Apr/2018
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?

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here, 

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here, 

From Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films comes ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales‘, the fifth film in the now iconic, POTC film franchise. The film will sail onto Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD September 19, and on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand October 3.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

golden-globes-statues-1024x565

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘Certain Women’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 27th, 2016

Violet O, here…

screen-shot-2016-10-27-at-5-40-54-pm

Certain Women‘ opened on a very long, mostly silent, incredibly slow scene of a train traveling the countryside. Unfortunately, this proved to be the pace of action and level of excitement throughout the entire 107min film. This movie attempts to tell three completely unrelated stories of three different women (Laura Dern, Michelle Williams and Lily Gladstone) living in rural Montana. The only commonality that I could find between these stories is their lack of direction and level of awkwardness.
Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘Snowden’!!

by Janet White on Sep 16th, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

snowden-optics

Ever hear the song, “Somebody’s Watching Me,” by Rockwell? Snowden will open your eyes to the realization of these words. Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

the-criterion-collection-logo

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

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



‘Green Room’ Blu-ray Announced and Detailed!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 3rd, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

91LSukBM25L._SL1500_

Green Room‘ was my favorite film from 2015’s ‘Fantastic Fest‘. You don’t get much better than Patrick Stewart as a bad neo-nazi, trying to kill a punk rock band. Not only that, you have the ‘Blue Ruin‘ guys Jeremy Saulnier and Macon Blair on top of this film as well. It’s in theaters now, and I highly recommend you go and see it. Lionsgate has just announced the Blu-ray too, which will release on July 12th with some cool extras. Below is the information.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

golden_globes_logo_2011

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

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The Academy announced the 16 animated features that have been submitted for the 2015 Oscar race. The 88th annual Academy Awards could have a five-nomination slate on its hands once all the films complete the pre-required qualifying Los Angeles runs, not to mention the other qualifying rules before they are eligible to compete in the voting process.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

13-Hours-Book-Cover

 

As Americans there are moments that made time stand still for our country. The attacks on September 11, 2001 crippled our spirits with the biggest sucker punch in history, and the attack on the American diplomatic compound and the nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya on the 11th anniversary of that horrid event, ripped that scar wide open. Some may see a film based on the events of that fateful night as a crass money-maker, I see the film as a remembrance and a warning to the future to never let this happen again.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘Woman in Gold’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 31st, 2015

Janet W., Here…

WOMAN IN GOLD

The Piano.  Schindler’s List. I have seen films about the Holocaust and the invasion of countries by the Nazi regime.  Along comes Woman in Gold a true story about one woman’s fight against Nazi-sympathizing Austria.  Mrs. Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) loses her sister and within her sister’s belongings finds a postcard of Gustav Klimt’sWoman in Gold” painting.  Shortly after this find, Austria announces their intent to restore stolen artwork to their rightful owners namely the Jewish families who were robbed by the Nazis when they invaded Austria.  Randy (Ryan Reynolds) is a down on his luck attorney who failed at his solo practice. 

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

6a00d83451f25369e200e54f70c62e8833-800wi

Who would have thought that the unassuming red envelopes peppering the post would prove such a force with a crippling bite, but Netflix has proven time and again why streaming services are here to stay, not only stay, but compete with big theaters. In the past we’ve seen sequels go straight to the VOD service, we’ve seen original series go the same and we’re seeing original films, first run releases sign with them for distribution rights. The streamer has one more mark to add to it’s tally with ‘Beasts Of No Nation‘.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Paul N., Here…

18iz9vw4obdhtjpg

Hello ladies! Look at your man, now back to me – whoops, sorry about that. As you know, it’s Valentine’s Day once again. And as this overly-commercialized excuse for a holiday rears its ugly head, we take a reflective look back at our lives and at the choices we’ve made concerning our relationships. Some of you will realize that maybe the gap-toothed ex-con biker named “Bubba” might not have been the best choice for a mate (“but he’s a real sweetheart once you get to know him!”). Unfortunately, now you’re “in like Flynn” with his whole clique, and before you know it, you’re drinking homemade moonshine with the rest of his recently released buddies in the middle of backwoods nowhere (if you hear banjos – run). That isn’t to say that everyone makes bad decisions. Some women seem to have a gift for finding the right people to surround themselves with – or have a real knack for how to handle the bad apples that come along – and that can make all the difference between a smooth sailing adventure and a total train wreck experience.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

2015_passes_banner

I can’t believe April is almost here again. It just seemed like two weeks ago we were knee deep in 2014’s Dallas Film Festival, which had some excellent films showcased. But that time of the year is just about to begin and the good folks over at the Dallas Film Festival have announced the first 10 films that will show at the festival. Also, it looks like the fest will be honoring the excellent filmmaker John Landis as well, which is all sorts of cool.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

 

topics_gratefuldead_395

 

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

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: “Dracula Untold”!!

by Woozie on Oct 9th, 2014

Hi, Suzanne here…

Luke-Evans-in-Dracula-Untold

We all know the basic story of Count Dracula as told by Bram Stoker, but in Dracula Untold, director Gary Shore aims to provide further insight into the reasons a man would choose to be evil. In spite of the big budget that went into creating this film, the movie falls short of that goal and even the scare we come to expect from vampire films.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

nyfflogo2014_main

The New York Film Festival is one of the highlights in the festival circuit. It’s an excellent place for a filmmaker to get a lot of exposure. Writer-Director Paul Thomas Anderson has landed the big centerpiece gala for the third time with ‘Inherent Vice‘, Anderson achieved the same trophy position with ‘Boogie Nights‘ and ‘Punch-Drunk Love‘. Many filmmakers use the festival circuit to promote new film and Anderson is no stranger to the scene. ‘The Master‘ was viewed only a handful of times in the US before it’s competition appearance at Venice in 2012 and ‘There Will Be Blood‘ world-premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2007.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

 

TedWilliams (1)

 

It’s getting on into the summer months and it’s been a great one, so far. It has not been that great for my beloved Boston Red Sox though. Right now, we’re last in the AL standings. It’s shameful, really. New York is ahead of us, heck ALL of the AL is ahead of us. I’m not panicking though. The Sox are a rally team, they are intrepid, they WILL see October play time, I just KNOW it!

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘For No Good Reason’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 14th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

for-no-good-reason640

One of the most recognized artists of a generation whose artwork has sparked debate, protests, and change is still very alive and well. Coming across as the horror version of Michelangelo, Ralph Steadman is still producing great artwork and has allowed a husband-wife producer/director team to film a documentary on his life and art. Steadman is now 77 years old and lives with his family in a nice villa in the countryside of England where his fellow friend Johnny Depp came over and played the role of interviewer during this 80 minute well-edited documentary.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi, Bryan Here….

170_films

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!!

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Jana B. here,

 

Dennis Rodman, Kim Jong Un

 

The NBA has distinct stars in every era of it’s history, none moreso, than Dennis Rodman, a.k.a. “The Worm”.  With his skills on the court and his absurd antics off, not to mention the plethora of hair colors, tattoos and piercings, Rodman has definitely made a name for himself. Whether he was on the court for a number of NBA teams, or switching things up after a suspension from the NBA and trying his hand at professional wrestling, he was always bringing his trademark style to the court, or mat.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Fernando M., Here…

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

Well folks, Oscar season is upon us today.  OK, so it’s still pretty far out, but how can we not be thinking about it already?  Especially when in this last year, only one film can truly be deemed worthy enough to win the coveted Best Picture award.  I know you’re all thinking it but are too afraid to say it, so I’ll do it for you.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



2013 SXSW Film Lineup Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 31st, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

sxsw

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?

 

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi, Bryan Here….

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Blu-ray Announced and Detailed!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 22nd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Disney•Pixar proudly announces the Blu-ray™ hi-def debut of “Brave,” the year’s #1 animated movie and Pixar Animation Studio’s 13th consecutive hit, on November 13, 2012.  A breathtaking adventure that has entertained audiences of all ages, the stunning Blu-ray release of “Brave” includes hours of all-new bonus material, extraordinary behind the scenes features, extended and deleted scenes, a mysterious and exciting, new short film, ‘The Legend of Mor’du,” and much more.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi, Bryan Here….

Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced the jury and audience award winners for the 2012 Festival The LA Film Fest ran from Thursday, June 14 to Sunday, June 24 in downtown Los Angeles. The two top juried awards are the Narrative Award and Documentary Award, each carrying an unrestricted $15,000 cash prize funded by Film Independent, for the winning film’s director. The Narrative Award recognizes the finest narrative film in competition at the Festival and went to Pocas Pascoal for the North American Premiere of All is Well, with an Honorable Mention going to Dominga Sotomayor’sThursday Till Sunday. The Documentary Award recognizes the finest documentary film in competition at the Festival and went to Everardo González for the U.S. Premiere ofDrought. The award for Best Performance in the Narrative Competition went toWendell Pierce, Emory Cohen, E.J. Bonilla and Aja Naomi King for their performances in the World Premiere of Joshua Sanchez’s Four. The LA Film Fest also awarded an unrestricted $5,000 cash prize to each short film category.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi, Bryan Here…

 

Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games juggernaut will arrive on home entertainment at 12:01 A.M. on Saturday, August 18, as the first film in Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) The Hunger Games franchise, which has already grossed nearly $400 million at the North American box office and is approaching $650 million at the worldwide box office, debuts on 2-disc DVD (plus digital copy), 2-disc Blu-Ray (plus digital copy), VOD and digital download with three hours of previously unavailable bonus materials in the biggest home entertainment launch in Lionsgate’s history, the Company announced today.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



The Student Academy Award Winners Have Been Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 15th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Ten students from nine U.S. colleges and universities have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 39th Annual Student Academy Awards competition. Winners will be brought to Los Angeles to join the international student winners in the Foreign Film category for a week of industry activities. The festivities will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 9, at 6 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where the placements in each category will be announced.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi Bryan Here…..

‘Cannonball Run’ is most certainly an acquired taste.  Much like a fine scotch.  It’s not for everyone.  If you’re a fan of those late 70’s early 80’s silly goofball comedies, than ‘Cannonball Run’  is the movie for you.  However, if you aren’t, then this movie will be like nails on a chalkboard.  I will say that it has an amazing cast with the likes of; Burt Reynolds, Farrah Fawcett, Dom Deluise, Roger Moore, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Jackie Chan, Adrienne Barbeau, and Jamie Farr to name a few.  This i movie is a lot of fun if you’re into this sort of thing, and my guess is that like myself, you have seen this over a dozen times.  ‘Cannonball Run’  is a zany film to have fun with.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi Bryan Here….

The comic feature-length documentary EXPORTING RAYMOND, the story of how “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal attempted to adapt his Emmy®-winning series for Russian TV, debuts THURSDAY, FEB. 16 (8:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.  When Phil Rosenthal was asked to help adapt “Everybody Loves Raymond” for Russian TV, he made eye-opening discoveries about the country’s viewers and their similarities to (and differences from) U.S. audiences.  EXPORTING RAYMOND recounts his often-hilarious 2009 trip to Russia, chronicling the casting process, the shooting of the show and meetings between Rosenthal and his Russian counterparts.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi Bryan Here….

Criterion has announced eight titles to be released for the month of November with a couple of additions for late October.  It will be a great month for Criterion.  Below you can see all the extras and synopsis of each film.  Enjoy.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi Bryan Here….

WOW.  This was a mighty mighty fun blu-ray set to get through.  Took a while as there are hours and hours of extras and commentaries to listen and watch.  It was great watching all of these again.  Some greater than others.  I haven’t watched all of the Superman films since that tin DVD box set came out several years ago.  Oh man do these newly remastered blu-rays look fucking beautiful in HI-DEF.  So, this particular review will be set up by film.  I will go through all eight discs of the set and outline everything you would ever want to know about them.  From the movie itself to the extras and the audio and video quality.  This is one hell of a set and Warner Bros. and DC went above and beyond the call of making one AWESOME home video release in Superman.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Who Is Ready For The Country, Ya’ll?

by NapkinArt on Jun 12th, 2011

Believe it or not, Neil Young and the country go together like peanut butter and jelly, mashed potatoes and gravy and Woodward and Bernstein, so it’s no surprise when Young rocks and roars “Are You Ready For The Country” everyone listens.

Neil Young International Harvesters “A Treasure” is a 12 track collection of brilliant live material culled from Young’s 1984-85 tour, several tracks which have never been before released, which drops on the streets Tuesday, June 14th.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



My 4th Annual Live Commentary On The Oscars 2011!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 27th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

This will be the official page for my 4th annual Oscar 2011 Live Commentary.  There will be tons of trivia, hilarious posts, and most importantly prizes for trivia.  Check on this page, MY TWITTER HERE, or my Facebook for all the live updates. I will begin each trivia question for a prize with BOT (Boomstick Oscar Trivia).  To answer, comment on this post or reply to MY TWITTER.  No facebook answers will be admitted.

We are very excited and are ready to roll the red carpet out.

Stay tuned. Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi Bryan Here…

Well finally, the people at MGM have settled their differences with everyone and we can finally get another James Bond film.   Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



The Oscar Nominations Are In!!! Let’s Talk About It!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 25th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

It is that time of year so let the predictions begin.  Below are all the nominations.  What do you think?

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi Bryan Here…

I have some news for you from the Sundance Film Festival.  Kevin Smith (Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Jersey Girl, Smodcast) has been hard at work making a new film.  He has tackled the horror genre this time.  You might have read about his movie, “Red State” on this site before.  Well in short, at the debut last night, where scalped tickets were going for hundreds of dollars and had a mile long line, and protestors were picketing his film, Kevin Smith debuted his new film.  Then there was a Q & A after the screening.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Bluray/DVD Releases for the 4th Week of November!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 23rd, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

The biggest shopping day is upon us and the holiday shopping spree season has already begun.  I am kinda disappointed in this lack of releases this week.  I figured the studios would be pushing their biggest titles this week because it is the largest shopping weekend and weekend of the year.  But they just sort of half-assed it.  Maybe because of all the incredible sales on past releases that have started and will continue on through Monday.  Oh well.  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!!

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



BLURAY/DVD RELEASES FOR THE 2ND WEEK OF NOVEMBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 9th, 2010

Another week, another set of AWESOME DVD/BLURAY releases.  And this week is special, for it is my brithday today and one of the best films of they year has come out today on my birthday.  That is Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim VS. The World.  So without any further ramblings, let us get straight to these AWESOME releases.  As usual, you will get the title of the film, plus a mini review from me, plus all the info about the disc and what extras you will have on there, plus a link/picture to take you on over to amazon where you can purchase the film for a discount, which will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can keep brining you great articles and reviews.  Here We Go….

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



X-MEN: FIRST CLASS CASTING NEWS!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 3rd, 2010

So the 1960’s set upcoming X-Men movie has pretty much all of its cast set in place with a possible addition of a cameo just added.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



A Retrospective Look Back at the year 2007 in Movies!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 20th, 2017

Written by: Dan Moran

It has been a decade since we have had an overwhelmingly great year of movies. There have been some ‘great movies’ for sure, that have been released since 2007, but a collective year of dominance like 2007 hasn’t been experienced in 10 years. We have to start with the films that people still talk about today from 2007. No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, & Zodiac. I mean what a Top 3 for one calendar year!  The closest we got to this was in 2015 when the Top 3 was, Mad Max: Fury Road, Mad Max: Fury Road, & Mad Max: Fury Road.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

THG_4k[4][2]

The blockbuster series that is ‘The Hunger Games’ will arrive on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital HD November 8 from Lionsgate. The films showcase a cast that works fantastically together.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

hail-caesar-quad

 

Hail, Caesar!‘ follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer for Capitol Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. But when studio star Baird Whitlock disappears, Mannix has to deal with more than just the fix. The film has some of the biggest stars in Hollywood today and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD June 7 and on Digital on May 24.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Here’s the New Trailer for ‘Hail, Caesar!’

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 12th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

hail-caesar

Coen Brothers fans, you can start getting even more excited, because the Coen’s new film ‘Hail Caesar!‘ is coming out next month. We have a new trailer for the film, which is all sorts of funny and takes place during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Instead of the usual quick cuts and one liners in a trailer, we have a nice long clip with Alden Ehrenreich and Ralph Fiennes. Fiennes is trying to teach Alden how to speak with a proper British accent, and is comedy gold.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



School of Rock Adapted To Series for Nickelodeon!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 5th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

63d13fcdb1e9d1d376855bd9393c86ed

 

 

I’m still surprised there is a world where Jack Black and kids go great together, but that’s what 2003’s ‘School of Rock’ proved to be true. Nickelodeon likes the idea so much they have given a straight-to series order for a TV show based on the film. Teaming up with Paramount TV, Nickelodeon brings back director Richard Linklater (‘Dazed & Confused’) and pairing him with writers Jim and Steve Armogida (‘Crash and Bernstein‘) and Scott Rudin (‘No Country For Old Men‘) will executive produce.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

The-Coen-brothers-007

 When we’re talking Hollywood, or just about movies in general and someone mentions the Coen’s. Everyone gets a different image in their heads. Some immediately think of Nicolas Cage‘s creepy porn-stache in ‘Raising Arizona‘, others think of the twangy song made popular in ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?‘ (which is currently on my iPod). Still others think of ‘The Dude’ in ‘The Big Lebowski‘.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi, Jana here,

coens

If we were to talk about filmmakers that have a specific feel to their films there would be a wide variety of names on that list. But if we narrow the field down to filmmakers that are a wildly successful pair of brothers, Joel and Ethan Coen would undoubtedly fit the bill.

The Coen’s have a peppered legacy of complex films with ‘Raising Arizona‘, ‘Fargo‘, ‘The Big Lebowski‘ and ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou‘ among many others. Looks like the pair is not taking any time off from a career that has most recently been recognized with an Academy Award nomination for 2013’s ‘Inside Llewyn Davis‘. Universal Pictures has picked up ‘Hail, Caesar!‘ the latest original screenplay from the Coen’s. Besides writing the script, they will direct stars George Clooney and Josh Brolin in starring roles.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 17th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

inside-llewyn-davis-oscar-isaac

 The Coen Bros. have knocked it out of the park yet again with their latest film ‘Inside Llewyn Davis‘. Although, I don’t think this will have the big box office draw that ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?‘ or ‘No Country For Old Men‘ had, but I expect people to be talking about this film for months to come and singing the impressive soundtrack, which was produced by T Bone Burnett. In the scale of things, this is a very small film set in the New York folk music scene in the early 60s. In true Coen Bros. fashion, the mood is darkly funny, and follows a man, who tries to find himself later in life through his music. I can’t recommend this film enough.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Geek Deal of the Day!! Blu-Rays Under $5!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 28th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Here is an amazing geek deal of the day for you.  Tons of blu-ray movies for under $5.  Take advantage.  These make great gifts for the holidays and can add to your own collection.  I wish I only spent $5 or less on these blu-rays.  There are tons of great titles.  The ones below are only but a few of my personal picks.  Enjoy the uber cheap sale and let me know what you picked up.  And most other films are under $8 right now too.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



The Bishop Charlotte Reporting….

Two-time Oscar winner Dianne Weist (Rabbit Hole) is set and Oscar-winner Chris Cooper (American Beauty) is in talks to star in HBO’s new drama Corrections, based on Jonathan Franzen’s novel of the same name. The book is about an elderly Midwestern couple and their three adult children (yet to be cast), going through their lives from the mid-20th century to the present at Christmas. Noah Baumbach (writer, The Fantastic Mr. Fox) and Franzen penned the script together.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi Bryan Here….

I want you all to welcome the newest addition to the wonderful world of Boomstick.  He hails from a great land in a far off galaxy and has come to Earth for the time being to give us his insight on everything film.  He enjoys the silent film era and is well versed in all things Kubrick, Keaton, and Kirk. So let’s all say hello to Ben K.  Here is his first review for the site on Terrence Malick’s important and beautiful ‘Tree of Life’.  Enjoy.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi Bryan Here….

Another few years have gone yet another Zorro film.  But this time, it won’t be the Antonio Banderas Zorro directed by Martin Campbell.  It won’t even be the same story for the most part or same time period.  Basically just forget everything we have learned from the past about Zorro and let us begin a new with “Zorro Reborn” which is what this upcoming project is being called.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Javier Bardem To Jump Into the Dark Tower!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 11th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Javier Bardem will play Roland Deschain, the Gunslinger in a new adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” series.  The studio is looking to make this film a trilogy with a tv series running in between the film series.  Javier Bardem will play Roland in both the big screen and small.  All this according to Deadline.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hi Bryan Here…

The Coen Bros. recently sat down with EMPIRE MAGAZINE for an interview on True Grit, and as usual, the Coen’s were very vague and timid, when asked about upcoming projects.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



TOP 133 FILMS OF THE LAST DECADE #’S 31.5-11!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 30th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

And here it is.  The last of the Ultimate Top Films of the Decade List until the Final Top 10.  So many great films are on this list.  I guess the numbering got messed up somewhere down the line so this list starts with 31.5 instead of 30 and goes to #11.  So after this list, I will reveal my Top Ten Films of the last decade.  So you can check out the entire list now and you might be able to guess what would be on my Top 10.  Please feel free to comment and let me know your guesses.  As usual, you will get the title of the film, the release date, a mini review and synopsis by yours truly, and a link to purchase the movie over at amazon for a good price.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Dan Moran’s ‘Black Panther’ Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 16th, 2018

Admittedly, the easiest narrative for Black Panther reviews is that it is a “game-changer”, “important”, “redefines hero”, etc. Those narratives and feelings aren’t wrong. I think Black Panther is one of Marvel’s best stand-alone hero films. It is right behind The Winter Soldier and the original Iron Man for me. In a few years it may even eclipse those two as the distance and impact it has going forward is felt. I believe the cultural and racial themes of this film are well thought out, focused, bold, and sobering. To be perfectly honest I don’t feel comfortable writing about that aspect of the film in depth. I’m a 32 year old goofy white guy who is not a good enough writer to navigate that territory, plus I lack the experiences that would make my take worth reading. There are some incredible writers who have written on the overall cultural impact of (essentially) an all-black cast superhero film and I encourage all of you to seek those pieces out because they are worth your time. My review is going to focus on just how badass this movie is.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

If you’re ready to add to your own personal film collection, check out what The Criterion Collection will be releasing in April 2018 as they add to their own ranks.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



A Deeper look into the ‘The Holiday’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 21st, 2017

In 2006 a little movie by the name of ‘The Holiday’ was released unto the world from the place where all darkness flows. It now signifies the start of “Holiday Movie Season” for countless women across the globe. I believe it is solely responsible for the Hallmark Channel’s holiday film slate every November-December. However, the imitators don’t even come close to the unique mess this film is. I actually don’t think I’ve seen the movie in one full sitting the past 5 years but it has been in such a rotation in my home that I’ve caught it in enough chunks to have seen it at least 10-12 full times since it came out in 2006. I really want to break down the absurdity of this movie to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Criterion Collection Outlines February 2018 Releases!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 20th, 2017

Hey guys Jana here, 

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!

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Written by: Bryan Kluger…..

The world of pro-wrestling has been around for many years and has certainly seen its ups and downs, most noticeably being the WWE. There have been many promotions through the decades, which have made a lot of people very successful and it continues to this day. At some point down the road though, there was one company that surpassed everyone by leaps and bounds and brought the pro-wrestling arena into the mainstream. Of course I’m talking about World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), or the artist formally known as World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in its teenage angst years. For a long while, there were two major companies that featured the best of the best in the pro-wrestling world. WWE and WCW. They didn’t play well together at all on and off screen.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

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

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival Lineup!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 25th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here, 

The 15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival is set to run from October 18 – 22 in Wichita, KS. The weekend boasts the inaugural presentation of the L.M. “Kit” Carson Storyteller Award to Larry Gross (‘48 Hours‘), and Ad Astra Award presentation to Rose McGowan (‘Charmed‘). Among the throng of films (182!!!) the fest has to offer, there are gala events, after-parties, and enough events to keep anyone, from the most green of festival-goers to the most seasoned pros that binge-watch for a living, entertained, interested, and hell, even relaxed. One of the ticket packages includes a massage.

The festival has given us a complete lineup of films for their 2017 event and since I’m such a nice person it’s my job, I’m giving it to you.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

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!

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,Faith Will Be Restored When “American Gods” Season One Descends from Above on Digital HD October 6 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 17 from Lionsgate

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Blu-ray Review: Going in Style!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 10th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Fox Bringing back King of the Hill?

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 8th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Is Fox finally doing something right? They just might be. Over the past few years, the Fox network has been brining back older TV shows and reviving them with mostly the original cast. We saw it with ‘24‘, ‘X-Files‘, and ‘Prison Break‘, all of which were just on the side of being below average. Now it seems Fox is wanting to revive an actual good show for once with King of the Hill. The CEO of Fox has had talks with creator Mike Judge and Greg Daniels about bringing the show back for more seasons.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #8!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 5th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



The Cabin in the Woods is Coming to 4K!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 5th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

One of the finer horror/comedy movies to ever be released on the big screen is finally getting the 4K UHD treatment. That movie is The Cabin in the Woods, meaning we will get all those monsters and mermaids in glorious HDR. I just can’t wait to watch this all over again. The 4K release will also come with the standard Blu-ray, as well as the Digital Copy, which will release on September 5th. Below is all the information you’ll need.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Soundtracks we want to see released on Vinyl!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 15th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

preview

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

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

2017-English

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

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



4K UHD Review: 3:10 to Yuma!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 1st, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

515KUw8h2dL

THE FILM

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘[Going in Style]’!!

by Janet White on Apr 7th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

Going In Style - Robbing Bank

 

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 Arkin, formerly 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

16174778_10155090294040572_2361932856246148005_n

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Bow Down to the’American Gods’ Trailer!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 15th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 12.42.22 PM

I now know what I’ll be doing at the end of April. I’ll be watching Starz’s new show ‘American Gods‘, which is the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s book. Bryan Fuller (‘Hannibal‘, ‘Pushing Daisies‘) is the showrunner here with Ian McShane, Kristen Chenoweth, Peter Stormare, Crispin Glover, Pablo Schreiber, Ricky Whittle, and more starring. There are monsters, blood, violence, and Gods here. I can’t wait.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘A United Kingdom’!!

by Janet White on Feb 24th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

A United Kingdom - Date

 

Set in the late 1940s London and the country of Botswana (formerly the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland),  A United Kingdom, is a love story in the spirit of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Society has many ways to try to separate a couple that crosses the barrier and exemplify love is love. Whether it says you cannot be that person because they are from the wrong family, different caste, or, as in this case, of different races, people of vision for a better world have struggled against Society. Sir Seretse Goitsebeng Maphiri Khama (David Oyelowo), was soon to become King of Botswana when he first laid eyes on Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white British woman. The love they come to have for each can either cripple the nation of Botswana or be its champion. Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘Patriots Day’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 11th, 2017

Dan M., here….

screen-shot-2017-01-11-at-11-31-05-am

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



VIP’s Holiday Havoc 3D Is Happening!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 14th, 2016

Hey Boomstickers,

0-hhi3d_poster_print-von-erichs

Tom Nix here, your local independent wrestling enthusiast!

It’s Christmastime in Texas and oh, man are the local promotions sending us presents. Myself and Boomstick founder Bryan Kluger will be attending VIP’s Holiday Havoc 3D at the Gas Monkey in Dallas this Friday and I’m here to tell you why, if you love professional wrestling, you should be excited about it.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

picmonkey-collage

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment  has put together a 4K  Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo pack for the holiday season. You can pick up ‘Argo‘, ‘The Town‘, ‘Goodfellas‘ and ‘I Am Legend‘ all at one whack on December 6. Each title will include an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the feature film and special features in HD, and a Digital HD version of the feature film.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



A Journey Into Wizard World: Austin 2016!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-8-15-46-am

I was fortunate enough to make it into ‘Wizard World Austin‘ 2016 where I got to talk to a variety of excellent writers and artists in the comic book world. Wizard World is franchise of comic book conventions around the country, bringing everyone’s favorite comic book creators to one stage so that fan’s can meet, greet, and purchase all sorts of fun items. In addition to the comic creators, a vast amount of television and film personalities were in attendance, including Bruce Campbell, Lee Majors, William Shatner, WWE’s Becky Lynch, and Spike himself James Marsters.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Blu-ray Review: ‘Me Before You’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 5th, 2016

Jonathan A., here…

91TfF7BxuOL._SL1500_

THE FILM

Emilia Clarke stars in this delightful adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ hit romance novel “Me Before You.”  Although this seems to have been her first time directing a feature film, Thea Sharrock proved she was more than up to the task, as this film is fluid, sincere and is simply an absolute pleasure to watch.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

ec89d260-b380-4176-89d2-dfb07218c847

We’ve been waiting for the announcement of this next wave of programming for the one – the only, Fantastic Fest!!! It’s coming our way September 22-29 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘Captain Fantastic’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 7th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

CFday25-580.jpg

Captain Fantastic‘ is not a super-hero movie, despite the title, but again, then maybe it is as we follow the journey of a big family, both emotionally and physically, as they stick together through some tough obstacles. Directed by Matt Ross, who is most known these days as Gavin Belson on HBO’sSilicon Valley‘, ‘Captain Fantastic‘ is one of those rare films that has just about everything you’d want in an emotional drama-comedy, which is all led by the amazing talent of Viggo Mortensen. The film is a refreshing mix of ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild‘ and ‘Little Miss Sunshine‘ and plays to both of those films strengths, while still managing to be original, entertaining, and heart-warming. ‘Captain Fantastic‘ sure has quickly become one of my favorite films of the year.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



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

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 3rd, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

tumblr_nx5wmzgYvb1qewpgqo1_500

Summer means a lot to me, there’s baseball, which I waxed pretty poetic about in last week’s Top 10 Baseball Movies post. There’s fishing, the fourth of July, a multi-colored tongue from Otter Pops, and the all important road trip. Your trip can be a short jaunt to the lake or it can be a days long event that usually culminates in an epic destination – Wally World, anyone? Whether you trip on your own, with your friends or with your family, there’s something wonderful about having a full tank of gas, a stereo full of tunes and the open road in front of you. Depending on who you’re with it can either feel like a hostage situation or a relaxing break from the weekly drag. Most good road trips feel like a bit of both, not to mention the longing for the comfort that is your home toilet.

I’m gonna count down my top 10 movies that feature a road trip. Strap in, kick on the A/C and let the lull of the road below you relaxes your worries. This was not an easy list to winnow down to only 10 with a few honorable mentions. I left off the obvious ‘Thelma and Louise‘, they’re best friends, they kill someone and drive off a cliff. Yeah, I didn’t give you a spoiler alert there because if you haven’t seen this movie by now, you were never going to. Some road trip movies are better than others and we had differing opinions from each other making this list. So read along and tell me where we agree or disagree or what I’ve left out.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

unspecified (1)

It’s hard enough to be a teenager in your natural home environment, can you imagine trying to discover who you really are in another country? That’s what happened for 13-year old Morris, he moves to Heidelberg, Germany with his dad, a professional soccer coach. This film shows us how Morris tries to fit in with his new peer group. He falls for a cool, rebellious classmate who encourages him to open up and share his rapping. 13-year old Morris has plans to become a hip-hop star and get the girl.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘The Wailing’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 6th, 2016

Beka P., Here…

photo705930

I was prepared to say that “The Wailing” was the worst movie I had seen in a while, but I saw “The Lobster” today so never mind that. Once all was said and done with this two and a half hour Korean subtitled film, I actually didn’t hate it. Would I see it again? No. Do I wish I had my time back? Pretty much, yeah, but at the same time, this is the kind of film I would never choose to watch in the first place. So, with that caveat, if you are a fan of Hong-jin Na’s previous films (“The Chaser” and “The Yellow Sea”), or if you are into the exorcism/zombie suspense genre then by all means this film is probably for you.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

THE X-FILES: Gillian Anderson in the "Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-monster" episode of THE X-FILES airing Monday, Feb. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Ed Araquel/FOX

If you’ve been wanting more ‘American Gods‘ news and can’t wait for the Starz series, pay attention because this is awesome!! ‘X-Files‘ star Gillian Anderson has signed onto the project as Media, one of the New Gods. She can become any number of celebrities. The attention we put into our TV screens, iPhones and computers are her brand of worship and that’s what she thrives on.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘Only Yesterday’!!

by Janet White on Mar 10th, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

Only Yesterday - T

 

When you’re trying to find that next step in life, it helps to go back to the beginning, unless the beginning comes back to you.  Only Yesterday opens with Taeko (Miki Imai), at 27 years old, who is split between her functional life in city and her beloved summers in the country.  As Taeko prepares to make her annual trek to the country, her co-workers and sister tease her about being single at her age and not having fun like everyone else.  Taeko is not like everyone else, she thinks for herself and doggedly only does what she wants to do.  Enter Young Taeko (Youko Honna), Taeko’s 5th grade self and sort of a spirit guide, to help her reflect on who she is and why she is different than others.  Together they search for the path forward to happiness and contentment.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

books_revival

Director Josh Boone, from ‘The Fault In Our Stars‘ is diving into the deep end for his next project. This could mean a few things in the world of film-making, I could be talking about his announced writing/directing gig for ‘X-Men: The New Mutants‘, but I’m not. I’m talking about not one, but two Stephen King adaptations Boone is taking on, with one of them being ‘The Stand‘. Crawl before you run, young padawan. Anyhow, the other adaptation is what’s in the news today, Boone is looking to make King’s 2014 book ‘Revival‘ the current project getting his attention.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘Pride, prejudice, and Zombies’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 5th, 2016

Taylor E., Here…

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Zombies in a period piece? It sounds insane, but this crazy idea works surprisingly well. Based on the 2009 parody novel by Seth Grahame-Smith (and Jane Austen), Pride & Prejudice & Zombies is a quirky film with a little something for everyone: Romance, Action, and Zombies.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

ricky-whittle-newnownext-awards-01

If you’re a Neil Gaiman fan, you have your own ideas of who should be cast in the upcoming series from Starz based on Gaiman’sAmerican Gods‘, now we get to see who showrunners have picked for the lead character, Shadow Moon.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘Dirty Grandpa’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 21st, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

UDEP_D10_01854.CR2

January continues to roll in with the bad films as is usual for this time of year. It astonishes me that this screenplay was ever on the famed Hollywood blacklist. Perhaps some of it might have been funny on paper, but it never translated well into film, even with the star power of Robert De Niro as you’ve never seen him like this before. You won’t be surprised to see that the director of the film is a guy named Dan Mazer, who was the creative right-hand man to Sacha Baron Cohen since ‘The Ali G Show‘.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

Nat_Faxon_Jim_Rash

Those who think there are no more original movie ideas can relax now, Fox has purchased a wholly new and organic story for their next horror project from a set of Oscar winning writers.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘Concussion’!!

by Janet White on Dec 25th, 2015

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

Concussion - Omalu

 

Football, especially in Texas, is king and they are not alone in this mindset.  In Concussion, Pittsburgh, PA’s love for the game (as well as the rest of the country’s) and the NFL’s reign over it endangered Dr. Bennet Omalu’s (Will Smith) life.  Against all odds, Dr. Omalu, a forensic pathologist discovered and worked to educate the masses of the mental dangers of playing the beloved sport.  Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and its related diseases, named by Dr. Omalu since he discovered the disease, was and possibly still is affecting football players from kids to professionals.  Dr. Omalu is from Nigeria and holds America in high esteem, but his reverence is about to be tested.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

GMA BD 3D

Goodnight Mommy‘ has been a favorite for festivals worldwide since the first audience squirmed it’s way through a viewing and is officially Austria’s entry for Foreign Language Film for the upcoming 2016 Academy Awards in February who just got Chris Rock to MC btw, (check out that story here). Before the awards you can check out the flick when it’s available on Blu-ray and DVD on December 1st.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Hey guys, Jana here,

Troll Troll 2 Blu-ray

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

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Film Review: ‘Bridge of Spies’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 14th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

‘Bridge of Spies’ by DreamWorks Studios.

The year 2015 gives us yet another Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg movie called ‘Bridge of Spies‘ with an added bonus of the Coen Bros. serving as co-writers. Now with a cast and crew like this, I expect something that would live on forever and win all the awards come award season. That’s not really the case here though, as Spielberg’s recent directorial efforts have been lacking a bit. I’m not saying they’re bad, I’m just saying that ‘War Horse‘ and ‘Lincoln‘ were long, slow, dreary period pieces with no real momentum, despite some awards and critical acclaim.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



‘Vacation’ Coming To Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 24th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

Vacation Box Art 2D

Get ready to bring the new generation of Griswolds home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD when Warner Bros. releases ‘Vacation‘ on November 13, or you can own it early on October 13 if you go the Digital HD route. If that still doesn’t fill your Griswold need, a remastered ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation‘ will be out December 1.

Read the rest of this entry »

Post to Twitter Post to Facebook



Older Posts »

Sign Up for Newsletter

ADVERTISEMENT

Boomstick Tags