For Reels Sunday Roundup -- Sept 22nd, 2013




I just want to give special attention to this link from Wired about how to send a text or email in a movie theater without being a complete and utter asshole. By changing a few settings to invert the color scheme of your phone, it creates a darkish screen layout that you can still see, but doesn't put a false halo of light on everything around you. It's not a perfect solution for the people around you who are just trying to watch a movie around your fascinating social life, but it's the bare minimum you can do if you happen to be the kind of piece of shit who thinks it's okay to text during a movie.

You don't want Alex Billington to call 911 on you, do you?

News, links, etc:

-RIP Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo's big boss. (Wired)

-I casually request that you read this link without judging it before you read it. Yes, it is Home Alone fan fiction -- I know, I know -- but it's really good and actually makes for a better bookend to the movies than the further movies were. Trust me, I wouldn't link any of you to shit. (Medium)

-Sir Patrick and Sir Ian, BFFs. (Buzzfeed)

-Since we've been spending so much time talking about Tilikum at Seaworld, it's worth taking a look at Keiko, who was the whale from Free Willy. (NY Times)

-Peter Dinklage on Sesame Street. (Grantland)

-If you wanted to see Daniel Radcliffe's penis in 4 consecutive movies, well, you're just out of luck. Three will have to tide you over. (Guardian)

-John Singleton asks if a white director can make a great black film. (THR)

-JD Salinger would hate your biopic, you phonies. (First Showing)

-Pixar has run into a little trouble with The Good Dinosaur after firing Bob Peterson, and the film has been pushed back, meaning there will be no major feature release from Pixar in 2014. Starting in 2015, Pixar will begin releasing two films per year (Inside Out being the other 2014 release), so the knock-on effect is that Finding Dory has been pushed back to 2016. (Cartoon Brew)

-Will one Star Wars movie a summer starting in 2015 kill our interest in Star Wars? The three year gap was a pretty good gap I thought, but then again I didn't pay $4b for the rights. (Moviefone)

-Yes. There is a Showgirls II. No, we don't know why either. They should show this in film schools across the world though, as an example of how not to cut footage together, and to illustrate the importance of a competent sound crew for your film. (The Dissolve)

-Doc had to convert the Delorian to a Mr. Fusion because we're running out of plutonium. Actually, it's a pretty serious problem, I just can't pass up a good Back to the Future joke. (Wired)

-Bryan Cranston will be playing Dalton Trumbo in an upcoming biopic. Here's five facts about Trumbo to tide you over. (If you haven't seen the documentary Trumbo you should.) (Mental_Floss)

-So, the Pope's favorite film is Fellini's La Strada. That's... kind of impressive, actually. (NY Times)

-I love these new posters for Blue is the Warmest Color, I hate this new poster for Oldboy. (Playlist)

-Ron Perlman has an autobiography coming out? Where do I wait in line? (@Perlmutations)

-Jaden Smith, existential buffoon? (Film Drunk)

-Hulu+ is about to get more Britisher. (Homemade Media)

-I started running last month and I'm up to about 2 miles, so I only have about 28.61 miles left to build up to before I can do Rocky's run from Rocky II. Cake. (Vulture)

-Even James Franco is embarrassed by the horrible new cover for As I Lay Dying. (@JamesFrancoTV)

-The whole Nikki Finke/Jay Pinske thing is becoming as insufferable as the idea of live snarking. (NY Times)

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