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Sunday, August 18, 2013

For Reels Sunday Roundup -- August 18th, 2013

Posted By on Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 11:12 AM

News, links, etc:

-China is such a big deal at the box office, Speilberg wants to make a movie there with Zhang Yimou (Hero). (The Film Stage)

-LGBT films like Weekend and Jack & Diane can make it on home video and streaming platforms, but why can't they make it at the box office with any kind of regularity?  (IndieWire)

-Sophia McDougall has a crazy good take on the "plague" of the one-dimensional "strong female character". It kind of reinforces the idea that The West Wing's C.J. Cregg (Allison Janney) is probably the best dramatic TV character ever written. (The New Statesman)

-There is a plague of the "magic-feather syndrome" in animated films too. The only framed poster I own is an original A Boy Named Charlie Brown poster that sits over my desk, so it's fair to say I agree. (The Atlantic)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=630KNm6k8MM

-Steve Wozniak weighs in with his thoughts on Jobs. (Gizmodo)

-Ashton "Chris" Kutcher responds. (Moviefone)

-Simon Pegg, Ant Man? There are other nerdy actors you know, he doesn't have to be in every nerdy movie. (HitFlix)

-Dave Chappelle is back. He's returning to stand up, but there are no dates near Orlando right now. (NY Times)

-Angry Nerd rants about how tv and movies graphically depict hacking and doesn't even touch on the worst crime ever: the reflection of the words on the screen being projected onto people's faces, as in Jurassic Park and Hackers (and even on the Cylon baseships in Battlestar Galactica) (Wired)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v06KkVJVY0Q

-HBO should absolutely keep the boobies and add some cross-dong action. Cheesecake for beefcake is only fair. (i09)

Short film:

-Wilt Chamberlain was a bellhop in the borscht belt as a kid. (Grantland)

Trailers, posters, etc:

-Woody Allen is a pimp for writer-director John Turturro in Fading Gigolo. (The Wrap)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJai18eys0M

-Good Ol Freda, a documentary about Freda  Kelly, who was the Beatles secretary and fan club president for most of their existence. (Apple)

-My brain wants to immediately reject Vampire Academy, but the director of Mean Girls and the writer of Heathers (Mark and Daniel Waters) makes me think twice. (io9)

-Blue Caprice, about the beltway snipers. (Apple)

-A new shorter trailer for JGL's Don Jon. I don't know if I'll ever be able to get past the Godawful fake NY accents. (First Showing)

-How I Live Now sees Saoirse Ronan on the run looking for her first love after a nuclear attack. (The Wrap)

-Adam Scott and Amy Poehler in A.C.O.D., which played Orlando already as part of the Sundance USA tour earlier this year. (IndieWire)

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