Apr/2017

‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’ Nabs Joe Manganiello!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 8th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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If it was popular once, it will be popular again, we’ve just got to wait for it. Netflix has brought a lot of old stand-bys into the world of cool and ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse‘ is one of them! I remember watching every Saturday morning with a big bowl of Cookie Crisp cereal and sole possession of the remote control, being the older sibling had it’s advantages after all. The good thing about Pee-wee’s popularity growing again means we’re not left to only the shows we had in the past for a Pee-wee fix, in that vein, ‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday‘ is moving ahead and landing some big star-talent!

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The reading you do as a child shapes your literary preferences for the rest of your life. In my mind, I settled the prairie with Laura Ingalls Wilder, I watched ‘Tip and Mitten‘ sit and stay and had ‘Fun With Dick and Jane‘. I adventured with ‘The Mouse and the Motorcycle‘, chose my own adventure (Which, btw is the format Neil Patrick Harris uses for his autobiography released last month, it’s great fun and a great read), I felt brave as I read R.L. Stine’s chiller’s which gave me the confidence to pick up Stephen King in later years. No matter what you grew to love to read, there was one series that stood out from the rest , ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark‘ by Alvin Schwartz with illustrations by Stephen Gammell took a heroic measure of nerve.

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Pee-Wee Herman Is Coming Back To Big Screens in 2015!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 22nd, 2014

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Looking back at growing up in the 80’s made me realize just how surreal the whole experience really was. In remembering my childhood, there are several things that stand out more than others, Cabbage Patch Kids, Aquanet , ‘New Kids On The Block‘, cereal that had no redeeming nutritional value whatsoever besides being easy enough for a kid to serve themselves while parents slept in on Saturday mornings, and a lineup of cartoons that kept us occupied while we slowly reached sugar-induced coma levels of happiness.  That’s right, Saturday morning telly was geared toward kids. I had roughly 3 channels that broadcast what came to be the soundtrack to my childhood and some of my best memories. Every remote jockey, i.e. the oldest sibling, had the channel jump down to an art form in order to ensure that we made it to the right channel at the right time to catch the personalized lineup of cartoons that took us weeks to master. I didn’t want to wake up to go to school, but you better believe I was up at 6:30am so that I wouldn’t miss the beginning of my favorite day of television.

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Every actor with any success has that one certain film that locks their position in the industry as a solid player and worthy of being called up to the show. Deciding which picture is the defining moment in their careers is always up for discussion. Tonight I’m talking about Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. These two names have been paired since 1989 when they posed as Bill & Ted on an Excellent Adventure. In recent interviews, Winter gave out some details about the highly anticipated third film in the bodacious franchise! Before, we get to those, let’s talk about their careers.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Headed to the Big Screen?!?

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 24th, 2014

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Author George R.R. Martin has created success with his ‘A Song of Ice and Fire‘ series that has been extremely well received in it’s adaptation to series play on HBO. The small screen may, indeed, be too small to cover everything  Martin has given the production team to work with. Martin said, “It all depends on how long the main series runs. Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10? The books get bigger and bigger in scope. It might need a feature to tie things up, something with a feature budget, like $100 million for two hours. Those dragons get real big, you know.” 

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Carrie Fisher Will Play Princess Leia Once Again!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 6th, 2013

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That’s right, folks. Carrie Fisher has just confirmed that she will reprise her role as Princess Leia for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming new ‘Star Wars‘ film. Fisher is now 56 and said that she will be in at least one more ‘Star Wars‘ picture, with the possibility of more. As we previously reported, Harrison Ford, has already signed on to play Han Solo again, and now we are awaiting word for Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams to sign contracts as well.

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The Golden Globes were last night and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler killed it. They were amazing.  Even former president Bill Clinton showed up to talk about Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln‘.  Even though I really liked the film ‘Argo‘, I was shocked when it won best film and director for Ben Affleck. I was happy to see ‘Django Unchained‘ win for best supporting actor for Christoph Waltz and screenplay for Tarantino. If this is any pre-cursor to the Oscars, I’d be completely let down if ‘Argo‘ takes it all.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great film, but not the best film of the year.  I expect it to and want it to win the best adapted screenplay.  Just my opinion.  Below are the full results from last night’s show.

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Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides is a documentary that will be airing tomorrow Wednesday on PBS.  This looks to be all sorts of cool.

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There’s some casting movement on the Disney, live-action ‘Dumbo‘ front. Tim Burton has been putting together a retelling of the elephant story for some time now and has a few actors already on the payroll for the project. Those include Eva Green (‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children‘), Danny DeVito (‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia‘) and Colin Farrell (‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them‘).

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As Americans there are moments that made time stand still for our country. The attacks on September 11, 2001 crippled our spirits with the biggest sucker punch in history, and the attack on the American diplomatic compound and the nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya on the 11th anniversary of that horrid event, ripped that scar wide open. Some may see a film based on the events of that fateful night as a crass money-maker, I see the film as a remembrance and a warning to the future to never let this happen again.

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Film Review: ‘Dolphin Tale 2’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 12th, 2014

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Dolphins are not fish…they are mammals.  Playful, passionate, and full of expression, dolphins have ways of letting you know what’s on their mind.  Perfectly timed faces full of water from a blowhole, varying pitches of speech, and solemn silences each have their own purpose and meaning.  Fish cannot easily do that.  Dolphin Tale 2 is a wondrous display of these characteristics.  Picking up where the Dolphin Tale left off, Winter (portrayed by the “real” Winter) still lives in Clearwater Marine Aquarium.  She is the main attraction and the aquarium has grown by leaps and bounds.  For those who have seen the first Dolphin Tale (don’t worry it won’t ruin the movie, if you haven’t), Winter’s first friend was Sawyer Nelson (Nathan Gamble).  Sawyer has learned a lot about marine life during his time with Winter and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.  So much so that he is invited to an educational high-seas adventure by a prestigious college.  Such an invitation would be a marine enthusiast’s dream, but it comes with a price.  Three months at sea, far from his friend, Winter, and the area. 

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Frankenweenie 3D’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 11th, 2013

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I was much impressed with Tim Burton’s remake of his own short-fil of the same title, ‘Frankenweenie’, about a boy who brings back to life his dead dog in the vein of Frankenstein.  Burton really has made much of any original film in the last ten years, besides ‘Big Fish’, and in my opinion, his remakes aren’t good, but with this one, it seemed like a return from the director I grew up with and learned to love, despite my loathing of his remake films.  ’Frankenweenie’ was very entertaining and a lot of fun.

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Bryan’s Review of ‘Frankenweeine’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 4th, 2012

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I was much impressed with Tim Burton’s remake of his own short-fil of the same title, ‘Frankenweenie’, about a boy who brings back to life his dead dog in the vein of Frankenstein.  Burton really has made much of any original film in the last ten years, besides ‘Big Fish’, and in my opinion, his remakes aren’t good, but with this one, it seemed like a return from the director I grew up with and learned to love, despite my loathing of his remake films.  ‘Frankenweenie’ was very entertaining and a lot of fun.

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The Top 10 Werewolf Films!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 1st, 2012

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October is here, and that means Halloween is around the corner.  Over the course of October, we will be doing our favorite top 10 horror lists.  We are starting with the top 10 Werewolf films.  I’ve always been a fan of werewolves, and I admit, I have also been deeply afraid of them.  There is something so mysterious and yet so vicious and magical about a werewolf that draws me into any and all films that have something to do with werewolves.  So I present to you, Boomstick’s top 10 Werewolf films. Enjoy.

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There is a Tim Burton Bluray Collection coming May 1st and it looks to be an Amazon.com exclusive only.  Celebrate some of Tim Burton’s best filmss with this 7-movie Blu-ray collection featuring an all-new premium hardcover book.  If you already own some or all these movies, there is really no reason to get this set, because I don’t see any changes from the previous releases other than the book that comes with the set, and the collectibility.

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I just love this original series from HBO.  It is so much fun to watch and Thomas Jane is hilarious as a recently divorced high school teacher who moonlights as a male prostitute.  This second season progresses the story of a man who tries to put his family back together by earning more money in this failing economy by pleasuring women.  What an excellent and fun show.  Watch it.

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‘Pinocchio’ Prequel Bought by Fox!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 17th, 2011

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My friends have probably gotten tired of me complaining about how Hollywood never makes anything original these days. Everything’s a sequel or prequel or remake or based on a novel/foreign film/comic book/video game. It’s not any different with this Pinocchio prequel project, except that it could be really fantastic.

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TOP 133 FILMS OF THE LAST DECADE #’S 53-45!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 16th, 2010

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Hey folks, sorry this late yet again.  Got so much stuff on my plate right now, but I promise the last few parts of this list will be put out in the coming days.  Any guesses what’s in my top 10 films of the last decade?  Please comment and let me know your guesses.  Any who, here is a small list to continue on this massive inventory.  As usual, you will get the title of the film, the release date, a mini review and synopsis by yours truly, and a link to purchase the movie over at amazon for a good price.

ENJOY!!

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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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Blu-ray Review: ‘Moana’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 9th, 2017

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THE FILM

Moana‘ is the latest animated film from Disney, releasing a few months after their big hit ‘Zootopia’. No matter what film Disney releases, the usual messages and tone are consistent in every film. However, Disney magically manages to make each film feel very fresh, unique, and original with excellent characters, animation, and story lines that not only captivate me with each film, but to the masses as well. ‘Moana’ is no different here, as it looks visually stunning, as well as have an top notch story with excellent voice talent and songs.

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