The Great Debates: Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Trek Vs Star Wars

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Undeniably these two franchises are the biggest sci-fi franchises in pop culture history. Both heavily involve space travel and sci-fi concepts, and the fact that the both have the word “Star” in their names invited comparisons right from the beginning. This is truly a debate that’s been around for decades, and with the opening of a new chapter in one of the sagas this weekend, I thought it would be a good time to revisit it.

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Directors Talk: Steven Spielberg

Welcome back to “Directors Talk”! The roundtable discussion series I participate in with PG Cooper of PG Cooper’s Movie Reviews and Ian the Cool of Ian’s Lists, Bits and Reels

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SpielbergIn this series, we trade thoughts about the biggest directors working today. This time up we happen to have one of the greatest directors of all time, Steven Spielberg!

Spielberg has an arsenal of classics to choose from. His filmography is brimming with the most popular films of all time. He’s a two-time Oscar winner with numerous nominations, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

Click through to see what we had to say!

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George Lucas sells Lucasfilm (and thus Star Wars) to Disney

I don’t often blog about movie news here at FMR.

But this is enormous news, and bears discussion. I feel as though I need to say something. This is an unimaginable story. Seriously… could anyone have imagined this prior to today?

George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm to the Disney for $4.05 billion. Disney has already announced their intention for a new Star Wars film (Episode VII) in 2015, and a new movie every two to three years after that.

I’ve been having trouble concentrating on anything else since I heard this news… I had to put something up right away, so that anyone who wanted to could discuss.

Click through to read my thoughts and leave yours!

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New Episode of The (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs!

Welcome Back… Your dreams were your ticket out…Welc– Oh! Sorry.

TANK IS BACK!!

(I literally just made like tank noises over here like I was Capt. &$%#ing Stillman, I’m not even kidding… I scare myself sometimes)

We’ve got some catchin’ up to do! Tank shakes off the rust and we go over four flicks that one or both of us have seen, “Safe House”, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”, “The Woman in Black” and “Chronicle”! Plus we do our weekly breakdown of the Dollars at the gates – the “Box Office Roundup”, before we eventually head into our feature discussion…

The Star Wars prequels.

Yes… In light of the recent rerelease of “The Phantom Menace”, the Tankster and I revisit the eve of the original release of the second trilogy, discuss our reactions, and reflect on the CGI redos of the originals.

It’s ok, you can listen. No one gets hurt.

As always, you can find us on iTunes by searching for (title pending) or Tank and Fogs, or download the episode directly, here!

We’d also like to tell everyone that we now have a Facebook page for the podcast, and we’d love for you to hook us up with a “like”! If you have iTunes, we’re also really looking for people who would be willing to take a few moments to leave us a review, and let other people know what you think of the show! The more reviews we have, the better it reflects on us, so if you’d like to show your support, that’s one of the ways you can really help us out!

Meanwhile, have a listen and enjoy!

Red Tails

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American fighter pilots during World War II. Segregated into their own unit by the racially discriminatory policies of the United States Armed Forces, they served their country valiantly and successfully is spite of the bigotry that they faced. The fact that they chose to serve their country at war, at a time when they were faced with racist injustices from the very government they served, stands as a testament to courage, honor and self-sacrifice and has earned their unit a name that has become a part of history.

Those fine, brave, heroic men deserve a movie far, far better than this.

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Top Ten Scenes George Lucas Should Improve On

A long time ago in a galaxy far away…

George Lucas created a movie trilogy known as “The Star Wars Trilogy”. But that was over 30 years ago, and since then, he’s improved on them greatly, and completed the saga by creating the prequel stories which fill in all the details of the back story that fans were dying to know!!

News broke this week that Lucas, the auteur that he is, has revisited his original movies yet again with another round of improvements! Which got me thinking – because he’s obviously NEVER going to stop improving them for us – where else could he improve the dialogue? Where could he add subtle touches like Darth Vader’s new “NOOOOOOO!!” cry that would enhance our original trilogy experience?

Click on to read the Top Ten scenes that Lucas should revisit next!!

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