The Best of the Rejects

One of the best parts about being the boss around here is that, for the most part, I get to enjoy reading the work of the other writers here on FSR. Some would call it a curse, having to read, edit and fine tune just about every article that hits the pages of this site, but I like to look at it as a blessing — I get to read some of the best movie-related articles on the web before anyone else. So when I say that I know what articles were the best from the past week, I’d say that I know what I’m talking about. Therefore it is only fitting that I am the one who gets to bring you this weekly column, The Best of the Rejects: An Ode to the Week That Was.

Now, I humbly present the hottest news items, editorials and other random shenanigans from the past week:

Ohio 24-Hour Science Fiction Marathon Wrap-Up
Many readers were wondering why we weren’t very productive last weekend. This article explains where we were, or at least about 4 of the 6 members of the editorial team. We gave the other two the weekend off. Probably bad planning, but at least we had fun snarking at movies like Journey to the 7th Planet and Lady Terminator.

Boiling Point: Lets Talk Sequels
Resident angryman Robert Fure takes on the recent rash of suspect sequels. And sure, you’ve known for a long time that Hollywood is just recycling the same old ideas, but you’ve probably never seen someone get this angry about it.

Michael Bay is Being a Huge Douche About Transformers 2
It is what it is — Michael Bay said some hurtful things, I got angry and said some hurtful things back — we are still not speaking.

Indiana Jones and the Invasion of the Billboards
Kevin Kelly takes to the streets of LA only to find that Indiana Jones and his new movie are taking over the town. He also came back later in the week with an article about Indiana Jones branded candy. It made me a little hungry, I must admit it.

Exclusive Leaked Footage of A Ninja Talking Fanboys
One of our field ninjas may have given his life to get this information, so I thought it would be worth sharing again.

Officially Cool: Jessica Rabbit, Homer Simpson and Super Mario Untooned
For all of you who were already a little hung up on Jessica Rabbit, here is what she would look like if she crossed over into the real world. Huba, huba!

5 Things to Remember When Making a Political Comedy
My favorite: “Politicians are Ballet-Dancing Hitlers” — So true.

The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival Gets Under Way
Two of our lovely lady correspondents are headed to New York to give us some fantastic coverage of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Movie Review
FSR resident cinephile Matt Alexander drops a very in-depth review all over Ben Stein’s new movie about dissent. It is a film, and a review, that drew instant controversy.

Roger Ebert: Film Critic, Historian, and… Blogger?!
Yes, the big man himself has joined the ranks of the blogger. Take that film print critics… Your days are numbered.

A Beautiful New Dark Knight Movie Poster to Start Your Weekend?
If this isn’t one of the most beautiful movie posters that we’ve seen for any of this year’s summer movies, then I’m not sure what to tell you. This movie is going to be pretty badass, of that you can be certain.

Guillermo Del Toro Comes Out of The Hobbit Closet
Alright, this one is purely out of vanity… I apologize. I really enjoyed the title of the article, which had me laughing for a solid 20 minutes. The really funny (and sad) part is that I wrote it.

So there you have it, my favorite articles from the week that was. Until next Saturday, keep it real and go see Iron Man!


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