There were two big alien-themed releases this year. One was the latest chapter in a much revered franchise, the other a star-studded, science-based work of original sci-fi.
On this episode, Jason, Shawn, Amy and special guest Nathan Bosa (big brother to frequent collaborator Anthony Michael Bosa, and long-time Alien fan) tackle these two movies and determine which is best.
In one corner, the Ryan Reynolds/Jake Gyllenhaal/Rebecca Ferguson flick Life. In the other, the Alien/Prometheus prequel/sequel Alien: Covenant.
You can hear the outcome of this discussion right now, by pushing play. Stick with us!
The Basement is two bastards and a bastardette once more as everyone's favourite female Spider-Man fan returns for a discussion about Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi short Zygote. Does this flick have the coolest monster of all time? Stick with us! And stick around for more geek-focused banter about the Venom movie, David Fincher's Mindhunter TV series, and the new Death Wish trailer!
Jason and Shawn are back in The Basement, and they've brought one of their favourite interviewees with them -- writer/director Matt Sconce! Matt appeared on the show a year and a half ago, and talked his then recently completed feature Alter. Now the horror flick has hit screens, and the Basement Boys have seen it. How does the found-footage movie hold up, and how does Matt react to Jason and Shawn's thoughts? Stick with us!
Shawn takes a time out as Jason and The After Movie Diner Host Jon Cross sit down to debate the merits of Edgar Wright's sleeper hit Baby Driver. Jason rolled with it and enjoyed it, Jon did not, and goes to great lengths to explain why. Plus, the Dynamic Duo of Podcasting take a few minutes to lament the passing of legendary director George A. Romero. They discuss his legacy, and the legacy of Night of the Living Dead. What do they have to say? Stick with us!
Using the hotness of Gal Gadot and her comic-book movie Wonder Woman as a launch point, Jason and Shawn return to discuss what they dig -- and don't dig -- about superhero movies. They are, after all, like Hansel: so hot right now. The genre, that is. Not Jason and Shawn.
Jason and Shawn have had more revivals than Cher, but revivals are all the rage these days, so they're back once again -- at least for the time being! And this time they tackle the supernatural thriller The Autopsy of Jane Doe, starring Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch. How does this film, and the Basement Boys return, rate? Stick with us!
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.