MNPP loves watching Jane Wyman get hit by a car in Magnificent Obsession
The Bad and the Ugly The Ice Age franchise, never a high brow toon, is now selling dick jokes?
LA Weekly is LA actually the best place now for challenging theatrical musicals?
Low Resolution surveys the week in TV
ModFab gets a sneak peek at Broadway's Spider-Man musical
Film of the Year asks if wider is better as screen imagery goes... (starring 1954's A Star is Born)
Bright Lights Dead Lesbian Society welcomes Watchmen's Silhouette
Scanners great piece on critical consensus and textured individual responses to films
Culture Snob on In Dreams. I had to include it since the Scanners piece also mentions the largely forgotten Neil Jordan/Annette Bening movie. Strange coincidence?
Crazy Days has an interesting post about an Angelina Jolie related lawsuit ~ a charity donation gone wrong. As an official member of the have nots I've never even considered what happens to rich civilians who play those "win a date with a celebrity" auction games for charity. Who knew?
i09 has a good piece on the ways sci-fi fare uses and/or abuses religion. This list/rant was inspired by the series finale of Battlestar Galactica last week. For the record I loved the first 90 minutes or so... especially all the ways they managed to swirl so many past issues into such a tense and chill inducing action climax. The new pre-apocalypse backstory segments were yet another reminder that this show had the best ensemble acting on television. But I could've done without most of the last "new earth" half hour. I never really enjoy long-form explanatory wrap-ups. More than once my mind drifted to the awkward goodbyes of Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. I think I need to always wonder a little bit about what happens to characters I've fallen in love with. If I know, it's easier to fall out of love. It's like you're robbed of a reason to continue thinking about fictional characters if their stories have all been told.