Frankie Smales reviews Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
Due to the mega success of the first film in 1995, along came the less successful sequel: Mortal Kombat Annihilation. The film was padded with fight scenes almost from the very first frame and only had minor dialogue throughout. It also came with loads of cast changes to characters from the... Read more
Penalty Box: Hollywood Sexism and the Need for Purposeful Protest

Sexism has become a hot button topic of late in the entertainment industry, thanks in large part to social media.

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Spinning Headlines – Week 18, 2015

More X-Files returnees, Hannibal S3 spoilers, Death Notes, Robotech, Spit-takes and Andrew Lesnie RIP on this weeks news-round up

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Anime Amok: Mad Bull 34 – A Dirtier Harry
Welcome to yet another “episode” of Anime (gone) Amok in which I provide a brief retrospect of the most controversial Anime (Original Video Animations) I have ever seen. My pick of the litter for this segment, is Mad Bull 34 originally based on a Shueisha’s Young Jump Manga. It... Read more
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
Game of Thrones Recap by AsimovLives: Season 5 – Episode 3

AsimovLives recaps this week’s Game of Thrones episode (Season 5 – Episode 3: High Sparrow).

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Spinning Headlines – Week 17, 2015

Spider-Man, multiple Robin Hoods, Pointless Break, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Wes Craven and the Left Shark are only some of this weeks news headlines.

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Stalk’s Sandbox – The Iceman cometh out: Is now the time to Embrace change?

Stalkeye looks at the recent decision by Marvel to bring the character of Iceman out of the closet.

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The French Connection (1971) Old School Crime and Grime in NYC
What’s it mean to be a cop in William Friedkin’s classic, The French Connection? You stand outside drinking tasteless coffee—watching  the bad guys wine and dine in some upscale bistro—with the cold harassing you like a drunk at a hockey game. The squalor you live in would make meth... Read more
Anime Amok: Angel Cop – Blood, Bullets and Bionics!

Anime Amok: Angel Cop; Blood, Bullets and Bionics! Stalkeye reviews the ultraviolent and offensive anime miniseries from 1989.

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StudioHEAD Presents: “Rambunny”

After running out of preparation-time, IAB goes to the well. Or the table drawer.

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Game of Thrones Recap by AsimovLives: Season 5 – Episode 2

AsimovLives’ Game of Thrones recap to Episode 2 of Season 5: The House of Black And White.

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Chopping Block: Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

In honor of the upcoming and hotly anticipated sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, Stalkeye would like to dedicate this segment of Chopping Block to one of the best Superhero animated series which lifespan was cut way too short.

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The Movie Tapes #2: He Lives by Night (1982)

Long before “Scream”, the slasher thriller genre has been spoofed in several comedies, one of them being the Hong Kong horror comedy “He lives by Night” (OT: “Ye jing hun”) from 1982.
Check out my short audio review of this movie!

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Batman v Superman trailer – Do you bleed? You will.

The official trailer of Batman v Superman trailer in all of it’s HD glory!

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Evangeline: Revenge Done Right
Of all the sub genres in horror, the revenge theme has to be at the top as the most overused plotline of the past decade or so. It’s not that it’s inherently bad, but how can you make it stand out and stand up to classics like I Spit on... Read more
Spinning Headlines – Week 16, 2015

All the news of the week that weren’t the new Star Wars-trailer…. There’s Flash Gordon, Dark Tower, Blade Runner, Michael Mann, Wonder Woman, Ant-Man, Ang Lee and much more.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) gets second teaser trailer: A million geek voices cried out in joy

That just happened.

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Game Of Thrones Recap: Season 5 – Episode 1

AsimovLives is a regular sci-fi contributor to the Supernaughts. But he also loves Game of Thrones! So this is his series of recap articles about the episodes of the season 5 of HBO’s television series Game of Thrones.

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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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Blue Ruin (2013) Backwater Vengeance in the USA
Buzzing by your head like an arrow shot by a crossbow wielding redneck with revenge on his mind, Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin is a violent crime drama dripping with blood and sarcasm. Using a cleaver to hack off some DNA from the Coen Brothers’ catalogue and cleaning off the... Read more
Marvel’s Daredevil – Season 1 Review (2015)

“Marvel’s Daredevil is a work of pure genius, bloody as hell and exceptionally drafted. The writing is clever, intelligent and beyond anything you would ever expect from a show like this, setting itself apart from other of its kind by relying on strong characters instead of derivative plot-devices.” – Mathias Folsted.

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StudioHEAD just messed up with the wrong guy

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Throwback Zone: “Jurassic Park” (1993)

“Under the swift direction of Steven Spielberg, and the meticulously constructed screenplay by David Koepp, “Jurassic Park” succeeds both as straight-up popcorn entertainment and deep-cutting science philosophy. A true cinematic masterpiece in every sense of the word” – Mathias Folsted.

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Spinning Headlines – Week 15, 2015

Twin Peaks, Tron, Joker, Avengers, Blofeld and more on this weeks Spinning headlines

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First pic of Suicide Squad! Kind of…

David Ayer (director of the upcoming Suicide Squad movie) posted a picture of (most of) the cast for the film on his Twitter account.

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Review of The Signal (2014)

AsimovLives reviews the science-fiction film The Signal (2014).

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Ash Wednesday (2002) Frodo Returns to Hell’s Kitchen
What to do if you’re a sensitive young man growing up on the hardscrabble streets of Hell’s Kitchen in the early 1980’s? Your old man is one the neighborhood’s biggest Irish gangsters, and your older brother—about as sensitive as pavement in February—has already gone to work for him. He... Read more
Star Trek Renegades Trailer

Maybe it’s time to get back on the fan film wagon? Star Trek Phase II or New Voyages certainly turned me off, but with Star Trek Axanar looking pretty cool and now this I might give it another go.

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“Can You Dig It?!!?”, Part 5: The Long Riders (1980)

Continuing his “Best of Walter Hill”-series, IAB tackles the Western “The Long Riders” #walterhill #thelongriders

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The Ultimate Action Hero Throwdown The Sweet 16!

You have voted and now we’re down to 16 participants in the Action Hero Throwdown! YOU decide who the Ultimate Action Hero will be!

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Hooked Up Is Off The Hook!
  Hooked Up is being billed as the first full length movie shot on an iPhone, and if that was all it had going for it, I’m not sure I would’ve bothered watching. However, I’m glad to say it’s far more than that. Once it gets going, Hooked Up is... Read more
That gum you like is (probably) not coming back in style

The good news here: David Lynch is freed up to continue not making feature films, working on the not at all saturated market of organic coffee and promoting his (cultist) philosophy.

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Spinning Headlines – Week 14, 2015

There’s something spinning out there….in those woods.

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Review of Oasis wo motomete (1985)

AsimovLives reviews Oasis wo motomete (1985), a rare Japanese sci-fi film.

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Dead Silence (2007) Conjuring Up Some Nasty Demon Dolls
  Watching some scenes in James Wan’s Dead Silence, I felt like a tarantula was crawling down the front of my trousers. Like some hairy palmed hooker with sharp nails, waves of cold shivers contorted my body in my chair until I could finally shake the imaginary spider off... Read more
Breaking: Top Gun-sequel/remake coming up!

Out of the blue, plans for a sequel/remake hybrid of the still popular 1986 movie “Top Gun” have been revealed, followed by some sensational casting choices.

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In the new episode of StudioHEAD, things get all artsy.

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The Ultimate Action Hero Throwdown Round 2!

Round Two of The Ultimate Action Hero Throwdown is live! YOU choose who moves on and is crowned the Ultimate Hero!

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Spinning Headlines – Week 13, 2015

The new Spinning Headlines” is out there.

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The Ships Called Nautilus

AsimovLives discusses the ships named “Nautilus.”

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The Ultimate Action Hero Throwdown #6

Round 1 ends! These are the final round one matchups! YOU decide who moves on to round 2!

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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
DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 24 – March – 2015

Today’s DVD and Blu-Ray releases!

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IAB’s Night Terrors 5

In the new episode of the “Night Terrors”-series, IAB finishes up the spanish [REC] horror saga, with parts 2-4

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The Ultimate Action Hero Throwdown #5
Only YOU decide who advances to the next round and who will be crowned the Ultimate Action Hero! The winners of Throwdown #4 are: Christian Bale – 98% Keanu Reeves – 64% Ben Affleck – 65% Tom Hardy – 97% Right click and save a printable bracket here! Commando Vs The Saint A... Read more
The Movie Tapes #1: Messiah of Evil (1973)

I hereby present you the 1st episode of a series of mini-audio reviews called “The Movie Tapes”. Today, me (Dee) and my fellow thesupernaughts- writer Asimov_Lives discuss the obscure 1970s horror film “Messiah of Evil” (1973).

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Spinning Headlines – Week 12, 2015

This weeks “Spinning Headlines” just wants your gasoline, you can leave freely

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Under The Skin (2013)

AsimovLives reviews Under The Skin (2013).

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Demons (1985) They Will Make Cemeteries Their Cathedrals, and Cities Will Be Your Tombs
Coming at you like a boat propeller churning through scared fish, Demons is a hardcore, heavy metal discotheque bloodbath.  Like a lot of Italian horror films, what it lacks in story and logic, it more than makes up for with gut splattered style and stunning visuals. Add in a... Read more
The Ultimate Action Hero Throwdown #4

Only YOU decide who advances to the next round and who will be crowded the Ultimate Action Hero! The winners of Throwdown #3 are…

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DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 17 – March – 2015

Today’s new Blu-Ray & DVD releases!

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Newest episode of “StudioHEAD” deals with the “Oscar-curse”

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The Ultimate Action Hero Throwdown #3

Round one keeps rolling in the Ultimate Action Throwdown! You decide who moves on to be the Ultimate Action Hero!

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Humanoids From the Deep
A 1980 classic from the grind house days of Producer/schlock-master Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, “Humanoids from the Deep,” screams B and this is one B movie that has earned its grimy reputation. I adore it simply because it knows what it is, makes no invention, no pretense; it’s... Read more
Spinning Headlines – Week 11, 2015

A Hoff-tastic weekly entertainment news round-up

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RIP Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett lost his fight with Alzheimer’s Disease today. He was a prolific author with over 70 books under his belt. Truth be told I was never a big reader of his, but I was a big fan of the Discworld video games and Good Omens with Neil Gaiman was... Read more
LOVE (2011)

Our resident Sci-Fi expert, AsimovLives, reviews the 2011 film “Love.”

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Lake Mungo (2008) A creepy study on the Archaeology of Loss and Guilt
  Death is a sure shot sniper, ending people with extreme prejudice since the beginning of time.  It doesn’t care what color you are or which god you worship, when Death has you in its crosshairs you better hire someone to carve out your epitaph.  Perhaps death is easiest... Read more
A Toxic Review of Damnation Alley (1977)
Damnation Alley (1977) – USA – SciFi Adventure – Rated PG Directed by Jack Smight Stars George Peppard, Jan-Michael Vincent, Dominique Sanda, Paul Winfield, Jackie Earle Haley Two years after global nuclear warfare has left the earth a radioactive wasteland, a group of survivors from a military base in... Read more
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Leonard Nimoy’s passing prompted me to write some long-in-the-kitty reviews for the original cast. His work will never be forgotten and his contribution will be forever recognized. Adios, Sweet Prince! “Star Trek” both literally and allegorically has always been about re-birth, starting anew; one door closes, another opens. Star... Read more
The Ultimate Action Hero Throwdown #2

RJD brings the next batch of the Action Hero Throwdown! A massive tournament with the greatest action stars of all time. YOU determine the ultimate action hero and who goes home!

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DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 10 – March – 2015

Today’s new Blu-Ray & DVD releases!

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The Ultimate Action Hero Throwdown #1

RJD brings the Action Hero Throwdown! A massive tournament with the greatest action stars of all time. YOU determine the ultimate action hero and who goes home!

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Spinning Headlines – Week 10, 2015

There can be only one Spinning Headlines

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Harrison Ford Plane Crash

Harrison Ford is in critical condition after crash landing a plane in Venice, Calif. on Thursday, according to several reports.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars
“Begun this Clone War has…” -Yoda- “Attack of the Clones” Picking up after the events of Attack of the Clones, the opening salvo of the contrived conflict, the Republic sends its Jedis all over the galaxy to put out the fires of war, all the while, being manipulated by... Read more
Transcendence (2014)

AsimovLives reviews Transcendence (2014).

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Bully (2001)
Larry Clark’s  Bully is a fascinating and disturbing film to watch. It plays like an afterschool special penned by a modern day Marquis de Sade. It views suburbia as the crusty sheets on a seedy motel bed. A group of aimless teenagers drift through life like plankton in a... Read more
A Toxic Review of Night of the Creeps (1986)
No movie has any right being this much fun…but it is! Night of the Creeps (1986) – Horror – USA – Rated R Written and Directed by Fred Dekker Starring Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow, David Paymer From space slugs and zombies to sorority babes and... Read more
DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 3 – March – 2015

Today’s new Blu-Ray & DVD releases!

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New episode of “StudioHEAD”

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Our Beloved Spock, Leonard Nimoy, Dies at 83

Our Beloved Spock, Leonard Nimoy, Dies at 83

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Spinning Headlines – Week 9, 2015

This weeks news serving by the tirelessly snarky IAB

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Pleasure, Pain and Celluloid: Tokyo Decadence (1992) (NSFW)

The latest entry in my series “Pleasure, Pain and Celluloid” about the depiction of BDSM in movies. This time, I review the almost “notorious” Japanese movie “Tokyo Decadence” from 1992

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A Toxic Review of Animal (2014)
This movie has bite…literally! Animal (2014) – Horror – USA – NR Directed by Brett Simons Starring Joey Laruen Adams, Elizabeth Gillies, Paul Iacono, Thorsten Kaye, Amaury Nolasco, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Sumpter, Parker Young, Eve (uncredited) There is admittedly a bit of humor to be found in... Read more
DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 24 – February – 2015

Today’s new Blu-Ray & DVD releases!

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IAB’s Lazy Monday: “Best Picture? 1976-2014”

After a bout of flu, IAB is slumming it and makes lists. Oscar-related lists.

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Part 2: The Sequels Revenge of the New Nightmares Return
Horror movies are slimed with the stink of terrible sequels, a reputation that has been earned as one success turns into one more gluttonous go at the trough. Halloween, Friday, Nightmare, Texas Chainsaw all tested their fans loyalty, but occasionally, amidst the craven greedy and misguided capitalism, emerges some... Read more
Spinning Headlines, Week 8, 2015 – The flu edition

Flu-patient IAB yammers about some news of the week

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Book Review: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

AsimovLives reviews The Forever War by Joe Haldeman.

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A Toxic Review of Arena (2011)
Blood, blades, fighting, gouging, naked babes… …uh…what was I talking about? Arena (2011) – Action – USA – Rated R Directed by Jonah Loop Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kellan Lutz, Katia Winter, Johnny Messner, James Remar An action movie that rises above it’s oddly negative reviews which provides perverse... Read more
Eyes Of Fire (1983)

AsimovLives reviews Eyes Of Fire (1983) – a rare horror movie that you should go watch!

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DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 17 – February – 2015

Today’s new Blu-Ray & DVD releases!

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Fifty Shades of Grey: Abusive or Sexy?

Guest writer El Anderson explores 50 Shades of Grey from a feminist perspective.

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The NEW episode of “StudioHEAD”!!!

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Spinning Headlines – Week 7, 2015

The weekly news-roundup from IAB, with proper sarcasm included

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A Toxic Review of Flu Birds (2008)
One flu East, one flu West, one pooped out this big ol’ mess! Flu Birds (2008) – USA – Horror – Rated R (non-TV version) Directed by Leigh Scott Starring Clare Carey, Lance Guest and hopefully nobody we will ever see in another movie ever again! What a fucking... Read more
Breaking Headlines: Spider-man joins Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Breaking Headlines: Spider-Man joins MCU!

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DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 10 – February – 2015

DVD/Blu-Ray releases for this week!

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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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Glorious year 1990: “Death Warrant” – Van Damme vs. Sandman

I_am_Better continues his “Glorious year 1990”-series with a look to Van Damme’s “Death Warrant”

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Pleasure, Pain and Celluloid: Quills (2000)

Due to this week’s release of the film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey”, I decided to write a few reviews about preceding films that tackle the topic “BDSM”. Today: “Quills” (2000), a tale about the last year in the life of the Marquis de Sade (Geoffrey Rush).

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Spinning Headlines – (Shark)Week 6, 2015
Happy friday, everybody. Is that Superbowl-hangover starting to wear off finally? Time to wade through the non-superbowl – or left shark(isn’t it the cutest thing?) – related news. There were of course the superbowl-trailers, but they were already covered by my colleague Detective Dee in his article.   MALICK-RELATED... Read more
Star Wars and Star Trek: A Study Of Political Spectrum
Mention politics and immediately many think about political parties. But the subject of politics is more than just party divisions. The Ancient Greece philosopher Aristotle called Man the political animal, and by that he meant to say that all subjects about human and human creation are in the realm... Read more
Trailer Analysis – Super Bowl 2015 Roundup
This time, I will take a look at the most important (?) trailers that aired during the Super Bowl breaks. Trailers I ignored: Terminator: Genisys and Kingsman: The Secret Service, as they are almost identical with the first trailers. Pitch Perfect 2, Insurgent, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and... Read more
A Toxic Review of Without Warning (1980)
In the early 1980s, Jack Palance and Martin Landau co-starred together in an excellent horror movie. This is not that movie. Without Warning (1980) – USA – Horror – Rated R Directed by Greydon Clark Starring Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Tarah Nutter, Christopher S. Nelson, Cameron Mitchell, Neville Brand,... Read more
DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: 3 – February – 2015
Hey, hey everyone. This week you can get some bad horror, kickass action, a 3-pack of animation from Studio Ghibli and some Blu-Ray releases for films that I am surprised weren’t yet out for Blu-Ray. As usual, click on the images to be teleported to a land of wonder called... Read more
Spinning Headlines – Week 5, 2015
Good morning/day/afternoon/evening, depending what timezone you live in. It’s that time of week again, where we take a look back at some news items, that this author has deemed worthy of mentioning. There’s a lot going on this week, so let’s start cracking… “THE CROW” REBOOT “MUSICAL CHAIRS” CONTINUES... Read more