The Week That Was

The Week That WasThe world of blogging movies is a fast one. Often there is so much going on that you might miss something. With that in mind, FSR head honcho Neil Miller brings you the best of the week that was. All of the reviews, interviews and best editorials from the writers that call themselves Rejects. So come on in, click around and behold the wonder that is the Week That Was.

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The Week That Was

What is The Week That Was? Nothing much, just a recap of all that was great and wonderful here on Film School Rejects over the course of the last week. And in a week such as this, when we reviewed controversial and conversation-worthy films from the minds of Ayn Rand, Wes Craven and Robert Redford, it’s important to take a look back at the best of what was written. That, and we interviewed Takashi Miike, so we’ve got that going for us. Also, I have access to the traffic stats. I know that all of you did not read every one of our best articles. What’s the deal with that, beloved readers? Lets right those wrongs on a pantsless Sunday afternoon. Start with the articles listed in this compilation and work your way back. Do it now.

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The Week That Was

What is The Week That Was? Lets take a guess here, shall we? If you’ve been reading this site for a while, you’d know that we put a lot of words on the internet. Chances are that you didn’t have time to sit by your computer screen and wait for every single update. Though if you did, congrats, you’re our favorite. That said, by Saturday the rest of you might be struck with the depressing realization that you didn’t read all of the best articles the FSR staff put together this week. But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with a round-up of all the best that this site had to offer over the course of the last seven days. Go forth and enjoy.

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We do this every week. Because no one has time to read every great article we post here on Film School Rejects and be a productive member of society, the weekends provide us an excellent opportunity to get caught up on all the stuff that happened over the last seven days. This week we wrote a big helping of reviews, more than a few excellent, insightful editorials and as always, we were there when news broke to provide the necessary context (and snark). From Johnny Depp as a Hunter S. Thompson lizard to Oscar winners to solving your existential crisis with kids movies, this week that was had many twists and turns — all of which you’ll be glad you followed. So get set to get caught up with The Week That Was.

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This week our Saturday tradition known as The Week That Was takes on a new look. And as I’m sure you probably won’t notice (because I’m not entirely convinced that anyone reads this column), I will be the first to point out that the new format was at least in part inspired by a new feature I read over at Cinematical. And because sometimes the best ideas are stolen, I’m not sorry. I just can’t apologize for finding a better way to help you catch up on all of the excellent content you may have missed here on Film School Rejects. I won’t do it. Now lets forget all about this nonsense and focus on what matters: the best articles of the week, as brought to you by the lovely and talented FSR contributors.

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It’s been a very big, hyper-serious week here at Film School Rejects. Well, everything but the hyper-serious part anyway. We celebrated a big birthday by finally getting potty trained, we pulled the wheels of a big time movie director’s campaign against critics, we rapped to you, we reviewed a bunch of movies that weren’t so great, we reported on epic, Asgardian trailers and movies about Egyptian democracy and we interviewed people, shared opinions about movie universes and took you to Funky Town. Okay, all but the part about Funky Town. But you know it’s coming. Bask with me in the glory of this week’s best articles as we recount The Week That Was.

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The Week That Was

Chances are that over the course of the week, you missed quite a bit of action here on the pages of FSR. I know, I’m the one who sits around staring at the traffic statistics hoping that a decimal point will become disoriented and move one or two spots to the right. So here’s your chance to make it up to us by heading back over the best content of the last seven days. I know that if I bring it all together in a handy list format, you’re more likely to take notice. It’s just the way these things work. So come and get it, dear reader, the best articles of The Week That Was…

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A lot can happen in a week. Since we last met for this very column, a Superman has been cast, the calendar has flipped over to a new month and a mostly non-famous podcast celebrated a big episode. We also closed down our coverage of Sundance 2011, reviewed the week’s releases, talked Oscars and beat the living puss out of the aforementioned Superman casting. What can a hard-working movie blogging team do? Superman casting rumors are the new Batman casting rumors. It’s all part of our week-ending spot, affectionately known as The Week That Was.

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The Week That Was

With every week that passes, it feels like things just keep getting better and better around here. It’s becoming increasingly easy to put this very column together. New writers and very soon, we’ll have some new columns to tout. There’s a reason why the tagline “The Cure for the Common Movie Blog” now graces our homepage. Because if we’re anything around here, it’s uncommon. And you can find out why with the links that I’ve strategically placed after the jump. It’s all part of a little game I like to call The Week That Was.

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Like sands through the hourglass, these are the weeks of our lives. Two points if you know what soap opera that’s from. Minus one point for knowing what soap opera that’s from. As if thematically appropriate, this week was a lot of high drama here at FSR. Big casting news was abound, big editorials were written and one of our biggest yearly events, the Sundance Film Festival, kicked off. If you’re a regular reader of this site, it was a great week to be visiting us. If you’re not a regular reader of this site, here’s a list of all the great stuff you missed.

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The Week That Was

It’s been another awesome week here at Film School Rejects. We launched several new columns, including our first action-centric weekly romp (Bullet Points), a feature focused on Cole Abaius and Landon Palmer’s IM conversations (Talking Heads) and our two new dailies (Vintage Trailer and News After Dark) are going strong. The hard work is happening, and hopefully you’ve noticed. If not, that’s okay. You will soon. For now, lets focus on the best articles of the week as we explore The Week That Was.

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We made it! As birds fall dead from the sky, fish show up dead around the world, politicians are being shot while picking up the produce, you and I have made it, dear reader. What a wild week it has been around the world — the apocalypse could very well be right around the corner. So if we’re all going to go out in a blaze of glory, lets take a moment for some delightful diversion. My suggestion — read the work of the FSR staff as we continue our ongoing coverage of the world of film. It may not be a homeless guy with the perfect radio voice, but it’s worth a look either way.

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You know the drill, dear readers. A bunch of stuff happened here in Reject Land. Some movies came out and we reviewed them. We talked to famous people and posted the evidence. We write stuff about movies here. You probably missed it. Thus, the existence of our end-of-the-week column, The Week That Was. Read on and prepare to battle for digital glory!

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Another week has come and gone and I still don’t have a good opening line for this column. It’s about the articles, people. Not my commentary about the articles of the week. This little guy — aptly titled The Week That Was — is all about my personal favorites from the last seven days. The best that Film School Rejects has to offer, and whatnot. As you may have figured by now, I don’t have much to say this week. Thus all of the repetitive filler and jargon. So lets dive right into the articles you missed while you were out doing things that don’t have anything to do with reading FSR…

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Another rousing week of film industry news, reviews and discussion have come and gone here at Film School Rejects. And as some of us look to relax for the weekend, you may be on the hunt for some of the best reads the web has to offer. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. Because we’ve got most of them… So here we go again with another round of my favorite Saturday afternoon Sunday morning column, The Week That Was, a tribute to all of the best FSR content that you probably missed this week. And while we’d normally be angry that you missed so much of the good stuff, we’re willing to let it slide. But just this once. At least until next week…

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One of the keys to running a successful movie site — I’m told — is to make your content interesting, no matter how much of it you deliver. Quantity is never a bad thing, but quality matters more. At least that’s how we do things around here. And with our man-in-charge Cole Abaius off celebrating his nuptials for a second straight week, the rest of the writing team here at FSR brought some thunderous content. Not a ton of it, mind you, but enough to keep things interesting. With that in mind, I’ve got some of the best of it listed in this latest edition of The Week That Was. Just hit the jump and find all of the best content that you may have missed this week.

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Welcome to another scorching edition of The Week That Was. As you may have gleaned from our articles about terrible honeymoon spots and our lack of posting any weekend articles (including this day-late entry into our weekly recap series), a few of us went out into the wilderness to watch Cole Abaius tie the knot. It was adorable, he and his bride will surely be happy and she even agreed to watch movies with him (even the scary ones). We drank, we went skeet shooting, we drank some more and in the end, we had a wonderful time helping the man who has often been referred to as “the glue that holds FSR together” off into the world of marriage. That said, even though Dr. Abaius was off work this week in preparation for the big day, we did have all kinds of things buzzing on the ole site this past week. Here’s a quick round-up.

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Like its many kindred frames throughout the rest of the year, this week was filled with distractions for yours truly. First there was the launching of a new “lifestyle” site called Badass Digest, the new home of Devin Faraci (of CHUD.com fame). For weeks, many of us have been patiently waiting to see where he would end up. Now we see that he’s teamed up with Tim League and the Drafthouse Empire, where he will now begin embracing life as a blogger. The site has been a time sucking venture around Reject HQ, as we can’t keep our eyes off of it. Good on ya, Mr. Faraci. Your competitive strategies are working like a charm.

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Fantastic Fest. Perhaps one of the busiest times of the year here on Film School Rejects. In which we cover a bunch of films from around the world, all of which are more likely to fade into the ether before they ever make it to your local cineplex. In fact, so many of the films that we’ve reviewed (with more to come) here in Austin won’t see distribution at all. It’s sad, but true. However, that won’t deter us from covering Fantastic Fest every single year. Why? Because it’s an amazing festival — perhaps the most unique and fan-driven in the entire world — and we’ve got a passion for these movies. The best of them are more than worth the time and effort it will take for you to seek them out. Trust us, we know what we’re talking about. Especially that Rob Hunter guy… And so begins the story of The Week That Was here on FSR….

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Here at the new (and soon to be improved, I promise) Reject HQ we are in countdown mode for Fantastic Fest 2010. I believe that several of our team members — the likes of Fure, Hunter and Abaius — are packing their bags and getting ready for a week of greasy Drafthouse food, movies in not English and sleeping on a floor littered with beer bottles and piles of Pepto. So the next time I bring you the best of the week in The Week That Was, I may be under the influence of peer pressure and bad food. But until then, it’s business as usual here in Reject Land. And by business as usual, I’m of course referring to copious amounts of shenanigans as we continue to bring you the best, unbiased, no bull-shit, non directorial ball coddling coverage of the film industry on the web today. We also wrote some articles…

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With this week, Summer 2010 has officially gone. We are into September and here in Austin at Reject HQ, the temperature is back down into the 90s and we’re looking forward to seeing all of our genre-loving friends at the end of the month for Fantastic Fest. As you’ll begin to notice, we will soon become very preoccupied with what’s happening in the war room over at the Alamo Drafthouse, where the final slate for Fantastic Fest 2010 seems to be coming together quickly. But for now, there are still films in theaters and news from around the globe that have caught our interest. That interest was quickly turned into articles filled with biting commentary. Those articles are assembled here, in a weekly column we like to call The Week That Was…

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