The Morning Read: Creepy Bad Animation, Marvel and the Good Wives of Anti-Heroes


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Placing Products? Try Casting Them: The Rise and Fall of the Computer-Animated Foodfight!” — A gorgeous bit of schadenfreude from the New York Times, chronicling the bad decisions that led to a horrifyingly bad movie.

“The Good Wives: Isn’t It Time to Give a Rest to the Character of the TV Antihero’s Disapproving Spouse?” — Allison Willmore tires of the wet blanket wife.

You Can Do Anything: Must Every Kids’ Movie Reinforce the Cult of Self-Esteem?” — The premise confuses overcoming great obstacles with proving you can do anything, but Luke Epplin produces a thought-provoking question for The Atlantic while evoking Charlie Brown.

Phineas and Ferb Creators on The Challenges of Integrating Marvel Superheroes” — A great conversation about making sure Iron Man and Thor play well with others.

Criticwire Survey: Glaring Omissions” — People who watch movies for a living admit to the movies they should have seen but haven’t.

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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