Thursday, October 19, 2017

Movie Review: Craig Quits His Day Job (2016)

Back in February, I had the pleasure of screening a film called Kultur Shock! that starred Eric Paul Chapman. Well, Chapman is back with another film under his belt, but this time around he decided to step behind the camera. Chapman's newest project, which he wrote and directed, is a comedy called Craig Quits His Day Job and it happens to be his first feature-length film. I have to say, I thought Chapman was good in front of the camera, but come to find out, he has some serious skills behind it as well. Now, the movie was released November 9th, 2016, but as of October 16th, 2017 you can find it on Amazon Prime.

This eighty-six-minute comedy is about a man named Craig and how he decides to up and quit his dead-end job one day. That moment sparks Craig to start a journey to unite quitters all around the world. Unfortunately, not everyone is running to join Craig's group, but he'll get them there... maybe.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Movie Review: We Make Movies (2016)

Could you depend on your friends to help you make a movie? In January 2016, Stevphen is going to film his masterpiece. All he needs is a cast and crew...

Directing this 111-minute comedy is Matt Tory.

Some of the cast is: Matt Tory as Stevphen, Jordan Hopewell as Donny, Jonathan Holmes as Garth, Zack Slort as Leonard, Anne Crockett as Jessica

Not a lot of people realize all the hard work that goes into making a movie and thanks to, local independent filmmaker, Stevphen Bixby's new film project we get to watch as history is being made. The film chronicles the ups and downs of movie magic as Bixby works on his film. We see the

Friday, October 13, 2017

Movie Review: Yoga Hosers (2016)

Do you think Kevin Smith's films are funny? In September 2016, I thought so, until I saw this one.

Directing 88-minute comedy/fantasy/horror is Kevin Smith.

Some of the cast is: Harley Quinn Smith as Colleen McKenzie, Lily-Rose Depp as Colleen Collette, Johnny Depp as Guy LaPointe, Justin Long as Yogi Bayer, Ralph Garman as Andronicus Arcane and Kevin Smith as The Bratzis. With a cameo by Stan Lee as 911 Dispatch.

Store clerks and besties, Colleen (Collette) and Colleen (McKenzie) are two teenagers that spend their time together doing stuff like yoga, texting, working at the store (when they have to). Now the
girls get to add to that list, saving Canada from an ancient Nazi evil that has been peacefully sleeping... until now.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Movie Review: Demons (2017)

So, the other day I was going through my social media when I noticed I had a message waiting for me. Turns out, the message had a pretty cool surprise waiting for me. It had a screener link to Uncork'd Entertainment's latest film Demons (2017), which is a horror film written and directed by Miles Doleac. Now, if you're like me, the name might not sound familiar, but you should definitely recognize Doleac's face when you see it because he has a bunch of film/television acting credits under his belt. However, I guess Doleac wasn't happy with just acting in movies because now he's writing and directing them. Demons mark Doleac's third feature film, along with The Historian (2014) and The Hollow (2016), that he's written, directed and... stared in.

So, what is the movie Demons about? Well, for a hundred and five minutes you're taken on a haunting journey that revolves around a married couple, Colin, and Kayleigh. The couple met when

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

COMET TV Giveaway: Godzilla Doin' Work Prize Pack!

In September everyone’s favorite fire-breathing, stomping monster is back and this time… It’s on COMET TV!

The Godzilla Doin’ Work Limited Edition pack has:

1 - Limited Edition Godzilla Action Figure: Who doesn’t want to sport some COMET TV swag! Godzilla sure does! He loves COMET TV so much, he’s ripping through his shirt, clearly, Godzilla has been hitting the gym!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Movie Review: Morning After (2017)

I recently screened a film that was inspired by true events called Morning After, which won the Flicker’s Ambassador Award (Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival (Providence, RI, USA). The film is a fifteen minute short about sexual fluidity amongst Millennials. The "No Label" generation. The film was directed by Patricia Chica and written by Kristian Hodko.

Films like this one are hard to write about. Mainly because while there was some dialogue, the short really relies on visuals to tell the story. Like during one scene the main character starts thinking about something and they have it take a physical form in the scene as he's processing it, which was a great visual and made a good impact on the scene. It's just hard to talk about a film that has so much going on with visuals without spoiling the story for others.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Movie Review: Goodnight, Gracie (2017)

I caught this four-minute short called Goodnight Gracie, which was
written and directed by Stellan Kendrick. Come to find out, Goodnight, Gracie's world premiere will be at the Sitges 2017 Film Festival, which runs from October 5th to October 15th. Then Goodnight, Gracie is off to be the opening film at the San Antonio Horrific Film Festival in Texas (October 20th) and after that, it will be presented at the NYC Horror Film Festival (October 29th).

Gracie, an eight-year-old little girl, hears her parents fighting downstairs, which is nothing new. It's when Gracie hears her mother's blood-curdling scream that she decides to go take a look. Looking down the stairs, Gracie sees her mother... chopped to bits and her stepdad covered in blood and holding an ax. Quickly, Gracie runs to her room to hide and starts praying to Jesus to save her.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Movie Review: Latched (2017)

I recently had the opportunity to screen a short film called Latched, which was the opening film at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Short Cuts 06 Program this year (2017). Latched is a seventeen-minute fantasy/horror film that was directed by Justin Harding and Rob Brunner.

Latched centers around a woman named Alana and her fourteen-month-old son Bowen. Alana is a dance choreographer that's looking for some inspiration. So, Alana decides that she and Bowen are going to go stay at an island cottage. Since it's in the offseason Alana only has to share the island with her neighbor Peter, a nice, but rather strange older man. Least, that's everyone Alana thought was on the island.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Movie Review: Wonder Woman (2017)

As far as Wonder Woman goes I can't say I'm a mega fan that knows everything about her, but I am a fan. I grew up reading some of her comics and watching her on television (the Wonder Woman television series (1975) starring Lynda and different cartoons over time). So, I can easily say I'm familiar with the character that William Moulton Marston created. I've always thought Wonder Woman was cool. She has the lasso of truth, can deflect bullets, super strong, had an invisible jet, which never made sense, but as a kid, I thought it was cool! When I heard Wonder Woman was getting her own movie I thought it was stoked, but I wasn't going to get my hopes up due to the fact that I haven't really liked the last round of DC films (Batman vs Superman, Suicide Squad) that have come out. I don't know if it was Zack Snyder's story writing, Patty Jenkins's directing, or maybe both, but Wonder Woman is easily the best DC film to come out, so far.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Movie Review: Unleashed (2017)

When I got the e-mail asking me if I wanted to screen a movie called Unleashed my mind started wondering. I immediately started thinking of all the action or horror sicarios Unleashed could be about. So, I opened the e-mail to find out more about it. After reading everything about what Unleased was about, I have to say I was a bit surprised and oddly interested in screening it. As it turns out, Unleashed wasn't a horror or action flick, but a comedy about love and relationships with a fun spin to it.

Unleashed is a ninety-six-minute unrated comedy that goes a little something like this. Emma, an awkward app designer, decides she needs a new start in life after having her heart seriously stomped on by her boyfriend. So, Emma grabs up her two best friends, Summit and Ajax, and heads to San Francisco. After what her boyfriend did to her, Emma isn't exactly in a trusting place when it comes

Friday, September 8, 2017

Movie Review: Spider-Man: Homcoming (2017)

Alright, so I finally got to see Spider-Man: Homecoming, which I had been looking forward to since the been Captain America: Civil War (2016) teaser spot when we first saw (the new) Spider-Man. Even during his brief appearance in Civil War, I saw a lot of potential for the newest version of the web-slinger. Now, I know for some people Spider-Man is kind of a sore spot because it's another reboot. For some people (like me) it's a time to rejoice because yes it's the second reboot of Spidey, but(!) Homecoming is also the sixteenth film of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). So, you ask? Sony has had the rights to Spider-Man for... well a long time and companies usually don't work together, which meant fans would never see Spidey running along side some of the other Marvel heroes. So, when Sony and Marvel (Disney) actually struck a deal that would make that happen the world (of comic fans) cried tears of joy. Ok, so I'm not sure if anyone actually cried, but a lot of people were like seriously happy!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Movie Review: Patient 62 (2016)

Who remembers a movie called Scanners (1981), which was about people with telekinetic and telepathic powers? If you don't, no stress, it's an old film sci-fi film from back in the day. The only reason I even started thing about Scanners was that I screened the film Patient 62 recently and it had a cool Scanners vibe to it. Patient 62 is a sci-fi/thriller about a man getting telekinetic powers through a drug and what he does with those powers to serve up some justice.

Patient 62 was written by Rick Anthony and here's what it's about. During a conversation with his mother, Lucas finds out his sister Angela has gone missing. Since Lucas isn't on the best of terms with his sister he writes it off to Angela has gone off to party somewhere and she'll be back. Lucas's mother doesn't think that's true because she's been having the same nightmare again and again about

Friday, September 1, 2017

September 2017 Movies Airing On Comet

This Labor Day, join COMET for a movie marathon on a monster scale. Starting at 10am/9C, we'll be screening eight (yes, EIGHT!) classic Godzilla movies back-to-back. It's an all day party that features legends like Ghidorah, Mothra, and Mechagodzilla, and your name is right at the top of the guest list.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Movie Review: Lars the Emo Kid (2015)

I had the opportunity to screen Lars the Emo Kid (2015) and based on the title, I wasn't sure what I was getting into. I guess I was hung up on the Emo part, thinking I was going to be watching some depressing tale of a kid who could find any happiness in life and that most of the dialogue was going to be filled with doom and gloom. Well, most of that is true, it is about a kid struggling with life and yeah it was a bit depressing sometimes, but it turned out to be a surprisingly good movie with just as many up moments as there were down. Come to find out, Lars the Emo Kid was inspired by the script and short film, with the same name, and was written by Paxton Gilmore.

Lars the Emo Kid takes you on a ninety-nine-minute journey through the eyes of Lars, a teenage high

Friday, August 18, 2017

Comet's August Solar Eclipse Giveaway

Comet TV Commemorative Solar Eclipse Prize Pack Giveaway… The Moon Is Throwing Shade! 

I can’t stop myself, I hear total eclipse and it’s right back to the 1980s power ballads! This month... The Moon Throws Shade! Yep, it’s the Solar Eclipse! On Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible across all of North America. The whole continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting 2 to 3 hours.

The Prize Pack contains:

1 - “Total Solar Eclipse” Collectible First Day Issue Stamp - Straight from the USPS this is the official commemorative first-day issue stamp. The commemorative stamp is heat sensitive so if you put your thumb on it, it will get lighter revealing more of the picture underneath. This is the first time the USPS has done this!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Comet's July Con Survival Giveaway

Enter for your chance to win Comet's Con Survival prize pack giveaway!

To celebrate the madness and fun of convention season, we’ve put together an awesome Con Survival Kit! It’s the perfect thing to get you prepared to tackle any convention! Whether you’re heading down to the madness of San Diego, checking out the Disney adventures in Anaheim, or just getting ready for the multitudes of conventions this summer our Con Survival Kit will get you prepared for anything.

The Con Survival Kit includes:

1 Limited Edition Comet Cosplay Shirt - It doesn’t matter if you dress up as an out of this world creature or just head down to your favorite convention in street attire, our limited edition Comet Cosplay shirt will help you make a statement.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Comet's Alien Attack Movie Marathon July giveaway!

Enter for your chance to win Comet's Alien invasion prize pack!

The Comet TV Prize Pack includes:

1 - Limited Edition custom designed Fidget Spinner: They are all the rage right now and there’s no better way to cool down when you’re hot under the collar and worried about the survival of the human species!

2 - Comet TV Popcorn Tubs: Munch your cares away with these two custom design popcorn tubs. Perfect to share with a friend or keep all the rations to yourself. You just might need it!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Movie Review: Urban Hymn (2017)

What do you do when past decisions come back to haunt you? In May 2017, If Jamie is going to have a future... she'll have to deal with her past.

Directing this 114-minute crime/drama is Michael Caton-Jones.

Some of the cast is: Shirley Henderson as Kate Linton, Letitia Wright as Jamie Harrison, Isabella Laughland as Leanne Dixon, Steven Mackintosh as David Linton and Ian Hart as Ian Wilson.

Jamie's life has always been a bit unstable, but the one constant has been her love of music and singing. Kate, Jaime's new social worker, urges Jaime to use her amazing voice and possibly change her life. Unfortunately, past troubles may stop Jamie from pressuring her newfound dreams.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Movie Review: B&B (2017)

Once you've won a battle, should you rub it in the face of the loser? In May 2017 Marc decided to return to a business and get what he won, but sometimes things are never that simple.

Directing this 87-minute suspense/thriller is Joe Ahearne.

Some of the cast is: Tom Bateman as Marc, Sean Teale as Fred, Paul McGann as Josh, Callum Woodhouse as Paul and James Tratas as Alex.

When Marc and Fred stayed at a B&B (Bed and Breakfast) they asked for a room with a single bed. Due to his beliefs, Josh the owner refused them the single bed. So, Marc and Fred took the owner to court and won. Now, Marc and Fred show back up at the B&B to get what they wanted the first time

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

You and some friends just saved the universe... now what do you do? In May 2017, the Guardians of the Galaxy used their new found fame to keep saving people... for money.

Directing this 136-minute action/adventure/sci-fi is James Gunn.

Some of the cast is: Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Baby Groot, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Sean Gunn as Kraglin, Elizabeth Debicki as Ayesha and Kurt Russell as Ego.

After saving the universe from Ronan the Accuser, the Guardians are now finding legitimate work and staying out of trouble. Unfortunately, being who they are, it's not long before a new trouble finds a way to start chasing the Guardians across the universe. On the upside, while dodging danger, Star-Lord may have found out who his father is...

For those that don't know, back in 1969 Arnold Drake (writer) and Gene Colan (artist) created the comic book heroes known as GOTG (Guardians of the Galaxy). Back then the team was made up of

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Comet's Mystery Science Theater 3000 April giveaway!

Last chance to enter the Comet TV: Mystery Science Theater 3000 April Giveaway!

The prize pack includes: 2 limited edition MST3K pint glasses, 1 MST3K collectible card and 1 COMET moon squishy ball!

To enter for your chance to win, email with "MST3K" as the subject.
Winner will be chosen at random from all available enteries. If you are the winner, Back Seat Viewer will contact you to get a valid mailing address.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Movie Review: Assassin's Creed (2016)

What would you do if you found out you were part of a secret society? In December 2016, Cal found out his ancestors have been fighting an ongoing war and now it's his turn to join the fight.

Directing this 115 minute action/adventure/drama is Justin Kurzel.

Some of the cast is: Michael Fassbender as Cal Lynch/Aguilar, Marion Cotillard as Sofia, Hovik Keuchkerian as Ojeda  and Jeremy Irons as Rikkin.

For Centuries a battle has been fought between two secret societies known as the Templars and the Assassins. One side wants to control the world, while the other side wants to protect it. If the Templars can find the Apple of Eden then they can finally put their plans into motion. Problems is,

Monday, March 20, 2017

Movie Review: Kultur Shock! 2017

What would you do if you woke up somewhere and didn't know how you got there? In February 2017, a man named Blue woke up that way, and he wasn't the only one...

Directing this 85-minute mystery/sci-fi/thriller is Todd Osleger.

Some of the cast is: Maureen O'Malley as Red, Terry McNavage as White, Eric Paul Chapman as Blue, David Hundertmark as Uncle Sam and Jerry Pietrala as The Attache.

Three American immigrants, who are called Red, White and Blue, wake up in a windowless room and can't remember who they are or how they got there. If that wasn't strange enough, they're being tormented by a talking Uncle Sam doll. Slowly, the three immigrants try to figure out where they are... and what's making that horrid sound outside their door.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Comet's Beasts of February giveaway

Hey everyone, it's time for another Back Seat Viewer GIVEAWAY! In honor of Comet's Beasts of February I've got a limited edition prize pack to give away.

The prize pack includes:
* Two Limited Edition COMET TV Pint Glasses - Two glasses will be chosen out of four Limited Edition designs. If you can’t beat your inner beast, having a drink will soothe even the darkest soul!
* One Heart Splatter Toy - There’s nothing a beast wants more than the heart of their victims, now you can beat them to the punch, just don’t squeeze too hard!
* Fire Ants Hard Candy - The beasts have invaded! But now you can fight back and have fresh breathe at the same time!
* Oozing Candy Eye Balls - Perfect for the beast in your house, these candy eye balls with an

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Movie Review: Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies

Could you fight off zombies with a snowboard? In January 2017, three friends strapped on their boards and tried to find out.

Directing this 78 minute comedy/horror is Dominik Hartl.

Some of the cast is: Oscar Dyekjaer Giese as Josh, Gabriela Marcinkova as Branka, Laurie Calvert as Steve, Margarete Tiesel as Rita, Patricia Aulitzky as Hilde, Kari Rakkola as Chekov and Karl Fischer as Franz.

Three snowboarders find themselves stuck on top of a mountain when a local entrepreneur unwittingly starts a zombie outbreak. Friends Josh, Branka and Steve's snowboarding skills will be put to the test as they fight off the growing horde of flesh eaters and try to find a way off the mountain. Unfortunately, the zombies aren't the only dangerous things they need to worry about...

Every now and then you see a movie title and you just know you have to see it. This... was one of those titles. So when I got the opportunity to screen this Austrian zombie flick I jumped on it. As it turned out, it was totally worth it.