why Peter Jackson should direct ‘The Hobbit’; ‘Showgirls 2’ trailer is terrible; lost Charlie Chaplin film; 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:
I long for the days when movie thrills were real, not computer

We Wish We Could Quit The Progressive Insurance Lady

Long-lost Hollywood films discovered in New Zealand archive

Exclusive: Lost Charlie Chaplin film discovered in Michigan antique sale

New “Showgirls 2” Trailer is Beyond Terrible

How Doctor Who gave Richard Curtis a shot in the arm

Why Peter Jackson must step in to direct The Hobbit

Why Celebrity Ads Make You Want to Buy Stuff

Strange But True: How Soap Operas Might Save Us From Overpopulation

Book Titles Are For “Girls,” Not “Women”

Filmmaker on Media Blackout: Feels like “Oil Companies are Running the Whole Government”

Conservative Hollywood Website and Bill O’ Reilly in Freakout Mode Over Sting and George Soros’ Crusade Against the Drug War

Burkas and Birkins: I Watched 146 Minutes of Sex and the City 2 and All I Got Was This Religious Fundamentalism

Shed a Tear for the First Megaplex?

Amazon Vs. Apple Be Damned: Publishers Pine For A Universal E-Book Format

UK animators call for tax breaks

Broadway bombshell [Spider-Man musical bombing without even opening]

Michigan State Senator Wants to License ‘Legit’ Journos

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