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Netflix Streaming Friday - Week of January 7th, 2011

1996 was a big year in my life. First of all, I turned 10 years old. Secondly, "Mars Attacks!" came out in theaters. If you've seen "Mars Attacks!" I'm sure I don't need to tell you how unbelievably awesome this movie is. If you haven't seen it:

A) What's wrong with you, &
B) You need to see it immediately

Here's why:

Netflix Streaming Friday - Week of December 31st, 2010

Let's face it, Predator 2 sucks. For every bit as awesome and timeless as the original "Predator" is, "Predator 2" is a shitty, lame, dated sequel steeped in '80's corn and cheese. Yet, it still manages to be awesome. How is that? Well, let me count the reasons:

1) Arnold has been replaced by Danny Glover. Yes, the "I'm too old for this shit" guy from the "Lethal Weapon" series takes over for Arnold. Awesomely bad.

Netflix Streaming Friday - Week of December 10th, 2010

Whenever I'm talking to someone who hates horror films, they inevitably ask me "what would you say is a good horror film?" Without fail, I know of one movie that anyone, regardless of how much they hate our little genre of film we hold so dear, will always agree is a great film, is Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining". Based off of one of my favorite Stephen King novels, "The Shining" is one of my absolute favorite films. And it's finally available for Instant Streaming on Netflix.

Netflix Streaming Friday - Week of December 3rd, 2010

Let's roleplay a bit. You're a television executive working for Animal Planet. You're hearing pitches for the upcoming season. After hearing numerous pitches for shows involving puppies, puppy cops, puppy doctors and wannabe Steve Irwins, I burst into your office with the following pitch:

"You know that movie "Cloverfield"? What if we take that, combine it all those crazy documentaries on the History Channel about the mothman, bigfoot and all that shit and then make a weekly anthology horror mockumentary show in the vein of "Tales from the Crypt?"

Netflix Streaming Friday - Week of November 19, 2010

Donald Sutherland wants you to watch the 1978 remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" on Netflix Instant Streaming today!

Why do you ask? Well, let me explain it to you.

Netflix Streaming Friday - Week of November 11, 2010

Last week, Netflix added a childhood favorite of mine to their instant stream, John Carpenter's "Children of the Damned". This week, they continue with the childhood favorites with two of my favorite remakes from back in the day.

Share Your Favorite Midnight Movie Memories

Inspired by yesterday's review of "Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream", I thought I'd open up some discussion on your best/worst experience at midnight showings of movies. So BGH readers, let me have it. What's some of the best/worst/craziest things to have happened to you at a midnight showing?

Netflix Streaming Friday - Week of November 6, 2010

Oh 1995, how great you were!

The economy was chugging along, fueling the American spirit. A little thing called the internet was beginning to bud and was making millionaires left and right for doing absolutely nothing. Christopher Reeve was Superman. Kirstie Alley was attractive. Mark Hamill was getting regular film work.

Netflix Streaming Friday - Week of October 29, 2010

Horror is a particularly cyclical genre of film. With the recent releases of films like "Grindhouse", "Black Dynamite", "Machete" and the announcement of "Hobo with a Shotgun", it would be a pretty fair statement to say that we're in the midst of a modern Grindhouse revival. Luckily for those of us looking for a history lesson, Netflix has recently added the documentary "American Grindhouse" to their Instant Stream. Featuring interviews with iconic Grindhouse stars/directors (including Joe Dante, John Landis, Herschell Gordan Lewis and Fred Williamson), "American Grindhouse" explores the original Grindhouse movement and should get any horror fan out there up to speed in time for the next modern Grindhouse release.

It's Basketball Season!

In honor of today's NBA Tipoff, allow me to present to you a clip of the villain from "The Goonies" getting killed by a basketball for no apparent reason from Wes Craven's "Deadly Friend". Watching this clip got me thinking; why aren't there more sports themed horror movies? Outside of Jason wearing a hockey mask, sports seemingly don't find their way into horror much. Why do you think that is? Can anyone think of other horror films were sports play a prominent role?

Also, go Cavs! Here's hoping for an 8th seed berth!

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