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Apr 27 2012

A Brief Blog Profile: Film School Rejects

by Thomas Hynes


Film School Rejects is a movie blog full of 'reviews, interviews and industry news coverage.' Actually, it's more than that. The site also shows trailers and shorts. They also write features about movies and the business of making them. They even blog about TV.  Founded in 2006 by Neil Miller, the site now boasts over 2 million unique monthly readers in over 70 countries and a large team of editors and writers keeping those visitors up to speed on all things film.

And I can understand why so many people come to this site. Film School Rejects is a lot of fun. For instance, they have a weekly feature on suggested movie-themed drinking games. There's even one for Charlie Brown's Christmas! Don't worry. They've also outlined games for Cars 2, The Muppets, West Side Story and the entire Jurassic Park trilogy.

Now obviously it's not all drinking games. For instance, there's this great piece on why the Oscars still matter.  But to me, the silly features described above show a sense of humor, not to mention voice. It also reminds me that any blog that deals with a specific subject like movies should ideally be borne out of someone's love for it. Any blog that took itself too serious would quickly lose my attention. A little bit of lightheartedness, on the other hand, is something I can accept.

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