The Morning Read: Making ‘Love Actually’ and ‘Please Mr. Kennedy’

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“How we made Love Actually” – Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy reminisce in public for the 10th anniversary of a movie that everyone loves. Everyone. Zero people dislike it. Everyone.

“How ‘Please Mr. Kennedy’ was born and why it’s not eligible for Oscar consideration” – T Bone Burnett talks crafting an ultra-catchy, super terrible song (with a bit of insight into the limits of the awards category).

“The 14 Least Competent Alien Invaders of All Time” – I’ll give you this list, Rob Bricken from io9, but there’s one thing that almost all alien invaders forget about: the human spirit.

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