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wtf: Harry Knowles laments what he hath wrought

It’s sort of beautiful, in its way. Like how a mushroom cloud is beautiful. Harry Knowles, commenting on rumors about something to do with whatever the hell is going on with Spider-Man these days and who the hell is gonna direct The Hobbit anyway actually has the nerve to chastise Variety for reporting speculation in … more…

attention: I am a woman, sorry to disappoint

A very prominent blogger in the field of online marketing and copywriting came out this week. As a woman. “James Chartrand” of Copyblogger, it turns out, is female, and only assumed the male pseudonym when she discovered how much more successful she could be when readers, editors, and the people with the power to pay … more…

‘Avatar’ review embargo? eh, not so much

UPDATE: 3:40PM: I’ve gotten confirmation from my Fox rep that the embargo has indeed been lifted. I’m writing my review now and will post asap… I was told, concerning Avatar: “Please hold reviews until opening day, December 18th.” I realize that’s a bit vague, but I generally take that to mean that I cannot post … more…

reviews of ‘Watchmen’ embargoed! or not!

Dunno if you’ve heard, but apparently there’s a little superhero movie opening all over the world this Friday name of Watchmen. You’d think teh Interwebs was nutso over comic book movies or sumthin’, cuz everyone’s falling all over themselves to be the first geek to post a review of the movie. If you’re a geek … more…

alert! ‘The New York Times’ picks the 10 bestest movies evar!

Stanley Fish has, for some reason, been chosen by The New York Times to name “the 10 best American movies”… ever. Fish is “the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and a professor of law at Florida International University, in Miami, and dean emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois … more…