Category Archives: Drama

6 of my favorite pop culture Grim Reapers

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I love the idea of the Grim Reaper. It’s just such a cool visual and the idea of personifying death with this skeletal figure in a tattered black robe and scythe is a cool one. I recently re-watched a few movies and TV shows with Grim Reapers that I loved so I thought I’d run

Cult Film Club Episode 17: Interview with Bill Allen

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Get ready for a very special episode of the Cult Film Club. On our last episode Pax, Jaime and I broke out our BMX bikes and took a look at the 1986 sportsploitation classic Rad. To cap off that discussion we had the opportunity to chat with the star of the movie, Cru Jones himself,

30 Things We Love About…RAD!

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Whether it’s taking peg rides on the back of your brothers BMX bike, amazing Thriller-inspired jumpsuits, or breathtaking bicycle boogie dance sequences, there is a ton of stuff to love about the movie Rad.  Here’s a list of the 30 Things We LOVE About it…

This Ad is RAD

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So we talked a lot on the most recent CFC episode about how the movie Rad was never really released to the public.  Though there was a laser disc issued for the flick, most people who saw it did so via the VHS release back in September of 1986.  These cassettes were sold directly to

Cult Film Club Episode 16: Rad!

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On this episode of the Cult Film Club hosts Shawn, Pax and Jaime feel the Thunder in our Hearts as we Break The Ice, and break out our BMX bikes doing bunny hops and frame jumps. We’re talking about the classic 1986 sportsploitation flick Rad starring Bill Allen, Talia Shire, Lori Loughlin, Bart Connors, Jack

7 Favorite Ascot-Wearing Villains

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Villains come with many quirks; megalomania, sociopath, obsessive compulsiveness.  You name it, there’s some villain with that attribute.  One of the more fun type of villains is one that is a fancy dresser.  Tuxes.  Three piece suits.  Battle armor.  Ascot. Yep, the ascot.  The ascot tie has been a defining villainous characteristic for decades.  And yes,

More Awesome Unofficial Trilogies

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Earlier this week, Shawn revealed several “unofficial movie trilogies” featuring three or more movies that were, if not technically linked, were thematically linked. This is a topic Shawn and I have discussed before, so I thought I’d write up my own list of “unofficial movie trilogies”. “Sho Kosugi Ninja Trilogy”  I’ll start with one of

Unofficial Trilogies are Officially Awesome

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If growing up in the 80s taught me anything it was that any film that was even moderately successful deserved a sequel, and the only thing better than a sequel was a full blown trilogy.  There’s something magical (in the unicorn and rainbow kind of way) about the movie trilogy format that I can’t quite

Cult Film Club Episode 13: Tribute to Harold Ramis

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Hello all, Shawn, Pax and Jaime are back for the new season of the Cult Film Club!  We had a blast recording the first twelve installments, and we’re ready to start up the super-secret meetings of the CFC once again. While we have an awesome slate of movies lined up to talk about on the

Cult Film Club Episode 10: Miami Connection

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In this episode of the Cult Film Club Pax, Jaime and Shawn take a metaphorical road trip both back in time and down to central Florida to see the almost lost cult classic, Miami Connection. We rock out with the heroic taekwondo band Dragon Sound, go into berserker rages while fighting drug dealing ninjas, and