It’s been a good couple of years for the horror genre. Break out hits like Get Out, A Quite Place, The Witch, Hereditary and The Girl With All The Gifts have ushered in a creative renaissance and have earned top box office dollars. The trend of psychological mind-fuckery and deep metaphors has most certainly changed the expectations of what a horror movie can be. Not saying that’s a negative change. Damn well written and well thought out stories will always be a GOOD thing. But there is nothing wrong with making a few classic slasher flicks with old-fashioned scares. That style of horror are few and far between these days, but there are still those interested in them. After all, they would get to make scary movies featuring obnoxious teenagers getting killed in various fucked up ways from a masked killer. Sometimes that’s just absurd, dark fun. Such is the case with new horror film – Hell Fest. (more…)
Yes, friends: It’s that magical time of year once again….Comic-Con season! Comic book conventions have spread like the bacteria carried by many an unsanitary fanboy, but say “Comic-Con” and everybody automatically knows you’re referring to the San Diego Comic-Con. It is Nerd Mecca, and all of us hope to make the pilgrimage at least ONCE in our lives.
Some go for the panels where they hope to get autographs from, or even ask questions of their idols. Others go to view, and/or participate in the cosplay scene–but today, we focus on those who go to bankrupt themselves on the various exclusives SDCC offers attendees every year.
Here’s a fairly good cross-section of the delights that will be available for purchase at the San Diego Convention Center from July 18-22nd…and then never again (except when their buyers put them on eBay).
*Note: Listed are not all of SDCC’s exclusives (too goddamn many), but rather a collection of what we think are the best and most in-demand. (more…)
The Ancient Egyptians held cats in the highest esteem. Regarding their cats as loving, important members of their families, and treated them with as much respect and dignity as their own children. Some 5000 years later, not much has changed. Actually, scratch that. A lot has changed. Where once cats were heralded as great protectors and practically worshiped as gods, our furry friends have been reduced to idolatries of amusement. Cat memes. Youtube videos. And now…. Cosplay?
Cats being silly and doing cat stuff is no longer the status quo. Owners are projecting their penchant for pop culture onto their 4 pawed pals and dressing them up as superheroes and other cultural icons. And oh f**k, is it cute.
Get ready to dawww your eyes out…. (more…)
The long winter that is Game of Thrones‘ hiatus is upon us, and it’s only getting colder, guys. While there is some comfort in re-watching old episodes — “Battle of the Bastards” is an actual masterpiece — it’s also nice to tune in to something brand new that’s capable of getting you just as hyped as the action in Westeros does. There are quite a few shows out there that are perfect for Game of Thrones fans (think Rome, Vikings, and the early seasons of The Walking Dead), but most of them have been around so long that you’ve probably already seen them.
If you’re looking for a show that’s new and just as intense, brutal, and exciting as Game of Thrones is, then this is the list for you. None of these nine shows are exactly like the hit HBO series, because let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like it on TV. However, each one of these series create intricate and dangerous worlds that viewers can’t look away from. (more…)
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was at first a toy line (for it’s time, the most popular and profitable toy line in existence), then it was a cartoon (which was basically a 24 minute commercial for said toys) and eventually… a movie. 1987 live-action He-Man movie Masters of the Universe has a reputation for being notoriously bad. So very, very bad. The silver lining? Frank Langella as Skeletor. (more…)
Back when Saturday morning cartoons were the reason for existence, the majority of 80 and early 90’s kids were watching such classic action/adventure cartoons like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Thundercats, He-Man and the Masters of The Universe and so on. In the mean time, there were other more obscure cartoons. Animated series that all but a few can vaguely recall. Some good. Some bad. All with kickass theme songs and intros….. (more…)
It was only days ago that Syfy’s The Expanse was unceremoniously read its last rites. The epic space saga, based on James S.A Corey’s compelling novels, was a firm favourite with many, which is why news of its demise seemed to come as a shock. Fortunately, those same fans now have reason to rejoice. It seems Amazon has already capitalised on the show’s cancellation to snatch it up and order a fourth season. (more…)
Ryan Reynolds is the unofficial king of wit and smart-assery. Making use of his exasperatingly charming and mischievous sarcastic humor, Reynolds joins Deadpool 2 cast mate Josh Brolin in a “Playground Insults” game for Scott Mills’ BBC Radio 1 program. No harm. No foul. Just an assault of amusing insults in jest… kinda like a Comedy Central Roasts but with good looking people. (more…)
Coming off the string of TV cancellations that have sent everyone into a collective cry of “Noooooo!”, there comes some actual good news. Netflix has given Lost in Space season 2 financial backing and a hearty thumbs up! (more…)
Ron Howard’s 1988’s Willow is a wonderful fantasy film. An old-fashioned medieval adventure imbued with with sorcerers, dwarfs, warriors, and fantastical creatures. There’s betrayal, redemption, action, and the scariest double headed monkey poop dragon you’ve ever seen. The movie is just one exciting ride after the other. All-in-all , it’s a wonderfully weird piece of cinema that only the eighties could have produced.
A beloved staple from you childhood. You know what that means, right? Yep, revive the property and make it a potential franchise!