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August 22, 2013

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Ben Affleck is the New Batman

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The news traveled so fast that Ben Affleck was taking over for Christian Bale for the Superman vs. Batman superhero movie — the kind of movies Hollywood just can’t seem to tire of making. it almost broke Twitter. At the same time, on NPR, John Horn took over for Kim Masters to talk about what a crippling failure this summer has been for many of the Big Dumb Movies that…

Brand New Inside Llewyn Davis Trailer

Brand New Inside Llewyn Davis Trailer

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Previewing The Pivotal Year of 1989 for Oscar Podcast

Previewing The Pivotal Year of 1989 for Oscar Podcast

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1989 is one of the years we continually refer back to as it was both one of the only Oscar years where Best Picture went to a film without a directing nomination for its director, and it was also the year the Academy shut out Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing.  I wrote about it for an Oscar Flashback already. Essential viewing for next week’s podcast would have to include…

Poster for The Zero Theorem, with a word from Terry Gilliam

Poster for The Zero Theorem, with a word from Terry Gilliam

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via IMPAwards and The Film Stage. When I made Brazil in 1984, I was trying to paint a picture of the world I thought we were living in then. The Zero Theorem is a glimpse of the world I think we are living in now. Pat Rushin’s script intrigued me with the many existential ideas he had incorporated into his funny, philosophic, and touching tale. For example: What gives meaning…