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Bad CGI Sharks, Good Boys and 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

Just when they thought the film industry had run out of original and interesting ideas, along comes Bad CGI Sharks to prove Jason and Shawn wrong.

That's right, Bad CGI Sharks: the new sharksploitation comedy from Matthew and Jason Ellsworth and Matteo Molinari. But it's not only a Deadpool-like spoof of shark movies; it's a commentary on filmmaking, brotherhood and being creative despite what anyone says.

A pretty heady mix for a movie called Bad CGI Sharks, right? So what do Jason and Shawn think of it? Is the movie worth your time and money? Are there boobies? Stick with us!

And stick around as the Basement Boys catch up with Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Aladdin and talk gateway horror. There's also a wee bit of movie news for your ear holes as well.

Add this morning's segment from the mighty Radio NL 610 AM Morning Show and you've got yourself a podcast, one finely tuned to hit you right in your entertainment centre! So push play, and enjoy!

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Review: Bad CGI Sharks

Tired of bad shark-attack movies? How about watching a movie that makes fun of bad shark-attack movies? Then maybe it's time you watch Bad CGI Sharks.

Bad CGI Sharks is, in fact, the Deadpool of movies like Sharknado, 2-Headed Shark Attack, and all those God damned Syfy, Asylum and low-rent movies that feature sharks as the bad guy, be they from the ocean, possessed by a demon, kicked out of a tornado, or explode from the snow.

The brains behind Bad CGI Sharks -- Matthew and Jason Ellsworth, and Matteo Molinari -- clearly know the subgenera, and why it remains popular despite how much these movies suck. And they have a blast making fun of them. This movie is a labour of silly love, bad CGI sharks and all.

But is there enough here to warrant a 90-minute movie? There wouldn't be -- and the jokes would quickly grow stale -- if the Ellsworths and Molinari didn't have something to say. Bad CGI Sharks is as much a commentary on low-budget filmmaking as it is on bad-shark movies…

Good Boys are 47 Meters Down and Blinded by the Light

We're into the summer wind down now, meaning all the big blockbusters are out of the way, and Hollywood is unspooling its leftover. This doesn't mean there might not be a diamond in the rough for audiences to latch on to though...

Which means Jason and Howie are gonna run down the weekend's big releases at home and in theatres, just in case there's something out there demanding your attention. And you can hear it at 8:40 this morning, only on Radio NL.

Summer means swimming, and swimming means sharks... at least if you're a horror-movie fan. And the sequel 47 Meters Down: Uncaged comes out this weekend. Not in the mood for sharks? How about R-rated humour featuring kids? Then check out Good Boys. And if you want some drama set to Bruce Springsteen music, there's Blinded by the Light.

Toss in some notable stuff to watch at home and you've got this week's segment From The Basement. Now dial in via 610 AM or the player to your right and enjoy!

Marcus Flor reviews Apostle

I've wondered what the director of The Raid series, Gareth Evans, has been up to after he'd made two excellent action films...

This lead me to check out his 2018 Netflix original movie Apostle.

I wasn't sure what to expect from the religious, 1905-set horror film, but I was curious. I went in with mixed expectations, and it turned out to be quite a "mixed" experience.

It started off fairly strong, creating a subtle, but tense, mystery around Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) as he infiltrates a cult holding his sister for ransom on some far-off island. As he sneaks his way onto the island, we get brought into its strange world.

We see twisted traditions, its oppressive leadership, and we event get a glimpse at the supernatural secret beneath it all. this is also happening while the cult leaders begin to suspect Thomas, and are hunting him. the tone has been set, I'm invested, let's see where this rabbit hole takes us.

That brings us to Act 2. I wasn't …

Neill Blomkamp off the RoboCop remake

Little more than a year ago we told you District 9 director Neill Blomkamp was on board the pending RoboCop reboot at MGM.

This was pretty cool news as Blomkamp's penchant for violence and social commentary seemed a perfect fit for the franchise. And he was intent on making it a sequel to the original film, much as the new Halloween was, and would ignore the sequels, TV series, and lacklustre remake.

Well, not any more he's not. Check out why from the man himself:

Off Robocop. I am shooting new horror/thriller and MGM can’t wait/ need to shoot Robocop now. Excited to watch it in theaters with other fans. N — Neill Blomkamp (@NeillBlomkamp) August 15, 2019
And there is no rejoicing...

Funny how studios work. You'd think creativity and talent would trump a need to get something out to the masses. But I've dabbled in this business for nine years now, and shouldn't be surprised this is not the case.

My enthusiasm for more RoboCop has wained... but I am curious about t…

Retro Review: Stir of Echoes (1999)

The summer of 1999 was a hell of a good one for horror. We got The Sixth Sense, The Blair Witch Project, Stigmata, Deep Blue Sea, The Haunting (well, maybe not The Haunting) and Lake Placid.
Oh, and Stir of Echoes, of course.
See, that's the sad thing about David Koepp's little masterpiece; it keeps getting forgotten amongst the better known releases of that fateful summer, but it is a little masterpiece. 
The film is a perfect exercise in slow-burn tension that doesn't rely on special effects, but focuses on a compelling mystery, creepy visuals, and an old-fashioned ghost story. And it was based on a tale by the late, great Richard Matheson, which is always cause for celebration.
Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Erbe hold the film together as a blue collar couple. Bacon is hypnotized by Erbe's sister, played by the always reliable Illeana Douglas, and becomes "more open minded," which puts him in touch with the spirit of a dead girl who very much wants her body foun…

Top 5 movies to watch for this fall

Summer is almost over. The big releases are all but behind us. That means it's time to cast our eyes to what's hitting theatres as we charge into the Christmas season, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Submitted for your approval are the Top 5 movies we think are worth checking out this fall. Enjoy, or don't. Your call, bitches!

It: Chapter 2 (Sept 6)

Kind of a no-brainer. Who isn't excited for the second half of this Stephen King adaptation, featuring The Losers Club as adults, locked in battle with Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The presence of Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and James McAvoy is icing on the cake.

Rambo: Last Blood (Sept 20)

The final chapter in the John Rambo saga? Likely. The last movie was action gold, and writer/star Sylvester Stallone promises an equally violent and bloody conclusion. We couldn't be happier, even if he looks kinda like the Marlboro Man.

Zombieland: Double Tap (Oct 11)

I acknowledge three films on this list are sequels, but f…