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MOVIE REVIEW: Alien: Covenant

In Movies, Reviews by Bub Smith0 Comments

Ridley Scott’s best movie is Alien. That is a scientific fact and I will throat punch someone over it. This statement is not made to diminish the man’s other work. Blade Runner and Legend are also classics, but nowhere the level he reached with Alien. The perfect blend of horror and Sci-Fi, that film makers have tried to duplicate ever …

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I’m Mary Poppins, Y’all: Michael Rooker Is As Cool As You Think! (Motor City Comic Con)

In Featured, Interviews, Movies, TV by Bub Smith0 Comments

Michael Rooker is one of the coolest actors around right. Between supporting roles on The Walking Dead and in Guardians of the Galaxy, you’d think Mr. Rooker would be sitting high on the genre throne, but that’s a seat Rooker has been sitting on for years. Fans of the genre know that Michael Rooker is one of the all times …

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SJP Is Screening The Void For Free!!

In DVD/BluRay, Movies, News by Bub Smith0 Comments

Slack Jaw Punks is hosting a screening of The Void! One of the goriest, craziest and must see horror flicks of the last decade. Seriously, if you are a fan of John Carpenter, Clive Barker or Fulci or even just amazing practical effect horror flicks, The Void is right up your alley. If you haven’t already, check out our interview …

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Top 5 Retro Comedies Everyone Should Watch

In Movies by Mike Dotson0 Comments

What is your best way to spend a Friday night? What would you rather do after a hard, nervous working week, when you are exhausted from deadlines, annoyed with irritating colleagues? Watching a classic hilarious movie due to Marry Brides, is probably the most appropriate option for those who wish to distract from problems. Here are the top 6 cult …

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Trailer: Bound By Debt (2017)

In Coming Soon, Movies, Trailers by Corey0 Comments

From the Official Press Release: Paul Mormando’s Bound By Debt Trailer Lands First Punch First Trailer for Martial Arts Sensation Paul Mormando’s new film Bound By Debt hit’s the screen. The new trailer for the hard hitting independent action movie Bound By Debt packs a lot of punch, along with kicks, strikes and chokeholds. The underground film about the underground fight world is …

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MOVIE REVIEW: BLACK ROSE (2017)

In Movies, Reviews by Corey1 Comment

There’s a serial killer on the streets of Los Angeles who is murdering young Russian woman. The police are at a standstill, no clues are left, the only thing he leaves behind is a single black rose. Captain Dalano (Robert Davi) is desperate to catch him so he decides to try something a bit outside the box. He gets in …

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THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS documentary to release companion album in May on Lakeshore Records

In Movies, News by Corey0 Comments

For the uninitiated, “synthwave” is an electronic style of music heavily influenced by the 80’s, video games, and artists like John Carpenter or Vangelis. In recent years, this retro sound has been making a major comeback and a whole slew of new artists are emerging, re-creating a sound so many of us have longed for. With films like IT FOLLOWS …

FIRST LOOK! THE LAST JEDI!

In Movies, Trailers by Duff0 Comments

The wait is over nerds, the teaser for The Last Jedi has finally dropped. Picking up right with Rey and Luke meeting on that mysterious island, the trailer highlights some Jedi Training, some x-wing dog fights, running, that emo kid that all the girls have a crush one and an ominous warning that maybe this Jedi thing is over rated. …

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Stories from the Trenches: The Official Sam Firstenberg Book has launched a crowdfunding Campaign

In Movies, News, Pretty Cool by Corey5 Comments

A huge part of why I’ve been a life-long CANNON FILMS fanatic is because of the films directed by Sam Firstenberg. He directed some of the companies finest titles, films like REVENGE OF THE NINJA, AMERICAN NINJA, and the breakdancing classic BREAKIN 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO. These films (among others) have been a staple of my cinematic library since I first …

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Void

In Movies, Reviews by Bub Smith0 Comments

My most anticipated movie of 2017 was The Void. To be fair, it was also my most anticipated movie since I first saw directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski’s crowdfunding video a couple of years back. The guys behind Bio-Cop and Manborg (and not to mention they are part of the Canadian film making collective Astron-6!!!) were making a straight …

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There Can Only Be One T2. (Hint: Not This One.)

In Movies, Reviews by Regan Lorie0 Comments

It has literally taken me an entire week to sort through my feelings about T2 Trainspotting. Like every self-respecting Britpop and indie flick-loving Gen Xer in 1996 America, I was obsessed with Trainspotting when Danny Boyle’s film adaptation made its stateside debut in theatres. I was twenty years old, disaffected, grieving the recent loss of my father and looking for …

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MOVIE REVIEW: THE ASSIGNMENT (2017)

In Reviews by Corey0 Comments

Walter Hill is a legend and one of the first true auteurs of action. If it weren’t for his films, talent like John Woo may have never come into their own. At 75, Hill is still trucking along and making films. The project he chose to bring to the screen is insanely bizarre, doesn’t always work, but there’s something fun …

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Soundtrack Review: Umberto Lenzi’s EATEN ALIVE! (NSFW)

In Random Rants, Reviews by Corey0 Comments

Cannibal films are an acquired taste. They’re most certainly never easy to swallow and only the hardcore of horror fans can truly appreciate them in all of their flesh eating glory. In 1980, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST was released and became the standard on which all cannibal films would forever be judged. Ruggero Deodato’s film is remembered for numerous reasons but Riz …

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Movie Review: Streets of Vengeance (2016)

In Movies, Reviews by Corey0 Comments

The VHS era is long gone but there are so many of us who are still trying to hold on to those memories of discovery, the memories that have shaped our lives. The 80’s gave birth to the mom and pop video store domination and the titles you could find lining the shelves were priceless. The spirit of the time …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Beyond the Edge

In Movies, Reviews by David Grimes0 Comments

Let’s take a trip back in time, shall we? Let’s go back to the 1990’s, a time where the economy was doing well, we have relative peace, the movie industry was barreling forward with new technology, and we were introduced to Hollywood’s new “It” man, Casper Van Dien. Van Dien first gained recognition for his role in the space action …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Stray Bullets

In Movies, Reviews by David Grimes0 Comments

On the surface, Stray Bullets seems like a pretty run of the mill crime thriller. Two teenage boys get tangled with three criminals they just happened to come across in upstate New York. That all seems pretty standard as I was watching this film, but soon after the credits rolled and I started doing my research to write this review …

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MOVIE REVIEW: DEVIL IN THE DARK (2017)

In Movies, Reviews by Corey0 Comments

Adam (Robin Dunne) and Clint (Dan Payne) are brothers who haven’t seen each other in over fifteen years. Adam left the small town they grew up in, leaving behind all the bad memories and resentment he had of his father. Clint never left town, he took over the family business, and is raising his family there. Adam wants to lay …

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MOVIE REVIEW: KING SOLOMON’S MINES (1985)

In Movies, Reviews by Corey0 Comments

I grew up in a Cannon Films world. My life revolved around them and I could never get enough. I would always search out films that had the iconic logo on the VHS box and love every minute of them. So many of those films would leave a mark on me, an impression I’ll never let alone. So it’s great …

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Movie Review: Logan

In Movies, Reviews by Iron Squid0 Comments

Damn it, Logan! Sunday, I went out and saw Logan,I  did not look at trailers, heard chatter that it was amazing, saw promotional material, but other than that, I wanted to be surprised, I wanted to feel like I was basking in this amazing fantastic explosion of a film very loosely based off Old Man Logan by Mark Millar. So …

Soundtrack Review: Naked Superwitches of Rio Amore (slightly NSFW)

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The Naked Superwitches of Rio Amore (1981) Private Records Soundtrack Review by david j. moore Also known as The Story of Linda, Jess Franco’s soft porn drama The Naked Superwitches of Rio Amore only recently came into my radar, thanks to Berlin-based soundtrack label Private Records, which has just produced a stunning LP set of the entire score for this …

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Soundtrack Review: Escape to Paradise (sort of NSFW)

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Escape to Paradise (1984) Private Records Soundtrack Review by david j. moore The cinematic soundtracks of ’80s European softcore erotica are an underrated and rare breed. So few of these soundtracks have been released, but when one is unearthed, they should be savored and cherished. Thanks to the Berlin-based label Private Records, we now can add Gerhard Heinz’s score to …

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10 Best Movies Based Off Comic Books

In Comic Books, Movies by Duff0 Comments

With the release of Logan today, I thought it was fitting to relay my favorite comic book adapted films. I haven’t seen Logan yet, (plan on it this weekend), but I can say I hope it makes my top 10. Wolverine has always been my favorite Marvel character and honestly I think it’s easily top 5 characters of all time. …

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Check Out The Trailer For Headshot Starring Iko Uwais

In Movies, Trailers by Bub Smith0 Comments

Anytime the Mo Brothers (Timo Tjahjanto and Kimo Stamboel) do anything we should pay attention. And I do mean anything. If these two are cooking Ramen Noodles it would most likely be the most relentless and action packed 2 minutes and 45 seconds of your  life. Not to mention the gore effects would be unbelievable! Check out Killers and Macabre …

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Interview: Eric Jacobus (Blindsided, Death Grip)

In Interviews, Movies by Corey1 Comment

Eric Jacobus is one of the hardest working men in the business of action. He’s taken the classic Hong Kong style of fight films and has adapted it for American audiences. If you’re a martial arts fan, then you will know Jacobus. If not, then you need to get on YouTube now and check out his ultra-stylistic shorts with comedic …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Everlasting

In Movies, Reviews by Piper0 Comments

 ***Disclaimer: Spoilers to Follow*** Everlasting tell the story of a high school filmmaker named Matt (Adam David) who tries to find answers surrounding the death of his girlfriend Jessie (Valentina de Angelis). The movie starts with some footage of Jessie and Matt using it as part of a senior project. He narrates who Jessie is and how she fits into his …

INTERVIEW: Director of Dead West Jeffery Ferrell

In DVD/BluRay, Interviews, Movies by Bub Smith0 Comments

 We (as a society) have a strange fascination with serial killers. It’s morbid and bizarre fixation, but we have thousands of hours television and movies and countless websites dedicated to these people and that number continues to grow. It seems we cannot get cannot get enough of them. It’s weird really, but I can’t act like I’m above it. I …

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Get Lost In ‘The Void’ Poster & Trailer!

In Movies, Reviews, Trailers by Bub Smith0 Comments

Since Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski announced that they were doing practical effect heavy 80’s throw back, The Void has been one of my most anticipated movies. Jeremy and Steve are part of those crazy Canadian bastards Astron-6 and whatever any of these poutine eating bastards I am on board. If you have seen (and love) Father’s Day, Man-borg, Bio-cop …

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MOVIE REVIEW: BLINDSIDED (short film)

In Movies, Reviews by Corey0 Comments

Eric Jacobus has been a YouTube star for many years now. He’s written and directed two feature films (CONTOUR aka THE AGENT and DEATH GRIP), appeared in THE ABC’S OF DEATH 2, and performed stunts on A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD. He’s been cutting his teeth in the biz for a very long time and now needs to be …

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Check Out 8 Bodies On Valentines Day For Free!

In Coming Soon, Movies, Trailers by Bub Smith0 Comments

Oh Valentine’s Day! It’s the one day a year you spend it celebrating the love you share with someone special. Of course if they wake up early and catch you wearing their underwear, that love goes from “special” to “creepy”… To help celebrate this holiday of love the folks behind horror/comedy short 8 Bodies is releasing the flick tomorrow for …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Ghosts of Darkness

In Movies, Reviews by Piper0 Comments

***Disclaimer: Spoilers to Follow*** Ghosts of Darkness follows two men who are recruited to stay in a house for three nights to debunk a legend that the house is haunted. Actor and Matt Bomer look-alike Michael Koltes stars as Jack Donovan, an investigator who despises psychics and making his film debut, British comedian Paul Flannery who stars as a Jonathan Blazer, …

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INTERVIEW: Writer/Director: Chris Smith

In Interviews, Movies by Bub Smith0 Comments

Ahead of the UK premiere of his latest film DETOUR at Horror Channel FrightFest Glasgow, Chris Smith tells us the importance of FrightFest, his love of ‘film Noir’ and  his hatred of reality TV… FrightFest has premiered all your genre movies CREEP, SEVERANCE, TRIANGLE, BLACK DEATH, except GET SANTA obviously. Is this positioning an important part of the rollout process …

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Love Gone Wrong

In Movies, Random Rants by Peggy0 Comments

Ah, Valentine’s Day. That time of year when love is in the air, Cupid is flittering about with his quiver of arrows, and people in general are swept up in the Hallmark™ hysteria involving candy, flowers, jewelry, and a whole lotta ‘bow-chicka-bow-wow’. I’m not here to talk about that kinda love. I’m here to shed some light on that lesser …

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Trailer: Scott Adkins and Marko Zaror reunite in Jesse V. Johnson’s SAVAGE DOG

In News, Trailers by Corey1 Comment

Since I first heard about this film early last year, it’s been difficult to contain my excitement over seeing action superstars Scott Adkins (Doctor Strange) and Marko Zaror (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) reuniting onscreen for the first time since 2010 in Isaac Florentine’s UNDISPUTED III: REDEMPTION. This time out, they’re being directed by Jesse V. Johnson (THE BEAUTIFUL …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Drifter

In Movies, Reviews by David Grimes0 Comments

Despite what some may say or think, I am a big horror fan. I love a good horror flick that can chill me to the bone, make me question every creek and bump in my house, and wake me up several times during the night because the film got to me in such a way that it just crept into …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Hollow Point

In Movies, Reviews by Bub Smith0 Comments

Patrick Wilson is shaping up to be this generation’s Kevin Bacon. This is neither a disparaging comment on both Wilson and Bacon’s work. They are both (in my worthless opinion) fantastical actors and Bacon is still alive and turning out badass movies! Check out Jon Watt’s Cop Car for Kevin Bacon in all his Bacon-ness (I now want a BLT …

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Comic Book Review: God Country #1

In Comic Books, Image, REVIEW, Reviews by Regan Lorie0 Comments

As we all know, swords and devastating, life-changing storms aren’t exactly anomalies in the world of comics. But what happens when, by way of said storm, the sword falls into the hands of a dementia-stricken elderly man who fully regains his mental and physical faculties any time he wields it? Normally fantasy/superhero stories tend to approach themes of mental and …

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MOVIE REVIEW: Patriots Day

In Movies, Reviews by BeardMaster0 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 …