• Medium wonders why diehard horror fans reject artful genre works like The Witch and It Follows
• The Film Doctor reviews Owen Glieberman's book "Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies"
• Flick Chicks loving on pets in the movies. Awww
• Boy Culture interviews Molly Bernard from TVLand's great sitcom Younger (the one starring Sutton Foster that I'm always hoping you'll start watching. Sutton 4evah!)
• The Film Stage an interview with director Robert Eggers of The Witch
• Vanity Fair Kate Winslet's son wants her to EGOT. Perhaps Broadway is next?
• Towleroad congratulations to producer Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Brothers & Sisters, Arrow, The Broken Hearts Club, etc...) who welcomes a newborn son via surrogate to the world
• Black Phillip from The Witch has his own Twitter account. He boasts a lot and has real species pride
• Vanity Fair Amy Adams going to television. She'll star in a series version of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects (which is extremely actress-friendly as we've previously noted)
• Awards Daily How the year of the woman became the year of the man... again
• Decider Joe Reid ranks EVERY Oscar nominee
Best of Best of
• CineMunch the second Annual CineMunchies with prizes to Mad Max and Room and best food & drink moments in movies - I am totally here for that spaghetti scene in Brooklyn
• Antagony & Ecstacy Tim finally reveals his top ten list with surprising choices beyond Mad Max and shocking exclusions - no Inside Out? WTF
• Cinematic Corner chooses 15 best shots of the year: Crimson Peak, Youth, and more...
• Entertainment Junkie's 10 best: Tangerine, Inside Out, and more
• Variety Carol named best film of the year by International Cinephile Society
News That Requires Not Linkage
Batman v Superman is going to be 151 minutes long. Uff.
Potentially Awesome TV News
We've long hoped that a TV Variety show could air which would really work - it's such a fun abandoned form but too many recent attempts have been shoddy (that Rosie O'Donnell attempt) or so manic they're unwatchable (Neil Patrick Harris's). The Tracking Board says that we could get another attempt as early as this year starring Maya Rudolph (Great choice: She's funny, can act, also rocks) and Martin Short.
How they brought Colossus to life in Deadpool... five different actors and a whole team of visual fx artist