Stephen Fry is Mycroft Holmes; Emma Stone is Gwen Stacy; Armie Hammer is NOT the Winklevi (but he kinda is); more: leftover links
Every week my browser gets cluttered up with tabs for stuff that I stumble across and figure I might be able to use as a Question of the Day or a WTF Thought for the Day or grist for some other post. And inevitably, I end the week with most of that material unused. But there’s no reason to let this stuff go to waste: I can still share it with you, for your amusement, and start the new week with a clean slate.
Herewith this week’s leftover links, in no particular order:
The Real Cost Of Free [by Cory Doctorow]
The mechanism: How the rich buy journalists
Gallup Poll: Majority of Americans Distrust the Media
‘Newspaper companies that will survive will not consider themselves newspaper companies’
Dish Network says Fox has blocked 19 TV channels
West End actor could lose his eye after being shot in accident during on-stage duel
Seth Green tries to marry reality TV and the Internet in new Web series, ‘ControlTV’
New TV shows fail to stand out in ratings
‘Miracle on the Hudson’ pilot lands movie deal
Armie Hammer Didn’t Play Both Winklevoss Twins In The Social Network
Emma Stone To Be Mary Jane In ‘Spider-Man’?
Emma Stone officially cast in ‘Spider-Man’…as Gwen Stacy!
First inside look at The Thing prequel shows why it may be awesome after all
In Saudi Arabia, Photoshop Makes Mariah Carey Modest
“The Social Network” Doesn’t Get Social Networking
The Social Network, Where Women Never Have Ideas
Will This Really Be “The Whitest Oscars In 10 Years”?
In Defense of the Spoiler Police
OFCS Top 100: 100 Best First Films
A Night Out With: Vincent Kartheiser: A Mad Man Among the People
Unhappy 20th Birthday, NC-17: 10 Films Burned by Hollywood’s Most Restrictive Rating
Google TV hopes to change how you watch, how you surf
Could the Oscars Really Move to January?
A Print Dream Dies
You’re Wrong: 10 Common Movie Blog Reader Misconceptions
How the Phone Companies Are Screwing America: The $320 Billion Broadband Rip-Off
Backlash over Richard Curtis’s 10:10 climate film
The Avatar-Inspired Masturbation Toy, For The Man Who Masturbates To Avatar
Holmes Meets His Match: Stephen Fry Cast As Mycroft Holmes In Sherlock Sequel
The Kids Are All Right but a woman’s work is never done in Hollywood [Lisa Cholodenko interview]
Daniel Radcliffe Makes First Appearance In Costume For Ghostly ‘The Woman In Black’