May/2018

UFC 185: ‘Dethroning in Dallas’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 17th, 2015

Gadi E., Here…

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This past Saturday night Dallas witnessed a real rarity in UFC cards as not 1, but 2 champions lost their titles.  It’s been six years since that feat has happened.  A packed American Airlines Center was already hyped but a stacked line-up of fights.  The UFC may have Dana White as the face of it’s organization, but one of the real masterminds is matchmaker Joe Silva.  His ability to create lively lineups has translated to a slew of successful shows.  There are always duds along the way, but even the pre-lims on Saturday night had some exciting moments.  Dallas’ own Ryan Benoit got things heated with a shocking 2nd round KO of Sergio Pettis.   Sergio had dominated the first round but a timely hook by the feisty “BabyFace” Benoit led to a full barrage of haymakers before the ref broke up the beating.  Benoit’s emotions got the better of him as he cheekily kicked Pettis in the butt moments after the ref ended the fight.  The reply on the overhead big screen caused a stir of boos and unleashed a wild twitter attack on Benoit.  His apology quelled the situation and allowed for the great fight card to keep chugging along nicely.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Director Benjamin Ross (‘RKO 281‘) and writer Barry Langford (‘Torte Bluma‘) have been commissioned by ITV for it’s subscription channel, ITV Encore. This will be the first original drama for the pay network since it’s launch earlier this year in the United Kingdom. What better actor to anchor the six-part period crime drama than Sean Bean?

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Well it’s here everyone. Part 3 of Boomstick’s annual ultimate Geek Holiday Gift Guide for the holidays. So many great deals and uber cool and geeky stuff to get your loved ones and yourself this 2012 holiday season. As usual, you will be able to click on the link or picture that will take you to purchase the items. So enjoy and eat some good food and be safe out there this holiday shopping season.

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The Polyphonic Spree Does Christmas

by NapkinArt on Oct 23rd, 2012

 

It might not yet be Halloween, and there are still a few days left to carve up that jack-o-lantern for the front porch, but The Polyphonic Spree is ready to ring in the Christmas spirit with or without you, with their first full length holiday album, “Holidaydream: Songs of the Holidays, Vol. 1”.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to say this preceding review may be partially biased, as I spent a good many months leading up to the album’s release, working on the album art, layout, pressing of vinyl, etc., so needless to say, I’m quite thrilled to see (and hear) the album’s existence.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

Way out of left field, but David Gordon Green will direct the remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 Horror opus ‘Suspiria’.  Green directed ‘Pineapple Express’, ‘The Sitter’, ‘Your Highness’, and several episodes of ‘Eastbound and Down’ for Showtime.  Casting is underway as they are looking for their Suzie,  the young protagonist who travels to Europe to attend a world renowned school. After a series of brutal murders, the young American student learns that the academy is a front for something way more sinister than education. The original had a surreal, psychedelic tone that involved the supernatural, witches and a whole lotta blood.

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Hi Bryan Here….

I am just loving these musician documentaries.  The first half of the George Harrison doc has been amazing.  Looking forward to the second part tonight.  And now  Harry Belafonte is getting a documentary on his life and career.  Most of you might know Belafonte as the guy who sang ‘The Banana Boat Song’ which features the lyric “DAY-O”.  It was featured in the film ‘Beetle juice’.  I’m very excited for this doc as I am a huge fan of Belafonte.  I remember watching the making of Michael Jackson’s ‘We are the World’ music video and during the rehearsal, all of the singers and musicians just randomly started singing ‘The Banana Boat Song’ along with Harry Belafonte himself.  It was magical.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Showtime has just released some spoilers and info on what we can expect from the upcoming season of ‘Weeds’ just in time for the holidays.  Enjoy the press release below.

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The film Metropolis was way ahead of its time.  If you have ever taken a film course or talked film with someone, I’m sure at some point, Metropolis by Fritz Lang has come into play.

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Enjoy the Red Band Trailer For ‘Atomic Blonde’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 11th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Fight. Kiss. Kill.
The restricted trailer for ATOMIC BLONDE has just debuted online ahead of its SXSW Film Festival debut this Sunday, March 12. Oscar winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors.
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Brandon Routh Steps Into Comic Book Pages Again!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 8th, 2014

Hi all, Jana here,

 

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In the gigantic pantheon superheroes and villains, there are so many awesome characters it’s hard to narrow it down to even a top 5!  It’s like the Lay’s commercial slightly altered, “Bet you can’t like JUST one!” Those of you that follow superheroes are going to either be pleasantly surprised or pissed as hell that Brandon Routh (Yes, from ‘Superman Returns‘) has now joined the cast of the CW‘s superhero drama ‘Arrow‘ as this season’s main recurring guest star. He will play Ray Palmer, a scientist and inventor who will play an unexpected role in the lives of Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak as the new owner of Queen Consolidated.We are told the deal will span 14 episodes, and that he will be a love interest for Felicity.

 

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 4TH WEEK OF OCTOBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 26th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Here are this weeks new releases for the 4th week of October.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Don’t forget you can hit up the Texas Theatre and get new and vintage comics and graphic novels too from Boomstick.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 3RD WEEK OF OCTOBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 19th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for the second week of October.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Don’t forget you can hit up the Texas Theatre and get new and vintage comics and graphic novels too from Boomstick.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 12th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for the second week of October.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Don’t forget you can hit up the Texas Theatre and get new and vintage comics and graphic novels too from Boomstick.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 5TH WEEK OF SEPTEMBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 2nd, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…..

Here are this weeks new releases for the fifth week of September.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Don’t forget you can hit up the Texas Theatre and get new and vintage comics and graphic novels too from Boomstick.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 4TH WEEK OF SEPTEMBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 21st, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for the fourth week of September.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Don’t forget you can hit up the Texas Theatre and get new and vintage comics and graphic novels too from Boomstick.

Enjoy.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 5TH WEEK OF AUGUST!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 31st, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for August 31st.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

Enjoy.

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Hi Bryan Here….

The Showtime network has a new tv series project in the works and it is based on the Oni Press comic ‘The Damned’.  It will be written by  David Hayter, who co-wrote : X-Men, X2, and Watchmen.  So that right there, has got me interested right off the bat.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 4TH WEEK OF AUGUST!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 24th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for August 24th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

Enjoy.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 1ST WEEK OF JUNE!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 1st, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for June 1st.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

Enjoy.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 3RD WEEK OF MAY!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 18th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for MAY 18th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

Enjoy.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE THIRD WEEK OF APRIL!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 20th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for April 20th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

Enjoy.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF APRIL!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 13th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Here are this weeks new releases for April 13th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

Enjoy.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 4TH WEEK OF MARCH!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 25th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Here are this weeks new releases for March 16th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

Enjoy.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 3RD WEEK OF MARCH!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 16th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Here are this weeks new releases for March 16th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Enjoy.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 25th, 2018

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There is always hope for a new ‘Star Wars‘ movie. Two years ago with ‘The Force Awakens‘, Disneyand JJ Abrams reinvigorated the franchise into becoming the #1 movie of all time. Not only was it financially successful, but it brought a new love to the film series, since the prequels almost destroyed all that ‘Star Wars‘ had built up since 1977. It was a new day in the ‘Star Wars‘ universe with new characters crossing paths with our favorite original characters, which made our collective nerdy hearts soar with happiness and nostalgia.

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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.

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Back in 2009, the brilliant filmmaker Sam Raimi journeyed back to his horror roots and made a fun-as-hell horror-comedy film called ‘Drag Me To Hell‘. For those of you who don’t remember who Sam Raimi is, movies like ‘Evil Dead II‘, ‘Army of Darkness‘, ‘The Spider-Man Trilogy‘, and ‘Darkman‘ are some of his accomplishments. Raimi and his brother and frequent collaborator Ivan Raimi had an idea for a horror film called ‘The Curse‘, but when Raimi booked the ‘Spider-Man‘ gig, that film was put on hold for the next decade. After ‘Spider-Man 3‘ was released, Sam and Ivan went quickly back to their idea to work on a low budget horror film again, which turned into ‘Drag Me To Hell’.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Blade Runner 2049’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 17th, 2018

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(Portions of this “film” review are written by Dan Moran)

Sequels should never be this good. Blade Runner 2049 is Blade Runner adjacent. It is packed with so many themes and things to discover on repeat viewings. The connection to the original is blatantly there but this movie pushes so far beyond the original and expands the World.

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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.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Jigsaw’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 16th, 2018

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Wait, what? He’s back? He’s really back with his infamous contraptions that kill people? Of course he’s back, even after a seven year hiatus, which was the last time we watched the Saw franchise on the big screen. Jigsaw marks the 8th film in the series since 2004 and with an eight film combined budget of $77 million, the box office gross of all eight films is a hair-line under $1 billion. So if you think there will be more Saw films with more Tobin Bell, the answer is a hard “yes”. The Spierig Bros. (Undead, Predestination, Daybreakers) are in the director chairs this time around as they put Jigsaw/John Cramer (Bell) in the center of the story.

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4K UHD Review: ‘The Dark Knight’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 2nd, 2018

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The Dark Knight‘ is one of those rare instances where the sequel is even better that it’s previous original movie. I would say that this film is perhaps one of the greatest, if not the greatest superhero film of all time so far. In addition to that, it’s just a fantastic film itself that can compete with any movie out there. This sequel picks up with Batman in the prime of his justice restoring and bringing criminals to jail. Christian Bale is better than ever here as Batman and we see how him being the caped crusader is taking a toll both physically and mentally on him. He still manages to come through though each time. But soon enough, comes The Joker, played flawlessly by Heath Ledger.

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Jana’s Best of 2017!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 1st, 2018

Hey guys, Jana here,

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

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

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Favorite Movies of 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 27th, 2017

Was 2017 a great year for movies? Of course it was. There were some excellent films to be released in 2017. There were also some bad ones for sure, but the focus on this article are some of the Best films that stuck with me long after viewing. Most people will give you their Top 10 list, but this is no Top 10, because there are just so many movies that I loved and feel passionate about, that I find it difficult and unpleasing to rank them.

Instead, these are my favorite movies of 2017, which I hope you’ve seen already. If you haven’t yet, you’re in for a real treat and I can’t wait for you to see them. Some of these films are still in theaters, while some are on Netflix, 4K UHD, and Blu-ray, so you’ll be able to quickly see any of these if you haven’t. I watched over 270 movies that were released in 2017 and these are my absolute favorites. I hope you get to see all of these, because I know you’ll love them. In no particular order…..

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Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 12th, 2017

There is always hope for a new ‘Star Wars‘ movie. Two years ago with ‘The Force Awakens‘, Disney and JJ Abrams reinvigorated the franchise into becoming the #1 movie of all time. Not only was it financially successful, but it brought a new love to the film series, since the prequels almost destroyed all that ‘Star Wars‘ had built up since 1977. It was a new day in the ‘Star Wars‘ universe with new characters crossing paths with our favorite original characters, which made our collective nerdy hearts soar with happiness and nostalgia.

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Film Review: ‘Fear Us Women’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 28th, 2017

ISIS has quickly become a hot topic in politics and the new organization of terror to defeat in the Middle East. Their ruthless genocide and enslavement of women has sparked major concern around the world, and many exasperated civilians are giving up their lives to answer the call of duty. Taking us right into the desert trenches of Northern Syria, the new documentary ‘Fear Us Women‘ showcases Hanna Bohman, a Canadian who recently reevaluated her life and volunteered to aid in a revolution of women’s rights. In just under thirty minutes, Director David Darg has gracefully shot an enlightening chronicle of sacrifice and bravery. He shows us that women can be fierce and, above all else, fearless.

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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!

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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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4K UHD Review: ‘Kick-Ass’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 2nd, 2017

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Back in 2008, Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. created a new comic book that was kick-ass, that they in fact named it ‘Kick-Ass‘. It was basically Spider-Man if Spider-Man had no superpowers and was had a hardcore R rating. The amount of creative energy, violence, comedy, and character development that went into the comic was magical as it was entertaining and wonderful. Millar just had a way with words and story plot that made this comic book called ‘Kick-Ass‘ solid gold. It was to nobody’s surprise that only two years later, we got a feature film directed by Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman) and produced by Brad Pitt, that ignited a new breed of R rated superhero films.

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4K UHD Review: Wonder Woman!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 19th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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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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Film Review: ‘American Assassin’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 15th, 2017

Dan M. here…

You can’t make an action movie like this in 2017 and expect anyone to be impressed with it. Not when studios crank out Bourne, Bond, John Wick, Atomic Blonde, The Raid, etc. Those are movies that execute things at such a high level with passable stories that at least allow you to buy into the character. Hell, even Jack Reacher had some self-awareness to it that made the shrug-worthy, ridiculous, sequel mildly enjoyable. American Assassin is an all-around pretty bad movie but it does have a few bright spots. It honestly felt like the writers watched a Bourne movie, then got high, and played 3 hours of Call of Duty on easy difficulty before putting pen to paper.

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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!

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4K UHD Review: Alien: Covenant!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 25th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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We live in a time where all of our favorite films and television programs from decades ago are getting sequels, rebooted, and remade. The ALIEN franchise that we have all come to love over the years has had its share of revamps. Luckily, the original filmmaker Ridley Scott, who made ALIEN back in 1979 came back a few years ago and made an early sequel to the franchise with PROMETHEUS. Clearly, Scott isn’t done telling stories in this horrifying universe, and we now have a sequel with ALIEN: COVENANT, which breathes new life into this stale franchise and promises more sequels and even more scares. What we loved about the original ALIEN is certainly present in a lot of COVENANT.

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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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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

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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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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Gremlins 3 is Finally Happening!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 16th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Could there be a third Gremlins film? Yes, very much so. If you follow Gremlins actor Zach Galligan, you’d know that every Monday, he tweets out something about getting Gremlins 3 made. Looks like that has finally happened, which I couldn’t be more excited about. Chris Columbus has written a script for the third film, which he wrote the screenplay for the original film as well as The Goonies and has directed a ton of great films.

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Criterion Releases 100 Years of Olympic Films!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 10th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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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A Little Shop of Horrors Remake is on the way!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 3rd, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

For your horrible news of the day. Hollywood is wanting to remake Little Shop of Horrors. I know, this is just awful. Greg Berlanti is set to direct the remake of the 1986 musical film that starred Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Steve Martin, and an impressive practical effects man-eating plant named Audrey II. Berlanti has made a career of writing and producing all of the DC Comic tv shows for the CW. I guess his next stop are plants that eat people.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #15!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 19th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Every time I watch this scene, I find myself wincing, shrinking in my seat and covering my eyes, as if I’m watching it for the first time. I hate to say it, but I think we’ve all been here before. Maybe not as drastic as this, but some form of this – – we’ve all done it. This might be the most awkward and painful scene to watch in movie history, which is weird because it’s just one still shot of someone calling another person on the phone.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Game of Thrones’ show-runners and writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have already signed onto their new series for HBO, which will be called Confederate. The new series will begin production right after the final season of Game of Thrones airs. Confederate will take place in an alternate timeline in the USA, which will chronicle the events leading up to the Third American Civil War.

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Criterion Announces October 2017 Titles!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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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Celebrate the Life of George Romero!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 16th, 2017

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What a sad day this is. Just the other day, I was thinking and hoping that George Romero had one more zombie film in him left. That’s not the case as the Godfather of the zombie genre and one of the best filmmakers in the horror genre has died today at the age of 77 from lung cancer. With the past few years, the zombie genre has infiltrated every form of media. The Walking Dead, Resident Evil, and tons zombie epics have come in the forms of comic books, TV shows, films, and video games. There wouldn’t be any of this, if it weren’t for George Romero who brought us a super small budget film in 1968 called Night of the Flesh Eaters, later changed to Night of the Living Dead, which gave us the zombie we know today.

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Film Review #2 – War For The Planet of the Apes!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 12th, 2017

Dan M., here….

War For the Planet of the Apes is the best movie I have seen this summer. It is astonishingly well done. Every aspect of this movie *at a minimum* worked. Some of the basic moments and scenes would be considered high points for lesser franchises. There is a ton to spoil in this film but I will not be doing that in this review. Hopefully in a few weeks once people have seen the movie we can discuss the moments that made this movie so damn good in greater detail.

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Film Review: War For The Planet of the Apes!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 12th, 2017

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I believe we all thought that Tim Burton killed the Planet of the Apes franchise back in 2001 with his horrible version of man vs. ape. Luckily in 2011, the studio breathed new life into the franchise with Rupert Wyatt’s early telling of what is to become with Planet of the Apes with astonishing visual effects, acting, and one hell of a story. That film – Rise of the Planet of the Apes showed that one ape named Caesar (Andy Serkis) was to become the first highly intelligent and humanized ape, but it came at a great cost with a virus that wiped out most of Earth’s population. In the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that was taken over by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), Caesar and his ape friend are battling for their lives against the humans that have survived the virus outbreak. Now we have arrived at the conclusion of this epic trilogy – War For The Planet of the Apes, with Reeves in the director’s chair again as we see an aging and grayish haired Caesar tending to his family and still battling the demons of his former human-hating friend Koba, whom was killed in the previous film.

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Film Review: ‘[Despicable Me 3]’!!

by Janet White on Jun 30th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

Despicable Me 3, the fourth film in the franchise, brings back to the screen the lovable and “special” characters from the previous films, Gru (Steve Carell), Lucy (Kristen Wiig), Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier), Agnes (Nev Scharrel), and those crazy Minions. In addition, a new crazy villain bursts on the screen and in your face, literally EXTREME close-up, Balthazar “Evil” Bratt (one of the comedic greats, Trey Parker). I really liked Parker’s take on the antics and the extra cheese factor as Bratt. Gru’s life has changed so much since Despicable Me 2, he’s married to Lucy and officially fighting crime instead of causing it. Then in an embarrassing display, Evil Bratt sends a deathblow to his career. What will Gru do? Read the rest of this entry »

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Soundtracks we want to see released on Vinyl!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 15th, 2017

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

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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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Just a few of my favorite posters!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 11th, 2017

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There are several elements that go into play when a movie is prepping for their initial debut. There is an advertising campaign, and the goal is to saturate the atmosphere with the upcoming movie, all designed to get us to show up in theaters and plunk down a chunk of our hard-earned cash. One of the first type of media to invade our subconscious is the all-important movie poster. This may seem like a small thing, but each poster is carefully designed to share just enough information that will reel us a bit closer, then just like when fishing, set that hook.

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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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The sequel to the 1996 original ‘Trainspotting‘ film, ‘T2 Trainspotting‘ is being released to 4K UHD, and Blu-ray. The film will debut on digital platforms on June 13th with the actual Blu-ray and 4K UHD discs being released on June 27th. There are some pretty cool extras with audio commentary, deleted scenes, and some behind the scenes bonus features.  I can’t wait for this. Below is the official press release. Enjoy and don’t forget to Pre-order.

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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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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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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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When Ben Affleck isn’t making the next Boston crime movie or saying “Yes” to a cameo role in Kevin Smith’s latest direct-to-video film, he’s reading comic books with Matt Damon and deciding on which next Hollywood starlet to take out for a steak dinner and never call again. The guy is a badass in every sense of the word. There’s nothing he can’t do. I’m just surprised he doesn’t have an EGOT yet. You can say a lot of things about Affleck, but you can’t say he doesn’t know when to say “no”. Affleck announced today that he will be stepping down from his role as director in the upcoming ‘Batman‘ film for Warner Bros., where he will indeed be playing Batman once again.

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The Royal Rumble 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 30th, 2017

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The road to Wrestlemania is officially underway as the 2017 Royal Rumble has a winner. Perhaps the second biggest WWE event of the year, the winner of the Rumble goes on to the main event of Wrestlemania to challenge the Champion on the grandest stage of them all. This 29th Royal Rumble took place in San Antonio, Texas at the Alamodome and had over 50,000 people in attendance. Before the Rumble match itself, there were several championship matches with interesting outcomes, which should tell the tale of what’s to come at Wrestlemania 33 in April. Now here’s a taste of the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Royal Rumble 2017.

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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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Film Review: ‘Monster Trucks’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 11th, 2017

Joel H., here…

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Remember what it was like to dream? I’m not referring to our current dreams of better jobs, or more money, or a new car, but dreaming without restriction? As a kid, I dreamed several times of experiencing that bicycle flight in front of the moon with E.T. at the helm. I dreamed of discovering pirate gold and sneaking a kiss from my older brother’s girl like Mikey. I sat in spaceships and fighter jets made of cardboard boxes. I gave life and personality to a slew of GI Joe’s, even little green army men with no functional limbs. I dreamed. There was no lack of depth to those dreams. No impending Trump administration. No knowledge that the guns used for pretend are replicates of actual war machines taking lives every single day. My simple imagination was rampant without knowing otherwise, but I grew up.

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March Releases From The Criterion Collection!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 3rd, 2017

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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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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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It’s a damn shame that every action movie can’t be as good as ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘. So many action films will try, but will ultimately fail for a variety of reasons. Pure action filmmaking and movies just don’t get better than this movie. ‘Fury Road‘ is a troubled story to say the least. Original creator George Miller who made the original three ‘Mad Max‘ films had the idea for this fourth installment back in 1998. That’s 17-years ago. This project wasn’t necessarily put on a hold shelf, but a few things had happened to delay the film from being made. From 9-11 to foreign policy, to Mel Gibson’s infamous arrest, there were a variety of things that prevented this movie from seeing the light of day.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Argo’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 8th, 2016

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Ben Affleck’sArgo’ is a brilliantly told film.  Affleck has come a long way since ‘Dazed and Confused’ and ‘Mallrats‘.  In my opinion, Affleck has gotten better with each directorial effort with ‘Gone Baby Gone’, ‘The Town’, and now ‘Argo’, which I think is his best yet.  Not only is ‘Argo’ a great film, it has a smart script, good acting, clever humor in a serious and tragic situation, and impeccable period detail that rivals AMC’s ‘Mad Men’.

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4K UHD Review: ‘The Great Gatsby’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 25th, 2016

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Director Baz Luhrmann has created a grand opus filled with shiny costumes, modern music, magical camera tricks, and classic style of early Hollywood film-making to bring to life once again F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved and iconic novel ‘The Great Gatsby‘. The film is over-the-top, lavish, and a bit flawed. But that is how the title character is after all. The feel and tone of the film is entrancing, as the visuals take is to the early 20s in New York, where we become infatuated with Gatsby and his American dream.

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

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Varèse Sarabande is releasing two exciting soundtracks on vinyl this month! ‘Rudy‘, ‘Scream‘ and ‘Scream 2′ and both are available September 16, 2016. Both titles are enjoying their debut presses and are sure to be excellent collector’s items.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 6th, 2016

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The ‘Civil War‘ story line in the Marvel Universe is one of the better story lines in recent memory in all of Marvel. It pitted your favorite superheroes against each other and caused some real havoc, before taking on a much bigger enemy. The day has finally come when that comic book miniseries is put up on the big screen in a very large way with ‘Captain America: Civil War‘. This is the third ‘Captain America‘ movie, and a lot of you will wonder why this isn’t just an ‘Avengers 3’ film since most of the ‘Avengers’ show up here throughout the movie. You might be right, but in a big way, this is really Captain America’s movie that shows us just how Steve Rogers ticks.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Me Before You’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 5th, 2016

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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.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Jungle Book’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 30th, 2016

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How many renditions have there been of ‘The Jungle Book‘? More than a dozen over the years for sure, and it seems like Disney has more than just one project of ‘The Jungle Book‘ in play at the moment, or shall I say ‘The Jungle Book‘, meaning Disney has one and Warner Bros. has one.  The first project is Jon Favreau’s version, which is a live-action film, based on Rudyard Kipling’s famous book. The film itself is stunningly beautiful, as we see in the first shot of the film, which is deep inside the jungle with the young Mowgli running and hopping through the trees. The use of 3D here was actually quite good, specifically the amount of depth it gave the film and surrounded you with all that is the jungle.

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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.

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

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First Wave Of Programming For Fantastic Fest 2016!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 2nd, 2016

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Fantastic Fest will be heading to Austin and the Alamo Drafthouse in September from the 22 – 29. They’ve adopted a theme this year that celebrates Bollywood in it’s many forms and there are more than enough genre films to thrill even the most ardent and discerning film lover. We’ve got the first wave of programming that will be highlighting the event. You want horror, mystery, fart-tracking sprites and an 18 inch penis that looks like a dead chicken? It’s all here. We will bring you the second wave as soon as it becomes available.

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Here’s the new ‘Exorcist’ Trailer!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 21st, 2016

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Fox has released a new trailer for their new TV series ‘The Exorcist’, which is based off of William Blatty’s 1971 book of the same name, and of course the hit film that gave us all nightmares for years to come. The show will premiere on September 23rd of this year. I just hope this is somewhat good and scary, but my hopes are not high for this one, considering this is not on HBO.

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Captain America: Civil War‘ is quickly coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and 3D Blu-ray very soon. In fact, it will release on September 13th with the Digital HD version being available to stream and download on September 2nd. There will be an DTS-HD 7.1 audio option and a ton of cool bonus features. I’m super psyched about this. All of the details about the release are below, and don’t forget to pre-order to get the best price.

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Film Review: ‘Carnage Park’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 27th, 2016

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Alright, folks. Today, we’re going to brew up a little horror/thriller action. Let’s take a little Leatherface, mostly his hobbies and the essence of a sewing fetish. Add in quite a few heavy doses of The Hills Have Eyes – you know, the whole booby trap (THAT’S WHAT I SAY!) bit? For the final part of the mix, we’re going to sample a little bit of Mick from Wolf Creek lore. Pour it into a bowl once churned together, and we have ourselves a nice little Carnage Park.

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If you like your ‘Star Wars‘ stories animated, then you’ll want to be sure to pick up a copy of ‘Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two‘ when it becomes available for purchase on Blu-ray and DVD August 30 of this year.

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Criterion Announces It’s September Releases!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 16th, 2016

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

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Beam up the ‘Star Trek 50th Anniversary Mega-Set’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2016

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In the words of George Takei…”OH MY”. Paramount is gearing up for the upcoming ‘Star Trek‘ film and celebrating ‘Star Trek’s‘ 50th Anniversary by putting up a Limited Edition Box Set of Blu-rays that will have 30 Blu-ray Discs with every movie up until now and TV show featuring the Original Crew. The big new get here is the newly remastered Animated Series, which came out right after the Original Series did. There is also a new Multi-Part Documentary detailing all of ‘Star Trek’s‘ Cinematic endeavors. The set will release on September 6, 2016. Most of the technical details have not been released yet, and there is no price yet, but I just hope it’s rather affordable. My guess is that it will be around $200. I hope I’m right or it’s less.

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There is a Paris Hilton Documentary in the Works!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 11th, 2016

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It looks like Paris Hilton has authorized and allowed a documentary team to make a documentary about her life. The film will be directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce and filming will begin this summer in Ibiza of all places. Joyce and Argott come as a pair basically, since they’ve worked on the same documentaries before this, including ‘Rock School‘ and ‘The Art of the Steal‘. Those are actually pretty good documentaries.

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WWE Payback 2016: What to Expect!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 30th, 2016

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It’s that time of year again for the PPV after Wrestlemania, which is known as Payback. Normally, this is a rather lackluster PPV when compared to the rest of the WWE events throughout the year, and this particular one seems no different, despite a couple of matches. I do expect some good moments, but I don’t expect a ton of titles to change hands here, if any really. Not only that, but we still have a ton of WWE Superstars out, including John Cena, Seth Rollins, Neville, and Randy Orton. You can add to that list Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, and Triple H not showing up, as well as The New Day not having a match either, however the latter will most likely do some promos. In other words, this just doesn’t seem like an exciting PPV at the moment. I hope I’m wrong. Maybe, just maybe Shinsuke Nakamura will show up and wrestle for two hours. Then again, maybe they’ll bring back ‘Firefly‘. Side note: why is Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt family on the poster for Payback, but they don’t have a match?

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‘Krypton’ Gets Pilot Order From SyFy!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 21st, 2016

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Syfy is amping up their superhero game with a pilot order for a project that’s been in the works for quite a while, ‘Krypton‘. David Goyer has been working on the series for more than a year and a half. He and new exec producer/showrunner Damian Kindler (‘Sleepy Hollow‘) have been busy doing rewrites on the pilot teleplay which was penned by Goyer and Ian Goldberg.

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The original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘ is one of the best horror films of all time. It still holds that title to this day. One thing most people don’t realize though is that the original film was made in such a way to evoke terror and horror, that it was filmed in such a manner as to show almost not gore, blood, or violence. It was all left off-screen for the most part. In return, this was a low-budget independent horror film that was fast-paced, horrific, and wildly entertaining, if not scary-as-hell. It truly is one of the perfect horror movies. some twelve years later, the original director Tobe Hooper came back and directed a sequel titled ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre II‘.

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Film Review: ‘The Jungle Book’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 14th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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How many renditions have there been of ‘The Jungle Book‘? More than a dozen over the years for sure, and it seems like Disney has more than just one project of ‘The Jungle Book‘ in play at the moment, or shall I say ‘The Jungle Book‘, meaning Disney has one and Warner Bros. has one.  The first project is Jon Favreau’s version, which is a live-action film, based on Rudyard Kipling’s famous book. The film itself is stunningly beautiful, as we see in the first shot of the film, which is deep inside the jungle with the young Mowgli running and hopping through the trees. The use of 3D here was actually quite good, specifically the amount of depth it gave the film and surrounded you with all that is the jungle.

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Scream Factory is releasing ‘Manhunter‘ in Collector’s Edition form on May 24th on Blu-ray with a ton of new extras. Do you remember ‘Manhunter’ from 1986? It had a hell of a cast and featured the character Hannibal Lektor for the first time on screen. Yes, even before he rose to superstardom in ‘Silence of the Lambs‘. This film also had a killer soundtrack as well. Below is the press release and all the info you will need on the release. Can’t wait for May 24th.

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Bite‘ is a simple story that takes horror fans on a truly visceral experience. When Casey returns from her bachelorette party in the tropics, she begins to succumb to an insect bite. What follows is a skin-crawling and terrifying chronicle of this woman’s descent into madness. Starring Elma Begovic, Annette Wozniak, Denise Yuen, Jordan Gray, Lawrene Denkers, Barry Birnberg, Daniel Klimitz, Tianna Nori, and Caroline Palmer.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Creed’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 6th, 2016

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Another year, another ‘Rocky‘ movie. Some of you might be saying, “When is enough, enough?” More times than not, you might be right with any string of sequels that goes back the third installment, particularly with the ‘Rocky‘ franchise. Sure, the first ‘Rocky‘ film from 1976 was spectacular, and arguably one of the better movies ever made. It even won a ton of Oscars that year, including Best Picture. ‘Rocky II‘ came shortly after, which was still excellent, but starting with ‘Rocky III‘, things got silly and the films lost some focus. Still, audiences world wide packed theater houses to see the Italian Stallion (Sylvester Stallone) underdog his way up to the top, never quitting and giving his best. It’s a great message.

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Riverdale‘, the CW series that will bring the Archie comics to life has cast two of the four main characters, Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones. The series will be a subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life – the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Straight Outta Compton’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 26th, 2016

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Music biopics are one of my favorite genres of film. I love seeing a musical artist or band portrayed on screen and their rise to fame, complete with how they came up with their platinum hits, warts and all. As of lately, we haven’t seen a ton of these biopics with the exception of the excellent ‘Love & Mercy‘ about Beach Boys member Brian Wilson. Most of the biopics usually focus on one person or a band and go up until they hit it big, but that’s not the case with ‘Straight Outta Compton‘, which is more of a bio-epic than a biopic. Instead of following one person, the film follows three main characters with a treasure trove of other superstar artists.

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Best Movies of 2015, According To Jana

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 30th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Another year has come and gone and brought with it about a billion movies, some were total crap and a waste of time, but others…oh they were worth every bit of time I spent. Pre-movie hype, post-movie discussion, and the random hours I spent thinking about it in the shower or sitting at a stop-light. Having said that, this is my list of movies that 2015 blessed us with, and maybe a few the year cursed us with.

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Film Review: ‘Concussion’!!

by Janet White on Dec 25th, 2015

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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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.

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