‘Pokemon Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’ are your winter travel destinations

‘Pokemon Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’ are your winter travel destinations

In the 1990's, there were a multitude of fads that created a brief flash in the pan, and then petered away into nothingness. One unexpectedly long-running phenomena from that era is Pokemon, and…

Why You Should Be Watching: Black-ish

Why You Should Be Watching: Black-ish

Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) is a successful guy. He has an intelligent wife, adorable twin kids, and two moody teenagers. They all live together in a big house, and they all seem to…

Sordid Cinema #90: ‘Tusk,’ ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ and ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

Sordid Cinema #90: ‘Tusk,’ ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ and ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

This week we sit down to discuss three of the most talked about genre offerings this year including A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, an accomplished debut feature from U.S.-based writer-director Ana Lily…

The Televerse #172- Holiday Omnibus 1 with Deepayan Sengupta

The Televerse #172- Holiday Omnibus 1 with Deepayan Sengupta

With the year’s television winding down, our last regular podcast of the 2014 features a particularly light group of episodes. First Kate gives a quick genre roundup, including the midseason finales of The…


‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ is a fitting farewell to Middle-Earth

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ is a fitting farewell to Middle-Earth

To fully appreciate Peter Jackson’s last foray into Middle-Earth, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, one must understand it’s actually two separate movies. The first movie is a sour, pseudo-Shakespearean…

REEL MTL: Jason Banker’s Sophomore Feature, ‘FELT’ Poignantly Tackles a Difficult Subject

REEL MTL: Jason Banker’s Sophomore Feature, ‘FELT’ Poignantly Tackles a Difficult Subject

How do you make felt? There are two general ways: the first is by drowning wool and then shocking it dry and the second requires poking and prodding with a needle until the…

The Powell Files: ‘Rynox’ (1931) and the early years

The Powell Files: ‘Rynox’ (1931) and the early years

The Cinematograph Films Act of 1927 was put into effect in the late 1920s in order to promote growth in the British film industry. Beginning in 1928 it imposed a quota on the…

‘Top Five’ delivers raunchy, heartfelt laughs

‘Top Five’ delivers raunchy, heartfelt laughs

Top Five Written & Directed by Chris Rock USA, 2014   Chris Rock’s new tour de force, Top Five, is so cleverly written that you don’t even realize it’s a romantic-comedy until the…


Why You Should Be Watching: Black-ish

Why You Should Be Watching: Black-ish

Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) is a successful guy. He has an intelligent wife, adorable twin kids, and two moody teenagers. They all live together in a big house, and they all seem to…

The Affair, Ep. 1.09: “9″ brings big changes for certain characters

The Affair, Ep. 1.09: “9″ brings big changes for certain characters

The revival of the affair forces Alison and Noah to ask what they really want, leading to both making strong decisions in pursuit of that goal, in a compelling episode that sets up…

Doctor Who Series 8 Retro Poster Collection

Doctor Who Series 8 Retro Poster Collection

BIG Chief Studios Ltd. under official license from BBC Worldwide Limited, have released The Doctor Who Series 8 Retro Poster Collection which captures Peter Capaldi’s first series as the Doctor. The stunning new art…

Homeland, Ep. 4.11, “Krieg Nicht Lieb” is a twisty mess

Homeland, Ep. 4.11, “Krieg Nicht Lieb” is a twisty mess

I don't think we can ever win with Homeland, and we need to accept that. There will always be a frustrating polarity present, because it has always been there and it seems content…


Sundance 2015 Premieres Announced

Sundance 2015 Premieres Announced

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival has been slowly unveiling the films that will screen in Park City, UT from January 22-February 1. We’ve already listed the midnight line up as well as the…

Sundance 2015 slate adds ’99 Homes’, ‘Knock Knock’ and more

Sundance 2015 slate adds ’99 Homes’, ‘Knock Knock’ and more

Following yesterday’s announcement of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival’s In-Competition films, the festival has released its lineup of Spotlight, Park City At Midnight and New Frontier Films. Among the lineup is 99 Homes,…

Sundance 2015 Lineup Revealed

Sundance 2015 Lineup Revealed

America’s hottest and most eagerly anticipated film festival is nearly upon us! Running January 22 to February 1, 2015 in Park City, Utah, the annual Sundance Film Festival has launched its initial lineup…

AFI Fest 2014: ‘Haemoo’ is a harrowing film with blockbuster conventions

AFI Fest 2014: ‘Haemoo’ is a harrowing film with blockbuster conventions

AFI Fest 2014

Contemporary Korean films have made a reputation of being the most grim experiences out there, replete with unabashed violence, incest, social inequality, and crime - Haemoo has three of those things! Adapted from…


Sordid Cinema #90: ‘Tusk,’ ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ and ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

Sordid Cinema #90: ‘Tusk,’ ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ and ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

This week we sit down to discuss three of the most talked about genre offerings this year including A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, an accomplished debut feature from U.S.-based writer-director Ana Lily…

The Televerse #172- Holiday Omnibus 1 with Deepayan Sengupta

The Televerse #172- Holiday Omnibus 1 with Deepayan Sengupta

With the year’s television winding down, our last regular podcast of the 2014 features a particularly light group of episodes. First Kate gives a quick genre roundup, including the midseason finales of The…

The Televerse #172- Holiday Omnibus 1 with Deepayan Sengupta

The Televerse #172- Holiday Omnibus 1 with Deepayan Sengupta

With the year’s television winding down, our last regular podcast of the 2014 features a particularly light group of episodes. First Kate gives a quick genre roundup, including the midseason finales of The…

Sketchy Episode 149 – ‘Cadillacs and Dinosaurs’

Sketchy Episode 149 – ‘Cadillacs and Dinosaurs’

This week, Matt gets drunk and Ryan tries to reason with him that “Dinosaurs & Cadillacs” isn’t as bad as it seems. Enjoy! Listen on iTunes! Songs Oh My God by Mark Ronson (feat.…


A call to action would be nice in ‘Wonder Woman’ #37

A call to action would be nice in ‘Wonder Woman’ #37

‘Wonder Woman’ #37 Written by Meredith Finch Pencils by David Finch Published by DC Comics Coming off from the start of a brand new story arc and creative team, ‘Wonder Woman’ #37 is…

‘Batman’ #37 is a whirling dervish of psychological horror

‘Batman’ #37 is a whirling dervish of psychological horror

Batman #37 Written by Scott Snyder (Backup written by James Tynion IV) Pencilled by Greg Capullo (Backup art by John McCrea) Inked by Danny Miki Colors by FCO Plascencia (Backup colors by Michelle Madsen) Published…

‘The Wicked + the Divine’ #6 fleshes out Laura’s character

‘The Wicked + the Divine’ #6 fleshes out Laura’s character

The Wicked + the Divine #6 Written by Kieron Gillen Art by Jamie McKelvie Colors by Matthew Wilson Published by Image Comics If there is one word to describe The Wicked + the Divine #6 (WicDiv from…

‘Stand Still. Stay Silent’ is an example of world building at its finest

‘Stand Still. Stay Silent’ is an example of world building at its finest

Webcomic Month

Stand Still, Stay Silent is the second webcomic written and illustrated by Minna Sundberg. Set 90 years into the future, this post-apocalyptic webcomic intertwines Nordic mythology, cats, magic, and trolls.…


‘Pokemon Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’ are your winter travel destinations

‘Pokemon Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’ are your winter travel destinations

In the 1990's, there were a multitude of fads that created a brief flash in the pan, and then petered away into nothingness. One unexpectedly long-running phenomena from that era is Pokemon, and…

‘Xenosaga’ Revisited, Part 3: Thus Spoke Zarathustra (and the industry)

‘Xenosaga’ Revisited, Part 3: Thus Spoke Zarathustra (and the industry)

Xenosaga, Episode III: Thus Spake Zarathustra Monolith Soft Namco Bandai PS2 With the abridged and anticipated close of the Xenosaga series on the horizon, the final volume had the unenviable position of wrapping…

‘Metro: Last Light’ is a haunting depiction of post-nuclear society

‘Metro: Last Light’ is a haunting depiction of post-nuclear society

Dystopian Dynasty

Like the studio it was developed in, the world of Metro: Last Light is a claustrophobic, dark, and chilling place. Set in the dingy and overgrown subway systems under a post-apocalyptic Moscow, Last…

Best Video Games of 2014 (Pt. 5)

Best Video Games of 2014 (Pt. 5)

Following in the footsteps of its divisive forebears, Dark Souls II is an incredibly challenging and endlessly atmospheric action-RPG. Now, with three expansions under its already sizable belt, Dark Souls II is about…


New on Video: ‘Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson’

New on Video: ‘Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson’

With Buffalo Bill and the Indians, Altman was again breaking down the Western, only this time, he was focused on one critical aspect of the genre and of America's Western heritage: the making…

Rocky adds muscle to the American dream

Rocky adds muscle to the American dream

You know you’ve made it when they make a onesie in your honour. Rocky’s is iconically straightforward: it is black with a red hood, it shows a pair of red gloves hanging around…

Repetition and degradation in the rhythms of ‘Whiplash’ and ‘Birdman’

Repetition and degradation in the rhythms of ‘Whiplash’ and ‘Birdman’

Whiplash Justin Hurwitz Varese Sarabande Birdman Antonio Sanchez Milan Records “I’d rather die drunk, broke at 34 and have people at a dinner table talk about me than live to be rich and…

The 2014 Action Hero Power Rankings

The 2014 Action Hero Power Rankings

Some years are just great for certain genres, and this year was a great one for action. All across the board were films within different subgenres stepping up and delivering great action set…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sordid Cinema #90: ‘Tusk,’ ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ and ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

Sordid Cinema #90: 'Tusk,' 'What We Do In The Shadows' and 'A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night'

This week we sit down to discuss three of the most talked about genre offerings this year including A Girl Walks…

Awesome Mix Tape Volume 5: Best Soundtracks & Scores of 2014

Awesome Mix Tape Volume 5: Best Soundtra…

Back in August, I released a mix tape consisting of the best tracks, from the best movie soundtracks and best…

Televerse

The Televerse #172- Holiday Omnibus 1 with Deepayan Sengupta

The Televerse #172- Holiday Omnibus 1 with Deepayan Sengupta

With the year’s television winding down, our last regular podcast of the 2014 features a particularly light group of episodes.…

The Televerse #171- The Wire (Part 1) with Dennis Perkins

The Televerse #171- The Wire (Part 1) wi…

Series are heading to their midseason finales, giving us fewer shows to discuss this week on the podcast. First we…

Sordid Cinema

Sordid Cinema #90: ‘Tusk,’ ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ and ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

Sordid Cinema #90: 'Tusk,' 'What We Do In The Shadows' and 'A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night'

This week we sit down to discuss three of the most talked about genre offerings this year including A Girl Walks…

Awesome Mix Tape Volume 5: Best Soundtracks & Scores of 2014

Awesome Mix Tape Volume 5: Best Soundtra…

Back in August, I released a…

Hey You Geeks Podcast

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #39: The Force Awakens Trailer, Jared Leto’s Joker and more

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #39: The Force Awakens Trailer, Jared Leto's Joker and more

This week on Hey You Geeks, we’re talking about the awesomeness that is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.…

Open Source

Open Source #11: What Happens In Vegas

Open Source #11: What Happens In Vegas

It’s a bumper-sized episode this week, as the Open Source crew tackle the plethora of new game releases and big…

Sketchy

Sketchy Episode 149 – ‘Cadillacs and Dinosaurs’

Sketchy Episode 149 - 'Cadillacs and Dinosaurs'

This week, Matt gets drunk and Ryan tries to reason with him that “Dinosaurs & Cadillacs” isn’t as bad as…

The Mid-Season Replacements

The Mid-Season Replacements Episode 10 – It’s Not Possessive

The Mid-Season Replacements Episode 10 - It's Not Possessive

On a news-free episode of The Mid-Season Replacements, Randy and Sean sit down and talk about last week's Flash/The Arrow…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 61: “Coda” with guest Todd VanDerWerff

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 61: “Coda" with guest Todd VanDerWerff

As a midseason capper, “Coda” was a bit of a mixed bag. Rick attempts to negotiate with Dawn for the…

Game Of Thrones Podcast

Game of Thrones Podcast #30: “The Children”

Game of Thrones Podcast #30: "The Children"

  When Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss promised the season four finale would be their finest yet, they…