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Tuesday
Jan082019

Top of the link to ya

• Filmotomy - I guest starred on a podcast there this week about Oscar punditry and Oscar hosting if you'd like to listen in. Thelma Adams was also in the mix.
Slate -they may have avoided mentioning him on Globe night but Bryan Singer celebrated his Bohemian Rhapsody win on Instagram
Next Best Picture - interesting play-by-play of the Visual Effects Oscar "bake-off" and how that might affect the impending nominations
New York Times Billy Porter wanted to wear a dress to the Globes but fashion houses weren't having it. Boo!
Washington Post - a profile of Karyn Kusama's 'dark times' in Hollywood and her latest, Destroyer

Sunday
Jan062019

The Greatest Linkman

Gurus of Gold our soon-to-be very outdated Golden Globe predix and current Oscar rankings
Globe Predictions ...mine in full which our soon to be very embarrassing. It's tonight, kids!
Slate as ever, the very long Movie Club is a great read. It begins, appropriately enough with Thanos's finger snap in Avengers Infinity War
• Irish Times terrific outspoken interview with Keira Knightley on Colette, Weinstein, and her public falling out with John Carney on Begin Again


i09 Good news for people who loved Leonardo Nam in Westworld (like me!), he's been cast in a big role in the new Swamp Thing series
AV Club Danny DeVito joins the Jumanji sequel
My New Plaid Pants really loves Andrea Riseborough in Nancy

OffScreen
Variety Interest report on album sales this year. The Greatest Showman (the only album to sell over 1 million copies in this streaming world where people rarely buy anymore) and A Star is Born are the top sellers.
NYT 1 woman, 12 months, 52 places -- such a cool project and a good read
Borowitz Report makes a funny about Nancy Pelosi avoiding "the middleman" to get the government working
• Playbill Anthony Ramos (A Star is Born) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Broadway's Hamilton) are now engaged

List-Mania
Boy Culture top 20 movies and performances. Some surprise picks
Awards Daily Joey's top ten TV list

Sunday
Dec302018

Links: Letitia, Lists, Lady Gaga, and 'Live-Action' Remakes

Slate a rant about Vice's insulting post-credits sequence. A *lot* of people really hate Vice. Will that stop the Academy from voting for it? The studio controlled the conversation for a long time with the embargo and it built up real awards steam. We shall see.
Cartoon Brew looks into Disney's weird stance about their Lion King remake. They keep saying "it's not animated" but we all know it is!
/Film the live action remake of Japanese hit Your Name will be 'Americanized'

Deadline Dame June Whitfield of Absolutely Fabulous fame has died at 93
Into the Spider-Verse the screenplay is online if you're interested
• Vulture a survey and exploration of what Asian-American art meant this past year featuring Burning, Crazy Rich Asians, Searching and more...
The Atlantic has a series of articles called "And Scene" that's worth checking out zeroing in on great scenes from the year
Coming Soon supposedly Bird Box had the best first week of all time for views on Netflix but the company is still totally cagey about stats and numbers so it's hard to trust. We don't even know what counts as a view really - did you have to finish watching it for example?
The Root Letitia Wright crowned box office queen of 2018 (it helps to be in the top two grossers of course)
Vulture "horror is not defined by what scares you"
MovieWeb More news on what Disney+ streaming service is planning (i.e. tons and tons of Marvel shows)

List-Mania
IndieWire 52 directors choose their favorite films of the year. This is a good read and the variety of titles cited is noteworthy, reminding you more than critics lists have how different each person's experience of cinema in a particular year can be.
Cinemablographer chooses 20 best performances of the year and Nicole Kidman makes the list twice! Some unusual picks here but thankfully no category fraud!
Furious Cinema top 20 of the year, in no particular order featuring Suspiria, Spider-Verse, and more
Jesse Knight best movie taglines of 2018 beginning with... Dog Days (lol!)
Vulture 10 best podcasts of 2018
The Guardian Mark Kermode's top 10 list with BlacKkKlansman, Leave No Trace...
Vulture 10 best film scores of 2018

Exit Video
Lady Gaga performs inside a mecha-robot in her new Las Vegas residency show "Enigma"

 

Wednesday
Dec262018

Trip a Little Link Fantastic

Links and news bits collected for you

And the Runner Up Is... I guest starred on this podcast episode about the 1978 Oscars: Coming Home vs. The Deer Hunter
Cinematic Corner Sati has been counting down the days... or drooling down the days for Jason Momoa as Aquaman so here's her spoiler-filled review
Variety what's behind the uptick in the US box office this past year?
The Advocate counts down the 15 best LGBT tv shows of the year: Pose, One Day at a Time, and Schitts Creek more
Vanity Fair Why you should root for Aquaman's box office success
Vanity Fair Kevin Spacey's bizarre holiday video reprising his House of Cards character
Deadline why did Welcome to Marwen bomb at the box office?
Gay Body Blog [NSFW] counts down the best naked scenes of the past year or so. 
/Film interesting thought experiment. Would Green Lantern (2011) have been well received had it premiered in 2006 or 2016 due to the changing nature of the superhero genre.

Today's Video
Behind the scenes of "Trip a Little Light Fantastic"

Do y'all think Mary Poppins Returns will manage two best song nominations? I think they're only going to get one but if this one gets nominated we'll get Lin-Manuel Miranda performing at the Oscars which would be sweet. 

Finally...
Redbox released their list of most rented titles of 2018. Apparently El Paso Texas is the busiest city for redbox rentals (who knew?) and Dwayne Johnson is the biggest overall draw. Ready for it? 

 

  1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  2. Rampage
  3. Daddy's Home 2
  4. Game Night
  5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

I mean where's A Fantastic Woman or We the Animals? I kid I kid. Americans just aren't adventurous in their movie tastes, whether they're going to the movies or watching them at home. In both scenarios they want big muscles, big explosions, big laughs, and big CGI beasties. That covers most of it.

Wednesday
Nov282018

Linkwarm off the Presses

Whooo. Thanksgiving week flew by and we're suddenly so very far behind on important news items, so a quick link roundup to get us back on track. Here we go...

Variety Black Panther, Marvelous Mrs Maisel, One Day at a Time, and Crazy Rich Asians are all up for Humanitas prizes
Variety Paul King, famous for making those delightful Paddington movies, will now direct a fantasy adaption of Time's Fool
Coming Soon Alessandro Nivola, an actor TFE is always rooting for, cast in The Sopranos prequel movie. He'll play Dickey Moltisanti if that means anything to you fans of The Sopranos out there

More after the jump including Aquaman, If Beale Street Could Talk, the new Fosse/Verdon TV miniseries, deaths of showbiz legends, and more...

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