Aug/2019

Film Review: ‘Sunny in the Dark’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 19th, 2016

Fernando M., Here…

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Nowadays we tend to think of independent cinema as anything that plays at “Angelika” theaters that doesn’t involve special effects.  They usually star Gary Oldman and/or have people speaking in British accents.  Sure, all these are “independent,” but we forget that there are even smaller movies out there; there actually exist movies that are produced and created by small studios in real communities.  Sunny in the Dark is one of those.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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

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Bryan’s Review of ‘Dark Shadows’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 9th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…

The Dukes of Hazzard, The Addams Family, and the A-Team are all television shows that have become feature films over the past several years. The latest television show to be remade on the big screen is the 60’s television series, Dark Shadows. With its dark humor, strange characters, and gothic set pieces, how could off-beat director Tim Burton resist?  Unfortunately, Dark Shadows proves yet again that even though you have an expansive budget, amazing set pieces, and good actors, you don’t necessarily get a quality film.  Dark Shadows fails to humanize any of the characters besides Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), and although it started off as a fun quirky film, it never improved or advanced after the first ten minutes.

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Banksy who directed “Exit Through the Gift Shop”  created this title sequence for the Simpson’s that aired last night.  It is so hilariously dark, I doubt that Fox will ever let Banksy do another one again or any director for that matter.

It was truly great.

Check the video out below.

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Film Review ‘Another Wolfcop’!!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 11th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here,I had the awesome pleasure of watching ‘Another Wolfcop‘. I have to preface this review by saying there are few things I love more in this world than movies, specifically the fantastic sub-genre of horror-comedy. Don’t ask me why, but that pair works together like pineapple on pizza. Yeah, I’m one of those people. While people far and wide dis the pineapple on pizza combo, it’s an unadulterated fact that the horror-comedy tag-team works like crazy in film. So read on to check out what you can expect from this sequel to ‘Wolfcop‘ from writer/director Lowell Dean.

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WWE: Raw 7/13/15 Recap!! Changes, They Are a Coming!!

by Angelic Heel on Jul 14th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Once Again!!

The last Raw before WWE’s Battleground (which can be seen on the WWE Network) was one that people will be talking about for a long time to come. The landscape of the Diva’s division have altered in such a dramatic fashion that it will never be the same again. Bray Wyatt also caught a taste of what it meant to play with the seething volcano that is Roman Reigns. Yet another member of the Authority fell to the Beast and now our beloved WWE World Heavyweight Champion must reassess the war in Suplex City. If you missed Raw (what is wrong with you?!) find out what happened now!!

 

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‘Brave New World’ Going To Series For Syfy!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on May 6th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Syfy is digging their boots into their plans to re-invent themselves in the image of the channel’s origins by going back to offering quality sci-fi programming. More space opera, less sharks in tornadoes, hopefully they continue offering random former TV stars as sacrifice though, that’s entertaining as hell!

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Angelic Heel Happily Reporting…

The WWE Universe was put well on it’s way to Extreme Rules (which can be seen on the WWE Network, Free for the month of April) as Raw tore its way through Austin, TX. With the excitement of a newly crowned WWE World Heavy Weight Champion in Seth Rollins, the question was, who would be the man to get the first title shot? A Triple Threat main event would answer that question. Who was it? Find out Now!

 

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Vice Squad – Blu-ray Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 25th, 2019

So a pimp, a prostitute, and a police detective walk into a bar. It sounds like the start of a bad joke or what could be a really good time with names like Princess and Ramrod, but in the case of 1982’s action film Vice Squad, that’s not always the case. In fact, this is a super sexualized crime thriller with some hardcore violence and one rough bad guy. This movie is the culmination of the late 70s and early 80s that brought together a ton of top-tier talent, which is funny because this movie is so over-the-top violent, that you can’t believe it was ever made and released. Gary Sherman directed this pic, who previously just came off Dead and Buried and went onto make Poltergeist III. He was joined by producing partner Robert Rehme (former president of Avco Pictures who helped make a ton of John Carpenter movies, including The Fog and Escape From New York). Also collaborating with this duo was cinematographer John Alcott, who had previously worked on four of Stanley Kubrick’s best films, including 2001: A Spacy Oddessy, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, and A Clockwork Orange. Rounding out this stellar crew of talent is composer Joe Renzetti (Child’s Play). While the story may be your standard grindhouse B-movie affair, the visual style, camera angles, and score are out of this world.

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‘Pet Sematary (2019) – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 4th, 2019

The ‘Pet Sematary’ remake is downright bad in just about every way possible.

Since Stephen King’sIT‘ remake was a highly commercial and critical success, film studios are scrambling as fast as they can to remake all of Stephen King’s work to cash in on that newly found interest once again. The latest remake in the King universe is ‘Pet Sematary‘, from relatively new filmmakers Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. Now I remember reading King’s book long ago, but I admit it has been a while since I read the whole thing, however, the important plot details and themes still resonated clearly in present day. Mary Lambert’s vision in the original 1989 movie adaptation still holds up as well in most sequences, taking the tone of King’s book and translating it well to film. There are still iconic scenes that scare me in the dark from that original movie. With this new 2019 remake though, everything looks cheap, including the scares, which come across as silly and laughable, and is downright bad in just about every way possible.

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I’m going to stand out here and yell it. I believe Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film ‘2001 A Space Odyssey‘ is one of the greatest if not THE GREATEST movie of all time. I mean it doesn’t hold a candle to ‘Army of Darkness‘, because that’s in its own category of greatness, but for all other films, ‘2001 A Space Odyssey‘ is right at the top of the list. Kubrick was known for making movies in different genres, time periods, and subject matters. He never did the same thing twice. With ‘2001‘, he went to the past and jumped right into the future with perhaps the biggest time jump out of any piece of cinema.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Ready Player One’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 18th, 2018

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One of the most anticipated movies of the year is finally upon us with Steven Spielberg’s return to the fantasy/sci-fi realm in ‘Ready Player One‘, which is based on the pop-culture fandom novel from 2011 of the same name by author Ernest Cline. The novel was a best-seller and was chock-full of the 1980s and 1990s references in the form of video games, movies, TV shows, and more. in fact, every page of the book was like reading a nostalgic diary of your past childhood favorite things. ‘Ready Player One‘ takes places a few decades into the future where a simulated and very realistic virtual reality game is the main form of entertainment where people put on goggles and can be anyone or anything they want.

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4K UHD Review: Tomb Raider (2018)!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 14th, 2018

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(This film portion was written by Dan Moran.)

Well the streak remains intact. There still hasn’t been a good video game movie. Tomb Raider isn’t a horrible time at the movies but it sure isn’t a good one. You know that old saying “You can’t put lipstick on a pig.”? Well you can’t put great actors in a video game movie either… its still a damn video game movie.

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Presented here in 4K UHD are the first 4 ‘Jurassic Park‘ films, including ‘Jurassic Park‘, ‘Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World‘, ‘Jurassic Park 3‘, and ‘Jurassic World‘, which came out only a couple of years ago. Back in 1993, Steven Spielberg gave us the world of dinosaurs in such a moving, emotional, and entertaining way, that his first film ‘Jurassic Park‘, became a milestone in filmmaking and paved the way for a ton of creative minds over the next few years. With a mix of practical effects and state-of-the-art CGI effects, Spielberg and his crew of filmmakers created dinosaurs all over again, which became a huge phenomenon.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘A Wrinkle In Time’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 30th, 2018

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(This film portion was written by Beka Perlstein!)

I really wanted to like A Wrinkle in Time more than I did. I gave it my best shot, but in the end, the only thing I can honestly say was that it had lots of great colors. Perhaps it was my high expectations for a Disney film, plus Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling that set me up for disappointment, but regardless, I was left feeling let down in a film that I knew practically nothing about. I have never read the 1962 Madeleine L’Engle novel, so I honestly had no clue what the plot was but whatever, it’s Disney, it’s gonna be good. Well…

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