Mike P., Here…
There is a saying* that sometimes it’s hell trying to get to heaven. For WWE fans, we could make the argument that it’s been hell trying to get to Sunday’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. Wrestling fans are in near universal agreement that this fall has been pretty bad, even after acknowledging that the period from Summerslam to the Royal Rumble is the WWE slow season. But it all changes this Sunday.
Hey guys, Jana here,
Martin Scorsese is one of my favorite directors, if he attaches his name to a project, I watch it, even if I’m not interested in the subject matter, that he hasn’t led me wrong, yet. This unashamed love of his work is why one of my favorite films EVER is ‘The Departed‘. The mob, action, Boston and even including ‘Dropkick Murphys‘ on the soundtrack – that movie was an across the board win for me. So you can understand where I’m coming from when I see the famed director set to exec produce an authorized documentary on one of the most iconic bands of the 60’s, ‘The Grateful Dead‘. Excitement ensues.
Hi everyone, Bryan Here…
The Multi-Media Men are back with the 46th episode that covers all things in the entertainment industry. We had a great adventure this time around and had tons to discuss. Joining me is Adam Conway from the Angelika Film Center, Susan Kamyab from This Chix Flix, and Gadi Elkon from Selig Film News, and Andrew Conway . It was a lot of fun to say the least. We discuss what movie we want to see the porn version of, a custom game of ‘FUCK-MARRY-KILL’ , ‘The IT Crowd‘, Javier Bardem, ‘Breaking Bad‘, Steve Jobs, DC Comics, and a ‘Fight Club‘ Re-Cast, and the Elite 8 of our infamous HORROR MOVIE BRACKET. For our Horror Movie Bracket, we had professor Paul Nimon pair and seed it this time, to which blood was drawn between our podcasters on who should move to the next round. It got crazy. Let us know if you agree or missed anything. And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page and TWITTER page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.
Beka P., Here….
Have no fear, there is nothing scary about Ouija. I was pretty apprehensive about going to see Ouija, mainly because I’m not a horror film gal, and confession: I’ve never seen one in a theater. These two things brought my level of anxiety to all time high as I walked into the theater. Fifteen minutes into the movie, I actually found myself laughing. It’s not that writers Juliet Snowden and Stiles White meant to be funny, rather the acting in combination with the screenplay was so pathetic you had to laugh. While I was relieved that nightmares weren’t in my future, I didn’t care at all about finding out what happened to Debbie (played by Shelley Hennig).
Janet W., Here…
Stonehearst Asylum opens out of focus until a professor (Brendan Gleeson) begins his lecture on treating hysterics and lunatics. Enters the first patient in rags and disheveled hair, Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale). She is weak, helpless, and maintains that she is of sane mind. However, with a poke in her lower back, Eliza is sent into convulsions due to her fear of being emotionally and physically touched, which the professor states as proof of her insanity. Eliza is sent back and another patient comes that we do not get to see. Flash forward to a forest in the winter. A nerdy stranger is trudging through the woods and hitches a ride to Stonehearst Asylum. He tells Mickey Finn (David Thewlis), the chief steward that he is Dr. Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) and he wishes to practice asylum medicine.
Hey guys, Jana here,
Let’s pretend it’s October 31, you decide to see a movie, you approach the ticket counter and utter the most cliche’d line that we all learn as tiny children, “Trick or Treat”. Think about that phrase, it’s not just an open and shut demand for candy, there is always the option for trick. Let’s say the guy selling you a ticket for the movie decided to give you a trick instead of a treat. That’s what watching this film was. ‘Sacrament‘, not to be confused with ‘The Sacrament‘ from last year. While both feature extreme religious cults, that’s where the similarity of the films ends, one drinks the Kool-Aid and one stays for dinner….literally.
Fernando M., Here….
Remember all those times you made fun of Keanu Reeves? Well get ready to eat your words you nonbelievers! Reeves is fixin to show you what pain is for 90 minutes of gun shooting neck breaking knife stabbing throat crunching action! The plot is as timeless a tale as our childhood stories of yesteryear. Who doesn’t remember that lovable parable about the old retired hitman who gets wronged by the Russian mob….oh….well anyways, that’s the plot. It is an incredibly simple setup for a fantastic revenge story.
Hillary T., Here…
At first I was leery of the title “Dear White People.” I mean, is it a satire or a serious treatise on racial relations in colleges everywhere? Well, it’s both, and it’s for everyone. It’s absolutely wonderful, and for a first time director’s debut, it packs a sincerity that is poignant and lingering. I couldn’t stop laughing, and squirming at the same time, which means that this film did its job and I commend Justin Simien on his brilliant casting of such an independent film.
Hey guys, Jana here,
Disney and Marvel did a little bit of juggling today when a poor version of next summer’s anticipated blockbuster sequel, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ was the target of a leaked trailer. Their response to the non-sanctioned release? Giving us an official version! ABC’s ‘Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ was going to be the host for the hotly anticipated superhero flick less than a week from now, but an insider jumped the gun. Regardless of how it was released, it has gone viral and will be one of the most-searched-for trailers for a while, now.
Hey guys, Jana here,
Looking back at growing up in the 80’s made me realize just how surreal the whole experience really was. In remembering my childhood, there are several things that stand out more than others, Cabbage Patch Kids, Aquanet , ‘New Kids On The Block‘, cereal that had no redeeming nutritional value whatsoever besides being easy enough for a kid to serve themselves while parents slept in on Saturday mornings, and a lineup of cartoons that kept us occupied while we slowly reached sugar-induced coma levels of happiness. That’s right, Saturday morning telly was geared toward kids. I had roughly 3 channels that broadcast what came to be the soundtrack to my childhood and some of my best memories. Every remote jockey, i.e. the oldest sibling, had the channel jump down to an art form in order to ensure that we made it to the right channel at the right time to catch the personalized lineup of cartoons that took us weeks to master. I didn’t want to wake up to go to school, but you better believe I was up at 6:30am so that I wouldn’t miss the beginning of my favorite day of television.