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1987: The Year of Pop Culture (The Best of the rest!)

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In this final installment, the gang mentions their favorite Comics, Videogames,etc that debuted 30 years ago!It's time to go retro once again! Merry Christmas!

Clashcast 1987: The Year of Pop Culture. TV Party

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The Gang of Four is back for yet another retro roundtable discussion as they list their most memorable Television programs from 30 years ago. 

The Punisher Review

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"He ain’t got a fucking cape. He ain’t got any superpowers. He’s a fucking tortured, angry father and husband who’s living in this unbelievable world of darkness and loss and torment."- Jon Bernthal Its been over years since there was a good Marvel based Netflix series. (Daredevil: season 2) And after wading through disappointing entries like Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and to a lesser extent, The Defenders , I’ve been getting a case of TV Superhero fatigue. Well, as if Netflix wasn't done with me yet, here comes yet another "Marvflix" show! Hot off the heels from season two of Daredevil, The Punisher starring Jon Bernthal, ( The Walking Dead and the very short-lived Mob City ) is based on the once highly successful Marvel comic series where a soldier turned vigilante takes matters into his own hands via gunning down and administrating beatdowns to the most ruthless criminals. Frank isn’t bulletproof like Luke Cage, doe

This is Dystopia! V for Vendetta: The Social Justice Warrior!

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In honor of November, I thought a re-post of this film review would suffice. Not to mention its relevance thanks to what is happening or rather could happen in today's society. Written by The Wachowskis  Directed by James McTeigue What's V all about? Written by the Wachowskis ( The Matrix, Speed Racer and Sense 8 ) and based on Alan Moore's cult classic DC Comics™ limited series, V is set in an alternative future where a neo-fascist regime has subjugated the United Kingdom. Hugo Weaving portrays V, an anarchist freedom fighter who attempts to ignite a revolution through elaborate terrorist acts and Natalie Portman plays Evey, a young, working-class woman caught up in V's mission, while Stephen Rea portrays the detective leading a desperate quest to stop V.   People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people. How would you rate it and why? With its heavy leaned message about oppression and resistance V is n

And now, Stalk's Avengers Infinity War Trailer "Reaction" Video!

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Okay, here's my response to the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War trailer. (:'

Justice League: A League of it's own?

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After years or even decades of waiting for a real adaptation of Justice League post the rumored George Miller involvement only to end up in development hell, the wait is finally over! Here it is! Justice League everybody. I was a bit skeptical after watching the silly trailers with cover versions of The Beatles' "Come together" and now David Bowie's "Heroes" if that wasn’t bad enough, the dialogue felt uninspired and silly leaving me to believe that Josh Whedon 's input will destroy all of Zac Snyder's contributions. ( Y'see, Snyder abandoned the project after his daughter's suicide.) As doubtful as I was, I at least owe it to DC and myself to see the official debut based on their ensemble superhero team and now here we are. Justice League is the "sequel" to last year's Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice where Batman gathers a team of super powered individuals to fight off an impending menace

1987: The Year in Pop Culture! (MOVIES)

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In this exciting segment of the Clash Cast, Stalks, Bop and IAB discuss their favorite films of 1987. Happy 30th Anniversary! The "Lost episode" is available on the YouTube version.

Netflix's The Punisher "3 AM" Review (Minor Spoilers!)

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After making an impressive appearance during Season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil, The Punisher is now starring in his very own self-titled series! Most of us who are familiar with Marvel, are already aware of his background, but for the uninitiated, well it goes like this: Frank Castle (Short for  Castiglione) a spec ops veteran comes home from the war, only to find out how short lived his reunion with his family has been. Instead of waiting for some omen, as in a bat, castle fortifies himself with weaponry, combat acumen and the will to avenge by the means of revenge! In the episode's Prologue, frank is playing guitar in the company of his daughter. This quiet tender moment is abruptly interrupted with frank in full rage banging against the wall and falling into an upward crouched position. Its apparently obvious that Castle is a broken man after witnessing the loss of his wife and kids. The reveals are told in sequential flashbacks also like CW's Arrow but

Spinning Headlines: Hollywood is burning!

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With even MORE sexual misconducts scandals in Hollywood looming about, the gang gives their unfiltered opinions on the current state of the entertainment industry.

Rank and File: The Punisher

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In honor of Netflix's Punisher series debuting this Friday, the gang and i discuss our favorite to least favorite version of Marvel's iconic vigilante! https://www.mixcloud.com/Stalkeye/rank-file-the-punisher/

This-is-Dystopia!! (Escape From New York)

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 This was the movie that really made me a fan of the Anti-Hero formula. What started off as an idea inspired by the Death Wish film, cynicism from Nixon's Watergate scandal and a trip in Manhattan, Director John Carpenter has created one of the best dystopian films in both cinema and pop culture!   What's it all about? In what's referred as "John Carpenter's Escape from New York" it's 1997 and the crime rate within the United States has risen to an overwhelming percentage. During a flight to an International "bargaining" summit, the Air Force One plane makes an unexpected detour thanks to an extremist. The plane's most valuable passenger, President John Harker suddenly finds himself captured and used as a bargaining tool by the inhabitants of what was once New York City! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGLUVp0Fq_0   Enter ex Special Force vet, now outlaw, SD "Snake" Plissken who is coerced into rescuing the President

Van Helsing: Taking a bite out of that other Post Apocalypse series!

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As of recent, AMC's The Walking Dead hasn't been on top of their A-game like a year ago. However, thank almighty gawd, Buddha, Allah or whatever the hell you worship, that there are exceptional alternatives when it comes to Horror Television. No, I'm not referring to the disappointing Hugh Jackoffman adaptation but instead, this obscure SyFy series that is part Blade, part Buffy the Vampire Slayer and yes, of course, The Walking Dead. Regarding the latter the comparison is obvious due to its soap opera scenarios, situations and an ensemble of diverse yet, oddly suspicious characters. This adaptation of Van Helsing is primarily based on a graphic novel as our titular (as in ambiguously named) character Vanessa Helsing (Kelly Overton) awakens from a coma (Sounds familiar, Walking Dead fans?) only to find herself during a Vampire apocalypse. But fortunately, or rather unfortunately Vanessa discovers that she has the attributes of a vampire. "All of

MONSTER MASH-UPS

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Its October and you all know what that means right? It's that "wonderful time of the year" during October where kids collect gobs of candy while dressed up as fictional characters and act silly....oh, for a moment, I thought we were talking about the NYC Comicon..!  Ah, yes..Halloween! It's all Hallow's Eve and in the spirit of this festive holiday where it's cool to watch scary movies while snacking on mars bars you stole from your kids, here's a few sketches, illustrations, paintings and all kinds of fuckery dedicated to horror but, with a mix of something extra! I present to you, Monster Mash-Ups! Indiana Jones meets The Mummy by Stalkeye Ash Vs Pinhead by Stalkeye Dr. Fate and Ash Vs The Evil Dead by Stalkeye Disney's Annabelle by IAM Better! Suspiria Scream by Stalkeye Ash Vs Pinhead: Dragging me to Hell by Stalkeye Cupdead by Stalkeye Frankenollie by Stalkeye

The Phantasman Show: Too Much Horror Business

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In the debut of this series, the Phantasman and special guest Detective Dee (Formerly of Talkbacker, Supernaughts and everything else.) discuss the trends and troubles regarding the Horror film industry. Just in time for Halloween! Part 1                                                                            Part 2

It's "Hammertime"! Frankenstein Created Woman

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It’s Hammer Time! Frankenstein created Woman “Good evening”,I am the Phantasman and welcome to this segment of articles based on a few of my favorite fright flicks from that infamous British Film Production company known to most Horror enthusiasts - Hammer Films. October is frequently known as the Month of Halloween however, it’s also Anti Bullying Month as well. Soooo, I took it upon my righteous self to feature Frankenstein created Woman. When it comes to certain Horror films, I find myself at times, rooting for the “Monster” protagonist who through mistreatment from society in turn enacts vengeance against his/her oppressors. Take Carrie for instance in which the titular character gets pushed around in high school until she started pushing back, literally via the powers of telekinesis!! To me, it was one of the best revenge films of cinema despite its roots in Horror. However, before Brian De palma’s classic tale, there was another revenge film tha