This is the week The Hunger Games officially takes over the world. Try as we might to fight the system, we can’t escape – that is unless we kill every last one of you.

As I’m writing this I’ve yet to see HG, but I know I’ll dig it because the concept of deadly competition is one I find endlessly fascinating. How does one form allegiances with others when each party knows that there can ultimately be only one victor? I don’t know. It’s also why I don’t work in an office anymore.

There are a number of movies that deal with this topic, so let’s get cookin’ with this week’s TBMYPHS. Note: I’m not including The Running Man. You’ve seen it already, I hope. (I’m also not including Planet Hulk.) Read More »

Watch A Brief History of Movie Title Designs

As part of the screening put together in relation to the SXSW Title Design Competition, Ian Albinson from the website The Art of the Title Sequence put together a nice two and a half minute compendium of excellent film titles. (That features an occasional piece of television, too.) For any long-time film lover, this little video will probably elicit quite a few responses simply on the strength of the title cards on display. I queued several films to re-watch after exposure to just a few seconds of their titles.

Check out the collection after the jump. Read More »

This story is almost bait for fans of John Frankenheimer, but in reality I’m reporting on it because there’s one good idea in here. And, frankly, I’m utterly mystified by the rest.

Peter Douglas, the son of Kirk Douglas, has chosen a new direction for his company Vincent Pictures: he’ll develop only remakes and sequels to films like Seven Days in May and Seconds. Yes, those are both John Frankenheimer films, but there’s a link here. The company is primarily acquiring rights to films that Kirk or Peter Douglas either acted in or produced. Read on for more possible projects. Read More »