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Podcast #33 – ‘Star Wars’ Discussion!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 30th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Here is our 33rd episode of ‘The Multi-Media Men’, and we are here to discuss everything ‘Star Wars’. We discuss the upcoming sequels, George Lucas’ involvement, the older films, the spinoff tv shows, and much much more. If you want inside information on everything ‘Star Wars’, then give this segment a listen.  And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher and subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Podcast #33 – ‘In The News’ Volume 33!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 30th, 2014

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Here is our 33rd segment of ‘In The News’, where we discuss some of the cool and interesting news that happened over this past week pertaining to movies, television, video games, music, and comic books.  We also fill you in on all the cool releases coming out in May 2014. There is quite a big variety of news this week and I hope you enjoy our discussions on what Hollywood and the other media genres have in store for us. And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher and subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Podcast #33 – Top 3 Dramatic Turns By Comedic Actors!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 30th, 2014

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Here we are with our 33rd ‘Multi-Media Men‘ podcast Episode.  As usual, we start off with some sort of Top 3 list, and this week we decided to discuss our favorite Dramatic Turns By Comedic Actors. This was a lot of fun.  And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Film Review: ‘Fading Gigolo’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 30th, 2014

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I never thought I’d see the day where Woody Allen would play a pimp who had a male prostitute played by John Turturro. Fortunately for everyone, that day has finally come, and I’m proud to say that I’m a big fan of the film ‘Fading Gigolo‘.We all know who Woody Allen is and most of us know John Turturro from a variety of acting roles he has done over the past couple of decades including Jesus Quintana (‘The Big Lebowski‘), Pete (‘O Brother Where Art Thou‘), Knish (‘Rounders‘), and of course Barton Fink. I could keep going, but you get the picture.

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Film Review: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 30th, 2014

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I was half nervous and half excited for this sequel to one of my favorite superheroes to be released onto the world. I am a huge fan of the first film that came out a couple of years ago and thought that it was a solid reboot, even better than the original one from Sam Raimi. And I felt that it needed a reboot since the third Spidey film was one of the worst movies ever made. Needless to say, director Marc Webb and actor Andrew Garfield did a phenomenal job with their version of the web-slinger. The story was spot on, the script was solid, and the acting by everyone involved was terrific.

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It looks like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are brining back ‘Project Greenlight‘ to HBO. If you don’t remember, ‘Project Greenlight‘ was a reality show where Ben Affleck and Matt Damon searched for new filmmakers and writers, ultimately giving the winner a chance to make their own film and distribute it. The show followed the entire filmmaking process. I believe there were only three seasons of this show with the first two seasons revolving around two indie drama films. One of them starred Shia Lebouf and Amy Smart. The third season was the best as they went with a fun balls-to-the-wall horror film with tons of gore. That movie was called ‘Feast‘ and spawned several sequels. It was directed by John Gulager, the son of Clu Gulager. Official press release below.

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Film Review: ‘Teenage’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 30th, 2014

Hello, Jana here,

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I spent some time reviewing the documentary ‘Teenage‘ today. Jon Savage is a Cambridge educated writer, broadcaster and music journalist. He is known for his award-winning history of the Sex Pistols and punk music. This documentary was based on his book ‘Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture‘. Director Matt Wolf co-wrote the script with Savage. Featuring voices that tell first-hand accounts from American, British and German viewpoints while a collage of archival material give the film its depth. Narrative voices performed by Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, Ahlden Ehrenreich, Ben Rosenfield and Jessie Usher among others.

 

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‘Star Wars’ Cast Announced!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 29th, 2014

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Official Press Release:  The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

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Film Review: ‘Particle Fever’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 28th, 2014

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Particle Fever is a documentary about the turning on of the Cern large hadron collider (LHC) for the very first time and what the results might mean to the scientific community and the physicists as they look for the Higgs bosom or “God particle”. I was lucky enough to talk my husband, who just happens to be a physics teacher, into watching this with me in case there were things I didn’t understand. For the most part I was able to follow without his help. The film has fortunately been made in such a way, that a laymen like myself can comprehend, if not fully understand what’s going on.

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Roald Dahl is a fantastic author that doesn’t get nearly enough mainstream credit. Film-goers have enjoyed his stories for years and most of us grew up with at least one of them. Favorites like ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘The Witches‘, ‘Matilda‘ and ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox‘ are a few examples of Dahl’s work that has been given a big screen treatment. Now we can add to that list ‘The BFG‘.

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It looks like Warner Bros. is banking pretty heavily on Zack Snyder’sBatman vs. Superman‘ release, with a so-so reception of last year’s ‘Man of Steel‘, they gave him a sequel. Not only is he doing a sequel, he cast Ben Affleck as Batman which has drawn cheers and jeers, mostly jeers, from the public since then. So it seems a little ridiculous to me that Warner Bros. has already announced a ‘Justice League‘ movie helmed by Snyder. I’m not saying a ‘Justice League‘ film isn’t a good idea, I just don’t think building the DC Universe off of the ‘Man of Steel‘ platform is the way to do it.

 

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‘Friday the 13th’ Revamped as TV Series!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 26th, 2014

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I love a good slasher movie. I love when the air gets cooler, days get dark earlier and I’m curled up inside the house with windows open, some candles lit and watching someone’s newest vision of whatever maniac of the moment is on my screen.  Sometimes the more they remake a slasher, the better they end up being. Of course I’m a giant fan of bad movies, bad horror films to be exact. Now I see one of my favorite horror series ‘Friday the 13th‘ is being courted for not only a remake, but a remake of platform as well. This isn’t another movie version we’re talking about, this will be developed into a 1-hour long TV show.

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‘Jem and the Holograms’ Gets a Cast!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 26th, 2014

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I was one of the fans that was super excited about the live-action ‘Jem and the Holograms‘ movie in the works. I loved Jem, I knew if I got up and ready for school early enough, I would be done and could watch all but the last 3 minutes of an episode before I had to leave for school. I was in the fifth grade, I think and swore I was going to be like Jem when I grew up. I did the whole singing with a hairbrush into a mirror bit. I danced like crazy and just knew somewhere, someone would realize the genius and promise I had.

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Peter Jackson is the current go-to-guy for sweeping epics including Dwarves, Elves and dragons. The original ‘Lord of the Rings‘ trilogy was entirely successful and brought to life a story a lot of us grew up reading. I thought the Rankin and Bass animations were pretty awesome for what they were, but Jackson’s film treatment of the series blew away any of my expectations. Before Jackson began the conversion, I had the poorly carried out vision of a little nightmare of a film called ‘Dungeons & Dragons‘ by director Courtney Solomon, stuck in my head as for what Jackson’s films would probably end up looking like. This is one moment where I was beyond thrilled to be wrong. Now someone go back and fix the ‘Dungeons & Dragons‘ movie, please?

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Josh Gad Teaming Up With Disney Again!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 26th, 2014

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When we talk about ‘Frozen‘ a few things probably jump to mind. Be it the icy tundra it’s set in, the fantastic, albeit overplayed ‘Let it Go‘, or the comic relief that is either Olaf the hug-loving snowman or how John Travolta stumbled over the name Idina Menzel during the Academy Awards that created memes and quizzes as far as the eye could see.

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Some people are riding a wave behind their parents’ fame having little to no reason to be known on their own. There are some people, like Joe Hill that use a different name so they are judged solely on their own work and not that of a well-known parent, in this case, Stephen King. There is another kind that does not change their name, but doesn’t go around waving their parents’ names around that seek success on their own. Max Brooks is in that category. Most people hear his name and immediately think ‘World War Z‘ or the book ‘Zombie Survival Guide‘. The fact that he’s the son of the fantastic and hilarious actors and filmmaker Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft is not used to elevate his success.

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Disney has always been more than just an animated studio, but when you produce such awesomeness as ‘Sleeping Beauty‘, ‘Robin Hood‘, ‘Peter Pan‘, ‘Aladdin‘ and ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ it’s not something that is always remembered. Plus, we begin life learning that a Disney movie is something animated with catchy songs, at least that’s what my kids learned first. The studio has been finding different ways to get more bang for their buck for a long time. That’s why there will be a celebrated release, MAYBE a sequel in theaters, then a third or more straight to DVD. Take that same movie with established characters and it pops up on the Disney Channel as a brand new animated series. Not to mention the obligatory Disney park tie-in and the countless branding options from clothing to toys to bedding and all things in between.

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Meg Ryan Will Narrate ‘How I Met Your Dad’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 24th, 2014

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It’s time to meet the Mother! Just as we got to hear the narrator of future Ted (Bob Saget) tell his children how he met their mother we will get to hear future Sally/the Mother tell their kids in the HIMYM spinoff How I met your Dad, soon to be HIMYD to those in the know. And whose sweet voice is going to be the future Mother you ask- none other than Meg Ryan!

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Film Review: ‘The Other Woman’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 24th, 2014

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I honestly would not have given this movie a second look. I would not have paid to see it, or rented it, if I had not been asked to screen it for Boomstick Comics. I am so glad I did!  We walked in, and from the start, ‘The Other Woman’ was not what I expected. I was so pleasantly surprised. This movie’s plot line is absolutely unbelievable, for sure, but for what it is (a chick flick), it is downright fun.

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Interview With John Turturro on ‘Fading Gigolo’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 23rd, 2014

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I had the extreme pleasure to sit down with the legendary actor/writer/director John Turturro and discuss his new film, ‘Fading Gigolo‘. We talk about making the movie, casting Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, and Liev Schreiber, as well as some of his favorite moments in film. We even got Mr. Turturro to reprise his Jesus Quintana character from ‘The Big Lebowski‘ and asked him about his bowling skills and the tournament with the Dude and Walter. It was such a fun interview in Dallas, TX., and his film ‘Fading Gigolo‘ is one of the best films of the year. Go See it. CLICK HERE  for the review.

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Rebecca S., Here…

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Director Len Wiseman (the terrible remake of ‘Total Recall‘ and the ‘Underworld‘ films) has signed on to direct the new sci-fi thriller Black Chapter. Wiseman came up with the original idea along with script-writer Zak Penn (X-Men: the Last Stand). The film is being co-produced and co-financed by Skydance Productions, Wiseman is also producing and financing via his production company Sketch Films.

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Amazon Adds New Comedy ‘Really’ To Lineup!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 23rd, 2014

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Amazon.com Studios is adding to their original programming roster with ‘Really‘. The comedy is written by, directed by and starring Jay Chandrasekhar, director of ‘Super Troopers‘, ‘Beerfest’ and ‘Dukes of Hazzard’. Sarah Chalke (‘Scrubs’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’) has been selected as the female lead for the project being executive produced by Jamie Tarses (‘Mad Love’, ‘Franklin and Bash’).

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Film Review: ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 23rd, 2014

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If all the Emo and Hipster kids got together and made a vampire film, it would probably play out a bit like ‘Only Lovers Left Alive‘, which has an excellent soundtrack, moody vampires who hate everything but new underground music, and talk about how much they hate everything. It gets old very fast. But instead of the Emo and Hipster kids, we got famed director Jim Jarmusch who directed ‘Down By Law‘,’ Ghost Dog: Way of The Samurai‘, ‘Coffee and Cigarettes‘, and ‘ Dead Man‘, and ‘Broken Flowers‘ to name a few – not exactly a light-weight. Jarmusch is an acquired taste like a fine 40-year old scotch, where not all people have developed a taste for the director, but those with exquisite taste love his work. I consider myself the latter. But once in a while, some of our favorite directors make a movie that is ultimately forgettable and doesn’t live up to the filmmaker’s past work. And that is where I stand with Jarmusch’s vampire film ‘Only Lovers Left Alive‘.

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Here is our 32nd episode of ‘The Multi-Media Men‘, and we are back from a two week hiatus from covering the Dallas Film Festival.  We recorded this 32nd podcast on Easter Sunday morning in Dallas, TX, and were missing a couple of regulars. However, we were joined by Susan Kamyab of ‘This Chix Flix‘ and ‘Irving Community Television‘ this weekend and she made an excellent addition to the podcast. And since we are back from our small break, what better way to celebrate than with one of our infamous ReCast segments. We went ahead and did it. We ReCast ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show‘, which is one of the best films of all time. There is no way we can replace any of the actors aboard here, but we know that MTV wants to remake it and in this day and age, it is more likely to happen than not. So here are some of our suggestions on who should play which role? Do you agree with us?  And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Podcast #32 – DIFF 2014 ReCap!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 22nd, 2014

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Here is our 32nd episode of ‘The Multi-Media Men‘, and we are back from a two week hiatus from covering the Dallas Film Festival.  We recorded this 32nd podcast on Easter Sunday morning in Dallas, TX, and were missing a couple of regulars. However, we were joined by Susan Kamyab of ‘This Chix Flix‘ and ‘Irving Community Television‘ this weekend and she made an excellent addition to the podcast. We discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Dallas Film Festival and fill you in on the winners and some of the movies we hope to see very soon around the world on the big screen. And please let us know, what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher and subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Podcast #32 – ‘In The News’ Vol. 32!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 22nd, 2014

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The Multi-Media Men are finally back after a two week hiatus while we covered the Dallas Film Festival and took time to reflect on our last 31 weeks of recording. It was an excellent break and we are super psyched to be back with all sorts of fun and new content to make you laugh, cry, and even hurl. We recorded this 32nd podcast on Easter Sunday morning in Dallas, TX, and were missing a couple of regulars. However, we were joined by Susan Kamyab of ‘This Chix Flix‘ and ‘Irving Community Television‘ this weekend and she made an excellent addition to the podcast. Here is our 32nd segment of ‘In The News’, where we discuss some of the cool and interesting news that happened over this past week pertaining to movies, television, video games, music, and comic books.  There is quite a big variety of news this week and I hope you enjoy our discussions on what Hollywood and the other media genres have in store for us. And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Podcast #32 – Favorite Scenes In Movies!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 22nd, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Good news, everyone. The Multi-Media Men are finally back after a two week hiatus while we covered the Dallas Film Festival and took time to reflect on our last 31 weeks of recording. It was an excellent break and we are super psyched to be back with all sorts of fun and new content to make you laugh, cry, and even hurl. We recorded this 32nd podcast on Easter Sunday morning in Dallas, TX, and were missing a couple of regulars. However, we were joined by Susan Kamyab of ‘This Chix Flix‘ and ‘Irving Community Television‘ this weekend and she made an excellent addition to the podcast. As usual, we start off with some sort of Top 3 list, and this week we decided to discuss our favorite scenes in movies. This was a lot of fun.  And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks Teaming Up Again!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 22nd, 2014

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I’m like any other film-lover and I have favorite directors that I will religiously watch anything they turn out. I love the films of Joss Whedon, Cameron Crowe, Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg among others. Spielberg took a bite out of fame with one of my absolute favorite movies of all-time, ‘Jaws‘ in 1975. Yes, another thing I love is a pun, no matter how bad it can be. Spielberg has far too many epic films to count without devoting a whole article to the greatness that is Spielberg. Some of the highlights are ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial‘, the ‘Indiana Jones‘ films, ‘Schindler’s List‘…and on and on and on.

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Movies have been moving to digital platforms for a long time. I still think back to the original movie collection I had when I became a total movie buff. I actually worked at a video rental store in high school called ‘The Movie Buff’. It was the greatest job in the world and set me up for a life-long fascination with film. Thinking back to that movie collection, I had over 450 VHS tapes. Over the years, I’ve had to get rid of them to make room for the newest platform of DVD’s. Way too many years later, I have no VHS tapes, but have tons of DVD’s and am now copying my collection over to a digital format.

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The 44th Annual USA Film Festival Has Started!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 21st, 2014

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Good news, everyone. The 44th Annual USA Film Festival has officially started and will run through April 27th. There are tons of great films to see and some A-List actors, directors, and writers to meet. All films will be shown at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas at Mockingbird Station and tickets can be bought through Ticketmaster for the events. Some of the excellent guests include John Turturro, Ed Harris, Carol Kane, and much much more. Below is some information on some of the events and films you can see and partake in. See you all there.

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David Koechner, is much more than the perfect guy to deliver a huge laugh or to set someone else up for the delivery. He’s got a face you instantly recall in the midst of a good memory of a great scene.  Actor, director, writer, producer and all around funny man. He’s got tons of credits up his sleeve including the blockbuster hilarity inducing ‘Anchorman‘ and it’s sequel. He’s recently had director co-writer Christopher Landon pitching woo at him for Paramount’s upcoming horror-comedy about Boy Scouts who try to fend off a zombie attack, and protect their  Girl Scouts, in their small town. ‘Scouts Vs. Zombies‘ sees Koechner joining a cast comprised of Joseph Morgan (‘Master and Commander’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Immortals’), Tye Sheridan (‘The Tree of Life’, ‘Mud’) , Logan Miller (‘Growing Up Fisher’, ‘Night Moves’),  Andy Fickman, Todd Garner, Bryan Brucks and Betsy Sullenger

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Hey kids, ready for a freaky story of a tortured family, demonic possession, Department of Child Services and the Police all surrounding Gary Indiana? You might have heard of this one, actually. It was in the news in January of this year. I remember reading the report just gobsmacked that no one had locked the chick up yet, then I understood why.

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The ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel Is Back On The Table!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 17th, 2014

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Back in 1993, director Chris Columbus and actor Robin Williams struck gold by dressing in drag with ‘Mrs. Doubtfire‘, which since them has become an iconic comedy movie. The film back then was made for only $25 million, but it grossed almost $450 million. Shortly after the huge success of the movie, a sequel was put into development. That sequel never gained steam, even after twenty years. But now that has all changed.

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Film Review: ‘Dom Hemingway’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 17th, 2014

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 It’s very rare when I know two minutes into a film that it is going to be simply amazing. Well, ‘Dom Hemingway‘ is one of those rare moments. As I sat in the theater not knowing really anything about the film other than that Jude Law was in it and that director Richard Shepard (‘The Matador‘, ‘Girls‘) made the film, I turned to my friend ReelVixen two minutes in, and whispered, ‘This movie is fucking AWESOME!” And through the next 93 minutes, that statement rang true for every second of film. I can easily say that ‘Dom Hemingway‘ is one of my favorite films of the year and I can easily see myself watching this hilarious and fun gangster movie once a week for the rest of my life.

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Interview With Richard Shepard on ‘Dom Hemingway’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 17th, 2014

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I had the extreme pleasure to sit down with director Richard Shepard and discuss his new film, ‘Dom Hemingway‘. We talk about making the movie, casting Jude Law, and some of his favorite moments in film. It was fun interview in Dallas, TX., and his film ‘Dom Hemingway‘ is one of the best films of the year. Go See it and be sure to CLICK HERE to read my review of ‘Dom Hemingway‘!

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Film Review: ‘Under The Skin’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 17th, 2014

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It’s been thirteen years since Jonathan Glazer graced us with a feature film. The last one he made was ‘Sexy Beast‘ that starred Ben Kingsley, and it received some Oscar nominations. Before that film, he brought us the film ‘Birth‘ that starred Nicole Kidman. With that aside, Glazer is known for his compelling and amazing visual style in the music video business.You might not know it, but you have probably seen Glazer’s work. I’m not sure why Glazer has spent thirteen years looking for another feature film project, but for whatever the reason is, his choice of ‘Under The Skin‘ is pretty spectacular – visually speaking.

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Film Review: ‘A Haunted House 2’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 17th, 2014

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 And we are back one year later with a sequel to Marlon Wayans‘ ‘A Haunted House 2‘, which is the funniest film of the year so far. Like the first movie, Wayans and crew parody the ‘Paranormal Activity‘ films along with some of the horror flicks that were released last year including ‘Sinister‘, ‘The Conjuring‘, and ‘Insidious 2‘. For those of you who missed the first outing, don’t worry, yo won’t need to catch up, but I suggest you do as it’s as funny as this sequel. After ‘Scary Movie‘ and Wayans parted ways (there is a jab at that issue in this movie), the comedic icon took a different approach with this new franchise.

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I love a good book adaptation, but first, I love the novel. The next book I have to add to my download list, besides Michael Punke’sThe Revenant: A Novel of Revenge‘, is ‘The Good Lord Bird‘ written by James McBride. This adaptation brings in big talent from Liev Schreiber (‘Ray Donovan‘,  and Jaden Smith (‘The Karate Kid‘, ‘After Earth‘).

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Leonardo DiCaprio Joins ‘The Revenant’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 17th, 2014

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If there’s an actor that is fit for period pieces, it’s unarguably Leonardo DiCaprio. From ‘Titanic’ to ‘Gangs of New York’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘Django Unchained’, ‘The Great Gatsby’ and even ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ was about as 80’s of a movie as you can go. Now he’s signed onto star in ‘The Revenant’ written and directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (‘Babel’, ’21 Grams’), co-written by Mark L. Smith.

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‘Friday the 13th’ Is Getting Remade Again!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 17th, 2014

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Hollywood has a lot of tricks up its collective sleeve.  Yet for all these tricks, they go back to the same wells time and time again. It’s annoying and it’s sad. To use a phrase from ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ by Elton John “Maybe you’ll get a replacement, There’s plenty like me to be Found”.  This is what every new release means to another new release. For every completely original offering from film makers, we receive a hundred re-makes of movies that were good, some that were crap, some ideas that were both crap and should have died in the original. This film announcement is putting it all together.

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Film Review: ‘Heaven is For Real’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 16th, 2014

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I expected ‘Heaven is for Real‘ to be bad, but I didn’t expect it to be as bad as it was. Writer/Director Randall Wallace who gained fame for writing ‘Braveheart‘ over twenty years ago who moved on to direct such films as ‘The Man in the Iron Mask‘, ‘We Were Soldiers‘, ‘Secretariat‘, and now ‘Heaven is For Real‘. It seems like his glory days from ‘Braveheart‘ are long over, because this religious movie plays out like the cheesiest made-for-tv LifeTime movie that should only appeal to a small group of people. But as times have told, these religious-centered films tend to draw people in. But don’t expect a very realistic and bloody movie like ‘Passion of the Christ‘ or the recent ‘Noah‘.

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Fox is Making Mark Millar’s ‘Superior’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 16th, 2014

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Fox has picked up ‘Superior‘, which is the limited series comic book written by Mark Millar (Wanted, X-Men: First Class, and Kick-Ass) and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu, who has basically drawn something for every comic you’ve ever heard of. This adaptation will be produced by Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, Kick-Ass).

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‘Soul Train’ Headed To Broadway!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 16th, 2014

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Tony Award-nominated producer Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages) of TV, stage, and movie production company MediaWeaver Entertainment, has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the musical/variety TV series “Soul Train” and, it seems, intends on turning it into a stage musical.

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“Did we just become best friends again? Yep! That’s right. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have just signed on with director Adam McKay for the film ‘Border Guards‘ for Sony Pictures. Jesse Armstrong  will write the screenplay, as he created and wrote the tv series ‘Peep Show‘. Ferrell, McKay, and Kevin Messick are producing through Gary Sanchez Productions. Michael De Luca and Jonathan Kadin will oversee the project for Sony.

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Stage Review: ‘Once’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 15th, 2014

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I was fortunate enough to see the Broadway tour of ‘Once’. This show was a little different than other Broadway shows I’ve seen in several ways. I love live music. Always have, always will. ‘Once’ gave the viewer an amazing performance by featuring actors who were also musicians. They not only sang the hauntingly beautiful songs this show is known for, but they played instruments at the same time. There was no gaggle of musicians in the orchestra pit, the actors were the orchestra, some playing as many as 4-5 instruments overall.

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Texas FrightMare Is Upon Us!! Here’s What To Expect!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 15th, 2014

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Texas FrightMare Weekend is almost here, and it looks like it will be the biggest horror convention yeet, packed with tons of horror movie actors, actresses, and directors from your favorite scary movies. You’ll be able to meet the legendary zombie director ‘George Romero‘, Linda Hamilton, and a ‘Terminator‘ reunion minus Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron. Plus, you’ll be able to watch the original ‘Dawn of the Dead‘ with George Romero himself. How cool is that. Below, you’ll be able to find out all of the cool info on guests, times, and bands playing this year at the Festival. Enjoy and see you there.

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Baz Luhrmann Knows ‘Kung-Fu’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 14th, 2014

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Baz Luhrmann the director behind the recent adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” is now in talks with Legendary Pictures (Godzilla, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim) to direct the big screen adaptation of the 1970s martial arts western tv show “Kung Fu”. There are no details as to how far along the talks are or if other directors are being considered. If Luhrmann and legendary make a deal it is likely that the director will start off by rewriting the script that was written by John McLaughlin, the writer behind “Black Swan”.

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‘Sharknado 2’ Is Now Crowdfunding For An Extra Scene!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 13th, 2014

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In the upcoming “Sharknado 2: The Second One”, the sequel to “the most culturally relevant film of last year”, the studio “The Asylum” would like to include something special. Unfortunately, they don’t have the funds to make a super bonus scene happen, or so they say. But fortunately for us, the crowdfunding site Indiegogo can help them make their dreams come true by gathering donations from all the Sharknado loving people of the world.

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You Must Watch This ‘Mad Men’ Blaxploitation Clip!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 13th, 2014

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We can all agree that AMC’sMad Men‘ by Matthew Weiner is one of the finer shows to ever grace the small screen. And over the past several years, we have seen a variety of parodies based off this great show. Some have been comical to serious and smart, to low-budget, to down right silly. But we haven’t seen a top notch blaxploitation parody of ‘Mad Men‘ yet. Well that is until now. This might be the best parody I have ever seen.

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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, framers and writers of the award winning series ‘Game of Thrones‘ have set their sites on a new project. Since converting George R.R. Martin’s novel into one of the most popular and award winning series, they have had little time for anything else. The demands of writing and executive producing GoT have left little time for other projects. With the fourth season premiering last Sunday, the pair have set their sites on another novel they are planning to convert to another media. This time, they are looking at a feature film, and the book they will be working from is ‘Dirty White Boys‘ from Stephen Hunter. Hunter also wrote ‘Point of Impact‘, the book that was turned into 2007’s ‘Shooter‘.

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Which TV show has been on air for 25 years and has just been sold into syndication for a whopping $750 million? If you answered ‘The Simpsons‘ you were right. The newly announced sister network to FX, FXX is going to begin airing with the animated satire. If you’re starting a new broadcast and want to get viewer attention a series marathon is always a good way to do it. If you want the network to be talked about you plan a 12-day marathon that comprises 552 episodes. The high price-tag for the series will not only give network syndication rights, but a first time availability for on-demand viewing. 

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‘Candid Camera’ Being Revived for TV Land!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 12th, 2014

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If you watched TV from any point in the late 40’s to to a few years ago, you probably saw, or heard the phrase “Smile, you’re on Candid Camera“. The  show, which was really the original reality show if you think about it, debuted in 1948 and ran until 2004. Obviously in that time there were different hosts and pranksters, but the premise remained the same, hidden cameras capture real reactions of ordinary people being confronted with unusual (to say the least!) situations.

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Here we are with another special edition of the Multi-Media Men Podcast: WWE Edition. I’m joined by Tom Nix, Mike Purtill, and special guest Angi Sanders as we discuss all things related to the WWE Universe. In this episode, talk about the unfortunate passing of The Ultimate Warrior, WrestleMania XXX, and Monday Night Raw. We also dive into some discussion on where the WWE Universe is going as well as some future matches we would like to see at the next pay-per-view. So please enjoy our show and find out what we thought about The Undertaker losing the streak, John Cena and Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, and Daniel Bryan. YES! YES! YES! YES! And please let us know, what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher and subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Film Review: ‘Rio 2’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 11th, 2014

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Some animated films stay with you, like Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Lion King, How to Train Your Dragon, and Shrek. There are some that you really enjoy and recommend to friends, for example The Lego Movie, Despicable Me, Wreck-it-Ralph, and Iron Giant. And then, there are those that you see that you think will only be good for people with kids because they have catchy songs and flashy colors, but not much else. Enter Rio 2, which falls solidly into this category.

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Film Review: ‘The Raid 2’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 10th, 2014

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The only thing you need to know  about ‘The Raid 2: Berandal‘ is that you need to run to the nearest theater that’s playing ‘The Raid 2: Berandal‘ and watch it. This is the sequel to 2011’s ‘The Raid: Redemption‘ by Gareth Evans, and is even better than its first literal non-stop hardcore action movie from only a few years ago. This time around, we have a 2.5 hour film full of some of the best action sequences and fight choreography ever put on film. In addition to that, we have one hell of story to go with it, which was mostly lacking from the first film, which I’m not complaining about at all.

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Film Review: ‘Finding Vivian Maier’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 10th, 2014

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When I first heard of ‘Finding Vivian Maier‘, I was intrigued by the story line. Once I looked it up and saw Phil Donahue was in it, I was even more so interested. I wanted to see how the path of these two people intersected. Vivian Maier was an extremely reclusive artist. The term artist was probably never really used to describe her during her lifetime but has become a posthumous descriptor most strangers associate her with.

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Interview With Tye Sheridan on ‘Joe’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 10th, 2014

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We had the distinct pleasure to sit down with actor Tye Sheridan for the movie ‘Joe‘ that starred Nic Cage and was directed by David Gordon Green. The first part of this video is a one-on-one conversation with Tye and writer Suzanne Loranc. Following this brief one-on-one, there is a round table interview Tye for your viewing pleasure. Tye discusses his role in ‘Joe‘, working with Nic Cage, his interest in directing, his favorite films, and his favorite super-hero he would like to play in a movie someday. This was a very fun interview in Dallas, TX. Go see ‘Joe‘. And don’t forget to CLICK HERE to read my review of ‘Joe‘.

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Film Review: ‘Joe’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 10th, 2014

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Director David Gordon Green has had quite an impressive resume over the last ten years, and this being 2014, Green is showing no signs of weakening or bowing down to the execs of Hollywood any time soon. Green’s resume includes ‘Pineapple Express‘, ‘Eastbound and Down‘, ‘Your Highness‘, and the more recent drama ‘Prince Avalanche‘. He also produced the gritty thriller ‘Compliance‘. Green seemed to step away from the likes of Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, and Danny McBride, and made an unrelenting yet beautiful movie with ‘Joe‘, which is based on a novel by Larry Brown of the same name from 1991.

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CBS has wasted no time in replacing David Letterman on ‘The Late Show‘, since Letterman announced his retirement last week. They asked Stephen Cobert of the ‘Colbert Report‘ on Comedy Central to take the reigns to which Colbert accepted. Colbert inked a five-year deal to take over the show, which has been on the air since 1993.

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Interview With Tom Welling on ‘Draft Day’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 10th, 2014

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I had the extreme pleasure of talking with actor Tom Welling, who is in the movie ‘Draft Day‘ with Kevin Costner, but is most known for playing Clark Kent in the hit tv show ‘Smallville‘. It was a fun interview in Dallas, TX. We discussed his role in the film, his character on ‘Smallville‘, his favorite sports movies, and much much more. Enjoy. CLICK HERE to read my review on ‘Draft Day‘.

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Film Review: ‘Draft Day’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 10th, 2014

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I have not been excited about a Kevin Costner movie since before I had my first kiss, which was Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. And that came out in 1991 when I was 11, and let’s face it, I was going to see Christian Slater.  It was the last Costner movie that I saw in theaters, though I have sat through or fallen asleep during his other films like Waterworld and The Postman.  So when I was asked to go see Draft Day, a movie I knew absolutely nothing about going into the theater except that it was about either the NFL or NBA  (Do other sports have draft days?), I took my husband along for moral support/sports clarification just in case. This movie had all the makings of a perfect storm of being truly awful and I had a depraved eagerness to write this review in order to drop the hate bomb on Costner. But man, was I wrong. This movie was good. Really good.

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The first trailer for ‘Wish I Was Here‘ is officially out and ready for your viewing. This is Zach Braff’s (‘Scrubs‘) second film that he directed since ‘Garden State‘ in 2004. So yes, it’s been ten years since then and we are all in our 30s now. It’s difficult to pin point what exactly the story is here with this trailer, but rest assured, this film is going to be fantastic. It looks like Braff took the best parts of a Wes Anderson movie and the best parts of a Stanley Kubrick movie and mixed them together in his own magical talent to give us the tale of family, love, and loss. At least that is what it looks like. There is a lot going on in this trailer with different genres and characters, but one thing is for sure, I bet I’m gonna need a box of tissue for my eyes after watching this.

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The Ultimate Warrior 1959-2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 9th, 2014

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The Undertaker’s Streak died on Sunday, the Ultimate Warrior died on Tuesday, and if there are any other remnants of my childhood that you’d like to destroy, I’d prefer you go for it today so I can deal with them all as a package deal.

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Liz’s DIFF 2014 Film Review ‘Little Accidents’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 8th, 2014

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Writer/Director Sara Colangelo’s film Little Accidents delivers an emotionally searing story delivered by a talented cast whose performances will leave you in your seat after the film ends. DIFF enabled viewers to watch the film about a tragic coal-mining accident and the effects its aftermath has on members of a small community. Colangelo does not shy away from the themes of class conflict, tense family dynamics or the need to protect the ones you love, regardless of the cost.

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Jack White Announces New Giant Tour For New Album!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 8th, 2014

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Good news, everyone. Jack White has announced a big new tour for his new album ‘Lazaretto‘, which will be out June 10th of this year. His last solo album was the amazing ‘Blunderbuss‘, and if you haven’t heard that album yet – please purchase it. You’ll be glad you did. The former ‘White Stripes‘ frontman will be traveling across America and Europe starting on April 19th in Nashville at his own record Store, Third Man Records. How fitting, right?

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If you’re the star of a movie that makes $343,000,000 worldwide with a budget of only $40,000,000, you would be safe in betting there is a sequel in your future. If you’re Jaden Smith and you’re one half of the doomed project ‘After Earth‘ and a studio is still willing to bank heavily on you, you thank your lucky stars and say “yes”.  If you can get millions of people to look past the fact that the film is called ‘The Karate Kid‘ and features NO Karate, only Kung-Fu, then audiences deserve way less credit than I give them.  Of course I’m talking about the box office hit and re-make, ‘The Karate Kid‘. The director, Harald Zwart, will not be responsible for this venture as it appears he is going to be tied up with another sequel, ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes‘. Instead, Breck Eisner is taking the reigns. Eisner most recently directed ‘The Crazies‘ that starred Timothy Olyphant and Joe Anderson.

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If you’ve read my articles before, you know I am vehemently against cookie-cutter TV and movies. If the idea has been done, I can tolerate a few re-imaginings on it, but I need variety. Too much of the same topic and I tune out. This has been the way with the latest craze of zombies. I’ve seen zombies on everything. TV, movies, gun targets, video games, music videos, cartoons, Rob Zombie, drinks, 5k’s…you name it. It’s safe to say, the zombie genre has been done to death, unfortunately, that death has been re-animated and come back a million different ways. Zombies are not only horror-genre material, anymore. There have been zombie romances, animated zombies and zombie comedies.

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Festival season is always a great atmosphere to learn about a new band, artist or film. It can also be a great place for those independent film makers to find a distributing partner that will generate a bigger spotlight on their work. This is the case for the indie horror film ‘Creep‘. This low-budget thriller stars Patrick Brice as a videographer who answers an Craigslist ad to film a stranger (Mark Duplass) in a remote mountain town for a personal project that brings to light that the client is not at all what he initially seemed, with sinister repercussions.

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Star Wars fans have been a mixture of excited and perplexed over Episode VII’s announcement. It would be great for us if George Lucas was tapping into his galaxy once again to bring us the latest chapter. Alas, that’s not the case. Lucas sold rights over to Disney and retired to go back to making films in his garage. At least that’s what I remember from an article. At any rate, he’s not running the show this time around. Star Wars isn’t like, say, the James Bond movies, you can’t just change out the lead and let each director have a different version of 007’s world. Star Wars fans want conformity. We’ve grown to love this galaxy and demand that anyone else that touches it, love it as much as we do.

 

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DIFF 2014 Film Review: ‘The One I Love’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 7th, 2014

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Director Charlie McDowell and writer Justin Lader are newcomers to the film world, and with their incredible movie ‘The One I Love‘, I expect big, bright futures for the both of them. I left the theater with a big smile on my face and couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed what I just saw on-screen. It took me back to the first time I saw my first ‘Twilight Zone‘ episode, and how much that transformed me into wanting to make movies and write mini-scripts with my dad’s old dinosaur video camera that sat on my small shoulder.

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‘The Goonies’ Sequel Is Finally Happening!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 6th, 2014

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I could begin this with ‘Hey, you guys!’, or ‘Goonies never say die!’ but that has been done. Seriously, if the joke is that easy, everyone is going to come up with it, and who needs another news piece spouting the same tag line? Turns out the paparazzi pick up more than just bad angled pictures. Director Richard Donner was signing autographs near the cameramen and one of them picked up the scoop that Donner’s next film is going to be a sequel to a favorite movie for millions of people – ‘The Goonies‘!! We’ve all been through the rumors that it was in the works and that a script was being or had been written, just to find out that it was making no real progress.

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Bryan Cranston is one of Hollywood’s greatest talents right now. We loved the goofy Hal on 6 seasons of ‘Malcolm in the Middle‘, and he was the man we loved to hate as he played Walter White on ‘Breaking Bad‘, which ran for 5 seasons and aired it’s final episode in 2013. The celebrated actor has a well that runs much deeper than just a few acting gigs. He is going to tap into that depth to write his memoir that will be published by Scribner and hopefully available in 2015.

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Ryan Reynolds is the latest to join Helen Mirren in The Weinstein Company’s ‘Woman In Gold‘ or ‘The Golden Lady‘, not sure which title they are going to go with. Daniel Bruhl is in negotiations, at this point. Mirren will play real-life heroine Maria Altmann,  a Jewish WWII survivor who fought the Austrian government to get back several paintings by Gustav Klimt that were stolen from her family during wartime. Reynolds will play the attorney who took this case despite knowing little about art and Bruhl, will play his adversary.  Looks like George Clooney’sThe Monument’s Men‘ missed a few paintings.

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FX has done exceptionally well for themselves with regards to successful original programming. Shows like ‘Justified‘, ‘Sons of Anarchy‘, ‘American Horror Story‘ and ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘ have become proven fan favorites. and mark pretty high viewer numbers that definitely make this network a proven competitor in the battle for a target audience.

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TMNT Casts Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 6th, 2014

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Not to enrage fans of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ any more than necessary, but we’ve got some new casting info for the new twist on the heroes in a half-shell. The characters may have a different look than what we’re used to, but some of them will at least sound familiar. Johnny Knoxville has been added to voice Leonardo, and Tony Shalhoub is giving Splinter a voice.

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DIFF 2014 Film Review: ‘Brazilian Western’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 5th, 2014

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Brazilian Western” is René Sampaio’s debut feature length film, which is loosely based on a legendary Brazilian folk song titled, “Foroeste Caboclo.”  Don’t be fooled by the title. This is not a traditional Western by any means. Instead, the film is a little bit “Scarface”, a little bit “Romeo and Juliet”, and a little bit “The Unforgiven”.  This may sound like a strange combination with too much going on, but it actually works.  And oddly enough, despite the ultra-violent scenes in the film and the depressing ending, the one word I keep using to describe this film is “fun”.

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DIFF 2014 Film Review: ‘Little Accidents’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 5th, 2014

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Little Accidents‘ seems anything but little, with the exception of the tiny town this all takes place in. Director Sara Colangelo takes control of a stellar cast in this unsmiling drama about two major events in a small coal mining town. Colangelo does a great job in not jumping on cliches, and letting her characters be true to themselves, but often throughout the film, there are several circumstances and characters that don’t get to earn their keep. Colangelo did say she had a three hour film with this, but was cut down to under two hours. I think the three hour cut would have been perfect, but I expect good word of mouth of avid film fans to recommend this one, despite some of its clunky execution.

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DIFF 2014 Film Review: ‘Evolution of a Criminal’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 5th, 2014

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In the documentary, “Evolution of A Criminal”, filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe turns the camera on himself for an autobiographical examination of how Monroe evolved from a good kid to a bank robber by the time he was sixteen. Monroe’s family members, friends, co-conspirators, and victims each reveal parts of Monroe’s evolution.

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DIFF 2014 Film Review: ‘Child’s Pose’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 5th, 2014

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Calin Peter Netzer’s very somber film ‘Child’s Pose‘ is a dark character study of the relationship between a mother/wife and her family. I’m sure we all know someone in our family who tries to control every little detail in everyone’s lives, and will go to the end of the world to find out the smallest details on their loved ones. At times, this can come across as comical, but most of the time it comes across as an annoyance, which can scar any relationship, even though the ‘patriarch’ of the family has good intentions.

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Amy Adams is not an actress you’d expect to see in the lineup for a movie about aliens minus ‘Man of Steel‘, but that’s exactly the case. The ‘American Hustle‘ star is in talks to star in ‘Story of Your Life‘ a film conversion of a short story by Nebula and Hugo and Locus Award winning author Ted Chiang. ‘Prisoners‘ director Denis Villeneuve is slated to direct from a script written by Eric Heisserer, writer of the remakes of ‘The Thing‘ and ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street‘.

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A John Grisham novel is like a mug of coffee on a stormy day, a glass of wine after the kids are asleep, or even a Xanax when you want to rip someone’s head off. The point is, it’s a calming, reassuring presence. It’s going to be an intense, legal, thrill ride that has a feel-good ending. Grisham’s tried and true writing style is gripping, authentic and something that lends itself to film adaptation easily. This has been the case with ‘The Firm‘, ‘The Pelican Brief‘, ‘The Client‘ and ‘A Time to Kill‘ among several others. There is even a complete departure from his norm evident in ‘Christmas With The Kranks‘.

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Film Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 3rd, 2014

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Marvel’s next adventure for beloved comic book icon ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘ is ambitious; a triumph in many respects, but perhaps falls just shy of reaching its full potential as a standalone film.

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If you’re looking for a successful name in the industry, look no further than Jay Roach. He began his directing career in 1990 and has been a top name for comedy since then. He is the man responsible for the three ‘Austin Powers‘ films, ‘Meet the Parents‘ and my favorite, ‘Meet the Fockers‘. In 2008 Roach began a working relationship with HBO with the movie ‘Recount‘, the film got into the details of the aftermath of the 2000 U.S. presidential election between Al Gore and George W. Bush, which led to Roach winning two Emmy’s and resulted in another Emmy-winning HBO movie, ‘Game Change‘. Roach may have moved away from the election debacle, but a new partner of his is still rather close to it.

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By now, everyone has learned that Fox is doing a reboot of ‘Fantastic Four‘. I will never, ever understand the studio decision to re-make a movie that is not very old. ‘Fantastic Four‘ came out in 2005 so it’s not even 10 years old, yet. Stars from the film and the director are still very relevant to what is current. They’re all still working in big budget situations and are drawing crowds.

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Alan Ball has become a name known with  ratings-driven projects. Ball is a talented writer, producer and director of HBO’s smash ‘True Blood‘, ‘Six Feet Under‘ and the Oscar winning ‘American Beauty‘. Ball has been drafting a full-length adaptation for Rodney Sheldon’s book,  ‘I Am Chippendales‘. Ben Stiller is in talks to play Nick DeNoia in the film that will give the creation and expansion of the famed ‘Chippendales’ dancers.

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Sensationalism has long fueled the entertainment world. Whether it’s something that comes from the mind of a creative film maker or ripped straight from the headlines. No one has provided more fodder for an ugly, splashy headline than the murders surrounding cult-leader Charles Manson. Hollywood has been fascinated with the grisly murders since they occurred in the late 1960’s. The public interest in the slayings has led to the story being told in dozens of ways. The story never gets old, either. Pure evil is always going to draw some interest. 

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Peter Capaldi Walks Away From ‘Doctor Who’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 1st, 2014

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BBC’sSherlock‘ is one of the best shows currently airing. One of the reasons is the witty banter between characters, another reason is who plays one of those characters, Benedict Cumberbatch. One of the bad things with being a fan of ‘Sherlock‘ is that our viewing season is only 3-4 episodes long, and we have to wait a bloody long time just to get those! We put up with it because the option of not having those few episodes is ultimately, far worse than the waiting.

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‘Chronicle 2’ Has Been Greenlit!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 1st, 2014

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If a film is successful, studios don’t generally waste a lot of time in putting gas to a sequel. Fox was pleasantly surprised with the demand for ‘Chronicle‘ when it was released in 2012. The script written by Max Landis, told the story of 3 high school friends and what happens when they acquire telekinetic abilities.

 

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Most of the time, when a singer dies, their new material releases screech to a halt. Granted, this isn’t always the case. Look at The Beatles and their song, ‘Real Love‘, it was released in 1996 (which just happens to be the year I graduated high school). John Lennon died in 1980, so it can be safely assumed he wasn’t in a recording studio with the other Beatles hammering out new tunes. Musicians have hours and hours of recordings of songs in various level of completion. It may be a first sing-through, something they’ve worked on but can’t get just right, or something that is nicely polished and they just don’t have room on a current album for the extra track. Releasing songs that have been previously recorded but not released can be a bit of closure for producers that worked with the act, for band mates and ultimately for fans.

 

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If you didn’t get a chance to watch the season finale of ‘Walking Dead‘, iTunes has a treat for you! The famed content library is providing one free viewing of last night’s season finale along with the rest of the series.  iTunes head of streaming series’ Ellen Rodkin-Dell announced this morning, “We think it’s a great way to reward our loyal customers. Out streaming service is being used by 105.1 million Americans per day. We are always looking for innovative and new ways to reward customers and are looking into improving a referral program to further reward our faithful customers.”

 

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Troy Duffy Writing ‘Boondock Saints 3’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 1st, 2014

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“And shepherds we shall be…”  If you could finish that verse, I know you’re like me. Huge ‘Boondock Saints‘ fans. I also know that you will appreciate the announcement that dropped today from the one and only Troy Duffy. He has been back and forth about the idea of a third film in the series, but things look like they are ready to move forward into working on a script, at least.

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Nerds everywhere, prepare to be absolutely outraged!! Nerd 101 teaches us that ‘Star Wars‘ and ‘Star Trek‘ are two entirely separate factions that should never, never EVER be combined. The two are like ‘Ghostbusters‘ proton streams. What can we never do with proton streams? That’s right….cross them.  What we all feared has actually made it’s way into the script. JJ Abrams, with Disney, has announced today, there will be a small cameo in the upcoming ‘Star Wars Episode VII‘ that will feature Spock. I can’t believe the lunacy of this one either.  I’m really stunned. I even checked this for an April Fools Day joke and it seems it’s 100% legit.

 

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