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Thursday
Apr102014

22 Link Street

actually there's only 15 links... 15 link street. Lots of reads for you today, here and elsewhere

My New Plaid Pants has a wonderfully incisive review of Joe starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan
The Film Doctor nostalgia in the Smithsonian. Notes on Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Empire brilliant stage actor Mark Rylance will play Johnny Depp's father in Eyesore in Wonderland's sequel Through the Looking Glass
The Wrap Matt Damon planning to go solo on Mars in the sci-fi thriller The Martian about an astronaut marooned there. Remember when Matt got lost in the desert in Gerry? That was intense. I'm so ready for Matt to impress me again but honestly he's been a little dull onscreen of late. Needs a role that will shake him up.
Cinema Blend 22 Jump Street gets a final red band trailer

The Front Row on dream projects and Darren Aronofsky's Noah
Theater Mania Bullets Over Broadway opens on Broadway today in the effort to make the Great White Way an all 90s film adaptation monopoly. (Seriously there are so many) 
The Wrap The Truman Show (my #1 of 1998) which was about a reality tv show starring a man who didn't know he was the star of a tv show may well become a tv show. The levels.
THR Taylor Kitsch talks about his, uh, crotch in his pants on The Normal Heart. Costume design by Daniel Orlandi
Coming Soon the posters for How to Train Your Dragon 2 have arrived. I love that first film muchly but I worry about a sequel as I always do
Pajiba Mae Whitman (Parenthood, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) inexplicably cast as Designated Ugly Fat Friend in new comedy
The Wire has done a smart thing, surveying where we've been with each crucial Mad Men characters these past six years as we begin the final season this Sunday 
Vanity Fair Kierna Shipka (Mad Men) can't promise she won't break our hearts 

Anniversaries
The Wire Joe Reid ranks the cast of indie hit Go (such a good one) long after that road trip movie on its fifteenth anniverary. My favorite part was always the subtitled cat. 
Film School Rejects looks back at Shaun of the Dead on its 10th anniversary. What does it teach us about relationships?  

Today's Watch
Jon Stewart educates the Christian Right / Fox News axis of evil on the Bible and Noah. I seriously would lose my sanity dealing with the news if it weren't for Jon Stewart

 

 

 

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Reader Comments (8)

Go is such an underrated film of it's time. I have always wondered how Sarah Polley's film career in front of the camera would have ended up like if she didn't dislike being a star so much.

April 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRami

I think that Shaun of the Dead is only 10 years old, but that may just be me.

April 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohnT

JohnT: Yes, it's only ten, and they mention it in the article. Oops.

April 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

yeah. fixed. i was thinking about GO and kept typing.

April 10, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

http://www.buzzfeed.com/dianabruk/how-many-best-picture-oscar-winners-have-you-actually-watche?utm_medium=email

Surprised you passed this up!

April 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

I'm told that The Martian is an excellent book, sort of a CASTAWAY- or MacGyver-in-space tale. With all the recent love for GRAVITY, and with Nolan's INTERSTELLAR coming out later this year, this could be a good role for Matt Damon, and perhaps reignite passions for space exploration.

April 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Also, I know you can't to link to everything, but Anna Kendrick's opening on SNL last Saturday was adorable, as was her Keisha-inspired Little Mermaid.

April 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPam

john -- i didn't see that but i'm getting tired of buzzfeed. even i feel like "another list?" and i have lived for lists since before the internet made them ubiquitous.

April 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

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