I Just Came for the… VENOM

My journey to review these two ninety-nine cent energy drinks has been pretty interesting. It wasn’t hard to actually acquire said beverages (they are sold around the corner from my house at two different gas stations), but it was hard to obtain a promotional photograph of these new Venom Flavors. I emailed the Dr. Pepper…

Things That Make You Go “Huh”: WILD IN THE STREETS

My reaction as the ending credits began to roll on Wild in the Streets was something like, “Huh.” Ninety-seven minutes of film had passed by my eyes, building up some really interesting ideas, some unique characters, and some oddly still-relevant political satire, only to turn the whole movie into an awkward punchline. “Huh,” pretty much…

Could Copernicus Have Been Wrong?

[Editor’s Note: I spoke for a long time with Rick Delano, who had some great points, even if some seemed a bit too out there at times. The film’s other producer, Robert Sungenis, has made many claims in the past that put the film’s strength on some shaky ground; this is not because of his…

The Disturbing, the Demented, and the Depraved: The SAW Series

What is it to feel disturbed? This series will ask that question over and over, attempting to find answers within a wide variety of cinema. Sometimes the films will be violent, other times they will disturb in the way they present uncomfortable topics. This journey will take us through some well known films, while also…

CLOWNTOWN: You are Right to be Afraid

I’ve never been a clown guy. You know why? Because I’m not insane, that’s why. Who are these people that think some adult smearing multicolored goop all over their face, clamping a red ball on their nose, smooshing a wig on their head, and twisting phallic-shaped balloons into something appealing to kids is at all…

ATROZ: Battery Acid for the Soul

Atroz feels like battery acid getting spilled all over your soul. It corrodes through your fraying sanity; it takes no prisoners. “Psh,” you scoff. “I’ve seen Cannibal Holocaust. I am desensitized.” Maybe that’s true. You’ve seen all of the fucked up shit. You are a god of Fucked Up Shit Cinema. Pat yourself on the…

Is That Real?

Justin suggested I write about being in a beard club and I kinda shrugged it off thinking there really wasn’t any story to it, then I got this question… for the quad-billionth time. I’m one of four founding fathers of York Beard and Mustache Club in York, PA and yes, it’s really real. We’re one…

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon…

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon is an appropriately mouthful of a title; the film it reveals is equally awkward to get around, a lumbering 113 minute slice-of-life comedy that knocks about here and there before finally running the credits. Junie Moon (Liza Minnelli), Arthur (Ken Howard), and Warren (Robert Moore) are buddies…

I Came for the Food, Thirsty Thursday Edition… Part 1

Small Town Brewery has hit it out of the ballpark with their “Not Your Father’s” line of hard Sodas. These are gruit (German for herbs) inspired ales meaning they are bittered with roots, spices, flowers, and berries during the brewing process. So far they’ve produced these delicious treats: Root Beer, Ginger Ale (my favorite), and…