The Morning Read: Uwe Boll’s Kickstarter, Warring Kids and a Cruel Summer

By  · Published on August 30th, 2013

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“Uwe Boll’s Misspelled Kickstarter: Sad Reality Or Brilliant Joke?” – Vince Mancini pulls a muscle rolling his eyes at Boll’s $500,000 request and explains why a man who’s always been terrible is now so hard up for cash.

“’Who’s Smokin’ The Reefer?’ A Visit to Peter Bogdanovich’s Squirrels to the Nuts” – Speaking words Germans can’t pronounce, Mike Ryan goes unnoticed on the set of a legend making his return. It’s a family thing.

“The Newsroom, Season 2, Episode 7: ‘Red Team III’” – Snappy titles aside, John Hendel finds the perfect parallel for the latest episode of Aaron Sorkin’s show about God knows what at this point. (Hat tip to Nick Robinson for the link.)

“Nothing Funny About Life of Brian’s Jesus Joke” – From the Guardian’s archives, a reminder that people have been offended for years.

“Hulk’s Essential Reading List: 136 Great Books For Your Eyeballs” – We don’t just take our stories in moving picture form, and there are some fantastic suggestions here. Best of all, none of them are in ALL CAPS. (Love you, Hulk.)

“This is why we can’t have nice things, physical media lovers” – The Dissolve offers a smart take on Paramount’s moronic Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray/DVD decision.

“Big Question: Can movies change the world for the better?” – Yet another intriguing installment of Drew McWeeny’s auto-piloted series where prominent filmmakers provide surprising answers. Ending the horrible reign of pogo sticks has to be high on the list of wins.

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