Monster Island Resort
Today is all about the espionage thriller! I am joined by Terry Hayes, who has a long career that includes the titles of journalist and screenwriter and can now include novelist. His debut novel “I Am Pilgrim” is making some serious waves in the publishing world right now, and for good reason. The same skill

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:09 AM

Yes, it’s a very different kind of review on Monster Island Resort, as I discuss the new rock circus to hit Los Angeles featuring rock band The Shakers. It’s called SHAPESHIFTER, and it is only playing a couple of days left at Way 2 Much Entertainment! Listen to my take on this unique melding of

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If you haven’t seen the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune, then (after you listen to this) get out there and find it immediately! The tale of how the avant garde director Alejandro Jodorowsky went about trying to make the sci fi epic that never happened is so wild it is almost as entertaining as the film that

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:07 PM

Godzilla week continues! KPBS Arts & Culture Reporter and noted Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando got together a bunch of Godzilla fans to react to the new Godzilla 2014 film, as well as to ruminate on the legacy of the King of the Monsters! This is the full version of her radio piece that aired on

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:37 PM

The highly anticipated new American Godzilla movie from Legendary Pictures and director Gareth Edwards is finally about to debut in theaters. I got to see it last night, and many people have been asking me for my thoughts. I decided to make this the obvious podcast episode. This will be part reaction and review and

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:29 AM

 It’s time to talk classic film! I just spent four wild and dizzying days rushing from brilliant film to brilliant film at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood! It is truly the best experience for any film fanatic. Turner Classic Movies is a television cable network that shows classic films commercial free, and that

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:35 PM

The new Blumhouse Productions film “Oculus” opens this weekend, and I had the chance to spend a few minutes talking to writer/director Mike Flanagan, producer Trevor Macy, and Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum about their scary new baby. We get to talking about their philosophies behind the scares in “Oculus,” Flanagan’s experiences making this film

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:58 AM

The legendary Richard Elfman joins us to talk FORBIDDEN ZONE 2! We discuss the history of the project, starting Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo with his brother Danny Elfman, get the inside scoop on some of the craziness of the sequel, who will be involved, the benefits of crowd sourcing and more! DO. NOT.

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:25 PM

On March 23rd, 2014, Dave Brockie was found dead in his home in Richmond, Virginia. Brockie is better known to the world as the frontman, or front-alien overlord, Oderus Urungus of GWAR. Out of the people who even know who GWAR is, there are probably thousands who can’t stand them for every one person who loves

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:35 AM

This month, the agents of The Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit (MOSS) have decided to swap places on their respective programs. Mostly it offers each other a chance to review or discuss something new, but I decided to give Todd Stadtman from Die! Danger! Die! Die! Kill! (4DK) the challenge of reflecting on and

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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:32 PM