Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sh!#ting on the Classics: Better Yet! Part II

Two weeks ago, I posted a humble list of worthwhile films from the past. Many of you thanked me.  Many of you got mad. One of you sent me a crisp $100 bill. Okay-- who am I kidding?  No one got mad.

Monday, January 30, 2012

F The Movies We've Never Seen

Listen: we here at F This Movie! have seen a lot of movies. Like, over 75 of them (at last count). But we can't see them all. These are the ones we've missed. We're not proud of this, but the first step is in admitting there's a problem.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

F This Movie! - Mike's Favorite Movies

We're almost done with the favorite movies series, but not before Patrick and Mike talk about Mike's five favorites, discuss the movies that made them love movies and get another visit from the F This Movie! cookie fairy.

There's still time to enter the F This Movie! Win Our Stuff! contest before the first-ever F This Movie Fest on February 4th!



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Also discussed this episode: The Tree of Life, Nice Guy Johnny, Rashomon, Ace in the Hole

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sh!#ting on the Classics: Mark Twain Adaptations

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been called the greatest American novel by no less an authority than Ernest Hemingway (you know, the Midnight in Paris guy), who called Huck “the best book we’ve had.”  You would think Hollywood could get it right, at least once.  You would be wrong.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Doug Asks Patrick Questions About Movies

Patrick knows a lot about movies. Doug has seen Idle Hands 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."

Friday, January 20, 2012

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (January 19)

The five movies selected for the first-ever all-Twitter film festival, "F This Movie Fest," have been announced! Are you excited yet? Please save the date -- Saturday, Feb. 4, starting at noon (CST) -- and join us for whole day of watching movies! Heaven is a place on earth! #fthismoviefest

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Here's the F This Movie Fest Lineup!

Earlier this week, we announced the first ever F This Movie Fest taking place February 4 all over the WORLD (but mostly on Twitter).

Today, we're announcing the festival lineup, which celebrates the movies of 1982. Happy 30th Birthday, 1982!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

F this Movie! - Alex's Favorite Movies

Patrick and Alex talk memories, orchids, lies, dinosaurs and German terrorists.

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Also discussed this episode: Young Adult, Due Date, Mother, Paths of Glory, The Third Man

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sh!#ting on the Classics: Better Yet!

Readers Sol and Heath (both of whom we love) posted comments in the last two weeks that reminded me of two important things. First, not everyone who reads this column has been teaching Film Study for twenty-eight goddamned years. Second, what I sometimes assume is common knowledge might, to others, be hopeless Esoterica (which is both the title of Lars Von Trier’s proposed sequel to Melancholia and the name of Patrick’s wife, I think.)

With that in mind, here is an entire column devoted to “Better Yet” – your educational guide to some worthwhile films from the past. For all of the genres listed, these are good places to start. The choices, take note, are hopelessly personal and not at all academic. “Because all of you of Earth… are idiots!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Announcing F This Movie Fest!

To celebrate our upcoming 100th episode of the podcast, we're hosting our first ever F This Movie! film festival, F This Movie Fest!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (January 12)

In celebration of one year (that's 52 freakin' entries!) of Watchin' Trailerz with ME (in which readership of the column skyrocketed from just Patrick to at LEAST four people [that's a 400 percent increase!]), here's the first five minutes of Steven Soderbergh's upcoming film, Haywire (and here's my Haywire trailer write-up from this past summer). Obviously, it looks awesome (never mind Gina Carano's subpar acting/auto-tuned voice -- she's still better than Channing Tatum). So awesome, in fact, that F This Movie! is going to start using the word "Haywire" as an adjective to describe anyone and everything that's cool. Examples? Michael Fassbender is Haywire! Ewan McGregor is Haywire! Gina Carano (a'no-DUR) is Haywire! Wait, I just realized that all of these examples feature actors from the movie Haywire. What does that prove? Easy -- that Haywire is, itself, Haywire! You get it? You get it. Help us make it catch on! Haywire!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

F This Movie! - Our Favorite Movies of 2011

 Patrick, Doug and JB saw hundreds of movies in 2011. These are their favorites.

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Check out more Top 10 lists here, here and here

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sh!#ting on the Classics: John Irving Adaptations

Once again this week, I will be shitting on the geniuses in Hollywood who take works of literature and turn them into bad movies. Sometimes these producers and directors collude with the author, making the author partially responsible for the risible adaptations that result. The reason for that is simple.  These people are not geniuses. They are demons.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Our Favorite Movies of 2011, Part One (Erich, Mark & Alex)

As we continue our "Best of 2011" series, today we've got lists from Erich Asperschlager, Mark Ahn and Alex Lawson, who all place Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer surprisingly high. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

F This Movie! - The Overrated, the Underrated and the Ugly of 2011

Patrick and JB don't need a lot of special knowledge to count down 2011's overrated, underrated and worst movies. They just need a lot of heart.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sh!#ting on the Classics: Sh!#ty Movie Moments of 2011

 
Movie-wise, 2011 was a big bag of crap. What else is new? Few movies worked completely – especially those directed by Terrence Malick or starring Adam Sandler – and that made it easy to find atrocious moments to savor. Most of these films were bad, but these moments were EVEN WORSE!

Monday, January 2, 2012

My Favorite Movie Moments from 2011

2011 was a crazy mixed bag for movies, offering a lot of different viewers a lot of different things. While not every movie may have worked completely -- especially a lot of those being lauded as the year's "best" -- it was easy to find moments of greatness in a lot of them. Whether from my favorites of the year or not, these are my favorite moments in the movies last year.