Friday, September 21, 2018

Life Itself has a clock in its walls

A kids' horror movie directed by Eli Roth and an inspiring story about our place in the universe? So sums up this week's two big movie releases.

Which means it's Friday, and time for Jason to join Howie Reimer on the Radio NL 610 AM Morning Show!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Why we think The Predator fizzled

Shane Black brought the 80s back to cinemas in high style this past weekend with The Predator, a sequel to the hit 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger flick which Black co-starred in.

The film had everything we in The Basement love -- boat loads of action and explosions, gore, profanity and lots of it, and machismo to spare. Mike S and I love the hell out of the movie, as did those of us with similar sensibilities.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Having My Say: Whitewashing and Blackfacing


Mike S here to talk about something we touched on in this week's Extended Edition of "We Came From the Basement" with Jason: The possibility of a black Superman and a black James Bond coming to the big screen soon.

It could work- more so for Superman than James Bond in my opinion.

Why?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The 90s return with the Captain Marvel trailer

Ah, the 90s. An era that saw me graduate film school, travel the world, meet interesting people, and kinda like them.

As cool as my 90s experience was, it's nothing compared to the cool that comes with the lovely Brie Larson and this equally as lovely trailer for the much anticipated Captain Marvel.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Mermaid's Song trailer sings a creepy tune

Some days, I'm not even sure what I'm trying to say when I write these headlines . . .

Anywho, I guarantee there will not be one singing crab in director Nicholas Humphries spin on The Little Mermaid, which in turn was based on Hans Christian Anderson's classic mermaid tale. In fact, we in The Basement are pretty sure this is going more for horror romp than Disney musical.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Predator, A Simple Favor and White Boy Rick

The wait is over, The Basement has returned, and a new extended-cut episode is here to pleasure your ear holes!

And while Shawn is down for the count, Mike S has joined Jay to not only provide wrap-around content for the Radio NL 610 AM Morning Show, but to review this weekend's big new release, The Predator.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Lions, tigers and Predators . . . oh my!

The word from the higher ups at Radio NL is they like us! They really, really, like us! So that means We Came from the Basement is back on the mighty NL Morning Show today at about 8:40 a.m.!

An exclamation mark just because!

Shawn is away, so Jason and Howie talk a whole slew of movie and entertainment news for your ear holes, including a few thoughts on Amazon Prime's Jack Ryan series and the upcoming season of Netflix and Marvel's Daredevil.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Animated Addict: "Up" (2009)


The Animated Addict is back in town, and in the Basement with another review!  Today, I'm going to take a quick look to the skies as I review Pixar's 2009 release, "Up"!

Carl met the love of his life at the age of nine.  Ellie was fearless, adventurous, and energetic... and she had her own clubhouse.  They both shared a dream to visit Paradise Falls- a dream they would work to accomplish throughout the length of their relationship.

Until tragedy struck the loving couple.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Retro Review: The Last Shark AKA Great White

I wasn't really sure if I wanted to make this review a Drunken one or a Retro one. The Last Shark is an old . . . as in retro . . . movie, but I was drinking while watching it. Just not to the level that warrants a Drunken Review.

Then I figured I was thinking about it too much, and stopped. We go Retro on this one!

The Last Shark, or Great White, as it was known while making the rounds in theatres back in 1981, is a notorious Italian Jaws rip off that, when I was a kid, was very hard to find. Thankfully it's popped up on Amazon Prime, and I was able to take this mother down.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Solo: A Fanboy's Story

No, this isn't a review, as that ship clearly sailed back in May. But I did finally watch Solo: A Star Wars Story, a movie I was in no hurry to see.

Given the film's "poor" (I use "" as it's hard to imagine a film that made more than $200 million domestic being considered a failure) box-office performance, I guess a lot of people were in the same space about Solo as I was.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Insomniac Theatre: "The Foreigner" (2017)


Sometimes, late night movie viewing can give you the opportunity to discover a rare gem of a movie- such as Jackie Chan's 2017 "The Foreigner".

After an IRA bombing kills his daughter, Ngoc Minh Quan asks the police to give him the names of the bombers involved.  They refuse to do so, and advise him to let them deal with things.  When Deputy First Minister Liam Hennessy- a former IRA member, denounces the attack, Quan seeks Hennessy's assistance in tracking down the bombers.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Drunken Review: Victor Crowley

What the hell, Jay!?! Another Drunken Review? The heck is a matter with you? You on vacation or something?

As a matter of fact, I am. And it's almost over. Now piss off and let me review (ish) Victor Crowley before I pass out, would yah!

Not a question. A statement.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Halloween scares up a great new trailer

We're only six (ish) weeks away from David Gordon Green and Blumhouse's new Halloween movie, and Universal Studios has seen fit to unleash one more trailer for the sequel/reboot, and it's a doozy.

Doozy is, of course, a technical term.

We all know this is a direct sequel to John Carpenter's classic, and one that pits Jamie Lee Curtis' Laurie Strode agains the terrifying Michael Myers one last (ish) time. So let's cut right to the chase.

Monday, September 3, 2018

"Johnny Gruesome" Trailer


October is just around the corner, so it's reasonable that we in The Basement here would start thinking and talking about horror movies, right?

Right.  You know us so well.

Coming this October to Video on Demand is an offering from Uncork'd Entertainment is their movie based on the 2007 novel "Johnny Gruesome" by Gregory Lamberson.