Oct/2020

‘Child’s Play’ (2019)- My Bloody Podcast #57!

by Bryan Kluger on Jul 11th, 2019

Here is the super spectacular 57th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, host Preston Barta of Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle is joined by special guest James Cole Clay from Fresh Fiction (who is filling in for Bryan Kluger this week), and Matt Donato from SlashFilm to talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. Our Feature Presentation this week is the new 2019 film ‘Child’s Play‘.

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My Bloody Podcast #23 – ‘Child’s Play’!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 5th, 2018

Here is the super spectacular 23rd episode of our horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle and I talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. 

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Hey guys, Jana here, Fans of ‘Fear The Walking Dead‘ you just have a few more weeks to wait before you can bring home ‘Fear The Walking Dead‘ Season 3 on Blu-ray and DVD, with Digital HD. March 13 is the day you need to circle on your calendar because Lionsgate and AMC delivers the television drama for home viewing.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Back in 1988, an excellent creative team consisting of director Tom Holland, writer Don Mancini, producer David Kirschner, and visual effects wizard Kevin Yagher got together and made ‘Child’s Play‘ and psychological thriller turned horror film about a serial killer’s soul that is transferred into a kid’s toy doll and wreaks havoc on this family in Chicago. Nobody knew at the time, but this small little film would be an instant cult classic with rave reviews from audiences and critics alike for years to come. Not only that, but this film hatched numerous sequels and created one of the most famous horror icons in pop culture – Chucky.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Judd Apatow is almost like Adam Sandler where his projects are hit or miss, but lately more of a miss which makes Netflix a perfect partner seeing as that’s where Sandler’s current projects are calling home. For Apatow, it’s only a comedy series right now that’s set to debut on February 19 called ‘Love‘.

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DIFF 2014 Film Review: ‘Child’s Pose’!!

by Bryan Kluger on Apr 5th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Calin Peter Netzer’s very somber film ‘Child’s Pose‘ is a dark character study of the relationship between a mother/wife and her family. I’m sure we all know someone in our family who tries to control every little detail in everyone’s lives, and will go to the end of the world to find out the smallest details on their loved ones. At times, this can come across as comical, but most of the time it comes across as an annoyance, which can scar any relationship, even though the ‘patriarch’ of the family has good intentions.

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Hello Jana here,

The Beatles

 

I fell in love with The Beatles when I was a kid. I loved their sound and that it wasn’t dependent on synthesizers and gallons of hairspray like most popular bands in the 80’s. To me the sound was fresh and a very welcome change. This made it easy for me to follow them into their later years where their sound was more psychedelic. Their iconic musical catalog has been purchased, from Sony/ATV Music Publishing, to make an animated children’s series called ‘Beat Bugs‘. The project is currently in development for the US/Australian production company, GRACE.

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Hi, Bryan Here…..

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Mondo has only released a handful of soundtracks on vinyl since they first opened online, but this year they are hitting the ground full force with releasing more amazing movie soundtracks on the best quality format to listen to music. So far this year we have had ‘Poltergeist‘, ‘The Deadly Spawn‘, and the recent ‘Drive‘ soundtrack, which sold out in record time in under 30 minutes. And just this past week, they sold out of their newest soundtrack, ‘Oblivion‘, which has an amazing score. The cover artwork is amazing and the sound is even better with their releases. Mondo clearly knows what they’re doing when it comes to art and soundtracks.

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DIFF Film Review: ‘Midnight’s Children’!!

by Bryan Kluger on Apr 6th, 2013

Claire S. Here…..

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If you set out to climb Mount Everest and only get half way before turning back, you won’t get many accolades. In fact, you are more likely to have critics obnoxiously telling you what they think you did wrong. Deepa Mehta’sMidnight’s Children’ did just that. They set out to create a story on an epic level, interweaving political motivations, interpersonal strife, national history, questions of personal identity, and magical realism.   Unfortunately, when “epic” is your standard of choice, movie-goers won’t remember the poetry of your dialogue or the visceral nature of your cinematography.  Because in the end, you set out to climb Mount Everest, and you only made it half way.

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FedMex Loves ‘Pariah’!!! (A Movie Review)

by Bryan Kluger on Dec 30th, 2011

FedMex Here…..

Pariah, by its definition, is a social outcast.  This film gives the viewer and insight into the world of an African American teenager in New York City who is struggling with her sexuality.  “Li”, the protagonist of this film, hides the fact that she is a lesbian from her parents while simultaneously trying to learn how to exist in a society where she can be accepted for being herself, but still realizing that she is generally shunned by the public.

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Hi Bryan Here….

In Stores Day-and-Date December 6, 2011 from HBO Home Entertainment®
Perfect for Holiday Gift-Giving

Both the 20-Disc Complete Collection DVD and the 4-Disc Final Season DVD Offer Extensive Bonus Features including “Inside the Episodes” with Commentary from the Series Creator

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Killing Ground‘ marks the debut of feature writer/director Damien Power and stars Aaron Pedersen (‘Jack Irish‘), Ian Meadows (‘The Wrong Girl‘), Harriet Dyer (‘Love Child‘), and Aaron Glenane (‘Truth‘). IFC Midnight will release the film in Theaters and On Demand on Friday, July 21, 2017.

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FILM REVIEW: “OPERATION MEKONG”

by Justin Cline on Oct 4th, 2016

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Justin C. here,…

Operation Mekong waits until the final credits roll to inform its audience that the film they’ve just witnessed is based on a true story. I can’t help but feel that this may have been by design as it certainly would have lessened my enjoyment to think that the filmmakers meant for me to believe even for an instant that what I was watching was true.

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FILM REVIEW: “THE GREASY STRANGLER”

by Justin Cline on Sep 26th, 2016

Justin C. here,..

Correct me if I’m wrong, but at one time the term “cult film” referred to a movie that failed at the box office during its initial release but eventually found its niche, either through home video release (The Evil Dead) or midnight screenings (The Rocky Horror Picture Show). Nowadays, it seems as if certain filmmakers have grown disinterested in commercial success and are instead targeting that fringe audience they consider underserved by mainstream fare.

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Critters 2: The Main Course – My Bloody Podcast #91

by Bryan Kluger on Aug 23rd, 2020

Here is the super spectacular 91st episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new episode, hosts  Bryan Kluger from Boomstick ComicsHigh Def Digest, and Screen Rant, along with Preston Barta of Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror-themed music. Our Feature Presentation this week is all about the 1988 film CRITTERS 2: THE MAIN COURSE!

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THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND – Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Jun 8th, 2020

 

” The King of Staten Island is the next step in the heartfelt comedy world. “

Film Director Judd Apatow has an uncanny ability in telling a transformative story about a character who at first is rough and ragged around the edges, but by the end of the tale is a magnificent piece of human existence, willing and ready to be better, which is what most people strive for in life – – complete with unlimited humor. With Apatow’s latest film The King of Staten Island, the SNL funnyman Pete Davidson gives a hefty dose of his personal life that mixes perfectly with Apatow’s brand of comedy and storytelling about a 24-year-old man still struggling to deal with the death of his father when he was a child and navigating his mundane life, not realizing what wonderful elements are surrounding him. The King of Staten Island is poignant and significant in dealing with grief and growing up, along with some gleefully funny sequences that mold flawlessly with some heartfelt emotions in what is to be Apatow’s best film to date.

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The Fast Saga Trailer Breakdown and Reaction!

by Bryan Kluger on Feb 6th, 2020

 

The Fast & Furious movies, or as the studio now wants us to call it: The Fast Saga, has been a rocket ship to the moon of ridiculous for the past decade. Every sequel gets bigger and crazier. We’ve had skyscraper jumping, parachute cars, using a car as a murder weapon, pushing a torpedo on ice with your hand while fighting a submarine, the list goes on forever. Well, what a glorious day it was for me this weekend when a new almost four-minute trailer for the latest Fast Saga Film F9 made its way into these eyeballs. This trailer is more absurd, fun and insane than almost any of the other movies. This crew started stealing blu ray players from trucks and is now “Tarzan-Swinging” a car over a cliff… I can’t get enough of how wild this trailer is. So watch the trailer then check out my scientific breakdown with time stamps.

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Dolittle – Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Jan 15th, 2020

“Dolittle is a fine two-hour escape for January.”

Fresh off of sacrificing himself to save the universe in Avengers: Endgame, Robert Downey Jr. graces our cinemas with his latest movie ‘Dolittle‘ this weekend. Clearly feeling the goodwill from Iron Man, RDJ decides to employ the strangest accent for his new hero. Dolittle is a perfectly passable family movie in the dumping ground of January movies. It is PG, it is short, and it has a few amusing moments to keep the family entertained on a cold weekend.

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IT CHAPTER 2 – 4K UHD Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Dec 11th, 2019

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The second and final chapter of ‘IT‘ brings the adult renderings of Stephen King’s kid heroes to the forefront some 27 years later in ‘IT: Chapter 2‘, that stars Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, and James McAvoy. This sequel runs in at three hours alone, making the two films over five hours long. Director Andy Muschietti has even said there is a 6.5-hour super-cut of the movie, which leads me to ask why this wasn’t released on a streaming format, due to its episodic nature and extensive time run. Still, this second chapter is entertaining enough but suffers from major flaws in pacing, redundancy, and trying to over-complicate things.

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A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Nov 18th, 2019

“If I could sum A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood up best for you, a boy about 10 years old gave it a standing ovation and it’s not exactly a kid’s movie.”

Mr. Rogers continues to charm on-screen with the newest installation in films that seem to capture the heart and soul of America’s childhood sweetheart in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. This film is a total 180 from last year’s Won’t You Be My Neighbor documentary which focused primarily on Rogers, as this film centers more on journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) and the relationship he lacks with his father (Chris Cooper). It’s not what I was expecting, but I am not mad it’s what I got. 

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DOCTOR SLEEP – Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Nov 6th, 2019

An adult Danny Torrance is still haunted by the ghosts of the Overlook Hotel and his father as he telepathically connects to a young girl who has the shining, but must help save her and defeat a group of inhuman monsters looking to torture and eat their souls in a wonderfully scary sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, titled Doctor Sleep. Again, written by the horror maestro Stephen King, his novel Doctor Sleep is nothing short of thrilling, exciting, and furthers the story and characters of the Torrance family, while introducing a new sect of evil among us. The brilliant filmmaker Mike Flanagan (Haunting of Hill House) utilizes the slow burn of terror, akin to its predecessor to create a sense of horror here, and works effortlessly.

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The Saddest Moments in TV History!

by Bryan Kluger on Sep 17th, 2019

Days are getting shorter and it’s starting to feel slightly cooler outside. It’s the end of summer and the beginning of autumn where leaves start to fall and orange spiced everything is available for mass consumption. This new season also signifies going back to school, starting something new whether it be a different job or living in another city. Whatever the case may be, it’s for sure an emotional ride.

Thank goodness for entertaining television though, right?

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Fantastic Fest 2019 – Second Wave Announcements!

by Bryan Kluger on Aug 21st, 2019

Fantastic Fest is one of the events that is pure bliss for any fan of genre cinema. If you love horror, sci-fi, foreign, action, and even adult-oriented movies from the 1970s, then Fantastic Fest is the place to let that freak flag fly high and be with like-minded individuals that truly appreciate the art of movies. All of the madness and fun will take place in Austin, TX starting on September 19 and run for 10 days at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar St. This year, which is the 15th annual festival of Fantastic-ness, captures the essence of the Mexican movie scene with a ton of cool films being showcased from Mexico, both new and old. This is something you won’t want to miss.

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Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

Deep within the settlements of 1905 Russia lies Anatevka, a small village that bursts with, “TRADITION!” For centuries, the structure of the Jewish family and way of life has been the same. The father is the head, the mother is the maintainer, and the children must learn how to be from their parents. Tevye (Yehezkel Lazarov), a poor milkman with five daughters tries tirelessly to support and guide his family. Fiddler on the Roof has been a beloved story, musical, and film for decades. From August 7th through August 18th the Dallas Summer Musicals will bring this fascinating story into action. Read the rest of this entry »



Fantastic Fest 2019 – First Wave Announcements!

by Bryan Kluger on Aug 2nd, 2019
Reaching the milestone of fifteen years, Fantastic Fest continues to champion groundbreaking international genre films, bringing a diverse array of global filmmakers to Austin in a highly-controlled explosion of curated cinematic mayhem.

Fantastic Fest is one of the events that is pure bliss for any fan of genre cinema. If you love horror, sci-fi, foreign, action, and even adult-oriented movies from the 1970s, then Fantastic Fest is the place to let that freak flag fly high and be with like-minded individuals that truly appreciate the art of movies. All of the madness and fun will take place in Austin, TX starting on September 19 and run for 10 days at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar St. This year, which is the 15th annual festival of Fantastic-ness, captures the essence of the Mexican movie scene with a ton of cool films being showcased from Mexico, both new and old. This is something you won’t want to miss.

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The Lion King (2019) – Film Review

by Bryan Kluger on Jul 19th, 2019

“The Lion King is a soulless remake of the original.”

The Lion King is a soulless remake of the original that is beautiful to look at but (mostly) lacks any charm of the animated classic. In order to even properly discuss this movie one has to acknowledge that all of these Disney remakes are completely unnecessary cash grabs by Disney. I don’t care about that aspect to be honest. They are a business, and businesses need to make money. However, you can’t have a conversation about the substance of the movie if all you do is say how these “live action” remakes are pointless the whole time so I wanted to get that out of the way up front.

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The Dead Don’t Die – My Bloody Podcast #55!

by Bryan Kluger on Jun 15th, 2019

Here is the super spectacular 55th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle and I talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. Our Feature Presentation this week is the new 2019 film by Jim JarmuschTHE DEAD DON’T DIE‘. We have a special guest for our 55th episode as well, which is our amazing friend and wizard of all things movies and coolness – James Cole Clay from Fresh Fiction.

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