The Morning Read: Weinstein Domination, Unmade Movies and the Forwardthink of Jodorowsky’s ‘Dune’

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“In Toronto, a Weinstein Presence That Keeps Growing” – Michael Cieply at the New York Times briefly notes the stacked deck for the prestige-hungry distributor.

“Futurama’s Final Episode made me a Fry and Leela shipper at last” – Esther Inglis-Arkell finally finds one-eyed love at the end of the future.

“Angry Nerd: Bad Hollywood Ideas: Punctuation in Titles: Age of the Colon” – Wired’s resident rage-ahol fan presents a punctuated argument.

“Roger Ebert wouldn’t have agreed he was the last film critic who mattered” – Jen Chaney at The Dissolve pushes back against a yawning Variety thinkpiece (that has inspired me to launch

“The bittersweet allure of unmade movies” – Also at The Dissolve, Nathan Rabin profiles the book “Hollywood Said No!” from Mr. Show’s David Cross and Bob Odenkirk (with Brian Posehn) which delivers their unwanted scripts and a heavy dose of catharsis.

“Was Jodorowsky’s Dune the most ahead-of-its-time movie ever?” – Speaking of abandoned films, io9 has an exclusive video clip from a new documentary chronicling the sci-fi epic that never had a chance to blow our minds.

“8 Great Action Heroes Who Deserve a Resurrection” – In the wake of Riddick, Jacob S. Hall advocates for battered champions to get new life. Personally, I’m rooting for the Phillip Marlowe/Lara Croft team-up.

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