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Jana B. here,

 

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If you’re like me, there is no story line too far fetched to keep me from gazing at the Nordic god-like appearance of Alexander Skarsgard. I’ve proven that by sitting through ‘Zoolander‘ one too many times and even the disaster of a film that was ‘Battleship‘. Now that I know there is a 3D live-action version of ‘Tarzan‘ going full speed ahead starring the Swedish bombshell, I’m more than a little excited about the idea of Skarsgard appearing on screen most of the time sporting only a loincloth. Thank you Warner Brothers! It comes our way in July 2016, in what will be a tent pole for the company’s summer movie season.

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: ‘Hold the Dark’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 24th, 2018

Jeremy Saulnier has now made three movies about the darkness at the fringes of civilization. In Blue Ruin it was a revenge tale where a man rejected societal expectations to get his pound of flesh. In Green Room, we follow the journey of a punk rock band trapped by neo-Nazis in a woods far from help. In Hold the Dark, he explores the darkness of remote Alaska to make one of the bleakest movies in recent memory.

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Film Review: ‘Sicario 2: Day of Soldado’!!

by Janet White on Jul 1st, 2018

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

Three years ago, Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) and Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) were introduced as FBI agents fighting the war on drugs in Sicario. The duo returns in Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado and the age-old strategy of pitting one enemy against another is re-imagined. Why fight all of the cartels one at a time when you could incite them to fight each other? Enter the daughter of a cartel king and a bad little girl, Isabel Reyes (Isabela Moner). This girl will wow you.

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Jana’s Best of 2017!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 1st, 2018

Hey guys, Jana here,

I know these “Best of 2017” lists should technically be published in 2017, but why would I start 2018 any differently than I lived the majority of my adult life: Procrastinating and underachieving. What can I say? That’s my wheelhouse.

For a year that put a spotlight on some of the shittiest behavior by some of the Hollywood elite, it was actually a good year for TV and movies. I didn’t limit myself in number because as I moved on with the brackets, I felt like I was making ‘Sophie’s Choice‘ on some of these, so they’re all getting in! I’m feeling my inner-Oprah here, You’ve made the list! You made the list! EVERYBODY made the list!! In order to spare myself any arguments, I’m stating up front that my picks for the “Best of 2017” are not edited in regards to scandal or hideous human behavior.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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BIG LITTLE LIES‘ WILL STAR REESE WITHERSPOON, NICOLE KIDMAN, SHAILENE WOODLEYALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD, LAURA DERN, ADAM SCOTTZOЁ KRAVITZ, JAMES TUPPER AND JEFFREY NORDLING, AND DEBUTS FEB. 19, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO!

 JEAN-MARC VALLÉE DIRECTS ALL SEVEN EPISODES OF LIMITED SERIES, WRITTEN FOR TELEVISION AND CREATED BY DAVID E. KELLEY, AND IS BASED ON THE BESTSELLING NOVEL BY LIANE MORIARTY. 

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Get Your First Peek At Netflix’s ‘Mute’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 9th, 2017

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Netflix is putting together another feature that will only bolster their stronghold on original programming. ‘Mute‘ is going to fit right into their stable as an original, futuristic thriller. Filmmaker Duncan Jones (‘Warcraft: The Beginning‘) is crafting a whole new universe in which to tell this mind-bending story.

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Film Review: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’!!

by Janet White on Jun 30th, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

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Every woman loves the strong and silent type, yes? Well, I say only for a while. Women are more than their looks and I’d say the same in regards to men. Both sides have bad apples, but on the whole, our actions and words are as integral to who we are as our appearance. Yet in The Legend of Tarzan’s portrayal of Tarzan, silence dominates and makes this King of Beasts a robot, not just mute, but cold and detached for the majority of the film. They should have subtitled the film, “A Man of Few Words”, because The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård as Tarzan/Lord John Clayton was just that.

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Looks like we know who our Pennywise will be for the upcoming reboot of Stephen King’s seminal novel ‘It‘. Bill Skarsgard will don the clown get-up and frighten a new generation of kids just as Tim Curry did for my generation. Skarsgard has been seen in Netflix’s ‘Hemlock Grove‘ and ‘Allegiant‘. He comes from a talented acting family, his father Stellan is Erik Selvig in the Marvel Universe films beginning with ‘Thor‘, and his brother Alexander Skarsgard is known for his turn as Eric, a vampire from HBO’sTrue Blood‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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I have been anticipating the retelling of the Tarzan story by Edgar Rice Burroughs since I discovered it was in the works from the Harry Potter alum, David Yates. I made a mental note to be sure to see the film when I learned Alexander Skarsgard was attached as the orphaned boy raised by gorillas. Now the trailer is here and I’m circling the date on my calendar, which is July 1 if you want to make a note yourself. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

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Enjoy The Trailer For ‘The Legend of Tarzan’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 10th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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So we all know the story of Tarzan. The great thing about this version is we’re not starting the story from birth, we catch up with the man, formerly known as Tarzan, years after he’s left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life in London as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke  (Alexander Skarsgard)with his beloved wife, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) at his side in this David Yates (‘Harry Potter’ franchise)  feature.

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Film Review: ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 10th, 2015

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The Diary of A Teenage Girl‘ sounds like it’s a bubble gum pop movie with the latest MTV stars, void of any real emotion or reality, complete with the worst of music today. Fortunately for everyone involved, that’s not the case here with Marielle Heller’s great film, ‘The Diary of A Teenage Girl‘. This indie movie is just full of surprises as we get a graphic glimpse inside the life of one high-schooler’s sexual encounters over the course of about a year. Based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel and set in 1970’s San Francisco, the first moment of the film has our main character Minnie (Bel Powley) narrate to us that she just had sex for the first time as she’s walking through the park.

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American Horror Story: Hotel‘ has already seen much of their revolving door of actors sign on for the new anthology series and as of now, Evan Peters has agreed as well. This marks Peters’ fifth season run with the Ryan Murphy horror series. The only other actor, besides Peters, to have appeared in each re-imagining is Sarah Paulson.

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Billy Zane Joins ‘Zoolander 2’ Cast!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 20th, 2015

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Zoolander 2‘, or 2Lander as I will refer to it has taken its time coming to fruition, but even though it will be 15 years after the original, it will have style. It will also have an enormous butt-load of famous faces, just like the first time around.

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Jana’s Best/Worst of 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 15th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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It’s been a big year for the entertainment world. Netflix’s initial push to bring movie-theater worthy films straight to streaming customers and bypassing the big screen altogether set off a chain of deals that will take those fresh releases and push them directly into homes allowing us to bypass a $15.00 soda, but denying us the $20.00 popcorn you can only get at the theater.Then came the deluge of series and movies being made for exclusive run with everyone from Netflix, Amazon to Crackle and everything in between. Top that off with the huge breach of privacy Sony experienced. New releases were flooded onto P2P sharing sites and private emails from the film company’s big wigs that show us how the infrastructure of Sony really works, not to mention what those involved really think of some of their superstars.

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If you haven’t watched ‘Hemlock Grove‘, yet, you’re missing out…or you just don’t have Netflix, either way, you’re missing out!  This series grips you from the first scene and it’s not let up in the two seasons it’s been exclusively on Netflix. In an unsurprising turn, the VOD company has renewed the original series for a 10-episode third season that’s heading out way in 2015.

The twice Emmy nominated thriller has some pretty decent star-power filling out its ranks. Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard and Dougray Scott are all featured. Janssen, best known from her days as Jean Grey in the original ‘X-Men‘ franchise, but has come into her own, shall we say, inner-bitch. Her characters are always underhanded, evil or they just want to eat children as in the case of ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters‘ Oh! Don’t forget her absolute lack of concern for her daughter in ‘Taken‘. I adore Liam Neeson, but that movie-wife wanted to carry the testicles of every man she hooked up with in her perfect designer bag.

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Film Review: ‘The Giver’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 14th, 2014

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Here we are with yet another Young Adult franchise that is based off a series of books. This time around, we have Phillip Noyce’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 1993 big selling book ‘The Giver‘. I can’t believe it’s been more than twenty years since that book came out. If you are unfamiliar with the story, don’t feel left out, for you have probably seen or heard this story a few times before. ‘The Giver‘ takes place in a man-mad Utopia of sorts where people are void of human emotion by choice and force, thus no violence or wars could happen again.

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True Detective‘ set the bar higher than normal by casting the brilliant Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. HBO has now turned it’s eye to ‘Westworld‘ hoping it will turn out to be as irresistible as ‘True Detective‘. HBO has won a pretty big prize in locking Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood for the primary positions. Writer-Director Michael Crichton made the original ‘Westworld‘ in 1973, Yul Brynner, James Brolin, Dick Van Patten – Yeah, it was a whole thing.

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  Episode #59: “Sunset”

Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Aug. 19 (11:00 p.m.), 22 (10:00 p.m.), 23 (11:00 p.m.) and 25 (9:30 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Aug. 20 (9:00 p.m.), 23 (8:00 p.m.), 24 (11:00 p.m.), 26 (4:05 p.m.) and 27 (8:00 p.m.)

Slipping further into religious fervor, Bill (Stephen Moyer) gives Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) an order she’s loath to carry out. Armed with a damning video of Russell (Denis O’Hare) and Steve (Michael McMillian), the military delivers an ultimatum to the Authority. Claude (Giles Matthey) and Maurella (Kristina Anapau) take Sookie (Anna Paquin) to meet the faerie elder, who may know something about an ancient family secret. Alcide (Joe Manganiello) reconnects with his father; Sam (Sam Trammell) and Luna (Janina Gavankar) hitch a rideinto the Authority.

Written by Angela Robinson; directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.

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‘Battleship’ Bluray Announced Detailed!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 9th, 2012

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‘Battleship’ has a bluray heading our way August 28th.  READ MY REVIEW HERE!  It looks like there are tons of features on this release, and I anticipate this bluray look flawless and sounding even better.  It looks like this bluray will come with the DVD, a Digital Copy, and the UltraViolet Copy.  I’m very happy that we are getting a choice in a Digital Copy and UltraViolet.  I’ll go Digital Copy 100% of the time, but I hope other studios take notice of this and start providing us with a choice. Looks like Amazon has the pre-order up for $24.99. Below are all the fixin’s you can expect with the release of”Battleship’ on Bluray.

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HBO Renews ‘The Newsroom’ and ‘True Blood’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 2nd, 2012

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HBO renews Sorkin’s ‘The Newsroom’ for a second season and ‘True Blood’ for a sixth season.  ‘The Newsroom’ update comes just one day after its second season.  Needless to say, it has tons of viewers and very positive reviews.  And the hit vampire/werewolf/werepanther/witch/monster show has been renewed for a sixth season.  This time, I don’t think Alan Ball will be involved.  It will be interesting to see how the show does with out him running the show.

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HBO and Cinemax Bring Three Shows to Comic-Con 2012!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 29th, 2012

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  HBO series True Blood and Game of Thrones are confirmed for panels and autograph sessions, and Cinemax series Strike Back will have a panel and a screening at Comic-Con International:  San Diego 2012. Below is panel information on the three HBO/Cinemax series.  Panel times will be released soon.  Expect live coverage of the True Blood and Game of Thrones panels, at HBO Connect (hbo.com/connect) and #sdcctruebie #sdccgotfan.  For Strike Back, fans can go to cinemax.com/strike-back.

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See What’s In Store For ‘True Blood’ In July!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 22nd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

 

            Episode #52: “We’ll Meet Again”

Debut: SUNDAY, JULY 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: July 1 (11:00 p.m.), 4 (10:00 p.m.), 5 (11:00 p.m.) and 7 (12:15 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: July 2 (9:00 p.m.), 5 (8:00 p.m.), 6 (11:00 p.m.), 8 (3:00 p.m.) and 20 (9:00 p.m.)

Eric (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) have doubts they will survive the search for Russell (Denis O’Hare). Sookie (Anna Paquin) opens up to Alcide (Joe Manganiello). An irate Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) unwittingly puts Sookie’s life in danger. At Authority headquarters, Roman (Christopher Meloni) and Salome (Valentina Cervi) continue interrogating Nora (Lucy Griffiths) about the Sanguinistas – and a possible traitor within the Council. Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) forcesTara (Rutina Wesley) to toe the line; Andy (Chris Bauer) and Jason (Ryan Kwanten) go to a burlesque party; Sam’s (Sam Trammell) shifter friends invite him for a run; Terry (Todd Lowe) flashes back to a deadly night in Iraq; Hoyt (Jim Parrack) tests the fangbanger waters; Sookie drowns her sorrows.

Written by Alexander Woo; directed by Romeo Tirone.

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At the conclusion of season four of TRUE BLOOD, Sookie summoned all her resources for a climactic encounter with Marnie, and emerged triumphant. But her showdown with Debbie may have had fatal consequences for Tara. Meanwhile, the denizens of Bon Temps were approaching a new crisis with Russell Edgington, their familiar friend, while new threats from unexpected sources loomed.

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At the conclusion of season four of TRUE BLOOD, Sookie summoned all her resources for a climactic encounter with Marnie, and emerged triumphant. But her showdown with Debbie may have had fatal consequences for Tara. Meanwhile, the denizens of Bon Temps were approaching a new crisis with Russell Edgington, their familiar friend, while new threats from unexpected sources loomed.

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Bryan Reviews ‘Battleship’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 18th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

I remember playing ‘Battleship’ as a kid. I remember it being a little like chess, requiring determination, logic, strategy, and a bit of fun.  Unfortunately, the film ‘Battleship’ has none of that.  It’s a complete calamity on all levels, with the exception of some incredible special effects.  FACT: ‘Battleship’ has a run time of 131 minutes.  That’s over two hours, folks.  In that span of over two hours (which I’ll never get back), the film failed in storytelling, action sequences, logic, and character development.  The whole film was laughable and made no sense at all.  It’s as if a third grader made the film.  And that’s sad, because I like director Peter Berg.  He’s done some really good stuff like, ‘The Rundown’ and ‘Very Bad Things’.  But with ‘Battleship’, he missed the mark by a good 100 feet.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

As yet another supernatural force comes to light in Bon Temps, a fresh pot of trouble brews for Sookie and the town’s residents. Releasing May 29, 2012, True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season will be available on “Blu-ray with HBO Select,” DVD and Digital Download. Both sets include the full 12-episode season, along with extensive bonus materials, including exclusive interviews and never-before-seen content.

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Bryan Enjoys The ‘Straw Dogs’ Remake!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 16th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Once I heard of the news that Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 film ‘Straw Dogs’ was getting remade, I was completely skeptical.  It was going to take one hell of a cast a crew to fill Peckinpah’s and Dustin Hoffman’s shoes.  I honestly didn’t think it could be done, but alas I think Peckinpah would be proud of this modern day re-telling of his work from Gordon Williams’ novel, ‘The Siege of Trencher’s Farm’.  Now the remake has its flaws, but everything from the original is mostly seen in this remake.  For fans of the original or for people new to the story, I definitely think you will enjoy all the brutal and barbaric images portrayed in this remake of ‘Straw Dogs’.

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Season Four of HBO’s ‘True Blood’ is coming to an end in the next three weeks and we here at Boomstick Comics have the scoop on to what you can expect from the last two episodes.  I’ve been enjoying this season quite a bit.  It has been great seeing Eric as a super nice guy.  I wonder if Lafayette will be the medium for another witch or dead vampire to defeat Marnie/Antonia.  Spoilers below.  Enjoy.

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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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BRYAN’S BLURAY/DVD PICKS FOR THE LAST WEEK OF MAY!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 31st, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

It’s the fucking KUBRICK week for releases which includes everything KUBRICK, 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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Hey guys, Jana here,

MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invite you to “Get Your Vikings On” when ‘Vikings‘ Season 4 Volume 2 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 3rd.  The series stars Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Travis Fimmel, and Clive Standen.

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Own ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ On October 11!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 22nd, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the NEW King Of The Jungle when ‘The Legend of Tarzan‘ hits shelves October 11! Have your adventures any way you want them, Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD (September 20)!!

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Hi Bryan Here….

So on time this week.  Woo-Hoo!!!  So there are some decent releases this week,  so let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Raising Arizona’, ‘If…’ Criterion Collection, 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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