from Mashable! by Neha Prakash
The Breakfast Club is a harrowing tale of five strangers breaking stereotypes and forming the bond of a lifetime. But at its core, it’s just about detention and the lengths kids will go to to keep themselves entertained
from The Criterion Current
from Global Voices Online by owen
Chinese censors abruptly pulled the Oscar-winning film ?Django Unchained? from the country?s theaters on the day of its premiere in an unexpected about-face after the film’s week-long promotion in China.
from Boing Boing by Leigh Alexander
Funny thing about recaps: Some of the early feedback I got on the handful I did last season suggested people wanted less blow-by-blow, more macroanalysis. But I wonder how well that works for Game of Thrones: Friends, I’ve read all the books and watched every season so far twice, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t reach for a wiki a few times to make sure I had everything and everyone straight as we begin the third season.
I didn’t know much about Roger Ebert in the 1980s and 1990s.
Due to a lack of cable access growing up, I only occasionally caught him in syndication during his Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down TV glory days. In fact, I’m pretty sure for a large chunk of my childhood and early adolescence I only knew him via the haughty, hilarious, ever-critiquing Muppets character my parents swore was inspired by him.
from Nieman Journalism Lab by Loes Witschge
from FP Passport by Blake Hounshell
from Mashable! by Christina Warren
from Wired Top Stories by Angela Watercutter
Roger Ebert, one of the most well-known and well-respected film critics of the last half-century, has passed away at 70 following a battle with cancer.
from Hurriyet Daily News
Film legend Martin Scorsese and President Barack Obama led tributes to US movie critic Roger Ebert
from Open Culture by Colin Marshall