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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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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Fogs’ Oscar Diary: Pt 2 – The First 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!

Ok, ok, ok! Made it alive through the Red Carpet! Now it’s time for the REAL Deal…

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War Horse

I might have to recuse myself from this review.

Honestly, I’m not the guy you want reviewing a film like this. I’m not the guy that’s going to be “moved” watching teary eyed people talking about their ‘orse like it was %#$&ing Ghandi while the sun sets behind them and weepy orchestral music pours out of every freaking scene.

I’m the guy in the back with his feet up and his arms crossed thinking. “It’s. A. Horse. People.”

That said, if you can stomach the suffocating, sledgehammer sentimentality, “War Horse” is a well put together film that people less cynical than I am will probably like a lot more than I did.

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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!

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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