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The Basement prime-time finale

All roads have led to this, the final prime-time broadcast... From The Basement! Podcast version, of course... What have Jason and Shawn got in store for listeners this week? A few not-so sober thoughts on the last eleven years of this show, three of which were on the mighty Radio NL 610 AM Kamloops. But The Dynamic Duo did watch some stuff, and they'd be remiss not to review them for your ear holes. So prepare yourselves for thoughts on the Russian horror movie Superdeep starring Milena Radulovic, the Netflix fright flick The Devil Below, and the retro UFO film Fire in the Sky... because UFOs are so hot right now. Add in the entertainment rundown (the latest Fast and the Furious anyone?) and you've got yourself the podcast version of the final broadcast... From The Basement. So push play on the player below, and stick with us one more time.
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The big finale goes Superdeep with The Devil Below

All roads have led to this, the final prime-time broadcast... From The Basement! What have Jason and Shawn got in store for listeners who tune in to Radio NL 610 AM Kamloops this eve? A few not-so sober thoughts on the last eleven years of this show, three of which were on the mighty NL. But The Dynamic Duo did watch some stuff as well, and they'd be remiss not to review them for your ear holes. So prepare yourselves for thoughts on the Russian horror movie Superdeep starring Milena Radulovic, the Netflix fright flick The Devil Below, and the retro UFO film Fire in the Sky... because UFOs are so hot right now. Add in the weekend entertainment rundown (the latest Fast and the Furious anyone?) and you've got yourself one final broadcast... From The Basement. The fun begins at 6:05 tonight, so stick with us one more time. Note: this episode repeats Saturday at 7 P.M. and Sunday at 6 A.M. The podcast drops Monday morning.

Marcus Flor vs Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

In film, there's nothing I enjoy more than passionate creativity. Compared to the sea of mediocrity surrounding it, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is practically overflowing with it. This animated movie is vibrant, kinetic, and extremely inventive with its art style. On top of all that, this is just a solid movie. It tells its story with sincerity and tact, always focusing on the important aspects of Miles' emotional journey. The script wastes no time on pointless scenes or moments, which also gives the film an energetic rhythm that draws you in. One of the other great aspects of this movie is its reinvention of the Spider-Man story. It's clever writing demonstrates a true understanding of the webslinger, and offers commentary on the current state of his movie adaptations. In the end, you get a film both Spidey fans and non-fans can enjoy. Above all other aspects, what I like most about Spider-Verse is how fun it is. It demonstrates quality animation and filmmaking doesn

Safety's Off: "Lethal Weapon 2" (1989)

  Tuesday is upon us- which means it's time or me to lock and load again as I chase Riggs and Murtaugh across Los Angeles in another action packed " Lethal Weapon " movie... A routine drug bust by Riggs and Murtaugh goes awry- hinting that things are a bit deeper than they think. Smuggled krugerrands, an FBI witness, and the South African consulate all collide with the two cops as they they lock sights on the biggest case of their careers... " Lethal Weapon 2 " isn't as intensely emotional as the first one.  As the two partners further cement their partnership and friendship, things lighten up a bit between the two- which is fitting as it echoes Rigg's growth from the angry, suicidal personality he was in the first movie into a more "stable" person learning to deal with his grief, and open up to Murtaugh as a friend.  It's a nice adjustment. While Riggs gets a lot of development in this movie, Murtaugh, sadly- doesn't get as much.  He&#

THE HAUNTED VILLAGE Part 1 of 2 (2021) - We Want to Believe

On a cold, wintery weekend before Halloween, the We Want to Believe team is invited to explore the Village of Ashcroft, which is in the Interior of British Columbia. Led on a tour of haunted locations by resident John W. Fair, the investigators not only learn about the community’s spooky history, but find themselves communicating with ghosts from the gold-rush era, and uncovering the sad story of two deceased children. Writer/director’s statement: Our trip to Ashcroft was the first time the team had no idea what it was in for prior to an investigation. All we had was an invite from John W. Fair to explore the area’s haunted past. We got more than we bargained for in terms of encounters with potential spirits, and ticked one more off the paranormal investigator’s bucket list by spending the night in a local cemetery. And it was cold… very, very cold. Here's some pics from the latest episode: An EVP session in the snow. Lead investigator Peter Renn and director Jason Hewlett What did

Werewolves Within and the Mishna Wolff interview

It's the final countdown to the last prime-time episode of From The Basement, and Jason and Shawn have a gooder (real Canadian English) for folks when they tune in to this, the latest podcast... From The Basement! Not only do they review the upcoming horror/comedy Werewolves Within, they interview its talented and witty writer, Mishna Wolff. And this is the full, feature-length interview with her! Wolff is a comedian and author of the bestselling memoir I'm Down, and Werewolves Within is her first feature screenplay. How did she take a video game and turn it into a funny werewolf film? And what was it like working with director Josh Ruben and star Milana Vayntrub? What were her influences and inspirations? Stick with us! And stick around for Jason and Shawn's review of Werewolves Within! Is it the best movie since this pandemic started? Or should The Basement Boys have stuck with genre staples An American Werewolf in London and The Thing instead? You can find out by pushing

Mishna Wolff is a Werewolf Within

It's the final countdown to the last prime-time episode of From The Basement, and Jason and Shawn have a gooder (real Canadian English) for folks when they take to the mighty Radio NL airwaves tonight at 6:05. Not only do they review the upcoming horror/comedy Werewolves Within, they interview its talented and witty writer, Mishna Wolff! Wolff is a comedian and author of the bestselling memoir I'm Down, and Werewolves Within is her first feature screenplay. How did she take a video game and turn it into a funny werewolf film? And what was it like working with director Josh Ruben and star Milana Vayntrub? Stick with us! And stick around for Jason and Shawn's review of Werewolves Within! Is it the best movie since this pandemic started? Or should The Basement Boys have stuck with genre staples An American Werewolf in London and The Thing instead? Tune in tonight at 6:05, and only on Radio NL ! Note: this episode repeats Saturday at 7 P.M. and Sunday at 6 A.M. The podcast dro

Marcus Flor vs Castlevania: The Full Series

Seeing as the Castlevania animated series has recently concluded, I thought it apt to give my thoughts on the series as a whole.  I'm not going to lie, I have mixed feelings about the show. For me, it would often flip-flop between interesting and bland. It had some intriguing concepts and characters throughout, but these would often be overshadowed by a meandering and haphazard plot. There were many subplots that were underutilized, misused, or straight-up abandoned by the end. The Infinite Corridor, for example, is a plot point that's given a lot of build up in Season 3. It gets well established, a character's fate gets tied to it... and it's turned into a useless footnote in the last season. It seemed like the show's mission statement would change from season to season, so established plot threads would have to be re-woven to accommodate. Regardless, this show is still a good watch, and there is some splendid animation by the end. I'd still call this series a

Safety's Off: "Lethal Weapon" (1987)

  After taking a short break after my " Run, Bandit, Run " series, I'm back.  This time, I'm taking aim... with a " Lethal Weapon "... 50 year old Sergeant Murtaugh has a nice home, a lovely family, a new fishing boat, and a fairly safe career... Sergeant Rigs has a motor home, memories of his deceased wife, a risky career... and a "special" bullet for a "special" occasion... When they get partnered up, it becomes a question of who'll get the "special" bullet in the end... 1987's " Lethal Weapon " helped to transform the Buddy Cop movie from a genre that was generally comedic to one that had action, humor, and depth of character. The story is pretty 1980's in that it consisted of drug cartels- which was the real hot topic back then due to Nancy Reagan's " Just Say No " campaign.  But it's really only the bones from which hangs the real "flesh" of the movie- the relationship betwe

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Wrath of Man and Army of the Dead

The Basement Boys are back! And they're bringing the first of the final three prime-time From The Basement episodes with them with this, the latest podcast... From The Basement! What have Jason and Shawn got in store for listeners? How about an easy half dozen, if not more, reviews for your ear holes? Sound good? Great! The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, is put on the chopping block. Can the latest film based on the alleged case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren stand up to the previous two, not to mention all those spinoffs? Stick with us! And stay tuned, as Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead, and the new Jason Statham/Guy Ritchie collaboration Wrath of Man, are also put to the test. Shawn has caught up with the Canadian comedy series Letterkenny, and Jason took on the horror offerings Great White with Katrina Bowden, and The Djinn. Plus he's seen the Saw sequel Spiral: From the Book of Saw. You get all this, and a little bit more, when you push play on the player below. So