Dec/2017

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You just can’t keep Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio away from each other. The two are prepping a new film that is based on the true crime thriller ‘Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI‘ by author David Grann. This insane true story is set in the 1920s where the members of the Osage nation in Oklahoma were brutally killed after someone discovered oil beneath their land. This went on for a while as a serial murder rampage, which was one of the first big cases the FBI investigated.

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From Executive Producer Martin Scorsese Comes the Bloodiest Shootout of the Year, ‘Free Fire‘. Starring Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, and Oscar Winner Brie Larson on Blu-ray & DVD on July 18.

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There are two things Martin Scorsese knows a lot about, one of them is making movies and the other is making mob movies. From ‘Goodfellas‘, to ‘Gangs of New York‘, to ‘The Departed‘ with several stops in between, his films speak for themselves so it’s no wonder that a bit of a bidding war has broken out around his latest project ‘The Irishman‘. The companies are sending up their white flags with Netflix standing on the pile of broken bodies, the victor.

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Martin Scorsese and Asif Kapadia are coming together for ‘Silver Ghost‘, a film that will tell the story of the Rolls Royce. Kapadia is turning heads for his recent documentary on Amy Winehouse and is a frontrunner to win the Oscar this year with ‘Amy‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Martin Scorsese is one of my favorite directors, if he attaches his name to a project, I watch it, even if I’m not interested in the subject matter, that he hasn’t led me wrong, yet. This unashamed love of his work is why one of my favorite films EVER is ‘The Departed‘. The mob, action, Boston and even including ‘Dropkick Murphys‘ on the soundtrack – that movie was an across the board win for me. So you can understand where I’m coming from when I see the famed director set to exec produce an authorized documentary on one of the most iconic bands of the 60’s, ‘The Grateful Dead‘. Excitement ensues.

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Martin Scorsese is finally getting his two decade long wish to shoot Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo’s novel” Silence” next summer. The cherry on this sundae is that he got “The Amazing Spider-Man” himself, Andrew Garfield to play the leading role. Ken Watanabe (‘Inception‘ and ‘The Last Samurai‘) has also signed on to star in this project, which will most likely garner attention from international distributors at the Cannes market, a first for Scorsese. The religious topic of this book/movie is very important to him from his aspirations to priesthood to his screen adaptation of Nikos KazantzakisThe Last Temptation of Christ”.

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We’ve written about the upcoming DiCaprio/Scorsese project before on the site, and it seems people are getting amped up about it.  The project is called ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ which is based on the Jordan Belfort memoir.  With the success of Jonah Hill’s career and his Oscar nomination last year, he has been cast to star alongside DiCaprio for ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

We reported a little while ago the possibility of Scorsese and Di Caprio teaming up again for ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.  Today it is official.  Martin Scorsese will direct “The Wolf of Wall Street” starring Leonardo DiCraprio. The deal, which brings Scorsese and DiCaprio together for their fifth feature collaboration, was made official today.

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Martin Scorsese + HBO + A Beatle = GOLD!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 13th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…..

HBO has just signed a deal with Martin Scorsese to bring his documentary ‘George Harrison: Living In The Material World’ to the small screen.  The documentary will air October 5th and 6th in two parts.  The documentary will follow the “musical and spiritual life of the ex-Beatle and cultural icon, mostly in Harrison’s own words.”

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Paramount Pictures is finalizing all aspects of this project for Martin Scorsese’s next production.  It will be about the romance between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.  Now before TMZ, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and all the hollywood love affairs, there was the biggest one of all.  And that is the Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor romance.

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Martin Scorsese Lists His 11 Scariest Horror Films!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 1st, 2010

I always love reading when actors and directors talk about their influences on their work.  Or what has entertained them or scared them as a kid as far as films go.

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Michael Fleming over at Deadline is reporting that Pesci and Pacino are in talks to be a part of Scorsese’s next film which will be entitled “The Irishman”. It is based on the book “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt. The movie would follow the life and times of the mob hit man Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran. Amongst all of his mob related crimes he might have had a hand in the killing of Jimmy Hoffa. It also looks like Robert De Niro will be starring in the picture as well. He and his film company, Tribeca Productions are developing the film.

De Niro said this about the movie: “We have a more ambitious idea, hopefully, to make it a two-part type of film or two films…It’s an idea that came about from Eric Roth to combine these movies using the footage from ‘Paint Houses’ to do another kind of a [film that is] reminiscent of a kind of ‘8 1/2,’ ‘La Dolce Vita,’ [a] certain kind of biographical, semi-biographical type of Hollywood movie — a director and the actor — based on things Marty and I have experienced and kind of overlapping them.”

If this happens with all these people, then this might be the best gangster film since Goodfellas.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

When Martin Scorsese knows talent, he doesn’t hesitate to use it. Such is the case of the upcoming film ‘The Irishman‘ about one of the coldest cases in mafia history, the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. Thus far that cast consists of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci. The unofficial additions that are currently in talks to join this wonder-cast are Harvey Keitel, and Bobby Cannavale.

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Scorsese and HBO Re-Team For Montezuma-Cortes Series!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 19th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Back in January there was talk of Steven Spielberg and Javier Bardem heading toward a script written by Steve Zaillian. Zaillian expertly took ‘Schindler’s List‘ from a novel and created a sweeping, gut-wrenching film that was lauded by critics and peers alike. The script in question was to showcase the murderous history of Cortes and Montezuma. Neither Bardem  nor Spielberg were officially attached to the project and if it is still in progress, it’s doing so quietly.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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If you look at the film ‘Shutter Island‘, you can see a prescription that provides instant success. The components are an amazing director in the form of Martin Scorsese, amazing acting via Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams and Max von Sydow. If you add a great story to base the whole premise on, like Dennis Lehane’s source novel, you can create the perfect storm. This is what happened in 2010 when audiences took in the film as it hit theaters.

 

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Hi all, Jana here,

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Martin Scorsese (‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘ and ‘The Departed‘) is one of my favorite directors. This hasn’t been a secret because I rave on his work, constantly. Well, right now Scorsese is going to get the chance to make a film he’s had on his list for more than a decade. I can’t imagine how that must feel to wait for over 10 years to do a film and it finally comes together! The center of attention in this announcement is that it’s for the film of the novel ‘Silence‘. Novelist Shusako Endo had given permission for the novel adaptation to be made once before in 1971. As with everything in Hollywood these days, a re-make is in the works. This time, a bigger budget, bigger stars, bigger director and , probably, a bigger audience.

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Scorsese Casts Adam Driver in ‘Silence’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 15th, 2014

Jana B. here –

 

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Martin Scorsese is a filmmaker of genius levels.Most people have seen at least one of his masterpieces and can tell you some of the elements he usually employs, like the criminal underworld, prolific use of profanity and Leonardo DiCaprio. Using his fail safe methods, themes and switching Robert DeNiro for  DiCaprio is a combination that lands him with award nominations and wins. He has directed many actors into the land of accolades as well. Coming high off DiCaprio’s Golden Globe nomination and subsequent win for his role as Jordan Belfort in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘.

 

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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The trailer is finally here for Martin Scorsese’sThe Wolf of Wall Street‘, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew MacConaughey, Jonah Hill, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Jean Dujardin, Kyle Chandler, Jon Favreau, Ethan Suplee, Spike Jonze, and Margot Robbie. The film is based on Jordan Belfort’s novel of the same name. This looks so good and will be released on November 15th, just in time for the holidays.

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This October, HBO presents Martin Scorsese’s GEORGE HARRISON:  LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD from Grove Street Pictures.  The film was produced by Scorsese (through his Sikelia Productions banner), Olivia Harrison (through her Grove Street Pictures banner) and Nigel Sinclair (through Exclusive’s documentary label, Spitfire Pictures).  Margaret Bodde served as executive producer on the film, which was edited by David Tedeschi, who previously worked with Scorsese, Bodde and Sinclair on “No Direction Home:  Bob Dylan,” and with Scorsese and Bodde on “Public Speaking.”  Tedeschi also edited Scorsese’s Rolling Stones concert film “Shine a Light.”  The documentary debuts in two parts – on WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5 (9:00-10:35 p.m. ET/PT) and THURSDAY, OCT. 6 (9:00-11:00 p.m.) – exclusively on HBO.

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Well here it is.  The George Harrison documentary made by Martin Scorsese.  This beautiful documentary is called ‘George Harrison: Living in the Material World’.  Harrison was a musical genius, a great human being, and a BEATLE.  I can’t wait to see this movie.  Time to listen to some George Harrison on vinyl.  I smell a Classic Waxxx post soon.  Enjoy the trailer below.  Thanks to Yahoo.

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I just love when Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese team up and make movies.  They have done so many good films together that have been both critically successful and box office successful.  So why would they stop that?  Well they have no plans to stop.  They are teaming up again to make “The Wolf Of Wall Street”.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #8!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 5th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

I’m sure there are going to be a ton of Martin Scorsese directed scenes in this column, but the first one is definitely from Casino, which had Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci come together for a third time to make a film again. With the huge success of Goodfellas, De Niro and Pesci basically play very similar characters to that film, but this one is set in Las Vegas in the Tangiers casino, which is a fake casino, but based off the real life people and Italian mafia they were all connected to. Casino is a fascinating film and one of the better gangster movies of all time.

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Soundtracks we want to see released on Vinyl!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 15th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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I just love soundtracks to movies. I always have and I believe I always will. There is something about a score to a film that just perks me up in all the right ways and inspires my creative side, whether it be to write a screenplay or go back an watch that old film I love. Music is an integral part to films and is considered to be the mojo of every movie. I’m sure we’ve all seen that odd YouTube video of the final scene in Star Wars: A New Hope, where Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Chewbacca walk down a crowded arena to receive their medals to zero music. It’s super weird and awkward with no music, but just random sound effects of footsteps and a rare cough, laugh, and Chewie’s roar. John Williams did such a great job, as he always does with Star Wars music, but that final scene of music really puts your emotions on full blast. It’s all from the soundtrack too.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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FANTASIA’S 21st EDITION TO FEATURE NUMEROUS WORLD PREMIERES, CANNES SENSATIONS, AND NORTH AMERICAN DEBUTS!

The North American Premiere of Cannes Sensation THE VILLAINESS, World Premiere of new work from Géla Babluani, North American Premiere of Takashi Miike’s JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE, a special screening of Luc Besson’s VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, a pair of dazzling new creations from Masaaki Yuasa, and a lifetime achievement award for the legendary Larry Cohen are among the Montreal genre festival’s First Wave announcements

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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The 89th Oscars were announced today. These are supposed to be the Best Achievements in Filmmaking on all levels. However, year after year, The Academy and “their infinite wisdom” choose to pick dull films that should never be nominated. In fact, I bet you could go through most of the Winners of each year and realize you only watched that film or performance once and never thought about it again. At least The Academy had a good bit of diversity this year, but other than that – these Oscar nominations are boring, dull, and made me go to sleep just watching the equally not-fun announcement telecast.

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Film Review: ‘Silence’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 5th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Martin Scorsese certainly has had a fantastic career in film. From films like ‘Raging Bull‘ to ‘Goodfellas‘ and ‘Casino‘, to ‘Taxi Driver‘, ‘The Departed‘, and the recent ‘Wolf of Wall Street‘ – it’s easy to say that Scorsese is one of the best filmmakers still out there today. Scorsese may be know for a lot of gangster and super violent films over his career, but he has made a variety of other movies in different genres, including the recent kid’s film ‘Hugo‘. He is also a big supporter in world cinema, making it easier for people around the world to experience new filmmakers from other countries. One genre Scorsese is fairly into is the religion genre.

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4k UHD Review: ‘Goodfellas’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 6th, 2016

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THE FILM

By the time 1990 came around, Martin Scorsese had already made several masterpieces in film, which continue to be praised and talked about to this day. With the likes of ‘Raging Bull‘, ‘Taxi Driver‘, and ‘The Last Waltz‘, we all knew that Scorsese was one of the finest filmmakers and storytellers around. Even with just those three previous films mentioned, you’d know you were in for a treat when Scorsese wanted to show you something. Then 1990 came around and Scorsese once again changed the film community with a movie called ‘Goodfellas‘, which was his big foray into the whole mafia genre.

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Warner Bros. TV is putting together a TV series reboot of, not only an Oscar winning film, but one of my absolute favorites, ‘The Departed‘. Joining Warner Bros. in the project is Amazon Studios and Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group and Plan B Entertainment.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Film aficionados listen up, I’ve got the line up of what we can expect from The Criterion Collection for November 2016.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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I am a Leonardo DiCaprio fan. I’ve never hidden it, but I am. I wasn’t in love with him and his boyish good looks like other girls my age were, I recognized him from ‘Growing Pains‘, after all. He didn’t begin his career as absolutely gorgeous, that developed over time. I had to learn to love his work for what it was. Saying that, Leo’s been overlooked for that naked, golden, guy many times before he finally won his first Oscar at last night’s award show.

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HBO Renews ‘Vinyl’ For A Second Season!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 19th, 2016

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HBO’s practice of prepping a second season before the first premiered is a tried and true practice for many of the hit drama series of the network, and it’s being put into use for ‘Vinyl‘, now. Vinyl just debuted on February 14 to enough excitement that a second season is a simple decision.

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Film Review: ‘The Big Short’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 24th, 2015

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We all remember the horrible times from 2007-2010 with all that went on with the housing crises and stock market crash. Tons of people lost their homes, went broke, lost their jobs, and even committed suicide. This was all due to the major banks and loan officers, giving people bad loans no matter what their income situation was. After a little while, everyone started to default on their home loans and all of the banks failed, which forced the hardworking middle class people to bail them out with our own money.

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Film Review: ‘Black Mass’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 16th, 2015

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It’s okay to look at ‘Black Mass‘ as a distant sequel to the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘ movies. Both have bad guys, wars, guns, monsters, and Johnny Depp. Maybe I’m reaching a bit there, but it’s still fun to think about them as distant cousins in movies. The story of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger has been told a lot, especially recently. If you’re unfamiliar with who Bulger is, he was one of the most vicious and heinous human beings to ever walk the planet. He was even the FBI’s Most Wanted man for more than a decade, as he spent most of his time in Boston as a mafia boss who committed murder amongst other things.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The Devil in The White City‘ is finally moving forward with a big screen adaptation that has been in the works for more than 10 years and I couldn’t be more thrilled with who’s putting it together – Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio!!!

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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I had the distinct pleasure to sit down and talk with director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon of ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl‘ in Dallas, TX. First off, this movie is fantastic and you should see it immediately a thousand times. Secondly, Alfonso is a movie buff of the highest order and is so passionate about film, that it totally shows in this fun interview. Did you know Alfonso was a production assistant on Martin Scorsese’sCasino‘? He was and we talk about it. We also discuss ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl‘, as well as some of his favorite scenes in film, which he wanted to talk an hour more on. He texted me another favorite scene later on in the day that didn’t make the cut here, but it was “the first shot from Bertolucci’s ‘Last Tango in Paris‘. It’s a boom down into Brando’s close up. In that one shot, you get to feel the entire inner life of his character. Such a solid scene and an A-list director here. Enjoy and see the movie.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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I would say I’m a loyal fan. Take Ewan McGregor for example – I’ve seen every film I can find, heard him narrate a piece on polar bears for PBS and watched his motorcycle treks, I even have the book! This loyalty is not spent on McGregor, alone, but a handful of actors/actresses and directors make up my little circle. One of those directors is Martin Scorsese. If he made it, chances are I’m going to love it. So I’m looking forward to HBO’s untitled Rock’n Roll drama series and it’s that series that is making the news with a couple of new actor-commitments.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Complete Series!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 19th, 2015

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THE SERIES

 I remember when the pilot episode for ‘Boardwalk Empire‘ aired on HBO back in 2010, which was directed by Martin Scorsese. After the episode aired, I said to my friends, “that was one of the best pilots to any television show I had ever seen.” They all seemed to agree. What followed was five season of some of the best storytelling set in the prohibition era of America, complete with historical figures and gangsters. It was almost like it was ‘Goodfellas‘, but set in the early 1920s. The series followed Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), who was based on a real guy, who secretly controlled the Boardwalk in Atlantic City and bribed politicians and presidents to make his rise to power much easier.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Goodfellas’ 25th Anniversary!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 5th, 2015

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THE FILM

By the time 1990 came around, Martin Scorsese had already made several masterpieces in film, which continue to be praised and talked about to this day. With the likes of ‘Raging Bull‘, ‘Taxi Driver‘, and ‘The Last Waltz‘, we all knew that Scorsese was one of the finest filmmakers and storytellers around. Even with just those three previous films mentioned, you’d know you were in for a treat when Scorsese wanted to show you something. Then 1990 came around and Scorsese once again changed the film community with a movie called ‘Goodfellas‘, which was his big foray into the whole mafia genre.

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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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Top 10 Soundtracks We Want To See Released on Vinyl!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 13th, 2015

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Many of you might already know that I love listening to movie soundtracks. I always have. Since I was a little tyke who could barely see over a counter, I was infatuated with movie scores and soundtracks, particularly the ‘E.T.‘ original motion picture score and the ‘Beverly Hill Cop‘ soundtrack. From there, my love and passion grew for all types of music. My parents had a pretty good record collection that included all three original ‘Star Wars’ albums, ‘The Wizard of Oz‘, and ‘Star Trek I and II’ to just name a few. Throughout the years, I now have a fun record collection that spans all genres of music from Frank Zappa to Rage Against the Machine, from R.L. Burnside to The Pixies, and so on. Along the way, digging through the dirty stacks of crates at local record shops and estate sales, I became hell bent on having one of the best Soundtrack collections. And over the past several years, I’ve been lucky enough to acquire some very sought after albums. But there are still so many soundtracks that have never found their way to vinyl, either commercially or ever really. So here is a list in the hopes that maybe Varèse Sarabande, Mondo, or Death Waltz will consider releasing these albums in the near future.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Season 5!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 15th, 2015

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THE SERIES

It’s sad to see this amazing gangster show come to an end. It’s been a great five years, and this last season did a lot of things right in regards to wrapping up story lines and character arcs. I remember watching the first episode, which was directed by Martin Scorsese and thinking this is one of the better pilot episodes I’ve ever seen. I still think that to this day. There have been some great characters over the years, and it was sad to see how some of them ended up, but make no mistake, this fifth and final season hit its mark. HBO shortened this final season to only eight episodes and focused on wrapping up each character with an emphasis on Nucky Thompson’s (Steve Buscemi) childhood, upbringing, and how he became who he is.

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Podcast #36 – Re-Cast of ‘Taxi Driver’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2014

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The Multi-Media Men are back with the 36th episode that covers all things in the entertainment industry. We had a full house again with myself Bryan KlugerAdam Conway from the Angelika Film Center, Gadi Elkon from Selig Film NewsAndrew ConwayGwen Reyes from Fresh Fiction, and Susan Kamyab from This Chix Flix. It was a lot of fun to say the least.  Here is one of our infamous ReCast segments. We went ahead  and recast the iconic film ‘Taxi Driver‘, which is one of the best films of all time that starred Robert De Niro and Jodi Foster, and was directed by Martin Scorsese. There is no way we can replace any of the amazing actors aboard here, but in this day and age, it is more likely to happen than not. So here are some of our suggestions on who should play which role? Do you agree with us?And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Jana B. here,

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Warren Beatty hasn’t been featured on the big screen for quite a while and he is ready to change that. Beatty has had a Howard Hughes-based project perking in his head for 20 years before we’re seeing any tangible sign of its existence. Beatty will direct and star as Hughes, but it will center on Hughes’ assistant and his love interest. Beatty’s wife, Annette Bening and Matthew Broderick have lent their talents to the project and we’re told there may still be a few surprise actors to join, we’re being told perhaps Jack Nicholson?

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Jana B. here,

 

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I loved ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘. Two of my favorite things about that movie are Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill as Jordan Belfort and Donnie Azoff. DiCaprio takes on the unbelievably big characters that are usually brimming with excess and he knocks them over the Green Monster. Every. Single. Time. Jonah Hill has certainly come a long way from my first introduction to him in ‘Superbad‘. I saw him and thought, he’s the token funny, fat guy. I believe every group has to have the token, funny, fat friend. That’s my role. I’m the token, funny, fat girl in my group. I’m really happy that Jonah Hill broke out of that stereotype.

 

 

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Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller Set For Boxing Picture!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 3rd, 2014

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Aaron Eckhart (‘The Dark Knight‘) and Miles Teller (‘The Spectacular Now‘) have both signed on to star in the boxing biopic called ‘Bleed For This‘. This biopic is based on the life of Vinnie Pazienza and it has Martin Scorsese executive producing. Ben Younger has written the script and will direct as well. Younger directed the fan favorite ‘Boiler Room‘ from the year 2000.

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The Top 10 Gangster Movie List!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 19th, 2014

Jana B. here,

 

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Some girls are all into sappy romances or heart touchingly saccharine-sweet movies. Movies that sometime contain a troubled family learning to love a curmudgeonly, absent  grandparent, or a shattered family recovering from the death of one of its immediate member. Sometimes it’s a pet that waltzes, unexpectedly, into a tumultuous atmosphere that teaches everyone to love more before it’s killed in some unimaginative way.

I hate movies like that. I hate books like that and I hate songs like that. If a member of a family is killed, it better be a mafia family, and I get to look forward to their violent, bloody and evil retribution.  I am so fascinated by the inner workings of these ‘families’. I love to see the fronts they use to launder their income and imagine ways I would do it if I was involved.

 

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And The Oscar Nominees Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 16th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

 

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It’s that time of year again when the stars and filmmakers all get together and honor the best of filmmaking over the year. Now the nominees are in, which this year was especially difficult to choose, as there was tons of great performances and films. Please let us know what you think of the nominees. Who got snubbed and who are you excited for? The Oscars will air live on March 2nd. Chris Hemsworth is out to announce the nominees as this Oscar ceremony has a superhero theme.

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Film Review: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 20th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here…

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Even though Martin Scorsese is 71 years old, he has not taken a slower and more cautious path in making films or even the stories he tells. ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘ is anything but cautious and slow. In fact, during its three hour run time from start to finish, only one hour seems to have passed by, as we are thrown in head first into a drug-fueled, rich hungry, and ultra luxurious life of Jordan Belfort and the sinful synagogue know as Wall Street. I have no problem with saying that this is right up there with the best of Scorsese’s films, and it might be Leonardo DiCaprio’s most intense, layered, and greatest performances yet. Hundreds of millions of dollars are made during the course of this film, and I’m sure the same amount, if not more will be made at the box office this holiday.

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December 2013 Movies To Look Out For!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 13th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here…

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It’s December 2013, and the holiday season is in full swing. And you know what that means, right? The holiday movies are also being released left and right. And luckily you found this podcast, because we have all the info for you on what cool movies there are out there right now, and that are coming out through the end of the month. We discuss Martin Scorsese’s new film ‘Wolf of Wall-Street‘, ‘Anchorman 2‘, and the new Coen Bros. movie. Enjoy the episode.

 

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Enjoy the Amazing New ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Trailer!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 30th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Paramount has pushed back Martin Scorsese’sWolf of Wall Street‘ back to Christmas day. Originally, it was going to open Thanksgiving. But just shortly after they made this announcement, we have a brand new trailer with all new footage. And like the first one, it looks incredible. It looks like the main stars are Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill with Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie and Jon Bernthal rounding out the impressive cast.

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Jana B., Here….

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Author Jo Nesbo, of the Harry Hole series, is in negotiations for the film rights of the novel, Blood on the Snow, with Warner Brothers. This will be a vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio to possibly star, but definitely produce through his Appian Way banner along with partner Jennifer Davisson Killoran and Kevin McCormick through Langley Park. The storyline focuses on a hit man who encounters a case of falling in love with his target, after being assigned to take out the wife of his boss.

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Film Review: ‘The Family’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 13th, 2013

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Director Luc Besson must just love Martin Scorsese’sGoodfellas‘. I’m sure if there was a film that showed the life of  Henry Hill one he was in the witness protection program, this would have been that film. ‘The Family‘ is a dark and ultra-violent comedy where a former family working for the New York mafia is in the witness protection program after testifying on some big bosses. This family has been re-locating every few months or so, and are now in a small town in France.

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HBO Renews ‘Boardwalk Empire’ For a 4th Season!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 3rd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Following the hit series’ third-season debut on Sept. 16, HBO has renewed BOARDWALK EMPIRE for a fourth season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.   “Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their outstanding team continue to produce a stunning show that never fails to surprise and entertain,” said Lombardo.  “We are excited to bring this unique series back for a fourth season.”

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Atlantic City, New Year’s Eve, 1922: The Roaring ‘20s are about to begin in earnest. Despite a booming economy, alcohol is scarce and gangster violence is heating up. With his marriage to Margaret already on the rocks, Nucky Thompson faces the challenge of mending old relationships and encounters new competition from a hair-trigger gangster determined to siphon off his business.

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Todd Phillips might just make that leap into dramatic films after all.  Phillips directed ‘Old School’, ‘Road Trip’, and ‘The Hangover’ films.  All of his films so far have been comedies, that have really had the same jokes and starred most of the same people.  But now, it looks like he might take the helms of Paramount’s ‘The Gambler’ remake, which had Martin Scorsese attached at one point in time.

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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.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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The debut dates for the new seasons of the HBO series BOADWALK EMPIRE and TREME have been confirmed. The 12-episode third season of BOADWALK EMPIRE kicks off SUNDAY, SEPT. 16 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Set in the 1920s in the early days of Prohibition, this Golden Globe-winning series chronicles the life and times of “Nucky” Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ is a beautiful, creative, and unique look into the life of Jesus.  Criterion rolls out the red carpet again with this blu-ray version  with top of the line video and audio presentations, some decent extras, and one hell of a film.  This is spine #70 and I highly recommend this bluray.  Definitely worth the upgrade if you already have it.

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Bryan’s Oscar Picks and Wishful Picks!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 26th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

It’s Oscar day, and we here at Boomstick are gearing up for our live video commentary for later tonight.  We will be broadcasting live starting with the pre show and on through the entire night.  We will have trivia for prizes as well.  So be sure to keep it here and tune in.  Now, below are my Oscar picks in the winners that I think will win as well as the ones that I hope to win.  They are different, of course.  Be sure to let us know what your picks are in the comment section and the one with the  most right ballot might get a special prize.  And be sure when you comment and tweet tonight to use the hashtag  #bsoscars.

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Hi Bryan Here….

HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ is easily one of the most brilliant and engaging series to air in the past decade.  It is full of colorful characters, gripping story lines, and tons of violence and sex.  And all of the series is based on actual people and events from the roaring 20’s in Atlantic City.  You can tell that everyone involved with the series has a passion and love for the show.  This bluray release is incredible.  The video and audio are top notch while the extras are a lot of fun for any fan of the show.  This gets my highest recommendation.  So let’s have a glass of scotch and be secret about it.

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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…..

The 84th annual Academy Award nominations are in.  There are a couple of surprises that I was very happy to see on here and tons of disappointment.  It looks like the Academy went with 9 Best Picture noms this year rather than 10.  They also only went with 3 noms for make up which I can think of others, and only two for original song.  Was this a time issue, so that the event would be over on time for once rather than have all 5 songs being sung?  I don’t like it, but that’s how it is this year.  Below you will see each category with my thoughts.  Enjoy.

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DGA Announces Documentary Nominees!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 12th, 2012

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Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentaries for the year 2011. “The remarkable documentaries made by this year’s nominees take audiences on a journey, whether casting light on injustice or exploring the human condition in all of its nuance, cruelty, creativity and triumph,” said Hackford. “Our nominees represent the best in documentary filmmaking and I congratulate each of them on a job well done.

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Award Winning Writer to Pen ‘Jersey Boys’ Film!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 11th, 2012

Hi Bryan Here….

Two-time Academy Award-nominated writer, John Logan (Last Samurai/Hugo/Rango/The Aviator), has been hired to adapt the musical sensation, JERSEY BOYS: THE STORY OF FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS. GK Films’ Graham King and Tim Headington are producing with Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio serving as executive producers. It is anticipated that the project will be produced in partnership with Columbia Pictures with Columbia Pictures handling worldwide distribution of the project except for some international territories that GK may potentially sell.

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AMC To Air New ‘Goodfellas’ Series!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 10th, 2012

Hi Bryan Here…..

 

AMC will be in business with some ‘Goodfellas’ in the near future.   That’s right, the Martin Scorsese 1990 film ‘Goodfellas’ will be turned into a series for AMC.  The series will take place in the general time era that AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ takes place.  And Nicholas Pileggi, who wrote the movie based on his non-fiction book Wiseguy, is on board to co-write the TV series adaptation with TV writer-producer Jorge Zamacona (Homicide: Life On The Street). The two will executive produce with the film’s producer Irwin Winkler and his son David.

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Directors Guild Awards Nominations Are In!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 9th, 2012

Hi Bryan Here….

Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2011.  “The directors nominated this year for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award have each demonstrated an inspired command of the medium. The fact that their prodigious talents have been recognized by their peers is the highest honor a director can achieve,” said Hackford. “I offer my most sincere congratulations to each of the nominees.”  The winner will be named at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The nominees are (in alphabetical order):

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Hi Bryan Here….

From Terence Winter (Emmy®-winning writer on HBO’s The Sopranos) and Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire is set in Atlantic City in 1920 at the dawn of Prohibition. The series chronicles the life and times of Enoch Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the city treasurer whose double role as politician and bootlegger makes him the city’s undisputed czar at a time when illegal alcohol has opened up highly lucrative opportunities for rumrunners and distributors. In a city defined by notorious backroom politics and vicious power struggles, Nucky must contend with ambitious underlings, relentless Feds, rival gangsters — including Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano and Al Capone — and his own appetite for women, profits, and power.

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HBO Renews ‘Boardwalk Empire’ For A Third Season!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 12th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

With the first few episodes of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ doing very well in the ratings, HBO has given the go ahead to make a third season for the gangster series.  This is much deserved.  ‘Boardwalk Empire’ is a magnificent achievement in television and is far better than ‘Sopranos’ ever was.

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HBO will be releasing ‘Boardwalk Empire’ The Complete 1st Season on blu-ray come January 10th. 2012.  From Terence Winter (Emmy®-winning writer on HBO’s The Sopranos) and Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire is set in Atlantic City in 1920 at the dawn of Prohibition. The series chronicles the life and times of Enoch Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the city treasurer whose double role as politician and bootlegger makes him the city’s undisputed czar at a time when illegal alcohol has opened up highly lucrative opportunities for rumrunners and distributors. In a city defined by notorious backroom politics and vicious power struggles, Nucky must contend with ambitious underlings, relentless Feds, rival gangsters — including Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano and Al Capone — and his own appetite for women, profits, and power.

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Full List of Emmy Winners 2011!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 20th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the “Television Academy”) tonight (Sunday,
September 18, 2011) awarded the 2010-2011 Primetime Emmys® for programs and individual
achievements on the “63rd Primetime Emmy Awards” originating on the FOX Television Network
from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.  The Television Academy’s Chairman & CEO
John Shaffner participated in the awards ceremony.  Mark Burnett was Executive Producer of
the telecast.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Episode #14:  “Ourselves Alone”

Debut: SUNDAY, OCT. 2 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Oct. 2 (11:00 p.m.), 4 (11:30 p.m.), 5 (8:00 p.m.) and 8 (10:45 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates:  Oct. 3 (10:00 p.m.), 6 (11:40 p.m.), 7 (9:00 p.m.), 9 (2:00 p.m.) and 13 (10:00 p.m.)

Concerned about losing his grip on Atlantic City, Nucky (Steve Buscemi) deliberates a countermove while trying to learn who in his inner circle betrayed him.  As agents scour the Treasurer’s office for incriminating evidence, Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) strikes a pose from the past to help Nucky avoid further trouble in the present.  In New York, Arnold Rothstein (Michael Stuhlbarg) puts Jimmy (Michael Pitt) on hold, but Meyer Lansky (Anatol Yusef) and Lucky Luciano (Vincent Piazza) loom as possible trading partners.  Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams) is badgered in prison by Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey), a jailmate with an ax to grind; Owen Sleater (Ted Rooney), an advance man for Irish nationalist John McGarrigle (Ted Rooney), scouts the Thompson residence; the Commodore (Dabney Coleman) introduces Eli (Shea Whigham) to “the men who made this city.”

Written by Howard Korder; directed by David Petrarca.

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Hi Bryan Here….

MIPCOM 2011 is preparing to welcome a galaxy of internationally-recognised actors, directors, writers, producers and show business personalities who will join the largest TV industry gathering in Cannes and grace the red carpet at MIPCOM’s Opening Night Party. Holding a MIPCOM World Premiere Television Screening of its new thriller TV series Missing in the Palais des Festivals’ Grand Auditorium, ABC Studios is bringing stellar cast members of the show to Cannes.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Atlantic City, 1921: Though his fortunes have soared in the wake of the enactment of Prohibition, Nucky Thompson is paying a steep price for wielding ultimate power in “the world’s playground.”  Following the ’20 election, Nucky finds himself the target of an investigation for voter fraud and faces not only jail, but insurrection by some of those he considered his closest allies.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Mike Medavoy and Doug McKay, Vice-President of Production at Phoenix Pictures, have teamed up with legendary writer Ray Bradbury, RGI Productions’ Rodion Nahapetov (who is penning the screenplay), and producer Natasha Shliapnikoff to produce the feature film adaptation of Bradbury’s classic novel “Dandelion Wine.”

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Hi Bryan Here….

Today’s Geek Deals are the classic film titles: ‘Taxi Driver’!! ‘Dr. Strangelove’!!  ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’!!  All on Blu-ray.  All under $12.00.  Scorsese, Kubrick, Lean.  Take advatage!

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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….

Tonight’s Geek Deal and pretty much for the rest of the week’s Geek Deal  is the Blu-Ray+DVD combo of the classic Scorsese film, “Raging Bull”.  This film was nominated for eight Oscars and won two including Best Actor for Robert De Niro.  The blu-ray combo is currently $12.49 for the rest of the week.  That is 58% off the normal price.

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Hi Bryan Here…

One of the best films in the last 50 years.  Right at the top of that list.  Robert De Niro is fucking brilliant in this movie.  I can’t believe this movie has not been released on bluray yet.  This film is unrelenting, unmerciful, brutal, and all kinds of AWESOME.  A MUST OWN MOVIE.

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BRYAN’S BLURAY/DVD PICKS FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 6th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

That’s a blu-ray player above?  Heh.  Anyone?  A solid week of releases including Stanley Kubrick’s last vision which Spielberg took the reigns.  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 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.

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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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Goodfellas Coming To Series??

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 23rd, 2010

Deadline Hollywood reports that “GoodFellas” screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi is pitching a TV show based on the Pileggi book adapted into Martin Scorsese’s 1990 mob classic.

It is not known yet if it will got to basic cable, or pay cable, or premium cable for it does not have a studio yet or a channel.

If this does come to fruition, it better go to either HBO or Showtime.

I think this has something to do with HBO’S premiere of Boardwalk Empire which had it’s largest viewing in over six years.

Any thoughts?

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Boardwalk Empire Has Been Renewed for a 2nd Season

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 21st, 2010

I knew this show would be a hit.  It was so well done.  Read my review of the first episode HERE.

HBO has ordered a 2nd season of Boardwalk Empire already.  No word on a premiere date or number of episodes, but it is in stone.  Also the premiere of the 1st episode this past Sunday had just under 5 million viewers which was HBO’s largest premiere in six years.  Well Done HBO.  Below is the press release.  ENJOY!

HBO RENEWS BOARDWALK EMPIRE FOR SECOND SEASON

“LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21, 2010 – Following resounding critical approval and high viewer numbers for the series’ Sept. 19 debut, HBO has renewed BOARDWALK EMPIRE for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

“All the ingredients aligned for this one, from Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson’s initial pitch, to Martin Scorsese’s enormous contributions as director and executive producer, to the genius of Terry Winter and the expertise of Tim Van Patten, to a stellar cast led by Steve Buscemi,” said Lombardo. “The response from the media and our viewers has been nothing short of amazing.”

From Terence Winter, Emmy® Award-winning writer of “The Sopranos” and Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is set in Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, when the sale of alcohol became illegal throughout the United States.

Among the early critical raves, People called the show “not-to-be-missed,” hailing Steve Buscemi’s “brilliant, brutally funny performance,” while USA Today observed that BOARDWALK EMPIRE “looks to be the season’s best new show on any outlet.” The Philadelphia Inquirer said the series “stands at the pinnacle of TV achievement,” with the New York Observer noting, “It’s really, really good.”

The Sept. 19 premiere of BOARDWALK EMPIRE averaged 4.8 million viewers during the 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) airing to score HBO’s largest premiere of any program in over six years (since March 21, 2004 – “Deadwood” with “The Sopranos” as lead-in). With additional plays at 10:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., BOARDWALK EMPIRE was watched by a combined 7.1 million viewers for the night.

Season one credits: Created by Terence Winter, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is executive produced by Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese, Tim Van Patten, Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg; co-executive producers, Gene Kelly and Lawrence Konner; producers (series), Rudd Simmons and Rick Yorn; producer (pilot), David Coatsworth; supervising producers, Howard Korder and Margaret Nagle.”

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Bryan Takes A Walk Through the Boardwalk Empire (Review)

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 20th, 2010

HBO’s new prohibition gangster era series might be the best series to come out of the channel.  HBO already gave us an amazing gangster show at one point with The Sopranos.  But Boardwalk Empire takes the cake.

On the subject of The Sopranos, former writer/ producer of The Sopranos, Terrence Winter is the mastermind behind the new Boardwalk Empire series.  Add to that a former Sopranos victim, Steve Buschemi who plays the lead character, “Nucky Thompson” and you already have a start to a great show.

Martin Scorsese lends his talent to direct the first episode of the series which is nothing short of perfection.  Scorsese really has knack for making gangster films.  I believe this his first direction of something on tv that is fiction since the 1980’s.

It really seems HBO put tons of money into this show.  All the CGI and costumes to make the 1920’s look like the actual 1920’s is spectacular.  You can tall a whole lot of love and time went into making this show right and real.

In the first episode you will see the start of Al Capone, a midget boxing match, a silent film of Fatty Arbuckle, quite a bit of gore and uber extreme violence, and much much more.

Omar from “The Wire” makes a small appearance in the first episode.  I have a feeling that in episodes to come he will be a key character to Nucky.

Already this show has entranced me and I cannot wait until next Sunday.

I think the only other show that will be this good or better this year will be “The Walking Dead” on AMC.

What did you think of the first episode?

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Do you ever wonder who is giving you your entertainment news, reviews and anything else in between? Do you ever catch yourself thinking “I really wish I knew more about the amazing people at Boomstick Comics?” Vanity Fair gives readers the option to get to know their favorite celebs a little bit more by offering the famous Proust Questionnaire completed by someone really successful, talented and funny. Unfortunately, y’all get me “JANA” this time.

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Film Review: ‘Patriots Day’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 11th, 2017

Dan M., here….

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FULL DISCLOSURE: I was born in Massachusetts (moved in middle school) love all the sports teams and have close to 40 families members in and around the outskirts of Boston. The only reason I disclose this is because I watched the news closely during this whole ordeal, read two books on the events/survivors, and caught the excellent HBO doc that premiered late last year. I’m not an expert on the event but I feel like I know a bit more than a casual viewer. Most importantly I wasn’t there. I don’t know anyone who was lost. I can’t imagine what it is like to see a tragic event in your life monetized into a film so I am reviewing this strictly as a fan of movies and how it was portrayed as a movie. The politics, timing, and ramifications of turning events like this into films are for others to debate.

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