Monday, July 22, 2019

The Best Feel-Good Movies Vol. 1: Streets of Fire

Jay here. I've never been big on traditional feel-good movies. My comfort food is Jaws, Aliens, Lethal Weapon, Halloween, Star Wars and flicks like that. They entertain me like no other kind of movie can.

But there are some movies that don't fit that bill, yet they do make me feel good. I'm in a funk, and they lift my spirits. Even make me physically feel better. One of those flicks is Walter Hill's Streets of Fire.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Review: Crawl (2019)

If you go into a movie about people being menaced by alligators during a hurricane, and you expect anything more than a movie about people being menaced by alligators during a hurricane, you need a new hobby.

Fortunately I didn't, and I don't, so good for me. But it seems moviegoers -- at least most moviegoers -- did. That's a shame as Crawl deserves a much bigger audience.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

About those back-to-back Halloween sequels

A couple episodes back, Shawn and I discussed the possibility of two Halloween movies hitting theatres in October of 2020, as was the rumour at the time. And we were OK with it.

Now word has hit that Halloween Kills will arrive in October 2020, and Halloween Ends a year later, creating -- and completing -- a new trilogy of films.

Friday, July 19, 2019

The Nick Pope interview, Storm Area 51, and Point Blank

The Basement Boys dive deep into online insanity in this, the latest podcast From The Basement!

Jason speaks with author, journalist and the world's leading expert on UFOs and conspiracy theories, Nick Pope! Yup, NICK POPE! And they're talking the Internet's latest viral sensation, Storm Area 51.

The Lion King and... just The Lion King

Box office prognosticators are predicting it will be a big hit, but those of us who saw the original animated Lion King back in 1994 have a hard time getting excited for Disney's "live action" retelling.

The fact that early reviews say it's pretty much a shot-for-shot remake don't help and Howie's enthusiasm much either.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Nick Pope in The Basement

Long-time fans know Shawn and I are big on UFOs, ghosts and conspiracy theories. Call the subject a second passion of ours.

Suffice to say, when Storm Area 51 became a thing, we honestly considered attending this event in September... until Shawn pointed out we'd be in the Kill Zone. Being dads, husbands and more or less sane, we decided against it.

Retro Review: Dolls (1987)

Several weeks back, Shawn and I reviewed a movie called Dolls, which featured a father and daughter having to contend with a trio of evil dolls in their house. It was decent, and had me wanting to check out a flick from my youth called... well... Dolls.

This Dolls came out in 1987, and was directed by Stuart Gordon. Gordon was hot off the success of his first two movies, Re-Animator and From Beyond. Those films were very much about gruesome, balls-to-the-wall fun and horror excess. Dolls, it must be pointed out, is not.

The Best Feel-Good Movies Vol. 1: Streets of Fire

Jay here. I've never been big on traditional feel-good movies. My comfort food is Jaws, Aliens, Lethal Weapon, Halloween, Star Wars ...