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Archive for August, 2013

Pic of the Day Update

In case anyone has been paying attention — the Pics of the Day since June 1st have been all Best Picture winners (and I filled out the remaining six days of August with the Thin Man films, since the first Thin Man is my favorite movie of all time, and why the hell not?). And — while I’m pretty sure I mentioned what I’d be doing after that back in June — it’s been three months, so I’m just gonna say it again.

For the month of September, all the Pics of the Day will be of famous movie OPENING lines.

And the Pics of the Day for October will of famous movie FINAL lines. (Fortunately, there are lots of choices, so this is something I’ll be able to do again in the future.)

November will go back to being randomly picked shots, since I haven’t been able to do that since May.

And December, as always, will be Christmas-themed Pics of the Day, until Christmas Day, which will then be the start of my traditional Oscar Pics of the Day, featuring an Oscar winning film (in order of Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Director) every day until the end of February.

And there you go.

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Fun with Franchises: Favorite Images from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

One of the recurring features that we do in Fun with Franchises (a feature within a feature) is, after we finish watching a film, we go through and pick out our favorite images from that film. These images could be anything from really famous images from the film or franchise, really beautifully composed shots, shots that are funny to us because of the facial expressions being made in them or because of what we said about them in the article in which they appeared, or simply because they have boobs in them.

What we usually do is, just how we watch the films, Colin and I go in separately and pick out about ten to fifteen shots that we really liked. Then we compare lists, and whichever ones we both picked automatically go on our final list. And everything else we talk through and discuss why we like them, and eventually we’re left with a final list of ten images we liked the best, along with ten honorable mentions, which were also as good, but just missed out on making the list proper.

It’s not very complicated (like most things we do here on B+ Movie Blog), and is just a way for us to point out shots that we really liked in the films, especially since we tend to pick stuff that’s not always on the beaten path. (We also don’t officially rank the list of shots. We just put them in chronological order. Simply picking them is hard enough. We don’t want to make our lives any harder. Plus, we’re lazy.)

That said — here are our favorite images from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2: (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “If the party gets rough, duck.” “I’m practically under the table now, but not the way I like to be.”

Song of the Thin Man - 5


Fun with Franchises: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2011), Part V — “Why Haven’t They All Died in a Fire?”

Today we continue with another entry in our Fun with Franchises series, The Twilight Saga. Today is Breaking Dawn Part 2. Part V.

In case you don’t know how this works — a while back, I decided to rank my favorite Disney movies and rank my favorite James Bond movies. And the Disney ones were mostly straight synopses and not too much fun, but when I got to Bond, I enlisted the help of my friend Colin (whose blog is TokyoRemix.com. Fuck yeah, promotion!), who knows everything about the Bond franchise that I do not, for those articles, and along the way, learned how to have fun with it. And, by the end of the Bond articles, we were having so much fun that I said, “Man, we have to do this again with other stuff.” Because I spent about a straight month and a half putting together those articles. That’s how much time and effort actually goes into something like that. And not once did it feel like work. It was so much fun that I knew, as long as we were doing it for comedy purposes and able to riff off of each other — we could do pretty much any film and it would work.

And very quickly, the first ones you come up with are the major franchises, because those are not only the most fun, but also the most universally known. Everyone’s gonna understand all the jokes we make (well… most of them. Some of them might be limited to three people) about them. So that’s what we’re doing. And if you’re gonna have fun with franchises, it wouldn’t be right if you didn’t franchise it. Also, just so we’re clear, this is all for parody. We’re just messing with them because we love them.

And that’s Fun with Franchises. Right now, we’re doing the Twilight franchise, and today is the fifth and final part of Breaking Dawn Part 2:

The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 - Title Card (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “A couple of weeks on this cider and I’ll be a new man.” “I sort of like the old one.” “Why, darling, that’s the nicest thing you’ve said to me since the time I got my head caught in that cuspidor at the Waldorf.”

The Thin Man Goes Home - 8


Fun with Franchises: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2011), Part IV — “This Is Stupid”

Today we continue with another entry in our Fun with Franchises series, The Twilight Saga. Today is Breaking Dawn Part 2. Part IV.

In case you don’t know how this works — a while back, I decided to rank my favorite Disney movies and rank my favorite James Bond movies. And the Disney ones were mostly straight synopses and not too much fun, but when I got to Bond, I enlisted the help of my friend Colin (whose blog is TokyoRemix.com. Fuck yeah, promotion!), who knows everything about the Bond franchise that I do not, for those articles, and along the way, learned how to have fun with it. And, by the end of the Bond articles, we were having so much fun that I said, “Man, we have to do this again with other stuff.” Because I spent about a straight month and a half putting together those articles. That’s how much time and effort actually goes into something like that. And not once did it feel like work. It was so much fun that I knew, as long as we were doing it for comedy purposes and able to riff off of each other — we could do pretty much any film and it would work.

And very quickly, the first ones you come up with are the major franchises, because those are not only the most fun, but also the most universally known. Everyone’s gonna understand all the jokes we make (well… most of them. Some of them might be limited to three people) about them. So that’s what we’re doing. And if you’re gonna have fun with franchises, it wouldn’t be right if you didn’t franchise it. Also, just so we’re clear, this is all for parody. We’re just messing with them because we love them.

And that’s Fun with Franchises. Right now, we’re doing the Twilight franchise, and today is the fourth part of Breaking Dawn Part 2:

The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 - Title Card (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “Ma’am, did he hear that or did he smell it?” “That’s Mr. Charles, isn’t it?” “Yes’m.” “This is a cocktail, isn’t it?” “Yes’m.” “They’ll get together.”

Shadow of the Thin Man - 5