REEL CHAT 60.0 – SCREAM (1996)

Scream: The TV Series begins its second season in a couple of weeks, so now is a great time to look back at the film that started it all: Wes Craven’s 1996 hit feature “Scream” – which turns 20 this year. Equal part comedy and horror, the franchise would never quite hit the heights of the original film again, even if some moments in the sequels come close.  Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard, Stuart Wilson and Matthew O’Neill look back at the film, Kevin Williamson’s writing process, the changes made in post-production and the history behind the infamous Ghostface mask.  They look at the iconic – yes, there’s that word again – cast and the best scenes in the film, not to mention looking into the various cuts that were made in order to have the film avoid the dreaded NC-17 rating. Do you like scary movies?  We do.  So sit back … Continue reading

REEL CHAT 59.0 – EVIL DEAD II (1987)

Is it a sequel?  Is it a remake?  And what does that poster have to do with anything?  These questions notwithstanding, Evil Dead II is a front-runner for best in the series, and so it’s with glee that the Reel Chat team dig deep into this film with their usual enthusiasm. Joining Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard and Matthew O’Neill for this episode is none other than Jason Lei Howden, writer and director of the hit cult film, “Deathgasm“.  A comedy / horror in its own right, Howden’s film has more than a little in common with the horrifyingly hilarious Evil Dead II, so checking out this episode is an actual must. Reel Chat go through the fascinating facts behind Sam Raimi’s hit film, as well as detailing the many home media releases of the film over the years.  Alternate versions, soundtrack releases and collectibles are all examined in Reel Chat’s … Continue reading

REEL CHAT 58.0 – FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986)

From Deadpool’s post-credit scene to the fact you can buy ‘Save Ferris’ T-shirts and badges on Etsy in 2016, it’s clear that John Hughes’ 1986 film remains a significant piece of cinema 30 years on. Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard, Andrew McCaskill and Trevor Wood come to “Reel Chat” prepared to wax lyrical about cinema’s hardest working slacker. The film that solidified Matthew Broderick’s position in Hollywood and saw director John Hughes at the height of his powers, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is the true definition of an eighties classic. Here the team look at the “Fight Club” theory proposed by fans, the home disc releases, why on earth it doesn’t have a soundtrack release, not to mention the all important discussion on whether or not the film was intended to take place in the same universe as “The Breakfast Club”.

REEL CHAT 57.0 – THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE (2015)

It’s he… it’s he… it’s D.D.P! Adam Stolfo and Brose Avard sit down with wrestling superstar Diamond Dallas Page to chat about the release of the incredible 2015 documentary – “The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake” – a fascinating and brutally honest account of friendship, wrestling, addiction and sacrifice. Not just for fans of the squared circle, this film will resonate with any one affected by addiction. Dallas Page, Adam and Brose will be presenting a Q and A following the premiere screening of “The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake” at the Astor Theatre on April 24th, 2016. The first 25 Reel Chat listeners to book with the code “ReelChat” will receive a $5 discount on tickets to the premiere screening, including the Q and A, so book now before it’s too late!

REEL CHAT 56.0 – BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016)

The “Dawn Of Justice” is upon us! And who could have known it would prove to be even more divisive than “Man Of Steel“? Zack Snyder has delivered an explosive, roller-coaster ride of a movie that is either a flawed masterpiece or… just flawed. Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard, Stuart Wilson and Trevor Wood are still reeling from the cinematic onslaught, but they’re ready to dissect the film here on episode 56. They look at the comic books that influenced Snyder, the incoming collectibles hitting stores, as well as musing on the deleted scenes that are likely to appear on the Ultimate Edition of the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray. A warning to the wise: make sure you’ve seen “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” before you check out this episode. This is a spoiler-filled discussion of Affleck’s Batman, Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor and GG’s WW. We look at the controversial story decisions made by screenwriters Chris Terrio and David S. … Continue reading