Dec/2017

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Horror movies are like ants at a picnic, there will always be a few teenagers in the mix. New Line has acquired worldwide rights to the Blumhouse Prods. film ‘Superstition‘. The film is financed by Film 360 the production arm of Management 360. The film is high school-set and is similar to the ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer‘ formula with a found-footage component.

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Andrew Ferguson’s book ‘Crazy U’ is getting optioned over at New Line Cinema with Will Ferrell possibly set to star.  The full title of the book is ‘Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course In Getting His Kid Into College’.  Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will produce the film according to Deadline.

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Melissa McCarthy’s new comedy Tammy is in the works. A raunchy road-trip flick, the film centers around an overweight woman who can’t catch a break. She gets fired from Hardee’s, discovers that her husband is having an affair, and then decides to go on a road trip.

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Criterion Collection Outlines February 2018 Releases!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 20th, 2017

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February 2018’s additions to the legendary Criterion Collection have arrived. See what you need for your collections. Just a hint, but I think you need all of them!

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The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) is the premier Urban Latino film event in the country. Since its founding in 1999, the NYLFF produces culturally relevant and entertaining experiences that build audiences for Latino cinema, support the film community with professional development and foster relationships for Latino talent. Programming includes the flagship film festival in New York City, competition programs and community programs. Full Schedule and Tickets Now Available at NYLatinoFilmFestival.com or you can just click here.

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Spectacular Optical announces a new book focused on the career of French fantasy and horror filmmaker Jean Rollin, ‘Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin‘, written by all women critics, scholars and film historians. The book will be released in the summer of 2017.

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Some people love his films. Some hate his films. No matter which side of the spectrum you’re on, you have to agree that every one of Terrence Malick’s films look exquisitely beautiful. With movies like ‘Tree of Life‘, ‘Knight of Cups‘, ‘The Thin Red Line‘, ‘Badlands‘, and ‘Days of Heaven‘, you can’t help but become entranced in the story, characters, and visual spectacle of Malick’s filmmaking process. His past few films have mostly shown a variety of characters who rarely say anything on screen, but instead narrate the movie as it goes along, giving a better visual masterpiece of cinema than a dialogue driven movie.

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We got some new posters today showing off a bit of our new team of ‘Ghostbusters‘ that will be breaking into cinemas this July. The images truly make these chicks look absolutely bad-ass and I wish to God my name was Patty just for her tagline.

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Say what you will, but director Terrence Malick is brilliant. I love all of his films. He has a unique eye and lens that perfectly captures life and people. With films like ‘Days of Heaven‘, ‘Badlands‘, ‘The Thin Red Line‘, and ‘Tree of Life‘, you can tell that Malick is one of the better filmmakers still working today. His new film ‘Knight of Cups‘ looks beautiful, but I wish it was a mix of some sort of beer pong and LARPing. Could you imagine Malick doing something like that? I wish. Here is the new trailer for the film, which looks to have a great cast and releases March 4th.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection will be available December 8, 2015, just in time for the comic book lover to unwrap it Christmas morning. This media pack is a Marvel fan’s dream come true including Blu-ray, and digital copies of each of the films in Phase 2 of the MCU.

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Disney has made the day a big one for announcements and there is one more to add to the list. Disney Channel has put into motion an animated series based on the 2010 feature film, ‘Tangled‘. One of the greatest things that irritated me about a series based on an excellent film is the voices are always different. Kind of close, if we’re lucky, but never quite what we are used to, until now. Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi will reprise their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene or Flynn Rider.

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The Griswolds are back and have planned a new vacation. However it won’t feature Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo this time around, although they do make appearances here. This film follows Clark’s son Rusty (Ed Helms) and his wife (Christina Applegate), and their two kids as they embark on a road trip to Wally World. Rusty tells his family that it was the best time in his life and he wants hi own family to experience the fun and adventure of a family cross-country road trip. I guess they aren’t going to Hawaii again.

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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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Spider-Man Joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 11th, 2015

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After a lot of speculation, Marvel and Sony have agreed on a situation that allows Spider-Man to live in the much larger world that the Marvel Universe has to offer.

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Woody Allen and Amazon Team Up for New TV Series!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 13th, 2015

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Good news, everyone. One of the most prolific directors to ever live, Woody Allen will for the first time write and direct a TV series, exclusively for Amazon. The Amazon Studios had a great weekend, since their new original TV show ‘Transparent‘ won a Golden Globe for Best Series and Best Actor this past weekend.

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The New ‘Bond’ Film Is Titled…..

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 4th, 2014

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Director Sam Mendes announced today that the new title for the 24th ‘Bond‘ film will be ‘Spectre‘ and that the film will film in London, Tome, Mexico City, Tangier, Erfoud, and the Austrian Alps. Looks like Bond is going on a big trip again. Joining Daniel Craig (James Bond) this time around is Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Ben Wishaw, Naomie Harris, and Ralph Fiennes.

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Marvel made an announcement today, actually several announcements, about the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ve all been hearing rumors about upcoming projects but nothing has been verified until today. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige took the stage to lay out a timeline for their next few films.

In the category of we-all-knew-it-would-happen-eventually Marvel is paving the way for an epic battle between Captain America and Iron Man with ‘Captain America: Civil War‘. Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr will reprise their previous roles and Chadwick Boseman will make his first appearance as the Black Panther. Cap’s Civil War hits big screens on May 6, 2016.

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New Line Cinema has just released a new trailer and poster for ‘Dumb and Dumber To‘, the sequel to the iconic 1994 comedy that starred Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. This project has been in the works for several years, and has had an on-again-off-again run in Hollywood. But, things are in full motion now and yes, we will have a ‘Dumb and Dumber‘ sequel this year.

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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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The current theme with television series these days is they are either pointless, mind-numbing, IQ lowering reality shows, or big cable network sponsored in-depth series. I’m glad that it seems the sweeping series are becoming more the norm. Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead is adding to his stable of excellent tv offerings with Outcast. No, this isn’t going to be about a leper that is ostracized from the community, or even more zombies that are a threat to the brain functioning population. This time  we step into the world of exorcisms.

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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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The Rolling Stones, the rock ‘n’ roll icons who have defined creativity, daring and durability, are to be chronicled in a kaleidoscopic new film that will debut Nov. 15 on HBO, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, HBO’s president of Programming.  The film documents the key periods in their career and their incredible adventures.

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Bonaroo 2012 Lineup Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 15th, 2012

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

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The West Memphis 3 (Damien Echold, Jessie Misskelley Jr., Jason Baldwin) will be in attendance at the New York Film Festival to screen the third ‘Paradise Lost’ documentary about their trials and the last 18 years they spent in prison for a crime they did NOT commit.  The West Memphis 3 will get to see in person the recut version of Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s documentary about themsevles — the one that has been recut to reflect the trio’s release from jail.

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It’s hard to believe it has ben fifteen ears since the HBO series ‘Tales From The Crypt’ finished its seventh season.  I very much enjoyed that show growing up and always was very fond of the comics.  Well it seems like a new TV series based on the popular and controversial 1950s EC Comics anthology is in the works with Gil Adler, producer on the HBO Crypt series, and Andrew Cosby, co-creator of Syfy hit Eurekaand co-founder of comic book publisher BOOM! Studios.

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Now I believe that Fletch was one of the best comedies of the 1980’s, but its sequel was one of the worst sequels in cinema history.  I mean it killed any chance of their being a third film for a while.  But now they are moving forward to bring back Fletch to the big screen.

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New BLURAY/DVD RELEASES FOR THE LAST WEEK IN OCTOBER

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 26th, 2010

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A meant to have this column up earlier today, but I am a tad late , but never the less, I am getting this to you now.  I hope you all have your Halloween costumes by now and that you have been getting into the Halloween spirit by watching loads and loads of scary movies.  I know I have.  Any who, some pretty spectacular releases this week.  Some of the ultimate geek movies are released this week.  Like Always, you will get the title and of the movie plus a mini review and info about the releases plus the extra features.  And a link/picture to purchase the title over at amazing for a cheap cheap price where as when you purchase, we get a small percent donation over here at Boomstick to help keep this site going.  Thank you and ENJOY.

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‘IT’ is coming to 4K UHD on January 9th!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 15th, 2017

In one of my most anticipated 4K UHD releases, ‘IT‘ will be available on January 9th in physical form and on Digital HD December 19th. I can’t wait to laugh and sleep with the lights on all over again. ‘IT‘ will come with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, along with several bonus features, including deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes footage. Below is all the information for the release.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment  and New Line Cinema invites you to face your fears when ‘Annabelle: Creation‘ arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 24, and on digital HD October 20.

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‘The Conjuring 3’ Is Heading To The Big Screen!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 26th, 2017

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If you can’t get enough stories based of the cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren, you’re not alone. New Line Cinema is giving us another film in ‘The Conjuring‘ franchise making this one number three. There’s no official word on what the third film will be about, but one thing we do know is that it will be based on another real-life case from the Warrens and their work as paranormal investigators.

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Own The Middle Earth 6-Film Collection November 1st!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 22nd, 2016

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If the name Peter Jackson makes your heartbeat quicken and causes your imagination to bolt into overdrive, then this  news is for you! What’s better than watching any of Jackson’s epic adventure films from Middle Earth? Watching those movies with all the special features that this 6-film collection will offer! The Middle-Earth 6-Film Collection on will be available as a Limited Collector’s Edition Box Set and a Theatrical Collection from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. November 1st is the day this magnificent collection will be released to the masses!

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How To Be Single‘ hit the box offices just in time for Valentine’s Day which meant the singles crowd could celebrate their love life, or lack thereof, too. Now the Blu-ray and Digital copies will be available for your personal movie collections at the end of May.

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‘The Conjuring’ is Breaking Records!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 23rd, 2013

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The horror genre is ruling the box office this summer, which is so cool. I’m a sick and twisted fan when it comes to horror, as I enjoy seeing every horror film, no matter how gory, terrible, or depraved it is. I live for that stuff. So, when I got the news that ‘The Conjuring‘, the new horror film by director James Wan has broken three records at the box office, I was giddy with joy. Why, you ask? Well because, this might pave the way for new and original horror films in our near future.

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We have heard it all when it comes to ‘Y The Last Man‘, originally an epic and amazing comic book series from the talented Brian K. Vaughan and  Pia Guerra, which began in 2002 under DC’s Vertigo label.  We’ve heard it would be a film, a television series, and few other mediums.  Nothing ever seemed to get off the ground.  But finally, New Line Cinema is moving forward with a film based on the comic book.

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Ed Helms is in final talks to star in the ‘Vacation’ reboot for New Line Cinema.  Helms will play Rusty Griswold, the kid from the original films who in the new film will be all grown up and taking his own family on a vacation.  John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing the project which will serve as more of a sequel as well as a reboot to the Chevy Chase franchise.

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TV Line is reporting that Boardwalk Empire has not renewed Paz De La Huerta’s contract for season 3.  Huerta played Nucky Thompson’s unstable mistress, Lucy Danziger.  She was introduced in the first episode of season 1 and was in  the first half of season 2’s episodes.  In season 2, she has a baby with Michael Shannon’s character, Lt. Van Alden, and she then runs away leaving Alden with the baby.  That might be the last we will ever see of Lucy.

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There is a Director for the ‘Police Academy’ Remake!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 10th, 2012

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That’s right.  There will be a remake of ‘Police Academy’.  And New Line Cinema has chosen its director which will be Scott Zabielski.  This will be Scott’s first feature.  He has previously directed a few episodes of the Comedy Central series ‘Tosh.0’.  Also, Scott went through the police academy and is a reserve police officer in West Hollywood.  So I imagine he will be drawing a lot from personal experiences.

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The much anticipated Lord of the Rings Extended Editions have finally been announced by WB/New Line Cinema.  It is also already up for pre-order.

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If you’re like me, then you have grown to love filmmaker Christopher Nolan over the years. Come December 19th, most of his films will be released on 4K UHD for the first time ever. The films include the ‘Dark Knight Trilogy‘, ‘Inception‘, ‘The Prestige‘, ‘Interstellar‘, and the recent ‘Dunkirk‘. Each film will come with HDR as well, meaning a richer and deeper looking image for each movie. Each film will feature extras, the standard Blu-ray Disc, and Digital Copies of each movie. The whole collection will retail at about $150 with the ‘Dark Knight Trilogy‘ retailing at around $70. Of course with the holidays coming up, expect big discounts everywhere for these.

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If you find yourself in Canada, specifically in Toronto, you’re gonna want to check out the a horror film festival called ‘BITS’ or Blood In The Snow. This is the 6th year of the festival and looks to bring the horror and holidays to one place. Below is a list of all the films that will be shown. I’m looking forward to this, because what’s better than blood and Christmas trees?

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Film Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 31st, 2017

Thor is starring in his third stand-alone film called ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ and brings a much needed change to the character in the best possibly way. Thor now has a fun personality and great comedic timing, mostly due to Chris Hemsworth amazing acting chops here. In addition to that, the film is steeped in a hypnotic, yet hyper-active color scheme that looks like Willy Wonka and Andy Warhol got together and decorated a city. In fact, Wonka’s theme ‘Pure Imagination’ is a song that plays in the film. It’s not all cold and stiff dialogue here anymore with brown or earth toned aliens and robots that Thor has to use his hammer to fight. Everyone and everything is covered in bright primary and pastel colors that creates a breath of fresh air in this stale universe. That’s all thanks to filmmaker Taika Waititi for giving his unique vision on this big budget film ($180 million). In previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, particularly with Thor, things have been sour and gloomy.

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Written By: Bryan Kluger

It will be the year 2018 in a couple short months, which bring in the New Year with tons of optimism, new slates, blossoming relationships, low-carb diets, and tons of new, exciting movies. Speaking of movies, Criterion has unveiled the first films they will release for 2018, starting in January, which looks like it’s gonna be BADASS! I mean, are we really getting ‘The Breakfast Club’ on Criterion? YES, yes we are. Does that mean we will get more John Hughes’ films in the future? Let’s hope so. Below you can read about each release.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Imagine a film where Steven Yeun is covered in blood. *yawn* We’ve seen that dozens of times on ‘The Walking Dead‘, right? Let me assure you, we’ve never seen him like this! From the twisted director, Joe Lynch, comes ‘Mayhem‘.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘A Ghost Story’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 3rd, 2017

Written By Bryan Kluger:

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(This film review portion is written by Audrey Evans.)

Fresh off the wings of his most commercial movie to date, Pete’s Dragon (2016), Director David Lowery floats back to his Indie roots with the dreamy fantasy drama, ‘A Ghost Story.’  This ponderous portrait of life, loss and existence will undoubtedly make art enthusiasts coo over its alluring framework and vision, but for those anticipating an intensely haunting experience, be prepared for more mood than material. Time is of the essence in this story; the right state of mind and patience will reward you, that is, if you’re still alert before the leisurely picture reaches its point.

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Own ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ On November 7!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 30th, 2017

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Leading an all-star cast, Ryan Reynolds (‘Deadpool‘, ‘The Proposal‘) and Samuel L. Jackson (‘Pulp Fiction‘, Marvel’s Cinematic Universe) take viewers on an outrageous action-packed, comedic adventure in ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard‘, arriving on Digital HD November 7 and 4K Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand November 21 from Lionsgate. When Michael Bryce, an elite bodyguard, and Darius Kincaid, a renowned hit man, are forced to work together, they don’t just have to avoid getting killed…they also have to avoid killing each other. The film, which was #1 at the summer box office three weeks in a row, also stars Oscar nominees Gary Oldman (Best Actor, ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy‘) and Salma Hayek ( Best Actress, ‘Frida‘).

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4K UHD Review: Wonder Woman!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 19th, 2017

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The Warner Bros./DC Comics Cinematic Universe has been trying to get off its feet for a while now with no success, besides some decent box office money. However, most people would tell you that the new DC Comics‘ films are just not up to par with their rivals over at Marvel for many reasons. These people would be right. Perhaps one of the best moments of Batman v Superman was in fact Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. It was just a shame she only had a few minutes of screen time in that film. The rest was mostly trash. Luckily, Warner Bros. and DC Comics decided to finally make a Wonder Woman movie, which is the first superhero film to feature a female superhero as its main protagonist, as well with a female director with Patty Jenkins. The result is satisfying, making Wonder Woman a damn good film with a few flaws.

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Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse is THE place to be for the avid film-lover. We’ve got  the final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest which also includes world premieres of WHEELMAN and WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE TWO: THE BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS, screenings of THOROUGHBRED, JUPITER’S MOON and PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN, and the 10-year anniversary of the infamous Fantastic Debates… plus much more!

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

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Blu-ray Review: The Lion King Signature Series!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 29th, 2017

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I remember when this came out in the cinema.  I was totally and utterly infatuated with this film.  I loved everything about ‘The Lion King’. I loved the characters, the animation, the music, and the story.  It was unbelievable when I first saw it at the age of 13.  Now I am almost 36, and the film still makes me feel like I did when I first saw it.  I am still completely in awe of ‘The Lion King’. Six years after the big Diamond Edition of the Blu-ray, which included 3D, we now have the Signature Collection of the film, which has some new bonus features, along with some older ones. The audio and video presentations seem to be the same transfers.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 28th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Jerome Bixby’sThe Man From Earth‘ celebrates its 10th anniversary with a brand new Blu-ray + DVD set exclusively from MVD Entertainment Group. The Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD Collector’s Set of the cult classic science fiction drama available on November 21st originally debuting in November 2007, this new anniversary release hits retailers exactly ten years later.

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Look What’s coming to Blu-ray from Arrow in September!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 24th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Arrow Video has announced their lineup for September with some excellent titles in time for Halloween. All releases come with new HD transfers and some pretty cool extras. Be sure to read all about them below and pre-order for the cheapest price. I can’t wait to watch these fun gems again.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind is coming to 4K UHD!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 18th, 2017

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I’m so excited that Steven Spielberg’s film catalogue is coming to 4K UHD. On September 19th, his famous alien film Close Encounters of the Third Kind will be released with a new 4K restoration in a 3-Disc edition with all-new bonus features. There is a collectible Limited Edition Giftset that will have illuminated packaging and actually play the 5-tone song that the aliens communicate to Earth. There is a big booklet included too along with all three versions of the film, being the theatrical cut, the Special Edition, and the Director’s Cut.

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Arrow Video Issues A 1980’s Classic Box Set!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 17th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

The summer really heats up in August, as Arrow Video releases a special edition of an 80s classic, a white-knuckle thriller, a splatter horror masterpiece, a box set of crime classics, a rare Italian sword-and-sandal epic, and an amazing new limited edition steelbook.

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4K UHD Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 16th, 2017

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THE FILM

First off, my favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe film is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘. I love the weird, oddball, and sometimes anti-hero characters so much, the dialogue, and the feel of the whole movie, that I really connected to it and enjoyed it on every level. This group of heroes are not the norm and I relish in all their conflicts, endearing moments, and witty banter. That brings us to Vol. 2 that reunites all of our favorite characters as they go on missions to save the galaxy.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Arrow Video presents George RomeroBetween Night and Dawn‘ a limited edition 6-Disc box set (Blu-ray + DVD) is coming October 24th. ‘There’s Always Vanilla‘, ‘Season of the Witch‘, and ‘The Crazies‘, made between ‘Night of the Living Dead‘ and ‘Dawn of the Dead‘, showcase the extraordinary versatility and dynamism of this irreplaceable American auteur. Three films from the late, legendary horror director, George A. Romero, showing that although he might have defined zombie cinema, it didn’t define him.
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Blu-ray Review: Going in Style!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 10th, 2017

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THE FILM

(Film Review portion is by Janet White)

Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 film of the same name, struts out of the Warner Brothers’ catalog to fill theaters with laughter once again. Joe (Michael Caine, formerly played by George Burns), Willie (Morgan Freeman, formerly Lee Strasberg), and Albert (Alan Arkinformerly Art Carney) mix it up to form a hilariously bad trio bent on robbing the establishments that robbed them of their pension. For thirty plus years they worked for Wechsler Steel Company who suddenly relocates out of the country and dissolves their pension fund. Faced with foreclosure, a need for a kidney transplant, and the knowledge that they were robbed to pay their former employer’s utility bills drive Joe, Willie, and Al to rob WSB bank.

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Criterion Releases 100 Years of Olympic Films!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 10th, 2017

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We are pleased to announce Criterion’s upcoming release of ‘100 Years of Olympic Films‘. The films consist of fifty-three titles and forty-one editions of the Olympic Summer and Winter Games, a century’s worth for the serious collector. This monumental, award-winning archival project includes dozens of new restorations by the International Olympic Committee.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, it’s not Christmas, but rather movie-lover Christmas, because the best film festival of all time – FANTASTIC FEST is up on us. We have the first wave of programming to get you all excited and up in arms about attending this year. If you love films more than life itself, then FANTASTIC FEST is the festival for you. It has everything you could possible want, including horror, sci-fi, action, foreign, documentary, and even adult movies. I’m looking at you X-Rated Supermarket. This year is looks incredible with some excellent films on the block right now. Below is the official press release.

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Film Review: ‘[Girls Trip]’!!

by Janet White on Jul 22nd, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

We’ve seen this storyline before. Four friends come together, experience a separation, reconnect and hijinks abound. In Girls Trip, Ryan (Regina Hall), Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith), Sasha (Queen Latifah), and Dina (Tiffany Haddish) met in college, became the Flossy Posse and were thick as thieves. Then life happened and disrupted their efforts to stay close. An opportune event, New Orleans’ Essence Festival, changes all of that…

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Criterion Announces October 2017 Titles!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2017

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Wow. Just wow. Criterion has just announced their October 2017 releases and I think I want every single one of them. It’s going to be a good month for Criterion releases for sure. Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon is finally getting the Criterion treatment in a new 4K restoration. Also there will be the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me coming to Criterion with over 90 minutes of extras. Aldo there will be Personal Shopper, the amazing horror, musical about mermaids called The Lure and of course a Halloween favorite – Vampyr. In addition, there will be Orson Welles‘ Shakespeare movie Othello, which will have two version of the film.

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4K UHD Reivew: Kong: Skull Island!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2017

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THE FILM

We’ve seen a ton of versions of ‘King Kong‘ over the decades from the 1933 version to the Jeff Bridges version in the 1970s, and even more recently, the 2005 version that was directed by ‘Lord of the Rings‘ director Peter Jackson. ‘King Kong‘ has been a staple in entertainment and pop culture since he debuted in the early 30s and he is showing no signs of stopping, thanks to Warner Bros.and Legendary Pictures who are taking their cues from Marvel and creating their own universe called the ‘MonsterVerse‘.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #13!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 14th, 2017

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Since it’s Friday and this is the 13th installment of the Favorite Movie Scene of the Day, it made sense to pick a scene from the iconic Friday the 13th franchise. Out of the 12 films, where does one begin to pick a scene? There are so many great death scenes, ridiculous dialogue, and tits flying around with blood, that I need to just make a montage of everything I love about this franchise. I just don’t have the time right now. It’s unfortunate that it’s rather difficult to find all of the films in one place these days.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is coming to 4K UHD!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 13th, 2017

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I can’t believe it’s finally happening. Disney is releasing their first 4K UHD release with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which couldn’t be a more perfect debut release in the new format. Disney has been holding out for a while now, while other studios have been releasing their new and vintage films in 4K. It was only a matter of time. There will be Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos included on the release as well, along with quite a few fun bonus features. You’ll be able to watch the film on digital platforms, starting August 8th, and purchase the actual 4K UHD Disc on August 22nd. So now I’m impatiently waiting for Disney to start announcing some vintage vault films and shows, re-releasing in 4K UHD. It’s only a matter of time, but expect my wallet to dwindle down with the following announcements.

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Film Review #2: Spider-Man: Homecoming!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 7th, 2017

Dan M., here….

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a really good “Marvel” (too lazy to explain all the Sony stuff) movie that is hopefully the breath of fresh air the MCU needs. It had much smaller stakes, much more realized supporting cast and World that they operated in, a good villain that made sense, and a finale that didn’t turn into a $45million CGI punching. If the future of the solo Marvel films is going to be smaller universe conflicts that are more narrowly focused like this and Ant-Man? I am here for it. Leave space to Guardians & Thor, the end of the World to the Avengers, and weird dimensions to Doctor Strange. Give me low level criminals that Spider-Man has to fight before a math test to break those huge films up any day of the week.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #9!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 6th, 2017

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One of my favorite pastimes is singing out loud while driving or riding in the car with someone. I imagine most of us at one point or another have belted out our favorite tunes by ourselves or with our friends in the car, no matter how short a trip. There’s just something fun about singing along with our favorite musicians at the top of our lungs. Perhaps the best scene dedicated to singing in the car with your friends was conceived by Penelope Spheeris who gave us the iconic and amazing documentaries The Decline of Western Civilization that took an in depth and personal look at the punk rock scene. If you haven’t seen these films, I highly suggest you do immediately.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #7!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 29th, 2017

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Back in 1941, Disney was at a low point. They had lost money on Pinocchio and Fantasia and were facing some nasty cuts and money loss. It was up to this new little film about an elephant with giant ears to put the company back on top again. I’m of course talking about Dumbo, which was originally supposed to be a short film of only a few minutes, but ended up running at just an hour long. Still short by today’s standards. Out of the 1940s, Dumbo was the most financially successful film, brining in almost double it’s cost and was met with a ton of great reviews. I mean, who doesn’t love Dumbo?

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4K UHD Review: Power Rangers!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 28th, 2017

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THE FILM

Film Portion written be Fernando Martinez

Yeah, I’m not gonna write this.  I’m off to buy the action figures.  See ya later kids. 

OK, I’m back.  America, if you have children between the ages of 6 through 13, or grown men in the house in their 30’s, well, you’ll  be watching Power Rangers.  And you’re gonna dig it.  And you’re gonna buy a bunch of toys.  Honestly, it’s good.

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Film Review: Baby Driver!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 27th, 2017

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Finally, Edgar Wright has made a musical in the most Edgar Wright way. The film is called Baby Driver and is the most fun I’ve had at the movies all year long. When Wright makes a movie, you shut-up, listen, watch, and have a cold pint, because you’re in for a fun-as-hell thrill ride. With his highly impressive resume of films, including Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, and Scott Pilgrim vs The World, you quickly know that Wright is one of the coolest, best, and most fun filmmakers alive today.

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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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Film Review: Wonder Woman!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 31st, 2017

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The Warner Bros./DC Comics Cinematic Universe has been trying to get off its feet for a while now with no success, besides some decent box office money. However, most people would tell you that the new DC Comics‘ films are just not up to par with their rivals over at Marvel for many reasons. These people would be right. Perhaps one of the best moments of Batman v Superman was in fact Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. It was just a shame she only had a few minutes of screen time in that film. The rest was mostly trash. Luckily, Warner Bros. and DC Comics decided to finally make a Wonder Woman movie, which is the first superhero film to feature a female superhero as its main protagonist, as well with a female director with Patty Jenkins. The result is satisfying, making Wonder Woman a damn good film with a few flaws.

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Criterion Collection Additions Coming August 2017!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on May 26th, 2017

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I’m back kids, and I’ve got the latest list of titles the esteemed Criterion Collection will add to it’s ranks in August of this year. It’s always an excellent list of movies any collector should be proud to add to their collections, and August’s list is no exception. Without further ado, on to the movies!!!

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Disney invites you to bring home the timeless tale beloved by generations, ‘Beauty and the Beast‘, on Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere June 6. We’re invited behind the scenes for a table read, over 10 minutes of deleted scenes, tons of featurettes and music videos.

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

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Film Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 3rd, 2017

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First off, my favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe film is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘. I love the weird, oddball, and sometimes anti-hero characters so much, the dialogue, and the feel of the whole movie, that I really connected to it and enjoyed it on every level. This group of heroes are not the norm and I relish in all their conflicts, endearing moments, and witty banter. That brings us to Vol. 2 that reunites all of our favorite characters as they go on missions to save the galaxy.

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4K UHD Review: 3:10 to Yuma!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 1st, 2017

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Filmmaker James Mangold has certainly made a name for himself in the Western genre of cinema with the likes of 3:10 To Yuma and more recently Logan. The guy knows how to tell a thrilling story set in the old west as we’ve seen before. Prior to this 2007 version of the film, author Elmore Leonard (Jackie Brown, Get Shorty), wrote a short story, which was adapted into a 1957 film called 3:10 To Yuma. Mangold thought it would serve as a great remake in these modern times and he wasn’t wrong, while he added a few new story conflicts to this great 2007 version.

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The trailer for ‘MENASHE’ is here.

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 19th, 2017

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A24 does film right. Their up coming film ‘Menashe‘ looks so heart-warmingly good that I might have to see this film three times on opening night. This is a Yiddish-language film mostly and is set in the Hasidic neighborhood of New York that follows a man who recently lost his wife and looks to raise his son alone. There’s even a scene where a ton of Gefilte fish falls off a truck. I laughed out loud. Enjoy the trailer.

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Film Review: ‘Colossal’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 30th, 2017

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Filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo has certainly etched his name in stone in the genre arena of cinema. With films like ‘Timecrimes‘, ‘Extraterrestrial‘, and some shorts in ‘V/H/S Viral‘ and ‘ABC’s of Death‘, the Spanish filmmaker has made a name for himself for executing original ideas with heart and meaning behind whatever sci-fi or horror backdrop he uses. Not many people have done as great a job as he has on a consistent basis, while providing excellent characters and monsters all in the same film. Whenever there is a film with Nacho Vigalondo’s name attached to it, you need to run to the theater, grab your favorite candy and simply enjoy what’s about to be shown, because you won’t be forgetting it anytime soon.

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Film Review: ‘Life’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 23rd, 2017

Audrey E., here….

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Ah, the age old question: ‘Are we alone in the universe?’ In the film ‘Life,’ a diverse team of astronauts try to find a definitive answer to that query and volunteer for a daring mission to outer space. After successfully retrieving a sample from Mars, they discover a single cell organism amongst it, which could prove the existence of life outside the realm of our planet. The explorers immediately begin conducting scientific experiments on the fast developing extra-terrestrial; affectionately calling it Calvin. However, their fondness is soon erased when the creature suddenly demonstrates it’s not there to make friends, and the false sense of confidence it’s lured them into could cost them their lives.

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This June, the Criterion Collection adds a few more titles to their illustrious catalog of offerings. Including a three-part masterpiece of early sound cinema from Marcel Pagnol, a macabre double bill from Alfred Hitchcock, and a pioneering lovers-on-the-run noir from Nicholas Ray. Plus, Blu-ray upgrades of Sam Peckinpah’sStraw Dogs‘ and ‘Kenji Mizoguchi’sUgetsu.

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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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‘La La Land’ Debuts on Home Video This April!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 13th, 2017

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The Oscar Nominated ‘La La Land‘ will be arriving on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD April 25. Among the categories nominated are Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Emma Stone, Best Achievement in Directing for Damien Chazelle, Best Achievement in Cinematography for Linus Sandgren, Best Achievement in Music Written For Motion Pictures for both Original Score and Original Song for Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul. Best Achievement in Production Design for David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds. Overall the film won 6 Academy Awards and a Record-Breaking 7 Golden Globes.

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Film Review: ‘The Last Word’!!

by Janet White on Mar 7th, 2017

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At the end of her highly accomplished life journey, Harriet Lauler (Shirley MacLaine) searches for something to do in The Last Word.  A wanderer in the land of denial about her clear case of OCD, Harriet makes her hairdresser watch as she cleans up the haircut she just received.  Suddenly, some spilled wine and a newspaper and light dawns on Harriet’s dome…she would orchestrate her obituary.  Anne Sherman (Amanda Seyfried), an obit writer for the local newspaper, is content in mediocrity though she dreams of more.  The wackiness and heartfelt joy that follows is the epitome of a female buddy film. Read the rest of this entry »

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Film Review: ‘Before I Fall’!!

by Janet White on Mar 3rd, 2017

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Before I Fall, based on the novel written by Lauren Oliver, opens with an out of focus shot of Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch). Sam, as she is affectionately called, is for all intents and purposes, perfect.  She is pretty, dates the best looking jock, and is part of the top clique in the school. Four friends, Sam (Deutch), Lindsay (Halston Sage), Ally Harris (Cynthy Wu), and Elody (Medalion Rahimi), ruling the school, doing everything together, and partying hard are the ingredients of your typical high school drama. Next, the viewer is inundated with a montage of the people in her world beginning their days in different ways. Suddenly a dread comes over me, am I stuck watching a teenybopper film?  Read the rest of this entry »

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Doctor Strange’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 28th, 2017

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The next franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes with mystical and magical powers in ‘Doctor Strange‘, which is a damn good start to this new character. ‘Doctor Strange‘ was created by Steve Ditko and first appeared in Strange Tales #110 back in 1963. ‘Doctor Strange‘ or Stephen Strange is a highly intelligent surgeon who is in the top of his field. In an accident, he loses the use of his hands, which leads him to seek out alternate methods of healing. This brings him to a mystical and magical place across the globe where he meets ‘The Ancient One’ amongst other sorcerers that help him heal spiritually and physically.

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Film Review: ‘LOGAN’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 17th, 2017

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

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Film Review: ‘The Great Wall’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 17th, 2017

Fernando M., here….

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This is a bad year for walls. ‘The Great Wall‘ easily wins the “biggest misnomer of the year” award. Should have gone with the title “This Wall, It’s OK I Guess.” What the hell went wrong with this picture?  The setup is great, which is “We use the Great Wall of China as a backdrop for a fantasy film about monsters.”  There’s a parable about monsters and greed and containment and human evil, but really, it’s all about monsters attacking the Great Wall of China.  On this premise alone, it sounds like a lot of fun, and it really could have been.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Dirty Dancing’ 30th Anniversary!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 14th, 2017

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30 years have passed and people are still dancing the night away with ‘Dirty Dancing‘. Since 1987, ‘Dirty Dancing‘, which was made on a $6 million budget, has grossed over $214 million and has spawned numerous spin offs, sequels, and even a stager version of the film. Not only that, it made Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey Hollywood icons for years to come. ‘Dirty Dancing‘ won numerous awards, including an Oscar, Golden Globe, and a Grammy for it’s soundtrack, and is still considered a favorite amongst many people and critics alike. Growing up with ‘Dirty Dancing’, there are some sticky situations at hand here, particularly the abortion scene.

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Blu-ray Announcement: ‘Lion’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 13th, 2017

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For $34.99, you’re not getting much here. If they want to charge that, they will need to up the ante on the extras or make this 4K. Wait till this drops below $20 for a purchase.

The journey begins for audiences everywhere when Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company release the critically acclaimed LION on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand March 21, 2017 and on Digital HD March 7, 2017Garth Davis’ directorial film debut garnered six Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture. The film features an astounding cast with Best Supporting Actor nominee Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), David Wenham (300), Best Supporting Actress nominee Nicole Kidman (Academy Award® winner for The Hours) and newcomers Abhishek Bharate and Sunny Pawar. Additional Academy Award® nominations include Best Music (Original Score), Best Cinematography and Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay).
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Film Review: ‘Gold’!!

by Janet White on Jan 27th, 2017

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A prospector… Gold Rush pioneers or Yosemite Sam have nothing on the belief of Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey). Kenny comes from a prestigious line of miners. His grandfather founded Washoe Mining Co. and built a sterling reputation until his death. Under Kenny’s leadership, the company suffered a plummet in profits. Repeatedly shunned by many investors, he hunted for new opportunities to pump life back in the Washoe name. All Kenny had in the world was Kay (Bryce Dallas Howard) who gives new meaning to the phrase “stand by your man.” Suddenly, Kenny sees the pathway to his future in a dream. Along with the scientific expertise of Mike Acosta (Edgar Ramírez), Washoe’s blood turns red and hot. Read the rest of this entry »

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April Additions To The Criterion Collection!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 18th, 2017

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The Criterion Collection has selected their next group of films that will become part of the collection and will debut in April. Read on for the full listing.

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Lionsgate Brings ‘Wolf Creek: Season One’ To DVD!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 16th, 2017

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Based on the iconic cult movie franchise, the all-new revenge thriller television series ‘Wolf Creek: Season One‘ arrives on DVD March 21 from Lionsgate. The season is currently available on Digital HD. John Jarratt reprises his role as the murdering psychopath of the Australian Outback, Mick Taylor.

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Film Review: ‘Detour’!!

by Janet White on Jan 14th, 2017

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Many forks along the road of life, and we choose which path to take. Detour follows Harper (Tye Sheridan), a law student, who has a mother in a coma and a stepfather, Vincent (Stephen Moyer), he believes unfaithful. His struggle leads him to the bottle and trouble, Johnny Ray (Emory Cohen), a shifty coke-addled criminal. Johnny Ray presents an option for “handling” Vincent. Harper could threaten or kill his stepfather. Which path will Harper take? Read the rest of this entry »

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Film Review: ‘Live By Night’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 11th, 2017

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I’m a big fan of Ben Affleck. When he stepped into the director’s chair with ‘Gone Baby Gone‘, he showed the world that he was one hell of a filmmaker that had a strong passion for cinema and how it’s made. ‘The Town‘ was also a gritty crime caper that was well shot with excellent performances, which paved the way for Affleck to twin the Oscar for his best directed film to date – ‘Argo‘. When it was announced that Affleck was going to write, direct, and star in ‘Live By Night‘, a prohibition era gangster film with similarities to ‘Goodfellas‘ and HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’, I was extremely excited, because Affleck had not led me astray with his films that he’s directed so far.

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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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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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March Releases From The Criterion Collection!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 3rd, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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The prestigious Criterion Collection is bringing a few new films into the fold in March and I’ve got the titles. Keep reading to find a listing of the titles.

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Favorite Films of 2016!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 30th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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The end of 2016 is here, which means everyone’s Top 10 list is out already or getting ready to be released. I’m not going to do a Top 10 in order again this year, because there are just so many amazing films I feel so passionate about, that it is difficult to rank them. If you think this is a weak year of films, then you are surely mistaken. I will say that most of the big budget blockbusters this year were duds, but the indie films were nothing short of amazing. So below is the list of films that I truly loved this year. These films will be ones that I watch over and over again, and you should to. I watched 254 films that were released this year (Yes, I counted) and survived to tell the tale. As always, please let me know if any of your favorite films made my list. Enjoy!

You can CLICK the titles of each movie where you can purchase the Blu-rays too. Hooray! 

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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

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Film Review: ‘Asperger’s Are Us’!!

by Janet White on Dec 7th, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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Asperger’s Are Us is a documentary of the comedy troupe of same name as they prepare for a performance. Noah Britton, New Michael Ingemi, Jack Hanke, and Ethan Finlan founded Asperger’s Are Us in 2011. The film is quite insightful without being clinical in regards to life with Asperger’s Syndrome.   Read the rest of this entry »

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