Early Wizard of Oz film script

Over at Smithsonian, Gregory Maguire reads through an early script of The Wizard of Oz by Noel Langley:

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Formerly incarcerated woman on why 'Orange Is The New Black' is mostly inaccurate

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A confession: I'm not a fan of the TV series "Orange is the New Black." I love some of the actors on the show, but I think it's kind of a romanticized white fantasy that makes cute of an experience that is not cute, as even today's headlines on this very blog reveal. With glee, I read this Washington City Paper analysis of the show by a woman who served time in prison on a drug-related offense. She is very funny, and her critique is informative.

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David Cronenberg exhibition in Amsterdam

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This weekend, David Cronenberg: The Exhibition lands at Amsterdam's EYE Film Institute. Celebrating one of my favorite contemporary directors, the show features props from the movies, original costumes, set photos, and screenings of all his films, from Shivers and Videodrome to Naked Lunch and Scanners (animated GIF below!).

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The happiest Father's Day possible in Game of Thrones [s4 finale]

Kevin McFarland reviews the medieval fantasy drama’s extra-brutal season closer.

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Short documentary about 2001: A Space Odyssey

Look magazine's 1968 mini-documentary about 2001: A Space Odyssey, titled "A Look Behind The Future." (via Laughing Squid)

New Orleans jazz rendition of Game of Thrones

The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys play a rousing old-timey jazz rendition of The Game Of Thrones Theme.

Incredible movie character sculptures

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Bobby Causey makes incredibly realistic sculptures of movie characters, some life-size, and some thumb-size. More below. (via Laughing Squid)

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Game Of Thrones: “The Watchers On The Wall” [s4e9]

Kevin McFarland reviews an unusual, action-packed episode that takes place almost entirely in and around a single location.

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RoboCop throws out first pitch

It was RoboCop Day in Detroit yesterday and the man-machine threw the ceremonial first pitch at last night's Detroit Tigers game, although sadly it wasn't Peter Weller in the suit (nor Joel Kinnaman); meanwhile, the city's crowdfunded RoboCop bronze statue is slated for completion later this year.

Star Wars 7: spy shots of Millennium Falcon and X-wing

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Following on yesterday's spy shots of Star Wars: Episode 7, TMZ posted photos today that appear to be an under-construction Millennium Falcon and another ship, possibly an X-wing starfighter.

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Molly Ringwald and her 10-year-old watch The Breakfast Club

NewImageMolly Ringwald's ten-year-old daughter wanted to watch The Breakfast Club (1985) with her mom; This American Life sent them a tape recorder and the resulting story is funny, nostalgic, and quite touching.

Star Wars Episode 7 spy shots

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TMZ has a set of leaked photos from the Tunisia et of Star Wars Episode 7 that in short reveal that the JJ Abrams flick will feature life-size creatures and vehicles not just digital FX.

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Orphan Black turns into a high-stakes comedy of errors this week [S2E7]

Caroleine Siede reviews the latest episode of the BBC’s clone drama

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Game Of Thrones opens a Moon Door [Recap: s4e7]

Echoes of Tyrion’s past are about to collide in the present. Kevin McFarland reviews the latest episode of Thrones, where the dwarf’s uncertain doom approaches.

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