Another year has come and gone. We saw many huge successes during 2015. A new Star Wars film that was great. Amy Schumer’s first big screen work was fantastic. Ant Man surprised all of us non-believers and was enjoyable as hell. For the small screen we saw a few great new entries. AMC alone gave us Into The Badlands and Humans, both absolutely top notch entertainment. But then there were the disappointments. My friends, I am here to discuss those new media entries that bummed me out the most.
For a film about embracing your identity, The Danish Girl sadly lacks one.
2015. What a year at the cineplex. Never has it been so difficult to pare my list down to a top 25. Watching some great films fall from the list felt like watching a child move out of the house. Okay, so maybe it wasn't quite THAT dramatic, but you get the point.
Dan and Steve manifest within the halls of Crimson Peak to discuss their favorite Halloween horror films and discuss the latest from director Guillermo Del Toro. Do we think Del Toro's latest gothic creation will rank high amongst the worthiest of the genre?
First, we discuss Hollywood's need to turn everything into a franchise, wonder if comic book material being sourced for movie and television content is starting to saturate the market, ponder the need for a Miley Cyrus/Flaming Lips nude concert, and Dan apologizes for hating on Seth Rogen.
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It isn't hard to see why director Guillermo Del Toro is often mentioned in the same breath as many great filmmakers when it comes to visual style. In his latest, Crimson Peak, all of the hallmarks of a Del Toro film are on display; vibrant colors speckled amidst a subdued palette, fantastical effects which blend seamlessly within the context of the frame, and a gothic aesthetic which feels like a comfortable setting in which to tell a classical horror tale.
For many, Bobcat Goldthwait is nothing more than a comedian who appeared in fair to middling comedies in the mid-80's. Unfortunate, as Bobcat, or simply "Bob" now that he rarely does standup, has become a very solid film director. His films may be a low budget, sometimes bordering on guerrilla film making, but Goldthwait's work has a quaintness and confidence that can resonate with the viewer if taken in the proper context. God Bless America or World's Greatest Dad are among the most obvious choices. And it is with this eye, and heart if you will, that I discuss Willow Creek.
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.