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Best paragraph of my day, from a NY Times review of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen:

There’s a serious disconnect in the movie between the image of power that those GM brands are meant to convey and the bankrupt car industry they now signify. That disconnect only deepens with the introduction of two new Autobot characters, the illiterate, bickering twins Skids (Tom Kenny) and Mudflap (Reno Wilson), both of which take the shape of Chevrolet concept cars. The characters have been given conspicuously cartoonish, so-called black voices that indicate that minstrelsy remains as much in fashion in Hollywood as when, well, Jar Jar Binks was set loose by George Lucas. For what it’s worth, the script, by Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, also includes a crack about Simmons, who’s coded as Jewish, and his “pubic-fro head.”

When you movie characters are being compared to Jar Jar, you’re doing it wrong.

10:45 p.m. UPDATE: It appears I spoke too soon:

Megatron is pulled from the sea to assist the original Decepticon, Fallen (a metaphor for Lucifer? No: For [Director Michael] Bay’s limp junk).

Pajiba FTW!