Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Review: Ghostbusters (2016)


With the recent release of a new "Ghostbusters" teaser, I decided to sit down and watch the franchise reboot that came out in 2016.  Did the all female version deserve all of the hate it got?

As paranormal events start to occur across New York in increasing numbers, three scientists (and Patty) come together to investigate the cause.  They soon find themselves dealing with the possible end of the world...

Project Blue Book Season 1, Ep. 3

Project Blue Book continues to improve with its third episode, this time exploring the case of The Lubbock Lights. It also amps up the conspiracy and paranoia factor, which makes for entertaining television to say the least.

The Lubbock Lights took place in Lubbock, Texas in the late summer of 1951, and was one of the first reported cases of a mass UFO sighting. The case was officially closed and attributed to plovers, a kind of bird.

Dark comedy explores what it's like Driving While Black

There's a new dark comedy hitting VOD just in time for Black History Month, and it takes a hard look at what it's like growing up black in L.A.

Written by and starring Dominque Purdy, Driving While Black is based on his real-life experiences as a person of colour in Los Angeles, particularly his encounters with the police.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Head Into the Dark with this trailer for Down

I debated writing an article about the 2019 Academy Award nominations, or posting this trailer for Down, the latest entry in Blumhouse's Into the Dark horror-anthology series on Hulu.

As you can see, Down won, hands... well, down.

Not that the Oscars don't have their place, and Black Panther being the first comic-book movie to ever be nominated for Best Picture is interesting, but still. We're not Oscar people here in The Basement.

Wanna see the Giallo-Inspired horror short Knock Knock Knock Knock?

You read the headline, and you might be like "why would I want to see the Giallo-inspired horror short Knock Knock Knock Knock?" Am I right?

I thought so, and I get it. I felt the same way. Then I watched the trailer Faster Productions sent us for the film, and was like "oh."

The Drunken Review: Abominable

Shawn and I reviewed Abominable back in 2011, and dug the hell out of it, so why bother revisiting it?

Well, I'm associate producer on the upcoming Bigfoot flick No Man's Ridge, and though it might be good to take a look back at Ryan Schifrin's under appreciate little monster movie. And I'd had a few drinks in me at the time, so why not go the full Drunken Review? It'd been eight years. Opinions change... especially after a few cold ones.

Monday, January 21, 2019

The Animated Addict: "Trolls" (2016)


Growing up as a teenager in the 1980's, did you ever think to yourself, "You know what would be cool, dude?  If 30 years from now, Hollywood would take an ugly looking doll popular right now and turn it into a movie!  Awesoooooome!"

Well... it happened.  It's a thing.

Review: Ghostbusters (2016)