DVD Review: ‘THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING’ is another hit for Funny Or Die and IFC

THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING  Starring Michael Kenneth Williams, Maya Rudolph  and Kristen Wiig Available on DVD as of June 7, 2016 “The Spoils Before Dying” showcases an all-star cast including, Michael Kenneth Williams (12 Years a Slave, RoboCop, “The Wire”), Maya Rudolph (“Saturday Night Live,” Bridesmaids, Big Hero 6), Kristen Wiig (“Saturday Night Live,” Bridesmaids), and Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Pay Read More →

‘The Ladies of the House’ serves up the smart and sexy. Liz talks flipping the script on genre protagonists.

Typical horror gene fair has the protagonist as a weak young woman who is constantly running up the stairs only to get stabbed during sex or in the shower. While I am not making a dig at Psycho, because we all know that is will always be some brilliant and sick stuff, I am bringing up the obvious that women in Read More →

Santa Claus, King Moonracer and Most of the Other Reindeer Are Giant A-holes – A Reflection on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at 50

For fifty years now, families have gathered together to sit and watch the children’s classic movie Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer. As I have again started to watch this with my own children, I’ve always been struck by one thing – Santa the slave-driving fascist, King Moonracer of the Island of Misfit Toys and the bulk of the other reindeer Read More →