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    Game of Thrones Podcast #37: “The Gift”

    Winter is coming, and things will only get worse. At the wall, Jon Snow leaves on a mission without the full support of his men. Ignoring Ser Alliser Thorne’s advice, the Lord Commander follows through with his plan to free Tormund Giantsbane and join him in rescuing the Wildlings north of the Wall. Meanwhile, Jon’s […] More

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    Game of Thrones, Ep. 5.07: “The Gift” is the best yet of season five

    Winter is coming, and things will only get worse. At the wall, Jon Snow leaves on a mission without the full support of his men. Ignoring Ser Alliser Thorne’ advice, the Lord Commander follows through with his plan to free Tormund Giantsbane and join him in rescuing the Wildlings north of the Wall. Notice how the camera once again lingers on Ollie in the background, further proving my suspicions that the young boy can’t be trusted. Is mutiny on the horizon? More

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    Sam Raimi Special: Sordid Cinema Podcast #51

    In what might well have wound up as the most heated Sordid Cinema ever (!), Ricky, Edgar and Simon take a slightly askew look at the filmography of one of the most beloved American genre filmmakers of the last three decades. Smack dab in the middle: a sure-to-be-contentious extended segment on Oz the Great and Powerful, Raimi’s […] More

  • Watch Carl Erik Rinsch’s The Gift

    Philips recently released Carl Erik Rinsch’s futuristic action thriller short film The Gift. It is about a robotic manservant who flees the police. Rinsch is not only Ridley Scott’s protege, but also a commercial director for Scott’s company RSA. Rinsch’s name as he was originally tapped to direct a prequel/remake of Alien, but Fox got […] More

  • 15 most memorable characters in Sam Raimi’s movies.

    15- Donnie Barksdale in The Gift Actor: Keanu Reeves Memorable quote: “Messing with the Devil is gonna get you burned. Everybody knows that.” Say what you will about Keanu Reeves, but given the right project, proper casting, and competent direction, the man can do a decent job. He is far from outstanding in The Gift, […] More