Archive for March, 2013

Fun with Franchises

Today, we’re starting a new feature here at B+ Movie Blog. Like most things I do, I’m amazed it hasn’t happened sooner.

One of my great joys is just tearing into shit for fun (which I’ve been doing forever… good friends of mine will remember “Triumph of the Klaus.” And going back even further, I’ve been doing it in some iteration since middle school), and then, since I started the blog, I’ve had a lot of fun putting up articles with screenshots and having fun with those as well.

Originally it started with a treatise about Tron: Legacy and how (while I liked it) it was representative of a lot of the stuff in movies today that I hate. Then I did some articles about Hugo and how wonderful it is, teaching people about the history of the movies. And that’s when I decided to do full-on ongoing features like that, which turned into the Ranking Disney and Ranking Bond series. Ranking Disney was fun, but Ranking Bond — those things were the most fun I’ve had on this blog (that weren’t the end of the year and Oscar stuff I do every year. That’s it’s own level of fun). I loved doing those. Plus I got to include my friend Colin (whose blog is TokyoRemix.com. Fuck yeah, promotion!), and we got to play off of one another and riff back and forth while talking about them.

Which is really what made them so much fun. Me doing them and making jokes is one thing, but to have Colin making his own set of jokes, and playing off of what I said and us getting into discussions about stuff — that’s the best part. Nothing would make me happier than reading Colin’s comments about the movies. Because one of two things will always happen — either he’ll take a completely different angle than I did, and it’ll be hilarious (one of his comments that made me laugh the hardest was during the Man with the Golden Gun article when Goodnight gets thrown in the trunk and he said “I love how in Thailand a woman can get thrown in the trunk of a car in broad daylight and no one says SHIT”), or he’ll make the exact same joke that I did, while watching the movie separately and not knowing what I wrote, and it’ll be hilarious.

So naturally as soon as we finished the Bond articles, we had two thoughts. First, “We have to do Skyfall when it comes out on DVD.” Which we did. And second — “We have to find more movies to do this with.”

That said, I present to you Fun with Franchises. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “Wilson!”

Cast Away - 52


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Pic of the Day: “I hope your dreams come true, I hope they do.” “They won’t. They never will.” “Believe in yourself and they will.” “I got nothin’ to believe in.” “You’re a woman, believe in that.” “How can I, when nobody else will?” “Well, you got to believe it first.”

The Rainmaker - 1


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Pic of the Day: “I’ve been a nobody all my life. I was the baby; I was the one they made promises to that they never kept. And ever since I can recall it, Jesse James has been as big as a tree. I’m prepared for this, Jim. And I’m going to accomplish it. I know I won’t get but this one opportunity and you can bet your life I’m not going to spoil it.”

Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - 48


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Pic of the Day: “What are we doing here?” “Liquor raid.” “Here?” “Mr. Ness, everybody knows where the booze is. The problem isn’t finding it, the problem is who wants to cross Capone.”

The Untouchables - 22


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Pic of the Day: “What do you do?” “I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist and a theoretical philosopher. But above all, I am a man, a hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you.”

The Master - 1


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Pic of the Day: “He happens to be the president, Charles, not you.” “That’s a mistake that will be corrected one of these days.”

Citizen Kane - 49


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Pic of the Day: “Look upon me! I’ll show you the life of the mind!”

Barton Fink - 55


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Pic of the Day: “You know you’re taking him home in pieces.” “We’ll see.”

Real Steel - 27


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Pic of the Day: “Hey, where do you think you’re going?” “I’m going home!”

Falling Down - 6


Ranking Disney: Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Part III

Late summer/early fall last year, I did my first real series of screenshot articles on the blog, a series I called Ranking Disney. It consisted of me ranking all the Disney films based on how I liked them. Which was fun. It was pretty simple, overall. But it did pave the way for Ranking Bond and for something I’m going to introduce in about ten days. Plus it was fun. I got to watch Disney movies for two months.

Anyway, since then, Disney released another movie. And I felt it would be appropriate to cover that film was well, since this is technically under the Ranking Disney umbrella. So that’s what we’re gonna do over the next three days, cover Disney’s newest film, Wreck-It Ralph.

It was a pretty spectacular film. Even if you didn’t grow up with video games, it was still a spectacular film. It just had so much heart to it. This is what Pixar usually is. It’s hard to think they made this and Pixar made Brave, since they feel like they’d be switched, most years. This film also continues Disney’s terrific run they’ve been on since Lasseter and Co. took over the Disney animation department. I feel like this and Tangled are top 20 all-time Disney films, and The Princess and the Frog and Bolt are right below that (along with Winnie the Pooh).

We continue today, celebrating the wonderful movie that is Wreck-It Ralph:

Wreck-It Ralph - Title Card (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “What are these fuckin’ iguanas doing on my coffee table?” “There ain’t no iguana.” “Yeah, there are.” “There AIN’T no iguana.” “What the fuck is that? Fuckin’ iguana.”


Ranking Disney: Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Part II

Late summer/early fall last year, I did my first real series of screenshot articles on the blog, a series I called Ranking Disney. It consisted of me ranking all the Disney films based on how I liked them. Which was fun. It was pretty simple, overall. But it did pave the way for Ranking Bond and for something I’m going to introduce in about ten days. Plus it was fun. I got to watch Disney movies for two months.

Anyway, since then, Disney released another movie. And I felt it would be appropriate to cover that film was well, since this is technically under the Ranking Disney umbrella. So that’s what we’re gonna do over the next three days, cover Disney’s newest film, Wreck-It Ralph.

It was a pretty spectacular film. Even if you didn’t grow up with video games, it was still a spectacular film. It just had so much heart to it. This is what Pixar usually is. It’s hard to think they made this and Pixar made Brave, since they feel like they’d be switched, most years. This film also continues Disney’s terrific run they’ve been on since Lasseter and Co. took over the Disney animation department. I feel like this and Tangled are top 20 all-time Disney films, and The Princess and the Frog and Bolt are right below that (along with Winnie the Pooh).

We continue today, celebrating the wonderful movie that is Wreck-It Ralph:

Wreck-It Ralph - Title Card (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “You’re dead, son. Get yourself buried.”

Sweet Smell of Success - 20


Ranking Disney: Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Part I

Late summer/early fall last year, I did my first real series of screenshot articles on the blog, a series I called Ranking Disney. It consisted of me ranking all the Disney films based on how I liked them. Which was fun. It was pretty simple, overall. But it did pave the way for Ranking Bond and for something I’m going to introduce in about ten days. Plus it was fun. I got to watch Disney movies for two months.

Anyway, since then, Disney released another movie. And I felt it would be appropriate to cover that film was well, since this is technically under the Ranking Disney umbrella. So that’s what we’re gonna do over the next three days, cover Disney’s newest film, Wreck-It Ralph.

It was a pretty spectacular film. Even if you didn’t grow up with video games, it was still a spectacular film. It just had so much heart to it. This is what Pixar usually is. It’s hard to think they made this and Pixar made Brave, since they feel like they’d be switched, most years. This film also continues Disney’s terrific run they’ve been on since Lasseter and Co. took over the Disney animation department. I feel like this and Tangled are top 20 all-time Disney films, and The Princess and the Frog and Bolt are right below that (along with Winnie the Pooh).

So today (and tomorrow and Friday) we celebrate the wonderful movie that is Wreck-It Ralph:

Wreck-It Ralph - Title Card (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “You’re doing it again.” “What?” “You’re worrying about me.” “You’re in last place dad.” “Do I look worried?” “Yeah.”

Moneyball - 53


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Pic of the Day: “Mr. Patel’s is an astounding story, courage and endurance unparalleled in the history of ship-wrecks. Very few castaways can claim to have survived so long, and none in the company of an adult Bengal tiger.”

Life of Pi - 73


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Pic of the Day: “Rule number one: never do anything yourself when someone else can do it for you.” “And rule number two?” “Rule number two: in Japan, men come first, women come second.” “I just might retire to here.”


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Pic of the Day: “Er liebt mir. Er liebt mir nicht. Er liebt mir. Er liebt mir nicht. Du liebt mir nicht!” “Hey, man! I lieb you, I lieb you, baby, I lieb you! Now lieb me alone!”


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Pic of the Day: “AK-47. The very best there is. When you absolutely, positively got to kill every motherfucker in the room – accept no substitutes.”


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Pic of the Day: “If you marry her now, I’ll not give you the time of day.” “Father, you don’t know the time of day!”

Love Story - 16


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Pic of the Day: “Were you standing at the goddamn door listening to me? How could you even – That is a thick door! You stood there and you listened to me?” “I didn’t stand at the door. Don’t be an idiot. I bugged the Scotch bottle.” “What?” “It’s got a little transmitter on it, I’ve got a little thing in my ear, get past it.”


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Pic of the Day: “You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.”

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 381


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“Charlie don’t surf!”

Apocalypse Now - 26