Friday, December 6, 2019

Black Friday Movie Mega Haul!

In this video, we cover all the 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD pick-ups that we scored during this year's Black Friday retail sales!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Operation Crossbow (1965) Blu-ray Review

I wasn't sure what to expect going into the new Blu-ray of Operation Crossbow, a 1965 British World War II film with a stellar cast, now on Blu-ray from Warner Archive. Having never seen the movie before, I was prepared for an adventure movie set against the backdrop of global conflict, and the cover art, which replicates much of the film's original poster art, seems to promise thrills a minute. The blurb on the poster seems to double down on this promise: "They were schooled in sabotage...licensed to kill...and sent to destroy the world's deadliest rocket base!" As it turns out, that's an apt description, but it doesn't begin to do this film justice. Operation Crossbow is stunning, powerful, tragic, inspiring, and yes, also exciting. It's the kind of experience that the big screen seems to have been made for.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Comic Book Savant Crossover! Disney Plus Discussion: The Mandalorian, Marvel, and More!


Heath is joined by James, aka Comic Book Savant, for a long-form discussion about Disney Plus! Now that we've had a while to take this new streaming service for a spin, we've got thoughts on everything, including The Mandalorian, Marvel movies and shows, forgotten comic book cartoons and lost animated gems, Disney deep cuts, missing classics, and even that Jeff Goldblum show! Pull up a chair for this 51-minute, unedited conversation between two friends talking about the stuff they love, and be sure to head over to ComicBookSavant.com to check out all the latest videos, podcasts, and coverage from James!

Monday, December 2, 2019

Black Friday Video Game MEGA Haul!


In this video, we share our Black Friday video game MEGA haul! So many games, so many deals! Grab a controller and join us as we celebrate some of the best video game deals of the entire year!

The Creature Columns: "AM1200: An Obscure Masterpiece" by Tom "Creature" Jeffers

The loneliness of a dark highway can be a daunting monster for anyone who has ever traveled alone at night. There is just something about the isolation and the field of view that only headlights provide. It feels like one might slip out of the universe by simply leaving the road. This is the world that writer/filmmaker David Prior places his audience in. The film is only a short 39 minutes from start to finish, but the sense of dread that the movie creates is right out of the pages of Lovecraft. That is what first drew me to this film a few years back. It has the feeling of creeping dread that I crave in cinema. I discovered it purely by accident and was immediately attracted to it. AM1200 (2008) is a film few people have seen, and that is a tragedy. This movie is tension-inducing nightmare fuel. Prior should have been immediately tapped to adapt the ever-elusive and almost “unfilmable” works of Lovecraft. This movie is dread-inducing perfection, and I love every terrifying second of it.