Doug, it's boot and rally. #SigmaPiBetaChapter
He totally texted that to me after we finished recording. #BootScootBoogie
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May I politely suggest we not go there - everyone's entitled to a bad day. And besides, I've been quietly hanging on to that crown since I weirdly decided to roast Doug's 5 Favourite Movies a couple years back and I will not be usurped!
Sounds good. I deleted it. I'll nominate SPOILER Matt Damon's character from Interstellar as King Douche to keep it movie-themed. That guy was the worst.
King Douche used to be Troy Duffy but he's so irrelevant now it doesn't matter. Brett Ratner is up there on the list.
Let's put Bill Cosby behind bars where he belongs
I'd like to say that I wouldn't even know about The Eric Andre Show if it wasn't for my lovely ex-wife, who knows how much I love Nam June Paik
I'm doing another comment as I listen: If this is annoying - PLEASE let me know. I actually liked "The Ten"! The whole CAT Scan battle had me in tears and Winona's puppet was ridiculous. Plus, she just keeps looking better with age. I'm looking forward to Birdman, I've heard so many mixed reviews. I do not want more singing on the podcast unless you are doing a live performance of Phantom of the Paradise. Patrick, I hear you on changing the way you view movies. I went though a whole phase out of high school watching French New Wave and the like, and although I respect it for what it is and I really like some of the films, I have revisited some of them and think they are awful, political pretension. The Guest is awesome as I posted in the review. I liked Starry Eyes. Maybe even more now that I have had it sink in for a couple of weeks. I love that she is actually a villian and wins in the end. That is dead on: "the indie movie that Hollywood pats itself on the back for liking." They do it every year and drive me nuts. Foxcatcher is on my radar, but seems like one of those I have to prepare to watch and be in the mood for since I know what I'm getting into.Best Thanksgiving movie - The Grindhouse fake trailer "Thanksgiving". Nah, it's definitely PT&A.Doug - is it really strange having 70 degree weather during Christmas time? I'm an east coast guy and equate cold, snowy weather with Christmas. I thought "The Box" was pretty weak, although I had already heard the story it was based on so that might have played a part. Richard Kelley is insane though - the Donnie Darko commentary for the Director's cut is ridiculous in the details that he gives.Doug - when you said "aspect","invalid" and "Gravity" the Chicago accent was in full effect!Looking forward to the Top Ten show guys. Have a great Thanksgiving!!!
Foxcatcher and Whiplash are movies that already have placeholder spots on my top 10 list before I even see either of them. This is simply because they're movies that I feel I SHOULD like because critical acclaim tells me to, not because I actually do (yet, anyway). Also, I just want to fill spots. The struggle is real.Happy Thanksgiving, all! I am thankful for this amazing community of like-minded, intelligent, respectful, funny people!
We are thankful for YOU!
John, is it a struggle to pick the ten best movies or to just find ten good ones? I think it's been a pretty good year, all in all.
It has, for sure, and I guess the bottom few can be any number of movies that I at least liked, but I always hope to find things that really strike me to populate my list. Those types of movies are sometimes few and far between. I'll definitely have enough to choose from, even by this point, I just hope it's all stuff that truly speaks to me, if that makes any sense.
Yes, that makes sense. I feel good about my top seven, but then there is a group that are problematic for a variety of reasons:- I liked the movie a lot more than other people (Fury)- The movie did not resonate as strongly with me, but other people think it's great (Guardians of the Galaxy, Snowpiercer)- Does an earnest art film with something to say deserve to be recognized despite it's flaws? (Rosewater)- Does entertainment value outweigh a flawed story? (70mm IMAX rocket pr0n in Interstellar)
Hey, as long as you personally enjoyed them or got something out of them, that's all that matters. I would, though, recommend giving Guardians of the Galaxy and Snowpiercer another shot if you've only seen them once. I can only speak to my own experiences, but I warmed up to both of them significantly on second viewing, and now they both will likely occupy spots on my top 10.
Yay! I have missed these "F Everything" type episodes.
So sue me, I kind of like (not that I would ever watch it) the completely insane premise of Free Birds.
It's not the premise that is terrible, though it is a little weird for children's film to focus so heavily on what is an annual holocaust for its main characters. You're fine never seeing it.
Here are my first impressions after listening to this:Patrick needs a hugCalifornia Doug seems meanI identify with Adam Riske's tastes more then anyone else on this site(House of the Devil not withstanding)Alex Lawson is rolling over in his graveWhen are we getting the Southland Tales podcast?I watched The Box last year and my head exploded...I so want to see Patrick's versionLynyrd Skynyrd are rolling around in their gravesHave a Happy Thanksgiving you F!'n bastards!
Whatever happened to poor Mr. Lawson? I only started listening to F This Movie this year, but I tend to burn through podcasts pretty quickly so I've gone through the whole archive at this point (I skipped a couple for spoiler reasons of movies I want to see soon). I liked him a lot on the episodes I heard.Was weird to hear Doug reference him cause I've been wondering for the last couple of weeks when/why he stopped appearing on the show.
You may not be allowed as great hosts to say anything negative. But as a big F head fan I can say anything. So to the 100ith annoymous reviewer. F that reviewer ;)
To answer Doug's question: I'm related to a lot of beasts...you're gonna have to be more specific.
Great podcast. I really enjoyed Starry Eyes and The Guest as well.
No shame in enjoying "The Box," it's pretty great! Also, enjoyed the plug for "Starry Eyes" which I think is my favorite horror film this year (I think I've seen most of them except for It Follows which maybe doesn't really count for most of us since its only played festivals).
Hmmmm...Favorite horror of the year is tough! Pieces of Talent, Dead Snow 2, Housebound, Asmodexia, Almost Human, Demon's Rook and Strange Colour of your Body's Tears (if you count that as horror), The Sacrament, Proxy and Wolf Creek 2 are the top ten that come to mind this year. Probably forgetting a bunch cause that's my wheelhouse. Starry Eyes might be in contention as well!
Things I learned from listening to the podcast:"FREE BIRDS" MADE OVER $100 MILLION??!! KEVIN SMITH WAS THE ANCHOR AROUND SCOTT MOSIER'S NECK HOLDING HIM BACK FROM SUCCESS? YOU MEAN TO TELL ME MOSIER'S FIRST SOLO PROJECT HAS GROSSED MORE THAN ALL OF SMITH'S MOVIES COMBINED?(I don't have any more thoughts because my head exploded, "Scanners" style, when I heard that).
Clearly Tusk should have been a children's cartoon.
Patrick: Your comments about the changing focus of your cinematic interests had me thinking about a notion I've had lately. Do you in any way feel that your renewed interest in genre cinema and the like is due to any feeling that Hollywood has "abandoned" you in some way with the films they're usually putting out now? Because man, do I feel that way a lot of the time these days. Sad to say, I've mostly responded by just watching a lot fewer movies than I used to.Am I entirely off base here? Thoughts?
Maybe? At the same time, it seems like Hollywood is making exactly the movies that 14-year old me always dreamed about, so I have a hard time reconciling those two things. I never thought about it like that, though, so you might be on to something.
Are the 2 decades worth of top ten lists a reality? I've often thought that a retro review of one's opinions would make for a great show/article/something. Patrick's review of his review 20 years later would be very interesting... I think.
Seconded. I think it would make an interesting article if you still have the lists. #LetMyPeopleGoYo
Thirded? Yes, please!
I concur this is a great idea!
It was really good to hear Richard kelly get mentioned. Even though weve been blocked! Someone send Richard a message and tell him he has fans here. I think ive listened to pretty much every podcast now but I cant remember Donnie Darko getting any mentions anywhere and Its a film I love and I was curious if it was just me? Also I have not seen The Box so im excited to hear about that film
I've mentioned it a couple times within the past few years. Most recently in this post: see my comment.
Thats cool Chaybee. I like your as you listen reviews. I am still going to hunt for The Box. My expectations are now low as you did not enjoy it. so that might be a good thing. I would love to hear a Donnie Darko podcast. It might not go where i want it too. The Chris Farley show. But it is sure a good film to talk about When I try to temp someone to watch it I just say "Its about a Young man with emotional problems. He has visions of a 6ft tall Bunny rabbit who visits him in the night and tells him the world is going to end" Sounds great. Right ? ;)
We've talked about a DD podcast for a while. Now that we know there's interest, we'll hit it for sure in early 2015.
Woah. That's briliant. I feel like it is a film that could be even better to talk about than to watch though I do like to watch it too. Personally I like the original cut better. It leaves more to the imagination. The directors cut for me is a bit to telling. It seems to tie up to many loose ends and explain things a bit too much. I like ambiguity and a film that makes you want to see it again to see what you missed.
Ah I love these shows! As a Brit I don't do thanksgiving but I am very thankful for you brilliant, smart, funny, supportive people at Fthismovie / FHeads throughout the year!
With respect to there not being many (good?) Thanksgiving movies, I think you guys just gave Garry Marshall the idea for his next massive ensemble, day-specific, romantic "comedy" shit-fest.Seriously though, love F This Movie! Happy Thanksgiving.
Thank you, James Bond! We are all fans of your work.If New Year's Eve had been a bigger hit, there's no doubt we'd be suffering through Thanksgiving Day this year. De Niro just wants to see the Macy's Parade before he dies! Poor Jessica Biel has to work on Black Friday! Ashton Kutcher is a serial killer!
Watched St. Vincent tonight - Woeful and insulting to it's audience.