I had a chance to check out “The Bling Ring” the other day (review pending), Sofia Coppola’s movie about a young gang of celeb obsessed thieves, and it put robbing and thieving on the brain.
Who’s your favorite thief in film? Do you go high-minded and say Robin Hood? Or do you head for a slick pro like Neil McCauley? How about the Reservoir Dogs gang? How about a petty thief like Warren from Empire Records, LOL, or someone classic like Cary Grant’s John Robie?
From the common crook to big time embezzlement, movies about stealing and robbing have been made again and again and again. From “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” to “The Great Train Robbery” to “Goodfellas” to the “Oceans” series, they never seem to tire of making movies about people who steal.
It’s been a dozen years since Pixar introduced us to Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan, and now, their belated return comes in the form of a prequel. Traditionally, long layoffs and prequels are both causes for concern.
But have no fear, Pixar lives up to their reputation here, and delivers us a funny, fun family movie full of laughs and genuine warmth.
When the Zombie Apocalypse quickly overruns the world, Brad Pitt risks it all in search of the truth.
“World War Z” is a zombie movie light on zombie action, with some events that will require more than your usual suspension of disbelief. However, given its troubled production and lackluster promotional campaign, it certainly wound up more enjoyable than I expected going in.
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org or let me know in the comments that you’d like to participate!
This time up, our recommendation comes from Ryan Miller of Rhino’s Horror, who’s recommended “Shoot ‘Em Up”, starring Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti and Monica Bellucci. It sounds pretty off the wall from what I’ve seen and read, so I’m excited to check it out!
With the impending release of “World War Z”, I thought the timing was perfect to do a top ten of one of my favorite types of horror movies, the Zombie Movie!
Believe it or not, Zombie movies are actually a pretty diverse sub-genre. They range from straight up horror movies and gorefests to low-budget campy films to outright comedies. Hell, earlier this year there was even a Zombie rom com (“Warm Bodies”)!
With such a wide range of movies to choose from it wasn’t easy narrowing it down to ten! Click through to see what made the list!
What’s going on, everyone, here’s the latest and greatest (title pending) for your listening pleasure!
We had two discussion worthy movies opening this week. The long-awaited Superman film “Man of Steel”, and the surprising comedy “This is the End”. Tank and I have you covered on both of them!
Then, in light of the successful opening of “Man of Steel”, in anticipation of an eventual Justice League movie, Tank and I cast the JLA! Tune in to check out who we think should be the new Green Lantern, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and more!
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!
Father’s Day was this past weekend, and the megaplex also offered us a great new cinematic Dad in the form of Kevin Costner’s Jonathan Kent.
Fathers in movies run the gamut from the caring (Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird”) to the kick-ass (Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills in “Taken”). Some are sacrificing everything to make a better life for their children (Will Smith as Chris Gardner in “The Pursuit of Happyness”) others bumble and stumble along so much you wonder how they managed to keep their kids alive this long (Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold in any of the “Vacation” movies).
From the evil (Darth Vader) to the funny (Steve Martin in “Parenthood”) to the protective (Viggo Mortensen in “The Road”), Hollywood has all the angles covered when it comes to movie Dads.
Who’s YOUR favorite? Michael Keaton’s “Mr. Mom”? How about Jim’s Dad from the “American Pie” series?
There’s no shortage of them out there, folks, let’s hear it!
Just a quick note to let everyone know that FMR is celebrating its two-year Blog-iversary.
It’s been a great two years here, and I wanted to thank everyone who visits for making all my efforts worthwhile! There are times when I can’t believe it’s been two years already and others when I can’t believe it’s only been two years. LOL!
Thank you again to all the commenters and visitors! It’s been a great experience, and we’re still going strong, so let’s kick off year three!
“This Is the End” is a riotously funny movie about six comedic stars trapped in one mansion as the Apocalypse unfolds around them. The personalities are funny, the situation is funny, everything is funny.