Dec/2017

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With a script written by Helen Childress (Reality Bites) and set for development by Ben Stiller as director, The Mountain is a horror story set in the 19th century. A woman finds a mysterious object linked to her past and struggles with the implications. The project has been described as in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby.

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We have a very fun 66th episode of our fun podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our 66th episode, titled ‘Marvel and DC celebrate the Holidays‘, where we discuss the new trailers for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘ and ‘Ready Player One‘, along with discussions on Disney purchasing 20th Century Fox and what that would mean for the superhero universe. We also talk about scenarios if Marvel and DC made a movie together with Justice League and Avengers. Then we dive into the holidays, where we talk about the best Christmas music and our favorite holiday presents we ever got. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. I am joined pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury and comic book artist Jeremy Megert.

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Fox Renews ‘Bob’s Burgers’ For A Sixth Season!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 8th, 2015

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Bob’s Burgers‘ is one of Fox’s animated series that hasn’t made as huge of a splash as counterparts ‘The Simpsons‘ or ‘Family Guy‘, but has still developed a loyal following, especially among Fox and 20th Century Fox TV big boys. It’s rare that a TV series makes it to a 6th season anymore, but to be an animated comedy making it to a 6th season is a huge milestone!

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Fox Renews ‘The Simpsons’ For Two More New Seasons!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 7th, 2011

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Everyone’s favorite animated family has just been renewed for two more new seasons.  Of course I am talking about the lovable ‘Simpsons’.  Of course over the past few days, Fox and the cast of the ‘Simpsons’ have been negotiating their salaries.  Fox said earlier in the week that ‘The Simpsons’ might need to be cancelled because they could no longer afford the salaries of their cast.  Harry Shearer (voice of Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, Lenny, amongst tons of others) offered 70% of his salary to keep the show going.  But that didn’t need to happen.  Fox and the cast came to a gracious agreement and we get ‘The Simpsons’ for at least two more years.  Kudos to everyone involved and thank you.

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Bob’s Burgers Movie is Coming in 2020!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 4th, 2017

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Move over ‘Simpsons‘, because ‘Bob’s Burgers‘ is making it to the big screen from 20th Century Fox. That’s right, there is going to be a ‘Bob’s Burgers‘ film in theaters, but you’ll have to be patient, because the movie won’t come out until July 17, 2020. We might have flying cars by that time and robot overlords. The animated show has been a hit since 2011 when it first aired on Fox and has developed into a cash cow and is critically acclaimed across the board for its offbeat humor.

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20th Century Fox has debuted the first trailer for ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure‘, the final installment of the trilogy from director Wes Ball (‘The Maze Runner‘). All questions are answered as Thomas and the remaining Gladers lead their final charge to save their friends and defeat WCKD in their most grueling maze yet on January 26, 2018!

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This is definitely on my radar now. Jeff Bridges and Chris Hemsworth, meaning The Dude and Thor are most likely going to star in a new film called Bad Times at the El Royale, which will be directed by Drew Goddard and released by 20th Century Fox. Despite the awesome two actors and the cool title, filmmaker Drew Goddard is one to watch for sure.

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20th Century Fox presents the first trailer for ‘The Greatest Showman‘, featuring stars Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zendaya. It’s a biographical musical that I can’t wait to see. The film bows December 25, 2017.

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Ferdinand has a Trailer!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 14th, 2017

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The new trailer for the animated film Ferdinand is here from 20th Century Fox. The film is based on the book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, and tells the tale of a giant bull, trying to get back to his family. Ferdinand is set to release around Christmas time later this year, specifically December 15, 2017 with John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Bobby Cannavale, and more lending their voice talent to the film. More information is below, along with the trailer.

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‘Why Him?’ Is Coming to 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 7th, 2017

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The R Rated comedy film ‘Why Him?‘ that stars Bryan Cranston and James Franco is coming to home video from 20th Century Fox on March 28th in the form of 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD. There are a ton of extras that come with this release along with some great technical features. Below is the information about the release as well as a link to pre-order.

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And Cue the ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 17th, 2017

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20th Century Fox is now remaking ‘White Men Can’t Jump‘, which was the 1992 comedy hit that starred Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, and Rosie Perez. The original film was about a couple of street basketball player hustlers, who team up to earn more money. The film was a big success, as it made $91 million. Kenya Barris, who is the creator of the ABC comedy show ‘Black-ish‘ will be teaming up with Los Angeles Clipper Blake Griffin and Carolina Panther Ryan Kalil to remake the film with Barris as the producer and writer of the film. Kalil and Griffin will serve as the other producers, according to THR.

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It might be for director Ridley Scott’s birthday, but we get the gift from 20th Century Fox! What kind of gift you ask? A new screenshot from the upcoming ‘Alien: Covenant‘! It shows the, now 79 year old, director standing near one of his classic ‘Alien‘ creations.

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Yes, we are all a bit nervous when it comes to video game movies. There is good reason for that too, since most of them are fairly terrible, even though some make a ton of money at the box office. The ‘Tomb Raider‘ films with Angelina Jolie made a ton of money as did the many sequels of ‘Resident Evil‘. Let’s not forget the recent ‘Warcraft‘ movie or ‘The Angry Birds‘ movie either – all of which made a big box office splash, despite the quality of story and performances.

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Jeff Nichols (‘Mud‘) is teaming up with 20th Century Fox to give a new spin on the 1988 sci-fi thriller ‘Alien Nation‘. Nichols is looking to write and direct the reboot that took the “buddy-cop” classification as far as anyone has by pairing up a curmudgeonly, racist, vet with not just someone different than him, but someone of another race entirely.

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DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have released a peek at their new feature, ‘Trolls‘. The film takes it’s name from the hideous Troll dolls that marched through every child’s life and are either hidden in the darkest corners of a toy box, or they’re given a spot of honor on your desk at work, you know who you are.

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Attention ‘Arrested Development‘ fans – There’s some good movement on the series. During the press tour for ‘In the Heart of the Sea‘, director Ron Howard stopped by ‘Good Morning America‘ and the discussion turned to season 5 of ‘Arrested Development‘.

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And the 2016 Golden Globe Nominees Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 10th, 2015

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The awards show is January 10 on NBC hosted by Ricky Gervais. First off, let’s look at something AWESOME here. ‘MAD MAX: FURY ROAD‘ is nominated for BEST PICTURE. It needs to win. It should win. And if does win, we all go streaking. That being said…I can’t believe that ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl‘ was not nominated for anything. Come on. It’s one of the BEST films of the year. It’s also interesting to see no love for the final season of ‘Mad Men’ her either. Oh well.

Here is the list of nominees:

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Ridley Scott has decided that as long as he’s getting such great buzz for ‘The Martian‘ and has all the press attention he could want, why not use it to tease the die-hard ‘Alien‘ fans at what is next to come in the franchise? Instead of months of calling the film a ‘Prometheus‘ sequel, we OFFICIALLY have a title – ‘Alien: Covenant‘ and we have a little more on the synopsis front, too.

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Film Review: ‘The Peanuts Movie’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 5th, 2015

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It’s been 35 years since we last saw Charlie Brown and his friends grace screens with a new film, but in this era of reboots and bringing vintage and retro projects back to the limelight, 20th Century Fox has brought back the Peanuts in a big way. How big? A $100 million dollar CGI ‘Peanuts Movie‘, that’s how big. With director Steve Martino (‘Ice Age‘) and Charles Schulz’s kids Craig and Bryan Schulz writing and producing the film, this new look at ‘The Peanuts Movie‘ is quite satisfying for kids and adults alike.

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In a union of Marvel and Fox TV Networks with FX, there is more to the X-Men franchise coming our way. These are two serial dramas that are set in the same world that we’ve come to know since the X-Men burst onto the screen in 2000.

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Russ & Roger‘ is a film that is currently casting which will put the friendship between filmmaker Russ Meyer and the film critic Roger Ebert on a grand scale which is best described as a debaucherous comedy centering on two outsiders who defied the Hollywood establishment and made one of the first X-rated films ever released by a major movie studio, having the party of a lifetime in the process.

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We’ve had ‘The Mask of Zorro‘, ‘The Legend of Zorro‘ and just plain ‘Zorro‘ among other incarnations of the caped, masked swordsman. One that we haven’t seen in the past, is in the works and on the way. This time, Zorro goes in to a post-apocalyptic future that will see less horses and more robots. I’m not so sure about this.

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Film Review: ‘Fantastic Four’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 6th, 2015

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Fantastic Four‘ has always been a fun comic book. Ever since the early 60s, these four heroes have entertained us in each crime fighting, earth saving, and alien destroying issue. With Reed Richards, Johnny and Sue Storm, and Ben Grimm, there was nothing that these four couldn’t handle. One of my favorite story arcs was from the mid-2000’s where Ultimate Fantastic Four had to deal with zombies. It was an excellent storyline, one that I wish will be told on the big screen at some point. Speaking of the big screen, the Fantastic Four have never seen a good adaptation.

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Okay, let me get this straight. Out of all the remakes Hollywood wants to do, why are we tackling ‘Big Trouble in Little China‘? I really hope this is a mere rumor, but The Wrap is reporting it, and it seems some industry professionals are confirming this. But yes, 20th Century Fox wants to remake the iconic 80s film that starred Kurt Russell and was directed by John Carpenter.

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‘Star Wars’ Saga Finally Coming To Digital HD!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 7th, 2015

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Star Wars‘ fans form a line, in an organized fashion, those that believe Han shot first (the truth!) to the left, all you misinformed believers that think Greedo was the quicker draw to the right. At long last, the missing piece for a true collection of the greatest space-western/opera to grace any galaxy can finally be attained! No, I’m not talking about the unaltered original trilogy, but a Digital HD release of all 6 films the ‘Star Wars‘ canon is currently comprised of.

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Should ‘Alien’ Come Back To Life In A Reboot???

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 20th, 2015

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Sometimes things that are dead should stay dead, no matter how much we want to resurrect them, I’m on the fence which category this franchise falls into. 20th Century Fox has secured a deal with director Neill Blomkamp to bring a new ‘Alien‘ film to the big screen.

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While nothing is set in stone, yet – Fox is in early discussions about converting the quintessential Marvel series, and film franchise, for the small screen with 24producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto are involved.

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Hulu is one of the premiere names in SVOD services and it’s no wonder why. With a recent multi-year licensing agreement with 20th Century Fox TV Distribution, the provider has also gained exclusive streaming rights to the Emmy winning FX miniseries ‘Fargo‘.

 

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From Hell‘ may sound like the name of a Johnny Depp film from the early 2000’s and you would be right. What began as a 500 page graphic novel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, then re-worked into a 20th Century Fox film starring Depp and Robbie Coltrane. There may be a bit of a detective vibe here but don’t expect a Sherlock-type reveal. Where Jack the Ripper was quite selective of his victims, the murders themselves created an equality among the classes with fear being the common denominator. Thus ends today’s master class in ‘From Hell‘.

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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‘.

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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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‘The Simpsons’ Fans UNITE…on FXX!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 22nd, 2014

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You might think you’re awesome when you sit down for a marathon viewing of say the ‘Star Wars‘ films or you might get adventurous and pick ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ director’s cut trilogy. Even, I, myself have watched several seasons of ‘Supernatural‘ at one time, every summer leading up to the debut of the new season. Aren’t traditions just the best?!

 

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‘Babylon Fields’ Resurrecting From Cancellation!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 26th, 2014

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Remember the show ‘Babylon Fields‘ from CBS? Yeah, me either. There’s a reason for that. Looks like it was worked up to pilot order in 2007 but CBS axed it before it could air. Looks like NBC is resurrecting the series and ordering a new pilot with some of the original cast. Meagan Good and Skeet Ulrich is part of the new cast. Ulrich is known for his roles in ‘The Craft‘, ‘Scream‘, and CBS’ TV show, ‘Jericho‘.

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Film Review: ‘The Book Thief’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 14th, 2013

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For some reason, 20th Century Fox wants to compare ‘The Book Thief‘ with the Oscar winning film ‘Life of Pi‘, because in the trailers for ‘The Book Thief‘, it says “From the studio that brought you ‘Life of Pi’. Sure, you can argue that both films come from novels, deal with survival of the most dire consequences, and have a ton of symbolism with life, death, love and God, but I don’t understand why you would want to compare the two, other than drive audiences to see the film, with the hopes that it will garner a decent amount of awards and a giant amount of cash like ‘Life of Pi’ did. Unfortunately, I don’t think ‘The Book Thief’ will accomplish these goals. It won’t succeed in these goals, not because of the filming, acting, or story. Those aspects are very good. It’s the execution, pacing, and the too many “on the nose” cheesy sentimental moments that ultimately make this film fall in the deep dark cracks of the cinema basement. That, and the lack of big CG effects, a beautiful colorful world, and a big tiger. Based on Markus Zusak’s novel of the same name, director Brian Percival (whose only claim to fame is a couple of episodes of ‘Downton Abbey), relies mostly on his cast to keep this film trucking along. This is not a happy movie by any means, and actually starts out quite grim as we meet Liesel (Sophie Nelisse), a young girl with her mother and younger brother, who board a train, but who do not know that their mother is giving them up for adoption. And on the way to their new family, the younger brother dies, as the narrator informs us over the grim images. In fact, the narrator is death himself.

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Well, this comes as no surprise as the last Wolverine film has grossed over $413 million worldwide, that 20th Century Fox is already prepping another Wolverine film. They are so impressed by the last movie’s returns, that they are asking director James Mangold and Hugh Jackman to work again in the next film.

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Well, it’s finally here. After a couple of years of teasing the story line and casting, and the badass end credit sequence from the last ‘Wolverine‘ film, we now have a trailer for Bryan Singer’sX-Men: Days of Future Past‘.  Thanks to 20th Century Fox for releasing it just a few minutes ago. Singer directed the first two X-Men films and is back this time around, and has casts from both his films and the last one ‘X-Men: First Class‘. There will be epic superhero fights and even time travel.

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Paul Feig Is Set For the ‘Peanuts’ Film!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 23rd, 2013

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Director and writer Paul Feig has just been signed on to produce and oversee the upcoming film of the ‘Peanuts‘, which is an animated film based on Charles Schulz’s timeless comic strip. The project is over at 20th Century Fox Animation and has a November 6th, 2015 release date right now. Yes, two year away, and will be directed by Steve Martino, who made ‘Horton Hears a Who!‘ and one of the ‘Ice Age‘ films.

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Director Darren Aronofsky has been hard at work on his epic tale of ‘Noah’s Ark‘, after he left the ‘Wolverine‘ project. We’ve heard that he’s looking to develop a project on George Washington at some point, but now we hear that 20th Century Fox is reaching out to the director to develop another film. Aronofsky is currently in talks to make ‘Red Sparrow‘, an espionage thriller based on a book by Jason Matthews of the same name, which was published back in June.

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James Cameron has confirmed that he will begin work in 2017 on a new project titled ‘Battle Angel‘, a project he has wanted and talked about doing for some time now. But after his huge box office success with ‘Avatar‘, which has brought over $2.8 billion for 20th Century Fox, Cameron is set to do two more ‘Avatar‘ movies. And why shouldn’t he? He is being given an unlimited amount of time and creative control on everything.

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Lightstorm Entertainment has acquired motion picture rights to the acclaimed 2011 novel The Informationist by Taylor Stevens, as vehicle for James Cameron to direct for 20th Century Fox Film.   The Informationist  will be a project for Cameron after he completes work on the second and third “Avatar” films, which are currently in pre-production.

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20th Century Fox has just released a new trailer for ‘Taken 2’, and they are wanting you to search for clues on twitter to unlock an exclusive new scene from the upcoming film.  “Liam Neeson is back in Taken 2, in theaters October 5. Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent who stopped at nothing to save his abducted daughter in TAKEN. When he is targeted by a vengeance-seeking crime-lord, Bryan must employ his “particular set of skills” to protect his family against an army out to kill them.”

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On October 10th, the ‘Daredevil’ right will revert back to Marvel from 20th Century Fox.  So it’s in Fox’s best interest to start production on a ‘Daredevil’ reboot.  Marvel has been discussing this project with Fox chairman Tom Rothman about keeping the ‘Daredevil’ story with Fox past its October 10th deadline, because it looks like Fox is lining up director Joe Carnahan to direct the reboot.

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‘Futurama’ Volume 7 Blu-ray Has a Release Date!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 6th, 2012

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Good news everyone.  20th Century Fox will be releasing the 7th Volume of ‘Futurama’ on Bluray on December 11th of this year.  There will be a total of 13 episodes over two discs in this set.  No specs or extras have been announced yet, but as soon as they are, we will update you on those.  I hope you are enjoying the new episodes of ‘Futurama’ as much as I am.  They have been great.  So mark  your calendars for December 11th and tune into Comedy Central for new episodes.

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‘Peter Pan’ Television Series In Development!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 28th, 2012

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20th Century Fox and And Imagine TV are prepping an epic tv series called ‘The League of Pan’, a Peter Pan themed television series.  This project is the brain-child of writer Brian McCauley Johnson according to Deadline.  ‘The League of Pan’ will be a re-imagining of the Peter Pan universe and will take place in present day and will follow the Lost Boys (no, not Haim and Feldman), who left Neverland ten years ago.

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‘Sesame Street’ Headed to The Big Screen!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 21st, 2012

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20th Century Fox has picked up the movie rights to the lovable children’s show, ‘Sesame Street’  to bring a new story to the big screen.  ‘Sesame Street writer Joey Mazzarino has been asked to write the script with Shawn Levy producing.  I think they took their cues from Disney as the return of ‘The Muppets’ was a huge success.  Maybe, Fox thinks ‘Sesame Street’ can make more money too.

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Sean ‘Spicoli’ Penn is currently in final negotiations to play a fairly big role in Ben Stiller’s remake of ‘ The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’ for 20th Century Fox.  Ben Stiller will be starring in the film as well as directing.  Penn is talking with the studio about playing the role of a photographer.   Stiller plays the timid magazine photo manager who goes off on an escapade to find a missing negative. Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, Shirley MacLaine and Patton Oswalt also star.

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Funny and hot girl Sarah Silverman has a new series gearing up for NBC which is currently untitled, got a couple of actors to star in the show.  Or at least the pilot anyways.  Harris Wittels, who was a writer on Silverman’s Comedy Central series, will play Harris Wittels, a version of himself, in a role created for him. Also cast is June Diane Raphael whose writing credits include the feature comedy ‘Bride Wars’.

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We reported a few weeks ago that Arrested Development would begin a new season after a few year hiatus.  Several networks including Netflix were trying to get the rights to hit comedy series.  Will it looks like Netflix has won that battle.  Surprising move, but I think it will do very very well on Netflix.  But over the past few months Netflix has lost almost 1 million subscribers due to their hefty price increase in return for doing absolutely nothing to improve the service.  I was one of those subscribers who cancelled, but fuck….now I have to reinstate my account.  I just hope Netflix distributes their original series in physical form.  If they don’t I will be super pissed.  Read the press release below.

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20th Century Fox has set ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’ for a February 14, 2013 release date, the highlight of several pictures the studio has dated. Bruce Willis is set to reprise his role as John McClane in the John Moore directed film, and casting is just getting underway for the role of his son, John McClane Jr.  I will be interesting to see who will win the role of his son.  This could be the jump start for a career for a young man.

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Roseanne Barr Comes Back to Television!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 10th, 2011

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Roseanne Barr, the star of the 1990’s hit tv sitcom ‘Roseanne’, has just set up a project with 20th Century Fox to star in a new tv series called ‘Downwardly Mobile’.  She has been working on this project with her long term boyfriend Johnny Argent.  The show supposedly will draw from similar themes from her previous show ‘Roseanne’.  I’ll give more updates as they are available.

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Some news has come in from 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm telling us that “ALL IS REVEALED”!!! This is in reference to the upcoming blu rays of the Star Wars films.  There is a website that has been conjured up that has an official countdown clock that will expire on May 4th, 2011.

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Director Duncan Jones Might Helm Wolverine Sequel!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 12th, 2011

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Seems like the rumor mill is in full force in that director Duncan Jones (Moon, The Source Code) is having meetings about directing the Wolverine sequel.  At one point it was going to be Darren Aronofsky, but he pulled out at the last minute, so now the crew is trying to find someone quickly.  It doesn’t seem like Duncan Jones would want to take the project on meaning it doesn’t look like his cup of tea.  I feel he would want to make his own super hero film by creating a new one and not be tied down by Marvel or the big studio execs on ever single frame.   Who knows?  But our fellow contributor Joel, has a little something to say about this matter below.

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Bryan’s Most Anticipated Films for 2011!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 7th, 2011

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So 2010 is over and 2011 has just begun.  I was recently talking with a friend and we both agreed that 2010 was kind of a let down as far as movies went.  Don’t get me wrong, there were some precious gems riddled throughout the year, but they were not many.  Basically I said, that it was a very uncool year with flashes of coolness in regards to films.

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Writer Seth Grahame- Smith known for his novel, Pride Prejudice and Zombies also wrote a novel called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to make this into a film in which Seth has already written the screenplay.


Tim Burton will produce while Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch/Wanted) will direct.


Pre production is already underway and the budget is right around $70 million dollars and will be in 3-D.


Fox did all they could to win this one, presenting a detailed pitch for the production, marketing and release of the picture. Beyond that, they one-upped other studios by putting on an elaborate presentation to impress the filmmakers: huge banners hung over the studio lot; parking spaces read “Parking for Vampire Hunters Only, Park at your own risk.”; bloody footprints led them to the meeting; silver bullets and bloody axes were placed around the offices; and so on.


Timur had to say this about the film:


“It is not a comedy at all – it is a very entertaining, epic history lesson for millions and millions of teenagers. If you remember Night Watch, it is maybe in the vein of that kind of movie. We are keeping the traditional look of Lincoln – the big hat and the beard. He has to be historically correct, but with a few special weapons.”


And here is Publisher’s Weekly mini review of the book:


“Seth Grahame-Smith inserts a grandiose and gratuitous struggle with vampires into Abraham Lincoln’s life. Lincoln learns at an early age that his mother was killed by a supernatural predator. This provokes his bloody but curiously undocumented lifelong vendetta against vampires and their slave-owning allies. The author’s decision to reduce slavery to a mere contrivance of the vampires is unfortunate bordering on repellent, but at least it does distract the reader from the central question of why the president never saw fit to inform the public of the supernatural menace.”

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A War is Brewing in the Film Industry

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 26th, 2010

We go to the movie theater for the same reason we go to a ball game. It’s not just to see the main event. We do it to smell the smells, devour greasy food, relax with friends and family, escape the everyday, and experience camaraderie with perfect strangers. The laughter, fear, anger, sadness, and joy expressed by the collective magically heighten the experience of the individual.

But something wicked this way comes.

Movie studios want to reduce the time that movies will be shown in

theaters. Instead, they want to be able to provide video-on-demand

service so you can watch new movies from the comfort of your home just

five weeks after theater release. It will only cost you $24.99 per

movie. Also the FCC (which I think should NOT exist) are going to

allow movie studios to activate technology to prevent films sold

through video-on-demand systems from being copied.

This is outrageous. First, if you implement software technology to

prevent movies from being copied, within a couple of weeks, people

will develop ways to get around your technology. You will never be

able to completely prevent pirating. EVER. Don’t fight it, find a way

to work with it. The home video industry still makes tons of money

even while pirated copies are being made.

Movie studios are justifying the quick release of movies on-demand

because the numbers show that 90% of a movie’s gross revenue is made

within the first 30 days of release. These numbers, however, fail to

factor in DVD sales. Last year, home video sales revenue equaled about

10 billion dollars. Early on-demand release will actually reduce DVD

sales. DVD retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart are well

aware of this risk. In an effort to protect their economic interests,

they have threatened litigation against the movie studios.

Since there is a market for physical copies of DVDs and blurays, I

don’t think they should change the model.  A physical copy of anything

is much, much better than a movie streaming online (although

admittedly I am biased since I am a professional collector). But most

importantly, I don’t want to see the death of the movie theater. It is

an important part of our culture – an experience that we should

preserve.


Brooke Barnes from the New York Times wrote this article about the upcoming movie industry war.


SOMETIME in the next few months, there is likely to be an explosion in the movie business. The question is which studio will detonate the bomb.

Tension between studios and theater owners has been simmeringa long time, but it intensified in May, when the Federal Communications Commission issued what appeared on the surface to be an arcane ruling. After two years of prodding from Hollywood, the F.C.C. agreed to let movie studios activate technology to prevent films sold through video-on-demand systems from being copied.

Ho-hum? Hardly. The ruling gave studios the ability to pursue a new business — so-called premium V.O.D. — that may be the industry’s best hope of restoring itself to health, now that the bottom has fallen out of the DVD market.

Right now, theaters get an exclusive period — 120 days, on average — to serve up new movies. Then the releases appear on television video-on-demand services at a price of about $4.99. Armed with the new copy-blocking technology, studios want to offer new movies on video-on-demand services about 45 days after they arrive in theaters, for a premium price of $24.99.

The business opportunity is multifold. With as much as 80 percent of that early V.O.D. revenue going to the studio, movie executives see a new engine to compensate for the sputtering DVD. And for the studios, the need is urgent: DVD sales for the year are expected to total about $9.9 billion, down 30 percent from their peak in 2004, according to Adams Media Research.

Studios also want to cut marketing costs by interweaving advertising for theatrical, DVD and video-on-demand releases; reducing the exclusive “window” given to theaters would make it easier to combine those campaigns. Premium V.O.D. would also bring greater consumer awareness to regular video on demand, which has not caught on as much as other rental options like Netflix, according to a research report by Anthony DiClemente, an analyst at Barclays Capital.

Last but not least, studios are aware that consumers are growing impatient about being unable to access all movies whenever and wherever they want. Layering in an early video-on-demand option might prevent some of those frustrated customers from turning to pirated copies.

“There are people who we believe would like to see movies sooner than later and would pay a premium price to do that,” Robert A. Iger, the chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, told analysts on a conference call last month. “We are going to become aggressive.”

Cable and satellite television providers like Time Warner Cable (which is no longer connected to Warner Brothers) and DirecTV are ready to push the button on premium V.O.D. as soon as they reach a deal with studios. After all, the service would represent another revenue stream for these providers and another way to differentiate themselves with customers. The promise of the new business is one reason that Comcast is so eager for government regulators to clear its deal to take control of NBC Universal, analysts say.

SO what’s the problem? DVD retailers, for a start. The likes of Best Buy and Wal-Mart“have told studios they will retaliate against anyone who tries early-release V.O.D. because of the threat it poses to DVD sales,” Richard Greenfield, an analyst at the financial services company BTIG, wrote in a research note last Monday.

But the real wrath will come from theater owners, who have made it clear that releasing a movie early on video-on-demand services — thus cutting into their window — would be the equivalent of declaring war. Over the summer, the National Association of Theater Owners took out full-page ads in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter making its opposition clear.

The worry for theaters, of course, is that people will be more reluctant to buy movie tickets, at an average cost of almost $8, if they know they can catch the same film just a few weeks later in their living rooms, and for less money than it costs to haul the whole family to the multiplex. Considering that the average moviegoer spends more than $3 on popcorn and soda and the like, the cost of Friday night at the movies for a family of four can easily reach $45 — or much more in cities like New York — even before premium-priced 3-D screenings or possible parking fees are factored in.

“While exhibitors understand the new pressures that a weakened DVD market creates for their studio partners,” the ads read in part, “four decades of box-office growth and three straight years of record-breaking box office argue for caution in tampering with a business model that clearly works.”

The Big Three theater chains — Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment and Cinemark — declined to comment, but smaller theater companies have been more vocal.

“Be careful before you cook us all, yourselves included,” wrote Gregory S. Marcus, the chief executive of the Marcus Corporation — the parent of Marcus Theatres, a Midwest exhibitor — in a July opinion article in The Hollywood Reporter.

Exhibitors are also arguing that the copy-blocking technology approved by the F.C.C. won’t work. “If past is prologue, technological locks will be overcome with technological crowbars,” the ads from the National Association of Theater Owners stated.

Adding to this argument was news last week that hackers were able to crack Intel technology used to securely transmit high-definition content between televisions and set-top boxes. (Intel played down the threat, saying that a special device would need to be built to exploit the information.)

Theater owners mean business. When Sony Pictures Entertainment tried a test with“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” last year — owners of Internet-connected Bravia televisions could rent that movie before it was available on DVD, for $25 for a month — some theaters yanked the film.

In a similar showdown, Disney’s decision last spring to release “Alice in Wonderland” early on DVD was greeted by boycott calls from theater owners, most forcefully in Britain.

Studio executives say they are going to risk premium V.O.D. anyway, contending that they have little choice, given the DVD downturn. Besides, analysts estimate that 90 percent of a film’s admissions revenue is now generated within 30 days of its release.

(The rebuttal from theater owners is that the data doesn’t take into account second-run and discount theaters, and that there are big exceptions: “Inception,” for instance, was still raking in millions in theaters 10 weeks after its release.)

Protecting the box office is crucial for studios, and for reasons beyond the importance of their ticket-revenue share. For a start, under long-term contracts, premium television networks like HBO and Showtime typically pay for movies using formulas based on domestic box-office revenue. So shrinking ticket sales would also mean shrinking television revenue.

Studios also rely on big theatrical runs to catapult titles into the public consciousness. Without all of the hoopla surrounding a hit at the multiplex — the lines, the marquees, the buzz in the corridors afterward — movies start to feel an awful lot like their more commodified cousin, television.

SO which studio is going to go first, and when? All six of the major studios declined to comment for this article. But multiple movie executives with deep knowledge of the landscape say the first quarter of next year is the target, in part because big Christmas releases like “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and “Tron: Legacy” give studios extra leverage.

The studios that seem most likely to make a move are Disney, 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers. In part because its size gives it more muscle than other studios, Warner has historically shown a willingness to rewrite the blueprints for the home entertainment business. It was Warner, for instance, that aggressively pushed to release movies on traditional V.O.D. at the same time the DVDs arrived in stores.

One thing is certain, said a top motion picture agent who requested anonymity so as not to anger his contacts in the industry: “Studios have made it clear they are not interested in testing the waters on premium V.O.D. Once they start, they’re going to do it.”

What do you think?

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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I’ve waited all year and finally it’s time!!! Not time for Christmas, you sillies, it’s AWARDS season!!! It’s time to see who has been chosen to attend the Golden Globes ball, who’s going to be crowned King and Queen and then there are some of us just hoping we’ll be asked to dance. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will issue ballots that will be counted and announced Sunday, January 8, 2017 in a televised event hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

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Criterion Announces It’s September Releases!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 16th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Criterion has announced their September titles, which are all listed below. You can see all the tech-specs and bonus features with each title. This is one hell of a month for Criterion, as all titles look insanely good. I can’t wait to watch all of these. We will update when pre-order links are available.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Atlantique Productions, one of the top French producers of great quality English-language TV series and Italy’s equivalent, Cattleya, have come together in a co-development and co-production agreement to turn two cult movies into a TV series. The emergent partnership have already chosen the first two projects, ‘Django‘ and ‘Suspiria‘.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

The 20th Century Foc animation team and Blue Sky Studios are developing a big film franchise for Charles Schulz’s ‘Peanuts’.  The team behind ‘Ice Age’ has already set a release date for the first film, which will be Thanksgiving day in 2015, so we have a bit of time.  More than three years in fact.  That date celebrates the 65th anniversary of the original comic strip and the 50th anniversary of the ‘Charlie Brown Chistmas’ special according to Deadline.

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The Top 20 Female Badasses In Film/TV!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 28th, 2012

Hi, Bryan and Lisa S. Here…..

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I had some help writing this article with writer, Lisa S.   Lisa hails from netherworld of the Northwest and is not above watching zombie movies for 24 hours straight.  She loves all kinds of scary movies and is an avid music fan.  You might even find her perusing the used DVD bin at your local movie store looking for old Ernest movies and Sifl and Olly discs.  Lisa helped quite a bit with this article and you can expect her read many more of her articles on this site from this point forward.  Give her a warm welcome and visit her online book and record store HERE.

Now let’s get to the list.  Here are Boomstick’s Top 20 Female Badasses in film and television.  I tried to keep it in the horror/sci-fi genre, but a couple of action star made it in there.  These females are the most hardcore we feel, by how much ass they kick, their courage, and their sex appeal.  We dare you to find better role models and badasses than this.  Enjoy the list.

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Hi Bryan Here….

So many AWESOME releases in October.  I have been far behind but I will get caught up to this week in the next few hours.   So let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Jackie Brown’, ‘Lion King’, plus some other goodies.   As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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Hi Bryan Here….

“The 2011 Toronto Film Festival has unveiled the first part of its slate, and announced that the Davis Guggenheim-directed U2 documentary From The Sky Down will open the festival, which will run from Sept. 8-18.”  In addition to U2, there are quite a bit of amazing sounding films.  Below is the official list of films that have already been locked into place for the festival.  Tons of stars and great sounding movies.

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