Yes, sorry, we've been away...but we've been trapped down in this hellhole with rats, a huge hole in the floor and a pendulum. Long story. Anyway, here's the gist: a lot of sites try to turn a bunch of press releases into blog posts and articles. You wind up reading 500 words to find out some start from The CW is now the tertiary lead in Saw XIV. Not here. We distill all of that stuff into an info smoothie that you can suck down in one sitting and get on with your life. Enjoy.
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Episode #134 for The Man With the Iron Fists, in which our protagonist appreciates what happens when a true fan of a genre gets a hold of it, further appreciates fight choreography where you can see what the hell is happening, and shows great admiration for Russell Crowe's weapon of choice.
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It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck. It's the podcast that was also purchased this week by Disney for $1.45, two bags of Doritos and a half-eaten cinnamon roll. They'll be coming for you next.
Year Six of 32 Days of Halloween has reached its close. Our special thanks to everybody who's contributed, suggested and just enjoyed this madness that we've been doing for six long years. As always, the final movie night goes to Night of the Living Dead, the original accept-no-remakes zombie film from the mind of George Romero classic. The film that pretty much defined the genre we all know and love. Without this film, you get no Shaun of the Dead, no Walking Dead, and none of your fun zombie video games. So show some respect, grab some popcorn and enjoy.
Maybe we'll do this again next year.
For a final night before we reach the Big One, it was hard to pick what to go with. Having hit most of the classics in one form or another, I opted for a cast that provided a serious bang for your buck. And hey, The House That Dripped Blood is an Amicus anthology film as well, so you get multiple stories in one. And with a cast that includes Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Jon Pertwee and Denholm Elliott...you are getting a great amount of bang. Not to mention it's scripted (mostly) by Robert Bloch. And do remember this: rubber vampire bats on strings mean never having to say you're sorry.
So the news that a House of Wax musical from Tim Burton may have been in the works got me thinking about the drive to have the stage added to the Law of Relative Development...since practically everything is being prepped for a stage production these days. And I decided to go exploring. We've already talked about Carrie and Aliens on ice for example.
We've also mentioned before The Fly: The Opera...the opera adaptation of the Cronenberg film which Cronenberg himself directed and Howard Shore wrote the music for. That was 2008...and they've never released a cast album. Back then there weren't really any videos of the songs...but here is a German documentary where they basically take you through an abridged version of the entire show. It looks bloody mental. Suggestion: skip forward a bit and then watch from about fifty minutes in on...because how many opportunities to you get to see a baritone Seth Brundle in full stage-Fly gear entering while crawling on the ceiling upside down? Oh, and singing all the while?