Short Ends and Leader

February 2008

Automaton Transfusion

“To Be Continued…” Three words that literally drain all hope out of a horror fan. Whenever that title card arrives at the end of a


Friday Film Focus - 29 February 2008

For the weekend beginning 29 February, Leap Day, here are the films in focus: Semi-Pro [rating: 7] Semi-Pro may look like recycled Will Ferrell, outrageous personality and


Ferrell is All Pro in ‘Semi’

Will Ferrell seems to have fallen into a groove as of late. Ever since Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, his pure comedies have developed


‘Penelope’ is More Sow’s Ear than Silk Purse

The trend towards “adult” fairytales has got to stop. In the last few months alone, we’ve had the stale saccharine slop of August Rush,


Expert-ploitation: 15 Hits from Friedman/Lewis

In celebration of the upcoming Gasparilla Film Festival in Tampa, FL, and the 1 March screening of Herschell Gordon Lewis and David F. Friedman’s Blood Feast (complete with an appearance by the exploitation gods) SE&L will focus on the movies made by these two living legends. Today, a brief overview of their individual creative canon.


There Will Be Blood - Feast!

In celebration of the upcoming Gasparilla Film Festival in Tampa, FL, and the 1 March screening of Herschell Gordon Lewis and David F. Friedman’s Blood Feast (complete with an appearance by the exploitation gods) SE&L will focus on the movies made by these two living legends. Today, a look a the gorefest that started it all.


The Trouble with Blockbuster Documentaries…

...or If John Grierson Were Alive Today How Hard He Would Plotz

By Jesse McLean


The 80th Academy Awards: Surprise! Surprise?

Leave it to the 80th anniversary of Oscar to throw us all for a loop - at least metaphysically. In one of those years where


The Legend of the Black Scorpion

The test of any great story is its adaptability - that is, how readily another individual or culture can take the basic tenets and make


The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue

At this point in its cinematic history, the zombie has been reduced to a journeyman horror workhorse. In a genre that once saw it as


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The Moving Pixels Podcast Discusses 'Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2'

// Moving Pixels

"Our foray into the adventure-game-style version of the Borderlands continues.

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