Dec/2017

Film Review: ‘Before I Go To Sleep’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 31st, 2014

Janet W., Here…

IMG_0124.CR2

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Janet’s Film Review: ‘Nightcrawler’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 30th, 2014

Janet W., Here…

nightcrawler-jake-gyllenhaal-riz-ahmed-600x399

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. 

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

PicMonkey Collage

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

11-freddy-vs-jason

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

benghazi_victims_for_site

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






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

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 30th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…887184_451058938298646_1697072798_o

 

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

 

250px-Richie_Rich_comic_No_1

 

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘NightCrawler’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 29th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

K72A3451d.tif

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘Horns’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 29th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

Horns Movie Picture (6)

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘Force Majeure’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 29th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

hero_Force_Majeure

 

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






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

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 29th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

The-Tale-of-Princess-Kaguya-trailer

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

Serenaposter

 

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘Dead Snow 2’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 29th, 2014

Paul N., Here…

dead_snow_01

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

 

Final-Poster-Katniss-Mockingjay

 

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!

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

avengers

 

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!

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

 

h20wkj2-iron-man-vs-captain-america-who-sides-with-who-in-marvel-s-civil-war

 

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






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

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 28th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

scream-mtv

 

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‘.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Jana’s Film Review of ‘Horns’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 28th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

Horns-Character-Posters-Revealed

 

 

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‘.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

del_toro_pacific_rim2

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?

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






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

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 27th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

wwe

 

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Neil Patrick Harris Bringing Variety Show To NBC!!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 27th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

neil-patrick-harris-the-out-list-hbo

 

Depending on your age, when you hear the name Neil Patrick Harris, you either think of ‘How I Met Your Mother‘, or like me, it’s ‘Doogie Howser, M.D.‘ A 16 year old NPH stole the collective heart of girls everywhere when he played the prodigious child doctor. From that day forward, Harris would be a steady presence on TV. He appeared in numerous one-off series and made-for-TV movies that kept him in front of a camera just enough to make us want more. In addition to earning a spot that would cement his name, once again, in the annals of hit series with ‘How I Met Your Mother‘, he lent his voice to multiple animated ventures. NPH’s ever evolving resume led to a singing role as the title character in Joss Whedon’sDr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog‘. The thespian has hit the boards on Broadway in between his recorded projects and his most recent theatre stint was the titular part in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch‘ where he drew rave reviews from even the most staunch critics. Hedwig is now being played by Michael C. Hall.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

 

Benedict-Cumberbatch-as-Khan-in-Star-Trek-Into-Darkness

 

 

I’ve got some news about Marvel’s  ‘Doctor Strange‘  feature project that will grace theaters in 2016. In a case of we-should-have-seen-it-coming-casting, America’s favorite British export, Benedict Cumberbatch has the golden trifecta required to anchor a Marvel film. He’s got the slightly chiseled handsome face, and perfected the quality of acting an absolute arrogant but brilliant character and he’s got a deep range to his acting ability that supersedes the first two qualities.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






WWE: Hell in a Cell 2014 Preview!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 24th, 2014

Mike P., Here…

20141013_EP_LIGHT_HIAC_Ambrose_Rollins_HOME

There is a saying* that sometimes it’s hell trying to get to heaven. For WWE fans, we could make the argument that it’s been hell trying to get to Sunday’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. Wrestling fans are in near universal agreement that this fall has been pretty bad, even after acknowledging that the period from Summerslam to the Royal Rumble is the WWE slow season. But it all changes this Sunday.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

 

topics_gratefuldead_395

 

Martin Scorsese is one of my favorite directors, if he attaches his name to a project, I watch it, even if I’m not interested in the subject matter, that he hasn’t led me wrong, yet. This unashamed love of his work is why one of my favorite films EVER is ‘The Departed‘. The mob, action, Boston and even including ‘Dropkick Murphys‘ on the soundtrack – that movie was an across the board win for me. So you can understand where I’m coming from when I see the famed director set to exec produce an authorized documentary on one of the most iconic bands of the 60’s, ‘The Grateful Dead‘. Excitement ensues.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

Fight Club (1999) Edward Norton and Brad Pitt (Screengrab)

The Multi-Media Men are back with the 46th episode that covers all things in the entertainment industry. We had a great adventure this time around and had tons to discuss. Joining me is Adam Conway from the Angelika Film CenterSusan Kamyab from This Chix Flix, and Gadi Elkon from Selig Film News, and Andrew Conway . It was a lot of fun to say the least. We discuss what movie we want to see the porn version of, a custom game of ‘FUCK-MARRY-KILL’ , ‘The IT Crowd‘, Javier Bardem, ‘Breaking Bad‘, Steve Jobs, DC Comics, and a ‘Fight Club‘ Re-Cast, and the Elite 8 of 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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘Ouija’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 24th, 2014

Beka P., Here….

Screen-Shot-2014-07-16-at-12.35.36-PM-620x400

Have no fear, there is nothing scary about Ouija. I was pretty apprehensive about going to see Ouija, mainly because I’m not a horror film gal, and confession: I’ve never seen one in a theater. These two things brought my level of anxiety to all time high as I walked into the theater. Fifteen minutes into the movie, I actually found myself laughing. It’s not that writers Juliet Snowden and Stiles White meant to be funny, rather the acting in combination with the screenplay was so pathetic you had to laugh. While I was relieved that nightmares weren’t in my future, I didn’t care at all about finding out what happened to Debbie (played by Shelley Hennig).

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘Stonehearst Asylum’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 24th, 2014

Janet W., Here…

stonehearst_asylum

Stonehearst Asylum opens out of focus until a professor (Brendan Gleeson) begins his lecture on treating hysterics and lunatics.  Enters the first patient in rags and disheveled hair, Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale).  She is weak, helpless, and maintains that she is of sane mind.  However, with a poke in her lower back, Eliza is sent into convulsions due to her fear of being emotionally and physically touched, which the professor states as proof of her insanity.  Eliza is sent back and another patient comes that we do not get to see.  Flash forward to a forest in the winter.  A nerdy stranger is trudging through the woods and hitches a ride to Stonehearst Asylum.  He tells Mickey Finn (David Thewlis), the chief steward that he is Dr. Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) and he wishes to practice asylum medicine. 

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘Sacrament’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 23rd, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

Screen Shot 2014-10-23 at 5.16.51 PM

Let’s pretend it’s October 31, you decide to see a movie, you approach the ticket counter and utter the most cliche’d line that we all learn as tiny children, “Trick or Treat”. Think about that phrase, it’s not just an open and shut demand for candy, there is always the option for trick. Let’s say the guy selling you a ticket for the movie decided to give you a trick instead of a treat. That’s what watching this film was. ‘Sacrament‘, not to be confused with ‘The Sacrament‘ from last year. While both feature extreme religious cults, that’s where the similarity of the films ends,  one  drinks the Kool-Aid and one stays for dinner….literally.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Fernando’s Film Review of ‘John Wick’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 23rd, 2014

Fernando M., Here….

John-Wick-Movie (11)

Remember all those times you made fun of Keanu Reeves?  Well get ready to eat your words you nonbelievers!  Reeves is fixin to show you what pain is for 90 minutes of gun shooting neck breaking knife stabbing throat crunching action! The plot is as timeless a tale as our childhood stories of yesteryear.  Who doesn’t remember that lovable parable about the old retired hitman who gets wronged by the Russian mob….oh….well anyways, that’s the plot.  It is an incredibly simple setup for a fantastic revenge story.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘Dear White People’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 23rd, 2014

Hillary T., Here…

13914-2

At first I was leery of the title “Dear White People.” I mean, is it a satire or a serious treatise on racial relations in colleges everywhere? Well, it’s both, and it’s for everyone. It’s absolutely wonderful, and for a first time director’s debut, it packs a sincerity that is poignant and lingering. I couldn’t stop laughing, and squirming at the same time, which means that this film did its job and I commend Justin Simien on his brilliant casting of such an independent film.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

 

Avengers-age-of-Ultron-poster-the-avengers-age-of-ultron-37434941-1024-1453

 

Disney and Marvel did a little bit of juggling today when a poor version of next summer’s anticipated blockbuster sequel, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ was the target of a leaked trailer. Their response to the non-sanctioned release? Giving us an official version! ABC’s ‘Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ was going to be the host for the hotly anticipated superhero flick less than a week from now, but an insider jumped the gun. Regardless of how it was released, it has gone viral and will be one of the most-searched-for trailers for a while, now.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Pee-Wee Herman Is Coming Back To Big Screens in 2015!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 22nd, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

PW-knife

 

Looking back at growing up in the 80’s made me realize just how surreal the whole experience really was. In remembering my childhood, there are several things that stand out more than others, Cabbage Patch Kids, Aquanet , ‘New Kids On The Block‘, cereal that had no redeeming nutritional value whatsoever besides being easy enough for a kid to serve themselves while parents slept in on Saturday mornings, and a lineup of cartoons that kept us occupied while we slowly reached sugar-induced coma levels of happiness.  That’s right, Saturday morning telly was geared toward kids. I had roughly 3 channels that broadcast what came to be the soundtrack to my childhood and some of my best memories. Every remote jockey, i.e. the oldest sibling, had the channel jump down to an art form in order to ensure that we made it to the right channel at the right time to catch the personalized lineup of cartoons that took us weeks to master. I didn’t want to wake up to go to school, but you better believe I was up at 6:30am so that I wouldn’t miss the beginning of my favorite day of television.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘Birdman’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 22nd, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

and-the-oscar-goes-to-could-birdman-be-the-first-superhero-movie-nominated-for-best-picture

It’s a very rare occurrence where a film changes the game on almost every aspect of filmmaking. From acting to camerawork, ‘Birdman‘ literally soars above the rest where fierce emotions of erratic actors are put on display in a chaotic yet darkly comedic setting inside the St. James Theatre on West 44th Street in Manhattan. Not only do these actors turn in Oscar-worthy performances of the highest order, but director Alejandro G. Inarritu (Amores Perros) and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki have given us an image so fresh and that pushes the bounds, that this is one of the most pleasing films of the year, visually speaking and unlike anything you might have seen before. Lubezki has worked with Alfonso Cauron on ‘Children of Men‘ and the recent film ‘Gravity‘.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘Whiplash’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 22nd, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

whiplash_h_1014

Big sacrifices and the desire to be the best in the world with your skill and art form is both questioned and put to the test in writer/director Damien Chazelle’s phenomenal jazz-infused film ‘Whiplash‘. This movie is focused on jazz music, but closes in on what one individual will go through to be the best in the world with the difficult question being, “Is it worth it?”

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

 

tumblr_mxanxhHkGS1s1m5p9o1_500

 

Set against the backdrop of a post apocalypse-dystopian world comes the annual Hunger Games! We’ve read the books, watched the first 2 films, elevated Jennifer Lawrence to the new generations ‘It’ girl. She would be the perfect best friend, sister or girlfriend. As the breakout star, Lawrence has her pick of the projects she’s wanted to do, JLaw has shaken things up a bit with her choices, whether they challenged her as an actor, had a dream team she was dying to work with, or if it was just a story she read that she couldn’t wait to tell, fans have stayed close to their new heroine and ticket sales have proven that JLaw will bring the dollars.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






‘My Little Pony’ Transitions To The Big Screen!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 20th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

mylittlepony_splash_2048x1536_en

 

If there’s one thing I love more than ‘The Blues Brothers‘, ‘Doctor Who‘, bacon cheeseburgers and all things Disney, it’s ‘My Little Pony‘. I’m the mom that waits for my kids to go to school, so I can turn on MLP reruns and just kvell in the happiness and saccharine-sweet images of perky, cutesy ponies with equally adorable designs on their butts. If my butt had something that great on it, I’d show it off, too. For the benefit of those that see me, this is not the case. You’re welcome.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here..

scream-queens-fox

 

The brains behind ‘American Horror Story‘, ‘Nip/Tuck‘ and ‘Glee‘ has struck again! Fox is the host network for Ryan Murphy’s musical atrocity, ‘Glee‘, now that the Rachel Berry gag-fest has it’s series ending in sight, around May of 2015, the network is wanting to replace the high-school sing-along with more Murphy. Director/Producer/Writer/Creator Murphy can command just about anything he wants on the small screen. FX has already extended the life of their powerhouse supernatural thriller anthology ‘American Horror Story‘ as we reported here. In addition to the horror serial, FX has greenlighted a new collection from Murphy, ‘American Crime Story‘, read the details here .

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Vinnie Jones Co-stars On The CW’s ‘Arrow’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 20th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

Arrow

 

Where Marvel-based comic book films have the leading edge over DC-based films, with character introduction and cross-branding, especially  when you take into the post-film stinger that we’ve all learned to wait for, but DC does have a strong point over Marvel with TV serials. I know, Marvel is getting into the small-screen game, too, but it’s no match for DC’s proven titles that have been drawing in crowds from the beginning. Where Marvel didn’t get into the series racket until 1974 with ‘Super Spidey Stories‘ that aired during small segments of ‘The Electric Company‘, DC began in the 1950’s and has kept producing through the decades.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

2235697-suicide_squad_001_01

 

When it comes to Marvel comic-to-movie VS. DC comic-to-movie transformations, Marvel has a clear leading edge with interlaced storylines and sheer numbers that have been released. It pains me to type that because I am a DC fan. HUGE fan of DC characters, the heroes and their amazing villains. To me, the villains are absolute top notch and beat out anything Marvel can throw out. The colors, the histories, the wicked laughs and plots are perfectly my brand of crazy. Among these vivid characters that leap off the pages are Two-Face, Lex Luthor, Harley Quinn and of course, The Joker.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

 

Untitled-5_0

 

“Hello, IT. Have you tried turning it off and on again?” If you recognize that line, you will probably be excited about the idea of a remake. I’m talking about ‘The IT Crowd‘, of course. NBC has given a put pilot commitment to the reimagining of a sitcom that aired for 5 seasons. Technically, the show ran for four series of six episodes each, a fifth series was commissioned it was concluded with a one-off episode that aired last year. For those that are unfamiliar with the term “put pilot”, it is an agreement that the host company, NBC in this instance, will air the pilot episode basically ensuring that the serial will be picked up. If the network declines to air the pilot, they will owe a fairly large amount of money to the studio.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘St. Vincent’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 17th, 2014

Hillary T., Here…

St Vincent Movie

Bill Murray is known for picking unique and out there roles. From what I understand, this role chose him. It’s so perfectly played, that it’s hard to put into words all of the thoughts and feelings I have for this movie.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Short Snap Film Review: ‘Men, Women, and Children’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 16th, 2014

Sara O., Here…

Men-Women-and-Children

There’s something about Men, Women and Children that was just a little too much. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it after I left the theatre—the only clear feeling at that time was an overwhelming sense of hopelessness in humanity.  So you’re officially warned, this is not the Jason Reitman of the hilariously heartwarming Juno.  This is the Jason Reitman who wants to scare the living daylights out of you by showing every worst-case scenario that comes out of people’s obsession with social media and the Internet.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: The Book of Life

by Woozie on Oct 16th, 2014

Hey, Suzanne here…

Screenshot 2014-10-16 17.26.12

When it was announced that Guillermo del Toro was producing a 3D animated children’s movie about Día de los Muertos, it was easy to assume that The Book of Life would turn the festival of the dead into something creepy or macabre along the lines of Nightmare Before Christmas. Surprisingly and delightfully, del Toro and director Jorge R. Gutierrez created a funny and touching movie that gives the holiday the kind of celebration it deserves.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

 

pirates-of-THE-caribbean-logo

 

I love Johnny Depp and I loved a few of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘ films with Depp’s interpretation of the complete wild card that is Captain Jack Sparrow. I watched the next two installments and loved the new element that came to play as we met Davy Jones, his crew and the legend built as we saw our heroes fight to take the tentacled captain down. I was getting bored with the third film as the crew searched for Captain Jack. I rolled my eyes when ‘On Stranger Tides‘ brought the noticeable absence of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, but replaced the girl power with Penelope Cruz. I’ve tried dozens of times to watch that film and have never once made it all the way through it. I knew that sequel was the beginning of the end of a fun franchise. Disney didn’t get the memo.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

18445-scooby-doo-scooby-doo

The Multi-Media Men or shall I say Women this time, are back with the 45th episode that covers all things in the entertainment industry. We had a great adventure this time around and had tons to discuss. Joining me is Adam Conway from the Angelika Film Center, Gwen Reyes from Fresh Fiction TVSusan Kamyab from This Chix Flix, and Hillary Thomas: The Epic FanGirl . It was a lot of fun to say the least. We discuss what movie we want to see the porn version of, a quick game of ‘FUCK-MARRY-KILL’  with Tim Curry roles, Joe Dirt 2, Iggy Pop, Jim Henson, a Scooby-Doo Re-Cast, and two rounds of 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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

Mystery-Science-Theater-3000-silhouette

 

In the surge of SVOD providers rushing to produce their own original content, Yahoo is on the ready to play ball and they’re bringing a bat to the plate. ‘Other Space‘ is a half-hour comedy series created by Paul Feig exclusively for Yahoo. The series is expected to launch in the early part of next year. The series is described as a journey in unknown space set in the early 22nd century, when the human race has mapped most of the known universe, failed to find alien life, and have gotten a little tired of the whole thing. The description makes me think there will be plenty of room for some dry humor and stars that, combined, have quite a cult following to bring to the game.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘Fury’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 16th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

Fury-Poster-2

When Brad Pitt signs up to kill nazis in a WWII movie, you say, “YES”. This particular movie is called ‘Fury‘, and is a solid, very good war film. It’s brutal, violent, raw, and has enough of a fresh feel to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire 134-minute runtime. Instead of being out in the open, walking the fields of France or another nazi occupied country, ‘Fury‘ takes place mostly inside a small steel tank with five guys led by ‘Wardaddy’ (Pitt), during the final month of WWII. The claustrophobia sets in quickly and gives us an ample amount of time to dig deep into each soldier inside the tank.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

Game_of_thrones_cast

Occasionally things go so right in my world that it feels as if the collective gods have smiled down on me. HBO is going to offer its own stand-alone streaming service beginning next year! This bit of info…and the pint of Ben & Jerry’s awaiting me after dinner feels like a warm hug at the end of a craptastic day. I have been hoping and praying for a service like this from the premium channel. I’m among the number of people that are living with the cord cut from cable and satellite conglomerates. I don’t have any real problem with the situation, sometimes I miss the live showing of ‘The Walking Dead‘, but in a few hours I’m watching it anyway, I can deal with that. The real problem comes when I want to watch a favorite series without digging through my cabinet of DVD’s or *oh mon Dieu* I don’t have the series, yet.  This has been the exact scenario that led me to the pitiful prayer for an HBO streaming service.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Neil Patrick Harris Will Host the 2015 Oscars!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 15th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

neil-patrick-harris-returns-to-host-emmy-awards-for-second-time

Good news, everyone. Neil Patrick Harris will indeed host the 2015 Academy Award’s ceremony. He has hosted the Emmys twice and the Tony Awards four times. He has done a magnificent job at hosting these events that I’m finally glad the Oscars caught on. This will be the 87th annual Oscars and will air live on ABC on Sunday, February 22nd at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

11028961-1412874594-410154

 

Well if this isn’t the coolest story of the day. I don’t know what is. Artist Ralph Steadman, whose work is some of the most unique and recognizable art of the modern age has teamed up with Vince Gilligan, the creator of ‘Breaking Bad‘, to create covers for an upcoming limited edition steel book Blu-rays of the hit series.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Christian Bale to Play Steve Jobs?!?!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 15th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

Steve-Jobs-Stamp

Don’t worry. If you were wanting more biopics about Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Computers, then you’re in luck. Recently, Sony is making yet another Steve Jobs pic and as of a week or so ago, Leonardo DiCaprio was set to play Jobs. But talks fell through and DiCaprio is no longer set to star. But don’t fret, Sony has someone else in mind. And that person is a superhero.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

c3699692-8418-4543-9ba2-5927c8e75bef-snyder-teases-again-did-he-just-reveal-another-batsuit-for-batman-vs-superman

Marvel Entertainment now has a full fledged rival with Warner Bros. and DC Comics. Warner Bros. and DC Comics has just announced all of its superhero films through 2020, plus a few Lego films and new ‘Harry Potter‘ movies. Needless to say, the theaters are going to be packed and each studio is going to be vying for the top box office placement and receipts.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Dallas Fan Days 2014 Is Upon Us!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 15th, 2014

Hey everyone, Black Mariah here…

12369750794_55f486c4f1_z

I am ramping up for this weekend’s inevitable epic event, Dallas Comic Con’s Fan Days. Since attending my first convention nearly 9 years ago (great story, I ran into Corey Feldman. Literally.) I have had the opportunity to attend conventions from both coasts, and truly, no one puts on a great convention multiple times a year like they do it in Dallas. I mean nobody.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

scrooged

Good news, everyone. Bill Murray and director Sofia Coppola are teaming up again for a Christmas special for television. If you’ve seen Murray on ‘SNL‘ or in his recent excellent film ‘St. Vincent‘, you would see and hear him singing a variety of songs. Most recently the Bob Dylan song ‘Shelter from the Storm‘. This upcoming Christmas Special he has planned will involve him singing as well. And that my friends, is one exceptional holiday gift I didn’t expect.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






‘Care Bears’ Announced For a Reboot By Netflix!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 13th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

CareBears_Star

Netflix keeps tightening its grip on subscribers. They’re either bringing us original content (‘Orange Is The New Black‘) or bringing a sequel straight to streaming (‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon‘), if they’re not doing one of those, they’re giving a beloved childhood favorite a makeover.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






‘American Horror Story’ Renewed For Fifth Season!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 13th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

American-Horror-Story-Freak-Show

 

Ryan Murphy has some good ideas and even better success with the TV series those ideas grow into. What starts as a thought, turns into a multi-million dollar hit that networks should fight over. FX has taken a solid stand beside Murphy with ‘American Horror Story‘. What started out as a quirky storyline with one hell of a supernatural undercurrent became the AHS we love. With a unique setting and storyline for each season, the fan following seemed to grow overnight and never went away.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

The Moet & Chandon Lounge at The Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Day 2

Syfy has become one of the most popular distributors for original programming. Content like ‘Eureka‘, ‘Ghost Hunters‘ and ‘Face Off‘ are all examples of series that have found a home where they thrive.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

ghostbustersmarshmallow

 

Find a kid, ask them “Who ya gonna call?” Depending on the answer, you can judge if their parents rock the gig of raising their man-child. If they answer with the obligatory “Ghostbusters!”, then you know these are kids that will go far in life. Every kid needs a solid bedrock of film savviness to draw references from for the rest of their lives. What kind of parent just lets the kids watch the movies without immersing them in all of the gloriousness that encompasses the franchise? In addition to the multitude of zingers and one-liners is the theme song that will stay in the cannon of 80’s pop culture forever.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Interview with Keanu Reeves!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 13th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

MV5BNTY3MTUyMDY4Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzU0ODQ3MjE@._V1_SX640_SY720_

We had the distinct honor to talk with the iconic and legendary actor Keanu Reeves in Austin, TX at Fantastic Fest 2014.Of course Mr. Reeves is a man of great range as he has performed Shakespeare, and has been in some of the biggest movies of all time including ‘The Matrix‘ trilogy. He was also in ‘Bill and Ted‘ and ‘Parenthood‘ amongst many many other fantastic films. We discuss his new film ‘John Wick‘ and how much fun he had on set fighting the bad guys. We also discuss some of his favorite scenes in film. It was a pleasure to talk with him and go see ‘John Wick‘. Enjoy!

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Interview with Adrianne Palicki!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 13th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

MV5BMTU5MDE3NTk2MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwODU0ODQ3MjE@._V1_SX640_SY720_

We had the distinct honor to talk with the amazing and beautiful actress Adrianne Palicki in Austin, TX at Fantastic Fest 2014. Palicki is most known for her role on the tv show ‘Friday Night Lights‘ and starring in the film ‘GI Joe‘.  We discuss her fight scenes with Keanu Reeves, ‘The Princess Bride‘, and her favorite scenes in film, which might surprise some of you. It was a pleasure to talk with her and go see ‘John Wick‘. Enjoy!

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Interview with Directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 13th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

ja-screens_JohnWickRedCarpet1

We had the distinct honor to talk with the fun directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski in Austin, TX at Fantastic Fest 2014. Leitch and Stahelski are stuntmen for some of the biggest action movies and ‘John Wick‘ is their directorial debut. We discuss the fight choreography, their best day of shooting, and their favorite scenes in film, which might surprise some of you. It was a pleasure to talk with them and go see ‘John Wick‘. Enjoy!

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hillary T., Here…

EksK9sKqTFm4zAFCseJQ_CoultonScientist

Devin Pike of Bacon Samurai Productions has been running around with the Dallas Comic Con folks for the last seven years, now. The lack of any “after-hours” entertainment has been the one criticism he’s heard over and over, especially with the show’s explosive growth following the move to the Irving Convention Center in 2010.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






‘Joe Dirt 2’ Coming Straight To Crackle!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 10th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

Joe_dirt

 

Move aside, Netflix, there’s a new channel in town. Sony-based Crackle is a free, ad-supported channel that made its bones 10 years ago providing lots of not-very-distinguished action films and TV shows culled from the deep recesses of Sony’s library. Now they are stepping in the direction that Netflix pioneered only recently and are producing their first feature film. Still following the media giant’s lead, they are producing a sequel to a well-known film with a very dedicated fan-base. Netflix bagged the sequel to ‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon‘ and Crackle gets ‘Joe Dirt 2‘!!!

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

david-bowie-labyrinth-bulge

If you’re like me, when you hear the name Henson, visions of Big Bird, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy jump around on your reminiscent cortex. News from the Jim Henson Co. always fosters this response in me, well that and the ‘Fraggle Rock‘ theme song running on a constant loop. Combine Billy Crystal with that news and the Fraggles are singing “Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me”. Of course, that’s a reference to Crystal’s run in the hugely successful animated features from DisneyMonsters, Inc.‘ and ‘Monsters University‘.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Marvel Comics Is Coming to Fair Park in Dallas Next Year!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 10th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

tme_slider_full_01c

Marvel Comics has just announced a nationwide tour called ‘The Marvel Experience: The World’s First Hyper-Reality Tour‘. Despite the long name, this sounds like so much fun. So far there are four stops, one of them being in Dallas, TX at Fair Park starting January 9th, 2015 and running through February 1st. The Marvel experience will cover over two acres of space and will feature quite a lot of rides, activities, attractions, and props.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘The Judge’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 10th, 2014

Suzanne L., Here…

TheJudge

With a story that bounces among family drama, courtroom drama, and love story, The Judge takes on a lot with its all-star cast, but in spite of performances by Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr., the movie falls short. What was intended to come off as moving is more maudlin than impactful.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

will-smith

Warner Bros. are bringing us the trailer for ‘Focus‘, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie. The film was originally going to feature Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone but both dropped out. Kristen Stewart was attached to the female lead until Smith was attached as leading man, then she dropped out with a concern about their age difference.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

5697acb82faa53b9ca42e94c42a89d2f9921bd5d

Here is the teaser trailer that was just showed for the big crowd at New York Comic-Con during Disney’s panel, where they focused on ‘Tomorrowland‘. George Clooney made a surprise appearance at the comic convention to showcase the trailer. Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof, Britt Robertson, and Hugh Laurie were also in attendance. Hope you enjoy it.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: “Dracula Untold”!!

by Woozie on Oct 9th, 2014

Hi, Suzanne here…

Luke-Evans-in-Dracula-Untold

We all know the basic story of Count Dracula as told by Bram Stoker, but in Dracula Untold, director Gary Shore aims to provide further insight into the reasons a man would choose to be evil. In spite of the big budget that went into creating this film, the movie falls short of that goal and even the scare we come to expect from vampire films.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘Pride’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 9th, 2014

Fernando M., Here…

Pride film

Films based on historic events concerning equal rights and marginalized groups rarely, if ever, have giant dance sequences and laugh out loud moments….until now! “Pride” is set in Margaret Thatcher’s England at a time when the government went heavily against a national strike by coal miner’s unions.  Seeing the similarities in oppressions, a group adequately named “Lesbians and Gays Support Miners” makes the union’s cause their own.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Dario Argento and Iggy Pop Are Making a Movie Together!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 9th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

20140926033300-THE_SANDMAN_POSTER

Good news, everyone. The iconic Italian horror filmmaker Dario Argento (Suspiria) and legendary musician Iggy Pop have teamed up and launched a crowdfunding campaign for their new film ‘The Sandman‘. This has no relation to the Neil Gaiman story. Producers, Argento and Iggy are looking to raise $250,000 on the Indiegogo website. The campaign just launched so they are nowhere near their goal, but this looks like it will be one of Argento’s most interesting projects.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

in_the_heat_of_the_night

 

TV has been mining their company film vaults for movies that will lend themselves easily adaptable for long-term series fare. There have been countless movies that are being bastardized and the announcements just keep coming. This news is just a little different. Instead of the patented approach of movie to series, this move is a little different due to it being a film, that was already made into a series and now will be re-invented once again.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

Paul-Feig

With the death of Harold Ramis came the end of what I hoped for when I thought of a Ghostbusters 3. Not only did we lose Ramis but we lost Ivan Reitman as director also. A sequel effort had been talked about, hoped for and in various stages of development since the second film released. I never miss a chance to give a “Don’t cross the streams!” quote, especially when my boys are peeing off the porch. As a fan, I had to bury my hopes for gathering the original crew of Ramis, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray along with the comedic genius when he passed.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






‘Wolves’ Feature Film Red Band Trailer Is Here!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 8th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

Wolves_Poster_3 Large

We’ve got a new trailer for you today! ‘Wolves‘ from writer director David Hayter is coming to VOD on October 16 and to select theaters nationwide beginning November 14. Hayter has acted in many films in bit parts, but his true talent was for screenwriting. He penned the screenplays for 2000’s ‘X-Men‘ and the follow up ‘X-Men 2‘, ‘The Scorpion King‘, ‘Watchmen‘ and has just been announced to tell the story of ‘Black Widow‘ and ‘World War III‘.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Top Ten List of Technology from Films We Need Now!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 8th, 2014

Paul N., Here…

hal_9000_interface_website_3

Sometimes, when we watch movies (even bad ones), we look at the technology used and think to ourselves “man, I really need that in my life”. The following is a list of the ten most “give it to me now” technological advances from cinema. This does not mean that the following movies are good, but that the technology used in them is highly desirable. To avoid the list becoming too narrow in focus (like weapons only), or convoluted by tech from one franchise (like Star Trek), the following list has a range of tech from weapons to medical gadgets, each from a completely different movie or franchise.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

 

ryanmurphy

 

What do ‘Glee‘, ‘American Horror Story‘ and ‘Nip/Tuck‘ all have in common? If you guessed the same creator, I saw you look it up, but you’re right! Besides being the Emmy Award-Winning mind behind the shows, he wrote and directed various episodes of those, as well. Ryan Murphy is a good name to bet on in the game of innovative TV series because he is still a wild card in the game. Coming at a time where numerous movies are being greenlit for adaptation to the small screen, an original idea is pure money.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

Uncle_buck

The current trend in TV is to take a fairly successful film from the 80’s, update it, re-boot it to a series that will pull on the reminiscent heart-strings of kids from the decade that are now parents. Parents share the show with their kids and – BOOM! – successful TV show that was carefully piggy-backed onto a known, and beloved, film. The characters are there, the antagonizing circumstances are peppered throughout the source film and doled out one episode at a time.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






TV Review: ‘Peaky Blinders’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 7th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

peaky-blinders-fin_2705945b

 

I’m an addict. When I see a new TV series that I fall in love with, I marathon every episode until I reach the end, or a cliffhanger. Both of those conditions were incredibly true for my newest addiction – ‘Peaky Blinders‘. ‘Peaky Blinders‘ falls into one of my favorite topics when it comes to what I’m watching and it’s all about mafia. The show was produced by BBC and aired the first season beginning in September of last year. Then Netflix entered the equation by acquiring exclusive US distribution rights from the Weinstein Company and Endemol. It became available for streaming on September 30, 2014. Look it up, add it to your list and enjoy. It’s absolutely brilliant!

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

 

boombox-say-anything

 

1989 saw a lot of movie releases, but one film truly had lasting power. If you look back over television and movies since then, there is going to be one scene, one action that stands above the rest. A boy holding a boombox over his head, serenading the girl of his dreams with Peter Gabriel’sIn Your Eyes‘.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






The Weird Returns With ‘Twin Peaks’ On Showtime!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 6th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

Twin Peaks - TV Series Score - Front

 

25 years after we saw the last episode, ‘Twin Peaks‘ is coming back! Not back to ABC, but to Showtime. The show premiered in 1990, ran for 2 seasons and faded into the hazy horizon of network TV.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Mark Wahlberg Boards ‘Deepwater Horizon’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 6th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

Deepwater-Horizon-006

 

Summit Entertainment has planted its flag in the ground claiming a release date of September 30, 2016 for the debut of ‘Deepwater Horizon‘. As the name implies, the film narrative will encompass the disastrous BP oil spill in 2010.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






‘The Purge 3’ In Development Stage!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 6th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

11173717_800

 

Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes are beginning development on a third visit to a world where ‘The Purge‘ is a yearly event. If you’ve been in a cave the last few years, I’ll give you the high points. March 21 at 7pm until March 22 at 7am, is the annual purge. This is 12 hours where every crime imaginable is legal, police do not respond and emergency help of any kind is only what your neighbor is willing to do for you. Most families lock themselves away from the evil that lurks just outside the door. Yes, this is the movie franchise that began scaring communities when moronic teenagers began promoting the event for Louisville, KY in what turned out to be a hoax.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Short Snap Film Review: ‘Gone Girl’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 3rd, 2014

Hillary T., Here…

detail.4bd87b4b

Dave Fincher got his start directing music videos, and one of them is my favorite, “Express Yourself.” It has that definitive gritty, dark and wonderful feeling that Fincher film has come to possess.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

chris-kyle-pic3

 

If there’s one thing I love more than a noir-crime film, it’s a realistic military pic. Tell me the film is about a legendary sniper from the US and I’m intrigued. I hear the name Chris Kyle – you have my full attention. I love America and I love our military. They do things that I wouldn’t want to do and make choices I could never make to keep our citizens safe. Damn right they have my full support.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






‘I Am Legend’ Reboot From The Warner Bros!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 2nd, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

i-am-legend-poster-big

In 2007, Warner Bros had a hit on their hands when Will Smith took ‘I Am Legend‘ to silver screens across the globe. Since then, the media giant has been searching for avenues to expand the world and story into either prequel or sequel efforts. There was a serious effort at a prequel that saw Warners hiring Arash Amel to write a script that would have brought the scientist, Robert Neville’s character back right to the start of the cataclysmic circumstance that led to his being alone on the planet. The story line didn’t mesh together easily enough and the studio abandoned the project. They’re ready to give it another shot.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

HappyMadison

 

If anyone would have suggested that the mass of little red envelopes flooding the post would one day throw the entertainment industry in a tizzy, we’d have laughed at the possibility. That was 1997 and none of us had any idea of how big a shadow Netflix would end up casting. The SVOD dropped a Jaws-like bomb into the normally calm seas of the movie biz and set the choppy seas in motion by announcing their partnership with The Weinstein Company and IMAX to release ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend‘ on the same day for Netflix viewers and IMAX theaters. Not content to let the waters settle, Netflix has another partnership they want to share. The controversial company and Adam Sandler have entered a partnership that will feature a four-pack of films, starring Sandler of course, and produced under his Happy Madison banner that will go straight to the subscription members, no theater stops in between.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Film Review: ‘Annabelle’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 2nd, 2014

Fernando M., Here…

annabelle-trailer

It’s really hard to make a good horror film these days.  I’m not sure if it’s because the genre has been so vigorously explored in the past half century that there’s little left to give to the audience, but I’ll say that it is a truly difficult task.  In recent memory, there are a few gems that will undoubtedly become classics one day.  Annabelle doesn’t quite fit into this category, but man, it gives it a hell of a shot!

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






The ‘Twilight’ Saga Continues on Facebook?!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 1st, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

51q43VqS6UL

 

Facebook is reviving characters that have been dead a long time. Prepare yourselves for the global sound of Twihards the world over to squeal with delight. Facebook is getting into the film game with ‘Twilight‘ short films. You read that right. Stephenie Meyer wrote what has become the ‘Twilight Saga‘. Beginning in 2005, Meyer released the first novel in a series that would grip fans of all ages and create characters that would be immortalized in film. While some of us were letting our broomsticks cool down from a wild ride with a boy wizard, cold vampires and hot werewolves were heating up readers pages again. The saga ran the length of four novels and one short story as a spinoff.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Is ‘Zombieland 2’ Dragging Into Theaters?!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 1st, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

zombieland-Atlanta

 

I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is if you were hoping for a ‘Zombieland‘ sequel, I can make you very happy today! Bad news – if you want a lot of detail about the continuation of life, love and happiness in an undead world, you’re not going to be as happy.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

crouching-tiger-hidden-dragon1

In a bit of network wheeling and dealing, Netflix has made a deal for its first original movie. A sequel to a film that I didn’t think could have a continuation of, turns out I was wrong. Ang Lee’s 2000 Martial arts flick ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon‘. Not content to stop with its first original movie, the film will release simultaneously in the summer of 2015 in IMAX theaters and on the SVOD.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook






Sign Up for Newsletter

ADVERTISEMENT

Movie Quotes

Marion Ravenwood:
So, you still living in a trail of human wreckage or have you retired?
Indiana Jones:
Why, you're looking for a date?
Marion Ravenwood:
Anyone but you!
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) The Movie Quotes

Boomstick Tags