Required Reading: Scary Valentines, Pointless Elitism and ‘RoboCop’s Relevance

By  · Published on February 12th, 2014

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

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“Seven Horror Films to Watch With Your Valentine” – Brian Collins at Badass Digest celebrates a host of movies that strike fear into the candy hearts of fans.

“5 Ways Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop is as Relevant as Ever” – Alexander Huls at Movies.com points out how 2014 is a lot like 1987. Sorry, Detroit.

“10 Forgotten Secrets of Great Movie-making From the 80s” – One last list, promise. This one is from Charlie Jane Anders at io9, and it should be emailed to every studio executive currently working.

“Is the Literary World Elitist?” – Replace “Literary” with “Cinema” and read as normal. This fascinating piece from Laura Miller at Salon digs deep into our taste insecurities and why we’re often compelled to judge other people by what they like.

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