Apr 29, 2011
Before there was X-Men...there was Generation X! For fans of the X-Men who had grown up watching the cartoon and reading the comics there would be a long wait, until 2000, for the X-Men to grace the silver screen in a big budget epic, but first in 1996 FOX aired the TV movie Generation X, a pilot for a TV series that never happened. Based on X-Men spin-off comic of the same name, Generation X sees a new group of superpowered teen mutants attending Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters, here run by Emma Frost and Banshee, both featured characters in this summer's X-Men First Class! Starring Matt "Max Headroom" Frewer as the evil dream manipulating scientist Russel Tresh, is this inauspicious start for the X-Men something all fans should track down, or is it best forgotten like a bad dream? Listen to find out!
Apr 22, 2011
It has been eleven years since Sydney, Gale, Dewey, and Ghostface took Hollywood, but now they are back home in Woodsboro for Scream 4 where our survivors and a new cast of comely high school students are terrorized by a new Ghostface killer while debating the relative merits of horror reboots. With the Millennials picking up where the now older Gen X cast left off, do threatening prank calls work in an era without home phones, and can writer Kevin Williamson and Director Wes Craven continue to parody slasher films effectively in an age of torture porn? Listen to the latest Now Playing as Marjorie, Arnie, and Stuart review this new release, and sum up their thoughts on the entire Scream series!
Apr 15, 2011
When Scream 3 came out, it was intended to be the last installment in the Scream series. While we know now that would prove to not be the case, in 2000 Scream 3 looked to be the conclusion of what original Scream writer Kevin Williamson said was always envisioned as a trilogy. And with film-geek Randy coming back from the grave (via videotape) to give us the rules of the trilogy, we know Ghostface is back. But this time Ghostface has gone Hollywood as he is stalking actors on the set of Stab 3, hoping to lure reclusive Sydney Prescott out of hiding. Is the meta-humor horror combination a winning one? Listen to Arnie, Marjorie, and Stuart to find out, and join us next week as we review the new release Scream 4!
Apr 8, 2011
Ghostface is back stalking Sydney and her friends, this time at Windsor College. In the script, screenwriter Kevin Williamson calls out that "by definition alone, sequels are inferior films". Does that statement hold true for the second installment of the Scream franchise? Listen to find out!
Apr 1, 2011
With Scream 4 coming out, it's time to follow the rules of a Now Playing Retrospective series and rule number 1 is Arnie, Stuart, and Marjorie are looking back at the entire Scream series, arguably the most popular horror franchise of the past 20 years. With Ghostface tormenting teens, including Neve Campbell, Jamie Kennedy, Rose McGowan, and Drew Barrymore, and directed by master of horror Wes Craven, does this film hold up 15 years later? Listen in to find out!
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