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Film Review: ‘Before I Go To Sleep’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 31st, 2014

Janet W., Here…

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Before I Go to Sleep opens with an extreme close-up of Christine Lucas’ (Nicole Kidman) bright blue, bloodshot eye.  The world is an empty space to Christine.  She doesn’t know who she is nor does she know whose arm is draped over her. (If she only knew)  Every day begins this way for Christine.  The man (Colin Firth) identifies himself as her husband, Ben Lucas.  He explains her estranged friend disappearing, their son dying, etc. day after day.  Glass squares filled with reminders and likes/dislikes for Christine are on their kitchen wall.  Without fail there is one aspect of Christine’s life that must be retold, that she had an accident, which caused her condition.  The weariness shows of Ben’s face, but there’s something a little off about this situation.  Enter Dr. Nasch (Mark Strong), a psychologist who has vowed to help her recover her life.  He offers her the only means of continuity through nightly recordings on a camera.  However, she is instructed to hide the camera from Ben.  Slowly her memories unfold and the truth is revealed.

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Janet’s Film Review: ‘Nightcrawler’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 30th, 2014

Janet W., Here…

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Nightcrawler opens with the moonshining down on the city of angels, we see a thief, Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) in action.  He is cutting away chain-linked fence when a security guard spots him.  A bright light shines on the sunken face and wiry form of Bloom.  (According to IMDB, Jake Gyllenhaal lost 20 lbs. for the role.)  The rent-a-cop asks for ID, but Bloom repeatedly diverts his requests with distracting comments and questions.  Bloom is a fast-talker.  Cut to bargaining with a scrap metal yard foreman in an attempt to sell the copper wire and chain-linked fence Bloom had collected.  The foreman doesn’t waive on his offer and resolve, but Bloom rapidly counters like a string of firecrackers pushing for better pay.  The foreman refuses to give Bloom a penny more than his offer.  What does Bloom do in response to this let down?  He asks for a job.  As plainly as he can, the foreman assures Bloom that he would never hire a thief.  Scraping to make ends meet and living in squalor, Bloom is desperate for a fast track to success. 

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Steve Jobs is the topic of another biopic project. This time around Christian Bale is going to play the legendary genius opposite Seth Rogen’s Steve Wozniak. Bale and Rogen are shoring up a cast that will possibly include Jessica Chastain in an unspecified role.  Alone, Jobs and Wozniak were brilliant, but together the tech world would never be the same once they launch Apple. Writer Aaron Sorkin has adapted Walter Isaacson’s biography, ‘Steve Jobs‘ for Sony. Oscar-Winning director Danny Boyle (‘Trainspotting‘, ‘Slumdog Millionaire‘) is leading the life story. David Fincher was originally attached as director but his demands of a $10 Million salary and full creative control was not met by the studio.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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The Multi-Media Men are back with the 47th episode that covers all things in the entertainment industry. We had a great adventure this time around and had tons to discuss. It was a small week this week with Susan Kamyab from This Chix Flix and Gwen Reyes from Fresh Fiction TV . It was a lot of fun to say the least. We discuss movie monsters, horror movie characters, The Grateful Dead, Avengers 2, and even pitch our own horror “VS” movie (‘Freddy vs Jason‘). We also have a winner for our infamous HORROR MOVIE BRACKET. For our Horror Movie Bracket, we had professor Paul Nimon pair and seed it this time, to which blood was drawn between our podcasters on who should move to the next round. It got crazy. 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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There are directors that you want telling the heart-wrenchingly true stories based on fact. Spielberg was unflinchingly loyal to history when he made ‘Schindler’s List‘ and ‘Saving Private Ryan‘. Mel Gibson brought the history of William Wallace to life as he led the Scots in revolt against England in ‘Braveheart‘. Ridley Scott dove into the horrific tale of ‘Blackhawk Down‘ and pulled no punches with the details. ‘Act of Valor‘, ‘Zero Dark Thirty‘ and ‘Lone Survivor’ are all cut from the same cloth as the previously mentioned films. The memory and honor of the dead lives on through these fact-based projects. One name you won’t see at the top of my wish list to direct a piece like these is Michael Bay.

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WWE News: WWE Announces New Plans and Pricing for Network!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 30th, 2014

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The CEO of WWE, Vince McMahon announced to investors and the WWE Universe this morning some new plans and pricing for their 24/7 network. When the network debuted, I purchased it on day one. As a long time WWE fan, it was such a wonderful thing to have a channel devoted to everything WWE. I could watch any pay per view from WWF, WWE, WCW, and ECW since the 70s. Not only that, I could watch their original programming, any home video that had been released, and the current pay per views live. All for the price of $9.99 a month.

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The 80’s were all about excess. If you liked neon, you didn’t wear just a little bit of neon in your wardrobe, you saturated yourself with it, if you wore makeup, it was caked on thicker than Dee Snider’s and if you watched a cartoon about a rich kid, he had to be the most opulent image of wealth a kid could fathom which basically came down to swimming in a pool of money with a dog named Dollar.

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Film Review: ‘NightCrawler’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 29th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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It’s very rare to me when a film stays with me for weeks on end. It’s been more than a month and I still can’t stop thinking about Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut ‘Nightcrawler‘. It’s a smooth yet very suspenseful thriller about a friendless sociopath who decides one day he is going to start a career in freelance TV new reporting, where we see him succeed as well as go to the metaphorical “dark side”. This sociopath is played by the impressive Jake Gyllenhaal who (to put lightly) has major psychological issues. We’ve seen him play something similar before in ‘Enemy‘ and ‘Donnie Darko‘, but here, he’s on a whole different level. It’s easy for me to say that Jake Gyllenhaal plays the most frightening character in film in the last decade.

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Film Review: ‘Horns’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 29th, 2014

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Horror movie filmmaker Alexandre Aja has given us quite a few gems over the past decade, which include the French film ‘Haute Tension‘ and the American remake of ‘The Hills Have Eyes‘. Needless to say, he has made his own unique impact on the horror genre. But where those films tend to be the straight-in-your-face horror films with tons of blood and guts, Aja has transitioned into something with a bit more depth that what he is used to with ‘Horns‘, which is based on Joe Hill’s (Stephen King’s son) novel of the same name.

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Film Review: ‘Force Majeure’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 29th, 2014

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Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s bizarre film ‘Force Majeure‘ will no doubt start conversations with your friends and loved ones about how good people can or can’t be when the shit hits the fan. This might be one of the strangest films I’ve seen in a long time, but it also might be brilliant as well. I haven’t seen this organic of a performance in years as Ostlund intimately shows his characters come face to face with their own ugly demons. We meet a picture perfect family consisting of Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) and her husband Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke), and their two pre-teen kids Harry (Vincent Wettergren) and Vera (Clara Wettergren) as they are posing for pictures on top of a ski slope of a luxurious ski resort.

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Film Review: ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 29th, 2014

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The famous Japanese movie production company ‘Studio Ghibli‘ is known mostly for Hayao Miyazaki’s film resume that ranges from ‘Spirited Away‘ to ‘The Wind Rises‘. Studio Ghibli continues to put out beautiful and important animated films that not only tell an amazing story, but it also touches on several political, religious, and societal issues that are relevant all over the world. And Miyazaki’s films have conjured up a large global audience that has developed into a cult following that is bigger than ever today.

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Today has been a hot day for trailer release and it’s not over yet. I’ve written in past months about the Ron Rash novel titled ‘Serena‘ that was getting a film treatment starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. I’ve talked the book up to anyone with ears when I spied the opening. I’m officially on the JLaw bandwagon of love and knew she would be able to play the iron-willed, determined, steely leading role.

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Film Review: ‘Dead Snow 2’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 29th, 2014

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Some films are destined to become Oscar fodder. They are created, carefully crafted, to become instant nominees for the next award show. From the concept and design to the casting choices, nothing is left to chance. The same could be said for cult classics. Some films achieve cult status by being so horrendously awful that they circle around the giant, invisible wheel of crap back around to becoming great again. Still, other films seem as destined for cult status as those reaching for the awards. There is nothing stellar in these films. The acting won’t move you. The set designs often look like they were conceived on used McDonald’s napkins hours before the cameras start rolling. The concepts are the stuff of giving a teenager mountains of sugar, blindfolding them, spinning them around, and having them throw darts at a board full of random plot devices. Dead Snow 2 is such a film. You might think this to be a bad thing, but when such an endeavor is crafted with the same love and care as the Oscar contenders, something stupidly magical happens and cult status is achieved.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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It’s a fantastic time to be a movie fan! Marvel has almost overwhelmed us with film news and new trailers for their upcoming flicks. Almost. I won’t be the chick that gets tired of superhero movies. A superhero doesn’t have to live on the pages of Marvel or DC comics, either. Sometimes they present themselves in the pages of novels. This is what Katniss Everdeen did. We saw the injustice, heard the call of the Mockingjay and rallied to her side. Give us a villainous President Snow to rail against and we are all in!

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Who would have thought after yesterday’s announcements from Marvel that there could possibly be more the company could throw at us? The comic giant is doing a great job of keeping our interests securely on their universe. After the first ‘Avengers 2‘ trailer was leaked by a shady insider, Marvel responded by giving us the high quality clip. That montage was all it took for fans across the globe to collectively geek out at once. Imagine my surprise when I’m still riding high on the fumes of yesterday’s press conference info that there is yet another brand new trailer up!

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Marvel made an announcement today, actually several announcements, about the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ve all been hearing rumors about upcoming projects but nothing has been verified until today. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige took the stage to lay out a timeline for their next few films.

In the category of we-all-knew-it-would-happen-eventually Marvel is paving the way for an epic battle between Captain America and Iron Man with ‘Captain America: Civil War‘. Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr will reprise their previous roles and Chadwick Boseman will make his first appearance as the Black Panther. Cap’s Civil War hits big screens on May 6, 2016.

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‘Scream’ Picked Up For MTV Series In 2015!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 28th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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MTV has been circling a project for a while now that will fall right into line with ‘Teen Wolf‘. The biter series was taken straight from a film that was a big part of my childhood, Michael J. Fox was cemented in history as the ruff (Bad pun alert!) but lovable Scott Howard. Then MTV got their hands on it and bastardized it into something I don’t recognize anymore. The same network has picked another film to tear apart for weekly enjoyment, ‘Scream‘.

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Jana’s Film Review of ‘Horns’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 28th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Daniel Radcliffe has distanced himself from the boy wizard he used to be and kicked type-casting in the teeth. He’s taken the theater world by storm appearing nude for ‘Equus‘, he’s led the show singing and dancing in ‘How To Achieve In Business Without Really Trying‘. From there he’s added to his film resume with the creepy ‘The Woman In Black‘, he was cast as Alen Ginsberg in ‘Kill Your Darlings‘ that was taken from true events. Radcliffe was paired with Jon Hamm to play the younger doctor to Hamm’s older doctor in ‘A Young Doctor’s Notebook‘, and grew horns from his head for the aptly titled ‘Horns‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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If you thought that the war between humankind and sea creatures of an egregious nature were over at the end of ‘Pacific Rim‘, you don’t get how movies are made today. Everything has an option for a sequel, but the biggest teaser for a next-in-line film is the small glimpse we got at the Kaiju’s realm when the package was delivered , detonated and killed everything, right? If it killed everything where would our sequel lead?

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WWE: An Evening Spent Inside ‘Hell in a Cell’ 2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 27th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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The superstars were set. The lights and fireworks were bright and loud. And a giant sixteen-ton cage of steel was sharp, fierce, and ready for the carnage that was to take place inside. WWE’sHell in a Cell‘ 2014 (the sixth event of this caliber, but 30 matches total) was a force to be reckoned with. Blood was shed, title belts were on the line, chairs were slammed, tables were broken, and special appearances were made to a sold out crowd in Dallas, Texas at the American Airlines Center. A famous Beatle put it simply, “The Long and Winding Road“, which is a great lyric that could be used to describe the past several months of WWE.

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