The morning’s most fascinating articles from around the movie website-o-sphere.
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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.