The Morning Read: Hollywood Racism, ‘Avengers’-izing and Jewish Superman

By  · Published on December 19th, 2013

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“Where are the black women of Hollywood?” – Arienne Thompson of USA Today asks the tough question, and gets some uneasy answers and a cure for racism from Shonda Rhimes that’s a simple, impossible lurch in the right direction.

“How the Avengers-izing of Blockbusters is Killing Movies” – It was on the tip of everyone’s tongues. Gabe Toro at The Playlist digs in his heels on copycatism and bloat.

“On the Shoulders of Giants: Why Movies Are Shifting From the Undead to Big Monsters” – Jesse Damiani at Press Play explores the difference between pessimism and heroic shouting.

“Superman: Christ Figure or Ultimate Immigrant” – Robert Saucedo at Badass Digest has a curly-haired theory about the Man of Steel that Megyn Kelly is going to hate.

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