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...      

March 10, 2016

The CCD Podcast: Episode #91 - A Discussion On Psycho-biological Horror

Before anybody brings it up, we know PSYCHO-BIOLOGICAL is a made up word... but when trying to describe this sub-genre of films it really is the only title that fits.  These films are visceral... they explore the lack of comfort that most people traditionally have with their bodies and how that effects them in a mental capacity as well. And no two directors have films that fit into this genre more than David Lynch and David Cronenberg. Jedi Rob sits down with two filmmakers, Leland James (The Fix Documentary) and Randal Kaplan  (Boxhead) to discuss those two influential filmmakers as well as many other directors and films in this bizarre genre. The conversation gets a bit interesting to say the least...,. 

March 7, 2016

BBQ Films & The Deets Family Need Your Help... Only You Can Stop The Wedding of Beetleguese & Lydia!

Anyone worth their weight in sandworms knows the Tim Burton classic film Beetlejuice back and forth... it is a classic 80s film that hardly anyone can find a negative word to say about. So when BBQ Films was looking for a film to be the next subject of one of their wildly interactive film screenings, it seemed like a no-brainer that this piece of celluloid perfection be the choice! After some brainstorming sessions over pizza and wine ( I was there... both were plentiful!) and careful planning, another exciting event is ready to go! These are the guys & gals who brought you the Back to the Future/Enchantment Under the Sea Dance, The Blade Blood Rave and American Psycho's own Patrick Bateman's 27th Bday Party... So what will it be this time? Well.... they desperately need your help to STOP the nuptials of a nasty denizen of netherworld and a confused Gothic teenager! Check out the details after the jump...

February 26, 2016

The CCD Podcast: Episode #91 - The Oscars 2016

This years Oscars has no shortage of press coverage. Between the talks of boycotts, the possibility of legends winning for the first time, and of course the always unpredictable Chris Rock on the mic as the host we are sure to be in for quite an evening. But what the show should really be all about is the movies... and this year there certainly was a great group of nominees. In most categories there is a really tight competition, and in order to make sense of some of the things that might happen CCD's own husband and wife duo of Jedi Rob and the lovely Alicia Gomes break it all down for you! Enjoy the episode!

February 17, 2016

The CCD Podcast: Episode #90 - Deadpool - 25 Years of The Merc With A Mouth

Some people like to shit on Rob Liefeld... they make fun of his comics, say he can't draw, say he can't write... but he is still in the game, And one of the reasons that is has to be a little character he brought to life 25 years ago by the name of Deadpool. Sure... he is a rip off of Deathstroke from DC Comics. So? Sure.... he has a lot of powers in common with Wolverine. So? Sure he looks like Spider-man with a couple of katanas. So? Deadpool is amazingly the single most popular character in Marvel's current stable, and now he is FINALLY getting brought to life on the big screen by Ryan Reynolds! But in true CCD fashion we have decided not only to chat up the film (it was AWESOME!) but talk about the history of this improbable star from his first appearance in New Mutants #98 to his massive box office success...