April Fools

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For this year’s April Fools’ gag we wanted to challenge you, dear reader, to a Where’s Waldo of movie references. Our resident webcomic artist Derek Bacon obliged with a view into our day-to-day operations at FSR HQ where 39 movie references were scattered around between all the scenes of hard work. With a $50 Fandango Gift Card on the line, we had close to 400 entries (via email and Facebook) and we’re pleased to announce Sheri Young of Boston, Mass as our big winner. You can still check out the full image to challenge yourself, but beyond the jump is our handy guide to all the (intentional) movie references we made:

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Here at Film School Rejects, we’ve never been shy about playing the fool’s game on the first of April. Longtime readers will note that we’ve done something special every year for a while now. It’s essentially our silly Christmas come to life in the form of an internet prank. Whether it was dedicating an entire day to our love for Michael Bay’s Armageddon or putting you in a time machine destined for 1980, we’ve always strived to find a way to celebrate April Fools’ Day that does not involve making up random movie rumors. That’s the environment we found ourselves in several years ago, when April 1 meant a bunch of stories you couldn’t believe, as most of them were made up to throw off otherwise earnest movie lovers. We’re not those kind of people, who would lie to you for a laugh. We’d rather get everyone laughing together. Thus began our great tradition of pranks. This year, we’re keeping things simple and above-board, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a bit of fun.

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This morning I sent a note out to the FSR Editorial team, letting them know that today was going to be an intentionally slow news day — not because there wasn’t any stories out there in the movie blogosphere, as there are plenty of headlines, but because you just can’t trust what you read on the internet today — it’s all a bunch of bologna. So instead of pulling our own gag (and I did have a pretty solid one in my head, I just couldn’t pull it off), we have decided to put together a list of our favorite movie-related April Fool’s Jokes being thrown around the halls of the interwebs today. So thanks to all of our friends and neighbors, as you are making my job quite easy this afternoon. 10. Cloverfield Monster in Transformers 2 [Giant Freaking Robot] This is one of those things that you glance at, start to move along, then glance back at again. Then, on your second glance, you realize that it is as obvious as the existence of the Sun that this one is fake. It is creative though, I will give them that. 9. Tyler Perry Movies on to Horror [Bloody-Disgusting] Tyler Perry’s They Live… I would actually go an see that one. 8. Colin Farrell to star in a Once Remake [Moviehole] One drunk Irishmen taints the work of a seemingly sober Irishmen by remaking his movie and singing his songs. The best part about this one is the alleged […]

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