With all the controversy over the Oscar nominees, I’m guessing this isn’t gonna go over particularly well. Joseph Fiennes just got cast to play Michael Jackson in a roadtrip comedy. (Maybe he’ll play opposite Rachel Dolezal as Ice Cube.)

+ Syndicated from Kottke: Watch these inspiring film pioneers in this behind the scenes look at the first movie shot entirely with a Prius backup camera.

+ ESPN: On Jan. 15, legendary surfers took on Maui’s skyscraper-sized waves. The best-case scenario was an epic, record-breaking ride. The worst was death. (The other day I skipped my walk because it was sprinkling.)

+ Slate: These McDonald’s Mozzarella Sticks Have a Problem: No Cheese. (It’s only a problem until you experience the wonder of deep-fried air.)