Author: ConSoup

RiffTrax Live Returns in 2018 with Space Mutiny and Krull

Mike, Bill, and Kevin have yet another Kickstarter out there to fund a year of making fun of cheesy movies via Fathom Events. facebook twitter google+ tumblr News Movies Gavin Jasper rifftrax live Feb 21, 2018 rifftrax MST3K RiffTrax is returning to theaters another couple of times this year. As they’ve done many times before, Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy will watch some bad movies live in front of an audience and Fathom Events will broadcast it across the country. With the return of RiffTrax Live, it means a return of their annual Kickstarter. While earlier years...

Read More

Annihilation Review

Alex Garland and Natalie Portman's Annihilation is a beautifully rendered and challenging piece of kaleidoscopic sci-fi. Humans are strange creatures. You tell someone that little ashy sticks in their hands will kill them, and many will shrug before dragging another puff; you mention to others that our actions are destroying the global climate, and they will turn red in the face before denying that the temperatures are rising around them; and if you request from yet more to make a straightforward science fiction thriller, they shall return with a foreboding, unique, and wholly challenging experience unlike anything most audiences...

Read More

Who Are The Two Producers Credited on Every Batman Movie?

Michael Uslan and Benjamin Melniker have producer credits on roughly 40 Batman movies – but they only really worked on one, it seems… facebook twitter google+ tumblr Feature Simon Brew Batman Feb 21, 2018 Warner Bros. DC Entertainment If you stuck around for the end credits of The LEGO Batman Movie, you might have noticed the names of two people credited as executive producers on the picture. They are Michael Uslan and Benjamin Melniker. Nothing odd there, apart from the small matter of them having absolutely nothing to do with the film. To the best of our knowledge, they...

Read More

Alan Rickman’s Overlooked Movie Villain Role

Hans Gruber in Die Hard. The Sheriff in Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves. Yet Alan Rickman played a different movie villain between them… facebook twitter google+ tumblr Feature Simon Brew Alan Rickman Feb 21, 2018 Alan Rickman, in the space of a few years, committed to screen two of the finest movie villain performances of modern blockbuster cinema. It would be fair to say that both acted as a template of sorts for the standard British foe that would permeate big Hollywood movies for the decade that followed, and Rickman steered clear of villainous roles thereafter. But sandwiched in-between...

Read More

Chicken Run: A Culture Clash of Two Companies

The production of Chicken Run brought together two companies with very different styles… facebook twitter google+ tumblr Feature Simon Brew Chicken Run Feb 21, 2018 Animation Comedy Early Man Aardman It had been quite a journey from just off the M5 in Bristol, to Los Angeles and the Academy Awards. But for British animation company Aardman, it was a journey that was taken reasonably regularly. Nick Park, for his Creature Comforts and Wallace & Gromit short films, was collecting regular statuettes, and at the of writing, he has four on his mantelpiece. The frequent awards attentions required equally frequent...

Read More