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The Morning Read: Hollywood Racism, ‘Avengers’-izing and Jewish Superman

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Where are the black women of Hollywood?” — Arienne Thompson of USA Today asks the tough question, and gets some uneasy answers and a cure for racism from Shonda Rhimes that’s a simple, impossible lurch in the right direction.

How the Avengers-izing of Blockbusters is Killing Movies” — It was on the tip of everyone’s tongues. Gabe Toro at The Playlist digs in his heels on copycatism and bloat.

On the Shoulders of Giants: Why Movies Are Shifting From the Undead to Big Monsters” — Jesse Damiani at Press Play explores the difference between pessimism and heroic shouting.

Superman: Christ Figure or Ultimate Immigrant” — Robert Saucedo at Badass Digest has a curly-haired theory about the Man of Steel that Megyn Kelly is going to hate.

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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