Saturday, December 15, 2018

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Mule and Mortal Engines

'Twas the second to last weekend before Christmas, and all through The Basement, Jason and Shawn are stirring, and . . . nothing rhymes with basement . . .

But the Basement Boys ARE here to pleasure your earholes with reviews of movies traditional to the season and otherwise, including the new Christmas classic The Christmas Chronicles starring the most bad ass Santa of all time -- Kurt Russell!

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Mortal Engines take a Mule into the Spiderverse

Last weekend, there was nothing. This weekend more than makes up for it, though, with no less than four wide releases with their sites on your hard-earned cash.

And Jason and Shawn join Howie Reimer this morning on the Radio NL 610 AM Morning Show to tell you all about it!

The week's two big releases are the tween-focused sci-fi tale Mortal Engines and the animated superhero flick Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. But there's also a new Clint Eastwood movie, The Mule, to attract a more mature audience, especially fans of the iconic movie star.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Retro Review: Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn

A space ranger and his guide fight a wizard who rules with a giant crystal.

That's the premise behind Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn, a would-be sci-fi "epic" that road the wave of early 80s 3D movies. I remembered it fondly from my youth . . . Then I recently revisited it.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Review: You Might Be the Killer

What's more fun than a movie about a killer hacking and slashing his way through a group of camp counsellors? How about one where one of said counsellors might be the killer, but he doesn't know for sure?

That's the premise behind You Might Be the Killer, a razor sharp, and often comedic, spin on the old killer-in-the-woods trope. Apparently inspired by a Twitter thread that deconstructed the slasher genre, this is a fun way to kill a Friday night, if you'll excuse the pun.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

True Detective heads back to its roots for Season 3

The latest trailer for the new season of True Detective dropped today, and it's a doozy. 

I say this as a die-hard fan of the first season, which is one of the finest eight hours of TV ever assembled. Like many, I didn't care much for the second season, although its only real crime is it had to follow the first.

Monday, December 10, 2018

New Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer promises a true monster mash

I love Gareth Edwards' 2014 Godzilla movie. Many complainers complained there wasn't enough monster action, but I liked it fine.

Judging from this latest trailer for the upcoming follow up, there will be no room for complaints in that department when Michael Dougherty delivers the sequel next May.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

John Fallon, Marc Natoli and the Baby It's Cold Outside debacle

We Came from the Basement wouldn't be what it is today if it wasn't for repeat guest John Fallon. The actor/writer/director/producer/stuntman/Arrow in the Head founder was Jason and Shawn's first guest, and he's become a friend and frequent collaborator. Heck, he even helped come up with the show's title.

Fallon updates audiences on his many projects, and he's brought actor/martial artist Marc Natoli with him to discuss their short film collaboration The Proposal, as well as update fans on his second directorial effort, Heretic, and the upcoming The Siege of Robin Hood.