Friday Fight

Forget about Schumacher’s Batman Films, Adam West is the only true BATMAN FOREVER

Growing up on Adam West’s Batman, Christopher Reeves’ Superman, and the Saturday morning cartoons of the 1970s, I prefer that the difference between the good guys and the bad guys be pretty cut and dry. While I liked the Tim Burton Batman movies, and even Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever (don’t hate!), I’m burned out on…

The Friday Fighters Take a Bloody and Animated Trip to the SEOUL STATION

Confession Time: I haven’t seen Train to Busan yet (I know, I know). [Editor’s Note: When I read this, I can’t help but hear Luke reading this confession as if John Cusack’s below question in High Fidelity] I’m probably going about this backwards, watching the prequel first, but considering the quality of Seoul Station, I’ll…

Sunday Squabble: Arrow’s Release of DONNIE DARKO is a Great Edition of a Great Film… or is It?

Friday Fights getting posted on Sundays seem to be a thing lately. Fridays get crazy, then Saturdays follow suit. In this week’s case, I had this almost set Friday night, then finished it yesterday, then my computer died. When I turned it back on, it reverted to an unedited version… so, I’m finally almost done…

Sunday Showdown: The Friday Fighters Go Toe to Toe on SILENCE OF THE LAMBS in Honor of the Great Jonathan Demme

Silence of the Lambs is one of those films I knew all about before I first saw it given how it penetrated the cultural landscape. I mean I think even Tiny Toons referenced it constantly. So when I first saw the whole film, there were no surprises. I mean it was so impactful it means…

It’s a Twista, a Twista! Friday Fight Celebrates Bill Paxton

Beating the other crop of movies based on Hasbro toys and games, by a good 10-15, Twister still remains the best of the bunch, by far. Somehow everyone involved managed to squeeze a cast of great characters and a rip-roaring adventure yarn out of some pretty thin source material. Give me Twister over Battleship, Transformers,…

Have Your Turkey and Eat it Too: Not Much Fighting from the Gang When it Comes to KRISHA

Thanksgiving isn’t usually associated with having a wide spate of seasonal entertainment. It’s not Christmas, after all, or even Halloween, both of which are prone to month-long cable TV marathons and special theatrical releases. It’s a holiday that lacks the pomp and circumstance on a pop culture scale. As a society we’re content to gather…

Friday Fight Visits the K-SHOP at Ithaca Fantastik Fest

We here at The Farsighted have really gotten into covering film festivals this year. It’s seriously a ton of fun, especially with the quirky, independent films that we get to enjoy at some of the more interesting festivals around the world. This week, Garrett, Jacob, and I all tackled the 2016 thriller K-Shop, playing this…

31 Days, Day 28: The Gang was Stuck at Home, So We Watched HOUSEBOUND

[Editor’s Note: This is our last Friday Frights piece, as Halloween is Monday. This column (originally conceived as Friday Fight, but called Friday Frights in honor of Halloween) will return after we take a week or two off to iron out the details, as I noted last week. This month we restricted all of our…

31 Days, Day 21: Dr. Caligari’s Neighborhood

[Editor’s Note: This column began this month but will continue in some form after our 31 Days celebration is over, though the exacts are be ironed out. Essentially, this is where we take a movie on Netflix, watch it, and argue or agree about what we think. I kinda stole the idea from Cinapse’s Two…

31 Days, Day 14: The Gang Goes Gore Crazy with BASKIN on Friday Frights

This week on Friday Frights (aka Friday Fight), we’re taking a tour through the bowels of hell with Baskinl a harrowing Turkish export and debut film from one Can Evranol. Baskin is mean, violent, and surreal. It provokes a strong reaction. After opening on an unnerving dream sequence, the film follows a group of five…

31 Days, Day 7: Week 1 of Friday Frights Takes on EVENT HORIZON

Every Friday this month, the team is going to take on a horror flick streaming on Netflix as a special October sub-series of Stream a Little Stream called “Friday Frights”. This week, we tackled a little 90s cult horror film called Event Horizon. This week was my selection, which I chose because somehow I’d never…