Friday, July 29, 2011

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (July 29)

I was going to feature the brand new teaser for Battleship (release date: May 18, 2012), but every link to it on YouTube is DEAD ("You sank my will to live!"). Guess Yahoo! movies has the market cornered on shitty board game-based "movies." Can't wait to see how they spin McG's Boggle reimagining.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mike and Adam Went to San Diego Comic-Con

F This Movie! contributors Mike and Adam spent last week at the world-famous San Diego Comic-Con, hobknobbing with the likes of Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Billy Zane. Check out the pictures they brought back.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

F This Movie! - Stop Making Sense

Patrick and JB talk Talking Heads, concert movies and big suits and ask themselves 'How did we get here?'



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Also discussed this episode: A Girl in Every Port, The Man Who Fell to Earth, I Am Number Four, Bring on the Night, Shine a Light, True Stories

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (July 22)

There's a great movie theater (nay, movie PALACE) near my house called The Patio. It just reopened after sitting empty for exactly 100 years (I didn't check that number), and it's showing second-run movies. Remember when there used to be a TON of second-run movie theaters sprinkled in amongst all the first-runs? Man, that was great. If you missed, say, Geronimo: An American Legend when it first came out in December 1993, you could always see it a month later for only a dollar or two. And, at that price, you could see it TWICE! Because maybe you fell asleep during it the first time! It's not your fault that you're a growing boy who had to wake up REALLY early that morning for a dumb speech tournament! Fast-forward a few years, and now everything costs $10 and goes away after a week if it doesn't have a huge opening weekend. Childhood: ruined [again]. ANYWAY, The Patio is great, and everyone in Chicago should check it out. I've been there twice now, most recently with JB (and his lovely wife, JB) to see Green Lantern. Boy. Oh. Boy. What a stinker! P.U., is what I'm saying! Here are trailers for three BETTER(?) movies:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

10 Movies Starring Musicians

Justin Timberlake is on screen (again) in this weekend's Friends with Benefits (the Volcano to the Dante's Peak that was No Strings Attached), making this a perfect time to F some movies starring musicians.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sh!#ting on the Classics: The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) 

Nightmare, indeed.
I have five objections to this monotonous, unpleasant film: the story, the music, the handling of Santa Claus, the basic message, and Tim Burton. You know, quibbles.

Monday, July 18, 2011

F This Movie! - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II

Patrick and Doug F Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II and reach their own epic conclusions.



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Friday, July 15, 2011

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Week of July 11)


The trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man will be released next week with select prints of Captain America: The First Avenger. Yay? I mean, yes -- yay. It's exciting! Never mind the fact that we have to wait an additional 353 days until it's actually in theaters (just like one of our trailers below)! I said NEVER MIND the FACT! And I bet you just can't WAIT to hear what I have to say about it (sneak preview: "I'm not crazy about Andrew Garfield!"). The reason I bring this up here is simple ... I'm NEVER NOT THINKING OF YOU GUYS. And trailers. Those two things in combination. For real, I'm 24/7 A.B.T.: Always Be Trailerz'ing.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Review: The Ward (Mike's Take)


It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a new John Carpenter movie in a theater.  When I found out The Ward would be released in a theater a mere 15 minutes from my house, I was very happy. I stayed away from reading any reviews, but it wasn’t lost on me that it wasn’t doing well amongst critics or even fans. I didn’t care. I love John Carpenter, and although he hasn’t made a good movie in a long time, I was trying to convince myself that The Ward would mark his return to greatness, or, at the very least, goodness. I was kidding myself.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

F These Movies We Should Like But Don't

A few weeks ago, the F This Movie! crew listed movies we shouldn't like but do. Because that list was so WILDLY SUCCESSFUL, it only makes sense to flip the script and do a follow-up list in the tradition of everyone's favorite new column, "Sh!#ting on the Classics." We hope we haven't picked any of your favorites. OR DO WE?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sh!#ting on the Classics: William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet


William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996)

Okay, this one writes itself.

I have despised Romeo + Juliet since it was first released. I have taken every opportunity to badmouth this film for the last 15 years. I will go into my “anti-Baz rant” at the drop of any hat in my Film Studies class. I hate this film, and you should too.

Monday, July 11, 2011

F This Movie! - The Boondock Saints

Patrick and Doug say a prayer and F the living hell out of the inexplicable cult hit The Boondock Saints, writer/director Troy Duffy, the cult of coolness and that second teacher from Head of the Class.



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Also discussed this episode: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Midnight in Paris (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008), Overnight (2003), The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

F Directors! #8: Joe Dante

Joe Dante might just be one of the most underrated directors of all time. Though beloved in some small movie geek circles, he has never had the success or reputation of several of his directing counterparts, and that's criminal. Every single one of his movies is incredibly entertaining and distinctly his own, which is more than can be said of a number of mainstream filmmkers with careers that span four decades.

On a personal note, Joe Dante is also my favorite director, which can make choosing his essential movies difficult -- they're all worth tracking down, and, in their own way, "essential." But these eight movies provide a good overview of his career and make for a good place to start for anyone interested in exploring the filmography of a great, unique and underappreciated director.

Monday, July 4, 2011

F This Movie! - Independence Day

We will not go quietly into that good night. We will not vanish without a fight. We're going to live on. We're going to survive. Today, Patrick and JB celebrate our Independence Day.



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Also discussed this episode: TrollHunter (2011) 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Here's a story about the Transformers movies before we talk about Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Imagine you ate at a McDonald's in 2007 and it gave you a terrible case of food poisoning. You held off for two years, but then decided against your better judgment to give it another shot in 2009. Food poisoning again. Now, here it is 2011, and your third trip to McDonald's doesn't result in food poisoning. Would you start telling everyone they should eat at McDonald's, just because this time you're not shitting yourself?

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Week of June 27)

Happy birthday, America! Hope you like shitty trailers!