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DVD Review:  Grindhouse Trailer Classics

DVD Review: Grindhouse Trailer Classics

September 15, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Directed by: various Starring: various An Introduction “…IF YOU CRAVE SATISFACTION, THIS IS THE PLACE TO FIND THAT ACTION!!!” I’ve always loved grindhouse movie trailers ever since I first learned about them in 2007 when the film Grindhouse came out. When I saw all the trailers that were attached to the movie, I thought at […]

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Comic Smash for 9/10/2014  Edge of Spider-Verse #1 and More

Comic Smash for 9/10/2014 Edge of Spider-Verse #1 and More

September 15, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Sorry for the lateness this week, internet. I just got back from space fighting a terrible threat that threatened all of earth. You didn’t hear about it? Then YOU’RE WELCOME! Marvel kicks off the Spider-Verse storyline with EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1. DC Comics is re-releasing Y: The Last Man for those unfortunate not to have […]

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Blu-Ray Review:  Spirited Away

Blu-Ray Review: Spirited Away

September 12, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki Starring: Rumi Hiiragi, Hiyu Irino, Daveigh Chase, Jason Marsden An Introduction “I finally get a bouquet and it’s a goodbye present. That’s depressing.” To my knowledge, I believe this to be the first feature-length anime film that I was lucky enough to see in the theater at the time of its […]

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CultureSmash Cast Episode 330: Netflix spends big while people still bootleg

CultureSmash Cast Episode 330: Netflix spends big while people still bootleg

September 11, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

This week we talk about what shows and movies are most downloaded in various states across the country. Also Netflix breaks records for the Blacklist, but not viewer records…. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Music Review: Royal Blood

Music Review: Royal Blood

September 10, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Royal Blood – Sexy, Dark, and Surprising Royal Blood is one part singer/bassist Mike Kerr, one part drummer Ben Thatcher, and one part surprising “Noise/ Garage Band Rock.” Seriously, really surprising. I gave this album a listen without knowing a thing about the band. I never saw a picture, and I merely glanced through a […]

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Con Review:  Dragon Con 2014

Con Review: Dragon Con 2014

September 9, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Even a week after, I’m still sore and recovering from the exhaustingly fun and massive geek fest that is Dragon Con. Dragon Con is a four-day science fiction and fantasy convention that takes over Atlanta, GA every Labor Day weekend. Over 60,000 unabashed fans fill five hotels, a mall, and the streets of Atlanta to […]

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Blu-Ray Review: The Man with No Name Trilogy

Blu-Ray Review: The Man with No Name Trilogy

September 8, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Directed by: Sergio Leone Starring: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach An introduction “When a man with a .45 meets a man with a rifle, you said, the man with a pistol’s a dead man. Let’s see if that’s true. Go ahead, load up and shoot.” I was lucky enough to actually have my […]

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Feature: Early Look at Syfy’s Z Nation

Feature: Early Look at Syfy’s Z Nation

September 5, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Everybody is obsessed with zombies right now. Zombies are the new vampires… maybe. They are a little less sexy than vampires, but either way, SyFy will always find a way to capitalize on what is hot right now, be it sharks, dinosaurs, or zombies. Z Nation is a new 13 episode series that SyFy Channel […]

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Comics SMASH for 9/3/2014  Original Sin #8 and More

Comics SMASH for 9/3/2014 Original Sin #8 and More

September 3, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Marvel wraps up its groundbreaking Nick Fury story with ORIGINAL SIN #8. DC has a lot of Future’s End number ones. And Image premiers its new GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #1 MARVEL COMICS ALL NEW DOOP #5 ALL NEW X-FACTOR #13 AVENGERS WORLD #12 BLACK WIDOW #10 CAPTAIN AMERICA #24 MTAX DAREDEVIL #6 2ND PTG SAMNEE […]

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Comic Review: Doctor Who: New Adventures With the Tenth Doctor #2

Comic Review: Doctor Who: New Adventures With the Tenth Doctor #2

September 3, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Writer: Nick Abadzis Artist: Elena Casagrande Published by Titan Magazines The Comic: The issue picks up with The Doctor and Gabby, a young American woman who wants more than to just work in her dad’s laundromat, in peril as they are being chased by a freakishly massive and scary version of Gabby. You just can’t […]

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DVD Review: Portlandia, Season 3

DVD Review: Portlandia, Season 3

September 2, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Created by: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel Starring: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein At the beginning of this summer, my sister sat me down and made me watch the beginning sequence to Portlandia, which is a song entitled “The Dream of the 90’s Is Still Alive in Portland.” The sequence includes everyone wearing lots of […]

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News: Garden Warfare hits Playstation 4

News: Garden Warfare hits Playstation 4

September 1, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Plants vs. Zombies players that took the Sony route into next generation consoles just had the newest game in the franchise, Garden Warfare, shamble onto their Playstation 4 earlier this week. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is a family friendly third-person shooter that puts a variety of flora protecting their gardens against wacky undead hordes. […]

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CultureSmash Cast Episode 329: Fantasy Film Ball Fall 2014 Bidding!

CultureSmash Cast Episode 329: Fantasy Film Ball Fall 2014 Bidding!

August 29, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

So it is upon us again, Fantasy Film Ball bidding. This is a pretty calm game because there is major plotting and back stabbing happening. Will everyone hold off for Hunger Games again? No, or well…..maybe. There’s also Interstellar to consider. This game we’ve added a new element, Wild Card bidding right at the end! […]

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DVD Review: Worm

DVD Review: Worm

August 27, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Starring: John Ferguson, Shane O’Brien, Jes Mercer Directed by: Doug Mallette Once upon a time some friends got together and over a weekend they made a short film. This wasn’t just any short film, it went on win Best Film of the Nashville 48 Hour Film Project, it was even good enough to beat the […]

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Comics SMASH! for 8/27/2014 All New X-Men and More

Comics SMASH! for 8/27/2014 All New X-Men and More

August 27, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Marvel finally unveils what happened to Earth’s first Nova – Richard Rider – in this week’s GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #18. Over in DC, Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. continue Superman’s investigation of the mysterious new super strong superhero in Metropolis in SUPERMAN #34. And Image comes out with a brand new issue of Brian […]

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