Category: Movie

‘The Walking Dead’ Director Greg Nicotero Tapped for Spawn Movie

’ Ever since it was officially announced last summer that there was a new Spawn movie in the works—more than 20 years since the original film release—it’s all seeming to fall into place for creator and director Todd McFarlane. Back in May, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, The Amazing Spider-Man) joined as Spawn (aka Al Simmons) with Jeremy Renner (The Avengers, The Hurt Locker) as ally Twitch (Williams). Today, McFarlane revealed...

Poffo Talks Road Perils, Macho Man, and his Wrestling ‘Days’

While the generally accepted belief is that in order to cope with the grueling, seemingly endless, life on the road for pro wrestlers in the 70s and 80s, drugs were a necessity, don’t tell that to Lanny Poffo; the former wrestler doesn’t buy it. “It’s a complete cop-out,” he contended. “I was on the road for over 300 days a year and I never did one drug.” Substance abuse is just one topic delved into...

Laurie Anderson, Neil Gaiman Talk Muppets, ‘Omens’ and Virtual Reality

“Old Muppets are really scary,” said Neil Gaiman, recalling a 2002 stay at Jim Henson’s old home in Hampstead, England with longtime collaborator Dave McKean (Mirrormask, “The Wolves in the Walls”) that left him forever spooked by the man-made “creatures.” The author found a box of Henson’s old Muppets in the basement, and picked out a sheep. When he tried to move its face, the Muppet’s latex eyelid fell apart. “It was one of the most...

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...

Tomb Raider (2018) Movie Review

Who’s ready for a great video game movie featuring one of our favorite heroines–Lara Croft? Well, we are! Lara Croft returns to theaters in Tomb Raider (2018), the latest movie reboot of the highly popular franchise from Square Enix. Lara, played by Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina,” “The Danish Girl”), is a fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer Lord Richard Croft, Dominic West (“Money Monster,” “300”). Upon coming to grips with the thought that her father might...

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...

‘Fame’ Comes At A High ‘Price’ For The Million Dollar Man

If you were a fan of professional wrestling during its ‘glory years’ in the late 1980s, one name that would be instantly recognizable is ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase. Along with his loyal, mostly silent, bodyguard Virgil, DiBiase played the role of the heel, or the ‘bad guy,’ to perfection. He was the man that fans loved to hate. And that was a good thing; it meant he was doing his job properly, since...

‘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,...

Sausage Party Interview with Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon

Sausage Party hits theaters this weekend and, luckily, we got the chance to interview the film’s directors Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon. From the title alone, we all knew that the film’s R-Rating placed it in a league of their own but we were curious about the early beginnings of the party. Who approached who and how was the voice cast assembled? We wondered what it was like to pioneer a project that was meant to shatter everyone’s preconceptions about animated movies.

We learn all that and tons more!

So, if you’re interested in finding out how the sausages got made then keep reading!

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...