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Index: What I’m Reading

The 10 best films of 2010 (so far) that you may have missed

Los Angeles Times piece on the films you should have watched this year, but probably haven't. Go seek them out now!

 

The irony of the founding of Facebook

New York Times piece in which director David Fincher and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin discuss the irony of the founding of Facebook, which is at the core of their new film The Social Network.

 

Why James Franco is embarrassed to talk about himself!

An excellent New York Times piece on one of my favorite young actors James Franco; also the star of Danny Boyle's new film 127 Hours.

 

Noomi Rapace, original ‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ cast in Sherlock Holmes 2

Slashfilm.com has a story on Noomi Rapace, the star of the original Swedish film signing up to play the lead role opposite RDJ and Jude Law in the Sherlock Holmes sequel out next year.

 

25 Most Disturbing Movies Ever

Total Film magazine puts together a list of the most unpleasant movies ever made. Count how many you've seen already, and how many you're going to rush out and rent from your local library now that they've aroused your curiosity...

 

Clint Eastwood was offered both Superman and James Bond. Yes, it’s true!

In this Los Angeles Times story, the 80-year-old Dirty Harry star reveals he turned down offers to play both iconic movie characters because he just wasn't convinced he'd be right for the parts.

 

How to make great movies and billions of dollars: Pixar’s secret

A fantastic piece on empire.com about the secrets behind Pixar's success. How the studio succeeds in creating wonderful films with heart, and making billions off them.

 

Mythic Past, Resonating in the Present

An interesting New York Times piece on two recent Indian films - Raajneeti and Raavan - that have leaned on the Hindu epics for their plot and characters. Why they sometimes work, and sometimes don't.

 

‘Breaking Dawn’ will be broken up

Los Angeles Times reports that the fourth installment in the 'Twilight' series will get the 'Harry Potter' treatment; will be divided into two films.

 

Muggles Take Flight at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

New York Times piece on a peep inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the new attraction at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. A first-hand account by an excited fan.