It’s been awhile since we’ve had an actor/actress focused Tossin’ It Out There, and with “A Good Day to Die Hard” on everyone’s minds this weekend, I thought we might turn our attention to Mr. Willis.
Willis broke on the scene in the 1980s with ABC’s “Moonlighting”, and made the jump to feature films with 1987′s “Blind Date”. It was only a year later that he would be catapulted to movie stardom with 1988′s “Die Hard”, and he’s been a big name ever since.
His great films have been few and far between, but he does have them. From 1994′s “Pulp Fiction” to his two collaborations with M. Night Shyamalan, “The Sixth Sense” and “Unbreakable”, Willis definitely has some great films in his filmography. He’s been super prolific, though, racking up 95 credits on his IMDb page. And certainly, not all of them have been good.
So what’s your take? Did he earn your loyalty eternally via his role as John McClane, or as Butch in “Pulp Fiction”? Do you prefer your actors with a little more range? Has he had one too many flops for your taste?
Ok, here we go everybody! This week, we’re going to be holding the 2nd Annual (title pending) Movie Draft, this time, featuring movies from the 1990s. I’ll be putting up a poll so that people can vote for the best team starting tomorrow, and then later this week, I’ll be releasing the podcast, so that you can hear Tank and I draft against Eclectik of the Eclectik Relaxation.com and the Elcectik Discussion Podcast, and Dylan Fields of the LAMBcast and Man I Love Films!
But today, it’s YOUR turn! What were your favorite movies of the 1990s? Was it the gangster movies? Like “Goodfellas”, “Donnie Brasco” and “Pulp Fiction”? The serial killer movies, like “Se7en” and “Silence of the Lambs”? How about the Comedies, like “Austin Powers” or “There’s Something About Mary”?
A lot of great movies were released in the 90s, like “The Shawshank Redemption”, “Fight Club”, “Jurassic Park”, ”American Beauty”, “Forrest Gump”… I could go on for a long time!
Which were your favorites? Over that ten-year span, which stood out the most for you? Let’s hear it! What were YOUR Favorite Movies of the 90s?!
A comment from FMR regular Al Tanski, and a suggestion a little while back for a (title pending) discussion from fellow blogger Ian the Cool brought me to today’s “Tossin’ it out There” question.
Do YOU collect movies?
All of us here are movie fans to one degree or another. For some of us that means massive collections of DVDs and Blu Rays, but others are content to go to the theatre, rent and watch on cable.
Even if you DO collect, some people (like Al) take pride in the purity of their collection, only buying films that meet a quality standard, or hold a personal place for them. While others (like me) treat their collection like a junk repository, just putting any old disc they can get their hands on in there until they have an unwieldy wall (no, that pic is NOT my collection).
So how about you? Do YOU collect movies? Are you still buying DVDs, or have you gone Blu Ray? How do you organize them? Do you have any kind of criteria before adding a movie, or is it just spur of the moment?
Word broke last week that JJ Abrams will be handed the reigns of the first Disney owned Star Wars production, the as yet untitled Star Wars VII. Obviously, this was a huge story and the internet exploded.
I want to know what YOU think. As a producer, Abrams has made a number of famous television projects and a couple of films, but as a director his filmography really boils down to three films, “Mission Impossible III”, “Star Trek”, and “Super 8″ (with another Star Trek film pending).
What do YOU think? Is that enough? Are you excited over the announcement? Does your geek brain recoil at the cross-over between the Star Trek and Star Wars universes? Do you think we’ll be able to WATCH a lightsaber duel with all that lens flaring?
Here we go everybody! It’s a brand new episode of the (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs!
This week up it’s another review spectacular, with a whopping six current movies to discuss for your listening pleasure. Zero Dark Thirty, Gangster Squad, A Haunted House, Broken City, The Last Stand, and Mama!
Then we introduce a new feature to the show, one that we plan on running occasionally as we go froward… the (title pending) Valhalla!
It’s a really good episode, you don’t want to miss it! You can download it directly, here, or as always, search for us on iTunes and Stitcher radio using the keywords (title pending) or Tank and Fogs!
Well, folks, now that the MAJOR Awards are behind us, we can put 2012 to bed for good. A brand new movie year has already begun, full of promise. All the best of and worst of lists reset, as an entirely new release schedule awaits.
What 2013 movie has you excited? Which one(s) are you anticipating most? Is it one of the many Superhero films we’ll be getting (we have new offerings pending this year from Superman, Iron Man, Wolverine and Thor)? How about some of the big sequels, like “Anchorman 2″, “Star Trek into Darkness” or the next chapters of “The Hobbit” or “The Hunger Games”? There are original offerings in the mix, too. Tom Cruise’s “Oblivion” has been heavily promoted of late, M Night Shyamalan tries to resurrect his failing status by working with Will Smith and son in “After Earth”, and Stallone and Schwarzenegger are due to reunite in “The Tomb.”
Boys and girls. Your worst Director winner for 2012. The Hack who Hacked the worst this past year.
Your nominees are: Peter Berg, “Battleship”, Dan Bradley, “Red Dawn”, Rob Cohen, “Alex Cross”, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”, Mabrouk El Mechri, “The Cold Light of Day”.
Click through to see which of these awful auteurs offended the most!
Worst actress. The leading lady who we scrunched our noses up at the most in 2012.
The nominees are: Drew Barrymore, “Big Miracle”, Ashley Greene, “The Apparition”, Katherine Heigl, “One for the Money”, Mila Jovovich, “Resident Evil: Retribution”, and Kristen Stewart, “Snow White and the Huntsman”.
Click through to see which of these horrendous actresses won for being the worst!