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Variety Critic Pummels LA Times Calendar Piece

It didn’t take long for a Twittering journalist to react to Variety critic Brian Lowry‘s harsh takedown of Rebecca Keegan‘s LA Times Sunday Calendar cover story “Muscle Summer – The Men of Captain America, Thor and Conan.” Lowry holds up the feature as an example of questionable entertainment journalism, suggesting it is “filled with ridiculous statements” and “tricks of the trade,” which he breaks down paragraph by paragraph.

Entertainment Weekly film writer Anthony Breznican quickly jumped to Keegan’s defense, rebutting the Lowry item as “a crock” and offering some Variety blog item critiques of his own in the A), B), and C) format used by Lowry:

After Keegan tweeted that she, Lowry, and Breznican should settle their differences via a “push-up/Oscar trivia duel,” Lowry replied that he had to first attend a bigorexia group. As in the rare male psychological condition that is mentioned in the Keegan paragraph Lowry finds most hilarious.

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