Category Archives: Movies

Castor’s Underrated Gems: Dragnet (1987)

Before 21 and 22 Jump Street popularized the gimmick of updating dated, melodramatic television shows of yore into self-effacing, comedic ore, 1987 gave us a skewering of the 1950’s police procedural Dragnet. Since the template was relatively novel, I can … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Johnny Depp created one of the most iconic protagonists in cinema history with his off-the-wall portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in 2003 that earned him an Oscar nomination. Sadly, the sequels did little more than rehash the same old shtick … Continue reading

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Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 286 – Sir Roger Moore, Powers Boothe, and Michael Parks

The past few weeks have seen the passing of three very notable actors: Sir Roger Moore, Powers Boothe, and Michael Parks. Three iconic actors with three very different careers, these three gentlemen are paid tribute on this episode of Shouts … Continue reading

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The Reviewinator: Alien – Covenant (2017)

Am I the only one who’s noticed that Ridley Scott is going the George Lucas route with the Alien franchise? Not that that’s a bad thing, as he’s a far better filmmaker even on his worst day. But there has … Continue reading

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Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 285 – Dame Helen Mirren

There are few actresses who radiate elegance and class, yet also have a commanding presence, in the same way as Dame Helen Mirren. A celebrated actress of stage and screen, Mirren has been acting since the 1960’s, but she has … Continue reading

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Shouts From The Back Row – Episode 284 – Can You Smell What The Rock Is Cooking?

When it comes to actors working today, there are few who can compare to the sheer star power of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. With The Fate of the Furious at the top of the box officer right now, Gill, Robin, … Continue reading

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Bad Movie – Bad Review: Direct Action

The following is a review by Defector of Bad Movie – Bad Review. He’s fond of watching the worst films imaginable, and fist-smashing keyboards until this kind of thing happens. The Trailer Dolph Lundgren. The Dolphin. Das Lundgrenadè.

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Runstedler’s DVD Pick of the Month: Tess of the D’Urbervilles (2008)

The enchanting Gemma Arterton stars as Tess in the excellent 2008 BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s masterpiece Tess of the D’Urbervilles, which is near perfect. Arterton is amazing as Tess: immensely talented, resilient, free spirited, ethereal, gorgeous, and the very image … Continue reading

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Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 283 – The Films of Tim Curry

With the new trailer for It having been recently released, everyone is once again talking about Pennywise the clown – a role made famous by living legend Tim Curry. So, on this episode, Gill, Robin, and TK discuss the appeal … Continue reading

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Shouts From the Back Row – Episode 282 – Bottle Movies

It’s a convention that can be applied to just about any genre: the bottle movie. A movie set predominantly in a single location, where confinement is often a central theme. On this show, Gill, Robin, and TK look at the … Continue reading

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