Aug/2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Hosting the Oscars is always a big gig and sometimes they get it right, other times it falls flat. However, in the category of “getting it right”, let me introduce the host for 2017, Jimmy Kimmel.

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Goodnight Mommy‘ has been a favorite for festivals worldwide since the first audience squirmed it’s way through a viewing and is officially Austria’s entry for Foreign Language Film for the upcoming 2016 Academy Awards in February who just got Chris Rock to MC btw, (check out that story here). Before the awards you can check out the flick when it’s available on Blu-ray and DVD on December 1st.

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Chris Rock Steps Up To Host 88th Academy Awards!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 21st, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Have the Oscars lost a little of their glittery oomph that make it a night of royalty for Hollywood’s best and brightest? Maybe. One year it will be utterly entertaining, original and exciting, the next it feels forced, stale, boring and becomes the night that NEVER ends early enough. I’m sure there is a formula for success and the host is key. Hoping to have figured out that recipe, producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin have asked Chris Rock back to host the 88th Academy Awards.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We are only a few days away from the 87th annual Oscar ceremony, which airs live this Sunday. Again, we will be delivering a live commentary full of jokes, trivia, facts, winners, losers, and giving away free gifts throughout the night. So please, keep it right here during the Oscars and use the hashtag #boomstickcomics when posting to social media. But, let’s talk about predictions for a minute. I’m sure some of you have put some money down on Oscar pools at works or with your friends to see who comes out the winner this year. There were some excellent movies this year along with some amazing performances, so needless to say, this year will be extremely difficult to predict.

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Jana B. here,

 

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The most glamorous night in Hollywood is coming up quick.We see our own version of American royalty dressed to the nines, and walking the red carpet.  Producers of The Oscars, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have given us a rundown on the list of stars that will be presenting the Academy Awards of Merit. Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the live event on Sunday, March 2 on ABC.

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I don’t know about you, but I really enjoyed the Oscars last night.  I thought McFarlane was great and funny and thought his bits were solid.  All of the musical numbers with the exception of the two 007 SONGS and the song from ‘Ted‘ was quite awful and not fun to watch. Although ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild‘ didn’t win, there was some well-deserved victories. We also had out 6th annual live commentary last night, and it was a great success. I want to thank all of you for participating. We look forward to next year.

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The Student Academy Award Winners Have Been Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 15th, 2012

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Ten students from nine U.S. colleges and universities have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Winners will be brought to Los Angeles to join the international student winners in the Foreign Film category for a week of industry activities. The festivities will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 9, at 6 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where the placements in each category will be announced.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Sunday is just a couple of days away, and we here at Boomstick are getting ready for our 5th annual Live Oscar commentary.  It’s going ot be a lot of fun this year, since this will be the first year we will have a live video feed of the commentary.  Plus, we will have some guests chiming in throughout the country to give us their take.  It should be entertaining, hilarious, and a bit vulgar at times for this year’s 84th Oscars Awards show celebrating the films of the past year.  The telecast will be this coming up Sunday February 26th, 2012.

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It’s that time of year again where me and some of the other glorious writers at Boomstick will be giving a very enthusiastic and hilariously vulgar and funny commentary on the 84th Oscars Awards show celebrating the films of the past year.  The telecast will be this coming Sunday February 26th, 2012.  We will be doing something different this year with out live commentary.  We will be doing a live video feed of the commentary, a chat box, and live trivia for prizes. Plus some big BIG news for the site.

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Brian Grazer to Join Producers of Academy Awards!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 15th, 2011

There was a opening, and Academy Award-winner Brian Grazer has stepped into the hole. He will be joining Don Mischer to produce the 84th annual Academy Awards, a first-time gig for him.

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Hi Bryan Here…

It’s official: Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Academy Awards, which ABC will broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on February 26.  Brett Ratner will be directing.  Ratner directed all three ‘Rush Hour’ films.  This will be the first time that Eddie Murphy has hosted the Oscars.

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Hi Bryan Here…

You probably already know that the Oscars are this Sunday.  And myself with the help of some others will bring you the hilarious 4th annual live commentary during the broadcast.

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Hi Bryan Here…

In a very odd and interesting movie, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway will host the 83rd Academy Awards show.  The show will air on February 27th, 2011.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The Academy announced the 16 animated features that have been submitted for the 2015 Oscar race. The 88th annual Academy Awards could have a five-nomination slate on its hands once all the films complete the pre-required qualifying Los Angeles runs, not to mention the other qualifying rules before they are eligible to compete in the voting process.

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Award Winning Writer to Pen ‘Jersey Boys’ Film!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 11th, 2012

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Two-time Academy Award-nominated writer, John Logan (Last Samurai/Hugo/Rango/The Aviator), has been hired to adapt the musical sensation, JERSEY BOYS: THE STORY OF FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS. GK Films’ Graham King and Tim Headington are producing with Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio serving as executive producers. It is anticipated that the project will be produced in partnership with Columbia Pictures with Columbia Pictures handling worldwide distribution of the project except for some international territories that GK may potentially sell.

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Attack Force Z is coming to Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 21st, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Back in 1982, there was an Australian WWII film that was released that was called Attack Force Z. It starred the unknown actors Mel Gibson and Sam Neill, who both went on to be big blockbuster stars in Hollywood. You got to think that Gibson used his knowledge and memories on this film for his own movie Hacksaw Ridge. Now, the film is getting its Blu-ray release with a new 4K scan and new extras. Find out the details below.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind is coming to 4K UHD!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 18th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

I’m so excited that Steven Spielberg’s film catalogue is coming to 4K UHD. On September 19th, his famous alien film Close Encounters of the Third Kind will be released with a new 4K restoration in a 3-Disc edition with all-new bonus features. There is a collectible Limited Edition Giftset that will have illuminated packaging and actually play the 5-tone song that the aliens communicate to Earth. There is a big booklet included too along with all three versions of the film, being the theatrical cut, the Special Edition, and the Director’s Cut.

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‘The Beguiled’ Comes To Home Video In October!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 15th, 2017

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Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola (‘Lost in Translation‘) unleashes the atmospheric thriller ‘The Beguiled‘, coming to Digital on September 26, 2017, and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on October 10, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The winner of the Best Director award (Sofia Coppola) at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, the Focus Features film showcases exceptional performances by the outstanding ensemble cast of Golden Globe Award winner Colin Farrell (‘In Bruges‘), Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (‘Big Little Lies‘) Golden Globe Award nominee Kirsten Dunst (‘Fargo‘), Elle Fanning (‘Maleficent‘), Oona Laurence (‘Bad Moms‘), Angourie Rice (‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘), Addison Riecke (‘The Thundermans‘), and Emma Howard (‘Transparent‘).

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Criterion Announces October 2017 Titles!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Wow. Just wow. Criterion has just announced their October 2017 releases and I think I want every single one of them. It’s going to be a good month for Criterion releases for sure. Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon is finally getting the Criterion treatment in a new 4K restoration. Also there will be the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me coming to Criterion with over 90 minutes of extras. Aldo there will be Personal Shopper, the amazing horror, musical about mermaids called The Lure and of course a Halloween favorite – Vampyr. In addition, there will be Orson Welles‘ Shakespeare movie Othello, which will have two version of the film.

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Alien: Covenant is Coming to 4K and Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 6th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Well well well. It’s nowhere near game over man with the Alien franchise or their home video releases. Alien: Covenant is coming to 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on August 15th with an earlier Digital release on August 1st. In addition to the mass roll out of these releases, there will also be Limited Edition Exclusives available at certain retailers. Luckily, there won’t be any bonus features specific to the different retailers like they’ve annoyingly done in the past. These exclusives are basically package-only differences, which you can read about below. It looks like Dolby Atmos will be the preferred audio format along with a ton of extras included. I can’t wait to watch this again.

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