Myopia: Defend Your Childhood – Episode 126: Anaconda (1997) – The ESO Broadcasting Network

We did it, finally. We got to the movie that made me realize there were bad movies in the world. I was at a sleepover in 6th grade and thought this would be scary, but not only was it not scary, I laughed at the terribleness. Strange days. Anyway, this week we watched Anaconda, which, since it had Jennifer Lopez in it, the anaconda did want some, because she has buns…hon. Unfortunately, it was stymied by a pick-axe and an Ice Cube. How will you stand when we put your past on trial? Host: Nic Hoffmann Panel: Daniel and Zack

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‘Murder Never Knocks’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Murder Never Knocks Book Review By Ron FortierMURDER NEVER KNOCKS By Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins Titan Books 249 pages All Mike Hammer mysteries contain a fair amount of action, gun battles and bloodshed but at the moment we’re having a really hard time thinking of another one that comes this saturated with violence. From the first page, wherein Hammer is confronted in his own offices by a hired killer, this story roars out of the chute like a crazed bull at a western rodeo; stomping down anyone unlucky enough to be caught in its path of destruction. Someone has put out a contract on Hammer […]

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Franchise fatigue, movie misfires, and the changing world of big-budget blockbusters – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Film franchises generate big business for Hollywood. Star Wars and Marvel seem to be leading the trend, with their brand names wielding enough power to regularly generate $100 million+ openings. Audiences just can’t seem to get enough, and even risky gambits have paid off — like “Rogue One,” a Star Wars movie that doesn’t feature any Jedi, and films that star some of Marvel’s more obscure characters. However, that trend isn’t holding true for all of Hollywood’s would-be franchises. Despite “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” kicking off the summer blockbuster season with a strong start and a major boost […]

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Cautiously optimistic after trailer for live action Ghost in the Shell – The ESO Network

  Many feature films adapted from anime and manga series are slated for release in the coming years: Akira, Bleach, and Death Note just to name a few. First is Ghost of the Shell, a science fiction film adapted from the manga of the same name which helped pioneer the cyberpunk style and become one … Continue reading

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Movie review: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ a beautifully animated, charming film for all ages – The ESO Network

By Ashley Pauls Box Office Buzz Mid to late August is sometimes seen as a dumping ground for movies Hollywood doesn’t have a lot of confidence in. Either the quality is mediocre or the studio fears it will become a flop. These movies just can’t compete with the big-ticket summer blockbusters. However, every once in … Continue reading

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