Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The 91st Academy Award: NOMINATIONS LIST

The Academy unveiled its 2019 Oscar nominations early Tuesday morning, with The Favourite and Roma leading all films with 10 nods apiece.

Both movies are nominated for best picture for the 91st Oscars alongside BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, A Star Is Born and Vice.

A Star Is Born and Vice also were dominant in the 2019 Oscar nominations, earning eight apiece, followed by Black Panther with seven, BlacKkKlansman with six and Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book with five each.

Talkin’ Schmoedown #4: TOP 5's, ROOKIES OF 2019, & A FAREWELL TO BRIANNE

On the latest episode of Talkin' Schmoedown, I break down the week's happenings in the world of the Movie Trivia Schmoedown. This week, I discuss what's coming in season 6, some new players entering the arena, the fate of "Miss Movies" Brianne Chandler, and I give my Top 5 picks for some... odd categories.

So, sit back and enjoy!

Friday, January 18, 2019


Welcome to the premiere episode of After Live, the unofficial after show for Collider Live! This week saw a whole lot of drama between Roxy Striar and Josh Macuga, as well as interviews with Harley Quinn Smith, Brendan Meyer, Booker T, and Tom Everett Scott.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Movie Review: REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN (2019)

Just over 26 years ago, a comic book event took place that shook the industry, and its readers, to their core.  That event was the infamous “Death of Superman”.  This story was so big, so powerful, that it made headlines in newspapers all across the world.  It changed comics forever.  Then, in 2007, DC launched their animated film line with an adaptation of this story, called Superman/Doomsday.  Now, while this was a decent adaptation for the time, it was severely lacking in many ways.  This was a story far too broad to be contained within the film’s 77 minute runtime, and it took over a decade before DC was willing to take another crack at it, and I’m so glad they did.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Do you dare to enter The World's Most Claustrophobic Cinema?

Göteborg Film Festival is the leading film festival in Scandinavia. Every year, the festival attracts big names - like actors Mads Mikkelsen and Alicia Vikander - as well as huge crowds of guests and participants. This year, a few selected visitors will also be able to use the festival to challenge their deepest fears by watching the Nordic premiere of the sci-fi adaption Aniara, trapped alone in a sarcophagus and isolated from the outside world. It's the definition of a unique movie experience, and almost certainly the world's most claustrophobic cinema.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Talkin' Schmoedown #3 - Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs... & Other Stuff

In the latest episode of Talkin' Schmoedown, I break down the week in Movie Trivia Schmoedown, including the monthly Behind-the-Scenes video from Patreon, the presenters list for the Schmoedown Awards, the schedule of events for the next month and a half, and the Jurassic Park Iron Man Match between Perri Nemiroff and Cody Hall that was just released to the public.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

’Camp Death III in 2D’ Director Watched Own Film 34 Consecutive Times for Fundraiser

For the purposes of promotion (and raising much needed advertising funds) Canadian Director Matt Frame sat through his film 'Camp Death III in 2D!' 34 continuous times for a grand total of 52 hours, 27 minutes, and 23 seconds.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Talkin' Schmoedown #2: Schmoedown Awards, Holiday Movies Patreon Match, & More!

In the latest episode of Talkin' Schmoedown, I break down the week in Movie Trivia Schmoedown, including the monthly State of the Union address, the future of Andrew Ghai and Team Action, the nominees for this year's Schmoedown Awards, and the Patreon exclusive Holiday Movies exhibition match between Mark Reilly, Stacy Howard, Brianne Chandler, and John Rocha!


Netflix, now you’ve gone and done it.

The latest outing for the Netflix original, Black Mirror, has come in the form of an interactive movie.  “What does that mean?”, you may ask.  Well, the entire film is set up like a “choose your own adventure” story, as the plot centers around a game programmer in the mid-80’s who is making a new game based on one of those books.  This is such a unique and ambitious project.  Allowing the watcher the opportunity to dictate their viewing experience is something we’ve only dreamed of, but somehow Netflix and the people from Black Mirror were able to pull it off.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Talkin' Schmoedown #1: SCHMOEDOWN SPECTACULAR 3!!!

I have officially started a new podcast on the Merc With A Movie Blog podcast network... Talkin' Schmoedown!

This is the show where I... you guessed it... talk about all things Schmoedown.  On the debut episode, I talk about the epic end of the year event, the Schmoedown Spectacular 3!!!

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Movie Review: AQUAMAN (2018)

Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people -- and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko and Princess Mera, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Movie Review: PEPPERMINT (2018)

Hello, film aficionados! This week I'll be reviewing the thrilling drama, Peppermint, a gripping story of love, justice and loss, directed by Pierre Morel. I'm not familiar with his work, but he did an excellent job directing this. The plot is tragic with a twist of justice.