Imaginarium is on break this week, as Todd was set loose in Virginia for a few days. So, we have Weekday Matinee, to ease the withdrawal. This month Scott and Jerry talk about their favorite fantasy movies, and Jerry shows just how much of a nerd he is! http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/Imaginarium/wmfantasy.mp3Podcast:... Read more
Even though the Oscars for 2017 are now history, Scott and Todd talked about them anyway. Recorded before the show, the guys give their picks, and as usual Scott got almost nothing right! Scott also tells the story of his adentures at the dermatologists office to get a growth... Read more
Due to some recording problems (not the fault of Scott this time), this week’s Imaginarium can’t be posted, so instead we have this, very late, repeat of the first time Todd was on the show. This goes way back to March 9, 2015 and well worth a listen, or... Read more
This week Detective Dee makes a long overdue appearance on the Imaginarium, where he and the guys talk about their favorite non franchise horror movies. Needless to say their are some interesting picks, and a little controversy. Please be advised, Scott is a moron and didn’t plug his mic in,... Read more
Due to a family emergency for Scott last week, there will be no Imaginarium this week. Not to despair, as Weekday Matinee returns with the ever lovable, always opinionated Sensei Jerry Janda! This month they talk about their favorite Indie movies, and some of their choices are indeed surprising!... Read more
Grab your umbrella and wear your rubbers (galoshes you naughty people), because Scott and Todd get caught in a shower. A golden one at that. Yes, the guys talk about the PEEOTUS and his Russian “friends” . The guys also talk about Carrie Fisher a little more, as well... Read more
The mackadocious Jack Randomm joins Scott to cohost for this month’s show, where they talk about the comfort movies that get them through the holidays. What will they choose? Will Scott offend everyone again? And will Jack make it to the end of the podcast without strangling him? Check... Read more
No sequels are ever really necessary, and those that are equal to the original are usually as rare as hen’s teeth. Nowhere is this truer, and as applicable as it is with Halloween: Resurrection. I suppose it’s appropriate that director Rick Rosenthal, who helmed H2, also helms the last... Read more
It’s Halloween! So drop your bed knobs and broomsticks and check out the Imaginarium Halloween Spooktacular! Scott and Todd talk a bit about Scott’s Halloween retrospective, Scott gushes over the Turkish horror film Baskin, and then they get into The Walking Dead. All this and the premiere of a... Read more
Halloween: H20 is perhaps the strongest of the MM infused Halloween sequels. It also does something very smart, and pretends that 4-6 never happened, which is an amazing coincidence as most moviegoers did the same thing. In the original script for H20, they do include them, including the death... Read more
Now, I don’t want to start any rumors, but this could be the film that killed Donald Pleasence. Sadly, our favorite Loomis passed on a few months before the movie was released-almost as if he knew something. That’s the sad news in regards to H6, the good news is... Read more
How bad is Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers? It made me seriously reconsider finishing this series. Even as bad as a couple of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies were, none made me want to quit. H5 made me want to dig up the rotting corpse of... Read more
With the poor box office performance of H3, the producers decided to go back to the well, and brought back Michael Meyers and Dr. Loomis. Carpenter and Hill signed away their interest in the Halloween series, and it fell to Mousatapha Akkad to destroy the franchise. Prior to that,... Read more
When is a sequel not a sequel? When it’s Halloween 3: Season of the Witch. As everyone knows by now, H3 is the only entry in the series that doesn’t feature Michael Meyers, or any events related to his hijinks (although we do get to see a glimpse of... Read more
Halloween 2 is an exception to the rule of all sequels sucking. In fact, I think in many ways H2 is a better and-dare I say it-scarier film than the original. While director Rick Rosenthal has his own style, he doesn’t stray very far from what Carpenter did in... Read more
This isn’t a review I expected to write. Well, I knew I would be writing it, but I hadn’t expected my opinion to change so radically. Last year I reviewed all the Elm Street movies, and in thinking what to do for this Halloween, it seemed rather obvious that... Read more
Todd Staruch and I talk about our favorite monsters, New York Comic Con and cell phones, then end the show with a political rant. All this and Todd has a technical malfunction! http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/Imaginarium/imag82.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download Read more
In April of 2015, my Weekday Matinee co host Jerry Janda sent me a script to read. This was right after he had been on the Imaginarium and I had gushed like a schoolgirl over how much I had liked Painkiller. I remember it took me awhile to get... Read more
This month Scott and Jerry talk about war movies. For Scott, these are his very favorites, and his number one pick is a film he urges everyone to see. Jerry had a bit of a different criteria, and his choices are about as powerful as they come. This is... Read more
AS we climb towards our 100th episode, Todd talks about his trip to Hershey Amusement Park, Scott and Todd then talk about Pokemon GO, and then concentrate on the age old debate of quiet horror versus gory horror. All this and Scott insults the disabled. Again.
On this month’s episode, Scott and Jerry talk about their favorite sequels and somehow manage to insult every Asian culture they can remember. How that happened we’re still trying to figure out. Be that as it may, the guys have some great pics, and as always they have their... Read more
This month Scott and Jerry talk about Westerns, the transformation of the genre, and what it means to American culture. What pick of Scott’s shocks Jerry? Find out on this installment of Weekday Matinee! Plus a tribute to Deadwood!
It’s spoilers aplenty as the guys dissect Batman V Superman for the first half hour! After they finish the guys talk about their favorite super hero movies, whether there are too many, and Jared Leto’s Joker! All this and a police chopper on this week’s Imaginarium. http://media.blubrry.com/thesupernaughts/p/pods.thesupernaughts.com/Imaginarium/imaginarum64.mp3Podcast: Play in... Read more
On this month’s Weekday Matinee, Scott & Jerry talk about their favorite Bible-inspired movies. As you might imagine their picks aren’t all the obvious fair, and some might consider blasphemous. All this, and an extra pick this on Weekday Matinee’s Easter episode! #podcast
Scott and Jerry ring in the New Year by talking about their first time. Their first time seeing a movie by their favorite director. Along the way they manage to talk about the 1976 King Kong, Jessica Lange, Deadwood, and why movies from the 70’s are the best. All... Read more
Stalkeye takes a look at the Good, the Mediocre and the Bad of the new “Star Wars” movie in his spoiler-heavy review.
Sandra Harris reviews Polanski’s horror classic “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968)!
“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.
“Imagine a dour version of Die Another Day, and you basically have Spectre. The visuals are so cold and brooding, but the progression of the story is so implausible and cartoonish compared to something like Casino Royale, where at least I can give them credit for sticking to the style they have established. Here it’s just non-stop nonsense.” – Mathias Folsted.
Renny Harlin did for the Nightmare series with Dream Master, what his Cutthroat Island did for pirate movies. The fourth movie in the series is the worst of the bunch by a mile, and Renny Harlin needs to not make another movie. Ever. To say I dislike Dream Master... Read more
According to Heather Langenkamp and Robert Englund, Dream Warriors is the fan favorite of all the sequels and it’s easy to see why. With a budget as big as the first two put together (admittedly though that’s still not much), and Wes Craven back as executive producer as well... Read more
There’s perhaps no installment in the nightmare franchise that has been talked about and analyzed more, than Freddy’s Revenge. It’s been called the gayest horror movie ever made, and while I won’t dispute that, I think it’s also my favorite and possibly the best of the series (that will... Read more
Those who listened to the Weekday Matinee podcast this month know that A Nightmare on Elm Street was one of my top 5 scariest movies. While it deserves its place there, with a recent viewing for this series I have to say, it wasn’t quite as good as I... Read more
“Crimson Peak is a tribute to an era of patience, back when people actually had faith in the art of visual poetry and graphic storytelling. It wasn’t just about constant release of exposition, it was about keeping the audience guessing until the very end, craving for more until they would nearly burst because of the tension.” – Mathias Folsted.
I know, I know, I was supposed to talk about Carrie this week. I mean, I did mention that at the end of the last article after all. However, while watching Obsession (one of the few films of DePalma’s I hadn’t seen), I realized that I had to write... Read more
“Instead of focusing on the key qualities that made the book so riveting to read, like the character dynamics and the mystery elements, the filmmakers give us a safe-zone treadmill-routine with lots of running, screaming and visually chaotic action sequences that are so incoherent it hurts.” – Mathias Folsted.
“If there is one thing “Love & Mercy” certainly is not, it’s a conventional biopic. Not just because it downright refuses to follow the traditional beats and blueprint structure of the genre, but more so because it chooses to capture the essence of its subject instead of attempting to cover as much factual ground as possible.” – Mathias Folsted.
While Scott takes a sick day from The Imaginarium, he offers up an episode of Jailbait never meant to see the light of day. Scott and Wade have an off day in the world of podcasting but manage to muster through anyway. While the boys attempt to discuss seasons... Read more
“As much as it fails to live up to what came before it, there is always a sense throughout that someone somewhere truly believed in its potential, even if the studio pressure ultimately compressed it into a sloppy, derivative and predictable middle-of-the-road discount product. It may not be a very good film, but it really feels like it wants to be.” – Mathias Folsted.
“Fantastic 4″ is in every sense of the word a dreadful cinematic experience. The script is lazy, the structure is a mess, and the story is a paceless train wreck. It’s utterly forgettable trash, containing none of the fun and colourful excitement of a Marvel film, while also failing miserably to pull off the grimy look and dark feel of the pictures that inspired it.” – Mathias Folsted.
“This is a state-of-the-art showcase of what the human physique is capable of. A four-star Michelin dish cooked perfectly at just the right temperature, with just the right amount of salty self-awareness to keep it from becoming bloated or overly serious.” – Mathias Folsted.
“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.
“It’s not the presentation that keeps us watching. It’s the content we are being served that really matters. In that regard, this could be compared to really good junk food. Fast, easily digestible, but a delight nonetheless.” – Mathias Folsted.
“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.
“Supported by a phenomenal cast and dazzling special effects, Kenneth Branagh brings the tale of Cinderella to spectacular life, making it feel both fresh and traditional at the same time.” – Mathias Folsted.
“Despite never reaching the technical heights of Cameron’s two first films, “Terminator Genisys” is nevertheless a pleasant addition to the franchise, delivering plenty of exhilarating action, solid performances, and Arnold at his absolute peak.” – Mathias Folsted.
“Terminator 2: Judgement Day” is a tremendous achievement in the field of special effects, and a landmark for the action genre in general. The writing is sharp, the direction is swift, and the characters are grounded and credibly portrayed.” – Mathias Folsted.
“Jurassic World” is neither as groundbreaking or intensively suspenseful as the movie it pays tribute to, but it still has more than enough spectacle and dinosaur action to make for a perfect summer blockbuster. The CGI is efficient, the score is breathtaking, and despite a few plot holes and expendable story lines, it delivers on the promise of high-scale popcorn entertainment, while even being a little philosophical in the process.” – Mathias Folsted.
Much can be said of Terrance Malick’s distinctive body of work. Some might consider his style pretentious, his storytelling low on substance, and his vision devoid of reason. Others, like myself, see profound beauty and wisdom in the paintings that he so meticulously brings to life. His 1998 war... Read more
“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.
Since the release of last year’s universally acclaimed horror masterpiece “The Babadook”, the bar for scary movies has been raised considerably. It didn’t just revive a genre that had been dead in the water for almost a decade, it also made the art of terror cinematically relevant to a... Read more
“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.
“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.
“The style is so bleak, yet the humor stays relatively light, which leaves you confused as to whether this was intended as a black comedy or straight-up drama”.
Click the link to read our full review of Jennifer Aniston’s much talked-about performance as a sufferer of chronic pain.
Since it was announced, Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi blockbuster has been heavily loaded with expectations, not to mention an almost unconceivable amount of hype. This has clearly affected the well-known director, as he ventures out on a journey far beyond his capacity, into a universe that is too hard for... Read more
Clint Eastwood is unquestionably a very gifted director, but let’s not fool ourselves. His past few releases have been less than favourable. Lazy, to be exact. So when it became known that he was taking over for Steven Spielberg as the helmer of this film-adaptation of a best-selling book,... Read more
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
“Edge of Tomorrow” (2014) Directed by Doug Liman Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson The near future: The Earth is at war with aliens, who invaded our planet via a meteor that crashed into the heart of Europe. Soon the old continent is lost, as the... Read more
Due to recording errors beyond our control, episode 98 will be posted next week. Instead, here’s Todd’s first time being interviewed on the show! Todd Staruch is the man and myth behind the horror nerd website, as well as the promoter for grindhouse night at Cafe Z. Todd and... Read more