Required Reading: The Provocateur’s Past and Kermit’s Secret Life

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The Lars von Trier Retrospective” — The team at Movie Mezzanine strips down and goes back in time in order to break down three decades of oddly flavored provocation (and depression) from a crazed master.

War is Hell in These Terrifying Military Horror Movies” — Mike Bracken at Movies.com offers examples from a specialized subgenre for you to fill your queue with. Who knew bullets and werewolves would go so well together?

The awful, Oscar-nominated Shark Tale shows how far animation has come” — First of all, Nathan Rabin’s Forgotbusters column at The Dissolve is always a must-read. Second of all, it’s easy to slap Shark Tale down for all its terribleness, but I didn’t realize how well this pile reveals the evolution of animation in the past decade. Remember when major stars took over for talented, professional voice actors? Relive the fun!

Did The Funky Chicken land Emilia Clarke her Game of Thrones role?” — A nice time-waster, a bit of trivia, or legitimate acting advice? Patrick Kevin Day at The LA Times has the story, and you can be the judge.

The Secret Life of Kermit the Frog” — Simon Abrams at Esquire interviews The Green One. An excellent profile that you can seethe with jealousy while reading.

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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