It’s our 2016 Oscarcast for the movies of 2015! So confusing… but it’s true! Join Alex, Russ, Peter and myself as we talk through the nominees, predictions and our picks for the winners of the 2016 Oscars on this episode of the Movie Movie Podcast! Recorded on February 22nd 2016.
‘Avengers’ is out this week! We will all be there at midnight. We could not be more excited. This has been building for years. Nothing like this has ever been attempted. The closest we have ever come to this on the big screen is ‘Alien vs. Predator.’ Now let’s all get that comparison out of our heads.
This week we’ll be going through the films that have gotten us here. Let’s play Like, Love, Hate!
Bond 23 is to be released in October. For some reason people still like to refer to these film by their number. Somehow people are able to do that with a straight face. They don’t say “23”, pause then say “ok, we should really stop this.”
In 1999 Kimberly Peirce wrote and directed the film ‘Boys Don’t Cry.’ The film was the story of a person born a woman, but starting a new life over as a man. The film was a hit with critics and the public, applauding the way it presented the subject matter. Hilary Swank won the Oscar and everyone remembers her not thanking her husband.
Every Friday here at Movie Movie we’ll be giving you a glimpse of what we do at our live improv show (Pig Pile, Every 3rd Thursday of the month, 930, Creek and The Cave, NYC). At Pig Pile, we receive a suggestion and produce, write, market, and review a movie. Here’s a fake movie that I just made up.
This is an exclamation the voice-over makes during a recent TV-spot for the upcoming action film ‘Safe.’ Statham only made a face for himself with the Guy Ritchie films, but he really made a name for himself with the Transporter franchise. ‘Transporter 3‘ was released in 2008, so this makes Jason’s return to action!
Practically the entire first act of the film is included here. Your stoner comedy shouldn’t have a plot that needs this much set up in the trailer.
The Michael Chiklis dressed/talking weird jokes fall flat, which only softens the Adrien Brody is also dressed/talking weird jokes. A movie with a unknown lead such as this one needs to use these familiar faces as enticement. Even if their roles are small the peeks need to make you say “Oh wow, thats (blank).” Both their character’s scenes are forgettable. Even if you found ‘The Hangover’ to be terrible (we did), I’m sure you remember the Tyson reveal in the trailer.
Also this trailer includes unexplained nudity. At least give a joke to go with it. Even if it’s a punchline from another scene, it would have a made it a less awkward moment. Also, when was the last time a crazy skateboard trick was ever used in trailer to make a movie seem hip? The answer is most definitely prior to 2004.
In the spirit of Movie Movie, this movie seems like someone saw ‘Orange County’ and ‘Pineapple Express’ then an equal sign hovered over their head.