Dec/2017
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Community‘. Yup, I’m going to throw in my two cents with the announcement that Yahoo has decided to prolong the show’s inevitable demise by giving it a location transplant. If network TV chooses to axe a program, there is still the chance that an online company can jump in with CPR and revive it. Yahoo has been wanting to share the success that Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have all enjoyed. Yahoo and Sony Pictures Television will stream a 13-episode sixth season of the ensemble comedy. Dan Harmon is carrying the flag as showrunner, once again. “I am very pleased that Community will be returning for its predestined sixth season on Yahoo,” Harmon said in a release announcing the deal. “I look forward to bringing our beloved NBC sitcom to a larger audience by moving it online. I vow to dominate our new competition. Rest easy, Big Bang Theory. Look out, Bang Bus!” 

 

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French Stewart, former co-star of the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun, is making an appearance on NBC’s Community this season. He will play Vincent, the owner of a celebrity-impersonation service. No word yet on whether Vincent just impersonates celebrities or really is one…in hiding.

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Jake Gyllenhaal is getting ‘Stronger’ on Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 3rd, 2017

Stronger‘ is the film that stars Jake Gyllenhaal as real life survivor Jeff Bauman. Jeff was a regular guy living on Boston who was at the Boston Marathon in 2013, where the big bomb went off. He ended up losing both of his legs in the blast. He did help identify on of the bombers and had to learn to live life without his human legs.

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Here we are, back for part 2 of my 3 part series on Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX!  Don’t be surprised if there isn’t some additional bonus material thrown in after the 3rd part because: 1. There are just too many things to talk about, and; 2 You deserve it!  In this review, we are going to dive into my favorite part of Fantastic Fest, the attendees and the community that support the festival.

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The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) is the premier Urban Latino film event in the country. Since its founding in 1999, the NYLFF produces culturally relevant and entertaining experiences that build audiences for Latino cinema, support the film community with professional development and foster relationships for Latino talent. Programming includes the flagship film festival in New York City, competition programs and community programs. Full Schedule and Tickets Now Available at NYLatinoFilmFestival.com or you can just click here.

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15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival Lineup!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 25th, 2017

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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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Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse is THE place to be for the avid film-lover. We’ve got  the final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest which also includes world premieres of WHEELMAN and WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE TWO: THE BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS, screenings of THOROUGHBRED, JUPITER’S MOON and PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN, and the 10-year anniversary of the infamous Fantastic Debates… plus much more!

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Look What’s coming to Blu-ray from Arrow in September!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 24th, 2017

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Arrow Video has announced their lineup for September with some excellent titles in time for Halloween. All releases come with new HD transfers and some pretty cool extras. Be sure to read all about them below and pre-order for the cheapest price. I can’t wait to watch these fun gems again.

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HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the second half of 2017, including: Susan Lacy’sSpielberg‘, an intimate portrait of the iconic film director; Alex Gibney and Blair Foster’s Rolling Stone Documentary that is currently untitled; and Sonja Sohn’sBaltimore Rising‘, a compelling behind-the-scenes look at a city divided in the wake of the 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray and his subsequent death in police custody.

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Suburbicon‘ is director George Clooney’s latest picture and it’s being readied for release as we speak, well as I type. He’s assembled a stellar cast for the script from Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Clooney, and Grant Heslov. The cast is made up in part by Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe, and Oscar Isaac. The film will be in theaters October 27, 2017.

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Shout! Factory Films announced today that writer/director Lena Khan’s acclaimed comedy feature ‘The Tiger Hunter‘ will open September 22,2017 in Los Angeles, New York and select major markets, to be followed by openings in additional cities.

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Marvel’s Inhumans‘ is about an isolated community of superhumans fight to protect themselves. It’s a pretty straight-forward description, but once you see the trailer below, you’ll realize there’s so much more to the series.

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Film Review: The Beguiled!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 29th, 2017

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The Civil War is rooted deep in the fibers of U.S. history, and there’s an evident fascination in both literature and film with the American lifestyle now gone with the wind. Retellings of war classics never seem to go out of style, so it’s no surprise that over forty years after the release of its 1971 predecessor starring Clint Eastwood, ‘The Beguiled’ is being reintroduced to a new generation. Comparisons to the original inevitably lingered over her shoulder, but Director Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation) gives the film a fresh, female perspective and garnishes it with her excellent use of lighting, smart casting and artistic framing.

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Film Review: Tatara Samurai!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 7th, 2017

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The Martial Arts genre, or better known as “Black Belt Theater” has had a strong presence in the United States since the beginning of the 1970’s. The Asian film imports have gathered a legion of fans who appreciate the action dominance of some, or the more prowess components of others. In the new Japanese drama, ‘Tatara Samurai‘, Director Yoshinari Nishikôri respectably tries to incorporate both elements, but the outcome is an unfortunate sequence of sluggish storytelling, awful over-acting and combats so laughable, even Bruce Lee would shake his head in disdain.

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A look at the personal and professional lives of a group of women who perform for a wrestling organization in Los Angeles. The series ought to do pretty well considering it’s linked to Jenji Kohan, creator of some pretty magnificent titles, such as ‘Weeds‘ and another Netflix original ‘Orange is the New Black‘.

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M. Night Shyamalan was the next greatest filmmaker in the world. With films like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs – the talented filmmaker was set to be the next Spielberg, Lucas, Scorsese, Hitchcock, and Gilliam combined into one person. It was working for him. Then, Shyamalan went on a “bender” and made a ton of shitty films, but I do believe this was a case of Hollywood taking control and not letting him do anything creative.

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The trailer for ‘MENASHE’ is here.

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 19th, 2017

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A24 does film right. Their up coming film ‘Menashe‘ looks so heart-warmingly good that I might have to see this film three times on opening night. This is a Yiddish-language film mostly and is set in the Hasidic neighborhood of New York that follows a man who recently lost his wife and looks to raise his son alone. There’s even a scene where a ton of Gefilte fish falls off a truck. I laughed out loud. Enjoy the trailer.

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‘The Comedian’ Coming To DVD in May!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 22nd, 2017

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is readying ‘The Comedian‘ for Blu-ray, DVD and digital release May 2. Robert De Niro (‘Goodfellas‘) stars in this film about an aging comedian. Also featured in the film is a star-packed cast all under the direction of Taylor Hackford (‘Ray‘). DeNiro stars with Leslie Mann (‘Knocked Up‘), Danny DeVito (‘Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘), Edie Falco (‘The Sopranos‘), Charles Grodin (‘Dave‘), Cloris Leachman (‘The Last Picture Show‘), Patti LuPone (‘Penny Dreadful‘), Harvey Keitel (‘Bugsy‘), Lucy Devito (‘Leaves of Grass‘) and Billy Crystal (‘When Harry Met Sally‘).

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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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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the juggernaut follow up to the ‘Harry Potter’ series, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them‘ March 28 on Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. If you want to own it three weeks early, you can order the Digital HD on March 7. If you’re in the market for an expandable VR experience from Fantastic Beasts, it’s all coming this year.

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Director Kenneth Lonergan, ‘Gangs of New York‘ writer, weaves a touching and poignant drama starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams, ‘Manchester By The Sea‘. The unforgettable film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and went on to garner five Golden Globe Award Nominations and one win for Casey Affleck for Best Actor. Lionsgate is releasing the film on Digital HD February 7 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand February 21.

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Film Review: ‘Patriots Day’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 11th, 2017

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FULL DISCLOSURE: I was born in Massachusetts (moved in middle school) love all the sports teams and have close to 40 families members in and around the outskirts of Boston. The only reason I disclose this is because I watched the news closely during this whole ordeal, read two books on the events/survivors, and caught the excellent HBO doc that premiered late last year. I’m not an expert on the event but I feel like I know a bit more than a casual viewer. Most importantly I wasn’t there. I don’t know anyone who was lost. I can’t imagine what it is like to see a tragic event in your life monetized into a film so I am reviewing this strictly as a fan of movies and how it was portrayed as a movie. The politics, timing, and ramifications of turning events like this into films are for others to debate.

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

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

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4k UHD Review: ‘Goodfellas’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 6th, 2016

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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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FILM REVIEW: “ZOOLOGY”

by Justin Cline on Sep 23rd, 2016

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ZOOLOGY is the story of Natasha, an aging and lonely woman who recaptures some of her youth via a relationship with a much younger man. For all intents and purposes, it’s a story we’ve seen many times before, but with one key exception.

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Gene Wilder June 11, 1933 – August 29, 2016

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 29th, 2016

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Gene Wilder passed away today at the age of 83. He is one of my favorite actors and he elicits a smile from me when I just see his picture. He is neck and neck with Robin Williams for being my favorite comedic actor and his death rocks the film community where he made some of his most lasting contributions.

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Alison Brie is stretching her muscles and pulling on her spandex unitard before she climbs in the ring for Netflix’sGLOW‘. The ‘Community‘ star has signed on in a starring role for Jenji Kohan’s latest series based on the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, co-created with Carly Mensch (‘Orange is the New Black‘) and Liz Flahive (‘Nurse Jackie‘).

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Adam Copeland, affectionately known by millions as WWE Superstar Edge is not in the ring any longer, but he’s joined season 5 of ‘Vikings‘ on History Channel as a recurring character.

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Film Review: ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 13th, 2016

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Paul Feig certainly has quite the resume. This writer/director/producer has recently made some of the funnier films, including ‘Bridesmaids‘, ‘The Heat‘, ‘Spy‘, and let’s not forget the hit TV series ‘Freaks and Geeks‘. Feig knows comedy and how to cast his roles perfectly. Each one of those films and a tv show are spot on hilarious with charm and heart. This same filmmaker has pretty much done the impossible, which is revamp the iconic 1980’s film ‘Ghostbusters’. Even before the first trailer for the movie debuted online, there was a sea of online people who trashed the film even before seeing one single frame of the film. It became a whole thing where sexism became one of the issues here.

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Samuel L. Jackson has a new project in mind, this one will not be set in the jungle like his ‘Legend of Tarzan‘ character, but it’s the superstars first foray into unscripted territory. Jackson is teaming up with his wife, LaTanya Jackson and the pair is joined by Rushion McDonald for an A-list celebrity series.

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Film Review: ‘Intruder’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 24th, 2016

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It has to be a lot of fun to mess with the mind of an audience in filmmaking. Intruder, like many home-related thrillers, leaves me looking over my shoulder as much as any of them. While I know that noise I just heard in the other room is my washer wrapping up it’s final cycle, my mind instead immediately races to “WHAT COULD I MACGYVER AS A WEAPON IN HERE!?” Now that I have a straightened out paper clip taped to the end of my remote, let’s continue.

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Film Review: ‘The Neon Demon’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 21st, 2016

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Nicolas Winding Refn has given us some fairly memorable images on the big screen over the years. ‘Drive‘ might be his most successful and most main stream film to date. That film was critically acclaimed and praised by almost everyone. He followed that movie up with ‘Only God Forgives‘ and it didn’t do so well, both financially and critically. Refn and his wife even made a documentary about it, but Refn left a sour taste on the film community, at least for a little while. This might have been a blessing in disguise though, as Refn has decided to completely do his own thing from now on.

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Art Review: ‘Art Con: Anonymous’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 11th, 2016

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This past Saturday, I attended a con of a different kind.  Art Con: ANONYMOUS was the most recent event put on by local nonprofit, Art Conspiracy.  Founded in 2005, “Art Conspiracy is a nonprofit community that conspires to bring artists and musicians together, raise funds, and activate awareness for regional creative programs and causes.”  Each year a local, arts-based nonprofit is chosen as the beneficiary of year-long fundraising efforts, and the ‘Art Con Way’ has raised nearly $300,000 to date, through community-engaged philanthropy.

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The ‘Deus Ex’ Marketing Campaign is Off The Chain!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 23rd, 2016

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Here is some “found footage” of someone breaking off a guy’s leg and beating him with it. This is the latest in an excellent viral marketing campaign for the video game ‘Deus Ex: Mankind Divided‘, which comes out later this year. The previous video can be seen HERE. This new video is all sorts of cool and has some pretty cool effects for being such a short video that looks like was filmed with an iPhone.

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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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WWE Invades Dallas, TX For WRESTLEMANIA Week!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 29th, 2016

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If you’re in Dallas this week, the stars will be shining brighter than ever. I’m talking about the stars of WWE as this is just the beginning of Wrestlemania Week! WWE will take over Dallas with events daily and dozens of opportunities to get up-close and personal with your favorite superstar, culminating in the event that we’ve spent a year building up to, the show, the big enchilada, the granddaddy of them all – WRESTLEMANIA!!!!!

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We’ve Got The Trailer for ‘High-Rise’, Enjoy!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 9th, 2016

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Director Ben Wheatley (‘Kill List‘) has gathered a star-studded cast to tell the story of ‘High-Rise‘. Based on the 1975 novel of the same name from writer J.G. Ballard , the same writer responsible for ‘Empire of the Sun‘ and ‘Crash‘ among others. The film stars the always gorgeous, ( and naked!) Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss and James Purefoy, it comes to big screens April 28.

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Those who think there are no more original movie ideas can relax now, Fox has purchased a wholly new and organic story for their next horror project from a set of Oscar winning writers.

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Bill Hader Heads Pilot ‘Barry’ For HBO!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 11th, 2016

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You may have just seen Bill Hader in ‘Trainwreck‘, like I did, but this ‘Saturday Night Live‘ alum is ready for television, again. This time the stage is a little bit bigger and from HBO. ‘Barry‘ is a half-hour comedy that is starring, co-written and directed by Hader.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘A Lego Brickumentary’!

by Janet White on Jan 6th, 2016

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When you were a kid, which of your toys was limited only by your imagination?  Dolls?  Cars and fire engines?  Your Big Wheel? For many people, it was LEGOs.  If you could imagine it, with hard work and lots of LEGOs you could bring it to the third dimension.  A LEGO Brickumentary explores the origin, innovation, and longevity of this building block known around the world.  Guided by a trusty LEGO minifigure narrator (Jason Bateman), the film travels from the outer reaches of space to LEGO’s birthplace, Denmark.  What Ole Kirk Christiansen created started out as solid red blocks with small knobs to attach it to other blocks (“Clutch Power”) has evolved into translucent, motorized, and magnetic units available in a bevy of different colors.  Chock full of facts and awe-inspiring constructs, A LEGO Brickumentary reveals there is more to this block and its uses are infinite or are they?  For example, the name LEGO comes from the Danish word Leg Godt, which means “play well.”   Read the rest of this entry »

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Judd Apatow is almost like Adam Sandler where his projects are hit or miss, but lately more of a miss which makes Netflix a perfect partner seeing as that’s where Sandler’s current projects are calling home. For Apatow, it’s only a comedy series right now that’s set to debut on February 19 called ‘Love‘.

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If you’ve been waiting on tenterhooks for the slightest glimpse into what the future of the Harry Potter world holds, you’re going to want to check out the trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them‘. Trust me, it’s going to rock your wizard-hat right off!

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AMC has got fans waiting on tenterhooks awaiting the final word on Glenn’s ultimate outcome on ‘The Walking Dead‘, while I do NOT have any news on that front, I do have some casting news for the iconic Robert Kirkman series.

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Jay Asher’s novel, ‘Th1rteen R3asons Why‘ is a multi-award winning young-adult, fiction, novel that treats suicide as an almost palpable character with the young lead in the novel, Hannah, listing 13 reasons leading her to consider suicide. Netflix purchased the rights with plans to adapt it into a 13-episode miniseries starring Selena Gomez who is also attached to exec produce.

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WWE: Wrestlemania 32 Tickets Go On Sale…..

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 5th, 2015

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I’ve been talking about it for almost two years now and finally Dallas will host Wrestlemania of the 32nd kind! WWE just announced when tickets will go on sale, which will be November 6th, which is just about one month from this very day. Wrestlemania will be held at AT&T Stadium, which most likely will go down in history and break world records for the most attended event EVER. I’m expecting around 103,000 people there. Not much is known about matches, but I would venture to guess Stone Cold Steve Austin, HBK, Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, and the Undertaker will all be in the ring at some point. Oh yes, and The Rock should be there as well or at least I hope. This will definitely be the biggest Wrestlemania yet. Official announcement below.

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Film Review: ‘Rosenwald’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 22nd, 2015

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The Civil Rights Movement addressed a crucial need for not just the Black community, but for the United States as a whole.  Long before the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, efforts were made, baby steps if you will, to transform Black people from being and being viewed as slaves to being treated as the humans they are.  Some people showed love and helped.  Others showed fear and fought to keep people separated.  One of the “grandfathers” of this effort and a shimmering example of the former is Julius Rosenwald the powerhouse that built Sears into one of America’s first and most successful department store chains. 

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Fantastic Fest‘ has released their 2nd wave of programming with a huge roster that would work as an entire film fest on its own! Add it to the first wave programming seen here, and by Jupiter’s Cock, it’s going to be exciting!!! There will be advance screenings of ‘The Martian‘, ‘High-Rise‘, ‘Green Room‘, and ‘The Keeping Room‘.

“This is a big year for genre cinema. We’re exceptionally proud to honor incredible filmmakers and welcome back some of Fantastic Fest’s favorites,” said Tim League, Fantastic Fest and Alamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder.

Sticking true to Fantastic Fest’s penchant for chaos and explosive events, they welcome Itchy-O to Austin for the first time. A blazing, 32-member aural assault from the darkest depths of Colorado, Itchy-O is a wholly immersive, musical experience on a massive scale. Said festival director Kristen Bell, “We cannot wait for them to unleash their percussive mayhem on our audience as hysteria has a welcome home at Fantastic Fest.”

See below for the full lineup of newly announced film titles for Fantastic Fest 2015. Final wave of titles to be announced shortly.

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The team of director David Yates and author JK Rowling is a charmed companionship to be sure, the duo brought us the last four films in the Harry Potter franchise and are now changing their relationship, just a bit, for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them‘. This time around Rowling is not only author of the source material, but she’s writing the script as well.

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Film Review: ‘A LEGO Brickumentary’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 31st, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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When you were a kid, which of your toys was limited only by your imagination?  Dolls?  Cars and fire engines? Your Big Wheel?  For many people, it was LEGOs.  If you could imagine it, with hard work and lots of LEGOs you could bring it to the third dimension.  A LEGO Brickumentary explores the origin, innovation, and longevity of this building block known around the world.  Guided by a trusty LEGO minifigure narrator (Jason Bateman), the film travels from the outer reaches of space to LEGO’s birthplace, Denmark.  What started out as solid red blocks with small knobs to attach it to other blocks (“Clutch Power”) has evolved into translucent, motorized, and magnetic units available in a bevy of different colors.  Chock full of facts and awe-inspiring constructs, A LEGO Brickumentary reveals there is more to this block and its uses are infinite or are they?  For example, the name LEGO comes from the Danish word Leg Godt, which means “play well.”

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IDW’s Werewolf Comic Coming to USA!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 28th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Comic book titles are popular fare as adaptation source-material to turn into television fodder, and IDW Publishing has launched it’s TV division with Circle of Confusion (‘The Walking Dead‘) attached to find the best fit and packaging and ensure proper creative development of some of the company’s more than 300 titles and they have selected the first up to the small screen.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Goodfellas’ 25th Anniversary!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 5th, 2015

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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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Zachary Levi Bringing ‘Geeks Who Drink’ To Syfy!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 15th, 2015

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Syfy is working hard to re-brand themselves from the B-rated horror hack jobs they’re currently associated with back into the mecca for sci-fi fans. They’re still going to show films like ‘Sharknado‘ because who doesn’t want to watch that? Their effort at re-modeling the network sees new shows being given a green light that will draw in a wider crowd. In that vein, ‘Geeks Who Drink‘ is the latest addition to their roster.

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Film Review: ‘Ladygrey’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 15th, 2015

Claire S., Here…

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Ladygrey is a film adapted by Alain Choquart and Laurence Coriat based on two novels by Hubert Mingarelli. This film is about a small rural town (named Ladygrey) in South Africa, ten years after apartheid.   Despite a brutal history of race-related murders, of which bodies have never been found,  the community has progressed in autopilot, trying to ignore their past and disregard their resentment and anger.  This is the only way they have managed to co-exist. But now, a turn of events threatens to unmask their true feelings and tear-down the tenuous balance that has maintained peace.

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Film Review: ‘Endgame’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 12th, 2015

Claire S., Here…

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Endgame is an endearing family-friendly movie about Jose (played by Rico Rodriguez), a twelve year old boy who lives in his older brother’s shadow. After a tragedy befalls the family, Jose must learn to navigate his mother’s grief and address his own sense of guilt and anger. At the same time, a devoted teacher builds a chess team around Jose’s talent for the game. At first, Jose is reluctant, but soon, he finds his team, school, and community relying on his leadership and talent to take them to the state finals.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The world of Harry Potter was huge when it consisted of seven of the greatest children’s books to have ever been written, it expanded to depths no one could have predicted when Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint embodied Harry, Hermione and Ron on the big screen, and now J.K. Rowling is expanding the world once again.

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Film Review: ‘Turbo Kid’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 11th, 2015

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I’ve always wondered what it would be like if someone made a movie that combined ‘Mad Max‘ with some of my favorite 80s and 90s movies. Fortunately for myself and all of you, somebody did. Well, not somebody, but three people named Francois Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell all wrote and directed this bloody fun masterpiece called ‘Turbo Kid‘. This is the kind of movie that would have been the “Holy Grail” from me growing up, because it has just about every element I would want in a movie including BMX bikes, super powers, robots, a post apocalyptic background, a John Carpenter-style score, violence, adventure, arm wrestling, and buckets of blood.

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Snoop Dogg Bringing Family Drama to HBO!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 23rd, 2015

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Rapper-actor Snoop Dogg has his hands in a lot of different creative pots right now, he’s just finished up an appearance in ‘Spoken Mirrors‘, a project in post-production currently. He last exec produced a documentary titled ‘Take Me To The River‘, not to mention the reality based work he has going where he’s got 4 titles going right now including ‘Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream‘. The D-O-double G is staying busy with one more project to add to his growing list of accomplishments, is a drama series for HBO.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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The 9th annual Dallas International Film Festival is almost here, folks, and we have just received the entire list of all the films that will be playing at the festival. The fest will take place April 9-19, and you can start purchasing passes now with the links provided below. It looks like there will be some excellent filmmakers and actors in town for the festival as well as a treasure trove of awesome movies, which you can see listed out below with a little bit of information on each film. As usual, we will be at the festival, telling you about all the cool movies we’re seeing and posting some interviews with the talent. Stay tuned as  I’m sure more announcements will be made.

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Film Review: ‘The Duff’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 20th, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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The Duff opens with a voice-over introduction by the female lead, Bianca (Mae Whitman), to the stereotypes of high school in true John Tucker Must Die or Breakfast Club style.  Special effects are used to present labels of the different types (tough girl, etc.).  With nearly the same shot composition of Jawbreaker and Juno, we see close-ups of beautiful girls as the narrator announces their qualities and then a quick admission that she was not either of them.  Enter the scary nemesis, Madison (Bella Thorne) just like Not Another Teen Movie and She’s All That.  So many other teenybopper films came to mind as I watched The Duff

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Film Review: ‘McFarland USA’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 18th, 2015

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When it comes to Disney and their line of sport’s films, you can almost always bet on a winner. Each movie, ranging from ‘Remember The Titans‘ to ‘Miracle‘ to the recent ‘Million Dollar Arm‘, have all emoted inspiring characters, a variety of intense emotions, and a high entertainment value. And I’m happy to say that their new film ‘McFarland USA‘ is a welcome addition to this high level of filmmaking.

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Jana’s Best/Worst of 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 15th, 2014

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

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Mystery Road’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 12th, 2014

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Today, I’m watching ‘Mystery Road‘ on blu-ray, I love a good detective mystery and got really excited when I read the description. In an outback town, Jay Swan, an Indigenous cowboy detective, returns home to solve the murder of a teenage Indigenous girl whose body is found under the highway trucking route out of town. Jay is alienated from both the white-dominated police force and the Indigenous community, including his teenage daughter, whom he discovers is connected to the murdered girl.

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Devin Pike of Bacon Samurai Productions has been running around with the Dallas Comic Con folks for the last seven years, now. The lack of any “after-hours” entertainment has been the one criticism he’s heard over and over, especially with the show’s explosive growth following the move to the Irving Convention Center in 2010.

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The 9th annual Dallas International Film Fest is coming quickly. Specifically, it will upon us April 9th-19th of next year and is currently accepting film submissions for all categories. The early bird deadline is October 17th, but the main deadline is December 5th with the late deadline coming December 12th. So to all you filmmakers out there, shoot, cut, and turn in those films, for this festival will be the best yet. Below is the offical press release and information you will need.

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CSI: Cyber‘ is bringing in another cast member with a fan-base of their own that will bring viewers on board just for the nostalgic effect, alone. If you grew up on ‘90210‘ like I did then you’ll be just as excited as I am that Luke Perry has been cast in what is hopefully a recurring role.

Plans are for the former Dylan McKay are that he will play FBI agent Nick Dalton, a character that is eyeing the role of head of the cyber crime division out of D.C. The job went, instead, to the main character, Avery Ryan played by Patricia Arquette.

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MTV Picks Up Comedy ‘Ken Jeong Made Me Do It’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 15th, 2014

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So we know that MTV will produce just about any idea they think that a group of 420-friendly teenagers/young adults/morons will subscribe to. Add into the equation a well-known actor like Ken Jeong. His acting repertoire speaks for itself and the same crowd that watches MTV dreck is the a lot of the same demographic that watch Jeong’s movies. Take ‘The Hangover‘ trilogy and ‘Community‘ for example. He’s huge! He’s a great actor, he’s crazy and his presence alone can sometimes be enough to make me laugh. MTV did something right there, at least. By picking up on a comedy pilot titled ‘Ken Jeong Made Me Do It‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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At the end of last week, we brought you a story that featured some casting news for Sony Playstation Network’s first foray into the original programming world. You can read that story, here. Today, we have more casting info.

Sharlto Copley has been in back and forth negotiations to star in the series based on the graphic novel. Copley is an excellent actor and one of my favorite things about the ‘A-Team‘ movie in 2010. His turn as Murdock was so inspired and hilarious, I could watch him all day. I still make jokes about any food that tastes a little off as having been grilled by Murdock with his special sauce (antifreeze). Most recently he was seen in ‘Maleficent‘ as Stefan, there are two films in a post-production phase right now that are set to come out in 2015.

 

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‘Arrested Development’ Scheduling New Season!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 7th, 2014

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Arrested Development‘ has legions of fans that are still jonesing for their next hit of Bluth blood. It sounds like Netflix wants to deliver on that stat! At least that’s what we can glean from the statements made by Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer of Netflix. In an interview with USA Today, he stated that he’s positive about another season. It’s “just a matter of when”, he said.

 

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Dallas Comic Con 2014 Coverage!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 23rd, 2014

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Comic Con. The word evokes a range of feelings from a vast diversity of people who come together to celebrate their passions and show their allegiances to their fandoms.  The ways to do this are many, be it through dressing up as their favorite character, meeting the actors and actresses who bring those characters to life, or expressing it in countless other ways, Dallas Comic Con of 2014 offered something for everyone.  Between the vendors offering one of a kind collectibles, getting one on one time with celebrity guests, the panels that brought like minds together, and the sense of camaraderie and belonging between the attendees, I was not disappointed in my first foray into the world of comic book conventions.

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Podcast #34 – Best ‘South Park Episodes’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 14th, 2014

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Here we are with our 34th ‘Multi-Media Men‘ podcast Episode and we added a BONUS Top 3 List for Mother’s Day. We had some fun with this one as we listed the Best ‘South Park‘ episodes ever. There are so many good ones, it’s difficult to choose just three. Be sure to check out Comedy Central for the new season that will air this year. It will be the show’s 18th season. This was a lot of fun and made us want to watch these episodes again. We were missing a couple of regulars this weekend, but were joined by Susan Kamyab of ‘This Chix Flix‘ and ‘Irving Community Television‘.  And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Podcast #34 – ‘In The News’ Vol. 34!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 12th, 2014

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Here we are with our 34th ‘Multi-Media Men‘ podcast Episode. And we recorded on Mother’s Day Sunday 2014. So of course we had to take full advantage of this holiday.  Here is our 34th segment of ‘In The News’, where we discuss some of the cool and interesting news that happened over this past week pertaining to movies, television, video games, music, and comic books.  There is quite a big variety of news this week and I hope you enjoy our discussions on what Hollywood and the other media genres have in store for us. We  missing a couple of regulars this weekend, but were joined by Susan Kamyab of ‘This Chix Flix‘ and ‘Irving Community Television‘.  And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Here we are with our 34th ‘Multi-Media Men‘ podcast Episode. And we recorded on Mother’s Day Sunday 2014. So of course we had to take full advantage of this holiday.  As usual, we start off with some sort of Top 3 list, and this week we decided to discuss our favorite Mom’s in film or Mom-centric movies. This was a lot of fun. It got dark. We  missing a couple of regulars this weekend, but were joined by Susan Kamyab of ‘This Chix Flix‘ and ‘Irving Community Television‘.  And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Film Review: ‘Fading Gigolo’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 30th, 2014

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I never thought I’d see the day where Woody Allen would play a pimp who had a male prostitute played by John Turturro. Fortunately for everyone, that day has finally come, and I’m proud to say that I’m a big fan of the film ‘Fading Gigolo‘.We all know who Woody Allen is and most of us know John Turturro from a variety of acting roles he has done over the past couple of decades including Jesus Quintana (‘The Big Lebowski‘), Pete (‘O Brother Where Art Thou‘), Knish (‘Rounders‘), and of course Barton Fink. I could keep going, but you get the picture.

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Film Review: ‘Particle Fever’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 28th, 2014

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Particle Fever is a documentary about the turning on of the Cern large hadron collider (LHC) for the very first time and what the results might mean to the scientific community and the physicists as they look for the Higgs bosom or “God particle”. I was lucky enough to talk my husband, who just happens to be a physics teacher, into watching this with me in case there were things I didn’t understand. For the most part I was able to follow without his help. The film has fortunately been made in such a way, that a laymen like myself can comprehend, if not fully understand what’s going on.

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Here is our 32nd episode of ‘The Multi-Media Men‘, and we are back from a two week hiatus from covering the Dallas Film Festival.  We recorded this 32nd podcast on Easter Sunday morning in Dallas, TX, and were missing a couple of regulars. However, we were joined by Susan Kamyab of ‘This Chix Flix‘ and ‘Irving Community Television‘ this weekend and she made an excellent addition to the podcast. And since we are back from our small break, what better way to celebrate than with one of our infamous ReCast segments. We went ahead and did it. We ReCast ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show‘, which is one of the best films of all time. There is no way we can replace any of the actors aboard here, but we know that MTV wants to remake it and in this day and age, it is more likely to happen than not. So here are some of our suggestions on who should play which role? Do you agree with us?  And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Podcast #32 – DIFF 2014 ReCap!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 22nd, 2014

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Here is our 32nd episode of ‘The Multi-Media Men‘, and we are back from a two week hiatus from covering the Dallas Film Festival.  We recorded this 32nd podcast on Easter Sunday morning in Dallas, TX, and were missing a couple of regulars. However, we were joined by Susan Kamyab of ‘This Chix Flix‘ and ‘Irving Community Television‘ this weekend and she made an excellent addition to the podcast. We discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Dallas Film Festival and fill you in on the winners and some of the movies we hope to see very soon around the world on the big screen. And please let us know, what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher and subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Podcast #32 – ‘In The News’ Vol. 32!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 22nd, 2014

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The Multi-Media Men are finally back after a two week hiatus while we covered the Dallas Film Festival and took time to reflect on our last 31 weeks of recording. It was an excellent break and we are super psyched to be back with all sorts of fun and new content to make you laugh, cry, and even hurl. We recorded this 32nd podcast on Easter Sunday morning in Dallas, TX, and were missing a couple of regulars. However, we were joined by Susan Kamyab of ‘This Chix Flix‘ and ‘Irving Community Television‘ this weekend and she made an excellent addition to the podcast. Here is our 32nd segment of ‘In The News’, where we discuss some of the cool and interesting news that happened over this past week pertaining to movies, television, video games, music, and comic books.  There is quite a big variety of news this week and I hope you enjoy our discussions on what Hollywood and the other media genres have in store for us. And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Podcast #32 – Favorite Scenes In Movies!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 22nd, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Good news, everyone. The Multi-Media Men are finally back after a two week hiatus while we covered the Dallas Film Festival and took time to reflect on our last 31 weeks of recording. It was an excellent break and we are super psyched to be back with all sorts of fun and new content to make you laugh, cry, and even hurl. We recorded this 32nd podcast on Easter Sunday morning in Dallas, TX, and were missing a couple of regulars. However, we were joined by Susan Kamyab of ‘This Chix Flix‘ and ‘Irving Community Television‘ this weekend and she made an excellent addition to the podcast. As usual, we start off with some sort of Top 3 list, and this week we decided to discuss our favorite scenes in movies. This was a lot of fun.  And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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The 44th Annual USA Film Festival Has Started!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 21st, 2014

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Good news, everyone. The 44th Annual USA Film Festival has officially started and will run through April 27th. There are tons of great films to see and some A-List actors, directors, and writers to meet. All films will be shown at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas at Mockingbird Station and tickets can be bought through Ticketmaster for the events. Some of the excellent guests include John Turturro, Ed Harris, Carol Kane, and much much more. Below is some information on some of the events and films you can see and partake in. See you all there.

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‘Soul Train’ Headed To Broadway!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 16th, 2014

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Tony Award-nominated producer Matthew Weaver (Rock of Ages) of TV, stage, and movie production company MediaWeaver Entertainment, has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the musical/variety TV series “Soul Train” and, it seems, intends on turning it into a stage musical.

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Liz’s DIFF 2014 Film Review ‘Little Accidents’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 8th, 2014

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Writer/Director Sara Colangelo’s film Little Accidents delivers an emotionally searing story delivered by a talented cast whose performances will leave you in your seat after the film ends. DIFF enabled viewers to watch the film about a tragic coal-mining accident and the effects its aftermath has on members of a small community. Colangelo does not shy away from the themes of class conflict, tense family dynamics or the need to protect the ones you love, regardless of the cost.

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Film Review: ‘Ernest and Celestine’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 27th, 2014

Rebecca S., Here…

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Ernest and Celestine” is an Academy Award nominated (Best Animated Feature) film, from the creators the “Triplets of Belleville” and “The Secret of Kells”, about the unlikely friendship between a bear and mouse. I watched this film in its original French language with subtitles, but it is also available in a dubbed English format, with a voice cast including some slackers you’ve probably never heard of like Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, William H. Macy, and Paul Giamatti. Though the French cast is not packed with name droppers (for Americans anyway), they are perfection, especially Pauline Brunner who voiced the darling little mouse Celestine, and Lambert Wilson as the grumpy bear Ernest.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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The Dallas International Film Festival for 2014 has just announced its full lineup of movies. Last week, we brought you the first ten films that were announced, and if that was any clue on how cool the movies will be this year, it only gets better. It looks like there are some amazing selections this year, films that I’ve been hearing about for quite some time, and am glad to have them in Dallas. Below you will find all the info you want to know about each movie, documentary, short, and cult film that will be showing. And don’t forget, you can purchase your tickets HERE for the festival!!

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Jana B. here,

 

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The most glamorous night in Hollywood is coming up quick.We see our own version of American royalty dressed to the nines, and walking the red carpet.  Producers of The Oscars, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have given us a rundown on the list of stars that will be presenting the Academy Awards of Merit. Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the live event on Sunday, March 2 on ABC.

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John Oliver Is Taking Over HBO!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 12th, 2014

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Official Press Release: HBO has confirmed the title and launch date for John Oliver’s topical half-hour comedy series. Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER will debut SUNDAY, APRIL 27 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), with other weekly editions debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time on HBO.

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Film Review: ‘Out of The Furnace’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 5th, 2013

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Scott Cooper’s second film ‘Out of The Furnace‘ has a lot going for it. The script and especially its amazing A-List cast might draw out a decent crowd, but a sour taste might be left in your mouth after the end credits start to roll. Cooper’s first film was ‘Crazy Heart‘ and had some similar somber tones to it as this film does, but it’s nowhere near how brutal ‘Out of the Furnace‘ truly is. But what makes this blue-collar flick ultimately suffer is the amount of filler that has nothing to do with actual premise of the movie and keep the film from moving forward at a steady pace.

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Jana B., Here…

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The current theme with television series these days is they are either pointless, mind-numbing, IQ lowering reality shows, or big cable network sponsored in-depth series. I’m glad that it seems the sweeping series are becoming more the norm. Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead is adding to his stable of excellent tv offerings with Outcast. No, this isn’t going to be about a leper that is ostracized from the community, or even more zombies that are a threat to the brain functioning population. This time  we step into the world of exorcisms.

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The last episode of “Walking Dead” ended with everyone dealing with the epidemic and bodies of Karen and David being dragged and burned. Personally, I was shocked at the ending of the show and this episode explained a lot of things so lets get to it!

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Film Review: ’12 Years A Slave’

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 24th, 2013

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There have been many films about slavery and the Civil War over the years. Only a couple have been good, and those have featured a big war in the storyline. But as far as a story strictly on slavery goes, the film count doesn’t have a lot of marks for great movies. With the exception of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’, which was more a fantasy and revenge flick on slavery, british director Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years A Slave’ is a phenomenal film from top to bottom, yet it’s extremely rough to watch in certain parts due to the emotional content of the story. Chiwetel Ejiofor leads an all-star cast in one of the finest films in recent memory. One we won’t soon forget and will discuss with friends, families, strangers, and others for months to come.

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Season 4 of the “The Walking Dead” takes place in the 7-8 months in the future. You see a community has begun within the prison. Rick has now taken in more people than just the ones from Woodbury. There is now a high council in place with Rick, Daryl, Carol, Sasha and Hershel on it. You can see how everybody has fallen into new roles within the prison community and grown as almost celebrities in the zombie apocalypse. There is a calm with the chaos of the world that they live in.

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Film Review: ‘We Are What We Are’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 10th, 2013

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I had no idea what to expect from Jim Mickle’s ‘We Are What We Are’. I went in knowing nothing about it, other than it was a remake of a recent Spanish film of the same name. I was wholly surprised on how good this movie was and what it was about. This haunting film is ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘ for the Indie film crowd. It’s beautiful, brutal, and very well acted. Needless to say, this little horror film is a fantastic addition to he genre and has me all giddy for Mickle’s next film, whatever it might be. As this film won’t be getting the widest release it deserves, and its subject matter might not be at the top of everyone’s list, this movie should be seen and I hope it makes a decent box office dent in the indie film scene.

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You thought the world of ‘Harry Potter‘ was over, didn’t you? Well of course it isn’t. Those books and movies are too popular and make tons of money for them to call it quits. Hell, there is even a theme park now dedicated to the world of ‘Harry Potter‘. Not too mention all of the spin-off books from the series. And that’s where our story comes into play. Warner Bros. and author J.K. Rowling are putting a brand new epic film series together based on the ‘Harry Potter‘ world.

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Film Review: ‘The Way Way Back’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 5th, 2013

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Hot off the set of ‘The Descendants‘ with Director Alexander Payne and writers Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, along with their Oscar win, both Rash and Faxon get into the director’s chair for the first time with their incredible summer flick ‘The Way Way Back‘. The comedy duo pull triple duty on this film, serving as directors, writers, and actors, which is no easy feat. But they pull it off with grace, fun, and great comedy. This little flick with an all-star cast is easily in my top five movies of the year so far.

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I had the distinct pleasure to sit down with writers/actors/directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon a few weeks ago in Dallas to discuss their new amazing film, ‘The Way Way Back‘. They couldn’t have been nicer and we had a great conversation about the filmmaking process, some of their favorite movies, and much more.

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Dallas’s newest burlesque production, Clever Girl Cabaret, takes the stage on June 29th, 2013, with a comic book and animation inspired burlesque showcase, “Drawn This Way”. Clever Girl Cabaret will feature some of the best burlesque tributes to Tex Avery, Wonder Woman, Bettie Page, Poison Ivy, Scooby Doo and many more!  The show will take place at the unique Quixotic World Theater on Main Street in Deep Ellum, and will feature the 2010 Queen of Burlesque, Coco Lectric (The Jigglewatts, Austin, TX). The show will also feature performances by Blaze, Black Mariah, Femme Vivre LaRouge and the 2012 Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Angi B Lovely. “Drawn This Way” will be hosted by Dallas’s own cosplay queen and Mistress of Dorkdom, Taffeta Darling. DJ Trigger Mortis will be providing dance beats to keep everyone dancing like the Peanuts gang well into the night.

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This might be bittersweet to some of you. It is to me. Over recent months, EA has been a hot topic in the video game community, and not in a good way. With their failed release of the new Sim City and their customers not being treated well, I’d imagine a lot of us will be less than thrilled about this. But EA Games has teamed up with Disney and ‘Star Wars’ to release video games exclusively under their banner.

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Mondo has only released a handful of soundtracks on vinyl since they first opened online, but this year they are hitting the ground full force with releasing more amazing movie soundtracks on the best quality format to listen to music. So far this year we have had ‘Poltergeist‘, ‘The Deadly Spawn‘, and the recent ‘Drive‘ soundtrack, which sold out in record time in under 30 minutes. And just this past week, they sold out of their newest soundtrack, ‘Oblivion‘, which has an amazing score. The cover artwork is amazing and the sound is even better with their releases. Mondo clearly knows what they’re doing when it comes to art and soundtracks.

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Official Press Release: The Dallas International Film Festival presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers announced today its full list of features and shorts that will be screened through the Festival’s 11-day run (April 4 – 14, 2013). For the 2013 Festival, more than 160 features, documentaries, shorts and student films representing 28 countries make DIFF truly an international Festival. Of the feature films at the Festival, 11 will see their world premieres and two are North American premieres—all represent some of the best in the art of filmmaking. These films were selected from more than 1,300 submissions from around the world.

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by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 20th, 2013

2013 SXSW Film Lineup Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 31st, 2013

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SXSW 2013 is coming up and we are very excited about it.  The lineup for the film portion of the festival has just been announced and Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ will debut at the festival, as well as the remake of ‘The Evil Dead‘, ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone‘, and ‘Spring Breakers‘. Plus much more.  Below is the full list of movies.  I can’t wait.  Who’s going?

 

 

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