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The Wrap Frozen nearing the $1 billion mark globally. Unreal.
Mail Online Matt Damon faxes his buttcheeks to Ben Affleck... for charity. No really. 
The Dissolve on the broken down grace of Bill Murray 
AMPAS you have to see this "moment" from the 68 Oscars with Jane Fonda and costume design!

LAist Spike Jonze in a very uncomfortable interview about Her
Gold Derby will Mickey Mouse finally win an animated short Oscar this year for "Get a Horse"? He's quite a loser in this category
TFE icymi Tim, our animation expert, reviewed that short here. (I loved it, too)
Mental Floss Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure just turned 25 years old. Can you believe I asked my team if anyone wanted to write about it and NO ONE did. sad face. 
Twitter I don't know why I find the 'Jake Gyllenhaal stole Taylor Swift's virginity' gossip so amusing but I do.(Jake used to have such better taste!)
Variety a review of that gay themed Brazilian film The Way He Looks that took a Berlinale prize 
Vanity Fair Katey talks to the Oscar nominated makeup artist on Dallas Buyers Club. the budget she had to work with is shocking.

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Pajiba the new Wonder Woman Gal Gadot "shows off her, uh, Amazonian biceps"
The Film Doctor with 13 questions on The LEGO Movie
Den of Geek Star Wars Episode 7 rumors and Indiana Jones 5, too 
Hypeable new stills for Guardians of the Galaxy 
Cinema Blend Steven Price, Oscar-nominated for his Gravity score, will be composing Ant-Man 

Slate an interesting share on the extremely rigid rules about figure skating at the Olympics. I knew same sex couples were not allowed but I did not know any of these rules about costuming and I was just wondering aloud the other day why the costumes were so monotonous from year to year apart from color changes and the occassional surprise of where the bejazzlements occur. 

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Reader Comments (8)

Wow, you can almost see Matt Damon's taint in that fax.

February 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRaul

Frozen still has some juice to squeeze from China and is just about to hit Japan. 1.12 billion as final box office total.

February 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Wow! That costume clip from '68 is a mindblower. The sight of the boogyin' down Eleanor of Aquitaine & King Henry, plus Romeo & Juliet cutting a rug along with the other nominees is proof that bad Oscar production numbers aren't a recent thing. Was that Joey Heatherton as one of the first group of dancers? It was all wonderfully ghastly.

Jane, just a breath away from becoming a temporary pariah, in her They Shoot Horses, Don't They? hairdo and awesome jeweled pantsuit with the feather cuffs seems to be getting a kick out of the sideshow aspect of the number though.

February 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjoel6

Jane Fonda in a big wig and fur-trimmed translucent pantsuit, shimmying along with the funk band as dancers interpret the costumes of period-piece dramas: this is EVERYTHING.

February 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSan FranCinema

Its a wonder the Lion in Winter pair didn't strangle themselves or each other and I thought it was Goldie Hawn in the first set. Jane looked awesome.

I miss when actors dressed themselves. Now the Dior people are the only train wrecks waiting to happen.

February 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

I had to read the article on Bill Murray, well to be honest I was more flying through all of it than reading all of it, but I want to share that I love what is said about "What About Bob?", which was the first Bill Murray movie I've ever seen!

February 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDominik

What About Bob? is one of my all time favorites. "Baby Steps."

February 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

did you see Dean Burnett's piece on the Guardian about Ellen Page "coming out as a mutant"?

February 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterClara

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