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Blood Splattered Cinema
Hosted by: Horror Guru
The Horror Guru reviews the bloodiest, wildest, and weirdest horror that cinema has to offer!
Cartoon Palooza
Hosted by: Joey Tedesco
A satirical review show where a guy from Jersey watches and criticizes cartoons, including everything from comic books to animated movies. Whatever it is, Joey will either tell you to run out and see it... or fughetabouit!
The Count Jackula Show
Hosted by: Count Jackula
There are vampires, and there are men from outer space, but there is only one vampire from outer space! Join Count Jackula from the Planet Drakula as he explains the ins and outs of horror, from the mythic to the modern. Blood, off-color humor, and an obsession with Elvira are in store for you!
The Examined Life (of Gaming)
Hosted by: Roland Thompson
Just when video games were getting good, the late '90s and early '00s came along. The Examined Life (of Gaming) dares to delve into the good, the bad, and the value-priced games of this dark period, and sometimes we find something worth playing!
The Film Renegado
Hosted by: Film Renegado
Coming to you from south of the border, it's the Film Renegado! A civil engineer with a cinephile complex, the Film Renegado uses movies made in Mexico or by Mexican directors to share bits from his country's culture, past and present. You will both learn and be entertained! How cool is that?
Friday Night Fright Flicks
Hosted by: Count Jackula & Horror Guru
Welcome, fright knights, to Friday Night Fright Flicks! Join your hosts Count Jackula and the Horror Guru as they stumble their way through current horror releases, letting you know which ones are worth the price of admission.
Good Bad Flicks
Hosted by: Cecil Trachenburg
Good Bad Flicks is a show not only dedicated to rare movies, but also forgotten classics and misunderstood box office bombs. Your host Cecil takes you through each movie, discussing the promotional materials, and taking a look at what went on behind the scenes. With a healthy dose of Irish sarcasm, he throws a few jabs at even his most cherished favorites.
The Graphic Novel Picture Show
Hosted by: Sybil Pandemic
Your host Solkir presents The Graphic Novel Picture Show, a retrospective of the history of comic book movies!
The Movie Skewer
Hosted by: Team Agony Booth
From the makers of the Agony Booth™ comes The Movie Skewer, where terrible movies are roasted over an open flame for your enjoyment. Watch the very first online review/recap series that’s too much for one host to handle!
Mr. Mendo's Hack Attack
Hosted by: Michael A. Novelli
Need a healthy dose of cynicism from a guy whose face you can barely see? Then Mr. Mendo’s your man! Whether a movie suffers from Hype Backlash, Intellectual Dishonesty, or is just Complete Shit, Mr. Mendo is there. Mr. Mendo wasn‘t raised in this country, so he takes nothing for granted: if something ain‘t right, he’ll nose it out. So join him as he takes on Oscar winners and legendary flops alike in front of a blanket suspended between his couch and recliner!
Stuff You Like
Hosted by: Sursum Ursa
Stuff You Like is an original show where redhead Sursum Ursa waxes enthusiastic about movies, TV shows, and anything else that comes to mind! Expect singing, snarky subtitles, random pictures she finds on the internet, and lots of fangirling!
Terror Obscura
Hosted by: Fear Fan
Terror Obscura is a show dedicated to exploring the best and worst horror films ever made. While some shows are content to just mock bad films, this one isn't afraid to take even the most sacred of cows to the slaughterhouse. If you like horror, humor, or if you're just looking to find some titles you might want to rent, Terror Obscura is the show for you!
Tom's Retrophilia
Hosted by: Thomas Stockel
Is he a connoisseur of vintage media, or just a bitter old man trapped in the past?  Either way, tune in and watch Tom take a look at the movies and television shows from a time when he was actually in the target audience!
The Unusual Suspect
Hosted by: Unusual Suspect
The Unusual Suspect reviews popular movies, and tears 'em apart! They may be good, but no movie is perfect, and there's always things you may have overlooked and hadn't thought about. So join the Suspect as he exploits and ridicules the films you know and love. Just don't kill him for it!
What We Had to Watch
Hosted by: Il Neige
Il Neige is a smart-ass with a love-hate relationship with movies from the new millennium. Sure, reviews can be fun or cathartic, but there's also the risk of the occasional Twi-hard invasion or fireball to the face! ...That's how these things usually go, right? So join Il Neige as he braves the cinematic dangers that lie just beyond the fourth wall to critique the best and worst of 21st century filmmaking!
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When I was young, I fell in love with that special Degrassi brand of stiffly-performed Canadian preteen melodrama. Now you can, too!

Degrassi Junior High (1987-1989) Degrassi Junior High

An Interview with Michelle Goodeve, Degrassi's Ms. Avery
Posted Dec 12, 2010 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“Earlier this year, I spoke to Dan Woods, Mr. Raditch himself, and through that connection I got the opportunity to interview the other much-beloved teacher from the series. I’m talking of course about Michelle Goodeve, who played Ms. Karen Avery for four seasons on Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High. What you may not know is that Michelle’s been busy ever since as a producer, screenwriter, and story editor, writing episodes of several Canadian TV shows. But if that’s not enough to pique your interest, Michelle is also a licensed pilot, with a special passion for flying antique airplanes. Yes, in real life, Ms. Avery flies airplanes. Seriously!”

Degrassi Junior High “Eggbert”
Posted Aug 17, 2010 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

“And I know what you parents out there must be thinking: taking care of an egg is a total cakewalk compared to an actual baby, right? How could watching an egg possibly teach you what it’s like to be a parent? But you have to keep in mind that Spike is a Degrassi kid. And taking care of inanimate objects is way beyond most Degrassi kids. I hear when Spike was a little girl, her pet rock died.”

Dan Woods, Degrassi's Mr. Raditch
An Interview with Dan Woods, Degrassi's Mr. Raditch
Posted Jan 26, 2010 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

Dan Woods played teacher (and later, principal) Dan Raditch on all five seasons of Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High, and then returned to play Raditch again on Degrassi: The Next Generation for four more seasons. Despite being one of the ‘adults’, to me Mr. Raditch has always been a key ingredient in the Degrassi formula, and the show just hasn’t been the same without him.”

Degrassi Junior High: The Very Special Lessons of Season One
Degrassi Junior High: The Very Special Lessons of Season One
Posted Nov 16, 2009 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"This whole season totals well over 100,000 words. Basically, I’ve written a lengthy novel about Degrassi Junior High for free. So all the people who think I complain too much about how much work is involved in updating this site can suck it."

Degrassi Junior High ''Revolution!''
Degrassi Junior High “Revolution!”
Posted Nov 15, 2009 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"How can you not love a show that follows up an election for school president with an impeachment episode? That’s right, in this episode, the kids start a movement to get Stephanie Kaye thrown out of office for being the worst school president ever. The premise alone is enough to make this one of the series’ high points."

Degrassi Junior High ''Parent's Night''
Degrassi Junior High “Parents' Night”
Posted Nov 2, 2009 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"Unfortunately, Wheels spends pretty much the entire series being a selfish asshole. That’s true even for the current episode, “Parents’ Night”. Looking back on it now, it seems the Degrassi writers were determined to make Wheels an irritating, self-entitled jackass right from the start."

Degrassi Junior High ''It's Late''
Degrassi Junior High “It's Late”
Posted Oct 19, 2009 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"From a 2009 perspective, the idea of a show aimed at middle school kids doing a storyline where a 14 year old girl gets pregnant seems pretty ballsy. I can’t think of a show airing today that would have the guts to do this (besides, of course, Degrassi: The Next Generation, because once you’ve gone there, you can’t really un-go there)."

Degrassi Junior High ''Smokescreen''
Degrassi Junior High “Smokescreen”
Posted Sep 28, 2009 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"Caitlin performs an original rap song about the environment, and to no one’s surprise, it’s the most horrible thing ever. If you’ve ever wondered why there are no successful white girl rappers, I’m about to present to you Exhibit A, in the form of this episode."

Degrassi Junior High ''What a Night!''
Degrassi Junior High “What a Night!”
Posted Aug 24, 2009 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"So the moral of the story, kids, is that if a famous actor comes to town and wants to take you out on a 'date', give some thought to the possibility that he only wants you for your body. And that's some advice we can all use. I can't tell you how many times celebrities have come to town and tried to sexually assault me. Literally, I can't tell you, because I'm saving it all for my memoirs."

Degrassi Junior High ''Nothing to Fear''
Degrassi Junior High “Nothing to Fear”
Posted Aug 19, 2009 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"I can safely say that I'll be able to get through this one in record time, because once you take out all of L.D.'s post-traumatic flashbacks to her mom dying, there's about five minutes of actual episode here."

Degrassi Junior High ''Best Laid Plans''
Degrassi Junior High “Best Laid Plans”
Posted Jun 30, 2009 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"As you can probably guess, the title is inspired by the same famous line that inspired John Steinbeck, the one from 18th Century Scottish poet Robert Burns. You all know it, I'm sure. 'The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.' And things are going to go very, very aft a-gley in this episode, you can quote me on that."

Degrassi Junior High ''Rumor Has It''
Degrassi Junior High “Rumor Has It”
Posted Jun 15, 2009 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"Damn. Why didn’t I have any touchy-feely teachers when I was that age? I mean, female ones?"

Degrassi Junior High: ''The Great Race''
Degrassi Junior High “The Great Race”
Posted Dec 17, 2008 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"Sadly, Melanie is not cutting a very impressive figure in her swimsuit. That's because she hasn't quite started developing yet. And I'm pointing this out because it's part of the plot of this episode, not because I'm a pervert, though both are true."

Degrassi Junior High: ''The Cover Up''
Degrassi Junior High “The Cover-Up”
Posted Mar 30, 2008 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"Caitlin says they should try to get Rick to smile. Ooh, that sounds like a fantastic idea, doesn't it? And somehow, the writers were able to come up with a subplot even more insubstantial than the Voula-Steph animosity. At this point, I expect a subplot where Yick Yu debates whether or not to pick his nose in class."

Degrassi Junior High: ''The Experiment''
Degrassi Junior High “The Experiment”
Posted Dec 2, 2007 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"Degrassi definitely goes there, doesn't it? Most TV shows for teen audiences would shy away from showing the disabled indulging in recreational drug use, but not this show. No way."

Degrassi Junior High: ''The Big Dance''
Degrassi Junior High “The Big Dance”
Posted Jun 26, 2007 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

"Voula, seeing that asking to go to the dance right now would probably be greeted with the same reaction as if she asked to get an abortion, begins to weave a ridiculous, fully transparent lie. She talks about how there's a 'meeting' at school on Saturday, to do with the foster child. She even says, I kid you not, 'It's just like school, only in the evening!' It's just like school, only with more drugs and booze and sex! How can you say no?"

Degrassi Junior High: ''Kiss Me, Steph''
Degrassi Junior High “Kiss Me, Steph”
Posted Feb 28, 2007 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

I'll guess I'll spoil things a bit and say that Nicole Stoffman, the actress who plays Steph, only sticks around for the first two seasons. I don't know exactly why she left, but I would imagine being Canada's official national jailbait may have taken its toll. I mean, I doubt there's one straight male viewer of Degrassi who wasn't boning it up while looking at Stephanie Kaye, and I presume being a 14 year old sexpot wasn't the ideal situation for Nicole. Or any girl, for that matter. That's when you start attracting the John Hinckleys of the world.

Degrassi: An Introduction
Degrassi: An Introduction
Posted Feb 1, 2007 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie

So it was something of a shock to find out last year that, not only had other people actually seen Degrassi Junior High, but it was now out on DVD. Degrassi was a part of my adolescence that I had always assumed was lost forever, like lazy Sunday afternoons riding bikes to nowhere. This was such a personal thing for me, that the existence of Degrassi on DVD was tantamount to having my brain patterns stored on magnetic disk and replayed twenty years later. It was like someone gave me a chance to drink New Coke again. In fact, it was like someone gave me a limitless supply of 2-liter bottles of the stuff.

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