Dec/2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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If you’re mourning the loss of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, (and who isn’t?), HBO has a timely documentary, ‘Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds‘ bowing on the network Saturday, January 7.  The project has gained critical acclaim at many film festivals, including the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.

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Carrie Fisher Will Play Princess Leia Once Again!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 6th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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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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Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 12th, 2017

There is always hope for a new ‘Star Wars‘ movie. Two years ago with ‘The Force Awakens‘, Disney and JJ Abrams reinvigorated the franchise into becoming the #1 movie of all time. Not only was it financially successful, but it brought a new love to the film series, since the prequels almost destroyed all that ‘Star Wars‘ had built up since 1977. It was a new day in the ‘Star Wars‘ universe with new characters crossing paths with our favorite original characters, which made our collective nerdy hearts soar with happiness and nostalgia.

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Hey guys, Jana here, 

The next chapter in the Star Wars saga is heading our way December 15, 2017 from director Rian Johnson (‘Looper‘). Having taken her first steps into a larger world in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘, Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

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Here’s the Top 10 Music Films!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 7th, 2016

Jonathan A., here…

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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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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Disney announced today that they have cast Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII‘. Kelly Marie Tran has also been cast in the film, however their roles are not known at the time, nor do I think we will find out anytime soon. Production starts today at Pinewood Studios in London and the film will debut December 15th, 2017, meaning we have a couple of years.

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Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 18th, 2015

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I can’t believe it’s finally here. Ten years since the last ‘Star Wars‘ movie, which was ‘Episode III‘ by George Lucas. In the decade that followed, we all thought we would never see another ‘Star Wars‘ feature film again, since Lucas himself destroyed and ruined the prequel trilogy and continued to alter the original trilogy to dried up mess of movies that are almost unrecognizable. Fortunately for every ‘Star Wars‘ fan in the world, he sold his production company that included the rights to ‘Star Wars‘ to Disney for a modest amount of $4 billion.

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Check Out The Highlights From the Jason Mewes Q&A!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 27th, 2015

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There are few things more exciting to me than a Comicon. It’s the one place we, the nerds of the realm, can gather en masse and safely realize we are among the greatest fans in the world!

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Dallas Comic Con 2015: A Review From Far Far Away!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 10th, 2015

Hillary T., Here…

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Since Dallas Comic Con has been acquired by Canadian parent company Fan Expo, the guest list for this event has expanded and grown to almost astronomical proportions. This May, it was no exception! They really pulled out all the stops and had almost all of Dallas Convention Center (with the exclusion of the F Exhibit Hall) open for business.

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The New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Here!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 16th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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The ‘Star Wars‘ Celebration is currently going on in California right now, and to kick things off, J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy came out to discuss the new ‘Star Wars‘ film. They brought out the new actors John  Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Daisy Ridley to talk about their characters. And at the end, Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), and Anthony Daniel (C3PO) came out as well. Then, they surprised us with a brand new trailer.

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The Title of the New ‘Star Wars’ Movie Is!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 6th, 2014

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Directed by J.J. Abrams, the highly anticipated film stars Star Wars veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker alongside new recruits John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie. The film completed principal photography this week. It arrives in theaters on December 18, 2015.

 

Join us at StarWars.com and www.facebook.com/starwars for breaking news!

 

 

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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In addition to the stellar cast that we reported a couple of months ago, we now have word that Lupita Nyong’o (‘12 Years A Slave‘) and Gwendoline Christie (‘Game of Thrones‘) have joined J.J. Abrams‘ ‘Star Wars Episode VII‘ film.

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‘Star Wars’ Cast Announced!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 29th, 2014

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Official Press Release:  The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

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Hello, Jana here,

 

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Star Wars fans have been a mixture of excited and perplexed over Episode VII’s announcement. It would be great for us if George Lucas was tapping into his galaxy once again to bring us the latest chapter. Alas, that’s not the case. Lucas sold rights over to Disney and retired to go back to making films in his garage. At least that’s what I remember from an article. At any rate, he’s not running the show this time around. Star Wars isn’t like, say, the James Bond movies, you can’t just change out the lead and let each director have a different version of 007’s world. Star Wars fans want conformity. We’ve grown to love this galaxy and demand that anyone else that touches it, love it as much as we do.

 

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Since Disney now has all the rights to George Lucas‘ work under Lucas pictures, which includes the epic ‘Star Wars‘ franchise, they are fast tracking tons of ‘Star Wars‘ projects for future releases.  We all know that J.J. Abrams will be directing Episode VII and actually has Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher returning to reprise their roles for the sequels.  Even better news, Disney is finally listening to the fans, something Lucas never did, and are finally releasing the original trilogy on blu-ray in their original and unaltered versions as they were seen over 30 years ago.

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So much has been speculated and mentioned over the last couple weeks about the whole Disney purchasing Lucas Films, which includes the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.  News came out that they have already begun pre-production on new ‘Star Wars’ films and have even hired a writer.  They are wasting no time at all.  However, it looks like Darth Vader might be back in action for the new films.

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The Top 20 Female Badasses In Film/TV!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 28th, 2012

Hi, Bryan and Lisa S. Here…..

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I had some help writing this article with writer, Lisa S.   Lisa hails from netherworld of the Northwest and is not above watching zombie movies for 24 hours straight.  She loves all kinds of scary movies and is an avid music fan.  You might even find her perusing the used DVD bin at your local movie store looking for old Ernest movies and Sifl and Olly discs.  Lisa helped quite a bit with this article and you can expect her read many more of her articles on this site from this point forward.  Give her a warm welcome and visit her online book and record store HERE.

Now let’s get to the list.  Here are Boomstick’s Top 20 Female Badasses in film and television.  I tried to keep it in the horror/sci-fi genre, but a couple of action star made it in there.  These females are the most hardcore we feel, by how much ass they kick, their courage, and their sex appeal.  We dare you to find better role models and badasses than this.  Enjoy the list.

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — September 8, 2011  Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning comedy “30 Rock” is set to debut 5 Nights A Week in national broadcast syndication starting Monday, September 19th. Each laugh-out-loud episode can now be seen on local broadcast stations nationwide (check local listings or go to www.30Rock5NightsAWeek.com for times and stations.)
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Find Out All of the 63 Annual Emmy Nominations!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 15th, 2011

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Here is the full list of Emmy nominations.  ‘Mad Men’, ‘Louie’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ ‘Futurama’, and ‘Walking Dead’ all have nominations this year.  The 63rd annual awards show will air Sunday September 8th with Jane Lynch hosting.  Should be funny.  Read the list below.

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It has been a fun day filled with Star Wars so far.  I just got images for the three sets that will be released.  All hail the Star Wars Saga Blu-Rays!!!

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Hi Bryan Here….

Some news has come in from 20th Century Fox and Lucasfilm telling us that “ALL IS REVEALED”!!! This is in reference to the upcoming blu rays of the Star Wars films.  There is a website that has been conjured up that has an official countdown clock that will expire on May 4th, 2011.

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Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2010!!! “BOOKS”

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 26th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Hi folks.  Are you read for the ultimate Gift Guide?  Are you read to see what cool items you can purchase for that special someone, even if it is for yourself, that will just rock your world?  Well this is the ultimate gift guide for the holidays in the year 2010.

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Hello, Jana here,

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David Koechner, is much more than the perfect guy to deliver a huge laugh or to set someone else up for the delivery. He’s got a face you instantly recall in the midst of a good memory of a great scene.  Actor, director, writer, producer and all around funny man. He’s got tons of credits up his sleeve including the blockbuster hilarity inducing ‘Anchorman‘ and it’s sequel. He’s recently had director co-writer Christopher Landon pitching woo at him for Paramount’s upcoming horror-comedy about Boy Scouts who try to fend off a zombie attack, and protect their  Girl Scouts, in their small town. ‘Scouts Vs. Zombies‘ sees Koechner joining a cast comprised of Joseph Morgan (‘Master and Commander’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Immortals’), Tye Sheridan (‘The Tree of Life’, ‘Mud’) , Logan Miller (‘Growing Up Fisher’, ‘Night Moves’),  Andy Fickman, Todd Garner, Bryan Brucks and Betsy Sullenger

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‘Treme’ Returns for 3rd Season Sept. 23!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 22nd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

 

First, the people came back. Then, the crime. Now, more than two years after the near death of a great city, the money is starting to arrive, which would sound like a solution if this were some place other than New Orleans, and this was some other era but America at the millennium. For the people of New Orleans, even the promises of redevelopment come with strings attached, and every dollar that shows up – whether from government disaster relief, or from venture capital, or even from those seeking to remake New Orleans in the wake of Katrina – carries with it new dynamics and new risks. National interest has waned, moving on to the next headline, but those who know and love the Crescent City have no choice. They must find their way back to what matters in the life of their city. However, little of what they can bring to bear yields a quick result, and nothing about New Orleans – its government, its police department and courtrooms, its school system – works as it should. Nothing is easy.  In the end, their only weapons are community. And culture.

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