The Morning Read: The Doctors’ Challenges, Funny Business and Your Own Mech Suit

By  · Published on August 5th, 2013

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

“Surely You Can’t Be Serious: The Steep Decline of Sketch-Comedy From Kentucky Fried Movie to Movie 43” – Funnyman Eric D. Snider gets serious about the right (and wrong) ways to build a funny movie from small parts, giving the ShamWow guy a black eye in the process.

“Matt Damon on Elysium, Turning Down Avatar and the State of Hollywood Today” – But what’s really interesting is his Sartrean explanation for why Julia Roberts exists in the Ocean’s 12 universe. Short and sweet.

“Heisenberg is About to Get What’s Coming to Him” – The excellent Matt Zoller Seitz places Breaking Bad onto the tragedy spectrum. Pride cometh before the fall lineup.

“Star Trek 3 Should Take a More ‘Original’ Approach Than Into Darkness” – At least that’s what Karl Urban says.

“The New Doctor Who’s 10 First Challenges” – The Wrap briefly looks at the challenges faced immediately upon regenerating in anticipation of the new Doctor’s arrival. Forgive them for calling him Who.

“This is How You Build a Fully Functional 9-Foot Mech” – Yup. That’s how.

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