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In which we try to make sense of "Return to Nukem High: Volume 1"...

The wait is over my friends, Troma's "Return to Nuke Em High" will finally hit DVD and Blu-Ray on March 18th. Lloyd Kaufman takes to the director chair again for this sequel to the beloved 1986 classic "Class of Nuke 'Em High". The disc will be chock full of commentary tracks, behind the scene features and all kinds of other magic. You like magic don't you? What kind of jackass doesn't like movie magic?

The other day I was clicking around the old boob tube and stumbled upon something called "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax" which turned out to be a new film staring Christina Ricci as the infamous parent killing ax wielding nut bag. I immediately though "Hey is this Lifetime? Wow I'm not going to watch this! Hey let's not watch that." Then I moved on. Now I read that the flick is being released on DVD this coming April 8th. So just in case you don't have Lifetime but still want to enjoy a movie that was made for Lifetime... ya know this might be important news.

Who doesn't want to see Jennifer Lopez lose her mind and go on a killing spree? No one I want to be friends with that's who! The film is called "Lila And Eve" and it's just been picked up by A+E Networks for an early 2015 release. The project also stars Viola Davis who along with Lopez goes on a killing spree of the local bad guys after their children are murdered. So ya know... I guess it's not that sexy of a movie after all.

Content Films have picked up "The Heist", a new film about a group of robbers who plan to hit a bank that just so happens to be built on top of another bank that just so happens to be haunted by a group of robbers who tried to rob the original bank. Confused? It just so happens to be a slow day and this just so happens to be the best I have right now. I swear I'll stop writing the news again.

Benni Diez sounds like some sort of weird Juggalo name but it's not. It's a guy who directs films and he's just been hired to direct "Stung", a new flick about giant wasps that will straight up murder your ass. Filming is scheduled to begin this spring, which I assume will give the filmmakers enough time to grow giant wasps. Woot woot.

Good news! The sequel nobody wanted has gotten a title and plot synopsis. I'm speaking of course about "I Spit On Your Grave Too". See what they did there? This time around we follow a young model trying to make it in the Big Apple who finds herself kidnapped, tortured and shipped off to another country where she's left for dead. Am I the only one who thinks the third one should be Oprah themed? I spit On your gave! And I spit on your grave! And your gave and your grave and your gave!

How the hell is it that Japan has had a longer version of Troma's classic flick "The Toxic Avenger" for this long? I didn't bust my ass in WWII for that kind of crap to be happening. Well good news freedom fighters, the much desired Japanese version of the flick is coming to the US on December 11th in DVD form. Not Blu-Ray, because Johnie Freedom don't need no Blu-Ray.

Fun fact. This past September the BGH crew was in an elevator and we were 99% sure we made "A Nightmare On Elm Street" it girl Heather Langenkamp big time uncomfortable. Turns out it was actually the step mother from "Terminator 2". Funny story huh? Anyway Heather Langenkamp has landed a small part in "Star Trek Into Darkness", the J.J. Abrams sequel to 2009's "Star Trek" reboot. See how that whole thing tied in?

With all the generic mainstream stuff we see cross our desk every day, it's really refreshing to see an indie film with such a distinct visual style. "Video Diary of a Lost Girl" is pretty low budget, but promises to be a unique film viewing experience. Be on the lookout for a review soon and check them out on Facebook for more info.

The most normal thing in this trailer is Ron Jeremy dressed like Jesus smoking a bong. It's almost the most "safe for work" thing about it too, consider yourself warned.

"Return to the Class of Nuke'Em High" is the latest opus from Troma's big dawg, Lloyd Kaufman. They've been using money earned from the sale of remake rights to films like "The Toxic Avenger" to fund their new movies. As far as I'm concerned as long as Lloyd is around and making true independent cinema, everything's going to be alright... Now when do I get my sequel to "Poultrygeist"??

Things are about to get... awkward...

We checked out Darren Lynn Bousman's "Mother's Day" (a remake of the "classic" Troma film) a few months back on the podcast and the response, for the most part, was "thumbs up". Your chance to see it comes on May 8th when it hits DVD. The cover art goes full "Rebecca De Mornay", and frankly makes it look like a Lifetime movie. Trust us, it's not. (click to enhance)

Lloyd Kaufman pontificates on the message of "Occupy Wallstreet" and offers up some advice on how they can evolve and survive. Hollywood's been trying to destroy this guy for 40 years, he just might know a little on the subject...

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Joseph Adler's "Scream, Baby, Scream" can pretty much be summed up as a bad acid trip. Written by Larry Cohen ("It's Alive"), we meet a world renowned artist who plans on taking his artwork to the next level by creating living masterpieces with women that he's kidnapped. The bad dialogue, goofy fashions, and the tripped out camera angles give the feeling of many of those fun 60's monster movies. Unfortunately, it doesn't really have much going for it other than some fun psychedelic poster art. That and a weird scene where teenagers take acid and go play in a monkey cage at the zoo.