Friday, December 30, 2011

Tell Us Your Top 10 of 2011!

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug is on vacation this week, so in its place we want to hear from you. Before we start publishing our Top 10 of 2011 lists, we want to know what's making your list this year. Is it Tree of Life? Midnight in Paris? What's Your Number? Give your Top 10 in the comments below!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

F This Movie! - Erika's Favorite Movies

For the last show of 2011, Patrick talks to Erika about her favorite movies, the importance of empathy and what it's like to be a lifelong fan of one Thomas Mapother IV.

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Also discussed this episode: The Descendants, The Adjustment Bureau, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sh!#ting on the Classics: Kurt Vonnegut Adaptations

Usually I use this space to shit on bad movies that have inexplicably become classics For the next few weeks, I would like to shit on the geniuses in Hollywood who take works of classic literature and turn them into bad movies. See, it is either a fun, new twist on my regular column or a sneaky way to get my Bachelor’s degree in English to finally pay off. So fuck pharmacy school, and fuck you too, Dad.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Doug Asks Patrick Questions About Movies

Patrick knows a lot about movies. Doug has seen Heartbreakers dozens of times. In an effort to expand Doug's cinematic horizons, he'll be asking Patrick questions about movies in a column we're calling "Doug Asks Patrick Questions About Movies."

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

F This Movie! - Erich's Favorite Movies

The Favorite Movies series continues as Patrick is joined by Erich Asperschlager for a discussion of his favorites. The whole thing is pretty introspective and bittersweet and scored by '60s acoustic rock. It's just Erich's thing, man.

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Also discussed this episode: Matinee, Smoke, The Myth of the American Sleepover, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Monday, December 19, 2011

Our Favorite Soundtracks and Scores

We talk a lot about movies here on F This Movie!, because we are slaves to our own mission statement. What we don't often address is music in movies (unless we're talking about Garry Marshall movies, because we won't stop talking about Garry Marshall movies), which is a shame because it's such an important part of the way we remember a film. Jack Black gets it.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (December 16)

Back in July, I lamented the absence of the [then] new teaser for Battleship (release date: May 18, 2012) on YouTube. This week, the second full-length preview debuted online, which shows more of the backstory (SPOILER: it's aliens). Because Battleship was being such a dick in the summer, I'm not going to feature it today. If you really, REALLY want to see it, feel free to click one of these links. Maybe you'll get lucky! Also, for what it's worth, the U.S. Navy hasn't had an actual battleship in its fleet for nearly two decades. So ... GOOD JOB HASBRO!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Enter the F This Movie! Win Our Stuff! Contest


If you've been listening to the podcast recently, you know that we're on the verge of celebrating our 100th show. To commemorate this AMAZING event (this event is not amazing), we're running our very first contest and giving away a bunch of DVDs and Blu-rays from our very own collections.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

F This Movie! - Mark Ahn's Favorite Movies

In anticipation of our 100th episode, Patrick and Mark Ahn kick off the celebration by talking about five of Mark's favorite movies.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Take Two: Sherlock Holmes

There are so many more fascinating things about the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes than there are in the 2009 version of Sherlock Holmes, and that's backwards. Like the fact that it made over half a billion dollars worldwide, despite the fact that it's very boring. Or the fact that it somehow made Guy Ritchie -- who had previously been all but written off -- an A-list director. Or that it coasts on the not-insubstantial charm of Robert Downey Jr., who is the only thing worth seeing about the movie despite being kind of miscast, and who was written off himself at one point in time. The movie is a triumph of comeback potential. It should be so good. It is not.

It made a bunch of money, though, and people really like Robert Downey Jr. (he's maybe just behind Johnny Depp in the dreamboat-it's-ok-to-like-for-both-girls-and-guys department), so, of course, there's a sequel coming out this week. That's right: more Holmes for the Holidays. Excuse me while I barf on this pile of other barf.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (December 9)

The Iron Lady; Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows; The Adventures of Tintin; Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol; The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo; We Bought a Zoo; Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; and War Horse will all be released in the next few weeks (in addition to a handful of other movies whose trailers I have not featured on this site). I think I want to see ... two of them? Oh, I'll probably see more (if only so I don't feel left out when award nominations are announced), but, really, who's dying to see a movie about a kid losing his dad on 9/11? Or a biopic on Margaret Thatcher? Or idiots who "buy" a "zoo"? Just kidding -- I will see this for EXACTLY the same reason you will. Who doesn't slow down to look at a car crash? "You don't even need any special knowledge to run a zoo. What you need is ... a lot of HEART!" HAHAHAHA. Oh, Cameron Crowe. You silly bastard. Anyway, it's December, so that means the trailerz we're watching are really hit or miss. My apologies?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

F This Movie! - Reindeer Games Commentary

As a gift for the holidays, Patrick, Doug and JB have recorded a commentary for John Frankenheimer's Reindeer Games, one of the best Christmas movies ever made. Grab yourself a cup of cocoa, a slice of pe-can pie and some horrible plot twists and get in the holiday spirit.

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(Press play as soon as the Dimension logo appears on screen)



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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sh!#ting on the Classics: Merry Sh!#smas!

I hate Christmas. I really do. I hate everything about it.  I hate crowds. I hate shopping. I hate the baby Jesus and his sarcastic little smirk. (Before you get all up in my grill about religion, let me clarify: I hate all babies and their sarcastic little smirks.) For more than a decade, I have been locking horns with my lovely wife in a losing battle to NOT PUT UP THE TREE -- for just one year, please? I also hate Christmas movies. Admit it… most of them suck eggs.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Doug Asks Patrick Questions About Movies

Patrick knows a lot about movies. Doug has seen Dead Man on Campus dozens of times. In an effort to expand Doug's cinematic horizons, he'll be asking Patrick questions about movies in a new column we're calling "Doug Asks Patrick Questions About Movies."