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Get Your First Peek At ‘Louder Than Bombs’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 29th, 2016

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We’ve got the trailer for ‘Louder Than Bombs‘, a film that took the Indie world by storm at Cannes and the Toronto film festival, the film is preparing for a cinema opening of April 8. The pic stars Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert and Amy Ryan.

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An Emperor Media Ltd production, documentary special ‘Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story‘ is from award-winning producer/director Jon Brewer (‘The Most Dangerous Band In The World‘). Mick Ronson’s humble beginnings in Hull, England underpinned his values and modest, unpretentious personality as he worked with the city’s council whilst pursuing his craft with consummate dedication.

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Jared Leto To Star In Andy Warhol Biopic!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 20th, 2016

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Jared Leto has chosen his next film role after giving a stellar performance as The Joker in ‘Suicide Squad‘, he will portray Andy Warhol. Leto isn’t going into the project alone, he will produce alongside Michael De Luca (‘Captain Phillips‘), and Terence Winter (‘Boardwalk Empire‘) is on hand to write the screenplay.

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Every year, the music gods grant us with a new batch of artists to be immortalized forever more in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We’ve got our hands on the list and there are some awesome acts that stand out! Artists are eligible for the distinction after 25 years have past from the release of their first album or single.

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Ryan Reynolds is the latest to join Helen Mirren in The Weinstein Company’s ‘Woman In Gold‘ or ‘The Golden Lady‘, not sure which title they are going to go with. Daniel Bruhl is in negotiations, at this point. Mirren will play real-life heroine Maria Altmann,  a Jewish WWII survivor who fought the Austrian government to get back several paintings by Gustav Klimt that were stolen from her family during wartime. Reynolds will play the attorney who took this case despite knowing little about art and Bruhl, will play his adversary.  Looks like George Clooney’sThe Monument’s Men‘ missed a few paintings.

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It’s gotta be one of the sexiest record covers in music history, especially from a red-blooded American male perspective, giving you a little bit of a visual tease of nipples and pubic area without giving away too much. You’ve seen the album countless times in magazines, on record store shelves, probably even hanging on your big brother’s wall, but have you actually heard any of the songs on Roxy Music’s “Country Life” LP? Read the rest of this entry »

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Believe it or not, there is no such thing as too much velvet.

Lou Reed and company are releasing a swank 6 disc 45th Anniversary edition of their ground-breaking 1967 debut “The Velvet Undeground & Nico” on October 1st. The set features Mono and Stereo versions of the album with additional alternate mixes, Nico’s “Chelsea Girl”, live recordings from two Valleydale Ballroom gigs and the previously unissued ‘Scepter Studios Sessions’. (Remember the rare VU acetate recording found for pennies at a New York sidewalk sale, only to be sold on eBay months later for bookoos of money? Yeah, the public finally gets to hear it!)

No other release information is currently available as of yet, but rest assured we’ll post pre-order info when it becomes available! In the meantime, be sure to ask your local favorite record store to reserve you a copy.

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BLURAY/DVD Releases For the Last Week of September 2010

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2010

Tons of releases this week including my favorite film of all time.  It seems that a few weeks go by with some “ok” releases then one week later oodles of BADASS releases come out, burning a giant hole in my wallet.  Well this is one of those weeks.  Like before, click on the link/picture to be whisked away to AMAZON where you can purchase the movie for a big discount.  Enjoy this week’s releases.

This was a hard film to catch in theaters because it was a very limited theatrical run. Remember that film a few years ago, “Open Water” about that couple that went snorkeling in the ocean and their tour boat left them in the middle of the ocean accidentally? Well, “Frozen” is a little bit like that. A few college kids go skiing for a weekend and take the chair lift up one last time right when the park closes. Midway up the ski lift and about 100 feet up in the air, the chair lift stops and the park closes for the entire week and does not open again until the weekend. Five days without food or water in freezing conditions. What would you do? Check this film out!

Special Features include:

Audio commentary with Writer/director Adam Green and actors Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers and Emma Bell
Catching Frostbite: The Origins of Frozen
Three Below Zero
Shooting Through It
Beating the Mountain: Surviving Frozen
Deleted scenes
Theatrical trailer
*Exclusive to Bluray* – Audio commentary with Adam Green, cinematographer Will Barratt and editor Ed Marx

A spin-off of 2008’s hugely successful Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek reunites Jonah Hill (Superbad), playing a low-ranking record-label employee, and Russell Brand (Despicable Me), the ultimate larger-than-life rock-star Aldous Snow. Also starring are Sean Combs (aka P. Diddy) in a devastatingly funny comic turn, Rose Byrne (“Damages”) and Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”), plus cameos from music and media stars including Pink, Christina Aguilera, Lars Ulrich, Pharrel, Meredith Viera, Billy Bush, Mario Lopez, Kurt F. Loder and Paul Krugman. This is as raunchy as “The Hangover” and as funny as Superbad.

Special Features include:

Gag Reel
Getting in Tune with the Greek
The Making Of “African Child”
Five complete music videos featuring Aldous Snow, Infant Sorrow, and Jackie Q
Musical Performances
Deleted, Extended, and Alternate Scenes including Alternate Intro/Ending
Digital Copy
Line-O-Rama
Blind Medicine: Promo for Sarah Marshall’s new TV series
Audio commentary with Director Nicolas Stoller, Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss, and producer Rodney Rothman
Getting to Get Him to the Greek

*Exclusive to Bluray Features* include:

Additional Deleted and Extended Scenes
Musical Performances from The Today Show and VH-1 Storytellers
Karaoke – Sing Along to 15 Outrageous Songs
Cast Auditions
My Scenes
Pocket Blu
Social Blu
BD-Live

I really loved Iron Man 2. It was such a blast in the theater to see. The action was non-stop and the characters were even more developed which made me care amore about them. This is something that has been lacking in the comic book film adaptations. Seeing Iron Man and War Machine team up and kill bad guys was out of this world. Mickey Rourke did a phenomenal job as the villain “Whiplash”. This movie had it all for me, even the cool cameos of Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, and the awesome Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. I am looking forward to a 3rd film as well as the Avengers movie in a couple of years.

Special Features include:

Commentary by Jon Favreau
Creating Stark Expo
Practical Meets Digital
Four deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Jon Favreau

Exclusive to BLURAY Features* include:

S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault
Previsualization and Animatics
Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of Iron Man 2
Illustrated Origins: Black Widow, Nick Fury, War Machine
Working with DJ AM—Jon Favreau remembers working with Adam Goldstein
Four Blu-ray exclusive deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Jon Favreau
Concept art gallery
Theatrical trailers
Music Video: AC/DC “Shoot To Thrill”

Finally. My favorite movie of all time. The 1933 version of King Kong. Actually I have two favorite movies. King Kong and Army of Darkness, but Army of Darkness has already been released in HD, but King Kong (1933) has not, until this week. What an epic movie this is. I love everything about this film. It is not so much an action adventure story but a love story. Pure and simple. “It was beauty killed the beast.” From that first moment that Kong sees Fay, he falls in love, but deep down he knows he will be doomed, for he cannot have anything so beautiful in life. But he protects her from everything and will stop at nothing to be with her, even if it means his own demise. This movie is a must own. i am so excited that this is finally out on BLURAY.

Special Features include:

Commentary by creature creator Ray Harryhausen and visual effects artist Ken Ralston, with archival sound bites from Merian C. Cooper and Fay Wray
I’m Kong: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (2005 TCM documentary)
The Making of Kong, Eighth Wonder of the World (7-part documentary)
Trailers

I will see anything with David Bowie. Anything. Especially a David Bowie War Film. Now this is a criterion release which means it is the best release you can get. “In this captivating, exhilaratingly skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies the character Celliers, a high-ranking British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. Music star Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed this film’s hypnotic score) plays the camp commander, who becomes obsessed with the mysterious blond major, while Tom Conti is British lieutenant colonel Mr. Lawrence, who tries to bridge the emotional and language divides between his captors and fellow prisoners. Also featuring actor-director Takeshi Kitano in his first dramatic role, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is a multilayered, brutal, at times erotic tale of culture clash that was one of Oshima’s greatest successes.”

Special Features include:

•The Oshima Gang, an original making-of featurette
New video interviews with producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Paul Mayersberg, actor Tom Conti, and actor-composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
Hasten Slowly, an hour-long documentary about author and adventurer Laurens van der Post, whose autobiographical novel is the basis for the film
Original theatrical trailer
A booklet featuring an essay by film writer Chuck Stephens and a 1983 interview with director Nagisa Oshima by Japanese film writer Tadao Sato

Rock & Rule stars Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Cheap Trick and more in this animated classic rock movie. The movie is about Angel, a member of a punk rock band in the apocalyptic future, is kidnapped by Mok, a legendary super rocker. Obsessed with an evil experiment, Mok plans to use Angel’s voice to summon a demon from another dimension. The rest of the band follows Mok to Nuke York in an attempt to rescue her and then the ultimate battle of good vs. evil begins. Why would you say no to this movie? This will be watched with beer and friends at midnight.

Wow. Two releases in the same week with Iggy Pop. Add to that cast, Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) and vampires, and you got yourself “SUCK”. It is about a band’s bass player that becomes a vampire, down and out rock band, The Winners are launched into spotlight. Stalked by creepy producers, wild groupies and the legendary vampire hunter Eddie Van Helsing, The Winners soon find fame to be a fate worse than death. Doesn’t that sound AWESOME?

Special Features include:

Audio commentary
Making-of featurette
Music Video
Cast-and-crew interviews
Deleted scenes

Another one of those PG-13 animated superhero films. Ed Asner lends his voice talent to the cast which is always a plus. “After a spaceship splashes down in Gotham City Harbor, Batman and Superman encounter a mysterious Kryptonian with powers as great as those of the Man of Steel. The Kryptonian is soon revealed to be Kara, cousin of Superman, who takes her under his wing to educate her about the ways of Earth. However, the villainous Darkseid has other plans. Seeing an opportunity to finally defeat Superman, Darkseid abducts and gains control of Kara, utilizing the powerful Kryptonian to do his bidding. It’s up to Batman and Superman to save Kara, but they’ll have to take the fight to Darkseid within his hostile world – where unknown, deadly threats lurk around every corner, including a brainwashed Kryptonian able to match Superman blow-for-blow.”

Special Features include:

DC Showcase: Green Arrow (short film)
Sneak Peek at the Next DC Animated Movie
Supergirl: The Last Daughter of Krypton featurette
Two bonus TV episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm

*Exclusive BLURAY Featues* include:

The New Gods
Orion and Mister Miracle Mini-featurettes
Two more TV episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm
Digital Copy

Everyone wants a little box of Butters. Kudos to South Park for putting this out. I just hope we get sets like this for each character. This collectible box includes 13 widescreen Butters-centric episodes remastered in 5.1 Surround Sound on a two-disc set and an exclusive “It’s Butters! A Trivia Game” interactive experience where fans can test their Butters knowledge with friends. It is also filled with treasures from Butters’ past as well as a reminder of his misadventures such as the following:

* A pimp chain from “Butters’ Bottom Bitch” episode (#1309)
* Inspector Butters Badge from “Butters Very Own Episode” episode (# 514)
* All new manuscript of the lost chapter from “The Poop That Took A Pee” from “The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs” episode (#1402)
* A cancelled check from Paris Hilton from “Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset” episode (#812)
* And more!

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4K UHD Review: ‘Cars 3’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 8th, 2017

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This film review portion was written by Jodi York.

I wasn’t sure how well a midlife crisis plot line was going to play with my 10 & 12 year old viewing companions, but they both gave Cars 3 the thumbs up!  Surprisingly, Harrison said that he really enjoyed that this was a ‘comeback story.’ 

There were a number of new characters introduced in this film.  Jaquelin, who has a need for speed, said she liked the way the new, high tech racers looked; but what we all relished the most was the scenes with the ‘old timer’ racing cars, which Lightning McQueen sought out to try and get his racing mojo back after a big crash.  There were numerous flashbacks with Doc Hudson (McQueen’s late mentor), and this was a big hit with us.  We all appreciated McQueen’s journey into Doc’s past, reviewing Doc’s career; meeting and training with his mentor, Smokey; and learning that Doc’s greatest pride & joy came not from racing himself, but from training McQueen. 

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Baby Driver is Coming to 4K UHD and Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 28th, 2017

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Perhaps the best film of the year BABY DRIVER is coming to 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD, which I couldn’t be more excited for. On September 12th, you’ll be able to watch the film on any digital platform. On October 10th, the 4K UHD and Blu-ray will be available with a ton of bonus features. I’m super excited about this release and I hope it wins an OSCAR. Details below.

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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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Be careful what you wish for, unless it’s the Vestron Video Collector’s Series release of the ‘Wishmaster‘ Collection! That should work as long as you just leave it at the one wish, right? If you’re a fan of this cult classic series you’re going to want this limited-edition Blu-ray that contains all four films with never-before seed special features from Lionsgate. The collection will be available March 28.  Read the rest of this entry »

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I’ve waited all year and finally it’s time!!! Not time for Christmas, you sillies, it’s AWARDS season!!! It’s time to see who has been chosen to attend the Golden Globes ball, who’s going to be crowned King and Queen and then there are some of us just hoping we’ll be asked to dance. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will issue ballots that will be counted and announced Sunday, January 8, 2017 in a televised event hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

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WWE: TLC 2016 in Dallas!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 5th, 2016

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WWE has just finished its 8th TLC pay-per-view right here in Dallas, TX. No, TLC does not mean Tender Loving Care or even the R&B group from the 90s. It stands for Tables-Ladders-Chairs and is considered the “hardcore” PPV of the year for WWE. This was a Smackdown Live brand PPV event where every championship title was on the line. Between chair matches, ladder matches, table matches, and an all-encompassing TLC match to end the night, it’s no doubt that each and every superstar will be sore for next few days after all of their bodies were flung into these steel and wooden pieces of furniture. The event took place at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX to a big crowd, however it was far from a sell-out. That didn’t stop the crowd from cheering and booing their favorite superstars at all, even though it wasn’t as crazy a crowd as ‘Wrestlemania 32‘.

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Lionsgate is busting out the awesome for this coming January with ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth‘, and it’s coming to a Blu-ray combo pack on January 24, 2017. This Limited Collector’s Edition features the dearly departed legacy that was, and is, David Bowie. With this special set you receive a 72-page bound book, press booklet, four art cards, and a mini poster, not to mention a remastered copy of the film.

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Own ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ On October 11!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 22nd, 2016

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the NEW King Of The Jungle when ‘The Legend of Tarzan‘ hits shelves October 11! Have your adventures any way you want them, Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD (September 20)!!

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LEGO sure has the market on DC films for kids. This film as the past direct-to-video films have incorporated almost all of the DC heroes to satisfy all fans for all ages. Packed with some great voice-talent that is recognizable to fans, this 78-minute ‘Justice League‘ story is quite entertaining, despite the chaotic pace and silliness. The full title of this film is ‘LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout‘ and has just about every DC superhero and villain showing up here, along with some new characters.

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

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 3rd, 2016

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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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Film Review: ‘Until Proven Innocent’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 19th, 2016

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Lying in the shadows of Making a Murderer and Serial are true crime dramas that are aching to be discovered- stories that are dying to see the light the day. Wrongful convictions are becoming a larger piece of the true crime genre, sadly because more of them are being uncovered. Thankfully, there are more people wanting to tell these stories and audiences are ready to listen.

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Film Review: ‘Triple 9’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 26th, 2016

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Hold onto your seats! Triple 9 is a non-stop action-packed film that definitely delivers. Within the first ten minutes you are sucked into a high intensity bank heist that rolls right into one of the best get away scenes I’ve seen in a long time. It’s so intense that you aren’t really sure where the rest of the movie is going to go, but have no fear, there’s plenty of nail biting left to do.

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Edgar Wright, is a man known for some distinct movies that have a massive cult following. If you know who Simon Pegg is chances are you know who Wright is. Why do I say this? Because the two have collaborated on the Cornetto Trilogy consisting of some of the most awesome movies in recent history. ‘Shaun of the Dead‘, ‘Hot Fuzz‘ and ‘The World’s End‘ are those movies and chances are good you can’t attend a Comic-Con anywhere without coming across someone dressed as one of the characters.

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I’ve got your cheat sheet for the winners and losers from last night’s Golden Globe Awards, so let’s get to it!!!

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Film Review: ‘Carol’!!

by Janet White on Dec 24th, 2015

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Carol opens with the sounds of screeching train tracks during the title slides. Fade in straight to a close-up of a street vent while an instrumental score is played. The images that follow (cars, people walking on streets, etc.) are warm with a soft glow, just what was needed to put the audience into 1950s New York. The world of The Price of Salt, the novel by Patricia Highsmith of which Carol is based.  Read the rest of this entry »

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And the 2016 Golden Globe Nominees Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 10th, 2015

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The awards show is January 10 on NBC hosted by Ricky Gervais. First off, let’s look at something AWESOME here. ‘MAD MAX: FURY ROAD‘ is nominated for BEST PICTURE. It needs to win. It should win. And if does win, we all go streaking. That being said…I can’t believe that ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl‘ was not nominated for anything. Come on. It’s one of the BEST films of the year. It’s also interesting to see no love for the final season of ‘Mad Men’ her either. Oh well.

Here is the list of nominees:

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Scream Factory is doing its part to keep the horror fans of the world satisfied with content readily available at the push of a button, the latest to get the Blu-ray and DVD combo pack treatment is a double feature, ‘Troll‘ and it’s sequel ‘Troll 2‘.

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Angelic Heel Reporting…

It was a huge night on WWE’s NXT (shown on the WWE Network for $9.99 a month) as it was announced last week, that there would be a tag team match to determine the #1 Contenders for the NXT Tag Team Titles between the returning Vaudevillians and Enzo Amore with Colin Cassady. The NXT Universe was also a buzz with the anticipated match between Dana Brooke and Emma versus NXT Women’s Champion, Sasha Banks, and a partner of her choosing. Did you happen to miss NXT? Check out what happened now!!

 

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The Raw after Payback was an insane evening that finally saw the WWE World Heavy Weight Champion get the appreciation and recognition that he deserved. Unfortunately, not everything went as planned, but as they say, The Authority always wins. The night was also filled with moments that shocked the WWE Universe and set the WWE Superstars on the road to the Elimination Chamber in less than two weeks. Did you miss it? No Worries, I got you covered. Find Out what happened now!

 

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The word payback generally means getting someone who has wronged you to see the light and atone for their sins. WWE’s Payback (which could be seen on the WWE Network FREE for the month of May)  more than lived up to the stereotype of the word as the night was filled with retribution and wrongs made right. The power of positivity reigned supreme, false idols were torn down, and what was best for business prevailed. It was a night filled with high impact, hard hitting matches that more than showcased why the WWE Superstars are the best in the world. Did you miss it? No worries, I’ve got your back. I always do what’s best for business.

 

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The name of the game was momentum in this week’s WWE Smackdown, which came to the WWE Universe straight out of Evansville, IN. With Payback (which can be seen on the WWE Network for FREE during the month of May) days away all of the WWE Superstars fought to gain even a little energy heading into their matches on Sunday. It was also established that while friendships continue to be strong outside the ring, inside a WWE Championship match, there are only targets. Want to know what happened? Find out now!!

 

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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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American Horror Story: Hotel‘ has already seen much of their revolving door of actors sign on for the new anthology series and as of now, Evan Peters has agreed as well. This marks Peters’ fifth season run with the Ryan Murphy horror series. The only other actor, besides Peters, to have appeared in each re-imagining is Sarah Paulson.

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Angelic Heel Once more…

The WWE once again came to us from London, England, this time with Smackdown! And once again the WWE Superstars did their best to tear the house down with high impact matches that left the crowd hungry for more. It was a night to showcase champions in a tag match, the return of the New Face of Fear and standing up to bullies. An exciting evening filled with ups and downs and explanations. Wanna know what happened? Find Out 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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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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We are at the end of this ‘Hobbit‘ trilogy with ‘The Battle of the Five Armies‘. The last three years seem to have gone by fairly fast. It seems like yesterday when I was writing about Warner Bros. heading back to Middle Earth with the ‘Hobbit‘. I was super stoked about it, because I was such a huge fan of the ‘Lord of the Rings‘ trilogy. I think I saw each of those films five times in the theater, owned each version that came out on DVD and Blu-ray, and went back to see them when they were re-released. I just can’t get enough of the ‘LOTR‘ films. But shortly after the announcement that we were receiving a ‘Hobbit‘ film, things started going downhill.

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We’ve all heard the story, a tale as old as time…Our heroine Belle, sacrifices her freedom to trade places with her father living in an enchanted castle with a horridly monstrous beast that embodies the stuff nightmares are made of. She holds the key to his ultimate salvation and the others living in the castle nudge the pair together in hopes the end of their enchantment will be realized. I grew up on the Disney animated feature and it’s remained one of my top 3 toon-movies even now.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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The 9th annual Dallas International Film Festival is almost here, folks, and we have just received the entire list of all the films that will be playing at the festival. The fest will take place April 9-19, and you can start purchasing passes now with the links provided below. It looks like there will be some excellent filmmakers and actors in town for the festival as well as a treasure trove of awesome movies, which you can see listed out below with a little bit of information on each film. As usual, we will be at the festival, telling you about all the cool movies we’re seeing and posting some interviews with the talent. Stay tuned as  I’m sure more announcements will be made.

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Here’s an Up-to-Date Record Store Day 2015 List!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 19th, 2015

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Record Store Day is coming up on April 18th and looks to be excellent.  This is a product list for Record Store Day detailing every release on April 18th including how rare each release.  There will be tons of limited releases, new releases, and classic records sold throughout the entire day.

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WWE: Smackdown 1/29/15 Recap!! Casket Match Fun!

by Angelic Heel on Feb 1st, 2015

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Angelic Heel again…

SMACKDOWN came out of Hartford, CT LIVE after an unprecedented blizzard forced WWE to cancel the RAW live event on Monday, and broadcast the weekly show from WWE headquarters. This week would see the end of a bitter rivalry and the rumblings of future battles on the horizon. Who was left in the cold and who received a warm reception? Find out NOW!

 

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Angelic Heel Here…

It’s that glorious night of the week again! It is the night the WWE showcases the future of the industry exclusively on the WWE Network! It is time for the 1/21/15 installment NXT! This week we began a tournament to determine the #1 contender for the NXT Championship, we were shocked on more than one occasion and best of all, we got to learn the date for the next NXT: Takeover Live event (Feb. 11th). The path to greatness began this week and ….

 

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And the 2015 Oscar Nominations Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 15th, 2015

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And here are the Oscar nominations for 2015. Tune in live for the Oscar telecast February 22nd. What are your thoughts?

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WWE: SMACKDOWN 1/2/15 RECAP!!!

by Angelic Heel on Jan 3rd, 2015

Angelic Heel here…

 

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The WWE exploded into Norfolk, VA for the first Smackdown of 2015. Raw saw Seth Rollins triumph over John Cena and score a victory for those who know what’s best for business. With the WWE Universe still a buzz, and the inmates got to run the asylum for one more night till the Authority took their rightful place bringing order to the chaos. What did this last night that sanity forgot have in store? Let’s jump on this crazy train and roll on into this week’s Smackdown!

 

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WWE: Raw Review December 15th, 2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 17th, 2014

Angi S., Here…

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Just 24 hours after the TLC (and Stairs) pay per view, RAW IS JERICHO! In Detroit, MI, the WWE Universe is ready to witness the Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah as interim General Manager and do his best to manage the chaos that has become the WWE’s flagship program in the absence of the Authority. The night promised to be intense as the fall out of the previous evening was hanging over the arena (looking oddly like a steel cage). How would the Best in the World at What He Does fair with such a daunting task?  Let’s find out as I give my thoughts and opinions on WWE’s Dec. 15th edition of RAW!

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WWE: TLC 2014 Review!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 15th, 2014

Angi S., Here…

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Oh My! It was complete chaos last night for the WWE’s Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Pay Per View. This year we also got to see the debut of a Stairs match, effectively changing the name of this fun ppv to Tables, Ladders, and Chairs (and Stairs). I have been chomping at the bit for the weeks leading up to this one and the main roster had a lot to live up to following the developmental brands NXT Takeover: R Evolution. What worked? What didn’t? Who grabbed the brass ring and who needs to be smacked up side the head with it? How was my heart broken yet AGAIN?! All this and more as I break down what happened at WWE’s TLC(S) PPV.

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Hey guys, a crazy-excited Jana here,

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I’ve circled the dates on every calendar in the house, checked the lineup for new additions every day (sometimes 2-3 x a day), and have considered costuming options. The event in question is the Tulsa leg of the WizardWorld Comic Con taking place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 7-9.

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‘Ant-Man’ Begins Production and Fills Out Cast!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 18th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Today marks the beginning of filming for Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’. It has been a winding road getting to this point though. There has been a change in director and the loss of 3 cast-members due to scheduling issues because of delays. Some of us probably thought it would be a miracle of Marvel proportions if it were to ever make it to the big screen. Some of the reason for doubt stems from the fact that original director Edgar Wright had been working on bringing the 2D superhero to life since 2006 with very limited success.

 

 

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MTV Gathering Major Players For ‘Scream’ Series!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 6th, 2014

Hey everyone, Jana here,

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When MTV announces a new TV series, I’ve learned over the years to let it fall on deaf ears. I’ve never forgiven them for what they did to ‘Teen Wolf‘. The former music-based station really needs to change it’s name to We-Used-To-Love-Music-But-Morons-Make-Us-Better-Money-So-Enjoy-This-Attempt-At-Entertainment. OK, so maybe not exactly that, but something close. SUX TV?

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Hey everyone, Jana here,

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I am – officially – in love with this new bit of news! Once we heard that Disney was adapting the classic Rudyard Kipling tale ‘The Jungle Book‘ from their original animated format into the second-life of live-action release, the stars attached have gotten bigger and better. Jon Favreau (of ‘Iron Man‘ 1 and 2 fame) is on board to direct some awesomely pedigreed thespians in this venture.

 

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Top 10 List: The 10 Most American Movies!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 4th, 2014

Paul N., Here…

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It’s that time of year again. Time to celebrate the founding of this nation by eating excessively and purchasing enough fireworks to create man-sized craters in the pavement. In honor of this time, here’s a list of the most ‘Murican movies ever. This isn’t a list of patriotic movies (though some of these could be seen as patriotic), so you aren’t going to see Saving Private Ryan or other true patriotic movies on here. This list focuses on those things that make America into ‘Murica – extreme excess and over-the-top…well, everything! [Cue eagle screech]

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Film Review: ‘Godzilla’ (2014)!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 13th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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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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Film Review: ‘Pompeii’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 20th, 2014

Ben K., Here….

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I love Pompeii. It’s a fascinating place where the past comes to life; where all one imagines of the Roman Empire is made tangible. It’s amazing to walk through ancient homes surrounded by frescoes, mosaics, restaurants, a bathhouse, a grand theater…and one need only look upward to see the cause of both Pompeii’s destruction and preservation. That vast, once fearsome volcano. Still, it is worth but a glance; the city and her ghosts will forever remain the focus of Pompeii. In his latest film, Paul W.S. Anderson gives us the opposite: a cursory glance at the people and the detailed wrath of top-billed Mount Vesuvius.

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‘Walking Dead’ Alums Tackle New Project!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 20th, 2014

Jana B. here,

 

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Robert Kirkman has mastered comics and television with ‘The Walking Dead‘, also gaining a great working relationship with Dead’s own Daryl Dixon – Norman Reedus. The two have teamed on a feature film titled ‘Air‘. Reedus and Djimon Hounsou will star and Kirkman will produce the sci-fi thriller.

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Jana B. here,

 

 

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Lawrence Hill wrote a book that has two names. ‘The Book Of Negroes‘ is the Canadian title and ‘Someone Knows My Name‘ is the Americanized title. The base of the story is told through the eyes of Aminata Diallo. She is kidnapped from her South African home at the age of 11. She travels the ocean in captivity being sold into slavery in California. Like the book title, her name is changed once she gets into America, as well.

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2014 Golden Globe Winners!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 14th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here…

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I know I’m a bit late with this news, but this past Sunday, all of the stars and filmmakers gathered for a night of jokes, drinks, food, and of course – awards. The Golden Globe winners were announced Sunday live on television with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett,’Breaking Bad’, and ’12 Years A Slave’ were some of the winners. Below is the list of every winner for your enjoyment.

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And The Golden Globe Nominees Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 12th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Here are the nominees for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. Wow, there were a lot of snubs here. And how did ‘Rush‘ make the list for Best Picture? No way! And what about ‘The Way Way Back‘, ‘Mud‘, or ‘Short Term 12‘ not being nominated? For shame. Let me know what you think of this nominee list?

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Official Press Release: The Dallas International Film Festival presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers announced today its full list of features and shorts that will be screened through the Festival’s 11-day run (April 4 – 14, 2013). For the 2013 Festival, more than 160 features, documentaries, shorts and student films representing 28 countries make DIFF truly an international Festival. Of the feature films at the Festival, 11 will see their world premieres and two are North American premieres—all represent some of the best in the art of filmmaking. These films were selected from more than 1,300 submissions from around the world.

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Playstation Event!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 20th, 2013

2013 SXSW Film Lineup Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 31st, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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SXSW 2013 is coming up and we are very excited about it.  The lineup for the film portion of the festival has just been announced and Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ will debut at the festival, as well as the remake of ‘The Evil Dead‘, ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone‘, and ‘Spring Breakers‘. Plus much more.  Below is the full list of movies.  I can’t wait.  Who’s going?

 

 

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Well it’s here everyone. Part 3 of Boomstick’s annual ultimate Geek Holiday Gift Guide for the holidays. So many great deals and uber cool and geeky stuff to get your loved ones and yourself this 2012 holiday season. As usual, you will be able to click on the link or picture that will take you to purchase the items. So enjoy and eat some good food and be safe out there this holiday shopping season.

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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…

A tad late bringing this past week’s cool blu-ray picks to you, but it’s here and this coming week’s releases should be on time later today.   There are some great child-hood nostalgic films for this week.  It was a delight.    Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the 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 bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

A tad late bringing this past week’s cool blu-ray picks to you, but it’s here and this coming week’s releases should be on time.    Not a ton of stuff this week, except for tons of double feature re-releases which we won’t mention.  Next week looks amazing though.  Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the 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 bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

The Toronto Film Festival is coming up quickly and it looks like it is going to be one for the books.  ‘Looper’ is going to open up the festival with several other centerpiece films that strike my fancy.  Two of them include Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare film ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, and Terrence Malick’s new film, ‘To The Wonder’.  Can’t wait.  Below is the official press release.  Who’s going? Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, made the first announcement of films to premiere at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival. Films announced include titles in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes. The announced films include 17 Galas and 45 Special Presentations, including 38 world premieres.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Missed a week, but I’m catching up.  Had tons going on with the Asian Film Festival, which I shall have a few reviews for you shortly.  But this is last week’s releases, and next will be this week’s bluray picks.  Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the 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 bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

Back in full force now.  It’s really great to have this column back up and running. Is it me, or is it crazy that it is mid-July already?  Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the 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 bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

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BRIDGE – Interlude One

by Justin Cline on Jun 11th, 2012

 

The burnt man came to with a start, air flooding his lungs as if he were emerging from under water.  The lag time between sleep and waking was nil, his mind engaged and ready to begin what had by now become a familiar process, for even with all his knowledge of what was coming—all of this has happened before, and it will all happen again—, he was incapable of avoiding even a single step, starting with the room. Read the rest of this entry »

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At the conclusion of season four of TRUE BLOOD, Sookie summoned all her resources for a climactic encounter with Marnie, and emerged triumphant. But her showdown with Debbie may have had fatal consequences for Tara. Meanwhile, the denizens of Bon Temps were approaching a new crisis with Russell Edgington, their familiar friend, while new threats from unexpected sources loomed.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

At the conclusion of season four of TRUE BLOOD, Sookie summoned all her resources for a climactic encounter with Marnie, and emerged triumphant. But her showdown with Debbie may have had fatal consequences for Tara. Meanwhile, the denizens of Bon Temps were approaching a new crisis with Russell Edgington, their familiar friend, while new threats from unexpected sources loomed.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Paramount released an official statement on the release of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Season One Blu-ray.  The series will come in glorious 1080p HD and will sport a 7.1 lossless DTS-HD audio mix.  Now that’s fucking badass!  I’ve been watching this on netflix on my Xbox-360 and the quality is complete shit.  It looks like the extras are mostly on the first disc and the last disc of the set, which sports six discs all together.  I cannot wait.

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BRIDGE – Chapter Fourteen

by Justin Cline on Mar 21st, 2012

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

 

As always, the duality that came from channeling Polly gave Bridge a headache.  Or, in this case, worsened the one he already had.  Most humans—himself included—had difficulty maintaining a single point of focus, much less two, but here he was.  And there he was as well.  On the physical plane, he was seated in a chair in his office, gazing into the eyes of a dead man.  At the same time, his body was also floating weightlessly in space, surrounded on all sides by tiny flickering lights, hovering like fireflies. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bryan Reviews ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1 Bluray!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 6th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ series is one of the better series to come out in the last 20 years.  Based on the books by George R.R. Martin which are called ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’, this series adaptation is top notch in every aspect.  If you haven’t seen HBO’s ‘ Game of Thrones’ or read George R.R. Martin’s novels, then I highly suggest you do a few things.  First, purchase this bluray set.  It will be the best purchase you will make this year so far.  Second, set your DVR’s to record this series.  And third, get the books.  This is truly one of the best HBO series that has been released on bluray.

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Bonaroo 2012 Lineup Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 15th, 2012

Hi Bryan Here….

Taking place June 7-10, 2012 in Manchester, Tennessee, Bonaroo Festival seems to not be slowing down.  Tickets go on sale this coming Saturday February 18th.  “Four of the best days ever. 80,000 happy campers. 700 Acres of Tennessee Nature. 150 epic performances. 10+ stages of music. Several dozen comedians. An escape into Excitement. Music. Art. Discoveries. Trees. Fresh Air. Green Grass. A mini film fest. Friends (Old / New). Adventure. Overwhelming happiness. Hugging a stranger by accident. Sharing and Generosity. Bonnaroovian Dancing. Hyperbolic verbiage. System overload. The perfect bite of ice cream. Sandals. Fallovers. Chirping Birds. Flashing Lights. Food and Drink. Variety. Singing. Laughing. Short shorts. High-Fives. Rocky IV in the cinema tent at 3am. Spicy Pie. Memories. Someone dressed up like Teen Wolf. Holy Cow(!) Moments. Interesting factoids. More music. Adventure. Deep Breaths. Big smiles. This. That. The Other. Hellos and Goodbyes and reminders of all that we have to celebrate and look forward to next year and in the future.”

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Criterion Collection Releases For March and April 2012!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 2nd, 2012

Hi Bryan Here….

 

Criterion has announced some great titles to be released in the months of March and April of 2012.  Some great classics on Blu-Ray.  Below you can see all the extras and synopsis of each film.  Also a link to pre order the titles listed.  Enjoy.  Especially looking forward to ‘Harold and Maude’.  Click on the images to pre-order.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon have joined the cast of ‘Devil’s Knot’, the story of the West Memphis 3.  The West Memphis 3 case is about 3 teenage boys who were convicted of brutally murdering three young boys without any evidence.  The teenagers have been in jail for 18 years and were freed just a few months ago.  There has been three HBO documentaries covering the whole case called ‘Paradise Lost’.  The third one which was just nominated for an Oscar.

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Disney’s ‘Bolt’ arrives on 3D Blu-ray and packs an extraordinary punch with its amazing video and sound.  Not to mention the story for the most part is terrific.  It almost seems that ‘Bolt’, while being strictly a Disney animated film, has a hint of that ‘Pixar’ awesomeness in it.  I was pleasantly surprised by this film on how great it was.  My advice is to pick up ‘Bolt’.  You will be happy you did.

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BRIDGE – Chapter One

by Justin Cline on Oct 31st, 2011

CHAPTER ONE

 

There are pockets within the city where even the hacks don’t travel.  Requests for passage to such places are sometimes met with laughter, oftentimes with the threat of violence, but always—always—refusal of fare.  It would seem that even madmen have moments of clarity, wherein common sense cannot be denied.  If only the same were true of the driver who delivered the blonde to The Bethany Hotel. Read the rest of this entry »

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 4TH WEEK OF OCTOBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 26th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Here are this weeks new releases for the 4th 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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Zombies, Snow Globes, and Leprechauns, Oh My!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 17th, 2011

The Bishop Charlotte Reporting….

Seems SyFy is tuning in to holiday craze with some themed original movies this coming season. Too bad only one of them actually sounds “original.” Ah well, we don’t watch SyFy for great filmmaking.

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Hi Bryan Here….

So like I said in September, “October is Awesome for blurays”.  Well October packs a punch for its first week of releases.  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.

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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 SEPTEMBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 7th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

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

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 18th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…..

Here are this weeks new releases for August 17th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 10th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for August 10th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

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Hi Bryan Here….

“The 2011 Toronto Film Festival has unveiled the first part of its slate, and announced that the Davis Guggenheim-directed U2 documentary From The Sky Down will open the festival, which will run from Sept. 8-18.”  In addition to U2, there are quite a bit of amazing sounding films.  Below is the official list of films that have already been locked into place for the festival.  Tons of stars and great sounding movies.

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Find Out All of the 63 Annual Emmy Nominations!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 15th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here is the full list of Emmy nominations.  ‘Mad Men’, ‘Louie’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ ‘Futurama’, and ‘Walking Dead’ all have nominations this year.  The 63rd annual awards show will air Sunday September 8th with Jane Lynch hosting.  Should be funny.  Read the list below.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Playing catch up.  So this is a week late, but that’s better late than never right?  Well anyway, this is a pretty small week for releases so let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Hobo With A Shotgun’, ‘Das Boot’, 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.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Playing catch up.  So this is a say late, but that’s better than a week right?  Well anyway, this is a pretty large week for releases so let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Sucker Punch’, Lord of the Rings, 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.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Sorry this is a week late.  So much has been going on, but we should be back right on time from here on out.  So let’s jump right into this thing.  It’s a good but small week for releases which includes ‘Unknown’, The Adjustment Bureau, 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.

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BRYAN’S BLURAY/DVD PICKS FOR THE 2ND WEEK OF MAY!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 10th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

A huge week for releases which includes Criterion’s Something Wild and Black Death, 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 LAST WEEK OF APRIL!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 27th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for April 20th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

Enjoy.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Record Store Day is coming up this Saturday and the place to celebrate and be is the best MUSIC STORE in the South.  I am of course talking about GOOD RECORDS.  Good Records will be celebrating its 11th anniversary and the 4th annual Record Store Day.  There will be tons of food, beverages, limited releases, giveaways, and live music and entertainment throughout the entire day.

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Hi Bryan Here…

I came across the little gem which is an interview of Stanley Kubrick circa 1987.  This is when his “Full Metal Jacket was released.  It is an excellent read from one of the most reclusive film directors ever to grace us with his brilliant work.  The interview was conducted by Rolling Stone.

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Comic Book Releases For the 1st Week Of March!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 2nd, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

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

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Hi Bryan Here…

Sorry for the lack of this column over the past few weeks.  Been so busy with the holiday season, the website moving to different bigger servers, planning on some big contests and info to dish out to yall, and a few other surprises here and there.  But alas, the Bluray/DVD column is back on track and will be out weekly again.  So i hope you enjoy this abundance of releases.  Tons of great stuff here.

As usual, 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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Bryan’s Most Anticipated Films for 2011!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 7th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

So 2010 is over and 2011 has just begun.  I was recently talking with a friend and we both agreed that 2010 was kind of a let down as far as movies went.  Don’t get me wrong, there were some precious gems riddled throughout the year, but they were not many.  Basically I said, that it was a very uncool year with flashes of coolness in regards to films.

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Bryan Gets Stuck for 127 Hours!!! (127 Hours Review)

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 29th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

This film is perfect on an emotional and a sensory level.  You literally go through every emotion and sense through out a 90 minute film and come out on the other side feeling complete exhilaration.  If you can handle watching a guy cut off his own arm in order to survive death, then you are going to LOVE this movie.

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ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2010!!! “MUSIC”

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 26th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Hi folks.  Are you read for the ultimate Gift Guide?  Are you read to see what cool items you can purchase for that special someone, even if it is for yourself, that will just rock your world?  Well this is the ultimate gift guide for the holidays in the year 2010.

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A War is Brewing in the Film Industry

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 26th, 2010

We go to the movie theater for the same reason we go to a ball game. It’s not just to see the main event. We do it to smell the smells, devour greasy food, relax with friends and family, escape the everyday, and experience camaraderie with perfect strangers. The laughter, fear, anger, sadness, and joy expressed by the collective magically heighten the experience of the individual.

But something wicked this way comes.

Movie studios want to reduce the time that movies will be shown in

theaters. Instead, they want to be able to provide video-on-demand

service so you can watch new movies from the comfort of your home just

five weeks after theater release. It will only cost you $24.99 per

movie. Also the FCC (which I think should NOT exist) are going to

allow movie studios to activate technology to prevent films sold

through video-on-demand systems from being copied.

This is outrageous. First, if you implement software technology to

prevent movies from being copied, within a couple of weeks, people

will develop ways to get around your technology. You will never be

able to completely prevent pirating. EVER. Don’t fight it, find a way

to work with it. The home video industry still makes tons of money

even while pirated copies are being made.

Movie studios are justifying the quick release of movies on-demand

because the numbers show that 90% of a movie’s gross revenue is made

within the first 30 days of release. These numbers, however, fail to

factor in DVD sales. Last year, home video sales revenue equaled about

10 billion dollars. Early on-demand release will actually reduce DVD

sales. DVD retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart are well

aware of this risk. In an effort to protect their economic interests,

they have threatened litigation against the movie studios.

Since there is a market for physical copies of DVDs and blurays, I

don’t think they should change the model.  A physical copy of anything

is much, much better than a movie streaming online (although

admittedly I am biased since I am a professional collector). But most

importantly, I don’t want to see the death of the movie theater. It is

an important part of our culture – an experience that we should

preserve.


Brooke Barnes from the New York Times wrote this article about the upcoming movie industry war.


SOMETIME in the next few months, there is likely to be an explosion in the movie business. The question is which studio will detonate the bomb.

Tension between studios and theater owners has been simmeringa long time, but it intensified in May, when the Federal Communications Commission issued what appeared on the surface to be an arcane ruling. After two years of prodding from Hollywood, the F.C.C. agreed to let movie studios activate technology to prevent films sold through video-on-demand systems from being copied.

Ho-hum? Hardly. The ruling gave studios the ability to pursue a new business — so-called premium V.O.D. — that may be the industry’s best hope of restoring itself to health, now that the bottom has fallen out of the DVD market.

Right now, theaters get an exclusive period — 120 days, on average — to serve up new movies. Then the releases appear on television video-on-demand services at a price of about $4.99. Armed with the new copy-blocking technology, studios want to offer new movies on video-on-demand services about 45 days after they arrive in theaters, for a premium price of $24.99.

The business opportunity is multifold. With as much as 80 percent of that early V.O.D. revenue going to the studio, movie executives see a new engine to compensate for the sputtering DVD. And for the studios, the need is urgent: DVD sales for the year are expected to total about $9.9 billion, down 30 percent from their peak in 2004, according to Adams Media Research.

Studios also want to cut marketing costs by interweaving advertising for theatrical, DVD and video-on-demand releases; reducing the exclusive “window” given to theaters would make it easier to combine those campaigns. Premium V.O.D. would also bring greater consumer awareness to regular video on demand, which has not caught on as much as other rental options like Netflix, according to a research report by Anthony DiClemente, an analyst at Barclays Capital.

Last but not least, studios are aware that consumers are growing impatient about being unable to access all movies whenever and wherever they want. Layering in an early video-on-demand option might prevent some of those frustrated customers from turning to pirated copies.

“There are people who we believe would like to see movies sooner than later and would pay a premium price to do that,” Robert A. Iger, the chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, told analysts on a conference call last month. “We are going to become aggressive.”

Cable and satellite television providers like Time Warner Cable (which is no longer connected to Warner Brothers) and DirecTV are ready to push the button on premium V.O.D. as soon as they reach a deal with studios. After all, the service would represent another revenue stream for these providers and another way to differentiate themselves with customers. The promise of the new business is one reason that Comcast is so eager for government regulators to clear its deal to take control of NBC Universal, analysts say.

SO what’s the problem? DVD retailers, for a start. The likes of Best Buy and Wal-Mart“have told studios they will retaliate against anyone who tries early-release V.O.D. because of the threat it poses to DVD sales,” Richard Greenfield, an analyst at the financial services company BTIG, wrote in a research note last Monday.

But the real wrath will come from theater owners, who have made it clear that releasing a movie early on video-on-demand services — thus cutting into their window — would be the equivalent of declaring war. Over the summer, the National Association of Theater Owners took out full-page ads in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter making its opposition clear.

The worry for theaters, of course, is that people will be more reluctant to buy movie tickets, at an average cost of almost $8, if they know they can catch the same film just a few weeks later in their living rooms, and for less money than it costs to haul the whole family to the multiplex. Considering that the average moviegoer spends more than $3 on popcorn and soda and the like, the cost of Friday night at the movies for a family of four can easily reach $45 — or much more in cities like New York — even before premium-priced 3-D screenings or possible parking fees are factored in.

“While exhibitors understand the new pressures that a weakened DVD market creates for their studio partners,” the ads read in part, “four decades of box-office growth and three straight years of record-breaking box office argue for caution in tampering with a business model that clearly works.”

The Big Three theater chains — Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment and Cinemark — declined to comment, but smaller theater companies have been more vocal.

“Be careful before you cook us all, yourselves included,” wrote Gregory S. Marcus, the chief executive of the Marcus Corporation — the parent of Marcus Theatres, a Midwest exhibitor — in a July opinion article in The Hollywood Reporter.

Exhibitors are also arguing that the copy-blocking technology approved by the F.C.C. won’t work. “If past is prologue, technological locks will be overcome with technological crowbars,” the ads from the National Association of Theater Owners stated.

Adding to this argument was news last week that hackers were able to crack Intel technology used to securely transmit high-definition content between televisions and set-top boxes. (Intel played down the threat, saying that a special device would need to be built to exploit the information.)

Theater owners mean business. When Sony Pictures Entertainment tried a test with“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” last year — owners of Internet-connected Bravia televisions could rent that movie before it was available on DVD, for $25 for a month — some theaters yanked the film.

In a similar showdown, Disney’s decision last spring to release “Alice in Wonderland” early on DVD was greeted by boycott calls from theater owners, most forcefully in Britain.

Studio executives say they are going to risk premium V.O.D. anyway, contending that they have little choice, given the DVD downturn. Besides, analysts estimate that 90 percent of a film’s admissions revenue is now generated within 30 days of its release.

(The rebuttal from theater owners is that the data doesn’t take into account second-run and discount theaters, and that there are big exceptions: “Inception,” for instance, was still raking in millions in theaters 10 weeks after its release.)

Protecting the box office is crucial for studios, and for reasons beyond the importance of their ticket-revenue share. For a start, under long-term contracts, premium television networks like HBO and Showtime typically pay for movies using formulas based on domestic box-office revenue. So shrinking ticket sales would also mean shrinking television revenue.

Studios also rely on big theatrical runs to catapult titles into the public consciousness. Without all of the hoopla surrounding a hit at the multiplex — the lines, the marquees, the buzz in the corridors afterward — movies start to feel an awful lot like their more commodified cousin, television.

SO which studio is going to go first, and when? All six of the major studios declined to comment for this article. But multiple movie executives with deep knowledge of the landscape say the first quarter of next year is the target, in part because big Christmas releases like “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” and “Tron: Legacy” give studios extra leverage.

The studios that seem most likely to make a move are Disney, 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers. In part because its size gives it more muscle than other studios, Warner has historically shown a willingness to rewrite the blueprints for the home entertainment business. It was Warner, for instance, that aggressively pushed to release movies on traditional V.O.D. at the same time the DVDs arrived in stores.

One thing is certain, said a top motion picture agent who requested anonymity so as not to anger his contacts in the industry: “Studios have made it clear they are not interested in testing the waters on premium V.O.D. Once they start, they’re going to do it.”

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“R” Rated Puppet Movie Coming Soon

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 8th, 2010

Finally somebody is making an “R” rated puppet movie. After finding out about this production, I want to see this movie more than just about any other film. Oh the possibilities.

Now this is not the first time this has happened. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson made a film way early in his career called “Meet the Feebles”. This was a hardcore rated “R” puppet/muppet movie. It is quite a laugh.

The film is called “We R Animals” and is the first feature for Thobias Hoffmen. They shot some test footage to show potential investors and producers. It looks amazing. They hope to start production in 2011.

Thobias says: “Most characters in the movie will be played by hand puppets, with animatronic faces. The same kind of dolls that were used out to include Gremlins and Labyrinth. The only characters who are not puppets are people in the film, but you can count on one hand. The style of the movie, I would best describe with the words “a live-action version of a cartoon world.” A bit like an adaptation of a graphic novel. It is our world, yet not. As a living painting by CM Coolidge, which is drawing everything to a head.”

The official plot synopsis is: “Snow White the rabbit is stuck in a sadistic man’s pet store, she craves for love but nobody wants to take her home. But one day the animals wreck havoc and they all escape, including Snow White. She gets lost with her newfound freedom and almost dies, until the nice old lady Alice saves her. Snow White would’ve had a bright future if not for Alice’s jealous and vindictive dogs, who call on their friend Flash, a shady and devious pimp cat. Together they plan to transform Alice’s apartment into a brothel for animals, and force Snow White and even the human Alice into prostitution.”

“We R Animals is a comic adventure, filled with drug using cats, horny dogs, cat-ninja assassins, vampire bats, cruelty and magic. In essence We R Animals is a love story told with warmth, where sometimes the laughter sits in the throat and forces us to question the morals and views of both animals and man.”

This sounds like GOLD to me. This film is going on my list as most anticipated films of the future.

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