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Franchise Friday: ‘Rocky’

It’s Franchise Friday featuring Rocky movies! Let’s get to it. June 19, 2015: Rocky (1976) Q. This was a first-watch for Johnny and a second-watch for Joanna (though, it’s been years). So, based on our fuzzy, limited knowledge/memory of Rocky, what was your primary takeaway from the movie? Joanna: Sylvester Stallone kind of owned my heart in Rocky. It’s been probably 10 or… Read More ›

’12 Monkeys’ Coverage

Hey — are you watching Syfy’s newest scripted drama, 12 Monkeys? If so, head over to Entertainment Weekly’s Community blog for Joanna’s latest coverage — and join in the conversation. Spoiler: the show’s actually pretty good! It airs Fridays, 9/8c on Syfy.  ’12 Monkeys’ fan react: Meeting a villain and filling in the gaps January 25,… Read More ›

Retro Review: Home Sweet Home (1981)

Home Sweet Suck: A Thanksgiving Story A couple years ago, Joanna and I watched a duo of flicks with Thanksgiving as the backdrop. The first was the annual standard Home for the Holidays. The second was a movie that I had been wanting to see for years, and of which I was finally able to procure… Read More ›

Review: Curse of Chucky (2013)

Man, remember when rumors of a new Chucky movie started to surface? Remember how stoked you were when you learned that instead of a remake or reboot, we were getting a new sequel that was part of the original canon? And that Don Mancini was STILL in the director’s chair! A lot of people were… Read More ›

Review: Carrie (2013)

Warning: possible spoilers Remakes.  It’s become such a taboo word – especially in the horror world.  I’m typically of the mindset that remakes, like all movies, are good, bad or just okay.  So, if I have an interest, I’m going to see it.  Remake stigma and all!  And, Stephen King’s story is great and I’m… Read More ›

Review: Among Friends (2012)

After a much anticipated wait, we finally watched Among Friends, the directorial debut of modern-day scream queen Danielle Harris.  It’s without a doubt a near perfect definition of an indie horror film: entertaining and flawed. The story is actually quite fresh and tight-knit.  Bernadette (Alyssa Lobit, who also wrote the screenplay) is throwing an 80s-themed murder… Read More ›

Review: Lords of Salem (2012)

Here Come the Lords! We watched Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem last night. You probably read a ton of reviews last spring when the movie actually hit theaters, so I’ll keep this short. I’m a moderate fan of ‘Bob Zom.’ I really like Corpses and Rejects. I’ve grown to enjoy his first Halloween for… Read More ›

Review: Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

The first review I read of Kick-Ass 2 was not very positive. It was pretty harsh. But the dude never mentioned whether he liked the first one or not. So there is no confusion, and you can accurately weigh my opinion: I love the first Kick-Ass movie. I’ve read the comics, which I enjoy, but… Read More ›

Review: Baggage (2013)

From Mumbles to Benjamin.  In his newest short film “Baggage,” Rob Dimension ditches the clown make-up and booze for black frame glasses and a curious little briefcase. Short films are an interesting thing.  You’re provided an extremely limited amount of time (typically under 30 minutes) to process the information given.  Because of this, shorts often… Read More ›

Review: Father’s Day (2011)

This is a difficult review to write. I’m a huge Troma fan—Tromatized at age twelve, after watching Dead Dudes in the House on Cinemax. So I followed Astron-6’s Father’s Day from the moment I first heard about it. I picked up the blu-ray from Troma’s table at a convention and recently got to viewing it…. Read More ›