Friday, August 30, 2013

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford are Expendable

It's Friday, and it's a long weekend here in our home and native land, so let's get with the beering. But before we do, we want you to focus your eye holes on this:

Pretty cool yes!?! That's The Terminator and Indiana Jones on the set of The Expendables 3 with director Patrick Hughes. Bad ass. Arnie has his trademark stogie and Ford is in a flight suite. What all this means to The Expendables 3 has yet to be determined, but it's cool.

Now get your asses out there and end the summer holidays in style. The Expendables 3, which also stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Antonio Banderas and Mel Gibson, hits theatres next Aug. 14.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Jason versus Dead and Buried

In The Basement, there's nothing cooler than stumbling across a diamond in the rough. What's even better is finding a diamond in the rough that's been around for some 32 years. Gary Sherman's Dead and Buried is one such flick.

This is a suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life. So says the IMDb.

A few things of note, director Gary Sherman directed several episodes of Sable, my fave TV show growing up. Melody Anderson and Lisa Blount were the hotties of youth. Oh yeah, a pre-Freddy Krueger Robert Englund is in this too. And Dead and Buried was co-written by Alien scribes Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett. All very cool.

And the film doesn't disappoint. Sure, it's a bit slow and plot heavy for a horror flick -- which will annoy gore hounds -- and too gross for suspense buffs, but Dead and Buried delivers the goods if you stick with it. And then some.

There's more than a few sequences of sustained suspense, some awesome kills, great atmosphere, and wicked make-up effects by a young Stan Winston. To say this flick has it all is an understatement.

Twist ending? You bet. Dead and Buried doesn't disappoint. Ditto boobies in the first couple of minutes.

I gotta give this a Good. As soon as the physical Basement is operational, I'm having some bros over to watch it. A must for horror buffs.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ms. Vampy wants you!

Not in that way you perverts . . . although a man can dream ;)

No, Basementites, our favourite vampire web series hostess with the mostess has a new Internet show headed our way called Ms. Vampy's Bites, and she needs her fans' help to make it happen.

An interactive advice show, Ms. Vampy, AKA Brooke Lewis, wants YOU to send life-advice questions her way so she can answer them on the show. All you gotta do is fire one off to Ms. Vampy's Bites at and include your full name, city and the state (or province) you're in. It's just that easy.

What kind of credentials does Ms. Vampy have? She's a life coach to the stars for one. She's 110 years old -- just don't tell her we dropped her age -- and has accumulated some life experience along the way. Granted, she thinks True Blood is a reality TV show and wants to make out with Robert Pattinson, but nobody is perfect.

Anyway, fire off them life-advice questions and we'll keep you posted on Ms. Vampy's Bites as the show goes to air. Stick with us!

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Jason Statham almost drowns on The Expendables 3

Action movies can be a thrill to watch and to make. This is something I learned during my brief stint on Billy Trigger last year. But they can also be dangerous, and today's incident on the set of The Expendables 3 is a reminder of that.

Reports are coming out of Europe that action star and all around tough guy Jason Statham nearly drowned while filming a sequence of the action threequel in Bulgaria. The scene required Statham's character to fall into some water. A stuntman was ready to do the gag but Statham, a former member of the British national dive team, wanted to do it himself.

Details are sketchy here, but Statham apparently didn't resurface after he hit the water and had to be fished out. He was taken to hospital, but returned to work later in the day. You really can't keep a bad ass down.

I'm sure I speak for everyone in The Basement when I say we're glad The Stath is A-OK.

The Expendables 3, which also stars Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford, hits theatres next August.

Source: Twitch
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Ghost Tits preview asks where dem tits at?

Leave it to Shawn to track down a movie preview called Ghost Tits featuring geek hottie Olivia Munn. And it really is a shame there will never be a Ghost Tits movie, because this has to be one of the funniest things I've ever seen. But it is meant to be a joke and no more.

This is a perfect recipe for a hit comedy too -- a psychological thriller featuring Munn, her boobs and a man who discovers they were all a lie. Works for me, as Rick Hunter would say.

Oh yeah, Ghost Tits also stars William Daniels who was, you know, the voice of KITT on Knight Rider. The original Knight Rider that is.

So yeah, no point in sharing this other than it's funny and all about Olivia Munn's boobs. Enjoy the rest of your Monday ;)

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IndieGoGo campaign a go for John Fallon's The Shelter

Today will be a day long remembered as Bruise Productions and Bigfoot Productions announce the launch of their IndieGoGo campaign to help fund our bro John Fallon’s feature-length directorial debut The Shelter.

You all know our boy John, he's The Arrow of Arrow in the Head, the star of Deaden and Dead Shadows and Billy Trigger himself. He's been on our show a couple of times too.

John wrote the screenplay for The Shelter and will produce alongside long-time producing partner Donny Broussard and executive producer/actor Michael Pare (The Lincoln Lawyer, Eddie and the Cruisers) who will also be the lead in the film. VFX wiz Thomas Wilson (James Wan’s The Conjuring, Insidious: Chapter 2) will handle the visual effects.

Here are Pare’s thoughts on the project: "The Shelter tells a great and painful tragedy. Not about global disaster or war or economic collapse but of the individual human heart. The human heart and soul is what all art seeks to unravel. Guilt, regret and shame kill the heart and soul. When our lower animal nature dominates our character our soul is lost."

And here's John’s thoughts on his feature debut: “The Shelter will present you with an eyeful in terms of striking imagery. It will scare the pants out of you as much as it will make you think and move you. This project is the most personal one that I’ve ever written, is unlike anything I’ve done in the past and I believe it is my best work thus far. It’s my passion project to say the least.”

Through IndieGogo, fans can contribute funds and help The Shelter reach principal photography. Contributors may receive an executive producer credit, be part of the actual production or partake in the wrap-party with cast and crew among other cool prizes! The IndieGoGo page and all that it has to offer can be found right here

Synopsis: On a star filled night, widower and homeless man Thomas (Michael Pare) finds shelter for the night when he falls upon a vast two story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. He strolls on in thinking he just caught a lucky break and for a while, it would appear as though he did. But soon enough, he realizes that the house won’t let him leave, as its doors are all locked while its windows cannot be opened or broken. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place. What does it want from him? Will he survive the ordeal.

Check out the IndieGoGo campaign and visit The Shelter on Facebook. Now come on, help get this movie get made. DO IT!

Source: John Fallon
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Jason versus Olympus Has Fallen

Shawn and I bitch and bitch about how Hollywood waters down action movies. Gone from most are the graphic violence and foul mouths that made the flicks we grew up with so endearing. Then along comes Gerard Butler and Olympus Has Fallen to prove us wrong. 

Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. 

Without a doubt this is the type of flick Cannon Films and Chuck Norris would have made back in the 80s. And I admire the old-school sensibilities at play here. The action is brutally violent and the language foul. Lips are busted and jaws broken. It's awesome.

Working against Antoine Fuqua's film are some special effects that are a step above The Asylum and a seriousness that doesn't suite the cartoon nature of the story. I believe the similarly themed White House Down is more in line with what I'd dig from a flick like this.

Still, I enjoyed my watch. I like violent action movies. They are a cathartic way to end my work week. And the cast -- including Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart -- is solid. But this is a Bad at best. And there's nothing wrong with that.
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Friday, August 23, 2013

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane finally gets a release date

Yes, Shawn and I reviewed this little horror flick -- one of the first starring roles for genre vet and all-around hot chick Amber Heard -- way back on Season One. Like, you know, in 2010 or something.

The truth is All the Boys Love Mandy Lane premiered SEVEN years ago at the Toronto International Film Festival and it's never received an official release . . . until now.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein unveil Jonathan Levine's flick on VOD Sept. 6 and in theatres Oct. 11. That's right, this was made by the dude who made The Wackness and Warm Bodies before he made The Wackness and Warm Bodies.

In my mind, this is good news. I dug All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. Shawn, not so much. But I think most horror fans are in for a low-budget treat. Worth the watch.

Now check out this new trailer for the flick.

Source: Arrow in the Head
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