Jun/2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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MST3K – you love it or you hate it, it’s a very polarizing show, but for those of us that have been feeling painfully neglected by our favorite trash-talking threesome every time we watch a particularly horrendous flick, there is hope on the horizon. Hope in the form of a very specific Kickstarter.

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In pure Scream Factory fashion, they are bringing us yet another pop culture film from the 80’s in glorious Blu-ray format. ‘Exterminators of the Year 3000‘ is hitting shelves on March 3.

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On the back of Syfy’s announcement to propagate more typical sci-fi fare and get away from the kitschy ‘Sharknado‘-type offerings, the network is bringing ‘3001: The Final Odyssey‘ to miniseries. Arthur C. Clarke’s novel from 1997 of the same name will give the mini it’s basis.

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Boomstick Giveaway: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 24th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We are giving away two Blu-rays of ‘300: Rise of an Empire‘, courtesy of the good folks over at Warner Bros. This Blu-ray is amazing with demo-worthy video presentations and audio tracks. The extras are a lot of fun too. Just CLICK HERE to read the review. How do you enter for a chance to win? Well it’s simple.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 18th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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THE FILM

You would think that by the look of ‘300: Rise of an Empire‘, the sequel to the 2006 hit film ’300′, director Zack Snyder had returned to make this film. Well, you’d be wrong as Noam Murro directed this, making this film his first feature film. But don’t worry, Snyder seemed to have a heavy hand and watchful eye over this film, as his handprints are all over this from his screenplay to the camerawork. It’s all here again in this prequel, side story, and sequel that features a lot of the same characters from the original. ’300′ cost $65 million to make back in 2006 and was largely made in front of a green screen. That film grossed over $457 million dollars.

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Film Review: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 6th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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You would think that by the look of ‘300: Rise of an Empire‘, the sequel to the 2006 hit film ‘300’, director Zack Snyder had returned to make this film. Well, you’d be wrong as Noam Murro directed this, making this film his first feature film. But don’t worry, Snyder seemed to have a heavy hand and watchful eye over this film, as his handprints are all over this from his screenplay to the camerawork. It’s all here again in this prequel, side story, and sequel that features a lot of the same characters from the original. ‘300’ cost $65 million to make back in 2006 and was largely made in front of a green screen. That film grossed over $457 million dollars.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Well, we’re finally getting a sequel to ‘300‘. The title is of course ‘300: Rise of an Empire‘ and brings back Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo and Rodrigo Santoro as Xerxes. Eva Green will play Artemisia and Sullivan Stapleton will play Themistocles. This trailer is all sorts of cool as it transitions nicely from the original ‘300’ film and features a thrilling speech from Gorgo. I cannot wait.

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Comedy Central has just purchased back the rights for ‘Mystery Science Theatre 3000‘ and plans to start filming new episodes later this year for a next Spring debut.  Comedy Central has been in close contact with the good folks over at Rifftrax which consists of Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy and they have come to a deal to merge the two brands into one.

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Join the crew of the Satellite of Love as they spread holiday cheer with the newest release in theMystery Science Theater 3000 line:Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXV. Available on DVD December 4th from Shout! Factory, this 4-DVD set is a must-have for fans of cult television shows and B-movies alike and features four episodes previously unreleased on DVD:Robot Holocaust, Operation Kid Brother, Kitten With A WhipandRevenge Of The Creature. Also included are all new bonus features, including introductions by Mike Nelson and Joel Hodgson, Life AfterMST3K: J. Elvis Weinstein, Jack Arnold at Universal, Life AfterMST3K: Bill Corbett and four exclusive Mini-Posters by artist Steve Vance.

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So we have written about the upcoming ‘300’ prequel a few times on the site and what the whole gist of the story will be about.  Seems like progress is being made on the project and Warner Bros. has found their lead.  Actor Sullivan Stapleton will play Themistokles in ‘300: The Battle of Artemisia’ which will be directed by Noam Murro.

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So you all remember that sequel or prequel to ‘300’ Warner has been wanting to do that was Xerxes centric.  So originally, Zack Snyder who directed ‘300’ and the most recent ‘Sucker Punch’ was going to direct this Xerxes film, but Warner and Christopher Nolan offered him the chance to reboot the Superman franchise.  He took that job instead.  So Warner has been hard at work trying to find a new director for the Xerxes project which is now titled ‘300: Battle of Artemisia’.

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It was only a matter of time, that “300” would get a sequel.  That film made so much money for Warner Bros. and spawned so many books and toys, that it really was just common sense to make another film.  And it has been talked about for a while now.  The sequel will be called “Xerxes” and Frank Miller is on board to create this world once again for the silver screen.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #5!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 27th, 2017

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Was Randle McMurphy a hero or an anti-hero. It’s a fine line for sure, but I’d like to think R.P. McMurphy was a good guy deep down, even though he was a bit off-kilter. In fact, it’s been stated and written down many times before that his arch rival Nurse Ratched is one of the most horrific villains in movie history. McMurphy, played by a 30-something Jack Nicholson is an amazing character. He’s passionate, creative, fun, spontaneous, and has no filter with what he thinks or says. Some would say he is a genius in this regard. Hell, he did convince a ton of people that himself and the rest of the psychiatric patients were indeed famous professors and doctors to the townsfolk as they stole a boat and went sailing.

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Top 10 Game of Thrones Episodes Thus Far!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 27th, 2017

Dan M., here….

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We are 3 weeks away from Game of Thrones and I have been playing catch up with some of my favorite episodes from the series. Naturally, this turned into a debate with some friends about which episodes are the “best” so I decided to rank my favorite 10 episodes ever. Enjoy!

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #4!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 23rd, 2017

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We’ve all had or been in the vicinity of someone having a complete meltdown. We never want to have one ourselves, because our dignity goes right out the window and we say and do things we regret. They’re just a part of life, and we can control it with a variety of medicine, breathing techniques, and various other forms of activity. Hopefully, we would have our meltdowns in the privacy of our own homes or in front of a small group of friends. We would never want to turn into Beast Mode in a public space.

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Film Review: The Big Sick!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 23rd, 2017

Beka P., here…

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If The Big Sick isn’t on your must see movie list, do yourself a favor and rewrite the list. This film is the real life love story of how actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) met his girlfriend and (spoiler alert) now wife, Emily Gordon. It’s not another Fault in Our Stars or Me Before You, it’s so much more than a love sick story. Behind the romantic comedy model is a story about a Pakistani immigrant who is struggling with identity, relationships, family, career and religion. To put it simply- he’s just trying to figure out this thing we call life.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #3!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 22nd, 2017

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I love Woody Allen movies and I imagine there will be quite a number of scenes in this column from his films. The first one comes from Annie Hall though. This scene just speaks to me so much and I think it’s a perfect capture of two people who were once in love, but still want to be in each other’s lives, even if it can be a bit awkward. Finding something to talk about to pass the uncomfortable time, or seeing new things in your former significant other’s place that make you question what new things they’re into now that you’re gone is delightfully funny to watch.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #2!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 20th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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You’re going on vacation with the family or you’re trying to get home from a business trip and nothing seems to go right in the travel department. The flight is delayed, there are 300 people in line for security, not a single employee will help you, and the rent car you reserved is not even in the system. We all have our horror travel stories, some worse than others. In these situations, most of us keep our cool, grab a beer at the airport, and wait for it all to blow over. That being said, our inner monologue would tell a different story, in that we would love to just explode and tell off an employee who isn’t helping our situation at all.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #1!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 19th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Here’s a new addition to the Boomstick Comics lineup – Favorite Movie Scene of the Day! If you’ve seen any of my interviews with filmmakers or actors, one questions I never forget to ask is What is your favorite scene in a movie that has always stuck with you? Everyone gives different answers and they are always caught off guard and have some fun answering this particular question. Just look how much fun Keanu Reeves had answering the question. It’s different than answering “What is your favorite movie?”, because it allows you to think to a specific moment in a film that really connected with you that you never seem to forget, quote, cry over, or laugh at. So I hope to bring some excellent scenes from movies that you’ve forgotten or haven’t seen in a long while in hopes of rekindling a relationship of passion with your favorite movies and characters. This is #1

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WWE: Money in the Bank 2017 Predictions!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 16th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Strung 20 feet high over the center of squared circle, there hangs a metal briefcase with a contract inside. That contract guarantees one WWE superstar a match at anytime, anywhere for the biggest championship in the business. On July 18th in 2010, WWE held their first ever Money in the Bank PPV held in Kansas City, which was met with an abundant amount of praise. The WWE superstars must climb a very tall ladder and unhook the briefcase to win the match. There are no rules, no disqualifications, and all weapons and interferences are legal.

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