The Morning Read: Profitable NC-17, Secret Netflix and the Alamo Drafthouse Revolution

By  · Published on August 15th, 2013

The morning’s best writing from around the movie website-o-sphere.

Just leave a tab open for us, will ya?

“A Rating With a Higher Return: NC-17” – Catherine Rampell crunches the numbers for the New York Times and finds something counterintuitive. Just make sure to check out the fine print.

“You’re a failure, Charlie Brown” – A perfect response to the thinkpiece about children’s movies and self-esteem featured yesterday.

“The Alamo Drafthouse Revolution” – Entertainment Weekly spreads the gospel of Tim League. Please don’t talk or text while reading this one.

“How Lost and The X-Files Are Exactly Like All My Failed Relationships” – Devin Faraci spots an analogy. Hopefully “They took place entirely on my couch” isn’t on his list of similarities.

“When a Woman on TV is in Distress, She Cuts Her Hair Off” – Over at The Atlantic, Casey Quinlan notes a trend and explores the storytelling roots.

“Save Walter White” – An ingenious awareness campaign from the National Cancer Coalition.

“Mermaids, Criminals and Cartoons: Netflix’s Secret Niche Exclusives” – The seedy underbelly beyond Orange is the New Black. Or not so much seedy as “made for children.”

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