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TV Worth Watching and The Remake Train

Jason and Shawn are back one more time before switching to a loose schedule for the summer, and they've got something a bit different to talk about this episode. How different?

Think TV.

Yup, The Basement takes a break from movies to discuss how good television has become, with quality programs like Marvel's Daredevil and Jessica Jones, House of Cards, and Banshee drawing big talent away from the big screen. What are Basementites watching and what do they think? Stick with us!

Q&A: Alienated producer Princeton Holt

We've written about actor Taylor Negron's final film, Alienated, before. The flick just wrapped up a limited theatrical run and is now available for viewing on VOD via Gravitas Ventures.

The Basement recently sat down with Alienated producer, Princeton Holt, to talk about the movie, which tells the story of a married couple on the verge of an alien abduction, and his other projects.

He Never Died and Summer Movies 2016

It's hard to believe, but the summer-movie season is almost upon us once again. In fact, it officially kicks off May 5 with the release of Captain American: Civil War. And there's a gazillion movies scheduled to come out during the three months that follow. Do you know what you want to watch this summer?

Jason, Shawn and Amy put that question to each other as they figure out to watch -- and what not to watch -- between May and September. And that conversation is just one of many the Terrible Trio log during tonight's show.

Jason versus Hush (2016)

Of all the movies Shawn and I discovered during our six years and counting in The Basement, Mike Flanagan's Absentia remains one of my favourites. And, although not as good, Oculus is still a solid entry in the horror genre. Enough so that Flanagan is one my favourite directors working in horror at the moment.

When his latest, the home-invasion thriller Hush, dropped on Netflix earlier today, I knew how my Friday night was going to be spent. Just how well spent was it? Stick with me!

The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story teaser

Something isn't real until we in The Basement say it is, and so be it the case with the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story teaser.

Sure, it appeared online hours ago, but we're posting it now. And that makes it real.

A tease for the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story teaser

Yes, Basementites, the era of the teaser teaser is alive and well. Sure, teasing a teaser seems like a pointless exercise, as the teaser is supposed to tease the trailer, which teases the movie.

My head hurts.

Scope out the opening scene from Halloween horror flick The Harvesters

If you want to get a low-budget movie off the ground, Kickstarter and other crowdsourcing efforts seem to be the way to do it these days, especially if the budget is modest enough.

Writer/director Nick Sanford's The Harvesters raised all of it's $30,000 budget by offering unique prizes to contributors, such as joining the cast and crew for a ghost tour. That's pretty cool!

Scream queen Jessica Cameron conjures up An Ending

Not content to helm a web series and tour multiple projects on the festival circuit, scream queen Jessica Cameron has put together another feature film that is sure to entice horror fans everywhere.

Not only will she star in the flick, but she's also going to produce and co-direct along with screenwriter Josh Chiara.

A slew of Doctor Strange set pics

Marvel doesn't know when to quit but, given their track record, why would we want them to? We don't. So there.

This fall, the latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- Doctor Strange -- hits theatres. I was never big into the comics, but it sounds like they nailed the casting in Benedict Cumberbatch (who is so good in the BBC's Sherlock and anything else he does). And if the studio could make Guardians of the Galaxy work . . .Yeah. You know what I mean.

John Wick: Chapter Two gets a plot

Well, a plot synopsis anyway. The flick already had a plot, hopefully long before it went into production, although stranger things have happened with movies. Stranger indeed.

But the folks over at Collider have dug up what will set the titular John Wick off this time around, and fans can rest easy -- people leave his dog and car alone.

Jason versus The Sword and the Sorcerer

There was a time when sword and sorcery movies were king. An era when Conan The Barbarian was a huge hit, and everyone and their dog was trying to cash in on the fantasy/adventure craze. There were movies like The Beastmaster, Yor: The Hunter from the Future and, of course, The Sword and the Sorcerer.

Yes, the movie starring the guy who played Matt Houston.