Sep/2019

Hey guys, Jana here,

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We’ve got your first peek at the first trailer for ‘Ghost In The Shell‘, Paramount’s take on the crazy popular Japanese Manga title. They’ve cast Scarlett Johansson in the lead as the Major, a special ops, unique human-cyborg hybrid, who heads up the task force titled Section 9. Their goal is to stop and eradicate the most dangerous criminals and extremists. Now the team must confront an enemy who’s primary goal appears to be wiping out Hanka Robotics’ advancements in cyber technology.

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In the world of manga and anime there is one name that stands a little taller than others and that title is ‘Ghost in the Shell‘. It’s a Japanese media franchise that was first serialized in 1989.What makes this series dynamite is the lead role of Major Motoko Kusanagi and in the 2017 film that is currently under-way the Major is played by none other than Marvel’s long-time tough girl, Scarlett Johansson.

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We’ve been anticipating a live-action film of ‘Ghost in the Shell‘ (one of the finer anime movies ever made), for quite some time. Over the past year or so, we’ve been reporting that this project is indeed gaining steam. Today, it was announced that Scarlett Johansson (‘The Avengers‘) will star in the film.

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ 4K UHD Blu-ray Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 13th, 2019

The culmination of everything we’ve seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since the first Iron Man movie in 2008 is here with Avengers: Endgame. Back in 2008, a few people had a big idea for us comic book fans. That idea started with Iron Man, where at the end of the film, Samuel L. Jackson showed up and wanted to get a team together. That team would be the Avengers, that would go on to team up everyone’s favorite superheroes, including Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Dr. Strange, Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, The Wasp, The Guardians of the Galaxy, Scarlett Witch, Vision, The Winter Soldier, and a few others. Spread over the course of ten years, these filmmakers and Marvel Studio execs have crafted an intense storyline that has continued over the last decade with rich and iconic characters that have had their own movies to shine, along with teaming up here and there to take on bigger threats.

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Fantastic Fest 2019 – First Wave Announcements!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 2nd, 2019
Reaching the milestone of fifteen years, Fantastic Fest continues to champion groundbreaking international genre films, bringing a diverse array of global filmmakers to Austin in a highly-controlled explosion of curated cinematic mayhem.

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 19 and run for 10 days at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar St. This year, which is the 15th annual festival of Fantastic-ness, captures the essence of the Mexican movie scene with a ton of cool films being showcased from Mexico, both new and old. This is something you won’t want to miss.

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The Avengers are back and they’ve brought a few friends. The next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe  packs the star-power in like gunpowder to a bomb making it ready to ignite a powder keg of awesome to kick off the summer. The usual suspects have all returned, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey, Jr., and Jeremy Renner. But there is room for more awesome, and we get it with the addition of Karen Gillan, Chris Pratt, Pom Klementieff, and Zoe Saldana from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and far too many to mention to round out one kick-ass movie, or at least that’s what the trailer leads us to expect. We can’t forget to mention that Josh Brolin’s Thanos is back and will stop at nothing to get what he wants, the Infinity Stones.

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If you’re like me, then you have grown to love filmmaker Christopher Nolan over the years. Come December 19th, most of his films will be released on 4K UHD for the first time ever. The films include the ‘Dark Knight Trilogy‘, ‘Inception‘, ‘The Prestige‘, ‘Interstellar‘, and the recent ‘Dunkirk‘. Each film will come with HDR as well, meaning a richer and deeper looking image for each movie. Each film will feature extras, the standard Blu-ray Disc, and Digital Copies of each movie. The whole collection will retail at about $150 with the ‘Dark Knight Trilogy‘ retailing at around $70. Of course with the holidays coming up, expect big discounts everywhere for these.

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Director Lucia Aniello (‘The Traveling Bong‘, ‘Broad City‘) lights up the big screen with Scarlett Johansson (‘The Avengers‘), Kate McKinnon (‘Saturday Night Live‘) and Zoë Kravitz (‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘) in a Hangover-ish flick about a bachelorette weekend. Well, a bachelorette party gone wrong since a male stripper ends up dead at a Miami beach house.

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Film Review: ‘Sing’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 19th, 2016

Beka P., Here…

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SING is a film set in a world where animals act just as people do- they dress and talk like we do, they work like we do, they have vices and problems and dreams just like we do. They also have singing competitions like we do, but thankfully this is no American Idol. This film is an absolute delight. Whether you take your kids or go with adults, it’s honestly one of the most enjoyable films I’ve seen all year. Grown men all around me were laughing deep belly laughs, an older woman next to me was singing along, and the kids in the back were giggling with glee. It’s fun for everyone.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Jungle Book’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 30th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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

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Film Review: ‘The Jungle Book’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 14th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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

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Enjoy the ‘Captain America 3: Civil War’ Trailer!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 10th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Marvel has just released the brand new ‘Captain America 3: Civil War‘ Trailer, which pits your favorite Avengers against each other. The conflict ignites in a brand-new trailer for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” hitting theaters May 6! This ‘Civil War’ story line was fantastic when it was released in comic book form and I can’t wait to see what the Russo Bros. do here. Looks like things are grim for our favorite heroes this time around. Enjoy the trailer.

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Film Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!”

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 3rd, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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It’s always a good time when the Coen Bros. have a new movie in theaters. Film after film, the Coen Bros. have not only told bizarre, funny, violent, musical stories, but have conjured up some of the best characters in movie history. Their uncanny talent for telling stories on film is unrivaled with each movie they make. Their latest endeavor tackles the early years of Hollywood, specifically the year 1951, in a film called ‘Hail, Caesar!‘ that has an A-List cast of Coen regulars and newcomers. Even though the posters and trailers show this A-List cast throughout, the film follows one man, and that is Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), based on the real life Mannix who was a big time producer and  “fixer” at MGM.

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