Music Review: “The Essential Kinks” CD

Pat FrancisAlbum Review, MusicLeave a Comment

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When a band has 40 years of recorded history under its belt it is almost impossible to whittle that amount of music down to a definitive 2 CD collection but the just released “The Essential Kinks” comes pretty close. Boasting an impressive 48 tracks from the years 1964 – 1993  this two disc set starts off strong with Disc 1 … Read More

Pat FrancisMusic Review: “The Essential Kinks” CD

Blu-ray Review – Moebius

Adam RuhlBlu-Ray Review, HorrorLeave a Comment

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  I’ve got to admit, I saw Moebius over a year ago at Fantastic Fest 2013 and it was as hard to write about this little shocker then as it is now. If you like Korean Genre cinema, you’re already familiar with their ability to export some jaw-dropping dramas such as Oldboy, I Saw the Devil, Mother, Pieta, and many … Read More

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Pop Culture Beast’s Halloween Horror Picks #8 – Feast (2005)

Ryan StockstadDVD Review, Horror, MoviesLeave a Comment

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In this episode of Pop Culture Beast’s Halloween Horror Picks, I talk about a totally irreverent horror movie that’s just splattered in goopy, old school practical effects: Feast (2005). Feast was the movie that was created for Season 3 of Project Greenlight, a reality show produced by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Chris Moore. The movie was directed by John … Read More

Ryan StockstadPop Culture Beast’s Halloween Horror Picks #8 – Feast (2005)

Gamergate is Terrorism

Eliot HochbergOpinon, Video Games7 Comments

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There’s this story in the video game world called Gamergate. Many articles have covered what happened, what allegedly happened, and the wake of all of that. In a nutshell, what started out as someone thinking a woman slept with a journalist to get a favorable review, which was based on her ex claiming she cheated on him, turned into a … Read More

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DVD Review: 10,000 Days

Michael DohertyDVD Review, MoviesLeave a Comment

10,000 Days

The science fiction thriller/drama 10,000 Days is a post-disaster film taking place in the near future, twenty-seven years after a comet hit the Earth, knocking it out of its normal orbit and thereby causing a new ice age. Survivors in the Rocky Mountains have split into two rival clans, the Becks and the Farnwells, and have to struggle for diminishing … Read More

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Pop Culture Beast’s Halloween Horror Picks #7 – Targets (1968)

Ryan StockstadDVD Review, Horror, Movies1 Comment

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In this episode of Pop Culture Beast’s Halloween Horror Picks, I talk about a fantastic, overlooked thriller with horror elements from Peter Bogdanovich: Targets (1968). Targets began as a Roger Corman project that was later picked up by Warner Brothers for distribution. It was directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and stars Bogdanovich, Boris Karloff, Tim O’Kelly and Nancy Hsueh. The script … Read More

Ryan StockstadPop Culture Beast’s Halloween Horror Picks #7 – Targets (1968)

DVD Review: A Haunting At Preston Castle

Michael DohertyDVD Review, Horror, MoviesLeave a Comment

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Halloween is nearly here, so it’s the perfect time for some ghost stories. A Haunting At Preston Castle tells the tale of three college-age friends who decide to hang out in the supposedly haunted reform school known as Preston Castle (a real place located in Ione, California). A title card at the beginning tells us, “On April 12, 1950, a … Read More

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DVD Review: Young & Beautiful

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Young & Beautiful is a near-perfect film about a young woman who, seemingly without need or cause, lives a secret life as a prostitute. It stars Marine Vacth as Isabelle, the young woman, in an extraordinary performance. The opening shot is of Isabelle in a bikini on a beach, and it is from a distance through binoculars that we see … Read More

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Pop Culture Beast’s Halloween Horror Picks #6 – Spider Baby (1968)

Ryan StockstadDVD Review, Horror, MoviesLeave a Comment

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In this episode of Pop Culture Beast’s Halloween Horror Picks, I talk about Jack Hill’s first feature and my all-time favorite horror/comedy: Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told (1968). This fantastic cult classic was written and directed by Jack Hill, and stars Lon Chaney Jr., Carol Ohmart, Quinn Redeker, Beverly Washburn, Jill Banner, Sid Haig, Mary Mitchel, Karl … Read More

Ryan StockstadPop Culture Beast’s Halloween Horror Picks #6 – Spider Baby (1968)

Concert Review: ASIA LIVE @ The Canyon Club 10/19/2014

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Prog-Rock super group ASIA returned to Southern California for the second night of its “Gravitas” tour. Last night at the world famous Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA original members John Wetton, Carl Palmer, Geoff Downes and new guitarist Sam Coulson took the stage and barreled through an impressive 75 minute set. The band looked and sounded better than they … Read More

Pat FrancisConcert Review: ASIA LIVE @ The Canyon Club 10/19/2014

TV Review: Gotham Episode 5

Kyle DodsonComics, New TV, Show Review, Television1 Comment

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  After last week‘s abysmal performance, Gotham is back with episode 5 “Viper.” Is it about the DC villain Viper? Nope. It’s about a drug. Bruce is making a conspiracy board with pictures and news clippings. He’s way too smart for a 12 year old kid. How dumb will Gordon look when he doesn’t realize that Bruce is Batman in 20 … Read More

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