Monday, October 20, 2014

Fright Nights: Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Coming Soon: Cinemania Fright Nights!


October 17th through the 31st will be the first annual Cinemania Fright Nights! 15 days of fun and terror! There's bound to be something for everyone from terrifying horror films to movies the whole family can enjoy and watch on Halloween.

Here's just a few of the titles in the lineup:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
House on Haunted Hill
The Possession
Ernest Scared Stupid
The Exorcist
and more! 



Sunday, October 5, 2014

Netflix Recommendations (October 5th 2014)

It's time for another round of movies and television shows I've enjoyed recently on Netflix


Doctor Strange- As far as animated comic book films go, this is one of my favorites. It alters the origins story from the comics, but at its core it still has all the essential pieces. It tells the story of how Doctor Stephen Strange embarks on his journey to become the sorcerer supreme, the master of the mystical arts. It's a fun film to watch if you're looking for an introduction into the world of Doctor Strange. 


Earth 2- One of those awesome yet also under appreciated Television shows of the early 90's, Earth 2 told the story of a group of explorers who set out to establish a colony on a new planet. It had a great cast involving one of my favorite actors, Clancy Brown as well as Debrah Farentino and Rockmond Dunba. If you like Sci Fi TV shows, you can do much worse than Earth 2.


The Great Mouse Detective- A movie that I haven't seen in a good 20 years, this was one that my niece picked out. I will say that even from an adult perspective, this was a fun movie to watch. Like most Disney animated films, it has something for everyone, both young and old. If you're looking for something to watch with a youngster or are just looking for a fun mystery, check out The Great Mouse Detective.


The Substitute- Tom Berenger stars as Jonathan Shale, a mercenary who becomes a substitute teacher to track down the people who attacked his fiancé. It sounds like a stupid concept, but it's actually an entertaining film. Berenger turns in a great performance, only overshadowed by co-star Ernie Hudson who turns in one of the best performances of his career. If you like 90's action films, you might have some fun with this one.


Goodbye World- An interesting movie about a group of friends who meet up at a self sufficient compound in northern California. What I liked about this film, unlike so many other "Sh*t hits the fan" type movies, was that it portrayed these people in a more realistic way. It was a fun film to watch with a little bit of drama and just a little comedy mixed in.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Netflix Recommendations (September 9th 2014)

Looking for something to watch tonight? Here are some films that I've enjoyed on Netflix recently.




 

The Family- A mafia family is moved to Normandy under the witness protection program, where they discover that old habits die hard. This film has a nice blend of action and comedy, as well as having a decent story. Seeing this family adjust to its new surroundings has its moments, and the events that transpire over the course of the film are interesting to watch unfold. If you love action comedies or mob movies, you might want to give this one a shot.

 

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan- An interesting look at the man behind so many outstanding visual effects from many great films. From the early stages of his career to his later years, this film tells it all and has some great behind the scenes tidbits from various films over the years. If you love the art of film making, or just want a good documentary to watch, I'd say give this a shot.


Wishmaster- Wishmaster is a great horror film, which I felt was a cross between "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Leprechaun". When an evil being known as djinn is released from his prison, he seeks the woman who released him so he can use her soul to open a portal thus freeing more of his kind to inhabit the earth. Not only was this a fun film to watch, it also had a ton of cameos from many horror film actors like Tony Todd, Kane Hodder and Robert Englund.


King Solomon's Mines- While not a cinematic masterpiece, King Solomon's Mines is a fun film to watch. Allan Quartermain is helping a woman track down her father who has been kidnapped because he knows how to read the map to find King Solomon' mines. It has its dumb moments sure, but it's the kind of movie that you can shut down your brain and kick back and enjoy.

 

Trailer Park Boys- I'll be honest and say that this show isn't for everyone, but that doesn't mean its bad. I myself was hesitant at first, but after watching the first episode, I was hooked. The antics of Julian, Ricky and Bubbles are hilarious and there are a ton of wacky characters and personalities that live in the trailer park with them. With the new season just released, now is the perfect time to spend some time at Sunnyvale trailer park with the Trailer Park Boys.