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I'm Just A Girl Who Can't Say No (To Links)

HAPPY OKLAHOMA DAY! For serious that's what it is today so any of you reading from the Sooner state enjoy yourselves just a little bit more for the rest of us today

I'm just a girl who cain't say no,
I'm in a turrible fix I always say "come on, let's go"
Just when I outta say nix!

It's also Earth Day today and we'll celebrate when we look at Pocahontas for "Best Shot" tonight. Have you rescreened in yet to choose your shot. You've only got 6 more hours to get your link in. We'll post at 10 tonight

And now, the linkage...

Rope of Silicon David Cronenberg apparently wrote a book due out this fall and Viggo Mortensen loves it and the mad director also made a trailer for it involving a plastic surgeon and a naked woman
's Nude Issue" has 4 actresses talking about their bodies while naked (Nia Long, Minnie Driver, Mrs Channing Tatum, and Kristen Bell). Shameless click-bait sure but also interesting interviews
The Black Brick Road of Oz
a complex webcomic with partially animated visuals that seems to be retelling The Wizard of Oz through a twisted Alice in Wonderland kind of lens
New York Theater
the Outer Critics Circle nominations are in which means the Tony nods are ever closer. Of the musicals that are Tony Eligible, they seem to like “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder”, "Rocky" and Disney's “Aladdin” best. Their Off Broadway favorite is clearly "Fun Home" with Michael Cerveris

Coming Soon Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette to star in Miss You Already a British drama about friends falling out. Interesting combo of actresses, right?
Awards Daily
Foxcatcher gets a release date of November 14th. Great choice, SPC
wonders what happened to Alison Lohman. She hasn't made a movie in a long time
The Wire
Archer will return to its spying roots next season after an experimental latest season
Whoa, I hadn't heard about this (because I don't watch ESPN) but on Monday's they're reairing those Battle of the Network Stars specials that were so popular in the 70s and 80s - a precursor to modern shows like Dancing With the Stars only populated with less has-beens and more stars that were actually popular at that moment showing off their athleticism
pics from Denzel Washington as The Equalizer. Funny that his great actor cred can remain so intact when he keeps pissing away the years in all these C grade projects, right? I guess one Flight every few years or so we'll keep you in critical good graces. That's a lesson other male stars with Denzel's bad taste (and there are so many of them!) should have probably learned

Directors Fortnight at Cannes
In Contention Sundance hits Whiplash and Cold in July have been accepted
Playbill this is the first we're hearing of a movie called Pride but its set to debut at Cannes and has a pretty stellar cast Bill Nighy, Imedla Staunton, Paddy Considine and Dominic West among them. It's a true story about gay activists raising funds for striking miners in the UK in the 1980s.

Today's Watch
Nicole Kidman gets sassy with an ABC news reporter. Be prepared for your interview, kids


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The new Nicole looks boring. If it were aiming for interesting failure like The Paperboy--it'd be a must see.

Washington is no different from another multiple Oscar winner who concentrates their efforts outside of the prestige pictures for generic movies of their sex--Meryl Streep. She's not auteur-phobic. But if you were in her position would you chase domineering men to verbally abusive onset to get a distressed performance that the consensus will read as raw an uncompromising? Yet you know it's simply the level of unpleasantness never left your face when the cameras started rolling. Washington wants to work with better but not at the price of personal dignity. The same can be said for Streep wanting gentleness and leisure over repetition and unnecessary ego stroking of the man in charge.

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

I was a big fan of The Equalizer series. Edward Woodward played a complex character with just the right touch of irony without compromising the real menace inherent in the storylines. I'm not usually a fan of movies made of TV shows, but this could have something of merit--then again, the article says they're not doing it because of the show but because of the plot. So, this will probably stink on ice.

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

I feel Alison Lohman could make a come back just by taking whatever Mia Wasikowska doesn't want.

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercristhian

The Equalizer was great in the 1980s, but it looks as if the filmmakers don't know what made it so good (nor could they recreate it to be honest, unless it was set in the 1980s).

April 22, 2014 | Registered CommenterGlenn Dunks


Hollywood cares about name recognition. They don't give a shit about honoring an eighties TV show.

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

I know it's a pain in the ass to upkeep but i'd love it sooooo much if Nicole would keep the deeper red hair color. Looks so much better than her as a blonde.

(but she looks lovely as a blonde too!)

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDerreck.

I'm already rooting for Estelle Parsons.

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Glen, a fellow fan! I think what distinguished the series from other cop shows was Woodward's wry, icy performance and the character's unique vocation. This soulless movie likely won't even recognize these qualities.

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

@brookesboy, you've already seen it? Please tell us more.

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Weirdly enough, I actually just got back from an academic conference in Oklahoma! The University of Oklahoma, specifically. They actually play that theme song on the church bells every day at 5:30. I could not even.

April 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterolivia.

Love "Oklahoma"! Very underrated and under discussed. A Hit Me with Your Best Shot possibility?

April 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

Everyone wants to be Dream Curly.

Oklahoma is one of the greatest American musicals. It was ground breaking in its day and still holds up well.

Edward Woodward was a terrific actor and I enjoyed that series. Then they added Sandy Dennis and it was golden.

April 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

Hi Rachel, haven't seen it but just speculating on the result considering Hollywoods cynical and absurd approach to source material (see Dark Shadows)

April 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

@Derreck - I agree. Same with Emma Stone. I was so disappointed when Stone went blonde, even if it was for a role. It's like they want to actually make themselves more generic. Why?

Also, can't Allure or some other mag do a nude issue featuring men? Pretty please?

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