New on DVD & Blu-Ray: November 13, 2013

Now seems like an ideal time to start talking about Christmas gifts, and not the predictable Man of Steel or Turbo fodder that boys and tikes will be clamoring for their parents to get them.…

BOX OFFICE: ‘Grown Ups 2’ Takes a Dump…

[caption id="attachment_20289" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Whatever we did to deserve this, we're sincerely sorry![/caption] So if we've learned anything from this summer, it's that familiarity often sells while new properties struggle. No clearer evidence for that…

‘Man of Steel’ & How Genre Tropes are…

“Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane!” “Yeah! You know it's good to appreciate the smaller things in life. Way better than being repeatedly punched in the face by metal and…

BOX OFFICE: Fathers & Sons Bond Over ‘Man…

In 2005 I was on the edge of 13, practically nonexistent in terms of cinematic intelligence, and typically distracted by anything big and flashy. The summer had already turned over mediocrity like Star Wars Episode…

Summer 2013 Box Office Predictions

Summer is typically the season dominated by sequels, prequels, and remakes with little room for original concepts. Last year, however, there were four original films among the top ten releases of the Summer. This year…

FMP Ep. 063 – ‘To the Wonder’ /…

Alex and Phil return from their unplanned hiatus to review Terence Malick's latest film and preview the Summer movie season, which they promise to have future episodes about very soon. The pair discuss the sensibilities…

2012 IN REVIEW: Special Awards

A retrospective of the cinema of 2012 wouldn't be complete without snidely given awards for ridiculous categories. Think of it as Film Misery's Golden Globes. And please share your own goofs in the comments below.…