April 22, 2020

[Schumacast] Tim Burton's Batman Films

Before taking on the infamous Joel Schumacher era of Batman cinema, Angie and I first look at Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns, as well as the 1966 Batman movie, Batmania, and our overall experience with the caped crusader. Check it out here.

April 5, 2020

Letterboxd Reviews, March 2020

I've been meaning to get back into written reviews for a while, even making it my news years resolution for 2020. After a couple months of procrastinating, I managed to dust off an update my Letterboxd account, and saw it as a great opportunity to start exercising those muscles again. I'm not going to update here with star rankings I've been adding for stuff I watched in the past, but these pieces are for films I watched during March:

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

Horror of Dracula (1958)

The Abominable Snowman (1957)

Mortal Kombat (1995)

Street Fighter (1994)

The Snorkel (1958)

Godzilla (1954)

The Hitcher (1986)

Godzilla Raids Again (1955)

Half Human (1955)

Rodan (1956)

The Mysterians (1957)

Notable entries in this were the last film I saw in theaters before the COVID outbreak (Sonic), the last double feature at Melissa's movie night before said outbreak (Street Fighter & Mortal Kombat), me starting to watch through the Hammer Horror catalogue (which has been stalling out due to dissatisfaction), and me starting through the history of Toho Tokusatsu movies (which I've started a weekly virtual movie night for).

February 24, 2020

[Schumacast] The Client (1994)

The fabulously facially follicled Weston joins Angie and I as we look at Joel's first adaptation of a John Grisham legal thriller, and vent our feelings about the career and legacy of one Akiva Goldsman. Check it out here.

February 15, 2020

[Thundarr Road] Master of the Stolen Sunsword

Michael, David, and I ride in from a long hiatus with this odd tale of stage magicians gone mad, men in business suits on camel back, and Thundarr struggling with the anxiety of impotency when the Sunsword loses its power. Check it out here.

February 4, 2020

[Craft Disservices] Atlantis: The Lost Empire

After sharing a panel with Aaron and his frequent co-host Mikanhana at CONvergence, he was kind enough to invite me onto his series exploring films worth another look after failing to connect with critics on their original release. Here, we discuss Disney's animated adventure epic, blending the design style of Mike Mignola with dark violence, cultural genocide, another Joss Whedon found family of mercenaries with a plucky young woman mechanic, and more adventure tropes than you could trigger a booby trap at. Plus, a fun, broader discussion of geeky media as a whole. I had a really fun time with this discussion. Check it out here.

January 1, 2020

[Atop the Fourth Wall] Heavy Wrex and the Contest of Champions

At the tail end of Linkara's annual rundown, you'll see a storyline segment updating the latest challengers and stats in the ongoing Contest of Champions, in which I had the delight of playing Heavy Wrex, an interdimensional professional wrestler and construction foreman, who will be returning again in the near future. If you want to jump straight to that segment, it's 25 minutes into the second part. Check it out here.

December 18, 2019

[Schumacast] Falling Down (1993)

Windy Bowlsby joins Angie and I as we dig into this notorious early 90s thriller about anger, entitlement, and petty acts that explode into excessive violence. Check it out here.

December 5, 2019

[Sleigh Bell Cinema] Christmas in Connecticut

I'm back for another year as Michael sleighs in for another celebration of Christmas movies. This time we discuss another favorite of my mother's, a classic romance farce involving fake celebrities, starved soldiers, flippy-flopjacks, multiple impostor babies, and Sydney Greenstreet raiding the fridge for leftovers. Check it out here.

November 20, 2019

[Masters of Carpentry] Halloween (2018)

Alex returns as he, JD, and I take on the latest reboot of the franchise, erasing all sequels as a team better known for their comedies take on the reunion of Michael and Laurie, both of whom are older, wiser, and angrier than ever. What works, what doesn't, and where do we feel the franchise can go moving forward. Check it out here.

October 30, 2019

[Projection Booth] Dead Heat

I had the delight of recording with Heather Drain for the first time as Mike had me back for a discussion of this 80s hybrid of buddy cop and zombie movies, as Treat Williams and Joe Piscopo navigate the crime sprees of suspects who either won't stay dead, or rapidly decay into goo. Where heroes solve their own murder, Vincent Price heckles from a corner, a bloated biker corpse looks awfully familiar, and an entire kitchen of undead animal edibles arise to attack. Check it out here.