Film

We Are X

We Are X

| April 25, 2017

While the film contains many highlights and ends positively, there’s a sense of sadness throughout We Are X, a wave of melancholia that permeates throughout the band’s history and as individuals. It is this sense of dread that makes the documentary so engaging, that you’re left wanting so much more by the time it’s over. […]

Road Warrior’s Vernon Wells in Chicago for 35th Anniversary Screening

Road Warrior’s Vernon Wells in Chicago for 35th Anniversary Screening

| April 24, 2017

On April 29, 2017, Vernon Wells will be at the Patio Theater in Chicago for the Sci-Fi Spectacular movie marathon, signing autographs and participating in a Q&A after the event’s 35th Anniversary screening of The Road Warrior. More details on the film lineup and vendors below, but be sure to let them know on the event’s Facebook […]

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Teenage Ghost Punk

Teenage Ghost Punk

| April 24, 2017

The family-friendly straight to video and VOD movie is a strange subsection of independent cinema. There have always been occasional oddities that threw off kids browsing the all-ages section at their local video store with something inexplicably weird. In the late 80s and 90s, low-budget independent production companies cranked out bizarre “kids’ movies” like Munchie […]

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Naciye

Naciye

| April 24, 2017

Turkish genre cinema has not traditionally been a big import to the States. Most of the films that end up playing on North American screens are arthouse fare like Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep and more recently Ceyda Torun’s cat documentary Kedi. When “Turkish horror” is invoked, most genre fans who are familiar with the […]

Apocalypse Child

Apocalypse Child

| April 19, 2017

Ford (Sid Lucero) has lived his entire life hearing the same stories about his father.  His mother tells him that she was 14 when the cast and crew of Apocalypse Now came to the Philippines to make their movie and that one night the director, Francis Ford Coppola, invited her back to his tent where […]

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Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

Teen Titans: The Judas Contract

| April 18, 2017

Anyone who knows the Teen Titans outside of the stray episode or two of Teen Titans Go is likely familiar with “The Judas Contract” storyline from 1984. It’s seminal Titans, perhaps the most iconic run of Teen Titans comics in the entire history of DC Comics. It was therefore only a matter of time before […]

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Split

Split

| April 18, 2017

Now I’m not the sort of person who’s going to dismiss a movie simply because M. Night Shyamalan’s name is attached. I’ve met plenty such people, and dismissing all current and future works by any filmmaker simply because of a few perceived missteps doesn’t make sense to me at all. Nor, however, am I some […]

Donnie Darko: Limited Edition

Donnie Darko: Limited Edition

| April 18, 2017

Hollywood has a tendency to end their movies on a high, happy note. No matter how sad or bleak the movie had been, apparently a walk into the sunset cures all ills. But what about real life? Does every situation in reality end positively? The answer, of course, is no. Getting to see dark, depressing […]

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Tales from the Hood: Collector’s Edition

Tales from the Hood: Collector’s Edition

| April 15, 2017

Whenever I find myself in a discussion of history’s great horror anthology films, I inevitably express my adoration of producer Spike Lee’s Tales from the Hood (1995), a film that arguably changed my life. After all, as I recall, this was the film that indirectly resulted in my now decades-long love affair with Blaxploitation cinema, […]

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RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop

RiffTrax Live: Samurai Cop

| April 14, 2017

Spring is in full bloom. Flowers are growing, birds are singing, and Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, & Kevin Murphy are making fun of a legendary bad movie on a Nashville stage! That’s right: the RiffTrax gang is at it again, live from the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee. And they have quite the doosy of […]

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