Category Archives: Yakmala!

Yakmala: The Warrior and the Sorceress

One evening, I went over to a friend’s place for a movie night, and he said, “So, what do you want to watch? Sci-fi? Horror? Fantasy? Bad fantasy?” Any loyal reader knows exactly what I picked, and that was how … Continue reading

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Spring Reruns

I started writing for the Satellite Show in February of 2010, which proves a simple point: I do not know when to quit. Since that time, three regular features have emerged: Now Fear This, when I talk about underrated (mostly … Continue reading

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Yakmala: North

That critics have any power whatsoever is a myth we’ve all agreed upon. Yet, very occasionally, a review will become far more notorious than the movie that spawned it. None have accomplished this feat harder than Roger Ebert, normally a … Continue reading

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Best of Yakmala 2015: Invisible Child

Oh, yes, there is one more Best of Yakmala inductee for the year. This is the film that almost always gets away … except someone in the group will say a line or invoke Maggie and we all remember. The … Continue reading

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Yakmala: Barbarian Queen

I first became aware of Barbarian Queen in the distant days before Yakmala when I went to a friend’s house for a bad movie night. Remember when I complained about all the rapeyness in Deathstalker? Well, this one is so … Continue reading

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Extra #2: What is Yakmala?

You hear us discuss Yakmala movies every month, but in this special Long Beach Comic Expo appearance discover the secret origin of the word, what we think it means and the Yakmala movies that have stuck with us over the … Continue reading

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Best of Yakmala 2015: Tuff Turf

Tonal. Whiplash. Going into the 2014 season of Yakmala, I didn’t expect it to be the single most important theme of the year, and yet, here we are. Of this year’s selections for our table of champions, none exemplify tonal … Continue reading

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