David Lynch and the Lonely Life of The Elephant Man

Picture a dimly lit black and white carnival filled with Victorian clad patrons wandering amongst caravans with beautifully painted previews of the freakish attractions that await inside. A dark, bearded carnival barker steps out and starts telling tall tales about one of the eight wonders Read More …

You Have To See This: Hudson Hawk and the Action Hero Box

The world is too messed up to obsess over bad movies as much as we do; isn’t it time we obsess over good ones? In his monthly column You Have To See This, Chuck Winters reaches into his pile of flawed, forgotten, or just plain Read More …

How Boden and Fleck Changes the Game For Marvel Studios and Captain Marvel

If Vegas oddsmakers cared about such things, I don’t think any of them would have even bothered putting Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck on the board for Captain Marvel. To be sure, Marvel Studios has a history of making interesting choices when it comes to Read More …

You Have To See This: American Ultra and the Myth of Balance

The world is too messed up to obsess over bad movies as much as we do; isn’t it time we obsess over good ones? In his monthly column You Have To See This, Chuck Winters reaches into his pile of flawed, forgotten, or just plain Read More …

Deadshirt & Chill: April 7, 2017

Deadshirt & Chill is a weekly roundup of the TV shows, movies, soothing ASMR Youtube videos, et al our crew is streaming when it’s time to kick up our feet and relax. Consider this our version of hanging out on the collective Deadshirt couch after Read More …

Ghost in the Shell is Lush Spectacle with Little Substance [Review]

If there was nothing else going for Rupert Sanders’ take on Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell, I’d probably give it a soft recommend on style points alone. We’ve all cautioned, or have been cautioned, against movies that put style over substance; here, Sanders turns Read More …

Power Rangers Delivers Super-Powered Teens with Attitude….Eventually [Review]

by Max Levine Power Rangers is an action-adventure syndicated kids series that was created in the 1990s with the explicit purpose of selling overpriced toys to some dumbass kids. We were all those dumbass kids, and our parents collectively bought millions of those terrible toys, Read More …

Beauty and the Beast is an Unnecessary Exercise, but Has Its Moments [Review]

After bringing their animated classics Cinderella and The Jungle Book back to cinemas as CGI-soaked live-action films, Disney has now begun the much more intimidating task of shooting remakes of their revered classics from the 1990s—a time period often referred to as The Disney Renaissance. The first to Read More …