Man, now I wish my fridge had an ice dispenser.
Leave it to Drafthouse Films to cut together the greatest death scenes in all of cinema. Normally I’d scoff at a supercut that tried to claim it contained the best cinematic deaths, but these guys know their stuff. Don’t expect high art here, of course.
It’s alive! It’s alive! With Halloween fast approaching, it’s high time that Shouts From the Back Row got into the spirit of things, so on this episode Gill, Robin and TK are taking a look at two of the most iconic movie monsters of all time: Dracula and Frankenstein. With over a century of popularity behind these characters, there are lots of different interpretations to explore and discuss, as the guys ponder just what has made these ghoulish monsters so enduring in popular culture. Click here to download the episode!
Music for this week’s podcast was composed and performed by our very own Vince Nitro!
Today, we are going to be posting our latest Shouts From the Back Row podcast about Dracula and Frankenstein and Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula will definitely be discussed. However, I was surprised to go back and see that Monica Bellucci had one of her earliest roles in the film as one of Dracula’s brides. So, to start off her career, she had the distinct honour of having Anthony Hopkins toss her severed head into a pit.
I’m afraid that this is going to be one of those annoying posts where I say “Look at this awesome thing, but I’m not looking at it!” Return of the Obra Dinn is the new game from Lucas Pope, who scored a smash hit with the top notch indie game Papers, Please. Now Pope is taking on a different style of game, a sort of time-stopping pirate-y mystery with a first person perspective, but one thing that might seem a bit familiar is the extremely retro look of the game. Papers, Please had a visual style evocative of the 8-bit era of gaming, whereas Return of the Obra Dinn looks to be imitating the style of a game that you might have played on an ancient, black-and-white Macintosh. Awesome! Needless to say, I can’t wait to give this a try. But I’ve gotta wait, because of work. Lame.
Earth’s mightiest heroes must once again assemble when a super intelligent robot created by Tony Stark created to help fight any threats that might harm the world actually turns against him and the human race.
It’s finally here! After years of teasing, we finally have our first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, and y’know, it’s pretty spectacular. Marvel is clearly taking the route that so many other superhero films do, where they use the first installment to set the stage, and then blow everyone away with an awesome second movie that has a terrific villain. That villain is Ultron, a robot gone berserk voiced by James Spader, and I have to say, I’m already impressed. Usually I find completely CGI characters to be unintimidating since they don’t really have much weight. There’s the odd exception, but I have yet to see a computer generated villain who made me sit up and pay attention. But wow, Ultron looks pretty damn cool here, and James Spader’s voice gives this ‘bot some truly menacing personality. I’m excited, guys! This is going to be cool! And hey, look at that Hulkbuster Iron Man armour!
Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out May 1, 2015.
Entertainment Tonight recently unearthed this home video of 13-year old Kim Kardashian at her eighth-grade graduation, being all humble and down-to-death about how valuable this footage is going to be once she becomes famous. And indeed, she did become the poster child for “being-famous-for-being-famous”. This is an actual quote from her here: “My name’s Kim Kardashian and I’m the dopest-on-the-ropest person in this class. I’m dope-on-a-rope.”