For Reels Sunday Roundup -- August 11th, 2013




News, links, etc:

-RIP Karen Black. (NY Times)

-Also RIP Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last living Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz. (The Dissolve)

-Film critics had nothing to do with The Lone Ranger being a piece of shit. If you spend $250m on a set-piece western where you can't have them fight in front of a Sears or drinking Dr Pepper, it's your own fault you're losing money. (Guardian)

-Blackfish has caused some changes to Pixar's upcoming (2015) Finding Dory. It'll probably get rewritten 20 more times anyway. (Arts Beat)

-So I went on an on about Snowpiercer last week, and now comes the bad news: Harvey Weinstein supposedly wants to cut 20 minutes and add voiceover. Meh. (Twitch)

-Harvey has done a ton of unwanted editing in the past as well. (

-Someone unearthed the complete Eddie Van Halen song that Marty McFly plays to his father when he visits him in the radiation suit.

-Shia LeBouf and Charlotte Gainsbourg's kinda naughty bits are not welcome on Facebook. Doesn't Facebook know that the internet exists to talk about movies and watch porn and that this is both?! (Playlist)

-Some of the early news from Disney's D23 expo in Anaheim, including images from Pixar films The Good Dinosaur, Toy Story of Horror and Inside Out. (Playlist)

-Austenland: no boys allowed? (Guardian)

-Facebook: no boobies allowed. (IndieWire)

-Another old film was found this year, but this time it was a very strange Orson Welles film from his Murcury Theater days. (NY Times)

-On the psychology of the dual pilot system in Pacific Rim. (Guardian)

-My buddy Rahat has a couple of covers in this collection of the best Criterion fake covers. Breathless, The Social Network and Flight. (

Trailers, posters, etc:

-If none of my other hopes come true this year, at least let Spike Jonze's Her be as good as the trailer. (Apple)

-The full trailer for Nicole Holofcener's Enough Said, with James Gandolfini, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Catherine Keener and Toni Collette. (Apple)

-The Austin Film Fest winner, Sparrow Dance, about an agoraphobic actress who falls for the plummer but looks so much better than that description. (IndieWire)

-Final trailer for Ender's Game. (Apple)

-The international trailer for Catching Fire. (Thompson on Hollywood)

-Naomi Watts is Diana. (Twitch)

-The best fake trailers from real movies. (

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