HBO has long been known for the high quality of their original programming as well as of their original films. Often their films are based on historic events or people and many times bring attention to stories that had previously been somewhat ignored.
As you often hear adults say nowadays, when we were kids we played outside all the time. That is true, we did, but we were also TV addicts just as much as kids today. I couldn’t get enough of my regular sitcoms growing up.
One of my favorite horror flicks of the past decade was Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool. Written by Tony Burgess, it was an original variation on the timeless zombie/infected genre with stunningly good performances and endlessly quotable dialog.
The Walking Dead has continued to smash cable TV ratings records every single year since it first aired in 2010. It has gained a gigantic following and deservedly so. The show is full of fully fleshed out characters and a scenario that is discussed [...]
Horror has always been a favorite genre of mine, and haunted house movies in particular have a special place in my heart. While there are the greats like Poltergeist, The Amityville Horror, and The Shining, there are earlier classics that should not be [...]
Damn I love my 80s horror. Thanks to Shout Factory, loads of great b grade horror movies are finding their way back onto shelves, many times on Blu-ray, and back into my heart. This week sees the arrival of one of the most bizarre ones, Without Warning.
Many times with big theatrical releases we will see very similar films coming out around the same time. It seems to come in waves and is very unpredictable as to when it will happen, but it does quite often. 1492: Conquest of Paradise and Christopher [...]
The vampire movie has gone through quite the transformation in the past few years. Many fans of the genre will blame its decrease in popularity to the Twilight franchise but I think it is really just the natural ebb and flow of genre popularity that is to [...]
When I was a kid, I loved Spider-Man comics, loved the cheesy live action TV show, had tons of action figures and watched all the cartoons. When Sam Raimi brought Spidey to the big screen in 2002 with Spider-Man, I was awe struck seeing my hero bigger [...]
DisneyNature has been around a few years now introducing kids to the world of nature and wildlife programming with a Disney twist. The films are very much of the National Geographic style and quality, but are narrated tales with the narrators often also [...]
The 1980s are widely regarded as one of the best decades for film, although usually for blockbusters in the same sort of way the 70s are regarded as the best for more serious fare. But there are exceptions to that rule. A fine example is Walter Hill’s [...]
When Low Winter Sun hit the TV airwaves, I was initially drawn to it due to the casting of Mark Strong in the lead and Lennie James as his partner. It seemed like a hard edged cop drama and looked like it would be worth my time to give it a shot.
For horror fans, there are many different subgenres. Slashers, supernatural, haunted houses, monsters, and horror comedies. One of the most beloved is b-movie horror. Horror on a shoestring budget that often results in substandard quality in production, [...]
I have written about plenty of animated films here, I am a huge fan. And there is so much more available to audiences than just Disney nowadays. But Disney still has the majority of the shares in the animation film market for a reason. They know (most of [...]
The Other Woman is one of those comedies that doesn’t really fall into a particular category. It’s not a romantic comedy, it’s not a gross out comedy, it’s not a college or work based comedy. I guess you would call it situational comedy. It is definitely [...]
Oh Nicolas Cage we love you so. There are not many actors with a resume so varied as Nicolas Cage. So many genres, so many types of characters and so many over the top performances. And in recent years he has been staying away from big Hollywood flicks in [...]
Fatal Pictures, who we love here at Fountain Pop for their disturbing short films WORM, FAMILIAR, HEIR, REMOTE & THE LAST HALLOWEEN, are back with a new short, Hang Up! starring Robert Nolan, Astrida Auza & Jane Pokou. The story is described as [...]
I love video games. And being someone who thinks about movies 24/7, I really love video games based on movies. Unfortunately, that seems to be one of the areas in the video game world where very few games actually end up being any good. When there are [...]