Germain’s Goodbye to Slashfilm

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Slashfilm has always been my favorite website. It’s where a young New Yorker writing about local entertainment went to learn about Hollywood movies like Transformers and The Dark Knight. Believe it or not, it’s where I first came in contact with the works of artists like Tyler Stout, Scott Campbell and places like Mondo and Gallery 1988 — names that would literally change my life. After I moved to Los Angeles, I’d see Peter Sciretta at events and geek out like a star-struck fanboy. /Film was defining who I was long before I started working here.

Then, in September 2010, I did start working here. Like you see in the movies, every day since then, working my dream job has been exactly that: a dream. However, after completing over 8,200 articles during the past five years, I’m both happy and sad to announce today is my last day at /Film. Read More »

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Germain screen junkies Movie Fights

This is a bit self-serving but, screw it, we think it’s fun. Last week, I was asked by the team at Screen Junkies to participate on Movie Fights, their weekly internet game show where three people argue about specific movie topics. The show is incredibly popular, generally getting over 500,000 views on each episode. Since this episode’s debut on Sunday, I’ve had hundreds of people message me on Twitter about the appearance.

Movie Fights goes like this. Three panelists are presented with topics and we then argue for our individual points. A judge then chooses a winner, and whoever has the most points at the end, wins. There’s also a speed round at the end. Simple concept, but a lot of fun. On my episode, we discussed the merits of the Point Break trailer, Tomorrowland, which Disney character should get their own movie (based off our article on the topic), which movie flop needs a remake, what movie needs a tie-in video game and what is the best high school movie of all time.

Below, you can watch my episode of Screen Junkies Movie Fights. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 director

The summer movie season is officially over and that means its time to wrap up our 2014 Summer Movie Wager. If you are unclear, every year a group of us attempt to predict which films will be the top ten of the summer season. You get points for being as accurate as possible.

Like most summers, 2014 was filled with surprises and familiarity. The biggest surprise? Guardians of the Galaxy. In just four weeks, it outgrossed every other film of the summer including massive hits like Transformers: Age of Extinction, X-Men: Days of the Future Past and more. What wasn’t a surprise? Almost everything else. Of the three contestants (myself, Peter Sciretta and Jeff Cannata) we all got at least 9 of the 10 films in the top ten right. The order was another story and is what finally declared a winner.

Below, check out the final point totals and watch our wrap-up video podcast.  Read More »

godzilla The 2014 Summer Movie Wager

Its that time of year again. Jeff Cannata (formerly of the Totally Rad Show, now host of NLB and DLC, and a frequent co-host of the /Filmcast) has thrown down the gauntlet, and once again challenged /Film to compete with him in what has become an annual tradition: the Summer Movie Wager. Every year in the past I would make a guest appearance on the Totally Rad Show for this segment, but with that show now disbanded we have taken on the job of hosting this contest on /Film.

This year the contest includes Germain Lussier, Jeff Cannata and myself in a game is to decide what will be the highest grossing films of the Summer. It’s a free-for-all; the person with the best score wins. But it isn’t just that easy — not only do the participants need to predict what 10 films will be the highest grossing films domestically, but we need to place them in order. After the jump you can watch the full episode of the show with our predictions.

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/Film’s newest writer Germain Lussier (that’s me) will be appearing live on Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s The Ron and Fez Show at approximately 1:30 p.m. EST, 10:30 a.m. PST, Monday November 29 to discuss all things movies. Ron and Fez appear with Opie and Anthony, Kevin Smith and Sam & Dave on The Virus, which XM subscribers can find on channel 202 and Sirius subscribers with the Best of XM package can find on channel 197.

I have no idea what will be in store for me during my live, in studio appearance (the full show airs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. EST) so please listen in and find out. Or, better yet, call in and contribute. The number is 866-Ron-0-Fez. After the jump, I’ll tell you more about the show and how to listen even if you aren’t a subscriber. Read More »