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Your Sunday Long Reads: James Deen, Scary Movies, and the Sad Story of Susan Boyle

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It’s Sunday afternoon — your last chance to read all that stuff you meant to read last week before Monday brings a new deluge of things you will want to read. Below, some of our recommendations:

James Deen vs. the Nebbishes” by Josh Lambert (Los Angeles Review of Books): Is James Deen good for the Jews? 

Cinemetrics: Oh, the Horror” by Zach Baron (Grantland): One critic bravely comes to grips with his scary movie problem. 

Susan Boyle’s Fairy Tale Dream Tempered by Reality” by Jill Lawless (Associated Press): Ever wonder what happened to Britain’s Got Talent star and YouTube sensation Susan Boyle? Spoiler: It’s not good. 

The Hobbit: Inside Peter Jackson and Warner Bros.’ $1 Billion Gamble” by Kim Masters (The Hollywood Reporter): A visit to Peter Jackson’s New Zealand filmmaking Mecca and sneak peek at his new film, the motto of which could well be “panting, exhausted, and action!”

Bardem: I’ll say ‘whatever the hell I think is right’” by Andrew O’Hehir (Salon): The Skyfall villan is surprisingly well-informed when it comes to the little-known refugee crisis in the Western Sahara. 

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Sunday Reads: James Deen and Scary Movies