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The Cinefessions Podcast – Episode 137 – The Apocalypse Trilogy – The Thing (1982)

Welcome back The Cinefessions Podcast, episode 137! Today, Marc, Branden Ashe and Melissa join forces to kick-off the branch new Apocolypse Trilogy with a review of John Carpenter’s The Thing from 1982! Do you want to be a part of The Cinefessions Podcast? Well now you can be by leaving us a voicemail at 1-302-448-TALK…


Graphic Novel Capsule Review – Chris Ranson on Eric Powell’s Big Trouble in Little China Vol. 1 (2015)

Movies may be our first love here at Cinefessions, but we are proud dorks in the truest sense of the word. We love not only movies, but video games, books, comics, board games, men and women in spandex, and everything else that goes along with nerd culture. As longtime readers of graphic novels, comics, and…


Branden’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2014

This past year was pretty remarkable for me when it came to the movies. Not only was Cinefessions at its best in terms of content and readership, but I was able to watch more films in 2014 than I ever have before. That fact makes this list even more difficult to compile. After some internal…


13 Days of Halloween: Day 12 – Chris Ranson on the Halloween Series

A Cinefessions Series Review is a periodic column that sees one or more writers watching and reviewing an entire film series. Cinefessions considers any film franchise that has two or more films a series, and thus available for review in this column. This is a way to get a quick look at an entire collection…


Movie Review – Videodrome (1983)

This review is part of the Around the World in May-ty Days challenge that Cinefessions is taking part in throughout the month of May. The challenge originated on Letterboxd thanks to a user named Berken. Find out more, including how to follow along, via this list on Letterboxd. Title: Videodrome (1983) Runtime: 89 minutes Director:…


Movie Review – Halloween II (1981)

Title: Halloween II (1981) Runtime: 92 minutes Director: Rick Rosenthal — SPOILER WARNING: This is a review of the theatrical cut of Halloween II, and will contain spoilers for the original Halloween (1978). I tell ya, if I was Laurie Strode, I don’t think I’d ever leave my house again, because between Halloween and Halloween…


Movie Review – Halloween (1978)

Title: Halloween (1978) Runtime: 91 minutes Director: John Carpenter — They don’t really get much better than Halloween. The more times I watch this horror masterpiece from John Carpenter, the more I fall in love with it. Carpenter proves that you don’t need a large budget (just $320,000 on this one, and $20,000 was for…