Reviewing “Star Wars: A New Hope: The Princess, The Scoundrel, and The Farm Boy” Retelling the classic tale from new perspectives for a new young adult audience

Star Wars: A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy

Imagine if someone asked you to retell the story of the original Star Wars for a new Young Adult audience. Now imagine that you can only tell the story from three perspectives, who do you chose?

Luke is obvious, but what about the other two?   [Read more…]

Reviewing “The Martian” The movie pulls all the right heartstrings mixed with humor and tension, but lacks any connection to science or space flight

The Martian

While it’s nice when studios make the rare attempt at hard science fiction, this story really could have been set in any remote location on earth and still have had the same effect. It doesn’t use its setting to tell any new and different tale, and it’s not so beholden to the laws of physics as to impart any sort of real science lesson.   [Read more…]

20th Anniversary H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival Celebrating stories from the mythos of the elder gods

HP Lovecraft Film Festival

This year’s film festival features 3 nights of short film showcases, 50 short films from all over the world. They will also feature a screening of Christopher Lee’s last film, Extraordinary Tales, an anthology of animated Poe shorts, plus the 30th Anniversary screening of Re-Animator, with intro and Q&A by guest Jeffrey Combs, and the 10th Anniversary screening of The Call of Cthulhu.   [Read more…]

Contest: “The Curse of Downers Grove” Giveaway Enter to win a Blu-ray copy of your own!

Curse of Downers Grove

Want to win a Blu-ray copy of Curse of Downers Grove? Follow the instructions below, and you just might be our winner! And check out Liz’s review if you’d like to know more about the movie.

Contest starts September 30th and ends October 14th, midnight Pacific. You can enter once per day, using either the comments section below, or Tweeting a message.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “The Curse of Downers Grove” Good acting overshadows the lack of any supernatural element to "the curse"

Curse of Downers Grove

While the landscape of the movie is a little on the bleak and colorless side, the vibrant characters more than make up for that. The film ends with a startling twist that is highly satisfying if you like a good shock to go with your suspense, but ultimately the framework of the Curse is shaky at best. In the end, the DVD is worth the investment… just don’t expect too many supernatural thrills from this one. If teen angst and a good stalker thriller is your cup of tea, however, you have my word: you will not be disappointed.   [Read more…]

Reviewing “Nightmare Code” The 2015 Philip K. Dick Film Festival Award-Winner comes to VOD and DVD

Nightmare Code

This is a very interesting movie, instead of being told through the POV of the main character, Brett Desmond (Andrew J. West) the perspective is through the Emergent AI itself. This is done in a very clever, if somewhat voyeuristic way, by filming everything from through webcams, security Cameras, and even a pair of web connected glasses.   [Read more…]

Scream Queens talk about FOX’s “Scream Queens” Hollywood's Indie Scream Queens Celebrate the FOX TV series premiere

Indie Scream Queens

Brooke Lewis gathered with some of her besties and horror hotties for a viewing and after-show commentary of the Scream Queens FOX TV premiere. In conjunction with filming an episode of Penthouse TV’s “Cocktail Confessions”, hosted by famous Penthouse Pet, Sam Phillips, to celebrate the premiere, the ladies filmed a separate segment for all you loyal horror fans!   [Read more…]

“Rocky Horror Picture Show”: 40 Years of Freeing Your Everything Fishnets, platform shoes, makeup, show tunes, aliens and sex; just how much can be squeezed into one film?

Rocky Horror Picture Show

I drove down to a dive theater in another part of town the next weekend, where some of them said the best audience participation would be, but was told that I wasn’t yet old enough to get in to see the show. But standing outside, all on my own, leaning up against my car, and watching the costumed crowd who was old enough to get in was also a show worth seeing that first time.   [Read more…]

How Caitlin Jenner Changed My Mind About “Doctor Who” The Doctor comes to the aid of those in need, and many segments of our community suffer persecution and cruelty

How Caitlin Jenner Changed My Mind About Doctor Who

There has never been any particular reason why the Doctor should regenerate from a white man into a white man. But the idea of the Doctor regenerating into the body of a woman was considered either ridiculous or simply contrary to established continuity. I myself have made the rude and insensitive comment that I “do not want to see the Doctor arbitrarily switch genders like some sort of South American tree frog.”   [Read more…]