Paul Preston’s ongoing effort to watch a movie a day for the rest of his life. Today’s movies – “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” & “The Black Hole”.
“La La Land” is on its way to a rout at tonight’s Academy Awards, and I welcome it.
As the lights came back on in the theater, I along with my group could not help but feel only partially satisfied.
Here is Brian De Palma recounting fighting the good fight, making due with whatever was passed on to him, and retelling it all at his unabashedly best.
Marvel has tapped into everything that made it successful as a comic book champ, and has now translated it to film.
Ray Schillaci recommends four exceptional short films: “The Apple Tree”, “Tomgirl”, “Moving On” and “A Tricky Treat”.
It’s Oscar Sunday, and with The Oscar Rant out there, more opinions have popped up about the ten best films of 2014.
Showcast Episode 84: This week’s Showcast episode celebrates the V.O.D. release of Eddie Jemison’s feature debut as writer/director, “King of Herrings”! (now on iTunes, Google Play and more)! Eddie joins The Movie Guys in studio with great stories from the “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise and he sits in to preview “Strange Magic”, “The Boy Next Door”, “Black Sea” and “Mortdecai”.
Thirty minutes into the film I actually said out loud “I love this film and I love everyone in it!”
Uwe Boll has a body of work as director, producer and writer, spanning over twenty years, but is also known for being one hell of an eclectic personality, and his strong opinions showed up when we asked him about the state of showbiz and his place in it.
James Gunn not only got it right, but he’s possibly pulled off the best Marvel movie yet.
Showcast Episode 32: The Movie Guys kick off 2014 with a fresh batch of New Year’s resolutions, then launch into previews of “The Legend of Hercules” and “Lone Survivor”. Then guest and “Star Wars” fan filmmaker Robert Reeves stops by The Admiral’s Club for a crap-ton of “Star Wars” talk. Also, guest co-host Mike J. Nichols sits in the whole show!
Showcast Episode 2: This week’s Showcast gets all Shyamalan-y with previews of “After Earth” and “Now You See Me”. Plus, The Movie Guys take to the street to talk celebrity children, the triumphant return of radio magician The Amazing Mono and guest Mike J. Nichols talks up the 30th anniversary of “Return of the Jedi”, including a tribute to little-known legend and Millenium Falcon co-pilot, Nien Nunb.
Movie Guy Justin Bowler fills Indiana Jones fans in on an inventive new feature-length documentary about “Raiders of the Lost Ark” that’s available for free on Vimeo.
Patrick Garland’s list of the top ten “Star Wars” spin-offs that would be box office gold and should begin pre-production immediately.
Is this the best movie ever made? Well, the great thing about movies is that arguing what the best one of all time is can keep you arguing until you pass out. But this is certainly my favorite, hands down.
Really, how hard was it to understand this film people? I know the trailers made it look like a mindless action flick, but it’s not. I’m sorry you couldn’t waltz in 10-minutes late with your face full of popcorn and your butter-stained fingers endlessly fumbling over your cell phone, and not be able to figure out what’s going on. It’s called attention. If you pay it, you’ll get it.
Mr. Caine, you lead me astray, you dirty rotten scoundrel!
With a thumping dub-step soundtrack, planes performing harrowing maneuvers, and requisite nasty enemies (Nazis, in this case), the trailers for “Red Tails” have clearly been geared to pump up visceral excitement in (likely) largely young and male audiences.
I know this list will bring great debate from many of you out there. This is to be expected and is encouraged. But for now let’s get right to it.
Things to do, random comments and inescapable movie news as only The Movie Guys can relay it. We promise at least one weird thing posted every day!
Abrams has obviously given himself the specific assignment of making a send-up of a sort of film, much as Spielberg & Lucas did when they made “Raiders”
This “re-write” is not mine at all – it actually sprang from the minds of the men who created “Raiders” in the first place.