Catching Up with the Classics: ‘Maus’

Welcome to another new blog series I am starting with the focus on graphic novels and comics. I have long been a comic fan. Growing up in the 90’s most of my Saturday mornings were spent watching ...

70s Rewind: The Other, Sun-dappled Horror in Hiding

A few weeks before five men were arrested for breaking and entering into Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate complex on June 17, 1972. the film version of Tom Tryon's popular ...

70s Rewind: Inserts, Place an X Over Its Heart

Richard Dreyfuss once starred in an X-rated film. Let that sink in for a moment. Placing that into proper context reminds us that the 1970s were a very different time. The MPAA film rating system ...

‘Sausage Party’: Why Seth Rogen’s R-Rated Animated Comedy Was Long Overdue

‘Sausage Party’: Why Seth Rogen’s R-Rated Animated Comedy Was Long Overdue “Sausage Party” may be a film about a hotdog that wants to have sex with a bun, but it still represents a watershed moment for Hollywood. The raunchy comedy that’s grossed $65 million after two weeks ...

Sausage Party – Review

So… we’ve seen what our playthings do while we’re away in the Toy Story trilogy. And just a few weeks ago we saw what our animal companions do when we’re off to work and school in The Secret Life Of ...

8 Animated Movies For Grown-Ups (Photos)

8 Animated Movies For Grown-Ups (Photos) “Sausage Party” is one of several animated films coming out this year that’s clearly not family friendly. It follows in the footsteps of some other animated films that were also targeted at adults, ...

Coming Distractions: One shall stand, one shall watch the trailer for Transformers: The Movie on Blu-ray

Bah weep gragnah weep nini bong! On August 8, 1986, kids ran crying from movie theaters across America, shrieking in disbelief that Optimus Prime, leader of the Autobots, had been brutally murdered by ...

The Bottom Shelf: Return Of The Killer Tomatoes, He Never Died

Nick Aldwinckle Aug 10, 2016 Blood Bath, The Beast With 1,000,000 Eyes and Return Of The Killer Tomatoes: it's our latest DVD and Blu-ray round-up... Britain is in a state of turmoil, with Brexit, ...

Fantasia International Film Festival Celebrates Epic 20th Anniversary with First Wave Film/Guest Announcements

Year after year, Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival (running July 14th–August 2nd) is our favorite event of the year. Always showcasing amazing films and their respective filmmakers, ...

Fantasia 2016 to Honor Guillermo del Toro, First Wave of Films Include Lights Out and Under The Shadow

The first programming has been revealed for the 20th annual Fantasia International Film Festival. Taking place from July 14th–August 2nd in Montreal, this year’s Fantasia will honor Guillermo del Toro ...

Deadpool, and the box office of R-rated comic book films

facebook twitter google+ Deadpool's opening weekend proves that people will turn out R-rated comic book movies. But they have been doing since the 1970s... Deadpool – an X-Men spin-off for Ryan ...

The 15 Greatest Animated Films That Aren’t For Children

The great Charlie Kaufman has made his first foray into the world of animation with the critically praised Anomalisa, which we named one of the best films of 2015. Finally expanding over the next few ...

Review: Anomalisa

Tim here. The biggest strength of Anomalisa is that it's the most prominent, prestigious animated feature made in the U.S. for an exclusively adult audience in ages and ages. Since Fritz the Cat, ...

Review: Ralph Bakshi’s Last Days Of Coney Island

Long overdue swansong (?) from the master of gritty hand-drawn urban animation. Ralph Bakshi defined the animated back alley scuzz look of 1970s NYC, spoiling with grit, dirt and counter-culture ...

Tim's Toons review: Last Days of Coney Island

Tim here. One of the most important events in animation in all of 2015 happened this week; it is important to stress that this doesn't mean it's also one of the best things. But the first new piece of ...

Ralph Bakshi’s Animated Film ‘Last Days of Coney Island’ to Be Released on Vimeo

Ralph Bakshi’s Animated Film ‘Last Days of Coney Island’ to Be Released on Vimeo Director Ralph Bakshi is launching his new animated film, “Last Days of Coney Island,” on Oct. 29 — his 77th birthday — with an exclusive release on Vimeo on Demand, Variety has learned exclusively. ...

Revisiting the Controversy That Was 'Coonskin'

Animator Ralph Bakshi's current efforts at a return to film animation with a new project titled "The Last Days of Coney Island," reminds me of a piece I wrote for S&A almost 5 years ago about his most ...

50 Greatest Comic Book Movie Adaptations

When we asked our staff to vote on the best comic book movie adaptations, we were afraid the results would consist only of superhero films. While there are many superhero movies listed below, it is ...

Take a Swig of Viper at The Hi-Pointe Midnights This Weekend – Street Trash

“I don’t need this. I already got trouble with my kids, my wife, my business, my secretary, the bums… the runaways, the roaches, prickly heat, and a homo dog. This just ain’t my day!” Street Trash ...

Hobo with a Laptop, Episode 6: “Wizards”

After a short hiatus, we are back for another round of free movie shenanigans. This week we’re discussing Wizards, a 1977 animated fantasy epic directed by Ralph Bakshi of Fritz the Cat fame. ...

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