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Blu-ray Review: ‘Dirty Dancing’ 30th Anniversary!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 14th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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30 years have passed and people are still dancing the night away with ‘Dirty Dancing‘. Since 1987, ‘Dirty Dancing‘, which was made on a $6 million budget, has grossed over $214 million and has spawned numerous spin offs, sequels, and even a stager version of the film. Not only that, it made Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey Hollywood icons for years to come. ‘Dirty Dancing‘ won numerous awards, including an Oscar, Golden Globe, and a Grammy for it’s soundtrack, and is still considered a favorite amongst many people and critics alike. Growing up with ‘Dirty Dancing’, there are some sticky situations at hand here, particularly the abortion scene.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Just another few weeks until you can get your hands on the spectacular 30th Anniversary Edition of ‘Dirty Dancing‘. February 7th will see the release of this special edition available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in a fantastic Limited Collector’s Edition Box Set.

 

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‘Dirty Dancing’ Re-Cast Baby As Abigail Breslin!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 8th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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We’ve known for a long time it was coming, because nothing is sacred anymore, ABC is moving forward on a remake of ‘Dirty Dancing‘. It’s planned as a three-hour musical and now has it’s female lead for Baby in place, Abigail Breslin.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Director/ Produce Kenny Ortega has just signed on to direct the remake of the 1980’s cult classic ‘Dirty Dancing’.  This is an interesting choice in that Kenny Ortega choreographed and came up with the grinding “dirty dancing” that made the original sleeper hit one of the most profitable independent films ever made.  He also went on to direct the short lived ‘Dirty Dancing’ television series in the 80’s.  Now things have come around and he will be the director of the remade version.

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Movies We’re Thankful For!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 23rd, 2017

Tis the season to be thankful for many things. Family, friends, food, jobs, and Bruce Campbell. It’s Thanksgiving time and we here at Boomstick Comics just love movies. We love everything about them. Even the bad ones. While you’re eating those delicious bites of Turkey, watching ‘Charlie Brown Thanksgiving‘ or the Dallas Cowboys Game, we want to share with you some movies that we are thankful for. These movies have touched us in some way and have helped shaped our creative lives. Maybe this list will inspire you to make your own list and share it with us. These are the movies we are thankful for and dearly love.

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Film Review: ‘[Despicable Me 3]’!!

by Janet White on Jun 30th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

Despicable Me 3, the fourth film in the franchise, brings back to the screen the lovable and “special” characters from the previous films, Gru (Steve Carell), Lucy (Kristen Wiig), Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier), Agnes (Nev Scharrel), and those crazy Minions. In addition, a new crazy villain bursts on the screen and in your face, literally EXTREME close-up, Balthazar “Evil” Bratt (one of the comedic greats, Trey Parker). I really liked Parker’s take on the antics and the extra cheese factor as Bratt. Gru’s life has changed so much since Despicable Me 2, he’s married to Lucy and officially fighting crime instead of causing it. Then in an embarrassing display, Evil Bratt sends a deathblow to his career. What will Gru do? Read the rest of this entry »

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We’ve known for a while now that Hollywood was trying to remake ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show‘. We’ve seen various iterations on the cult icon film from ‘Glee‘ to ‘The Simpsons‘, and even recently, MTV and Fox is trying to put their spin on the classic musical. Fox’s version is gaining steam though as Laverne Cox (‘Orange is the New Black) has just been cast as Frank-N-Furter, which was originally played by Tim Curry in the original film and stage play.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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This whole re-make thing is nothing short of annoying when one of your favorite movies is zeroed in on as the next target. Another of my favorite musicals will be going under the equivalent of a plastic surgeons knife. The goal is to freshen the story while leaving the overall appearance the same. All to often in cosmetic surgeries the end product is completely unrecognized, the same thing happens with retooled shows. Needless to say my first words were ‘Damnit Janet’ when I read that ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show‘ was the project in Fox’s crosshairs.

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Hi kids, Jana here,

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If you’ve read much of what I’ve written before, I’ve led the band railing against movie remakes. Yeah, that’s me in the front with the baton and the megaphone. However, there are some films that it’s ok to remake. Doesn’t make it right, but it’s not one I’ll lose sleep over. The remake of ‘Point Break‘, ‘Roadhouse‘, ‘Ghost‘ and ‘Dirty Dancing‘ are all examples of films that do not need touched by anyone other than slight re-touching to make the colors more compatible with HD televisions. Basically anything Patrick Swayze was ever in should be kept sacred. I use ‘Swayze’ as a verb after all. No one ever gets their ass kicked, anymore – They get full on Swayzed. In short, don’t mess with the man’s films!!

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Hello, Jana here,

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Movies have been moving to digital platforms for a long time. I still think back to the original movie collection I had when I became a total movie buff. I actually worked at a video rental store in high school called ‘The Movie Buff’. It was the greatest job in the world and set me up for a life-long fascination with film. Thinking back to that movie collection, I had over 450 VHS tapes. Over the years, I’ve had to get rid of them to make room for the newest platform of DVD’s. Way too many years later, I have no VHS tapes, but have tons of DVD’s and am now copying my collection over to a digital format.

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Jana B., Here…

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Have movie makers gone SO dry of original ideas that they continue to re-make perfectly good movies that aren’t even that old, yet? I take these re-makes personally since most of them are from the 80’s, which means I grew up on the films they destroy with a re-birth. Was Patrick Swayze really one of those actors that was so horrible, none of his work is safe from a re-make? Let us keep in mind that Swayze is now a verb, not just a noun. It takes an epic actor to make that kind of difference.  Not only did they have to annihilate the Red Dawn I grew up with, there are still projects  in the works that will destroy Dirty Dancing, Point Break and Ghost! I can  add to that list of Swayze comfort movies that seem destined for destruction, Road House. It’s the sad truth.

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Ruby Revue 1 year anniversary

by Gumbercules9000 on May 8th, 2011

Hi M. D. here…

The Ruby Review celebrated their one year anniversary Friday evening, April 29th at the Texas Theater in Oak Cliff. The theme was “Hollywood Burlesque”, including a lot of glitz and glam!

Legendary Tammi True and award-wining burlesque duo from Baltimore/NYC, Trixie Little and Evil Hate Monkey made appearances and engaged the audience thoroughly.

Live music by The Royal Rhythmaires was a nice addition before, during, and after the show!

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WWE: RAW 5/4/15 Recap!! Fatal Four Way?!?!

by Angelic Heel on May 5th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Once More…

Kane’s reign of terror continued Monday night as the WWE took Montreal by storm for RAW! The Corporate Demon continued to over step his bounds as he made matches with stipulations he had no business making. The WWE Universe also witnessed its King of the Ring in tag team action and Ryback addressed the Eater of Worlds‘ targeting him. It was a night filled with ups and downs as we continued on our way to Payback (which can be seen on the WWE Network for the low price of FREE in the month of May!)and if you missed it, you can always find out what happened now!

 

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WWE: RAW Recap 4/13/15!! Things Begin to Get Extreme!

by Angelic Heel on Apr 14th, 2015

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Angelic Heel once more!

It’s always exciting when the WWE travels across the pond, and the London, England crowd was as rowdy as ever as RAW aired this week! The WWE Universe got to witness as business picked up in budding feuds as the WWE Superstars threw caution to the wind as they barreled forth to Extreme Rules (which can be seen on the WWE Network, free for new subscribers in April). The night saw a Diva’s Battle Royal, stipulations for the WWE World Heavy Weight Championship match announced, and much much more! Wanna know what happened on this installment of the flagship show? Find Out Now!

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Top 10 Horribly Cheesy Scenes in Otherwise Decent Movies!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 30th, 2015

Paul N., Here…

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I am not claiming that all of the following movies are cinematic works of art. Some of these films might be considered mediocre at best. However, they do all have one thing in common; all of them suffer from having that one scene that takes audiences out of the moment and makes them groan in disbelief.  This list includes movies that were meant to be taken seriously. So over-the-top comedies and machismo action flicks will not be found as they are created with the intent of being ridiculous.

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WWE: Raw Christmas 2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 24th, 2014

Angi S., Here….

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It’s that time of year again. When we all gather round with those we care about and watch the special Christmas edition of WWE’s RAW from Minneapolis, Minnesota! Trees, lights and cheer paired with mayhem, chaos and insanity were the order of the evening. Like so many presents we have received in our life time, we saw things that made us go this is awesome, and others that made us go what the hell did I just witness? Either way, we were just grateful to spend the time with the superstars we loved and the ones we wished we really could not see. What fun was to be had and what was bad? Let’s rip into this shiny box of holiday spirit that is the December 22, 2014 RAW!

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Bowie Gives Fans Presents on 66th Birthday!

by NapkinArt on Jan 8th, 2013

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Hey Classic Rock fans, Napkin Art here…

Unless you happened to be burning the midnight oil late last night, like myself, then you probably missed some awesome David Bowie news that’s been long overdue! Bowie, who turns 66 today (January 8th) treated fans to a new website, a new video and news about his forthcoming (yes, forthcoming!) 30th studio release, entitled “The Next Day.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Film Review: ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 16th, 2012

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The last time that we saw David O. Russell’s work on screen was just two years ago in the incredibly acclaimed “The Fighter.”  Russell had shown us the heartbreaking tale of a talented used to be who fell into the thralls of addiction while his younger brother struggled to become a prize fighter.  This year, we are treated to a tale again of characters who are a little removed from the norm and plagued by their own uncontrollable conditions.

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Bryan’s Review of ‘The Trouble With The Curve’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 24th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

‘Trouble With The Curve’ is one of the cheesiest films I have seen in recent memory.  If this film were a burger, it would be a triple cheese burger with a side of cheese fries. That’s not to say that it doesn’t have moments of good.  It does, but ‘Trouble With The Curve’ tries to force feed you what you should be feeling and thinking at every moment.  Even with its amazing cast and baseball trivia, ‘Trouble With The Curve’ never slid into home plate to win the game.  Yes, I know that was cheesy, but then, that’s how I felt watching ‘Trouble With The Curve’.

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