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.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Why? The world needed a respectable Nazbie movie; one that takes place during the Second World War, on the eve of D-Day, which was called Operation: Overlord, hence this Nazbie movie's title.
Longest run-on sentence in history. Doubtful. But I'll get there...
Friday, November 9, 2018
That's right: when Jason and Shawn sit down to record said extended cut they are going to take it live... Facebook Live that is.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
In the 1980's, anime really hit North America, and became a massive part of it's pop culture- finding a home for many of Japan's mature storytelling (like "Akira" (1988), and it's more charming tales.
"My Neighbor Totoro" falls into the latter.
Satsuki and Mei have just moved into a new house near the hospital where their mother is recovering from an illness. From the start, they knew that there was something unusual about the house, and the surrounding fields... but then Mei discovers Totoro... and their lives take a definite turn for the magical...
Thursday, November 1, 2018
The Radio NL 610 AM Morning Show segment will resume Nov 16, with the extended cut podcast debuting Nov 18.
Mike S will resume posts in The Basement at some point next week, once he returns from holidays. Jay anticipates returning to his duties on a limited basis the following week.
Much thanks for your understanding and support during this time. We look forward to entertaining you for years to come.
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