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25 minutes | 13 hours ago
Episode 84: Without Remorse, Shadow and Bone, and Dirty Harry turns 50
The time has come to get your entertainment on for the week ahead, and what better way to prepare than with the latest podcast... From The Basement. Not a question, a statement. The Basement Boys bring you several reviews of the latest -- and not so latest -- releases to make your viewing choices easier, chief among them the Tom Clancy adaptation Without Remorse. Starring Michael B. Jorden, and based on the popular Clancy character John Clark, this Amazon Original promised big-budget thrills and chills. Does the flick deliver? How accurate of an adaptation is it? Stick with us! And stick around, True Believer, as Shawn tackles Netflix's Shadow and Bone and the 2019 documentary Unnatural Selection. Meanwhile, Jason celebrates the 50th anniversary of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry, and takes in two classic action flicks: Sylvester Stallone's First Blood and Gene Hackman's Uncommon Valor. What's the connection between these retro flicks? Stick with... Already said it. My bad. PLUS Kamloops Film Society president Dusan Magdolen provides the May rundown for what's showing at the Twin Rivers Drive-In in Jason and Shawn's home town. Don't live in Kamloops? Tough! You're gonna sit there and listen... And you can listen right now by pushing play on the player below.
35 minutes | 8 days ago
Episode 83: The Joston Theney interview, Axeman Redux, and Mortal Kombat
Waaaayyyyy the heck back in 2014, long before From The Basement took to the mighty Radio NL 610 AM Kamloops airwaves, Jason and Shawn reviewed a little slasher movie called Axeman, AKA Axeman at Cutter's Creek, and interviewed its writer, director and star, Joston Theney. Surprise, Axeman has become a cult classic, and spawned a sequel. However, Joston was never happy with the final cut of his film. Now it's 2021, and he's recut Axeman to the vision he always had in mind. Call it The Theney Cut, as The Dynamic Due put Axeman Redux on the chopping block for this week's podcast... From The Basement! The Basement Boys also interview Joston about the how and why of his new edit, and discuss the fact he's been able to retain ownership of his films, a rarity in Hollywood. How was he able to do that? What are his plans for the Axeman franchise? Stick with us! And stick around for Mortal Kombat! Or, more accurately, Jason and Shawn's review of the new video-game adaptation. Is it greater than, or less than, the 1995 version? You'll have to push play on the player below, and find out!
24 minutes | 15 days ago
Episode 82: Nobody, The Power and The Voices
Now I ain't got nobody... but I do have the latest podcast... From The Basement! And it's coming at yah right here, right now. Lyrics from another old song? Indeed. Because we are old. But the older the bull, the stiffer the horns. Which is dialogue from an old movie too. Do you see a theme here? You better believe that Dynamic Duo of film de cinema are talking Bob Odenkirk's first foray into action films. Yes, Better Call Saul himself stars in Nobody from John Wick scribe Derek Kolstad, with fight choreography by the 87Eleven Action Design team. Does it deliver the Dadspoiltation a couple of dads like Jason and Shawn want? Stick with us! Stick with us you shall, as The Basement Boys take aim at a plethora of movies new, and not so new. Jason has seen the British horror flick The Power starring Rose Williams, The Voices with Valerie Jane Parker, and the documentary Missing 411. Meanwhile, Shawn took in Love and Monsters featuring past Basement guest Ellen Hollman and The Second with Casper Van Dien (yup, still alive). Toss in a bit of politics, some pop-culture news of the nerd variety, and the weekend entertainment rundown, and you've got yourself a podcast! Wanna hear it? Push play on the player below, and enjoy!
26 minutes | 22 days ago
Episode 81: Thunder Force, The Kamloops Film Festival, and Prank Encounters
The global pandemic continues, and a third COVID wave currently sweeps our part of the world. But there's hope on the horizon. The vaccine rollout is accelerating, and a recent poll suggests more than 60 percent of people are willing to go to the movies again. What's all this got to do with the latest podcast... From The Basement? Well, this week we're talking the upcoming Kamloops Film Festival with society director Dusan Magdolen! The festival goes online when it kicks off this Wednesday, April 21, and heads to the drive in. Dusan reveals some of the festival highlights, how people can watch at home, and more. This might not mean much to our global listeners, but it's a big deal for local movie fans. And what Dusan and company are doing could change the face of film festivals post pandemic. But this isn't a talk show, so to speak. Jason and Shawn got movies to review... which I guess, given this is a podcast and all, means this really is a talk show... Anyway, the Dynamic Duo take on Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer in Netflix's Thunder Force, the latest season of Prank Encounters, and a Liam Neeson action movie. Yup, Liam Neeson is still making action movies. And you get to hear it all right here, right now, by pushing play. Stick with us!
24 minutes | a month ago
Episode 80: Godzilla vs Kong, Creepshow, and The Block Island Sound
With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound, he pulls the spitting high tension wires down... just in time for the latest podcast... From The Basement! That's right, we enjoyed using those Blue Oyster Cult lyrics so much for the radio show, we decided to use them again for the podcast. Wanna fight about it? Didn't think so... But it is time, Constant Listener, for Jason and Shawn to do battle with the biggest movie of the pandemic so far: Godzilla vs. Kong! This film, from director Adam Wingard, is already chewing up and spitting out box-office dollars from around the globe, at home AND in theatres. Now Godzilla fan Jason, and Kong fan Shawn, weigh in. Do they deem the flick Good, Bad, or Ugly? Stick with us! And stay tuned, True Believer, as The Basement Boys put more than just one flick on the chopping block. Shawn caught up with the early Colin Farrell action movie S.W.A.T. plus Alita: Battle Angel. Meanwhile, Jason took on the thriller The Block Island Sound, the second season of Shudder's Creepshow revival, and the anthology series The Witching Hour. Add in the entertainment rundown, and a little bit of entertainment news -- more on that Joss Whedon controversy -- and you've got yourself a podcast! So push play on the player below, and enjoy.
27 minutes | a month ago
Episode 79: Linnea Quigley's Paranormal Truth, The Toll and The Irregulars
The Easter Bunny has come and gone, Zombie Jesus Day is done for another year, and all that's left is the chocolate and liquor hangovers. And the latest podcast... From The Basement! Hot off the mighty Radio NL airwaves comes Jason and Shawn's latest foray into broadcast "journalism," and The Basement Boys review so many movies within the 22-minute run time, it's hard to know where to begin. Suffice to say, they discuss the new sci-fi sequel Skylines, the raunchy comedy Bad Trip, horror offerings The Toll and Let's Scare Julie, and the Sherlock Holmes-inspired Netflix series The Irregulars. AND they take on the new reality series Linnea Quigley's Paranormal Truth, featuring scream queen Linnea Quigley. That's a lot to digest. But that's not all, they also have time for the weekend entertainment rundown, and place their bets on the outcome of Godzilla vs. Kong. Pre-taping the show for the long weekend meant they didn't get to see the titanic team-up, but the Dynamic Duo still ponder the outcome. What are their thoughts on the matter? Push play on the player below, and enjoy!
22 minutes | a month ago
Episode 78: Zack Snyder's Justice League and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
In a world where opinions are facts, and friendships can be lost when differing points of view collide, what happens when two lifelong brothers disagree? Especially when it comes to one of the biggest debates of all time: what's better, DC Comics or Marvel? You'll find out on this, the latest podcast... From The Basement! This week, Jason and Shawn dissect Zack Snyder's Justice League, the much touted and talked about director's cut of Warner Bros. 2017 film. That version was completed by Joss Whedon after Snyder's daughter died, and the movie was skewered by critics and fans alike. Now we've got Snyder's complete vision -- all four hours of it -- and DC fan Shawn, and Marvel fan Jason, square off on the film. Who liked it? Did either of them hate it? Stick with us! Stick with us you shall, as the Dynamic Duo also talk the latest Marvel Studios series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the Bigfoot flick Monstrous, and the horror/comedy Blood Fest. Plus Shawn has revisited all three Rush Hours with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Does the trilogy hold up today? Push play on the amazing podcast player below, and find out!
22 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 77: Dying Is Easy, Boss Level and On the Trail of Hauntings
It's Monday morning, a time usually reserved for foul moods, hangovers, and a general sense of the blues. But Rejoice! As the latest podcast... From The Basement... is here to brighten your day! How are Jason and Shawn going to do that? By offering you a bazillion-and-one entertainment choices to make your viewing more enjoyable during the work week. And they have a range of offerings on the chopping block, from YouTube to streaming to feature films of every size, shape and colour. On the YouTube side of things, our Dynamic Duo tackle the latest episode of Small Town Monsters' On the Trail of Hauntings, and can't help but make comparisons to their own ghost hunting show, We Want to Believe... but do so with the greatest respect. They also tune in to Bat in the Sun's fan film Dying Is Easy. Is it the greatest Batman story ever told? Stick with us! And stick around for a discussion on the intricacies of Coming 2 America -- neither Jason nor Shawn have seen it yet, but they have stuff to say about it -- and comic-book films like Zack Snyder's Justice League, plus reviews of the new horror offerings The Vigil and Lucky, and the gonzo action flick Boss Level with Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, and Naomi Watts. There's even more, but best you push play on the player below and find out for yourselves.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 76: The Mallory Bechtel interview, Know Fear and Monster Hunter
What do a demonic-possession tale with a twist, a journey to a faraway land full of monsters, and an interview with a Broadway star have in common? They make up the latest podcast... From The Basement, that's what! Indeed, those who tuned in not once, not twice, but thrice to From The Basement on Radio NL this past weekend know the skinny on this episode. We reviewed Know Fear and Monster Hunter, plus interviewed Know Fear star Mallory Bechtel. But they didn't get the whole story. This podcast features an additional 10 minutes of our interview with Mallory, who was last seen on the big screen in the acclaimed Hereditary. She's back in horror mode with Know Fear, and explains her love of the genre, getting into a dark headspace for a tough role, and how one goes from Broadway to big scares. It's a great interview with a talented young lady, and one folks will enjoy. Jason and Shawn also put Know Fear on the chopping block before turning the Executioner's Axe on Monster Hunter, a big-budget adaptation of the popular video-game franchise. Director Paul W. S. Anderson doesn't have the best track record with this sort of thing, but star Milla Jovovich knows how to kick butt. And martial artist Tony Jaa co-stars. Could this one deliver the goods? Find out by pushing play on the player below, and stick with us!
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 75: The Ivan Kavanagh interview and Son
We said it loud and proud not once, not twice, but thrice this past weekend on the mighty Radio NL, and now we're gonna say it one more time as From The Basement celebrates this, the latest podcast From The... Well, you get the point. This episode is a reason to celebrate as we've got more -- like 10 minutes more -- of our interview with Son writer/director Ivan Kavanagh! Son opened in limited theatres and Digital last Friday, and it's a great little horror ride that's getting rave reviews. Ivan talks about his inspiration for the film, working with stars Andi Matichak and Emile Hirsch, his creative process and more. Ivan is a great filmmaker and fine person, and that comes through in this 17-minute interview. Jason and Shawn also review Son and, given the great-little-horror-ride comment, it should be no secret what they think about this one. They do have a lot to say about Son, so tune in anyway. The Basement Boys also sound off on some older flicks, and provide a wee bit of entertainment news. And you can hear it all right here, right now, but pushing play on the player below.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 74: The Parish, Bliss, Shook and Sator
More than a half dozen reviews await you if you dare enter the latest podcast... From The Basement! We humbly acknowledge listeners had three opportunities to catch Jason and Shawn on the mighty Radio NL this past weekend, but we appreciate those who are stopping by the hear the episode for the first time, or to catch it again. We love you all individually and as a group. What's on the chopping block this week? The Parish, a new horror flick from director David Hogan featuring Angela DiMarco and Bill Oberst Jr. This one finds a single mother and her daughter threatened by supernatural evil, including a creepy nun... and an even creepier janitor. Nuns, janitors... it's all creepy here! But does it deliver the creepy goods? Stick with us! And stay tuned, true believer, As Shawn (finally) catches up with WandaVision, and takes on Owen Wilson and Selma Hayek in the morality tale Bliss. Meanwhile, Jason braves Shudder's latest original, the social-media themed Shook, plus the creepy (there's that word again) indie shocker Sator. Oh, and he's got a few thoughts on CBS's Silence of the Lambs follow up, Clarice. The Dynamic Duo also provide the entertainment rundown for the week ahead, and the latest movie news for comic-book nerds. Yup; movie news for comic-book nerds. And you can hear it all right now by pushing on the player below
29 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 73: Greg Lamberson and Top 5 DMCs
We put foot to audio ass not once, not twice, but thrice this past weekend on the mighty Radio NL 610 AM Kamloops; and now we proudly present this, the podcast version of our latest broadcast... From The Basement! And Jason and Shawn have more -- like eight minutes more -- of their interview with writer/director Greg Lamberson! Greg, who is best known for low-budget horror like Slime City Massacre, is making an action movie called Guns of Eden, and he's taken to IndieGoGo to get the film financed. Why? What's the movie about? How can you help get it made? You'll have to tune in to find out! He and Jason also take a few minutes to discuss the post-COVID cinema landscape. It's a great chat for genre and movie fans! But that's not all; Last week Jason and Shawn talked the DMC -- Dumbest Moment in Cinema -- when it came to a scene in Gerard Butler's movie Greenland. Given all the years people have been making and watching movies, there has to be more than one dumb moment in cinema, right? Right! And this week, the Dynamic Duo count down their Top 5 Dumbest Moments in Cinema! What are they? How about you push play on the handy, dandy podcast player! Stick with us!
23 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 72: Saint Maud, On the trail of Hauntings and Breaking Surface
Because three opportunities to catch From The Basement on the mighty Radio NL aren't enough, we proudly present this, the latest podcast... From The Basement! What have Jason and Shawn got in store for listeners this week? A few reviews, some movie news, and something called the DMC. What is the DMC? How does it work? What's it in reference to? Is it Good, Bad or Ugly? Stick with us! And stick with us you shall, as there's those reviews, and some aforementioned movie news. What are The Basement Boys talking about this week? How about the latest episode of On the Trail of Hauntings from Seth Breedlove and Small Town Monster? Sound good? There's also the acclaimed new horror flick Saint Maud, and a taut Swedish thriller called Breaking Surface to discuss. Oh, and that movie news too. It's all over but the shouting, so how about all y'all push play on the player below and enjoy.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 71: The Grace Victoria Patterson interview, The Little Things, and Mortal
Okay, you've had three -- count 'em three -- chances to catch From The Basement on the mighty Radio NL 610 AM Kamloops. Those are good odds for hearing The Basement Boys on the AM airwaves... But even if you did, you still need to tune in to this, the podcast version of that broadcast. Why? Because we have even more of our interview with the beautiful and talented Grace Victoria Patterson. Like 10 minutes more! From a young age, Grace was determined to be an actor, and she's taken very calculated steps to make that goal a reality. The end result? No less than five films due for release, or in some form of production. She talks about her time as a cheerleader, what she's done to make it in Hollywood, and much, much more. It's a great chat with a fun lady, and one fans will want to hear. Want some viewing choices for the week ahead? Jason and Shawn got you covered! They've seen Denzel Washington's latest, The Little Things, the thriller The Rental starring Alison Brie and Dan Stevens, and Mortal from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark director Andre Ovredal. Are you ready for all this awesomeness? Then push play on the player below, and stick with us!
23 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 70: Run Hide Fight, Hunter Hunter, and some Van Dammage
How many reviews can you fit into 22 minutes of radio? Well, if you tuned in to the mighty Radio NL on Friday night or Sunday morning, you'd already know the answer to that. But if you didn't, fear not! You can learn the answers to these and other mysteries by listening to the latest podcast... From The Basement! The Basement Boys put a couple of movies on the chopping block, including the school-shooting thriller Run Hide Fight with Isabel May and Thomas Jane, and the wilderness horror Hunter Hunter with Devon Sawa and Camille Sullivan. Do either sound like your glass of whisky? Jason has a few thoughts on each. What'd he think? Stick with us! And stick around, as Shawn has discovered the wonders of Jean-Claude Van Damme's foray into television, Jean-Claude Van Johnson. He also took in the paranormal comedy Truth Seekers from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost of Shaun of the Dead fame. Did he dig these comedic pursuits? As the pandemic trucks along, there's fewer new things to watch, so The Dynamic Duo turn to older fare in the form of They Nest with Kristen Dalton, 16 Blocks starring Bruce Willis, and 12 Rounds featuring John Cena. Do any of these offerings hold up? There's only one way to find out: push play on the player below and dive in!
25 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 69: Outside the Wire, WandaVision and Shadow in the Cloud
Are you ready for the latest podcast From The Basement? One where Jason and Shawn review a bunch of new movies and TV shows so you don't have to? All in the name of making your entertainment choices easier? Of course you are! Our Dynamic Duo do just that; putting Netflix's latest original movie -- the action flick Outside the Wire -- on the chopping block. This one stars MCU alumni Anthony Mackie, and promises big action and excitement. Does it deliver? Stick with us! Speaking of the MCU, Jason dives deep into the first new Marvel offering in more than a year -- the Disney + series WandaVision. He had to watch the first two episodes twice in order to form an opinion. Do Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany get a pass or fail? While they're at it, The Basement Boys take on Shadow in the Cloud, a World War II thriller with Chloe Grace Moretz, and two new Netflix documentary series: Surviving Death and Night Stalker. Plus there's the entertainment rundown for the week ahead. And you can hear it all right now by pushing play on the player below.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 68: The Alex Knapp interview and Go/Don't Go
What do you get when you combine this past weekend's broadcast From The Basement with a good 15 more minutes of our interview with Go/Don't Go writer/director/star Alex Knapp? Why, the latest podcast... From The Basement of course! Tired of our our... From The Basements? Tough. We're sticking with it! Jason and Shawn present the full 22-minute conversation with Alex Knapp, the man behind the (mostly) one-man show that is the apocalyptic drama Go/Don't Go. Alex shares every facet of making his cinematic calling card, and explores the ideas that went into his haunting film, and what came out of it. It's a great interview for cinephiles. The Basement Boys don't stop there; they review Alex's movie, which is out everywhere, and put it under their own brand of microscope. Does Go/Don't Go work as Alex had intended? Stick with us! And stick around, as the Dynamic Duo discuss Netflix's plan to release a new, original movie a week as they continue to compete with the "Big Hollywood Studios." Are the boys on board? Push play on the player below, and find out.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 67: On the Trail of Hauntings, Wonder Woman 1984 and Greenland
From The Basement kicks off its eleventh year in the podcast game with this action-packed episode featuring reviews of everything from a new YouTube series to the latest, greatest Hollywood blockbuster! That's right, Jason and Shawn -- those ever aging film geeks -- are STILL at it, and they've put no fewer than a half dozen new films and TV shows on the chopping block to celebrate this mighty milestone. First up, they review the brand-new YouTube series On the Trail of Hauntings. This is the latest Small Town Monsters production, and Seth Breedlove and company have opted to seek out not monsters, but ghosts! How does this offering compare to those other ghost hunting shows? Stick with us! While they're at, the Dynamic Duo take on the much maligned Wonder Woman 1984, which has divided fans and critics alike. Does Gal Gadot and Chris Pine's latest deliver for these two movie nerds? Or do The Basement Boys get all pretentious and stuff? That's not all, as there's Gerard Butler's Greenland to contend with. Plus Shawn took in the mockumentary Death to 2020 and Jason's caught the documentary series The Ripper, the slasher flick Backwoods, and something called Equinox. It's a packed program, and you can hear it all by pushing play on the player below.
40 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 66: The Ellen Hollman interview, I Want to Believe, and Freaky
The final broadcast of 2020 is now the final podcast of 2020, and From The Basement ends the year with a bang. The Basement Boys have more -- like fifteen minutes more -- of their interview with rising action star Ellen Hollman, who puts much foot to ass in her new flick Army of One. And she stars opposite Keanu Reeves in next year's much anticipated The Matrix 4! Ellen discusses being a part of 87eleven Action Design, the team responsible for the dazzling action choreography seen in the John Wick films. She also reveals as much as she's allowed about The Matrix sequel, what it's like training alongside Keanu Reeves, and more. Ellen is one of the coolest actors we've met during From The Basement's eleven years on the air, and this interview reflects that. But that's not all; our very own Jason Hewlett wrote a book! He and We Want to Believe lead investigator Peter Renn penned the non-fiction anthology I Want to Believe: One Man's Journey into the paranormal, which is available at Amazon.ca, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. The book chronicles Peter's adventures as a paranormal investigator, which span twenty-seven years. Shawn's read it, and he grills his co-host on the details. What are those? Stick with us! And stick around, as the Dynamic Duo make time to talk Vince Vaughn's horror/comedy Freaky, the Canadian fright flick Z, and much, much more. You can hear it all by pushing play on the player below. From The Basement returns to the mighty Radio NL on Friday, Jan. 8.
31 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 65: The Trey Tucker interview, Army of One and Alien Worlds
The weekend is over, and it's time to prepare for another work week. How do you chase away the Monday Morning Debbie Downer Blues (TM)? With the latest podcast From The Basement of course! Jason and Shawn bring you even more of their interview with What Lies Below star Trey Tucker -- like about seven minutes more! Trey discusses working alongside veteran Mena Suvari and rising star Ema Horvath, how a key creepy scene was crafted, and more. He also shares a personal battle he had with the DMV. It's a fun conversation for fans! But that's not all; The Basement Boys review the upcoming action flick Army of One starring Ellen Hollman and featuring the fight and stunt choreography of 87eleven Action Design, the crew behind the wicked fights of the John Wick franchise. Does this gender breaking -- and bone breaking -- movie deliver the goods? Stick with us! And stick around, as Shawn reviews the new Netflix series Alien Worlds, Jason catches up with the seasonal horror movie All Through the House, and the Dynamic Duo discuss the post-COVID film industry. You can hear it all by pushing play on the handy player below.
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