Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Has 2012 Been a Good Year for Movies?

2012 is drawing to a close, which means it's that time when every online publication starts doing their retrospectives and looking back at the Year That Was. Let it be said that F This Movie! was first...ish.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Unsung!: Permanent Record

Why is it when a film goes about its business in an earnest, straightforward way without hype, stylistic flourishes, or an overdose of auteurism, critics brand it “the stuff of made-for-TV movies?”

Friday, November 23, 2012

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Nov. 23)

Happy Turkey Day (an expression I hate), F-Heads! Because no one's at work/on their computer today, let's keep this light. Here are three (because I'm lazy, but remember when only three was the norm?) trailerz for Thanksgiving-themed (using that statement loosely) movies. Check out last year's nostalgic previews here.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Unsung!: Get Crazy

I first saw this on campus when I was in college (I know what you are probably saying, especially those who read the column every week, “This illiterate gorilla went to college?” First of all, there is no reason to get verbally abusive. Second, thanks to well-placed bribes in just the right amounts, I did not merely GO to college, I GRADJIATED!). The distributor must have thought college kids would dig Get Crazy’s mix of anarchic comedy and rock and roll music.

This college kid dug it the most.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It Came from the '80s: Legend

Fantasy was so acceptable -- nay, DESIRABLE -- as a mainstream movie genre in the '80s that even A-lister Ridley Scott signed on to direct a fantasy film with a real movie star, the backing of a major studio and a big budget at his disposal. Scott, perhaps sensing that he had created two of the definitive sci-fi films of the 20th century (Alien and Blade Runner, like you didn't already know), set out to make not just a fantasy film but THE fantasy film -- the one by which all other fantasy films would be measured. He did not succeed.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sh!#ting on the Classics: Casino Royale

All this talk of James Bond this week has me so excited. Have you listened to the Skyfall podcast yet? No? Go do that now.

Our last Weekend Weigh-In asked for your favorite and least favorite Bond films. I was surprised that Casino Royale is one of our listeners’ favorite James Bond films. Because Casino Royale stinks! It stinks on ice.

Then I realized: all of you must mean the OTHER Casino Royale.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

F This Movie! - Skyfall

Patrick and JB talk Bond 23 and look back at 50 years of 007. This discussion of Skyfall is spoiler free until it isn't.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Weekend Weigh-in: What's the Best/Worst Bond Movie?

Skyfall is in theaters this weekend, but we thought we'd save that discussion for our upcoming podcast. Until then, let's hear from everyone on your favorite and least favorite Bond movies -- and remember, there are no right or wrong answers (unless your favorite rhymes with "Shmoctapussy").

Friday, November 9, 2012

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Nov. 9)

Anyone else watch Dave on Tuesday night? No? Just me? By myself? With a box of Kleenex? Talk about your #ScaryMovieNight, amIright? Listen, we're all glad the election's over, because now we can get back to what we really care about -- MOVIES!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

My Favorite Bond: Alex on GoldenEye

I was 12 years old when I first saw a woman have an orgasm. That woman was Xenia Onatopp.

Heavy Action: xXx

Because we're talking a lot of James Bond this month, it only makes sense to take a Heavy Action look at director Rob Cohen's attempt to reinterpret everyone's favorite secret agent for the 2000s: xXx.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

F This Movie! - Lady in White

To celebrate the end of Scary Movie Month, Patrick and Erich talk about a scary movie -- the 1988 ghost movie/sincerity fest Lady in White.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Unsung!: Down with Love

This movie is just the thing we need to wash the cobwebs out of our mouths from Scary Movie Month and fill our heads with silly, sexy fun.

Monday, November 5, 2012

My Favorite Bond: JB on Goldfinger

Our "My Favorite Bond" series continues with JB dipping himself in gold and championing the virtues of Pussy Galore.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Weekend Weigh-in: What Movies are You Still Looking Forward to Most in 2012?

There's still two months left in 2012, and we're already in "awards season" (not that you would know it) and heading into the holiday movie season. What are you most excited about seeing in the final weeks of the year?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Nov. 2)

It's been several weeks since we've featured new trailerz here at F This Movie! Blame the #ScaryMovieMonth beast, and its insatiable appetite for whimsical, horror-themed content. But it's November now! October 2012 is DEAD and BURIED! Forever! We trudge on. Rather than feature, like, a MILLION new previews (the world didn't stop turning just because all of us were knee-deep in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise), I'm just going to feature some the bigger movies this week. Then some medium-sized movies next week. Then all the other shit the week after next. THERE'S A METHOD TO MY MADNESS. Before you know it, we'll be all caught up!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Favorite Bond: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Scary Movie Month is over, and it was a HUGE, BLOODY SUCCESS thanks to all of you. But I don't think I'm alone when I say that it will feel good to move and go back to watching all kinds of movies -- if by "all kinds of movies," you guys are also thinking "a lot of James Bond movies." To celebrate the release of Skyfall, we're going to be publishing a series of pieces this month looking back at some our writers' favorite entries in the 50-year old Bond franchise. And I'm up first.