After 55 episodes (including the More OLTL recap/interview shows), Prospect Park and TOLN’s revival of One Life to Live comes to a close on its first season. There have been ups (the return of Victor, Todd and Blair) and downs (behind the scenes union troubles, schedule shifts), but the most important fact is that the classic show returned (and came back better than ever). This isn’t the end of the series, just a short hiatus, and I look forward to seeing where they go from here.
Official Description, Episode 54: Clint decides to make his presence felt at the Man of the Year Gala. Tea becomes enraged when she finds out who Dani is accompanying to the gala.
Official Description, Episode 55: Paramedics are called as the Man of the Year Gala goes awry. Natalie is horrified by what she finds at the hospital.
No spoilers, just click here and watch the two part season finale of One Life to Live. The reboot of One Life to Live stars Erika Slezak, Kassie DePaiva, Melissa Archer, Robert Gorrie, Jerry Ver Dorn, Josh Kelly, Kelley Missal, Hillary B Smith, Laura Harrier, Corbin Bleu, Tuc Watkins, Robin Strasser, Florencia Lozano, Roger Howarth, and Robery S Woods.
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Did you enjoy the latest episode of Kill Phil on Cinefix's Youtube Page? At 20 minutes, the show is longer than most webshows, but still short enough to watch during your lunch, on a break or before bed. The show is very well produced, looks and sounds fantastic, with some very stylist graphics mixed in. The episode takes the audience to the Creative Concepts workshop. It is here that we join movie prop master Rick Hilgner for three days as he builds the awesome shotgun-like blaster from the Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis time travel action thriller Looper.
Hilgner is known for making some very cool props that you are very familar with, having worked on such movies as The Fifth Element, Starship Troopers, Broken Arrow, and Vertical Limit. And he does not let down here. My favorite thing about the episode is that it really takes you behind the scenes of building the prop. We follow Hilgner for three days, extensively going step by step through the process of building the prop gun. It is amazing to see the level of detail that is put into this. You don't always realize when you watch a movie that all of these original creations where made by hand, taking days, even weeks and months to build.
Other episodes of Kill Phil focus on building such props as the Arc Generator from District 9 and the Gravity Gun from Half Life. Check 'em and out and leave a comment with your favorite movie weapon- what would you like them to build in a future episode?
Sure, there are more than a hundred Troma movies that have been uploaded and are ready to watch on their official YouTube page, but how do you know which ones to actually watch? They are all gross, inventive, disgusting, entertaining, sick, etc. Here are three suggestions of movies that are not necessary worth your time, but are a great way to kill some time.
THE TOXIC CRUSADERS
Growing up I absolutely loved the animated series Toxic Crusaders, which was part of the early 90s Fox cartoon block. It only lasted for 13 episodes, but that didn’t stop me from watching them over and over on taped VHS tapes and buying the board game based on the series. It was not until much later did I track down the original Toxic Avenger movie that the series was based on and get scarred for life… I still can not believe that they allowed a company to make a family friendly animated series out of a movie that I’m still shocked to this day was allowed to be rated R and not NC17. This was also my gateway into loving Troma films and for a few years in the late 90s I tracked down as many as I could get my hands on (this was not always an easy process). The Toxic Crusaders movie was a few of the television episodes compiled together. I have not actually watched in the past 15 years, but I’m sure it is as good as I remember as a kid… right? Right??
Official Description: THE TOXIC CRUSADERS, led by Toxie, a creature of superhuman size & strength, are America’s favorite environmental heroes! The TOXIC CRUSADERS wage an ongoing war of laughs against crime, corruption and chemical waste. In order to save Tromaville and the rest of the planet, the TOXIC CRUSADERS must thwart the plans of the evil Dr. Killemoff, a mutant pollutant from the planet Smogula, and his hoards of heinous henchmen. Watch The Toxic Crusaders Online for Free!
MACABRE PAIR OF SHORTS
This Troma gem comes from 1996 and was directed by Scott Mabbutt (he would later follow this with such b-movie fare as Predators from Beyond Neptune and The Daughters of Darkness). Macabre was Troma’s answer to horror anthologies such as Tales from the Crypt and Creepshow, which a comedic twist. The quality is not the greatest with you get multiple stories and doses of Troma along with an appearance of David Boreanaz before he was Angel! Sure, he is just an extra in the Dinner, but if you look quick enough you will not miss him!
Official Description: In the tradition of “Creepshow” comes the Macabre Pair of Shorts! This horror/comedy spoofs everything from “The Twilight Zone” and Dr. Seuss to “Die Hard” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” One fateful Halloween night, two employees of a certain motion picture equipment house discover a very unusual film. They decide to thread it up, and the rest becomes a very memorable Halloween indeed! Filled with vicious female vampires and an assortment of creepy characters, The Macabre Pair of Shorts “fits so tightly, you might find it hard to breathe.” -Don Murphy.Watch Macabre Pair of Shorts Online for Free!
NOT ANOTHER B MOVIE
Last but not least I choose Not Another B Movie, a movie making spoof directed by John Wesley Norton (who also directed Space Daze for Troma). I picked this one because it is actually a pretty recent movie (released in 2010), it pokes fun at the movies that Troma makes and how they make them, and it throws in some zombies- and who doesn’t love low budget zombies? As the tagline says, “Just because you can make a movie, doesn’t mean you should…”
Official Description: An adept spoof of cinema’s behind-the-scenes experiences, NOT ANOTHER B MOVIE combines frightening and disgusting zombies with frightening and disgusting hack directors to tell a hilarious story! With a cast that includes Ed Asner, Joe Estevez and David Faustino, it’s an insightful romp through the horror film industry and the horrors of the film industry!Watch Not Another B Movie Online for Free!
If you were lucky enough to attend the San Diego Comic Con, than you might have attended the panel for Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry YouTube channel. The online video network gets close to a million weekly views with such shows as Table Top starring New Generation’s Wil Wheaton, the digital book club Sword & Lazer, and The Flog, a video blog starring Day herself. At the con, they revealed a slate of upcoming new programming.
The Guild Season 6 (Coming Fall 2012) The sixth season follows Codex as she tries to balance her new job at The Game with her duties to the Knights of Good. The season will also include weekly Behind-The-Scenes featurettes.
On The Table (Coming August 2012) On The Table is a high-octane tabletop gaming news show that will air bi-weekly. The show covers all that’s new and great in the world of war gaming, role-play, board games and more.
Pat Rothfuss’ Authors’ Roundtable (Coming August 7, 2012) New York Times Bestselling Author Pat Rothfuss (The Name of The Wind) leads lively monthly discussions about the craft of writing and creativity with a rotating panel of notable authors from literature, film, television, comics and the web.
Vaginal Fantasy (Coming August 14, 2012) Join Felicia Day, Veronica Belmont, Bonnie Burton and Kiala Kazabee for a gathering of wine, women and smut as they discuss and dissect a new romance novel each month.
Penile Code (Coming August 21, 2012) In this monthly hangout, Sean Plott (Day9) and friends discuss the confusion and puzzlement they share with geek men everywhere regarding the fairer sex while simultaneously enjoying excellent imported beer and playing old text and video games revolving around the conflict between the sexes.
Frontiers of Geekage (Coming January 2013) Geek & Sundry’s first ARG! Host J. Keith Van Stratton (Beat The Geeks, Best Week Ever) investigates the people who are pushing boundaries and exploring new frontiers in art, science, technology and more while simultaneously providing clues for a covert and elaborate alternate reality game.
Learning Town (Coming January 2013) Nerdcomedy music duo Paul & Storm battle villainous hipsters, cantankerous ghosts and flammable puppets as they attenpt to revive the flagging educational show of their childhoods in this offbeat comedy musical.
Geek & Sundry also just launched Written By A Kid, which is one of the most inventive web shows that I have ever seen. With a mix of animation and live action, the series brings stories made up on the spot by children to life. Joss Whdeon stars in the series premiere, “Scary Smash”, which you can watch below:
YouTube’s recent changes and updates have been pretty extensive, they include adding a ton of full length movies that you have to pay to watch and adding dozens of free web channels and providing talented creators like Felicia Day with the budget and resources to make some awesome content. In addition to the movies that you have to pay for, one really cool thing is that they greatly expanded their database of free movies that you can watch online also. Today I’m going to focus on three of these free movies (all of which include our favorite green monster).
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah “In this epic entry in the classic series, a strangely glowing Godzilla must battle the gigantic, winged Destroyah. It is discovered that Godzilla is suffering from an over-radiated heart and has only a short time to live. But can he save the people of Japan from the malevolent Destroyah before his passing.”Watch Godzilla vs. Destoroyah for free!
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla “Director Masaaki Tezuka follows up his debut feature Godzilla vs. Megaguirus with another movie starring everyone’s favorite giant lizard. One of at least three films in the history of the Godzilla franchise to find the merciless reptile pitted against his mechanical counterpart, Godzilla x Mechagodzilla finds humans under attack by the green beast. With little hope left, they build the giant man-piloted robot Mechagodzilla to defend the world.”Watch Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla for free!
What is your favorite Godzilla movie? What others would you like to see put online to watch for free?
Not only is he one of the funniest and most witty characters in the Marvel Comics universe, but he is also the life of the party at the San Diego Comic Con! Deadpool hangs out (and dances) with all sorts of interesting people while causing some hijinks at the convention.
The video comes from Critiques 4Geeks. Before Comic Con, Deadpool showed off his moves at the Anime Expo, AM2, and Fanime. The next time you are out in a crowd of cosplaying geeeks, keep an eye out for the merc with the mouth moves.
Don’t forget, next Wednesday Deadpool#58 hits stores (and the digital market place). The issue sees the return of the classic Deadpool villain Black Box. What does he have in store for the assassin? You’ll have to pick up (or download) the new issue to see. Then in August, keep your eyes peeled as Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe. ’nuff said.
Last Month, PJFlip over at 141tv introduced us to the awesome world of Video Game High School and the first three episodes of the web series (which included an appearance by Chuck‘s Zachary Levi). Three more episodes have aired and are online for your viewing pleasure!
Video Game High School
Official Description: A father. A present. A rock song. Episode 5 is the halfway point of VGHS, and the stakes have never been higher for BrianD. The whole student body to see him and the Law go at it in the scrimmage. Will Brian go for glory or play it safe? Also, did we ever mention that The Law has a best selling album? Watch Video Game High School episode 5 online.
Video Game High School
Official Description: BrianD had his first real defeat last episode. No party invites, or cool dance moves to overcome the raw embarrassment of being completely slaughtered by VGHS’s #1 player, The Law. He’s got a tough day ahead of him, and someone is going to try to push Brian over the edge. Brian has had just about enough of VGHS after the disastrous JV/Varsity Scrimmage. Watch Video Game High School episode 6 online.
Have you been watching? What do you think of the series? Which is your favorite episode?