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Vulture psychologically astute piece by Kim Morgan on Lindsay Lohan's reality show 
The Front Row on the lost generation of indie film and filmmakers from the 1990s
New York Times Rubin "Hurricane" Carter dies at 76. Did you ever see that Oscar nominated Denzel performance in The Hurricane?
/Film Quentin Tarantino continues work on The Hateful Eight, his "leaked" first draft of a Western

imgur fascinating compilation of screenpaps from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That list of culturally important things people have told Captain America to google and how it changes in each country 
Variety we haven't checked in with crazy Takashi Miike lately. He's making a Yakuza Vampire flick now 
i09 Wonder-Con happened this weekend which means fun creative cosplay photos. (I miss loving geek culture which I haven't for a long time really... I loved it before "geek" became a compliment).
i09 Dudes in distress, saved by damsels from Wonder Woman's Steve Trevor to The Hunger Games Peeta
Variety Cannes Critics Week sidebar revealed
Film School Rejects on the anniversary of Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr and audience resistance to movies that comment on moviegoing
Out Matt Bomer talks The Normal Heart 
Variety The Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon sequel Green Destiny - is happening later this year. But since it doesn't have Ang Lee or any of the original stars (through necessity plot-wise, really) other than Michelle Yeoh... how much of a sequel will it feel like to people. 

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Hurricane Carter is endless. The only good thing about it is Denzel's performance. Sadly, that happens a lot to him.

April 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Interesting on the Miike front. A few months ago, it was announced that he was doing a film adaptation of a manga that was never finished. It's called As God Says and it's brutally dark. High school students competing to be God, but only one in the entire world chosen for the game can survive.

April 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert G

Fascinating article on the Lindsay Lohan docuseries... I pray she gets the structure and stability in her life she so badly needs.... Hearing her talk about losing parts to her contemporaries is do sad because if she's losing parts at 27 just imagine when she's 40... The greats like Glenn close, Geena Davis and Sharon stone have trouble getting parts, its going to be impossible for her to.

April 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDave

Agree with Peggy Sue - Denzel is great in 'The Hurricane', but unfortunately it waters down a struggle of justice to treacly platitudes. Denzel is kinda like Tom Hanks for me - I think he's a great actor, seems like a great guy, and I understand why he's iconic, but I am rarely to never interested in the kind of movies he stars in.

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Peggy Sue and Rebecca - So true. Denzel often gives great performances, but usually in movies I think are awful. THE HURRICANE is no exception.

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSteve G

That was a very very strong Best Actor line-up. I am happy Spacey won because he was superb. But he should have won his second Oscar the year before, supporting in LA Confidential. I think my gold medal would go to Penn and his fantastic against-type charming, delightful and sad performance in Sweet and Lowdown. I still this it's his best performance ever.

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

We all seem to agree about Mr. Washington here. He's actually one of my favorite actors, but his taste lacks when it comes to picking projects. I seem to recall that he was the only one who posed a genuine threat to Kevin Spacey's second Oscar victory.

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTroy H.

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