Saturday, December 22, 2012

80s Month Week 3: RoboCop

For the third week of our December tour of the 80s, lets check in with the most chrome-tastic 80s gentleman of all time: RoboCop!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

One Shot: The Final Duel from Sanjuro

One amazing shot can take a good film and make it great, or take a great film and make it a classic. In each edition of One Shot I take a closer look at one of these shots. Today: Akira Kurosawa changes a genre forever with one spray of blood in Sanjuro.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

BWAAMP!!: A Tragedy

If you’ve seen a movie trailer for an action movie in the last two years you’ve heard it, and heard it, and heard it, and have grown to hate it: it’s the dreaded BWAAAMP!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

80s Month Week 2: Buckaroo Bonzai

Our December trek through the wondrous world of the 80s continues with one of the greatest/craziest things ever to exist: 1984’s The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Outside My Comfort Zone: Glee

In Outside My Comfort Zone I watch a single episode of a television show I would never have watched otherwise, and record my impressions. This time around I give Fox’s musical mega-hit Glee a try. Will these plucky teens steal my heart and take it all the way to regionals? Lets find out!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

80s Month Week 1: Miami Vice

To me, nothing says Christmas like neon, blazers with rolled up sleeves, and gratuitous shoulder pads.  So as the weather gets colder and the sound of jingle bells waft in the air, here at Progressive Scan we'll be spending December with some of the best stuff 30 years ago had to offer. First up, the most 80s of 80s things there is: Miami Vice!

Friday, August 17, 2012

There’s Always Room for Giallo! : Italian Spiderman

so awesome

This past weekend the Baltimore Metro Gallery’s Filmish Fantasmagorium struck once again with another insane masterpiece to rival the amazingness of last month’s The FP – Italian Spiderman.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Outside My Comfort Zone: Two and a Half Men

seriously. fuck these guys
In Outside My Comfort Zone I watch a single episode of a television show I would never have watched otherwise, and record my impressions. For the inaugural entry I decided to go way outside that titular comfort zone with the hyper successful CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. Maybe it will become my new favorite show! Find out after the break.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Other Side of the Sunset: The Ending of Red Dead Redemption

(Major details of the ending to a two year old video game are discussed below. Read at your own risk if you care about spoilers)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Haircuts, Then A Man Gets Shot: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I’m a bit late to the party on last year’s John La Carre adaptation Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, but having just enjoyed the (lovely) Blu-Ray version, I have a few thoughts.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vengeance Wears an Eyepatch: Father's Day and The FP

This past Sunday, I was lucky enough to catch a screening of two hidden cinematic gems at the Metro Gallery’s monthly Filmish Fantasmagorium double feature: The FP and Father’s Day.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Beautiful Stupidity: Prometheus

Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s prequel to Alien and return to science fiction film making, is an amazing and frustrating experience that may just be the smartest-looking stupid movie of all time.