Jun/2018

Hey guys, Jana here,

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I know I’m in the minority with my opinion on Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s hosting gig on the Golden Globes. It’s over, been done, trite, stale, hackneyed, vapid, unoriginal, hack and incredibly cliched. I wasn’t a faithful ‘Saturday Night Live‘ viewer when they were starring and every year they host an awards show, I remember why. I’m not saying there isn’t value to the pair’s comedic talents, they shine in movies and I think that’s where they should be.

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Maggie V. Here…

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I was in full fan girl mode when I met The Soska Sisters at Texas Frightmare Weekend! They created an awesome exploitation film called “Dead Hooker In A Trunk” and “American Mary”. If you haven’t seen these flicks you need to check them out! We also discuss women in the horror industry, how ‘Dead Hooker In A Trunk’ came about, and their love of the superhero Deadpool. Enjoy the interview.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

If you’re ready to add to your own personal film collection, check out what The Criterion Collection will be releasing in April 2018 as they add to their own ranks.

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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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Blu-ray Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 13th, 2017

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 is  the best season yet of one of the best television series ever made. In this season, all that we have been waiting for is coming to fruition, since this is basically the 1st part of the last season of the show on HBO. All of the big battles are coming together, characters are finally in the same room now, and those dragons are finally able to do what they were meant to do. It’s so much fun to watch.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Woodshock’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 27th, 2017

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Kirsten Dunst is back at it again in ‘Woodshock‘, which is a hypnotic and murderous thriller with a unique visual style from Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Who are the Mulleavy sisters? Well they are fashion designers who made this film, which of course looks amazing from start to finish, but might lack some story and character development. Still, it’s an interesting watch and one that you might be talking about when you decide to take part in smoking a joint with your friends next time.

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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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15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival Lineup!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 25th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here, 

The 15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival is set to run from October 18 – 22 in Wichita, KS. The weekend boasts the inaugural presentation of the L.M. “Kit” Carson Storyteller Award to Larry Gross (‘48 Hours‘), and Ad Astra Award presentation to Rose McGowan (‘Charmed‘). Among the throng of films (182!!!) the fest has to offer, there are gala events, after-parties, and enough events to keep anyone, from the most green of festival-goers to the most seasoned pros that binge-watch for a living, entertained, interested, and hell, even relaxed. One of the ticket packages includes a massage.

The festival has given us a complete lineup of films for their 2017 event and since I’m such a nice person it’s my job, I’m giving it to you.

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Criterion Announces October 2017 Titles!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Wow. Just wow. Criterion has just announced their October 2017 releases and I think I want every single one of them. It’s going to be a good month for Criterion releases for sure. Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon is finally getting the Criterion treatment in a new 4K restoration. Also there will be the movie Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me coming to Criterion with over 90 minutes of extras. Aldo there will be Personal Shopper, the amazing horror, musical about mermaids called The Lure and of course a Halloween favorite – Vampyr. In addition, there will be Orson Welles‘ Shakespeare movie Othello, which will have two version of the film.

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Going in Style Comes to Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 1st, 2017

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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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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Has it really been 75 years since that little deer went on an adventure and captured the hearts of the millions…..and millions of people. Yes it has. Well, Disney is opening the vault again and releasing ‘Bambi‘ on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Can’t wait.

OFFICIAL RELEASE: Bambi,” which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, joins the Collection on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 23, and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on June 6.  The Collection release includes a variety of new bonus material, including recordings of Walt Disney discussing the challenges and triumphs during the production of “Bambi;” deleted scenes and characters; stories and effects that “Bambi” had on the Studio, other films and artists; and much, much more. Additionally, the Digital HD release includes an exclusive, heartfelt feature on the incredible artist, Tyrus Wong, who inspired the film’s soft watercolor backgrounds and beautiful palette.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The sequel to ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them‘ has decided who will embody one of the most influential and powerful wizards from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter world. Jude Law will play a younger Dumbledore.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the juggernaut follow up to the ‘Harry Potter’ series, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them‘ March 28 on Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. If you want to own it three weeks early, you can order the Digital HD on March 7. If you’re in the market for an expandable VR experience from Fantastic Beasts, it’s all coming this year.

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Film Review: ‘The Lure’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 31st, 2017

Suzanne L. here…

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In a mermaid tale more aligned with Hans Christian Anderson’s Little Mermaid than the less bleak Disney version, The Lure combines fairytale, horror, new wave/disco musical, and love story into a frenzied 90 minutes that still pulls off some poignant, quiet moments. Filmed in Poland, it is short film director Agnieszka Smoczynska’s first feature length project, and it is a promising effort.

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April Additions To The Criterion Collection!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 18th, 2017

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The Criterion Collection has selected their next group of films that will become part of the collection and will debut in April. Read on for the full listing.

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VIP’s Holiday Havoc 3D Is Happening!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 14th, 2016

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Tom Nix here, your local independent wrestling enthusiast!

It’s Christmastime in Texas and oh, man are the local promotions sending us presents. Myself and Boomstick founder Bryan Kluger will be attending VIP’s Holiday Havoc 3D at the Gas Monkey in Dallas this Friday and I’m here to tell you why, if you love professional wrestling, you should be excited about it.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Kay Cannon, writer and producer for hits like ‘30 Rock‘, ‘Pitch Perfect‘ and ‘New Girl‘, is stepping behind the camera for the first time with ‘The Pact’. The film has already got some A-list talent attached in the form of Leslie Mann (‘The Other Woman‘, ‘Vacation‘), Ike Barinholtz (‘Suicide Squad‘, ‘Sisters‘) and WWE superstar John Cena (‘Sisters’, ‘Daddy’s Home‘).

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

 

Grab your wands, spell books, wizards and witches, because the world of ‘Harry Potter‘ is back for the long haul with J.K. Rowlings‘ book ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them‘. This film is the first in a set of five upcoming movies and begins with a good amount of character introductions, but not necessarily origin stories. Instead of taking place in a somewhat modern day London or even that of the magical place of Hogwarts, ‘Fantastic Beasts‘ takes place in the 1930s in New York, which is around the same time that King Kong would have been climbing buildings. So before Harry Potter himself was even born, this whole fantastic tale took place, which follows a young man named Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) who travels from England to the USA to release a beast of a bird in Arizona to be free. Scamander is a bumbling and clumsy young man, so it’s easy to see how and why he would lose his literal briefcase full of beasts out on New York, which is the main stage and story for the film.

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Film Review: ‘RAW’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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RAW‘ made me remember why I love movies. I can’t wait for you all to feast your eyes and stomachs on first time French director Julia Ducournau’s masterpiece in cinema, simply titled ‘RAW‘. Julia takes an overly done genre trope (cannibalism) and completely makes it fresh, organic, and ready to serve to the masses in a very beautiful, elegant, and most disturbing way in which a young woman is on a coming-of-age quest in her life and discovers her sexual side as well as a new appetite.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘The Conjuring 2’

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 12th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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THE FILM

It seems like a ton of horror movies come out every year, and most times, they don’t live up to their potential. There are a handful of horror movies over the last decade that really satisfy us horror fans. Films like ‘The Babadook‘, ‘It Follows‘, and ‘The Conjuring‘ will still be talked about for years to come. One name in the horror genre, or at least in recent years is James Wan. This man burst onto the scene with ‘Saw‘, which was basically genre changing and spawned a ton of sequels. Wan also made a few other horror films, all testing the bounds and pushing us into a new horror direction, while still respecting his influences.

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‘The Angry Birds Movie’ Sequel Is A Go At Rovio!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 25th, 2016

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The Angry Birds Movie‘ made such a giant splash for Rovio Entertainment Ltd. that a sequel has been announced. This one is kind of a “Duh!” move, but I’m glad it’s officially in the works. I think I probably enjoyed the movie more than my kids did, but it was something we kept talking about for a few days after. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Film aficionados listen up, I’ve got the line up of what we can expect from The Criterion Collection for November 2016.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Summer time means a million things to different people, but some things we can all agree on. Cook outs, swimming, catching lightning bugs, camping and baseball. It’s just as pure as mom’s apple pie and the star spangled banner and every spring, a new season swings into action and a new hope is born for your team to be a contender and play through October. The national past time has been the basis for a lot of movies and I’m making some sense of them all with my Top 10 favorite baseball movies.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing ‘Supergirl: The Complete First Season‘ to several home video formats on August 9, 2016. Be ready to pick up the very first season of the People’s Choice Award Winner for Favorite New TV Drama!

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John Cena set to Host the 2016 ESPY Awards!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 19th, 2016

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The 15-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion and actor John Cena will host the 2016 ESPYs, which will broadcast live on Wednesday July 13th, on ABC. The ESPY award ceremony is an annual event, much like the Oscars, where a panel presents awards to major achievements in sports to athletes and coaches. The awards raise more than $1 million every year for The V Foundation, which promotes cancer research. John Cena has been out of the squared circle for a number a months now, due to s shoulder injury.

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‘Total Bellas’ is a GO at the E! Network!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 18th, 2016

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For a while now, WWE has been producing it’s own original content in the form of television shows and movies. One of their more popular shows is ‘Total Divas‘, which is a reality show that follows the female WWE Superstars around. It’s at the end of its 5th season and will be back for at least a 6th season.

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Film Review: ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 2nd, 2016

Beka P., Here…

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If you love Tina Fey, you will love Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, but if you thought you were in for Sisters takes Afghanistan you are going to be sorely disappointed. Let me be clear, I really enjoyed this movie. I liked it on a lot of levels. However, one thing I really dislike is when movies are billed as one thing and then show up as something else. It’s kind of like online dating… no one likes it when someone unrecognizable shows up to dinner.

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Film Review: ‘How To Be Single’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 12th, 2016

Beka P., Here…

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Let’s all take a moment to celebrate the first single ladies movie that’s not a wolf in sheep’s clothes.  How to Be Single at first blush may look like your standard rom-com, and at moments you may even think the message is that at long last you will find your Prince Charming, but have faith my single sisters… this isn’t that movie.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, the visual effects supervisor for ‘Snow White and The Huntsman‘ has stepped into the director’s chair for ‘The Huntsman Winter’s War‘, a film that’s a prequel and a sequel to Snow White which came out in 2012. She’s working with Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt and Sam Claflin.

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Film Review: ‘Pride, prejudice, and Zombies’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 5th, 2016

Taylor E., Here…

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Zombies in a period piece? It sounds insane, but this crazy idea works surprisingly well. Based on the 2009 parody novel by Seth Grahame-Smith (and Jane Austen), Pride & Prejudice & Zombies is a quirky film with a little something for everyone: Romance, Action, and Zombies.

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Film Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!”

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 3rd, 2016

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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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Enjoy the Trailer For ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 27th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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From Focus Features and acclaimed animation studio LAIKA comes a trailer for ‘Kubo and the Two Strings‘, an epic action-adventure based in fantastical Japan. Director Travis Knight taps into his skills he honed as lead animator and as producer for ‘Paranorman‘, ‘Coraline‘ and ‘The Boxtrolls‘ to tell the story of Kubo.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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TLC. Tender, loving, Care. That’s not the case when we’re talking about WWE by any stretch of the means. TLC in the WWE universe means Tables, ladders, chairs, all of which are used to take down each other in the ring. Some of the most memorable matches in WWE history have been TLC matches with WWE superstars sacrificing life and limb, falling 50 feet in the air into the hard concrete or a folding table, only to be hit by a steel chair or a steel ladder. TLC matches basically mean that there are no rules. All is “legal”, even the kitchen sink, title belt, and even a trombone in some cases.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

The Academy announced the 16 animated features that have been submitted for the 2015 Oscar race. The 88th annual Academy Awards could have a five-nomination slate on its hands once all the films complete the pre-required qualifying Los Angeles runs, not to mention the other qualifying rules before they are eligible to compete in the voting process.

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Film Review: ‘Jem and the Holograms’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 22nd, 2015

Taylor E., Here…

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We now live in an age where the Next Big Artist is being found online. Justin Bieber* was discovered on YouTube and being Vine Famous is now C-list enough to get you on Dancing With The Stars. It should then come as no surprise that the reimagining of ‘Jem and the Holograms‘ involves a viral video. Jerrica, being an overly shy singer-songwriter, records a song dressed in disguise as Jem. When her sister Kimber discovers the video on her camera, she secretly posts it to YouTube. The video goes viral and Jem is offered a record deal by THE Erica Raymond (Juliette Lewis) of Starlight Enterprises, which couldn’t have happened at a better time, since Jerrica’s aunt Bailey (Molly Ringwald) is about to lose their house. Jerrica accepts the offer, but only if her sisters get to come along as her band. Cue the makeover montage!

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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I can’t believe it’s happening, but Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer seem to be more than just vacationing buddies, as of late, they’re writing partners! It even gets better than that, the project they’ve been tearing through is a vehicle that will put the goofy, hilarious duo together on-screen, as well, sisters at that! Is this a new incarnation of the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler dynamic?

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Blu-ray Review: ‘The People Under The Stairs’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 13th, 2015

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I remember first seeing Wes Craven’sThe People Under The Stairs‘ on my television at home, when I rented it on VHS at the local video store, back when they had movie rental locations in the early 90s. I had already seen ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street‘ and knew who Craven was at that point, and I knew I had to see his new film. I instantly loved it, as it followed a kid my age in the film. I thought it was quite funny and scary all at the same time as Craven perfectly balanced the two genres here. It also did quite well in theaters, making over $31 million dollars on a $6 million dollar budget, and went on to become one of the cult classics we still love and cherish on television today.

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Film Review: ‘Dark Places’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 6th, 2015

Hillary T., Here…

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Gillian Flynn wrote three books: Sharp Objects, Dark Places and Gone Girl. She has a very distinct writing style and the books are filled with a darkness and a narrative that is riveting and disturbing and draws you in. It’s what makes her books so enjoyable and so suspenseful. 

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Film Review: ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 2nd, 2015

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You may not know the name Maya Forbes yet, but you soon will. Forbes’s directorial debut is a little gem of an indie film called ‘Infinitely Polar Bear‘, which she says is an autobiographical film about her growing up in Cambridge Massachusetts, where her mother left for a couple of years to pursue an M.B.A. at Columbia University in order to provide a better life for her family. Meanwhile, Maya’s father was forced to stay at home and take care of her and her sister, even though he was severely bi-polar.

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Amy Pascal Leads ‘Little Women’ Reboot For Sony!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 19th, 2015

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Hollywood had a Golden Age that ended in the early 60’s, what we have now is the reboot age. Some of the films have been surprisingly good and I can only hope the next title up for reworking fairs as well. Former Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal is producing the studio’s effort with ‘Little Women‘ the timeless Louisa May Alcott novel that has at least 3 major films that have been based on the literature.

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Here is Janet’s Film Review of ‘Cinderella’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 13th, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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We all know the story of Cinderella.  A kind and sweet young woman loses her parents and is stuck with a horrid stepmother and two selfish personified stepsisters.  They make her a slave in her own home.  The beauty of the fairy tale was that despite her circumstance Cinderella remained her wonderful self and blessed with her dream in the loving arms of the prince.  Amidst this story is the magical presence of loveable mice and Cinderella’s fairy godmother.

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Calista Flockhart Joins Cast For ‘Supergirl’!!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 23rd, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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In the hangover glow of the Oscars morning-after, it’s back to business-as-usual for the studios. In that vein, CBS has announced some casting info for the hotly anticipated ‘Supergirl‘ pilot.

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2015 Disney Film Release Dates With Trailers!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 30th, 2014

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While the world is focusing on auld lang syne and bringing 2014 to a close, Disney is pointedly looking to the future or “To infinity and beyond!” as Buzz Lightyear would say. Walt Disney Studios has given us a wide list of release dates for 2015 including the first Star Wars since the mouse has taken ownership. It’s a big lineup and will, no doubt, bring in a wega-payday for the company. In the last year, three films, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘, ‘Maleficent‘ and ‘Captain America Winter Soldier‘ brought in over $700 million world-wide on their own. It stands to reason they can expect the same from 2015. Let’s kick it off with some animation!

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Film Review: ‘Into the Woods’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 22nd, 2014

Suzanne L., Here…

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Into the Woods had a great deal of expectations to live up to. A beloved musical featuring a well-known cast and director, this fairytale musical could easily have been a disappointment. However, with some musical high notes and great performances, the movie was a fun watch, in spite some editing and storyline issues.

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The End Is In Sight For ‘The League’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 10th, 2014

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The League‘ is a comedy about a group of friends and their loyalty to a fantasy football league. When the series began in 2009, I doubt anyone would have predicted that it would still be on the air six seasons later. It’s still on, but not for too much longer. If that news just bummed you out, I have some news that might cheer you back up, a 13-episode season seven has been renewed!

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For the inaugural event of Wizard World’s Comic Con in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the guests were in abundance. I was extremely excited to sit in on a panel Q&A by Robert Englund. Before Englund took the stage, the audience got a special teaser for his newest film, ‘Fear Clinic‘. The film which doesn’t open until February of 2015 can be seen earlier if you are fortunate enough to be able to attend NYC HorrorFest where ‘Fear Clinic‘ will be the official opener.

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WWE: An Evening Spent Inside ‘Hell in a Cell’ 2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 27th, 2014

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The superstars were set. The lights and fireworks were bright and loud. And a giant sixteen-ton cage of steel was sharp, fierce, and ready for the carnage that was to take place inside. WWE’sHell in a Cell‘ 2014 (the sixth event of this caliber, but 30 matches total) was a force to be reckoned with. Blood was shed, title belts were on the line, chairs were slammed, tables were broken, and special appearances were made to a sold out crowd in Dallas, Texas at the American Airlines Center. A famous Beatle put it simply, “The Long and Winding Road“, which is a great lyric that could be used to describe the past several months of WWE.

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Film Review: ‘The Guest’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 17th, 2014

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Filmmakers Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett have struck gold again. They pleased critics and genre fans alike with last year’s slaughter fest ‘You’re Next‘ and made great entries into the ‘V/H/S‘ franchise. Their new film ‘The Guest‘, which Wingard directed and Barrett wrote, is one of the most entertaining films of the year. Not only that, but Wingard and Barrett single handedly revitalized the horror genre with this movie. It’s a hit to the nostalgic testicles that will make you fall to your knees and yell for joy.

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Hillary’s Review of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 31st, 2014

Hillary T., Here…

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I was waiting for this screening, I’m not going to lie. I was excited to see if the movie was going to live up to the hype! I mean, James Gunn, an all star cast, a killer soundtrack, Marvel? Could it do it? Guardians of the Galaxy did! From start to finish this is an action packed movie! It opens with Peter Quill’s (Chris Pratt’s) back story. 1980’s.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Ginger Snaps’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 25th, 2014

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THE FILM

I admit, I’m a suck for werewolf films. Ever since I was shown 1941’s ‘Wolf-Man‘ when I was very little by my dad, I knew that I would be hooked on werewolves for life. Then I watched Michael Jackson’sThriller‘ video and ‘An American Werewolf in London‘ soon after that, while all under the age of eight. Needless to say, these werewolf films have had a profound effect on me, and might be the igniting reason why I love the horror genre so much. When I was in college, I came across a film called ‘Ginger Snaps‘, which was only released in Canada at the time, and being a big movie buff, I had to get my hands on any film that wasn’t being released in the U.S. yet.

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Texas Frightmare Weekend Recap!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 7th, 2014

Maggie V. Here….

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To put it lightly, ‘Texas Frightmare Weekend‘ was AWESOME.  From the amazing guests to the outrageous costumes, to the comics, toys, posters, and movie props – all of it was a blast! This was my first time at Texas Frightmare Weekend so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But needless to say my expectations were succeeded. It was at the Hyatt Hotel at DFW airport and by the time I got there on Friday, there were already a ton of people there. This hotel is perfect for this event.  There was ample room for everyone to move around and everything was easily accessible. I immediately went to see Mr. George Romero (the godfather of zombie films) and Tom Savini (makeup artist extraordinaire). Their lines were fairly long but they moved quickly. Romero looks great and seemed to have a great time while Savini looks like he is tired of the convention circuit. It made me laugh. Everyone who worked at the event was very helpful as well.

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Misty S., Here….

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This episode of ‘The Walking Dead‘ is one of the most shocking and heartbreaking of this season. We see a child break and find out secrets from the prison, which was heart-breaking. Tyrese, Carol and the three girls are still walking the tracks. During the walk, Carol comments on smelling a fire. They wind up at a house near the fire Daryl set. Milka kills her first walker and proves Carol wrong about her toughness. Lizzie has a meltdown at the house over Carol killing the walker she was playing with. It takes for some of the burned walkers to almost kill Milka for Lizzie to realize that the walkers are not her “friends” and that they do not want to “play”.

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Mother Teresa Biopic To Hit The Big Screen!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 27th, 2014

Jana B. here,

 

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The almost-sainted Mother Teresa has inspired a lot of people to do a lot of things, take vows of poverty and selflessly give to the poor among others. Movie-making is one of the stranger things that people attribute to her influence. Keir Pearson is on deck to write a screenplay titled, ‘I Thirst‘. Pearson is making news as co-writer of ‘Cesar Chavez: An American Hero‘ set to release at the end of March of this year. “Keir’s presentation and his Oscar-nominated script of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ and his sensitive script for ‘Chavez’ made him the perfect choice,” said Tony Krantz.

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Misty S., Here…

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This last episode of ‘The Walking Dead‘ left us with the Governor watching Rick and Carl from behind a tree. We all knew he wasn’t dead so lets get to what he was doing since the slaughter. The beginning of the episode is a flashback or what has happened to him since the end of the last season.

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The beautiful Evan Rachel Wood ( True Blood, Across The Universe) joins Ellen Page (Juno, Whip It and X-Men:The Last Stand) in Into the Forest. Based on Jean Hegland’s novel about two sisters and their struggle to survive in the Northern California wild after a society collapse. Patricia Rozema, writer and director of 1999’s Mansfield Park is to pen the screenplay and is directing with Page, Kelly Bush Novak and Sriram Das producing. This makes Page’s producing debut.

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Film Review: ‘We Are What We Are’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 10th, 2013

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I had no idea what to expect from Jim Mickle’s ‘We Are What We Are’. I went in knowing nothing about it, other than it was a remake of a recent Spanish film of the same name. I was wholly surprised on how good this movie was and what it was about. This haunting film is ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘ for the Indie film crowd. It’s beautiful, brutal, and very well acted. Needless to say, this little horror film is a fantastic addition to he genre and has me all giddy for Mickle’s next film, whatever it might be. As this film won’t be getting the widest release it deserves, and its subject matter might not be at the top of everyone’s list, this movie should be seen and I hope it makes a decent box office dent in the indie film scene.

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Check These New Images Out From ‘Curse of Chucky’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 28th, 2013

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We’ve reported before that there are currently two new ‘Child’s Play‘ movies in the works.  One is a complete reboot of the franchise, and the other is a sequel to the previous five . This looks like the sequel that will go straight to DVD and Blu-Ray, which is a shame, because there is definitely a market for more Chucky movies. I cannot wait to see these two films, and I’m happy to see Brad Dourif is still doing the voices. Here are the first images from the film. I can’t wait for the trailer.

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Taking a different role than her usual affair of villains and wacky personas, Helena Bonham Carter will play the fairy godmother in Kenneth Branagh’s live-action version of Disney’sCinderella‘. Cate Blanchett has already been cast as the wicked stepmother and Lily James (‘Wrath of the Titans‘) will play Cinderella.

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Film Review: ‘The Sapphires’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 5th, 2013

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Australian director Wayne Blair makes his feature film debut with a little gem of a film in “The Sapphires.”  (see what I did there?)  The themes of the film are not really new to American audiences.  This is a musical-ish film about a traveling group of female aborigines Australians who realize their dream of performing in front of huge crowds, except that these huge crowds are American soldiers in Vietnam in 1968.  With this backdrop of a war torn country, we are exposed to the ideas of following your dreams, finding love, and living through the racial turmoil that was so prevalent during this time.

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2013 SXSW Film Lineup Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 31st, 2013

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SXSW 2013 is coming up and we are very excited about it.  The lineup for the film portion of the festival has just been announced and Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ will debut at the festival, as well as the remake of ‘The Evil Dead‘, ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone‘, and ‘Spring Breakers‘. Plus much more.  Below is the full list of movies.  I can’t wait.  Who’s going?

 

 

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Well it’s here everyone. Boomstick’s annual ultimate Geek Holiday Gift Guide for the holidays. So many great deals and uber cool and geeky stuff to get your loved ones and yourself this 2012 holiday season. As usual, you will be able to click on the link or picture that will take you to purchase the items. So enjoy and eat some good food and be safe out there this holiday shopping season.

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‘The Last Stand’ stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaimie Alexander, Forest Whitaker, Luis Guzman, Peter Stormare, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro, and Genesis Rodriguez.  Pretty impressive cast, I know.  The film is directed by South Korea’s Jee-woon Kim, which is fucking awesome.

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We have been hearing for a while about a new installment of ‘Child’s Play’ along with a complete reboot of the franchise.  We even wrote a little bit about this ‘Curse of Chucky’ film a few weeks ago, which you can read HERE.  It looks like it will be direct-to-dvd, which is unfortunate, but any new Chucky is good, right?  I’ve been a huge fan of the ‘Child’s Play’ series since the first one came out in the 80’s, and even though the films have gotten much sillier, I still enjoy them.  And I’m so happy that Brad Dourif is once again returning to voice the killer doll.  Press release below.

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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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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced the jury and audience award winners for the 2012 Festival The LA Film Fest ran from Thursday, June 14 to Sunday, June 24 in downtown Los Angeles. The two top juried awards are the Narrative Award and Documentary Award, each carrying an unrestricted $15,000 cash prize funded by Film Independent, for the winning film’s director. The Narrative Award recognizes the finest narrative film in competition at the Festival and went to Pocas Pascoal for the North American Premiere of All is Well, with an Honorable Mention going to Dominga Sotomayor’sThursday Till Sunday. The Documentary Award recognizes the finest documentary film in competition at the Festival and went to Everardo González for the U.S. Premiere ofDrought. The award for Best Performance in the Narrative Competition went toWendell Pierce, Emory Cohen, E.J. Bonilla and Aja Naomi King for their performances in the World Premiere of Joshua Sanchez’s Four. The LA Film Fest also awarded an unrestricted $5,000 cash prize to each short film category.

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The CW has an interesting new slate of original series coming to their network this year.  Two of those are a re-imagining of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, and the other is based on the superhero ‘Green Arrow’.  Below are a few clips of the new shows.  What’s your opinion?

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Bryan Reviews ‘Save the Date’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 17th, 2012

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‘Save the Date’ is a romantic comedy about the love lives of two sisters. While loyal indie romantic comedy fans may love this film merely because it echoes their favorite genre, this particular romantic comedy comes up short on both the romance and the comedy.  Although it may capture the indie “feel”, it lacked the spark and originality that should be at the heart of an independent film.  Even the stellar cast was unable to overcome the monotony of the storyline.

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This little gem of a film is exactly that.  Remarkable and nail biting as all hell.  I knew very little walking into ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’, but after its viewing, I knew I witnessed something special and spectacular.  The less you know about the film going in the better, so I will try to keep this review light on spoilers.  Bu tI just walked away from this film with a new hope for filmmaking and storytelling. With so much crap out there these days, it was so refreshing to see this film.  ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ was original, beautifully shot, tense, scary, darkly romantic, and very well acted.  I wish I could buy a ticket for the world to see this movie.

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A self-made millionaire living on New York City’s Upper East Side, 39-year-old Dee Dee Ricks seemed to have it all – until she was diagnosed with aggressive stage II breast cancer.  Insured and affluent, she could afford the best treatment money could buy, but was shocked to realize how difficult it is for uninsured women in the same situation, and determined to do something about it.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 3RD WEEK OF SEPTEMBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 15th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for the third week of September.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

Enjoy.

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‘Snowflower and the Secret Fan’ is a film by Wayne Wang who is probably most known for his film ‘The Joy Luck Club’.  Over the years Wang has directed movies such as ‘Smoke’, ‘Because of Winn-Dixie’, and ‘Maid in Manhattan’.  These are a far cry from ‘Joy Luck Club’, ‘A Thousand Years of Good Prayers’ and his most recent ‘Snowflower and the Secret Fan’.  I must say I am happy to see Wang return to the Chinese American storylines in his films.  He does this effortlessly.  ‘Snowflower and the Secret Fan’ is based on the novel by Lisa See.

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Some AWESOME titles this week were released.  A fairly small week, but the an amazing week.  So let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘National Lampoon’s Animal House’, ‘Blues Brothers’, 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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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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Since his last day as Governor of California and the most recent scandal, Arnold has been lying low with all of his projects on hold for the time being while his divorce is being finalized.  Well Lionsgate just announced that Arnold has booked return to the silver screen with ‘Last Stand’ in which Arnold will play a sheriff.  Lionsgate execs said: “It’s more of a Fast And Furious at the border with high speed car chases, drug cartels and the like.”  Read the press release below.

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Shirtz took a vacation from his dealings with the underworld for a while and mingled amongst the humans to watch ‘Rango’.  It seems he was pretty smitten with the film.  That’s saying a lot from Shirtz.  I always look forward to his reviews.  Not only do you get his opinion on film, but you get a smidge of his seedy life story.  Long live Shirtz.  Enjoy the ‘Rango’ review.

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‘Blind Date’

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We start out our Monday in the seedy back alley of Rosewood’s Main Street. Where the per capita homeless ratio is astounding. Spencer goes into Schmidt’s Pawn to retrieve the stolen ring. She hands him the claim ticket for a $2k ring and gets back a rusty horseshoe. But way worth the awkward WTF moment to hear Spencer tell the dealer “I need that ring back today so you get behind that counter and find it!” No go and Spencer is the proud owner of a tetanus-laced good luck charm. Once outside, the shock and awe begins and then group jingles on the phone to which they get the text “Lucky for me diamonds are a girl’s best friend. A” Aria looks up to see a very creepy optometrist’s ad with the slogan “Someone’s Watching You So Look Your Best.” Coincidentally, Aria is looking quite adorable.

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Bryan Gets A ‘Sucker Punch’ To The Face!!! (A Review)

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 28th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…..

First and foremost, this blu-ray of Zack Snyder’s ‘Sucker Punch’ might be one of the best, if not the best looking and sounding release of the year.  Scratch that.  EVER.  I was just blown away by the picture and sound Warner has mixed on this film.  It is truly remarkable.  Now that being said, the film itself is a chaotic mess.  Yes it looks cool and it is fun to see the huge spectacle on screen, but none of it really makes any coherent sense of  a story.

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BRYAN’S BLURAY/DVD PICKS FOR THE 2ND WEEK OF JUNE!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 15th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

It’s a fairly good week for releases which includes Hall Pass, Unknown, Jackass 3.5, 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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Rob Lowe Jumps Into a ‘Knife Fight’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 12th, 2011

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Rob Lowe is has signed on to star in a film called ‘Knife Fight’ directed by Bill Guttentag who has more documentaries under his belt than films.  But the film takes place in the political arena and deals with the dark side of political campaigns and dealings.  Rob Lowe will be the lead.

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BRYAN’S BLURAY/DVD PICKS FOR THE 2ND WEEK OF MAY!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 10th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

A huge week for releases which includes Criterion’s Something Wild and Black Death, 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.

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The new Paul Rudd comedy, “Our Idiot Brother” is coming soon to a theater near you and stars Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer, and Rashinda Jones which according to IMDB is about an “… idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters.”  This got pretty good reviews when it premiered at Sundance.  The trailer is below for your enjoyment.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 19th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

A pretty good week for releases which includes the Best Picture Winner from this past year 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.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF APRIL!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 13th, 2011

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Here are this weeks new releases for April 13th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 12th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

A pretty decent but short list of picks this week, but the movies that got picked are AMAZING.  I have been waiting forever for “The Incredibles” to come out on bluray.  Finally it is here.  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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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 3RD WEEK OF MARCH!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 16th, 2011

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Here are this weeks new releases for March 16th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Enjoy.

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If you have not heard about tthe upcoming KICKASS film called “I Saw The Devil“, well you are about to get your jollies off.  This is the latest and greatest work from Korea by master filmmaker Kim Jii-woon.  He did A Tale of Two Sisters and A Bittersweet Life.  He knows his shit.  The film stars Choi Min-sik.. Yes Choi is the badass from Oldboy.

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Comic Book Releases For The 2nd Week Of February!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 9th, 2011

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Here is this weeks comic book releases.  Tons of great stuff this week.  CLICK HERE TO FIND SOME OF THE TITLES.

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Top 133 Films of the Last Decade (#133 – #120)

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 29th, 2010

Earlier in the year, I made my list of favorite and best films to come out between the years 2000 and 2010.  A ten year span of great films.  Films that I completely forgot about.  Films you may have not even heard of.

So I came up with 133 films which was narrowed down from about 300 or more.  Below is the start of the list which has the film title, the date it was released, and my brief personal memory and review of the film.  Plus the link to purchase the movie for a cheap price.

It was a great time coming up with this list.  It was also fairly difficult once I got down to the last 20 or so because they are in fact in order from great to the absolute best of the year.

So over the next few days I will be posting more titles as we get to the #1 spot.

I hope you enjoy and feel free to comment.

133_ Wet Hot American Summer – July 27, 2001

How could this movie not be on a favorite list?  Especially a list of top films of a decade.  This film is balls out hilarious, but in that silly way.  It takes place in the 80’s at a summer camp on the last day of camp.  Directed by David Wain from Stella, Role Models, and The Ten, with an all-star comedic cast including Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, Amy Poehler, and Michael Ian Black, amongst others.  There are plenty of quotable lines and tons of gut-busting laughs.

132_ The Bridge – October 27, 2006

This is a very haunting documentary that I remember having many conversations

with people after viewings.  Two filmmakers set out to make a documentary film on the Golden Gate Bridge on its history and beauty.  As they were filming the bridge, the filmmakers noticed people committing suicide by jumping off the bridge quite often.  This documentary is about those suicides and interviews with  the vicitims families and friends.  You will actually see people talking on the phone – hang up – then jump to their death.  It is unforgettable.

131_ Bandits – October 12, 2001

I loved this film with Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thorton who stole the show.  These two characters are criminals in jail who break out of prison and go on a bank robbing spree.  It is very heart felt and load of hilarity.  Not any of it seems forced.  Actually, the two bank robbers are the good guys.  Great film that I feel that was missed by a lot of people.  Check it out.

130_ JCVD – June 4, 2008

JCVD as in Jean-Claude Van Damme.  This film is brilliant.  It is fiction mixed in with documentary.  Very strange but oh so good.  This is NO action flick.  AT ALL.  JCVD plays himself in real life.  He is coming to terms that he is just a B movie actor that fights.  His personal life is in shambles and he has no money and his wife is trying to get custody of his kid in the bitter divorce battle.  Add to that while he is getting a wire transfer of money in his home town at the post office, criminals hold everyone hostage and want money and tell the press and officers outside that JCVD is the culprit.  This film is very emotional and very well acted.  Yes.  Very well acted.  I really hope to see what this director does next.  Truly excellent film.

129_ Kung Fu Hustle – April 8, 2005

From the makes of Shaolin Soccer comes King Fu Hustle with Stephen Chow.  This movie is all sorts of fun.  A Kung Fu film that does not take itself seriously and packs high end special effects and lots of laughs.  Typical evil vs good film.  I love these types of films and will always hold a place in my heart for Stephen Chow.

128_ Death To Smoochy – March 29, 2002

I’m a sucker for dark comedies.  This is one of the best.  I great cast of Edward Norton and Robin Williams who play kid tv show personalities who are bitter rivals.  This shows what the seedy underbelly of kids shows are really about.  Such great black humor and very well directed by Danny Devito.  Loved it.

127_ Ginger Snaps – May 11, 2001

A kick ass different take on werewolf movies that involve high school sisters.  Extremely gory and violent with a dark wit that takes you on a great journey on what it is like to transform into a werewolf in high school.  Sexy Werewolves equal AWESOME!

126_ Remember the Titans – September 29, 2000

I remember seeing this film and becoming very emotional while watching it.  Based on a true story in the south about a black high school football coach overcoming racism in the 60’s as he leads his interracial football team to win the championship undefeated.  The soundtrack to this film is top notch and a great performance from Denzel Washington.  One great heart felt Disney Film.

125_ Team America: World Police – October 15, 2004

From the creators of South Park comes a Jerry Bruckhemier/Michael Bay marionette production of a group US citizens who fight the war on terror.  Very crude and lewd and hilarious.  Oh the sex scene is worth the price of admission alone.  America….Fuck Yeah!

124_ Knocked Up – June 1, 2007

The sophomore effort from Judd Apatow is a great film about a stoner schmuck who scores a one night stand with a hot tv personality who becomes pregnant.  Apatow mixes great feeling and emotion with tons of dick jokes.  A perfect combination that makes a successful story and film. The deleted scene with Jonah Hill and Katherine Hiegel discussing Brokeback Mountain is one of the greatest discussions EVER!

123_ The Simpsons Movie – July 27, 2007

Finally!  Fifteen years in the making.  This had everything that I wanted in a Simpsons movie.  Good morals, great story, and lots of laughs and inside jokes made this brilliant movie a masterpiece.  Matt Groening made America’s favorite family a joy to watch all these years and the movie was NOT  a let down.  Keep up the good work.

122_ Chocolate – February 6, 2008

An awesome Thai film about a girl with emotional problems to the ppoint where she is almost non-sociable with anyone.  She has a great fondness for Chocolate and once she sees some Thai Fightin on tv courtesy of Tony Jaa, she learns to fight by watching it and then goes after bad guys in the neighborhood.  A film that has no stunt wires or special effects, but stuntmen who take real hits and fall hard.  A real treat in filmmaking.

121_ School of Rock – October 3, 2003

A perfect combination of Jack Black being Jack Black while Jack Black teaches kids about music and playing rock music.  This movie could have failed in so many places, but I was surprised on every corner.  This film plays very well to all audiences.  If you love music and comedy than this is a film you have to see.  Very well done.

120_ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – November 16, 2001

The first film in the whole series created a whole new world to everyone and in filmmaking.  Great filmmaking and acting as well as speical effects made this children’s book come to life and was great for the whole family.


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