Required Reading: An Oscar Voter’s Ballot and The Superhero Evolution

By  · Published on February 27th, 2014

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“Oscar Voter Reveals Brutally Honest Ballot” – A member of the directors branch who hated everything (except American Hustle) speaks out about who he voted for. Documentaries? Silly. They have a category for cartoons? Preposterous. These are the people choosing “the best” of the year.

“The Evolution of the Superhero Movie” – Chris Clow at Movies.com digs into the past. It’s more about the history of comic book storytelling, and less about the movies, but it’s still a great, breezy read.

“The misguided detective work work of the CSI: Cinema Scene Investigators” – Matt Singer at The Dissolve rolls his eyes at fans attempting to prove what Bill Murray said at the end of Lost in Translation or to discover who Toy Story’s mother really was. Trivia is fun, but only if you leave it on the surface.

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