• brittanymurphy.jpgGovindini at Libertas is calling on conservatives to see and support Walk the Line. "It's a movie that conservatives can enjoy without having their values or their intelligence gratuitously insulted. It's nice to see a film in which talent and hard work are celebrated, and people from rural America who hold traditional values are treated with respect."
  • David at GreenCine Daily is always pointing to the best in online viewing; this time, it's a limited-time-only stream of the first 26 minutes of This Divided State.
  • A letter from Brittany Murphy's lawyers gives Defamer yet another opportunity to rock his creepy Dakota Fanning fetish.
  • Blatant self promotion alert: On December 16 at 7:30, me (that's Ms. Longworth to you), Aaron Dobbs (Gothamist/Out of Focus), Alison Willmore (IFC News), Matthew Koresky (Reverse Shot), S.T. VanAirsdale (The Reeler), Scott Macaulay (Filmmaker Magazine), and Andrew Grant (Like Anna Karina's Sweater) will join forces to take down the Soho Apple Store with self-congratulatory drivel. It's all part of a panel called "Meet the Film Bloggers", hosted by indieWIRE. Come and point and laugh – if you're lucky, I might put on real pants for the occasion.