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Just as Matthew McConaughey slept through the trip to Jupiter in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, sometimes we just want to skip to the end. With that in mind — and more importantly as a break for our extremely hard working editorial team — Film School Rejects is going into a state of suspended animation — or as Winnie the Pooh might call it, hibernation — over the next week and will return on Monday, December 1st. This means no daily updates for the next week to give our team some extra time to relax and enjoy time with their families. If you can’t live without us (aw shucks…) there are plenty of great recent features to read and when we get back, we’ll surely be updating you with all kinds of news. Plus, it’s possible that someone will sneak back in the office to post something about the Jurassic World trailer that debuts on Thanksgiving. Need something to do in the mean time? Check out our Netflix recommendations, go out and explore your local cinematic landmarks or peruse the Nonfics list of essential streaming documentaries. And go to the movies. That’s probably what we’ll be doing. From all of us here at Film School Rejects, have a happy and safe Thanksgiving. We’ll see you again in December.

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We’ve been promoting a very mysterious new feature called The Weekly Edition for a few weeks now on the site. You may have noticed the red “Sign Up Now!” boxes on the homepage and articles. Some of you have even signed up, sight-unseen, to something that up until today didn’t really exist. Thanks. Now it’s time for your reward. Starting this evening, email subscribers will receive Issue #1 of The Weekly Edition. It’s packed with all the best editorials, reviews, features and more from the past week. In the future, we’ll use it to launch exclusive contests, present special themes, etc. Basically it’s our way of giving you — our most faithful readers — the best of Film School Rejects right in your inbox. Interested in signing up? It’s very simple…

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Here at Film School Rejects, one of the things we value most is our relationship with our readers. We like you very much and want nothing more than for you to be entertained, to feel that you can trust the information we provide and to know that we’d never try to take advantage of you. This comes into play most often with the way we handle advertisements on the site. We try to keep them out of your way and relevant to your interests. With that in mind, we thought it only proper to let you know ahead of time of some upcoming advertisements on FSR.

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Christopher Campbell

There’s nothing good to read on the weekends. This being a holiday weekend, that may be more true than usual. Hollywood rarely produces news on Saturday and Sunday and most sites, this one included, simply take the weekend off. Until now. We’re proud to announce this morning an addition to the Film School Rejects editorial staff whose goal is to change all of that. To bring you a slate of weekend content built for those lazy Sunday mornings, full of discussion and insight. Like a Sunday Magazine, but for nerds. And it’s two days long. To bring this vision to life, we’re excited to have Christopher Campbell joining us. We’ve known Chris for a while now through his work on a number of sites around the web and his various visits to Austin for BBQ (see above). He’s native of Connecticut, who just migrated South from NYC and became a father. He’s also a great writer and one of the most passionate film lovers I’ve ever met, a fan of anything non-fiction and anything fantastical. And he’s got some big plans for our weekends here at FSR. To celebrate, we sat Christopher down with a list of questions we’ve long used as part of our “Better Know a Reject” feature. Hopefully these will help you get to know him better. We think he’s the right man for the job, and we’re sure you’ll feel the same way soon enough.

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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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Maintenance

Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed that we’ve had a few little hiccups with our servers. Well, there was that one day we went down. And the entire weekend when our site was virtually inaccessible to everyone in the known universe. Needless to say, we need to have some work done. So before we unleash our big end of the year features, we’re going to have some maintenance done this weekend. That means migrating to a fancy, fully optimized and totally badass new server (which we’ve named Hercules, completely unironically). This also means that things may get a little bumpy over the weekend. We would like to apologize in advance and thank you (also in advance) for the patience we’re sure you’ll display as we move our site to its new home. On the other side of this transition, there will be cash and prizes. Or maybe not. We’ll see. In the end, it will enable the team here at FSR to continue bringing you the best content on the web. So take that, server room Gremlins! Your days are numbered.

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If you’ve visited Film School Rejects over the past 36 hours or so, you may have received the following error: “This Page Not Found.” Doesn’t that just piss you off? What do you mean you can’t find that thing I was looking for, internet? Not cool. As you might imagine, this is even more of an annoyance for us, as we’d much rather have you read and enjoy the content on which we work so hard. With that in mind, we’ve taken our best programmers, developers, code monkeys and locked them in an undisclosed bunker location, fed them Mountain Dew and told them that as soon as it’s fixed, we’ll let them go to the bathroom. We’ve found it to be the most effective way to get things fixed around here. In the mean time, we greatly appreciate everyone’s patience as we work out the kinks over the next day or so. Running an independently owned movie website can bring its own unique challenges, and we’re working through them as efficiently as possible. So bear with us. A few links may not work right away, but before we let our monkeys go to bed, we’ll get everything squared away. Until then, we’ve left you an appropriately themed Fred Willard appearance after the break.

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If I had a time machine and was able to go back in time, I’d have a lot of advice for a young Neil Miller. Things like “lay off the fatty foods, fatty,” “move to Austin sooner” and “credit cards are bad” would be at the top of my list. Nowhere in there, however, would you find any changes to the people who have been brought on over the years to write for Film School Rejects. I wouldn’t change those for anything. It would be nice to be a little thinner, though. I tell you that story to tell you this one. The article you’re reading will count as the 15,000th published article in the 5+ year history of Film School Rejects. It’s a very cool milestone that a young Neil Miller wouldn’t dare believe could ever happen. And we’re here because of the countless people who have worked hard to bring us to this point. And just as we did earlier this year when the site had its 5 year anniversary, it’s time to celebrate. To do so we’ve taken a look back at the first articles (and words) written by some of our most prolific and longest running contributors. To celebrate where we’ve come to, we must first take a look back at where it all started.

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Like many of you out there in the world, we here at Reject HQ are always on the go. Mostly going to and fro between the couch and the refrigerator, but on the go nonetheless. And even those shortest of distances (don’t even get us started on the walk to the bathroom), we like to stay connected. One of our favorite little tools for a while has been the Pulse News Reader. It can be found in the app stores of your iDevices (iPad, iPod and iPhone) and the Android marketplace for your robotic Google phone. With that in mind, you can imagine our excitement when we found out this week that we are now a featured news provider in Pulse’s app. Now you (and many others like you) can see our content in an even sexier mobile version. We’re told you can also read other movie websites as well, a fact that hadn’t even crossed our minds until this very moment. We would urge you to check it out, if you’re into being hip and cool. If you’re not, do it as part of the anti-hip and cool movement. You’ll show the man that you can’t be controlled. Either way, just get on it. [Pulse News Reader]

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Of course we’re on the list — why the hell else would we even remotely consider posting something like this?

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We’re announcing a new schedule of columns — some new and some established — for 2010. As a service to our readers, I would like to give you a bit of a preview of all of our weekly columns below. Will you join me?

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It is likely that I will regret asking this question, but I feel it to be an important one.

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Mark this day, dear readers, as the day when Film School Rejects begins its quest to become the Susan Lucci of movie blogs. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

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Do you find yourself spending every weekend at your local cineplex watching the latest movie releases? Do you spend your days scouring the internet, tracking the latest casting news, release date changes and box office trends? Do you also want to be a writer when you grow up? Come inside… Lets talk.

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As you may or may not have noticed, there are some changes abound here at Film School Rejects. Come on in and find out what has changed, and why.

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To celebrate the 3rd birthday of Film School Rejects, the big man in charge is celebrating by talking about the transitional nature of the month of February and the epic cross-country move that FSR’s world headquarters is about to have. As well, there are also some exciting new goings-on to talk about.

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This will only take a few moments of your time… And please, put your pants back on — this is not that kind of inquiry.

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And so it has begun — the Film School Rejects team, normally scattered across the country (and the world) is assembling this very day in San Diego, California for Comic-Con International. It is time to find out who we’ve brought along and what we’ve got in store for you.

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The Editor

As I do every week — well, if you don’t count last week at least — I am here to give you a little update on the happenings of the Reject Nation.

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The Editor

Why not spend your Sunday afternoon reading about the latest happenings in the word of me, Neil Miller, Executive Editor of FSR. This week we congratulate two of our own on new roles and welcome 4 awesome new weekly features.

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