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Luise Rainer is now on Spotify with numbers from The Great Ziegfeld. And she's still alive to see it!
Vox this is why (well, one of the reasons) Emmy nominations are always so disappointing/strange: behold the labyrinthine nomination process
Overland Glenn looks back at Twin Peaks' influence on television's corpse littered playground 

Mash-Ups To Go
Have you binge-watched "Frozen is the New Black" yet? By which I mean watched it three times in a row like I just did. 

Oh i know you're not reading one of my books, bitch.

I love Belle's cameo so much.

APEHOOD trailer (Boyhood & Dawn of the Planet of the Apes mashup) from Nelson Carvajal on Vimeo.


And in other mashup news, this trailer for "Richard Linklater's Apehood" is making the rounds, a cute fusion of two great movies that happened to share this very same opening weekend so I hope you're seeing both this year. Oh, and Land Ho!, too. It's a really really good movie weekend y'all.

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LOL Frozen is The New Black, totally hilarious

July 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercraver

The Emmy piece was funny and quite interesting although Vulture's got a more detailed one. The author considers OITNB and Shameless dramas. I think of them as dark comedies. I don't need to laugh all the time. You know, that old quote: "Comedy is tragedy plus time."

July 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

peggy sue -- yeah the category fraud complaints about comedy vs drama are the least of my concerns with Emmy. I totally see the arguments that OITNB and Nurse Jackie are comedies...

July 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Planet of the Apes was awful!! Everyone in it was a stock character: the unreasonable one, the worried girlfriend (who trips down the hill while escaping), the son who doesn't understand, the tough talking black guy (seriously given nothing to do but swear and shove) etc etc. While a few of the male apes made choices and did things, the sole female ape (wtf?!?!) was reduced to (near wordless) birth and dying, while all female extras (as there were no other female characters of note, besides the two mentioned) were simply plot devices: carried off kicking and screaming/crying/being hidden in the woods. Because women play no role in warfare apparently. Then all of the dialog was lifted from action movie cliches. Bad!

July 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercatbaskets

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