It’s time to once again make ourselves feel dirty and ashamed of society as we look at the first three episodes of Black Mirror season 3. Join us as talk about the value of social popularity, spiders with human faces, and whether video yoga makes one sexy or not.
Coming soon from HBO Docs is BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN. A documentary about the crazy rise of Slenderman from a fun creepy story to a real life threat to young kids as attempted murders begin to happen in real life based on their fear of Slenderman. Looks creepy and I can’t wait to check it out. What do you think about Slenderman?
Somewhere almost dead center between the camp of the neon Schumacher Bat and the angry, ultra-violent Snyder Bat, the Lego Batman sits quietly in wait…trying to get his BatTV to work.
Today, Warner Bros dropped trailer #4 for the solo Lego Batman movie out next year. After his scene-stealing cameo in 2014’s Lego movie, the Bat is back and he’s flying solo. He’s saving the day and earning the adulation of millions of fans, but still there seems to be something missing in his life. At the insistence of Alfred, Batman reluctantly learns to take responsibility of the young boy he’s adopted, and along the way, builds a team of heroes to help him on his life’s mission.
The Lego Batman movie hits theaters in February 2017 and features the voice talents of Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis and Michael Cera.
We have been treated to the second Wonder Woman trailer and we get to see more of the island of Themyscira, more World War I action, and lots of bullets bouncing off of wristbands.
I’ve been vocal about my disappointment with Batman V. Superman but have said that anytime Diana was in her gear throwing down it was pretty awesome. Can’t wait to see what is in store for Wonder Woman’s first theatrical outing in her own film. What about you? Check out the new trailer below.
Happy Halloween to every one out there is podcast land. This week, your hosts would like to present you with something a little different. Rather than listen to Scott, Doug, and Bryan drone on about a couple of movies for two hours without making any sense, this episode they only drone on about one. Presenting the Night of the Living Dead commentary track. Enjoy!
I’m a huge Stephen King nerd. Like really huge. So when I heard that Simon & Schuster were putting out a book based on the in book childrens book Charlie the Choo-Choo I was excited. It is a childrens book that Jake finds in a book store in the Dark Tower series that has a connection to Mid-World.
Coming at the end of November King will once again don a pseudonym to fit in the Dark Tower meta continuity. As Beryl Evans he’ll be bringing the book to life along with illustrations from Ned Dameron. From the Press Release:
Engineer Bob has a secret: His train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive…and also his best friend. From celebrated author Beryl Evans (a pseudonym for Stephen King) and illustrator Ned Dameron comes a story about friendship, loyalty, and hard work.
Fans of Stephen King’s acclaimed Dark Tower series will recognize Charlie the Choo-Choo as the picture book that shows up in Book Three, The Waste Lands, written by the character Beryl Evans. An Easter egg for devoted fans, a mock-up of the book was recently distributed at San Diego Comic Con, where over 500 fans gathered to claim one of 150 copies available. Now in its completion, fans across the country can bring Charlie the Choo-Choo to their home libraries.
Are you picking this up? Are you excited for the movie? Let us know!
I’ve been an Evil Dead fanboy since the mid-90’s. My friends mocked my obsession with the series and how I quoted Army of Darkness and Evil Dead 2 relentlessly. At the time, I maintained an Army of Darkness website and knew Bruce Campbell’s personal email address. I’d reach out to him occasionally to “interview” him for my site or just tell him I enjoyed watching him in whatever obscure thing I found of his that week.
I attended horror and comic conventions to hunt down the short films Bruce and Sam Raimi made in high school and college, including the short that started it all, Within the Woods. I made friends with fans in other countries who could ship me different versions of the films with small differences from their American counterparts. I bought foreign posters on eBay and hung them around my small apartment in Chicago when I was in college. I dreamed of Evil Dead 4 and the return of Ash, but at some point I had to give up on the dream and realize it’d never happen.
When the series was announced, I felt like a fucking high schooler again. I was just as excited as I would’ve been if they’d have announced Evil Dead 4. Maybe even more excited. Bruce and Sam were involved, and that’s all I needed to know.
The series picked up right where Army of Darkness left off in the sense of tone and pacing. The series makes no mention of AoD of course, but just as the absurdity ramped up through the course of Evil Dead 1-3, the absurdity ramped up an appropriate amount in the series.
While the series takes some missteps (like showing the “force” as it chased Ash’s car through the country), generally speaking I’ve enjoyed the expansion of the mythology and the story of how Ash hasn’t really grown or matured throughout the whole demon-killing process.
Power Rangers – follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove and the world is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.
This week we revisit the films of Rob Zombie and take a look at The Haunted World of El Superbeasto and the new theatrical release 31 [spoilers from 1:07:35 – 1:19:35]. Come find out if you should head to the theaters and spend your money or not.
Hugh Jackman has been playing Wolverine for almost two decades and in March we’ll get to see him pop the claws one last time. Taking parts from the Old Man Logan storyline and adding in a few elements of their own we’ll get to see a much older Wolverine in what looks like the not to distant future. Check out the red band trailer below.
The other day Marvel went and let loose their promotional items for probably the property I’m most excited about from them Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. When the original movie was announced I was sure it would be the first Marvel movie flop but was ever so happy to see that I was completely wrong. It has since become my favorite Marvel film of all time. Check out the trailer below.
Doug and Bryan are on their own this week, as they try to cobble together some intelligent thoughts on two of the most messed up movies we’ve tried to review on the show, the 1977 Japanese film Hausu and 2015’s Turkish film, Baskin. Despite the challenge, they do a good job.
This week we take a look at two different sequels to the 1979 classic, Alien. Yes you read that right. We discuss the well known official sequel, Aliens as well as the 1980 unofficial “sequel” Alien 2: On Earth.
We also discuss clowns, Luke Cage, and Steak n’ Shake.
This week we take a look at a couple of films that have two things in common. One, they both have the same title and two, they both feature “legendary” stars. First is the 1953 House of Wax starring the one and only Vincent Price. Then, we watch a movie in which Paris Hilton takes a pole to the face. (No, not that one.)
In anticipation of the upcoming HBO series, we decided to take a break from horror and check out the 70s sci-fi flicks Westworld and Futureworld. (Picture Jurassic Park with robot cowboys.) We also give our thoughts on a couple of Westworld T.V. promos, 80s cartoons, Extrodinary Tales, and Doug tries to talk us into having a Montreal Screwjob with him.
Time to kick back with a couple of indie picks this week. We start by looking at 2002’s May, starring Angela Bettis and directed by Lucky McKee. Then we switch roles and discuss 2006’s Roman, starring Lucky McKee and directed by Angela Bettis. Spoiler alert. This may be one our most divisive reviews yet.
After the break we cover off some random fun. We listen to feedback, give some nicknames to listeners, and Doug switches from beer to rum.