Nov 30 2009

Fur and Loathing at the Twilight: New Moon Premiere

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On 20 November 2009, LS2FG writer Benn Hadland attended the premiere of “Twilight: New Moon” in attempt to study the crowd, and check out what new, disturbing oddities the film itself contained. This is not a review, but more of an observation on the event as a whole. Again THIS IS NOT A REVIEW OF NEW MOON. Enjoy.

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Nov 28 2009

Podcast 12: Top 10s (Part III)

Dr. Strangelove, The Great Escape, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Dark Knight, Chinatown, and Back to the Future are all covered as we dig in once again to our respective top ten films.  It’s been a while since we did a part in this series, and as usual, we have a lot to say about the flicks that are our very favorites.

As usual the podcast is available for download on iTunes and Podcast Alley. Please leave a review there if you haven’t yet, we need more listeners. And you can always listen to it right here on our web page.

If you didn’t see our Top 10s on our previous podcasts, you can find them after the jump.

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Nov 27 2009

Article IV – In Which I Create My Own Monster

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In more ways than one, the movie I review this week is particularly close to my heart.  HA tricked you!  Everyone knows I don’t have a heart.  Anyways, this week I examine the hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy Frankenstein, released in 1931.

In terms of length, which is very important to a high profile businessman such as myself, this is one of the shorter films I’ll be reviewing.  At 71 minutes, it’s half the time I spend on my hair in the morning.  Unlike the last two films, this one has both music AND spoken dialogue.  What a treat!

Frankenstein begins with a disclaimer that those of weak constitution should not watch further.  Obviously, this remark was directed at me, BUT I WENT AHEAD AND WATCHED ANYWAYS. Continue reading


Nov 25 2009

The Dirty Dozen

Film Duel is our written review format in which Benn and James each review a film, and then comment on each others’ reviews to give a proper balance and really fill out the commentary as well as possible. Classic movies can be difficult to review, but we’re going to try another one. See what Benn and James thought of The Dirty Dozen, a film who’s Film Duel selection was based on its similarities and influences on Quentin Tarantino’s recent Inglourious Basterds.

The Dirty Dozen
Year: 1967
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Written by: Nunnally Johnson and Lukas Heller
Starring: Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, John Cassavetes and Donald Sutherland
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Nov 20 2009

Article III – In Which I Search Metropolis for Hookers

Okay ladies, last week was just a 14 minute primer.  This is the real deal.  The true roots of AMERICAN science fiction.  None of that pansy French stuff I pawned off on you last week.  This week we examine Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.  This week – I start with the hard hitting questions and reviews.  Feature length film is where we get to the heart of sci-fi, the gritty core of human ideas and exploration of human condition.  This, children, is what the rest of my fabulous articles are going to be like.

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Nov 19 2009

James’ List of Shame

If you’ve been following me on Twitter (or Facebook) recently, you may have noticed that I’ve been posting a lot of updates about my “list of shame.”  Basically I’ve been trying to watch a lot of important movies lately, ones that, as a film major and a hopeful filmmaker, it’s ridiculous that I have not already seen.  So as I watch these films, I announce that I have “knocked them off the list of shame,” so to speak.  I’ve gotten a lot of ridicule for admitting to not having seen these movies, and I was certainly prepared for that.  After a few of these, I’ve gotten requests to see this list of shame.  Until this point it was not really a physical list, just a mental list of important movies that I see hovering around the tops of lists like the IMDB Top 250, the AFI 100 Films, 100 Years, etc.  But since people have been asking I thought it might be fun to make this list less imagined and more physical.  To start us off I’m going to list some of the films I’ve recently watched from this list.  If you’ve been following my posts, you’ll have noticed these already, if not, you’ll begin to understand the caliber of film that I have somehow neglected.  Please do not badger me for not having watched these, I have already completed these items. Continue reading


Nov 18 2009

Rio Bravo

Film Duel is our written review format in which Benn and James each review a film, and then comment on each others’ reviews to give a proper balance and really fill out the commentary as well as possible.  This week we take on Rio Bravo, a traditional western as done by the legendary Howard Hawks. It’s got four rather classic stars in it, including the requisite John Wayne.  What do the guys think of this “influential” classic?  Read on, good sirs and madams, read on.

Rio Bravo
Year: 1959
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Written by: Jules Furthman and Leigh Bracket
Starring: John Wayne and Dean Martin
Genre: Western

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Nov 16 2009

Love, Indie Comedies, and Generation Y: Part 3

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Instant messaging, pre-Internet

LS2FG writer Benn Hadland concludes his presumptuous analysis on Generation Y and their (our) dating habits, and how this is reflected in today’s Indie-Romance films. For those new to the article, part 1 can be found here, and part 2 can be found here

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Nov 14 2009

Podcast 11: Comic Book Movies

The Rocketeer, X2: X-Men United, Superman: The Movie, Sin City, and The Watchmen take the forefront in our comic book movie podcast.  This week both Dylan and Fil join James and Benn to discuss movies based on comic book sources.

As usual the podcast is available for download on iTunes and Podcast Alley. Please leave a review there if you haven’t yet, we need more listeners. And you can always listen to it right here on our web page.

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Nov 13 2009

Article II – In Which I Punch Out the Moon

Alright guys: you ready for some SCIENCE?!  Well, here it is, the first of the first – my first real article on this website that isn’t just me spouting off about some nonsense in British.  A quick disclaimer though: there are no dinosaurs in this week’s article.  Not all science fiction is about dinosaurs, guys.

Everyone who’s anyone knows that the pioneer of Science Fiction film was Georges Méliès.  So this week I shall be reviewing A Trip to the Moon.  For all you who were in film classes and were shown this film – KEEP READING.  THERE ARE NO FREE PASSES HERE. Continue reading