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Blu-Ray Review: The Decline of Western Civilization Collection

Blu-Ray Review: The Decline of Western Civilization Collection

June 29, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris The Decline of the Western Civilization II: The Metal Years was a film that defined my childhood. I loved a lot of the bands in the film and to see them both gratuitously and realistically (there’s a definite mix) was fascinating to me. It was one of those films we all […]

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Film Review: Jurassic World

Film Review: Jurassic World

June 15, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Directed by Colin Trevorrow Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D’Onofrio The Film Over two decades after we first visited Isla Nublar in a failed attempt to bring humans and dinosaurs together in a zoo to stun the world, we revisit that stunning yet horrible idea in the revamped Jurassic World theme park. […]

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ComicSmash for 6/10/2015 : A New Batman Appears! and the Last Revolution gets ready to Move!…

ComicSmash for 6/10/2015 : A New Batman Appears! and the Last Revolution gets ready to Move!…

June 13, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

This week in comics: The Ultimate Universe races to the end in Marvel’s ULTIMATE END #2. A new Batman appears in DC’s BATMAN #41. And the Last Revolution gets ready to move while Marko searches for his family in Image’s SAGA #29. MARVEL COMICS 1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #1 SWA ANT-MAN TP SCOTT LANG CAPTAIN […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Cries and Whispers

Blu-Ray Review: Cries and Whispers

June 13, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Directed by: Igmar Bergman Starring: Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullmann, Harriet Anderson, Kari Sylwan The Movie There is not much story to Cries and Whispers. A young woman is dying and her two sisters and a faithful servant are waiting out her final days with her. Bergman uses her death to showcase raw and pure human […]

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New on Blu for 06/09/2015: It’s time for a camping trip!

New on Blu for 06/09/2015: It’s time for a camping trip!

June 11, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

There are some cool choices on blu-ray this week to fill out the catalog section of your library. Some aspects of Sneakers may not have stood the test of time well but overall this Robert Redford led spy flick is still tons of fun. Kingsman: The Secret Service was a surprise minor hit earlier this […]

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CultureSmash Cast Episode 362: Star Wars Universe gets a twist!

CultureSmash Cast Episode 362: Star Wars Universe gets a twist!

June 9, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

This week we talk new animation on HBO, Star Wars revelations, Apple screw ups, and more! Download or stream the audio version below or check out the uncut episode on video!

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ComicSmash for 6/3/2015:  It’s a Family Affair for Spiderman!

ComicSmash for 6/3/2015: It’s a Family Affair for Spiderman!

June 4, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

This week in comics: Marvel finally gives us what we want: Spider-Man and Mary Jane together again in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS #1. DC depowers Superman and takes him on the road in ACTION COMICS #41. And more mythological rock star goodness from Image’s THE WICKED & THE DIVINE #11. MARVEL COMICS ALL NEW […]

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New on Blu for 6/2/2015: Jupiter descends to blu-ray!

New on Blu for 6/2/2015: Jupiter descends to blu-ray!

June 3, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

This week’s blu-ray picks include a film that should have been the Wachowski’s return to greatness but ends up being their swansong to big budget filmmaking: Jupiter Ascending 2D and 3 D. Jupiter Ascending 3D or 2D. The movie is sort of enjoyable because it’s beautiful to look at and it has plenty of unintentionally […]

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Preview: Cannibal Ferox

Preview: Cannibal Ferox

June 3, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Cannibal Ferox is sort of the last breath for the true cannibal grindhouse film. These films were primarily Spanish or Italian and were usually deserving of the controversy they garnered due to extreme violence and nudity. This one was originally released in 1981 and was directed by Umberto Lenzi. This film has been released and […]

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Feature: Add Star Wars to something that’s already cool and it becomes obsession worthy!

Feature: Add Star Wars to something that’s already cool and it becomes obsession worthy!

June 2, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Drones are already cool but now a Youtuber named Oliver C. has begun building an armada of Star Wars facades for his custom built quadcopter. The drone is made mostly of foam and metal so it’s easy for him to customize. Oliver has already created a version of the beloved Millennium Falcon, a TIE Fighter, […]

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Feature: Finally hover-boards are real!

Feature: Finally hover-boards are real!

June 1, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Since the original Back to the Future film Staring Michael J. Fox was released pop culture fanatics have been obsessed with the idea of riding through the city on a hover-board. Finally, a Canadian software engineer has made our dreams come true, sort of. Catalin Alexandry Duru and his business partner have been working on […]

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CultureSmash Cast Episode 364: The Flash has a speedy finale!

CultureSmash Cast Episode 364: The Flash has a speedy finale!

May 25, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Mad Men, The Flash, Netflix sharing, and secret spaceships!

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CultureSmash Cast Episode 361: The end of the ad man!

CultureSmash Cast Episode 361: The end of the ad man!

May 25, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

This week we weep for the end of Mad Men, celebrate new Muppets, anticipate Mad Max, and oh yeah, LOEGO STAR WARS!

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DVD Review: The Nanny: The Complete Series

DVD Review: The Nanny: The Complete Series

May 21, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Executive Producers: Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson Starring: Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Nicholle Tom, Ben-jamin Salisbury, Madeline Zima, Lauren Lane, and Daniel Davis “She had style. She had flair. She was there! That’s how she became The Nanny!” And with those words, I am jettisoned back to my childhood with every-one’s favorite, fabulously dressed, […]

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Film Review:  Mad Max : Fury Road

Film Review: Mad Max : Fury Road

May 20, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Directed by: George Miller Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne An Introduction “Out here, everything hurts.” I unfortunately have little to no history with the Max Max series, but I was able to luckily see the first film (on 35mm) a few months ago. I have also only seen a few scenes […]

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