FMP Ep. 008 – ‘The Hangover: Part II’…

It's a wedding themed week for the Film Misery Podcast! In our discussion of the wedding-themed films The Hangover: Part II and Bridesmaids we also talk about the origins of comedy and what defines a…

‘The Tree of Life’ Wins Palme d’Or at…

Despite a great critical reception to competition entries like Aki Kaurismaki's Le Havre or Nicholas Winding Refn's Drive, it was Terence Malick's The Tree of Life that took home the Palme d'Or at the 2011…

New Daily Trivia Contest – Blockbuster Taglines

First of all I have to congratulate Eleni for winning last month's Daily Trivia Contest. Eleni correctly identified 17 Foreign Films based on the screenshots and subtitles and as a result she won the Inception…

FMP Ep. 006 – ‘Everything Must Go’ /…

It's a midnight double feature picture show as this week's Film Misery Podcast tackles two new releases in one episode. The theme is mainstream actors in independent dramedies with reviews of Will Ferrell in Everything…

FMP Ep. 005 – ‘Thor’

Phil Kollar conducts a fantastic interview with Ashley Miller, one of the screenwriters of Thor, in the latest edition of the Film Misery podcast. Hopefully this interview will be the first of many that we…

Monthly Highlights: May

I was excited when it was my turn to write this column for May. The start of the summer season, lots of great movies to be jazzed about… or so I thought. Turns out I’m…

FMP 004 – ‘The Greatest Movie Ever Sold’

In the fourth episode of the Film Misery Podcast Alex and Phil do a double movie review starting with a discussion of the new Morgan Spurlock documentary The Greatest Movie Ever Sold and finishing with…

Summer 2011 Box Office Predictions

Thanks to sequels, remakes, and adaptations Summer of 2011 might have to be called the year of the extremely long movie title. I made predictions for the top ten highest grossing films of the summer…

FMP Ep. 003 – ‘The Conspirator’

In the third episode of the Film Misery Podcast Alex and Phil discuss Robert Redford's latest historical drama The Conspirator. Alex discusses the Q & A with film critic Kenneth Turan that he attended this…

REVIEW: ‘Lawrence of Arabia’

Grade: A During the turbulent 1960s, a time for drastic change within the movie industry and the world around it, David Lean managed the impressive feat of directing Lawrence of Arabia. This three-hour long epic…

FMP Ep. 002 – ‘Scream 4’

The second episode of the Film Misery podcast is dedicated to Wes Craven's Scream franchise including a review and discussion of every film in the series. We also feature listener feedback and a preview of…

2011 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Announced

After three years of speculation, Terence Malick's The Tree of Life will finally get a Cannes premier. The official lineup for the 64th Cannes Film Festival was announced early this morning (via Rope of Silicon)…

REVIEW: ‘Source Code’

Grade: B Duncan Jones (the son of David Bowie) is a talent that displays thematic consistency in his second film, Source Code. This thematic consistency is both a blessing and a curse. Source Code is…

Film Misery Podcast – Episode 001

The premier episode of the Film Misery podcast is officially live! Alex and Phil muse about recent films and our thoughts on the crazy world of criticism. Please leave your feedback to give us some…