The Morning Read: Scarlett Johansson’s Van, Powerful Women and The Lost ‘Star Wars’


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How Scarlett Johansson Lured Real Guys Into Her Creepy Van in Under the Skin” — Erik Davis makes a meta connection to a sexual bait and switch.

Meet the Women Who Run Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows” — Producers, execs, writers, costume and production designers, directors, actresses, editors, DPS and more, Glamour briefly profiles today’s top talent. (Warning: slideshow)

Why Broadcast TV Lost Its Edge After NYPD Blue” — The people demand bare butts and curse words, so Brian Lowry explores why all the mature stuff migrated to cable.

The Frustration of Loving a Show That’s Been On Too Long” — Margaret Lyons praises and buries Dexter (alongside a pile of past-their-prime shows) for Vulture.

Spoiler Alert” — In a fascinatingly personal piece, author Scott Spencer describes what happens when Hollywood adapts your novel into a bad movie (and then plans to remake it).

Will toy companies keep us from ever getting a superheroine movie?” — Rob Bricken opens the io9 mail bag and pulls out an interesting angle.

Once-lost Star Wars-related short to screen for the first time in 33 years” — An incredible journey for a beleaguered knight (who will hopefully be shared in theaters near us, too).

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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