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MOVIE REVIEW: The Avengers

The Pigs are back! With a vengeance! After being scared away from the multiplexes by Nic Cage and his Ghost Rider 2, the boys finally got up the guts to go to a movie theater to see The Avengers. True to their cranky nature, they had their reservations…but turns out everybody is right about this picture. It’s a good time! The Pigs return to cinematic bliss…which we’re sure will last at least until they take in Battleship.

Someone Please Get Dan Aykroyd The Help He Clearly Needs

Even though I think it’s a terrible idea, I don’t bash Dan for wanting to do another Ghostbusters movie, but this:

Aykroyd hinted that Bill Murray may not return as Peter Venkman, and that the character could be played by a different actor, a la Jack Ryan. (via Empire)

This is obviously a cry for help. At this point, Murray’s willingness to do Ghostbusters 3 is probably the best indicator of whether or not Ghostbusters 3 should actually be made. We can only hope Dan’s friends and family intervene.

Finally Saw It: Cowboys & Aliens

Normally, I would have seen a movie like this in theaters. It’s a silly action concept right up my alley, the kind of thing I usually enjoy. But the trailer…wasn’t right. Hard to put my finger on it but the previews just didn’t pop. So I gave it a pass and waited until it was available to pull from the orifice of a Redbox kiosk. Continue reading Finally Saw It: Cowboys & Aliens

The Film Pigs Podcast #21: The Bacon – Stephen Skelton

FilmPigs_AlbumArtV4_Podcast_1400We’re back with another exciting episode of The Bacon, where the Film Pigs veer off their regular format to focus in on a particular subject. This episode, we batten down the hatches and steam full speed ahead into Stephen Skelton, even though we know it’s very rude to batten down hatches and run full steam into someone. Insightful questions lead to perplexing answers about how someone could possibly drive band nerds away with something even nerdier, an example of how Roger Moore is awesome and Jean-Claude Van Damme is kind of a dick, and a truly haunting selection for a threesome.

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The Film Pigs Podcast #18: John Carpenter

FilmPigs_AlbumArtV4_Podcast_1400What do you have to be thankful for this holiday season? Why, an extended episode of The Film Pigs Podcast, of course! This episode, the Pigs discuss the work of John Carpenter (including why Kurt Russell is awesome and underrated), puzzle over movies they hate but everybody else loves in a new segment, hear from their good friend Tonn Slingdog, create dazzling movie ideas in a rousing game of Pitch Me, and more! So very much more! My God, there’s so much, very much, more.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Real Steel

While Stephen Falk is globe-trotting, the Pigs left behind fight the good fight and head off to the cineplex to take in a sci-fi family film set in a dystopian future where PETA no longer exists and it’s okay to pit live bulls against thousand pound robots in death matches. Here is their immediate and visceral reaction, coming to you from the usual place (inside a car) with the type of criticism you’ve come to expect from The Film Pigs (without thought and fueled by crotchety oldness.)