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Linky-Link 4: Resurrection
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Heh. The Disney email newsletter: Only One Movie Gets Better Every Time You See It. To be fair, it really does. Things even I thought were a bit long the first time around seemed to fly the second, and I've heard from numerous people who kind of liked it or didn't like it at all who were won over the second time. I just find it interesting that Disney would send this email out the weekend that Lady in the Water, Shyamalan's first movie away from Disney (they told him they didn't like the Lady script but they'd give him $60M to make it anyway; pride hurt, Shyamalan walked) opens.

(If the POTC3 picture was a photoshop, then someone put a hell of a lot of effort into it [or: more where that came from]. It seems like at least some of them--the more faraway shots, for example--are definitely real.)

Ouch. The "rotten" rating is going down as we speak--from 24% to 21% in two hours. "Lady in the Water challenges us to believe in the power of myth. But the big challenge here is surviving the tedium of Shyamalan's meandering inventiveness. What's supposed to be fanciful storytelling is really just audience punishment." And that's one of the good reviews.

From celli, a link to chaodai's thoughts on yaoi the movie: "if anyone ever tells you their movie is a tone poem, you actually have to beat them to death with a copy or aristotle's poetics before running off to the hills. look it up. it's the law."

Ghost Rider website/trailer on the internets. Am I the only person who sees this and thinks, "How profoundly, incredibly lame"?

Dakota Fanning, 12, to play rape victim in blatant Oscar grab. You think I'm kidding? "The screenplay for Hounddog - a dark story of abuse, violence and Elvis Presley adulation in the rural South, written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier - calls for Fanning's character to be raped in one explicit scene and to appear naked or clad only in 'underpants' in several other horrifying moments. Fanning's mother, Joy, and her Hollywood agent, Cindy Osbrink, see the movie as a possible Oscar vehicle for the pint-size star." Seriously, isn't there a way to write a child victim role where the abuse happens offscreen? Why do we have to watch simulated child rape? Unfortunately, the worst of it's already been filmed.

Colin Farrell has a close encounter. Of the crazy kind. This lady and the Crazy Us Weekly Guy™ need to hook up, for real.


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