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About lvl54spacemonkey

Just a dude who likes movies and games and has delusions of working in one of those industries. Write screenplays and work on short films in my spare time. Most of which never get finished.

Critapocalypse Episode 4

Well here’s episode 4 of Critapocalypse! It’s a podcast myself and my mate Matt over at Cinemageddon do where we review films, games, tv shows and any other random stuff we fancy. Sometimes new things, sometimes old. Up there is the video enhanced version of the podcast. By enhanced I mean it has pictures and occasionally video for game reviews. For the audio only version, which you can download, is after the link.

Reviews. Critique. Opinions. Death.

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Film Review No.348: I Know That Voice

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If you click on the link for animated films I’ve reviewed over in the search filter thing you’ll see that I’m quite a fan of a variety of animated stuff. Two of my favourite animated films of all time are Transformers: The Movie and Spirited Away. Without hitting impressionistic eastern European animation I doubt I could pick two films further apart. I’ve always loved animation and was enthralled by the voices behind them. Even as a kid I knew Mel Blanc was pretty much every Looney Tune. That Peter Cullen and Frank Welker were Optimus Prime/Eeyore and Megatron/Slimer. I respect what they do immensely. Always have, always will. I Know That Voice is a documentary designed to showcase why some of us love these voices. Click the link below for the full review!

Th-th-TH-That’s the link for my review folks!


Film Review No.347: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part One (ugh) about to be released, what better time is there for me to get around to watching the previous film in the series. I think I reviewed the first film just before Catching Fire came out too. I dunno. I don’t follow these things. What’s a Divergent? What’s all this about running around mazes? I dunno. Here’s my review of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, or some shit.

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Film Review No.346: Video Games: The Movie

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I dunno if you know this about me but I’m a bit of a gamer. Don’t worry, I’m not one of the horrible misogynistic, hateful, shut in idiot gamers you read about in the papers. I’m one of them gamers that likes playing games and not being a dick. I also really have an interest in the history of gaming from is very beginning. I’ve read everything I can. Own a number of books and articles on the medium and it’s origins. I’ve attended museums devoted to games. I even worked in the industry for a year and, as part of that job, I ended up playing Rock band on stage in a strip club. Yup, I like games. They’ve been good to me. So, I jumped at the chance to watch Video Games: the Movie, a documentary charting the history of video games as a medium and art form. Does this doc pass my rigorous requirements for a study of one of my favourite past times? Click the link to find out.

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Critapocalypse Episode 3!

That right there is the super sexy, pretty much a glorified slideshow version of episode 3 of the Critapocalypse Podcast. In this episode we review various stuff such as Sunset Overdrive, Slugs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Episode 1 of the new seasons of The Flash and Arrow and various other things. Click the link below for the Soundcloud streaming version which you can also download and listen while you walk to work… you’re nearly 2 hour walk to work.

This week’s villain is Lawrence Limburger


HORROR WEEK 2014: Film Review No.345: Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers

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And so we draw to the end of Horror Week 2014, and what a ghoulish/weird time it was. But, alas, all things must end. There is only one correct way to end a horror week and that is with a film with the word Halloween in title. I’ve already reviewed 3 of these films, one every Halloween… and so… it has come to pass… tonight, we look at Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers. Oooooo…

Because money talks and the Silver Shamrock sucked.


HORROR WEEK 2014: Film Review No.344: A Bay of Blood

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AKA Twitch of the Death Nerve. AKA Bloodbath. AKA The film that kinda started it all. Well, if by “all” you mean “slasher movies”, which is a statement I kinda disagree with a little. Kinda. Don’t lynch me! I don’t debate that Bay of Blood laid the template many slasher films, especially Friday The 13th, would follow. But I’d argue that the concept of a slasher movie had existed for decade in Psycho, Peeping Tom and even Kind Hearts and Coronets. The idea of a serial killer taking out many, many, people wasn’t new. But Bay of Blood did, certainly, add a whole lot of gore and established a bunch of new tropes. Click the link below for me saying what I think of the film itself.

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