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Thursday
Jan232014

Short Link 12

Today's Must Read
The Dissolve Nathan Rabin discusses his own group home experience and his relationship to Short Term 12 which is now out on DVD and BluRay

General Linkage
THR Garrett Hedlund offered the plum Captain Hook role in Joe Wright's Peter Pan adaptation Pan
Ken Levine, inspired by Quentin Tarantino, makes a major announcement 
Variety Scott Thorson (played by Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra) just sentenced to 8 to 20 years in Nevada! Yikes. 


AV Club Her trailer recut to replace Scarlett Johansson's voice with, uh, Philip Seymour Hoffman's. It's terrifying. you have been warned.
IAR interviews Destin Cretton on Short Term 12
THR a non controversy at Oscar on that strange Original Song nomination from Alone But Not Alone. Pity that Oscar is such sticklers about the rules on some classic important films like Moulin Rouge! and then lets things slide in weird cases like this
Coming Soon the Oscar winning doc Man in Wire could get the narrative feature treatment from Robert Zemeckis
/Film Disney's Frozen getting a sing-along version next weekend
BuzzFeed Rachel McAdams shares her two favorite lines from Mean Girls, 10 years later
Pajiba Chris Pratt sings a song about Jean Claude Van Damme's Sudden Death on Parks and Recreation

Finally...
EW Grace of Monaco pulled from the Weinstein Company's release schedule?!? Don't they realize I need biannual doses of Kidman like Virginia Woolf needs exhilarating trips to London? Readers who've asked how I'm coping should know that I have not yet loaded my coat up with stones. But there will be a reckoning if we never get to see it. 

P.S. Bette Davis thinks you're a vile sorry little bitch*

*show of hands: who thinks Bette is saying "sour" rather than "sorry" - I can't decipher it 

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It's definitely "sorry" that Bette is hollerin'. But Southern style, like she's saying "sari" with a short last syllable. Unless she's saying sour-y. Which is possible.

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSan FranCinema

Nathaniel has 'The Railway Man' had a release in the US? 3 very good performances. Nicole in plain jane mode with another excellent english accent.

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChrisD

They are killing me with Grace of Monaco, or the lack of. Just dump it into theaters already. I want to see it. It can't be Diana bad.

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSad man

Saw Short Term 12 again last night. it totally shot up high on my top ten list. its #2 now behind 12yrs and Dallas Buyers Club which is tied for my first spot.

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

Josh: Wouldn't that make it third? Because that's how golf does it.
On the Ken Levine link: I thought it was the OTHER Ken Levine, the BioShock Ken Levine, before clicking on the link. It WAS funny, but I do wish you'd have put a disclaimer of "not the designer of BioShock."

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Volvagia- technically your right, but i consider both DBC and 12 years my number one. 12 years i think is a masterpiece and Dallas Buyers Club means so much to me personally. That i couldn't deny either the #1 position, but if you want to consider short term 12 my third favorite then that is fine by me.

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

Grace of Monaco by Olivier Dahan to open the 67th Festival de Cannes!

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVince

Sigh. Short Term 12. I'm happy that so many people have had a real connection with the movie, and I'm really happy for the author of the Dissolve piece that it proved to be such a valuable experience. But I was really not a fan. Have never lived in a group home or experienced anything like that and I would never claim to know anything about what that must be like, but friends and family have gone through that and while I thought the film was earnest in its intentions, I also felt like it was super manipulative and inauthentic. I left the film feeling icky. Like the lives and experiences of kids who grew up in those places had been used to tell me a nice story about Brie Larson. It just seemed middlebrow in the worst possible way.

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTB

Yes, "Grace of Monaco" is opening Cannes, so I presume that we'll eventually be able to see it.

http://www.thewire.com/entertainment/2014/01/grace-monaco-will-open-cannes-maybe-be-good/357352/

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBill_the_Bear

I feel like a movie like short term 12 needed a happy ending. I was actually crying multiple times throughout the film. Much more than my first experience. Short Term 12 isn't just about how problems and abuse can hurt youth, but it is more importantly about that we can overcome these situations. The way the kids in the movie express their anger is just so authentic it is near breathtaking, Brie Larson is genius in the role. the best female performance of the year and it is so understated and subtle. Its is also devoid of all vanity. Just a great movie in my opinion. Not exploitative but instead more understanding. Not one of the kids is presented as bad even if there behavior is repulsive at times.

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

Thank you, Ken Levine.

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Alone Yet Not Alone pisses me off simply because it stole Young and Beautiful's spot, which was more deserving than all of the nominees except for Let It Go, in my opinion.

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip H.

"Sorry", for sure.

January 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commentervladdy

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