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Hey guys, Jana here,

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In a world where re-makes are all the rage, it’s refreshing to see a property that’s been around as long as ‘Die Hard‘ has been and someone isn’t screaming re-make!!

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Film Review: ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 13th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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We’re back for another installment of the action packed ‘Die Hard‘ series, the fifth chapter in the series that has spanned twenty-five years. We’ve followed John McClane to the top of a skyscraper, 50,000 feet in the air on a jumbo jet, a cat and mouse chase around a metropolitan area, and even cyber terrorism. Prior to the screening, I even thought “Haven’t we already said all we need to say with this John McClane character?” Needless to say, ten minutes into the film, I found myself grinning ear to ear and holding on to both armrests ready for a highly entertaining thrill ride. ‘A Good Day to Die Hard‘ might lack in story structure, but completely makes it all up with its intense action sequences and two solid performances by Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney.

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Bruce Willis Confirms a 6th ‘Die Hard’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 7th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Bruce Willis was on some talk show today promoting his upcoming 5th installment of ‘Die Hard‘, titled ‘A Good Day To Die Hard‘, where he was asked if there will be a 6th ‘Die Hard‘ film. Willis smiled and simply said, ‘YES’. I guess everybody involved with the 5th movie knows that it will be successful already.  I can’t wait to see what the 6th one is called. Maybe ‘Die Hardest: Innnnnnn Spaaaaaaace’.  I can only hope.

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Here is the second trailer for the 5th ‘Die Hard’ film, titled ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’. “John McClane (Bruce Willis) heads to Russia in this fifth installment of the Die Hard film series. Skip Woods (The A-Team) provides the script, with Max Payne’s John Moore directing.”  I’m just going out on  limb here, I doubt this will be any good.  What do you think?

 

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Here is your first look at ‘Die Hard 5’.  You’d think this story would have nothing more to say, however, if it makes money, they’ll keep making more.  The last Die Hard film was pretty bad on multiple levels.  Let’s just hope that this new one is rated R and not PG-13 like the last one.  I do like the fact that John McClane’s son is is named Junior.  Let us know what you think of the trailer.  And thank to EW for the image.

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20th Century Fox has set ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’ for a February 14, 2013 release date, the highlight of several pictures the studio has dated. Bruce Willis is set to reprise his role as John McClane in the John Moore directed film, and casting is just getting underway for the role of his son, John McClane Jr.  I will be interesting to see who will win the role of his son.  This could be the jump start for a career for a young man.

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The 1st part of today’s Geek Deals comes in the form of DIE HARD.  Get all four Die Hard films in HI-DEF on bluray.  The best part is you get the entire set for only $20.49.  That’s like $5 a film.  AMAZING.  Makes you want to say “Yippe Ki Yay MotherF*cker!!!

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Die Hard 5 Is On The Way

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 5th, 2010

A script has been written already and some changes are being made and some knots are being loosened, but yes, another Die Hard film will be in the works.  Maybe as soon as 2011 if everything goes to plan.

Now I love the first three Die Hard films.  The character “John McClane” is such an amazing character, that I wish he had his own TV series on HBO.  At least he has his own comic now.  Available HERE.

The 4th Die Hard film, “Live free or Die Hard” did not have the guts to be what it should have.  Instead we got a half-assed attempt at a cool movie with Kevin Smith.

The proper way to do a 5th Die Hard movie would have a really tight script.  Have the amazing action sequences and drama.  Add to that some really funny dialogue so we can get a bit of the humor in there.  Then get a director/producer team who know what they are doing.  Maybe a Tarantino produced film directed by Guy Ritchie, or perhaps directed by Doug Liman.

Just suggestions.  But good suggestions.  I would love to see a 5th Die Hard movie.  Who would you like to see make Die Hard 5?

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Hey guys, Jana here,

In the Heart of the Sea 2D Box Art (Flat Image)Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is prepping their release of ‘In The Heart of the Sea‘ for Blu-ray and DVD on March 8. If you’re more the Digital HD type, then you can have that two weeks earlier on February 23.

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Saturday Night Live‘ has spawned so many careers it’s hard to count, it’s always been a staple of TV for me and on February 15, it celebrates it’s 40th anniversary.

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Ving Rhames Joins Indie Thriller ‘Operation’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 21st, 2014

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Ving Rhames hit the film scene hard in the 80’s and never looked back. Since 1984, he’s had at least one, more often several, projects each consecutive year. One of his most memorable roles was as the unfortunately brutalized Marsellus Wallace in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’. He provided the voice for Cobra Bubbles in Disney’s animated ‘Lilo & Stitch‘, and gave life to the flamboyant Fred G. Duncan in the comedy ‘I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry‘. Rhames has gone from genre to genre and proven to be a talented entertainer with each turn.

 

 

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Jana B. here,

 

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I loved ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘. Two of my favorite things about that movie are Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill as Jordan Belfort and Donnie Azoff. DiCaprio takes on the unbelievably big characters that are usually brimming with excess and he knocks them over the Green Monster. Every. Single. Time. Jonah Hill has certainly come a long way from my first introduction to him in ‘Superbad‘. I saw him and thought, he’s the token funny, fat guy. I believe every group has to have the token, funny, fat friend. That’s my role. I’m the token, funny, fat girl in my group. I’m really happy that Jonah Hill broke out of that stereotype.

 

 

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‘Donnie Darko’ director Richard Kelly is prepping his new indie film with director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City/Machete/Spy Kids) and is to be titled ‘Corpus Christi’ with Richard Kelly directing and Austin, TX. native Rodriguez in a producing role.  Kelly and Rodriguez have cast Edgar Ramirez to star in ‘Corpus Christi’.  Edgar was seen in ‘Carlos’ as of recently which was one of the better mini series of the last few years.

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Comcast Corporation today announced it has selected four new minority-owned independent networks to be broadly distributed on Comcast Cable systems between April 2012 and January 2014. After a thorough evaluation of more than 100 proposals, Comcast selected four networks ― two of which are majority African-American owned and two that are majority American Hispanic owned and operated and programmed in English.

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Over at UK’S Empire Magazine, Tom Hardy and Christopher Nolan speak about the villain Bane from the upcoming Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.  Hardy talks about playing Bane while Nolan talks about Hardy playing Bane.  Hardy was an excellent choice for this role.  From what little I’ve seen from the trailers and stills, this third Batman film will be epic.  Read the exchange below.

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NBC has just picked up two new comedy series for their line up.  One stars funny comedienne Whitney Cummings and the other show stars Christina Applegate and Will Arnett.  Looking forward to these shows as I love the talent.  Hope they are good and if they are good , I hope they last.

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My favorite stand up comedian of all time is forever Steve Martin.  His bits still make me laugh till this day as if I were hearing them  for the first time all over again.  I laugh so hard I hurt each time I listen to his recordings.  Not to mention his film career, but The Jerk, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Three Amigos are amongst the funniest films ever made.  So while Steve has hosted the Oscars numerous times and hosted SNL numerous times, Mr. Martin gives his long time friend Eddie Murphy some helpful advice on hosting the Oscars.  Enjoy.

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Hi Bryan Here….

MIPCOM 2011 is preparing to welcome a galaxy of internationally-recognised actors, directors, writers, producers and show business personalities who will join the largest TV industry gathering in Cannes and grace the red carpet at MIPCOM’s Opening Night Party. Holding a MIPCOM World Premiere Television Screening of its new thriller TV series Missing in the Palais des Festivals’ Grand Auditorium, ABC Studios is bringing stellar cast members of the show to Cannes.

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I don’t know much about this movie, but I do know it has an all-star cast that includes: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, and John Hurt.  IMDB describes the film as “In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6’s echelons.”  So who knows.  Trailer is pretty good though.  Enjoy the trailer below.

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Twenty years? Gosh…do the young feel old all of a sudden.

Yes friends, that little ol’ band from Seattle who helped usher in the ‘Grunge’ era of the early 1990s is getting ready to release an uber super-deluxe edition of their now classic gems, “Vs.” and “Vitology”, in celebration of the band’s 20th Anniversary.

Both albums are available for pre-order via the band’s website and will be available in six different formats. Choose from deluxe remastered CD versions with bonus tracks, remastered vinyl editions or the special limited edition box set with a truck load of goodies, like remastered version of both albums on CD and vinyl LP, the double vinyl LP of their legendary 1994 Orpheum Theatre performance, a special ‘mix tape’ cassette, an 80-page hardbound book filled with exclusive photos and drawings, including a glassine envelope containing “Vs.” and “Vitology” era memorabilia, such as photos, lithographs, postcards and more.

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Ridley Scott talks Alien Prequel…Gonna Be Hardcore

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 3rd, 2010

In a recent interview with Ridley Scott (director of the first Alien movie and Gladiator), he said concerning the two Alien Prequels “will be really nasty and tough to watch.”   He went on to say “We are talking about Gods and engineers. Engineers of space. And were the aliens designed as a form of biological warfare? Or biology that would go in and clean up a planet.”

He also revealed the film will explore the origin of the “Space Jockey” by saying…

“I sat thinking about the franchise, which now has died on the road somewhere way back and lying in the dust, and thought what I should do is go back. In the first ‘Alien’, when John Hurt climbed up and over the top of the rise. There was a massive giant lying in a chair.  The chair was either a form of engine or some piece of technology and I always thought no one has ever asked who was the space jockey?”

Ridley is set to direct the two prequels as of now.

Now I have a hardcore love for all the Alien films.  One of the first films I remember seeing besides E.T. was Aliens in the theater.  My dad took me to see it and I remember loving every bit of and how much it scared me.  I was an Alien fan for life.  Saying that I like all the Alien films but not as much as the first two.  It is good to see the original director come back and make a hardcore movie.  Now i wish it was not a prequel, but more of a re-imagining.  To be honest, most prequels are SHIT.  Just look at the Star Wars prequels.  And hopefully Ridley Scott will redeem himself from his recent turd effort of Robin Hood.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Lionsgate is prepping the action-packed thriller ‘Acts of Violence‘ for distribution onto Blu-ray, Digital HD, and DVD available on March 27. The high-octane flick stars Bruce Willis (‘Die Hard‘ franchise), Ashton Holmes (‘A History of Violence‘), Shawn Ashmore (‘X-Men 2‘, and TV’s ‘The Following‘), and Cole Hauser (‘2 Fast 2 Furious‘). Hauser will forever be Benny in my mind from 1993’s ‘Dazed and ConfusedSophia Bush (‘John Tucker Must Die‘), and Mike Epps (‘Resident Evil:Extinction‘). Under the direction of Brett Donowho (‘Salvation‘)

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Ethan Hawke has ’24 Hours To Live’ on Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 12th, 2018

Why did this movie not get a major theatrical release? I have no idea. This movie called ‘24 Hours To Live‘ stars Ethan Hawk and produced by the guys who helped make ‘John Wick‘. I mean, this has gold written all over it. Not sure what bonus features will be available, but there is none listed at the moment. Let’s hope that changes. You can currently see the film On Demand, but the Blu-ray will be available on February 6th.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Do you ever wonder who is giving you your entertainment news, reviews and anything else in between? Do you ever catch yourself thinking “I really wish I knew more about the amazing people at Boomstick Comics?” Vanity Fair gives readers the option to get to know their favorite celebs a little bit more by offering the famous Proust Questionnaire completed by someone really successful, talented and funny. Unfortunately, y’all get me “JANA” this time.

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Wade D., here….

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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Red/Red 2 Is Coming to 4K UHD!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 5th, 2017

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Relive the action-packed adventures of retired and extremely dangerous special agents in the most amazing picture quality available today when both RED and RED 2 arrive separately on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on September 5 from Lionsgate. RED features an all-star cast including Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker. In the film’s sequel, RED 2, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Byung Hun Lee join the franchise. These both release on September 5th!

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4K UHD Announcement: ‘The Expendables I & II’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 21st, 2017

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Official Release: Experience the explosive adventures of Sylvester Stallone and his tight-knit team of rogue mercenaries in the most amazing picture quality available today when The Expendables and The Expendables 2 both arrive on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on May 2 from Lionsgate. The Expendables features an all-star cast including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Terry Crews. Together, the elite team embarks on a mission to overthrow a Latin American dictator, but they soon discover a more formidable threat.
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Film Review: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’!!

by Janet White on Feb 10th, 2017

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Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), a once sexual novice, returns as a dominant carnal powerhouse. In quite the role reversal, Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) transformed into a whimpering little drug addict turned kid in a candy store. Before watching Fifty Shades of Grey, I had not read the novels pinned by E.L. James, not this time. I have listened to all four books (yes, Grey is the 4th, for those not in the know, loved the different perspective it offered). Although the production colored within the lines for the most part, the picture was a bleeding watercolor instead of a vibrant oil.

 

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Film Review: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’!!

by Janet White on Jun 30th, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

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Every woman loves the strong and silent type, yes? Well, I say only for a while. Women are more than their looks and I’d say the same in regards to men. Both sides have bad apples, but on the whole, our actions and words are as integral to who we are as our appearance. Yet in The Legend of Tarzan’s portrayal of Tarzan, silence dominates and makes this King of Beasts a robot, not just mute, but cold and detached for the majority of the film. They should have subtitled the film, “A Man of Few Words”, because The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård as Tarzan/Lord John Clayton was just that.

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Disney’s epic film ‘The Lion King‘ created die hard fans of all ages and those fans keep introducing their kids to it which means there are millions of fans out there hungry for more animated antics. To keep the franchise fresh Disney continued the series with Simba and Nala’s cub, Kion and his Lion Guard and their adventures throughout the Pride Lands. On September 20th their film collection grows as ‘The Lion Guard: Unleash the Power‘ is released.

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I think Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is going for a world record to star in the most movies ever, because he has signed on to star in yet another film. It’s really not shocking that it will be a big budget action-movie, but this one will be set in China and be called ‘Skyscraper‘.

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Snowden‘ is written and directed by the inimitable Oliver Stone and is adapted from the books, ‘The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man’ by Luke Harding’ and ‘Time of the Octopus‘ by Anatoly Kucherena.

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In more TV news today, Justin Long is set to star in ‘Dream Team‘, an ABC half hour comedy from writers Kari Lizer and Bill Wrubel. Long is an excellent comedic actor with memorable roles in a dozen things from ‘Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story‘ to ‘Galaxy Quest‘, ‘Accepted’ before popping up in a bit more of an action role in ‘Live Free or Die Hard‘ but his character had one foot firmly planted in the funny world, as well. He also starred in one of Kevin Smith’s forays into the horror world with ‘Tusk‘.

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I’m sure everyone’s noticed, or read, that remakes are the axis that makes the movie-world go round, and it looks like they’re also the source of “new” television series, as well. If you hear ‘Rambo: New Blood‘, someone is probably thinking Sly’s got another action flick on the way and they would, unfortunately, be wrong with that line of thinking. The title is absolutely in the works, but as a series for the small screen. Who’s surprised – raise of hands? Me either.

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Nomads‘ was director John McTiernan’s freshman directorial effort. He would take what he learned from this film and employ it in a handful of films from the years surrounding the 1990’s that make up a few quintessential examples of film from that decade, not to mention one of the must-watch movies of the Christmas season. ‘Predator‘, ‘Die Hard‘, ‘The Hunt For Red October’, ‘Last Action Hero‘, ‘Die Hard With A Vengeance‘ and ‘The 13th Warrior‘ are among his noted resume. You caught the Christmas movie in there didn’t you? 1988’s ‘Die Hard‘ happily finds itself in the playlist on my home DVD player between ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation‘ and ‘A Christmas Story‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are together again. The team that gave us ‘Saving Private Ryan‘, ‘Catch Me If You Can‘, and even the slightly less than stellar ‘The Terminal‘ are coming together for a dramatic thriller set during the Cold War.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Broadway and Hollywood have shared the same actors since the beginning of film, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise when a big screen actor makes the transition to the Great White Way, but on occasion, it is when it’s an actor I never really considered for that format, tonight’s shocker comes in the form of Bruce Willis.

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Fan Days 2014: A Look inside The Show!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 3rd, 2014

Hey everyone! Your favorite multitasking, costumed wunderkind here

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Prepare yourselves, for I have an excellent look back at Dallas Comic Con’s own Fandays, from October 17th-19th. First I would like to apologize for the delay in reporting, but you know, Halloween isn’t just one day. It’s a month long celebration of costumes and shenanigans, as well as my favorite time of year. Dallas Comic Con’s Fandays fell on the third weekend in October this year. The date was perfect for prime costuming parades as it fell so close to Halloween, many costumed attendees were ready for both events.

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‘I Am Legend’ Reboot From The Warner Bros!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 2nd, 2014

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In 2007, Warner Bros had a hit on their hands when Will Smith took ‘I Am Legend‘ to silver screens across the globe. Since then, the media giant has been searching for avenues to expand the world and story into either prequel or sequel efforts. There was a serious effort at a prequel that saw Warners hiring Arash Amel to write a script that would have brought the scientist, Robert Neville’s character back right to the start of the cataclysmic circumstance that led to his being alone on the planet. The story line didn’t mesh together easily enough and the studio abandoned the project. They’re ready to give it another shot.

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Prince Debuts Two New Albums In September!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 25th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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Most musicians spread out their musical goodness over a period of time, but Prince is not your average musical artist. After working with his new band, 3rdEyeGirl, the fruits of their labors are going to be tangible in the form of ‘PlectrumElectrum‘, the new album that will drop on September 30. In a style of his own, Prince will release a new solo album the same day. It’s a great day for all the die hard  Joey Coco, Alexander Nevermind, or The Purple One fans out there waiting to devour some new sounds, look for the LP called ‘Art Official Age‘.

 

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Top 10 List: The 10 Most American Movies!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 4th, 2014

Paul N., Here…

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It’s that time of year again. Time to celebrate the founding of this nation by eating excessively and purchasing enough fireworks to create man-sized craters in the pavement. In honor of this time, here’s a list of the most ‘Murican movies ever. This isn’t a list of patriotic movies (though some of these could be seen as patriotic), so you aren’t going to see Saving Private Ryan or other true patriotic movies on here. This list focuses on those things that make America into ‘Murica – extreme excess and over-the-top…well, everything! [Cue eagle screech]

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Renny Harlin is set to direct ‘Skiptrace‘, an action adventure movie starring Jackie Chan and Seann William Scott and being made by China’s Talent International Film Co. and Dasym Entertainment. Harlin, who has been directing all of your favorite USA Network shows lately, is best known for his work on Die Hard 2, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and Cliffhanger. But perhaps his BEST movie is ‘The Adventures of Ford Fairlane‘, starring the one and only Andrew Dice Clay.

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John Krasinski Directing ‘The Hollars’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on May 9th, 2014

Hello, Jana here,

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John Krasinski is a remarkable actor. He’s a world-class funny man and a die hard Red Sox fan to boot. Based on these factors, alone, I will never be anything but a life-long fan of his. Then we factor in his branching interests from acting into directing, this guy just gets better and better, right?! Following his directorial debut with 2009’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men‘, Krasinski has announced his newest directing project with ‘The Hollars‘.

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Hello, Jana here,

 

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Dayo Okeniyi may not have a name you recognize right away, but you’ve surely noticed his work in a few films. He was one of the lucky few to feature in the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins‘ coup de maître ‘The Hunger Games‘. He also has ‘Runner Runner‘, ‘The Endless Now‘ and ‘Endless Love‘ to his credit. His star is definitely on the rise in Hollywood.

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Three Quick Questions with Jai Courtney!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 20th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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I had the extreme pleasure of talking with actor Jai Courtney, who was in ‘A Good Day To Die Hard‘, ‘Jack Reacher‘, and ‘Divergent‘. We asked him three quick questions which were: ‘What is the best thing he looks forward to when he makes a movie?’ ‘What is his most thrilling music experience?’ ‘What are some of his favorite scenes in movies?’ It was a fun quick interview in Dallas, TX. and please check out ‘Divergent‘. And be sure to read my REVIEW of ‘Divergent‘ by clicking HERE!! Enjoy the quick interview!

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead To Be ‘Exposed’?

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 11th, 2014

Hello Jana here,

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If you’re shopping for the cast to be in a pilot of a new series, you can rarely get better than a well-known actor, with a dedicated fan base, to play the lead. This is what director Patty Jenkins was thinking when she courted Mary Elizabeth Winstead for the lead in ABC’s new drama series ‘Exposed‘. Jenkins was the writer and director for the gritty feature ‘Monster‘ that won Charlize Theron a myriad of awards as she portrayed infamous serial killer Aileen Wuornos.

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We’ve been talking about ‘The Terminator‘ reboot for quite some time now. We know that Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) will be playing Sarah Connor and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) will be playing John Connor with Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones/Thor:The Dark World) directing. Now we have just found out that actor Jai Courtney (A Good Day To Die Hard) has been cast as Kyle Reese.

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I’m very skeptical about this project. The original ‘Escape from New York‘ that starred Kurt Russell and was directed by John Carpenter is pretty much flawless. ‘Escape From LA‘ on the other hand wasn’t as good, even though it had Bruce Campbell. That being said, Hollywood, specifically producer Joel Silver has been wanting to remake the film for the better part of a decade now. But it seems as of recently, that things are picking up speed.

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Bruce Willis set to star in ‘Vice’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 23rd, 2014

Jana B. here,

 

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Bruce Willis is looking like a safer bet for casting than Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger are these days. News of a new venture from the Lone Survivor producer of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films is up to produce and finance ‘Vice‘. The story of a city in which humans can enact their most perverse fantasies onto androids. One becomes all Sonny-self-aware, ala ‘I, Robot‘, bent on shutting down the system.

 

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Film Review: ‘The Legend of Hercules’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 10th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Renny Harlin’sThe Legend of Hercules‘ is the first of two 3D Hercules movies coming out this year. After seeing this movie, it’s difficult to realize that Harlin actually directed films like ‘Cliffhanger‘ and ‘Die Hard 2‘, because whatever directing chops he had in the action genre were not available anywhere here. This PG-13 film tries to be ‘300‘ throughout its 90 minute run-time, but due to the terrible script, awful acting, poorly choreographed fight scenes, and laughable special effects, makes it seem more like a made-for-tv-movie on the Lifetime channel.

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Gerard Butler Joins ‘Point Break’ Remake!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 9th, 2014

Jana B. , Here…

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It pains me every time I hear of an existing movie being bastardized with a revamp. The newest title to head to the remake guillotine is 1991’s ‘Point Break‘. I will never be a fan of twisting a fantastic movie from my childhood into drivel, reflecting the current time frame. ‘Point Break‘ adds salt to the remake wound, but also and more importantly, the Patrick Swayze wound. It’s like Hollywood is telling us anything Swayze did was crap. It’s a shorter list to name the movies the remake fairies DON’T have their meat hooks into.

 

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Pawn’

by Gumbercules9000 on May 6th, 2013

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I had a lot of fun with ‘Pawn’. This is one of those instances where you are perusing movies online or at your local video rental place where you come across a film you’ve never heard of, but see tons of A-list actors on the front cover. And when we decide to purchase or rent based only on the cover, we usually have a 50/50 shot of really enjoying the flick. Most of the time, these particular films have a low budget and suffer from a wide range of problems. Sometimes the budget is too small to create a decent story and locations, and other times it’s bad filming. With ‘Pawn’, everything tends to work here and is a fun film that deserved a bigger audience.

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Fox is Rebooting ‘Hitman’ with Paul Walker!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 6th, 2013

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Fox has decided that it’s time to reboot ‘Hitman‘, which is a live action adaptation based on the popular video game from Square Enix. The original ‘Hitman‘ film was released in 2007 and starred Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47. However now, Fox has cast Paul Walker as the killer agent.  It’s as if Fox wants this film to fail.

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Neil Young: Journeys Blu-Ray (REVIEW)

by NapkinArt on Jan 5th, 2013

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I have just one question: Who the f*ck doesn’t love Neil Young?

The ‘Grandaddy of Grunge’ has been on quite a roll over the last few years, musically and artistically, releasing several critically acclaimed albums, an autobiography (finally), not to mention releasing the long, long-awaited “Neil Young Archives: Volume 1” to the masses, proving again and again that ‘rust never sleeps.’ After all, Young is pretty old for a rock and roll star. However, his love for making music and shredding guitars on stage never ceases to wane, as is evident in his latest concert documentary film, “Journeys,” from Shakey Pictures and Sony Pictures Classics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hi, Bryan Here…..

Got a late start on this article due to uploading the interview and writing the review for ‘End of Watch’.  But alas, the weekly column you all look forward to is out.  Damn man, September is such a crazy month for releases.  Just too much at once.  There are tons of groovy stuff this week, so let’s jump right in to the goodies.  As usual in this article, 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 picture-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 bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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Bryan Reviews ‘Total Recall’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 3rd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Some people will say that you can’t compare a remake to the original.  They say, “Let it stand on its own.”  It’s very difficult to do that with a film that garnered a lot of attention 22 years ago and still is a milestone in filmmaking in the science-fiction genre.  And it’s very tough to let a remake stand on its own if it doesn’t stray to far from the original.  There will always be comparisons.  Unfortunately, this 2012 version of ‘Total Recall’ is like a sore inside your mouth that is very painful that would only get better if you would stop tonguing it, but you can’t.  The only redeemable thing about this remake of ‘Total Recall’ are the visual FX.  If you took away that aspect of the film, you might have well been watching static on the screen for two hours.

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Ichabod Crane Makes Fox His ‘Sleepy Hollow’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 21st, 2012

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Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ seres has landed at Fox, which will be put to pilot with Len Wiseman on board to direct.  Kurtzman, Orci, and Phillip Iscove will pen the script that is a modern-day supernatural thriller based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It will follow Ichabod Crane as he partners with Sleepy Hollow’s local female sheriff to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil according to Deadline.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

Back in full force now.  It’s really great to have this column back up and running. Is it me, or is it crazy that it is mid-July already?  Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the goodies.  As usual in this article, 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 bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

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Bryan Reviews HBO’s ‘True Blood’ Season 4 Bluray!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 20th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Here we are with HBO’s vampire series ‘True Blood’ season 4.  We can all sink our fangs into this one and come out blissful.  So let’s take a count, shall we?  Vampires, werewolves, fairies, witches, demons, ghosts, were-panthers, and shape shifters have all made an appearance in ‘True Blood’ so far.  That’s eight different creatures, some of who were introduced in season 4.  Can’t wait to see what new and insane creatures and monsters are in store for us in season 5.  This bluray release is stellar, much like its previous seasons with their top of the line audio and video presentations.  If you are a fangbanger or just love blood, then you know you’re going to pick this up.  ‘True Blood’ season 4 is an excellent edition to the collection.

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Bryan Reviews ‘War Horse’ Blu-Ray!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 23rd, 2012

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In never got a round to catching Spielberg’s ‘War Horse’ in the theatres.  I heard a lot of people enjoyed it, but it really wasn’t at the top of my list.  Overall. I enjoyed the film quite a bit.  It’s done very well on ever level, but that’s Spielberg.  I really expected a movie about horse, but it was more about the different characters the horse encounters during the war and how the horror of war-times effects each individual.  The audio and video on this bluray are top notch with a few good extras.  If you were a fan of the film, a Spielberg enthusiast, or a war movie buff, then this bluray is for you.

 

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Hi, Bryan Here….

So here is Colin Farrell in the remake of ‘Total Recall‘ directed by Len Wiseman.  While some of you might be all over this, I’m keeping my distance.  First off, Len Wiseman has yet to impress anyone as a director.  He was responsible for ‘Live Free or Die Hard’ and ‘Underworld: Evolution’.  While I quite enjoy Colin Farrell and think he would do great in the film, this trailer just falls flat and looks just like every piece of shit PG-13 action film of the last couple years.

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Gerard Butler Signs On To ‘Olympus Has Fallen’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 18th, 2012

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The king of the Spartans, Gerard Butler is set to star in the action thriller, ‘Olympus Has Fallen’.  Variety describes the film as ‘Die Hard’ at the White House.  Gerard will play an ex secret service agent who has had a rough life since he left the secret service field and is called upon when terrorists take over the White House.

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Hi Bryan Here….

That tagline is correct.  This is the ultimate Midnight movie for you and your friends to drink, eat, and watch some of the schlockiest of schlock over a weekend.  You will NOT be disappointed.  With four short films by well respected and twisted horror filmmakers, you will get everything you wanted in a B-Movie fest.  With titles of ‘Wadzilla’, ‘I Was A Teenage Werebear’, ‘The Diary of Anne Frankenstein’, and ‘Zom-B-Movie’, you can expect your mind, body, and soul to to scream with maniacal laughter of all that is ‘Chillerama’.

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Trailer Analysis – Catch .44

by Justin Cline on Nov 20th, 2011

After watching this trailer, my question is this:  is Catch .44 really a movie?  Or is it an ad for a new game show entitled Mexican Stand-off, where each contestant is given a deadly weapon and a disturbing piece of info about one or more of their fellow contestants before being pushed into a room with them? Read the rest of this entry »

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Hi Bryan Here…..

Yes!  That Dragon’s Lair from your favorite 80’s video game had a television series.  The complete series had a mere thirteen episodes and it focused more on the continuing adventures of Dirk the Daring rather than the plots of the video game.  I’ll be honest with you.  These brought back tons of nostalgic memories of me playing this video game and it felt good.  But the cheesy story plots and average animation made this series difficult to enjoy to the fullest and definitely doe snot hold up in any way shape or form for those of you who might have seen this at an earlier time.  But, I will say that if you are a die hard fan of this franchise and love old rare animated shows, then this is a catch.

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Classic Waxxx: Jethro Tull “A”

by NapkinArt on Aug 23rd, 2011

Being a Jethro Tull fan for a number of years now I can honestly say the album “A” is sort of the ‘odd duck’ in the band’s early catalog. “A”, which was originally intended as band leader Ian Anderson’s first solo record, became the band’s 13th studio album in 1980, and has been met with much controversy and criticism with casual and die hard Jethro Tull fans for years. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hi Bryan Here…..

Paramount is currently negotiating with Bruce Willis for him to play Jon Colton, the original G.I. Joe.  Paramount has been eyeing Willis for a while now to play this part.  People have said they have others in mind, but Paramount is putting all their eggs in one basket in hopes to get Willis for this role.   If  Willis and Paramount come to an agreement, then most likely he will do this role before the next ‘Die Hard’ film.  Plus Paramount is looking to announce a director soon.

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The ‘5 Days of War’ Trailer Will Blow You Away!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 6th, 2011

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Director Renny Harlin is at it again, and this time his new film ‘5 Days of War’ looks really good.  Renny Harlin directed ‘Die Hard 2’ and ‘Cliffhanger’ to name a couple.  IMDB says: “A drama set centered around the war between Russia and Georgia, and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire.”  Enjoy the trailer below and tell us what you think.

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Hi Bryan Here….

So you all remember that sequel or prequel to ‘300’ Warner has been wanting to do that was Xerxes centric.  So originally, Zack Snyder who directed ‘300’ and the most recent ‘Sucker Punch’ was going to direct this Xerxes film, but Warner and Christopher Nolan offered him the chance to reboot the Superman franchise.  He took that job instead.  So Warner has been hard at work trying to find a new director for the Xerxes project which is now titled ‘300: Battle of Artemisia’.

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Hi Bryan Here…

More casting news to the upcoming remake of Total Recall that is starring Collin Farrell and recent evil villain Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)  SEE HERE.  According to Deadline, Kate Beckinsale (Underworld) has been offered the role of Lori (the Sharon Stone role from the original Total Recall).

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Hi Bryan Here…

Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston just accepted the role as the villain in the upcoming remake of the Paul Verhoeven classic, Total Recall. Les Wiseman will be directing.  Les’ directing credits include Underworld and the 4th Die Hard movie amongst others.  Read our previous coverage on the TOTAL RECALL remake HERE.

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Hi Bryan Here….

If only it were to be a sequel to Face Off directed by John Woo with all the white doves and slo-mo we could handle.  Sadly that is not going to happen.  Well at least anytime soon.  But, the two actors who have such great chemistry on screen, and play well off each other are in talks to star opposite one another in not just one film, but two films in the coming future.

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Since the birth of recorded music there are very few albums in the world worthy of being purchased at least five times in your life with the advent of a new format. Fortunately, like a finely aged double-malt whiskey, Derek & The Dominos’ “Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs” is one of those albums, and this year it is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a slew of deluxe multi-format packages, prodding die hard Eric Clapton and rock n’ roll fans to buy it just maybe one more time.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Yes there is going to be a Total Recall remake and it will begin shooting on May 15th of this year.  And according to producer Neal Moritz, it will NOT be in 3D.  He did however say who will lead the cast….

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Anything That’s Rock n’ Roll Is Fine…

by NapkinArt on Dec 10th, 2010

Good morning Campers! Jonathon with Napkin Art Studios here…

It’s a damn fine time to be a classic rock n’ roll fan this holiday season, what with all of the really cool box sets and deluxe editions coming out. Sure, I know what you are thinking. “Why in the f*ck should I have to buy these all over again?!?” You don’t, really, but where the record companies get you is the treasure trove of unreleased goodies that didn’t originally appear on the initial releases, like this Record Store Day ‘Black Friday’ exclusive release of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers single, featuring the unreleased tracks “Nowhere” and “Surrender”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Red

by Cowdefender on Oct 20th, 2010

You all should be seeing Red. And welcome to my first review done not by proxy. Willis brought a new era for action movies way back with Die Hard. It would make sense that he would again take a lead that takes action in a different direction. No, Red isn’t the revolution that Die Hard was. What it is: An awesome, fun action movie, populated by top tier actors. But top tier actors alone don’t make a movie great, especially not an action movie. What makes this movie great is the action and that it’s insanely fun even when the shooting isn’t going on.

The action has that feel of movies like Shoot Em Up or Crank insofar as they possess imagination. It was obviously crafted by someone who’s seen a ton of action movies, who likely turned to someone frequently and said “wouldn’t it be cool if…” and the person listening nodded excitedly and said “and then…” When clever people go through this process some excellent things happen.

Then the dialog. Mary Louis Parker and Bruce Willis absolutely delivered. The dynamic between the characters was great, especially these two. The basics of their relationship is that Wills receives retirement income from the government and tears up the check and calls her to have them resent. When “shit gets real” he’s pretty sure she’d be targeted due to his interest in her.. He comes to her rescue poorly and has to kidnap her for her own sake. Then you follow the two of them as Willis tries to figure it all out.

If you’re waffling check out the cast on imdb, otherwise just see it.

8/10

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John McTiernan To Direct Action Thriller “Shrapnel”

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 10th, 2010

John McTiernan could be said to be one of the best action movie directors out there with such gems as “Die Hard”, “Predator”, and “The Hunt For Red October”.  You can also say that his recent efforts are quite terrible with the remake of “Rollerball” and “Basic”.  One might say he lost his talent.

I do not think so.  I think if given the right property and screenplay, John can return to make more BADASS movies like the ones he made in the 80’s.

Variety says the film tells the story of “two war veterans who hunt each other in a deadly game of cat and mouse”. Could this be the film to revive McTiernan’s career? It’s certainly in his wheelhouse, as almost all of his films have had an element of cat-and-mouse to them. It’s been a while since I’ve been impressed by a McTiernan picture, but I’d love to see him make a comeback.

With Evan Daugherty’s script to work off of, that may just be a possibility, too. Daugherty’s Shrapnel script has received high marks, and he’s obviously been making an impression in Hollywood since he was at one point hired on to pen a new draft of the Masters of the Universe movie.

Let’s hope McTiernan’s legal battle does not hurt him in the long run so we can see this movie.

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Best Movies of the First Half of 2018!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 28th, 2018

I’ve had the chance to see a ton of movies this year but still feel like I have missed out on some indie ones that are necessary to catch before December. Below is my list so far. I was really shocked with what a good year it has been for horror and movies staying with me in general. It is pretty rare that I think about a movie days after seeing it but this year there have been so many.

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Film Review: ‘Island Zero’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 25th, 2018

Let me preface this by saying that I don’t have the talent or patience to create my own movie. I know it takes a ton of hard work to make something from scratch. Island Zero is obviously a very low budget film, which I tried to keep in mind during the excessively long runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes.

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Upgrade is an excellent 90 minute Black Mirror episode. If you enjoy action movies or anything sci-fi I suggest checking out this quiet little movie before it leaves theaters. The basic plot is in the near future a guy has his spine severed when he and his wife get attacked by a group of men. After becoming a quadriplegic, he undergoes an experimental procedure that puts an AI chip in his spine. This chip gives him some superhuman abilities and senses which he uses to hunt down his wife’s killers.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Ninja III: The Domination’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 14th, 2018

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Back in 1984, the world was given a movie by the name of ‘Ninja III: The Domination‘, which was the third film in a trilogy. If you were to go back and watch all three Ninja films, you’d be hard pressed to find a similar tone or continuity throughout each of them, minus a small ninja aspect. After the first two ‘Ninja‘ films, it was time to throw everything in the bag, including the kitchen sink, which eventually became ‘Ninja III: The Domination‘. The movie plays out like Hunter S. Thompson wrote it over a drug-induced bender in Vegas, but only had a few dollars to make the film that is a mix between ‘Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo‘, a horror film, and the wackiest Kung-Fu movie this side of the Mississippi. In fact, the star and director of ‘Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo‘ also star and direct ‘Ninja III‘, which makes perfect sense when you think about it. This is a film that I imagine had fantastic intentions and thought it was going to be the biggest blockbuster ever made, but the results gave us something much more. It gave us a movie that was so beyond weird and insane, that cult audiences around the world fell in love with it and keep it alive still to this day.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘A Wrinkle In Time’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 30th, 2018

THE FILM


(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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Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018 is Upon Us!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 18th, 2018

Mark your calendars for June 14-17, because the 7th annual OAK CLIFF FILM FESTIVAL will be in town, showing some of the best new films we can all look forward to. Every film and event will be shown at the Texas Theatre, along with a few special events in and around the Dallas area. There are 25 films to be shown along with 40 short films. There will also be a ton of live music, parties, and filmmaking workshops if you want to learn more about the filmmaking process. This year’s slate looks magnificent with a documentary about Joan Jett, a hilarious comedy, and more. Legendary filmmaker Penelope Spheeris will even be in attendance too. Spheeris is most known for directing ‘Wayne’s World‘ and the amazing documentary ‘The Decline of Western Civilization‘. Below is all the information you will need, along with some links to purchase tickets and passes. 

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Film Review: ‘Book Club’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 17th, 2018

Nothing says ‘Ladies’ Night’ quite like clinking glasses and a crisp bottle of Pinot Grigio. As four lifelong friends continue their tradition of gathering to gossip and discuss the latest read, one attempts to spice up their collectively drab lives by introducing a saucy trilogy to the table. ‘Book Club‘ is a playful commentary on having fun no matter your age or stage in life, and although this comedy is predictable and oozing with cheesy brie, it counteracts with uproariously endless humor from a top-notch cast.

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Film Review #2: ‘Deadpool 2’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 15th, 2018

Deadpool 2 checks all the boxes of  the very entertaining first film to the point you wonder if the script was some sort of mad lib experiment. Don’t get me wrong, letting Ryan Reynolds go full Ryan Reynolds in an R Rated superhero movie is a 90 minute blast just like it was the first time around but that’s kind of the problem… Deadpool 2 brought nothing new to the table. The Deadpool movie formula works to an extent because Reynolds is so damn fun and the first time you hear the jokes and references they land almost every time. Every criticism of the film can be 100% true but also not matter one bit with this franchise because Ryan Reynolds‘ charm is turned up so damn high that you gloss over the abundant flaws because there was a joke that you actually choked on a drink from.

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Dan Moran’s ‘Ready Player One’ Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 29th, 2018

Ready Player One” or “I, Spy: The Movie” is a delivery vehicle for people who need validation through nostalgia. The problem is that despite how hard it tries to milk enjoyment out of its constant nods to pop culture, it fails to say anything that’s worth remembering.

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Film Review: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 8th, 2018

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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Film Review: ‘Gringo’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 8th, 2018

Gringo‘ follows a straight-laced business man named Harold (David Oyelowo) who works for a medical marijuana company run by Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Elaine (Charlize Theron), who are planning a secret merger they don’t want Harold to discover. In order for the merger to go through, they must clean up the books at their Mexican facility which has been selling a “weed pill” to a cartel leader to help the company financially. At home, Harold’s wife (Thandie Newton) is cheating on him, further pushing Harold to the edge. For some reason, Amanda Seyfried shows up as the girlfriend of some guitar store employee sent to Mexico so steal some drugs from the same facility Harold is there to see. Eventually Harold ends up stuck in Mexico through a series of kidnappings and ploys, forcing Richard to ask his brother (a former mercenary), played by Sharlto Copley, to rescue Harold from Mexico.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘COCO’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 26th, 2018

THE FILM


(This film portion was written by Beka Perlstein.)

If you’re like me, you’ve seen the previews for Coco and thought, what is this movie and how is Disney going to make a movie all about death translate to kids. It didn’t stop me from jumping at the chance to preview the film and now I submit my apologies to Disney and the world that I ever doubted their creative genius. I’m loco for Coco and you will be, too.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Ryan Reynolds‘ star power just gets higher and higher, and it looks like he’s not slowing down in any way, shape or form. The ‘Deadpool‘ ringer’s production company, Maximum Effort, has signed a 3-year first-look deal with Fox. This is a timely announcement as Twentieth Century Fox’s feature assets will be transferred to Disney. It looks like they’ve found their first project and it’s going to be interesting.

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‘Justice League’ is flying onto 4K UHD and Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 18th, 2018

Warner Bros. and DC Comics are bringing the big action superhero film ‘Justice League‘ to 4K UHD  and Blu-ray very soon. In fact, you’ll be able to watch the film digitally on February 13th, then you’ll be able to purchase the 4K UHD and Blu-ray with an option of 3D on March 13th. Dolby Vision, HDR10, and Dolby Atmos are all included on this release, along with a plethora (What is a plethora?) of bonus features, including behind-the scenes and deleted scenes not watched in theaters.

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DC Comics and Warner Bros. is set to release a hardcore rated R ‘Suicide Squad‘ animated film called ‘Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay‘ on 4k UHD and Blu-ray. You can watch the film digitally on march 27th, 2018 and purchase the 4K UHD and Blu-ray on April 10th, 2018. The film is rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, sexual content, brief graphic nudity, and some drug material. I’m super excited for this already.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Jigsaw’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 16th, 2018

THE FILM


Wait, what? He’s back? He’s really back with his infamous contraptions that kill people? Of course he’s back, even after a seven year hiatus, which was the last time we watched the Saw franchise on the big screen. Jigsaw marks the 8th film in the series since 2004 and with an eight film combined budget of $77 million, the box office gross of all eight films is a hair-line under $1 billion. So if you think there will be more Saw films with more Tobin Bell, the answer is a hard “yes”. The Spierig Bros. (Undead, Predestination, Daybreakers) are in the director chairs this time around as they put Jigsaw/John Cramer (Bell) in the center of the story.

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Film Review: ‘Paddington 2’!!

by Janet White on Jan 13th, 2018

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

Clouds part to reveal beautiful waterfalls and Uncle Patrizio and Aunt Lucy having a meal aloft on a rope bridge.  A cry is hear below and an adorable little cub is struggling to stay afloat.  The birth of Paddington’s family.  Fast forward to present day.  Life is grand; Paddington has it all. He lives with his wonderful family, the Browns, in beautiful London, and is surrounded by a neighborhood full of new friends. Up to his usual, calamitous antics, Paddington is in search of the perfect gift for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday. Armed with his trusty red hat complete with, of course, a fresh-ish marmalade sandwich, Paddington is ready to steal your heart again. Paddington 2, in typical sequel fashion, reveals key elements of the past, particularly the origin of Paddington’s family.

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is coming to 4K UHD!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 13th, 2018

Thor: Ragnarok‘ is swinging to 4K UHD and Blu-ray very soon. In fact, you’ll be able to watch the movie digitally on February 20. Then on March 6th, you’ll be able to purchase the 4K UHD Disc and Blu-ray. The 4K UHD presentation will have the HDR10 capability and there will be a Dolby Atmos track included, which I bet will be demo-worthy. In addition to that, there is a treasure trove of bonus features, which are listed out below. This will be the best looking Thor film on home video thus far.

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That’s right. The hit TV show ‘Animaniacs‘ is getting the reboot treatment and will air exclusively over at Hulu. The streaming giant is so confident in its return, it has already booked a two season order for new episodes, which will premiere sometime in 2020. It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since we last saw a fresh, new episode of ‘Animaniacs‘, but it’s true – that was the last time we saw one. The original run lasted from 1993-1998 and featured Wakko, Wakko, and Dot on their adventures, which also taught young kids a thing or two.

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Eli Roth (The Bear Jew and director of ‘Cabin Fever‘) has remade the 1974 violent revenge film ‘Death Wish‘. Instead of Charles Bronson, we now have Bruce Willis. This film was originally slated to release in theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday of last year, but the studio decided to push it now to March 2, 2018. The guy behind ‘Narc‘, ‘Smoking Aces‘, and ‘The Grey‘ (Joe Carnahan) has written the screenplay too. I’m sure this movie will be fun with some hardcore carnage and one-liners, or at least – let’s hope. Below is a ton of info about the film and of course the trailer.

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Jana’s Best of 2017!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 1st, 2018

Hey guys, Jana here,

I know these “Best of 2017” lists should technically be published in 2017, but why would I start 2018 any differently than I lived the majority of my adult life: Procrastinating and underachieving. What can I say? That’s my wheelhouse.

For a year that put a spotlight on some of the shittiest behavior by some of the Hollywood elite, it was actually a good year for TV and movies. I didn’t limit myself in number because as I moved on with the brackets, I felt like I was making ‘Sophie’s Choice‘ on some of these, so they’re all getting in! I’m feeling my inner-Oprah here, You’ve made the list! You made the list! EVERYBODY made the list!! In order to spare myself any arguments, I’m stating up front that my picks for the “Best of 2017” are not edited in regards to scandal or hideous human behavior.

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Audrey Evans’ Favorite Movies of 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 30th, 2017

 

I’ve seen quite a few movies in 2017 and it was difficult to narrow them down to my absolute favorites. I’m not ranking any of these, but these are the films that stuck with me the most. Enjoy.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Dunkirk’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 19th, 2017

THE FILM


There’s never been a war film like ‘Dunkirk‘, which I’d say is a masterpiece in filmmaking, lead by Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy). Even though Dunkirk cost $150 million to make, you really wouldn’t know it, as it’s simplistic, yet grand view of the Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940 is perfectly captured here. Dunkirk is why we still go to the movies. It’s one of the most intense movies I’ve ever seen and is one of the reasons to get out and see it in IMAX. Other war films try add sweeping music to add an emotional effect or certain camera angles to drum up more dramatic suspense.

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