Dec/2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

We have a very fun and super-sized 55th episode of our fun podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our 55th episode, titled ‘SUPER-SIZED DINOSAURS‘, we talk about Kingsman: The Golden Circle, health and fitness in movies, the new Tomb Raider film, Hellboy, updates on Destiny 2, and the love-hate relationship with Jurassic World and Alien: Covenant. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. I am joined pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury and comic book artist Jeremy Megert.

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It was no surprise that off the back of the success of ‘Jurassic World‘, that a sequel would be an automatic given. Now that sequel has a director signed on for his chance to bring a little pre-historic terror to the world. J.A. Bayona (‘The Impossible‘) has had his name mentioned more than a few times since he bowed out of the running for ‘World War Z 2′ last year, but it’s now finalized.

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‘Jurassic World’ Blu-ray Announced and Detailed!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 24th, 2015

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One of the biggest films even made, actually the 3rd highest grossing film ever ‘Jurassic World‘ is getting the Blu-ray treatment in 2D and 3D. Not only that, there will be an option for a limited edition Collectible Steel Packaging with tons of cool extras and the best video/audio presentations that Universal has to offer. The Blu-ray will be released October 20th with the Digital version being available on October 1st. I can’t wait to watch this again. Below you can read about all of the details and information. Don’t forget to pre-order.

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Film Review: ‘Jurassic World’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 10th, 2015

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It’s been 14 years since we’ve stepped foot inside ‘Jurassic Park’ and got to witness all the wonder and terror of the magnificent creatures called dinosaurs. I think it’s pretty safe to say that the first film has been the best in the franchise so far with parts II and III falling behind in terms of overall enjoyment. However, this new reboot of the franchise comes a close second to the first film, as it seems like a 14 year sequel to part I and forgetting the last two films ever happened, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

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It’s been twenty-two years since John Hammond began the journey to create a fully functioning dinosaur theme park beginning with ‘Jurassic Park‘. The park has expanded to encompass all of Isla Nublar and it’s safe to say there have been more than a few hiccups along the way.

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It’s here. The ‘Jurassic World‘ trailer looks excellent. Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

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I’m so excited for this. Warner Bros. has partnered with HBO and is releasing the first ever 4K UHD with HDR and Dolby Atmos when it comes to television box sets. I’m of course talking about the highly acclaimed and beloved West World Season One. Yes, this marks the first time a television series will be released on the format and what better way than with this epic series from HBO. Expect it on November 7th of this year with all 10 episodes in glorious HDR 4K and Dolby Atmos sound. There will also be a ton of bonus features too, which are listed out below. I can’t wait, because this might be the BEST TV release of the year. Now we need to get Game of Thrones in 4K.

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Wizard World Comicon Lands in Tulsa, OK!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 26th, 2015

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Are there any sweeter words in this world than Comicon? If there are, I haven’t heard them. This weekend saw Wizard World making its way back to Tulsa for another year of entertaining programming, fan meet & greets, and more cosplay than any normal human can handle. Good thing we’re all super-nerds, eh?

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Prehistoric dinosaurs have been extinct and that’s the way most of us feel they should stay. In 1993’s ‘Jurassic Park‘ we saw cloning pioneer John Hammond not only pursuing the knowledge to create many long-dead species, but to turn it into an amusement park. We all know how that first run ended. Twenty-Two years later, ‘Jurassic World‘ is open for business.

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Big news in the dinosaur world, but probably bigger in the music world is the announcement that John Williams‘ soundtrack to ‘Jurassic Park‘ is being released to vinyl in June of this year from Mondo. This release falls on June 11th, the 21st anniversary of the theatrical film release.

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‘Jurassic Park 4’ Hatches A Writer or Two!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 21st, 2012

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The 4th installment of the dinosaur epic movie franchise has been in talks for quite some time now.  Universal Pictures is gearing up new and old franchises as of recently and maybe one of their biggest ones (Jurassic Park 4) is finally moving forward slowly but surely.  Universal has tapped Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver to pen the script for the 4th film according to Deadline.

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Steven Spielberg’s dino epic ‘Jurassic Park is set to be re-released in theatres July 19th, 2013.  This time, in 3D.  ‘Jurassic Park was originally released back in 1993 and grossed over $915 million worldwide.  Dollars to donuts, with this 3D release, ‘Jurassic Park’ will will surpass the $1 billion dollar mark.

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Mark your calendars for October 25th, 2011.  Universal will be releasing the ‘Jurassic Park’ films on blu-ray for the first time and they have spared no expense on this release.  (See what I did there?)  We have the press release which includes all the extras and specs for the discs.  Oh man 7.1 sound, new documentaries, and hi-def picture.  AWESOME.  I can’t wait.  Enjoy.

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We have a very fun 66th episode of our fun podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our 66th episode, titled ‘Marvel and DC celebrate the Holidays‘, where we discuss the new trailers for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘ and ‘Ready Player One‘, along with discussions on Disney purchasing 20th Century Fox and what that would mean for the superhero universe. We also talk about scenarios if Marvel and DC made a movie together with Justice League and Avengers. Then we dive into the holidays, where we talk about the best Christmas music and our favorite holiday presents we ever got. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. I am joined pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury and comic book artist Jeremy Megert.

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The Hope of ‘Star Wars’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2017

Star Wars feels like the one franchise that everyone agrees on that one fundamental thing: We want it to be good and we are hopeful it will be. I can’t think of a film franchise that offers so much hope with every installment. I’m not talking about what happens on screen either, that is for someone else to write. I’m just discussing the general public and their anticipation for each entry.

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Star Wars Episode IX does NOT have a director anymore!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 5th, 2017

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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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Pick Up Your Copy Of ‘CHIPS’ In June!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on May 16th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here,CHIPSMeet the squad when ‘CHIPS‘ arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD on June 27 and on Digital HD on June 13. Dax Shepard (‘Hit & Run‘, ‘Parenthood‘) and Michael Peña (‘Ant-Man‘) star in the action comedy, directed and written by Shepard.

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Amazon is continuing to make strides in their original comedy series offerings. Amazon is not new to the comedy game with strong foot holds in the genre with original hits like ‘Transparent‘, ‘Mozart In The Jungle‘, ‘One Mississippi‘, and ‘Catastrophe‘. These just aren’t fan favorites, but have been lauded by critics and their peers as well with Golden Globe and Emmy awards. For the new comedy, there were two names that propelled Amazon into action: Danny DeVito and Jeff Goldblum.

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Pick Up Your Copy of ‘Gold’ This April!!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 15th, 2017

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Lionsgate is releasing the epic tale, ‘Gold‘, starring Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey  Blu-ray combo pack and DVD. The film comes to Digital HD on April 18 and on Blu-ray Combo pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand May 2 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films.

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Film Review: ‘Gold’!!

by Janet White on Jan 27th, 2017

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A prospector… Gold Rush pioneers or Yosemite Sam have nothing on the belief of Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey). Kenny comes from a prestigious line of miners. His grandfather founded Washoe Mining Co. and built a sterling reputation until his death. Under Kenny’s leadership, the company suffered a plummet in profits. Repeatedly shunned by many investors, he hunted for new opportunities to pump life back in the Washoe name. All Kenny had in the world was Kay (Bryce Dallas Howard) who gives new meaning to the phrase “stand by your man.” Suddenly, Kenny sees the pathway to his future in a dream. Along with the scientific expertise of Mike Acosta (Edgar Ramírez), Washoe’s blood turns red and hot. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘A Monster Calls’ Looks Completely Magical!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 13th, 2016

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Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones and Lewis MacDougall star in this adaptation of  the Patrick Ness novel of the same name. Director J.A. Bayona weaves a magical tale with a stellar cast, his next project on deck is an untitled sequel to ‘Jurassic World‘.The project debuts October 21, 2016 and we’ve got the first trailer for you.

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William H. Macy has proven he is a success in the acting world, but it’s his directing muscle that he’s working on in the upcoming project, ‘Krystal‘, and he’s not taking it on alone. This is not Macy’s first time in the director’s seat with having ‘The Layover‘ and ‘Rudderless‘, as well as an episode of ‘Shameless‘ under his belt.

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If you were a fan of the 1977 animated version of Disney’s ‘Pete’s Dragon‘, then chances are you’re excited for the live-action version, I am beyond stoked for it and the new trailer that just dropped has done nothing but make me more excited!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘ promises to be every bit as much an awesome ride as its predecessor. We’ve got a new mix tape our heroes will be kicking ass, and dancing, to. The first soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy, so this one has to up the ante. Plus new cast members including one suave, charming dude that wasn’t at all shy about kicking a chick’s ass in ‘The Hateful Eight‘, that’s right – Kurt Russell. Who are the others new cast members you ask, I’ve got the details after the jump.

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Hillary Thomas’ Top 5 Films and Best TV Shows of 2015!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 29th, 2015

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As a writer for Boomstick Comics, we are charged with going to see a lot of movies. I thought that this past year, I saw quite a few. Apparently, with the opening of the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, the movies I saw this past year weren’t all new. There were some that were classic programming at a new venue. What can I say? James Wallace knows that I like (“Sixteen Candles”, “Aliens”, “Big Trouble In Little China”, “True Grit”, and “Conan” just to name a few), but I did see a “Few Good Movies.”

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Jana’s Best/Worst of 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 15th, 2014

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

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The Multi-Media Men are back with the 49th episode that covers all things in the entertainment industry. We had a great adventure this time around and had tons to discuss. It was a small week this week with Susan Kamyab from This Chix Flix , Adam Conway from Angelika Film Center, Gadi Elkon from Selig Film News, and Gwen Reyes from FreshFictionTV. It was a lot of fun to say the least. We’ve been on a little break, but are back in full force. We discuss the new trailers for ‘Star Wars’, ‘Terminator: Genisys’, ‘Jurassic World’, and also talk about the new James Bond film Ryan Reynolds, and ‘Star Trek 3’. We also Re-Cast ‘Three Men and a Baby‘ from 1987.  It was great fun. Let us know if you agree or missed anything. And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page and TWITTER page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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We are one step closer to seeing Marvel’sAvengers: Age of Ultraon‘!!! Writer/Director/Geek god Joss Whedon took to Twitter yesterday afternoon to share the milestone with fans.

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Robert Downey Jr. can do anything. I mean the man looks better as he ages, he single-handedly anchors ‘The Avengers‘ with his snark, wit and narcissism, he’s even pursued a singing career releasing an album in 2004 called ‘The Futurist’. It’s safe to assume that anything he touches right now is going to be golden. This is probably what Warner Bros. is assuming since they are teaming up with RDJ and his wife, Susan Downey, working under their Team Downey banner to produce ‘Cloaked‘.

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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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Attack Force Z is coming to Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 21st, 2017

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Back in 1982, there was an Australian WWII film that was released that was called Attack Force Z. It starred the unknown actors Mel Gibson and Sam Neill, who both went on to be big blockbuster stars in Hollywood. You got to think that Gibson used his knowledge and memories on this film for his own movie Hacksaw Ridge. Now, the film is getting its Blu-ray release with a new 4K scan and new extras. Find out the details below.

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Film Review: ‘The Legend of Tarzan’!!

by Janet White on Jun 30th, 2016

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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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There are some things in the world that immediately give you a sense of comfort. A favorite book on a rainy afternoon, catching up with a childhood friend that makes up more than half of your memories, and Harrison Ford at the cineplex. We got another shot of comfort in 2008 with ‘Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull‘ and again this last year with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘. Now, we have learned there will be another Indiana Jones movie in theaters the summer of 2019!

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All movies come from somewhere and the best ones come from great novels. That’s the direction Sony is heading with their plans to adapt ‘The Themis Files‘, a premiere sci-fi novel by Sylvain Neuvel as a vehicle for Matt Tolmach and Josh Bratman to produce.

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TV Review: ‘Peaky Blinders’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 7th, 2014

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I’m an addict. When I see a new TV series that I fall in love with, I marathon every episode until I reach the end, or a cliffhanger. Both of those conditions were incredibly true for my newest addiction – ‘Peaky Blinders‘. ‘Peaky Blinders‘ falls into one of my favorite topics when it comes to what I’m watching and it’s all about mafia. The show was produced by BBC and aired the first season beginning in September of last year. Then Netflix entered the equation by acquiring exclusive US distribution rights from the Weinstein Company and Endemol. It became available for streaming on September 30, 2014. Look it up, add it to your list and enjoy. It’s absolutely brilliant!

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Film Review: ‘Godzilla’ (2014)!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 13th, 2014

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 It has been sixty years since ‘Godzilla‘, the true king of all monsters first graced us with his appearance on the big screen. He definitely made a big impact on audiences around the world and spawned 31 sequels and remakes since then. Director Gareth Edwards brings that number to 32 with his epic and dark toned reboot that is sure to please fans young and old and have them roaring with joy as they exit the theater. Edwards was Hollywood’s top  choice to reboot this franchise after everyone saw his 2010 film called ‘Monsters‘, which focused on two lost lonely souls who have to trek through a quarantined zone in Mexico, while evading giant tentacled monsters.

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Spielberg is a very busy man these days.  Not only is he the jury president for the upcoming 2013 Cannes Film Festival, but he working on ‘Robopocalypse‘, ‘Jurassic Park IV‘, another war series with Tom Hanks, ‘Under the Dome‘, ‘When Worlds Collide‘, amongst several other big projects. Perhaps the most interesting is that he is not developing the dream project of the late Stanley Kubrick, which is ‘Napoleon‘.

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Warner Bros. Buys Sci-Fi Project Involving Dinosaurs!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 30th, 2012

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Warner Bros. has just bought a big sci-fi project that involves dinosaurs.  The project, which is being kept under wraps will feature a rapidly evolving species of dinosaurs that attack Los Angeles in present day.  This has Roland Emmerich’s name written all over it, but John Clisham will be directing and writing the film.  Clisham worked with James Cameron on the 3D conversion for ‘Titanic’ according to Deadline.

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Here are this weeks new releases for the 1st week of January and 2012.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Don’t forget you can hit up the Texas Theatre and get new and vintage comics and graphic novels too from Boomstick.

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All caught up.  Finally. And the column is up a day early. October really is amazing for bluray releases.  So many excellent movies.  So let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Captain America’, ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Dazed and Confused Criterion’, plus some other 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 sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 2ND WEEK OF OCTOBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 12th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for the second week of October.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Don’t forget you can hit up the Texas Theatre and get new and vintage comics and graphic novels too from Boomstick.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 1ST WEEK OF OCTOBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 6th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for the first week of October.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Don’t forget you can hit up the Texas Theatre and get new and vintage comics and graphic novels too from Boomstick.

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Amy Jellicoe, an ambitious executive at a global conglomerate, has been her own worst enemy for most of her adult life.  Her self-destructive choices, both at home and at work, have resulted in a very public, humiliating nervous breakdown.  After an extended stay at a treatment center in Hawaii, Amy returns to her fractured life, determined to lead a more enlightened existence.  But her newfound noble intentions only ratchet up the drama, wreaking unexpected havoc on those around her.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 3RD WEEK OF SEPTEMBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 15th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for the third week of September.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 1ST WEEK OF JUNE!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 1st, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for June 1st.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 3RD WEEK OF MARCH!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 16th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Here are this weeks new releases for March 16th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Enjoy.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 2ND WEEK OF MARCH!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 9th, 2011

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Here are this weeks new releases for March 2nd.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!  Enjoy.

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We all know the AMC show “The Walking Dead” was a smash hit just like it’s comic book before it.  It has smashed records and has proved a financial success on all levels.  It was only a matter of time before it was transfered over to interactive media.

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NASA has come out with  a list of the most absurd and the most plausible sci-fi movies that could potentially happen and are the most realistic and then the latter which would be the films that could never happen and are completely ridiculous.  I am suspecting that they did this not only for fun, but possibly for some certain people that actually think the world is going to end come the end of 2012.

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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”

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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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