Required Reading: Hits That Fans Hated and the Mistreatment of 3D

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10 Hit Movies That Fans Hated” — Charlie Jane Anders at io9 uses a list to highlight the disconnect between fan properties and fans. The usual suspects are lined up and knocked down.

Dystopian Thrillers: The Rare Hollywood Genre Where Women Rule” — Devon Maloney at Wired digs into the new genre movement asking young men to identify with young women’s story.

Helmer Jeunet Slams Hollywood’s Approach to 3D at London Creative Summit” — Robert Mitchell at Variety recaps comments from a powerfully inventive mind that argues using a tool in only one way is a great method for killing that tool.

Challenging the Canon: Fight Club” — Brogan Morris at Movie Mezzanine goes contrarian on David Fincher’s aggressive opus, and everything he says makes me want to watch it a hundred more times and love it even harder.

How 300‘s innovations in 2006 became the cliches of 2014” — Noel Murray at The Dissolve looks at destruction by repetition with an underlying nod to producers who see a winning formula and drive it into the ground (in slow motion).

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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