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Morning Shots: 'Inception' Booms, Angelina Jolie Takes Life In Hands

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The big box-office story of the weekend was Inception, which earned more than $60 million and is on its way to being perhaps the first non-kids' movie of the summer to pull off the double whammy of high critical praise and massive ticket sales. The Oscar talk, naturally, is already underway.

Oh, hey, you know what the insane, crowded, noisy, hype-infested world of Comic-Con really needed? Angelina Jolie. Perfect.

Arrested Development aficionados will likely cheer the reunion of Will Arnett and David Cross on Arnett's new Fox show Running Wilde. Cross will reportedly show up in seven episodes, one of which is the pilot — which they're apparently retooling, since he's not in the tentative version of the pilot sent to critics. The retooling of which, I must say, is welcome.

Interesting piece on online journalism and its sometimes insane demands. Speaking solely for myself, I would not have assumed, based on what I know of other people's lives, that the joke described in the lede was a joke.

I think everyone who writes online has had this same discussion about writing the perfect headline to feed search engines, but Gene Weingarten nailed it. I also enjoy the job title "idea triage specialist."

Vulture is good enough to bring you some excerpts from a GQ interview with Bill Murray, which is delightful in many respects. It will surprise no one who knows me that my absolute favorite part is this comment about the execrable Year One: that "people who [saw it], including other Ghostbusters, said it was one of the worst things they had ever seen in their lives." I CONCUR, Other Ghostbusters.

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