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Morning Shots: Free Books Take A Blow, And Mickey Rourke Is Considered

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I wonder if the new Roller Coaster Tycoon movie will be called Roller Coaster Tycoon, or something more descriptive, like Why Won't The Ends Of This Roller Coaster Match Up No Matter What I Do?

Amazon is going to drop free books from its list of Kindle best-sellers. The problem, of course, is that books that cost one cent, or five cents, will still be there. It's definitely difficult to get a sense of a conventional best-seller list when you look at Kindle books for exactly this reason; I'm glad to see they're going to have a separate list of most-downloaded free titles.

If you picked up Saving Private Ryan on Blu-ray and had audio problems, you're not alone. There's a recall afoot.

Next up, this is a great, great little piece at The Atlantic looking at the weird twins that are Robert Downey, Jr. and Mickey Rourke in Iron Man 2.

Whatever you thought of the other night's weird episode of Lost, you'll likely learn something from Alan Sepinwall's interview with creators Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. Whether you'll believe it is a different question, of course.

You can find a general rundown of a bunch of picked-up pilots from yesterday — including a very Friends-ish half-hour comedy picked up by NBC and a superhero family drama starring Michael Chiklis — at The Live Feed blog over at The Hollywood Reporter.