Aug/2018

Hi Bryan Here….

The part that was made famous by Marlon Brando in the Richard Donner 1978 original Superman film might get played by Russell Crowe.  We are of course talking about Superman’s real Kryptonian father, Jor-El.  Nothing is set in stone yet, but talks are happening and this would be a huge step in the right direction for this film I think.

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Coming June 30 from Dreamworks is ‘Despicable Me 3′, and oh my gosh it looks hilarious! Featuring the voices we’ve come to love Kristen Wiig, Steve Carell, Miranda Cosgrove, Trey Parker and Russell Brand, it already sounds hilarious before the trailer, right?! Now where can I get into a good dance-fight? Hmmm.

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DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have released a peek at their new feature, ‘Trolls‘. The film takes it’s name from the hideous Troll dolls that marched through every child’s life and are either hidden in the darkest corners of a toy box, or they’re given a spot of honor on your desk at work, you know who you are.

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Film Review: ‘Despicable Me 2’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 2nd, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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It’s going to be difficult box office wise for ‘Despicable Me 2‘ to beat its predecessor, which made over $543 million just three years ago. The directors and writers are back again with Steve Carrell as the whacky former criminal mastermind Gru who we saw last time stealing the moon. How can one top that? This fun sequel may lack the heart and soul of the first film, but is still highly entertaining for both kids and adults with its amazing animated visuals, laughs, great voice cast, and those likable minions.

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Bryan Reviews ‘Rock Of Ages’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 14th, 2012

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‘Rock Of Ages’ is an 80’s Rock n’ Roll orgy turned up to eleven.  I have no doubt that 80’s rock music fans will eat this up and rock themselves out in the theater.  This musical is based on Chris D’ Arienzo’s Broadway play and has been adapted to the big screen in a major and hilarious way with an allstar cast.  Plus they got Adam Shankman (they guy who directed the remake of ‘Hairspray’) to direct this 80’s rock opus.  ‘Rock Of Ages’ is over-the-top ridiculous, campy, silly, but one hell of a good time.  You’ll leave the theater singing your favorite Twisted Sister song and wanting to change your hair into a mullet.

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Julie Taymor is at it again with a Shakespearean play with ‘The Tempest’.  Taymor is known for directing ‘Titus’ and ‘Across the Universe’, and not to mention the recent failed attempt to bring Spider-man to the stage.  I have no doubt in my mind that Taymor’s ‘The Tempest’ will be a favorite amongst drama students, English majors, and Shakespeare fans.  Taymor’s visuals are stunning and breathtaking and the cast including Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Chris Cooper, Djimon Hounsou, and Alan Cumming are all amazing here.  This is a complete  visual experience, and if you are a fan of style and magnificent visuals, then this is the film for you.

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Hi Bryan Here…..

A giant week for releases.  Heck, a giant month for blu-ray and DVD releases.  And it only gets better in October, so let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Thor’, ‘Citizen Kane’, plus some other goodies.   As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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BRYAN’S BLURAY/DVD PICKS FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 6th, 2011

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That’s a blu-ray player above?  Heh.  Anyone?  A solid week of releases including Stanley Kubrick’s last vision which Spielberg took the reigns.  As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 27th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

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

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

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Hi Bryan Here…

Sorry for the lack of this column over the past few weeks.  Been so busy with the holiday season, the website moving to different bigger servers, planning on some big contests and info to dish out to yall, and a few other surprises here and there.  But alas, the Bluray/DVD column is back on track and will be out weekly again.  So i hope you enjoy this abundance of releases.  Tons of great stuff here.

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

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BLURAY/DVD Releases For the Last Week of September 2010

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2010

Tons of releases this week including my favorite film of all time.  It seems that a few weeks go by with some “ok” releases then one week later oodles of BADASS releases come out, burning a giant hole in my wallet.  Well this is one of those weeks.  Like before, click on the link/picture to be whisked away to AMAZON where you can purchase the movie for a big discount.  Enjoy this week’s releases.

This was a hard film to catch in theaters because it was a very limited theatrical run. Remember that film a few years ago, “Open Water” about that couple that went snorkeling in the ocean and their tour boat left them in the middle of the ocean accidentally? Well, “Frozen” is a little bit like that. A few college kids go skiing for a weekend and take the chair lift up one last time right when the park closes. Midway up the ski lift and about 100 feet up in the air, the chair lift stops and the park closes for the entire week and does not open again until the weekend. Five days without food or water in freezing conditions. What would you do? Check this film out!

Special Features include:

Audio commentary with Writer/director Adam Green and actors Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers and Emma Bell
Catching Frostbite: The Origins of Frozen
Three Below Zero
Shooting Through It
Beating the Mountain: Surviving Frozen
Deleted scenes
Theatrical trailer
*Exclusive to Bluray* – Audio commentary with Adam Green, cinematographer Will Barratt and editor Ed Marx

A spin-off of 2008’s hugely successful Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek reunites Jonah Hill (Superbad), playing a low-ranking record-label employee, and Russell Brand (Despicable Me), the ultimate larger-than-life rock-star Aldous Snow. Also starring are Sean Combs (aka P. Diddy) in a devastatingly funny comic turn, Rose Byrne (“Damages”) and Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”), plus cameos from music and media stars including Pink, Christina Aguilera, Lars Ulrich, Pharrel, Meredith Viera, Billy Bush, Mario Lopez, Kurt F. Loder and Paul Krugman. This is as raunchy as “The Hangover” and as funny as Superbad.

Special Features include:

Gag Reel
Getting in Tune with the Greek
The Making Of “African Child”
Five complete music videos featuring Aldous Snow, Infant Sorrow, and Jackie Q
Musical Performances
Deleted, Extended, and Alternate Scenes including Alternate Intro/Ending
Digital Copy
Line-O-Rama
Blind Medicine: Promo for Sarah Marshall’s new TV series
Audio commentary with Director Nicolas Stoller, Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss, and producer Rodney Rothman
Getting to Get Him to the Greek

*Exclusive to Bluray Features* include:

Additional Deleted and Extended Scenes
Musical Performances from The Today Show and VH-1 Storytellers
Karaoke – Sing Along to 15 Outrageous Songs
Cast Auditions
My Scenes
Pocket Blu
Social Blu
BD-Live

I really loved Iron Man 2. It was such a blast in the theater to see. The action was non-stop and the characters were even more developed which made me care amore about them. This is something that has been lacking in the comic book film adaptations. Seeing Iron Man and War Machine team up and kill bad guys was out of this world. Mickey Rourke did a phenomenal job as the villain “Whiplash”. This movie had it all for me, even the cool cameos of Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, and the awesome Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. I am looking forward to a 3rd film as well as the Avengers movie in a couple of years.

Special Features include:

Commentary by Jon Favreau
Creating Stark Expo
Practical Meets Digital
Four deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Jon Favreau

Exclusive to BLURAY Features* include:

S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault
Previsualization and Animatics
Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of Iron Man 2
Illustrated Origins: Black Widow, Nick Fury, War Machine
Working with DJ AM—Jon Favreau remembers working with Adam Goldstein
Four Blu-ray exclusive deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Jon Favreau
Concept art gallery
Theatrical trailers
Music Video: AC/DC “Shoot To Thrill”

Finally. My favorite movie of all time. The 1933 version of King Kong. Actually I have two favorite movies. King Kong and Army of Darkness, but Army of Darkness has already been released in HD, but King Kong (1933) has not, until this week. What an epic movie this is. I love everything about this film. It is not so much an action adventure story but a love story. Pure and simple. “It was beauty killed the beast.” From that first moment that Kong sees Fay, he falls in love, but deep down he knows he will be doomed, for he cannot have anything so beautiful in life. But he protects her from everything and will stop at nothing to be with her, even if it means his own demise. This movie is a must own. i am so excited that this is finally out on BLURAY.

Special Features include:

Commentary by creature creator Ray Harryhausen and visual effects artist Ken Ralston, with archival sound bites from Merian C. Cooper and Fay Wray
I’m Kong: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (2005 TCM documentary)
The Making of Kong, Eighth Wonder of the World (7-part documentary)
Trailers

I will see anything with David Bowie. Anything. Especially a David Bowie War Film. Now this is a criterion release which means it is the best release you can get. “In this captivating, exhilaratingly skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies the character Celliers, a high-ranking British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. Music star Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed this film’s hypnotic score) plays the camp commander, who becomes obsessed with the mysterious blond major, while Tom Conti is British lieutenant colonel Mr. Lawrence, who tries to bridge the emotional and language divides between his captors and fellow prisoners. Also featuring actor-director Takeshi Kitano in his first dramatic role, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is a multilayered, brutal, at times erotic tale of culture clash that was one of Oshima’s greatest successes.”

Special Features include:

•The Oshima Gang, an original making-of featurette
New video interviews with producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Paul Mayersberg, actor Tom Conti, and actor-composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
Hasten Slowly, an hour-long documentary about author and adventurer Laurens van der Post, whose autobiographical novel is the basis for the film
Original theatrical trailer
A booklet featuring an essay by film writer Chuck Stephens and a 1983 interview with director Nagisa Oshima by Japanese film writer Tadao Sato

Rock & Rule stars Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Cheap Trick and more in this animated classic rock movie. The movie is about Angel, a member of a punk rock band in the apocalyptic future, is kidnapped by Mok, a legendary super rocker. Obsessed with an evil experiment, Mok plans to use Angel’s voice to summon a demon from another dimension. The rest of the band follows Mok to Nuke York in an attempt to rescue her and then the ultimate battle of good vs. evil begins. Why would you say no to this movie? This will be watched with beer and friends at midnight.

Wow. Two releases in the same week with Iggy Pop. Add to that cast, Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) and vampires, and you got yourself “SUCK”. It is about a band’s bass player that becomes a vampire, down and out rock band, The Winners are launched into spotlight. Stalked by creepy producers, wild groupies and the legendary vampire hunter Eddie Van Helsing, The Winners soon find fame to be a fate worse than death. Doesn’t that sound AWESOME?

Special Features include:

Audio commentary
Making-of featurette
Music Video
Cast-and-crew interviews
Deleted scenes

Another one of those PG-13 animated superhero films. Ed Asner lends his voice talent to the cast which is always a plus. “After a spaceship splashes down in Gotham City Harbor, Batman and Superman encounter a mysterious Kryptonian with powers as great as those of the Man of Steel. The Kryptonian is soon revealed to be Kara, cousin of Superman, who takes her under his wing to educate her about the ways of Earth. However, the villainous Darkseid has other plans. Seeing an opportunity to finally defeat Superman, Darkseid abducts and gains control of Kara, utilizing the powerful Kryptonian to do his bidding. It’s up to Batman and Superman to save Kara, but they’ll have to take the fight to Darkseid within his hostile world – where unknown, deadly threats lurk around every corner, including a brainwashed Kryptonian able to match Superman blow-for-blow.”

Special Features include:

DC Showcase: Green Arrow (short film)
Sneak Peek at the Next DC Animated Movie
Supergirl: The Last Daughter of Krypton featurette
Two bonus TV episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm

*Exclusive BLURAY Featues* include:

The New Gods
Orion and Mister Miracle Mini-featurettes
Two more TV episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm
Digital Copy

Everyone wants a little box of Butters. Kudos to South Park for putting this out. I just hope we get sets like this for each character. This collectible box includes 13 widescreen Butters-centric episodes remastered in 5.1 Surround Sound on a two-disc set and an exclusive “It’s Butters! A Trivia Game” interactive experience where fans can test their Butters knowledge with friends. It is also filled with treasures from Butters’ past as well as a reminder of his misadventures such as the following:

* A pimp chain from “Butters’ Bottom Bitch” episode (#1309)
* Inspector Butters Badge from “Butters Very Own Episode” episode (# 514)
* All new manuscript of the lost chapter from “The Poop That Took A Pee” from “The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs” episode (#1402)
* A cancelled check from Paris Hilton from “Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset” episode (#812)
* And more!

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Fantastic Fest is one of the events that is pure bliss for any fan of genre cinema. If you love horror, sci-fi, foreign, action, and even adult-oriented movies from the 1970s, then Fantastic Fest is the place to let that freak flag fly high and be with like-minded individuals that truly appreciate the art of movies. All of the madness and fun will take place in Austin, TX starting on September 20th and run for 10 days at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar St. This year, which is the 14th annual festival of Fantastic-ness, captures the essence of the Korean movie scene with a ton of cool films being showcased from Korea, both new and old. This is something you won’t want to miss.

 

 

The first wave of movies has been announced, including the World Premiere of the WWII horror movie called ‘OVERLORD‘ from J.J. Abrams. In addition to that film, Fantastic Fest will host Gareth Evans‘ horror movie ‘APOSTLE‘. Gareth gave us the amazing films ‘THE RAID‘ AND ‘THE RAID 2‘, so you can expect some insane fight scenes and horrific imagery. Alos, a film called ‘THE NIGHT COMES FOR US‘, which stars the badass from those ‘RAID‘ movies will be shown, meaning Iko Uwais will stun us once again with his amazing physical skills. If you were a fan of ‘THE GREASY STRANGLER‘, the director of that movie Jim Hosking has a new film called ‘AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN‘, which is being described as a David Lynch meets John Waters type of movie. You had me at Greasy Strangler.

 

 

Lastly, there are some vintage films coming through from AGFA (American Genre Film Archive), one of which has peaked my interest from the title alone – ‘MARY JANE’S NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE‘. I have high hopes for this one. Below is the list of films with cast and crew info, along with a brief synopsis. Enjoy and hope to see you all there.

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When Martin Scorsese knows talent, he doesn’t hesitate to use it. Such is the case of the upcoming film ‘The Irishman‘ about one of the coldest cases in mafia history, the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. Thus far that cast consists of Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci. The unofficial additions that are currently in talks to join this wonder-cast are Harvey Keitel, and Bobby Cannavale.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Has a New Trailer!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 1st, 2017

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It’s getting close to the release of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘ and to celebrate that, we have a brand new trailer. It’s a good trailer, however, I think it gives quite a bit away in it. That being said, I trust James Gunn fully and know he will have some shocks and surprises throughout.

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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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Blu-ray Review: ‘Escape From New York’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 21st, 2015

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John Carpenter’sEscape From New York‘ came out in 1981. I was born in 1981. This is not a coincidence. Ever since my dad showed me ‘Escape From New York‘, I wanted to don an eye patch, stick it to authority, and save the human race, just like Plissken does, but I knew I’d never be as cool as Plissken ever was.

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If you’re in the market for the ultimate copy of John Carpenter’s smash cult sensation ‘Escape From New York‘, you have until April 21 to wait! Scream Factory is reissuing a Collectors’ Edition Blu-ray that will leave all other copies in the dust.

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Tarantino Unveils Cast for ‘The Hateful Eight’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 6th, 2014

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Quentin Tarantino has given us small slivers of information about his newest undertaking. We first knew it would be a Western and that it was titled ‘The Hateful Eight‘. The director held a table read of the script in a rough format for 1,200 of his fans willing to pay the $100 cover charge. The most ardent Tarantino fans savored the onslaught of information, we speculated on the cast and we held our breath for more. The iconic director has given us the cast, and the film gods rejoiced, ok – I rejoiced.

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Film Review: Winter’s Tale

by Woozie on Feb 13th, 2014

Suzanne L., Here….

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What could possibly go wrong in a romantic movie that includes time travel, Colin Farrell on a flying horse, Russell Crowe as a demon, and Will Smith as the Devil? Well, a lot actually. Winter’s Tale is a truly sappy bit of film with a lot of star power and a story that relies on manipulation rather than actual depth.

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See What’s Showing at Sundance 2013!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 29th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is in full preparation mode as it will start January 17-27 and will showcase 113 featur length films, which 98 of them are premieres from over 32 countries.  Here is the full list of films that will be shown in all competitions as well as the non competition films.  Hopefully it won’t be too terribly cold in Utah this year.  Some of these films look AMAZING!

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Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’ is Headed to Broadway!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 24th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

You read that right, folks.  ‘Rear Window‘ , the Hitchcock classic will become a stage version on Broadway.  Director Jay Russell and producer Charlie Lyons have teamed up with actor Tim Guinee (Homeland) to develop the project. Lyons and Russell have worked together before on ‘The Water Horse‘ and ‘Ladder 49‘.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

The Toronto Film Festival is coming up quickly and it looks like it is going to be one for the books.  ‘Looper’ is going to open up the festival with several other centerpiece films that strike my fancy.  Two of them include Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare film ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, and Terrence Malick’s new film, ‘To The Wonder’.  Can’t wait.  Below is the official press release.  Who’s going? Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, made the first announcement of films to premiere at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival. Films announced include titles in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes. The announced films include 17 Galas and 45 Special Presentations, including 38 world premieres.

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Bryan’s Oscar Picks and Wishful Picks!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 26th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

It’s Oscar day, and we here at Boomstick are gearing up for our live video commentary for later tonight.  We will be broadcasting live starting with the pre show and on through the entire night.  We will have trivia for prizes as well.  So be sure to keep it here and tune in.  Now, below are my Oscar picks in the winners that I think will win as well as the ones that I hope to win.  They are different, of course.  Be sure to let us know what your picks are in the comment section and the one with the  most right ballot might get a special prize.  And be sure when you comment and tweet tonight to use the hashtag  #bsoscars.

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Hi Bryan Here…..

The 84th annual Academy Award nominations are in.  There are a couple of surprises that I was very happy to see on here and tons of disappointment.  It looks like the Academy went with 9 Best Picture noms this year rather than 10.  They also only went with 3 noms for make up which I can think of others, and only two for original song.  Was this a time issue, so that the event would be over on time for once rather than have all 5 songs being sung?  I don’t like it, but that’s how it is this year.  Below you will see each category with my thoughts.  Enjoy.

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Hi Bryan Here….

“The 2011 Toronto Film Festival has unveiled the first part of its slate, and announced that the Davis Guggenheim-directed U2 documentary From The Sky Down will open the festival, which will run from Sept. 8-18.”  In addition to U2, there are quite a bit of amazing sounding films.  Below is the official list of films that have already been locked into place for the festival.  Tons of stars and great sounding movies.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Here are some more award nominations that just came through the wire.  This is for the VES or the Visual Effects Society that will be giving awards to the most outstanding achievements in visual effects in TV and Film.

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