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The Phantasman Collection: Horror Movie Reviews and Skews!

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To celebrate Halloween, Here’s a collection of video shorts courtesy of that armchair amateur film critic from da grave; El Phantasman!

A Bad Rap: Movies that are not as bad as many would have you believe!

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(Movies that were critically panned but not as bad as many think.) Usually, when there's a sequel or a movie based on a popular IP, it’s an instant box office success or at the very least, a cult favorite. However, there are those which not only underperform both critically and commercially but are forever stigmatized in the eyes of most moviegoers. In this segment, I’m taking a second glance at Movies that weren’t as bad as many had you to believe! Ironman 2 The much-anticipated sequel to the superhero film that launched what we fondly refer to as the "MCU", was met with plenty of disdain. While in some ways, the negative response is justifiable, thanks to its rushed approach, but overall, Iron man 2 is a fun watch. There's a good sub story of Tony's quest for his arc poisoning and while it does not fully adopt the "Demon in the bottle" storyline, there's at least some homage. I mean who could hate on a drunk ass

The Bop Drop: FX’s Mayans M.C. Is Better Than I Expected

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There used to be this cool TV show called Sons of Anarchy. At first sight it seemed that show would suck, because let’s face it “Who likes bikers?”. However, the creator Kurt Sutter, managed to create a great show that cemented itself among the best TV shows on television ever. Even now, when you pop in an episode it is still very enjoyable.  This brings me to Mayans MC, a spin-off of Sons of Anarchy. The big question was:” Could Kurt Sutter turn this into a worthy spin-off?” The answer is:” Hell, yeah”! I looked at some comments at imdb, you know the snob-site with the critic-pretenders, who think they have taste, while in reality, the only taste they have is from the dicks they are swallowing. Now, let’s take a look at some of the comments: 1/1 Unwatchable and just plain bad, he says Well, that guy needs a lobotomy and should be neutered. One should not be allowed to critic TV shows if one has no brain and one should not procreate. 2/10 Wr

Talkbacker Reloaded: Obscure toys that would make good Film adaptations

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Photo collage:Stalkeye To commemorate the five-year anniversary of Talkbacker.com, here is my first of many articles published from the now defunct (?) site. NOTE: Originally published in October 2014 at Talkbacker.com Previously, I heard internet rumors that a film based on the classic toyline; Major Matt Mason , written by Tom Hanks and directed by Robert Zemeckis was in pre-production. The Synopsis of the Mattel based film revolves around Major Matt Mason and fellow Astronauts as they fight for survival on a abandoned region of the Moon. Sounds Good enough for me, thus the powers that be should in the words of Commander Picard; “Make it so”! Here are but a few suggestions of films that are deserving of live action film treatment, that’s only if handled properly. (I’m looking at  you Transformers and G.I. Joe!) While some toy intellectual properties are well known, others are highly obscure. So, without further adieu here are but a few suggestions:

The Bop Drop: Dissecting Disney characters. (Now with a video version!!)

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I fucking hate Disney. They Disneyfied most Marvel properties. They made the Hulk a bitch, Iron Man a douche, Black Widow a numbskull and introduced Disney humour into the movies. I use the term humour very very loosely. The worst thing about talent-less comedians is that they actually think they are funny. Since I am such a Disney fan I have decided to dissect a few Disney characters. Yeah, I have nothing better to do at the moment. Donald Duck Donald Duck is the personification of a loser. He loses a lot and accepts his fate. That is so wrong. Not to mention that he is slaved by Uncle Scrooge and accepts it just like that. Children identify with that loser Donald so they start being a loser and they accept their fate. Everybody can be winner, but you can’t be a winner if you identify with Donald Duck. Loser Mickey Mouse Mickey is gay. Plain and simple. No male has such a high voice. And let’s not talk about his clothes. Not to ment

Pop Topix' Weekly Wrap Up

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In this ep, we discuss the biggest Pop Culture news for the week of 10-12-18! YouTube Slydeshow version below.

PopCast: Connery Row

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In this unapologetic,  outspoken but hilarious podcast, Asi and Stalkeye discuss what happened to Sean Connery’s career, the “gayness” of the 80’s and if  there’s one Canadian that deserves to get punched in the face!

The title is Suicide Squad??? You mean Suicide Squat!

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Now that there's a rumor floating around about in regard to disgraced Director James Gunn working on the sequel to 2016's Suicide Squad , here's a review  originally published from the now defunct site-Supernaughts courtesy of my good friend Bop aka Bopnrumble. I accepted a long time ago, that Hollywood makes movies for an as large as possible audience as possible. I also accepted that the entertainment factor wouldn't be optimal. Needless to say, I also accepted I would be witnessing serious crap. And of course, I accepted that comic movies will be different from the comics themselves, so I shouldn't judge them harshly. But sometimes there are exceptions. The lowest point in comic movies was this year's X-Men: Apocraplypse.I never expected a comic movie would make X-Men: The Last Stand look like a masterpiece. Just when you think you saw the worst comic movie along comes Suicide Squad. WHERE DO I FUCKING START???????? I am a big Suicid