Dee’s Christmas List #2: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
This is the second chapter of a short series of articles featuring a personal selection of “alternative” movie and TV- recommendations for the “most wonderful time of the year”. My idea is to eschew the usual works that are brought up during the season every year. The presented selections... Read more
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016): Life is great as a human-animal hybrid
In a summer filled with disappointments, TMNT 2 might not stand out as a gem, but can at least live up to its predecessor, delivering what it promises. Shredder (Brian Tee) is back with a vengeance, after he escaped prison with the help of a teleportation device created by... Read more
Movie Night: The Big Cube (1969)
Ah, this movie. It’s hard to sum this film up simply but let me give it a shot…. Lana Turner trips balls. Okay, maybe that wasn’t so hard. From that description, you may have guessed that this movie takes place in the late 60’s, (1969 to be exact) and... Read more
Ghostbusters (2016) Trailer Review
Last month Sony Pictures released the first trailer to Paul Feig’s opus Ghostbusters and it was met with criticism almost immediately thanks to the opening text stating that “30 years ago four scientists saved New York” (quickly damage controlled to “four friends” for the subsequent international trailer). The trailer would... Read more
Puck Hates 2015: The Mediocre, the Awful, and the Disappointing

2015 was probably the worst year for entertainment on record.

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Reynolds & Baccarin Rubbed My Funny-Heart-Bone in the solid “DEADPOOL”

Is “Deadpool” a worthy Valentine’s Day movie? Kenchun says “Yes!”.

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Sneakers (1992)

A retro review of “Sneakers” (1992).

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Orcs (2011) – Review by Sandra Harris

Sandra Harris takes a look at the best Orc-themed movie this side of LOTR, a horror comedy called, well, “Orcs” (2011).

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Star Wars Uncut – When Fanfic Meets LucasFilm

That time when Lucasfilm encouraged fans to film their own version of their favourite Star Wars scenes and editors cobbled them together into a coherent movie.

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Pan (2015) Movie Review: Michael Jackson’s Worst Nightmare

“Joe Wright and his writers have gang-raped this property so hard, it might never be able to walk properly again. If this was my child, I would file for a restraining order immediately!” – Mathias Folsted.

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Breakin’ aka Breakdance: The Movie (1984)
Film producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, owners of Cannon Films, became interested in the art of urban street dance after being inspired by a story from Golan’s daughter about seeing a a group of breakdancers performing at Venice Beach. They took further inspiration for the setting from a documentary titled Breakin’ and Enterin’ and even recruited some... Read more
An American Werewolf In London (1981)

“An American Werewolf in London” is a classic- but does it really succeed as a horror comedy? Asimov_Lives wants to know.

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Rink Reviews: A Guide to Hockey on Film – The Mighty Ducks (1992)

If you were a kid in the early 90’s, in Canada especially, The Mighty Ducks was huge. Every kid who liked hockey loved it and kids that weren’t hockey fans quickly changed their tune upon watching it.

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Rink Reviews: A Guide to Hockey on Film – Slap Shot (1977)

Slap Shot isn’t just a great film or merely the best hockey movie by default, it’s a truly amazing portrait of the sport and its players at a specific point in hockey’s history.

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The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
Of all the Luc Besson films I see on popular lists around forums, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec never seems to be on any of them. Either because they genuinely hate it or most likely that they’ve never heard of it. It was released in 2010 and needed... Read more
Ant-Man (2015) Movie Review

“The world doesn’t need to be saved from impending doom, and robots are not raising entire cities up from the ground. This fight is above all personal, which makes the whole thing so much more compelling and nerve-wracking than most other superhero flicks.” – Mathias Folsted.

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Can You Dig It?!!?, Part 6: “48 Hrs.” (1982)

In his Best of Walter Hill-series, IAB takes on “48 Hrs.” – a film that started many things

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The Man, The Myth, The Snake: Top 10 Kurt Russell Films
One of my all time beloved actors is Kurt Russell, who has starred in several of my favorite films. My question to you all: What are your favorite Russell films? Below I have listed mine: 10. Dark Blue (2002) Above average Ron Shelton film (Bull Durham, White Men Can’t... Read more
Stung (2015) Movie Review

“Stung” tries to follow in the footsteps of the great B-movie horror flicks, but is not nearly as funny, clever and memorable as the 1980’s classics that inspired it.” – Mathias Folsted.

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Retro Review: Il Bisbetico Domato (1980)

A retro review of the Italian comedy “Il Bibetico Domato” (1980) with Adriano Celentano and Ornella Muti, that is vaguely inspired by William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew”.

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What We Do In The Shadows (2014): The hilarious Banality of Evil

“Mockumentaries” are hit and miss, but this one is highly recommended.

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Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters arrived in 1984 and quickly became my favourite movie. This hilarious supernatural comedy showcased the talent of some of the most outstanding comedians of the time, including series creator Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis, who were well known to American audiences with Saturday Night Live and Second... Read more
Movies and Stuff: Clue (1985) + Jonathan Lynn interview!

Writer/director Jonathan Lynn talks to the Movies and Stuff guys about the 30th anniversary of the cult comedy film Clue.

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The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
The Return of the Living Dead became a phenomenon when it made the zombie genre stylish and sexy in 1985, putting its own unique stamp on horror culture, blending it with cartoon humour. The ROTLD franchise started as a spinoff of the 1968 horror film Night of the Living Dead thanks to John... Read more
DOOMSDAYS Review: Anarchy Reigns Early

Doomsdays follows Dirty Fred and Bruho, two guys squatting in vacation homes around the Catskills of New York during the off-season.

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Trees Lounge (1996) Buscemi Channels Bukowski
All boozers need a shithole to drink in. It is imperative to find a place where they can ride out the useless hours in an alcoholic haze, free from life’s problems and the tragic terror that is responsibility. The irony that drinking might be the cause of their trials... Read more
Forbidden Empire (2015) A Russian film that may not entice American audiences
If you have rotten, treacherous children, Oleg Stepchenko’s Forbidden Empire works better as a punishment for them than entertainment. Maybe Memorial Day weekend is not what it used to be. Crazy parties at the Hampton’s or Fire Island have been replaced with taking the rugrats to their soccer games... Read more
The Bad News Bears (1976) Throwing Spit Balls at Political Correctness
It must be tough to get so close to your dream only to fail. You finally get that date with the hottest girl in school, but you show up with a shit stain peeking through your khakis like a puppy dog covered in sewage. She has her father, a... Read more
Cop Out and the spaced out Kevin Smith

Nothing could have prepared me for just how awful this movie is.

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Movies and Stuff: American Psycho (2000) + Bill Sage interview!

The Movies and Stuff podcast talk about American Psycho and are joined by actor Bill Sage!

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Movie Review

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is a robust chunk of popcorn entertainment, filled to the brink with witty dialogue, three-dimensional characters, and sturdily constructed action sequences to sweep you off your seat.

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The Station Agent (2003) Game of Trains
Unless you are some hip independent film director with fabulous hair, being an outsider can be a lonely endeavor. Misfits wearing pancake makeup and pierced tongues are only generally accepted if they make cacophonous industrial music that expounds on the virtues of witchcraft and recreational drug use. Mother Nature,... Read more
Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) Movie Review

“Behind the Mask” is an intelligent piece of horror cinema, blending black comedy and fierce satire seamlessly together in order to create a 21st century genre masterpiece that is horrifying, not just because people get sliced and diced, but because the build-up is so strong.” – Mathias Folsted.

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I never paid much attention to Marvel’s Deadpool until last year. I initially thought that he was one of those annoying comic book characters that geekboys latch on to like Lobo or Spawn who you saw EVERYWHERE back in the 80’s and 90’s. It also didn’t help that smarmy... Read more
Shut Up Kids #84: Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

Shut Up Kids talk about Better Living Through Chemistry, joined by the writer/director duo behind the film Geoff Moore & David Posamentier!

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Buffalo ’66 (1998) Spanning Time with a Misanthrope
Do we invest wisely in the things that we worship?  The teams we root for? Is the return worth the pain and sacrifice? What should we do when a beloved singer smacks his woman around in public? What about when you realize your favorite author is just the grumpy... Read more
  It’s strange how things grab your attention at the right time and make an impression. I happened upon The Golden Chicken series purely by accident. My wife speaks Mandarin and I’m always searching for movies that we can watch together and one night, a few weeks ago, I... Read more
I grew up in the 80’s watching Benny Hill, usually late at night before I went to bed. My parents are Scottish so I got an infusion of British entertainment aimed in my direction and my life is better for it. To be honest, I haven’t watched BH in... Read more
LOVE is an elusive concept that can be felt but the word itself can’t even begin to touch upon what it means to you when something or someone touches your soul in a way that you can’t describe. This is how I feel about Kung Fu Hustle, one of... Read more
To wash away the sadness of Leonard Nimoy’s death I was looking for something really fucking stupid to write about and I found a winner. I picked up the Bluray edition of Midnight Express for $5 today, no homo, and decided to peruse Director Alan Parker’s credits. Seems he... Read more
I Watched “Precious: Based On the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire”
If you ask the average person what the funniest film of 2009 was, it’s more than likely they’ll say The Hangover.  Not me.  No, sir.  My vote definitely goes to the overwrought, slapstick melodrama Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. Set in 1987, Precious: Based on the... Read more
Flintstones: Stone Age SmackDown! (2015) Movie Review

A fun, energetic and faithful revival of the beloved stone age family, sticking closely to the style and feel of the 1960’s television show.” – Mathias Folsted.

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Kingsman: The Secret Service

Zod claims the Kingsman should be discharged in this latest review!

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Throwback Zone: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988)

“As fresh and inventive as it was when it first came out, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” is a timeless example of immense artistry, good storytelling, and wide-reaching appeal.” – Mathias Folsted.

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The Voices (2015) Movie Review

“It certainly isn’t eye-opening or even particularly knowledgable about the ideas it wants to explore, but the script is playfully inventive, and Ryan Reynolds and Anna Kendrick deliver more than enough on-screen energy to keep things afloat” – Mathias Folsted.

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Big Eyes (2014) Movie Review

“A playful, inventive and energetic feast for both eyes and ears.”

Tim Burton is back in shape with his new new biopic about artists and cons. Read our full review below.

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I saw Kingsman at an advanced screening in Toronto earlier this month, THAT I PAID TO GET INTO UNLIKE SOME BOUGHT-AND-SOLD-WHORES ON OTHER WEBSITES THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED, and since this is my first preview-review I shall be relatively spoiler free lest I ruin the experience for the... Read more
Shut Up Kids #75: Galaxy Quest (1999)
In this episode, the guys are joined by AsimovLives and they discuss the sci-fi/comedy film Galaxy Quest. Play in new window | Download Read more
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Movie Review
Wes Anderson is largely known for his distinctive stylistic flair, elaborate set-pieces, and offbeat storytelling. Take all of that, then add some whodunit, a prison break, and Hitchcock-esque mystery, and you have “The Grand Budapest Hotel” – an unabashedly raunchy, thoroughly entertaining, and sharply written farce containing everything that... Read more
Birdman (2014) Movie Review
When was the last time a black comedy won the Oscar for ‘Best Picture’? It must have been ages ago, because the academy usually doesn’t favour comedies in this particular category, or just in general. “Birdman” might just change the way we perceive the relevance of the genre, and... Read more
Into the Woods (2014) Movie Review
As I see it, there are two kinds of musicals; one driven by story and themes, the other by music and presentation. “Into the Woods” falls under the second umbrella in all the worst ways imaginable. Not since Michael Bay’s latest pile of “Transformers” garbage have I been this... Read more
Shut Up Kids #70: UHF (1989) + Interview with Gedde Watanabe
Airdate: 14-December-2014 In this episode, the guys talk about the cult comedy classic UHF! They interview Gedde Watanabe about his role in the film, working with Michael Keaton in Gung Ho, and more! In the Best of the Week Segment, they chat about the awesome Mad Max trailer, J-Law... Read more
Glorious year 1990: “Men at Work” – the best garbagemen film ever made
(originally published on Talkbacker on March 28, 2014) James: This is the last year we throw trash. Carl: You said that last year. James: Yeah, but this year I mean it. Carl: You meant it last year. Stewart Copeland’s propulsive, and very recognizable music opens Men at Work. We... Read more
Glorious year 1990: “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane”
“Glorious year 1990” reverts back to the year that was when I got seriously into movies. In this series, I go back to select releases from that specific year and give them the love they reserve. (Released originally on Talkbacker on March 18, 2014) “They call me Ford Fairlane,... Read more
Dee’s Asian Treasures: My Secret Garden (1997)
This is the third chapter of my series “Dee’s Asian Treasures”. Take my hand and follow me into the world of Asian cinema. My Secret Cache aka My Secret Garden (Himitsu no hanazono) (1997) directed by Shinobu Yaguchi Today, I will spare you the sleaze. After two consecutive excursions... Read more
Shut Up Kids #58: Sam Rockwell Interview
Airdate: 21-September-2014 In this episode, the guys got to do a sit-down conversation with the insanely awesome actor Sam Rockwell and one of the original great indie directors, Alexandre Rockwell! What do Sam and Alex think of the independent film scene now? What actors have inspired Sam’s performances? What... Read more
Shut Up Kids #51: Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Airdate: 3-August-2014 In this episode, the guys talk about Dan’s favorite movie: Dr. Strangelove! In the Best of the Week segment they discuss the leaked Deadpool footage, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Spongebob and Interstellar trailers, Tarrantino doing Sci-Fi and much more! Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #48: ¡Three Amigos! (1986)
Airdate: 13-July-2014 In this episode, the guys discuss the comedy flick ¡Three Amigos! In the Best of the Week segment, they talk about the Emmy nominations, the trailer for Exodus and a badass, 80s action trilogy. Play in new window | Download Read more
Shut Up Kids #47: Top 3 Favorite Comedy Scenes
Airdate: 6-July-2014 In this episode, the guys are joined by their buddy Col. Tigh-Fighter as they discuss their Top 3 favorite comedy scenes. In the Best of the Week segment, they talk about Transformers 4 at the box office, images from Superman v. Batman and the Jimi Henrix biopic.... Read more
Shut Up Kids #33: Bio-Dome (1996)
 Airdate: 30-March-2014 In this episode, the guys talk about a bunch of new movie trailers, TV shows cancelled before their time and Kevin Smith’s new talkshow in their Best of the Week segment before they discuss the Pauly Shore film Bio-Dome. Play in new window | Download Read more
Review: Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)
Release Date: 14-Mar-2014 (USA) Rated: NR Length: 91 minutes With: Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Ray Liotta, Jane Fonda and Michelle Monaghan It’s easy to press a reset button on a video game if the CPU starts beating you badly and you just can’t take it anymore. You get a... Read more
Shut Up Kids #18: Scrooged (1988)
Airdate: 14-December-2013 In this episode, Dan listens to Nick trash Joss Whedon, they talk about the Golden Globe nominations, the holiday season, and the 1988 Christmas movie “Scrooged.” Play in new window | Download Read more