Sunday, December 21, 2014

Best Korea Celebration Funtimes!

What is a Friday Film Fiesta?

We are hackers from North Korea, and not only have we convinced Sony to drop the latest Seth Rogen comedy extravaganza, we have also hacked into the Friday Film Fiesta, and are posting it on Sunday! WE ARE PURE EVIL!

Last week you were asked if Sony should sell the film rights to Spider-Man back to Marvel, and you answered YES.

  • Box Office News: The first step towards achieving Glenn's dream of a Biblical Cinematic Universe wins out on a weak weekend
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Get Hard, Kill Me Three Times, and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Annie and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: ... nothing?

  • The big news of the week is Sony's decision to pull The Interview from theaters, VOD, and any other method of release following threats of terrorism from North Korea. Most of Hollywood is shocked and appalled, and backup plans to have screenings of Team America have also been canceled
  • Coming off of this big news, a movie starring Steve Carell set in North Korea has also been canned
  • AMC movie theaters will begin testing monthly movie subscription services in Boston and Denver next month
  • Apparently Beetlejuice 2 is happening
  • Frozen director to parents: sorry
  • The Star Wars prequels nearly killed Natalie Portman's career
  • NBC's Must See TV comedies are officially no more
  • Ferris Bueller references are newsworthy items, apparently
  • Good stuff is coming to Netflix in January
  • The Social Network was almost pulled by Mark Zuckerburg
  • The Library of Congress has selected new films for preservation

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    Was Sony right to pull The Interview?

  • Friday, December 12, 2014

    Friday Film Fiesta

    Welcome to the Fiesta! Last week I asked you what your thoughts on the Suicide Squad cast were, and you answered you loved it.

  • Box Office News: Don't try to say you saw any movies last weekend, because you didn't
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Mad Max: Fury Road, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: Exodus: Gods and Kings and Top 5
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: The Maze Runner, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and This Is Where I Leave You

  • More fallout from the Sony Hack: Sony execs refer to Kevin Hart by a very specific name, Marvel is really trying to get Spider-Man back, and they also want Sam Raimi back in the Spidey director's chair, and a whole lot more. The hackers also want The Interview pulled
  • The 2015 Screen Actor's Guild Awards have been announced
  • Avengers: Infinity War directors have been announced
  • Godzilla returns to his roots in 2015
  • Christian Bale: Terminator: Salvation "didn't work"
  • As Glenn informed us in the Walk, the end of 2014 is upon us, and Rotten Tomatoes has deemed these films to be the worst of 2014
  • DC's March comic variants are quite spiffy
  • David Letterman will retire on May 20

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    Should Sony sell Spider-Man back to Marvel?

  • Saturday, December 6, 2014

    Late Nights No More

    Welcome to yet another HISTORY MAKING FIESTA! This week is historic because I start a new day shift job on Monday after three years of working graveyard shifts, meaning that this will be the LAST TIME EVER that I write a Fiesta at work at 4:30 in the morning. One of the Queens of the Fiesta is happy.

    Where will the Fiesta go from here, you ask? Will I still be able to write it at work? Will it be written at the last minute on Friday nights? Will it be delayed until Saturday, or even Sunday as it usually is? There's only one way to find out!

    Last week I asked you... nothing.

  • Box Office News: Hunger Games keeps people feeling full during Thanksgiving weekend
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Terminator: Genisys, Muck, and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: Dying of the Light and The Pyramid
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: Dolphin Tale 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy

  • The cast of DC's Suicide Squad has been revealed, and it's wackier than anyone could have ever imagined
  • Bond 24 has officially been named Spectre, and we also have a cast!
  • Speaking of 007, if you've been unhappy with the serious tone of the Craig films, blame Austin Powers
  • A big screen adaptation of Stephen King's It is on the way
  • No more Tolkien films after the third Hobbit
  • Disney is planning to adapt Robin Hood into a franchise similar to Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Edgar Wright lists his Top 10 Movies of 2014
  • Seems as if Will Smith will not be celebrating Independence Day
  • Filming for Ant-Man has wrapped
  • Quentin Tarantino has a positive reaction to Interstellar
  • As yu may or may not know, Sony was hacked earlier this week, and lots of data has been compromised. Including humorous lists such as this one that degrade Adam Sandler

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    What are your thoughts on the Suicide Squad cast?
    I love it!
    I hate it!

  • Saturday, November 29, 2014

    Black Friday Film Fiesta

    I was trying to think of a gimmick for this week's Fiesta and couldn't think of anything not related to Thanksgiving. So I checked the archives to see what I did last year, and it turns out I skipped a Fiesta that week. IN fact, I believe this is the first Black Friday Film Fiesta in HISTORY!

    Since the name "Black Friday Film Fiesta sounds really bad, let's see what the new Queens of the Fiesta are up to.

    True dat, spoons are chock full of spoony goodness!

    Last week I asked you if you would miss Angelina Jolie appearing in movies after she announced her retirement last week, and you answered she'll be back.

  • Box Office News: The Hunger Games isn't exactly starving for moviegoers
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: Horrible Bosses 2 and Penguins of Madagascar 3D
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

  • Here is everything coming to Netflix in December
  • IN news nobody ever thought they would hear, Harrison Ford is confirmed for Blade Runner 2, while Ridley Scott is confirmed to not be involved
  • The Expendables 4 has been given an R rating
  • Guillermo del Toro discusses Pacific Rim 2

    No poll this week. Enjoy your Thanksgiving. And if you aren't American, enjoy something else!
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014



    Last week I asked you if you were planning on seeing Dumb and Dumber To and you tied, saying both NO and MEH.

  • Box Office News: An event 20 years in the making, the Dumb and Dumber franchise has all began again!
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Pitch Perfect 2, The Peanuts Movie, and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: The Expendables 3, The Giver, The November Man and Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas

    The King of Fiesta Links, Glenn, declares that you click on the following
  • The design of Krypton in 1978's Superman: The Movie changed just a tad bit between concept and production
  • Somewhere out there exists a universe where these movie exist. But until then, you can settle for just purchasing the awesome posters

  • RIP Mike Nichols
  • RIP Angelina Jolie's career
  • I complain a lot about the lack of originality in Hollywood, but it's pretty tough to argue against the numbers
  • Great news for the Blog's Token Aussie, Netflix arrives in Australia and New Zealand in March 2015
  • Last weekend, the Hollywood Film Awards took place, despite nobody ever hearing of them. And like many award shows in Hollywood, it's all a sham
  • The viral marketing campaign for Jurassic World has begun!
  • You will not be seeing a CGI Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the latest Hunger Games movie this weekend
  • You may or may not remember the most popular book in the elementary school library, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. Well there's no need to fight over the book with classmates, it's coming to theaters!
  • Have an AMC Theater near you? If so, you can see Interstellar as many times as you want. Sometimes you have to see a movie many times before you can see it for the first time.
  • The Prometheus sequel will further ruin the Alien mythology
  • Remember that Steve Jobs movie from last year with Ashton Kutcher? No? Remember how Hollywood studios like to rip each other off and release similar movies in close proximity to each other? Yes? Well, not so fast, my friends
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut returns to theaters next year

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    Will you miss seeing Angelina Jolie in movies?
    She'll Be Back

  • Friday, November 14, 2014

    Too Many Fiestas!

    It takes a lot to write a Fiesta
    But no matter what, Jope still takes a Siesta!
    Add a dash of movie news
    And just because, some pictures of boobs!

    For those who have no idea what I am referencing, it's the latest viral video from Adult Swim Too Many Cooks, which is frustratingly catchy.

    And for those who don't want to watch, I've gone ahead and screencapped the best parts:

    Last week I asked if you liked the title for the next Star Wars film, and you answered no.

  • Box Office News: In a mirror of the Space Race, Interstellar reaches orbit but Big Hero 6 lands on the moon
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Fifty Shades of Grey, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: Beyond the Lights, Birdman and Dumb and Dumber To
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: 22 Jump Street, If I Stay, Into the Storm and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    What do you have when Glenn sends in material for the Fiesta? TOO MANY LINKS!
  • The writer of Interstellar is bringing Foundation to HBO
  • Also coming soon to a television near you: Evil Dead: The Series
  • Are these truly the Top 10 Slow Motion Moments of All Time?

  • Matt Damon confirms Jason Bourne is back
  • Joining Batista in the next 007 movie will be Christoph Waltz
  • The upcoming Fantastic Four reboot will feature a different Doctor Doom
  • We all saw The Fappening, but Michael Fassbender will get to experience it
  • Gravity is being rereleased with an option to watch without music
  • Dawn of Justice is being filmed in IMAX
  • Lee Daniels is going from butlering to haunted houses
  • Coming off the heels of a successful LEGO movie comes... Playmobil?
  • Who set the standard for animated films? Pinocchio, of course
  • IMAX theaters will be showing all three Hobbit movies
  • The owner of the mansion from The Godfather is making us an offer we can't refuse. Well, those of us who don't have three million dollars can refuse it. But if you happen to be rich, you probably shouldn't refuse the offer
  • Christopher Nolan is not a funny man
  • These injuries were real, not acted
  • The next time you tell someone to stop texting during a movie, be careful
  • Real Life vs. Movies

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    Will you be seeing Dumb and Dumber To?

  • Friday, November 7, 2014

    It's No Shave/No Fap Movember!

    Welcome to the first Fiesta of November! Feels like just yesterday we were turning our calendars to January and now the year is almost over. The pink breast cancer awareness stuff is gone for 11 months, and now we get to hear losers such as myself grow crappy, patchy beards for No Shave November!

    I hope everyone spent this past week Remembering Remembering the 5th of November... 1955, which is the day that Doc Brown slipped and hit his head and envisioned the Flux Capacitor, which makes time travel possible.

    Last week I asked how you celebrate Halloween, and you answered that you sit at home with no friends, crying.

  • Box Office News: Hollywood is provided with several tricks and treats over Halloween weekend
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, Furious 7, and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: Big Hero 6 and Interstellar
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: How to Train Your Dragon 2, Jersey Boys, Let's Be Cops, and Tammy

  • Disney is bringing it from all angles this week, with the announcement that Star Wars VII has finished filming and has an official title, along with the announcement that Toy Story 4 hits theaters in 2017
  • Hollywood salaries revealed! Take a look and think over your life choices because you will never have this much money :(
  • The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly features reunions of the casts of Ghostbusters and Mean Girls, among others
  • Here's a great article about Christopher Nolan to help get you pumped for Interstellar. Of note: WB gave up a lot to get the rights to the film
  • If you see Jim Carrey or Jeff Daniels on the street, don't interact with them
  • FOX wants an Oscar nomination for Andy Serkis
  • The Hellraiser reboot will focus on the creator of Pinhead's box
  • 10 Animated Shorts Advance for Academy Award Consideration
  • Remember the Jim Carrey movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events that came out ten years ago? Well it's back, in Netflix TV series form

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    The Force Awakens... Yay or Nay?
    I'm a Star Trek Guy
    I Hate JJ Abrams (aka Meh aka the Andy Option)

  • Friday, October 31, 2014

    Slim Jim Halloween Havoc 2014 Presented by Snickers

    Welcome to the HALLOWEEN EDITION of the Friday Film Fiesta! Conveniently enough Halloween falls on a Friday this year, so the jokes and references will actually be relevant!

    Last week I was coming off from yet another week from hell, but instead of being lazy, I actually FORGOT about the Fiesta until Sunday when Jope mentioned it. Luckily there was pretty much nothing that happened last week outside of the Age of Ultron poster being released.

    Two weeks ago I... didn't ask you anything.

  • Box Office News: Two weekends ago, Brad Pitt's WW2 film Fury took the top spot from Gone Girl. Last weekend, Ouiji beat out newcomer John Wick and other older flicks
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Comet, Serena and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: Before I Go To Sleep and Nightcrawler
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: Maleficent, A Most Wanted Man, Hercules and Planes: Fire and Rescue

  • Marvel, not about to be one-upped by DC, has announced a crapload of movie release dates stretching up to 2019!
  • Movie theater chains are hurting (link warning: you might need a Wall Street Journal account), and now AMC might start charging sales tax on tickets and concessions
  • Joaquin Phoenix is no longer Doctor Strange
  • You may or may not have noticed that John Wick is the first time we've seen Keanu Reeves in a major film in a while. No, he hasn't gone anywhere, he just isn't getting any job offers
  • Michael Bay is out of the next Transformers
  • The director of the Wonder Woman movie must be female
  • The next Terminator is not only waging war on proper spelling, it's also getting some publicity from Entertainment Weekly
  • Seeing the third Hobbit? You can expect to see exciting previews before the main show
  • John Carter cost Disney a lot of money. With no plans for sequels or reboots (!), Disney has lost the rights to the franchise
  • Chinese businesses are unhappy with Hollywood
  • Celebrate November with new Netflix releases
  • Google Glass has officially been banned from movie theaters
  • The secret word of the day is reboot
  • In honor of Halloween, here is a list of 20 great B-level horror movies worth tracking down. How many of these have appeared in Jopetoberfest?

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    How do you celebrate Halloween?
    Trick Or Treating
    Eating Candy
    Throwing/Attending Parties
    Watching Horror Movies
    Watching Halloween Havoc PPVs
    Sit At Home With No Friends Crying

    Aw heck, it wouldn't be a Fiesta without slutty Halloween costumes. Enjoy your weekend of tricks and treats!

  • Saturday, October 18, 2014

    A Saturday Siesta

    Last week I asked you which announced sequel/reboot interested you the most, and you answered Independence Day 2.

  • Box Office News: Gone Girl is gone, girl
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for In the Heart of the Sea, Top Five and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: The Best of Me, The Book of Life and Fury
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: Earth to Echo, The Fluffy Movie, Life After Beth, The Purge: Anarchy, Sex Tape, and Snowpiercer

  • RIP Elizabeth Pena and Misty Upham
  • RIP John Cleese's career
  • Robert Downey, Jr. will return as Iron Man! Captain America 3
  • Apparently the Vacation remake is serving as a platform to reunite the cast of Freaks and Geeks
  • For those of you who enjoyed Pacific Rim, here is the franchise schedule for the next few years
  • Why Brad Bird passed on directing the next Star Wars
  • Your host of the Oscars next year: Doogie

    No poll this week, because I can. Enjoy your weekend!
  • Friday, October 10, 2014

    Late Night, Come Home, Work Sucks, I Know

    I'm the scapegoat at work this week! So let's take our mind off of things by reading about movie news! Hopefully there's nothing about unnecessary sequels or TV show revivals that makes me even angrier!

    Last week I asked if you planned on watching any of the exclusive Netflix blockbuster movies, and you answered no.

  • Box Office News: Box Office Mojo is apparently dead after 15 years. So while I look for a new box office numbers website, Gone Girl narrowly defeats Annabelle
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Tomorrowland, Focus and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: Addicted, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Dracula Untold and The Judge
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: X-Men: Days of Future Past and Mr. Peabody and Sherman

  • RIP Geoffrey Holder and Jan Hooks
  • The dad from 7th Heaven is a child molester
  • It's REBOOT AND SEQUEL MANIA this week in Hollywood, as sequels to Super Troopers and 22 Jump Street have been confirmed, as has the rumored all female Ghostbusters sequel, which won't acknowledge the previous films at all. Meanwhile, Jeff Goldblum says he would return for the long rumored Independence Day sequel, and a movie from way back in 2007, I Am Legend, is being rebooted. Oh, and Iron Man 4 is on its way too. Luckily the sequel to The Da Vinci Code has been pushed back because I don't know how I can handle so many reboots and sequels at one time!
  • Television is not immune to reboots and sequels either, with reboots of Lost in Space and Lost apparently in the works. Meanwhile, ABC is developing the movie Uncle Buck into a sitcom
  • This Maze Runner series is apparently going to continue, but won't be splitting books into multiple movies
  • Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe will be a Robin Hood Cinematic Universe. I hope none of these movies interrupt Nitro!
  • Women, no doubt upset over Jopetoberfest ending this year, will create their own Jopetoberfest
  • In development: a movie about the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings. Dang son, slow down! We had to wait five years for Hollywood to capitalize off of September 11!
  • Marvel is getting a television special to celebrate its 75th Anniversary
  • All ten Halloween movies have been charted and percentaged
  • How Freddy Started Our Cinematic Nightmare
  • Why Game of Thrones actors get better roles than The Walking Dead actors

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    Which of the announced reboots/sequels interests you the most?
    Super Troopers
    All Female Ghostbusters
    Independence Day 2
    I Am Legend
    Lost in Space