We all get drunk and review The Ring Vs. The Grudge

January 28, 2017

Russ Burlingame, David Nielsen ,Logan Bretschneider, and Dan Fecteau got together last Friday for a screening of Sadako vs Kayako, also known as The Ring vs The Grudge.

A good deal of alcohol was consumed, and we really only had the one microphone. So the sound quality is pretty awful.

But it was a lot of fun, and we got to really punch holes in what was, to be honest, a pretty terrible movie. And of course talk about other things that popped into our heads.

So listen in on our conversation, and we promise a more professional recording next time around...!


The Comic Book Movies of 2016

January 3, 2017

There were just a WHOLE LOT of comic book movies in 2016, and there’s going to be a WHOLE LOT MORE in 2017.

And since Russ works at a comic book news website (comicbook.com, in case you’re wondering) and Zach pitches in there too from time to time, it seemed like taking stock of last year’s comic book movies was kind of a no-brainer.

Especially since we are diametrically opposed to the opinions held by most critics…!


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

December 23, 2016

Russ and Zach review Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and...mostly get off on tangents or nitpick tiny plot points that don't need it.



November 8, 2016

It's been almost a month since we posted!

Yeah, sorry. There's some reasons for that, but ultimately it boils down to election season + Comic Con season = BAD.
So yeah. Here's Zach talking about Obvious Child, and we promise to get something new and exciting out to you soon.

Five For Five: Movies You’ll Like In Spite of Us

October 15, 2016


In this episode, Russ and Zach go out of their way to offend everyone by stealing an old Nostalgia Critic idea (Seen here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ejMFvssoSI) and providing you with a  list of ten (actually more) movies that everyone likes and we…don’t.

Rather than a typical five for five — where the movies get our unabashed recommendation — this time around we’ll look at movies that are insanely popular, but just not at all for us. Sacred cows slaughtered include Marvel Studios, Tim Burton, Martin Scorcese, and more.

Yeah, you’ll hate us after this one. But we promise we’ll make it up to you next time.


Episode 7: Deadpool & The Punisher (1989)

September 18, 2016

Dan, Logan, Dave, and Russ talk about Deadpool and The Punisher -- plus a whole lot of other stuff in one of our less-structured episodes.


5 For 5: If You Like Fight Club and Spotlight, Try These Movies

September 16, 2016

Russ Burlingame (@russburlingame) and Zach Roberts (@zdroberts) give recommendations for people who really liked a couple of movies we've previously talked about.


Five for Five: Donald Trump’s America

September 10, 2016

Russ is drunk. We ran long.


5 For 5 - August 30 (ish), 2016

August 31, 2016

In the second of our "Five For Five" stand-alone shows, Russ Burlingame (@russburlingame on Twitter) and Zach Roberts (@zdroberts) recommend what you should give a chance over the next five days.

And, yes, each of us had a Gene Wilder film.
Russ's list and trivia:

Fun trivia: In Hanky Panky, the movie where Wilder met Gilda Radner — directed by SIDNEY FREAKING POITIER, by the way — Gene Hackman played a character whose name was “Michael Jordon.”


Fun trivia: Noonan’s bar, created for the comic book series HITMAN but used as the restaurant/coffee shop in TV’s SUPERGIRL, was named after Sean Penn’s character Terry Noonan in this film.


Fun trivia: If you watch to the end of Kevin Smith’s 1994 debut feature CLERKS, it says that “Jay and Silent Bob will return in DOGMA.” It took him five years to make the movie and Jay & Bob appeared in both Mallrats and Chasing Amy in between, but he was right.


Fun trivia: That footage of the Berlin Wall isn’t the only time Moore headed to Germany to participate in history: In 1985, President Ronald Reagan was laying a wreath at a wall of remembrance for Nazi soldiers. Michael Moore and a Jewish friend of his whose parents were at Auschwitz were there with a banner that read "We came from Michigan, USA to remind you: They killed my family"

THE BIG EMPTY (this one - http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/7469/The-Big-Empty)

Fun trivia: There are at least three people in this movie — JOSIE’s Rachel Leigh Cook, DAZED’s Joey Lauren Adams, and SQUAD’s Adam Beach — who have been featured in previous ECV Reviews.

Looking For the Next Best Thing: 5 For 5 on August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016

The first installment of a new feature where we do STAND-ALONE five for five picks instead of having them incorporated into the main show, Russ and Zach suggest movies made since 2000 that should have been on the Best of the Century list but were not.