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WelcomeToTheBasement_TitleScreenMatt catches up on his movie to-do list and Craig’s along for the ride. They watch ‘em, they crack wise, they review ‘em. In a very nice basement.

This is a show about movies, featuring Matt Sloan and Craig Johnson of Chad Vader and Blame Society Productions fame. Matt and Craig watch a diverse plethora of movies from the cinematic past – from the Hollywood mainstream to the weirdest cult movies — and discuss them. Craig never knows what the movies are ahead of time, so it’s always a surprise.

23 Responses to “About”

  1. ESTELLE RIVERS

    does craig have a fb page? i am clueless on how to even search on google never mind facebook

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  2. Mike Cronis

    Always brilliant, insightful, and above all, respectful to the genre reviewed, giving good comments and honor to each film reviewed. A legend in the making, snubs mid-’70s Siskel and Egbert’s best efforts with more heart and integrity than anything commercial. A must watch series, Welcome to the Basement is excellent on all counts.

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  3. robert myers

    Great stuff. Are you guys doing this under SAG’s New Media?? If so, I’m an actor/comic who would love to appear on one of your episodes. Please get back to me. Thanks.

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  4. BobbertDobbster

    Love the show. Are you doing a Season 2 wrap party? Also, how many shows are left in Season 2? Lastly, will there be a Season 3?

    Again, love the eclectic choices, the concise, funny reviews, the wit while watching, Ernesto, I want my opera!, and the commentary. Also, seen it is fun because it’s like – um, yes, great…but, seen it!

    Have you seen Happy, Matilda, Grand Canyon, Short Cuts?

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  5. Tony Izzo

    Love the show, guys. Very insightful and informative not to mention entertaining. Keep up the good work.

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  6. Daveroswell

    I really never thought about it before, but Armageddon is basically a “star stuffed” movie: it just seems casting shoved as many stars in this thing as possible. I watched your take on this film, and you touched on how the film is affected by the “star stuffing” effect: the characters seem to be mostly the actors being themselves, lending to no real unique bonding or character development.

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  7. Meat Paddy

    I just want to say that you guys make me excited for movies. Past few year my interest in movies has been waning, Thank you for rekindling my love of moving pictures.

    Meat Paddy

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  8. Mathieu Thompson

    Hi guys, I really enjoy the show, you are fantastic, intelligent, funny, knowledgeable and just the right amouint of quirky to make this a delight everytime.

    I will get around to the paypal contribution at some point but you might be interested in the Patreon model (www.patreon.com). I’ve endorsed some other content producers on there and think it’s something that you might benefit from.

    I’m not a spam-bot, just a fan who wants to help.

    Keep up the great work, I’m really looking forward to Sci-Fi month (I’m rooting for Gattacca and Starship Troopers) and Craig hosting!

    –Mat

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  9. Felzoid

    I vote for ‘Dark Star’ for sci-fi month. Saw it when I was a kid, don’t recall much but remember it being very entertaining.

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  10. Mike

    Always enjoy the show…for me it is very educational with the relationships between directors and producers and the films they made.

    I am very disappointed that I missed the SciFi survey. I would have put in Forbidden Planet. Late 50s SciFi film that worked very hard to push the limits of special effects technology of the time…and a classic story line. I would assume that both of you have seen it…but if not, put it on your list…I watch it about once a month…

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  11. Andrea M

    I have weird taste in films. Even if a story is not perfectly executed, I wish movies would be more adventurous. Some examples: Eating Raoul, Waking Ned Devine, Ma vie en rose, The Watcher in the Woods and Lady Hawk.

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  12. Brendan

    Log time fan. So long I remember watching this when it was just Matt and his cat talking about his record collection. At the risk of offending the ladies out there, I have to say that Ernesto is cuter than Craig, but Craig brings a certain something that the cat just doesn’t have. Like speech for one. Anyway, I love the show. It is far better than anything on television, and I’m not just saying that because its true. I’m saying that so you guys will listen to my “Seen It” suggestions. First off is my still favorite movie “Fresh”. Aside from that my only other suggestion is that the next time you do a genre pick, you throw Sports movies in the mix. I do not believe you have ever done one. And by “sports movie” I don’t mean some romantic comedy with a sports setting like Bull Durham (although I wouldn’t be remiss if you threw Slap Shot in the mix). I mean a sports movie about sports! Like Eight Men Out, Friday Night Lights, or Miracle. Again, thanks Matt and Craig and the rest of your crew (and even Ernesto) for the great show!

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  13. T.A. Epley

    T.a. Epley

    I just wanted to bring attention to Matt’s featured album. Every episode Mr. Sloan features an album on prominent display next to a lazy Susan full of booze. It can be seen over Craig’s right shoulder during the opening and closing talking heads segments. I just wanted to commend Matt on his choices. I’ve noticed the Modern Lovers’ eponymous Debut, “Meat is Murder” by The Smiths, and Love’s “Forever Changes” among many other great LP’s. Maybe in an upcoming episode he could acknowledge this phenomenon. I’d love to get a run-down on albums to date or just a quick shout out on an episode-by-episode basis. WELL DONE MY SON!

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  23. Mike Cronis

    I know both of you despaired against Ralph Bakshi, but have you considered the “other” Heavy Metal film, “Rock and Rule” starring Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, and Robin Zander (of Cheap Trick) based on the short by the same studio, “The Devil and Daniel Webster Mouse”.

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