Theatrical Viewings:

  1. VALERIAN (Luc Besson, 2017)
  2. A*P*E (Paul Leder, 1976)
  3. QUEEN KONG (Frank Agrama, 1976)

Home Viewings:

  1. ARRIVAL (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)
  2. REVOLVER (Sergio Sollima, 1973)
  3. NEKROMANTIK (Jörg Buttgereit, 1987)
  4. ZOMBIE ’90: EXTREME PESTILENCE (Andreas Schnaas, 1991)
  5. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
  6. JAIL BAIT (Edward D. Wood, Jr., 1954)
  7. ORGY OF THE DEAD (Stephen C. Apostolof, 1965)
  8. BATMAN (Tim Burton, 1989)
  9. SPLIT (M. Night Shyamalan, 2016)

Television:

  1. CASTLEVANIA, 1×01-1×04
  2. GAME OF THRONES, 7×03-7×07
  3. TWIN PEAKS, 3×01-3×03
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Theatrical Viewings:

  1. OKJA (Bong Joon Ho, 2017)
  2. IT COMES AT NIGHT (Trey Edward Shults, 2017)
  3. MURDER! (Alfred Hitchcock, 1930)
  4. POINT BREAK (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991, 35mm)
  5. DUNKIRK (Christopher Nolan, 2017, 70mm)
  6. ATOMIC BLONDE (David Leitch, 2017)

Home Viewings:

  1. NOBODY SPEAK: TRIALS OF THE FREE PRESS (Brian Knappenberger, 2017)
  2. MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT (Kenny Ortega, 2009)
  3. 8MM (Joel Schumacher, 1999)
  4. THE FIFTH ELEMENT (Luc Besson, 1997)
  5. S IS FOR STANLEY (Alex Infascelli, 2016)
  6. THE YOUNG MARRIEDS (Edward D. Wood, Jr., 1972)
  7. UNDER THE CHERRY MOON (Prince, 1986)
  8. GLEN OR GLENDA (Edward D. Wood, Jr., 1953)
  9. BRIDE OF THE MONSTER (Edward D. Wood, Jr., 1955)
  10. PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (Edward D. Wood, Jr., 1959)
  11. NIGHT OF THE GHOULS (Edward D. Wood, Jr., 1959)
  12. CREEPSHOW (George A. Romero, 1982)
  13. KEANU (Peter Atencio, 2016)
  14. RE-ANIMATOR (Stuart Gordon, 1985)
  15. FROM BEYOND (Stuart Gordon, 1986)
  16. CRASH AND BURN (Charles Band, 1990)
  17. STEP BROTHERS (Adam McKay, 2008)
  18. TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (David Lynch, 1992)

Television:

  1. GAME OF THRONES, 7×01-7×02

 

Theatrical Viewings:

  1. WONDER WOMAN (Patty Jenkins, 2017, 70mm)

Home Viewings:

  1. THE LINGUINI INCIDENT (Richard Shepard, 1991)
  2. I VAMPIRI (Riccardo Freda & Mario Bava, 1957)
  3. GRAND SLAM (Giuliano Montaldo, 1967)
  4. BATMAN FOREVER (Joel Schumacher, 1995)
  5. INFERNO (Dario Argento, 1980)
  6. ED WOOD (Tim Burton, 1994)
  7. A RETURN TO SALEM’S LOT (Larry Cohen, 1987)
  8. THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN (Ho Meng-hua, 1977)
  9. A*P*E (Paul Leder, 1976)
  10. QUEEN KONG (Frank Agrama, 1976)
  11. THE MIGHTY GORGA (David L. Hewitt, 1969)

Television:

  1. LAST MAN STANDING, 1×01-1×06
  2. THE HANDMAID’S TALE, 1×01
  3. PEAKY BLINDERS, 1×01-1×06

 

Theatrical Viewings:

  1. YOUR NAME. (Makoto Shinkai, 2016)
  2. FIRST ROUND DOWN (Brett M. & Jason G. Butler, 2016)
  3. PERSONAL SHOPPER (Olivier Assayas, 2016)
  4. ALIEN: COVENANT (Ridley Scott, 2017)

Home Viewings:

  1. IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (Robert Gordon, 1955)
  2. THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD (Arnold Laven, 1957)
  3. ERASERHEAD (David Lynch, 1977)
  4. 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (Nathan Juran, 1957)
  5. THE GIANT CLAW (Fred F. Sears, 1957)
  6. GET ME ROGER STONE (Dylan Bank & Daniel DiMauro & Morgan Pehme, 2017)
  7. CHUCK NORRIS VS. COMMUNISM (Ilinca Calugareanu, 2015)
  8. I AM THOR (Ryan Wise, 2015)

Television:

  1. RIVERDALE, 1×12-1×13
  2. AMERICAN DAD, 9×01-9×19, 10×01-10×20, 11×01-11×03, 12×01-12×15

Hiya folks!

Remember me? Matthew Saliba here with a little update on what I’ve been up to since I last updated this page, oh… 2 years ago?! Wow, has it really been 2 years? Time flies when you’re having fun and that’s just what I’ve been doing.

For a little over 2 years now, I’ve been working as a manager and film programmer at the Carlton Cinema in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I never thought I’d find a “day job” that could make me feel as satisfied as filmmaking did but I’ll be damned if I don’t leave work each and every day with a big smile on my face knowing that the work I do curating The Carlton Midnight Society (Toronto’s one and only monthly midnight film screening series) is appreciated and in some cases, emulated by so many in the city.

But of course, there are those who remember me before I became “Mr. Midnight” and will always ask, when are you going to make another movie?

Since 2003, I’ve made 7 films; 8 if you count my contribution to OUR FOOTLOOSE REMAKE. I have been extremely fortunate to have worked with some of the most talented and wonderful artists and human beings I have ever met and will treasure those memories till the day I die and perhaps even beyond the grave. But truth be told, after the incredible success of EROTICIDE which as of today, has screened in over 26 countries, been translated into 4 languages, collected awards for directing and acting (the latter of which I’m very proud of since Stephanie van Rijn may very well have given the best performance EVER in a Sinema Saliba production) and has been viewed over 1.5 million times on YouTube, I guess you can say for a while I was afraid to embark upon another cinematic endeavour. I suppose you can say that my anxiety stemmed from a fear of having to follow this up. What if I make another flick that bombs? What if any goodwill I was so lucky to gain from older and newer fans after EROTICIDE was tossed aside after making something that in their eyes would be deemed subpar? And here’s the biggest fear I had… whenever I’d do a Q&A or print or internet interview, I would constantly bring up the fact that EROTICIDE was the kind of film I was trying to make for over 10 years. If, in fact, that was really the case, wouldn’t EROTICIDE technically be my swan song and cue to bow out gracefully and let a new generation of DIY filmmakers take the helm and make sado-erotic dramas of their own?

But then I realised 8 is kind of an awkward number of films to “retire” on. 10, on the other hand is a nice round number and has a good ring to it. And wouldn’t you know it, there’s a couple of really strong ideas that have been kicking around in this old chunk of coal’s noggin’ that I think would make for two of the most wicked awesome films that I personally would die to see on the big screen. One of which came to me during my vacation last September in Berlin and Prague and the other, believe it or not, is a film I’ve been wanting to make since 2005, which according to my math, is 12 years now. And then, I got to thinking, well if EROTICIDE is a film I’ve been wanting to make for 10 years and *this* idea is something I’ve been wanting to make for 12 years, well by that logic, wouldn’t *that* be the picture for me to go out on?

You’re damn right, it would be!

So I’m very happy to announce that I am officially coming out of “retirement” to make not one, but TWO brand new films! And I even have working titles for them. The Berlin / Prague inspired idea will be called SUCCUBUS and my “swan song” film, the one that I have truly been wanting to make for 12 years now will be called I’M YOUR FLESH.

In the meantime, feel free to check out EROTICIDE as it’s the best film I’ve ever made and certainly the one I’m the proudest of.

Stay tuned folks, as Sinema Saliba is back and will be better than ever!

April 2017 in Film

Posted: April 30, 2017 in 2017 in Film

Theatrical Viewings:

  1. LOGAN (James Mangold, 2017)
  2. KONG: SKULL ISLAND (Jordan Vogt-Roberts, 2017)
  3. GHOST IN THE SHELL (Rupert Sanders, 2017)
  4. COLOSSAL (Nacho Vigalondo, 2017)
  5. KEDI (Ceyda Torun, 2016)
  6. GET OUT (Jordan Peele, 2017)

Home Viewings:

  1. EEGAH (Arch Hall, Sr., 1962)
  2. SABOTAGE (Alfred Hitchcock, 1936)
  3. VIOLENT SHIT (Andreas Schnaas, 1989)
  4. GOOD BYE LENIN! (Wolfgang Becker, 2003)
  5. THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (John Frankenheimer, 1996)
  6. SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS (Aldo Lado, 1971)
  7. WHO SAW HER DIE? (Aldo Lado, 1972)
  8. THE CASE OF THE BLOODY IRIS (Giuliano Carnimeo, 1972)
  9. THE BLOODSTAINED SHADOW (Antonio Bido, 1978)
  10. DAUGHTER OF DRACULA (Jess Franco, 1972)
  11. THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN (Ho Meng-Hua, 1977)
  12. I SAW THE DEVIL (Jee-woon Kim, 2010)
  13. SALEM’S LOT (Tobe Hooper, 1979)
  14. LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (David Gregory, 2014)
  15. LIFE ITSELF (Steve James, 2014)
  16. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)
  17. THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (Robert Wiene, 1920)
  18. DRACULA (Tod Browning, 1931)
  19. M (Fritz Lang, 1931)
  20. FRANKENSTEIN (James Whale, 1931)
  21. KING KONG (Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)
  22. SON OF KONG (Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)
  23. MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1949)
  24. THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (Eugène Lourié, 1953)

Television:

  1. AMERICAN DAD, 6×01-6×18, 7×01-7×19, 8×01-8×18
  2. RIVERDALE, 1×01-1×11

 

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I’ve just completed my Godzilla collection! After years and years of searching, I now own every single Godzilla film on DVD, including every Showa era, Heisei era and Millennium era film. I also own all the Gameras, Mothras, Rodans and other assorted kaiju too. I’m so OCD when it comes to my love of kaiju that I actually went through my collection and organized everything by era. I also added 8 non-kaiju films and broke them up into two categories – “The Early Years” comprised of the Giant Ape Trilogy of KING KONG, SON OF KONG and MIGHTY JOE YOUNG and “The Missing Links” comprised of 5 American Science Fiction films that “bridge the gap” between Kong and Godzilla. Enjoy!


KONG – The Early Years (1933-1949)

  1. KING KONG (Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)
  2. SON OF KONG (Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)
  3. MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1949)


THE MISSING LINKS – (1953-1957)

  1. THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (Eugène Lourié, 1953)
  2. IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (Robert Gordon, 1955)
  3. THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD (Arnold Laven, 1957)
  4. 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH (Nathan Juran, 1957)
  5. THE GIANT CLAW (Fred F. Sears, 1957)


GODZILLA – Showa period (1954-1975)

  1. GODZILLA (Ishiro Honda, 1954)
  2. GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (Motoyoshi Oda, 1955)
  3. KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (Ishiro Honda, 1962)
  4. MOTHRA VS. GODZILLA (Ishiro Honda, 1964)
  5. GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER (Ishiro Honda, 1964)
  6. INVASION OF ASTRO-MONSTER (Ishiro Honda, 1965)
  7. EBIRAH, HORROR OF THE DEEP (Jun Fukuda, 1966)
  8. SON OF GODZILLA (Jun Fukuda, 1967)
  9. DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (Ishiro Honda, 1968)
  10. ALL MONSTERS ATTACK (Ishiro Honda, 1969)
  11. GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (Yoshimitsu Banno, 1971)
  12. GODZILLA VS. GIGAN (Jun Fukuda, 1972)
  13. GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (Jun Fukuda, 1973)
  14. GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (Jun Fukuda, 1974)
  15. TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (Ishiro Honda, 1975)


GODZILLA SPINOFFS – Showa period (1954-1975)

  1. RODAN (Ishiro Honda, 1956)
  2. MOTHRA (Ishiro Honda, 1961)
  3. VARAN THE UNBELIEVABLE (Ishiro Honda, 1962)
  4. WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (Ishiro Honda, 1966)
  5. KING KONG ESCAPES (Ishiro Honda, 1967)


GODZILLA KNOCKOFFS – Showa period (1954-1975)

  1. YONGARY, MONSTER FROM THE DEEP (Kim Ki-duk, 1967)


KONG KNOCKOFFS – Showa period (1954-1975)

  1. KONGA (John Lemont, 1961)


GAMERA – Showa period (1954-1975)

  1. GAMERA: THE GIANT MONSTER (Noriaki Yuasa, 1965)
  2. GAMERA VS. BARUGON (Shigeo Tanaka, 1966)
  3. GAMERA VS. GYAOS (Noriaki Yuasa, 1967)
  4. GAMERA VS. VIRAS (Noriaki Yuasa, 1968)
  5. GAMERA VS. GUIRON (Noriaki Yuasa, 1969)
  6. GAMERA VS. JIGER (Noriaki Yuasa, 1970)
  7. GAMERA VS. ZIGRA (Noriaki Yuasa, 1971)
  8. GAMERA: SUPER MONSTER (Noriaki Yuasa, 1980)


KONG – American period (1976-1986)

  1. KING KONG (John Guillermin, 1976)
  2. KING KONG LIVES (John Guillermin, 1986)


KONG KNOCKOFFS – American period (1976-1986)

  1. A*P*E (Paul Leder, 1976)
  2. THE MIGHTY PEKING MAN (Ho Meng-hua, 1977)


GODZILLA – Heisei period (1984-1995)

  1. THE RETURN OF GODZILLA (Koji Hashimoto, 1984)
  2. GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE (Kazuki Omori, 1989)
  3. GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH (Kazuki Omori, 1991)
  4. GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA (Takao Okawara, 1992)
  5. GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA II (Takao Okawara, 1993)
  6. GODZILLA VS. SPACEGODZILLA (Kensho Yamashita, 1994)
  7. GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH (Takao Okawara, 1995)


MOTHRA – Heisei period (1984-1995)

  1. REBIRTH OF MOTHRA (Okihiro Yoneda, 1996)
  2. REBIRTH OF MOTHRA II (Kunio Miyoshi, 1997)


GAMERA – Heisei period (1984-1995)

  1. GAMERA: GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE (Shusuke Kaneko, 1995)
  2. GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF LEGION (Shusuke Kaneko, 1996)
  3. GAMERA 3: THE REVENGE OF IRIS (Shusuke Kaneko, 1999)


GODZILLA – Millennium period (1999-2004)

  1. GODZILLA 2000 (Takao Okawara, 1999)
  2. GODZILLA VS. MEGAGUIRUS (Masaaki Tezuka, 2000)
  3. GODZILLA, MOTHRA AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK (Shusuke Kaneko, 2001)
  4. GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA (Masaaki Tezuka, 2002)
  5. GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S. (Masaaki Tezuka, 2003)
  6. GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (Ryuhei Kitamura, 2004)