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Wednesday July 23, 2014

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Dustin Ackley's catch

Dustin Ackley's catch.

Posted at 04:47 AM on Jul 23, 2014 in category Lancelot Links
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Sunday July 20, 2014

Lancelot Links

  • Indiewire's writers lay out the most underrated and underseen movies of the year so far ... and of course I haven't seen almost any of them. Only one, in fact: “Noah.” And I don't really agree with that choice. Among the others? “Dom Hemingway,” “The Rover,” “Le Weekend,” “God's Pocket,” “The Internet's Own Boy” and “Borgman.” Anyone see them? Anyone like them? “Borgman” had good buzz at SIFF this year. 
  • Nice review of “Boyhood” by Anthony Lane.
  • Even John Boehner's friends are tired of John Boehner's whining
  • Jeff Wells slams the latest poster for “Skeleton Twins,” the funny, emotional, Sundance film starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, as “a poster that says ‘meh, no biggie’…a poster that screams Netflix and VOD when there’s nothing else to watch.” Can't disagree.
  • But it still beats the official posters for “Philomena” and “Klumpfisken”: man, woman, bench, fake, ick.
  • David Remnick was recently in Moscow interviewing officials who said Vladimir Putin needed to bring down the political temperature. And this was  before Malaysian Airlines #17 was shot over Ukraine—supposedly by Russian-backed separatists. 
  • Post-MH17, Andrew Sullivan asks Charles Krauthammer and other chest-beating right-wingers, “How do you like your Vladimir Putin now?”
  • Hey, Ukranian separatists: You've just shot down a passenger jet and pissed off the entire world. What do you do for an encore? You seize control of the bodies
  • James Garner, dead at the age of 86.
  • Long read of the week: Jill LePore not only disrupts “disruptive innovation” in general and its advocate, Clayton M. Christensen, in particular, she lays waste to them. As recently as 2011, Forbes magazine called Christensen “one of the most influential business theorists of the last 50 years.” But LePore quietly eviscerates him: “In 2007,” she writes, “Christensen told Business Week that 'the prediction of the [disruptive] theory would be that Apple won’t succeed with the iPhone,' adding, 'History speaks pretty loudly on that.' In its first five years, the iPhone generated a hundred and fifty billion dollars of revenue.” Inevitably, there's been pushback against LePore. Who disrupts the disruptor of disruptive innovation theory? Forbes, of course. No mention of the iPhone in that one.

James Garner

How I first came across James Garner: as the laid-back, perpetually put-upon private eye Jim Rockford.

Posted at 07:00 AM on Jul 20, 2014 in category Lancelot Links
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Thursday July 17, 2014

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Boyhood

The 2014 movie to see.

Posted at 05:24 AM on Jul 17, 2014 in category Lancelot Links
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Friday July 11, 2014

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Met Stadium, Bloomington, Minn.
Home of the 1965 All-Star Game
Posted at 06:46 AM on Jul 11, 2014 in category Lancelot Links
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Monday July 07, 2014

The Return of Lancelot Links

In the Age of Social Media (2008-present), there hasn't been as much linking going on as there was in the Age of Blogs (2002-2008), and I've been as guilty as anyone: I haven't done one of these things since last April.

Julie Newmar: sexiest Catwoman?

Julie Newmar's Catwoman from the 1966 “Batman” TV series: so sexy it hurt.

Posted at 11:32 AM on Jul 07, 2014 in category Lancelot Links
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