Both major new releases this weekend – “Paranormal Activity 4″ and “Alex Cross” – were installments in a pre-existing franchise. They weren’t just sequels to movies, they were third or fourth chapters.
And certainly, we’ve got a lot of Bond talk going on around here lately.
But “Franchise” is the new norm nowadays. From “The Hunger Games” to “The Hobbit”, studios don’t seem to want to just release one movie anymore. They’re all looking for that steady, bankable franchise that will provide them with an annual boost to the bottom line a la Harry Potter. Certainly they’re nothing new, there have been movie franchises as far back as there have been movies. It just seems that now, they’re the rule, and not the exception.
That’s ok though, many of the greatest movies of all time were part of a broader franchise, and if you fall in love with the franchise on the whole, there’s so much for you to look forward to!
Which is your favorite? Do you still stick with “Star Wars” in spite of the prequels? Do you think Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings is the one franchise to rule them all? Maybe you’re a Trekkie, or a horror buff. I know there’s a few people out there who are going to answer with James Bond!
Let’s hear it though, what’s your answer? What’s YOUR Favorite Movie Franchise?
What’s up everybody?? We’re back with another episode of The (title pending) Movie Podcast!!
This week we hit the box office roundup and see if anything can dethrone the Hunger Games, then head into our featured review of the week, “American Reunion”! In addition to our thoughts on the movie, we cover how we feel about previous installments, and discuss if there’s any possibility that they continue the series on beyond this.
Then, for our “Extra Feature” this week, in honor of its re-release in 3D, Tank and I discuss “Titanic” – our thoughts about the movie, the phenomenon, its place in history, and whether or not we feel it was worthy of its Academy Award.
Oh yeah. Let’s just say you’re gonna wanna hear this.
It’s another great episode of (title pending) movie goodness! It’s going to be a fun listen, there’s no doubt. You can download or listen to the show directly, here, or look for us on iTunes. If you do, leave us a rating and review! They really help us out!
We’re back with another dose of (title pending) awesomeness!
On this episode, Tank and I go over “The Hunger Games” continued dominance at the box office, then discuss the week’s two NEW releases – “Mirror, Mirror”, starring Julia Roberts, Lily Collins and Armie Hammer and “Wrath of the Titans” starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes.
In our discussion of the week, we talk about remakes… with so many being made, Hollywood needs some ground rules! Plus we name drop some of the best and worst of all time.
It’s another great episode of the (title pending) Movie Podcast! Check it out! You can download and listen to the episode directly, here, or search for us on iTunes! If you do use iTunes, please take a second to hook us up with a star rating and a review, they really help us out!
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Boom! Another episode of (title pending) for your enjoyment! This time, we talk about – what else? – “The Hunger Games”!
It had a titanic opening weekend at the box office, and was really the only major new release. That’s ok, because Tank and I have you covered, putting the box office success it had into perspective, clearing up the comparisons between it and “Battle Royale”, talking about the book to movie comparisons, and of course, reviewing the film!
Then in this week’s “Extra Features”, we list some of our favorite battle scenes! It’s another awesome episode, check it out!!
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Based on a novel by Suzanne Collins, “The Hunger Games” is the first of a planned trilogy of films revolving around a futuristic society that holds a televised annual celebration featuring children pitted against each other in a fight to the death.
Unfamiliar with the source material, and frankly, a little underwhelmed by the promotional campaigns (at least in proportion with the pre-release hype), I went in to “The Hunger Games” with little to no expectations.
I left highly enthused, though.
“The Hunger Games” is a gripping drama that builds a lavishly detailed setting, unfolds a clear and interesting narrative, gets you highly invested the protagonist, and then lets the games begin.
It’s time for another episode of The (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs!
In our box office round-up, we have plenty to say about the disastrous performance of “John Carter”, and then for our featured reviews, we discuss “21 Jump Street”, and “Casa di me Padre”.
Inspired by “Casa de mi Padre”, our featured discussion this week is focused on the career of Will Ferrell. Tank and I break down our impressions of him and discuss our opinions on most of not all of his major roles. From his days on SNL through the huge successes of “Anchorman” and “Talladega Nights”, we go over it all!
So be sure to check it out, you don’t want to miss hearing Tank try to speak Spanish!
January and February are behind us now… this weekend marks the start of the 2012 Spring Movie Season!
While it doesn’t quite have the huge blockbusters of the Summer or Holiday seasons, March has turned into quite a nice month on the Hollywood release calendar. There’s plenty of big budget flicks and star vehicles to look forward to, and it all kicks off this weekend with “The Lorax”!
Click through and see what’s in store between now and the 2012 Summer Movie Season!