Thursday, March 28, 2013

Great Movies We Never Want to See Again

Roger Ebert famously said "No good movie is depressing. All bad movies are." It's true! So why do we never want to see these great movies again?

Riske Business: Movies That Make You Cry

We’ve gone almost 3 years into our dialogue of movies without addressing the whole MOVIES THAT MAKE YOU CRY topic. Let’s knock it out.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Heath Holland On...The Changing Face of Film Fandom

The Epic Conclusion to the Two-Part "Changing Face Of" Series!

Unsung!: The Miracle of Marcelino

Hundreds of thousands of parochial school kids who saw this film in school or Sunday school over the last fifty years were inspired by it.

My take is a little different. I am going to hell.

Monday, March 25, 2013

10 Mostly Terrible Hollywood Biopics

Why are most movies about people that make movies so lame?

Review: Olympus Has Fallen

by Adam Riske
Olympus Has Fallen (aka Gerard Hard) did not have to be original. It did not have to being saying anything worthwhile. It just had to be a competent action movie and it is not. It’s a stupid, lazy piece of shit, and that’s why I’m taking the gloves off.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (March 22)

In just a few short hours (or days, or up to two weeks, or in the last few hours or days [I'm submitting this week's column earlier than normal, so there's really no way to tell]), I'm going to be a father. HOW EXCITING. So, I figured, "Heck, why not feature a few trailerz about babiez," because we're all in this TOGETHER (right, Uncle Sol? Auntie JM? Creepy Cousin Brad L.? Mohel Adam?). A little over nine months ago [WEIRD], during the very popular (30) Stars of Summer event, I featured a preview for Baby Boom starring Diane Keaton, so it's only fitting that I feature some other pregnancy-themed films here! Full circle, is what I'm saying. Tree of life. Hakuna matata. Goo-goo, ga-ga.

Netflix This Movie! Vol. 18

One of this week's suggestions is too little, too late. But they're all really good.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Doug Asks Patrick Patrick Asks Doug Questions About Movies

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

Heath Holland On...Field of Dreams

If you build it, they will come. And by "they," we’re talking about ghosts. Who you gonna call?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Unsung!: Penn and Teller Get Killed

This past weekend I saw two movies about magic. One of them, the subject of this column, WAS magic. The other one was the mediocre The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Should James Cameron Stop Talking About Avatar Sequels?

Yes, we know, James Cameron. You are making sequels to Avatar. Maybe keep that quiet for a little while.

Riske Business: Jim the Great and Powerful

Recently, during the podcast for Oz the Great and Powerful, I made a crack at the expense of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Surprisingly, I started to feel guilty after saying it. A couple of minutes later I figured out why. I felt bad for knocking a new Jim Carrey movie. I was shocked. What’s this all about?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weekend Weigh-in: Who is the Best Movie Star of Today?

Earlier this week, Heath Holland wrote about about how he's not sure today's movie stars can measure up against those of the past. Can you prove otherwise?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (March 15)

The first preview featured after the jump is Somebody Up There Likes Me, starring Parks and Rec's Nick Offerman. Why am I telling you this in my usually off-topic-yet-always-hilarious preamble? Because the official trailer, while serviceable (more on that below), is actually less interesting than the two YouTube "promos" featuring Offerman (and very special guests) acting the fool -- while high -- with irreverent, funny, new wave results. Take a look at them here and here. The second one's better, specifically the close-up of Alison Brie saying, "Pussy." Director Bob Byington's might be onto something.  

Netflix This Movie! Vol. 17

This week's recommendations range from one of the best movies ever made to one of the worst.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Director Essentials: Tony Scott

by Patrick Bromley
Tony Scott has been gone for over six months. He's overdue for a reevaluation.

Heath Holland On...The Changing Face of Hollywood

This week I’m asking the big questions: Are today’s movie stars as great as movie stars used to be? And what about their films? How do they stack up against cinema of yesteryear? Will I still be “Hollywood” Heath Holland after this week’s column?

Friday, March 8, 2013

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (March 8)

I have to say, on a personal note, I've really been enjoying all the content on F This Movie! lately. I know it's verboten for a "staff member" to praise the site he works for, but FUCK IT -- we've got some good content, talented writers and interesting perspectives. On top of that, we have a great forum of online readers and contributors. It's just as fun to read your comments (or tweets or Facebook posts) as it is to read the source material. Good job, all around!

Netflix This Movie! Vol. 16

You say you've already finished the whole season of House of Cards? How about watching these instead?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Heath Holland On: Clint Eastwood's West

Few actors still working today have the legacy of masculine cool and machismo of Clint Eastwood. There’s Sean Connery, Harrison Ford, and obviously Rip Taylor, but Eastwood stands tall among few remaining actors from his generation (old people shrink).

Mark Ahn Knows Kung fu The Legend of Drunken Master

by Mark Ahn
Jackie Chan is an international treasure.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

F This Movie! - Aliens

Patrick and Erich Asperschlager mostly come out at night. Mostly.

Review: Stoker

by Adam Riske
Stoker is well worth seeing, but in a way that is hard to describe. It’s at times really strong and laughably bad at others. I saw the movie a couple of days ago and I am still trying to process my feelings towards it. The good news is that the more I think about Stoker, the more I like it.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Unsung!: Slaughterhouse-Five

For the longest time I could not figure out why this film did not get more attention in 1972. Then, I did some searching…

Monday, March 4, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weekend Weigh-in: What's the Most Embarrassing Movie in Your Collection?

Earlier this week, Adam Riske wrote a great article about all the reasons we own DVDs that we won't watch. A number of you chimed in with reasons of which you are guilty. Now it's time to put your money where your mouth is.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Watchin' Trailerz with Doug (March 1)

Boy, the [barf]Academy Awards[/barf] sure did suck, right? Long, boring, unsurprising, lackluster ... one of the only highlights (IMHO) was Quentin Tarantino's Best Original Screenplay win for Django Unchained. But even that was kinda lame (leather tie included). I dunno. Old man Oscar Gold is on his last legs (which means we probably won't be "live-tweeting" the broadcast next year [sorry F-Heads]). On the other hand, did anyone see the Independent Spirit Awards? If so, what did you think of Andy Samberg's opening monologue?

Netflix This Movie! Vol. 15

It's back, baby!