N.Y. Times reporter Michael Cieply has written a light-hearted, semi-whimsical piece about the persistence of big-business villains in modern movies — whatever. The odd thing is that Speed Racer producer Joel Silver declined to be interviewed for it. One images the reasoning: “Please…no light-hearted N.Y. Times articles about corporate villainy…leave us alone….the article might be slanted against the film!” The Wachowski brothers, true to form, also declined to be interviewed.