Author: Shawn

30 Things We Love About…No Retreat No Surrender!

One of the things we really enjoy about doing the Cult Film Club is that outside of the conversation about the movies we love, we get a chance to really examine them for series like these 30 Things posts.  It really does open films up for a better appreciation when you have to take the time to scan through and pick out specific stuff like this.  Anyway, here are the 30 Things We Love About…No Retreat, No Surrender!...

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Cult Film Club Episode 42: No Retreat, No Surrender

Welcome back to another episode of the Cult Film Club!  This month we’re taking a look at the 1986 Karate Kid clone No Retreat No Surrender starring Kurt McKinney and one of the first feature roles of Jean Claude Van Damme.  This movie is one of co-host Paxton’s favorites, so we’re glad to finally tackle it.  Though it’s by far no Karate Kid, it is captivatingly bonkers in that it involves a crazy ring of mobsters shaking down local karate dojos, an impeccability dressed Russian kickboxing champion (Rocky IV anyone?), and the freaking ghost of Bruce Lee. Join us...

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Fangoria Covers Trick or Treat

One of the fun aspects of cult film fandom is digging through old film-centric magazine back issues to find articles and interviews about our favorite flicks.  Not only do these provide some interesting at-the-time insights from the directors, cast and crew, but they can also be a treasure trove of behind the scenes photos and deleted material that never ended up in the final cut of the film.  These old magazines were as close as we got to DVD/Blu-ray special features back in the 70s and 80s. Since we’re covering a horror film this month on the Cult Film...

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Introducing the Cult Film Club Concession Stand!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/cultfilmclub/CFC_Consession_Stand_Episode_2_Movie_Novelizations.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIntroducing a new set of episodes to the Cult Film Club called The Concession Stand.  Basically, in between our main single-movie-focused episodes, Paxton, Shawn and Jaime will be recording some smaller, bite-sized episodes dealing with other cool cult film related topics that don’t quite fit into the normal shows.  So grab a box of candy, get a frosty beverage and join us as we take a look at the fringes of cult cinema. On this first episode we spend some time discussing the world of movie novelizations.  What we love about them, what...

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