Author Archive: Jef Burnham

Jef is a writer and educator in Chicago, Illinois. He holds a degree in Media & Cinema Studies from DePaul University, but sometimes he drops it and picks it back up again. He's also the Editor-in-Chief of FilmMonthly.com and is fueled entirely by coffee (as if you couldn't tell).

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Psycho IV: The Beginning

Psycho IV: The Beginning

| August 23, 2016

On paper, the idea that Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) should have ever had sequels seems incredibly misguided. The film is, after all, one of the most acclaimed horror films of all time. And you could never hope to replicate the film’s brilliance on either a technical of narrative level, lest you were a genius of […]

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

| August 22, 2016

[Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a copy of the Blu-ray collection I reviewed in this post. That said, the opinions I share below are my own.] Typically, when you see a superhero team-up on TV, you get two or three heroes at most. And even then, you’re looking at one or two episodes […]

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Lucifer: The Complete First Season

Lucifer: The Complete First Season

| August 22, 2016

[Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a copy of the DVD I reviewed in this post. That said, the opinions I share below are my own.] Loosely based on the comic book series Lucifer (2000-2006) from DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, the Fox television series of the same name from producer Jerry Bruckheimer premiered in […]

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DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year

DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year

| August 20, 2016

DC Super Hero Girls debuted in 2015 as a line of action figures along with a YouTube series tie-in. The YouTube series boasts 24 webisodes across two seasons to date, each with a run time of approximately 1-4 minutes a piece. The series centers on the young heroes who attend Super Hero High School, not […]

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Rifftrax Live: Mothra (August 23 Re-Broadcast)

Rifftrax Live: Mothra (August 23 Re-Broadcast)

| August 19, 2016

Last night, Fathom Events broadcast the latest live movie riffing from the guys over at Rifftrax.com to theaters throughout the country. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, formerly of Mystery Science Theater 3000, have been broadcasting these live riffings through Fathom since 2009, when they riffed on the Ed Wood cult classic, Plan […]

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Rob Zombie’s ‘31’ Comes to Cinemas Nationwide for One Night on September 1

Rob Zombie’s ‘31’ Comes to Cinemas Nationwide for One Night on September 1

| August 19, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: From the visionary mind of Rob Zombie comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped on Halloween night and held hostage in an industrial Hell. The captives are then forced to play the terrifying game called 31. Zombie’s highly-anticipated seventh feature, 31 made its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival, and on September 1 at […]

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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

| August 16, 2016

When The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension bombed theatrically in 1984 due to inept marketing, no one could have predicted that the film would somehow overcome this failure to become one of the most beloved and successful of cult films. When people talk about cult films, and I’ve been doing that a […]

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Gotham: The Complete Second Season

Gotham: The Complete Second Season

| August 16, 2016

[Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a copy of the Blu-ray collection I reviewed in this post. That said, the opinions I share below are my own.] I’ve held off watching Gotham until now because the bulk of my friends’ initial reactions to the series proved overwhelmingly negative. Even now, I totally understand where […]

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American Ninja & American Ninja 2: The Confrontation

American Ninja & American Ninja 2: The Confrontation

| August 16, 2016

Those of us who love action movies have long understood that, when you want to watch some bonkers 1980s action, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus’ The Cannon Group is where the action is. I mean, we’re talking the studio here that put out the Death Wish sequels, the Missing in Action movies, Cobra (1986), Over […]

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11.22.63

11.22.63

| August 11, 2016

Two things that invariably draw me to a piece of film or television are the inclusion of time travel as a narrative device and the attachment of Stephen King’s name to a project. So it was only a matter of time then (no pun intended, truly) before I marathon-viewed the J.J. Abrams-produced Hulu original event […]