I have comedy on the brain somehow, today, and so I thought today we should turn our discussion towards movie comedians (or comediennes).
Who’s YOUR favorite? Do you lean towards the classics? Is it a duo or a troupe? Someone current like Will Ferrell or Zach Galifianakis? Or someone classic like Laurel and Hardy? Can we get some love for Peter Sellers today? Or will the usual suspects like Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy rise to the top? Will we get any female comics breaking through? How about the immortal Madeline Kahn? Or maybe Melissa McCarthy, who is currently atop the comedic movie world?
Everyone has a film star or two that really crack them up consistently, who’s YOURS?
Just a quick post to let everyone know that FMR has won the 2013 Lammy Award for Funniest Writer.
I wanted to let everyone know, and to publicly thank everyone who cast a vote for me. The results were extremely close between myself and Runner-Up John LaRue of The Droid You’re Looking For, only ONE vote separated the two of us! So to everyone who voted for FMR, an enormous thank you!!
Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil’s pawn. Alone among God’s primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother’s land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death.
With the upcoming release of “Star Trek Into Darkness”, I thought it would be a great time to celebrate the franchise, and do something to bring attention to the original films. So I’ll be giving away “The Original Motion Picture Collection” on Blu Ray! This box set features all six films featuring the original cast: “Star Trek the Motion Picture”, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”, “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock”, “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”, “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier”, and “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”.
To enter, use this link to like FMR on Facebook and sign up. If you already DO like FMR, you’re all set, just enter! Please bear with me if we experience any difficulties, I’m using a new giveaway app!
Additional “entries” can be earned for tweeting or sharing the giveaway link, so please help out and spread the word, it will also increase your chances to win!
The raffle ends the day “Star Trek Into Darkness” releases, Friday, May 17th! Good luck to all!
The third installments of superhero franchises are known for being let downs, and “Iron Man 3″ will do little to dispel that reputation.
I don’t mind shallow if a movie compensates with spectacle. The action here, though, wasn’t enough to save the day. I found “Iron Man 3″ to be at times silly, misguided, dull, and disappointing. It’s still a big budget summer superhero movie, and as such, carries an inherent entertainment value. But anything else above and beyond is squandered, sadly.
Hey everyone, it’s Friday, time for another entry in the Reader Recommendations series!
The Reader Recommendation series is intended to help me formally pursue all the great films that commenters bring up each week in discussion which I’ve never seen. If there’s a movie that comes up that I haven’t seen, but you think I should, email me @ email@example.com or let me know in the comments that you’d like to participate!
This time up, our movie recommendation comes from Adam Griffith of 3 Guys 1 Movie, who’s recommended the 2008 Danish film ”Terribly Happy”. I heard good things about it when it first came out, and actually have had it in my Netflix instant queue without ever pulling the trigger, so I was happy to finally give it a shot!
Hey everyone, what’s up! Here we go with another great episode of (title pending) for you!
This time up we have reviews of the Michael Bay crime comedy “Pain & Gain” and the other movie this week involving pain, “The Big Wedding”!
After, we hold the very first (title pending) Summer Box Office Movie Draft! We’re joined by Joe Guliano of Two Dude Review and Terrence Faulkner of The Focused Filmographer in order to draft teams of the highest grossing movies of the summer! It’s a recipe for fun, trash talk and our take on the box office potential of this summer’s biggest movies!
It’s a great episode and you won’t want to miss it! As always, you can download it directly, here,or search for us on iTunes or Stitcher radio by looking for (title pending) or Tank and Fogs!
This Friday sees the release of “Iron Man 3″, the third film in the Iron Man franchise, and the fifth time Robert Downey Jr. has played Tony Stark (including his cameo in “The Incredible Hulk). It won’t be the only big sequel this summer, either, the slate is full of them. “Star Trek Into Darkness”, “The Hangover III”, “Despicable Me 2″, “Monsters University”, “Fast and Furious 6″ just for starters.
Sequels have come a long way though. Franchises are carefully planned now, and audiences don’t attach half the stigma to them that they once did. Once upon a time, the question was “Which sequels are better than the originals?” Nowadays, the second installment in a franchise is often expected to be the best.
There are no shortages of sequels out there. Many of them are great. What’s your favorite? Will you go old school with “The Godfather: Part II” or “The Empire Strikes Back”, or something more modern, like “The Dark Knight”? How about one of James Cameron’s noted sequels, “Aliens”, or “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”?
There are hundreds to choose from, and the choice is yours.