Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloweek: 7 Days, 7 Scary Movies

Halloween is upon us, and October 25rd to October 31st is the seven day period that makes up Halloweek. Every day of this week will have a scary movie. We have here the full list of scary movies for this occasion. The essential genres are there: the cult movie, classic zombie, slasher, modern zombie, vampire, ghost, and parody. These films can be arranged any way and are frequently shown on cable.

Evil Dead II
This cult classic stars Bruce Campbell as Ash, the cowardly vacationer who must fight off body possessing demons at a cabin in the woods.

Day of the Dead
This zombie film from the Romero era follows a military group, post-zombie apocalypse, as they attempt to survive in an underground bunker.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (original)
The original is still favored over the disappointing remake of this classic horror film about killer who stalks a group of teenagers in their dreams. 

28 Weeks Later
In this sequel to 28 Days Later, months after a rage virus ravaged Great Britain the US Army helps the survivors reorganize in London.

Near Dark
A modern day cowboy is taken in by a group of nomadic vampires when he is turned by a girl in the group.

The Shining
This classic horror film by Stanley Kubrick follows a family isolated in a hotel for the winter as the husband is driven mad by a spiritual presence.

Shaun of the Dead
This parody of zombie movies stars Simon Pegg as a man trying to survive a zombie apocalypse and reconcile with his girlfriend.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Workaholics Cast: Their Best Web Videos

Many people know Adam, Blake, and Anders as the cast of the comedy central series Workaholics. These three have been showcasing their own brand of stoner comedy over the span of three seasons of Workaholics. Before that, they got their start making YouTube comedy sketches on their channel/production company Mail Order Comedy, as well as making a few web series, one of which became the pitch for Workaholics. Here is a list of some of their best videos from the early days.

I Hate Zombies

This sketch, which is possibly the most offensive, stars Anders as a zombie game fanatic who causes some trouble when picking up his girlfriend from work.

Religious Dad

This is brief sketch with Adam DeVine that most likely parodies his memories of Sundays in a religious family.

I’m Kind of a Nasty Dude

A truly strange music video that explains their use of nipple jokes in Workaholics.

Cool Dads

Arm Wrestling Champ

This sketch has Adam playing a man with an unhealthy drive to defeat a frat house jerk in arm wrestling.

The Promotion

The guys fight over a promotion at their call center.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Last Resort Pilot Review: Just Crazy Enough

The crew of an American nuclear submarine are forced to occupy a tropical island and threaten nuclear retaliation when their country turns against them. At the start of the episode, Last Resort showed some strain with some shoddy dialogue, but picked up the pace with a condensed variety of crazy moves by the main characters, mainly Capt. Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) and XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman). After questioning an order to nuke Pakistan, the captain is relieved of command, which is given to XO Kendal, who then questions the order himself, which leads to them being attacked by the American Navy. Without much deliberation, Capt. Chaplin took command of the ship again, without much protest, and decided to take over an island and threaten to nuke Washington D.C. to stop their government’s attempts to kill them. The crew is supposed to seem heroic under insane circumstances, but all evidence to the contrary suggests the captain is unhinged and the crew is surprisingly quick to follow. None of this makes any sense, there are plot holes everywhere, the characters’ actions are too quick and extreme to believe, but it is all entertaining.

Last Resort does not intend on making sense if it interferes with the pacing. The show is tailor made to move quickly and be fun. There was enough happening in the pilot episode to hold your attention, and the characters, although a bit stereotypical and without real world logic, are actually likable. The set up for the ongoing story is the mystery surrounding the apparent government conspiracy behind the misfortunes of the Colorado crew, and be something to look forward to in future episode. However, the pilot was so packed with great scenes that there may not be much left over for the future. Don’t be surprised if the second episode is less fun. That being said, Last Resort got off to a great start that makes us look forward to what is coming next in the series.