The Return Of Page 2: Why We've Been Gone And Help Change The Future

Note from Editor Peter Sciretta: I've gotten a ton of e-mails, tweets and comments over the last month asking me what happened to Page 2. When I first started the column in February 2007, I never anticipated it would grow into what it would become. The first edition didn't even feature images, it was just a one-page round up of links and commentary. Over the years Page 2 grew to become a massive multi-page linkblog which included cool collectibles, art, links to good features elsewhere, news that just didn't make it to the front page, viral videos and short films. Page 2 quickly became a popular weekly feature on the site, and because of the popularity it has been running as a daily feature on the site for the past few years. In fact, this is the 1,063 edition of Page 2, which is even hard for me to believe.

While /Film has evolved to become the voice of a handful of writers, Page 2 has always been a personal effort. The feature encompasses more hours of my day than I'm willing to admit. So why did it disappear? I don't want to get too personal, but I've always been pretty honest with you guys. My life has become complicated in the past few months as my half-decade-long relationship came to an abrupt end, and as you might expect, that has greatly changed my life, and yes, my work. I took some time off from Page 2 to work on myself, and find some balance. I'm glad to report I'm in a much happier place now and it seems like a good time to pick up the ball again.

Over the next week I want to reexamine what Page 2 is and can be. I'd love your feedback in the comments and on twitter:

  • what are your favorite parts of Page 2?
  • What do you want more of?
  • What do you hate?
  • What do you not care about?
  • What could be here that hasn't been?
  • Do you like the short to the point snippets or would you want more personal commentary?
  • Because of the bandwidth and time it takes to create, we need to keep Page 2 as a multipage feature — but how many pages would you like it  to be?
  • Would you mind if Page 2 became a less than daily feature so we could focus on better content?
  • Please let me know in the comments below, through email or on twitter. After the jump you can find the first new Page 2 in some time. Thanks for reading!

    Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn't make the front page of /Film. After the jump we've included 50 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It's like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.

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    Fabulous Star Wars Macarons

    ABC Cancels 'Revenge' After Four Seasons

    Tested Takes a Look at Special Effects Creatures Featured at the Monsterpalooza Convention in Burbank, California

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    11 New Movies That Show Female Filmmakers Are Forces To Be Reckoned With

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    MTV Cancels 'Eye Candy' After One Season



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    Disney Loses Second Attempt to Beat 'Frozen' Lawsuit

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    Funko Debuts New Star Wars POP!s Including Leia As Bouush And An Adorable Bib Fortuna

    Cannes: Emmanuelle Bercot's 'La Tete haute' to Open 68th Film Festival

    Fans React to The Force Awakens' "Chewie, We're Home" Line

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    If you have any interesting items that we might've missed that you think should go in /Film's Page 2 – email us!