Sherlock Holmes… and some other things.

• July 28th, 2014

There are few, if any, literary characters more recognizable than Sherlock Holmes. I'm hard pressed to name even one.
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Over the years London's Baker Street Detective has had multiple incarnations, and is now hitting what is perhaps his biggest rebirth of all.

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Also, our Summer Movie League is back. Just go to www.summermovieleague.com, create a studio and join the Film Thugs 2014 league. The winner wins stuff.

Remember, you can be a part of the show any time you wild like. How's that? All you have to do is call or e-mail us. If you live in the US, or any place that makes calling the US easy, just dial 512-666-RANT and leave us a voicemail. We will read the Google Voice transcript and play your message. It's both funny AND informative.

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So, join us as we discuss the greatest fictional detective of all time along with some other stuff.

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The Dissolve- Top 50 Summer Blockbusters part 2

• July 21st, 2014

Last week we began our look at The Dissolve's list of the 50 best summer blockbusters. This week we finish it out with a look at #25-1.

We also discuss Nashville and air conditioners, so.... fun for all.

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Speaking of, the Summer Movie League is back. Just go to www.summermovieleague.com, create a studio and join the Film Thugs 2014 league. The winner wins stuff.

Remember, you can be a part of the show any time you wild like. How's that? All you have to do is call or e-mail us. If you live in the US, or any place that makes calling the US easy, just dial 512-666-RANT and leave us a voicemail. We will read the Google Voice transcript and play your message. It's both funny AND informative.

If you live outside the US you can call us on Skype at The_Film_Thugs. You can leave a message, or someone might actually answer.

E-mail us at thefilmthugs@gmail.com and we will read/play whatever you send us, or you can e-mail thugquestions@gmail.com to be part of  an upcoming "Ask the Film Thugs" show, where we answer questions on any subject without having heard them first.

Also, we are on twitter @thefilmthugs and on Facebook and Vine.

You can also click on one of our sponsor links below and THEY will pay us. That's right. You won't have to pay a PENNY extra, and Amazon/Onnit/Teefury will give us a little taste.

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The Dissolve- Top 50 Summer Blockbusters part 1

• July 13th, 2014

It's summer, and you know what that means. Big, dumb movies that have to make hundreds of millions of dollars to be considered successful.

This week we decided to take a look at The Dissolve's list of the 50 best summer blockbusters. However, as 50 movies is a lot of movies, and we are talking blockbusters, we decided to make this a built in sequel type situation. So, this week look at the first half, 50-25.

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Speaking of, the Summer Movie League is back. Just go to www.summermovieleague.com, create a studio and join the Film Thugs 2014 league. The winner wins stuff.

Remember, you can be a part of the show any time you wild like. How's that? All you have to do is call or e-mail us. If you live in the US, or any place that makes calling the US easy, just dial 512-666-RANT and leave us a voicemail. We will read the Google Voice transcript and play your message. It's both funny AND informative.

If you live outside the US you can call us on Skype at The_Film_Thugs. You can leave a message, or someone might actually answer.

E-mail us at thefilmthugs@gmail.com and we will read/play whatever you send us, or you can e-mail thugquestions@gmail.com to be part of  an upcoming "Ask the Film Thugs" show, where we answer questions on any subject without having heard them first.

Also, we are on twitter @thefilmthugs and on Facebook and Vine.

You can also click on one of our sponsor links below and THEY will pay us. That's right. You won't have to pay a PENNY extra, and Amazon/Onnit/Teefury will give us a little taste.

Thanks for listening, and until next week...

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Flops that didn’t exactly flop

• June 29th, 2014

For some reason we have an absolute fascination with the box office performance of movies. We shouldn't. I mean, if you think about it, how does the financial success or failure of a film have any influence at all on our enjoyment of that film? Unless you are an investor, it makes absolutely no difference. But for some reason, we cannot escape the almighty box office.

We are obsessed. If it were just a matter of cheering for our favorite movies, actors, directors, or franchises that would be one thing, but we have found a way to make it ugly. Instead of it being an "oh, cool, that thing I like did well and for some reason that makes me happy," has been replaced with a giddy joy at the failure of something that we have decided that we must hate.

Sometimes, those lesser emotions get the better of us and we jump the gun a little, declaring a movie a financial, and therefore, somehow, an artistic failure, before the jury is even in.

This week we take a look at some of those little movies that could. Films that were banished to the flop pile before we could see that they actually made money.

Speaking of, the Summer Movie League is back. Just go to www.summermovieleague.com, create a studio and join the Film Thugs 2014 league. The winner wins stuff.

Remember, you can be a part of the show any time you wild like. How's that? All you have to do is call or e-mail us. If you live in the US, or any place that makes calling the US easy, just dial 512-666-RANT and leave us a voicemail. We will read the Google Voice transcript and play your message. It's both funny AND informative.

If you live outside the US you can call us on Skype at The_Film_Thugs. You can leave a message, or someone might actually answer.

E-mail us at thefilmthugs@gmail.com and we will read/play whatever you send us, or you can e-mail thugquestions@gmail.com to be part of  an upcoming "Ask the Film Thugs" show, where we answer questions on any subject without having heard them first.

Also, we are on twitter @thefilmthugs and on Facebook and Vine.

You can also click on one of our sponsor links below and THEY will pay us. That's right. You won't have to pay a PENNY extra, and Amazon/Onnit/Teefury will give us a little taste.

Thanks for listening, and until next week...

Jim out.

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The Marvel Film Universe

• June 22nd, 2014

Founded in 1939 as "Timely Comics," the company we know as "Marvel" was a runaway success from the beginning. It's first publication was so successful that, after a second printing, it sold a combined 900,000 copies. While other companies came and went, Marvel was able to hold on and grow in popularity,

75 years later it remains as one of the big 2, standing side by side with DC.

However, in concept, Marvel stands completely alone.

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Instead of just licensing out their biggest proprieties, Marvel decided to apply the model that made their comic books so successful to the film world. Instead of a collection of of uncollected titles being released by different companies, they consolidated their most popular characters into one universe and, in a way, caused a paradigm shift in the way comic book movies are approached.

So, join us as we take a look at the phenomenon that is Marvel Studios and their ever expanding film universe.

Remember, you can be a part of the show any time you wild like. How's that? All you have to do is call or e-mail us. If you live in the US, or any place that makes calling the US easy, just dial 512-666-RANT and leave us a voicemail. We will read the Google Voice transcript and play your message. It's both funny AND informative.

If you live outside the US you can call us on Skype at The_Film_Thugs. You can leave a message, or someone might actually answer.

E-mail us at thefilmthugs@gmail.com and we will read/play whatever you send us, or you can e-mail thugquestions@gmail.com to be part of  an upcoming "Ask the Film Thugs" show, where we answer questions on any subject without having heard them first.

Also, we are on twitter @thefilmthugs and on Facebook and Vine.

You can also click on one of our sponsor links below and THEY will pay us. That's right. You won't have to pay a PENNY extra, and Amazon/Onnit/Teefury will give us a little taste.

Thanks for listening, and until next week...

Jim out.

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