All The News That's Fit To Film

Ring the novelty Twitter account alarm because I have a novelty Twitter account to share.

Allow me to introduce @movieheds, which aggregates headlines ripped from the reel word. Some might call them #fakenews, but I just really like prop newspapers.

While the feed's audience is still relatively modest, at least a couple of the early tweets have stirred some feels on the microblogging platform.

This one from Ghostbusters is v. iconic.

As is this one from another 80s fave, The Goonies.

Last but not least is this gem from Batman Returns, which remains a personal favorite (don't @ me).

For now, the goal is to publish one or two entries — using high-quality screengrabs and GIFs — per day. Feel free to follow along or share with the newspaper nerds in your life!

UPDATE: It seems that others off the Twitter platform like it too! The pop culture obsessives at The A.V. Club had very kind words ("Someone is collecting fake newspaper headlines from movies"), as did Laughing Squid, TVOverMind, and, ahem, men's lifestyle site, The Chive. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The project also piqued the interest of Andy Bechtel, a professor of journalism at the University of North Carolina, who afforded me the opportunity to go deeper in a Q&A at his blog, The Editor's Desk.