Jul/2018

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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M. Night Shyamalan was the next greatest filmmaker in the world. With films like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs – the talented filmmaker was set to be the next Spielberg, Lucas, Scorsese, Hitchcock, and Gilliam combined into one person. It was working for him. Then, Shyamalan went on a “bender” and made a ton of shitty films, but I do believe this was a case of Hollywood taking control and not letting him do anything creative.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan has found his comfort spot in Blumhouse Productions and the pair have released the trailer for the latest Shyamalan flick, ‘Split‘ starring James McAvoy, Haley Lu Richardson and Brad William Henke.

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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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Hi, Bryan Here….

Will Smith and his son Jaden are at it again, this time in a big sci-fi project directed by M. Night Shyamalan.  We have been talking about this film ‘After Earth‘ for a while now, and so far, this looks prettay prettay prettay good. The film centers around a boy and his father who crash land on Earth 1000 years after a doomsday like event that forced everybody to escape.  It is up to the son to search for the rescue beacon as his father is dying.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Will Smith has chosen his next project according to Deadline.  He will star with his son, Jaden again in a a sci-fi horror thriller with M. Night Shyamalan set to write and possibly direct.

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Director M. Night Shyamalan has announced that he will be directing another sci-fi film recently.  Shyamalan’s work as of recently has not been well received and for good reason.

M. Night gave us Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs.  All magnificent achievements in filmmaking.  But his recent efforts such as: The Lady in the Water and The Last Airbender have been nothing short of AWFUL.

So it seems he is going to direct a film which he has not written (very strange since he has written pretty much everything he has directed) over at Will Smith’s production company and studios Overbrook which might lend a hand to get Will Smith or his son Jayden smith to star in this film.

The movie he is looking to direct is called 1,000 A.E.  This reminds me of that animated film that came out years ago called Titan A.E.  A.E. stand for After Earth.  Joss Whedon wrote that movie.

The film has already been written by Gary Whitta who wrote The Book of Eli.

Although nothing is really known about this movie yet.

What are your thoughts?

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Film Review: ‘Death Wish’ (2018)!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 1st, 2018

Filmmaker Eli Roth is passionate about the horror and thriller genre since he was young. His big debut film was Cabin Fever, and then went on to the successful hyper-violent ‘Hostile’ film series. More recently, he made ‘Green Inferno‘, which was similar to ‘Cannibal Holocaust‘. Needless to say, Roth isn’t subtle in his filmmaking, as he’s shown close up gore and torture on screen with an over-the-top style. When it was announced that Roth was sitting in the director’s chair for a remake of 1974’s classic film ‘Death Wish‘, that replaces Charles Bronson with Bruce Willis, I was excitedly intrigued to see his take on this iconic film. With writer Joe Carnahan (The Grey, Narc, Smokin’ Aces) penning the script, this updated version of ‘Death Wish‘ is quite toned down for Eli Roth’s resume, which isn’t a bad thing.

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Film Review: ‘Insidious: The Last Key’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 4th, 2018

If there’s anything that can be said about the Insidious franchise, it’s that they found a working formula and boy did they decide to stick with it.  This is the fourth installment of the film series and…well…it’s remarkably like the previous installments.  This is not necessarily a bad thing. If it ain’t broke, why fix it, right?  Still, I got much more déjà vu instead of déjà-new© out of this movie. With all that being said, it’s still a damn good sequel.

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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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Audrey Evans’ Favorite Movies of 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 30th, 2017

 

I’ve seen quite a few movies in 2017 and it was difficult to narrow them down to my absolute favorites. I’m not ranking any of these, but these are the films that stuck with me the most. Enjoy.

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Favorite Movies of 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 27th, 2017

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

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

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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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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Writer director M. Night Shyamalan (‘The Sixth Sense‘) went from one of the most exciting directors to a cliche joke seemingly overnight after ‘The Village‘ and, especially, the floating turd that was ‘Lady in the Water‘. The man heralded as “the next Spielberg” has seen his stock rise in 2015 with ‘The Visit‘ and once again with ‘Split‘ which many put on par with ‘The Sixth Sense‘. It’s ‘Split‘ that is gathering attention today with the announcement from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment of it’s release to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand.

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Film Review: ‘SPLIT’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 18th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

M. Night Shyamalan has sure given us some wonderful and unforgettable films over the years. Somewhere along the way, Shyamalan lost his way as a filmmaker. So much so, that the studios would leave his name off all advertisements for the movie. It wasn’t until ‘The Visit‘ when Shyamalan came into the good graces of his fans again. Perhaps this is because he only had a very small budget to work with and got creative control without a ton of studio interference to do his own creative work. Now we have a new small budget film from Shyamalan called ‘Split‘, and is yet another step forward for the filmmaker in the third part of his career, which seems to drop the Spielberg aspect and go straight for the B-Movie genre.

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Film Review: ‘The Visit’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 9th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Finally, we have M. Night Shyamlan back in rare form with his new horror-comedy film ‘The Visit‘, which definitely doesn’t look like a Shyamalan movie at all. In fact, this is one of those “found footage” movies that rejuvenates this sub-genre of filmmaking once again. The world was introduced to M. Night Shyamalan back in 1999 with his hit film ‘The Sixth Sense‘, which quickly led the young director to superstardom as one of the coolest and imaginative directors of this modern era. Not only that, but he re-invented the “twist ending” again, which became a trademark of his down the road.

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Film Review: ‘Insurgent’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 19th, 2015

Taylor E., Here…

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Insurgent, the sequel to the popular young adult trilogy-turned-film-series, takes place immediately following the events of Divergent. Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James), are on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet), who is hunting the Divergents. This action/adventure/science fiction-thriller failed to perform, but was at least pretty to watch. Insurgent would be far more enjoyable if viewed on “mute”.

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Enjoy the New Trailer for ‘Wayward Pines’ on Fox!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 19th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Fox aired the trailer for their new upcoming show ‘Wayward Pines‘, which has an all-star cast, and looks mysterious and pretty frightening. This new series is produced by M. Knight Shyamalan (‘The Sixth Sense‘) and stars Matt Dillon as secret service agent Ethan Burke, who is looking into the deaths of two fellow-agents. He ends up in a strange town where everyone seems on edge and fake. Maybe that’s because the mysterious people who run the town, call people at random and force them to brutally murder fellow citizens. Sounds fun, right?

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Will Smith in Talks To Be in ‘Brilliance’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 21st, 2014

Jana B. here,

 

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 The silver screen adaptation of the Marcus Sakey novel ‘Brilliance‘ is courting Will Smith to star. This film was already on a ‘to watch’ list when Julius Onah (‘The Girl Is In Trouble‘), the Nigerian-born up and comer, was on tap to direct, but if Smith signs on to act, it will widen the number of people who will be viewing.

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Terrence Howard Set To Star In ‘Empire’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 20th, 2014

Jana B. here,

 

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Terrence Howard is one of the most hard-working and in-demand actors the film industry has to its credit. Right now, he has 8 projects that are in development. That doesn’t even include some of the powerhouse films he is just on the backside of like ‘Prisoners‘, and the award winning ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’.

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Film Review: ‘After Earth’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 30th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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After Earth‘ has a ton of good things going for it. We have Will Smith who has the largest box office draw in the business right now and his son Jaden Smith who has proven he has decent acting chops and can secure a decent crowd. This film also has a post apocalyptic scenario in the sci-fi genre that takes place on different planets in the far off future. Did I mention that it also has aliens, spaceships, and cool weaponry too? This is a perfect recipe for a potential massive summer blockbuster that could make over $1 billion. Despite these seemingly cool aspects, ‘After Earth‘ comes up short and never fully delivers the movie it should be.

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Film Review: ‘Now You See Me’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 30th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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With a mix of ‘The Illusionist‘ and ‘The Prestige‘, and a healthy dose of ‘Ocean’s 11‘, director Louis Leterrier gives us ‘Now You See Me‘, which is a heist movie involving four magicians. The illusions in the film are over-the-top, but incredible and despite the movie’s flaws, its super fast pace makes its problems disappear from memory. With an all-star cast and decent dialogue, this magical caper might be one of the summer’s biggest surprises.

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2010 Razzie Nominations Announced!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 24th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Tomorrow is the day that the OSCARS will be announced which means today, the Razzies were announced.  What are the Razzies?  Instead of Best Film or Best Actor of the year award, it is Worst Film or Worst Actor of the year award.  It is known as the Golden Raspberry Foundation.

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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.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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Hi Bryan Here…

It is finally here.  The final ten films of the list.  The top ten films of the decade.  It was blast making this list and remembering all those memories of seeing the movies for the first time.  It makes me want to watch a lot of them again.  These top 10 films were extremely difficult to place, but alas it was accomplished.  I hope you enjoy the finished list.  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.  Feel free to leave comments of your lists or to disagree or agree with mine.

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Movie Box Office Weekend Roundup

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 19th, 2010

Ben Affleck is on top again at the box office.  His movie “The Town: starring himself and John Hamm from the AMC series “Mad Men” is number 1 at the box office this weekend bringing in almost $24 million dollars.

Coming in at number 2 is the teen comedy “Easy A”.  This movie is loosely based on the classic novel “The Scarlet Letter”.  It brought in a little over $18 million dollars.  It only had a budget of $8 million.  So kudos there.  Read Cowdefender’s review HERE.

At number 3 is the M. Night Shyamalan film “Devil” bringing in a little over $12.5 million dollars.  This is the first in  series of films thought up by M. Night Shyamlan who other people write and direct.  Supposed to be a creepy film.  Read Cowdefender’s review HERE.

Resident Evil: Afterlife went from the top spot last week to number 4 this week bringing in $10 million for a combined two week total of $44 million dollars.

George Clooney’s “The American” went from the number 3 spot to the number 7 spot this week bringing in about $2.7 million dollars for a combined three week total of  about $32.8 million dollars.

In a surprising movie, the blockbuster hit “Inception” went from being number 10 last week to number 8 this week bringing in a little over $2 million dollars for a combined 10 week total of a little over $285 million dollars.

Machete came in at number 10 bringing in $1.7 million dollars for a combined 3 weeke total of about $25 million dollars which has surpassed its budget.  Hopefully this means sequel.

Also something to note is Sly Stallone’s “The Expendables”.  It came in at number 12 bringing in $1.4 million dollars for a combined 6 week total of $101 million dollars.  That is an uber violent rated “R” film bringing in that much money.  Kudos Sly.  Kudos.

That’s it for this week.  Stay tuned for next weekend.

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Cowdefender Meets The Devil (Review)

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 18th, 2010

I want you all to welcome a new reviewer for Boomstick Comics.  He hails from the great lands of Kansas City.  He is a super lawyer by day and a crime fighter by night and he is known as Cowdefender.  He has seen M. Night’s first film in The Night Chronicles which M. Night did not write or direct, but only produced.  What do you people think about the movie?

“More people are going to like this than M. Night’s last couple of outings. Even wikipedia makes it clear that many regard M. Night to be a better director than screenwriter. Devil was a story of M. Night’s that was given to a different screenwriter. So, I’d say it worked. Devil was well written and well directed. There were a few lines that struck the audience as a bit cheesy and a bit on the nose to explain the film from within the film, they consistently fed these lines to a single character and all the other characters responded appropriately to what he was saying. I felt that aspect worked just fine.

The film was appropriately engaging, tense and compelling. It kept me guessing. Of course that aspect makes it hard to say much. It should be noted that a considerable amount of the movie takes place outside of the elevator. Sure those folk are stuck in the elevator, but this isn’t like the Phonebooth film or the coming Ryan Reynolds flick. I mention this because that was something that made me hesitant to see Devil, I just wasn’t entirely down with seeing these people hanging out in an elevator for 90 minutes, so fortunately this isn’t what was forced upon me.

I don’t scare easily at all, but the movie is creepy and the women in the theater definitely seemed to be appropriately hit by it. Also as expected I got to listen to teenage boys proudly boast that they knew all along. I do recommend it, it isn’t a must see and it’s encouraging for the future of M. Night.”

Devil gets a 7 of 10.

– Cowdefender

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Unbreakable 2 Is Going To Happen

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 3rd, 2010

M. Night Shyamalan sat down with MTV and discussed his Night Chronicles.  First one being the upcoming horror film “DEVIL“.  You have probably seen the trailer with everyone trapped on the elevator.  There will be three movies from this Night Chronicles series.  The second film in this series will be called “Twelve Strangers” which will be about a jury dealing with a case of the supernatural.  Sounds like a horror film of “Twelve Angry Men”.  And the third film will be Unbreakable 2.

Now with these movies, M. Night is not writing them nor directing them which will probably make tons of people happy given his recent efforts.  I differ though.  I liked all of his films with the exception of Lady in the Water and the most recent Airbender film.  Yes I even liked The Happening.

Here is an exceprt of what M. Night said.

“I cannibalized the idea for the sequel to ‘Unbreakable’ for one of the ‘Night Chronicles,'” revealed Shyamalan.

“It was such a cool idea for a villain, and it was actually originally in the script for ‘Unbreakable,’ and it was too much,” he said of his reasons for excising the element that was intended to become “Unbreakable 2.” “There were too many villains, so I pulled this villain out and was like, ‘I’ll make this the second flick. I fleshed it out more and more, and thought, ‘This could be a standalone movie.”

I always thought that Unbreakable was one of the best films to come out in the last decade.  I still stand by that.

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