The Morning Read: Early Oscar Bait, Breaking Trek and Star Wars

By  · Published on August 13th, 2013

The morning’s most fascinating articles from around the movie website-o-sphere.

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“On Oscar Bait, In August” – Christy Lemire excellently breaks down our frustrations about spotting Oscar Bait when we see it (Hello, Lee Daniels’ The Butler). Is it that we want to hide marketing’s influence, that it presents limitations on art inside a gamed system, or something else?

“Breaking Bad: See The Animated Version of Badger’s Star Trek Pie-Eating Story” – Also know as Vince Gilligan’s Star Trek pie-eating story.

“Elysium is just a bigger, broader, dumber District 9” – Over at The Dissolve, Tasha Robinson and Scott Tobias confabulate on the watery similarities between both Blomkamp sci-fi trips.

“History of Film: Irvin Kershner’s Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” – Kevin Ketchum finds humor in the dark (side).

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