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Why Disney’s Frozen Debuted Today on a Single Screen” — Scott Mendelson at Forbes breaks down The Mouse’s antique recipe for success and why their newest movie is out without you knowing.

Viral Journalism and the Valley of Ambiguity” — Annalee Newitz at io9 shares a giant drawback to our sharing culture. Something to think about (really think about) the next time you pass along that sweet new mash-up.

John Landis Rails Against Studios: ‘They’re Not in the Movie Business Anymore’” — The filmmaker accuses the big six of making a different product entirely.

How a Universe Full of Superheroes Totally Ruined My Life” — Drew McWeeny at HitFix goes Lu Xun on us to share this dire message from a man who has been involved in almost every superhero origin out there.

Ask a grown-up: why do all films have to have a baddie?” — Another fine entry from The Guardian’s series, the brilliant Ken Loach answers a 10 year old’s question by getting politically philosophical.


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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