HORROR THURSDAY: BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO

HORROR THURSDAY: BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO

A quiet Englishman flies to Italy to run all the sound editing and mixing on a gory historical horror film. We watch him do everything from tweaks on ADR sessions with voice over actors to live Foley with a whole […]

TGITDNMAR: (5/22/15)

TGITDNMAR: (5/22/15)

Last week I made a bunch of predictions and then told you I was terrible at making predictions (confidence!). Weirdly, this weekend’s box office returns prove I was right about both. Avengers: Age of Ultron was finally knocked out of […]

THE HYPER-MASCULINITY OF COMMANDO

THE HYPER-MASCULINITY OF COMMANDO

In 1985, Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared in Commando as John Matrix, a badass ex-military commando who has retired to the foothills of…somewhere and become a stay-at-home dad for his daughter Jenny (Alyssa Milano). Of course, no special ops agent with the […]

CLEANING UP THE DVR: ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

CLEANING UP THE DVR: ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

What’s the Deal with This Movie? In 1974 Martin Scorsese wasn’t yet a big deal. And that’s a big deal considering he’s one of the very few film directors to transcend their profession and become a legitimate pop culture figure. […]

PANNING THE STREAM: THE WHITE HAIRED WITCH OF LUNAR KINGDOM

PANNING THE STREAM: THE WHITE HAIRED WITCH OF LUNAR KINGDOM

After last week’s stellar international feature Housebound, I decided to continue panning in foreign waters to see what other goodies I might find. In my surfing, I ran across the striking poster of a white-haired woman. The movie, aptly titled, The White […]

VINTAGE VAULT:  PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE

VINTAGE VAULT: PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE

There are films that come to be regarded as “classics,” and then there are those that become legendary. When it comes to films that fall into the so-bad-it’s-good category, there are few that reach the level of our film today. […]

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Mad Max: Fury Road opens with a handful of expository voiceover lines spoken by the titular Max (Tom Hardy), goes on to show the “hero” eating a live lizard, then revs a car engine and goes. And for the next […]

HORROR THURSDAY: DOOMSDAY BOOK

HORROR THURSDAY: DOOMSDAY BOOK

See, this is how the world will end. A military scientist will forget to take out the kitchen trash, leading to a bovine-driven zombie apocalypse. Or maybe robots will be able to gain sentience while working for Buddhist temples and […]