Try as you may, but you won’t find anyone who enjoys the writing of Film School Rejects quite like yours truly. Jeff Hall perhaps, but I would sooner call that a draw than admit defeat. With the exception of the articles bylined by my name, everything we publish here at FSR is top-notch. Not just by the standard of the blogosphere, but the standards of the universe. Yes, the universe. So to continue to draw your ever-shrinking attention spans to the best of what happens on the pages of this fair website, I will be coming to you every Saturday with The Week That Was, our version of “Best of the Week.” We’ll recall together, via a dumping of links, all of the best editorials, reviews and news articles that appeared on our site. Just in case you missed them.
- Robin Hood by Neil Miller
- Letters to Juliet by Robert Levin
- The House of Suh by Lauren Flanagan
- Mutants (2009) by Rob Hunter
- The Spierig Brothers Talk About Vampire Survival
- Cinematical’s William Goss Joins Dr. Abaius on Reject Radio
- A Brief History of Robin Hood in the Movies
- Culture Warrior: A Marxist Reading of Iron Man 2
- 12 Things We Demand from Batman 3
- This Whedonesque Life
- The Ups and Downs of Paul W.S. Anderson’s Three Muskateers Casting
- Jason Momoa as Conan: Badass or Slightly Feminine?
- Joaquin Phoenix Gets Pooped On For His Mockumentary
Dispatch from Reject HQ
This week we launched a new feature called The B-Roll. It’s a daily look at some of the stories that we would have otherwise overlooked. Little casting stories, interesting links that we’ve come across from around the web. All made available daily. So check it out via The B-Roll archive and let us know what you think.
Comment of the Week
One of these weeks, I will begin giving away prizes of some sort to the winner of comment of the week. But for now, we’ll simply celebrate the wit of our lovely readers by recognizing them here. This week’s entry comes from Robert Fure’s 12 Things We Demand from Batman 3 article. It’s by a commenter named “dam2k”:
I think the writers of the list thought it was cool when Tony Stark used Capt. America’s shield in IM2 and they thought it would translate perfectly if Nolan’s universe used the same cheese ball, distractions. I don’t remember if it was Batman Forever, or Batman and Robin that mentioned metropolis, and it really was cheesy.
Luckily Nolan’s company knows how to make a movie Oscar-worthy-great and not tongue in cheek, batman and robin cheesy. I’m starting to wonder why they were “film school reject’s” haha!
We always love a good joke about the name of the site. Always worth a chuckle.
Until next week, this has been The Week That Was.