Flickgrrl Archive: June, 2011

J.K. Rowling's 'Pottermore': Not a book, but an Internet game

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The publishing world has been waiting with bated breath for J.K. Rowling's announcement about her latest project, "Pottermore." It can exhale:... Read more

Selenamania!

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The sound was like 10 squadrons of seagulls about to dive-bomb a July 4 picnic. Ranging in age from 7 to 37, a few thousand females and a handful... Read more

Which super has the most super suit?

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Clothes make the man and the suit makes the superhero. One of the many disappointments of Green Lantern is Ryan Reynolds' Lanternsuit, a CGI-unitard... Read more

Academy re-tweaks rules for best-picture nominees

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Two years ago the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences doubled the number of best-picture contenders from five to ten. Yesterday its... Read more

A fan letter to Christopher Plummer

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Dear Mr. Plummer: Who was it that said at twilight, colors are at their most intense? It's an apt description of your screen career in the... Read more

Groucho Marx and the gentle art of generating publicity

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When dinosaurs roamed the earth and Groucho Marx stalked Beverly Hills (that would be 1945), the mustachioed jokester pioneered an early form... Read more

And the best closing credits song is...?

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The Awl has a listicle (list + article = listicle) considering the best movie closing credits songs. (Hat tip, A List of Things Thrown Five... Read more

Super 8: The movie, the medium

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The Super 8 camera -- the home-movie technology so popular from the '60s through the '80s - was like the portable typewriter in the era... Read more