Monday, December 31, 2018
The clip is titled Rachel on the Run, and if ever there was an appropriate title for a clip, this is it. Literally, we see someone named Rachel on the run from some cops. Why? No damn idea, but I guess that's the point. Now I want to see Lifechanger so I can figure out what the flip is going on!
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
St. Agatha looks like it'll be a female-driver horror tale, one peeps are calling nunspoitation . . . which definitely peaks our interest in The Basement. What have we got here, you ask?
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
You see, this looks like it's going to be a downright interesting -- and terrifying -- motion picture, one that begs to be seen in a crowded theatre with other horror fans. And, given it's written and directed by the man who brought us Get Out, there's gonna be a social message too.
Monday, December 24, 2018
Being the night of the fat, red, comet that crashes into your chimneys and takes all the credit for the magic you created, I'll be brief.
All Star cast - Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman and basement favourite: Dolph Lungren!
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Jason and Shawn ARE BACK one more time before the Christmas chaos begins, and they've brought the full 17-minute interview with Travelers co-star Leah Cairns with them. She stars opposite Eric McCormack in the Canadian sci-fi series, which just had seasons two and three drop on Netflix.
Friday, December 21, 2018
Now he's back with a new action/horror flick, one that tackles the most infamous monsters of all time: Bigfoot.
So this morning's Radio NL 610 AM Morning Show segment is full of movie-releated conversation. But there's also an interview with a Kamloops actor who has done really well for herself in Hollywood.
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Beyond White Space is one part Moby Dick in space, a little bit of a slasher movie, and even includes nods to Alien. And it sports some kick ass special effects and a decent cast, including a trio of the hottest ladies put on screen.
That's exactly what we've got with this new Christmas short film featuring The Predator. Only this time the sci-fi beast isn't up against Arnold Schwarzenegger or Danny Glover; he's taking on Santa Claus!
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
But I cried me no tears when a reboot was announced, as I've nothing invested in the character beyond those movies. My interest peaked when Neil Marshall, who directed my favourite werewolf movie of all time, Dog Soldiers, signed on to direct.
Say that five times fast. Can't do it, can yah.
The S and I discovered Dementia 13 by accident many moons ago. It was included in one of those DVD packs with something like 50 horror movies in one set, all of them older flicks in the public domain. The movie itself is a decent ghost story/slasher tale that begged for a remake to flesh out the ideas and add a bit of gore.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
But I'm well into this great sci-fi show, which debuted here in Canada as a Showcase and Netflix co-production back in 2016. Netflix picked the series up for a third season, and seasons two and three dropped on Friday.
Monday, December 17, 2018
Doogie Horner wrote the damn thing, JJ Harrison provided the artwork, and it's a hoot. And yes, yippee-ki-yay motherfucker makes it into the narrative.
Saturday, December 15, 2018
But the Basement Boys ARE here to pleasure your earholes with reviews of movies traditional to the season and otherwise, including the new Christmas classic The Christmas Chronicles starring the most bad ass Santa of all time -- Kurt Russell!
Friday, December 14, 2018
And Jason and Shawn join Howie Reimer this morning on the Radio NL 610 AM Morning Show to tell you all about it!
The week's two big releases are the tween-focused sci-fi tale Mortal Engines and the animated superhero flick Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. But there's also a new Clint Eastwood movie, The Mule, to attract a more mature audience, especially fans of the iconic movie star.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
That's the premise behind Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn, a would-be sci-fi "epic" that road the wave of early 80s 3D movies. I remembered it fondly from my youth . . . Then I recently revisited it.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
That's the premise behind You Might Be the Killer, a razor sharp, and often comedic, spin on the old killer-in-the-woods trope. Apparently inspired by a Twitter thread that deconstructed the slasher genre, this is a fun way to kill a Friday night, if you'll excuse the pun.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
I say this as a die-hard fan of the first season, which is one of the finest eight hours of TV ever assembled. Like many, I didn't care much for the second season, although its only real crime is it had to follow the first.
Monday, December 10, 2018
Judging from this latest trailer for the upcoming follow up, there will be no room for complaints in that department when Michael Dougherty delivers the sequel next May.
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Fallon updates audiences on his many projects, and he's brought actor/martial artist Marc Natoli with him to discuss their short film collaboration The Proposal, as well as update fans on his second directorial effort, Heretic, and the upcoming The Siege of Robin Hood.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Fallon announced via Twitter that Natoli has signed on to play Davies in Heretic, a medieval action/drama starring Paul Sloan and Mark Lawson. Fallon co-wrote the script and directs.
The "Snap" heard through the Marvel Cinematic Universe has occurred. Earth's mightiest heroes are scattered in defeat. Guilt... loss... shame fill them with uncertainty about the future.
But there is hope... there is always hope...
That's right. There is nothing of note in cinemas for the next seven days, which means Ralph Breaks the Internet and Creed II are expected to keep cleaning house at the box office. Does that mean there's nothing for Jason and Howie to discuss on the Radio NL 610 AM Morning Show?
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Was it money? Disney acquiring 20th Century Fox and wanting to make the R-rated Marvel product more family friendly? Pure, outright greed?
We here in The Basement could continue this debate (I think Howie and I discussed this a few weeks back), but why Wade (get it) in when we can let Wade Wilson and Fred Savage answer these, and other questions, for us (we're lazy)?
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Seeking to find her missing fiance, Jean assembles a small expedition to the jungles of Africa. Fear, sabotage, and death follow the group amidst hushed rumours of "white she-devils" that rule the dark jungles. Is her fiance alive... or has the "White Goddess" gotten him...?
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
I'm sure writer/director Rene Perez was counting on that when he cast Kovacs in this flick, which is itself an homage to the kind of movies Bronson made when he'd set up shop at Cannon Films, a company that churned out a lot of this stuff.
Well, this is not "normal" for me: reviewing a second movie that's recently been in the theaters.
Of course, this could be related to what Jay was discussing in his article about Studios closing the "Theatre-to-Digital Gap". I suggest reading that article by the way. I rate it in "The Good".
But I'm here to review to "Solo: A Star Wars Story".
Monday, December 3, 2018
Note the lack of anything sexist in the above paragraph . . .
Saturday, December 1, 2018
And, on the surface, that's what Happy Death Day 2U appears to be too. Take Happy Death Day and repeat it. It is Happy Death Day 2 after all.
Please don't hit us with a Me Too for the fine ear holes comment...
But the Basement Boys did experience some technical glitches during their latest recording session, not that you'll notice, and the show went on. What did Jason and Shawn ramble on about this week? The usual of course: all things entertainment!
Friday, November 30, 2018
Which one is worth your dollar? Jason and Howie give their two bits and change today on the Radio NL 610 AM Morning Show!
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Many of these films came and went with little fanfare other than poor reviews by mainstream critics. And, as is often the case, several have earned a cult status among fans.
Hell Night is one such movie, and it's not a bad one by any standard.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
I'm going to say up front that this is one animated film that I was super looking forward to watching and reviewing, since I loved the first one... but you know what they say about getting what you wish for...
After being arrested for a battle with The Underminer, the Parrs face a return to a mundane existence... until Winston Deavor approaches them with a plan to make "supers" legal again.
While Helen returns to duty as Elastigal, Bob adjusts to "normal" life as a father... with superpowered kids...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
But the main reason is because it stars a dude named Robert Kovacs, and he bares a striking resemblance to one of the most iconic action heroes of all time -- Charles Bronson. Take a look at the above pic and tell me if I'm wrong.
Monday, November 26, 2018
Space is a big, wonderous place.
Unless you're in a horror movie that is...
Unknown to the world, the cancelled Apollo 18 mission of 1974 did occur. Three astronauts went to the moon on a secret military mission, only for things to go horribly wrong. This is their footage... and their terrifying story...
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Yup, a movie about boxing hit me in the feels -- both nostalgia wise and on an emotional level -- as much as an entry in my all time favourite film series.
Once again, Jason and Shawn not only bring you The Basement's Friday morning segment from the NL Morning Show, they also share the audio from their Facebook Live broadcast that makes up this extended cut, complete with bad language and boob references.
Friday, November 23, 2018
There are three, count 'em three, big releases out this week. Two of them are sequels and the third, well, is another telling of story everyone knows like the back of their hand. Which means we probably didn't need it.
And Jason and Howie take to the Radio NL 610 AM Morning Show to tell you all about these movies three, plus discuss some entertainment news and suggest some stuff you can watch at home.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
So why did I binge all six episodes of Netflix's The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell the other night? Because it's just so ducking good!
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Movie history is filled with great movies about machines turning against humanity. "Terminator", "The Matrix".... "Maximum Overdrive"...
And then there's "Android Insurrection"...
A group of elite soldiers in the year 2353 are dispatched to eliminate a rogue AI before it creates the ultimate killing machine.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
When I was a wee lad, it wasn't unusual for a movie to stick around our local cinema for weeks, even months. I remember Raiders of the Lost Ark playing in town for 30 to 40 weeks - that's seven or eight months!
The last movie I remember getting such a long theatrical run was Titanic, which played for almost a year.
Monday, November 19, 2018
Ghost stories are one of the hardest things to do visually without resorting to extensive CGI or gore to bring the scares. Finding a good, solid, suspenseful ghost movie is a challenge for someone like me.
Living in an isolated manor during World War Two, the Stewarts find themselves alone and depending on each other to survive the threat of invasion. Adding to their isolation is the affliction that affects the two children. One day, they hire some servants... only to find that they'd brought "The Others" with them.
Or maybe "The Others" were there all along already...
Saturday, November 17, 2018
What does this mean for the future of the show? Not much changes really. Although there's some mugging for the camera that can only be seen when watching the video on We Came from the Basement's Facebook page.
Friday, November 16, 2018
Joining him, as always, is Howie Reimer, and together they cover what is a pretty diverse list of films hitting cinemas today.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Back in 2009, Denzel Washington and John Travolta starred in The Taking of Pelham 123, a remake of the 1974 film, which in itself is an adaptation of Morton Freedgood's novel of the same name.
One can argue the Denzel vehicle is just another adaptation but, having seen the two version, it feels like director Tony Scott was trying to outdo the older film, and just couldn't cut it, despite his talented cast.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The box-office goldmine comes with a price, as before Iron Man and Robert Downey Jr. there was a long line of failed attempts to bring Marvel characters to the big screen.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
What's a Backtrace? Well, the movie details a heist gone wrong, a prison breakout, and Stallone's efforts to track down the bad guys. Much shooting is involved, given what I've seen from the trailer below.
We were all kids once... or at least I'm assuming we all were.
Anyways, as kids we all heard or read the classic Grimm Fairy Tales, right?
Right. I'm going to assume you said, "Right".
Monday, November 12, 2018
Lee passed away in the early hours of this morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles. The cause of death has yet to be determined.
Maybe it's because I'm not all about the cartoons, but I had no idea a new Toy Story movie was coming out, let alone as early as next summer.
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