The Morning Read: A Radical Move to Fix the Oscars and Batman Battles The Terminator

By  · Published on August 7th, 2013

The morning’s fascinating articles from around the movie website-o-sphere. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya?

“No Host Can Save The Oscars (But Here’s What Can)” – Kyle Buchanan suggests dropping four categories to save the awards show from bloat. Can we add half a dozen montages and a musical number to that pile?

“California Seeing a ‘Profound Erosion’ of Production” – With other states offering better tax incentives, California is struggling to keep the movie industry inside its borders.

“Watch: Early Halloween Test Footage Shows How It Changes The Way We Experience Horror Movies” – Showing off the cutting edge Panaglide system. Worth it to see the 1978 computers and mustaches.

“The Lone Ranger Could Cost Disney Up to $190 Million in Losses” – But Bob Iger is fine with Marvel money.

Forget Superman, here’s Batman vs The Terminator:

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