Saturday, June 30, 2018
And yes, this is once again an extended edition of Friday's segment, where The Basement Boys joined Howie Reimer on the Radio NL 610AM Kamloops Morning Show to talk movies worth watching this weekend.
Friday, June 29, 2018
Suffice to say I, along with most people, were pleasantly shocked when M. Night Shyamalan's Split turned out to be a closet sequel to Unbreakable, and a pretty damn good movie in its own right. Split made a bunch of money, and now Shyamalan has crafted a sequel to both it and Unbreakable.
What do Jason, Shawn and Howie have in store this week? Well, some random chatter about movies and entertainment of course!
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Yup, last night we pimped weepy dramas, tonight low-budget horror. Life is grand here in The Basement.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Honestly, I don't know what prompted me to watch this trailer. I dig Steve Carell when he's being funny and serious, so there was probably that. And, being a dad, I'm all for anything that explores the father/son dynamic.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
When a short film comes from the keyboard of our man John Fallon, and promises a high-concept story with kick-ass fight scenes, we're definitely interested in taking it in.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Jason and Shawn yap about Incredibles 2, and Shawn puts the recent VOD release Rampage -- starring The Rock and a giant monkey -- on the chopping block. Oh, and Jason brings a Retro Review in for examination.
Friday, June 22, 2018
And Jason and Shawn will do just that at 8:40 a.m., as they join Howie Reimer on the NL Morning Show.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
John announced earlier today that producer Asko Akopyan (above, with star Paul Sloan) has joined the project as lead producer, and that cameras are set to roll in Armenia in early 2019!
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
So why not post said pic of Hamilton as Sarah Connor in Terminator 6? Why not indeed!
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
A year later, a movie came out called Grizzly, and it featured a grizzly bear killing innocent campers and hikers. Suffice to say, it was the highest grossing independent movie of 1976.
I was intrigued by Grizzly as a boy, because the movie's poster was featured on the back of comic books everywhere, and it looked great, especially to a pre-teen boy. How does the movie stack up now that I'm a middle-age man?
Monday, June 18, 2018
However, it seems not everyone is pleased with the changes made at the behest of our new home, as some long-time fans have complained the segments are too short, and they don't like the fact we're talking alongside NL Morning Show hosts Howie and Shane.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Nowadays, there's a new super-hero movie out every few months, and visual effects are at the point where the four-colour world of comics can be brilliantly realized. Doesn't this hurt the impact of an Incredibles sequel.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Yup, they've kinda sorta gone legit!
Jason and Shawn might be hanging out on the NL Morning Show from here on in, but they're still the same old aging movie geeks. Funny, talented and some times not entirely appropriate.
This week they not only riff on new releases The Incredibles 2, Tag and Superfly, they also sound off on the new Halloween trailer and share their thoughts on the little-seen actioner The Hurricane Heist.
And yes, they even make fun of old people. Send your hate mail to email@example.com.
If you didn't hear the movie-related madness earlier today, you can catch up with it now by pushing play on the player below. And even if you heard the boys during the 8 a.m. hour, it never hurts to listen again.
What are you waiting for? Give it a listen, and stick with us!
Say that five times fast!
However, there's a bit of twist for this, The Basement Boys second foray on Radio NL 610 AM Kamloops -- they're leaving The Basement and stepping into the NL studio!
Today, Jason and Shawn join host Howie Reimer during the NL Morning Show. But fear not, Jason and Shawn are still Jason and Shawn, which means the spirit of The Basement goes where they go. And Howie is a first rate -- and funny -- guy, so the clash of styles will be well worth the listen.
What will be discussed? Well, it's radio, so one ever knows. But, given animated sequel The Incredibles 2 and the comedy Tag hit theatres today, something will likely be said about each.
You can find out for sure at 8:40 a.m. when you hit the Radio NL logo to your right. You can follow along to the mad tweets of Mike S on Twitter at CameTheBasement. A podcast version of the show drops later today.
Stick with us!
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Summer of '84 takes place during, you guessed it, the summer of 1984. A group of teens begin to suspect one of their neighbours, a cop no less, might actually be a serial killer. Suffice to say, they decide to find out, and things get dangerous.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
A decade is a long time between sequels, especially successful horror sequels. So I was a bit hesitant going into The Strangers: Prey At Night. There was a different director at the helm, and I wasn't sure we needed more stories about our murderous gang of youthful home invaders, especially after such a long absence.
Monday, June 11, 2018
We've not shared much from the world of video games since the Game Time era. Not because Shawn and I aren't players, we're just not hard-core players like Game Time. We do enjoy a good session in front of the Xbox and PS4 though.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
The teaser for Shane Black's sequel to the 1987 action classic came out a month ago, and left a lot of people underwhelmed. I'm not sure why, or what said people expected, as it worked for me. There was action, the titular monster, and some trademark Black humour. I got what I wanted.
Friday, June 8, 2018
The episode broadcast earlier today, but you can hear it here again -- or for the first time -- thanks to modern podcast technology.
That's when We Came from the Basement begins it's new season, on a brand new station: Radio NL 610AM!
The Basement Boys kick off their eight to 10 minute segment at about 8:20 a.m., riffing on this week's new theatrical releases, plus sharing their thoughts on whatever passes through their movie-massacred minds.
John Carpenter's classic score is there. Jamie Lee Curtis is back. All the BS about Michael Myers being Laurie Strode's brother is dealt with. And it looks scary as all get out.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
That's right, it's another high-concept action movie from the guy who directed the original The Fast and the Furious and xXx. Make of that what you will.
To be honest, I forgot this movie existed until I stumbled across it in my VOD lineup this past weekend. So I watched the trailer on YouTube and decided to give it a go. Seemed like a decent way to kill an evening with a couple of beers in hand.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
That's the sound of mad excitement among The Basement crew as word dropped today that we'll finally get a look at the new Halloween movie when the official trailer hits this Friday.
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Ditto the maxim "just when you think you're out, they drag you back in." Such is the case with We Came from the Basement's latest incarnation.
Friday, June 1, 2018
Kaufman emailed us back in February (long story, don't want to talk about it) saying he was headed to Bulgaria for Sinners and Saints 2: Vengeance, and asked us to join in promoting the venture. Well, Shawn and I are all about being better late than never, so here we go:
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