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Oscar post-mortem

lupita-nyong'oIf you skipped the Oscars broadcast and were planning to watch it later, I’d like to take a few moments and save you three and a half hours. Here’s what you missed:

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Slandering Others Anonymously #41

The focus for this episode is current films – some still in theatres, some on video, but all from this year. Documentaries, dramas, thrillers, horror… The usual smorgasbord.

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DAILY BULLETIN: Under The Dome miniseries, Gravity has a release date, more on Upstream Color

I couldn’t find anything too thrilling in my daily scrounging, so today’s update will be short and to-the-point.

Under The Dome miniseries premiere date revealed
under-the-domeCBS has announced the airdate for the first episode of their upcoming miniseries Under The Dome (based on the Stephen King novel). Deadline reports the first of 13 episodes will air on June 24th. The show has a typically King-ish high-concept premise: a small town in Maine (where else?) is suddenly and randomly sealed off from the rest of the world by a large, transparent dome, and chaos ensues. I’m not terribly excited about the miniseries, mainly because the book wasn’t great. When it comes to King’s books, the destination is rarely as good as the journey, and that was absolutely the case with Under The Dome. I really love his style of writing, but he always seems to paint himself into a corner and then just go, “Deus ex machina to the rescue!”

Despite my reservations, I’m still looking forward to King’s next book, Joyland, which is about an amusement park serial killer. It comes out in June, under the Hard Case Crime imprint.

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