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May292016

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Vanity Fair are big changes ahead for HBO's original programming? Will they make the right calls?
Film School Rejects 38 things we learned from writer/director Robert Eggers' commentary track on The Witch 
Oscar Dances a new twitter account is replaying that Ex Machina dance scene with Oscar Isaac getting down to every song imaginable
Variety Owen Gleiberman has a smart take on the comic rise of Zac Efron in Neighbors and Neighbors 2


Comics Alliance has a fan and staff generated list of the 100 greatest X-Men of all time. Another reminder that that movies just aren't doing right by this breadth, diversity, and queerness of this team. Only 2 of their top ten (Jean Grey & Magneto) have been reasonably well served by the movies.
Antagony & Ecstasy remembers Hedwig and the Angry Inch with a stellar review
Business Insider the new practice of teasing the trailer you're actually watching online before you watch it
Forbes underperforming sequels can still generate profits if the production is smart
Pajiba Lionsgate admits that the Divergent series is a mess but shows no signs of having learned from it
Slate on the "dark future of whitewashing" in regards to Asian-American actors 
MTV "We still don't live in that kind of world" - we weren't the only ones remembering the still resonant Thelma & Louise this week 
NY Times has a fascinating report on the death of the office dress code. Love that they illustrated with Working Girl.  

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The Ex Machina dance paired with single ladies is perfection.

May 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercatbaskets

The comment about "The vvitch" that states that "You barely see Wahab [Chaudhry] who’s the most handsome man you’ve ever seen in your life playing the devil here", reminds me that Viggo Mortensen played Lucifer in "The prophecy"... Just saying...

May 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuis

Zac Efron is basically this generation's Rob Lowe...

May 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterrick gould

Nat: I'd say, based on his appearance in Deadpool, you could also make a fair argument for Colossus. Though Tabitha Smith (#18)? Without Nextwave, no way she's in the top 20. Probably still on the list, but not THAT high.

May 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

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