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Linkdown: 12/4/08 by Barbecue Bros
December 4, 2008, 10:43 am
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Interview with Wes Anderson on the upcoming Bottle Rocket Criterion release on DVD and Blu-ray

AVC: You’ve become sort of a polarizing figure in film-buff circles, in that you have some people who are devoted to your work and others who absolutely can’t stand what you do, and use you as an example of what’s wrong with indie filmmaking. How do you react to that?

WA: Well, it’s a bit of a drag. I guess I try to insulate myself from it by not reading too much of that kind of material. It’s not usually that great of an idea to read lots of reviews of your movies, because even if somebody’s saying nice things, there’ll still be something in there that pushes the wrong button, and it’s not really that helpful. Having said that, I am aware of what you’re talking about. [Laughs.] Even when we did Bottle Rocket, that was just exactly the experience the audience had with that movie. There were people who loved it, but there were lots of people who just hated it. I still don’t understand why what I do tends to inspire those kinds of reactions.

– The Sundance 2009 competition films lineup was announced yesterday

– Slashfilm visits the Wilmington, NC set of the upcoming HBO series East Bound and Down – David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are all involved in the six-episode series

– The Ghostbusters video game trailer, and it actually looks really good

Prop 8: The Musical, starring Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, John C. Reilly, Allison Janney, Kathy Najimy, Craig Robinson, Rashida Jones, Sarah Chalke, Jack Black and Neil Patrick Harris

– Grammy nominees were also announced, with notable noms going to M.I.A. (record of the year for “Paper Planes”), Coldplay (record of the year for “Viva La Vida,” album of the year), Radiohead (best rock song for “House of Cards,” album of the year, best alternative rock album), Kings of Leon (best rock song for “Sex on Fire,” best rock album), Death Cab for Cutie (best rock song for “I Will Possess Your Heart,” best alternative rock album), and My Morning Jacket (best alternative rock album)

– In awesome news, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was announced for late 2009

– Did I link to this before? Kermit sings LCD Soundsystem‘s “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”


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A lot of those Sundance titles look really good. We should include some of those in our book review/movie review club.

Comment by Andrew

Yea, I agree. Based on the descriptions, so far I’m interested in Big Fan, Brieft Interviews with Hideous Men, Dare and Paper Heart.

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