In Defense of Fun: The Amazing Spider-Man

A question has arose after listening to a lot of friends condemning both Prometheus earlier this Summer, and now The Amazing Spider-Man, on the basis of poorly developed scripts. That question is: When did all of you turn into Billy Wilder? Honestly, I want to know, when the hell did...
Posted 06 Jul 2012 | Images, Movies, News, Reviews, Summaries, sliders | 0 Comments

1981: HORROR’S GREATEST YEAR

I’m turning 30 in July. This is upsetting to me. So, naturally, I’ve been spending a lot of time sitting on an ottoman, like a 5 year old, in front of my DVD collection, pulling down horror gems, and staring blankly at their front and back covers. It turns out...
Posted 29 Jun 2011 | Movies, News, Reviews, sliders | 0 Comments

THE ROCKETEER: Dave Stevens is a Boss

This week, IDW Publishing launched a new comic called Rocketeer Adventures based on Dave Stevens’ iconic, jet-powered hero. It features stories by John Cassaday and Mike Allred, that are wonderful enough to have re-kindled my love for the character. I’ve spent the entire week with my head in all of the...
Posted 20 May 2011 | Comics, Movies, News, Reviews, sliders | 0 Comments

SCREAM 4 DOESN’T SUCK

Wes Craven is a director for whom I have the utmost respect, for one solid reason; he scares me. When I snuck into the local Loews at age 13 to watch his New Nightmare, I remember being terrified and wanting to leave. Freddy’s glove existing in the real world was...
Posted 18 Apr 2011 | Movies, News, Reviews, Uncategorized, sliders | 2 Comments

DREAM HOME: Gore and Decor

Last night, I was given a screener of DREAM HOME by fellow Coolidge midnite movie programmer Jesse Hassinger. He and I had been having discussions recently regarding to what extent we should be playing new films for the Coolidge @fter midite screenings. I wasn’t convinced that any of this recent...
Posted 09 Feb 2011 | Movies, News, Reviews, sliders | 0 Comments

Why You Should Be Reading UNCANNY X-FORCE

I’ve just finished reading my copy of Uncanny X-Force #4, and I feel compelled to sound out for you just how awesome a comic it is. This book gets better with each issue that hits the stands. The concept is beautifully simple for an X title; five of the most...
Posted 26 Jan 2011 | Comics, News, sliders | 0 Comments

Mark Anastasio’s Allergic to Zombies

I am the Program Coordinator at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA. Among my many duties at the theatre, I help program, promote, and pull off the Coolidge @fter Midnite cult and genre film series, and have been one of the curators of the Annual Halloween Horror Movie Marathon...
Posted 04 Jan 2011 | About, News | 0 Comments

10 Awesome Comic Book Moments in 2010

These are the moments I found most enjoyable/memorable while reading a shit-ton of comic books this year....
Posted 04 Jan 2011 | Comics, News, sliders | 1 Comment

My Top Ten Movies of 2010

This was a tough list to come up with. I've seen so much this year, but I had a hard time recalling which films really excited, saddened, and affected me. It must be old...
Posted 26 Dec 2010 | Movies, News, Reviews, sliders | 2 Comments

THE DEAD Revives the Zombie

This new zombie flick from the Ford brothers promises to be the answer to all of the “zomedies” that Hollywood has been churning out in the last few years. Don’t get me wrong, Shaun of the Dead and the Bill Murray scene in Zombieland are great examples of how to...
Posted 28 Sep 2010 | Movies, Reviews, sliders | 0 Comments