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‘Something Terrible Has Happened Here’: The Crazy Story of How Clue Went From Forgotten Flop to Cult Triumph” — Don’t be alarmed when this links to Buzzfeed and it’s not a list of pygmy goat GIFs because Adam B. Vary has written a fantastic long-form piece (filled with filmmaker insights) on an unpopular board game-based movie that has secured its beloved classic status.

This Is the End and the promise of personal blockbusters” — A funny movie that destroys the world gives Scott Tobias at The Dissolve hope for the future.

Pacific Rim/Elysium and Original Movies” — Paul Sawchuk reframes the question of originality in the studio system when non-adapted status doesn’t always equal quality. [via Reddit]

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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