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The Week That Was: Simply Fantastic

The Week That WasFantastic Fest. Perhaps one of the busiest times of the year here on Film School Rejects. In which we cover a bunch of films from around the world, all of which are more likely to fade into the ether before they ever make it to your local cineplex. In fact, so many of the films that we’ve reviewed (with more to come) here in Austin won’t see distribution at all. It’s sad, but true. However, that won’t deter us from covering Fantastic Fest every single year. Why? Because it’s an amazing festival — perhaps the most unique and fan-driven in the entire world — and we’ve got a passion for these movies. The best of them are more than worth the time and effort it will take for you to seek them out. Trust us, we know what we’re talking about. Especially that Rob Hunter guy…

And so begins the story of The Week That Was here on FSR….

Everything That Isn’t Fantastic Fest

The Conversations

The Fantastic Fest Reviews

We have reviewed 32 movies (so far) from Fantastic Fest 2010, with plenty more to come. In fact, we will be the only outlet on the face of the planet to review every feature film that played this year’s fest. That’s dedication, friends. That said, I’m not going to list them all here. The entire list can be seen in the Review Archive. For the purposes of this article, here are a few highlights and big name flicks:

The 10 Most Popular Articles of the Week

  1. The 30 Best Films of the Decade (a definitive list) – The Reigning Champ
  2. The Pros, Cons and Lessons of the Possible Superman Directors
  3. Mysterious Paranormal Activity 2 Clip
  4. The Ten Best Horror Movies of 2008 (a timeless classic)
  5. Edward Norton could maybe kinda sorta play a Batman villain
  6. The Ten Most Disturbing Nude Scenes in Cinema History
  7. What Iron Man 2 tells us about the line-up of The Avengers
  8. The 15 Best Miramax Films
  9. The True Grit trailer
  10. Why Jon Hamm isn’t too old to play Superman

31 Days of Horror

It’s October, which means that we’ll (a) be drinking a lot more beer and (b) be focusing our efforts on bringing you a 31-day string of horror goodness. Robert Fure, with the help of the entire FSR squad, has assembled a new list of thrillers that will take the edge off of your otherwise unremarkable day-to-days. It all began yesterday with Hatchet 2 and continued this morning with Paranormal Activity. Stayed tuned all month as we continue to spray blood and wayward opinions all over the internet.

Until next week, this has been The Week That Was.

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.

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