Titanic II or: what a $500,000 budget and a Van Dyke triple-threating gets you

It isn’t hard to look at 2010’s Titanic II and laugh. There’s a level of narcism to releasing a movie about a doomed ship called the “Titanic II” while knowing that someone, somewhere, will assume it’s a sequel to James Cameron’s 90’s staple Titanic. That narcism made this a hard enough pill to swallow forContinue reading “Titanic II or: what a $500,000 budget and a Van Dyke triple-threating gets you”

High Score Review (Netflix) – A Crash Course in Gaming

I like video games. How daring and unheard of me, right? For as long as I can remember, I have always been able to find refuge from the troubles of life by sitting down and getting lost in gaming. And not just the latest and greatest games either; most of the video games I talkContinue reading “High Score Review (Netflix) – A Crash Course in Gaming”

Rush Hour vs. Shanghai Noon: A Few Comparisons

What’s up everyone, it’s one of your faithful co-hosts here, Raekwon. I know it’s been a while, but I am going to talk to you all about one of my favorite movies of all time. Rush Hour! Well not exactly, I am going to be talking comparing Rush Hour and Shanghai Noon. In an olderContinue reading “Rush Hour vs. Shanghai Noon: A Few Comparisons”

A Tribute To Youth: Dazed and Confused

Remember your teens? It’s easier for some than others. The years we spend as teenagers are a time dedicated to discovering yourself and growing into the person you going to be for the rest of your life. At least that’s what they tell me. And by they, I mean Uncle Ben. Thanks Uncle Ben. Honestly, yourContinue reading “A Tribute To Youth: Dazed and Confused”

Was Joel Schumacher’s “Batman and Robin” really that bad?

Joel Schumacher’s (may he rest in peace!) take on the caped crusader and his plucky, albeit much whinier, sidekick/boy wonder may have killed the franchise upon it’s arrival in 1997, but is it really the travesty of cinema it’s been made out to be? Honestly? I don’t think so! We recently watched this movie forContinue reading “Was Joel Schumacher’s “Batman and Robin” really that bad?”

A Brief History of How Raekwon Came to Love Star Wars

Hey Everyone, Its one of your faithful co-hosts Raekwon and I am going to speak about my experience with Star Wars. So, if you are an avid listener of the show then you know that all three of us are fans of Star Wars. It was not always like that for me though. In fact,Continue reading “A Brief History of How Raekwon Came to Love Star Wars”

We Have Star Wars At Home | Battle Beyond The Stars

A “Modestly Priced” Sci-fi B-Movie… Battle Beyond the Stars is a 1980 space opera/sci-fi film that was produced by Roger Corman, the fabled king of b-movie, exploitation and independent filmmaking, at a modest budget of $2,000,000 USD. Isn’t that a weird thing to say? “A modest budget of two million buckeroos.” Believe me, it isContinue reading “We Have Star Wars At Home | Battle Beyond The Stars”

M.O.P. Episode 44: Gaslighting Mike (The Addams Family Reunion)

The latest episode of The Media Obscura Podcast is out now on your favorite podcast player! This weeks episode follows Nick and Raekwon as they check out/discuss The Addams Family Reunion, a straight-to-video pilot for a new Addams Family movie that was produced by Saban Entertainment. The movie follows the Addams as they scramble toContinue reading “M.O.P. Episode 44: Gaslighting Mike (The Addams Family Reunion)”

Mixtape Obscura Volume 1: An introduction to rhythmic ceremonies

Which brings us to why I’m starting this series. Every so often, I’m gonna be compiling a wide variety of songs and music for people to check out and listen to and sharing it here on the blog. Some volumes might be themed, some may not be. Some may even have some narration between theContinue reading “Mixtape Obscura Volume 1: An introduction to rhythmic ceremonies”