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Posts Tagged ‘Kyle Buchanan’

Vulture Debate Club, Holiday Edition: Les Miz or Les Mis?

We can safely predict that no review of Les Misérables will be as entertaining a read as today’s hilarious mock debate on Vulture between staffers Kyle Buchanan and Amanda Dobbins. Apparently, he kicked off the website’s house-style preference for the abbreviation Les Miz while she, despite being in the clear Vulture minority, continues to steadfastly cling to Les Mis.

Their back-and-forth transcribed conversation is good for a half-dozen memorable zingers. Here for example is Buchanan’s retort to Dobbins’ observation that Universal Pictures has the URL lesmiz.com redirecting readers straight to lesmis.com:

“But just look at those URLs! Which is more fun to read, and more pleasing to the eye? It certainly is not “Lesmis,” which sounds like a short-lived sapphic club founded at Radcliffe College in the late fifties.”

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For Your Consideration: Leonardo DiCaprio Dropping N-Bombs

Based on reports coming out of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival sneak peak at Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, it’s going to be a very schizophrenic Christmas at the movies for perennial Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio.

Arriving in theaters December 25 together with Baz Luhrmann’s remake of The Great Gatsby will be a DiCaprio we’ve never seen or heard before. Per Kyle Buchanan’s Vulture dispatch on the seven minutes of footage shown:

The big surprise? How funny this potentially controversial Western has turned out to be. In particular, Leonardo DiCaprio seems to be having the time of his life dropping N-bombs and smiling rotted teeth as plantation owner Calvin Candie, whom freed slave Jamie Foxx and bounty hunter Christoph Waltz must defeat in order to save Foxx’s wife Kerry Washington.

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