In honor of the release of Beautiful Creatures, Spencer Fornaciari and Greg Thomas discuss young adult films.
It’s been one heck of a good year for movies. From mainstream blockbusters to low-budget indies, there was a little bit for everyone in 2012. Even with a less than stellar summer season, I would argue that this been the strongest film year since 2007. When I sat down to write my end of the year list, I kept scratching out certain entries and starting over, because there were so many films that I wanted to mention. Even with the list you’re about to go through, I’m already questioning whether I should do it again just one more time. That’s the silliness of making these things in the first place. There were so many good movies this year that attempting to rank them one over the other is an exercise in absurdity. But that’s the kind of absurdity we movie fans love to put ourselves through.
Spencer is joined by Wonder Russell & Lisa Coronado (Revelation, The Collectibles) and Nick Ahlers (The MacGuffin, The Grapes of Rad).
TV social buzz: http://on.mash.to/SbpeXP
News at 5:
1. Sherlock series 3 delayed (http://bit.ly/WSrSq9)
2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt to join the Justice League? (http://bit.ly/Rf81Qs)
3. Satan and Two And a Half Men (http://bit.ly/UTa1uV)
4. Best/Worst Remakes (http://bit.ly/UDGPbh)
5. The viability of Girl Meets World (http://bit.ly/111v6XE)
December movie list: http://imdb.to/oN7T7V
Hose and Shows (Avengers review) http://bit.ly/TlCA2x
Simply put, Steven Spielberg’s new film Lincoln is amongst the best he’s ever made and is one of the best of the year. It’s an unusual departure for the director, in that this is probably the most verbose work he’s ever done. But by working on a project that is intelligent and mature, he has treated us to an indelible portrait of one of the most omnipresent figures in history. Surprisingly, this isn’t an epic. It is intimate, emotional, and thoroughly engaging.
In honor of the release of Looper, Spencer and Greg discuss Bruce Willis.
I haven’t necessarily loved all of Rian Johnson’s movies, but I have always thought that he was an immensely talented filmmaker. His debut, with the modern noir Brick, was a treat across the board and instantly brought him widespread acclaim. Though his sophomore effort, The Brothers Bloom, failed to capture me with the story and casting, I did find the style and creativity of the movie to be masterful. It is should be no surprise, then, that his time travel thriller Looper would be high on the list of films I was eager about this year.