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Genre of ’68 – ROSEMARY’S BABY

If Night of the Living Dead was 1968’s blue collar horror movie, then Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby was surely the white collar one. It’s a movie… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: LIFEFORCE

In the 1980s, Israeli film-producing cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus were in charge of the Cannon Group, a filmmaking company that had been around since the late ’70s and,… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more
 

The Shelf: PAIN & GAIN, WINNIE THE POOH, THE WALKING DEAD

This week is about as eclectic as Neil Young’s David Byrne tribute band. We’ve got your zombies, we’ve got your criminals, we’ve got cartoon bears stuck in trees; it’s a… more

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 7

When the Second Doctor spun away into oblivion in June of 1969, the faithful viewer was likely left totally in shock. This kind of thing had only ever happened once… more

Review: SHORT TERM 12

It’s always refreshing to see a movie subject that doesn’t get a whole lot of attention. While there’s plenty of fiction about foster kids being placed in… more
 

Top Ten Space Cartoons

I don’t know what it is about cartoons set in outer space that just sent me into a tizzy of energy between the ages of 8 and, oh, I don’t… more

Review: THE WORLD’S END Packs in Robots, Ribaldry and Regrets

The short review: Perhaps one of the most anticipated fanboy films of the summer, Edgar Wright’s capstone to the Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End packs in a surprising amount of… more

Comic Book Club Reviews THE WORLD’S END

The Comic Book Club’s Biggest. Summer. Ever. is coming to a close, but not before the guys tell you what they think of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright’s… more
 

Genre of ’68 – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

It may seem like a contradictory idea, but not a whole lot of “drive-in” horror movies of the ‘60s really tried to be that scary. Oh, they wanted to shock… more

Beta’d Review: GONE HOME is a Hauntingly Real Family Mystery

Warning: This review may contain minor spoilers, so please read on at your own peril. Or, better yet, go buy the game, play it, then read this review. The short… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: MESSAGE FROM SPACE

There really is no underselling the cultural and financial impact Star Wars had on sci-fi cinema. With lines around the block (busting them, even), movie producers everywhere scrambled to make… more
 

DOCTOR WHO: A Companion’s Companion – Season 6

After five seasons on the air, and already racking up over 200 episodes thanks to the heavy serialization, Doctor Who was approaching the end of the 1960s and another big… more

The Shelf: EPIC, BEING HUMAN, BOARDWALK EMPIRE

This is a super light week as far as Blu-rays and DVDs are concerned, but we’ve still got some goodness that might be of interest to all y’all. I probably… more

Review: FRUITVALE STATION Does Justice to a Tragedy

The short review:  Portraying a real-life event with intense realism, Ryan Coogler debuts his directorial and screenwriting prowess alongside an outstanding performance from Michael B. Jordan for one of the… more
 

Review: PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS Treads Mythic Water

The short review: A series that desperately wants to fill the fandom power vacuum left by Harry Potter, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is an enjoyable outing, but not all… more

Review: AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS, A Modern Western

There is a list of things necessary in most people’s minds as to what makes a film a “Western.” Horses might be on there, as might the 1880s, Monument… more

Genre of ’68 – The Producers

American comedy films in the 1960s tended to be holdover slapstick affairs by the likes of Blake Edwards or big, star-studded epics like It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad… more
 

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “Forbidden World”

(WARNING: The above is a red-band trailer and is certainly NSFW. It was the only one available.) The impact and importance of Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece Alien on the… more

The Shelf: Doctor Who, The Muppet Movie, Luc Besson’s Newest

This week, it’s high-adventure with a French reporter, a frog, a bear, a pig, and two doses of a Time Lord in the ’70s. The president is also in peril,… more

Doctor Who: A Companion’s Companion – Seasons 3,4,& 5

Doctor Who’s second season would remain its most successful for a decade and cemented the show as a British phenomenon. The seasons that followed, however, showed a sharp and… more
 

Comic Book Club Reviews “Elysium”

Our guys at the Comic Book Club saw Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, and in a special edition of their series of BEST. SUMMER. EVER. movie reviews, Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and… more

Genre of ’68 – “Planet of the Apes”

Science fiction at its best reflects one of two things: either our own fascination with the unknown pertaining to our existence, or our inherent fear of ourselves and “the other.”… more

The Shelf: “The Thick of It,” “Oblivion,” “The Best of Fridays”

This week on Ye Olde Shelfe, the new Doctor’s old show, Tom Cruise’s new digs, sketch comedy from the edge, plus some Disney, some sci-fi, and the fourth in the “… more