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Why Movie Podcasts are Vital to Experiencing Movies in a COVID world.

This may come as a surprise to some of you, but I like movies. Coincidentally, I also like podcasts. Movies tickle the soft part of my brain that seeks escapism from the mundane. Thanks to movies, I can witness adventures from a hundred years ago, visit far away fantasy worlds, or watch Arnold Schwarzenegger getContinue reading “Why Movie Podcasts are Vital to Experiencing Movies in a COVID world.”

Commando: Put the Knife in Him (Review)

Released in 1985, Commando is a fun, breezy film that loves it’s over-the-top violence, and doesn’t care for characterization outside of portraying Arnold Schwarzenegger as an unstoppable force of nature. Nothing more, nothing less. And you know what? I’m perfectly okay with that and believe that, sometimes, middle-of-the-road movies like these are a welcome changeContinue reading “Commando: Put the Knife in Him (Review)”

Cyborg Cop II: “We Have Robocop 2 at Home” (Review)

Hot off the heels of Cyborg Cop, a direct-to-video action movie with a title that screams “we heard you liked Robocop but thought it was too good a movie, comes Cyborg Cop II. DEA Agent Jack Ryan has captured his arch-nemesis Nightraven, only to find out that he has been stolen away by an anti-terroristContinue reading “Cyborg Cop II: “We Have Robocop 2 at Home” (Review)”

Class Action Park: Come on in, the [Questionable Nostalgia] is great! (Review)

Class Action Park is a, strangely nostalgic, trip down memory lane for anyone that has ever visited the infamously dangerous Action Park in Vernon New Jersey. It’s also a fun, too-light-for-it’s-own-good, revamp of a lot of material that has already been covered elsewhere in just as much detail (though admittedly with less flair). For thoseContinue reading “Class Action Park: Come on in, the [Questionable Nostalgia] is great! (Review)”