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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings Hugh Jackman’s celebrated seventeen-year run as Wolverine to a close when the box office phenomenon Logan arrives on Digital HD on May 16 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™and DVD May 23. Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies, The Office), Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) and newcomer Dafne Keen join Jackman in the iconic character’s final chapter, directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine, Walk the Line).

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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We have an incredible 30th 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 thirtieth episode, titled ‘Logan and Wolverine Get Married‘, we talk about the ‘Logan‘ film in detail. If you haven’t seen ‘Logan‘ yet, BE WARNED – THERE ARE TONS OF SPOILERS.  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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Film Review #2: ‘Logan’!

by Bryan Kluger on Mar 3rd, 2017

Dan M., here….

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Even when the dust settles and recency bias fades, I can’t imagine LOGAN not being considered one of the greatest superhero films of all time. For me, LOGAN is in the same class as Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 1-2, Iron Man, Reeve’s Superman, Burton’s Batman, etc. I believe all of those comic films work as films and stories first, comic fun second. There are plenty of “fun” comic movies I thoroughly enjoy and love but I wouldn’t classify them as well-crafted films. LOGAN is a great story and character arc first and comic fun second. It just works on every level.

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Film Review: ‘LOGAN’!

by Bryan Kluger on Feb 17th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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For decades now, we have been clamoring for a ‘Wolverine‘ film done right. From his first incarnation in Hulk #181 to his own miniseries in comic book form in the 1980’s by Frank Miller, to the amazing Saturday Morning Cartoon, and his first appearance in a feature film in 2000 with ‘X-Men‘, which had the song and dance man Hugh Jackman play the iconic character. He was so good at playing Logan/Wolverine, that fans immediately took a liking to him as that character and he went on to play the ‘Snikt-y Snikt’ character in almost a dozen more films. Besides the ‘X-Men‘ films, Wolverine got his own set of standalone films, which may or may not have been liked by a lot of people for various reasons. Either the story was too silly or the character Wolverine was to PG for fans.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Director James Mangold (‘The Wolverine‘, ‘Walk The Line‘) has taken up the Wolverine mantle he’d set down when production wrapped on ‘The Wolverine‘ in 2013. He’s back to tell the final chapter of Wolverine’s story with ‘Logan‘. Back in the saddle is Hugh Jackman as the bladed mutant, Boyd Holbrook, Doris Morgado, Patrick Stewart, Stephen Merchant and Dafne Keen also share the screen. The second trailer for the film is here in all it’s red band glory and we catch Professor X swearing y’all!

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The First Peek At ‘Logan’ Is Amazing!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 20th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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On the heels of the new ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘ teaser that released yesterday, comes the first look at ‘Logan‘! Director James Mangold worked with the Wolverine character in the past with 2013’s ‘The Wolverine‘ and has returned to bring the story home with the Old Man Logan story line. Hugh Jackman is back for the last time as the titular character along with Patrick Stewart. Other cast members include Boyd Holbrook, Doris Morgado, Sienna Novikov, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Stephen Merchant. Check out Merchant’s first peek as Caliban, an albino mutant.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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We’ve known for a long time that a third sequel to the X-Men solo movies about Wolverine was coming. We’d even gotten some pretty solid leads on the fact that the Old Man Logan storyline is going to be the base for that film. Now, we have another tidbit of info that can give us an idea of how the film is coming together.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Logan’s Run‘ has been processing in the remake machine for quite some time with limited progress. Warner Bros. is trying to put it back on track by bringing in Ryan Condal (‘Colony‘, ‘Hercules‘) to write a new script. The film will not be a remake of the 1976 film, but rather a new take on the 1976 novel by William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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It’s finally been confirmed and the Old Man Logan storyline for the next Wolverine movie is a GO!!!  ‘Deadpool‘ has opened the doors for the powers that be to realize that an R-rated comic book movie is not a death sentence and Fox has green-lit an R-rated Wolverine 3!!!

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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I love ‘Gilmore Girls‘ news, and this bit is fantastic! Matt Czuchry, you know him as Logan Huntzberger has closed a deal that brings him back to Stars Hollow for the four-part revival of the series from Netflix. I loved Rory’s boyfriends, I’m more than a little partial to Jared Padalecki’s Dean, but Logan was another one I loved.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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San Diego Comic-Con is all I’ve been talking about the last week, and with good reason! The epic trailers, the cast surprises, the tidbits of info that have been, previously, safely guarded. This week gives us a fantastic peek into the next year or two of film and gets us stoked for those release dates. One of the most exciting bits of information came from Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman. He gave us three words that sent fans everywhere into a frenzied sort of glee as to what ‘Wolverine 3‘ could entail, myself included, those words were “Old. Man. Logan.” Boom!

SPOILERS AHEAD!!!! 

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Hi Bryan Here…

For years and years now, this film, Logan’s Run, has been tried and tried again to be remade but has failed on all levels.  Logan’s run celebrated its 30 anniversary back in 2006.  So far the film has an excellent actor in Ryan Gosling playing the role of Logan, and one hell of a director and writer.

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FORD V FERRARI – Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Nov 11th, 2019

 

“Ford v Ferrari is easily the best racing movie I have seen since RUSH.”

James Mangold has emerged from his superhero hiatus, directing Wolverine and Logan, to return to the real world and give us one of the best “Based on a True Story” movies that have come out in years with Ford v Ferrari. The obvious issues and cliches most would find with this kind of true story are completely forgotten thanks to a really good script, incredible looking action, and two of the best performances of the year from Christian Bale and Matt Damon. In many hands, this movie would fall apart 20 minutes in but Mangold is so damn good that he actually elevates the subject matter and genre here.

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The Perfection – Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on May 22nd, 2019

 

“This film is exactly what its title indicates – The Perfection.” 

It’s not an easy task to fool me in a film. I can usually tell where a story is headed by one aspect or another. That’s definitely not the case with Richard Shepard’s (Dom Hemingway) newest film The Perfection, which consistently had me thinking one way, but completely went the other direction. I loved every bloody minute of it and you will too with its beautiful camerawork, excellent performances, and incredible pacing and story.

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Film Review: ‘Happy Death Day 2U’!!

by Janet White on Feb 12th, 2019

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

Snoring, and probably some drooling, too, opens and continues the Happy Death Day series with Happy Death Day 2U.  Is it Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe), a troubled college student, doomed to repeat her birthday (death day) over and over?  No, it is Ryan Phan (Phi Vu), the stranded roommate of Carter Davis (Israel Broussard).  Ryan heads to his room where he meets Tree and Carter with the same awkward question, “Dude, did you hit that fine vagina or wha…?”  Read the rest of this entry »



‘Escape Room’ – Film Review!

by Janet White on Jan 4th, 2019

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

Puzzles are amazing. They push you to think and not just any ole thinking. You have to see through, around, up and down, probably why I love being a critic. Anyway, locks slide and toggles click as the screen fades in from black. Escape Room opens with a chessboard followed by a pan around an overloaded study, foretelling much. The sounds did not match the image that appeared. I wanted to like Escape RoomRead the rest of this entry »



Varèse Sarabande, which is the leader in movie soundtracks on vinyl and CD has teamed with Barnes & Noble to re-release the soundtracks ‘Road House‘, ‘Hellboy‘, and the long sought after and out of print soundtrack of ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure‘, which is on one side of the album, with Side B containing Rodney Dangerfield’s ‘Back To School‘. This is just fantastic news. Each soundtrack is limited and numbered with colored vinyl on each record. Find out below all of the information and track listing.

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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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Dan’s 2018 Oscar Picks!

by Bryan Kluger on Mar 3rd, 2018

Here are my Oscar Predictions. I haven’t seen many of the shorts or documentaries so I didn’t even bother with those, but I have seen everything else that is nominated for the big categories except Call me by Your Name. Also, I fell asleep during The Post, but so did everyone.

As a hard and fast rule, I refuse to recognize any recent best picture winners until a movie comes along that was better on every single filmmaking level than Mad Max: Fury Road. This year is no different, so congrats to Fury Road.

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Dan Moran’s Top 12 Movies of 2017 Plus Extras!

by Bryan Kluger on Jan 4th, 2018

I saw 75 movies this year and I still have 3-4 left to finish up over the next few weeks. I haven’t seen The Post, Call Me By Your Name, or Phantom Thread yet. Phantom Thread is the only regret I have but it doesn’t come out until mid-January and I like to finish my list before first week of January ends. A few special awards before my top 12.

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Dan Moran’s Favorite Movie Moments from 2017!

by Bryan Kluger on Dec 30th, 2017

 This isn’t a Top 10 List. I have a few more movies to check off before I can make that list but I wanted to share some of the moments that wowed me on screen this year.

 BEWARE OF SPOILERS!

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Favorite Movies of 2017!

by Bryan Kluger 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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Hey guys, Jana here, 

The creative minds behind the hit Insidious trilogy return for Insidious: The Last Key. In the supernatural thriller, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home. In Theaters January 5, 2018

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4K UHD Review: Alien: Covenant!

by Bryan Kluger on Aug 25th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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We live in a time where all of our favorite films and television programs from decades ago are getting sequels, rebooted, and remade. The ALIEN franchise that we have all come to love over the years has had its share of revamps. Luckily, the original filmmaker Ridley Scott, who made ALIEN back in 1979 came back a few years ago and made an early sequel to the franchise with PROMETHEUS. Clearly, Scott isn’t done telling stories in this horrifying universe, and we now have a sequel with ALIEN: COVENANT, which breathes new life into this stale franchise and promises more sequels and even more scares. What we loved about the original ALIEN is certainly present in a lot of COVENANT.

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Dan M., here….

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Game of Thrones isn’t great this season and its ok to admit that. Come to peace with it. Embrace it. It is still the best looking show on television, with some of the most complicated characters ever seen on screen or page. Even this season the show can reach heights that no other show on television has ever touched, ever. But gone are the reflective moments, the social commentary, the irony, and any emotion. Anyone can make a spectacle. Hollywood is never short on spectacle. You can have a movie with superheroes, giant robots, etc. and you won’t find anyone with a pulse who won’t admit that is kind of neat looking. But more often than not these big spectacles bomb or get trashed critically because there isn’t one ounce of honest character development or storytelling. This is where Thrones finds itself.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #12!

by Bryan Kluger on Jul 13th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

This scene still scares me. While the whole movie itself is kind of silly in moments, this particular scene still makes the hairs on my neck stand up straight. The first Child’s Play movie was actually quite serious, but the many sequels that followed went into over-the-top silly territory, which is fine, but that original 1988 movie still haunts me. I remember seeing Child’s Play on VHS right when it came out and having nightmare that this possessed doll named Chucky would come and get me. I’d be lying if I didn’t think the same thing from time to time even to this day.

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Film Review #2: Baby Driver!

by Bryan Kluger on Jun 29th, 2017

Dan M., here….

Baby Driver is a complicated movie to review. First of all, let me say, I really enjoyed it start to finish. It felt fresh, the performances were great, and the driving sequences were awesome. I find it complicated because not one thing that happened in the movie surprised me. There wasn’t one twist, one character turn, one motivation, or one general plot point that you haven’t seen executed in 30 other movies. The way it was shot or executed felt new at times but the plot was familiar and in a movie that felt so fresh it was weird that from a story stand point it was made of old recycled goods.

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