Category: Editorial

Diane Franklin: From 80s Babe to ‘Amityville’

If you were a guy growing up in the 80s, you wanted to date her; and if you were a girl, you wanted to be her. Diane Franklin first lit up the silver screen in 1982 in the Boaz Davidson coming-of-age classic The Last American Virgin, playing conflicted transfer student Karen, whose complicated love triangle with good-hearted Gary and bad boy Rick took audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride all the way through to...

Suspiria and Inferno: Argento 101

Retro Picture Show hit it out of the park yet again on Friday, January 12 with its latest special event, a unique 35mm double feature screening of Suspiria and Inferno, two of legendary Italian horror master Dario Argento’s most notable works. The Long Island, NY-based movie revival company is coming off a string of successful functions, including a Silent Night Deadly Night/Terror Train holiday combo in December, a pairing of Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond and...

‘Halloween’ Arrives Early in New York

While there’s been an abundance of buzz on the Halloween film series of late, the majority of it has been focused on the forthcoming David Gordon Green-helmed sequel hitting theaters October 2018. The attention isn’t surprising, with Jamie Lee Curtis set to reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode, sister of the original boogeyman himself, Michael Myers, and the involvement, as ambiguous as it may currently be, of the man that started it all, John Carpenter....

Now Hear This, Comedy Unfolds in New York

Drag queens in cotton candy wigs and aerodynamic heels strutted in to its massive atrium for the third annual RuPaul’s Drag Con at the Javits Center in New York. Just two flights down, quite a different scene was unfolding. Lined up patiently on the cavernous subterranean level, men with glasses and bookish women carrying tote bags stood quietly, starring at their phones, waiting to listen to podcasts. The second annual Now Hear This Podcast Festival,...

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‘Camp’ is Back in Session: ‘Sleepaway Camp’ Star, Trilogy Come to New York

Jason Voorhees. Michael Myers. Freddy Krueger. Angela Baker. Yes, Angela Baker. While some people might scoff at the idea of including her (him?) in the same breath with the horror icons of Friday the 13th, Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street, respectively, don’t tell that to those who were in attendance at the Sleepaway Camp Trilogy at the popular Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, N.Y. on July 28. The event was organized by Retro Picture Show,...

A Damned Documented Place in Punk History

Laser-focused on The Clash or the Sex Pistols, punk history might have forgotten one of the most influential bands of all. The Damned were the first to put out a punk single in the U.K. Even before the Sex Pistols’ ill-fated 1978 U.S. tour (or The Clash coming to America a year later), The Damned already had nearly a week’s worth of gigs at CBGB, alongside Patti Smith and The Dead Boys, notched away. Recently...

Patricia Arquette Speaks Up for the Ladies of Film

Before Patricia Arquette picked up the Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood, she told her boyfriend that if she won, she was going to say something that might make her lose some jobs in Hollywood. She did win and used her 60-second acceptance speech to address gender quality and a serious wage gap between men and women in the film industry. Arquette admitted that she has lost some jobs following her Oscar sermon during...

Is Superman Real? New Documentary Explores Some Truths

Filmmaker Brett Culp is uncovering the spirit of Superman through several stories of children who have overcome life-threatening situations, loss, disability and other challenges in a new documentary film, Look to the Sky. The not-for-profit film also explores the DC character’s relevance in the world today. Throughout the past year, Culp has traveled to 14 cities to capture the inspirational stories of young people and interview experts on superhero stories, psychology and literature. Culp’s previous...

The Ceremony of Eternal Bonding

The Eternal Bond

The Ceremony of Eternal Bonding was announced for Square Enix’s growing MMO, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, back at E3 2014. After a few months, the ceremony was released in the game; players were able to start getting hitched when “Dreams of Ice – Patch 2.45” was released in December 2014. The marriage system has no restrictions outside of the fact that you can only bond with one person. Otherwise you can marry anyone regardless of his or her race, gender, or Grand Company alliance. It also is a completely free service to all players but of course, there are premium packages available for those who want a bit more.

New York Comic Con 2012 – Silent Hill Revelation 3D Roundtable Interviews

Next week the latest installment in the Silent Hill movie franchise will hit theaters and, while I can’t tell you anything about the movie, I can share three exclusive interviews we had with the cast during New York Comic Con. Below we catch up with Adelaide Clemens (Heather Mason), Kit Harington (Vincent), and director Michael J. Bassett. We discuss everything from the recreating the creepy atmosphere and monsters of Silent Hill, their roles in the movie and...

San Diego Comic Con 2012: Silent Hill Revelation 3D Recap

Silent Hill has been on everyone’s mind ever for the past six years. For some, it marked the beginning of a hopeful movie franchise that brought back that all too familiar creepy feeling from the games. Images soon surfaced featuring horrific looking nurses in a familiar run down hospital. Could this help fuel a renewed faith into having another descent sequel to the franchise? To my shock, I actually thought the Silent Hill movie was actually descent....