Monday Movie Pause: Honest Trailers: World War Z (2013)

Not that Honest Trailers needs the promotion (we’re huge fans), but I appreciate their destruction of “World War Z,” a movie I hated not just because it was an adaptation of the book in name only, but because it was tame, boring, poorly written, and turned a story about humanity coming together in to a jingoistic video game. Thank you, Honest Trailers.


Monday Movie Pause: Die Hard 12: Die Hungry

It’s hard to believe that most of us likely found humor in this sketch from “The Ben Stiller Show” because we didn’t think the “Die Hard” movie series would go beyond three parts. Oh boy how wrong we were. How wrong we were.

In either case, this hilarious spoof of the “Die Hard” movies is so accurate, it’s kind of depressing. But still so damn funny.

Monday Movie Pause: Official Trailer for "The Last Keepers"

Rhea (Zosia Mamet) is the last in a long line of female mystics who have practiced their magical traditions in secret for centuries. She lives a quiet life in the company of her parents Abigail and John (Virginia Madsen, Aidan Quinn) and grandmother Rosemarie (Olympia Dukakis). Abigail and Rosemarie each have their own individual powers, but legend has it that a chosen one will inherit all the powers of the mystics and use them to fight evil. As Rhea becomes aware of her destiny and develops her considerable gifts, she is faced with the biggest decision of her young life.

Available on VOD & DVD September 10th.

Monday Movie Pause: Official trailer for "Morning"

n his “stunning” (Psychology Today) and “powerful” (San Francisco Chronicle) feature debut as writer/director, actor Leland Orser (“ER,” Taken) and Jeanne Tripplehorn (“Big Love,” “Criminal Minds”) star as a married couple reeling from the tragic death of their only child. For each of them, grief becomes a private torment that threatens to destroy their world. Driven apart by sorrow, they try to find their way back to each other and the chance to love again. Laura Linney (“The Big C,” John Adams), Elliott Gould (Contagion, “Ray Donovan”), Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights,” Argo, Zero Dark Thirty) and Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”) co-star in this devastating but ultimately hopeful look at heartbreak, healing and the strength of the human spirit to defy darkness and embrace the light of MORNING.

Monday Movie Pause: "The Craft" Soundtrack – Love Spit Love – How Soon Is Now

The nineties had a healthy obsession with witchcraft of all kinds. Hell, even I dabbled in it here and there and almost converted to Wicca at one point.

Love Spit Love’s cover of The Smiths’ “How Soon is Now” is a haunting and catchy little remake that seemed to be played in almost all of the nineties supernatural fare. It played at the very beginning of the pilot for “Charmed,” and was in heavy rotation in the trailers for “The Craft,” even playing during the movie.

Since “The Craft” is criminally underrated, and a pure orgy of nineties nostalgia, why not revisit the entertaining cover of the great Smiths Tune from “The Craft” soundtrack? And as an added treat, listen to the equally good Smiths version.

Monday Movie Pause: The Sci-Fi Channel Circa 1995

I don’t care if I sound like an old fart, but the Sci-Fi Channel In America was better back in 1995. Before they dropped the Science Fiction theme, they were a fun and unique channel that aired many incredible forms of science fiction entertainment. Hell, at one point they even played cartoons weekday mornings in the science fiction mold. Back before cable became a leader in entertainment, channels had to get creative in their entertainment, and the Sci-Fi Channel was creative, weird, and most times a lot of fun to experience.

This extended promo often ran on the Sci-Fi Channel in the nineties and encapsulated how fun the channel once was and will never be again.