Interviews

A Conversation with Author and Filmmaker Nicholas Meyer

Mr. Meyer recently took some time out of his schedule to talk about his career, past, present and future.

Clutch Frontman Neil Fallon Discusses “The Obelisk” and Virtual Shows.

Neil Fallon is the vocalist for the rock band Clutch. The group which has been churning out its own unique brand of riff heavy sludge rock since 1991 just release a very special, limited edition 16 LP set titled “The Obelisk” As part of wave three of 2020’s Record Store Day .

Ben Brainard talks about his sketch comedy series Welcome to the Table

Ben Brainard is a comedian with a natural ability to make any crowd laugh. Originally from Daytona Beach, and now living in Orlando, Ben has toured across the country. He’s also produced several shows for Army Reserve units. During quarantine, Ben found viral success producing “The Table,” a sketch comedy series about how the various …

Clive Barker talks about Hulu’s Books of Blood, Candyman and Hellraiser

Clive Barker is an English playwright, novelist, film director, and visual artist. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories, the Books of Blood, which established him as a leading horror writer. He has since written many novels and other works, and his fiction has been adapted into films, notably …

Musician J.D. King Discusses His New Album “Moon Gardens”

Musician J.D. King Discusses His New Album “Moon Gardens”

Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Discusses His New Book “Wicked Words and Epic Tales”

Iced Earth founder, songwriter, guitarist and producer Jon Schaffer has announced the release of his first ever book, “Wicked Words and Epic Tales”.

Tommy Chong talks about new Cheech & Chong dispensary and video game “Bud Farm”

Iconic actor, best-selling author, Grammy Award-winning comedian, activist and America’s sweetheart of Cannabis Tommy Chong is legendary for his invaluable contribution to American counter-culture as part of the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong, and with a name synonymous with cannabis, has entered into dispensary license with Five Point Holdings Inc. and partnered with Cheech …

Ross Hull reflects on his role in “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” & his work as a Meteorologist

Ross Hull is known best for the role of Gary, aka the leader of the Midnight Society, from the TV series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”. Ross is also currently a Meteorologist for Global News in Canada. Media Mikes had a chance to chat “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” with Ross and also …

Interview with Oscar/BAFTA nominated filmmaker Agnieszka Holland

Her latest film, “Mr. Jones,” tells the story of a Welsh journalist who broke the news in the western media of the famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s and is currently available via Video-on Demand.

Stacey Nelkin talks about Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Blade Runner and Yellowbeard

Stacey Nelkin is known best for her role of Ellie Grimbridge in “Halloween III: Season of the Witch”. She was also cast in “Blade Runner” as the the infamous “Sixth Replicant” but ended up being cut. Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Stacey about Halloween III as well as her work with the …

Ralph Bakshi talks about his sketchbook, Lord of the Rings & working with Brad Pitt on Cool World

Ralph Bakshi is the man responsible for films like Fritz the Cat, Coonskin, American Pop, Heavy Traffic, The Lord of the Rings (’78), Wizards, and Cool World. Media Mikes had a chance to chat about drawing with Ralph as well as how he got the rights to make the animated Lord of the Rings movie …

Titus Paar talks creating an animatronic bear in “Fear of the Woods”

Titus Paar is the director of the new upcoming survival horror film “Fear of the Woods”s starring Vernon Wells (“Commando”, “The Road Warrior”). The film just released it’s trailer to the world and has been taking over the internet since doing so. Here is the official synopsis for the film is “Alaska 1993, A snowstorm …

George McGrath talks about his work on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and writing the movie Big Top Pee-Wee

George McGrath is known for voicing the characters Cowntess / Fish / Globey / Flower / Pterri in “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse”. He is also the writer of various episodes of the show including the theme song. George also wrote the film “Big Top Pee-Wee” and was a writer on the HBO series “Tracy Takes On”. Media …

Jodie Resther talks about “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” & PBS Kids series “Arthur”

Jodie Resther is known best for her role of Kiki in “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”. She is also the voice of Francine Alice Frensky in the PBS Kids series “Arthur” for over 20 years. Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Jodie about “Are You Afraid of the Dark” and her voice …

Eric Bauza talks voicing Bugs Bunny on Looney Tunes Shorts & working on Ducktales & Muppet Babies

Eric Bauza is the current voice of Bugs Bunny in Looney Tunes Shorts. He also voices Daffy Duck / Marvin the Martian / Tweety Pie for the show. Eric also voices Fozzie in Muppet Babies, Master Frown in Unikitty!, Splinter in “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and various voices in Ducktales. Media Mikes …

Billy Bryan talks about playing Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters, Dune and Army of Darkness

Billy Bryan is the man who created the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man suit for Ghostbusters as well as the man inside. He is also one of the puppeteers for Chucky in Child’s Play and also played the Pit Bitch in Army of Darkness. Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Billy about his role …

Lamb of God’s John Campbell Discusses the Bands New Self Titled Album “Lamb of God”

John Campbell is the bassist for the Grammy nominated heavy metal group Lamb of God. On June 19th the Richmond, VA based band will release their 8th studio album titled “Lamb of God”.

Kevin Carlson talks about working on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Beetlejuice & working with The Muppets

Kevin Carlson is the voice/puppeteer of Clockey / Conky / Floory / Fish and Knucklehead from “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse”. He also worked on projects like “Beetlejuice, Child’s Play 2” and “Team America: World Police”. Kevin has also worked with Jim Henson on projects like “Muppet*vision 3-D” and is the voice of Timmy the Tooth in “The …

Bill Farmer talks about Disney+ series It’s A Dog’s Life, Voicing Goofy & the 25th anniversary of A Goofy Movie

Bill Farmer is a Disney Legend. He has voiced the role of Goofy since 1987 and the voice of Pluto since 1988. He currently has a new show on Disney+ called “It’s A Dog’s Life with Bill Farmer”. He also currently voices over 20 characters on Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures”. Media Mikes had a …

Robert Wuhl talks about Tim Burton’s Batman and the legacy of HBO’s Arli$$

Robert Wuhl is best known as the creator and star of the television comedy series Arli$$ (1996–2002) and for his portrayal of newspaper reporter Alexander Knox in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989). Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Robert about working with Tim Burton on Batman, his appearance in Supergirl and the legacy of …

Diane Franklin talks about Better Off Dead, Terrorvision and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Diane Franklin is an icon from the 80’s having starred in “The Last American Virgin”, “Amityville II: The Possession”, “Better Off Dead”, “Terrorvision” and “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”. She is also an author with her latest book titled “Diane Franklin: The Excellent Curls of the Last American, French-Exchange Babe of the 80s”. Media Mikes …

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Music

DESCENDENTS SHARE NEW TRACK “THAT’S THE BREAKS”

Legendary punk band Descendents share their new track “That’s The Breaks.”

JULIEN BAKER PERFORMS SINGLE “FAITH HEALER” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

Julien Baker will release her third studio album, Little Oblivions, on February 26 via Matador Records.

BODY COUNT ANNOUNCES FAN CONTEST TO CREATE NEXT MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THE HATE IS REAL”

Body Count just launched a video contest for their song “The Hate Is Real” from their latest album, Carnivore. Fans can create and submit their own videos for the track and the band’s favorite submission will be released as the next official Body Count music video.

Concert Review: Bad Religion “Decades- 2010’s”

Bad Religion wrapped up their “Decades” concert series on Saturday, January 2nd live from the Roxy Theater located in West Hollywood. This was the bands fourth online streaming concerts celebrating Bad Religion’s forty years of making music.

Guitarist Alexi Laiho Deceased

One of the most renowned guitarists in the world, Alexi Laiho, has passed away.

Concert Review: Bad Religion “Decades- 2000’s”

Bad Religion week after week continue to provide enjoyable viewing/listening experiences proving that an old dog can learn new tricks as the bands quick grasp on virtual concerts is one to commended.

Concert Review: Bad Religion “Decades- 1990’s”

Bad Religion continues to show that an old dog can learn new tricks. The “Decades- 1990’s” concert is a shining example of that statement as the shows stunning visual and audio presentation pickup where the 80’s show left off before taking fans even further down the BR rabbit hole.

Concert Review: Bad Religion “Decades- 1980’s”

With live performances on hold for the foreseeable future streaming events has quickly become the new “normal” for bands to connect with audiences during the on-going Pandemic caused by COVID-19. Bad Religion is the latest group to join in and the band has nailed it right out of the gate!

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Film Reviews

Film Review: “On the Rocks”

There is nothing rocky about the dramatic comedy “On the Rocks” as comedian/thespian extraordinaire Bill Murray delivers a superb performance as a wealthy, partly retired art dealer with a penchant for the playboy lifestyle.

Film Review: “Promising Young Woman”

Mulligan is nothing short of mesmerizing as she elevates “Promising Young Woman” to a different level.

Film Review: “Wonder Woman 1984”

We missed out on this one last December. Thankfully Santa thought we were nice enough this year to drop Wonder Woman in our stockings!

Film Review: “News of the World”

Hanks is his usual excellent self, seemingly able to inhabit any character he plays, much like Jimmy Stewart did in his career.

Film Review: “The Dissident”

A powerful film that will make you think long after it’s over, “The Dissident” is one of the best films of the year.

Film Review “News of the World”

Come this Christmas day, I would highly recommend that you head out to your local theaters (hopefully it is open) and see this film on the big screen!

Film Review: “HAM; A Musical Memoir”

A filmed version of Harris’ award winning off-Broadway show, “HAM: A Musical Memoir” is an entertaining – and deeply moving – look at the life of a boy with a dream and the sacrifices he had to make to keep that dream alive.

Film Review: “Driveways”

Even in moments of silence, Dennehy conveys to us tangible emotions. It is a supporting performance that lays the bedrock for this story and should be recognized with an Oscar nod.

Film Review: “All Joking Aside”

A well-crafted story grounded by excellent performances, “All Joking Aside” is one of those little films you might miss if you blink.

Film Review: “BELUSHI”

I have always maintained that John Belushi would have had a career similar to Robin Williams. Both men had unlimited range and talents and I would not have been surprised if Belushi won an Oscar one day. Sadly, we will never know what joys John Belushi could have given us. But the ones he left us in a single decade of work are much more than most performers leave in an lifetime

Streaming Film Review: “Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on ‘The Exorcist'”

Perfect films are rare and the list is short. “Citizen Kane…” “The Godfather…” “Chinatown…” and the most terrifying film I’ve seen in my 60 years on Earth, William Friedkin’s “The Exorcist.”

Film Review: “FATMAN”

It may not be your most anticipated Christmas film but it’s much better than a lump of coal!

Film Review: “RECON”

Director Robert David Port, who co-won an Oscar for the 2003 documentary “Twin Towers,” does a brilliant job at capturing the horrors of war with a no punches pulled approach.

Film Review: “Where She Lies”

A puzzle that has you scrambling to put the pieces together right up until the end, “Where She Lies” is not only one of the best documentaries I have seen this year, but one of the best films as well.

Film Review: “Let Him Go”

It’s nice to see Costner and Lane working together again, having played Clark Kent’s parents in “Man of Steel,” and both are at the top of their game. Manville steals the film with her performance. Had this film been released in the 40s every time she appeared on screen the audience would have hissed at her.

Film Review: “Tremors: Shrieker Island”

The Tremors universe has gifted us with a bevy of wild creatures beyond the 1990 film’s original Graboid. Here you’ll get the biggest and messiest of them, with more modifications and maybe a score to settle?

Film Review: “Synchronic”

“Synchronic” doesn’t reinvent any sci-fi wheel, but it keeps you engaged and manages to pull off a few tricks along the way

Film Review: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

At this time in history the entire world can use a good laugh. And there are plenty to go around here. And, with the US Presidential Election less than three weeks away, a lot of food for thought.

Film Review: “Friendsgiving”

“Friendsgiving” isn’t memorable or clever, but the cast and crew did such an admirable job, I found myself smiling and forgetting about the pandemic

Streaming Review: “Welcome to the Blumhouse Presents ‘Evil Eye'”

While the heart of this film is assuredly one of the greatest horrors for so many people, especially females and parents of females, it is better to go in with appropriate genre expectations for this thriller which has only momentary touches of the supernatural but still succeeds in entertaining as tense and relevant horror-adjacent storytelling.

Streaming Review: “Welcome to the Blumhouse Presents ‘Nocturne'”

Despite the supernatural elements at play, there is still very much a reminder of the pain and traumas that so many young girls have to survive while navigating the social hierarchy of high school.

Film Review: “Push”

If you don’t watch “Push,” one day you’re going to wake up and wonder why you’re being priced out of your neighborhood, your home, your apartment, or whatever dwelling you find yourself in

Film Review: “Antebellum”

Overall, “Antebellum” does have an intriguing premise with a talented star, but it fails to deliver on almost every level, and unfortunately, Monáe is left to carry the load as her supporting cast is largely forgettable. Much like the film.

Film Review: “The Swerve”

“The Swerve” is a nearly flawless outing with palpable tension and a script that’s equally shocking and sensitive to the ground it covers

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Giveaways

Win a Blu-ray/DVD copy of “Honest Thief,” starring Liam Neeson

Media Mikes has teamed up with their friends at Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to give one random reader the opportunity to win a Blu-ray/DVD copy of Liam Neeson’s latest action film, “Honest Thief.”

Enter to Win Blu-ray Combo Pack of “The War with Grandpa”

To celebrate the release for “The War with Grandpa”, Media Mikes would like to give our fans a chance to to win one of 15 Blu-ray’s. If you want to win one of these, please leave a comment below or email us with your favorite Robert Deniro film. This giveaway will remain open until December 28th at …

Enter to Win One of Ten Digital Streaming Codes of “Infidel”

To celebrate the digital release for “Infidel”, Media Mikes would like to give our fans a chance to to win one of 10 digital streaming codes. If you want to win one of these codes, please leave a comment below or email us with your favorite Jim Caviezel film. This giveaway will remain open until December 11th …

Enter to Win a Copy of “Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy” 4K Blu-ray Combo Pack!

To celebrate the The Ultimate Trilogy 4K release for “Back to the Future”, Media Mikes would like to give our fans a chance to to win one 4K Blu-ray combo pack. If you want to win this great prize, please leave a comment below or email us with your favorite film in the Back to the Future Trilogy. This giveaway will remain open until October 20th at Noon, Eastern Time.

Enter to Win a License for WinX DVD Ripper + More

In the world where everything is digital, who would want an easy solution to Backup old/damaged DVDs or digitizing old DVD to MP4. Media Mikes is offering you a solution. Submit a photo about what to do with your old DVDs and get a chance to win a WinX DVD Ripper (PC/Mac version) license for …

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Art/Theatre

Ben Brainard talks about his sketch comedy series Welcome to the Table

Ben Brainard is a comedian with a natural ability to make any crowd laugh. Originally from Daytona Beach, and now living in Orlando, Ben has toured across the country. He’s also produced several shows for Army Reserve units. During quarantine, Ben found viral success producing “The Table,” a sketch comedy series about how the various …

Patrick Hinds and Ellyn Marie Marsh discuss new podcast “Obsessed With: Disappeared”

Patrick Hinds is known best for co-hosting the hit podcast “True Crime Obsessed”. Well, he is launching a companion podcast to ID’s hit series “Disappeared” called “Obsessed With: Disappeared.” The series will be co-hosted by himself and Broadway star and Patrick’s friend of 20+ years, Ellyn Marie Marsh (“Pretty Woman: The Musical,” “Kinky Boots”.) “Obsessed …

Theatre Review “Mean Girls” @ Dr. Phillips Center – Orlando, FL

“Mean Girls” is a musical based on the 2004 movie that was written by Tina Fey. The musical premiered in Washington, D.C. in October 2017 and opened on Broadway in April 2018. If you are thinking “Seriously they made a musical for Mean Girls?”, this show has no shortage of talent from the award-winning creative …

Ron English x Clutter presents; ​Big Poppa Classic Colorway!

Ron English x Clutter presents; ​Big Poppa Classic Colorway!

Joker, 1917 and Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood Lead Winners for the 9th Annual Media Mikes Awards

Media Mikes readers and writers voted on their best cinematic achievements of 2019 with “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”, “Joker” and “1917” all picking up two wins each

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