Friday, November 15, 2019

Fox Film Noir - Complete DVD Collection Overview and Tour (Noirvember)


Let's talk about Fox Film Noir! Between 2005-2008, 20th Century Fox released over two dozen film noir classics from their vaults to DVD, complete with restored picture and video, new and archival special features, and audio commentaries by some of the finest noir historians in the field. In this video, we cover EVERY release and look at the lasting legacy of Fox's contributions to noir! Happy Noirvember!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Bob Dylan - Travelin' Thru Complete Review (Johnny Cash, Bootleg Series Vol. 15)


Bob Dylan's brief time in Nashville and the work he created there reflect one of the most enigmatic and surprising eras of his entire career. Travelin' Thru: The Bootleg Series Volume 15 chronicles this unexpected country period with three discs of alternate takes, unreleased tracks, and over TWO DOZEN collaborations with The Man In Black himself, Johnny Cash. In this video, we take a deep dive into the music, provide context for what makes it unique in Dylan's catalog, and recommend some further listening to keep the experience going!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Raro Video Spotlight and Collection Tour (Giallo, Spaghetti Western, Euro Crime)


Raro Video specializes in releasing films from Italy's rich cinematic heritage, including horror, giallo, spaghetti western, and Euro crime films from some of Italy's finest and most prolific filmmakers. Directors like Fernando Di Leo, Umberto Lenzi, Antonio Margheriti, and Franco Prosperi are all featured by Raro Video, and in this episode, we give a background and overview of the label and a guided tour of our Raro Blu-ray collection!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Let's Talk About Star Wars! Fandom, Rise of Skywalker, The Mandalorian!


As The Rise of Skywalker and The Mandalorian loom mere days and weeks away, Heath and Patreon-supporter Ross have an open discuss all things Star Wars! From growing up on the Classic Trilogy, to the impact of the Prequels and the Clone Wars, and finally to the new Disney era and the apparent end of the Skywalker Saga, It's all out in the open in this long-form conversation about the the current state of Star Wars and the health of its fandom!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Creature Columns: See For Yourself: A Review of the Apple TV+ Show by Tom "Creature" Jeffers

As of this writing, Apple’s TV+’s new show SEE sits at 42% from critics and 82% from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. IMDB has the show at 7.7.  Many people have already written the show off as a failure. I find this sort of attitude to be a bit, no pun intended, apocalyptic. SEE is trying to fill some very big shoes. There are a lot of shows coming out that are Game of Thrones hopefuls. I wanted to give SEE a try for a variety of reasons. The star power of Jason Momoa, who plays Baba Voss, was the number one draw for me. I like this man as an actor and as a person in general. I have met him, and he is truly a great guy. Despite all of that, I feel like I have remained reasonably objective in my examination.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Motherless Brooklyn Review (2019) Edward Norton Neo-Noir


In this video, we take a spoiler-free look at the neo-noir/crime film "Motherless Brooklyn," written for the screen and directed by Edward Norton! Co-starring Bruce Willis, Willem Defoe, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Bobby Cannavale, this is the first large-scale period crime film of this scope to come along in years. Filled with beautiful cinematography, outstanding performances, and wall-to-wall jazz, it's no wonder that this impressive tour of the darker side of 1950s Brooklyn is reminding audiences of L.A. Confidential.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate SPOILER-FILLED DISCUSSION!


In our second (and last) look at Terminator: Dark Fate, we discuss in full spoilerific glory the film's plot points and the backlash against them! Featuring MORE unfiltered positivity! Be warned.

The Creature Columns: Star Wars: Master and Apprentice Book Review by Tom "Creature" Jeffers


*This review is mostly spoiler free.  Mild spoilers will be announced.

Claudia Gray has done something remarkable with this novel in the fact that she has managed to capture the ever-elusive spirit of Star Wars. Most readers must acknowledge that Star Wars novels rarely hit the marks that serious literature attains. They are not meant to. These works are meant to embody a spirit of adventure and pull us into a place of nostalgia that makes us warm and happy. While not all offerings in the Star Wars genre manage to tap into these feelings, Master and Apprentice does so in such a special way that it transcends Star Wars and becomes something even larger. This novel has the goods.  

Monday, November 4, 2019

Terminator: Dark Fate Review - Heath Unfiltered and Unscripted!


In this video, Heath takes a look at the latest entry in the Terminator franchise, Terminator: Dark Fate, which sees the return of James Cameron's creative involvement for the first time in years. The conversation about this movie prompts an unscripted and completely uncensored discussion by Heath about the way we talk about movies on the internet. Twitter trolls, prepare to be terminated! If you've ever wondered what Heath is like with no filter, this video is for you!