It’s been 5 weeks since the very first edition of Words Good! Read Now! and it seems clear that the existence of this column has prevented a nuclear holocaust/zombie apocalypse. Do not question my assertions for they are drum tight and above inquiry! Just look at the evidence and then send a basket full of gratitude muffins.
Alright last week was unofficially “Interview Week” and this week is the raunchy, gratuitous T&A edition of the column*. That’s right, we’re showing you articles about throwing electronics (in competition, not anger), worthless tomatoes, and the sexy sexy sexy Alan Rickman slow jamming while he tea bags. Aw yeah. Before we get this kinky party started though, it’s time for the Words Good! Read Now! Oath:
We do this because we love writers and we love words and if 100 of you read this and go read these articles and then maybe some of you recommend those articles… well, then that will be a decent amount of people reading these things. Blah, blah, blah — Words Good! Read Now!
*= Yeah, the whole T&A thing is bullshit, but now I’ve got you in my clutches so enjoy the ride.
Landon Palmer‘s Culture Warrior column on Film School Rejects takes a look at Rotten Tomatoes, and how stripping film criticism down to it’s simplest roots may not be a good thing. I rate this article as fresh, and it can be read here. In all seriousness, this is one of those times that I’m bringing you an article that I don’t entirely agree with because it is just so damn good. Read it and tell the author how you feel in the FSR comments section.
Speaking of movie critics, the once-a-decade Sight and Sound poll set off a firestorm (or the internet equivalent of a firestorm that only swirls among movie critics and film snobs) when they dethroned Citizen Kane from the top spot. Now though, we get to look at some of the unbelievable films that also sat on some critics’ top ten lists. Check out a few of them here in Matt Singer‘s IndieWire article.
If you read this column (Hi Mom!) then you know that there are certain sites that are almost always going to be on this list — AV Club, IO9, Film School Rejects, and for the third time now, Mental Floss. This time, Julia Davis covers the Mobile Phone Throwing championships. You read that right. Check out the article here.
Alan Rickman drinking tea in slow motion. The article is by Lauren Davis on IO9, go read it here.
Okay, that is all until next time — go read!