Weekend Fallout: The Fire Rises

The Weekend Fallout is an unsafe place to discuss most things in the reel and real world.

Let us know what you have been watching recently on the big and small screen. Excited about any upcoming releases? Doing anything fun this weekend? Simply sitting around in your underwear eating dang quesadillas while watching movies and endlessly scrolling through social media? Let us know below!


Here are some articles from this past week that we encourage you to check out and jump in (or start) the conversation. 

Sailor and Duke have collaborated to bring us The 100 Greatest ’80s Movie Characters!

Baseball has returned! Check out Kane’s Baseball All-Star Movie Lineup!

Looking for a rom-com to watch this weekend? Check out Romona’s Bachelorette (2012) Review.


(Subject to Change)

Sunday 7/26 at 9PM CST

Movie: Demon Wind (1990)

“With the need to investigate the mysterious death of his grandparents, Cory and his friends assemble back to the old farm where it all began, sixty years earlier.”

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Wednesday 7/29 at 9PM CST

Movie: Night of the Demon (1983)

“Professor Nugent and his students try to track down Bigfoot, but end up uncovering something more sinister at work.”

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Phantasm (1979)

“A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him.”

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M (1931)

“When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.”

I have never been afraid to admit that I struggle with older films but this is a masterpiece that slapped me in the face. There is a lot of technical mastery I’m not going to get into but the two biggest aspects that left the biggest impression on me was how gripping the story is and how utterly amazing Peter Lorre was. For most of the film, he seems like a goofy bogeyman than the monster we keep hearing about. then comes the kangaroo court scene where he is absolutely haunting. His words and performance grab you by the throat.  Instantly one of my favorite performances of all-time. (5/5)

Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972)

“In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.”

I see the greatness. I recognize the greatness. But this just wasn’t for me. Kinski is great and the landscape is a character of its own but I just couldn’t get into this movie. I honestly couldn’t tell you much outside of Kinski tossing a monkey into the water. (4/5)

Demon (2015)

“A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk.”

A Polish possession movie that is more arthouse than your regular scary horror film. There is a good balance of humor and fear here with some good performances and solid aesthetics. It doesn’t really stick the landing is my only real complaint with the film. (3.5/5)


Ghost of Tsushima (2020)

I’m not a huge video gamer but every now and then there is a game that will pique my interest. Not only did Ghost of Tsushima grab my eye but the final selling point was being able to play a samurai game in Kurosawa Mode is breathtaking. It is already a gorgeous game but with this mode, I feel like I’m a part of one of my favorites films, Seven Samurai. You get to play the entire adventure in black-and-white visuals (like the gif above), a weathered-film effect, and compressed sound of ‘50s cinema. I haven’t played much but I can see where this may hamper certain missions where color is involved but I don’t care. This is fantastic to play with a headset or surround sound blaring. I highly recommend this game.

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Author: Vincent Kane

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