worth getting hung up on time periods since Days of Future Past (one of the great X-men arcs) is all about messing with them.

 

 

P.S.
And if you still can't get enough of our "Greatest Best Actress Losers" poll, check it out: Tim, Michael and Glenn shared their individual ballots on their fine blogs Antagony & Ecstasy, Serious Film and Stale Popcorn.

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Reader Comments (5)

When's the list for the best supporting actress losers going to happen? Another tough challenge to be met. Think I'll start on my list now!

May 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjoel6

Can we talk about the trailer for Gravity? Because DAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMNNNN!!!!!!

May 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCMG

Another crime thriller for Affleck set in Boston?!?! No way!!

Seriously though, this is disappointing. Now that he has the goodwill of an entire industry behind him, he should be branching out and/or challenging himself, instead of mining the same crap; I still can't believe the uproar over his perceived Oscar snub.

May 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMDA

Did anybody really think Affleck made Argo for anything other than just winning awards? Nothing in Argo was particularly ambitious, it was a well-made dramatization that balanced different tones. I'd love for him to go back in his comfort zone so I do not have to witness the industry-wide Affleck man-crush ever again.

May 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCMG

Why isn't James McAvoy with goat feet an option in the poll?

May 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBiggs

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