Thursday, July 27, 2017

It trailer provides summertime chills

It's 34 C outside right now, which in U.S. terms is something like 80 F. It's F-ing hot out! But despite the dry heat, the new trailer for It managed to provide me with more than a few chills.

For one, hearing some creepy kid say "you'll float too" over and over and over and over and over again is, well, creepy. Plus, I'm very familiar with Stephen King's source material, having recently re-read It in anticipation of this adaptation hitting screens. And the book, folks, is . . . creepy.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Daniel Craig back as Bond

Remember yesterday, when we confirmed for you Basementites that another James Bond movie was on its way in 2019? But we weren't sure if the latest Bond, Daniel Craig, would be in it?

Well, yeah. He will be.

Mike S versus Where the Wild Things Are (2009)


I think it would be hard to find a person who HASN'T either heard of, or read Maurice Sendak's book, "Where the Wild Things Are".

I know I have very fond memories of reading it.  In fact, it was one of my favorite books growing up.

It had whimsy, humour, a character every child could relate to, and satisfied my need to run wild with my imagination without having to worry about rules.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Bond, James Bond returns in 2019

Not a lot is known about the next instalment in the long-running James Bond franchise, but we do know one thing -- when we get to see it!

Save the date, people, as James Bond returns to theatres on Nov. 8, 2019!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Altar and the return of Matt Sconce

Jason and Shawn are back in The Basement, and they've brought one of their favourite interviewees with them -- writer/director Matt Sconce!

Matt appeared on the show a year and a half ago and talked his then recently completed feature Altar. Now the horror flick has hit screens, and Jason and Shawn have seen it.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

About Marvel's The Defenders trailer

Much like The Avengers before it, it's been a long and purposeful road to The Defenders.

The execs at Marvel Studios have planned and plotted the upcoming Netflix series since long before Daredevil emerged on the scene two years ago, and followed it up with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

You know, like Marvel did with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America etc and so on.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cops, orcs and fairies . . . oh my! The Bright trailer

So, how about Alien Nation with orcs? End of Watch with fairies? That's pretty much what David Ayers new flick Bright looks like.

Only thing is, it looks better than I just made it sound.

Matt Sconce returns . . .

Jason and Shawn are back in the Basement studio tonight, and they're bringing one of their favourite interviewees with them!

In the spring of 2016, Jason, Shawn and Amy sat down with writer/director Matt Sconce to talk about his then recently completed feature film Altar, a found-footage horror flick.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Snowman creates Halloween chills

When I think of snowmen, I don't typically think of scary. Even attempts to create evil killer snowmen movies (I'm talking about YOU, Jack Frost) have generated more chuckles than chills.

Then along comes this trailer for The Snowman, a new serial killer flick starring Michael Fassbender, and the whole killer snowman genre comes alive.