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Vulture Peter Dinklage's high school yearbook folder -- Mullet!
The Playlist Darren Aronofsky might not be ready to lead apocalyptic floods behind. But this time it's for TV with a Margaret Atwood adaptation
The Wire a definitive ranking of Tom Cruise's leading ladies post-Kidman
MNPP Bradley Cooper gets the hose again
THR ewww, Forrest Gump is going IMAX for a 20th anniversary rerelease. 'and that's all i have to say about that' 

Above Average every superhero movie (by which they mean mostly Spider-Man) in one take
TMZ George Jung penned a sequel to Blow while in prison (he just got out). TMZ calls the Johnny Depp movie of Blow a classic. Um... just because something is now 'old' does not make it classic. 
Critic Wire smart piece re: the ongoing story / speculation of why film critics are losing their jobs 
Guardian Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls) will direct a live action version of Beauty & The Beast for Disney. The Mouse House is getting hilarious with their regurgitation. How long until we have new versions of all of their product every other year to feed the machine?
Empire first image from Michael Mann's new crime thriller (with Chris Hemsworth & Viola Davis) which is either called Cyber or Black Hat
The Wire on the Harry Potter paraphenalia cameos in The Fault in Our Stars, which is from a different movie studio
Boy Culture congratulations to Matthew Rettenmund, another friend with a new book deal. Everyone's getting 'em lately. His book, called Starf*cker is memoirish about celebrity obsession. (And he's met a ton of them.)

And if you're wondering why there's no link to the story of Lupita's new project that's because it deserves its own article...

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WNYC published the transcript of a piece about performance artist Lucy Sexton called "I Married The Gay Father of My Child". The reason I'm sharing it here is that her husband is the Oscar nominated director Stephen Daldry of Billy Elliott, The Hours, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close fame. (Occasionally in the past when I've celebrated "out" artists in Hollywood, people have objected to his inclusion because 'he's married!')

Are you a different sort of wife in this marriage than you were in your first marriage?

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He can do what he does. I can do what I do. We both have careers in the arts, which take us all over the place and we’re both a very good team about supporting each other with that. I don’t mean to make it sound cold, but I think it’s a great working unit. That’s how it feels. 

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I don't hate Forrest Gump like you do, but...the story has a way too small and intimate feel for most of it to really feel like an IMAX re-issue would ADD anything. Why not do that for The Crow or Leon or (ESPECIALLY) Interview with a Vampire, all of which have the "big" feel that deserves re-issuing in IMAX?

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

volvagia -- well leon wouldn't draw enough crowds to justify the expense but the other two aren't bad ideas.

June 6, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Did I just read TANG WEI in that article about the new Michael Mann movie?

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

cal -- omg, yeah, you did! WOOT.

June 6, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Forrest Gump: The IMAX Experience --dear, what an ordeal. This is a movie that should be shown in 1D only.

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

I think more people would show up for a Leon rerelease than The Crow. History has been kind to one, and not so much to the other

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNate T

The Tom Cruise leading ladies article misses Paul Patton in MI4 who was incredible in every sense of the word. Weird that they didn't count her but did Otto?

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmir

Amir - good point. i didn't think she was *that* incredible but in those movies, better than Otto and a few of the others on the list for sure

June 6, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

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