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Film Review: ‘A Trip To Italy’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 29th, 2014

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I’ve always wanted to take a trip to Italy. I’ve dreamed of seeing where my family came from, quenching my thirst on some fine Italian wine, hiking up the hills and looking out at the ocean, gaining thirty pounds on some of the best food I know I will eat, and of course, re-enact scenes from ‘The Godfather II‘ to pay homage to my family who came from Sicily. I figure by sailing on the open ocean to a good restaurant or spending the day at a wine vineyard, I might just end up moving and living there. And Michael Winterbottom’sThe Trip to Italy‘ made me want to fast track this goal.

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Chris August Concert Review!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 29th, 2014

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Some days, I think my career choice didn’t end up exactly how I wanted then I’m reminded of what a charmed life I really lead. Sure, I’m not a transplant surgeon or even a serial killer tracker for the FBI, but I’ve got the most gravy job out there. Where else can I stay in the relative comfort of my own home, write about TV, movies, singers and theatre shows I love? I’m sure we can all do that from our parents’ basement, but I don’t have prison pallor from living underground for months on end with the only break to be for a Cheetos run. Part of this awesome opportunity I have in writing for Boomstick, is that I’m not only able, but encouraged to go see concerts, theatre runs, films whatever the case may be. It’s good being me! So I didn’t start this just to brag on my glorious job, I get to tell you all about a fantastic event I attended last Friday and the artist I got to spend some one-on-one time with.

 

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Short Snap Film Review: ‘As Above, So Below’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 29th, 2014

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I wanted to be truly scared while watching “As Above, So Below.” It’s based in the history of alchemy, and Nicholas Flamel and the Sorcerer’s Stone. You know the one from ‘Harry Potter’? It’s also set in the catacombs below Paris, in the City of the Dead, hence my excitement.

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Film Review: ‘The November Man’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 29th, 2014

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Pierce Brosnan…a previous incarnation of James Bond has added producing to his repertoire.  Brosnan’s latest production is the spy thriller, The November Man, a genre with which Brosnan is a little familiar.  Peter Devereaux (Brosnan) is a super spy who trained the newbies before his retirement from the CIA.  Being the Yoda of espionage, Brosnan’s all-knowing charm shines and somewhat terrifies.  

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Over at the Venice Film Festival, director Joshua Oppenheimer brought his new documentary ‘Look of Silence‘ to compete in the fest. Oppenheimer’s last documentary ‘The Act of Killing‘ was nominated for an Oscar, and was the best documentary I’ve seen in a very long time. There was a reason why Werner Herzog and Errol Morris put their name on that documentary. It’s the good and that haunting.

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 Warner Bros. are trying yet again to revive the Looney Tune franchise. They’ve had moderate success over the past decade with a couple of feature films, and a new series, but they have not come close to making a big blockbuster hit like they used to. But that might all change, considering the talent they have behind this revamp, which they hope to turn a franchise out of it.

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Lake Bell is not just a pretty face that filmmakers can employ into the mix to balance out the brains and comedy. She’s got excellent comedic timing, herself and she is beginning to spend time behind the camera instead of just in front of it.

She  made her directorial debut with ‘In a World‘ last year and has now signed on for ‘The Emperor’s Children‘ for Imagine Entertainment. Bell has also directed a few shorts and about 4 episodes of ‘Children’s Hospital‘.

 

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‘Underworld’ Is Already Getting the Reboot Treatment!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 27th, 2014

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Lakeshore Entertainment must be hard-up for cash, because they are already rebooting the ‘Underworld‘ franchise with more angry werewolves and vampires. The first ‘Underworld‘ movie was released back in 2003 with director Len Wiseman directing his beautiful wife Kate Beckinsale, as she jumped through the air, fighting vampire and werewolf alike.

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‘Full House’ Returning As A Spinoff?!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 27th, 2014

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Quality family programming that kids and parents can enjoy is a tough nut to crack. ABC did it in the late 80’s with ‘Full House‘. If  re-run viewings are any indicator, the show is still a fan favorite. This is good news for the crew that is interested in doing a follow-up to the sitcom about a truly original kind of family.

 

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Dan Brown’s novels, beginning with ‘The Da Vinci Code’, have made excellent fodder for some seriously successful films. The old adage is true, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This seems to be the way Sony is viewing their franchise based on Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon.  Tom Hanks, director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer have all signed on to the third installment in the series which follows ‘The Da Vinci Code‘ and ‘Angels and Demons‘, ‘Inferno‘.

 

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Guide To Wave Two Films At Fantastic Fest 2014!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 27th, 2014

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In a not unusual move, scheduling conflicts have cropped up on the set for ‘Freeheld‘. Zach Galifianakis was originally on tap to play the male lead in the film based on a documentary about domestic partner benefits. The furry, funny man had to step down due to other commitments, making way for Steve Carell to step into the vacated position. The docu followed the story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree as the pair fought to amend the Domestic Partnership Act, which would grant pension benefits to domestic partners of all New Jersey public employees. Ellen Page and Julianne Moore are under contract to play the couple.

 

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‘The Pyramid’ Trailer Is Here!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 27th, 2014

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The Pyramid‘ is giving a little bit of a fresh look at the horror genre. Yes, it’s still a story line we’ve seen before, but not as much recently. There are archaeologists unearthing a newly discovered pyramid deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As explorers do, they search the new monument’s depths and become hopelessly and gloriously lost and confused because of the endless catacombs. To add a more pressing nature, to the already claustrophobic situation, the group discovers that not only are they trapped, but they are being hunted, as well.

 

 

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2014 Emmy Award Winners!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 26th, 2014

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The 2014 Emmy Awards were last night and it seems like some of our favorite shows won. ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Fargo‘, ‘True Detective‘, ‘Veep‘, ‘Sherlock‘, and Sarah Silverman all received awards. Congratulations to all of the winners and for your enjoyment, the entire list of winners are below.

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If you look at the film ‘Shutter Island‘, you can see a prescription that provides instant success. The components are an amazing director in the form of Martin Scorsese, amazing acting via Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams and Max von Sydow. If you add a great story to base the whole premise on, like Dennis Lehane’s source novel, you can create the perfect storm. This is what happened in 2010 when audiences took in the film as it hit theaters.

 

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Prince Debuts Two New Albums In September!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 25th, 2014

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Most musicians spread out their musical goodness over a period of time, but Prince is not your average musical artist. After working with his new band, 3rdEyeGirl, the fruits of their labors are going to be tangible in the form of ‘PlectrumElectrum‘, the new album that will drop on September 30. In a style of his own, Prince will release a new solo album the same day. It’s a great day for all the die hard  Joey Coco, Alexander Nevermind, or The Purple One fans out there waiting to devour some new sounds, look for the LP called ‘Art Official Age‘.

 

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Lifetime Adapting ‘The Omen’ To Series Order!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 25th, 2014

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When anyone finds a formula for success, it’s bound to be duplicated over and over until the goose is out of golden eggs. Lifetime is taking the blueprint originated by it’s sister network, A&E, when it brought a series order forward on ‘Bates Motel‘. Lifetime is turning its sights toward another horror movie to turn into a series.

 

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Film Review: ‘Are You Here’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 22nd, 2014

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Are You Here is the question that should have been asked of the filmmakers.  Normally, I would start with an overview of the film, but let’s get right to the critique.  The plot was unclear and disjointed along with the dialogue. The lack of linear flow in the telling of this story of friendship and family and how they can be interwoven is to blame.  Have you ever loved a friend so much that they were like family?  Were you able to distinguish between helping them and enabling them?  It appears that this may have been the goal the screenwriters were aiming to showcase.  However, random sequences like Dallas’ seemingly endless sexcapdes, Baker’s fast-framed stoner frenzy, and a constant array of buck-naked women that the viewers have to see from head to toe distracts from the narrative.  Sex still sells, I guess.  The film ends in such an abrupt way that the audience is left thinking, “Why have I just sat through all this?”  On top of it all, the film is way too long (8 minutes shy of 2 hours), but really didn’t get anywhere.

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I hoped this was going to happen, and it has come true! Emma Stone is going to make her Broadway debut in ‘Cabaret‘. Michelle Williams opened the revival of Sam Mendes‘ Tony Award winning production and will take her final bow in the role on November 9. Stone will take over for Williams as the 19-year old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw.

 

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The life of John Lennon has been a topic of discussion and fascination since The Beatles created a world-wide phenomenon with their four chord progressive style, but the means of telling the story has changed over the years. Australian natives actor/musician John R. Waters and singer/pianist Stewart D’Arrietta created a theater production, ‘Lennon: Through A Glass Onion‘ in 1992 in their native Australia where they originally performed the piece. The legendary activist died 12 years before the show debuted while living in New York where he was murdered outside his home by a fan.

 

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Ving Rhames Joins Indie Thriller ‘Operation’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 21st, 2014

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Ving Rhames hit the film scene hard in the 80’s and never looked back. Since 1984, he’s had at least one, more often several, projects each consecutive year. One of his most memorable roles was as the unfortunately brutalized Marsellus Wallace in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’. He provided the voice for Cobra Bubbles in Disney’s animated ‘Lilo & Stitch‘, and gave life to the flamboyant Fred G. Duncan in the comedy ‘I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry‘. Rhames has gone from genre to genre and proven to be a talented entertainer with each turn.

 

 

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AMC has proven itself as an original programming giant with shows ‘Breaking Bad‘, ‘Mad Men‘ and ‘The Walking Dead‘. For all their success and accolades, the network still seems a little like a one trick pony. Where ‘Nurse Jackie‘, ‘Weeds‘, ‘United States of Tara‘ and ‘Californication‘ have some serious moments, they’re very much in the comedy range. AMC has yet to produce an original laugher.

 

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Few authors can raise the hackles on the back of our necks from just hearing their name, but Stephen King is in a category of his own. He’s scared the crap out of us since ‘Carrie‘ in 1976 and hasn’t stopped since. While we have a huge number of excellent films based on King’s works, sometimes his vision is incredibly detailed and hard to adapt to celluloid with the same scale of awe inspiring affect. Several filmmakers have seen this to be achingly true, just look at how difficult ‘The Dark Tower‘ has been for production. Hopefully, we will see that one brought to fruition soon. In the meantime, another volume from King has successfully made the jump from awesome idea to completed film.

 

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Shane Black Tackles ‘The Destroyer’ for Sony!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 21st, 2014

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Everyone has favorite directors or writers and Shane Black has been one of mine since I fell in love with his work in the late 80’s. The first character that took my breath away was Martin Riggs from ‘Lethal Weapon‘, he also wrote ‘The Monster Squad‘ and gave birth to the line that any true 80’s child will say when they hear that film name – “Wolfman’s got nards!”  That’s when I took note of Shane Black and thought he was an under-rated gem in the writing world. That was quickly followed up with ‘The Last Boyscout‘ and ‘Last Action Hero’ films that supported the original idea that Black was talented and the first films were NOT a fluke.  Black then proved his mettle as a director/writer with the snarky offering into the world of noir with ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang‘. This was Robert Downey Jr’s love song to Hollywood that signified the turning point of his career from troubled actor, to serious phenomenon ready to be taken seriously. Black gave him the direction and the words and RDJ slammed the ball out of the park. Black’s latest foray into directing came from ‘Iron Man 3‘ when he re-teamed with RDJ. He has 3 other projects in the wind at the moment with ‘The Nice Guys‘ a ‘Predator‘ reboot and ‘Doc Savage‘.

 

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Antonio Banderas has been a versatile and bankable actor since he made his bones in the 80’s. His films are as varied as ‘Sybil’s personalities. It depends on who you ask about his career as to what films they identify with. If you ask kids who he is, they will jump and say that’s Puss in Boots from ‘Shrek‘ or Gregorio Cortez from ‘Spy Kids‘ – That’s what my kids would say, at least. There are a lot of adults that would see ‘Zorro‘, the toothy Armand from ‘Interview With The Vampire‘, El Mariachi from Robert Rodriguez’s Mexico Trilogy and if you ask me, I’d say he was Che from ‘Evita‘. He has the most beautiful tenor voice and I was entranced quickly by his Spanish good looks and enchanting sound. He couldn’t really pull it off as the lead in ‘The Phantom of the Opera‘, but that’s a different story.

 

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I had the extreme pleasure to sit down with the excellent director Ira Sachs (‘Forty Shades of Blue‘) to discuss his new film, “Love is Strange“. We talk about making the movie, what it was like to film make such an emotional and moving film, as well as some of his favorite moments in film. We even discuss his his work on ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild‘.  It was such a fun interview in Dallas, TX. This is a great film and go see it. Read my review of the film, by CLICKING HERE!

 

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I had the extreme pleasure to sit down with the excellent director Thomas Carter (‘Swing Kids‘) to discuss his new film, “When The Game Stands Tall“. We talk about making the movie, what it was like to film the intense football scenes, as well as some of his favorite moments in film. We even get us to tell a funny story about working with Eddie Murphy. It was such a fun interview in Dallas, TX. Read my review of the film, by CLICKING HERE!

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Film Review: ‘Love is Strange’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 21st, 2014

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For most, your wedding day is usually the happiest day of your life. It is where you tell the world in front of your friends, family, and God that you are committing to sharing your life with that special someone until you are no more. But for Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina), a gay couple who have been together for 39 years, are finally getting hitched in New York City. I wouldn’t go as far as to say this is the happiest day of their lives, since we can already see in the opening minutes of the film that they have both led very happy lives together in their great Manhattan apartment, as they are getting ready like any other normal day for their wedding ceremony.

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Film Review: ‘When The Game Stands Tall’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 21st, 2014

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The inspirational sports movie genre always musters up a successful box office receipt and draws large crowds to the theater over the weekend. From films like ‘Remember the Titans‘ to ‘Glory Road‘ to even ‘Miracle‘, these movies had great performances, cohesive story telling, excellent action scenes, and a powerful message that was executed very well to pull our heart strings and entertain us in the span of two hours. I really wish that I could say the same for Thomas Carter’s adaptation of the real life story of the De La Salle Spartan football team in his film ‘When The Game Stands Tall‘.

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Film Review: ‘Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 21st, 2014

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Second verse, same as the first. It’s been almost ten years since Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller brought us the noir-soaked graphic novels known to comic book fans around the world as ‘Sin City‘, which was created by Miller himself. This seedy, ultra violent, and nasty underworld, where crime is rampant and the bad guys end up on top of this booze drenched and drug induced city is the backdrop for some of the most entertaining characters in ever to come out of a graphic novel.

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The Multi-Media Men are back with the 40th episode that covers all things in the entertainment industry. We are back from a long summer break and are so happy to be back at the round table. We had a fun house this time around, and this being the end of summer, we had tons to talk about. Joining me is Adam Conway from the Angelika Film Center, Gadi Elkon from Selig Film News, Andrew Conway and Susan Kamyab from This Chix Flix. It was a lot of fun to say the least. We discuss the passing of Robin Williams and some of our favorite moments from his films, as well as a new Bill Cosby stand up special and some good ‘Superman vs Batman‘ and ‘Star Wars‘ discussions. Let us know if you agree or missed anything. And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page and TWITTER 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: “THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING”

by Justin Cline on Aug 20th, 2014

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It takes a lot for a horror film to scare me. But the thought of sitting through The Possession of Michael King a second time does just that. Make no mistake. I do not come to praise this movie. I come to bury it.

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There are few actors as widely known in Hollywood as Johnny Depp is right now. If you take his fan base and star power and attach it to a  writer-filmmaker of remarkable erudition like Kevin Smith, what results is going to be momentous. Smith has a farcical sense of humor and everything he writes is peppered with the same wry commentary that is fan-freaking-tastic!

 

 

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Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright are a trio their fans love seeing come together. They put together a troika of films dubbed the The Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy as they’re color-coded and coincide with a specific Cornetto ice cream flavor. . ‘Shaun of the Dead‘ features strawberry-flavored Cornetto, signifying the film’s bloody and gory elements. ‘Hot Fuzz’ is the original blue Cornetto and signifies the police element in the film. ‘The World’s End‘ is a tasty green, mint chocolate chip flavor in a subtle nod to aliens and science fiction. Pegg and Wright wrote the films with rapier-sharp wit, killer action and a touch of ticker.

 

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We’ve talked before about the newest nominee for the animated-to-live-action treatment, ‘The Jungle Book‘. Rudyard Kipling’s novel is being given a lot of attention right now, both from Warner Bros. and Disney. There was a year where we got two films about dueling magicians, ‘The Prestige‘ and ‘The Illusionist‘. We got two animated films about bugs with ‘A Bug’s Life‘ and ‘Antz‘. I don’t get it, but apparently there’s no such thing as too many projects on the same subject, case in point, the over-saturation in comic book ventures.

 

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At the end of last week, we brought you a story that featured some casting news for Sony Playstation Network’s first foray into the original programming world. You can read that story, here. Today, we have more casting info.

Sharlto Copley has been in back and forth negotiations to star in the series based on the graphic novel. Copley is an excellent actor and one of my favorite things about the ‘A-Team‘ movie in 2010. His turn as Murdock was so inspired and hilarious, I could watch him all day. I still make jokes about any food that tastes a little off as having been grilled by Murdock with his special sauce (antifreeze). Most recently he was seen in ‘Maleficent‘ as Stefan, there are two films in a post-production phase right now that are set to come out in 2015.

 

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Keanu Reeves’ Next Project – ‘Rain’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 18th, 2014

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When I think about actors that view what they do as art and pick projects based on the quality of the story, eschewing the traditional methods of choosing being based on pay, Keanu Reeves is at the top of the list. He’s made it known that he isn’t interested in fame or money. His film choices reflect that.

 

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‘Ant-Man’ Begins Production and Fills Out Cast!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 18th, 2014

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Today marks the beginning of filming for Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’. It has been a winding road getting to this point though. There has been a change in director and the loss of 3 cast-members due to scheduling issues because of delays. Some of us probably thought it would be a miracle of Marvel proportions if it were to ever make it to the big screen. Some of the reason for doubt stems from the fact that original director Edgar Wright had been working on bringing the 2D superhero to life since 2006 with very limited success.

 

 

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Upcoming Season Schedule For ‘Doctor Who’!!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 18th, 2014

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We’ve been patient and now it’s time to reap the rewards that come with it. Of course, I’m talking ‘Doctor Who‘ here, so this means the rewards are going to be mixed with equal amounts of pain, heartache and probably unending sobs that have you gasping “Why me?” while you shake uncontrollably trying to hold it together and reminding yourself that it’s just a TV show. One thing that’s awesome about ‘Doctor Who‘ is that it’s a fantastic and witty show that inspires allegiance and love among its fans.

 

 

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Check Out Trailer For ‘The Calling’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 18th, 2014

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I love a good serial killer movie and I am so excited to see ‘The Calling‘! It could be because it stars Susan Sarandon. She  has been one of my favorite actresses since ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show‘ in 1975. Hey, I didn’t see it until much later because I wasn’t even born when it came out, so I’m not THAT old, but that doesn’t take away the fact that I loved her as the trusting, naive Janet. She was remarkable as the passionate Reggie Love in ‘The Client‘ and totally hilarious, genuine and all around lovely as the recently widowed Hollie Baylor in my favorite Cameron Crowe effort ‘Elizabethtown‘.

 

 

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Paul Giamatti Heading ‘Straight Outta Compton’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 18th, 2014

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We all knew that creating the N.W.A. biopic, ‘Straight Outta Compton‘ was going to make some headlines in some form or another. I didn’t expect the production to get so much attention, especially this early on. The biggest shocker came in the form of an extremely real drive-by shooting when the crew was filming near the Compton courthouse. The unplanned violence gave the crew a good scare, but it’s back to business as usual.

 

 

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Jumping into the SVOD game is Sony Playstation Network. This bit of original programming is bringing the graphic novel, ‘Powers‘ to the small screen. In a brilliant turn of casting Eddie Izzard and Noah Taylor have signed on to the series.

In a genre combination of superhero fantasy, crime noir and the police procedural, the series follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim and is assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, who are referred to as Powers.  The comic began in 2000 and it’s still currently being produced.  Brian Michael Bendis writes and Michael Avon Oeming is the artist.

 

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Distributor Image Entertainment managed to snag the North American rights to the horror ‘The Houses October Built”, and will release it simultaneously in theaters and for video-on-demand, as is the norm. The horror tells the story of five friends who set off on a road trip to visit haunted house attractions, only to come face to face with something more blood-curdling than fake thrills.

 

 

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NBC’s ‘State of Affairs’ Loses Showrunner!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 15th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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When I saw the headline that Ed Bernero had stepped down as showrunner for the Katherine Heigl vehicle ‘State of Affairs‘ on NBC, I originally thought, brashly, the blame was to place on Heigl, who is notoriously difficult to work with.

Turns out Heigl had nothing to do with the clashes on set. It was mainly disagreements with creative matters between Bernero and creator/executive producer Joe Carnahan. Bernero was brought on to help steer the thriller set in Washington, D.C.  That features Heigl as A CIA officer plucked from the field to become the president’s daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America’s most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job. All the while, she is investigating the circumstances regarding the death of her fiancé. Alfre Woodard is featured as President Payton.

 

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Billy Crudup stars as an ad executive who is picking up the pieces from a life torn in pieces by the death of his son. In this tailspin, he discovered a box of his late son’s demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band and performs the songs to live out his son’s dreams in the hope of finding some cathartic release.

 

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Is ‘Bad Boys 3’ Heading Into Production?!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 15th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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I can remember something specific about most movies I see. I remember being in high school when the first ‘Bad Boys‘ film came out. The biggest thing that sticks out in my mind though, is how freaking HOT Will Smith looked when he was running down the road and his shirt flew open and showed off his chest and abs, which looked marvelous! This is what stays in my mind when I hear the movie name. My kids are even aware that I have a favorite scene in the movie and which scene it is, and even why, much to their chagrin.

 

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The New Trailer for ‘The Babadook’ Is Scary As Hell!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 15th, 2014

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One film that peaked my interested back a few months ago was a little film called ‘The Babadook‘. We even wrote about it HERE, and you can tell that it has been scaring audiences all year at festivals and secret screenings. The film is a horror movie about a monster terrorizing a family, and it seriously looks scary as hell. Jennifer Kent wrote and directed the film, and I feel she has a bright future ahead of her.

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Betty Boop Begins Relationship With Simon Cowell!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 15th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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If you heard Simon Cowell say she could be the biggest diva he’s ever worked with, who would you think he’s talking about? The music world is full of divas and I’m sure he’s seen more than his share of them during ‘American Idol’. Any singer you named would probably not be the right one. Cowell’s quote is this “Betty, I’ve worked with some serious divas but I think you could be the biggest of them all!” What Betty is he talking to? Why Betty Boop, of course!

 

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Move over Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and move over John Cena, because WWE superstar Dean Ambrose (real name Jonathan Good) has signed a deal to star in an upcoming action movie called ‘Lockdown‘. This is the 2nd film out of a series of six that WWE Studios and Lionsgate will co-produce together. Stephen Reynolds will direct the film, which production starts later this month.

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Bill Cosby Coming To Netflix!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 14th, 2014

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Netflix is a good place to turn if you want to laugh. Besides their movies and TV shows that can cause you to crack a rib with laughter, they’ve always had a fairly decent supply of live performances by our favorite comedians. I just watched Sherri Shepherd’s stand-up on Netflix, ‘It’s My Time To Talk‘ a few days ago and thought it was one of the most brilliant bits of comedy I’ve seen in a long time.

 

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Since we are all still celebrating the 75th anniversary of our favorite hero ‘Batman‘, Warner Bros. has just announced that they will be releasing a special edition of 1989 ‘Batman‘ film that starred Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as The Joker. It will be called ‘Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition, and will be on Blu-ray starting November 11th (2 days after my birthday – hint, hint). The new packaging is pretty cool as well and will fit nicely in for those of you who add this to your collection. But the big news is that this set also includes a new film called ‘Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster‘, which is a look at how the marketing and merchandising for this film set the stage for the rest of the superhero films to present day.

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Film Review: ‘The Expendables 3’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 14th, 2014

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Say what you will about a cast of 80s action stars whose average age is over 55. They can all still pack a powerful punch and kick all sorts of ass. I’m here to say that ‘The Expendables 3‘ is loads of fun with some good laughs, decent action scenes, and seven solid one-liners. With a movie like ‘Expendables 3‘, you have to walk into theater knowing what to expect. If you go in expecting something with a lot of depth and meaning, you’re going to be disappointed. But if you walk in expecting a fun thrill ride full of explosions, an impressive body count, and seeing your favorite action stars ham it up on the big screen, then you will feel like you won the lottery jackpot.

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Film Review: ‘The Giver’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 14th, 2014

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Here we are with yet another Young Adult franchise that is based off a series of books. This time around, we have Phillip Noyce’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 1993 big selling book ‘The Giver‘. I can’t believe it’s been more than twenty years since that book came out. If you are unfamiliar with the story, don’t feel left out, for you have probably seen or heard this story a few times before. ‘The Giver‘ takes place in a man-mad Utopia of sorts where people are void of human emotion by choice and force, thus no violence or wars could happen again.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Muppets Most Wanted’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 14th, 2014

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It’s very difficult to find a sequel that’s as good as the original. There aren’t a lot out there that are great sequels, but when they do come along, they are remembered forever. And maybe what worked so well for the first Muppet film that starred Jason Segel and Amy Adams is that it had a human element to it, and didn’t just follow the Muppets around. That’s not to say that this sequel ‘Muppets: Most Wanted‘ isn’t a lot of fun and very entertaining. It is, but it doesn’t have that magic that the last one had.

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Seth Grahame-Smith has made a name for himself in the book world and in the film world. He was a writer and producer since around 2000 and his been a part of projects like ‘The Hard Times of RJ Berger‘ and ‘Dark Shadows‘. Then came the big screen adaptation of his novel ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter‘, from there he picked up several more projects. He is currently writing the ‘Beetlejuice‘ sequel for Director Tim Burton and signed on as a producer for the project. In a producer capacity, he is involved in the ‘It‘ remake, the ‘Gremlins‘ reboot and ‘Ninjago‘. I’ll spare you the argument I have against film remakes.

 

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‘Power Rangers’ Reboot Coming In 2016!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 13th, 2014

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Kids become infatuated with shows and films that parents, most of the time, wish they hadn’t introduced their kids to in the first place. What begins as a small escape from the incessant need to be entertained, soon turns into an obsession that takes over every facet of their waking time. Remind anyone else of ‘Frozen‘? Before Anna and Elsa took kids by storm was another adventure-filled show. ‘The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ was one of those shows I could never get into. I had no desire to do so when I was younger and when my kids discovered them through Netflix, I began to cringe at the thought of being in the same room with them as they binge-watched their newest obsession. Looks like their interest in the Power Rangers is going to go into high gear again with the latest news release.

 

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If people claim they haven’t seen Christopher Lloyd in anything lately, they haven’t been paying attention. With 7 separate titles to release in just 2014 alone, this man is a prime example of how it’s possible to age in Hollywood and keep acting. One of his roles this year is a small cameo appearance in ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West‘ where he reprises his most notable role as Doc Brown from the ‘Back To The Future‘ franchise.

 

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Finding Neverland‘ was a film released in 2004. Starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, the movie details the experiences of “Peter Pan” author J.M. Barrie, which lead him to write the children’s classic. He got to know four children who have no father. Drawing from his time with the kids, he writes a story about children who don’t want to grow up. In a little bit of a backwards twist, Broadway took an idea from Hollywood to adapt into a musical.

 

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‘Aquaman’ Film Gains Two New Writers!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 13th, 2014

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Recently Announced ‘Aquaman‘ movie gains two separate scripts.  Will Beall (‘Gangster Squad‘) and Kurt Johnstad (‘300: Rise of an Empire‘) have signed on two pen completely individual scripts. This is a truly ingenious way to achieve the same ends – Having a successful film.

With the lack of popularity for Aquaman among comic book nerds who can find reasons to love the most ridiculous of characters, making a film on the superhero would seem like an uphill battle the second the idea came to them. So how do you make an absolutely awesome film on Aquaman, the butt of the joke for even the most ardent of comic book afficionados? You realize that the first attempt is not going to live up to the dream, immediately. How do you move forward once you know that? You take the development process and dual track everything. The thought process being that if the two writers work on scripts on their own, the studio can then take the best points from each film and put them together in one super-film.

 

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Gal Gadot Joins Kevin Costner On ‘Criminal’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 13th, 2014

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Those of us watching comic book news, or DC movie news in particular, already know who Gal Gadot is. If you’ve been a fan of the ‘Fast and Furious‘ franchise you knew who she was before I did. I wasn’t a huge fan of those films, but once I found out she had been cast as Wonder Woman in the ‘Batman v Superman‘ film coming from Zack Snyder I hit www.imdb.com and discovered that I had seen her in the ‘Fast and Furious‘ films, but she hadn’t really made much of an impression on Hollywood other than that.

 

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Lauren Bacall 1924-2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 13th, 2014

Hi all, Jana here,

 

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Sadly, I’m bringing you another bit of sad news tonight. While the world is still reeling from the loss of Robin Williams, we’ve unfortunately lost another star that adds to the pantheon of Hollywood Royalty that will be shining down on us from above. Lauren Bacall took her leave today at the age of 89.

Bacall shot to stardom during Hollywood’s golden age, with all the sexuality a hundred women possess in only her little finger, she was not accidentally given success, but was one of the most beautiful and glamorous women to prove she had the right to grace the silver screen.  It only took the slightest sound to escape her lips that rendered men powerless. Men wanted her and women wanted to be her. Her first film was the 1944 effort based on an Ernest Hemingway novel, ‘To Have and Have Not’. While this film not only launched her career, but it also paired her with the dashing and always debonair Humphrey Bogart. While  the reasons this was no chance encounter but a divine meeting will soon become clear to all after the siren and the hard-edged cynic with a nobility streak take their working relationship to the next level and end up with rice in their hair when the two thespians became legally wed on May 21, 1945 and lasted until Bogie’s death in  1957. She married one more time in her life to Jason Robards lasting only 8 years and ended in divorce.

 

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Podcast #39 – TCA 2014/Comic Con 2014/Talking Animals!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 13th, 2014

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The Multi-Media Men are back with the 39th episode that covers all things in the entertainment industry. We are back from a long summer break and are so happy to be back at the round table. We had a fun house this time around, and this being the end of summer, we had tons to talk about. Joining me is Adam Conway from the Angelika Film Center, Gadi Elkon from Selig Film News, Gwen Reyes from Fresh Fiction TV and Susan Kamyab from This Chix Flix. It was a lot of fun to say the least. During our break, Gwen was at the Television Critics Association Conference in Los Angeles for three weeks and Susan had her first experience at San Diego Comic Con. They fill us in on all the ins and outs and what have yous of those huge events. We also discuss some of the current summer films as well as our favorite films that involve talking animals. Let us know if you agree or missed anything. And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page and TWITTER 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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If you’re new to the site you may not know how I have railed against the habit film makers have of taking classic movies and re-tooling them into what they deem bigger and better. If you’re not new, sorry, had to point that out! Anyhow, I have certain rules that make a re-imagining somewhat acceptable. One of them is if the original has been out for more than 50 years, go for it. If there were only crappy and really horrid special effects in the original, I’m looking at you Bubo, then go for it, but you better knock that flick out of the park! I’m talking about mind-melting special effects and balls to the wall violence. There is something to be said for childhood favorites, no matter how awful that cutting edge technology was, now. This bit of news falls into both categories.

 

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Record-Breaking Michael Jackson Video Release!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 12th, 2014

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Epic Records and The Estate of Michael Jackson announced today that Michael Jackson has a new music video set for worldwide premiere on August 13. The single “A Place With No Name” is the newest single from the latest MJ album ‘XSCAPE‘. There will be a sneak peek of the video on a Michael Jackson themed episode of Fox’sSo You Think You Can Dance, then tune in to Twitter.com (@MichaelJackson) on August 13 for the live premiere. Unless you live in New York City or plan to visit, then you can view the video on the gigantic Sony screen in Times Square at the same time.

 

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Is There a ‘Kick-Ass’ 3 In The Works?!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 11th, 2014

Hey fanboys and girls, Jana here,

 

 

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You may be asking yourself what is in the future for ‘Kick-Ass‘. Let me fill you in on the latest. When Mark Millar, the creator of the comic books the movies are based on, he’s not sure either. The freshman offering from the Kick-Ass universe took fans by storm and surprise. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve re-watched the movie, punched the air in victory or sat in shock watching the death of Big Daddy. Hit Girl is my personal favorite and I’ve tried telling my son numerous times that if he finds a girlfriend one day like her, I’ll be happy.

The film made stars out of relatively no-name actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz and moved them up to major players in the acting world from the bit parts they had been accepting. The budget for ‘Kick-Ass’ was a trifling $28 million dollars but brought $100 million at box offices and earned another $140 million in DVD sales. This kind of revenue would make any production company eager to sign on for a sequel and that’s what happened.

 

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Robin Williams 1951-2014!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 11th, 2014

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This is a truly sad day. Robin Williams was found dead of an apparent suicide today. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home. The actor had been battling some pretty heavy depression lately and Williams had struggled with addiction earlier on in his career, but recently went to rehab to help maintain his sobriety, his rep said at the time. The rehab stint would have gone unnoticed, expect that the comedian opted to pose with a fan for a photo at a Dairy Queen near the facility, and the picture eventually went viral.

 

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Harry Houdini Miniseries Trailer Is Here!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 11th, 2014

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When your life is full of intrigue, mystery and espionage you can bet someone in Hollywood is going to find a way to tell that story. This is exactly what happened with the life of Harry Houdini. Nearly 90 years after his death the details surrounding his life is still drawing enough attention that  History Channel is getting ready to air a 2-night mini-series titled ‘Houdini‘, short and to the point.

 

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Sequel to TMNT Announced!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 11th, 2014

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I get so sad for the future of American film some days. This film is a perfect case-in-point. First off, we had to know that once Michael Bay got his hands on the film rights to one of my childhood favorites, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘, that regular rules of paying respect, homage, or even a gentle nod to their beginnings as a comic book was a long shot. I think the first warning of potential trouble had to come when we saw Bay was involved. Most people would think well, he’s just a producer and not going to direct and be such a vital part of the final product. Those people would be wrong.

 

 

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Film Review: ‘The Hundred Foot Journey’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 9th, 2014

Janet W., Here…

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Other than love what is the universal language…food.  Everyone needs to eat, but there are those that celebrate food.  With so many different kinds of food, tastes, ways to prepare food around the world, it still astounds me that the world is not more united.  The Hundred-Foot Journey is a step in that wonderful direction.  

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Film Review: “Into the Storm”

by Woozie on Aug 8th, 2014

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At only 89 minutes, Into the Storm tries to tell too much story in too little time. With 5+ tornadoes, environmentalism, teen romance, family regrets, pushy bosses, this movie is a cyclone of poor acting and forced story telling.

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Top 10 List of Reboots We Don’t Want To See!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 8th, 2014

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Like Bill Murray once said, “he’s got to be stopped. And I have to stop him.” You might have thought he was talking about a weather-predicting rodent, but no, he was actually talking about studio executives (the “he” is collective). Hollywood, like any business, is in it to make money. Therefore, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that they choose to rehash tried and true film formulas over and over again rather than take a chance on something new. While this is understandable (albeit infuriating), it doesn’t excuse the idea that EVERYTHING deserves to be re-made. Some films, like priceless art, should never be re-made and re-sold. Every time a classic film gets re-made, audiences hold their collective breaths and hope that it won’t be a straight shot in “the feels” (that nostalgic part of your brain that remembers, with fondness, all your pop culture favorites).

Michael “explosion” Bay is releasing his latest bastardization of 80’s culture unto the world in the shape of the beloved “heroes in a half shell”. In case you haven’t been following, this has been one cluster mess after another. From alien origins to white-washed villains, this movie begs the questions: “does Michael Bay hate the 80’s? Did he have some traumatically horrific experience with toys when he was a kid? Why does he have to take a giant dump on our collective fond memories time after time?”  Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Frozen’ Director Picks Next Project!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 7th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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If you want to cherry pick your next project as a filmmaker, it helps to have an Oscar in your back pocket for the previous film. That’s what Jennifer Lee has to bargain with thanks to the unrivaled success of ‘Frozen‘. Lee  directed and co-wrote the animated flick that has dragged every child that’s ever seen it into its icy depths. There isn’t a parent around that hasn’t been tortured by their kids either falling in love with the movie, or non-stop singing of ‘Let It Go‘. It’s a great song, I love Idina Menzel’s voice, but there are only so many times you can hear it as dozens of parents have taken to YouTube to prove.

 

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James Van Der Beek has come a long way from being the whiny Dawson, the boy with his own creek. JVDB has tried to maintain his TV presence with parts here and there or in a few shows as the star. ‘Don’t Trust The B—- in Apartment 23‘ was an entirely ridiculous plot with JVDB playing himself and ‘Friends With Better Lives‘ did not hold widespread appeal to fans or advertisers and it was canceled. Some people might slink off into the unknown depths after a couple of failures, but you don’t know JVDB apparently. You don’t make a name for yourself by crying on a ridiculous teen drama without being able to rise above the petty crap a show like that can saddle you with.

 

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‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Star Heads To Broadway!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 7th, 2014

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Comedian and star of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm‘, Larry David is taking the Broadway stage by storm when he debuts in the spring starring in his own, autobiographical play. In ‘Fish In The Dark‘, which he describes as a comedy about a death in a family, the ‘Seinfeld‘ mastermind will play “somebody very similar to Larry David – it might even be Larry David with a different name” he told the Times.

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HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Casts Pilot!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 7th, 2014

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Remember a while back when we told you that ‘Westworld‘ was picked up by HBO? You can read that story here if you missed it. Anyhow,  the HBO drama is working on its pilot and has given us the rest of the cast info. We already know that Oscar winner Welsh-born Sir Anthony Hopkins is already attached to the project with Evan Rachel Wood that has been based off the 1973 sci-fi film written and directed by scribe Michael Crichton.

 

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‘Arrested Development’ Scheduling New Season!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 7th, 2014

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Arrested Development‘ has legions of fans that are still jonesing for their next hit of Bluth blood. It sounds like Netflix wants to deliver on that stat! At least that’s what we can glean from the statements made by Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer of Netflix. In an interview with USA Today, he stated that he’s positive about another season. It’s “just a matter of when”, he said.

 

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We are one step closer to seeing Marvel’sAvengers: Age of Ultraon‘!!! Writer/Director/Geek god Joss Whedon took to Twitter yesterday afternoon to share the milestone with fans.

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HBO Eyes Stars For ‘True Detective’ Season 2!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 7th, 2014
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‘True Detective‘ was lauded by critics and fans alike in its first season. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson have a loyal and already won over group of fans that followed them to the gritty series. Add into that equation fans of HBO’s unparalleled programming and production value and mystery/crime/drama fans and it’s the perfect recipe for success.  ‘True Detective‘ was lauded with Emmy nominations by the truckload. How does HBO compete with itself on such a stellar first season? With an equally star-studded and action packed second season, of course.

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Film Review: ‘What If’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 7th, 2014

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I was very excited to see this new romantic comedy ‘What If‘, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, and Adam Driver. I even might have mentioned that it had one of the funniest trailers I had seen in a while, which you can see below. ‘What If‘ answers or at least tries to answer that age old question, “Can a man and a woman just be friends?” This concept is definitely not new and has been seen many times before, specifically in the hit comedy ‘When Harry Met Sally‘, which starred a young Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.

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Film Review: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 7th, 2014

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It has been 21 years since we’ve had a ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ live action movie in theaters. In 2007, there was a CG animated ‘TMNT‘ film, which was actually quite good. And of course there have been the comic and two different animated series. And now we have a complete reboot of the entire franchise in live action form from Jonathan Libesman (the guy who directed ‘Wrath of the Titans‘ and ‘Battle Los Angeles‘). You can add to that so-called talent the worst filmmaker to ever come out of Hollywood, Michael Bay (‘Armageddon‘) as a hands on producer. The sad thing about this reboot is that it has tons of potential to be a great film. A really great film. But everything went wrong everywhere with the movie, and poor decisions were made, and now we have a steaming pile of shit for a film that could have run with the best of the Marvel Comic book films.

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Film Review: ‘Calvary’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 7th, 2014

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John Michael McDonagh is the older brother of Martin McDonagh (the director of ‘In Bruges‘ and ‘Seven Psychopaths‘). John’s first film was in 2011 and was called ‘The Guard‘, which starred actor Brendan Gleeson who played a police officer. It was a great film. With John’s second film, ‘Calvary‘, which also stars Gleeson, the duo push the bar even further with an exceptionally great film about forgiveness and faith. ‘Calvary‘ has so many layers and perfectly mixes some very emotional segments with some brilliant dark humor, that I feel it needs to be seen by as many people as possible. This is one film that will have you thinking and talking about it for days on end.

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Broadway’s First Black Cinderella Takes Stage!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 6th, 2014

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Remember the movie ‘Akeelah and the Bee‘? Akeelah is all grown up now and preparing to take her place on the Great White Way. Keke Palmer is a long way from where she began her career as a thespian and is watching her dreams come true in a whole new way, now. Palmer will be the title character in ‘Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella‘ bowing on September 9th at the Broadway Theatre. Not only is she the new lead for the show, but she takes precedence as the show’s first black Cinderella. Brandy held the same distinction when she wore the glass slippers in 1997’s TV Movie of the same name.

 

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MTV Gathering Major Players For ‘Scream’ Series!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 6th, 2014

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When MTV announces a new TV series, I’ve learned over the years to let it fall on deaf ears. I’ve never forgiven them for what they did to ‘Teen Wolf‘. The former music-based station really needs to change it’s name to We-Used-To-Love-Music-But-Morons-Make-Us-Better-Money-So-Enjoy-This-Attempt-At-Entertainment. OK, so maybe not exactly that, but something close. SUX TV?

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Guide To Wave One Events at Fantastic Fest 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 6th, 2014

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Fantastic Fest is one of the best film festivals in the U.S. not to mention the biggest. Everything there is awesome and amazing. Definitely the place to go if you love genre films as they feature the newest films from all categories featuring in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action  from all over. Some of the best and most loved films have had their world premieres at the festival. Hoping to take its place next to huge hits like ‘There Will Be Blood‘, ‘Zombieland‘ and ‘Apocalypto‘ is ‘Tusk‘. The oddly named flick comes from the brilliant and irreverent mind of Kevin Smith.

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School of Rock Adapted To Series for Nickelodeon!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 5th, 2014

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I’m still surprised there is a world where Jack Black and kids go great together, but that’s what 2003’s ‘School of Rock’ proved to be true. Nickelodeon likes the idea so much they have given a straight-to series order for a TV show based on the film. Teaming up with Paramount TV, Nickelodeon brings back director Richard Linklater (‘Dazed & Confused’) and pairing him with writers Jim and Steve Armogida (‘Crash and Bernstein‘) and Scott Rudin (‘No Country For Old Men‘) will executive produce.

 

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Sony Plans To Make Female-Driven Superhero Movie!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 5th, 2014

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It would seem the collective consensus thinks the film-watching world is ready for a female driven superhero movie. I’m not so sure about the idea. Sure, it’s a hot time for leading ladies, but we can’t forget the horrors of the past that quickly. Of course I’m talking about the two names most synonymous with crappy female superhero movie attempts – Halle Berry’sCatwoman‘ and ‘Elektra‘ starring Jennifer Garner. The films were poorly written and the leads were unable to connect the acting with the characters. Maybe it’s the Marvel blood in Berry’s excellent portrayal of Sue Storm in the ‘X-Men’ series that rejected the DC infusion. Regardless of the reasons, there were no attempts to create more (thank God).

 

 

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And Here is Paul’s Film Review of ‘Mood Indigo’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 3rd, 2014

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The great Wizard of Oz once said “pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” Like that tale of wonder, Mood Indigo attempts to transport the viewer to a land somewhere over the rainbow. The viewer is urged to pay attention to the smoke and mirrors of silly, sometimes stunning, visuals to hide the fact that there isn’t much else to see. Indigo lacks the same charm or sense of purpose as Oz; instead of magical storytelling, the viewer gets slapstick farce.

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Justin’s Film Review of ‘Mood Indigo’!!

by Justin Cline on Aug 3rd, 2014

 

 

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Michel Gondry has always been a bit of a mixed bag. For every Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, there are seemingly two The Green Hornets. It’s enough to make one mourn the demise of the ever-prevalent music videos that first brought him to prominence. So what can you expect from his latest venture, Mood Indigo? Is it an instant classic or will it make you join the queue to have the last ninety minutes of your memory erased? Read the rest of this entry »

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Ed Skrein To Take Lead in ‘Transporter’ Reboot!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 3rd, 2014

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Production company EuropaCorp is rebooting it’s ‘Transporter‘ franchise. Luc Besson began writing the ‘Transporter‘ films when they were starring Jason Statham and has written the currently filming the 4th in the series and the announced 5th and 6th films yet to reach active production status. So we have the original production company and the original writer, but the star has changed.

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I am – officially – in love with this new bit of news! Once we heard that Disney was adapting the classic Rudyard Kipling tale ‘The Jungle Book‘ from their original animated format into the second-life of live-action release, the stars attached have gotten bigger and better. Jon Favreau (of ‘Iron Man‘ 1 and 2 fame) is on board to direct some awesomely pedigreed thespians in this venture.

 

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