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Posts Tagged ‘Devin Faraci’

Much Ado About a Variety Retweet

Here’s a great example of just how ridiculous it can get sometimes on Twitter.

It started Wednesday when Variety film reporter Jeff Sneider retweeted an Entertainment Weekly TCA article about Alex Trebek. Although the headline should have ideally spelled it “Lede,” the word was listed as “Lead:”

Within a matter of minutes, Movies.com contributor Scott Weinberg and Badass Digest reporter Devin Faraci were getting on Sneider’s case for spelling it “Lead.” Variety editor Chris Krewson jumped to his colleague’s defense and soon, the Twitter mini-brawl was on:

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Fellow Journalists Place Their Elvis Mitchell Bets

In the wake of Elvis Mitchell‘s latest Hollywood shuffle, the best place to try and get a handle on the critic’s mercurial MO is the comments section to Anne Thompson‘s indieWIRE opinion piece. Several readers take issue with her use of the old trade axiom “Ankles” in the headline, since it implies that he left voluntarily, rather than was axed.

Beyond Thompson’s speculation that Mitchell’s release appears to have had equal amounts to do with a high Movieline.com salary and his failure to respond to some Summit Entertainment feedback about a minor error in his Source Code review, there are some very revealing comments from fellow reporters. Especially this one, from Jack Mathews:

I was the movie editor at the LA Times when Calendar editor Bob Epstein told me he’d hired Elvis to write cultural opinion pieces. Epstein even gave me Elvis’ start date. At precisely the same time, my former editor at the Detroit Free Press told me they’d hired Elvis as their chief film critic, with the same start date. I passed this along to Epstein, but he laughed it off, saying he was certain Elvis was joining us.

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Meet the Boys of Badass Digest

When the rambunctious and always entertaining film critic Devin Faraci announced recently that he was leaving CHUD.com for a new venture, much speculation ensued. This week, we learned the name of the next home of this Zach Galifianakis dead ringer: Badass Digest, a content website launched in partnership with Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas.

Joining Faraci at Badass are some familiar names: Hollywood-Elsewhere.com contributor Moisés Chiullan; former Cinevegas artistic director Roger Erik Tinch; and Alamo Drafthouse principals Tim League and Henri Mazza.

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