The ‘salt mines’ – the ‘daily grind’ – the ‘WiFi café’ - the shit. Whatever you call it, it’s a large part of most of our daily life and the life of our minds (unless you’re rich – get in touch!) This month Obsolete Cinema goes to work with two timeless looks at the lives of ‘working professionals.’
We know. It’s February - maybe you’re getting a little case of cabin fever, turning just a little bit crazy. But ask yourself - are you Nicolas Cage crazy? Come judge for yourself as we present our second annual ‘Cage Match’ double-feature with Nic at his off-the-rails best.
This August we present a double-whammy of killer whale / killer shark ham-fisted aquatic adventures, skippered by classically-cured British hams Richard Harris and Michael Caine. Don a red cap if you like, matey - we’re heading for uncharted waters - ARRRH!
The weather’s hotter and the days are longer — time for some Summer Action! This month we celebrate our favorite international action hero, star of screen and VHS, the Muscles from Brussels himself, Jean-Claude Van Damme, in a double vision double feature for the ages!
This month we salute one of our most precious and reliable Canadian imports: funny-man Martin Short. Every generation gets the Jerry Lewis it deserves, and from SCTV/SNL days to the present, ‘Marty’ has provided a wealth of laughs for a society sorely in need.
Metal MAY-hem! Heavy Metal Parking Lot, Decline of Western Civilization II, & Rock 'N' Roll Nightmare
The weather’s warmer and we’re ready to rock! Metal is our element of choice, so mosh your way to a head bangin’ triple feature designed to raise the Dark Lord Himself!
Desperate times call for desperate measures. In our gold-plated era of re-blossoming activism, come get RADICAL with us as we present two rollicking tales of ‘flies in the ointment’ who held truth to power, let out a rebel yell and stuck it to the Man. Together, we will be (yes) invincible!
It’s time again for our annual Obsolete show-pony, the William Shatner tribute throw-down known as ShatShow. In our years of assembling this event, we have always tried to observe the Prime Directive of obsolete Shatner curation — no Star Strek! But rules were made to be broken (just like Kirk did in every episode).
Badgers? We DON’T need no STINKING BADGERS! As the Man works ever-harder in these tremendous times to consolidate our media choice and voice (Sinclair and Net Neutrality much?), we kick off this Obsolete year with a few scrappy reminders of the power of the people when they put their freaky heads together!
This month, our Obsolete Special Counsel is coming in from the cold for a double-feature of ‘Useful Idiots’ straight from the Kremlin — the buddy actioner RED HEAT and the irresistibly cuddly MOSCOW ON THE HUDSON. So curl up with a Moscow Mule and check it out, comrade!
On July 16, 2017, the world lost one of its greatest independent filmmakers and an important chronicler life, death, and the undead. Join us this month as we salute the legendary — and arguably NEVER Obsolete — Bronx native George A. Romero.
In the words of Messrs. Earth, Wind and Fire, it’s September – and OC is once again heading Back to School – with sexy results! Join us as we take another look at two randy romps that only the adolescent ‘Hot for Teacher’ male ego could conceive- MY TUTOR (1983) and PRIVATE LESSONS (1981). We got it bad!
Stuff those quarter rolls in yer sport socks, kiddies, ‘cause we’re going to the ARCADE! Yes, we’re kicking off summer with that ritual of yore, spoken in the language of boops, beeps, and balls. Tell your mom you’re hanging with Richie for the afternoon and join us to sharpen your reflexes, arouse your libidos and maybe – just maybe – warm your heart?
It’s that time again: March, when we salute the man, the legend, the meme-in-motion and Obsolete muse William Shatner. We’re going deep-cover this year with two provocative titles guaranteed to make you cock an eyebrow and shift uneasily in your seat, groping for your communicator, asking just – how – long – can this go on?!
In this second month in the year of our lord 2017, Obsolete salutes that rule of diminishing returns – the shitty sequel! (And the importance of staying regular.) True – every rule has its exceptions, but THE GODFATHER PART II and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK these are not.