The Morning Read: Profitable NC-17, Secret Netflix and the Alamo Drafthouse Revolution

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The morning’s best writing from around the movie website-o-sphere.

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A Rating With a Higher Return: NC-17” — Catherine Rampell crunches the numbers for the New York Times and finds something counterintuitive. Just make sure to check out the fine print.

You’re a failure, Charlie Brown” — A perfect response to the thinkpiece about children’s movies and self-esteem featured yesterday.

The Alamo Drafthouse Revolution” — Entertainment Weekly spreads the gospel of Tim League. Please don’t talk or text while reading this one.

How Lost and The X-Files Are Exactly Like All My Failed Relationships” — Devin Faraci spots an analogy. Hopefully “They took place entirely on my couch” isn’t on his list of similarities.

When a Woman on TV is in Distress, She Cuts Her Hair Off” — Over at The Atlantic, Casey Quinlan notes a trend and explores the storytelling roots.

Save Walter White” — An ingenious awareness campaign from the National Cancer Coalition.

Mermaids, Criminals and Cartoons: Netflix’s Secret Niche Exclusives” — The seedy underbelly beyond Orange is the New Black. Or not so much seedy as “made for children.”

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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