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

Remember mixtapes? Weren’t those sick? Something happened when digital music took over, people stopped making mixtapes. At least, I think something happened. I grew up in the digital age of music and wouldn’t know, honestly. But I have seen a ton of 80s and indie movies so I know that the art of the mixtapeContinue reading “Mixtape Obscura Volume 1: An introduction to rhythmic ceremonies”

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop (Review)

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop is a 2011 documentary following the legendary late night host as a mounts his 2010 Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, after being ousted from The Tonight Show in favor of Jay Leno. And wow, what a movie. I know that I should technically try to stay impartial towardsContinue reading “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop (Review)”

Episode 43: The Duran Duran (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark)

The latest episode of The Media Obscura Podcast is out now on your favorite podcast player! It has Nick and Mike checking out Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, the 1988 feature that finds Elvira dealing with her worst enemy yet… Suburbia! Nick and Mike also imagine the reading of Nick’s will as a Deal-Or-No-Deal-esque gameshowContinue reading “Episode 43: The Duran Duran (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark)”

Who exactly IS Elvira?

In preparation for our Elvira: Mistress of the Dark themed episode of the podcast, I decided to draw up this handy little retrospective about America’s favorite horror hostess. If you’re left jonzing for some more info about the iconic TV horror hostess, be sure to check out some of the sources for this article, whichContinue reading “Who exactly IS Elvira?”

The Origin of The Media Obscura Podcast

Need I say more? I probably should. It’s just that I’ve always wanted to start a presentation/post of some kind with a smug, self-indulgent, closing statement. It’s just the way I am. Anyway, hey everyone. So you wanna hear the story of The Media Obscura Podcast, eh? Weird flex, but okay. My name is NickContinue reading “The Origin of The Media Obscura Podcast”