Feb/2018

Hey guys, Jana here,

Straight from it’s dynamic debut where it premiered January 21, 2018, at the Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight section, comes ‘Hereditary‘ to theaters nation wide June 8th, 2018. It’s a combination drama/mystery/horror film that will make anyone take a second look at their family. The writer director Ari Aster is the man behind this film, both from his pen and his artistic vision that brought the project to fruition. This is Aster’s first feature length film after helming and writing   a handful of short films. With positive reviews coming in, it seems his first attempt at a full length film was a success, at least that’s what the 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes would suggest. I’m sure that’s a relief for PalmStar Media (‘Collateral Beauty‘), Windy Hill Pictures, and A24 (‘Lady Bird‘, ‘The Florida Project‘, ‘The Disaster Artist‘) who were the production companies backing the flick.

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Favorite Movies of 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 27th, 2017

Was 2017 a great year for movies? Of course it was. There were some excellent films to be released in 2017. There were also some bad ones for sure, but the focus on this article are some of the Best films that stuck with me long after viewing. Most people will give you their Top 10 list, but this is no Top 10, because there are just so many movies that I loved and feel passionate about, that I find it difficult and unpleasing to rank them.

Instead, these are my favorite movies of 2017, which I hope you’ve seen already. If you haven’t yet, you’re in for a real treat and I can’t wait for you to see them. Some of these films are still in theaters, while some are on Netflix, 4K UHD, and Blu-ray, so you’ll be able to quickly see any of these if you haven’t. I watched over 270 movies that were released in 2017 and these are my absolute favorites. I hope you get to see all of these, because I know you’ll love them. In no particular order…..

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Film Review: Dan Dream!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 26th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

From the creative duo that brought us ‘Klovn’ and ‘Klown‘, comes their next twisted comedy with a ton of heart called ‘Dan Dream‘, that tells the true life story of the world’s first electric car. If you’ve ever had the privilege to watch ‘Klown‘, then you know about the off-beat humor of the Danish team Casper Christensen and Frank Hvam have owned since they stepped into the film world. With their silly bodily humor, they still manage to tell engaging and heart felt stories. Dan Dream is no different and has shades of ‘Little Miss Sunshine‘ throughout. Casper and Frank, who also star in the film, have perfectly captured this small moment in history with all its glory and warts in their unique brand of of comedy that includes butts and poop.

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Blu-ray Review: Going in Style!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 10th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

THE FILM

(Film Review portion is by Janet White)

Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 film of the same name, struts out of the Warner Brothers’ catalog to fill theaters with laughter once again. Joe (Michael Caine, formerly played by George Burns), Willie (Morgan Freeman, formerly Lee Strasberg), and Albert (Alan Arkinformerly Art Carney) mix it up to form a hilariously bad trio bent on robbing the establishments that robbed them of their pension. For thirty plus years they worked for Wechsler Steel Company who suddenly relocates out of the country and dissolves their pension fund. Faced with foreclosure, a need for a kidney transplant, and the knowledge that they were robbed to pay their former employer’s utility bills drive Joe, Willie, and Al to rob WSB bank.

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Going in Style Comes to Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 1st, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Zach Braff’s heist comedy is coming to Blu-ray and Digital HD very soon. This is the remake of the 1979 film of the same name, but updated to modern times with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin, where the three men rob a bank. You’ll be able to purchase this film digitally on July 11th and own the Blu-ray Disc on August 1st. The details and bonus features are listed below.

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Film Review: ‘[Going in Style]’!!

by Janet White on Apr 7th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 film of the same name, struts out of the Warner Brothers’ catalog to fill theaters with laughter once again. Joe (Michael Caine, formerly played by George Burns), Willie (Morgan Freeman, formerly Lee Strasberg), and Albert (Alan Arkin, formerly Art Carney) mix it up to form a hilariously bad trio bent on robbing the establishments that robbed them of their pension. For thirty plus years they worked for Wechsler Steel Company who suddenly relocates out of the country and dissolves their pension fund. Faced with foreclosure, a need for a kidney transplant, and the knowledge that they were robbed to pay their former employer’s utility bills drive Joe, Willie, and Al to rob WSB bank. Read the rest of this entry »

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Favorite Films of 2016!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 30th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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The end of 2016 is here, which means everyone’s Top 10 list is out already or getting ready to be released. I’m not going to do a Top 10 in order again this year, because there are just so many amazing films I feel so passionate about, that it is difficult to rank them. If you think this is a weak year of films, then you are surely mistaken. I will say that most of the big budget blockbusters this year were duds, but the indie films were nothing short of amazing. So below is the list of films that I truly loved this year. These films will be ones that I watch over and over again, and you should to. I watched 254 films that were released this year (Yes, I counted) and survived to tell the tale. As always, please let me know if any of your favorite films made my list. Enjoy!

You can CLICK the titles of each movie where you can purchase the Blu-rays too. Hooray! 

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Film Review: ‘Captain Fantastic’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 7th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Captain Fantastic‘ is not a super-hero movie, despite the title, but again, then maybe it is as we follow the journey of a big family, both emotionally and physically, as they stick together through some tough obstacles. Directed by Matt Ross, who is most known these days as Gavin Belson on HBO’sSilicon Valley‘, ‘Captain Fantastic‘ is one of those rare films that has just about everything you’d want in an emotional drama-comedy, which is all led by the amazing talent of Viggo Mortensen. The film is a refreshing mix of ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild‘ and ‘Little Miss Sunshine‘ and plays to both of those films strengths, while still managing to be original, entertaining, and heart-warming. ‘Captain Fantastic‘ sure has quickly become one of my favorite films of the year.

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Epic List Of The Top 10 Road Trip Flicks!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 3rd, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Summer means a lot to me, there’s baseball, which I waxed pretty poetic about in last week’s Top 10 Baseball Movies post. There’s fishing, the fourth of July, a multi-colored tongue from Otter Pops, and the all important road trip. Your trip can be a short jaunt to the lake or it can be a days long event that usually culminates in an epic destination – Wally World, anyone? Whether you trip on your own, with your friends or with your family, there’s something wonderful about having a full tank of gas, a stereo full of tunes and the open road in front of you. Depending on who you’re with it can either feel like a hostage situation or a relaxing break from the weekly drag. Most good road trips feel like a bit of both, not to mention the longing for the comfort that is your home toilet.

I’m gonna count down my top 10 movies that feature a road trip. Strap in, kick on the A/C and let the lull of the road below you relaxes your worries. This was not an easy list to winnow down to only 10 with a few honorable mentions. I left off the obvious ‘Thelma and Louise‘, they’re best friends, they kill someone and drive off a cliff. Yeah, I didn’t give you a spoiler alert there because if you haven’t seen this movie by now, you were never going to. Some road trip movies are better than others and we had differing opinions from each other making this list. So read along and tell me where we agree or disagree or what I’ve left out.

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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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Jana B. Here,

 

Sundance 2014

 

There are some names that you instantly recognize if you’re a student of film, or just obsessed with it, like me. Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Steven Soderbergh are just a few. What do these names have in common? Sundance. Filmmakers converge on the famous Indie film festival in Park City, Utah, for the chance to move from someone making movies with your buddies to being paid to employ some of the best actors in the industry. Dreams come true and some leave in deafeat, yeah that was way too schmaltzy. From January 16-26 the world of entertainment turns its discerning and collective eye to more than 120 feature length submissions.

 

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Film Review: ‘The Way Way Back’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 5th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

THE WAY, WAY BACK

Hot off the set of ‘The Descendants‘ with Director Alexander Payne and writers Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, along with their Oscar win, both Rash and Faxon get into the director’s chair for the first time with their incredible summer flick ‘The Way Way Back‘. The comedy duo pull triple duty on this film, serving as directors, writers, and actors, which is no easy feat. But they pull it off with grace, fun, and great comedy. This little flick with an all-star cast is easily in my top five movies of the year so far.

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Say it isn’t so folks.  J.J. Abrams is moving from ‘Star Trek‘ to ‘Star Wars‘ according to sources close to Lucas film and Abrams. “It’s done deal with J.J.,” said a source close to the project.  Interesting enough, Ben Affleck was being looked at to helm the next film as well, but Kathleen Kennedy (who is a big collaborator with Lucas and Spielberg), heavily courted Abrams for the gig.

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Bryan’s Top 20 Films of 2012!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 31st, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

I can’t believe that 2012 is at its end and we are about to welcome 2013.  This year has gone by so fast, and man, did I see tons of films.  When I started making this 2012 list, I came up with 87 films that I enjoyed.  Yes, you read that right, 87, meaning there were probably just as many films that I didn’t enjoy.  Now, below is my top 20 of the year. I just couldn’t do it with 10 this year.  And these are films that I watched in the theater or at home and that don’t necessarily come out this year, but I did see this year.  And I’m sure I’ll get a lot of criticism for my list, but hey this is my list, not yours.  You can have your own.  But my lists tend to be different than most people’s as you can tell from my previous lists HERE. So without any further delay, below is my TOP 20 films for 2012.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

So much has been speculated and mentioned over the last couple weeks about the whole Disney purchasing Lucas Films, which includes the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.  News came out that they have already begun pre-production on new ‘Star Wars’ films and have even hired a writer.  They are wasting no time at all.  However, it looks like Darth Vader might be back in action for the new films.

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The Top 20 Zombie Movies To Sink Your Teeth Into!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 12th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

In time for Halloween, here is our ultimate list of zombie movies. Technically there are 21 on this list, because we couldn’t do just 20. Hopefully there are a few on here that you haven’t seen, so you could possible have a zombie movie marathon and watching some zombie action you have never seen before. There are all kinds of zombie films on this list. Comedies, horror, dramas, and more. You can think of this list a survival guide to the impending zombie outbreak. Enjoy.

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Bryan Reviews ‘Ruby Sparks’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 2nd, 2012

Hi. Bryan Here….

‘Ruby Saprks’ is a great follow up film from the directors of ‘Little miss Sunshine’ that is an adventure of a writer and his creative process which comes to life…literally.  Zoe Kazan wrote an exceptionally great script, and with the help of directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, ‘Ruby Sparks’ hits every beat.

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Bryan Reviews ‘Liberal Arts’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 14th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

 

Josh Radnor’s ‘Liberal Arts’ is nothing short of amazing and was a perfect film to open up the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival.  Most of you might know Radnor from the hit television series ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ where he plays the hopelessly romantic lead character.  But with ‘Liberal Arts’, Radnor throws out the laugh-track-style comedy and give you one of the smartest and most genuine performances of the past few years.  I have no doubt that audiences will fall in love with the incredible cast, witty dialogue, and light-hearted yet heart-felt story.

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Hi, Bryan Here…..

Zombie Jesus Day is here and what better way to celebrate than watch your favorite Zombie films.  Hopefully this list will show you some zombie films that you haven’t heard of before and give you a little bit of geeky insight into your favorite horror flesh eater movies.  I know every year, we here at  Boomstick HQ broil tons of Crawfish and watch loads of zombie movies.  Here is a list of some you might enjoy.

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Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine/Zombieland) will star in Vincenzo Natali’s (Splice) new horror film, ‘Haunter’.  The film is a supernatural horror mystery that follows Lisa (Breslin), a teenage girl who died under evil circumstances in 1986 along with her family. Trapped in their house together and unable to move on, Lisa must reach out from beyond the grave to help the new family and her present day counterpart avoid the same fate she suffered.

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Trailer Analysis – Being Flynn

by Justin Cline on Nov 19th, 2011

It’s so hard to imagine why Hollywood would want to change the title of the memoir that provides the basis for Being Flynn.  I cannot fathom the individual who wouldn’t want to see a movie called Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Bishop Charlotte Reporting….

Melissa McCarthy’s new comedy Tammy is in the works. A raunchy road-trip flick, the film centers around an overweight woman who can’t catch a break. She gets fired from Hardee’s, discovers that her husband is having an affair, and then decides to go on a road trip.

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‘The Rocketeer’ Blu-Ray Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 9th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Finally, Disney’s ‘Rocketeer’ is hitting blu-ray.  I’ve been looking forward to this blu-ray for quite some time now.  ‘The Rocketeer hits blu-ray shelves on December 13th, just in time for the holiday season.  No extras have been announced yet, but the transfer is presented in 1080p with a 2.35:1 aspect ration and an English 5.1 DTS-HD Master audio mix.  You can pre-order the film for $18.99 on Amazon.

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Hi Bryan Here….

This film is so amazing.  It reminds me a lot of ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ in the way of how the family deals with their issues and sticks together.  I love seeing films like this.  Very feel good story with extremely likable and relatable characters who stick together.  Disney is really on a roll with their foreign films.  This film, ‘Do Dooni Chaar’ is not just a great foreign film, but a movie you can add to any collection of you love movies.  What a treat this was.

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TOP 133 FILMS OF THE LAST DECADE #’S 31.5-11!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 30th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

And here it is.  The last of the Ultimate Top Films of the Decade List until the Final Top 10.  So many great films are on this list.  I guess the numbering got messed up somewhere down the line so this list starts with 31.5 instead of 30 and goes to #11.  So after this list, I will reveal my Top Ten Films of the last decade.  So you can check out the entire list now and you might be able to guess what would be on my Top 10.  Please feel free to comment and let me know your guesses.  As usual, you will get the title of the film, the release date, a mini review and synopsis by yours truly, and a link to purchase the movie over at amazon for a good price.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The upcoming 11th edition of the Dallas International Film Festival, or DIFF, opens March 30 and runs through April 9 for 2017. The festival will celebrate the year of 1967 with a salute to films from that year and we’ve got the full schedule here.

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Hi Bryan Here….

So many AWESOME releases in October.  I have been far behind but I will get caught up to this week in the next few hours.   So let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Jackie Brown’, ‘Lion King’, 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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