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Why are we still waiting for a great film about Martin Luther King Jr.?

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Why Blockbusters Will Always Rule Hollywood

So long, long-tail

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. In 2006, when global optimism about the new broadband-based, interactive Web 2.0 was at its height, Chris Anderson, then the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, published The Long Tail. It was a lesson in the new world order for old companies. Eric Schmidt of Google announced that Anderson’s ideas had influenced his company’s strategic thinking “in a profound way.”

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Don't let Hollywood ruin the legacy of David Foster Wallace.

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Cahiers du Reagan

From TNR, November 1, 1980

The great Peter Kaplan's take on the 40th president's movies, published just before the 1980 election

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Four horses euthanized during filming of the HBO drama Luck after producers ran elderly, underfed animals as if they were racehorses in their prime. Dozens of fish and squid dead from the underwater explosions that dramatize Pirates of the Caribbean. A chipmunk squashed under its handler’s foot on the set of the rom-com Failure to Launch. These are just a few of the bloody incidents catalogued in the investigative report “Animals Were Harmed,” published Monday by The Hollywood Reporter.

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Angelina Jolie tops a poll about the most effective celebrities-turned-advocates.

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Variety has a horrifying article—"horrifying" because of the levels of self-deception and insanity it depicts—about The Lone Ranger, the biggest catastrophe of Hollywood's summer.

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The Robert Downey Jr. Rehab Program

Popcorn flicks can save your life

How the Iron Man star found redemption at the multiplex.

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#Fail

Hollywood Doesn't Understand New Media

From Contagion to "House of Cards," Hollywood seems to think that new media is filled with avaricious, amoral youngsters.

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The Most Divisive Issue in Film: Anne Hathaway

Movie buffs can't decide whether she's a good actress

Why can't critics decide whether or not she's a good actress?

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