The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere.
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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).