Directors Talk: Martin Scorsese

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 the Cool’s Movie Reviews

This time up, we have one of the most acclaimed directors of all time, Academy Award winner Martin Scorsese!

Scorsese’s career dates back almost 40 years, and includes such legendary films as “Taxi Driver”, “Raging Bull”, “Goodfellas”, “Gangs of New York”, “The Departed” and “Hugo”. With such a storied career to discuss, you can be assured that we had a lengthy conversation about the man, and really hashed out our thoughts! Check it out!   Continue reading

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Fogs’ Oscar Diary: Pt 4 The Big Finish

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Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. The night of nights.
No more rehearsing or nursing a part.
We know every part by heart!

Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. We’ll hit the heights!
And oh, what heights we’ll hit!
On with the show, this is it!

Here we go, the final hour! The big Awards! The Grand Finale! Best Actor! Best Actress! Best Director! And of course, Best Picture! Let’s do it!

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Fogs’ Oscar Diary: Pt 3 – The Second Hour

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Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. The night of nights.
No more rehearsing or nursing a part.
We know every part by heart!

Overture, curtain, lights!
This is it. We’ll hit the heights!
And oh, what heights we’ll hit!
On with the show, this is it!

One hour down. One major award. One racist joke. Hugo cleaning up on technical stuff.

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PODCAST!!

Another Episode of the “(Title Pending) Movie Podcast” with Tank & Fogs, and I have to say, this is easily our best yet!

It’s our Holiday Movie Season episode, and we discuss our takes on the movies coming up for release from now through the end of the year.

Including:

“New Years Eve”, “The Sitter”, “Young Adult”, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”, “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows”, “The Adventures of Tintin”, “The Darkest Hour”, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”, “War Horse”, and “We Bought a Zoo”. PHEW!!

What? Looking for new releases? Well we got you covered there, too! Tank and I discuss “The Descendants”, “Arthur Christmas”, “Hugo” and of course…

“THE MUPPETS!!”

So check it out!! You can download it here or find us on iTunes!

And please remember, if you enjoy our podcast, help us spread the word by recommending it to a friend or friends! Enjoy!

Hugo

“Hugo” is the latest film by one of the greatest directors of all time, Martin Scorsese. It’s also his first attempt at family oriented entertainment. It’s a gorgeous movie, a visually beautiful film that has a lot of heart. Brimming with affection and carefully crafted with love for its subject.

Yet I can’t deny that, while I respect the film and its craftsmanship, there were times when I found it testing my patience… when I didn’t feel I was being sufficiently entertained.

It’s a pocket watch of a movie in the information age. There are people who will appreciate and cherish its charms, uniqueness, beauty, theme and strolling pace. While others will leave underwhelmed, expecting far more adventure out of this “adventure”.

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2011 Holiday Movie Season Preview!!

This year, the start of the Holiday Movie season is November 18th. That’s NEXT weekend already folks!! That’s when Hollywood releases “Happy Feet Two” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1”, two movies with valid expectations of large takes at the gate. The start of the second blockbuster season of the year!

Here are the movies coming up this Holiday Season that I’m most excited for. Check out Wednesday, December 21st! “The Adventures of Tintin”, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, and “Mission Impossible, Ghost Protocol”! That’s going to be a busy day!

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