The 90s was a magical time for small cinema to get noticed. There was a slew of directors coming from nowhere with fresh new films. Films like Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi, Kevin Smith’s Clerks Jean Pierre Jeunet’s City of Lost Children and so on, all came from fresh minds looking to get noticed. These spawned copycat films with larger budgets that often didn’t quite get what made the originals they were so fond of tick. Clerks was probably the most cloned and is almost single handedly responsible for the rise of the slacker comedy-drama. Now, Empire Records was no direct clone, it was in production long before Clerks release, but it can easily be described as being from the same mould. But is it any good? Click below and I’ll tell you definitively. Because only I can decide these things.
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Here’s the latest Critapocalypse Podcast what I do with that Matt guy from Cinemaggedon. In this episode the only film reviewed was Mad max Fury Road. But that’s kinda the only film right now, so it’s OK. We also reviewed Supergirl, Arrow Season 3, Life Is Strange Episode 3,Knights of Pen & Paper 2, Smite Beta on Xbox One, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and I focus on the excellent Becky Lynch Vs Sasha Banks match from NxT Takeover Unstoppable. Click the link below for timecodes for each review, various links and the Soundcloud version what you can download and stuff!
Just over a week ago I watched Mad Max Fury Road and now all action films have been ruined for me. Modern ones at least. I feel the need to watch films that feel more real and less like computer puppets being flung around a photo composite diorama. I need to see real stunts and real explosions. Maybe even some blood flying that wasn’t filmed in a small studio separate from the actors. For whatever reason I chose to watch The Running Man. It wasn’t a bad choice I suppose.
Jesus Christ Mad Max: Fury Road is one loud film. Not loud like, say, Transformers. This isn’t just noise filling the soundscape to fool you into thinking exciting stuff is happening. This is more the sound of the world of Mad Max. A world ruled by the roar of a V8 engine and the screams of the insane. This film will rattle your eardrums and melt your face with how violently hard it rocks. And there I go. Recommending the film highly right out of the gate. Can’t be helped. Mad Max: Fury Road is just that good. Click the link below for me gushing for around 1,000 words.
Hey look! It’s Critapocalypse Podcast episode 16. That’s a podcast I do with that Matt from Cinemageddon. This week we reviewed Maggie, Jack & Jill and the cinematic masterpiece which is Avengers XXX 2: Along Came A Spider. We also reviewed the Retron 5, Last Man On Earth, WWE 2K15 for PC, Shovel Knight for Xbox One and the WWE Extreme Rules PPV. Click the link below for the soundcloud version, which you can download, and the time codes for each of the reviews.
Have you guys seen Tony Zhou’s Every Frame A Painting videos on Youtube? They’re really good. Every-time I watch them I’m reminded of how wonderful film can be. I used to watch, and indeed cover on here, a lot more art house cinema. Whilst I love big flashy dumb films, I prefer a beautifully shot exploration of a character or a situation. His latest, on director Lynne Ramsay, really reminded me of this. Anyway, I watched Jack & Jill this week. Fuck.
Hey look! It’s episode 15 of the Critapocalypse Podcast I do with that Matt fella over at Cinemageddon. In this episode we review the films Left Behind, The Exterminator and a little known film called Avengers: Age of Ultron (which features a few small spoilers). Other stuff we review include Penny Dreadful Season 2, Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, Total War Battles: Kingdoms and Mortal Kombat X. Matt also says a bunch of offensive stuff I probably should have edited out. In this week’s episode we’re drinking Oddka, which is a salted caramel popcorn flavoured vodka. So yeah, all sorts of stuff to enjoy. Click the link below for the Soundcloud version which I’ll let you download if you’re nice.