The Week That Was: Dilemmas, Hornets, Spider-Man and Alien Prequels, Oh My!

The Week That WasIt’s been another awesome week here at Film School Rejects. We launched several new columns, including our first action-centric weekly romp (Bullet Points), a feature focused on Cole Abaius and Landon Palmer’s IM conversations (Talking Heads) and our two new dailies (Vintage Trailer and News After Dark) are going strong. The hard work is happening, and hopefully you’ve noticed. If not, that’s okay. You will soon. For now, lets focus on the best articles of the week as we explore The Week That Was.

The Reviews

The Dilemma is not funny, says new contributor Benji Carver

Read Cole Abaius’ latest gem of a review, in which he seems to recommend The Green Hornet

Rob Hunter covers the films of Germany, including Mahler on the Couch and She Deserved It

The Editorials

Vintage Trailer of the Day finally gets to The Princess Bride

Cole and Landon discuss the Hollywood Story Crisis in our new feature, Talking Heads

The Coroner checks in with 11 Horror Movies to Check Out in 2011

Jeremy Kirk explores the mysogyny in the reaction to Rooney Mara’s Dragon Tattoo

Another new column, Bullet Points explores the Tao of the Action Movie

We remind you not to blame every world tragedy on Hollywood

Cole writes brilliantly about the themes of Black Swan, which definitely beats half-brained theories about Nina being molested

Culture Warrior explores what Blue Valentine could have done

The Headlines

I’m told that several people have read my new column, Movie News After Dark. If you have, please feel free to let me know what you think of it in the comments below. Or don’t. I’ll keep writing it, either way.

The new direction of the Alien prequel is a breath of fresh air. Bask in it, my friends.

HappyThankYouMorePlease is a movie I like a lot. Watch it’s trailer, if you haven’t already.

Andrew Garfield looks gnarly as Spider-Man. Geekdom smiles down upon him.

SXSW scores premieres for Paul and The Beaver. Aliens and hand-puppets, for the proverbial win.

Edgar Wright is working on Ant-Man again. Nice.

Bond 23 is officially back on. Someone bring me my long-overdue-party hat.

Andy Serkis and Ian McKellan are back with Action Jackson for The Hobbit. Bring me my other party hat.

Park Chan-Wook is shooting a feature film on an iPhone. What have you done with your life lately?

And boom goes the dynamite. I’m out…

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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