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October 30, 2012

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The State of the Race: Leaps of Faith

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“All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.” — William Faulkner We’re always in a rush to judgment about movies: hit/flop, success/failure, best picture winner/loser. Spurred on by the impulse to check insta-polls in 2012, we’ve been in such a hurry to reach snap verdicts that we often don’t bother to take the…

Disney Buys LucasFilm, New Star Wars Coming in 2015, Twitter Explodes

Disney Buys LucasFilm, New Star Wars Coming in 2015, Twitter Explodes

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Improvise, adapt, overcome. So the news broke a while ago that George Lucas had sold LucasFilm to Disney to “let Hooper take a turn.” So now Disney will start making the new movies, etc. Twitter had a total meltdown over it, with names like Brad Bird and Joss Whedon being bandied about. Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back are the only two good ones, in my opinion. I also…

Wells Still Mad that Central Park Five Doesn’t Blame the Victim Enough

Wells Still Mad that Central Park Five Doesn’t Blame the Victim Enough

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Jeff Wells over at Hollywood-Elsewhere.com dragged out an old interview with the Central Park Jogger and Oprah in order to prove his point, that he’s been making since Telluride, that the jogger is somehow at fault for choosing to jog in Central Park (on the upper east side, I might add) after dark. But at the same time let’s not go overboard with praise for The Central Park Five, which I…

UK quad poster for Quartet

UK quad poster for Quartet

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(Thanks, GoOnNow. Click to supersize.)

Nicole Kidman in a music video promo for Stoker

Nicole Kidman in a music video promo for Stoker

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Is this clip spoilery? I can’t say, because I’m not sure I want to find out. Some brave soul want to check it out and see if it’s safe for us? The song is ‘Becomes The Color’ featuring Emily Wells. Poster after the cut.