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An Epic Link Roundup

We haven't gathered links in a few days so we're way behind on news and such. Here's a few handfuls for ya...

Must Read
The Wire David Sims measures the cast of Expendables 3 by every conceivable metric
Decider Tyler Coates on Holly Hunter's polka dot dress in Broadcast News 
The Hairpin 'The only Throwback Thursday that matters.' Amen 

Other Goodies
Balder & Dash Teo Bugbee has a massive two part essay on the films of the Coen Bros for your reading pleasure
IndieWire interviews Michael Fassbender and gets him to say "size doesn't matter" -ha!

Comics Alliance "Thanos is really bad at being a supervillain" - I thought I was insane when GotG premiered and everyone was endlessly raving. How do you rave about a heroes movie when the villains suck? I've noticed more and more people are complaining about Marvel's shitty track record with the baddies. Hopefully they can course correct. People won't put up with bad villains forever
The Credits how do you film in torrential downpours and 100 mph winds? The cinematography of Into the Storm had to

Empire Tom Hiddleston wanted for Ben-Hur remake
TMZ Reese Witherspoon dances to I Will Survive
Empire apparently Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is back on (here we go again) and trying to cast... Lily James & Jack Huston anyone?
Variety Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz will costar in The Light Between Oceans, a period drama from the director of Blue Valentine. Interesting pairing, right?
THR Patti LaBelle joining American Horror Story
E! Online by now you've heard Emma Stone is going to put on Sally Bowles garters on Broadway...
The Film Stage first stills for some hotly anticipated movies in the new Entertainment Weekly. Check out this great grabby alternate cover image...

And Still More...
The Dissolve Marvel is moving forward with The Inhumans. The only one of them I ever cared about was 'Medusa' but since this is Marvel I expect she'll be a minor character... and the only token 'girl' 
Gawker Anna Kendrick is dating Theon Greyjoy! UPDATE: This was a false alarm
THR Aquaman might happen as a standalone movie. Two screenplays are being written 

Boy Culture did you know that Teen Wolf Tyler Posey was JLo's son in Maid in Manhattan
MNPP I heart "especially random nonsense"
Buzzfeed Jason Statham once appeared in an Erasure video painted silver! Another thing I did not know but should have

Still Mourning
Guardian sassy smart Lauren Bacall's best quotes
Variety Lauren Bacall's greatest role: Herself
Variety The Academy's Robin Williams "Genie, you're free" has come under criticism from suicide prevention groups. I can actually see why. I found it a strange sentiment 
Sheila O'Malley on Robin Williams (RIP)
By Ken Levine remembers Robin Williams 
The Wrap a cast member of Hook remembers Robin Williams 
TV|Line Robin's wife reveals that he was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease which he had not yet disclosed publicly 

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Reader Comments (7)

I may never love a thing as much as I love the Jason-Statham-was-in-an-Erasure-video-painted-silver thing.

August 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

This remake of Ben-Hur is making me crazeeeeee!

August 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

Anna's not actually dating Alfie Allen. From what I've read, she is dating Ben Richardson (Beasts of the SW and Drinking Buddies cinematographer), who has a resemblance to him. Someone saw a picture of them together, and the Internet did the rest. Haha.

August 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterwill h

That's a lovely dress. He forgets to mention Molly Maginnis, the costume designer. You would never do that! ;) Anyway, it's true that Broadcast News never gets mentioned these days.

August 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

I feel that Rachel Weisz should play me in the movie about my life and so I can easily identify with her. That means that I get to play Michael Fassbenders wife and then come home to Daniel Craig. Life is good! ;)

August 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMysjkin

Seems it'd be wise to cut this revival of Cabaret loose, creatively. Emma gets to play around and cut her teeth, but a mid-run takeover seems beneath a star her size, y'know? Especially when the woman she's replacing wasn't considered all that successful in the role. Isn't this when producers get the Gina Gershon or Molly Ringwald or Lacey Chabert?

I hope she does well and that there's a production/revival she can open in the future.

August 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHayden W

The Anna Kendrick/Theon Greyjoy link has been updated to say it's not true

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

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