Now Showing on Cable: “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”

Journey_2

Premiering this weekend on HBO was this year’s “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzman and Michael Caine, this “family friendly” film posits that Jules Verne’s “Mysterious Island” actually exists.

When a young man gets a coded transmission from his adventurer grandfather, he and his stepfather head off in search of the legendary island, only to discover more than they bargained for. Along with the family crew of the downed helicopter they chartered to get them there, they’ll have to find a way not only to survive, but to escape the “Mysterious Island”.

Aimed squarely at kids, this film needs to be given a little bit of slack for its juvenile sensibilities and slight characters.  But not too much…

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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!

2012 Winter Movie Season Preview

Winter has come.

The Holidays being over, Hollywood now nestles into its burrow to await March, hibernating during the cold winter months. The cinematic highlights of January and February are typically the movies which were “released” in the prior year, but are only trickling out to cineplexes now.

As to NEW releases?

Let’s just say I hope you saved your nuts, my squirrely friends. :D Remember our “Tossin’ It Out There” thread from a few days back which asked which movies you were looking forward to the most in 2012? Scant few of these were mentioned there.

That’s not to say nothing’s happening! There’s new movies every week… Let’s take a look and see what Hollywood expects to hold us over between now and Spring…

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