April 16, 2013
Movie Trailer Tuesday: A Bunch of Trailers

We’ve been a little behind the 8 ball here at Fully Op with life and stuff but we are going to make it up to you starting with today. Not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5 but 6!! No, actually, just 5 trailers! Let’s dive in.

Carrie:

Dre:  At this point, you’re either open to the idea of a Carrie remake or you’re not. If you are, this trailer has to please you on some level.

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April 9, 2013
Movie Trailer Tuesday: 2 Guns, White House Down

Let’s skip the formalities and dive in [Ed. note: we usually do].

2 Guns:

Dre: This looks like the sort of dumb fun Hollywood used to excel in when Simpson and Bruckheimer were at the top of their game.

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April 5, 2013
Some Words on Roger Ebert

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Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been obsessed with movies. This was due, in part, to being raised by a pair of parents who enjoyed films (and more specifically, genre films like sci-fi) more than the average couple. We rented everything and we saw everything. At least it felt that way. Or maybe it was easier then.

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March 26, 2013
Movie Trailer Tuesday: World War Z, Epic, Angels’ Share

New trailers, new trailer reviews. That’s right, it’s Tuesday.

World War Z:

J. Goodman: Back in November I said, "What’s my beef?

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March 12, 2013
Movie Trailer Tuesday: Hangover 3, Iron Man 3, After Earth

This was going to be an all trilogy MTT, but then After Earth reared its ugly (2nd version trailer) head and we couldn’t find another trilogy coming out anyway, so we just went with it. Thanks, After Earth.

The Hangover Part 3:

J. Goodman: I really liked the first one, never made it to the 2nd one and now I’m already feeling disappointed in the 3rd one. Why is this a trilogy?

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March 6, 2013
Oscar Award Winner Picker Recap

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By J. Goodman (with a Dre Rivas cameo)

To the victor goes the spoils. Years ago that may have meant something. In the linguistic present, who wants spoils? There’s nothing worse than decaying matter. If that’s what goes to the victor than call me Victoria. Did you get it? Did you get it?

Did you get it?

What I hope was the worst introductory paragraph on this blog, is just a poor segue into the real meat: the results.

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March 6, 2013
Movie Trailer Tuesday: Stories We Tell, Oblivion, Frances Ha

Let’s get to it.

Stories We Tell:

Dre: I wanted to make sure to include this trailer because I know you would crack wise about Sarah Polley, maybe make a reference to Guinevere being stupid or something (it kind of was).

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March 6, 2013
Film Distilled: The Best of the Worst

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Dre is a rare talent and his Film Distilled series has pushed the boundaries for partially edited movie screenshots featuring movie quotes.

Most of them are works of art. Some are works of brain farts (did you get it?).

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February 27, 2013
Monday Morning Quarter-Baking: Filmdora

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By J. Goodman

I have a dream. That films will one day be as easy to search and discover as music. It’s a simple man’s dream. Like peace on earth, cold fusion and the ability to grow gills for when Waterworld occurs.

If my dream came true, here’s what it would look like:

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February 24, 2013
Showtime Showdown

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By J. Goodman & Dre Rivas

J. Goodman: Hey, Dre, want to see who is the best Oscar winner picker?

Dre: Um, not really.

J. Goodman: C’mon, seriously, this will be a fun challenge!

Dre: I’m just f’in with you. I’d love to show the world (aka the 2.4 people who read this blog) how awful your taste in movies is.

J. Goodman: Why can’t a guy enjoy watching Booty Call with Jamie Foxx and Tommy Davidson and not take crap for it.

Dre: Why indeed.

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February 19, 2013
FILM DISTILLED: The Social Network
Is this movie already a modern classic? I’d have to say it is. This is further proof that the Oscars are largely irrelevant in the grand scheme. They aren’t much more than a conversation piece. David Fincher and this movie lost out to Tom Hooper and The King’s Speech? Hooper is a fine filmmaker and The King’s Speech is a fine film. But man, what a mistake. 
*Film Distilled is a weekly series of freeze frames from some classic films (as well as some television) with editorial flourishes by Dre Rivas.

FILM DISTILLED: The Social Network


Is this movie already a modern classic? I’d have to say it is. This is further proof that the Oscars are largely irrelevant in the grand scheme. They aren’t much more than a conversation piece. David Fincher and this movie lost out to Tom Hooper and The King’s Speech? Hooper is a fine filmmaker and The King’s Speech is a fine film. But man, what a mistake. 

*Film Distilled is a weekly series of freeze frames from some classic films (as well as some television) with editorial flourishes by Dre Rivas.

February 19, 2013
Movie Trailer Tuesday: Monsters University, The Internship

We’re still on holiday mode. So let’s watch some movie trailers. That second sentence doesn’t necessarily follow from the first, but let’s pretend that we make sense on this blog. Lie to me, Jerry! [Ed. note: that also makes no sense.]

Monsters University:

J. Goodman: We have a new Monsters University trailer here. The first one was a teaser. It teased us. Now we have the real thing and we should be very excited, right?

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February 13, 2013
FILM DISTILLED: Gattaca
I count myself as one of the few people to contribute to Gattaca's 12.5 million dollar domestic gross. No one saw Gattaca in theaters, partly because the trailer was so awful, doing everything it could to hide the fact that it was a classy, thought-provoking piece of science fiction that isn’t all that interested in thrills. Just don’t tell that to the Trailer Voice Guy or the James Horner-Aliens-like score at the end of the trailer! 

Anyway, this is one of my favorite films of the 90s and throughout the years it’s been great seeing the growing reputation and cult status it has accumulated. I’ve worked in offices where people were catching on to the film. Certainly, as science approaches cinema’s fiction, geneticists, neuroscientists, sociologists and the like are mentioning the film in conversation, adding to both its legacy and viewership. 
We can’t pay homage to Gattaca and not mention Michael Nyman’s phenomenally beautiful score. 
*Film Distilled is a weekly series of freeze frames from some classic films (as well as some television) with editorial flourishes by Dre Rivas.

FILM DISTILLED: Gattaca

I count myself as one of the few people to contribute to Gattaca's 12.5 million dollar domestic gross. No one saw Gattaca in theaters, partly because the trailer was so awful, doing everything it could to hide the fact that it was a classy, thought-provoking piece of science fiction that isn’t all that interested in thrills. Just don’t tell that to the Trailer Voice Guy or the James Horner-Aliens-like score at the end of the trailer! 

Anyway, this is one of my favorite films of the 90s and throughout the years it’s been great seeing the growing reputation and cult status it has accumulated. I’ve worked in offices where people were catching on to the film. Certainly, as science approaches cinema’s fiction, geneticists, neuroscientists, sociologists and the like are mentioning the film in conversation, adding to both its legacy and viewership. 

We can’t pay homage to Gattaca and not mention Michael Nyman’s phenomenally beautiful score. 

*Film Distilled is a weekly series of freeze frames from some classic films (as well as some television) with editorial flourishes by Dre Rivas.

February 12, 2013
Movie Trailer Tuesday: Spiders 3D, Mud

Trailers. We missed you. We called and called. We left you numerous semi-sociopathic voicemails. We apologize. We’re in a better place now. Thanks for not reporting us to the authorities.

Spiders 3D:

J. Goodman: For all the love that is holy. Wow. Impressively awful.

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February 12, 2013
And Now Your Feature Filmstars’ Features

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Dre Rivas & J. Goodman

Fully Operational does a lot of rear view reporting. We see movies, we write reviews. We read books, we write reviews. We see movies, find large size screenshots, jazz them up, slap a quote and a watermark across them and call it art.

But we also like to lead the debate. This is one of those times.

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