The Jerry Pyramid Cometh - EIT! plans VHS pop-up store

The Jerry Pyramid Cometh - EIT! plans VHS pop-up store

Unless you live under a digital rock, you already know that Obsolete soul sister Everything Is Terrible! has mad plans to collect every VHS copy of JERRY MAGUIRE in existence with the intent of turning them into a pyramid in "the desert." We have our copy that's part of the pile and are anxiously awaiting the results.

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8 Great Summer Blockbuster Movie Flops

8 Great Summer Blockbuster Movie Flops

Summertime brings heat, vacations, and a load of blockbuster movies. All are vying for a piece of the popcorn pie, the last chunk of change in our pockets, and Hollywood immortality. But there’s a dark side to the dream: box office flops, those movies that for any number of reasons can’t win the popularity contest.

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EUROCRIME! Mike Malloy's Italian Crime Film Doc Released on VHS

EUROCRIME! Mike Malloy's Italian Crime Film Doc Released on VHS

For hardcore film genre fans, Italian crime films of the '70s (aka poliziotteschi) have always been the bastard cousins of the better known giallo thrillers. But a few years ago, director Mike Malloy set out to change all that with his documentary EUROCRIME!, giving these hard nosed flicks the star treatment in all their groovy glory. Now, Celluloid Apocalypse is giving Malloy's film a limited edition VHS release. (Those seeking immediate gratification can stream the film on Amazon Prime.)

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The Best Obsolete Gifts for Dad Online

The Best Obsolete Gifts for Dad Online

Let's face it, dads are hard to shop for. The man either won't give a clue to what he likes or tries to be a gift martyr and says something like, "You don't have to get me anything." But that doesn't mean you should leave Dear Old Dad out to dry when it comes to a little something to remember you by. And we're not talking about getting a tie or power tools or grill gear or whatever "gadget" the world is advertising. We're talking about creative gift ideas that define the Obsolete Dad.

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8 Great Obsolete Movie Dads

8 Great Obsolete Movie Dads

Father's Day is an Obsolete Holiday. It's one of those greeting card obligations that either gets lost in the shuffle of post-Memorial Day summer fun or dangles there like the crappy tie you just picked out for the man who (hopefully) raised you. As Father's Day approaches like the downtrodden door-to-door salesman that it is, we pay tribute to some truly Obsolete movie dads.

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Night Flight: Catching the Red Eye Express

Night Flight: Catching the Red Eye Express

All aboard, tickets please! Welcome to your passport to the ‘wild side’- an enticing magic carpet ride through the darkness to lucky cable subscribers (& their vulnerable offspring). It's time for NIGHT FLIGHT. When I stepped on board, it opened the doors to new music, films and pop history I had yet to imagine, creating a river-like cultural collage that would feed my Obsolete fever dreams for years to come.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Obsolete Cinema

What We Talk About When We Talk About Obsolete Cinema

Over 5+ years and 60+ double features, we've been asked one question more than any other -- what makes a movie Obsolete? Turns out it's not that easy to answer. Do we mean the quality of the movie? VHS fetishism? Do we have a definition at all, or is it just an elaborate front to get you to watch movies with us?

Of course dictionaries have their own definitions of "obsolete," the most appropriate one for us being "out of date." But that's also really vague, especially when it comes to an art form that's been around over a century. After all, one man's CITIZEN KANE is another man's "Who does this Welles kid think he is?! I'll smear his name for all eternity!!" 

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