July 22, 2016

The CCD Podcast: Episode #98 - Stranger Things....Best Show Ever?

Netflix has turned the nerd genre on its head with the under the radar release of the summer's biggest hit TV show, Stranger Things. The show comes to us from The Duffer Brothers, a pair of 80s babies who brought us The Hidden in 2015 (a gem of a film). This is what happens when kids who grew up in the 80's grow up... a show littered with references to TV, Film, Comics, and many other forms of childhood goodness that will be super recognizable to anyone between the ages of 30-45! It has the feel of vintage Spielberg at his finest, and people are literally tripping over themselves to recommend it to friends. But beyond the aesthetic, it is an A level TV show that can stand toe to toe with any other in character, script and quality production. Jedi Rob is joined by the lovely Alicia Gomes and resident 80s toy expert Joey Armao to delve into the series and ask the simple question:

Is STRANGER THINGS the greatest show ever made?

July 13, 2016

The CCD Podcast: Episode #97 - CCD's Second Summer Block Party & Record Collection Art Show!

Them CCD Boyz are back at it again, throwing another awesome art show for all of us to enjoy. The event is CCD's Second Summer Block Party taking place on Saturday July 16th, 2016. We will be doing a second installment of our "Record Collection", which will feature over 25 artists re-designing great album covers in their own unique style. Last year we got some awesome submissions (click here to buy some prints now), but we are expecting even greater results this time around!!! We are also teaming up with music promoter/producer extraordinaire Jerry "The Jerry" Farley who has organized quite an awesome lineup of live music performers set to rock the Steeplechase Beer Garden stage in Coney Island starting at 2pm! We decided to have Jerry come to the Nerd Cave for a sit down to talk about music, album artwork, and all types of other topics related to the world of music.... another great podcast from Jedi Rob and the CCD Crew. Come out to the event, see all the great artwork, and enjoy all the awesome music that will be playing all day long as we rock Coney Island!!!

July 1, 2016

The CCD Podcast: Episode #96 - 1996: Most Important Movie Year Ever?

The film industry has come along way since the days of Charlie Chaplin and silent films. It has become a multi billion dollar industry that is the #1 primary source for long form entertainment. Over 300 feature films are released every year in theaters, and even more are released direct to the audience via DVD/Blu Ray and On Demand. But when did the tide really turn for the film industry? Was it with the launch of Jaws (what most people call the first summer blockbuster) in 1975? Was it 1989, the year that most people say saw the release of some of the greatest films in modern history (batman, Lethal Weapon 2, Back to The Future 2, The Little Mermaid)... but Rob Martin and Leland James do their best to convince you that in fact 1996 is the year that is most important to the current state of the film industry. They bring up such cinematic game changing gems as Independence Day, Twister , Fargo, Trainspotting, Mission Impossible, The Rock, Romeo & Juliet, Happy Gilmore, Mars Attacks and of course the cinematic classic The Phantom (I see you Billy Zane!). It really was a game changing year... let the guys convince you if you don't believe us!     

May 30, 2016

Who's Ready To Bust Some Ghosts With BBQ Films & CCD?

Yeah boy, it is that time again! BBQ Films is gearing up for their next immersive cinematic event, and this time they need YOU to help out with their biggest challenge yet... Are you guys ready to bust some ghosts???

See more after the jump...

May 15, 2016

The CCD Podcast: Episode #95 - Civil War and the Marvel Renaissance

So... Civil War came out. Yup... it was just as epic as we suspected it would be. We here at CCD never really doubted it would come through, but hardly any of us imagined it could be as awesome as it turned out. So we had to let it digest... sink in... fully make it's impression on us before we could sit down and talk about it on the podcast. And we had to make sure we got the right team together to do it. So Jedi Rob welcomes young master James West and Mike D down into the CCD Nerd Cave to chop it up about what some are calling the "greatest Marvel movie yet!". We discuss all the goodness that is packed into this one film as well as speculate on what is to come from Kevin Feige and the gang over at Marvel. Enjoy the ensuing discussion and bask in the amazingness that is Captain America: Civil War....

May 11, 2016

CCD Presents: The Friday the 13th Marathon LIVE in Brooklyn!!!

CCD.NYC Presents: Friday the 13th Screening Party

CCD.NYC Invades Dromedary Bar For Some Classic Slasher Fun! 
Friday 5/13/16 Dromedary Bar/Restaurant in Bushwick, NY 

CCD.NYC wants you to come out this Friday the 13th to Dromedary Bar to celebrate our favorite slasher franchise of the 1980s:

 FRIDAY the 13th !!! 

Details after the jump...

May 9, 2016

Reel Speak - Captain America: Civil War

Civil War is finally here to assault our eye balls and all other senses as well. It seems our prayers have been answered and a new benchmark in comic book style entertainment has been reached. Our friend  Alan Brocavich from Reel Speak weighs in with his thoughts on this epic showdown.

CCD is going to have lots to say about this movie for a long time. We start here after the jump....

April 21, 2016

The CCD Podcast: Episode #94 - Randall Kaplan's Boxhead: An Animated Horror Film

We spend a lot of time here at CCD critiquing and analyzing popular films from Hollywood all the time... especially before they come out. But what about the indy filmmakers and the movies they are making? Why aren't we spending more time looking at them? I know what your thinking... where would we find an indy filmmaker in the process of making his own film to talk with? Funny you should ask....

See More After the Jump...

March 29, 2016

The CCD Podcast: Episode #93 - B v S v CCD: The Definitive Batman v Superman Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has finally arrived, and as one could imagine it has fueled lots of talk... some good, some bad. Some up, some down. But one thing is certain: A hell of a lot of folks turned out to see it! 470 Million dollars on its worldwide release. Man... that is some windfall! But when a film that was 3 years in the making and is poised to be the foundation of the future DC Comic Movie Universe is finally released... well, you are going to hear some mixed reviews! And that was the case here at CCD as well. For our take (or take down, depending who you ask over here..) Jedi Rob brought in two hardcore DC fans to chime in: Anthony Marino from Brooklyn One Productions and Mike D are on the show chopping it up, talking about what they liked, hated, loved and loathe about BvS...

This may very well be the most divisive and argumentative podcast we have done so far... the lovefest for everything we discuss is OVER!  Enjoy the podcast after the jump....

March 14, 2016

The CCD Podcast: Episode #92 - The BBQ Films Crew Visit The CCD Nerd Cave!!!

A few month ago some of the CCD.NYC gang had the pleasure of attending the "Blade Blood Rave", and actual real life recreation of the infamous opening scene from the Wesley Snipes movie. It was as if you were transported right through the screen and into the movie... and this came courtesy of the BBQ Films crew!

This gang of pop culture/movie loving maniacs throw these type of awesome interactive events all the time, and they are getting wilder and wilder with each one. The Enchantment Under the Sea Dance from Back to the Future? Yup, they did it. Rex Manning Day from Empire Records? Mon Amour, Mi Amour... they did that too. And there latest is just as ambitious and amazing: They want you to attend and help STOP, Beetlejuice's Wedding to Lydia Deetz! Yup... It is going to be exactly what you think. And you should go (buy tickets here).

We had two of the founding members of the BBQ Films crew, Gabriel Rhoads and Laura Lickus, come down to our turf (the CCD Nerd Cave) and sit down with Jedi Rob and Alicia Gomes to talk all about it... as well as many other topics related to the overall love of pop culture films we all love! Check out another great episode of the CCD Podcast...