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Cybersurfing: THR's Iconic Horror Movie Gallery includes non-movie image

Cybersurfing: THR’s Iconic Horror Movie Gallery includes non-movie image

While perusing a brief news bit at The Hollywood Reporter (the announcement of a sequel to the profitable THE PURGE), I happened upon their Iconic Horror Movie Gallery, a post from 2010, featuring images from 16 films. The selection is dubious despite a handful of genuinely iconic titles: there is no ALIEN, for example; but [...]

Cybersurfing: WGA List of Top 101 Shows declares Star Trek better than Next Generation

Cybersurfing: WGA List of Top 101 Shows declares Star Trek better than Next Generation

Kevin Drum of Mother Jones points us to an interesting tidbit in the Writers Guild of America’s list of the 101 best-written television shows of all time:

33: Star Trek
79: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Drum takes this to be the nail in the coffin of any argument to the effect that STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION [...]

Laserblast 4-17: Hemlock Grove & Kiss of the Damned

Laserblast 4-17: Hemlock Grove & Kiss of the Damned

This week, the Cinefantastique Laserblast podcast – devoted to horror, fantasy, and science fiction on home video – offers reviews of HEMLOCK GROVE (a new Netflix original series from Eli Roth); KISS OF THE DAMNED (a vampire film from Magnet Releasing, available on VOD before hitting theatres on May 3); ROBOT AND FRANK (on DVD [...]

Laserblast: What's Wrong with Redbox Rentals

Laserblast: What’s Wrong with Redbox Rentals

In an era that sees brick-and-mortar video rental stores resembling dinosaurs fated to extinction, the increasingly ubiquitous presence of self-serve Red Box locations in front of convenience stores and even inside some grocery stores is a good sign for those of us who do not want to wait for Netflix to ship us that latest [...]

Laserblast 4.4.2: Frankenweenie, John Carter, Iron Sky, Homicidal

Laserblast 4.4.2: Frankenweenie, John Carter, Iron Sky, Homicidal

Welcome back to another edition of the Cinefantastique Laserblast Podcast, exploring the highways and byways of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Films on Home Video – Blu-ray, DVD, Video on Demand, and Instant Streaming. In Volume 4, Episode 4.2, Steve Biodrowski reviews the Blu-ray discs of FRANKENWEENIE and JOHN CARTER; Dan Persons waxes over the [...]

Laserblast 4.2.2: The Sorcerer and the White Snake, Paranormal Activity 4 on demand, Dredd 3D TV

Laserblast 4.2.2: The Sorcerer and the White Snake, Paranormal Activity 4 on demand, Dredd 3D TV

Interested in what new horror, fantasy, and science fiction films are available on home video this week? You have two ways to find out: listen in to this week’s podcast, or read on. In fact, why not do both?
In the Cinefantastique Laserblast Podcast 4.2.2, Dan Persons and Steve Biodrowski run down genre titles coming out [...]

Laserblast Podcast 3:37.2: Total Recall, Indiana Jones, Bait

Laserblast Podcast 3:37.2: Total Recall, Indiana Jones, Bait

It’s the return of the Cinefantastique Laserblast Podcast – featuring news and reviews of horror, fantasy & science fiction available on home video. In this installment, CFQ correspondents Dan Persons and Steve Biodrowski look at Tuesday, September 18’s current crop of releases, including INDIANA JONES: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES, CABIN IN THE WOODS, and the complete [...]

La-La Land Superhero Scores

La-La Land Superhero Scores

La-La Land Records debuts BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES, X-MEN 2, and THE PHANTOM extended movie score CDs.

Laserblast: July 10 Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Home Video

Laserblast: July 10 Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Home Video

Tuesday, July 10 offers little in the way of new horror, fantasy, and science fiction on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD; however, if you are looking to fill some empty slots in your collection, you will find a pod bay full of older titles returning in new editions.
LOCKOUT, the action-packed science fiction thriller starring Guy Pearce, [...]

George Lucas on STAR WARS, EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE

George Lucas on STAR WARS, EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE

With STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE returning to theatres in a new 3-D version, we flashback to May, 1999 for my preview report that appeared in Cinefantastique’s cover story on the film.
A long time ago in a Galaxy far, far away…
Turmoil has engulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying [...]