The Week That WasIt’s been a very big, hyper-serious week here at Film School Rejects. Well, everything but the hyper-serious part anyway. We celebrated a big birthday by finally getting potty trained, we pulled the wheels of a big time movie director’s campaign against critics, we rapped to you, we reviewed a bunch of movies that weren’t so great, we reported on epic, Asgardian trailers and movies about Egyptian democracy and we interviewed people, shared opinions about movie universes and took you to Funky Town. Okay, all but the part about Funky Town. But you know it’s coming. Bask with me in the glory of this week’s best articles as we recount The Week That Was.

The Lead

Film School Rejects celebrated its fifth birthday this week. Please move along. Nothing to see here. Just a bunch of amazing people writing out their passions on a daily basis for millions to read. No big deal.

Kevin Smith stopped by Reject Radio to chat about his Red State plan, analyze the state of independent film and apologize to critics. Yes, all of that actually happened on this week’s episode.

Brian Salisbury actually raps in his latest edition of Junkfood Cinema. I can’t make this stuff up.

Cole also found time to talk to William Fichtner about his soon to be cult-favorite role in Drive Angry 3D.

The Reviews

Rob Hunter probes deeply into the world of Amer, a movie about sexual identity told in three parts.

Rob Hunter also went on this week to absolutely demolish I Am Number Four. He even got a rise out of the real Keith Coogan. He’s good.

For act three, Hunter assessed the mediocrity and subsequent Neesonography of Unknown.

Robert Levin thought We Are What We Are was just ok.

The Editorials

Patches explores a brief history of Hollywood’s “Next Big Stars” who blew up, then faded away.

Gwen Reyes, our new resident sex columnist, gives you A Beginner’s Guide to the Art of Getting Down, much of which can be accredited to the work of James Spader and/or Chloe Sevigny.

The Circle of Jerks tackle a blistering topic: what movie universe would you want to live in? No one said Nude on the Moon — I am so disappointed. Ability to breath while on the moon, a colony of hot naked women, kick-ass retro space gear. It’s bliss, I tell ya.

Perfectly timed with Dana Carvey’s long-overdue appearance on SNL, Amber Humphrey spreads love all over Wayne’s World. Party on, indeed.

Culture Warrior finds no shortage of material in this brief history of breakup movies.

The Headlines

The theatrical trailer for Thor turned out to be big, violent and slow-motiony.

There’s more to the Toy Story franchise! Oh, thank the Lord.

Marion Cotillard is joining The Dark Knight Rises. She will play someone dangerous.. or sexy.. or dangerously sexy.

As it turns out, the Nazis were really into 3D.

An Atlas Shrugged trailer was released, as were plenty opinions about Atlas Shrugged and its little-known author.

Like you, Gore Verbinski wants an R-rated Bioshock movie. But unlike you, he’s in a position to do something about it. That something appears to be not directing a Bioshock movie. We’ll see how that pans out.

Don’t worry, we’ll try harder next week to work in more fake Batman rumors…


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