// Category Archive for: Movies

The ScreamCast: Episode 40 – To All A Goodnight

Published on December 12th, 2014 in: Holidays, Horror, Movies, Podcasts, VHS |

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Episode 40 is up now! Brad, Sean, and Brian tackle VHS classic To All A Goodnight, a Santa Slasher from 1980.

Best Of 2014: Brad Henderson

Published on December 12th, 2014 in: Best Of Lists, Movies |

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The Treatment

I watch quite a few movies in a year’s time, subjected to an endless amount of horror and indie flicks. I review a lot of them, too, so when I actually have time to watch what I want, I scour the depths of VOD and check out the newest horror releases there, or maybe catch something I didn’t get to see in the theater. I also go to a few festivals throughout the year so I get to see some of my favorites there, too. One of those festivals is Fantastic Fest from which a good portion of my Top Ten movies come.

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Best Of 2014: Danny Benair, The Three O’Clock

Published on December 12th, 2014 in: Best Of Lists, Movies, Music, TV |

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In no order:

St. Vincent
St. Vincent at Fuji Festival
JD McPherson at The Echo
JD McPherson, “I Wish You Would”
Ty Segall, Manipulator
Ty Segall at The Echo
Cherry Glazerr, “Had Ten Dollaz”
Birdman, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Tomorrow’s Tulips, “Baby/Glued To You” video
Burger Records
Homeland, 2014 season

A former member of The Three O’Clock, The Quick, The Weirdos, and other bands, Danny Benair owns and operates Natural Energy Lab, a music marketing company, and manages The Danny Benair Record Club on Facebook.

DVD Review: Very Extremely Dangerous

Published on December 12th, 2014 in: Current Faves, Documentaries, DVD, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Movie Reviews, Movies, Music, Reviews |

By Melissa Bratcher

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Some people are born to be rock stars. Jerry McGill was one of them. He was talented, devilishly handsome, and had the kind of charisma that can’t be faked. He recorded a single for Sun Records, and it was a minor hit in 1959.

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Blu-Ray Review: We Are The Best!

Published on December 12th, 2014 in: Blu-Ray, Current Faves, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Feminism, Movie Reviews, Movies, Music, Reviews |

By Brad Henderson

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I love punk rock, always have and always will. When I was younger I had a tough time fitting in because I was awkward. It took me a while to understand that I needed to be myself and people would accept that a lot more quickly than any alternatives. During my middle school years I became really good friends with some punks and they told me to just be myself because that would be best for me. Fred, Nick, Iggy, and Daniella accepted me for who I was, a nerd. Well, a pretty badass nerd.

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Blu-Ray Review: The Dog

Published on December 12th, 2014 in: Blu-Ray, Documentaries, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews |

By Brad Henderson

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Just about everything Drafthouse Films has put out has been worth my time. . . so far. Their releases have been top-notch, from contemporary films to older titles. After seeing The Act Of Killing (review) I was anxious to see their next documentary acquisition. Now Drafthouse Films has released The Dog, about the “mastermind” behind the bank robbery on which the movie Dog Day Afternoon is based. We are introduced to the creepy, perverted, and overly annoying John Wojtowicz who also goes by The Dog, but I prefer to call him “asshole.”

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The ScreamCast: Episodes 37, 38, and 39

Published on December 5th, 2014 in: Action Movies, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Holidays, Horror, Movie Reviews, Movies, Podcasts |

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There are three new episodes of The ScreamCast up for your listening pleasure.

Episode 37Prom Night (1980): Podcast includes Canuxploitation.com founder Paul Corupe in a discussion of this new reissue from Synapse.

Episode 38Monkey Shines (1988) & The Dark Half (1993): Brad and Sean discuss whether or not these films hold up on their new Scream Factory reissues.

Episode 39Raw Force (1982) & Christmas Evil (1980): Brad, Sean, and Brian discuss these two reissues from Vinegar Syndrome.

Music Review: Alain Goraguer, La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet) Original Soundtrack

Published on December 5th, 2014 in: Culture Shock, Current Faves, Movies, Music, Music Reviews, Reissues, Retrovirus, Reviews, Science Fiction, Soundtracks and Scores, Underground/Cult |

By Noreen Sobczyk

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OK, full disclosure: as a sort of sommelier of the strange, I’m embarrassed to say I had never seen La Planète Sauvage (a.k.a. Fantastic Planet) until recently. But never fear, because this should prove to even the most jaded, freaky, boogie children that it’s never too late to discover something mind blowingly cool. If you haven’t seen this gorgeously animated Science Fiction philosophical allegory, seek it out immediately. Do not pass go; do not collect 200 dollars.

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DVD Review: Swamphead

Published on December 5th, 2014 in: DVD, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Horror, Movie Reviews, Movies, Reviews |

By Brad Henderson

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It seems that throwback horror is becoming the next big thing, but it’s a delight when the film doesn’t recognize it’s a throwback. Unless it is done with finesse and skill, movies like these can fall flat quickly. On the other hand, we have films that are made in the same vein as those weird classics. They take us back to being little and staying up watching movies on VHS in our living room after our parents have gone to bed. That’s how I felt while watching Swamphead, a new title from Wild Eye Releasing.

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Blu-Ray Review: The Death Kiss

Published on December 5th, 2014 in: Blu-Ray, Current Faves, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Movie Reviews, Movies, Reissues, Retrovirus, Reviews |

By Brad Henderson

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I feel privileged to watch The Death Kiss. Kino Lorber is awesome for putting together this transfer and working with the Library Of Congress to give this film the best release it has ever had and a full-on 35mm restoration. Wow.

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