Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Stallone returns to action in Backtrace

Sylvester Stallone is one busy dude, especially for a man of 72. Creed 2 comes out in a few short weeks, he's filming Rambo 5 as I type this, and he's somehow managed to wrap the new thriller Backtrace without anyone knowing it.

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.

5 Grimm Fairy Tales I'd Like to See as Movies

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

Marvel legend Stan Lee dead at 95

Word has reached The Basement that Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee has died. He was 95.

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.

Toy Story 4 teaser a delightful mess

This is sure to tickle the fancy of our Animated Addict: Disney and Pixar quietly dropped a teaser trailer for Toy Story 4 online this morning, much to everyone's delight I am sure.

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

Review: Overlord

A movie about Nazi zombies -- or Nazbies as I like to call them -- isn't what you'd expect Hollywood to release on the Remembrance Day weekend, but I'm glad they did.

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

Back on the air, and Facebook Live... ing it

Life is slowly returning to normal in The Basement, and that means it's almost time for Jason to rejoin Howie Reimer on the Radio NL 610 AM Morning Show, and Jason and Shawn to resume their extended cut podcast... with a slight twist!

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

The Animated Addict: My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

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

A death in the family

We in The Basement wanted to let our readers and listeners know regular episodes/articles will be on hold until after Nov. 11 so Jay can deal with a death in the family -- his mother passed away shortly before Halloween.

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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