The Morning Read: The ‘Rocky’ Run, Cult Appeal and Pinkman’s Progress

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“How Far Did Rocky Go in His Training Run in Rocky II?” – Dan McQuade from The Philly Post became everyone’s hero by calculating The Italian Stallion’s triumphant trip to the Art Museum. Funny what you force your characters to do when you want a montage of landmarks.

“The East and Sound of My Voice Writer-Director Zal Batmanglij Shares His Top 10 Documentaries” – Over at Nonfics, the indie darling provides some food for your queue.

“’Bad’ cinema lost its cult appeal when the big studios started making it” – Bobby MacPherson at Screen Robot laments B-movies getting the studio polish.

“Did Jesse Pinkman Really Matter?” – Cindy Davis at Pajiba struggles to understand her apathy toward the Breaking Bad bitch-sayer.

“The Role of Today’s Studio Chief Has Been Redefined” – Rachel Abrams at Variety explores what the new exec class has to accomplish. Are they losing their gut?

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