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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for Atari 2600
The Film Renegado #42
Posted May 22, 2013 by Film Renegado
Warning: This video is in Spanish with English subtitles! Renegado plays the notoriously awful Atari 2600 game E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (unsold cartridges of which are allegedly filling up a New Mexico landfill), which gets him really angry, until he realizes how stupid it is to get worked up over a video game.
Jurassic Park, and when kids' movies had teeth
Joshua the Anarchist #13
Posted May 18, 2013 by Joshua Bell
Joshua recently saw the re-release of Jurassic Park, and was left with one question: Remember back when kids' movies had some of the scariest moments in film history? Whatever happened to that?
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Posted May 17, 2013 by Ed Harris
I love the scene where McCoy tries to charter a flight to the planet. While the guy was always a funny character before, having Spock inhabiting his mind in a way makes him even better.
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Posted May 16, 2013 by Joshua Bell
At this point, I am convinced that J.J. Abrams is the single greatest threat to good filmmaking today. The usual reaction to a statement like that is for people to rush and defend him by pointing out how “not bad” his handful of films are. The repeated use of the phrase “not bad” is really all I need to illustrate my point.
Reservoir Dogs: The Game
The Examined Life (of Gaming) #18
Posted May 10, 2013 by Roland Thompson
The video game adaptation of Quentin Tarantino's debut film... is one of "those" games. It sucks (goddamn, does it suck), but Roland just can't help but like it.
Shrek (2001) vs. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Reel vs. Reel #8
Posted May 8, 2013 by Animated Heroine
The Animated Heroine looks at Shrek and Monsters, Inc., two of the first films to be nominated for Best Animated Film at the 2002 Academy Awards. Spoiler alert: Shrek won the Oscar!
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Posted May 7, 2013 by Joshua Bell
So by now, most of you probably have had a chance to see Iron Man 3. Which is good, because I don’t want to just beat around the bush for four paragraphs and end up saying little more than “it’s really good, but I can’t be too specific on why”.
I Spit on Your Grave (1978) Misogyny in Horror Part 1
Friday Night Fright Flicks #24
Posted May 6, 2013 by Count Jackula
Count Jackula tackles the ever-present accusation that horror films are misogynistic. In this first entry in his four-part Misogyny in Horror series, Jackula analyzes a film so notorious that it was banned in several countries: I Spit on Your Grave, directed by Meir Zarchi and starring Camille Keaton.
Cinco de Mayo
The Film Renegado #41
Posted May 6, 2013 by Film Renegado
It's the 5th of May, and everybody and their mothers keep calling the Renegado because they think it's the most important holiday to Mexicans. To put a stop to it, he presents this video where he looks at the history of Cinco de Mayo and puts the holiday in its proper context.
Top 5 Silliest Disney Villains
Cartoon Palooza #50
Posted May 5, 2013 by Joey Tedesco
Disney villains range from intimidating to goofy, and in this video, Joey presents his list of the top five Disney villains on the goofy side. Which does not include Goofy. But it does include villains from The Great Mouse Detective, Robin Hood, and a few more that may surprise you.
Where's my Legend remake, Hollywood?
Posted May 1, 2013 by Nycea
In a movie landscape completely obsessed with remakes, why hasn’t Legend been remade? And who would we cast as our intrepid heroes?
The Bunny Perspective! #27
Posted Apr 27, 2013 by Phil Buni
Rex Rabbit, sound engineer for the Bunny Perspective, is back with another music video review, this time covering Korean pop star Psy's attempt to repeat the massive YouTube success of "Gangnam Style". West Side!
Pain & Gain (2013)
Posted Apr 26, 2013 by Joshua Bell
It’s amazing what Michael Bay can do when he actually likes his job. Make no mistake: Pain & Gain is unquestionably Michael Bay’s best work. By a lot.
The Film Renegado #40
Posted Apr 26, 2013 by Film Renegado
Renegado teams up with The Wire to try to make sense of Rob Schneider's latest terrible attempt at a sitcom. ¡Rob! (yes, it's written like that) is about an architect who marries into a tightly-knit Mexican-American family, and the worst part about it is they dragged Cheech Marin and Eugenio Derbez into this! That, and it's insufferably racist. So yeah, just like any other sitcom.
Rejected Pilots: “Cybertron”
The Film Renegado #39
Posted Apr 22, 2013 by Film Renegado
This review is in Spanish with English subtitles! The Renegado looks at "Cybertron", the forgotten, rejected original pilot for VR Troopers, starring Jason David Frank, AKA the Green Ranger, as Adam Steele, a guy who merges with a cyborg in footage recycled from the Japanese series Choujinki Metalder.
The Simpsons: Bart vs. The Space Mutants: The Manual
Mr. Mendo's Hack Attack #47
Posted Apr 21, 2013 by Michael A. Novelli
Is this a dramatic reading of a Nintendo guidebook? A video game critique disguised as a fanfic episode? Who the hell knows?