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The Film Basement

A weekly TV and Film podcast featuring Peter Tedone
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Ex Machina was one of the best sci-fi films in recent memory.  Director Alex Garland's follow-up, ANNIHILATION is now out and stars Natalie Portman in the center of another heady dive into the realm of fiction and science.  We begin the show by
Two films separated by nearly 60 years find a lot in common in terms of forbidden live in one aspect or another.  This week we are reviewing Guillermo del Toro's THE SHAPE OF WATER which combines an old school Universal monster subject and inje
Robert Mitchum's portrayal of Harry Powell is one of the best villains ever put to film.  In 1955's NIGHT OF THE HUNTER we meet the dark preacher that is in desperate search of ten thousand dollars hidden by two children.  When first released i
Carol Reeds' THE THIRD MAN holds stature as one of the greatest films ever made.  Pete agrees.  Adam and Ashley have never seen it though.  Without having prior knowledge of the film, does it still hold up and grab an audience in the modern era
It's been a long road but we are back and The Film Basement is open for business. We start anew with a film that exists on sheer will alone it seems.  No one ever though that BLADE RUNNER would ever get a follow up but here we are and we are he
Schwarzenegger battle bracket versus himself! Predator?  T2?  Running Man?  Commando?  Which Arnold reigns supreme?  The simpliest of premises, the hardest decisions to make on the spot.  The quality of films can vary but Arnold is always up fo
M Night Shyamalan can be hit or miss but when he hits, he hits big.  The Visit may not be perfect but it marked an upward slope for the director and we had a blast discussing the film as a whole.  To do so though required spoilers so keep that
From Nightmare on Elm Street to Beverly Hills Cop, 1984 is stacked with memorable films.  Only thing to do is match them up against one another in a tournament to the death.  Right?  Well, that is how this all goes down.  Who shall survive? Pri
The soundtrack of LastGen has always been the music of Pogo and we have been lucky to have the man behind the sound on the show a few times.  One of the best visits was when we listed our Top 5 Film Soundtracks.  Pogo's real mane is Nick and he
Melyssa joins us for her first ever visit to the podcast world and a path is set for The Disney Magic Hour.  We had an idea of what wanted to do when we recorded this but we had no idea where it would lead.  Me, Bryan, Kev and Melyssa list our
Cartier Williams is one of the best people you will ever meet and he is so talented it makes me want to kill him.  I was lucky to to meet him while attending the New York Film Acadmeny and we became friends right off the bat.  Cartier LOVES hor
Two of our (and everyones) favorite actors are Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino.  How do the legends measure up against one another though?  We go decade by decade and must make a choice as to which actor we would keep if we had to eliminate one fro
The show that started a movement that included 5 Star Reviews and slapping Bryan across the face as a thank you.  Kevin suggested that we watch FIREPROOF and we foolishly went along with his proposal.  What follows is our stream of consciousnes
To move forward you must look back! This is the first time me, Bryan and Kevin ever recorded a podcast.  The show is quite shapeless towards introductions and normal podcast form which makes it fun.  This was way before we even considered think
On this week's episode of The Film Basement I am joined once again by Kevin Scott of the Films on Tap Podcast and a new voice enters the fray as Adam Corbett makes his first ever visit to the Basement.  Together we discuss Iron Fist, the future
In honor of the 40th Anniversary of the hockey comedy classic, SLAP SHOT, we are listing out Top 5 Favorite Sports Films.  With so many great films to choose from the decisions was not easy and, surprise, we have a bunch of honorable mentions.
17 years later and we find ourselves at the end of Hugh Jackman's run as Logan aka The Wolverine. Through bad and great films, Jackman has always been solid bringing an intensity and emotion that most of the entries lacked. Now at the final e
Two very different films to look at this week as Natalie Portman shines in Jackie and M. Night Shyamalan's latest offering gives us a great movie moment with with Split. Beyond those two specific pieces of larger puzzles though, do the films wo
There are a lot of questions surrounding the current state of 4K from the consumer perspective. Is it worth my money? What is it exactly? What tech is the best? What about gaming in 4K? It goes on and on and on but ultimately the most impo
How strange and lovely it is to be back home. This is Pete and I am happy, proud, and terrified to say once again, "Welcome to The Film Basement". It's been a while since I found myself in this here territory and I welcome you all who are here
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