After years in filmmaking limbo a film about the notoriously unorthodox Marvel character Deadpool finally got the green light. Ryan Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, an ex-Special Forces operative, who discovers he has terminal cancer. In a moment of desperation, he agrees to undergo a questionable experimental treatment in an attempt to cure himself.
“With great power comes great irresponsibility.”
I must admit that I have never seen the original 1976 movie of The Town That Dreaded Sundown directed by low-budget indie pioneer Charles B. Pierce. This updated version is a sequel rather than a remake.
“They couldn’t catch me 66 years ago and they never will. I come and go as I please, I kill when I please. You may think I’m a horrible sick murderer, but I’m not; I love my neighbors, I wish they would stop and let my soul rest in peace.”
Originally developed by Sega AM2 (aka Sega Amusement Machine Research and Development Department 2) for the arcade platform, and powered by the Sega Model 1 arcade system board, Virtua Fighter (1993) was the first arcade fighting game released to feature full 3D polygon graphics.
“Eight fighters have arrived to test their methods and their might against each other.”
Jesse McClean’s book The Art & Making of Hannibal: The Television Series features a comprehensive look behind-the-scenes of the first two seasons of Hannibal. The first thing one notices about the book is that it is designed to be as informative as it is collectible. It delves into the craft and artistry of Bryan Fuller’s successful cult television show in considerable detail.
“This is my design.”
Directed by Ted Nicolaou and released in 1992, Bad Channels is a science-fiction film notable for it’s original hard rock-orientated soundtrack; composed and performed by Blue Öyster Cult. Returning to the airwaves; controversial radio shock-jock Dan O’Dare is desperately trying to rebuild his career at the fledgling KDUL, Superstation 66 in fictional Pahoota after a previous six month suspension by the FCC.
“In space, no one is safe from rock ‘n’ roll.”
Watching Video Violence brought with it nostalgia…the excitement of holding a VHS rental box in my hands as I gazed down at the lurid artwork. In fact it was the artwork used for the cover of Video Violence that attracted me to Gary Cohen’s directional debut, even before I read the synopsis. Learning that the movie was shot on video (SOV) is what convinced me to make the purchase. Sure, Video Violence is amateurish but it proudly wears this distinction on it’s sleeve.
“Could this happen at your video store?”