Monday, July 31, 2017
Mike S back with another installment of "The Animated Addict"! This time, I discuss Disney's 2016 release, "Moana"- starring Auli'i Cravalho as Moana, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the demi-god Maui.
In the distant past, the demi-god Maui stole the heart of the Island Mother Te Fiti. This unleashes a plague upon the Earth- one that slowly spreads and devours all life it comes in contact with.
Moana, the daughter of a Polynesian chief has felt the call of the ocean from a young age. She soon discovers that the ocean itself has chosen her to return Te Fiti's heart- with the help of Maui.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
I'd become fascinated with this bit of Internet-created folklore, partly because of how pervasive Slenderman has become in our culture, and partly because my then four-year-old son and his friends talked abut him like I'd talked about the Boogeyman.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
What is Die Hard Syndrome? Well, let me tell you! The Bruce Willis action flick was such a big hit that Hollywood producers, directors and actors were out to duplicate it in whatever way, shape or form they could think of. We had Die Hard on a Boat (Under Siege), Die Hard on a Bus (Speed) and, as is the case with Passenger 57, Die Hard on a Plane.
Friday, July 28, 2017
My buddy and Billy Trigger co-star Deke Richards co-directed a nifty sounding documentary called Tax Shelter Terrors, which explores how Canada's tax-shelter system gave birth to a whole genre-film industry here in the True North Strong and Free between 1974 and 1982.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
For one, hearing some creepy kid say "you'll float too" over and over and over and over and over again is, well, creepy. Plus, I'm very familiar with Stephen King's source material, having recently re-read It in anticipation of this adaptation hitting screens. And the book, folks, is . . . creepy.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Well, yeah. He will be.
I think it would be hard to find a person who HASN'T either heard of, or read Maurice Sendak's book, "Where the Wild Things Are".
I know I have very fond memories of reading it. In fact, it was one of my favorite books growing up.
It had whimsy, humour, a character every child could relate to, and satisfied my need to run wild with my imagination without having to worry about rules.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Save the date, people, as James Bond returns to theatres on Nov. 8, 2019!
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Matt appeared on the show a year and a half ago and talked his then recently completed feature Altar. Now the horror flick has hit screens, and Jason and Shawn have seen it.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
The execs at Marvel Studios have planned and plotted the upcoming Netflix series since long before Daredevil emerged on the scene two years ago, and followed it up with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
You know, like Marvel did with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America etc and so on.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Only thing is, it looks better than I just made it sound.
In the spring of 2016, Jason, Shawn and Amy sat down with writer/director Matt Sconce to talk about his then recently completed feature film Altar, a found-footage horror flick.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Then along comes this trailer for The Snowman, a new serial killer flick starring Michael Fassbender, and the whole killer snowman genre comes alive.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Well, we lie a little. Shawn's not back. He's taking a time out. But Jason is, and he's joined by The After Movie Diner host Jon Cross for a very special episode of We Came from the Basement. How special, you may ask?
Monday, July 17, 2017
On the one had, I am really looking forward to seeing what Prisoners and The Arrival director Denis Villeneuve does with this follow up to the sci-fi classic. On the other hand, the whole project is a bit worrying, as Blade Runner didn't really need a sequel.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Word dropped earlier today that Romero, 77, passed away after a brief battle with lung cancer.
Spider-Man: Homecoming has earned $176 million in eight days. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $386 million to date, and Wonder Woman $375 million and climbing.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
He's been on our show numerous times, we've partied with him, Shawn scored his debut feature film The Shelter, and I've written three -- count 'em three -- scripts for the man, which are in various stages of development.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
What's it all about, Charlie Brown?
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Much fuss has been made about how little publicity there's been for the flick, with Sony only releasing a trailer, a few posters, and some TV spots.
I find this approach a breath of fresh air, as back when I was a boy, movies got a trailer three months from release, a poster or two, and some TV and radio commercials. That's it.
Mike S here (again) bringing you another animated movie review! This time, I'm travelling back to 1986, when "The Transformers: The Movie" was released.
The Decepticons and Autobots have been waging war for years. Just as things look bad for the Autobots, things get worse with the arrival of... Unicron- eater of planets. It's up to the remaining Autobots to defeat Unicron and a new, improved Megatron!
Monday, July 10, 2017
Mike S sneaking into the Basement today to bring you a surprise guest review! That's right! Me. Reviewing a movie!
Surprise, mother fuckers!
So- "Logan" has been a bit of a big deal this year in terms of comic book nerds and movie geeks.
But did it deserve all the hype surrounding it?
Sunday, July 9, 2017
See my train of thought here? This is a solid concept idea for an action thriller.
How was the watch, especially given how poorly received the movie was when released two decades ago?
Friday, July 7, 2017
No, you're not going to want to drive into a cliff or anything. Not if you love good music and cinema. No. You see, not since Speed have I wanted to put the pedal to the metal so badly after seeing a movie.
This time the Basement Boys tackle the supernatural thriller The Autopsy of Jane Doe starring Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch. Do the spooky goings on, from the director of Trollhunter, rate a watch? Stick with us!
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