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The Morning Read: ’50 Shades’ Sexual Politics, The Netflix Canon and More

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What the Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Shakeup Says About Sex and Masculinity” — Hunnam is out of the project (probably because of money) but Alyssa Rosenberg at Think Progress sees the Christian Grey role as problematic for leading men afraid of a little role reversal.

5 Things They Don’t Tell You About Being a First-Time Director” — In an excellent piece, Kill Your Darlings filmmaker John Krokidas shares some hidden wisdom, instantly negating the headline. A must-read.

12 Documentaries That Spawned TV Series” — Chris Campbell at Nonfics explores the fictional and non-fictional shows that descended from popularity and powerful docs.

Dud of the Week: 12 Years a Slave reviewed by Armond White” — Armond White Armond Whites 12 Years a Slave and Dear Lord it is a fantastic read.

What’s the ‘Netflix Canon’ for movies?” — Matt Singer winces through a possible monopoly skewing a new generation of movie fans toward limitation.

Oliver Stone on Roger’s Reviews of JFK and Natural Born Killers” — The iconic director reveals what made Ebert different: love.

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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