Friday, February 25, 2011

Next on the chopping block: The Loved Ones and Alien Vs. Ninja

I know, the fact someone made a movie about ninjas fighting aliens delights us too. I just had to get that out of the way first.

Torture porn is a horror subgenre that was born with the first Saw movie and then bludgeoned to death like so many of the movies' victims during the years that followed. The premise is simple: find people to torture then do horrible, terrible things to them for the next 80 minutes. See Hostel, Captivity and a slew of other cheap knockoffs if you need a visual reference.

But the Australian effort The Loved Ones is supposed to be a bit different, and it's been getting rave reviews from almost everyone who's watched it, so Shawn and I decided to give a whirl. The Loved Ones is our first film on the chopping block tonight.

Then it's time for ninjas and aliens. What more can we say about it other than it features ninjas fighting aliens. What more could we ask for really? Does the conflict make for fun popcorn viewing? Stick with us!

And stick around for a preview of the annual Kamloops Canadian and International Film Festival beginning in our city next week. What does this mean for our podcast listeners from around the globe? Being an international festival there's a good chance one or all of these movies could be destined for a theatre near you.

The show starts at 10 p.m. PST on 92.5FM CFBX Kamloops and www.thex.ca. It's an hour of radio no self-respecting film fan will want to miss. Tune in even if you don't respect yourself. We don't discriminate in The Basement.

And now some previews of coming attractions:

The Loved Ones



Alien Vs. Ninja

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