Oct/2018

Film Review: ‘American Made’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 29th, 2017

Audrey E., here….

Cocaine is a hell of a drug. Globally, it is the second most popular and in the ’80’s, it was king. And Director Doug Liman wants you to know that one American is partly responsible for not only the narcotic’s rise in popularity, but also for fueling one of the largest cartels in global history. In the new action biopic, ‘American Made‘, Tom Cruise flies high and returns to familiar aviation territory as Barry Seal, a TSA pilot turned drug smuggler. This role really puts Tom back into his adventurous element and is easily one of his best performances in recent memory. He proves that his charm and charisma isn’t lost, and personal judgements aside, sometimes it takes crazy to play crazy.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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American Ultra‘ is a new take on the “sleeper” government operative. We’ve all seen the housewife activated to blow her best friend apart, we’ve seen the normal and usual suspects for a sleeper op and even though we know they can be anyone, sometimes the person they end up being is even more surprising to the inactive op themselves. Enter Mike Howell, your local stoner who just happens to be a mind-altered sleeper with some crazy skills. So well trained, he’s marked a liability and targeted for extermination. He’s just a bit more well-trained than anyone can handle.

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Film Review: ‘American Assassin’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 15th, 2017

Dan M. here…

You can’t make an action movie like this in 2017 and expect anyone to be impressed with it. Not when studios crank out Bourne, Bond, John Wick, Atomic Blonde, The Raid, etc. Those are movies that execute things at such a high level with passable stories that at least allow you to buy into the character. Hell, even Jack Reacher had some self-awareness to it that made the shrug-worthy, ridiculous, sequel mildly enjoyable. American Assassin is an all-around pretty bad movie but it does have a few bright spots. It honestly felt like the writers watched a Bourne movie, then got high, and played 3 hours of Call of Duty on easy difficulty before putting pen to paper.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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At long last, we have a face to put with the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday for Starz’s series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel ‘American Gods‘ and it’s the glorious Ian McShane. Apropos this information was released on a Wednesday, wouldn’t you say?

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Film Review: ‘American Girl: Grace Stirs Up Success’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 15th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Yet another ‘American Girl‘ film has been released under the name ‘Grace Stirs Up Success‘. If you’re unfamiliar with the ‘American Girl‘ franchise, you can read my previous hardcore action review of ‘Saige Paints the Sky‘. ‘American Girl‘ is basically a line of actual play dolls for girls ages 4-12. None of the films in this series have anything to do with a doll, but rather try and tell these young girls what life is really like on the outside once out of a federal prison, which brings us to ‘Grace Stirs Up Success‘.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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July 31st can’t get here fast enough. Why? Well, the new prequel series ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp‘ starts that day with all episodes made available exclusively on Netflix. I can’t wait to head back to Camp Firewood. It’s been a long time and here is the first trailer, which is more of an advertisement for the camp itself, complete with a ‘Fight Club’ style “cigarette burn” flash of something steamy.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Neil Gaiman is one of those authors that everyone has heard of and most everyone that reads him, likes what they find. I was a little late to the Gaiman party only getting interested in his work in the last few years, the one thing I didn’t read when I began my Gaiman journey was ‘American Gods‘. Oh mon dieu! I corrected the error of my ways after our Editor-in-Chief, Bryan couldn’t believe I hadn’t read it, yet. Ironically, I was putting together an article on books that should be made into film and this was his suggestion.  I spent a weekend with the tome and fell in love and agreement, this book SHOULD have a film counterpart. The universe responded with wish granted.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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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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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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It seems like everyone is getting in on the ‘Wet Hot American SummerNetflix series. Chris Pine (‘Star Trek‘), Kristen Wiig (‘Bridesmaids‘), Jason Schwartzman (‘Rushmore‘), and Jon Hamm (‘Mad Men‘) have all signed on to join the ever growing cast of ‘Wet Hot American Summer‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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In the world of film, there are specific genres that stand out for me and one of those is war movies. I love different titles for a variety of reasons, the story, or even an actor, in this category there is one primary theme that ties each film together – heroes. Their outstanding courage is what gives us that lump in our throats and a swell of patriotic pride that causes us to lift these characters, real or imagined, to elevated heights. It takes a special kind of person to be a hero, I know I couldn’t do it, but I am eternally grateful for the men and women that take up that mantle and defend the lives and freedoms I hold so dearly.

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Film Review: ‘American Sniper’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 25th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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This production sure has had its ups and down. Actor Bradley Cooper was cast as real life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle who is one of the most decorated SEAL in US History with a confirmed 160 kills in the recent war as a sniper. He is responsible for saving many US soldier’s lives. Shortly after Cooper signed on to star, David O’Russell (‘Silver Linings Playbook‘ and ‘American Hustle‘) wanted to direct, which would have made sense, because Cooper and O’Russell worked together before. But he dropped out and and Steven Spielberg signed on to direct ‘American Sniper‘. But yet again, Spielberg dropped out, leaving this project in limbo.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Ever hear of two things that shouldn’t go together but end up working? A bit of chocolate in your homemade chili, Kevin Youkilis  as a Yankee, Catherine ZetaJones and Michael Douglas? OK, well maybe not them so much, anymore, but you get my point. ‘American Psycho‘ – the book by Bret Easton Ellis that made a 2000 movie with Christian Bale, evolved into a musical? Yup, you read that one right. Off-Broadway theater company, Second Stage is going to present the U.S. premiere. This has been discussed and debated, but ultimately it’s happened and coming to America next!

 

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Top 10 List: The 10 Most American Movies!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 4th, 2014

Paul N., Here…

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It’s that time of year again. Time to celebrate the founding of this nation by eating excessively and purchasing enough fireworks to create man-sized craters in the pavement. In honor of this time, here’s a list of the most ‘Murican movies ever. This isn’t a list of patriotic movies (though some of these could be seen as patriotic), so you aren’t going to see Saving Private Ryan or other true patriotic movies on here. This list focuses on those things that make America into ‘Murica – extreme excess and over-the-top…well, everything! [Cue eagle screech]

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Netflix is in final talks with director/actor David Wain and writer/director Michael Showalter to revive their hit cult comedy film ‘Wet Hot American Summer‘, which is one of the funniest films of all time. Wain and Showalter are looking to make this into a prequel series, which will reunite the entire cast from the original film back in 2001, a lot of those actors being Oscar and Emmy winners now.

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‘Housebound’ Receives American Release Date!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on May 9th, 2014

Hello, Jana here,

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Festivals are always good for premiering new movies and gaining the exposure needed to distribute films much more widely. SXSW gave ‘Housebound‘ that opportunity and XLrator Media has complied. ‘Housebound‘ is a  horror-comedy from director Gerard Johnstone and was very well received at the festival .

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Hello, Jana here,

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Paleyfest, founded in 1984, is a two week long event of fan immersion in popular television series. Promoting new episodes, highlights and featured work followed by panel discussions, Q&A with cast and creative teams, the happening is produced by The Paley Center for Media.

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Jana B. here,

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When Hollywood hands you an Academy Award for writing, especially if the film you wrote won an Oscar for Best Picture, you get your pick of jobs after that. So it seems to go for John Ridley, he authored the script for ‘12 Years A Slave‘ and basked in some well-deserved glory last night.  It was announced today that Ridley is going to write a drama for a new ABC series, ‘American Crime‘.

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FX Wants An ‘American Psycho’ Series!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 11th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Looks like Patrick Bateman will still be returning videotapes, as FX wants the ‘American Psycho‘ storyline and characters for a tv series. Allison Shearmur and Stefan Jaworski are behind the project. ‘American Psycho‘ was first a novel written by Brett Easton Ellis, and is still considered one of the best books of the decade. In 2000, a movie was made based on the book that starred Christian Bale as Bateman, a successful CEO in 1980’s New York who moonlights as a sadistic serial killer.

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‘Flatliners’ Is Being Remade!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 27th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Yes, it’s true, but it’s not all bad news. Niels Arden Oplev will indeed directed a reboot of the 1990 thriller ‘Flatliners‘, which starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, and Billy Baldwin. You might know Opley’s name as he was the guy who directed the original 2009 ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo‘.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Every Halloween, sleepy Fairhaven, Massachusetts erupts with the most ambitiously creative spookery in the world. Endless styrofoam tombstones and backyard beasts come courtesy of a few supremely dedicated local “home haunters” who’ve devoted their lives to the art of handmade monster-making. THE AMERICAN SCREAM follows three of these horrific households to uncover the triumphs and tragedies that come with carrying the blackened banner of true Halloween spirit.

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Hi Bryan Here….

So there is a tv series on Bravo called ‘Watch What Happens Live’ that is a cool place to catch up to date entertainment news and a few other celebrity and movie information.  Well Michael Showalter stopped by the show last night and answered a question we all have been wanting to know for a while.  What’s the deal with a sequel to ‘Wet Hot American Summer’?

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The Bishop Charlotte reporting….

In 1989, Herbert Ross directed a chick flick entitled Steel Magnolias and wowed America with an all-star cast. Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, and new-at-the-time Julia Roberts played the titular tarts and used their acting chops to save a movie that could have been the most melodramatic film of the 80’s (which, let’s be frank, would be saying something.) Steel Magnolias pushed past its flaws and became a classic.

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Universal Pictures is wanting to create another box office hit by returning the entire “American Pie” gang for a fourth installment of the awkward and funny as hell franchise.  It is said that Jason Biggs, Sean William Scott, and Eugene Levy have already signed on for the fourth installment.

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13 Tzameti American Remake Is Happening

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 1st, 2010

Well the forces that be have decided to make yet another re-make.  This time  13 Tzameti.  Now I know most of you have not heard of this film let alone seen it.  Let me tell you.

SEE THIS FILM.

When I first watched this movie, I really did not know anything about it, other than it was a French Film and it was going to have violence of some sort in it.  That’s all I knew going into it.

Well, about half way into the movie I realized I was not sitting in my chair anymore and that I felt wet.  Yes I literally was sitting on the edge of my seat and sweating.  That’s how nerve destroying this movie is.  I don’t think I have ever done that in  a movie before besides Hard Candy.  This is one of the most suspenseful movies I have ever witnessed.  Yes it made me sweat.  Get the original film HERE.

It basically is a story of a young man who assumes the identity of a dead man.  A dead man who was involved in some weird scary shit.  Scary stuff like the underground world of power, violence and a russian roulette competition where if you lose, well, you will lose all.  What a fantastic movie.

So along with this never ending trend to remake every movie EVER, this film is being remade.

Gela Babluani (original writer/director) has returned to helm this project.  He has attached Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Ray Liotta, Ray Winstone, and 50 Cent to star in this new movie.  I wonder if this is the film that 50 Cent lost all his weight for.

See the Russian Trailer HERE.

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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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‘King Cohen’ Blu-ray Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 18th, 2018

Larry Cohen is one of those old-school filmmakers that has been around a long time and is universally loved in the business. Cohen is mostly known for his B-movie films and having a penchant for not taking “no” for an answer. His filmmaking methods are pioneering and risky, but all have been a big success in their own way. Over the past few decades, Choen has amassed a ton of great friendships with other filmmakers, who all talk about Cohen her in this documentary called ‘King Cohen‘.

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‘First Man’ Film Review #2!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 10th, 2018

Anytime I see a movie about space the technology seems effortless. Even in space disaster movies, the main character is one button or airlock away from safety. The technology and engineering are always #15 on the list of most movies set in space. Even movies like Apollo 13 romanticize space travel to a large degree and gloss over the real work it takes to even get up there. First Man takes a different approach to launch humans into space by making every single aspect of the space program of the 60s be, frankly, terrifying.

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‘Someone’s Watching Me!’ Blu-ray Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 8th, 2018

Not to be confused with Michael Jackson’s song (Rockwell) ‘Somebody’s Watching Me‘, this 1978 made-for-television film called ‘Someone’s Watching Me!‘ was directed by the iconic John Carpenter (Halloween), which interestingly enough, came out a couple of weeks after ‘Halloween‘ was released in theaters. The film stars Lauren Hutton as a young woman who moves from NYC to LA in order to become a TV producer/director. She seems to be enjoying life out there, however, she has a stalker who spies on her from the building across from her with a telescope. This stalker sends her awful messages, harasses her, and even sends her strange gifts in the mail.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Hocus Pocus’ 25th Anniversary!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 2nd, 2018

It’s hard to believe that this film has been out for 25 years. ‘Hocus Pocus‘ had a strange story to it in that it’s a Halloween film from Disney that was released in the middle of Summer in 1993 against the movie ‘Free Willy‘. It stood no chance whatsoever and only made a little bit more than its budget. That being said, over the past two decades, ‘Hocus Pocus‘ has become a strong cult film amongst adults and kids alike where cosplayers and fans still celebrate this movie to this day with giant fandom. Say what you will about this movie, it’s always impressive that a movie that was virtually disliked by a ton of professionals and didn’t make money when it came out, but has become super successful for twenty years and counting is nothing short of a miracle.

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Fantastic Fest is one of the events that is pure bliss for any fan of genre cinema. If you love horror, sci-fi, foreign, action, and even adult-oriented movies from the 1970s, then Fantastic Fest is the place to let that freak flag fly high and be with like-minded individuals that truly appreciate the art of movies. All of the madness and fun will take place in Austin, TX starting on September 20th and run for 10 days at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar St. This year, which is the 14th annual festival of Fantastic-ness, captures the essence of the Korean movie scene with a ton of cool films being showcased from Korea, both new and old. This is something you won’t want to miss.

The second wave of movies (1st wave can be seen here) –  has been announced, including the US Premiere of the upcoming sequel ‘HALLOWEEN‘ from director David Gordon Green, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, who reprises her iconic role as Laurie Strode. In addition to that, Jeremy Saulnier‘s new film ‘HOLD THE DARK‘, will have its US Premiere at the festival. Also, Gaspar Noe’s newest movie ‘CLIMAX‘, will be shown too. This is shaping up to be an amazing festival. Below is the complete list of the second wave.

 

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Podcast: A Fun Discussion with Filmmaker John Landis!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 15th, 2018

John Landis is one of those filmmakers that comes along once in a lifetime. The director has made some of the most iconic and most memorable motion pictures to ever grace the big screen. With films like ‘Animal House‘, ‘An American Werewolf in London‘, ‘Three Amigos‘, ‘Spies Like Us‘, ‘Coming to America‘, ‘Trading Places‘, ‘Blues Brothers‘, ‘Michael Jackson’s Thriller‘, and more are some of the films that came from John Landis.

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Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018 is Upon Us!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 18th, 2018

Mark your calendars for June 14-17, because the 7th annual OAK CLIFF FILM FESTIVAL will be in town, showing some of the best new films we can all look forward to. Every film and event will be shown at the Texas Theatre, along with a few special events in and around the Dallas area. There are 25 films to be shown along with 40 short films. There will also be a ton of live music, parties, and filmmaking workshops if you want to learn more about the filmmaking process. This year’s slate looks magnificent with a documentary about Joan Jett, a hilarious comedy, and more. Legendary filmmaker Penelope Spheeris will even be in attendance too. Spheeris is most known for directing ‘Wayne’s World‘ and the amazing documentary ‘The Decline of Western Civilization‘. Below is all the information you will need, along with some links to purchase tickets and passes. 

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Hey guys, Jana here,

If you’re ready to add to your own personal film collection, check out what The Criterion Collection will be releasing in April 2018 as they add to their own ranks.

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Dan Moran’s Top 12 Movies of 2017 Plus Extras!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 4th, 2018

I saw 75 movies this year and I still have 3-4 left to finish up over the next few weeks. I haven’t seen The Post, Call Me By Your Name, or Phantom Thread yet. Phantom Thread is the only regret I have but it doesn’t come out until mid-January and I like to finish my list before first week of January ends. A few special awards before my top 12.

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Eli Roth (The Bear Jew and director of ‘Cabin Fever‘) has remade the 1974 violent revenge film ‘Death Wish‘. Instead of Charles Bronson, we now have Bruce Willis. This film was originally slated to release in theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday of last year, but the studio decided to push it now to March 2, 2018. The guy behind ‘Narc‘, ‘Smoking Aces‘, and ‘The Grey‘ (Joe Carnahan) has written the screenplay too. I’m sure this movie will be fun with some hardcore carnage and one-liners, or at least – let’s hope. Below is a ton of info about the film and of course the trailer.

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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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Film Review: ‘Oklahoma City’!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 7th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

Oklahoma City‘ is a documentary about the tragic bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995. It comes from writer/director Barak Goodman (‘American Experience‘, ‘Frontline‘) and was nominated for an Emmy along with the other producers on the project, Emily Singer Chapman, Mark Samels (a previous winner of several Emmy’s and three times as many nominations), and Susan Bellows (also an Emmy winner and multiple time nominee). PBS aired the doc at the earlier part of 2017 but it made the festival circuits this summer and was an Official Selection for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival where it met positive reviews.

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Film Review: ‘The Post’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 6th, 2017

When you have names like Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Meryl Streep coming together for a movie, you expect something out of this world. That’s not really the case with this talented trio in their new film called ‘The Post‘. Don’t get me wrong, ‘The Post‘ is a good film, but like Spielberg’s recent movies in ‘Lincoln‘ and ‘War Horse‘, there is something magical missing. While the performances are all very good and the movie looks visually pleasing at all times, the script and delivery is a bit on the nose with emotion or lack thereof. Still, this is an important movie to watch in our current political climate as I imagine the true story it was based on back in the early 1970s, which paved the way and kept our “freedom of press” in tact.

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Streep + Hanks + Spielberg = ‘The Post’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 8th, 2017

The first trailer and poster for the film ‘The Post‘ is standing straight up. It’s a big deal, because it has Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in the lead roles with Steven Spielberg in the director’s chair. That’s a powerhouse right there. The film will release on December 22nd, just in time for the holidays, but really, they want to get it in for Oscar consideration. The film releases everywhere next year on January 12. In addition to Hanks and Streep, the film stars Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, and Zach Woods.

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Written By: Bryan Kluger

It will be the year 2018 in a couple short months, which bring in the New Year with tons of optimism, new slates, blossoming relationships, low-carb diets, and tons of new, exciting movies. Speaking of movies, Criterion has unveiled the first films they will release for 2018, starting in January, which looks like it’s gonna be BADASS! I mean, are we really getting ‘The Breakfast Club’ on Criterion? YES, yes we are. Does that mean we will get more John Hughes’ films in the future? Let’s hope so. Below you can read about each release.

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Film Review: ‘Rebel in the Rye’!!

by Janet White on Oct 14th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

The Catcher in the Rye took the U.S. by storm nearly from its initial printing. The author, J.D. Salinger, transformed from obscurity to magnified limelight causing him to retract from the world. The more the public wanted to know him or be his infamous character, Holden Caulfield, the more withdrawn Salinger became which increased the mystery. In the past 66 years, the novel has been printed, re-printed, translated and massively distributed throughout the world. Schools have both required and banned the reading for reasons of profanity and its message. Rebel in the Rye details Salinger’s (Nicholas Hoult) life and progression as a writer. From his early years as a willful, smart mouth to an obsessed literary giant. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Do you ever wonder who is giving you your entertainment news, reviews and anything else in between? Do you ever catch yourself thinking “I really wish I knew more about the amazing people at Boomstick Comics?” Vanity Fair gives readers the option to get to know their favorite celebs a little bit more by offering the famous Proust Questionnaire completed by someone really successful, talented and funny. Unfortunately, y’all get me “JANA” this time.

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‘Good Omens’ Adaptation Update!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 4th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here, If you’re a Neil Gaiman fan, you’ve been watching the progress of the ‘Good Omens‘ adaptation, from Amazon and BBC2,with unbridled excitement as he’s been posting updates on his Twitter  feed . For those of you unaware, ‘Good Omens‘, which is technically titled ‘Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch‘, and it’s co-written by Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett. These are not two lightweight authors that had to team up to get a book published, but rather, two literary giants that chose to bless us with their combined greatness.

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15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival Lineup!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 25th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here, 

The 15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival is set to run from October 18 – 22 in Wichita, KS. The weekend boasts the inaugural presentation of the L.M. “Kit” Carson Storyteller Award to Larry Gross (‘48 Hours‘), and Ad Astra Award presentation to Rose McGowan (‘Charmed‘). Among the throng of films (182!!!) the fest has to offer, there are gala events, after-parties, and enough events to keep anyone, from the most green of festival-goers to the most seasoned pros that binge-watch for a living, entertained, interested, and hell, even relaxed. One of the ticket packages includes a massage.

The festival has given us a complete lineup of films for their 2017 event and since I’m such a nice person it’s my job, I’m giving it to you.

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Film Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 20th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Matthew Vaughn is back in the director’s chair with ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle‘, the sequel to the hit 2015 action-comedy film that made over $414 million. The ‘Kingsman’ story line was originally written in comic book form from Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) and follows a super secret British spy service that protects the world from various threats. It’s like James Bond, but more fun, more violent, and with more laughs. With sequels, especially in the action world, the words “bigger, better, faster” are usually used everyday on set, in an attempt to out-do the previous movie. That can mostly be said for this sequel too, but with The Golden Circle – – it all works.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

We have a very fun 51st 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 51st episode, titled ‘The White Walkers play Video Games‘, we talk about the new Netflix shows Ozark and Atypical, in addition to spoilers of this season’s Game of Thrones, as well as cast a video game that should be made into a movie. 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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Arrow Video presents George RomeroBetween Night and Dawn‘ a limited edition 6-Disc box set (Blu-ray + DVD) is coming October 24th. ‘There’s Always Vanilla‘, ‘Season of the Witch‘, and ‘The Crazies‘, made between ‘Night of the Living Dead‘ and ‘Dawn of the Dead‘, showcase the extraordinary versatility and dynamism of this irreplaceable American auteur. Three films from the late, legendary horror director, George A. Romero, showing that although he might have defined zombie cinema, it didn’t define him.
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James Cameron’s sci-fi opus Terminator 2: Judgement Day is getting the 4K UHD treatment in time for the holidays, which is so awesome. This is is one of the best films ever made and we finally get a fantastic 4K Disc with all of the bonus features from prior releases along with a brand new never-before-seen documentary, along with new commentary with the actors and filmmaker.

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Criterion Announces October 2017 Titles!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2017

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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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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #11!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 12th, 2017

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When David Wain, Michael Showalter, and Michael Ian Black showed up on the entertainment scene, they brought comedy into a new direction with their unique humor and jokes in the Stella shorts. If you haven’t seen those, I highly suggest you check those out. A little bit later on, they made a tiny movie called Wet Hot American Summer, which became an instant beloved cult classic that has spawned multiple sequels/prequels in tv series form on Netflix. Speaking in terms of specific scenes though, one in particular comes to mind that makes me laugh out loud every time I see and think about it.

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Narrated by John Krasinski (‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi‘), Disneynature’s newest true-life adventure film ‘Born in China‘, journeys into homes on Digital, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital) and On-Demand on August 29. And in continued efforts to help protect the wild animals featured in the film, Disneynature through the Conservation Fund has made a contribution to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to focus efforts that benefit wild pandas and snow leopards.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #6!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 28th, 2017

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I really don’t think it gets any funnier than this right here. The year was 1988 and director John Landis and actors Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall were on top of the world. It was good times for sure. These three made a little comedy movie called Coming to America, which is still to this day one of the funniest movies ever made. This had super-star Eddie Murphy, who was then mostly known for his work on SNL and his vulgar and hilarious stand up routine, acting in a role where he was the most gentle, warm, and nicest guys around.

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WWE: Money in the Bank 2017 Predictions!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 16th, 2017

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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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Soundtracks we want to see released on Vinyl!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 15th, 2017

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I just love soundtracks to movies. I always have and I believe I always will. There is something about a score to a film that just perks me up in all the right ways and inspires my creative side, whether it be to write a screenplay or go back an watch that old film I love. Music is an integral part to films and is considered to be the mojo of every movie. I’m sure we’ve all seen that odd YouTube video of the final scene in Star Wars: A New Hope, where Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Chewbacca walk down a crowded arena to receive their medals to zero music. It’s super weird and awkward with no music, but just random sound effects of footsteps and a rare cough, laugh, and Chewie’s roar. John Williams did such a great job, as he always does with Star Wars music, but that final scene of music really puts your emotions on full blast. It’s all from the soundtrack too.

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Film Review: Churchill!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 2nd, 2017

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If you’re expecting a hardy D-day battle of gunfire and malice, you may want to look elsewhere. Ambitious efforts were made to create a heroic biopic and personal portrait of the Prime Minister, but at long last, the result is a cigar-filled melodrama that limps with exaggerated dialogue. Concentrating mostly on diplomacy and tensions between allies, ‘Churchill’ is a strained history lesson that only manages to blow smoke over a fascinating true-life story.

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This June, the Criterion Collection adds a few more titles to their illustrious catalog of offerings. Including a three-part masterpiece of early sound cinema from Marcel Pagnol, a macabre double bill from Alfred Hitchcock, and a pioneering lovers-on-the-run noir from Nicholas Ray. Plus, Blu-ray upgrades of Sam Peckinpah’sStraw Dogs‘ and ‘Kenji Mizoguchi’sUgetsu.

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The upcoming 11th edition of the Dallas International Film Festival, or DIFF, opens March 30 and runs through April 9 for 2017. The festival will celebrate the year of 1967 with a salute to films from that year and we’ve got the full schedule here.

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THE FILM

It’s hard to compete with the first ‘Poltergeist‘ film. You had Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper behind the scenes there with an excellent mix of straight out horror and comedy. You would be laughing at Craig T. Nelson sucking in his stomach in front of the mirror one minute, and scared to piss and back at the clown doll attacking little Robbie. It was simply perfect in every way. Some four years later, the studio decided to make a sequel since the first film did so well critically and financially, and it was called ‘Poltergeist II: The Other Side‘.

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April Additions To The Criterion Collection!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 18th, 2017

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The Criterion Collection has selected their next group of films that will become part of the collection and will debut in April. Read on for the full listing.

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March Releases From The Criterion Collection!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 3rd, 2017

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The prestigious Criterion Collection is bringing a few new films into the fold in March and I’ve got the titles. Keep reading to find a listing of the titles.

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Favorite WWE Matches of 2016!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 31st, 2016

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Yes, there were a list of movies that tickled my fancy and made me laugh, cry, and be scared so badly that I had to sleep with the lights on. That list is HERE for your enjoyment. Moving on from that, if you have ever met me or have perused this site, you would know that I like a bit of the ole Pro-Wrestling just a smidgen. So it wouldn’t ben an end-of-year celebrations without trying to show you or convince you that Pro-Wrestling is the BEST thing in the universe. After all, ‘Wrestling is Everything is Everything’.

This is one of the most fun and highest forms of entertainment on the planet and a lot of the time when I’m at screenings, I wish I were watching some good ole fashioned wrestling matches. I don’t know why, but it must be in my blood. The below matches are for sure my favorite from the WWE company strictly. If I were to do an all encompassing pro-wrestling list, I would be writing this for the next two weeks and “ain’t nobody got time for that.” So I’ll leave the ‘Wrestle Circus‘, ‘VIP Wrestling‘, ‘NJPW‘, ‘ROH‘, ‘PWG‘, and ‘Evolve‘ for another post, although I think Jervis Cottonbelly and Joey Ryan (The King of Dong Style) deserve some recognition as perhaps some of the best talent in the wrestling business. Seriously, look them up.

Also, at the very bottom of this list, I will place a non-WWE match, which is one of the best matches I’ve ever seen in Pro-Wrestling, and it deserves it’s own place and category, because it’s that hardcore, fun, and insane. I highly suggest you give these matches that are listed below a real chance. You’ll see the storyline that is being told in the squared circle, the amount of high voltage entertainment and athleticism that goes on each and every night here. You will certainly enjoy it.

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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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4K UHD Review: ‘Argo’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 8th, 2016

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THE FILM

Ben Affleck’sArgo’ is a brilliantly told film.  Affleck has come a long way since ‘Dazed and Confused’ and ‘Mallrats‘.  In my opinion, Affleck has gotten better with each directorial effort with ‘Gone Baby Gone’, ‘The Town’, and now ‘Argo’, which I think is his best yet.  Not only is ‘Argo’ a great film, it has a smart script, good acting, clever humor in a serious and tragic situation, and impeccable period detail that rivals AMC’s ‘Mad Men’.

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4k UHD Review: ‘Goodfellas’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 6th, 2016

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THE FILM

By the time 1990 came around, Martin Scorsese had already made several masterpieces in film, which continue to be praised and talked about to this day. With the likes of ‘Raging Bull‘, ‘Taxi Driver‘, and ‘The Last Waltz‘, we all knew that Scorsese was one of the finest filmmakers and storytellers around. Even with just those three previous films mentioned, you’d know you were in for a treat when Scorsese wanted to show you something. Then 1990 came around and Scorsese once again changed the film community with a movie called ‘Goodfellas‘, which was his big foray into the whole mafia genre.

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WWE: TLC 2016 in Dallas!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 5th, 2016

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WWE has just finished its 8th TLC pay-per-view right here in Dallas, TX. No, TLC does not mean Tender Loving Care or even the R&B group from the 90s. It stands for Tables-Ladders-Chairs and is considered the “hardcore” PPV of the year for WWE. This was a Smackdown Live brand PPV event where every championship title was on the line. Between chair matches, ladder matches, table matches, and an all-encompassing TLC match to end the night, it’s no doubt that each and every superstar will be sore for next few days after all of their bodies were flung into these steel and wooden pieces of furniture. The event took place at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX to a big crowd, however it was far from a sell-out. That didn’t stop the crowd from cheering and booing their favorite superstars at all, even though it wasn’t as crazy a crowd as ‘Wrestlemania 32‘.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment  has put together a 4K  Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo pack for the holiday season. You can pick up ‘Argo‘, ‘The Town‘, ‘Goodfellas‘ and ‘I Am Legend‘ all at one whack on December 6. Each title will include an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features in HD, and a Digital HD version of the feature film.

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We have an amazing 17th episode of the newest 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 seventeenth episode, titled ‘The Death Star Plans were Stolen by John Wick in the new horror-comedy, starring Supergirl‘, the new ‘Rogue One‘ Trailer, ‘John Wick 2‘, the new season of ‘Supergirl’, and some great suggestions on the funniest HORROR films ever made. 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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Blu-ray Review: ‘I Am Wrath’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 16th, 2016

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John Travolta stars in Director Chuck Russell’sI Am Wrath,” which follows the story of a former black ops agent that is out for vengeance on a biblical scale, after his wife is murdered by a group of thugs.  Not exactly a newbie to the scene, Russell has directed a handful of moderately successful movies such as “The Mask,” “Eraser” and even the third installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.  This movie meets the standards set by his previous films; Not exactly a good movie, but not bad, either.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘The Conjuring 2’

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 12th, 2016

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It seems like a ton of horror movies come out every year, and most times, they don’t live up to their potential. There are a handful of horror movies over the last decade that really satisfy us horror fans. Films like ‘The Babadook‘, ‘It Follows‘, and ‘The Conjuring‘ will still be talked about for years to come. One name in the horror genre, or at least in recent years is James Wan. This man burst onto the scene with ‘Saw‘, which was basically genre changing and spawned a ton of sequels. Wan also made a few other horror films, all testing the bounds and pushing us into a new horror direction, while still respecting his influences.

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We have an amazing 12th episode of the newest 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 12th episode, titled ‘Catwoman and Stephen King head to Elm Street‘, we have a very special guest joining us by the name of Blair Lawrence who is a big fan and pro-fan girl of all things horror related. We discuss and give suggestions on the best horror books you should be reading now, as well as some of the best slasher movies ever made. We then dive into the female superhero/villain realm and talk about the different traits and characteristics that we like seeing in comics. 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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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is giving fans the chance to look back on the film career of the late legend and musical genius with the debut of the Prince Movie Collection on Blu-ray and available October 4. This collection has been curated with the only three acting performances on his resume. ‘Purple Rain‘, ‘Graffiti Bridge‘ and ‘Under the Cherry Moon‘. The latter two of the three titles is going to be available for the first time on Blu-ray.

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Film aficionados listen up, I’ve got the line up of what we can expect from The Criterion Collection for November 2016.

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‘Firefly’ Soundtrack LP Coming Soon!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 2nd, 2016

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All you Borwncoats, listen up. Varèse Sarabande will release a double-LP vinyl of the ‘Firefly’ soundtrack, which will be exclusively sold at Barnes and Noble. I can’t believe I’ll get to listen to all the music from the show on vinyl finally. It will release on August 12th. It’s only $29.99. Below is the official press release.

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Film Review: ‘NERVE’!!

by Janet White on Jul 27th, 2016

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To quote Marianne Williamson, Author and Lecturer: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

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This is the 3rd episode of the newest 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 third episode, we talk about all things HORROR film related. We discuss the upcoming horror movies for 2016 and even manage to scare ourselves, as well as what movies made us sleep with the lights on. We even discuss the best deaths in movies too, which was quite fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you.  I am joined by comic book artist Jeremy Megert , pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury , and sound designer Josey Porter.

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Here’s the Top 10 Music Films!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 7th, 2016

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Ah, the timeless combination of film and music. The two have been married since the earliest days of film, all the way back to Don Juan in 1926, which starred the uber-hunky mustachioed John Barrymore and was the first film to include a synchronized musical score.  In fact, the first “talkie” film was 1927’s “The Jazz Singer,” which included a number of quaint musical performances and even a truly and horrifically inappropriate blackface sequence.  However, today we aren’t just here to discuss soundtracks, but rather to shine a spotlight on the movies where music is a main (if not THE main) theme throughout the film.

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Film Review: ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 6th, 2016

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I think the vulgar wedding comedy has formed its own sub genre these days. With films like ‘Wedding Crashers‘, ‘Bridesmaids‘, ‘American Wedding‘, and ‘The Hangover‘, you have all the ingredients to make a modern audience laugh with toilet humor, vulgar language, sex, drugs, excessive amounts of alcohol, and a happy ending (pun very intended). The next on the list of this current sub-genre of wedding comedies is ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates‘, which is actually based off a real life story of brothers Mike and Dave Stangle, who took to the internet to find dates for their sister’s wedding, offering a free trip. They went viral, got a ton of responses, went on national television, and had a book come out.

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Summer time means a million things to different people, but some things we can all agree on. Cook outs, swimming, catching lightning bugs, camping and baseball. It’s just as pure as mom’s apple pie and the star spangled banner and every spring, a new season swings into action and a new hope is born for your team to be a contender and play through October. The national past time has been the basis for a lot of movies and I’m making some sense of them all with my Top 10 favorite baseball movies.

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Criterion Announces It’s September Releases!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 16th, 2016

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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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Top 10 Summer Camps From Film I Want To Attend!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on May 25th, 2016

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School’s out, the days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and it’s about the time of year for parents to begin shipping their kids off to various summer camps. Some focus on fun, some are faith-based, others make the focal point anything from acting to sports, I even think there’s a chess camp. Talk about some trouble-makers! Woo-hoo and shit.  No matter where your interests lie, there’s a camp for that. Some of the greatest camps I’ve wanted to attend are all fictional and brought to us by both big and small screens. I’m going to give you a run down of what I think the top 10 summer camps from films are, then you can argue with me if you have better suggestions.

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FX’s Emmy-winning series ‘Fargo‘ is revving up for a season three and casting a new lead with the gorgeous, Obi-Wan himself, Ewan McGregor. *Thunderous applause* The series is set up as an anthology and is populated by a veritable list of who’s who in Hollywood and McGregor is just the latest in a long line of dynamite actors and actresses.

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Get on the Stick with ‘Mr. Robot’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 18th, 2016

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Hey there party goers! So it seems that us folks here at Get on the Stick are becoming quite the sensation! As a reminder, we bat cleanup and cover those things Boomstick just hasn’t given enough love to. Says who? Fair enough, just remember that this is a safe space, and strives to be spoiler free. So grab your trusty towel and DON’T PANIC, because we are simply here to amuse. If you feel like you may be in the early stages of hyperventilating… sit down and take a few deep breaths and keep reminding yourself that you are on a rock hurtling through the vast emptiness of space orbiting the sun at over 66,000 mph. The term “Get on the Stick” is all about getting to work, so no more blather… Let’s get to it!
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Prequel To ‘The Omen’ In Works From Fox!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 29th, 2016

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If you were a fan of either the 1976 or 2006 version of ‘The Omen‘, you’re going to want to see ‘The First Omen‘. It’s a prequel flick to the film we’re all familiar with and one that made us glance at every kid we came across with a little bit of wariness.

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Interview With Varèse Sarabande on 2016 Record Store Day!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 13th, 2016

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Record Store Day 2016 is coming up this weekend, so I thought I’d talk with one of my favorite Record Companies Varèse Sarabande on what we can expect from them this year. I talked with Cary Mansfield, who is the Vice President of Catalog over at Varèse Sarabande. They are releasing FIVE different albums this year for Record Store Day and we go into detail on each release. We also discuss the importance of Record Store Day, how Record companies decide on what to release, and how the whole process works.  It was a fun and lively interview for sure. We even talk about some upcoming releases that will sure knock your socks off, including ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday‘!

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As I’m recovering from seven insane days of ‘Wrestlemania 32‘ in Dallas, TX., I’ve had time to reflect, contemplate, saturate, and regurgitate every I event I attended. I had my box of Booty O’s to make sure I wasn’t Booty thru the weekend, met some good people, watched some amazing matches, talked with some WWE Superstars, and lost my voice when Shane-O-Mac put his life on the line for the WWE Business. To quote a certain former WWE announcer, it was a slobberknocker of a week for sure that hit me in the solar plexus more times than I’d like to admit. WWE really did it up big this year for Wrestlemania 32. Not only did they put on several good shows, but they also broke records. There was over 101,000 people in attendance at AT&T Stadium for Wrestlemania 32, beating the previous record from Wrestlemania 3 by quite a bit. Not only that, ticket sales and merch sales were way up as well from previous years. It seems like WWE is growing exponentially with more and more fans tuning in every week. That’s a good thing. Instead of writing a recap of the entire weekend, I’ll give you some details of some of the cooler things I witnessed over the past week.

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Jack Black Polkas His Way To His Next Project!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 11th, 2016

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Jack Black has chosen his next project and it is a film based on the Joshua Brown and John Mikulak documentary about Jan Lewan. Lewan was the Pennsylvania polka sensation who landed a Grammy nomination, then made public headlines, once again, with a Polka Ponzi scheme.

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The Dallas Film Society is, once again, preparing for the Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) which will run from April 14-24. Since it’s inception in 2007, the festival has been a lynch-pin in the film-release cycle as it represents the world and U.S. debuts of dozens of pictures. Creators and acting talent mingle with distributors, deals are made and we see the results on our own screens, it’s a magical time in the life of a film.

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The DFS has announced their ten lead off selections that will set the tone for the festival this year along with a few special selections that are certain to give you the warm fuzzies in the form of a special Salute to the Music of John Williams with a special screening of ‘E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial‘ and a special concert at the Dallas City Performance Hall featuring The Dallas Winds. This is all in conjunction with Williams being selected as this year’s AFI Life Achievement Award honoree.

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Film Review: ‘Eddie The Eagle’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 25th, 2016

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Underdog stories are almost always fun. From ‘Miracle‘ to ‘Rocky‘ to even ‘Little Giants‘, these stories of regular people, who you normally wouldn’t pick for a sports team, prove that they have enough heart, guts, blood, and spirit to give it a real shot and make it to the top. Some of these films and television shows we’ve seen that have portrayed the ‘underdog’ scenario have been based on real people and real events, such as this one, ‘Eddie the Eagle‘. If you grew up during the 1980s, you might remember hearing about ‘Eddie the Eagle‘, who was a British Olympic ski jumper at the Calgary 1988 Olympics.

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Film Review: ‘Race’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 17th, 2016

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It’s odd that a film set in 1936 would be so relevant to today’s times, but unfortunately, the issues brought up in RACE seem as relevant now as ever. RACE brings Jesse Owen’s story to life on the big screen. Stephan James plays the hugely talented Owens as he departs his hometown of Cleveland, OH to attend The Ohio State University. As a black man attending the university in the early 1930s he faces discrimination.

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Film Review: ‘[The Finest Hours]’!!

by Janet White on Jan 30th, 2016

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The Finest Hours opens on the hood of a 50s vehicle and a lot of snow.  Two men, Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and his friend, are driving to meet two ladies for a blind date.  The apprehensive Webber meets his match when he lays eyes on Smokey the Bear (it will make sense if you see the film).  Miriam (Holliday Grainger) is Webber’s spitfire love interest.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Guillermo del Toro is a busy man, but when you’re as creative as he is, it would require multiple outlets to sate the flow of curiosity. He recently joined with James Cameron to direct a remake of ‘Fantastic Voyage‘,this time del Toro is in the news for lending his skills to produce a movie version of ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark‘.

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Rocky Horror Show Casting **Update Tim Curry Is Back!**

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 14th, 2016

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Fox has been casting their live musical of ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show‘ for quite some time now. The network has chosen RHPS for a follow-up to what will likely be a big success when ‘Grease: Live‘ debuts January 31. If you’re curious who’s doing the Time Warp, keep reading.

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I’ve got your cheat sheet for the winners and losers from last night’s Golden Globe Awards, so let’s get to it!!!

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We’ve all heard of cord-cutters and those that rely strongly on their cable packages and couldn’t even imagine the idea of going it alone without a company putting channels together for them. There are plenty of points to be made for and against each side of this argument.

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Best Movies of 2015, According To Jana

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 30th, 2015

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Another year has come and gone and brought with it about a billion movies, some were total crap and a waste of time, but others…oh they were worth every bit of time I spent. Pre-movie hype, post-movie discussion, and the random hours I spent thinking about it in the shower or sitting at a stop-light. Having said that, this is my list of movies that 2015 blessed us with, and maybe a few the year cursed us with.

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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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If there’s one thing I love when it comes to movies and TV, it’s the stories about serial killers. I’m not a (total) freak, I just have a deep fascination with the topic. I’ve read every true crime novel I could get my hands on, granted, one in particular made me sleep with my Louisville Slugger really close at hand, and I’ve argued the logistics of popular murderers (mainly Charles Manson) with friends who grew up during that era and I’m good at proving them wrong. So when I read that Netflix is picking up a documentary crime series about a particular killer, I met this news with higher-than-average excitement.

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Stephen King has some amazing story-telling abilities and this makes his work a goldmine for both film and TV adaptations.’The Mist‘ has been made into a movie is looking at becoming a TV series now. Fans of ‘Under The Dome‘ may be critical and a little suspicious of how this will play out after the cancellation of that series, also a King property.

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Japan’s highly praised Studio Ghibli raised the animation bar when they introduced the world to a story that brought in studio-gold with an Academy Award – ‘Spirited Away‘. It was thought impossible, but the production commpany one-upped itself with one of the most beautifully animated pictures, ‘When Marnie Was There‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Sony Pictures Entertainment gave us a pretty complete look at their projected release dates for films running through 2017. There are a few surprises in here but overall, it’s an exciting look at the next two years, and I’m excited for what’s in store!! Let’s jump right in!

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