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War for the Planet of the Apes: SFX

In Coming Soon, Movies by Matthew Pionk1 Comment

Check out this featurette on the special FX of the upcoming installment into the Apes franchise! Stay tuned for the Slackjaw Punks review of the film dropping early next week. War for the Planet of the Apes hits theaters July 14, 2017 starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, and Steve Zahn. Directed by Matt Reeves Please follow and like …

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Theater Thrillers: June 23 2017

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Theater Thrillers highlights upcoming theatrical releases as picked by the staff at Slackjaw Punks.com! June 23 2017 A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SNUFF PLOT: Two brothers decide to make most convincing pseudo-snuff film EVER and decide not to tell the Victim that it’s “staged” – of course the brothers whole plan goes south – as they picked the wrong victim and soon …

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Blood Drive S1E2: Welcome to Pixie Swallow…or Where’s the Beef?

In TV by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

Gas tank filled? Seat belts on? We are ready to go for another leg of the Blood Drive! With the utter absurdity and pure, visceral chaos episode 1 served up could the fine folks at Midnight Grindhouse deliver with episode 2? HOLY F*CK YES THEY CAN! NOTE: this will be Spoiler-Free but if you want a complete episode by episode …

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Friday the 13th: The Game: The Update!

In Gaming, Video Games by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

It’s no mystery that since its release, we have been in a love-hate relationship with Friday the 13th: The Game – we love the gameplay but hate the glitches, bugs, disconnects, server issues etc etc… Well this just dropped today and makes up for all of it: Are you ready for our first update? We have a few goodies to …

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MIDNIGHTERS: Watch the Trailer HERE!

In Coming Soon, Movies, Trailers by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

Midnight, New Year’s Eve: when all the hopes of new beginnings come to life – except for Lindsey and Jeff Pittman, whose strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a terrible crime and find themselves entangled in a Hitchcockian web of deceit and madness. From Walking Dead director Julius Ramsay, Midnighters is a layered, enigmatic thriller set in the …

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Blood Drive S1E1: The F…. Cop or That Thing Got a Hemi?

In TV, Uncategorized by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

Carnage, Mayhem, Fast Cars, Sex, Ultra-Violence and Severed Limbs! At the intersection we find ourselves at Blood Drive – the new Midnight Grindhouse series on SyFy depicting a Rat-Race meets Death Race 2000 style event(sans 2001 Mr. Bean) in a dystonia future with a fun twist: the cars run on HUMAN BLOOD! It’s campy, it’s schtick-filled and most importantly – …

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Theater Thrillers: June 16th 2017

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Theater Thrillers highlights upcoming theatrical releases as picked by the staff at Slackjaw Punks.com! June 16, 2017 47 Meters Down PLOT: On the rebound after a devastating break-up, Lisa (Mandy Moore) is ready for adventure while on vacation in Mexico. Even still, she needs a little extra persuasion when her daring sister Kate (Claire Holt) suggests they go shark diving with …

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LIVE TWEET: Blood Drive on SyFy

In TV by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

Couple episodes back on the Slackjaw Punks podcast, Bub shared the trailer for the upcoming  macabre grindhouse series Blood Drive premiering on SyFy. Well it’s finally here and I’m staying up way past my bed time on a school night to live tweet every blood-soaked moment! So make sure you’re following our Twitter (CLICK HERE and make sure) and join …

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Happy Ghostbusters Day

In Movies, Neato, News by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

Who You Gonna Call? He-Man? NO! THE GHOSTBUSTERS! Thirty-three years ago on June 8th, 1984 the original paranormal comedy starring Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie  Hudson burst onto the silver screen, Ecto 1 siren blaring its way into the hearts of many. Original 1984 Cast(Egon Spengler(Harold Ramis), Winston Zeddemore(Ernie Hudson), Peter Venkman(Bill Murray), Ray Stanz(Dan Aykroyd)) It’s …

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Theater Thrillers: June 9, 2017

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Theater Thrillers highlights upcoming theatrical releases as picked by the staff at Slackjaw Punks.com! JUNE 9TH, 2017 The Mummy PLOT: Nick Morton is a soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder. When Nick and his partner come under attack in the Middle East, the ensuing battle accidentally unearths Ahmanet, a …

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Back to the Crypt! 2017 TNT Reboot is Dead!

In TV by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

Campy horror is not for the light of heart. Taking on a full scale reboot of easily one of, if not the most beloved campy horror franchise in history is absurd. It comes with no lack of jubilation that the TNT and M. Night Shamalayan attempt at Tales from the Crypt is DEAD! Word broke earlier today that due to …

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Silicon Valley S4E5: Blood Boy

In Featured, REVIEW, TV by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

“You dick, you dick, you dick,” exclaimed Jared(or Donald) at what can only be described as an Adonis pretty boy offered yet another humanizing moment for the lovable assistant. But, I’m not here today to discuss the developments on this week’s episode of Silicon Valley, aptly entitled “Blood Boy.” Rather, I want to take this opportunity to dive deeper into …

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Injustice 2: The Revenge of Martha

In Featured, Gaming, REVIEW, Video Games by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

NOT A SINGLE MARTHA REFERNCE?! I’d be remised if I said I wasn’t disappoint at the complete divorce from any easy jabs at Batman v Superman. Other than that small complaint, Injustice 2 is AWESOME. I have not had too much time on the core product (i.e. it’s a fighting game) but successfully completed story mode in about 4 hours …

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Silicon Valley S4E4: Teambuilding Exercise

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  “Chordle My Balls.” Are there three words, when delicately crafted in sequence, send a more seismic tremor of laughter down your spine? If you’ve been a fan of Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley, you already knew this phrase and like me, were probably elated to see its return on this week’s episode, Teambuilding Exercise. So, this week we witnessed Richard …

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Silicon Valley S4E3: Intellectual Property

In Pretty Cool, REVIEW, TV by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

What happens when you deliver an intellectually driven comedy that doesn’t hinge on damnation of nerd/geek culture (ala Big Bang Theory?) Who would think a dramatization of a tech startup in the valley could be some of the best television programming available. Now, if I told you Mike Judge is at the helm, could you fathom the existence of such …

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American Gods: S1E1 The Bone Orchard

In Pretty Cool, TV by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

What is the “Red Wedding?” Pssssssh. Move on over Game of Thrones, American Gods is here to usher in a new era of premium television storytelling with a dash of ultra-violence! To say I was excited when Starz announced a live action adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed novel, is putting it lightly. I have been enthralled with old world mythology …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Patriots Day

In Movies, Reviews by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

  Bottom Line Up Front: this movie took me through the full gamut of emotions and I did cry. I went into the screening of Patriots Day, the Peter Berg directed film starring Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Kevin Bacon and J.K. Simmons, depicting the events leading up to, during and following the Boston Marathon bombing in April of 2013, with …

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Review: THE LOST BOYS #1

In Comic Books, DC Comics by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

Let’s venture back to Santa Carla, California, the back drop for the 1987 cult classic vampire flick, The Lost Boys! Vertigo Comics picks up right where the movie left off: Sam is working in a comic shop, Michael in an old folks home, Emerson is training the Frog Brothers and the quiet coastal town is blood sucker free. The Lost …

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Review: ROM: Revolution #1

In Comic Books, IDW by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

ROM, space knight entrenched in the interstellar hunt for Dire Wraiths, has found his way to Earth. For 200 years, as a member of the Solstar Order, the Elonia native son has tried to stop the destruction of planets from these vile creatures. ROM: Revolution #1 leads into the events of Revolution #1 (also released this month by IDW) as …

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Review: REVOLUTION #1

In Comic Books, IDW by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

Ever wondered what a world where G.I. Joe, Transformers, ROM, Action Man, and M.A.S.K. square off and team up would look like? Wonder no more! IDW launches Revolution this September and it is filled to the brim with action, excitement and everything you’d want from your favorite titles. Revolution #1 picks up with Ian Noble(Action Man) and Agent Terrance Salmons …

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Review: GHOSTBUSTERS !

In Movies, Reviews by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

The much anticipated (for better or worse) Ghostbusters refresh hit American soil for mass consumption last evening. Before we venture any further, let’s just address the Stay Puft sized elephant(s) in the room: the trailers are bad, the marketing has been an exercise in futility, and I was not looking forward to this film. Much to my surprise, I did …

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Opinion: WHY BVS & XMEN: APOCALYPSE SUCKED SO BAD!

In Random Rants by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

It’s the summer of 2016 and comic fans and movie goers alike have been primed for what could prove to be the biggest year for comic inspired titles. We’ve already been treated to a surprise hit in the heavily under to no budget action laughfest of Deadpool and the masterfully crafted story telling of Captain America: Civil war. Why then …

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Comic Review: BATMAN REBIRTH #1

In Comic Books, DC Comics by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

After The New 52, DC once again “reboots” its main continuity with REBIRTH! Batman Rebirth #1 quickly dips us into the flames with an arc focused around a villain causing the seasons to change daily as well as age according to the season; ultimately he dies but is reborn a younger self with knowledge of his past forms. The usual …

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Comic Review: Future Quest #1

In Comic Books, DC Comics by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

DC’s Future Quest brings together the who’s who of the Hanna Barbera superhero – verse of yester year. Opening on a distant world, and years before we pick up on the last city of Voranova which is under attack by Omnikron. In the final panel of the battle, we are left with a haunting image of a lone captain overlooking …

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Comic Review: Back to the Future: Citizen Brown #1

In Comic Books, IDW by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

Dial in your Time Circuits and check your Flux Capacitor, we’re going Back to the Future – or 1931. Back to the Future: Citizen Brown picks up in 1986, months following the events of the third cinematic installment where movie goers witnessed the destruction of the DeLorean time machine by an oncoming train. We find Marty and Jennifer in the …

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Comic Review: Ghostbusters Deviations One Shot

In Comic Books, IDW by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

Thirty years ago, three scientists and a blue collar journey man squared off with a supernatural force the likes of which had not been encountered in recorded history. Now, thirty days into the occupation of Gozer the Destroyer, the Ghostbusters are deeply entrenched in ridding New York City of a marshmallow army. If you’re a fan of the 1984 classic …

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Comic Review: Mars Attacks #1 IDW’s Greatest Hits!

In Comic Books, IDW by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

Journey back to 1996, when the President of the United States announces that Martian crafts are circling the Earth. Based on the hit trading card game, Tim Burton brought to life Mars Attacks in the cult classic film…which may or may not have anything to do with IDW’s release Mars Attacks! #1 as part of their Greatest Hits series. We …

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The BEARDMASTER Takes On The New Ghostbusters Trailer! It’s War!

In Movies, Random Rants by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

The much anticipated reboot of Ghostbusters made waves across the internet with the release of its first trailer. The Paul Feige led campaign has been met with mixed (internet) opinion, with much dissention coming from the collective fanbase of the 1984 original film. So here’s what we’ve seen: 1.) Contrary to Feig’s assurance that this is a completely separate timeline/universe …

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Comic Review: Ghostbusters International

In Comic Books, IDW by Matthew Pionk0 Comments

The creative team of Burnham, Schoening, and Delgado do it again with the start to another adventure of everyone’s paranormal investigators in Ghostbusters International(IDW!) Fresh off their showdown with the ancient god Proteus (GO READ Ghostbusters Get Real if you haven’t already!), it’s business back to usual for Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston. Ghostbusters International opens with Dr Ray Stanz …