Aug/2018

Film Review: ‘The Cloverfield Paradox’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 5th, 2018

Going into ‘The Cloverfield Paradox‘, which should be renamed to ‘The Cloverfield Potato‘, I was a huge fan of this movie universe and its mythology. With 2008’s ‘Cloverfield‘, I loved the use of handheld cameras and the found footage aspect to tell this crazy story of a giant creature wreaking havoc on everyone and everything in New York, despite the annoying characters. Some years later, we got a film set in the same universe with ‘10 Cloverfield Lane‘, which had us holed up with John Goodman and couple other great characters where something terrible was happening outside their underground bunker, just as something equally awful was happening underground. JJ Abrams had announced a third film some years ago that would take place in this ‘Cloverfield‘ universe, but went thru many delays and a ton of titles, including ‘The God Particle‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The ‘Cloverfield‘ series seems to be a bit low-key, but once the film lands it gathers huge amounts of steam  and fan love. The original film that kickstarted the franchise is 2008’s ‘Cloverfield‘, 8 years later in 2016 saw ‘10 Cloverfield Lane‘. While the film wasn’t a direct sequel, but more like a cousin to the original, we’ve learned that JJ Abrams‘ ‘God Particle‘ is the next relative in the series.

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Film Review: ’10 Cloverfield Lane’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 10th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Has it really been 8 years since we saw New York destroyed in ‘Cloverfield‘, which was the “found footage” film produced by J.J. Abrams about a giant monster in NYC. That film was highly secretive before it came out, and nobody really knew anything about it, but it did well at the box office and there was a lot of talk of a sequel for a number of years. A couple of years ago, things started popping up on sites that said “Untitled J.J. Abrams” project, and as of a couple of months ago, we got the first glimpse of a trailer called ‘10 Cloverfield Lane‘, produced by Abrams again and directed by first time feature director Dan Tratchenberg (Portal short). The studio and Abrams himself said that this was not a direct sequel to 2008’s ‘Cloverfield‘, but it was a blood relative or spiritual successor to it, because where do you really go from the end of ‘Cloverfield‘?

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’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Trailer Mysteriously Pops Up!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 15th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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I knew about a sequel, but I had no idea it was in production or even was close to having a trailer. Color me surprised as J.J. Abrams and his company Bad Robot have done it again, flying way under the radar to release a sequel to the highly regarded film ‘Cloverfield‘. This sequel is titled ‘10 Cloverfield Lane‘ and has a great cast including John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim), and John Gallagher Jr. (Newsroom).

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Hi Bryan Here….

This movie looks insanely good.  What a cool idea.  It was just a matter of time, and by the looks of this film, this is going to be dark, twisted, and full of superhero badassery.   At least I hope so.  What do you think?

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My Bloody Podcast #8 – ‘Hereditary’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 6th, 2018

Here is the 8th episode of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record Chronicle and myself talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music.  In our eighth episode, our topics include discussions the ‘Pumpkinhead‘ remake, a possible ‘Cloverfield‘ sequel, new Scream Factory releases, news on the upcoming ‘Suspiria‘ remake and ‘Halloween‘ reboot sequel, and more. We also give you “Bloody Recommendations” of two horror films, being ‘Jaws 4: The Revenge‘ and ‘The Phantom Carriage‘. Our big topic is of course is ‘Hereditary‘, where we discuss the film, it’s production history, the actors, and more. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. 

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

This is definitely on my radar now. Jeff Bridges and Chris Hemsworth, meaning The Dude and Thor are most likely going to star in a new film called Bad Times at the El Royale, which will be directed by Drew Goddard and released by 20th Century Fox. Despite the awesome two actors and the cool title, filmmaker Drew Goddard is one to watch for sure.

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Film Review: War For The Planet of the Apes!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 12th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

I believe we all thought that Tim Burton killed the Planet of the Apes franchise back in 2001 with his horrible version of man vs. ape. Luckily in 2011, the studio breathed new life into the franchise with Rupert Wyatt’s early telling of what is to become with Planet of the Apes with astonishing visual effects, acting, and one hell of a story. That film – Rise of the Planet of the Apes showed that one ape named Caesar (Andy Serkis) was to become the first highly intelligent and humanized ape, but it came at a great cost with a virus that wiped out most of Earth’s population. In the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that was taken over by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), Caesar and his ape friend are battling for their lives against the humans that have survived the virus outbreak. Now we have arrived at the conclusion of this epic trilogy – War For The Planet of the Apes, with Reeves in the director’s chair again as we see an aging and grayish haired Caesar tending to his family and still battling the demons of his former human-hating friend Koba, whom was killed in the previous film.

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The Cabin in the Woods is Coming to 4K!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 5th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

One of the finer horror/comedy movies to ever be released on the big screen is finally getting the 4K UHD treatment. That movie is The Cabin in the Woods, meaning we will get all those monsters and mermaids in glorious HDR. I just can’t wait to watch this all over again. The 4K release will also come with the standard Blu-ray, as well as the Digital Copy, which will release on September 5th. Below is all the information you’ll need.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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The 89th Oscars were announced today. These are supposed to be the Best Achievements in Filmmaking on all levels. However, year after year, The Academy and “their infinite wisdom” choose to pick dull films that should never be nominated. In fact, I bet you could go through most of the Winners of each year and realize you only watched that film or performance once and never thought about it again. At least The Academy had a good bit of diversity this year, but other than that – these Oscar nominations are boring, dull, and made me go to sleep just watching the equally not-fun announcement telecast.

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Favorite Films of 2016!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 30th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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The end of 2016 is here, which means everyone’s Top 10 list is out already or getting ready to be released. I’m not going to do a Top 10 in order again this year, because there are just so many amazing films I feel so passionate about, that it is difficult to rank them. If you think this is a weak year of films, then you are surely mistaken. I will say that most of the big budget blockbusters this year were duds, but the indie films were nothing short of amazing. So below is the list of films that I truly loved this year. These films will be ones that I watch over and over again, and you should to. I watched 254 films that were released this year (Yes, I counted) and survived to tell the tale. As always, please let me know if any of your favorite films made my list. Enjoy!

You can CLICK the titles of each movie where you can purchase the Blu-rays too. Hooray! 

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Film Review: ‘LA LA LAND’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 14th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Ever wish there was a movie that didn’t involve zombies, drug cartels, robots, or superheroes facing off in a post-apocalyptic end-of-world scenario? It seems more often than not these days, that those types of films are taking up all of the theaters at your local movie theater. Luckily, every once in a while, we get something different, kind, and magical. This time of year, we are so very fortunate to get one of the absolute BEST films of the year, if not in the past several years with ‘La La Land‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The summer tentpole that is ‘War for the Planet of the Apes‘ will debut July 14, 2017 and comes from director Matt Reeves. He is known for ‘Cloverfield‘, ‘Let Me In‘ and the previous POTA flick ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘. This time Reeves directs a cast consisting of Judy Greer, Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, Steve Zahn, Sara Canning and Ty Olsson.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Director Greg McLean (‘Wolf Creek‘, ‘Rogue‘) has taken a script from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ writer director James Gunn and worked with a crew, including a few of Gunn-faithfuls to bring ‘The Belko Experiment‘ to life.

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Film Review: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 11th, 2014

Ben K., Here…

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Back in 2011, I ended my “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” review excited about what the future held for the rebooted series. As the screen went dark and the credits of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” began to roll, I realized my high expectations had been met just three years later. If “Rise” hit all the right notes of an introductory chapter, then “Dawn” was even more on pitch with the rising action of a second act.

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Paul N., Here…

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 Sequels, while common among movies, are rather unique to documentaries. Korengal picks up right where Restrepo left off, with an unabashed, honest look into the lives of American soldiers in Afghanistan. This sometimes crude documentary follows a handful of soldiers from Battle Company.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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We knew we were getting the sequel, and now we have a trailer, and it makes me so excited to see that somebody is doing these films right. The new film, ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ will release on July 11th, 2014 with Andy Serkis returning as the leader primate, Caesar. There is no James Franco in this one, but we get Gary Oldman as the leader of the humans along with Jason Clarke, Judy Greer, Keri Russell and Kodi-Smit McPhee. Matt Reeves is directing this sequel, which he directed ‘Cloverfield‘, so I expect great things here.

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Jana B., Here….

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Finally. I’m surprised it’s taken this long for there to be a spoof made from ‘The Fast and Furious‘.  The writer-director team of Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg who have both brought us’Vampires Suck‘, (as if ‘Twilight‘ didn’t already show us that), and ‘Meet The Spartans‘. Personally, they ought to be grateful King Leonidas isn’t around to kick their arses all over the place for that one, but I digress. They’re sticking to the method they know best by filling the roles in ‘Superfast‘ with up-and-comers.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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We all know J.J. Abrams and his company Bad Robot is notorious for keeping their projects secret until they are released in full. Just look back at ‘Cloverfield‘ or ‘Super 8‘, and even the recent ‘Star Trek‘ sequel. Sure we all knew a movie was coming out, but we didn’t know certain big aspects such as if there was a monster involved, a certain identity of a character, and much more. ‘LOST‘ even made it’s success from all of its secrets.

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Behold! Here is the Trailer for ‘Big Ass Spider’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 6th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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I cannot wait to see this. SXSW 2013 just announced their 2013 Midnight Screening lineup, and low and behold, a film was selected called ‘Big Ass Spider‘.  What is ‘Big Ass Spider‘ about?  Well, it’s about a ‘Big Ass Spider‘ that kills people in a big city. And I’m talking like ‘Cloverfield‘ big. This is going to be a riot.  From the trailer, it looks to have a decent cast of people you would recognize, including Troma master Lloyd Kaufman. In parts of the trailer, it looks like some of the visual effects are on the same level as ‘Birdemic‘.  Now I’m not sure if this is a final cut, but either way, count me the fuck in.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

If you think you know the story, think again. Experience the film that critics and audiences are raving about when The Cabin In The Woods arrives on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital Copy), DVD (plus Digital Copy) and On Demand and Pay-Per-View September 18 from Lionsgate. The Cabin In The Woodswill also be available on EST September 4, two weeks prior to the Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand release.  Co-written by fan favorites, Joss Whedon (The Avengers, TV’s “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) and Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) and directed by Goddard, The Cabin In The Woods is a film that “horror fans will be gushing about for years” (FearNet).

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Hi Bryan Here….

Trollhunter‘ is some of the best fun you will ever have in front of a movie screen.  Who would of thought a film about Trolls would be fucking insanely AWESOME!!!  I mean with the Troll 2 film which really wasn’t even about Trolls.  I can say this though, when the time comes for you to see ‘Trollhunter’, you’re gonna be in for the thrill ride of your life.  Fucking Epic!!!

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“G” Is Going To Take Us Over!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 24th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Director Louis Leterrier (Transporter 1 & 2, Hulk ((Ed Norton Version)), Unleashed, and the remake of Clash of the Titans) has signed on to direct a huge sci-fi epic called “G” according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Over at HERO COMPLEX, they have a story and interview with J.J. Abrams and he gives us some insight into this world surrounding his film, Super 8.  This film has been top secret, so I don’t know if Abrams is throwing us off or not, but I can;t wait to find out.  It is going to be one thrilling summer.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Hi ladies and gents.  Sorry this is a tad bid late from last week, but rest assured this week is on time and should be from now on.  Tons of great releases these past couple of weeks.  A few are exclusive only to Best Buy and I believe one or two on the list made my top 10 list of films of 2010.

As usual, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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Hi Bryan Here…

Now you all know I love monster movies.  All monster movies.  There is just something about the magical world and the possibilities and different survival scenarios in monster movies that just takes me to that next level.  In most of the survival monster movies I have seen, I usually spend the next couple of days realizing my own survival plans and my “what if” scenarios if the film became a reality.  What I would do differently than the characters in the film.  That sort of thing.  I can tell you this though.  This film, “Monsters” is one of the better monster movies to come out in quite some time.  It is deeper, more suspenseful, and scarier than most monster films I have ever seen.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 16th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here….

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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Spielberg’s Next Movie Will Be……

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 22nd, 2010

Steven Spielberg’s next project he will direct will be “ROBOPOCALYPSE”  which is based on an upcoming novel written by Daniel H. Wilson.  The book is set to hit shelves on June 7, 2011 which you can pre order by clicking HERE.

It is a story about humanity trying to survive a robot/android uprising.  Sounds familiar.

Drew Goddard will pen the screenplay.  Goddard’s previous work includes: Buffy, Alias, Lost, Cloverfield, and Angel.

They anticipate a 2013 release for this movie.  After all, Spielberg has got his TinTin films coming out before then.

Click the link/picture below to pre-order the book.  I’m looking forward to reading this.

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Top 133 Films of the Last Decade (#119 – #101)

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 30th, 2010

After this section of the list we will be at the top 100 films of the last decade.  So many great films on this list.   Like last time, you will get the title of the movie, the year it was released, and a brief memory and review of the film.  Plus, a link to purchase the movie over at AMAZON for a great price.

Enjoy #’s 119 – 101.

119_ House of 1000 Corpses – April 11, 2003

The much anticipated Rob Zombie Horror film.  This film went through so much hell to get released.  It took about two years.  But finally it did.  Rob Zombie showed me that he had what it takes to be a director and he also showed his love of horror films.  Captain Spaulding is forever a great character in cinema history now.  This film is brutal, hilarious, bloody, and all out crazy.  Go Rob!  Look out for a young Rainn Wilson.

118_ Boiler Room – February 18, 2000

What a great story about an illegal stock broking firm.  This movie made me       re-think about those pesky sales calls.  Great performances from Giovanni Ribisi and Nicky Katt.  Kick ass soundtrack too.  i love the Ben Affleck speeches in this movie to motivate these young kids to steal people’s money.  I would imagine this film hits close to home for some people.

117_ Love Actually – November 7, 2003

The ultimate romantic comedy that does not fail anywhere.  I love watching this film.  Not only is it filled with love and comedy, it is filled with drama and hurt.  The best of both worlds really.  All-star cast with cameo appearances by tons of people including Mr. Bean.  If you want a great wonderful feel good movie, then watch this.

116_ Grizzly Man – December 5, 2005

What a horrifying documentary about a man who lives with the grizzly bears illegally in Alaska for a decade.  Now don’t get me wrong, I laughed a lot in this doc, but ultimately it is a tragic tale.  You meet Timothy Treadwell who appears normal and has an unhealthy fascination with bears.  His problem is that he thinks they are like humans.  Throughout the doc you seem him descent into literal madness where he will never escape which leads to his and his girlfriend’s death.  Werner Herzog does a great job with the footage that he is given.  A must-see.  i just think Timothy’s downfall was that he did not understand nature or the chaos that nature is.  You will see it.  Remember the bee he thought was dead?

115_ Ong Bak 2 – October – 23, 2009

The follow up to the bad ass thai martial arts film Ong Bak starring Tony Jaa who is the ultimate badass.  No stunt wires or special effects either in this film.  Jaa is Bruce Lee times 1000.  Ong Bak not only stars Jaa but is also directed by him.  The fight scenes are beautiful and the direction is beautiful. I just want more Tony Jaa films.  Please. Now.

114_ The Mist – November 21, 2007

Stephen King’s amazing book gets the proper treatment from Frank Darabont.  I loved this adaptation.  This film really did creep me out.  If something like this really happened, you better believe some fanatics would come out and start some crazy shit and not help the situation at hand which is that terrifying monsters are trying to eat us.  Loved the ending.  Also the B &W version on the dvd is great as well.

113_ Sicko – June 29, 2007

Another great documentary from Michael Moore.  This man knows what he is talking about.  I do believe we need a better healthcare system in this country and what we have now is not working and has not worked.  This film is NOT about people WITHOUT healthcare, but rather about people WITH healthcare who DON’T get help because of the insurance companies.  It is heartbreaking and funny and very informative.  I think everyone should see this documentary.

112_ The Devil’s Rejects – July 22, 2005

The follow up to Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses which plays out more like Natural Born Killers than a Music Video Horror Film.  I loved this film.  So much fun and uber uber violent.  I think this film still holds the record for most curse words. I really root for the bad guys in this film, because in essence they are a family doing what they do best.  Once again Rob Zombie makes a brilliant piece of Horror cinema to last forever.  Great dialogue that will make you gut bust laugh.

111_ Azumi – May 10, 2003

A badass Japenese flick about a samurai girl who fights evil in her land.  Move starts off with her in a samurai school and the last test before “graduation is her and her classmates have to fight to the death.  Who ever survives gets to graduate.  HARDCORE!  There is a very creepy gender confused villain in this film which makes for much delight.  Also the fight between Azumi and about 1000 people is epic.  The camera work is top notch.  See Azumi.

110_ Zero Day – January 23, 2004

Oh man this film is crazy.  Based on the shootings at Columbine, this film is made to look like a handheld camera documentary of  the lives of two friends in high school who plan to kill as many people at their high school as they can.  And they DO.  It is like Blair Witch/Cloverfield but with the Columbine Shootings subject matter.  It is very frightening.  Tons of insight as to why the Columbine might have happened.  This film rocks and if you can find it, WATCH IT.

109_ Shrek – May 18, 2001

This series has made tons of money and Shrek and Donkey have become cult characters forever.  This is on the list because of its wit, humor, and story.  Very original.  I loved theis film is not only for kids but adults of all ages.  Which means it works on all levels.  I just wish the third film could have been good.

108_ Ali – December 28, 2001

This film makes the list strictly for it’s acting from Will Smith, John Voight, and Jamie Foxx.  I did not particularly like the direction at all, but the acting is unbelievable.  Some of the best.

107_ Hellboy – April 2, 2004

Oh Hellboy, one of my favorite characters from comics.  Del Toro did a fantastic job with this film as he does with all of his movies.  The world he created with Hellboy is pure magic.  He can brilliantly mix fear and comedy and make it work.  Kudos to you all.  Ron Pearlman is excellent as Hellboy.  I want more Hellboy films.

106_ The 40 Year Old Virgin – August 19, 2005

The film that brought Judd Apatow and Steve Carrell to fame.  Also the film that redefined the comedy genre with the dick jokes and vulgar bathroom humor.  Not only are the jokes in here great but it also has a wonderful story.  I still quote this film.

105_ Zombieland – October 2, 2009

Zombies and Woody Harrelson amped up to 10 makes for a kick ass fun film.  I really enjoyed this film.  Fast paced, good character development, plenty of guts and gore, and great funny dialogue and possibly the best cameo of the decade is in this film.  All hail B.M.  I hear they are making a sequel to this film.  Also this film starts out in Garland.  Looking forward to more from this director.

104_ Speed Racer – May 9, 2008

The Wachowski siblings bring this cartoon to life in a huge way.  This is the most colorful film I have ever seen.  I think most people disliked this film but I disagree.  I was highly entertained.  This film could have been terrible and been a huge failure, but it was a lot of fun and a high energy thrill ride.  Very enjoyable.

103_ Zodiac – March 2, 2007

A very creepy accurate film of the Zodiac killings which is still unsolved to this day.  Fincher did a great job making this film and all of the characters are spot on.  a quality film in the serial killer genre, possibly one of the best.  Extremely well written.

102_ Spider-Man – May 3, 2002

Sam Raimi brought this beloved comic character to life and is was spectacular.  It was everything I wanted Spider-Man to be.  Even Bruce Campbell was in it.  I can’t speak for the third film, but this fist movie was amazing.  Spot on dialogue delivery and character adaptations and casting was unreal.  This will remain one of the best super hero films ever. Go Sam Raimi.

101_ Behind the Mask – September 14, 2007

A true gem of a film that not many people have seen or heard of.  This film is filmed like a documentary in a world where Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees and Pinhead are real.  The immortal killer in this film is Leslie Vernon.  He comes across as a likable charming guy with a hint of something not right.  This film crew documents him and how he kills his victims and how he is able to vanish quickly from sight and keep track after his next victims.  A whole lot of fun and originality.  Highly recommended.  Loved this film.  I hope to see another film with Leslie Vernon.

That’s it for this part of the list. Stay tuned next time for the next section. Any guesses as to which ones will be on the list?

Click HERE for #’s 133 – 120.


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Alien Invasion Film “Skyline” Gets a 2nd Trailer

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 29th, 2010

It has been a while since we got a flashy Alien Invasion movie.  I can remember Spielberg’s remake of “War of the Worlds” and 1994’s Independence Day being the typical goto movies if you wanted to watch aliens come to earth and destroy us humans.

Skyline looks no different.  It stars Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Eric Belfour (Six Feet Under) as in the lead roles as aliens try to kill all of us.

I think I saw a transformer and the creature from Cloverfield in this trailer.

All in all, I hope this is a good time.  I do not expect greatness, but hopefully it won’t be to Michael Bay-ish.

Below is the 2nd trailer for the film.  What do you think?

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Mark Millar Directs His First Film

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 17th, 2010

Mark Millar is a name to etch in your brain from now on.  He is the one responsible for bringing us “Kick-Ass”.  He has also written comics such as “The Authority”, “The Ultimates”, “Wanted”, and “Civil War” to just name a few.  He has definitely proved himself to be one of the better writers out there.  And now he is hard at work this very minute on his directorial debut with  a movie called “Miracle Park”.  It will be a superhero thriller.   He also says it will be a cross between “Trainspotting” and  “X-Men”.

Millar said in an interview: “…we’re trying to do a superhero movie with the sensibilities of Paranormal activities and Cloverfield. It’s low budget mostly shot on a handheld camera dealing with superpowers…it is set in the suburbs of Scotland so it feels like Trainspotting meets X-Men.”

“Set in contemporary Scotland, this dark, unique superhero story focuses on a group of animal rights activists who break into a low-level research laboratory to find a mile-long underground base owned and facilitated by the US government…Miracle Park breaks all the taboos of superhero cinema and offers a completely new take on the genre…The movie is shot entirely on a hand-held camera, establishing a tone more consistent with Paranormal Activity or The Last Exorcism than a traditional superhero release.”

“Miracle Park is chilling, violent and a totally new experience in cinema. Miracle Park starts where other superhero movies draw the line.”

Millar hopes to get a trailer out be January.  So far Millar can do no wrong.

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Trailer for Norwegian Mockumentary ‘Troll Hunter’

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 1st, 2010

After seeing this one minute teaser, I quickly started to do research about this movie and came up only with the trailer.  I want to know more about this film.  I just love these types of movies.  Rather if it is in the horror genre like Cloverfield of Blair Witch or if it is in the comedy genre like Spinal Tap or Waiting For Guffman.  I just think there are so many possibilities with this certain type of film and Troll Hunter look like it will be BADASS.  I have no idea what to expect from it.

Below is the trailer.  This film will be on my radar.  Can’t wait to see it.

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George Romero has given us some of the best, if not the best films in the zombie genre.  Hell, he invented the genre.  He has given us “Night of the Living Dead” , “Dawn of the Dead” (my personal favorite), and ” Day of the Dead”.  Some twenty years later the man returned to the zombie genre and gave us “Land of the Dead” which was good on its best day.  Then he gave us the Blair Witch/Cloverfield inspired “Diary of the Dead” which I thought was fantastic.  A true return to his political and class statements on society as he did with the earlier films of his career.

Now with “Survival of the Dead” we get a new look into the world of Romero’s zombie  universe.

Now I have been hearing quite a bit about this while it was being made, and sadly it did not get a theatrical release but maybe a handful of theatres across the states.  But non the less I was looking forward to seeing it.  If anything, Romero still finds the most creative and brutal ways to kill zombies so I would most likely get lucky and have a few cool blood spattered death scenes.

From most of the reviews of this I have read, it seems that most people down right hate this latest installment and they feel that Romero has lost it as a filmmaker and they wonder if he ever even had it.  I whole heartedly disagree.  I think his latest film “Survival of the Dead” is quite good.  Not his best, but still quite good and a great addition to the evolution of the zombie franchise.

This film takes place a little while after “Diary of the Dead” took place and takes one of the smaller characters from that movie, in this case military personnel, and follows their journey through the world zombie infested lands.

Meanwhile, there is an island not too far from the New England coast where people live with very few flesh eaters still roaming around.  On this island are two families that have lived on this island for quite sometime, even before the zombie outbreak.  It sort of plays out like a Romeo and Juliet type of scenario where these two prosperous families hate each other for their disagreements on what to do with the zombies.  One side wants to completely eradicate and kill every zombie whereas the other side wants to use the zombies for chores and slaves and keep them around and see if they can find a cure or to see if they can get the zombies to start eating animals instead of humans.  Personally, I think that is a pretty good story line set up and that it takes the “Dead” franchise into another evolution of what might happen if faced with these circumstances.

So the leader of the family that wants to eradicate all zombies is exiled to the mainland and a few of his cronies follow him there.  This is where the military personnel meet with him and they both decide to hitch a ride back to the island now packed with soldiers and weapons to gain control back of the island.

As you may be wondering, more zombies attack when let loose and quite a few deaths ensue, but not only from zombie attacks but from stubborn humans killing other humans which is a sad tale but also a true one.

As this film ends we are left with quite an amazing picture as to what is in store next for the evolution of zombies and how the rest of the human population will deal with it.

The death scenes are a plenty with  some great gore effects.  Sadly, Romero has not hired Tom Savini to do actual makeup for most of the gore, instead we get CGI gore which I hate, because it always looks ridiculous and stupid.  But, when people get ripped apart and their guts spill, it is all real make up and gore which put a smile on my face.

In all i thought this was a solid add to the franchise and look forward to whatever sequels Romero tends to make and to see his social commentary on society put into his work.  Kudos to you Romero.

In addition, you will get an AWESOME intro to the movie by Romero himself with zombies in the background working on the movie set and destroying things and when the zombies destroy things and interrupts Romero, he gets his sweet sweet revenge.  It is really funny.

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