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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

look out for fake films! (and other adventures in social networking)

What my followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ saw today:
• If you’re wondering which movies critics will be making ourselves crazy trying to see in time to vote for our awards, here ya go. Criticwire’s Year-End Movie Cheat Sheet

• This is either a joke-but-not-really attempting to replicate the “success” of that “Friday” song, or it’s a Dickensian tragedy about tween ragamuffins left to fend for themselves on Thanksgiving. Either way, it’s probably the only music video to feature the making of stuffing. Nicole Westbrook – It’s Thanksgiving (Official Video)

• Obviously, I need a pithier blog… Weird things customers say in bookstores, another blog-based book

• It’s astonishing any movies get made at all. Get A Hollywood Studio To Green Light Your Picture, In 29 Easy Steps

• I love this! Universal 1913 exhibitor ad ‘Look out for fake films’

look out for fake films

Look out for fake films!

Several cheap and trashy brands of film are being dumped onto the market and offered to exhibitors as part of the Universal program. They are made from negatives which we wouldn’t accept as a gift. Make sure you get genuine Universals. Insist on having “Universal films and nothing else!”

Sounds like The Asylum has been in business for longer than we thought…

• This seems obvious in retrospect. It also seems obvious that at least some of the people who were in the position to give him the greenlight had to have known what he was up to, and greenlit him anyway. Disgusting. Savile ‘engineered’ TV shows for child access

• Yup, TV meteorologists are a step *below* the people who introduce red-carpet clips on that show before the game show before prime-time. Rob Marciano Leaves CNN To Become ‘Entertainment Tonight’ Co-Host

• There’s a show on BBC Two right now that’s basically a hip talk show about science. Celeb guests are theoretical physicists. Mind. Blown. Dara O Briain’s Science Club

(hat-tips for today’s links: Edmund, Dan, @emmafgreen)



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