Monday, July 16, 2018

From the Corner: "Death on Demand" (2011)


When I buy my horror box sets, I expect plenty of low budget horror movies.  I expect a fair number of bad ones.  I expect fewer decent ones.  I expect even fewer jewels.

"Death on Demand" definitely wasn't one of those jewels.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Skyscraper and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Jason and Shawn return one more time before a two-week hiatus, with an all-new episode featuring their latest appearance on the Radio NL 610 AM Morning Show with Howie Reimer, plus a bunch of other cool shat.

That's right, the Basement Boys talk Dwayne Johnson's latest effort, the Die Hard in a skyscraper action flick Skyscraper, plus the Adam Sandler animated Sequel Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Die Hard in a Skyscraper

Another week has come and gone, and a few new movies are ready to land in cineplexes across North America. That must mean it's Friday, and Jason and Shawn are ready to join Howie Reimer on the Radio NL 610 AM Morning Show.

This weekend there's a pair of new movies that will compete for your movie-going dollar: Skyscraper and Hotel Transylvania 3.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

First look at Godzilla: King of the Monsters

I'm a hard-core Godzilla fan. I even have a tattoo of the King of the Monsters on my right leg. Love the classic Toho films. Love the 2014 version by Gareth Edwards. The 1996 Matthew Broderick film?

... not so much.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

District 9 director to helm RoboCop sequel

And we're not talking a sequel to the 2014 remake either. Nope! Neill Blomkamp will direct a sequel to the 1987 Paul Verhoeven classic that starred Peter Weller and coined the phrase "I'd buy that for a dollar."

Sweetening the deal: the script for RoboCop Returns is by Michael Miner and Edward Neumeier, who penned the original film, with a polish by Justin Rhodes, who scripted the upcoming Terminator.

Insomniac Theatre: "14 Blades" (2010)


At one time or another, we have all been there- unable to sleep, flipping idly through the channels and creating our own story from the bits and fragments we catch between channel flips, until we come across a show or movie that makes us go, "Huh... this might be interesting."

Or in my case, flipping through my DVD/Blu-Ray collection.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Chicago Fire, Ray Donovan star headlines Bronx SIU

We don't talk a lot of TV here in The Basement, but I figure it's high time that we do. TV, books, video games . . . it's all up for grabs from now on.

And that brings us to Bronx SIU (Special Investigations Unit), which hits UMC and Amazon Prime on July 19.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Having My Say: The Good, The Bad, The Fandom


Star Wars fans are the latest group of "fandoms" that have become toxic to their chosen franchise, and geekdom in general.  Their outrage at the prequels, a Jamaican sounding alien, a black stormtrooper, the revelation about Rey's parents, the introduction of Rose, the portrayal of an older Luke Skywalker, etc.

They make me shake my head.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Ant Man and the Wasp and The First Purge

It's the big holiday weekend in the U.S. of A., and Jason and Shawn are back to chat what they think is worth watching during the week ahead in this, an extended cut of their segment on Radio NL 610 AM Kamloops.

Shawn wasn't able to attend the NL Morning Show with Howie Reimer, but he delivers his two bits and change on the weekend's big releases: the latest MCU effort Ant Man and the Wasp and the horror prequel The First Purge. What does he have to say and what does he think? Stick with us!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Make mine The Basement on Friday

It's the biggest weekend of the year down the good 'ole U.S. of A., and that means a mighty Marvel Cinematic Universe release is headed our way.

This of course can only mean one thing: it's time for We Came from the Basement to join Howie Reimer on the Radio NL 610 AM Morning Show and talk about it.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Retro Review: The Hidden

Some movies, no matter how dated, are like comfort food. When you're in the mood to watch it, you just gotta. Predator is like that for me, as is Jaws, Aliens, and a few other 80s action/sci-fi/horror flicks.

Flicks like 1987's The Hidden!

I had a crap day full of family crisis on July 4, and just needed to unwind with a couple of cold ones. For whatever reason, all I wanted to watch was The Hidden. It had been a few years, so I guess I was due. And watch it I did!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Movie Catch Up: Tomb Raider (2018) and A Quiet Place

Given the juggle that is family, a full-time job and this site, neither Shawn nor I get to see every movie we want to in theatres. While unfortunate, it also means we have the joy of catching up with these flicks when they hit the home market.

I got to do just that this Canada Day weekend, taking in not only the new Tomb Raider, but the much acclaimed A Quiet Place. How do these flicks rate on the Basement scale? Stick with me!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Mike S's Top Five Canadian Horror Films


It's the Canada Day long weekend, and what better way for me to celebrate... than with a list of my top five favorite Canadian made horror movies?

Am I right- or am I right, eh?

Right.

The Drunken Review: Shark Lake

The Drunken Review is a Basement feature wherein movies are reviewed under the influence of alcohol. Why? Because some movies are better reviewed with booze, almost like the filmmakers designed them that way.

Last night, I tackled the 2015 Dolph Lundgren flick Shark Lake. Because if any movie was designed for The Drunken Review, it's one where Dolph Lundgren punches a shark in the nose . . . in a lake. Does Miller High Life make this a fun and enjoyable ride? Stick with me!