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In the wake of Ryan Murphy’s latest season premiere of ‘American Horror Story‘ last night, FX has released a trailer, well more of a teaser really of another of Murphy’s upcoming shows, ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J.’.

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Ryan Murphy sat as King of a mega panel Sunday as he doled out, in tiny increments what little bit of info he wanted us to have about his series ‘AHS: Hotel‘. Murphy is infamous for keeping his cards close to the vest and not letting much info out until he’s ready to debut his work, so this is a huge scoop regarding a highly anticipated series that is not yet ready for public consumption.

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The brains behind ‘American Horror Story‘, ‘Nip/Tuck‘ and ‘Glee‘ has struck again! Fox is the host network for Ryan Murphy’s musical atrocity, ‘Glee‘, now that the Rachel Berry gag-fest has it’s series ending in sight, around May of 2015, the network is wanting to replace the high-school sing-along with more Murphy. Director/Producer/Writer/Creator Murphy can command just about anything he wants on the small screen. FX has already extended the life of their powerhouse supernatural thriller anthology ‘American Horror Story‘ as we reported here. In addition to the horror serial, FX has greenlighted a new collection from Murphy, ‘American Crime Story‘, read the details here .

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Ryan Murphy has been hard at work on ‘Glee’ since his show ‘Nip/Tuck’ ended, but now it seems Murphy will come back to FX and showrun a new series called ‘American Horror Story’.   FX ordered 13 episodes for a first season which will debut on October 5th and run an hour each episode.

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Bryan’s Best and Worst of 2014 List!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 22nd, 2014

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I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. 2014 was an interesting year to say the least, most of which was great. Movie-wise, I think 2014 had some excellent films filling its theaters, but of course it had some real stinkers too. Below is my list of the Best and Worst films of 2014 with some added categories down at the bottom. I believe this year I watched over 145 new films, theatrically speaking and it was very difficult to narrow them down from 25. After some chocolate snacks covered in marshmallow cream, I finally had a TOP 10. But when you talk about the Best movies, you have to mention the worst too. My list tends to be a tad bit different from others, but hey, I’m twisted. I highly encourage you to seek out these movies – good or bad and enjoy the rest of your year.

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On time for the last week of September.  Such a busy week and month.  It only gets better in October.  This week is a big week.  The Avengers is out and ‘American Horror Story’.   Let’s jump back right into all the goodies, shall we?   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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‘Murphy Brown’ Headed Back To Television?!?!?

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 30th, 2012

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‘Murphy Brown’ creator, Diane English, is currently talking with CBS and Warner Bros. about bringing Candice Bergen back to reprise her role as Murphy Brown.  This would coincide with the upcoming presidential election.  Back in 2008, English tried to revive the character for the McCain/Obama campaign, but things fell through.

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You read that right.  Universal Pictures is currently developing a sequel to the 1988 hit comedy ‘Twins’ that starred Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger.  The studio is going to call the sequel ‘Triplets’, where Arnold and Danny find out they have another twin brother according to HWR.  Enter Eddie Murphy.

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I am completely psyched about his movie.  Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, and was that Robert De Niro?   Why Yes.  Yes it was.  Also I caught Elizabeth Olsen in the trailer.  This looks amazing.   Sigourney back in Horror is always a plus. “A psychological thriller which explores the human brain’s perception mechanisms and the diffuse frontiers between belief and science, RED LIGHTS starts out from the experiences of two rationalist scientists who dissect phenomena from the metapsychic world, and the clash of forces with a world famous psychic they bring about. The past and the present of each the protagonists contain still unrevealed shadows, setting in train a dark story of growing tension, full of unexpected twists and turns.”  Rodrigo Cortes will be directing the film.  He made that amaizng Ryan Reynolds film, ‘Buried’ which took place completely all inside a coffin.  Enjoy the trailer.

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My favorite stand up comedian of all time is forever Steve Martin.  His bits still make me laugh till this day as if I were hearing them  for the first time all over again.  I laugh so hard I hurt each time I listen to his recordings.  Not to mention his film career, but The Jerk, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Three Amigos are amongst the funniest films ever made.  So while Steve has hosted the Oscars numerous times and hosted SNL numerous times, Mr. Martin gives his long time friend Eddie Murphy some helpful advice on hosting the Oscars.  Enjoy.

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It’s official: Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Academy Awards, which ABC will broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on February 26.  Brett Ratner will be directing.  Ratner directed all three ‘Rush Hour’ films.  This will be the first time that Eddie Murphy has hosted the Oscars.

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Official Press Release:

LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST 10, 2011—Eddie Murphy will give voice to the animated lead character in Alcon Entertainment’s live action/animated big screen adaptation of the of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated TV series HONG KONG PHOOEY, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

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“The workers at a posh Central Park condominium plot to steal back their pensions from the thieving Wall Street billionaire who’s about to get away with the ultimate white-collar crime in this heist comedy starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy. Financial giant Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) has just been placed under house arrest in his luxury New York City penthouse for cleaning out his investors to the tune of two billion dollars. Meanwhile, on the complete opposite end of the financial spectrum, Josh Kovacs (Stiller) earns a modest living as the manager of the luxurious building where Shaw resides. Upon learning that the tower staffers who entrusted Shaw with their retirement funds are about to lose their life earnings, and that the thief will likely get off scot-free, Josh recruits crafty swindler Slide (Murphy) to help get their money back. Though the security in Arthur’s condo is unusually tight, between Josh’s knowledge of the building and Slide’s sleight of hand, this ragtag gang of criminals might just have what it takes to get the job done.”

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BRYAN’S BLURAY/DVD PICKS FOR THE 3RD WEEK OF MAY!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 18th, 2011

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A pretty fun week for releases which includes Beverly Hills Copand some Rifftrax, 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 3rd Week Of March!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 15th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

A fairly small week for releases this week.  But here are some good releases in today’s column.

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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Some great releases this week for the last week of February.  Both new and classic titles.  It is always so great watching the classic titles in hi-def.  It’s like watching it for the first time again.  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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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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This movie sounds like so much fun and a little like that 1980’s horror film by Lamberto Bava called Demons, which followed a bunch of people attending a movie screening of a horror film, only to find out that there was an evil force that turned them into blood thirsty demons. This new film though is called Blood Fest and comes from the Rooster Teeth team, which brought us Red vs Blue and Lazer Team.

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FX has given us the poster, a teaser and the title of the seventh season of ‘American Horror Story‘ and it is ‘Cult‘. Co-creator Ryan Murphy has previously stated that this season was inspired by the 2016 presidential election. The trailer makes me think of a bad My Chemical Romance video at first, but if you, or someone close to you, is terrified of clowns, this will be enough to give them a bit of shock that is set to come our way when the series debuts September 5, 2017.

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Ryan Murphy knows how to captivate an audience and keep us tuning in week after week, his record proves he’s got what it takes to be a dependable TV tycoon. He’s been responsible for ‘Glee‘, ‘American Horror Story‘, ‘Nip/Tuck‘ and the latest ‘Scream Queens‘. Murphy’s adding to his resume with a series I’ve been waiting for and it’s an event that took the nation by storm that had everyone, regardless of age, riveted to their TV’s – The O.J. Simpson trial. We can see the behind the scenes events with another anthology series, ‘American Crime Story‘.

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Rundown of Winner From 67th Annual Emmy Awards!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 21st, 2015

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In case you missed it last night, we’ve got a run-down of the big winners from the 67th Annual Emmy Awards. Now when you’re standing around the water cooler this morning, you can sound like you watched the whole thing, even if you watched WWE’s Night of Champions, instead. You missed that, too? We’ve got you covered there, as well, just click here. We’re there for you, like ‘Friends‘, only we’re the nerdy, geeky and more awesome version.

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Series guru Ryan Murphy is readying ‘American Crime Story‘, his latest anthology offering, that will air nowhere but FX. The first story the show will tell is ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson‘, the event that spawned the 24-hour news cycle, reality television and the slowest police chase in written history.

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On the front of ‘American Horror Story‘ and it’s newest spawn, ‘Hotel‘, there is still some casting news trickling in. A few days ago we brought you a pretty complete rundown of the cast that’s comprised of alums and new-comers to the series, alike, you can read that here

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American Horror Story: Hotel‘ has already seen much of their revolving door of actors sign on for the new anthology series and as of now, Evan Peters has agreed as well. This marks Peters’ fifth season run with the Ryan Murphy horror series. The only other actor, besides Peters, to have appeared in each re-imagining is Sarah Paulson.

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It’s going to be difficult to top the fourth season of FX’sAmerican Horror Story‘, which had the carnival Freakshow background. That season was just killer. But we do know that the anthology series was picked up for a fifth season, which is due to air in October. Lady Gaga has just been cast as one of the main roles in the upcoming season.

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We’ve all heard the news that Ryan Murphy, the brain behind ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Nip/Tuck‘ and ‘Glee‘ among his celebrated resume, has tweaked his format he’s used for years of success on AHS and has created ‘American Crime Story‘. Today, we have some brand new casting news!

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And the 2014 Golden Globes Nominations Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2014

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It is time for the 2014 Golden Globe nominations. The 72nd Golden Globes will be held on Sunday, Jan. 11 and broadcast live at 5 PM PST, 8 PM EST on NBC. It looks like there were quite a few films that were overlooked. What do you think?

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Ryan Murphy has made one hell of a name for himself in the history of successful television shows with writing and creating credits from ‘Nip/Tuck‘, ‘Glee‘ and the several incarnations of ‘American Horror Story‘. All things considered, Murphy knows how to scare the crap out of us, or make us want to randomly break out in song and dance in the cafeteria, which for some of us, would be more scary than an episode of AHS.

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‘American Horror Story’ Renewed For Fifth Season!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 13th, 2014

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Ryan Murphy has some good ideas and even better success with the TV series those ideas grow into. What starts as a thought, turns into a multi-million dollar hit that networks should fight over. FX has taken a solid stand beside Murphy with ‘American Horror Story‘. What started out as a quirky storyline with one hell of a supernatural undercurrent became the AHS we love. With a unique setting and storyline for each season, the fan following seemed to grow overnight and never went away.

 

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What do ‘Glee‘, ‘American Horror Story‘ and ‘Nip/Tuck‘ all have in common? If you guessed the same creator, I saw you look it up, but you’re right! Besides being the Emmy Award-Winning mind behind the shows, he wrote and directed various episodes of those, as well. Ryan Murphy is a good name to bet on in the game of innovative TV series because he is still a wild card in the game. Coming at a time where numerous movies are being greenlit for adaptation to the small screen, an original idea is pure money.

 

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2014 Emmy Award Winners!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 26th, 2014

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The 2014 Emmy Awards were last night and it seems like some of our favorite shows won. ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Fargo‘, ‘True Detective‘, ‘Veep‘, ‘Sherlock‘, and Sarah Silverman all received awards. Congratulations to all of the winners and for your enjoyment, the entire list of winners are below.

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Apparently ‘Glee‘ is still airing new shows. Did anyone know that? Better yet, does anyone care? Apparently not a lot of people are aware of it’s presence as this will be the sixth and final season for Fox‘s musical little comedy, drama, let’s stop wherever we are and sing show.

 

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Paleyfest, founded in 1984, is a two week long event of fan immersion in popular television series. Promoting new episodes, highlights and featured work followed by panel discussions, Q&A with cast and creative teams, the happening is produced by The Paley Center for Media.

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American Horror Story‘ fans, hang on to your seats. Kathy Bates is nearing a deal to join the show as Jessica Lange’s nemesis for Season 3. Bates will play Lange’s BFF and then do a 180 turn throughout the season. Obviously, Bates can play this role perfectly since she was amazing in Stephen King’sMisery‘.

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‘American Horror Story’ Renewed For Third Season!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 15th, 2012

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FX has ordered the next book of the award-winning miniseries American Horror Story, picking up 13 hours of a new miniseries from Twentieth Century Fox Television, it was announced today by John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX Networks.  Production of the untitled AHS will begin next summer and premiere in the fall of 2013. Congrats to everyone involved with this series.  Can’t wait to see what they have planned for a third season.

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I’m really looking forward to season 2 of ‘American Horror Story’.  As we previously reported, the 2nd  season of ‘American Horror Story’ will be new characters, a  new setting , and a new story.  This weekend, it was announced that a couple of people will be returning to the show according to The series creator Ryan Murphy who talked about his show at Paley Fest.

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American Horror Story Shortened!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 21st, 2011

…well, that image right there just makes me want to watch this show like crazycakes. What happened to her belly button?

Anyway.

It seems that the two-hour season finale of this scrumptious show has been cut down to 90 minutes due to a full production schedule. The entire show has been rushed since day one, since Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (the creators) had to finish shooting season two of their hit musical series Glee.

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4H UHD Review: ‘Inception’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 8th, 2018

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Every once in a blue-moon, a movie comes out that feels refreshing, original, and entertains us on a certain level that we won’t soon forget. Of of those movies is ‘Inception‘, directed by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight). As Nolan was making his Dark Knight (Batman) trilogy, he made a movie in between each sequel. One of them was this film and it truly shines out of all the rest. It brings something everyone does for half their life and makes a thrilling and smart film out of it. ‘Inception‘ involves sleeping and dreaming, but with certain technology, you can be in control of your dreams, and even connect to other people’s dreams and plant an idea in their heads that might make them change their way of thinking. That’s the point of ‘Inception’. It’s quite brilliant.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Dunkirk’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 19th, 2017

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There’s never been a war film like ‘Dunkirk‘, which I’d say is a masterpiece in filmmaking, lead by Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy). Even though Dunkirk cost $150 million to make, you really wouldn’t know it, as it’s simplistic, yet grand view of the Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940 is perfectly captured here. Dunkirk is why we still go to the movies. It’s one of the most intense movies I’ve ever seen and is one of the reasons to get out and see it in IMAX. Other war films try add sweeping music to add an emotional effect or certain camera angles to drum up more dramatic suspense.

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‘Dunkirk’ is prepping for a 4K UHD release!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 24th, 2017

One of the best war films of the last few years is coming to 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and Digital Streaming soon. Of course, I’m talking about ‘Dunkirk‘. In fact, you can watch the film digitally, starting on December 12th on iTunes, Vudu, or Amazon. You can purchase the actual 4K UHD Disc on December 19th, which is just in time for the holidays. The release comes with a treasure trove of behind the scenes featurettes that show just how the movie was made and what all went in to it. Below is the official release.

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Coming to America 2 is Happening!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 28th, 2017

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It looks like it’s official. ‘Coming to America 2‘ is finally happening. I’m on the fence about this at this moment in time, because the original film that was directed by John Landis and starred Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and James Earl Jones, amongst a ton of other great actors is one of the funniest films ever made with a ton of heart. Doing a sequel so many years later – – I have my doubts, since nobody from the original film has signed on yet.

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Film Review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 28th, 2017

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Yorgos Lanthimos will hopefully be a household name in the coming years. The filmmaker just has an uncanny knack for the uncomfortable and weird while telling very compelling and twisted stories that will no doubt entertain us and make us think about it long after viewing his work. Coming off of films like ‘The Lobster‘ and ‘Dogtooth‘, the Greek filmmaker unleashes his best film to date with ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer‘, which could be Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’s‘ sibling in both style and tone.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Narcos’ Season 2!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 4th, 2017

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There are a ton of drug trafficking shows and movies out there in the cinema universe, that sometimes it can be difficult to tall one from the other. ‘Narcos‘ stands on its own though, with very realistic details brought to life and keen sense to intimate stories that are put on screen. The performances are all award-worthy in this very violent tv show that allows you to sympathize and connect to both sides of this drug war. It’s something that not all creative shows can do well, but ‘Narcos‘ succeeds on all levels.

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Film Review: Dunkirk!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 19th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

There’s never been a war film like Dunkirk, which I’d say is a masterpiece in filmmaking, lead by Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy). Even though Dunkirk cost $150 million to make, you really wouldn’t know it, as it’s simplistic, yet grand view of the Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940 is perfectly captured here. Dunkirk is why we still go to the movies. It’s one of the most intense movies I’ve ever seen and is one of the reasons to get out and see it in IMAX. Other war films try add sweeping music to add an emotional effect or certain camera angles to drum up more dramatic suspense.

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Blu-ray Review: Free Fire!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2017

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Film Portion Reviewed by Janet White:

In typical 70s film fashion, Free Fire opens with an aerial scan of the city below.  Curvaceous, bold letters displayed nearly every cast member and some of the crew.  This got very old, long, and kept the pace slow.  Two men waiting in an alley… (Sounds like a bad joke, it was).  Stevo (Sam Riley) and Bernie (Enzo Cilenti) meet up with Justine (Brie Larson), Chris (Cillian Murphy), and Frances (Michael Smiley) for a shady gun buy with Ord (Armie Hammer), Vernon (Sharlto Copley), Martin (Babou Ceesay), Gordon (Noah Taylor), and Harry (Jack Reynor, how did they turn this hottie into a slob?).  Great cast, right?  Well, great casts alone do not a great film make.  The dialogue and plot points must harness and ride with that talent.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #6!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 28th, 2017

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I really don’t think it gets any funnier than this right here. The year was 1988 and director John Landis and actors Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall were on top of the world. It was good times for sure. These three made a little comedy movie called Coming to America, which is still to this day one of the funniest movies ever made. This had super-star Eddie Murphy, who was then mostly known for his work on SNL and his vulgar and hilarious stand up routine, acting in a role where he was the most gentle, warm, and nicest guys around.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #5!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 27th, 2017

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Was Randle McMurphy a hero or an anti-hero. It’s a fine line for sure, but I’d like to think R.P. McMurphy was a good guy deep down, even though he was a bit off-kilter. In fact, it’s been stated and written down many times before that his arch rival Nurse Ratched is one of the most horrific villains in movie history. McMurphy, played by a 30-something Jack Nicholson is an amazing character. He’s passionate, creative, fun, spontaneous, and has no filter with what he thinks or says. Some would say he is a genius in this regard. Hell, he did convince a ton of people that himself and the rest of the psychiatric patients were indeed famous professors and doctors to the townsfolk as they stole a boat and went sailing.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #1!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 19th, 2017

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Here’s a new addition to the Boomstick Comics lineup – Favorite Movie Scene of the Day! If you’ve seen any of my interviews with filmmakers or actors, one questions I never forget to ask is What is your favorite scene in a movie that has always stuck with you? Everyone gives different answers and they are always caught off guard and have some fun answering this particular question. Just look how much fun Keanu Reeves had answering the question. It’s different than answering “What is your favorite movie?”, because it allows you to think to a specific moment in a film that really connected with you that you never seem to forget, quote, cry over, or laugh at. So I hope to bring some excellent scenes from movies that you’ve forgotten or haven’t seen in a long while in hopes of rekindling a relationship of passion with your favorite movies and characters. This is #1

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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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Going in Style Comes to Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 1st, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Zach Braff’s heist comedy is coming to Blu-ray and Digital HD very soon. This is the remake of the 1979 film of the same name, but updated to modern times with Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin, where the three men rob a bank. You’ll be able to purchase this film digitally on July 11th and own the Blu-ray Disc on August 1st. The details and bonus features are listed below.

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‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Finally Happening!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 14th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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The ‘Beverly Hills Cop‘ franchise seems to be never ending, or at least never getting up off the ground. That being said, it looks like a 4th film with Eddie Murphy is finally gaining steam once again. We’ve seen this before. Hell, we’ve seen a TV series try to take off, but never happen with this franchise. Maybe this time, it will actually happen, and we will get the Detroit cop back in California once again, solving a crime.
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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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The 9th annual Dallas International Film Festival is almost here, folks, and we have just received the entire list of all the films that will be playing at the festival. The fest will take place April 9-19, and you can start purchasing passes now with the links provided below. It looks like there will be some excellent filmmakers and actors in town for the festival as well as a treasure trove of awesome movies, which you can see listed out below with a little bit of information on each film. As usual, we will be at the festival, telling you about all the cool movies we’re seeing and posting some interviews with the talent. Stay tuned as  I’m sure more announcements will be made.

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Top 10 Soundtracks We Want To See Released on Vinyl!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 13th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Many of you might already know that I love listening to movie soundtracks. I always have. Since I was a little tyke who could barely see over a counter, I was infatuated with movie scores and soundtracks, particularly the ‘E.T.‘ original motion picture score and the ‘Beverly Hill Cop‘ soundtrack. From there, my love and passion grew for all types of music. My parents had a pretty good record collection that included all three original ‘Star Wars’ albums, ‘The Wizard of Oz‘, and ‘Star Trek I and II’ to just name a few. Throughout the years, I now have a fun record collection that spans all genres of music from Frank Zappa to Rage Against the Machine, from R.L. Burnside to The Pixies, and so on. Along the way, digging through the dirty stacks of crates at local record shops and estate sales, I became hell bent on having one of the best Soundtrack collections. And over the past several years, I’ve been lucky enough to acquire some very sought after albums. But there are still so many soundtracks that have never found their way to vinyl, either commercially or ever really. So here is a list in the hopes that maybe Varèse Sarabande, Mondo, or Death Waltz will consider releasing these albums in the near future.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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In the world of film, there are specific genres that stand out for me and one of those is war movies. I love different titles for a variety of reasons, the story, or even an actor, in this category there is one primary theme that ties each film together – heroes. Their outstanding courage is what gives us that lump in our throats and a swell of patriotic pride that causes us to lift these characters, real or imagined, to elevated heights. It takes a special kind of person to be a hero, I know I couldn’t do it, but I am eternally grateful for the men and women that take up that mantle and defend the lives and freedoms I hold so dearly.

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Jana’s Best/Worst of 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 15th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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It’s been a big year for the entertainment world. Netflix’s initial push to bring movie-theater worthy films straight to streaming customers and bypassing the big screen altogether set off a chain of deals that will take those fresh releases and push them directly into homes allowing us to bypass a $15.00 soda, but denying us the $20.00 popcorn you can only get at the theater.Then came the deluge of series and movies being made for exclusive run with everyone from Netflix, Amazon to Crackle and everything in between. Top that off with the huge breach of privacy Sony experienced. New releases were flooded onto P2P sharing sites and private emails from the film company’s big wigs that show us how the infrastructure of Sony really works, not to mention what those involved really think of some of their superstars.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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I had the extreme pleasure to sit down with the excellent director Thomas Carter (‘Swing Kids‘) to discuss his new film, “When The Game Stands Tall“. We talk about making the movie, what it was like to film the intense football scenes, as well as some of his favorite moments in film. We even get us to tell a funny story about working with Eddie Murphy. It was such a fun interview in Dallas, TX. Read my review of the film, by CLICKING HERE!

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Film Review: ‘Robocop’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 11th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Over the past year, I’ve been writing stories on the upcoming ‘Robocop‘ remake. As I found out more and more information about this reboot of the franchise, I was becoming less and less excited about it. It might of been the fact that it was getting a PG-13 rating, the change in the suit, or many of the other differences that were popping up from the original 1987 film that starred Peter Weller. Hell, even Weller himself said he was not looking forward to the remake and even compared his 1987 film to the likes of ‘Casablanca‘, which is hilarious.

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Film Review: ‘Lone Survivor’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 24th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here…

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Rounding out the end of the year is yet another survival story with Peter Berg’sLone Survivor‘. This intense and gritty true account of the failed mission of a Navy SEALs raid in Afghanistan packs a strong punch, even though you know only one person makes it out alive like the title suggests. The real life Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell is are lone survivor here, and we can compare this film to plenty other movies that take place in the Middle East where a mission has gone wrong, but Berg pulls out all of the stops with this story, and not only gives us an hour and a half of sheer brutality, but also gives us some great character camaraderie and tender moments to connect with these honorable soldiers. With the amount of movies out this holiday weekend, I don’t see this one trumping the box office, but might make a medium-sized dent.

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And the Director for ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Is….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 6th, 2013

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Well this couldn’t have gotten any worse. Not only are we getting a 4th ‘Beverly Hills Cop‘ movie, but Brett Ratner is now set to direct the sequel. Why am I upset about this, you ask? First off, Murphy hasn’t made a good movie since 1996 with the exception of ‘Dreamgirls‘. Second, the last ‘Beverly Hills Cop‘ movie was so awful that it might be the worst movie ever made. Hell, even George Lucas has an acting role in the last one. And third, Brett Ratner is making it, who might be one of the worst directors out there.

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Sylvester Stallone In Talks for a ‘Rambo’ TV Series!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 21st, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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 Entertainment One and Avi Lerner’s Nu Image production companies have teamed up to develop a TV Series based on ‘Rambo‘, that starred Sylvester Stallone four times already. Stallone is in talks to join the project, and once thing are set in motion, Stallone along with his the execs will shop it to the networks.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Comedy Central has just purchased back the rights for ‘Mystery Science Theatre 3000‘ and plans to start filming new episodes later this year for a next Spring debut.  Comedy Central has been in close contact with the good folks over at Rifftrax which consists of Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy and they have come to a deal to merge the two brands into one.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Paramount is returning to television production and will be co-producing the new CBS series ‘Beverly Hills Cop‘, which will mark the return of Eddie Murphy to the small screen.  This is big news as Paramount might be a heavy hitter in the television game once again. CEO Brad Grey sent out this memo to his employees:

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Film Review: ‘Bullet to the Head’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 31st, 2013

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 Sylvester Stallone and director Walter Hill abandon their walking canes to make one brutal action film set in New Orleans called ‘Bullet to the Head‘, even though it’s silly, brainless, and laughable. This action flick packs a hard punch, but fails in story, character, acting, and dialogue.  But what do you expect from two guys who are around 70 years of age, who are making and starring in films that involve a climax with battle axes.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Confirms ‘Terminator 5’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 22nd, 2013

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As Arnold Schwarzenegger is touring the world for his press junkets for his latest film ‘The Last Stand‘, it was bound for someone to ask about a future ‘Terminator‘ film.  Well, in London, the good folks from Bleeding Cool have reported that Schwarzenegger has confirmed that he will indeed star in the next ‘Terminator‘ film, for which you counting at home will be number five.

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The Oscar Nominations Are In!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 10th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here…..

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Earlier this morning, Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the Oscar nominations, which MacFarlane came across as pretty funny.  I’m excited for him to host the Oscars this year.  And, his film ‘Ted‘ actually got nominated. How cool is that?  Below is the full list of Oscar nominations.  Let us know what you think.  We will be posting a separate article soon on Oscar snubs, because believe me, there are many.  And don’t forget, we will be doing our annual LIVE OSCAR COMMENTARY, which will mark the 6th time we have done it.  It promises tons of laughs.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

You know that ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ tv series we have been talking about for a while now?  Well, things are heading in the right direction, because today they just found its main star.  Brandon T. Jackson is set to star in the reboot of ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ for CBS.  Now before you start judging in a negative way, let me tell you that the showrunner is Shawn Ryan.  Yes, that Shawn Ryan, the guy responsible for ‘The Shield’.

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Mark Wahlberg Joins ‘Transfromers 4’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 8th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

We have been hearing tons of rumors today about Michael Bay casting Mark Wahlberg as the leading man in the next ‘Transformers’ film.  Well, I guess it is official as of now.  Bay announced the news this evening on his website.  We have also reporter before that Bay wants to reboot his own series, instead of making a direct sequel.

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‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Returns As a TV Series At CBS!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 4th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

How long have we been hearing about a new ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ project?  Probably for the last 10 years or so.  Eddie Murphy, who plays the lead Detective Axel Foley has expressed interest in doing another sequel, but he has stated that he didn’t think the third installment was very good, and was holding out for a better script.  To me, that doesn’t make sense, because his films over the past several years have been awful, maybe with the exception of ‘Dream Girls’.  Instead of a film, we will get a tv series.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

On the huge success of his recent film Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson is already in hugh gear prepping his new film which is currently untitled at the moment.  As usual, Anderson has a stellar cast already in line which consists of the regular Anderson actors along with some new and interesting choices.  Now, this is just speculation according Twitch, but we hear that Anderson is scouting these actors in particular.

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Samuel L. Jackson Has Joined The ‘Robocop’ Remake!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 6th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…

Hi folks.   Sorry for the lack of awesome news an updates.  It’s very busy here at Boomstick HQ.  Some really neat thing lined up in the next week or two.  So bare with me.  Thank you.  Now onto some BADASS news.  Samuel L. Jackson is joining the cast of the remake of ‘Robocop’.  Remember, I’ve been talking about this remake for a while and last time I talked with Peter Weller (the original Robocop), he was not enthused about this remake.  THis might change his mind.

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Gary Oldman Joins ‘Robocop’ Remake!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 23rd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…

Gary Oldman has just signed on to star in MGM’s remake of ‘Robocop’.  If you didn’t know that ‘Robocop’ was being remade, well now you do.  Blasphemy, I know.  Joel Kinnaman will play Alex Murphy/Robocop with Jose Padilha directing.  Kinnaman is best known for his role on ‘The Killing’ on AMC.  Padilha has directed a few documentaries along with ‘Elite Squad’.  Needless to say, I have no hope for this film.

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‘Tower Heist’ Bluray and DVD Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 3rd, 2012

Hi Bryan Here….

The Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy comedy caper has just been announced for home video.  ‘Tower Heist’ will be released on February 21st, 2012 on Bluray and DVD.  From what it looks like, it will come with a digital copy as well as the ultra violet digital copy.  Not sure if this will happen, but usually its either one way or the other.  Not both.  I am very much against the ultra violet streaming service.  Just give me my digital copy on my computer.  I do not want to sign up with a company and stream my movie.  Just get rid of the ultra violet all together.  Some extras include: 2 alternated endings, bloopers, and behind the scenes features.

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Billy Crystal Comes Back As Oscar Host!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 10th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Over the past few days there has been a lot of commotion about the upcoming Oscars telecast.  Rush Hour director Brett Ratner was going to produce the show while Eddie Murphy was set to host the telecast.  After a few unfavorable remarks from Ratner, he “resigned” from producing duty and shortly after Murphy backed out as well.  Brian Grazer took over as producer and the Oscars have just announced that Billy Crystal will now host the Oscars.

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See Who Hosts ‘SNL’ In October!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 26th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…..

NEW YORK  – September 26, 2011 – Ben Stiller, a former SNL cast member, returns to studio 8H for his second time as host on October 8.

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Hi Bryan Here….

On Sept. 20, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) goes into effect.  HBO will tell the strange-but-true tale of the U.S. military’s ban on gays and lesbians from its implementation, through passionate protests and debates, and finally to its 2011 repeal.  A timely and historical look at the legacy of gays and lesbians in the military, THE STRANGE HISTORY OF DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL illustrates the tumultuous evolution of the controversial policy that fostered hate and intolerance within the military – and undermined the very freedoms American forces defend – by forcing many soldiers to lie and live in secrecy.

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Hi Bryan Here….

NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2011 – This September, the day the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) goes into effect, HBO will tell the strange-but-true tale of the U.S. military’s ban on gays and lesbians from its implementation, through passionate protests and debates, and finally to its 2011 repeal.  A timely and historical look at the legacy of gays and lesbians in the military, THE STRANGE HISTORY OF DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL illustrates the tumultuous evolution of the controversial policy that fostered hate and intolerance within the military – and undermined the very freedoms American forces defend – by forcing many soldiers to lie and live in secrecy.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Cartoon Network has just inked a deal with producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford who have just come off the ‘Transformers:Dark of the Moon’ film and are finishing up their work on the giant Hugh Jackman Robot boxing film ‘Real Steel’ to bring the somewhat classic cartoon ‘Captain Planet’ to the big screen in a live action adaptation.

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Find Out All of the 63 Annual Emmy Nominations!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 15th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here is the full list of Emmy nominations.  ‘Mad Men’, ‘Louie’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’ ‘Futurama’, and ‘Walking Dead’ all have nominations this year.  The 63rd annual awards show will air Sunday September 8th with Jane Lynch hosting.  Should be funny.  Read the list below.

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Hi Bryan Here….

The Tony awards was a blast.  Very entertaining.  And it looks like the creators of ‘South Park’ Matt Stone and Trey Parker took home quite a few awards for their hit musical ‘Book of Mormon’.  Their musical won nine awards including best musical.  Congratulations to everyone involved in the  ‘Book of Mormon’.  Now it jest needs to tour around the country.  Take a look at the complete list of winners from the awards show.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE LAST WEEK OF MARCH!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 30th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Here are this weeks new releases for March 30th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

Enjoy.

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Beverly Hills Cop Announced For Bluray!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 7th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

The heat is on this summer as everyone’s favorite Detroit police detective arrives on bluray on May 17th.  All the specs have not been revealed yet by Paramount, but this is sure to be a fine release loaded with extras.

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TOP 133 FILMS OF THE LAST DECADE #’S 44-31!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 18th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Hey folks, here are some more films for the ultimate list.  Any guesses what’s in my top 10 films of the last decade still?  Please comment and let me know your guesses.  Any who, here is a small list to continue on this massive inventory.  As usual, you will get the title of the film, the release date, a mini review and synopsis by yours truly, and a link to purchase the movie over at amazon for a good price.

ENJOY!!

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