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What happens when a legendary film critic brings is geriatric crankiness to an internet movie show? Film Jockeys follows the adventures of Carl Barker, his far-too-young production staff, the filmmakers and the movie characters that inhabit their world. Written and illustrated by Derek Bacon, it’s the perfect webcomic for passionate film fans who think January is an awesome month for new releases. For your consideration, Episode #7:

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Personally, I was the author of article #1. But then again, back in those days I had a one-in-four chance of being the first person published, boosted by the fact that I was was the only user actually in the system at that point. So it seems appropriate that I would be the one whose byline appears on this, our article #20,000. However, it wouldn’t feel right if this were about me. I may have started this little engine, but it’s many miles and many articles have come from dozens of wonderful contributors, delivering over 10 million words of movie loving content to over 75 million readers worldwide to date. That is how far we’ve come here at Film School Rejects. Today we happily celebrate an amazing milestone that far exceeds any of the hopes and dreams we had when this thing began.

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There is currently a leaked The Dark Knight Rises script on the internet. It’s of questionable origin and authenticity, but if you really wanted to hunt it down, you could. In other words, if you’d like to know what might possibly be happening in a film that won’t come out for another year and a half, you have that power. The caveat of the power in this specific case is that the script is most likely a fan creation or the moronic idea of some aspiring screenwriter who thinks getting buzz for a fake script can get him or her recognition. What’s fascinating about the way we see movies (and the way the internet has forced us to see them) is that we are seeing far more than just the movie itself. We’re seeing trailers, posters, interviews, featurettes, behind-the-scenes pictures, t-shirts, mash-up videos, speculations, rumors, outright lies, whispered development deals, short lists, and reports of filmmakers having lunch with actors more than actual discussions about movies. It’s overwhelming, and it’s scaring some people.

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There’s not much that warms our cold, cold hearts here at FSR, but whenever we get emails from our friends abroad who can’t watch trailers or rent movies we lovingly suggest, a little piece of us dies because sharing a love of film is what it’s all about. Fortunately, you can sound your victory trumpets because sharing that love just got easier, and it’s now ribbed for your pleasure. Movie rental overlords at Netflix have decided to conquer Canada after laying siege to Blockbuster. While the company won’t offer rentals by-mail (because it costs and arm and a loony to mail things up there), they will be offering the far superior Watch Instantly option which will continue to expand (and will probably be the only service offered in a few year’s time). Huzzah! Congratulations, Canada. Welcome to Never Going To Your Job Again.

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