Required Reading: Hits That Fans Hated and the Mistreatment of 3D

By  · Published on March 13th, 2014

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere.

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“10 Hit Movies That Fans Hated” – Charlie Jane Anders at io9 uses a list to highlight the disconnect between fan properties and fans. The usual suspects are lined up and knocked down.

“Dystopian Thrillers: The Rare Hollywood Genre Where Women Rule” – Devon Maloney at Wired digs into the new genre movement asking young men to identify with young women’s story.

“Helmer Jeunet Slams Hollywood’s Approach to 3D at London Creative Summit” – Robert Mitchell at Variety recaps comments from a powerfully inventive mind that argues using a tool in only one way is a great method for killing that tool.

“Challenging the Canon: Fight Club” – Brogan Morris at Movie Mezzanine goes contrarian on David Fincher’s aggressive opus, and everything he says makes me want to watch it a hundred more times and love it even harder.

“How 300’s innovations in 2006 became the cliches of 2014” – Noel Murray at The Dissolve looks at destruction by repetition with an underlying nod to producers who see a winning formula and drive it into the ground (in slow motion).

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