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Film Review: ‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 2nd, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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One of the first releases of 2014 is the next installment in the ‘Paranormal Activity‘ franchise, with ‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones‘. Don’t confuse this one as the fifth film in the franchise as this is more of an off-shoot of the film series, but exists in the same world as the previous films. This fright fest or lack there of has gone a different route and will cater to the latino audience more than the other films did, due to a dominant latino cast. Director Christopher Landon, who wrote the last three ‘Paranormal’ films takes this chapter in a different direction with tone and style. I have no doubt this small budget film will make its money back times ten.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Well, we’re not getting a ‘Paranormal Activity‘ movie this Halloween, but this coming up January, we are. We’ve reported before that Paramount is making more ‘Paranormal Activity‘ films plus some spinoff movies. If you saw the last one and stayed through the end credits, you saw a strange and haunting scene that seemed to take place in a Spanish market.

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Expect Two More ‘Paranormal Activity’ Movies!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 21st, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Paramount has greenlit a 5th ‘Paranormal Activity’ movie, which will be a direct sequel to the 4th one, which opened to decent numbers this weekend.  Read my review HERE.  That’s not it though.  There will be a spin-off ‘Paranormal Activity’ film, which most likely come out next spring, geard towards a Latino audience.  And if you have have seen the 4th film already and stayed to the very end of the credits, you’ll understand why.

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Film Review: ‘Paranormal Activity 4’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 18th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…

I’ve been a fan of the previous three ‘Paranormal Activity’ films since they have been released.  Hell, I even own all of them on blu-ray, and yes, they do tend to scare me from time to time.  So you might say, I was excited for yet another chapter in the series.  ‘Paranormal Activity 4’ has some great ideas, a couple of very likable characters, and one hell of a truly terrifying ending.  Other than that, this is my least favorite chapter in the film franchise.

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Check Out the Trailer for ‘Paranormal Activity 4’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Another year, another ‘Paranormal Activity’.  This is the 4th installment of the horror franchise, and by the looks of the trailer, Katie and Hunter make appearances.  It looks like this time, the film centers on early teenage kids, and it still looks like the film pacs a bunch of scares.  I like this movies a lot.  I always have.  And diretors Jenry Joost and Ariel Schulman seem to have some fun new ideas to get our heart rate up.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Jason Blum and his Blumhouse production company have jumped into the Haunted House business.  Blumhouse Productions was the company that got behind the ‘Paranormal Activity’ films.  “Visitors will tour the twisting corridors of an eerily haunted theater whose stage was home to one of the world’s most deranged, dark art magicians during the heyday of 1920s vaudeville. That is, until one tragic performance when his assistant climbed into a magical box and vanished forever. The theater was shut down instantly and permanently closed to the public … until now.”  Sounds cool, but not as cool as Eli Roth’s Goretorium.  Press release below.

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Another Year, Another Paranormal Activity Movie!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 4th, 2012

Hi Bryan Here….

This is turning out like a ‘Saw’ franchise or a Nightmare on Elm St. franchise.  I see why.  I get it.  These films are made for almost nothing and every one of them make tons and tons of money.  Just like the ‘Saw’ films.  Well now, Paranormal Activity 4 will open this year on October 19th.  The last two Paranormal Activity films opened up around the Halloween time.  Paranormal Activity 3 was made for 5 million dollars and is almost at the $200 million dollar mark.  So you can see, why they are pumping these out every 12 months.  Makes sense business wise.

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FedMex Here….

 

As it turns out, post halloween is the best time to watch this movie and not have a crowded theater.  In case anyone was still wondering whether or not this is worth watching….here goes.

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Paranormal Weekend for Paranormal Activity 3!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 28th, 2011

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It was a big weekend for the Paranormal Activity franchise! Records were broken as the third installment made $54 million at the box office. It’s the most earned in three months for any movie, and the most ever for a horror franchise. As PA3 was made for only $5 million, there’s quite a profit there already.

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Check Out The ‘Paranormal Activity 3’ Trailer!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 22nd, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Of course there was going to be a third film.  The first two made hundreds of millions of dollars.  This third one is yet another prequel to the first film and even the second film.  Remember in the first ‘Paranormal Activity‘ film, where the female character told us that this demon haunted her from a very early age?  It’s set in that time period.

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Hi folks, Bryan here with my review of Paranormal Activity 2.

I really expected to come out of the theatre with somewhat dissatisfaction after seeing PA2.  Going into the film, I was excited but, also nervous in that the first PA film was so tense and creepy and was only made for like $15,000 dollars and that it would go on to be the most profitable film of all time.  You know with that statistic there was by no doubt going to be a sequel.  But like so many sequels, most of them fail because they get a bigger budget and it does not become about the story or characters anymore, but rather throwing tons of money into it and having high tech special effects, and zero plot line.

But after seeing PA2, you could say that I loved it and I was more than a little scared coming home last night.  I’m going to try and write a spoiler free review, but sometimes some people’s view on what is a spoiler and what is not is different.  So if you do NOT want to know ANYTHING about this film, then do not read on.  That is your WARNING.

Much like its predecessor, PA2 employs that famous camera shot that is placed in a corner and looks out into the house with the titles “NIGHT 1”.  I found myself once again scanning these shots all over the place to see if something moves or if a light turns on, or if I see a shadow.  Very creepy.

In the first PA film we are introduced to two people, Katie and Micah who have strange things going on in their house that are unexplainable.  Now if you are like me , you really thought these characters were annoying and let’s face it, not to sad when they bit the dust.

But in PA2 we are introduced to a family: a father, step mother, a teenage daughter, a baby, and a protective dog.  They are a fun loving family and you actually like them.  They are funny and sweet and they do not seem to be mad at each other in any way.  Also, like the camera shots that I explained before where the camera is posted up in a corner for a long period of time, well there are about 7 or 8 different cameras set up in this house due to a break in early on in the film.  They are security cameras.  This heightens the terror on multiple levels, because not only do we see something creepy from only one angle, but we see it from several, and how it continues on through out the house.

So soon after we establish the family and the home layout, the original star of the first PA movie shows up which is Katie and we quickly know what remember how she looked the last time we saw her.  You find out that she is the sister of the stepmother of the house we are in.  Katie mentioned her in the first PA movie when she was talking about how this entity or demon was haunting them as children.  The couple asks where Micah is, and she brushes it off with an answer like, “Oh, he is, well, not feeling social today.”  Oh Shit!

But when Katie comes over again, Micah is with her and a title comes up on the screen that says, “60 days before Micah Sloat is Killed”.  WOW.  It is a prequel.  I thought this was a very clever and AWESOME idea.  It works so well.  So this whole film is before anything has happened in the first PA film, but it is around the same time that creepy shit starts to happen with Micah and Katie.

so much like the first PA movie, the first few nights, “Night 1 – Night 2 – Night 3” are spent looking around at what the various security cameras are recording to notice small occurrences, but it seemed much more terrifying and menacing.  Maybe it is the fact that it s a family with kids and a baby.

The acting is superior in this film which helps sell this movie even more as being real.  And the fear seems to be genuine.

Another very cool moment in the film is that we see how these two paranormal events from the first film and this one are linked.  A very good job on how it was executed.

This movie did scare me, much like the first film did.  I could even say it is scarier than the first film.  The pacing is right on, and the scares are plenty and creepy.  You will most likely scream out loud a few times during this film.  The tension made me sweat throughout the entire movie which is very difficult for any movie to do.  It is great story telling when you can build tension throughout an entire movie and never let it fizzle out.

So definitely bring a date to this movie and expect your arm and shoulder to be clawed up by someone you love who is freaked out by watching Paranormal Activity 2.

I highly recommend it.

-Bryan

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Want to see the sequel to Paranormal Activity before it is released for FREE?

Well you are in luck.  In conjunction with Eventful, acout 20 cities across the country will be showing a free screening of Paranormal Activity 2.  It will be Wednesday night October 20th at midnight.

You will need to click HERE and RSVP to attend the film.  Each RSVP is good for one person and you might need your ID to get in.

It is always great to see free screening of films that have not been released yet.  This is a first come first served event so arrive early.

Click HERE to RSVP.

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The ‘Unnamed Footage Festival’ Is Coming Soon!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 19th, 2017

On March 24-25 of 2018, The Unnamed Footage Festival will be making its way to the excellent Balboa Theater in San Francisco. What does that mean? That means a ton of horror films with the found footage theme, first person, or mockumentary will be shown at this festival. There will be new movies show from around the world, making their debut at this festival, as well as some vintage and revival screenings. There will be celebrities and filmmakers in attendance too. You can also submit your own films now to be selected to be shown at the festival. Read all the info below, but make no doubt about it, this film festival looks like so much fun.

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Hey guys, Jana here, 

The creative minds behind the hit Insidious trilogy return for Insidious: The Last Key. In the supernatural thriller, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home. In Theaters January 5, 2018

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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From the producer of ‘Get Out‘, ‘The Purge‘, and ‘The Visit‘ comes a ‘Happy Death Day’, a horror where each day ends the same as the one before, in death. Director Christopher Landon (‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones‘) has put together a cast anchored by Jessica Rothe (‘La La Land‘), also starring Israel Broussard (‘The Bling Ring‘), Ruby Modine (‘Shameless‘), Charles Aitken, and Jason Bayle.

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Film Review: ‘Personal Shopper’!!

by Janet White on Mar 27th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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Once again, Olivier Assayas has left another audience scratching its head with Personal Shopper. Maureen Cartwright (Kristen Stewart), personal shopper to Kyra (Nora von Waldstätten), a notorious model, embarks on a multi-faceted journey within and reemergence into life since the loss of her twin brother, Lewis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Film Review: ‘NERVE’!!

by Janet White on Jul 27th, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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To quote Marianne Williamson, Author and Lecturer: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Scream Factory is pairing up two action-packed thrillers in one of their famous DVD and Blu-ray debut sets. This time Scream Factory is working with IFC Midnight to present “Cabin Fever‘ and ‘The Pack‘ for home video debut July 5, 2016.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Blumhouse is one of my favorite names when it comes to awesome scary movies and that name just popped up on the radar with another film sure to scare even the most stalwart film-goer. This company doesn’t just produce one-off horror flicks, they develop franchises and give us sequels that are every bit as awesome as the originals, some of these are ‘The Purge‘, ‘Ouija‘, ‘Paranormal Activity‘ and the ‘Insidious‘ powerhouse. The latter among these has got another installment headed our way with ‘Insidious: Chapter 4‘.

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Film Review: ‘Do I Sound Gay?’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 7th, 2015

Paul N., Here…

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You’ve read the title of this film and its review, so go ahead, get your snickering and jokes out of the way now; I’ll wait. Feeling better? Good. Now we can begin a serious discussion. The idea that a specific style of speech is exclusive to homosexual males is an interesting one that deserves at least a glimpse.

Writer-director-star, David Thorpe crafts a “personal documentary” style film in an attempt to answer the mystery behind the gay male voice. Pulling primarily from his own personal experiences, he weaves together personal anecdotes, historical references, and numerous testimonials with the grace and skill of a much more seasoned filmmaker; especially when one considers that this is his cinematic debut.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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Few things entertain me more than a good serial killer book/movie/TV show. I know, it’s a strange interest to have, but this is one of the milder interests of mine. We’ve heard about the Charles Manson slayings going into production for a series with Rob Zombie involved, this time it’s another killer that is getting the mini-series treatment.  David Berkowitz, Son of Sam, the .44 Caliber Killer – whatever you want to call him, he’s the next topic for a mini treatment.

 

 

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FILM REVIEW: “THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING”

by Justin Cline on Aug 20th, 2014

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It takes a lot for a horror film to scare me. But the thought of sitting through The Possession of Michael King a second time does just that. Make no mistake. I do not come to praise this movie. I come to bury it.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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Distributor Image Entertainment managed to snag the North American rights to the horror ‘The Houses October Built”, and will release it simultaneously in theaters and for video-on-demand, as is the norm. The horror tells the story of five friends who set off on a road trip to visit haunted house attractions, only to come face to face with something more blood-curdling than fake thrills.

 

 

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Hello, Jana here,

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Hey kids, ready for a freaky story of a tortured family, demonic possession, Department of Child Services and the Police all surrounding Gary Indiana? You might have heard of this one, actually. It was in the news in January of this year. I remember reading the report just gobsmacked that no one had locked the chick up yet, then I understood why.

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Film Review: ‘A Haunted House 2’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 17th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here…

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 And we are back one year later with a sequel to Marlon Wayans‘ ‘A Haunted House 2‘, which is the funniest film of the year so far. Like the first movie, Wayans and crew parody the ‘Paranormal Activity‘ films along with some of the horror flicks that were released last year including ‘Sinister‘, ‘The Conjuring‘, and ‘Insidious 2‘. For those of you who missed the first outing, don’t worry, yo won’t need to catch up, but I suggest you do as it’s as funny as this sequel. After ‘Scary Movie‘ and Wayans parted ways (there is a jab at that issue in this movie), the comedic icon took a different approach with this new franchise.

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‘Jem and the Holograms’ Get Live-Action Makeover!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 21st, 2014

Hi, Jana here,

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Way back before Miley Cyrus‘ tongue made news or her alter-ego Hannah Montana, during the days of *heroes with a secret identity, like He-Man and She-Ra, there was Jem. Like many strong women, she could go on her first name alone ala Cher, Liza and Madonna. From 1985 to 1988 every morning when I woke up to get ready for school, I knew if I got dressed fast enough, I got to watch ‘Jem and the Holograms‘.

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‘Saw 8’ Is Happening!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 5th, 2013

Jana B., Here…

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“I want to play a game.” With no direction, no story and no names attached, we can only announce that Saw VIII is heading back to big screens everywhere. The Saw franchise focuses on a human’s survival instinct and let’s not forget the torture porn aspect. The legacy of Jigsaw will no doubt be at play here. As to how that will come about is anyone’s guess.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Remember that book Stephen King wrote a few years ago that had a couple of people trying to escape the zombie-like apocalypse, due to a mobile phone signal being emitted everywhere that turned people into zombie-like killers? Well, they’ve been trying to make a movie adaptation of that for years now, and once upon a time, Eli Roth was attached to it, but that’s no longer the case. That film and book is called ‘Cell‘.

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‘Insidious 3’ Is Happening!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 16th, 2013

Jana B., Here….

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Three days after the sequel to ‘Insidious‘ is released for theatrical viewing, which continues the saga of the haunted Lambert family, Blumhouse Productions, Entertainment One, FilmDistrict, and Sony  announced a third installment to the hit horror film that took the  genre by storm in 2010. Screenwriter Leigh Whannell will lend his writing skills once more. This time without the direction of longtime collaborator James Wan. Wan just began filming Universal’sFast & Furious 7‘.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

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 I cannot wait to see Rob Zombie return to original filmmaking with his ‘The Lords of Salem‘, which comes out April 26th.  Is it me, or are a few horror films coming out in April?  From Zombie’s Facebook page, he showcased some new movie stills from his upcoming horror film. This looks good and stars the usual cast from most of Zombie’s movies including his wife Sheri Moon Zombie, Ken Foree, and a few other surprises.

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‘Film Review: ‘A Haunted House’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 10th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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I’ll be honest, I was dreading going to see this film, despite its trailer looking decent.  I mean, how often have we not laughed at recent comedy films with a Wayans brother attached to it.  Back several years ago, I’m sure we would all agree they were making some of the funniest films out there, but as of recent, their movies have been lacking.    But I’m very happy to say that after I walked out of the theater from viewing ‘A Haunted House‘, my cheeks  hurt from laughter.  Yes, it’s silly, stupid, and insane, but man, I laughed from start to finish, which is rare. I can easily say that ‘A Haunted House‘ is the funniest film I’ve seen since ‘Ted‘.

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‘Insidious 2’ Is Happening!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 20th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

FilmDistrict, Alliance Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions announced today that they will bring INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2, the sequel to last year’s hit film INSIDIOUS which captivated horror movie fans worldwide, to U.S. theatres on August 30, 2013 via FilmDistrict.  Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, and Ty Simpkins will reprise their roles in the film which James Wan, who directed INSIDIOUS, will direct from a script written by Leigh Whannell who also wrote the first film.  Jason Blum, who produced INSIDIOUS, is producing the low-budget sequel through his Blumhouse Productions.  Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Oren Peli , Steven Schneider, and Charles Layton are executive producing.  Production on the sequel is set to begin on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Here is the funny trailer for ‘A Haunted House’, which is Marlon Wayans latest film.  This one spooks ‘Paranormal Activity’ and a few other demonic possession films.  And it looks funny, at least to me it does.  Synopsis: “In an outrageous send up of the Paranormal Activity movies, The Devil Inside and other “found footage” movies, A HAUNTED HOUSE features young couple Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) who have just moved in to their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they’re not alone. But it’s not the house that’s haunted, it’s Malcolm’s girlfriend who is possessed by a demon. Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern day ghostbusters to rid her of this unwelcome intruder, determined not to let the evil spirit ruin his relationship… or, more importantly, his sex life.”

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Amazon’s Prime Streaming Service just got a hell of a lot better.  It will be giving Netflix a run for its money.  EPIX signed a deal with Amazon that more than doubles Amazon’s streaming film catalogue.  This comes shortly after EPIX’s contract with Netflix expired.  Now films from Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate will be available on Amazon’s Streaming service.  “We think customers will really enjoy watching new titles like The AvengersIron Man 2 and The Hunger Games on their Kindle Fire, PlayStation 3, Xbox, iPad or any of the other of the Amazon Instant Video compatible devices,” says Amazon VP Bill Carr. Epix CEO Mark Greenberg calls the deal “a great line extension” for Amazon.  Read the official press release below.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

On time today, folks.  It feels good.  There is so much this week, it is getting insane, and September is only going to get better or worse depending on how you look it at.  I hope all of you have a safe and fun holiday weekend, and let us know which blurays you plan on watching.  Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the goodies.  As usual in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a picture-link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

 

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Hi, Bryan Here….

‘The Simpson’s’ is coming up on its 24th season, which means that the famous Halloween special we have all come to love, ‘Treehouse of Horror’ will be returning.  This will mark the 23rd Halloween episode for the series.  The episode will air Sunday, October 7th according to TVline.  So set your recording devices to see demonic posession, Black Holes, time travel, and the end of the world in the upcoming ‘Treehouse of Horror’ episode.

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Bryan’s Review of ‘The Apparition’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 24th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…

I haven’t seen a movie this terrible since ‘Wrath of the Titans’.  Read me review of that HERE.  Todd Lincoln’s horror movie, ‘The Apparition’ is hands down one of the worst films I have ever seen.  And I hate to say that, because I love horror films.  But not one wretched piece of this movie had any redeeming quality about it. The only way I would ever think to sit down and watch this film again would be if the good folks over at Rifftrax did a riff commentary on the film.  Even then, I’d hate myself for watching it again.  I’d rather watch ‘Manos: The Hands of Fate’ every day for a year than watch ‘The Apparition’ again.

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Bryan’s Review of ‘The Pact’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 23rd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Nicholas McCarthy’s ‘The Pact’ delivers scares and creeps that will linger with you through the next several days.  There are enough scenes to make you jump out of your seat to last two movies.  ‘The Pact’ was originally an eleven minute short film that showed at Sundance last year.  Fast forward a year, and the short was made into a feature length film by the same name.  While the creep and scare factor might keep you on the edge of your seat, the film’s pacing and character development lack the push to make this a great horror film.

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‘Insidious’ Gets A Sequel!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 2nd, 2012

Hi Bryan Here….

The horror film ‘Insidious’ has been given the go ahead to get a sequel under way.  Leigh Whannell and James Wan (the writer and director of the first ‘Insidious’ and the first ‘Saw’ film) are coming back.  Well at least Whannell has signed on to write and Wan is currently in negotiations to direct again.  Only a matter of time.  Oren Peli (director of Paranormal Activity) will executive produce.

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FilmNation to Put Out New Thriller!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 4th, 2011

Oren Peli, the mastermind behind Paranormal Activity, has penned a new untitled thriller for FilmNation to distribute. Brad Parker (The Diary of Lawson Oxford)  is set to direct. Peli and Brian Witten (Friday the 13th) are producing.

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Angle Films On Its Way Up!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 3rd, 2011

Angle Films, a joint effort between Blumhouse Productions and Gold Circle Films, is entering a joint project with Universal Pictures. New on the screen scene, Angle Films focuses on financing and producing films with a budget between $15 and $30 million.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Director Marcus Nispel (Remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th and the up and coming Conan The Barbarian film) has signed on to direct yet another horror film, but this time an original horror film.  The film in question will be called “Blackmask” and sounds like sort of a nod to a couple of 80’s horror films.

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Bluray/DVD Picks For The 2nd Week of February!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 8th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Are you getting ready for Valentines Day??  You planning something special??  Whether it be a fancy dinner or a film marathon of My Bloody Valentine films, you should definitely check out this weeks releases.  You know for gift ideas or just add to your personal collection.

As usual, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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Weekend Box Office Roundup

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 1st, 2010

Halloween Weekend was a slow weekend at the box office this year.  Whether it be people going out for parties in costume or watching the World Series, they definitely did not make it to the movie theatre.

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Weekend Movie Box Office Round-Up

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 25th, 2010

Bryan Here….

Paranormal Activity 2 came in #1 at the box office this weekend.  It brought in $41.5 million dollars.  It’s budget was only $3 million dollars.  It broke a few records for an opening weekend.  Read my review HERE of the movie.

Jackass 3D came in at #2 bringing in an impressive $21.6 million dollars for a combined two week total of $87.1 million dollars.

Red came in at #3 bringing in $15 million dollars for a combined two week total of  $43.5 million dollars.  Read Cowdefender’s review HERE.

Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter” came in at the #4 spot sadly bringing in $12 million dollars.  Read CowDefenders review HERE.  clint needs to make another BADASS western movie.

Facebook’s “The Social Network came in at #5 this week from being the #3 spot last week.  It brought in $7.3 million dollars this week for a combined 4 week total of almost $73 million dollars.

The Horse film, “Secretariat” finally surpassed its budget bringing in almost $7 million this weekend for a combined 3 week total of about $38 million dollars.  It currently holds the #6 spot this week.

Ben Affleck’s “The Town” and “Easy A” are still in the top 10 highest grossing weekly movies being out for over 6 weeks now.

Stay tuned for next week.

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Top 133 Films of the Last Decade #’s 84-69

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 20th, 2010

Hey, Bryan here, with the next part of the list of the Top 133 Films of the past decade.  Sorry it has been delayed here recently.  With all the news, movie premieres, being out of town, running the comic book biz, and writing new scripts, I have simply not had the time to get more films added to this list.  So hopefully from now on, I will be able to get this list knocked out every day or two.  Thank you for your patience.  This is list #’s 84 – 69.  Enjoy it.  As usual, you will get the title of the film and the year of release, plus a mini review/memory of the film plus the link to purchase the film which gives a small donation to this site so we can continue bringing you more AWESOME news and prizes.

84_ Irreversible – January, 2003

Oh Gaspar Noe.  How you have imprinted my brain with your films forever.  Especially with this one.  This is a frightening film on all levels.  Not in the monster way, but in the sick sadistic way we are as human beings.  This film is made backwards with no cuts so as to give the viewer no escape of the darkness in this film.  So the film starts out with  a gruesome murder and you find out why this happened.  It is amazing.  Tons of people walked out on this film when it premiered at Cannes.

83_ Wonder Boys – February 23, 2000

A true writer’s film.  A great film about a college professor who struggles with writing his book, drinking, drugs, killing the dean’s dog, and having an affair with his wife and stealing Marilyn Monroe’s coat.  It is a solid film with Robert Downey Jr., Tobe Maguire, and Michael Douglas.

82_ Dog Soldiers – May 10, 2002

A kick ass Werewolf movie from the director of The Descent and Doomsday.  A military unit is sent on some mission and the all end up dead.  2nd Special ops unit is sent out to find out what happened and they come across werewolves.  Tons of great gore scenes and action sequences with some great comedic dialogue along the way.  One of the great werewolf flicks.

81_ Saw – October 29, 2004

The first film that led the way for all these torture films we have seen recently.  This film is on the list because this film is what it is all about making movies.  Take friends who created this world and made this very tiny budget film shot over two weeks.  An original story, plot, and great dialogue formed this film.  It was unleashed upon the world and has spawned six more films and revived careers as well as created new ones.  It is always great to see new and inventive films.  And we got a new monster movie.  Jigsaw.  If you keep making them, I’ll keep seeing them.

80_ Watchmen – March 4, 2009

A magnificent comic book.  One of the first comics that was a complete adult theme that dealt with rape, murder, and genocide.  It was going to be very difficult to adapt this comic into a film.  But they did it very well.  I loved almost every aspect of this film.  They got it mostly right.  The filming is beautiful, the acting by Jackie Earle Haley is  top notch, and the fight sequences are amazing.  See it if you haven’t already.  Another great one by director Zack Snyder.

79_ Eastern Promises – September 14, 2007

A follow up to History of Violence with same director Cronenberg and actor Viggo Mortensen.  A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.   What a great film.  Extremely violent and what a knife fight scene in a shower.  WOW.

78_ Hero – August 27, 2004

I saw this film a couple years before it was released in the USA.  This is one of the most beautiful films you will ever see.  Picture Lord of the Rings epic, but with a Japanese dynasty war twist.  A series of Rashomon-like flashback accounts shape the story of how one man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.  You haven’t seen anything like it.

77_ One Hour Photo – August 21, 2002

Wow.  Does Robin Williams do an exceptional job at creeping me the fuck out?  YES YES YES.  This film is ungodly awkward and tense.  Robin Williams plays a photo clerk at a supermarket who develops all the customers photos.  Only problem is he has an unhealthy obsession with his customers by stalking them, breaking into their homes, and posting their pictures all over his apartment walls.  CREEPY.  Stellar performance.

76_ A Mighty Wind – April 16, 2003

Another gold gem from Christopher Guest.  This mockumentary is about folk music bands reunited for a one night celebration and the lives they have been living and the anticipation and set up before the big event.  The music is just phenomenal and the comedy is top notch.  Love this film.  I had the distinct pleasure of seeing one of the bands live in concert.  BRAVO.

75_ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – June 4, 2004

The third film in the Harry Potter series is my favorite still.  It is the most beautiful of all of them so far and it is directed by Alfonso Cuaron of Children of Men and Y Tu Mama Tambien fame.  I love this story in particular because it deals with time travel and the relationships of the kids growing up.  Coming of age sort of thing.  I love all these films and this one is at the top of the list.

74_ Spider-Man 2 – June 30, 2004

The amazing sequel that was just as good or better than the first film.  Loved it.  Doc Ock is awesome.  I love the references to Evil Dead and Army of Darkness in this film.

73_ Ocean’s 11 – December 7, 2001

The remake from the rat pack days with an outstanding cast.  This film is so much fun and spawned two sequels.  What works most with these films is the interaction and chemistry between the whole gang.  They are like a big family.  It makes you feel good.  The twists and comedic dialogue are amazing.  I wish for more, but sadly no more.  RIP Bernie Mac.

72_ The Descent – August 4, 2006

A scary film from Doomsday and Dog Soldiers director.  This film seriously freaked me out.  It is a spelunking film.  So take an extreme claustrophobic atmosphere and add monsters to the equation.  I did most certainly sweat during seeing this film.  No men in this film really.  Tons of chicks kicking ass.  Tons of gore and scares.  See it.

71_ Casino Royale – November 17, 2006

The revamp of the James Bond series is GLORIOUS.  The last several have been silly, boring, and unentertaining.  Finally someone came into the series and made badass again.  Daniel Craig brings a new life to James Bond.  I was glas to see him starting out as not a 00 agent and working his way up in the ranks.  It was also good to see Bond get his ass kicked and not be afraid to get dirty and violent.  I am looking forward to more James Bond films.

70_ King Of Kong – August 17, 2007

One of the greatest documentaries ever.  And it is about getting the high score in Donkey Kong.  Yes the arcade game.  But this is again is a classic Good Vs. Evil story but in real life.  Steve Weibe is going for the gold in beating the reigning champs high score.  The reigning champ (Billy Mitchell) will not let him achieve his gold easily.  Tons of shit goes on that is considered fraud and evil and betraying in this film.  It is crazy as well as hilarious.  GO STEVE WEIBE.

69_ Paranormal Activity – September 25, 2009

I really liked this film.  Made on a $15,000.00 budget and has made millions and millions of dollars so far as well as a sequel soon, this film shows us that you do not need any special effects or gadgetry to be scary or great.  Every time the couple is asleep and the famous shot of the entire bedroom and hallway comes on, I tense up and hope nothing happens, but always something does whether it be footsteps, doors opening or closing, sounds, or banging.  This is a scary ghost/demon story.  It definitely made me think twice about walking down the dark hall at night.

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Mark Millar Directs His First Film

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 17th, 2010

Mark Millar is a name to etch in your brain from now on.  He is the one responsible for bringing us “Kick-Ass”.  He has also written comics such as “The Authority”, “The Ultimates”, “Wanted”, and “Civil War” to just name a few.  He has definitely proved himself to be one of the better writers out there.  And now he is hard at work this very minute on his directorial debut with  a movie called “Miracle Park”.  It will be a superhero thriller.   He also says it will be a cross between “Trainspotting” and  “X-Men”.

Millar said in an interview: “…we’re trying to do a superhero movie with the sensibilities of Paranormal activities and Cloverfield. It’s low budget mostly shot on a handheld camera dealing with superpowers…it is set in the suburbs of Scotland so it feels like Trainspotting meets X-Men.”

“Set in contemporary Scotland, this dark, unique superhero story focuses on a group of animal rights activists who break into a low-level research laboratory to find a mile-long underground base owned and facilitated by the US government…Miracle Park breaks all the taboos of superhero cinema and offers a completely new take on the genre…The movie is shot entirely on a hand-held camera, establishing a tone more consistent with Paranormal Activity or The Last Exorcism than a traditional superhero release.”

“Miracle Park is chilling, violent and a totally new experience in cinema. Miracle Park starts where other superhero movies draw the line.”

Millar hopes to get a trailer out be January.  So far Millar can do no wrong.

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Let’s all get DEMONIC for Halloween!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 3rd, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

A new horror film titled Demonic is coming to DVD and Digital HD on October 10 from Lionsgate that stars Frank Grillo and Maria Bello. I haven’t seen it yet, but the trailers look pretty good. Also, James Wan (The Conjuring, Saw) produced the film. This all releases just in time for Halloween. Let it also be known that Demonic is a Rated R horror film that is under 90 minutes. It’s like this movie speaks to me.

 

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Contest: Win a Blu-ray Copy of ‘SPLIT’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 12th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Want to win a free Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy of the M. Night Shyamalan film ‘Split‘ from Universal? Now you can. The film is a PG-13 horror/thriller film that focuses on three young women who are kidnapped by a man who seems to have many split personalities.

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‘The Conjuring 2’ Trailer Looks Freaky!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 8th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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The Conjuring 2′ is another supernatural horror film from director James Wan. Written by Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, Wan and David Leslie Johnson. The original film came out in the summer of 2013 and the sequel will follow suit releasing in June of this year.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The Visit‘ is the newest film from writer/director/perfectionist M. Night Shyamalan and bows on September 11, 2015. The director has been more involved over-all with Visit since he took the time to edit the film himself thereby retaining total control of the project.  Read the rest of this entry »

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