Monday, March 29, 2010


I've seen a lot of mini discussions on Facebook regarding "Lost" so I thought it'd be cool to make a thread for it on FIFO...

It's the Final Season!

Discuss Below!


Friday, March 26, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon


Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Yes. I'm doing it. This is not one to be ignored. I know it may be difficult but it's presence and impact in undeniable.

Thursday, March 25, 2010




Oh, look at all the 4-stars and good reviews...

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film...

Did not like... do not understand...but had pretty cinematography...

Further comments below...


IMDB Plot Summary: In 1974, a hot-headed 19 year old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself and so, with a homemade sawn-off shotgun and a head full of dreams he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and originally sentenced to 7 years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 of which have been spent in solitary confinement. During that time, Michael Petersen, the boy, faded away and 'Charles Bronson,' his superstar alter ego, took center stage. Inside the mind of Bronson - a scathing indictment of celebrity culture

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


An adorable children's story about a fish with a face by Hayao Miyazaki.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

I would like to hear what everyone thinks of this film... likes or dislikes...

Indiana Jones and the "Last Crusade"


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Green Zone

The newest film from Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon.

Public Enemies

So I thought I'd post about a movie I disliked for once... I saw this quote today and I thought of this film: "Michael Mann told me that people experience movies *backward*, as they leave the theater; the climax/ending is really the beginning."

Discuss Below...

Monday, March 15, 2010

OMG! Format Post!

Hey all,

As you can see in the below posts... the new format for the discussions is to simply upload the poster or an image from the film you wish to discuss and then place your comments or review in the below Comments section.

This will allow for the posts to not have a "headlining" review that takes one stand or opinion.

Please post in this format if you wish to discuss a film.


And please... feel free to discuss any movies, anytime! That's what this is for... you don't have to wait for me or Dan to post to start a discussion.



The Hurt Locker

Academy Award Winner for "Best Picture", "Best Director", "Best Editing", "Best Sound Design", "Best Original Screenplay" and "Best Sound Mixing"

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Up in the Air

One of my Top 5 films of 2009!

Discuss Below...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Crazy Heart

I think after last night's Oscar's this film will get more attention. Hopefully it will linger in theaters a bit longer so you guys can get a chance to check it out. "Crazy Heart" really does ride on the shoulder's of Jeff Bridges. His performance as washed up country music star "Bad" Blake is charming, raw, nuanced and endearing... even when his character is a bit of a fuckup... His performance (and his costars) elevate the film above what could've been simply a cliche'd story or basic Movie-of-the-Week style character bit.

The supporting cast was also excellent. Maggie Gyllenhaal is superb, playing a woman probably burned a few times by men just like Blake, but she still can't help falling for him. Colin Farrell appears as Blake's former protege and successful country singer and Robert Duvall as Blake's best friend and bartender.

The cinematography is simple but nuanced, and the film seems to have been shot entirely on locations. The music (by T. Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham) is top-notch. I'm not a fan of country music but I've considered buying the soundtrack b/c I just loved old Bad Blake so

"Crazy Heart" is this year's "The Wrestler"....

Law Abiding Citizen

I'd like to welcome everyone who joins once again. Hopefully this will build up a bit, and we can get some real good discussions going. We feel this could be a real good place to really try and explain what you loved about a movie. Anything from the core of the script, to the acting; from cinematography to the editing. You name it, we wanna know what made a movie click with you.

(Side note: If you post up a movie and give it a review, try to keep the spoilers in a particular spot and be sure to mark them. Just so people can skip the post if they need to.)

So without further adieu I would like to start with a movie I watched for the first time tonight:

Law Abiding Citizen

This was a movie that I wanted to see when it was in theatres. It was a cool idea, with good actors. Some of the dialogue in the trailer was a little cheesy ("Its gunna be biblical."), but hey...we can all use a little cheesy hollywood dialogue every now and then. The trailer had me hooked from the get go. I didn't get around to seeing it on the theatre, but I will throw out there that it looked great in Blu-Ray.

The movie was shot pretty well, decent cinematography, good camera movement. The production design stood out in particular instances. The solitary confinement set looked like a damp dungeon from the middle ages; not particularly realistic for current prisons, but it looked damn good.

I love the actors in this film. Gerard Butler is a dignified bad-ass, Jamie Foxx is outstanding, and Colm Meaney is awesome. All three of their performances are decent, Gerard giving the strongest and most believable.

With a good mix of action and suspense, Law Abiding Citizen was a fun movie. The ending was a bit lacking in my opinion, but it worked within the confines of the film (and the two hour time limit, hehe). Its definitely worth a rent if you guys have netflix or something like that.

So, for those who have seen Law Abiding Citizen, what are your thoughts on it? What did you enjoy about the movie? Hate? Love? Anything at all!

Well...Let's get this party started

Has anyone seen Alice in Wonderland yet? I'm trying to get out and see it this weekend hopefully


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