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Apr

posted by Barry Goodall | April 3, 2014 | Feature

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Star Wars is a cult film that has been around for years. Almost everyone has seen it but it does beg the question, what are the Star Wars cast up to now?

Harrison Ford

Ford played the role of Han Solo in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope in 1977 and has since gone on to landing the role of Indiana Jones in 1981’s, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’. Harrison Ford, nicknamed ‘Harry’ in the acting industry, received both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for his role as John Book in ‘Witness’ (1985) according to his IMDB page. The actor was recently in ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ in 2011 and ‘Anchor-man 2: The Legend Continues’ in 2013.

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill grew up in California and is probably most well-known for his role of Luke Skywalker in: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. Unfortunately the actor was involved in a devastating car crash but despite this, Hamill returned to our screens in 1989. Since his Star Wars days, Mark Hamill has gone onto voicing the Joker on Batman: The Animated Series (1992).

Warwick Davis

This lesser known Star Wars actor appeared in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) where he played an Ewok after, according to his IMDB page, his grandmother heard the radio appeal for under four foot actors to audition for the role. Warwick Davis suffers from spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital (SED), which ironically led him to landing his role in Star Wars. The actor also starred in Harry Potter more recently.

Peter Serafinowicz

This Star Wars actor appeared in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999). He also acted in Shaun of the Dead (2004) and more recently, Couples Retreat in 2009, according to his IMDB page. Peter Serafinowicz is well known for his trademark deep voice which appears in the new Motors.co.uk advert. His naturally deep voice is distinguishable and recognisable and has since gone onto being the actor’s most well-known trademark and feature.

Liam Neeson

Neeson starred in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) as Qui-Gon Jinn. The Northern-Irish actor voiced Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and as displayed on his IMDB page, recently starred in such films as The Grey (2011), Battleship (2012) and Taken 2 (2012).

Natalie Portman

This actress played Queen Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sixth (2005). Portman also recently starred in Thor and received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Black Swan.

Feb

posted by Barry Goodall | February 4, 2014 | Feature

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In the early months of a new year, movie fanatics tend to spend a great deal of time looking back on the year that’s just passed. To a great extend, this is because Hollywood’s award shows occur from January through early March that highlight some of the best mainstream performances and movies from the previous 12 months. But what about the B-movies? Naturally, none of our favorite “cult classics” and B-movie material will be making an appearance on Oscar night As a way to honor the most enjoyable movies of the past year, here are our top five B-movies of 2013.

5. Attack From Beneath

If you think back to the late spring movie season in 2013, you probably remember endless coverage of “Pacific Rim,” a $190 million Hollywood blockbuster featuring ridiculous battles between monsters rising out of the ocean and man-made machines fresh out of the god-awful “Transformers” series. Well, “Attack From Beneath” was Asylum’s response to “Pacific Rim,” featuring essentially the same plot line, but done with a great deal more self-awareness. Here’s the thing: no amount of money or special effects capability can make this sort of movie realistic. It’s always going to be cheesy, and by embracing that side of things, “Attack From Beneath” becomes the more entertaining of the two movies.

4. Europa Report

Included on the B-Movie Shelf‘s top-10 B-movies of 2013 list, “Europa Report” is a somewhat unorthodox selection, as it really doesn’t deal in typical themes like horror, gore, shock value, etc. Actually, it doesn’t even really mock itself! What it does do is provide the best example of the effectiveness of found-footage approach to filming since “Cloverfield” (which, while far from perfect, used the technique to enjoyable effect). Basically, it’s a film about a deep space mission to the Jupiter moon Europa along with all the complications and issues that can ensue on such a mission. And really, it’s done very well.

3. Frankenstein’s Army

Let’s face it: zombie and undead themes remain red-hot, and it’s not just “World War Z.” Actually, gaming may be the best example of just how popular these themes are. It starts with the “zombie mode” in the Call Of Duty games attributing for a great deal of the series’ popularity, but it extends into different corners of the industry as well. Upon looking through the web-based Bet Fair casino, you can see that they feature a host of arcade and slot games offering real money gambling. Included in there are “Monster Cash” (featuring Frankenstein art) and the cartoonish “Day Of The Dead” slot machine. These are examples of the seemingly ever-lasting popularity of zombie themes, and “Frankenstein’s Army” taps into this market wonderfully. It provides what is essentially a World War II monster movie for the ages. It’s another found-footage experience, but what stands out is the classic elements of monsters, gore, and classic creepiness. An
d it’s all in the horrifically imagined backdrop of a Frankenstein/WWII combination setting. Yes, please.

2. Age Of Dinosaurs

While everything from literature and popular film to arcade gaming options displays the popularity of zombie fiction, dinosaurs have faded slightly from public imagination. However, they appear to be making a return soon. On the big screen, the comeback will arrive in the form of “Jurassic World” in 2015. But for B-movie lovers, it came with 2013’s “Age Of Dinosaurs.” There really isn’t much to say about the plot, for those who haven’t seen it. Just know that if you decide to check this movie out, you’re setting yourself up for what comes across as a delightful, endless blend of dinosaur attacks done with just the right blend of gore and levity.

1. Sharknado

It’s been some time since a B-movie captured widespread public attention quite like Sharknado did in 2013. Now available on Netflix, Sharknado is the hilariously over-the-top account of, well… a shark tornado. Technically, it’s the story of a hurricane ravaging Los Angeles by way of whirling sharks into the air and onto the land. All the ridiculous horror you can possibly imagine—and then some—comes about as a result. This is another gem from Asylum.

Dec

posted by Barry Goodall | December 12, 2013 | Feature, Uncategorized

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Tis the Season for B-movie goodness and the Lost Highway mutants are hoping Santa brings them something soaked in b-movie cheese sauce. You should buy one of each of these  gift ideas for every member of your family this holiday season. If you don’t, then it’s obvious that you don’t love them.

The Goon’s Gift List

I no longer would have to wonder who I could call with my very own unlicensed nuclear accelerator. Busting ghosts around the crib would no longer be a hassle. I could also start a side business, kinda like when kids mow your lawn for twenty bucks, but they do a really bad job of it.

How else would you listen to one of the greatest soundtracks to a horror film in the past decade? One of the coolest companies, putting out one of the coolest soundtracks on vinyl, Mondo even got artist extraordinaire Jeff Proctor to illustrate the sleeve.

You will know I am the law when you see me strolling in my neighborhood wearing this badboy, day and night. Of course, it looks like it doesn’t vent well and would probly get really stinky. Then again, it would probly gain me a whole lot of respect. Judges don’t get much street cred.

Tiger Sixon’s Gift List


If’n you’re gonna go out and bust some heads, why not do it in style with a Warrior’s Vest? Start your own gang, which could come in handy while shopping for gifts.

Winter calls for a good quality hat, and there ain’t no better hat than the one Kurt Russell wore in The Thing. Sure, it might not make you a better chess player or helicopter pilot, but dang-it, you’ll sure look good.

Everyone needs a buddy for watchin’ bad movies, and who could be better than Mr. Crow T. Robot? Now, I’ll have someone besides the rats to keep me company.

Barry Goodall’s Gift List

The perfect gift for that favorite 99% in your life. Blend in with the rest of our alien overlords with this amazingly detailed mask from Trick or Treat Studios. No need to get into a 10 minute street fight to force your buddy wear a pair of sunglasses to see it.

Despite playing a unhealthy level of video games when left alone at the carnie trailer I never actually got to play this little gem of 80’s horror-gaming. From what I hear the graphics are ground breaking, Jason has never looked more horrifying and there’s a special god mode that allows you play as a virgin.

I know it’s hard to believe but I didn’t use to be as popular with the ladies as I am today. That was until I bought one of these amazing Twilight movie hairdryers. I immediately was more attractive to pretty girls with little or no personalities.  and despite my own blandness, my skin began to sparkle in the sunlight. Thought I might enjoy a good pint of  blood now I find myself getting into a lot more werewolf fights than I use to.

The Doktor

All I want for Xmas, Hanukkah, Eid, my birthday, Easter, and/or any other gift-giving holiday for the rest of eternity is Han Solo’s DL-44 Blaster. I spent more hours of my life pretending to be Han Solo than anything else. Granted, it’s a bit weird now that I’m 40, but I will be so much more validated armed with the gun that shot Greedo PREEMPTIVELY (that means first, Lucas) under the table like a good smuggler’s gun would.

Make it so! Number one!

Die-Anne Takillya

What gal wouldn’t just looove for Santa to have left this under her tree?  The McFarlane Movie Maniacs Leatherface, complete with bony stand! Any fan of the greatest move ever made (in my humble opinion) would cherish this like it was their child.

How could Christmas be complete without a seance? That’s why the next thing I would ask ol’ St. Nick for is a Witchboard! Now we can find all our lost wedding rings, hidden eggs from last Easter, and maybe Jimmy Hoffa! Just watch out, if you meet Captain Howdy, run for the hills!

The final item, well, items on my list are the Bandai Godzilla figures. From the classic Godzilla to MechaGodzilla to Mothra and Ghidora… I would have a blast with these. Just think about the awesome fights you could have around the tree!

Jan

posted by Barry Goodall | January 25, 2013 | Feature

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Our latests advertising partner, The PallBearer Press has some gruesome gifts for your favorite ghoul. Checkout their great selection of movie shirts, pillows, action figures and even halloween masks. http://www.pallbearerpress.com/

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Jan

posted by Barry Goodall | January 15, 2013 | Feature

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Checkout our newest advertising partner, The Undead Warehouse. They have tons of zombie clothing including hoodies, shirts, hats and dripping goodies like targets, posters and stickers. Get your undead freak-on. http://www.undeadwarehouse.com/

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