Jason and Shawn are back one more time before switching to a loose schedule for the summer, and they've got something a bit different to talk about this episode. How different? Think TV. Yup, The Basement takes a break from movies to discuss how good television has become, with quality programs like Marvel's Daredevil and Jessica Jones, House of Cards, and Banshee drawing big talent away from the big screen. What are Basementites watching and what do they think? Stick with us! And where's Amy? Stick with us too! Plus, the Dynamic Duo take time to talk about remakes and reboots on the big and small screen. Is this a topic that's been done to death? Jason and Shawn don't think so as they offer a few suggestions on what they'd like to see remade, and hope Hollywood hacks avoid. Toss in some tunes by Nikki Clay, Alisa Hight and Devil You Know and you've got yourself an hour of radio that's so awesome, you'll be awesomed out by how awesome it is.
It's hard to believe, but the summer-movie season is almost upon us once again. In fact, it officially kicks off May 5 with the release of Captain American: Civil War. And there's a gazillion movies scheduled to come out during the three months that follow. Do you know what you want to watch this summer? Jason, Shawn and Amy put that question to each other as they figure out to watch -- and what not to watch -- between May and September. And that conversation is just one of many the Terrible Trio log during tonight's show. The Basementites also set aside 10 minutes or so to discuss Henry Rollins' latest venture in film de cinema, He Never Died. What happens when a social outcast embarks on a bloody quest to save his long-lost daughter? Knowing Rollins, things get a little rough. And he probably yells at someone. Is He Never Died worth the watch? Stick with us! And keep sticking with us as Jason, Shawn and Amy debrief on Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story teaser, and countless other topics within the realm of all-things entertainment. Plus they spin tunes by Rollins Band, Texas Hippie Coalition and Dan Johansen.
Model, actress and all-around class act, Jason, Shawn and Amy are excited to welcome the beautiful and talented Tracey Birdsall to The Basement tonight. Tracey got her start in commercials, most specifically a series of Sunkist soda ads. And she's gone on to a lucrative modelling career that's had her appear on Macy's billboard ads in New York City and countless magazine covers. When it comes to acting, she appeared on afternoon soap operas and such TV shows as Family Ties and Hearts Are Wild before heading to the big screen in movies like Casino. Never one to sit idle, Tracey has four movies scheduled for release this year, including Who's Jenna...? and Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter. She discusses both with the Terrible Trio tonight, and offers advice on how to be a hard-working actor in Hollywood. Trust us when we say to you there is a never a dull moment during this great, and candid, conversation. But that's not all as Neil Johnson, the director of Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter, drops in to discuss how Video On Demand, Netflix and streaming is affecting movie distribution, and how it impacts filmmakers. Many movie fans will likely be surprised by what Neil, who has made dozens of films, has to say. This is one of the finest hours in Basement history! And we've got music from Bad Man Incorporated, Mattashi and Twilight Necross to pleasure your ear holes!
Jason, Shawn and Amy are back on The X for another hour of music and banter related to all things entertainment! And what an hour it is, as the Terrible Trio tackle a movie review and a pair of subjects one wouldn't normally lump together -- Internet memes and comic-book movies. First up, the Basement Crew discusses comic-book characters they'd like to see on the silver screen. Naturally, the conversation touches on the upcoming season of Daredevil, Superman, Marvel's Jessica Jones and the latest appearance of everyone's friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. If you like comics, this is the segment for you! Then, Jason, Shawn and Amy tackle the upcoming Osiris Entertainment release Blood Rush, AKA Flipped. Stella Maeve and Michael Madsen star in this thriller about an internationally known model who finds herself trapped in a car in the middle of nowhere. Is Michael Madsen's voice on the phone there to save her, or does he have something more sinister in mind? And what do our hosts think of it all? Finally, the online phenomenon of the Slender Man is put on the chopping block. The Basement Dwellers touch on the bizarre, Slender-Man influenced stabbing that's become the focus of a new documentary, Beware the Slenderman, and the impact the Internet has on people. Sound too smart for a Basement discussion? Stick with us! And stick around for music by Kamloops band Octobers, the internationally influenced Trackers and Slayer.
So it begins, the seventh season of We Came from the Basement, and the first on 92.5 FM CFBX Kamloops in almost three years. And tonight's episode is a good one, especially if you dig horror movies and enjoy insight into the filmmaking process. Writer/director Matthew Sconce (Stricken) joins Jason, Shawn and Amy for the full hour, and talks his upcoming found-footage horror flick Altar. We hear stories from the set, what it takes to make a found-footage movie, and the perils of working in the wild. It's an informative, and often funny chat, and one Basementites will enjoy. Matthew sticks around for a wild and wicked conversation about movie martial arts fights. In the best Basement tradition, the crew discuss their Top 5 favourite fists of fury throw downs. Matthew has multiple black belts and teaches his own style of martial art, which practitioners Jason and Shawn approve of. Believe us when we say to you this is the BEST Top 5 to come down the pike in some time! Add some music by The Mountain Men, Isobel Trigger and Manu Forti, and it's a fun hour of film-related madness. Hear us almost live on 92.5 FM CFBX Kamloops Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays at 11 p.m. PST on www.thex.ca.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a couple of aging movie geeks named Jason and Shawn reviewed movies on a weekly basis on 92.5 FM CFBX Kamloops. One such week, just before Christmas of 2012, and right before the Mayan apocalypse, they sat down to review Steven C. Miller's slasher flick Silent Night, a cyber-based short film called Reboot, and interview the director of the indie horror Rites of Spring. And it was good. Or, as we wrote way back then: "Christmas comes a couple of weeks early to The Basement this year as Jason and Shawn engage in some seasonal 'cheer' with one of the two films on the chopping block tonight. Let's just say this is a Christmas tale right up The Basement's alley. But first, the Basement Boys sit down with Rites of Spring writer/director Padraig Reynolds for a one-on-one chat about his hit independent horror film and the not one, but two, sequels in the works. It's an interesting and insightful chat that traces the roots of horror back to the 1970s and 1980s, and is a must hear for any movie and fright film fan. As for that Christmas movie, the Basement Dwellers take on Steven C. Miller's slasher flick Silent Night. Genre faves Jaime King and Malcolm McDowell star as cops on the trail of a killer Santa Claus. Miller's movie is said to be a loose remake of the notorious Silent Night, Deadly Night from the 80s. Is this version naughty or nice? Stick with us! Then get ready for something completely different as Jason and Shawn take on the short film Reboot, a cyberpunk story that tackles weighty issues about humanity and technology. The Basement Dwellers tend to shy away from anything that makes them think too much, but duty calls. And the filmmakers asked nicely. And leading lady Emily Somers looks good. We're all simple men here in The Basement." Now push play and enjoy!
It's catch-up time in The Basement as Jason, Shawn and Amy tackle a couple of somewhat recent releases that begin with the letter M. Yeah, as the headline says, they're talking about Maggie and Machete Kills. Maggie is of course Arnold Schwarzenegger's zombie film where he doesn't run around slaughtering undead hordes by the thousands. Instead, it's a drama about a man coming to terms with the fact his daughter is bitten and on her way to becoming one of the undead. Abigail Breslin plays the daughter. Given the change of pace for Schwarzenegger, is Maggie a showcase for Arnold's acting chops, or a big, boring misfire? Stick with us! Then, Jason and Shawn weigh in on the grindhouse action sequel Machete Kills, which critics and audiences destroyed upon release. But that's never stopped the Basement Boys from liking something. Do they dig Machete Kills? You'll have to listen and find out. And finally, Jason and Amy take stock of the first few episodes of The X-Files revival. What does Amy, who has never watched a single episode before the event series launched, think? You know what to do. That's right, push play on the player below and enjoy! And note, this is the final podcast-first episode before we return to 92.5 FM CFBX Kamloops!
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear as Jason and Shawn take a step back in time to a classic episode of We Came from the Basement! That's right, we'll be revisiting old episodes from the previous six seasons of our show, ones fans and us Basementites feared long gone. This week, we return to the eve of the Mayan apocalypse and our December 2012 episode featuring reviews of The Hole and Airborne. Or, as we said way back then: "Just in time for the Mayan apocalypse comes the mid-season finale of Film Reviews from the Basement, the official radio show/podcast of We Came from the Basement. And how do we bring 2012 -- and potentially the world -- to an end? With the return of not one, but two, icons from Jason and Shawn's youth! First up is The Hole, directed by legendary 80s filmmaker Joe Dante. The same Joe Dante who made Gremlins, The Howling and the original Piranha. This time, Dante tackles a Nickelodeon nightmare about two brothers who discover a mysterious hole in their basement. Said hole then unleashes their inner nightmares . . . and Haley Bennett. Is The Hole any good? Stick with us! And stick around for the return of Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, in the British thriller Airborne. Hamill plays an air traffic controller trying to save passengers on a transatlantic flight as they disappear one by one, much like his career. Then it's time to unleash the fury that is Jon Cross of the After Movie Diner and Moe Porn of Drunk on VHS as the two podcasting titans launch a new segment discussing trends in movie. Tonight's trend: remakes. That'll be all."
Jason, Shawn and Amy are back for their first podcast of 2016! And they have filled it to the brim with the great taste of . . . Wait, that's a coffee ad. But this podcast IS fully loaded with all things entertainment, including the first official review From The Basement since the Basement Dwellers returned. Firstly, the Terrible Trio has a final sound off on the movie event of the millennium -- Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That's right, there's still conversations to be had about the blockbuster, including a pow wow on the hateful drivel that pops up once the initial excitement for a movie dies down. How do Jason, Shawn and Amy fit into the mix? Stick with us! Then it's time to put a movie on the chopping block, and that movie is Stung, the 2015 mutant wasp flick starring Jessica Cook, Matt O'Leary, Clifton Collins Jr. and Lance Henriksen. We know we had you at mutant wasp movie, but figured sharing the cast was a good idea too, especially given the genre chops of our friend Lance. Is Stung a great way for the bastards and bastardette to get back into the review game? Tune in and find out! Lastly, the Basementites takes some time to lament-ish the loss of Lemmy, David Bowie and Glenn Frey. And of course Alan Rickman. Plus Cloverfield fans Amy and Jason drag Shawn kicking and screaming into the recent reveal of the 10 Cloverfield Lane preview. Now go listen!
The most anticipated movie of all time is here, and Shawn and sometime Basement contributor Anthony Michael Bosa have seen it. That's right, we're talkin' Star Wars: The Force Awakens! So I could waste a ton of your time yammering on and on about stuff you don't care about, or I can let you listen to their thoughts. I'd rather not be shot, so just push play and have at 'er.