Here we are again. Another Halloween season. I know that Halloween is only one day, but I think it's time we embrace the All Hallow's Eve and celebrate the entire month of October. Drink a few Octoberfest ales, stick a large knife into a pumpkin and carve out a smile Joker-style, and eat far too much candy because, well, it is "bite sized" so ten little candy bars can't be bad. And I implore you to visit some old B-rated horror titles that make this season come alive.
rJoin Steve and Dan as they climb aboard the Hermes to go save Matt Damon on Mars.
Before we take flight, we have some thoughts about the possibility of Taika Waititi taking the reins of Thor: Ragnarok, discuss the current state of must see t.v., and ponder the potential of a Cabin in the Woods sequel.
The Fall movie season often brings out the best cinema of the year, and we're regaling you with our top 5 most anticipated under the radar films for the remainder of the year. And finally, we discuss the good, the bad, and the Matt Damoness of Ridley Scott's latest science fiction actioner, The Martian.
After a lukewarm attempt at an Alien franchise sequel with Prometheus in 2012, and a less than stellar epic with Exodus: Gods and Kings in 2014, director Ridley Scott returns to form with the entertaining space drama, The Martian.
Apparently Bill Murray Ain't Afraid Of No Sequels
For years, Bill Murray has remained steadfast in his disinterest in participating in another installment of the Ghostbusters franchise. Even the prodding of co-stars Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis couldn't persuade Murray to climb on board.
Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) spends a lot of time in Furious 7 talking about family. Given Diesel's limited dramatic chops, some of this comes off a bit schlocky at times, but it never feels insincere, and that's why it works. After seven installments of the franchise, I'm sure family fits the bill, both for the cast and the legions of fans who swallow it up whole.
In this episode, Steve and Dan discuss what could possibly be the best American horror film to hit the screen in years; Director David Robert Mitchell's, It Follows.
We also wax nostalgic about a group of high school kids who spent a Saturday in detention together 30 years ago as we take a look back into Johnson's underwear to see if chicks really can hold their smoke in John Hughes' teen opus, The Breakfast Club.
After tossing around a few news topics, we share some mini reviews of Faults, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Road Hard, and Spring.
About a third of the way into Focus, Jess (Margot Robbie) turns to Nicky (Will Smith) and asks, "What about the big con?" I suppose it can be said that the big con feels like the one being pulled over on the audience that sits patiently waiting for that moment that never really comes. Focus, which does have a few things going for it, never really lives up to the grandeur of heist films such as The Italian Job or Ocean's Eleven, where the rewards are big and the stakes are even bigger.
No one understood the teenage condition in the 80's better than John Hughes. His characters were memorable and relatable. From awkward Samantha Baker battling personal esteem issues and forgetful parents in Sixteen Candles, to the enigmatic charisma of Ferris Bueller, or the raging hormones oozing from Gary and Wyatt in Weird Science, everyone could find a connection with themselves lurking in some corner of the Hughesiverse.
Another Oscar ceremony is in the books, closing out another self-congratulatory Hollywood awards season. As per usual, the evening was filled with highs and lows, but how will this year's show stack up against shows of Oscar past? Hit the jump as we discuss the best and worst moments from the 2015 Academy Awards.