Ryan Steans

Guest Blogger

Ryan Steans has been reviewing pop culture since 2003, formerly of Film Fodder, League of Melbotis and currently at The Signal Watch.  He sifts through comics, movies and the occasional television program seeking out the best but making time to celebrate the worst in genre media. It will surprise some to learn that Ryan does hold a film degree of some sort, and has a basic, public school education.  He resides in Austin, Texas and is quite fond of Superman.

TPR Cinema
10:44 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Blu-ray Review: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Credit Kino Lorber

While the Lifetime and Hallmark networks will duke it out for weeks ahead of Christmas, airing competing schmaltzy movies in which divorcees find love under the mistletoe, there has long been a tradition of Christmas movies intended for the kiddies.  These movies usually assume that no adult will even attempt to watch the flick, and so all bets are off when it comes to bothering to appeal to anyone with more than two digits to their age.

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TPR Cinema
4:37 pm
Wed December 2, 2009

DVD Review: Santa Buddies

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Editor’s Note: When I received a review copy of the new direct-to-video movie Santa Buddies in the mail, I knew exactly who to call. My own buddy Ryan, whom I’ve known since college, tolerates excruciatingly bad movies well, for what reason I cannot tell. I figured that reading his review of the movie would be much more fun than sitting through 88 minutes of CGI-assisted talking dogs. I wasn’t disappointed. Without further ado, here’s the longest analysis of Santa Buddies you’re likely to read on the Internet. Now, I dare you to watch the movie. –Nathan Cone 

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Home Video
1:56 pm
Mon December 12, 2005

Review: "The Adventures of Superman"

WHV Home Entertainment

In the rush to squeeze every last dime out of the upcoming feature film "Superman Returns," Warner Bros. has finally come through for long-suffering Superman fans and released Season 1 of that staple of 1950s TV, “The Adventures of Superman” to DVD.

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