The Week That WasLike sands through the hourglass, these are the weeks of our lives. Two points if you know what soap opera that’s from. Minus one point for knowing what soap opera that’s from. As if thematically appropriate, this week was a lot of high drama here at FSR. Big casting news was abound, big editorials were written and one of our biggest yearly events, the Sundance Film Festival, kicked off. If you’re a regular reader of this site, it was a great week to be visiting us. If you’re not a regular reader of this site, here’s a list of all the great stuff you missed.

The Lead

In case you missed it, our coverage of Sundance 2011 has kicked off. As a perfect primer, check out our list of the 11 Must See Movies of Sundance 2011.

To better help you enjoy our Sundance coverage, we’ve profiled our lead Sundance soldier Benji Carver in the first edition of Better Know a Reject, the column that connects our audience to our writers, but not in a naughty way.

The Reviews

Rob Hunter was nigh impressed with No Strings Attached, citing the fact that it takes the road quite often travelled by other romcoms.

He also didn’t quite dig Alien Girl, a film from Russia. Nor did Landon Palmer like Every Day. Man, it was a rough week for movie reviews around here.

The Editorials

Article of the Week goes to Cole’s look back at the best, completely false, absolutely ridiculous Batman 3 casting rumors. It was fun while it lasted.

Runner-up for Article of the Week (it was a close race) goes to the Culture Warrior’s take on Ricky Gervais and the future of awards show hosting.

We map out the comics that may inspire Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.

The Talking Heads explore the current state of independent film.

Cole explains why Captain America is getting all the love, and Wonder Woman isn’t.

Merrill Barr explores how MTV has it right with their treatment of Skins.

The Circle of Jerks discuss movie obsessions that their friends just don’t understand.

Movies We Love is back, baby. This week we love The Terminator.

The Interviews

Carla Gugino tells us about the 30 (or so) movies she’s in this year.

Evan Goldberg reminisces about The Green Hornet.

Creators Holt McCallany and Warren Leight tell us all about their new show, Lights Out.

The Headlines

Anne Hathaway and Tom Hardy will play villains in The Dark Knight Rises. You may have heard about this.

New images were released from Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class. Some were very good, while others were very bad.

The trailer for Rubber is not messing around. It’s about a killer tire.

A new, official Scream 4 trailer wants to know what your favorite scary movie is.

Sacha Gervasi is working on an Alfred Hitchcock biopic. We’re in love with this idea.

Lethal Weapon may get a reboot. Why? We have no idea.

For all the rest of the week’s news happenings, might I suggest checking out the Movie News After Dark archive. There’s some interesting facts and aggressively mediocre writing in there.

Until we meet again, this has been another round of The Week That Was.


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