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

  • Friday, October 3, 2014

    Super Smash Bros. Fiesta

    Welcome to the first Fiesta in two weeks... last week I had the WEEK FROM HELL, running on roughly 10 hours of sleep the entire week. I could have, and should have, written a Fiesta, but decided to be lazy and chose not to. So enjoy TWICE the film news this week as I half-ass this one so I can play the new Super Smash Brothers game! And also attend the Austin Comic Con.

    Two weeks ago I asked you if you would watch the planned reboot of I Know What You Did Last Summer, and you answered meh.

  • Box Office News: Two weeks ago, another generic actiony book-turned-movie makes a lot of money. Last week, Denzel Washington sat in a car, wearing a do rag, and nodding while saying a racial slur.
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Inherent Vice, Home Sweet Hell and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: Annabelle, Gone Girl and Left Behind
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: Edge of Tomorrow Live, Die, Repeat, Million Dollar Arm and A Million Ways to Die in the West

    Did you know that Glenn has some fun facts for us this week?
  • Did you know that Jopetoberfest is so popular that cable TV is copying it?
  • Did you know that while filming The Princess Bride, Andre the Giant was once used as a hotel display piece?
  • Did you know that fans of Dredd are so desperate for a sequel that they have created Dredd: The Musical?
  • Did you know that American Beauty is still being deconstructed, 15 years later?

  • The first Netflix Original Movie has been announced for 2015, and it's something completely out of left field
  • And days after the above sentence was written, Netflix signed an exclusive four movie deal with Adam Sandler, thus guaranteeing Rob Schneider and Drew Barrymore work and guaranteeing Hooters some free advertising!
  • And with the above announcements, movie theaters are vowing to boycott any Netflix original movie
  • Kevin Smith's Tusk has totally flopped at the box office, but still somehow convinced a very stupid person to pony up the money to finance Clerks 3
  • According to David Fincher, Star Wars is a story of slavery with droids as the main stars. Meanwhile, Gary Kurtz joins the huge list of Star Wars people who hate Star Wars
  • If you are hoping that Prometheus 2 will answer the questions created by Prometheus, you might want to think again
  • Dependance on superhero movies could kill Hollywood
  • Key and Peele have been offered a movie
  • Jeremy Renner wants to see The Bourne Crossover
  • This Week in Sequel News: A sequel to Zombieland is apparently back on. Meanwhile, Taken 3 has officially been renamed Tak3n
  • More proof that you can sue for anything: Disney sued for $250 million by woman claiming Frozen is stolen from her life story
  • Finally, The Shat has returned to Star Trek
  • We'll be getting our first look at Age of Ultron with the Guardians of the Galaxy DVD/Blu-Ray
  • And last but not least, here is a list of what you can stream in October

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    Will you watch any of the exclusive Netflix films?Yes, all of themJust Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 2Just the Adam Sandler onesNo, none of them
  • Friday, September 19, 2014

    Free Talk Friday Film Fiesta

    Welcome to the Fiesta! Still not sure what happened with the coding last week, but thanks to Good Guy Gatekeeper Glenn for taking time to work his magic. Either way, I have no idea what to talk about this week, so let's dub this Free Talk Friday!

    I'm looking for information on what to do at a Comic Con. I found out this week I'll be getting a press pass for Austin Comic Con through work, and I'm at a loss for what to do once I'm there. Do I cosplay? Do I buy stuff? All I've seen is the list of guests, and I'm bummed because I wanted to get a picture with Alfonso Ribiera, but he had to cancel. Guess I'll have to settle for getting a picture with either Sean Astin or the Undertaker.

    Last week I asked you if you were interested in Bill Murray's proposed all-female Ghostbusters, and you answered NO.

  • Box Office News: Tyler Perry's latest Madea film, despite being a severe departure from the others in the series... wait, what? Oh. Whoops. This is awkward.
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Men, Women & Children and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Maze Runner, This is Where I Leave You and Tusk
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: Neighbors

    Glenn showed up at my door with a lawsuit claiming I stole his intellectual property, until he realized I said "Free Talk Friday" and not "Free Walk Friday":
  • The Worst Movie Ever Envisioned is soon to become reality
  • Camera and editing tricks can work wonders
  • Roger Ebert's life will soon be recreated in motion picture form

  • A fifth Bourne movie with Matt Damon has been announced for 2016, bumping the planned Jeremy Renner sequel to TBA
  • Also coming in 2016: Deadpool: The Movie
  • This Week in Pointless Reboots: I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • The next Paranormal Activity has been delayed
  • King Kong is getting an origin story
  • More Dragon Tattoo films are on the way, as is a sequel to Now You See Me
  • In other sequel news, the Avatar sequels could be the first films shot in 4K 3D at 120 frames per second
  • Looks like she's still got it where it counts, kids uh WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT
  • Why exactly was Ben Affleck cast in Gone Girl?
  • Making a Venom movie is really hard stuff
  • FX has the movies, but now TNT has some pretty good ones too
  • We can do it. We can fix Star Trek Generations
  • The CEO of IMAX has some interesting thoughts about Hollywood
  • Krispy Kreme is getting into the Halloween spirit with Ghostbusters doughnuts!
  • Your new UN Messenger of Peace: LEO

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    Will you watch the rebooted I Know What You Did Last Summer?
  • Friday, September 12, 2014

    Friday Film Fiesta

    Welcome to another week of the Fiesta! I am currently putting the finishing touches on this column from a high school football press box while the game is under a weather delay. This is the second week in a row, making what is already a miserable season of coverage even worse.

    If anyone wants an Andy-esque rant, I would be more than happy to oblige!

    TWO weeks ago, I asked you what your favorite year on the Blog of Doom was, and you answered 2009.

    LAST WEEK, I asked you what you want to see more of in the Fiesta going forward, and the answer was movie/Hollywood news.

  • Box Office News: Hey! Hey you! Yes, you! Go see a movie!
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Fury, The Homesman and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: Dolphin Tail 2, The Drop, and
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: The Fault in Our Stars, Godzilla and Think Like A Man Too

  • RIP Richard Kiel
  • Bill Murray wants an all female Ghostbusters. Give it up already, guys. Kristen Wiig, however, is in
  • Speaking of Bill Murray, apparently this is what it's like to cast him
  • Would you see a wide release foreign language movie with subtitles? Helen Mirren doesn't think so
  • George A. Romero hates today's zombies
  • Transformer5 will see some major changes
  • Apparently The Amazing Spider-Man 2 sucked because of the studio
  • This Week in Unnecessary Sequels: Top Gun 2. However, 23 Jump Street is coming
  • Apparently we are getting a sequel to Zoolander
  • Witness the transformation of Haley Joel Osment into Nazi Paul Bearer
  • Quentin Tarantino's movie theater is almost half museum
  • Bill Hader has a list of 200 films every comedy writer should see
  • Don't expect to see Tom Hardy in any more rom-coms

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    Does Bill Murray's proposed all-female Ghostbusters interest you?
    I want Ghostbusters 3!

  • Friday, September 5, 2014

    Third Anniversary Fiesta Fiesta

    Three years already? Yes, on the Friday after Labor Day in 2011, the Friday Film Fiesta was revived, with me as your host! And it was all because I wanted to talk about how dumb the then-rumored Stretch Armstrong movie starring Taylor Lautner was!

    Whatever happened to that movie anyway? Ah, canceled in January 2012.

    Anyway, in these last three years we have seen effort and enthusiasm fly out the window, boobs, April Fools pranks, Friday Film FiGUESTas, wrestling references, more boobs, hashtags, people leaving the Blog forever, Wet Dream t-shirts, a lengthy hiatus in the fall of 2012, female butts, a feud with Jope, and maybe some movie news in between all of this "action"!

    What will the next three years bring? What will the next year alone bring? ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT!

  • Box Office News: Much like three years ago (I know you clicked the link to reread my first Fiesta), a single movie continues to dominate. At what point do these newer releases give up entirely? And at what point do we begin to feel nostalgic about Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star or Rebecca Black?
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Cymbeline, Horrible Bosses 2 and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: The Identical
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: Brick Mansions, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Palo Alto

  • Glenn joins this week's festivities after a LINK-THY absence, bringing photographic evidence of what recent horror movie home video releases would look like if we were still using VHS technology. By the way, Glenn and other LOTR fans, the movies will be screened together in New York City next year with a live orchestra

  • RIP Joan Rivers and Gottfried John
  • CELEBRITIES BEWARE: Hackers have hacked into the iCloud and are releasing nude pictures of various celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, with more pictures of other celebrities apparently still to come. Normally this would be where Glenn takes a pause to remind us that the real story here is people being able to shockingly hack into the Cloud, putting everyone's privacy at risk, and that we should all back up our sensitive data to encrypted hard drives. However, I am not Glenn, so bewbz~!!!!!
  • It's official: this summer was Hollywood's worst summer since 2006!
  • Very soon you will be able to tour the prison from The Shawshank Redemption
  • Martin Scorsese is bringing a Shutter Island prequel to HBO
  • Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight finally has a release date
  • Gone Girl will be edited entirely with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Attention Canucks! The next X-Men movie will film in Montreal in April. Anyone else hoping for a bad_subject cameo?
  • Another Game of Thrones character will be moving to a Galaxy Far, Far Away
  • Speaking of casting news, do you smell what Black Adam is cooking?
  • Stan Lee has confirmed a Black Panther movie
  • In addition to a remake of Escape to New York and a fifth Rambomovie, a fourth Blade movie might also be in the works along with a CHiPS movie with Dax Shepard doing everything
  • Stuff is coming to Netflix
  • DC is planning a TV series about Supergirl
  • The Wire is rumored to see a remastered reairing on HBO in the near future. Just remember that Stringer Bell and Omar Little lost to Denny Crane and Batman, respectively, in the TV Characters Tournament, so yeah.

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    What should be the focus of the Fiesta going forward?
    Pictures Of Scantily Clad Women
    Feuds With Other Posters/Websites
    Celebrity Gossip
    Movie/Hollywood News

  • Friday, August 29, 2014

    The 8th Annual Tomathon

    Another year gone already?

    Yes, this Sunday, August 31, is the Eigth Anniversary of the original Tomathon, which started the Blog of Doom. Eight years later, we're still here! Barely here, but still here!

    Let's take a minute to thing about the great advancements and achievements that we as a human race have made since August 31, 2006:

    - A black US president
    - Lions for Lambs
    - Smartphones (iPhones, Blackberries, Androids)
    - Andy quits the Blog
    - Valkyrie
    - Andy quits the Blog again
    - Selena Gomez
    - Eruption of Eyjafjallajökul
    - Knight and Day
    - Swine Flu
    - Bird Flu
    - Tablets
    - Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
    - Reese's Peanut Butter flavored Oreos
    - Andy comes back to the Blog
    - The end of the NASA Space Shuttle program
    - Jack Reacher
    - Oblivion
    - Kate Middleton
    - Vuvuzelas
    - Kate Upton
    - Edge of Tomorrow/Live. Die. Repeat
    - The WELPies
    - Polar Vortex

    What a time to be alive

    Last week you were asked if you would buy the unedited, original Star Wars Trilogy on Blu-Ray/DVD, and you tied with both yes and meh.

  • Box Office News: What's old is new again
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Gone Girl, Rosewater and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: As Above, So Below and The November Man
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: Draft Day, Mom's Night Out and various TV shows

  • RIP Richard Attenborough
  • One of Bryan Singer's accusers has dropped the sexual assault lawsuit
  • Apparently there is a boycott against the latest Ridley Scott movie Exodus
  • As reported here a few weeks back, Universal is bringing back their original monsters. Now it's being reported that they are banking on the monsters to reach Marvel popularity
  • Steve Carell is rebooting the Looney Tunes franchise
  • The original Godzilla movies are being restored to "4K definition" and will not contain any edits
  • The, ugh, Vacation reboot is assembling its cast. Is Anthony Michael Hall too busy to play older Rusty Griswold?
  • In honor of last week's poll, there is a version of Star Wars that George Lucas doesn't want you to see. Speaking of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back was spoiled in 1978 by David Prowse himself! Oh, and the new film has resumed production
  • Why does James Franco like to challenge himself?
  • Martin Scorsese plans to make a film about The Ramones
  • Ah-Nold joins the zombie craze
  • Yes, people still read the books movies are based on
  • Here are 64 films to look out for this fall

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    Last year you were asked what your favorite Blog year was, and you tied, so we'll ask you again. What has been your favorite year of the Blog of Doom?
    Those years sucked! I have another favorite

  • Friday, August 22, 2014

    Everybody's Working for the Weekend

    I've been housesitting for my parents and had to pick up extra shifts at work, so let's get to it.

    Last week I asked what the best Robin Williams movie is, and you answered both Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting.

  • Box Office News: Old men are weak and old!
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Automata, Nightcrawler and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: If I Stay, Sin City: A Dame to Kill and When the Game Stands Tall
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: Blended and The Love Punch

  • Disney plans to release the original, unaltered Star Wars trilogy on home video, probably around Christmas 2015 when they will need to hype some big franchise revival
  • Remember the Tom Cruise flick Edge of Tomorrow that came out all the way back in June 2014? Warner Brothers is so embarrassed by it that they are changing its name to Live, Die, Repeat for the Blu-Ray release
  • Jackie Chan doesn't want Rush Hour 4 if it will be a bad movie
  • Robin Williams' final film may be shelved
  • The Doctor Strange movie will not be an origin story
  • Coming 2015: a sequel to Galaxy Quest... in comic book form
  • Terry Crews wants a crossover film between The Fast and the Furious and The Expendables
  • Continuity continues in Age of Ultron
  • Speaking of Marvel, Ant-Man finally began production this week
  • Nepotism is still alive in Hollywood
  • The PG-13 rating has ruined the action movie
  • 3D Netflix could be in our future
  • Who knew the MPAA is homophobic?
  • The new 007 film wants big, imposing henchmen

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    Will you buy the unaltered Star Wars trilogy if released on Blu-Ray/DVD?YesNoMehI'm a Star Trek Guy
  • Friday, August 15, 2014

    A Flubberless Fiesta

    It has been a busy and deadly week in Hollywood, so let's just calm down for a second and check out Maria's ass thanks to the help of the NJPW cameramen.

    Last week I asked you if you wanted the Deadpool movie to happen, and you answered no.

  • Box Office News: Another Michael Bay movie absolutely dominates and makes undeserving people lots of money. This is why we can't have nice things, guys.
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for Mortdecai, The Prince and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: Let's Be Cops, The Expendables 3 and The Giver
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Quiet Ones

  • RIP Hollywood Icons
  • Jason Momoa has apparently been tapped to play Aquaman in Dawn of Justice. Aquaman is also getting his own film
  • SPEAKING OF Dawn of Justice, the ending has supposedly already been filmed (SPOILERS)
  • Meanwhile, some people think DC's plan to roll out lots of movies is a bad idea
  • The documentary film Blackfish, which focuses on SeaWorld's treatment of killer whales, really did hurt SeaWorld in the wallet
  • Bad Boys 3 is coming, as is Godzilla 2
  • Transformer5 will not be directed by Michael Bay
  • Marvel is planning an Inhumans movie. One movie they aren't planning, however, is a film based on Black Widow
  • The next Adam Sandler comedy classic has been pushed back from May 2015 to July 2015
  • Zoe Saldana just wants you to find her attractive
  • The Power Rangers reboot has a release date
  • Presenting the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel: Leatherface
  • The redesigned Stormtrooper for the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy has been leaked. FUN STORY: The guy who leaked these images is an artist by the name of Tom Hodges, who went by the name of "Ray 'N Quiet Rob" on several Star Wars websites. He was commissioned to draw some crappy comics for around 2002 and got a big head because of it. In early 2004, he leaked a bunch of photos from Revenge of the Sith online and somehow escaped punishment from Lucasfilm. Some people just can't keep a secret!

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    What is your favorite Robin Williams film?
    Good Morning Vietnam
    Dead Poets Society
    Mrs. Doubtfire
    Good Will Hunting
    Patch Adams

  • Friday, August 8, 2014


    Today sees the ruining of yet another popular franchise by either Michael Bay or M. Night Shyamalan, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! I'm not a TMNT fan but I'll be sure to mourn with them.

    I did once own a VHS tape containing several episodes of the late 80's Turtles cartoon. I remember April being really curvy and wearing a really small jacket. Let's see if we can't Google what she looked like...

    Ah, there we go. Last week I asked you what the worst summer movie season has been over the last eight years, and you answered 2006.

  • Box Office News: ... is this news surprising to anyone?
  • Trailer Time: Check out new trailers for The Theory of Everything, The Guest and more!
  • In Theaters This Week: The Hundred Foot Journey, Into the Storm and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Next Week's Notable DVD Releases: A Haunted House 2 and Muppets Most Wanted

  • Dawn of Justice has been pushed forward two months so as to not compete with Captain America 3
  • If Marvel held the rights to all of their properties, Guardians never gets made
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: making ancient things cool again
  • Prepare your body for nine DC movies in the next six years. We should find out some of these movies by the end of the month
  • The fifth Terminator has a title
  • You may now view all of the deleted scenes from The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Speaking of franchises ruined by feature films, a producer explains why the Avatar movie stunk so bad
  • How can you help get the Deadpool movie made?
  • Coming next summer: a reboot of Poltergeist
  • Coming 2016: a reboot of Babylon 5
  • Why is Aliens so darn confusing?
  • Internet piracy is not killing Hollywood
  • Look back at the most anticipated movies of 2013 and feel sad when the most anticipated movies wound up sucking

    And that brings us to this week's poll.

    Do you want the Deadpool movie to happen?