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Hi, Bryan Here….

Boomstick Comics is partnering with Texas Theatre for the release of Joss Whedon’s epic Avengers film.  While at the Texas Theatre, grab a drink and pick up some of your favorite Avengers comics, provided by Boomstick Comics.  You might even be able to win free comics.  Be sure to see The Avengers at the Texas Theatre.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!

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Film Review: ‘Midnight Special’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 17th, 2016

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I’m a complete sucker for the sci-fi genre, and as of very recent years, we’ve seen an uptick in solid, satisfying sci-fi movies of all kinds. However, the original ones from our childhood of the 70s and 80s always come back to us once or twice a year to warm the nostalgic feelings. I’m of course speaking of ‘E.T.‘, ‘Starman‘, ‘Blade Runner‘, and ‘Close Encounters of Third Kind‘. All of those films have made a significant impact on a bunch of people’s creative and personal lives. There have been too few films that have reached this caliber of moviemaking, but Jeff Nichols’s film ‘Midnight Special‘ might just have a spot at the top with these greats, despite a few minor flaws.

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Jennifer S., Here…

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Texas Frightmare Weekend is billed as the Premier Southwest Horror Convention.  This year they celebrated their 10th anniversary and I was able to attend for the whole weekend for the first time.  Of course, I’ll be “penning” another article about the overall experience after I’m finished writing up everything else, but I must get this one out first.  The reason?   Because I LOVE movies.  A little known fact about the event is that they offer screening opportunities.  It is difficult to choose what to watch between the two rooms, but over the weekend I got to see enough to speculate on a few of them.  Oh, and there will be spoilers.

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Texas FrightMare Is Upon Us!! Here’s What To Expect!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 15th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Texas FrightMare Weekend is almost here, and it looks like it will be the biggest horror convention yeet, packed with tons of horror movie actors, actresses, and directors from your favorite scary movies. You’ll be able to meet the legendary zombie director ‘George Romero‘, Linda Hamilton, and a ‘Terminator‘ reunion minus Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron. Plus, you’ll be able to watch the original ‘Dawn of the Dead‘ with George Romero himself. How cool is that. Below, you’ll be able to find out all of the cool info on guests, times, and bands playing this year at the Festival. Enjoy and see you there.

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Grease up your chainsaws, put your masks on, and get some BBQ, because Tobe Hooper’s iconic horror film ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘ is 40 this year. In honor of it’s 40th anniversary of scaring an entire planet of people, MPI and Dark Sky Films have restored the original 1973 film and upgraded it to 4K resolution from the original 16mm print.

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Jana B. here,

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Anne Fletcher is a woman of many talents, a choreographer, actress, producer and director. She directed ‘The Guilt Trip‘, ‘The Proposal‘ and ‘27 Dresses‘. Fletcher is in talks with MGM, writers David Feeney and John Quaintance to direct ‘Don’t Mess With Texas‘,  a female-driven comedy similar to 1988’s ‘Midnight Run‘. Reese Witherspoon (‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Walk The Line’) and Sofia Vergara (TV’s ‘Modern Family’, ‘Four Brothers’) are set to star.

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Jana’s Best of 2017!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 1st, 2018

Hey guys, Jana here,

I know these “Best of 2017” lists should technically be published in 2017, but why would I start 2018 any differently than I lived the majority of my adult life: Procrastinating and underachieving. What can I say? That’s my wheelhouse.

For a year that put a spotlight on some of the shittiest behavior by some of the Hollywood elite, it was actually a good year for TV and movies. I didn’t limit myself in number because as I moved on with the brackets, I felt like I was making ‘Sophie’s Choice‘ on some of these, so they’re all getting in! I’m feeling my inner-Oprah here, You’ve made the list! You made the list! EVERYBODY made the list!! In order to spare myself any arguments, I’m stating up front that my picks for the “Best of 2017” are not edited in regards to scandal or hideous human behavior.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

The Devil’s Candy‘ available September 26th, 2017 from Scream Factory and IFC. Metal rules…but Hell is eternal. A family faces off with evil itself in a house from hell in this hard-rocking shocker from Sean Byrne, the director of ‘The Loved Ones‘. Filled with punishing violence, ‘The Devil’s Candy‘ makes its Blu-ray debut on September 26th, 2017 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. Featuring the music of Metallica, Slayer, Pantera, and Sunn O, this thriller also contains a number of bonus features, including commentary with director Sean Byrne, behind-the-scenes visual effects, the ‘Advantage Satan‘ short film, a music video, an art gallery, and a theatrical trailer. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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

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Criterion Announces It’s September Releases!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 16th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Criterion has announced their September titles, which are all listed below. You can see all the tech-specs and bonus features with each title. This is one hell of a month for Criterion, as all titles look insanely good. I can’t wait to watch all of these. We will update when pre-order links are available.

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Film Review: ‘Everybody Wants Some’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 6th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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In my mind, Richard Linklater can do no wrong. He is one of the best filmmakers working today and he continues do break ground with iconic films that will forever be seared into our memory. Recently, his film ‘Boyhood‘ garnered a ton of awards and was a milestone in filmmaking as he took twelve years to film the story of a boy growing up around his broken family. It was one of the best movies of that year. From ‘School of Rock‘ to ‘Bernie‘ to ‘Slacker‘ to the ‘Before‘ trilogy – we’ve seen Linklater grow as a filmmaker and deliver excellent characters and great soundtracks over the years. Perhaps his best known or cult favorite film was from 23 years ago, which of course was ‘Dazed and Confused‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Scream Factory is  bringing a pair of tense, contemporary thrillers to Blu-ray and DVD debut on September 1, 2015 in a partnership with IFC Midnight.  Scream Factory is an established source for classic screamers to find their way to blu-ray and DVD but this time, the movies are from the last few years, namely ‘Backcountry‘ and ‘The Harvest‘.

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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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The 9th annual Dallas International Film Fest is coming quickly. Specifically, it will upon us April 9th-19th of next year and is currently accepting film submissions for all categories. The early bird deadline is October 17th, but the main deadline is December 5th with the late deadline coming December 12th. So to all you filmmakers out there, shoot, cut, and turn in those films, for this festival will be the best yet. Below is the offical press release and information you will need.

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The Dallas International Film Festival for 2014 has just announced its full lineup of movies. Last week, we brought you the first ten films that were announced, and if that was any clue on how cool the movies will be this year, it only gets better. It looks like there are some amazing selections this year, films that I’ve been hearing about for quite some time, and am glad to have them in Dallas. Below you will find all the info you want to know about each movie, documentary, short, and cult film that will be showing. And don’t forget, you can purchase your tickets HERE for the festival!!

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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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2013 SXSW Film Lineup Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 31st, 2013

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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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Got a late start on this article due to uploading the interview and writing the review for ‘End of Watch’.  But alas, the weekly column you all look forward to is out.  Damn man, September is such a crazy month for releases.  Just too much at once.  There are tons of groovy stuff this week, so let’s jump right in to 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 picture-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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Hi, Bryan Here….

Alright, just one day late, because there has been so much news, plus the interview, that I didn’t finish the column yesterday. But here it is in all its glory. There are some AMAZING releases this week.  Bluray releases are about to get heavy and numerous, so prepare yourself.  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 picture-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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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.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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Bryan’s Review of Linklater’s ‘Bernie’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 4th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Richard Linklater’s film, Bernie, was inspired by an article in Texas Monthly Magazine by Skip Hollandsworth titled ‘Midnight in the Garden of East Texas’.  The article was an editorial about a murder committed in the small East Texas town of Carthage, Texas.  Hollandsworth’s editorial argued that the entire town supported the killer, rather than the victim.  Regardless of the fact that the killer confessed, the evidence proved his guilt, and a court sentenced him to life in prison, the entire town still believes he is innocent.  This real-life story translated into a hilarious dark comedy.

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2012 SXSW Film Awards Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 14th, 2012

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SXSW 2012 film portion is over.  And it looks like the film ‘ Gimme The Loot’ won top prize this year.  And ‘Beware of Mr. Baker won top prize in the documentary category.  These films will be picked up quickly and you can expect them to be rolling out at a theatre near you in the coming months.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 12th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for the second 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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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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Bluray/DVD Releases for the 1st Week of October

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 4th, 2010

This week is a MEGA release week for movies.  Tons of great films being released.  As last time, below you will get some information about the upcoming releases and a link/picture to where you can click and be taken to AMAZON to purchase the movie for a very cheap price.  Enjoy this week’s column.

2001 Maniacs

This movie stars Robert Englund from the Nightmare on Elm street movies.  Based on the campy cult classic by the Godfather of gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis, and starring horror legend Robert Englund, 2001 Maniacs is a bloody comedy/spoof that audiences will love. 2001 Maniacs tells the story of a group of college students on their way to spring break. They decide to take a detour through an old southern town – and are soon in for a big surprise. The residents of Pleasant Valley insist the kids stay for their annual barbecue celebration…but instead of getting a taste of the old south, the old south gets a taste of them!

Supplements

  • Two audio commentaries
  • Inside the Asylum Making-of featurette
  • Deleted/extended scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Alternate opening with John Landis

Beauty and the Beast (Diamond Edition) (Blu-ray)

A beloved classic comes back to home video in the form of high def.  This is a must own bluray.  The picture is crystal clear and the sound is nothing short of perfect.  Tons of extras are on this disc, plus you get the DVD copy as well.  The commentary track  is very informative and down to the point.

Supplements

  • Never-before-seen alternate opening
  • Deleted scenes
  • Beyond Beauty
  • Broadway Beginnings
  • Composing a Classic
  • Music video

Exclusive HD Content

  • Enchanted Musical Challenge
  • Bonjour, Who Is This?

The Blair Witch Project (Blu-ray)

This bluray was released  over a month ago exclusively at BEST BUY.  If you have not picked it up yet, then you can pick Blair Witch up anywhere tomorrow.  While this bluray disc is the best Blair Witch has ever looked, it is far from being a demo in your home.  Still tons of grain and just over all sloppy.  But I believe this was the intent of the filmmakers.  To make it look as real as possible.  The sound isn’t really that great on the disc.  Those set aside, if you liked seeing this movie all those years ago, then this is a must pick up to re-live that time and the special features are pretty good.

Supplements

  • Audio commentary
  • Featurette
  • Extra footage
  • Four never-before-seen alternate endings

Exclusive HD Content

  • Bookmarks

The Exorcist: Extended Director’s Cut (Blu-Ray)

Finally.  To start out the month of Halloween, we get the hig-def transfer of the scariest movie of all time, “The Exorcist”.  You get the spider-crawl scene, the extended ending and a few other scenes that were added in that were not in the original.  I saw this at the theater last week on the big screen, and it was fantastic.  Still scary as hell.  I wish they still made films like this still.  Where we grow with a character and see them transform into something TERRIBLE.    This is a 2-dsic set with a booklet with behind the scenes photos and essays about the making of the film.  An absolute must for any collection.

Supplements

  • Commentary by William Friedkin (Disc 1)
  • Sketches & storyboards (Disc 2)
  • Trailers & TV spots from the 1973 version (Disc 2)
  • Trailers, TV spots & radio spots from the film’s 2000 release (Disc 1)
  • Introduction by William Friedkin (Disc 2)
  • Audio commentary with William Friedkin (Disc 2)
  • Audio commentary with William Peter Blatty with Special Sound Effects Tests (Disc 2)
  • The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist (Disc 2)
  • Additional interviews with William Friedkin and William Peter Blatty (Disc 2)
  • Original ending (Disc 2)

Exclusive HD Content

  • Raising Hell: Filming the Exorcist (Disc 1)
  • The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now (Disc 1)
  • Faces of Evil: The Different Versions of The Exorcist (Disc 1)

Grindhouse: Special Edition (Blu-Ray)

It is about time we get these two films from Tarantino and Rodriguez in one release.  And YES.  YES.  We will be getting all the fake trailers in this release of Grindhouse.    Now I am a big fan of actual Grindhouse films and Tarantino and Rodriguez did an excellent job in re-creating the atmosphere and feel of this type of film.  I cannot wait to sit down with some friends at midnight with tons of beer and food and watch these two films in a row.

Supplements

  • Faux Trailers (‘Don’t,’ ‘Werewolf Women of the S.S.,’ and ‘Thanksgiving’)
  • Sickos, Bullets, And Explosions: The Stunts of Planet Terror
  • Casting Rebel
  • The Friend, the Doctor, and the Real Estate Agent
  • Planet Terror Poster Gallery
  • Stunts on Wheels: The Legendary Drivers of Death Proof
  • The Uncut Version of “Baby, It’s You” performed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  • Introducing Zoe Bell
  • Double Dare Trailer
  • Death Proof Extended Music
  • Death Proof Poster Gallery
  • Quentin’s Greatest Collaborator: Editor Sally Menke
  • The Guys of Death Proof
  • Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike
  • Finding Quentin’s Gals
  • Robert Rodriguez’s 10-Minute Film School
  • The Badass Babes of Planet Terror
  • The Guys of Planet Terror

Exclusive HD Content

  • Robert Rodriguez’s 10-Minute Cooking School
  • Extended Werewolf Women of the SS trailer (with optional commentary by director Rob Zombie)
  • The making of Werewolf Women of the SS trailer
  • Extended Don’t trailer (with optional commentary by director Edgar Wright)
  • The Making of Don’t Trailer
  • Don’t storyboard/trailer comparison (with optional commentary by Director Edgar Wright)
  • Don’t storyboards still gallery
  • Don’t poster
  • The Making of Thanksgiving trailer
  • New York Times talk with Quention Tarantino and Lynn Hirschberg at Comic-Con 2006 featuring the directors and cast of Grindhouse
  • Grindhouse Trailer Contest Winner Hobo with a Shotgun
  • The Makeup Effects of Planet Terror
  • The Hot Rods of Death Proof
  • From Texas to Tennessee: The Production Design of Death Proof

Hard Candy (Blu-Ray)

This was another film that was released a while ago as a Best Buy exclusive.  This film made me sweat.  I was on the edge of my seat the entire film.  One of the most tense films I have ever seen.  If you have not seen this yet, I really do not want to give anything away, but seriously buy this film if you love uber tense movies.  What a thrill ride.  it stars Ellen Page from “Juno”.

Supplements

  • Two audio commentaries with filmmakers and actors
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Making-of documentary
  • Controversial Confection featurette

High Tension (Blu-ray)

This a slasher/horror foreign film from France and it does not Disappoint at all.  A huge twist ending and a whole lot of guts and blood are instore for you.  A great addition to any horror collection and just in time for Halloween.  Marie and Alexia are classmates and best friends. Hoping to prepare for their college exams in peace and quiet, they decide to spend a weekend in the country at Alexia’s parents’ secluded farmhouse. But in the dead of night, a stranger knocks on the front door. And with the first swing of his knife, the girls’ idyllic weekend turns into an endless night of horror.

Supplements

  • Audio commentary with the director and screenwriter
  • Select scene commentary with director and star
  • Haute Horror – The Making of High Tension
  • Building Tension
  • Gianetto De Rossi: The Truth, the Madness and the Magic

The Human Centipede (Blu-Ray)

I saw this film a few months ago.  It really did not get a wide release in theaters.  IFC put it on demand for a couple of weeks and I got a chance to watch it.  WOW.  It is a brutal torture film in which a mad scientist/doctor makes a “Human Centipede”, by kidnapping innocent people and sewing his victims ass to mouth so they have one digestive track.  This is a film to watch with others and watch their reaction.  Much much joy.  This is a must own for all you cinephiles out there.  “During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree roadtrip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a deranged retired surgeon who explains his mad scientific vision to his captives’ utter horror. They are to be the subjects of his sick lifetime fantasy: to be the first to connect people, one to the next, via their gastric system, and in doing so bring to life ‘the human centipede.”

Supplements

  • Director commentary
  • Making of
  • Deleted scene
  • Alternate posters
  • Trailer

The Karate Kid 2010 (Blu-Ray)

12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could’ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying—and the feeling is mutual—but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre’s feelings make an enemy of the class bully, and kung fu prodigy, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

Supplements

  • Chinese Lessons – Learn Chinese!
  • Music Video: Justin Bieber Featuring Jaden Smith “Never Say Never”
  • Just for Kicks: The Making of The Karate Kid

Exclusive HD Content

  • ON LOCATION: The Karate Kid Interactive Map of China
  • Alternate Ending
  • Play All Hosted by Jackie Chan
  • Production Diaries Hosted by Jackie Chan
  • movieIQ+sync(TM)
  • PS3 Wallpaper Theme

The Last of the Mohicans (Blu-Ray)

An epic adventure and passionate romance unfold against the panorama of a frontier wilderness ravaged by war. Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor in 1989 for My Left Foot) stars as Hawkeye, rugged frontiersman and adopted son of the Mohicans, and Madeleine Stowe is Cora Munro, aristocratic daughter of a proud British Colonel. Their love, tested by fate, blazes amidst a brutal conflict between the British, the French and Native American allies that engulfs the majestic mountains and cathedral-like forests of Colonial America.  What a gem of a film in high definition.

Supplements

  • Commentary by Director Michael Mann
  • The Making of the Last of the Mohicans (featuring new interviews with Daniel day Lewis)
  • Theatrical Trailers

Mad Max (Blu-Ray)

Mel Gibson at his best.  In the ravaged near-future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max Rockatansky (Gibson). And when the bikers brutalize Max’s best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only one thing left in the world to live for – revenge!

Supplements

  • Filmmaker Commentary by Jon Dowding, David Eggby, Chris Murray & Tim Ridge
  • Documentary: “Mad Max: The Film Phenomenon”
  • Theatrical trailers & TV spots
  • “Mel Gibson: The Birth Of A Star” Documentary
  • Trivia & Fun Fact Track
  • Photo gallery

The Maltese Falcon (Blu-ray)

A beloved Bogart classic gets the high-def treatment.  A gallery of high-living lowlifes will stop at nothing to get their sweaty hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon. Detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) wants to find out why – and who’ll take the fall for his partner’s murder. An all-star cast (including Sydney Greenstreet, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Elisha Cook Jr.) joins Bogart in this crackling mystery masterwork written for the screen (from Dashiell Hammett’s novel) and directed by John Huston. This 1941 Academy Awards® Nominee* catapulted Bogart to stardom and launched Huston’s directorial career – all with a bird and a bang.

Supplements

  • Commentary by Bogart Biographer Eric Lax
  • Featurette: The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird
  • Breakdowns of 1941: Studio Blooper Reel
  • Makeup tests
  • Becoming Attractions: The Trailers of Humphrey Bogart
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1941 – Short Subjects Gallery: Newsreel, Musical Short: The Gay Parisian, Two Classic Cartoons (Hiawatha’s Rabbit Hunt & Meet John Doughboy)
  • Trailers
  • Audio-Only Bonus: Three radio show adaptations – two featuring the movie’s original stars, plus another starring Edward G. Robinson

A Nightmare on Elm St. 2010 (Blu-ray)

This remake of the beloved 1980’s classic by Wes Craven gets the remake over haul and only somewhat disappoints.  You get everything you want out of the film.  Jackie Earl Haley plays Freddy and he does a good job at it and there are even some straight forward shot for shot remake scenes from the original.  But what is missing or shall I say what is NOT missing.  Listen, I do NOT want an “in my face” reason why Freddy is Freddy.  I do NOT want to know when these characters are in a dream or not until creepy shit starts happening.  And I want Freddy to be the same funny one liner Freddy, which I get but only in the end.  Some stuff was done right and some stuff was not.  Overall I still liked it, and will see another sequel if one gets made, but the original still is the best.

Exclusive HD Content

  • In-Movie Experience
  • Focus Points
  • Additional Footage
  • BD-Live Functionality
  • DVD/Digital Copy Combo Disc

The Peanuts Holiday Collection (Blu-ray)

A wonderful set of our favorite comic strip “The Peanuts: featuring Charlie Brown.  In this set you will get “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, and “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”.   Can’t wait to watch these in the blu-ray format.

Supplements

  • Bonus Cartoons
  • Featurettes

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead (Blu-Ray)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead’ is the debut feature film of Director Jordan Galland, who also penned the original screenplay, which finds the characters from Hamlet, a tip of the cap to Tom Stoppard, and a two thousand year conspiracy involving vampires and the Holy Grail.   This just sounds BADASS!  Must Get.

Secretary (Blu-Ray)

What a modern classic cult film this was.  I love the fetish world and this films explores quite a bit of that.  In an office setting no less.  A true Love Story at heart.  James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in the dark comedy Secretary. Praised as “daring, funny and quirkily erotic!” (Glenn Kenny, Premiere) and “sexy and highly stylized” (Gear magazine), Secretary is the story of Lee Holloway (Gyllenhaal), a young woman with a few strikes against her after a brief stay in a mental hospital, who accepts a secretarial position working at the law office of E. Edward Grey (Spader). The work seems normal at first, but somewhere between the typing, filing and coffee-making, Lee and her new boss cross the line of their professional relationship and enter into a Human Resources nightmare!

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Splice (Blu-Ray)

I really liked this film.  It was a very different take into the realm of sci-fi and horror.  It is a bit awkward to watch, but I loved where this move took me.  I have not seen it before done.  Very good and highly recommended.  Superstar genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in splicing DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it, Clive and Elsa secretly take their boldest experimentation underground—risking their careers by pushing the boundaries of science to serve their own curiosity and ambition. The result is Dren, an amazing, strangely beautiful creature of uncommon intelligence and an array of unexpected physical developments. At first, Dren exceeds their wildest dreams. But as she grows and learns at an accelerated rate, her existence threatens to become their worst nightmare.

Troll 2: Nilbog Edition (Blu-Ray)

Labeled as the Best Worst Film Ever.  Troll 2 does not have trolls in the entire film nor is it a sequel.  If that does not capture you to want to watch this then I do not know what will.  Disguised as friendly country folk, a pugnacious posse of people-eating trolls lures visitors to their town. But a family of four is about to discover this place is a real tourist trap…and they’re the prey! Now, the no-good gnomes must be destroyed before the family gets flambéed…and the world becomes a buffet in this feeding frenzy of fear!  A ridiculous good time.

That is it for this week.  Stay tuned for next week.


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Weekend Events in Dallas

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 1st, 2010

Tonight at 8pm, be sure to show up at The Lakewood Theatre and witness some of the best entertainment in the metroplex.  The beautiful ladies of Viva Dallas Burlesque will  be performing their ULTIMATE and SEXY SCI-FI show.  It is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you.  Appearances by The Taffeta Darling, The Black Mariah, and Angi B. Lovely are just a few of the top notch performers who will make your eyes climax with glory.  Click HERE for tickets.

At the Ridgemar Movie Tavern in FT. WORTH, Texas at about midnight on Saturday, The Los Bastardos crew will be performing live in synch with the film Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Come dressed up and get goodie bags to throw at the screen while watching.  This an “R” rated experience so Enter at Your Own Risk.  Click HERE for more info.

This Sunday at American Airlines Center, WWE will be doing their live pay-per-view in Dallas.  This pay-per-view is Hell in a Cell which means a giant steel cage will be placed over the ring.  Undertaker is set to fight in Hell in a Cell.  John Cena will also make an appearance in the ring.  Click HERE for tickets.

This weekend’s midnight movie is  “Ticked of Trannies With Knives”.  Titles do not get better than that.  This movie will play at midnight friday and Saturday night at the Inwood theater in Dallas.  Click HERE for the movie website.  It looks amazing.

Every Sunday at around 9pm at the Angelika Theatre in Dallas, you can watch the tv show Mad Men on the big screen.  So come get your scotch and dress up in your best work suit and join others watch each episode of Mad Men.

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Weekend Events in Dallas Part 3

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 17th, 2010

Midnight Movie

This weekend at the midnight movie event at the Inwood Theatre in Dallas, the great cult classic “Easy Rider” will be shown in all its glory.  This movie stars Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda, and Dennis Hopper.  Check it out at midnight with screenings on Friday night and Saturday night.

KISS in CONCERT

Pizza Hut park in Frisco is throwing a Party in the park this weekend.  Scheduled to perform are KISS and Texas favorite Pat Green.  Festivities start at 7:00pm on Saturday.

OKTOBERFEST

Festivities start Saturday at 10:00am.  Celebrate German food, beer and entertainment at this 23rd annual event, which breaks out the steins a couple of days earlier than the original in Deutschland. Gustatory highlights at Addison’s four-day celebration of German culture include a variety of Bavarian dishes; a Bier Garten for cold ones (Spaten and Franziskaner Weissbier); a VIP full-service dining experience offering a $45 three-course menu showcasing German specialties; and new this year, the Blüfeld Lounge, featuring tastings of Blüfeld riesling, from Germany’s Mosel Valley, and the SportHalle, billed as an authentic Munich beer hall with a Texas twist. The indoor SportHalle will feature traditional German food and beverages, beer and wine educational seminars and big-screen sports and entertainment. Then there are the other gazillion activities that add to the stature of the Addison fest: the German Idol yodeling competition, bier-barrel bowling and rolling, the dachshund parade and races, arts and crafts, a pretzel hunt and live music.

FENCON

The convention starts Saturday at 9:00am and goes to midnight.  The guests of honor at this annual science fiction and fantasy gathering will include notable personalities in the sci-fi field as well as a virtual appearance (through the Internet) by author Spider Robinson (The Lifehouse Trilogy; The Stardance Trilogy, which he wrote with his late wife, Jeanne Robinson; and other books). The event, produced by the Dallas Future Society, includes filk music (folk music with a science fiction or fantasy twist), an art show, children’s activities, gaming and a costume contest.  FenCon is a literary science fiction and fantasy convention with quite a lot of filk programming, some science programming, an outstanding collection of guests, an art show, a charity auction, a short story contest, a writers workshop, and members like you.

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Weekend Events in the Metroplex Take 2

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 10th, 2010

At the Inwood theatre in Dallas this weekend, the midnight showing will be “Xanadu”.  The showing will be Friday and Saturday night at midnight.  Maybe you can sing a long with the movie.  Inwood theatre is on Lovers Ln. and Inwood Rd. in Dallas.

One of the better bands of this decade will be opening up for Dave Matthews Band on September 11 at Coca Cola Starplex or now known as Super Pages.com Center.  (Fuck I hate that name.)  If you have not heard Black Joe Lewis, head HERE and listen and get their album.  See them if you get a chance.

This Friday and Sunday at the Ballpark in Arlington, The Texas Rangers will be playing the New York Yankees.  Friday’s game starts at 6:05pm and Sunday’s game starts at 1:05pm.  Hot Dogs, Beer, Rangers, and the Yankees seems like an excellent time.

This barbecue competition and street festival debuts in Oak Cliff on Sunday the 12th with a nod to famous people who had ties to the Cliff, including bluesmen T-Bone Walker and Stevie Ray Vaughan and outlaws Bonnie and Clyde. The event will include live music and an art show.  One of my good friends Kevin Johns will be competing in the BBQ chicken tournament. Vote for HIM!  Click HERE for more info.

Beginning Sunday, September 12, Central 214 at the Hotel Palomar of 75 and Mockingbird will feature a different Will Ferrell movie each week. Seated on one of the chic outdoor couches in the courtyard with crab stuffed mushroom and your favorite cocktail in hand, you can do nothing but leave lighthearted to prepare for your busy week ahead.

The flicks begin at dusk (After 8 p.m.) each Sunday.  This Sunday will be Old  School.


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