We are in full-blown 'Scare-A-Mental mode, and will be posting new horror movie episodes all month long. First up, special guest Writer/Artist/Creator Dean Haspiel drops one of the most polarizing sequels of all time into our laps. The second sequel to one of the most celebrated horror films ever, William Peter Blatty's "The Exorcist III." We've all seen it, and we all have our own thoughts. Listen in and see where we land on this one. Enjoy!
In the second half of our discussion with Writer/Composer/Director Darren Callahan, we chat about the second of two Mario Bava films from the sixties. Despite the bizarre title, "Kill Baby Kill", this one is more gothic in feel and much more reminiscent of the Hammer Studios films of the time. Listen in now to to part two of our Bava dissection and see what we like and don't like about this field of cinema. Enjoy!
Well, It's that time of year again. When the leaves change and the autumnal breeze brings a chill down one's spine. That's right, I'm talking about SCARE-A-Mental! Lot's of great horror films to digest this year and spit back out for you to ingest and hopefully discover something new. First up, screenwriter/musician Darren Callahan rejoins us with the first of two films by the great Mario Bava, a legend of Italian horror cinema. "Blood and Black Lace" kicks us off this fine October day. Curl up next to the fire and enjoy!
In part 2 of our discussion with Writer/Artist and friend of the show Jerry Ma, we buy a ticket and jump onboard the Korean film, "Train to Busan." Was this film the next evolutionary step for the "zombie film"? Was this just a fortuitous meeting of the "zombie" genre and Korean filmmmaking? Could it jump-start this over-played genre? Listen in and see what we think of this hi-octane entry into the world of the living undead. Enjoy!
My old pal, writer/artist and entrepreneur Jerry Ma returns to the show, bringing with him a modern kung-fu film with a personal connection. "The Paper Tigers" is an stunning example of what can be done these days with very little budget and a solid story. How great was it , though? I guess you'll just have to listen in and see what we thought of it. Enjoy!
We have dealt with some kung-fu movies in our recent past, but this is our first Bruce Lee film. Friend and filmmaker, Scott Klein takes us down "The Way of the Dragon". A film which has no connection with "Enter the Dragon", but has a Dragon-based title nonetheless. Yay, marketing. However, even if you're not a fan of these kinds of films, there is still the mighty impressive final fight between (then) non-actor Chuck Norris, who was merely just a 7-time world champion fighter. Riiiight. Listen in, cause there's never not a a good time to watch a Bruce Lee movie. Enjoy!
Well, the time has finally come. Friend and filmmaker, Scott Klein returned to Cinemental and he deemed it was time to watch "The Karate Kid." I had never seen it, I know, I know...I'm probably the last person my age on earth who hasn't seen this 80s stalwart. I'll be honest, I was fine with it, really, but...rules are rules and now I've seen it and if you are interested in what I thought about it, well then...give the show a listen. Enjoy!
For the second film in his visit with us, Writer/Director/Producer Ben Rock brings us one of the underwater monster films from the Summer of 1989, the one that holds the distinction of having one of, if not THE, greatest movie trailers of all-time, "Leviathan." (Go ahead, go to YouTube here and watch it, I'll wait.) Enjoy!
Screenwriter/Director/Producer and all around cinephile Ben Rock returns to Cinemental bringing with him of the single most beautiful films ever shot and one of my all-time favorites, The Coen Brothers' "Miller's Crossing". We enjoy a rare moment of given enlightenment in a film we all enjoy and that I feel is the pinnacle of the Coen Bros. ouevre. So sit back and enjoy.
So, after a few days off for some much needed R&R we have returned, revitalized and with a host of new episodes to enrich and enhance your good living. We start off with the 2nd part of or our visit with author/musician/critic Raymond Benson as he takes us on a trip , and I mean trip...in a very well-known Yellow Submarine. An animated musical featuring one of the best-known bands ever, The Beatles. Originally skeptical about the project once completed, they fell in love with it. Listen in to see how we felt about it once we regained our senses and leveled out . Enjoy!