Dec/2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Disney has made the day a big one for announcements and there is one more to add to the list. Disney Channel has put into motion an animated series based on the 2010 feature film, ‘Tangled‘. One of the greatest things that irritated me about a series based on an excellent film is the voices are always different. Kind of close, if we’re lucky, but never quite what we are used to, until now. Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will reprise their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene or Flynn Rider.

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Hey guys, Jana here, 

If you didn’t love ‘Ducktales‘ in the late 1980’s can you really call yourself a Disney fan? Who knows?! The point is we’re so fracking close to August 12 – only 3 more days until the rebooted animated series premieres on Disney XD.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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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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Disney XD Says Allons-Y To New Who Fans!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 15th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Doctor Who‘ is teaming up with an unlikely network, but Disney XD has picked up the rights to the new Who, in particular Seasons 2 through 4, or the Tennant years. Beginning May 9, DisneyXD will kick off their Who programming with a special.

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Hello, Jana here,

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Disney has always been more than just an animated studio, but when you produce such awesomeness as ‘Sleeping Beauty‘, ‘Robin Hood‘, ‘Peter Pan‘, ‘Aladdin‘ and ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ it’s not something that is always remembered. Plus, we begin life learning that a Disney movie is something animated with catchy songs, at least that’s what my kids learned first. The studio has been finding different ways to get more bang for their buck for a long time. That’s why there will be a celebrated release, MAYBE a sequel in theaters, then a third or more straight to DVD. Take that same movie with established characters and it pops up on the Disney Channel as a brand new animated series. Not to mention the obligatory Disney park tie-in and the countless branding options from clothing to toys to bedding and all things in between.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

I can’t believe it’s been more than ten years since the last episode of ‘Boy Meets World has a new episode.  Since it’s solid seven season run on ABC, the Disney Channel is gearing up a sequel series for the show and has even made the deal with Michael Jacobs, the co-creator and executive producer of ‘Boy Meets World’.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Disney has just announced that it has agreed to purchase George Lucas’ production company LucasFilm Ltd, which does include the rights to all of ‘Star Wars’.  In bigger news, the companies are developing ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ for a release in the yar 2015.  The transaction is estimated at over $4 billion.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

The series will be called ‘Pac Man: The Adventure Begins and will air on the Disney XD channel.  The series will be in something called stereoscopic 3D meaning I think it will be a CG kind of show.  Avi Arad who produced the Spider-Man films will produce this show along with Rick Unger (X-Men Evoultion).

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Tron the TV Series Coming to Disney in 2012!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 5th, 2010

Hi, Bryan Here….

Disney has given the green light for a  Tron TV show for a 2012 release.  It will be on the Disney XD channel sometime in 2012 and will be an animated show.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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I had the pleasure to talk with the the fantastic filmmaker Matthias Hoene and discuss his most recent film ‘Enter the Warriors Gate‘. We talk about shooting on location, the wide diverse cast and crew, working with Dave Bautista, horror films, and some of his favorite scenes from film. It was a great and fun conversation.

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Film Review: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 7th, 2017

Dan M., here….

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The Lego Batman Movie or Deadpool for Families.

When it was released in 2014, The Lego Movie shocked me with how great it was. It was hilarious, had a brilliant concept, and a big reveal that was executed perfectly. It is also one of the few non-Disney/Pixar movies to have a ton of heart. Since that time I’ve seen some Lego Frozen shorts on Disney Channel and some Star Wars Lego stuff thanks to my kids and the humor is pretty top notch. The Lego Batman Movie takes all of these elements and created a truly laugh out loud movie, with a fun story, and some heartwarming moments. It is an A+ family movie.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Riverdale‘, the CW series that will bring the Archie comics to life has cast two of the four main characters, Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones. The series will be a subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life – the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

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‘101 Dalmatians’ Finally Coming To Blu-Ray!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 4th, 2014

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We all know about ‘101 Dalmatians‘, the story of Pongo and Perdita and their expanded litter of puppies fighting to keep safe and not turn into the most atrocious coat ever imagined. Disney brought us the animated tale of their plight in 1961 and people around the world fell in love with the cute canines. True to Disney-form, the film was released in batches then exiled to the Disney Vault until the next production releases on VHS and DVD, finally the tale is coming to Blu-Ray and Digital HD.

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Jana B., Here…

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The Superhero business is a big money maker and anything associated with Marvel Comics is getting snatched up as quickly as if Speed Demon were picking up a littered yard. The geek-friendly brand has just closed a deal with media giant, Netflix, to produce at least four 13-episode series that will lead up to a miniseries of The Defenders.

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We all saw this coming, right?  Disney CEO Bob Iger announced today that Joss Whedon will be back to write and direct the sequel to ‘The Avengers’.  Add to that, Whedon will head up a live action TV series involving the Marvel characters.  There is no title or release date yet for the sequel, but it’s look like it will be at least 2015 before the sequel hits.

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I am too old for the Phineas and Ferb craze and culture, but I must say that this cartoon movie and the cartoon itself is quite spectacular.  Don’t get me wrong.  It is silly and stupid, but I can totally see this cartoon on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim line up.  It just needs the little push to become a little more raunchy and it will totally have it.  Phineas and Ferb I believe started in 2007 and this film ‘Across the 2nd Dimension’ was released earlier in 2011.  These crazy characters and hilarious and exciting adventure prove that Disney’s Phineas and Ferb can not only be loved by the young ones, but by teens and adults.

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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Movie Announced and Detailed!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 21st, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Families can bring home Disney Channel’s original movie, Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across The 2nd Dimension, in the 2-Disc “Ultimate Fan Pack” DVD Set on August 23, 2011.  Based on Disney Channel’s #1 animated hit comedy series among Tweens 9-14 for three years running, this epic release comes packaged with a DVD of the movie, a digital copy of the movie with eight digital music tracks, all new bonus features and an awesome do-it-yourself Platypult Kit – all for the suggested retail price of $26.99 in the U.S. and $29.99 in Canada.

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Star Wars Episode IX does NOT have a director anymore!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 5th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Wait, what? This shit again? Seriously, those Star Wars execs, including Kathleen Kennedy need to get their shit together, because this is the 2nd time in a couple of months this has happened. Back in June, Chris Miller and Phil Lord were let go from the Han Solo spin-off movie mid-way through the shoot for bullshit reasons. They brought on the capable, yet safe director of Ron Howard to finish the job. At least Episode IX wasn’t in full on production yet, but we did know that Colin Trevorrow was set to direct after his huge success on Jurassic World. That is not the case anymore. Trevorrow is out of the director’s seat, leaving Disney and Lucas Film to  find another filmmaker.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Oh Disney, you keep making me fall in love with you! This time their Disney XD channel has given us a fantastic pre-Christmas gift – the cast of the re-tooled ‘DuckTales‘ cartoon! I’m like a kid in a candy store with this cast.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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This morning Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins spoke a bit about the plans for the streamer to offer a “skinny bundle” of channels that will combine real-time delivery of broadcast and pay TV network channels that don’t require a cable connection. The options will be made available sometime in this next year.

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Film Review: ‘Into the Woods’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 22nd, 2014

Suzanne L., Here…

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Into the Woods had a great deal of expectations to live up to. A beloved musical featuring a well-known cast and director, this fairytale musical could easily have been a disappointment. However, with some musical high notes and great performances, the movie was a fun watch, in spite some editing and storyline issues.

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Jana’s Best/Worst of 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 15th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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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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Film Review: ‘Million Dollar Arm’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 15th, 2014

Hillary T., Here….

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This was another film I was unsure about. Of course I adore Jon Hamm, and his work on Mad Men is beyond incredible. And Lake Bell is a definite keeper after seeing her film “In A World” and her recurring role on ‘Children’s Hospital. But this movie could have been a hit or miss for me. Disney has made a great family movie with ‘Million Dollar Arm‘ that I wasn’t expecting to get sucked into and obviously invested in. You can tell it was passionately and lovingly made and disney quite possibly has a home-run on their hands.

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Bryan Review ‘Bambi II’!!! (A Blu-Ray Review)

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 19th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

As of recently, Disney has been pumping out all their catalogue direct to home video releases on blu-ray.  This 2006 film really isn’t a sequel or prequel of sorts, but rather a story from the first film’s time frame.  I just say, since 1994 when Disney started all of these direct to home video releases, ‘Bambi II’ is one of the better ones.  Now that’s not saying much since most of their direct to video films are not that fun to watch with the exception of ‘Lion King 1 1/2’, it also isn’t the worst one.  There is enough fun and adventure in ‘Bambi II’ that it entertained me and I would consider watching again at some point in the far future.

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Bryan’s Bluray/DVD Picks For The Last Week Of March!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 27th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Tons and Tons of good releases this week.  It was a blast watching these.  Sorry it’s a little late, but got caught up with other articles and reviews which will be posted later on.  Should be on time from here on out.

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 sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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I am sure you have heard of ILM before or at least seen it in the credits for just about every movie made.  It is the amazing effects company started by Star Wars creator George Lucas 35 years ago.  It was started to create the effects for Star Wars and quickly became the premiere effects company in Hollywood and is virtually in every film in some form or another.

So the Encore movie channel will be airing a documentary in November about the ILM company.  It will be narrated by Tom Cruise and will feature interviews by major actors and directors.

The press release says:

ENCORE PAYS VISUAL TRIBUTE TO OSCAR®-WINNING VISUAL EFFECTS GIANT ILM IN CELEBRATION OF THEIR 35TH ANNIVERSARY WITH ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY “INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC: CREATING THE IMPOSSIBLE”

Tom Cruise Narrates Doc Premiering November 14, 2010
Marathon of Five ILM-Effects Films on Encore

Beverly Hills, CA., September 14, 2010 – Since its founding 35 years ago, Industrial Light & Magic has been the movie industry’s undisputed leader in groundbreaking visual effects, thrilling audiences and making hits into blockbusters. On Sunday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m. (et/pt), Encore presents an original documentary celebrating that legacy. “Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible” is directed by Academy Award® and Emmy® nominated director Leslie Iwerks and is narrated by Tom Cruise. Encore will also present five ILM-effects films starting at 2:00 p.m. with Jumanji, followed by Hook, Jurassic Park III, Twister and Starship Troopers.

The hour-long special has interviews with filmmakers George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard,  J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau, actors Samuel L. Jackson and Robin Williams, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and John Lasseter, the chief  creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.  Film and television shows featured in the special include The Abyss, Avatar, Forrest Gump, Jumanji, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Robot Chicken, Star Trek (2009), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Transformers, Twister, Young Sherlock Holmes and The War of the Worlds (2005), which starred narrator Cruise.

Leslie Iwerks’ documentary takes audiences behind the scenes at ILM with in depth interviews with some of the company’s top talent and showcases never before seen footage highlighting many of their pioneering milestones. From creating the first ever computer generated character in a feature film to the latest advancements in visual effects for film franchises like Transformers and Iron Man, ILM has created some of the most memorable movie moments in recent history.

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is a division of Lucasfilm Ltd. and was founded by George Lucas in 1975 to create the visual effects for his space epic Star Wars. The studio originated in Van Nuys, California but moved to San Rafael, California to work on The Empire Strikes Back and is now headquartered at the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio of San Francisco with a sister studio in Singapore.

ILM has worked on nearly 300 films in its 35 year history and has largely been the driving force behind the evolution of modern visual effects.  From the liquid metal man in Terminator 2: Judgment Day to the lifelike digital dinosaurs in Jurassic park, ILM has created some of the most iconic moments in cinematic history.

ILM has received 15 Best Visual Effects Oscars and 25 additional nominations. It has also received 23 Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in recognition of the critical role the company’s advances in technology have played in the filmmaking process. ILM is also the only entertainment company to be recognized with the National Medal of Technology.

I just hope it is an depth look at the company and not a broad view of it.  I will be recording it.

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