“This is probably a key reason why summer blockbusters continue to thrive: Plot and even coherency can be rendered secondary if the film itself has enough kinetic energy to keep the audience awake for a couple of hours.”
Yes, it’s based on a cartoon.
The 30th anniversary recap continues as we try to find out if Top Gun is still on top after all these years.
“The film succeeds not because it deconstructs or challenges the base assumptions about sex and masculinity that most such comedies take for granted—in fact, it does neither of those things—but because it understands where they come from.”
“I’m willing to risk it all to bring you this mini-recap, and find out if Top Gun is still on top after all these years.”
In this episode, the Fear Fan takes a closer look at meta-horror with the modern classic The Cabin in the Woods.
An outstanding and completely unique tale of survival after the apocalypse.
“The characters are all well acted and mostly well written; it’s just a pity that they all got sidelined not just for an action-disaster movie, but for a boring action-disaster movie.”
The troubled production of one of the best zombie films in recent years.
A review of the 1996 kaiju movie Gamera 2: Advent of Legion.
“The movie deserves a reappraisal. Leaving aside the association with the cartoon and toy line, it’s a decent but not great sci-fi movie of the ‘80s.”
“Tony Stark is the most recurrent character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point, and nobody has seemingly put the Earth in as much danger as he has without actively trying to.”
Join us, whores of Satan, as we delve into films which promote the word of the Great Deceiver. Leave common decency (and sense) at the door as Count Jackula shows you The Devil’s Rain, starring William Shatner (yes, William Shatner) and Ernest Borgnine.
May you ride immortal, shiny and chrome. Also: Legally Blonde, Lily Allen, and approaches to objectification.
The third and what is often considered the best of the series.
“It’s a bit depressing to look at this film and all previous entries and realize that our heroes have spent just as much time fighting each other as they have saving the world, often from threats that somehow connected back to them anyway.”
“Should Bill be drinking before heading into space? I don’t think that suit has a catheter, and his ship didn’t look big enough to have a toilet. Guess it’d better be a short trip.”