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9:13 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Morning Shots: Pauline Kael, 'Justice League' News, And Daytime Chatter

Originally published on Mon August 27, 2012 9:22 am

Who might direct the upcoming Justice League film? Perhaps the Wachowskis, whom you might remember from a few films with Matrix in their titles. [Vulture]

Clive James has an essay about Pauline Kael, whose stuff you really should read if you never have. "Trash, Art, And The Movies" changed my life. [The Atlantic]

The A.V. Club has an inventory I'm surprised they haven't already done: "17 fictional TV towns with personality." [The A.V. Club]

Indiewire checks in with what Cameron Crowe has on deck, including an adaptation of a drug addiction memoir and a film with Emma Stone. [Indiewire]

Please enjoy this fake Breaking Bad Mentos commercial. [AdFreak]

Bill Carter writes about what Jimmy Kimmel's move to 11:35 p.m. might mean for Nightline, which he's bumping. [The New York Times]

Ta-Nehisi Coates is undertaking a study of football that I am very curious to follow. [The Atlantic]

Over at The Guardian, Liz Carr, a comedian who uses a wheelchair, writes an intriguing piece about the comedy she is certain she's going to find in the upcoming Paralympics. [The Guardian]

And finally: When you're counting up TV battles that will be taking place this fall, don't forget daytime: Katie Couric, Jeff Probst, and Ricki Lake all have new shows. [New York Daily News]

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