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What the Comic-Book Boom Means for Auteurism -- Vulture

vulture.com — It's a testament to the strange state of Hollywood today that the highest-grossing domestic film in 2014 was Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, and I bet you can't name its director. (It's James Gunn.) Or that the 11th-highest-grossing film that year was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and I can't name the director of that film without looking it up.

Why Friends is still so popular

theweek.com — When the TV critic Andy Greenwald, who is 38, returned to his high school near Philadelphia last May to speak to students about his job, he wondered how it would go. After all, today's students are a digital generation who have only a vague association with the concept of "TV."

Seeing Sad Ben Affleck Everywhere in the World

vulture.com — As memes go, last month's Sad Ben Affleck - sparked by a since-removed YouTube video in which Affleck appears to momentarily contemplate the meaningless of existence after being asked by an interviewer to respond to terrible reviews for Batman v Superman, set to a soundtrack of Simon & Garfunkel's "Sound of Silence" - is very entertaining.

Selling Your Sex Life

nytimes.com — When Steven Moffat met Sue Vertue at the Edinburgh International Television Festival in 1996, neither of them was thinking of love, marriage, children or saving NBC's Thursday-night lineup. At the time, they certainly weren't looking to create a saucier version of ''Friends,'' especially not one loosely based on their own sex lives.

Is ‘Friends’ Still the Most Popular Show on TV?

vulture.com — When the TV critic Andy Greenwald, who is 38, returned to his high school near Philadelphia last May to speak to students about his job, he wondered how it would go. After all, today's students are a digital generation who have only a vague association with the concept of "TV."

Why the Public Should Elect the Oscar Host -- Vulture

vulture.com — For all the things that might go wrong at this Sunday's Oscars ("and the winner for Best Picture is ... The Revenant!"), there's one thing that has already gone improbably, undeniably right. In a year when diversity is the biggest issue swirling around the awards, it's impossible to think of a better Oscars-caliber host to address this issue than Chris Rock.

Would You Rewatch

vulture.com — There's a consistent annual complaint about the nominations for Best Picture that goes something like this: How are we supposed to compare such disparate films, let alone decide which one is "best"? By what criteria do you compare The Revenant to Room? Or Brooklyn to The Martian?

George Miller on Mad Max and His Unlikely Career -- Vulture

vulture.com — At age 70, George Miller accomplished something extremely improbable: He revived a 30-year-old action franchise with a new installment that is far and away the best one yet and, by the way, won the AFI award for Movie of the Year and earned ten Oscar nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture.

What the Super Bowl Should Steal From the Oscars -- Vulture

vulture.com — February is a month that's long been known for coldness, shortness, and, every four years, hyperbolically overcovered political primaries in tiny midwestern states. But of late, February has emerged as the premier month for watching event television in your pajamas on Sunday night.

New York Magazine TV Review

nymag.com — David Spade's had a career so bad-the terrible movies ( Joe Dirt), the dismal sitcom ( Just Shoot Me), the grating Capital One commercials-that even David Spade makes fun of it. Stephen Colbert, by contrast, is coming off eight great years as The Daily Show 's arch-foil to bemused host Jon Stewart.
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Apr 28, 2016

It's a good thing that didn't persist. For, say, a hundred years.It's a good thing that didn't persist. For, say, a hundred years.

Apr 28, 2016

"the life-is-a-circus type of cynicism...: everything is rotten, people are fools, let's all get quietly drunk and laugh at them.""the life-is-a-circus type of cynicism...: everything is rotten, people are fools, let's all get quietly drunk and laugh at them."

Apr 28, 2016

Here, Malcolm Cowley describes a particular pernicious, sophomoric attitude he encountered in college at Harvard in 1916:Here, Malcolm Cowley describes a particular pernicious, sophomoric attitude he encountered in college at Harvard in 1916:


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