Category Archives: Thriller

Investigating the Young Sherlock Holmes novelization…

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This past month it was my turn to pick the movie up for discussion on the show, and since we’re in the dead of winter and I just moved up to Maryland and am experiencing boatloads of snow firsthand I wanted to choose something that was sufficiently wintery. I landed on the 1986 flick Young

From the Archives…Starlog on YSH

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As a guy who has his head buried in the 80s I probably spend an inordinate amount of time collecting old back issues of magazines like Cinemafantastique, Fangoria and Starlog.  I have a pretty extensive collection actually and love any excuse to go spelunking through the stacks looking for articles.  Since we decided to cover

Cult Film Club Episode 23: Young Sherlock Holmes

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On this episode of the Cult Film Club hosts Pax, Shawn and Jaime take a cue from the wintery season and break out an under-appreciated childhood favorite from 1985, Young Sherlock Holmes! Directed by Barry Levinson (Diner, Wag the Dog) and written by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, Goonies, Home Alone), the film stars a cast

Cult Film Club Episode 21: The Midnight Hour

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Welcome back Ghouls and Boils to our 2nd annual Cult Film Club Halloween Special. This year Jaime, Paxton and Shawn are covering their first made-for-TV cult flick, the 1985 ABC Special Presentation of The Midnight Hour! Starring Lee Montgomery, Shari Belafonte, LeVar Burton, Peter DeLuise, Dedee Pfeifer, Kevin McCarthy, and Jonelle Allen, the film centers

Cult Film Club Episode 20: Streets of Fire

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We’re back with a brand spanking new episode of the Cult Film Club this week, where we collectively crap our pants over the awesomness that is Walter Hill’s “rock & roll fable” from 1984, STREETS OF FIRE! Though a commercial and critical failure, this high-concept action/drama is a stylystic wonder that blends together different decades,

Cult Film Club Episode 15: The Shadow

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“The sun is shining…”  “But the ice is slippery.”  Welcome back to the clubhouse for another episode of the Cult Film Club! On this episode hosts Pax, Jaime and Shawn take on the 1994 pulp super hero flick,  The Shadow.  Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?  We know!  All three hosts

Spiritual Trilogies…

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Sometimes I feel like I have a weird way of grouping movies together in my head.  This process tends to spill over into my DVD organization, as well as into what movies I’ll group together and watch when I’m in the mood for a film marathon.  What’s a little weird about this process is that

Top 10 One-Eyed Bastards

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Have you ever had one of those days where you got an eyelash stuck up under your eyelid and no matter how much you rub it or splash water on it you can’t get at it?  That was the majority of my morning, and it got to a point where I seriously considered gouging out

Top 6 School Bullies Shawn loves to Hate!

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It’s funny, Bullies seem to be such a hot button topic these days, but I can’t help but love the bullies of the cinematic universe.  Whether it’s a dumb ass jock doing table lifts in the lunchroom spilling everyone’s food (probably because he was a messy baby) or a couple of fashionable goobers who have

Shawn Totally Like-Liked Them…

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Since Paxton decided to open up his 80s era diary and share his top six mega crushes with the club, I felt an obligation to do the same.  So I unlocked my hope chest, rifled through the clippings and found my top six movie crushes from when I was growing up in the 80s.  Not