The Morning Read: Wright’s ‘Ant-Man’ Challenge, Bad Oscar Bait and the Bodies of 2013

By  · Published on December 12th, 2013

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“Edgar Wright Talks Ant-Man” – A cursory conversation over at SFX, but valuable for the little details and the question it raises over how Wright’s humor will blend with the Marvel universe.

“Spring Breakers Understands Britney Spears Better Than Her New Album Does” – Amanda Dobbins at Vulture argues that bottle service self-awareness loses out to a raging, violent metaphor.

“Inside Llewyn Davis is a Duet About a Duet” – Matt Singer at The Dissolve notices a filmmaking pair’s penchant for torturing loners.

“My Bodies of the Year: Kim Kardashian’s Instagram Moment and 12 Unsexy Months” – Despite the title, Wesley Morris’ oustanding quick hit at Grantland digs into the film scene alongside pop culture to make a bodacious claim about our own personal fears. Maybe it’s time for Cronenberg to return to his roots?

“The Most Embarrassing Oscar Bait of the Millennium” – Adam D’Arpino chokes back the bile for Film.com as he explores a perverted formula.

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