Sunday, December 30, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

25 Good Movies Released in 2012

In the next two weeks, we'll be recording our annual "Overrated, Underrated & Ugly" and "Best of the Year" podcasts. We'll be publishing lists of our favorite movies from 2012 from all of the F This Movie! contributors. With all the talk of 'best' this and 'worst' that, a lot of stuff will be flying under the radar. These movies won't make my "best of" list. They won't be on the "overrated" or the "underrated" lists. They're flawed, but they're good movies. 2012 had a lot of those. They should be recognized.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

F This Movie! - This is 40

Patrick and Erika spend Christmas talking marriage, family, Judd Apatow and Megan Fox's boobs. This is 40.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Unsung!: Miller's Crossing

When the conversation turns to the Coen brothers, no one ever talks about Miller’s Crossing. Blood Simple? Sure. Fargo? You betcha. Big Lebowski; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; No Country for Old Men; and True Grit? Obviously. But not a word about Miller’s Crossing. Why?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Review: 10 Years

There is no shortage of movies built around high school reunions. The Best of Times. Peggy Sue Got MarriedGrosse Pointe Blank. Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion. Just earlier this year there was American Reunion, a terrible, lifeless comedy that couldn't make us care about the adult lives of a group of characters even though we had already spent three movies with them. This year's much better reunion movie is the barely-released comedy drama 10 Years, written and directed by Jamie Linden. It's a high school reunion movie less concerned with looking back than with examining the present. It presents no real villains, nor characters with longtime scores to settle. It's not as good as Ted Demme's great Beautiful Girls, but it belongs much more in that conversation than it does with junk like American Reunion.

F This Movie! - Hitchcock

You should listen to Patrick and JB talk about Hitchcock even if you haven't seen Hitchcock, because they just might stop you from ever seeing Hitchcock.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Dec. 14)

Very important trailerz this week, F-Heads. Like, SUPER significant stuff (and even some odd, novelty entries, like this Japanese ad for Iron Man 3). Seems like the studios are really pushing out previews for their marquee movies all at once. Almost as if they think that next week ... will be too late? Hmmm. Go figure. #nomorepullups

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Doug Asks Patrick Questions About Movies

Patrick knows a lot about movies. Doug has seen Kissing a Fool 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."

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Unsung!: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

With the talent involved in this film, how could it have failed at the box office? That is not a rhetorical question. I am waiting. HOW COULD IT HAVE FAILED?
Answer me.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (Dec. 7)

Today lives in infamy, folks! Good thing the new Star Trek Into Darkness teaser was released yesterday (featured after the jump). Otherwise, you know ... INFAMY. As exemplified by arguably the best trailer for the worst movie, Michael Bay's craptacular Pearl Harbor! Sorry, greatest generation -- Hitler and his Nazi thugs strike again!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Unsung!: The Other

Three novels are published in a four-year span; all three concern evil children. All three novels are runaway best sellers. All three novels are made into movies. Two of those movies are runaway blockbusters. The other movie is The Other.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Heavy Action: Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

I haven't yet broken the Direct-to-Video seal on Heavy Action (it's going to happen soon), and Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning is the closest I've come. But the movie is actually getting a small theatrical run -- in 3-D, no less, though I can't conceive of a world in which this movie needs to be seen in 3-D or how it would be improved by the format -- so I'm getting by on a technicality.