“I couldn’t think of a better film to kick off my exploration of the Disney archives than Gus, a heartwarming tale about a farm mule from Yugoslavia who becomes an NFL place-kicker for the fictional California Atoms … One brave staffer streamed Mouse House content for half a day and found some … pretty strange stuff in the archives.” The Ringer: Place-Kicking Mules, Alien Cats, and a Surplus of Gambling: 12 Hours of Watching Disney Plus. (For the record, not as a child, nor now, do I find anything strange about a place kicking mule named Gus. Though, the movie was a clear and cheap ripoff from my favorite childhood book, The Horse That Played Center Field.)

+ GQ: Robert De Niro and Al Pacino: A Big, Beautiful 50-Year Friendship.

+ ‘No one will know the difference’: years ago, a studio wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman. (Next, you’re gonna tell me that she played the lead role in a feel good story about prostitution…)