Aug/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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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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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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Jana B., Here….

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Are you a Betty, Joan or a Peggy? How about a Don, Pete or a Roger? These names will have more in common with names like Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey and Ross. Once the final season of ‘Mad Men‘ is behind us, we will all have to grieve over our lost favorites just as we did when hits like ‘Friends‘, ‘Seinfeld‘ and ‘M*A*S*H‘ finished their successful runs. Luckily, we’re going to be let down easy. AMC announced today that the final season of the Lionsgate series ‘Mad Men‘ will be expanded to 14 episodes and equally portioned with seven episodes airing in spring of 2014 (“The Beginning”) and the final seven episodes of this iconic series (“The End of an Era”) airing in the spring of 2015.

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From the director of “Pineapple Express” comes a new hard “R” action comedy called “Your Highness” starring a stellar cast including: Danny McBride (East Bound & down), James Franco (Pineapple Express), Natalie Portman (V for Vendetta), and Zooey Deschanel (Almost Famous).

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4K UHD Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 6th, 2018

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For the last decade, we’ve been getting to know most of the Marvel super-heroes. In 2008, we met Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) when the comic book company Marvel decided to start making their own films with their own company, without the help of any other big studio. It was a massive success, which led to 17 more films that included a ton of more superheroes, including ThorHulkAnt-ManCaptain AmericaBlack PantherDoctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy. For the first few superhero films, we were introduced to their origins and character, which led to the first Avengers films. Needless to say, that first Avengers movie broke box office records at the time and put in motion a story arc that culminates into what we have today – ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a huge waste of time. The first Jurassic World was light on story and by no means great, but it had a healthy dose of mindless entertainment. The sequel though, wasn’t even enjoyable. Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies of all time. It was the first PG-13 movie I ever saw in a movie theater and I spent years playing with dinosaurs after seeing it. I love these kind of movies, but this sequel is just so, so bad. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom fumbled one of the easiest plots to execute in Hollywood: Have dinosaurs attack people while Chris Pratt charms the audience.

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4K UHD Review: ‘The Matrix’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 25th, 2018

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There are only a handful of times where a single film completely flips the entire cinema world upside down and becomes the landmark and milestone for future movies and filmmakers in the decades to come. In 1999, the filmscape was forever changed with a sci-fi action movie called ‘The Matrix‘ by the Wachowski siblings. Nobody had ever heard of the filmmaking duo before and there was not a single soul in the world that though Keanu Reeves would become the action star he became after this movie, but it all worked out well and drove a ton of creative people to think, philosophize, and create even more work based on ‘The Matrix‘.

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Film Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 25th, 2018

For the last decade, we’ve been getting to know most of the Marvel super-heroes. In 2008, we met Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) when the comic book company Marvel decided to start making their own films with their own company, without the help of any other big studio. It was a massive success, which led to 17 more films that included a ton of more superheroes, including Thor, Hulk, Ant-Man, Captain America, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy.For the first few superhero films, we were introduced to their origins and character, which led to the first Avengers films. Needless to say, that first Avengers movie broke box office records at the time and put in motion a story arc that culminates into what we have today – ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 26th, 2018

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Thor is starring in his third stand-alone film called ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ and brings a much needed change to the character in the best possibly way. Thor now has a fun personality and great comedic timing, mostly due to Chris Hemsworth amazing acting chops here. In addition to that, the film is steeped in a hypnotic, yet hyper-active color scheme that looks like Willy Wonka and Andy Warhol got together and decorated a city. In fact, Wonka’s theme ‘Pure Imagination’ is a song that plays in the film. It’s not all cold and stiff dialogue here anymore with brown or earth toned aliens and robots that Thor has to use his hammer to fight. Everyone and everything is covered in bright primary and pastel colors that creates a breath of fresh air in this stale universe. That’s all thanks to filmmaker Taika Waititi for giving his unique vision on this big budget film ($180 million). In previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, particularly with Thor, things have been sour and gloomy.

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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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The ‘Unnamed Footage Festival’ Is Coming Soon!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 19th, 2017

On March 24-25 of 2018, The Unnamed Footage Festival will be making its way to the excellent Balboa Theater in San Francisco. What does that mean? That means a ton of horror films with the found footage theme, first person, or mockumentary will be shown at this festival. There will be new movies show from around the world, making their debut at this festival, as well as some vintage and revival screenings. There will be celebrities and filmmakers in attendance too. You can also submit your own films now to be selected to be shown at the festival. Read all the info below, but make no doubt about it, this film festival looks like so much fun.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Dunkirk’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 19th, 2017

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

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‘Phish: A Live One’ is Getting the LP Treatment!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 9th, 2017

Written By Bryan Kluger:

Phish’s first live album called ‘A Live One‘ was released back in 1995, which means this is 22 years old and makes me wish I was still that young again when I first heard this album. It was released on CD and cassette back in 1995, which was a time when vinyl wasn’t really being produced. The album was recorded mostly through Phish’s 1994 tour and is regarded a big fan favorite.

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Hey guys, Jana here, Experience a terrifying new chapter of the legendary haunted house when ‘Amityville: The Awakening‘ arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD and On Demand November 14 from Lionsgate. Based on horrifying true events, the film tells the story of a family tormented by an evil presence after they move into their new home. Bella Thorne  (‘Boo! A Madea Halloween‘) and Academy Award nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (Best Supporting Actress, ‘The Hateful Eight‘) lead an all-star cast, which also includes Cameron Monaghan (‘Gotham‘) and Taylor Spreitler (‘Kevin Can Wait‘). From Jason Blum, the producer of ‘Split‘, ‘Get Out‘, and, ‘The Purge‘ franchise.

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Film Review: IT!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 7th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

Pennywise the Dancing Clown is back in Derry, Maine after a long hiatus and troubled production. Despite the production issues, this modern version of Stephen King’s IT is a success in many ways, but has a few tiny flaws. Let me just say that if you have a phobia or are scared of clowns in any way, this film will be quite frightening  for you. Bill Skarsgard fills the shoes of a 1993 Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown and does a very good job. It’s not the same playful Pennywise from the 90s TV movie though. His outfit is different and Pennywise this time around seems more sinister and attacks his victims faster and more violently as we see in that first opening scene with little Georgie looking for his paper boat that went into the sewer.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse is THE place to be for the avid film-lover. We’ve got  the final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest which also includes world premieres of WHEELMAN and WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE TWO: THE BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS, screenings of THOROUGHBRED, JUPITER’S MOON and PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN, and the 10-year anniversary of the infamous Fantastic Debates… plus much more!

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Netflix’sBlack Mirror‘ debuted way back in 2011. A more innocent time because we didn’t have deep, lurking fears about technology and how it could do anything but improve our daily life. Then came Charlie Brooker and the anthology series that has forced me, at least, to cover all the cameras on my devices with tape or sticky tack. Coming back for it’s fourth season, we’ve got a little, and I do mean little, information on the next six episodes.

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4K UHD Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 16th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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First off, my favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe film is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘. I love the weird, oddball, and sometimes anti-hero characters so much, the dialogue, and the feel of the whole movie, that I really connected to it and enjoyed it on every level. This group of heroes are not the norm and I relish in all their conflicts, endearing moments, and witty banter. That brings us to Vol. 2 that reunites all of our favorite characters as they go on missions to save the galaxy.

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Blu-ray Review: Going in Style!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 10th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 film of the same name, struts out of the Warner Brothers’ catalog to fill theaters with laughter once again. Joe (Michael Caine, formerly played by George Burns), Willie (Morgan Freeman, formerly Lee Strasberg), and Albert (Alan Arkinformerly Art Carney) mix it up to form a hilariously bad trio bent on robbing the establishments that robbed them of their pension. For thirty plus years they worked for Wechsler Steel Company who suddenly relocates out of the country and dissolves their pension fund. Faced with foreclosure, a need for a kidney transplant, and the knowledge that they were robbed to pay their former employer’s utility bills drive Joe, Willie, and Al to rob WSB bank.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, it’s not Christmas, but rather movie-lover Christmas, because the best film festival of all time – FANTASTIC FEST is up on us. We have the first wave of programming to get you all excited and up in arms about attending this year. If you love films more than life itself, then FANTASTIC FEST is the festival for you. It has everything you could possible want, including horror, sci-fi, action, foreign, documentary, and even adult movies. I’m looking at you X-Rated Supermarket. This year is looks incredible with some excellent films on the block right now. Below is the official press release.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Super-Intelligence‘ is the latest script that’s been picked up by New Line and it’s coming from co-writers Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, and Steve Mallory.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #5!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 27th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #4!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 23rd, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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We’ve all had or been in the vicinity of someone having a complete meltdown. We never want to have one ourselves, because our dignity goes right out the window and we say and do things we regret. They’re just a part of life, and we can control it with a variety of medicine, breathing techniques, and various other forms of activity. Hopefully, we would have our meltdowns in the privacy of our own homes or in front of a small group of friends. We would never want to turn into Beast Mode in a public space.

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WWE: Money in the Bank 2017 Predictions!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 16th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Strung 20 feet high over the center of squared circle, there hangs a metal briefcase with a contract inside. That contract guarantees one WWE superstar a match at anytime, anywhere for the biggest championship in the business. On July 18th in 2010, WWE held their first ever Money in the Bank PPV held in Kansas City, which was met with an abundant amount of praise. The WWE superstars must climb a very tall ladder and unhook the briefcase to win the match. There are no rules, no disqualifications, and all weapons and interferences are legal.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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FANTASIA’S 21st EDITION TO FEATURE NUMEROUS WORLD PREMIERES, CANNES SENSATIONS, AND NORTH AMERICAN DEBUTS!

The North American Premiere of Cannes Sensation THE VILLAINESS, World Premiere of new work from Géla Babluani, North American Premiere of Takashi Miike’s JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: DIAMOND IS UNBREAKABLE, a special screening of Luc Besson’s VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, a pair of dazzling new creations from Masaaki Yuasa, and a lifetime achievement award for the legendary Larry Cohen are among the Montreal genre festival’s First Wave announcements

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Film Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 3rd, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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First off, my favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe film is ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘. I love the weird, oddball, and sometimes anti-hero characters so much, the dialogue, and the feel of the whole movie, that I really connected to it and enjoyed it on every level. This group of heroes are not the norm and I relish in all their conflicts, endearing moments, and witty banter. That brings us to Vol. 2 that reunites all of our favorite characters as they go on missions to save the galaxy.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘You’ll Never Get Rich’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 2nd, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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In 1941, Columbia Pictures wanted to make a film that that was current, fun, and had A-List stars. Being the time of World War II and having the iconic actor/dancer Fred Astaire on board, it would seem like the studio had a big hit on their hands with You’ll Never Get Rich, which is a musical comedy that takes place during the war. Even though it was nominated for an Oscar for Best Song, this film doesn’t seem to be thought out or well executed on any level.

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Dan M., Here…. 

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I saw The Fast and The Furious when I was 14 or 15. As someone who grew up watching Point Break on VHS and other 80s/90s action movies it was right in my wheel house. I have never been a car guy but I still remember that summer talking with my friends about Honda Civics, Nos, and spoilers that we’d all be getting when we turned 16. The first movie is a step by step remake of Point Break, right down to letting the “bad guy” go at the end with “I owe you a 10 second car” instead of “Vaya Con Dios.” It stared two relatively unknowns in Paul Walker and Vin Diesel who will never be confused with Daniel Day Lewis but were born to play these parts. Ultimately was a fun summer popcorn movie that no one thought they’d hear from again, let alone turn into an almost 4 billion dollar franchise.

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Film Review: ‘[Going in Style]’!!

by Janet White on Apr 7th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 film of the same name, struts out of the Warner Brothers’ catalog to fill theaters with laughter once again. Joe (Michael Caine, formerly played by George Burns), Willie (Morgan Freeman, formerly Lee Strasberg), and Albert (Alan Arkin, formerly Art Carney) mix it up to form a hilariously bad trio bent on robbing the establishments that robbed them of their pension. For thirty plus years they worked for Wechsler Steel Company who suddenly relocates out of the country and dissolves their pension fund. Faced with foreclosure, a need for a kidney transplant, and the knowledge that they were robbed to pay their former employer’s utility bills drive Joe, Willie, and Al to rob WSB bank. Read the rest of this entry »

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Blu-ray Announcement: ‘Get Out’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 4th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Official Release: A speculative thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Split, Insidious franchise, The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, the first African-American writer/director to cross $100 million at the box office with his debut film, GET OUT arrives on Digital HD on May 9, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on May 23, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  Known as the best reviewed movie of 2017 on Rotten Tomatoes to date, the dark and unsettling break-out hit is deeply relevant to modern day topics, captivating audiences with thrilling conflicts and danger at every turn. Own GET OUT on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD and be the first to see the chilling alternate ending that flips the script, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, plus much more! 

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The upcoming 11th edition of the Dallas International Film Festival, or DIFF, opens March 30 and runs through April 9 for 2017. The festival will celebrate the year of 1967 with a salute to films from that year and we’ve got the full schedule here.

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Film Review: ‘Detour’!!

by Janet White on Jan 14th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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Many forks along the road of life, and we choose which path to take. Detour follows Harper (Tye Sheridan), a law student, who has a mother in a coma and a stepfather, Vincent (Stephen Moyer), he believes unfaithful. His struggle leads him to the bottle and trouble, Johnny Ray (Emory Cohen), a shifty coke-addled criminal. Johnny Ray presents an option for “handling” Vincent. Harper could threaten or kill his stepfather. Which path will Harper take? Read the rest of this entry »

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Favorite Films of 2016!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 30th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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The end of 2016 is here, which means everyone’s Top 10 list is out already or getting ready to be released. I’m not going to do a Top 10 in order again this year, because there are just so many amazing films I feel so passionate about, that it is difficult to rank them. If you think this is a weak year of films, then you are surely mistaken. I will say that most of the big budget blockbusters this year were duds, but the indie films were nothing short of amazing. So below is the list of films that I truly loved this year. These films will be ones that I watch over and over again, and you should to. I watched 254 films that were released this year (Yes, I counted) and survived to tell the tale. As always, please let me know if any of your favorite films made my list. Enjoy!

You can CLICK the titles of each movie where you can purchase the Blu-rays too. Hooray! 

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4K UHD Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 18th, 2016

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Here we are with the final ‘Hunger Games‘ movie again, ‘Mockingjay’ Part II. With splitting the final chapter into two separate films, you’d think there’d be something worth waiting for or at least a big climax. None of that is found here with Part II, despite what anyone else tells you. I understand why the studio wanted to split the final film into two parts, which would garner double the money and profits off of one story, but in order to have a decent story and film, you need it to go somewhere. In this case, anywhere.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Finding Dory’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 17th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Another Pixar sequel is here, and this time it takes place under water with ‘Finding Dory‘, the sequel to the 2003 hit ‘Finding Nemo‘. Wow, has it really been thirteen years since Pixar made $940 million off that cute orange fish? Well, Pixar is in the sequel making business these days, and with ‘Finding Dory‘, they seem to have made an enjoyable and entertaining sequel that has some funny moments, but misses the mark on the heart and soul of the first film – not to mention the lack of creative story telling devices that the first movie had throughout. I’m sure this sequel will make a huge splash with all audiences, but the kids are more likely to eat this up than the adults.

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4K UHD Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 15th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Things are not looking up for Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in this third installment of Suzanne Collins‘ young adult book series ‘The Hunger Games‘. In an effort to squeeze as much money as they can, the movie studio decided to split the third and final book into two parts, much like the last two ‘Harry Potter‘ films and the recent trilogy of the single book of ‘The Hobbit‘. On one hand, the fans will get two movies. On the other hand, there will be a lot of filler between these two films to stretch them out to their two-hour run time.

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Film Review: ‘Kevin Hart What Now?’!!

by Janet White on Oct 14th, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

8P05_D002_00556 In Universal Pictures’ Kevin Hart: What Now?, comedic rockstar KEVIN HART follows up his 20 13 hit standup concert movie Let Me Explain, which grossed $32 million domestically and became the thirdhighest live standup comedy movie of all time. Hart takes center stage in this groundbreaking, recordsetting, soldout performance of “What Now?”—filmed outdoors in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field—marking the first time a comedian has ever performed to an atcapacity football stadium. Credit: Frank Masi

 

An extended opening title sequence takes you through, Kevin Hart, a wannabe James Bond, literally a direct rip of various Bond films. The graphics were pretty cool. Enter the dramatic casino satire, an over-the-top, talking over others’ lines testament to the lunacy of Kevin Hart, Agent 0054. Next comes the stand-up concert that is the meat of Kevin Hart What Now? Hart shoots out of the stage in Trinity (yes, Matrix rip) style and the show begins.

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Film Review: ‘Snowden’!!

by Janet White on Sep 16th, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 6th, 2016

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THE FILM

The ‘Civil War‘ story line in the Marvel Universe is one of the better story lines in recent memory in all of Marvel. It pitted your favorite superheroes against each other and caused some real havoc, before taking on a much bigger enemy. The day has finally come when that comic book miniseries is put up on the big screen in a very large way with ‘Captain America: Civil War‘. This is the third ‘Captain America‘ movie, and a lot of you will wonder why this isn’t just an ‘Avengers 3’ film since most of the ‘Avengers’ show up here throughout the movie. You might be right, but in a big way, this is really Captain America’s movie that shows us just how Steve Rogers ticks.

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Film Review: ‘Pete’s Dragon’ (2016)!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 12th, 2016

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Disney is knocking out some remakes to their beloved classics as of recently and it seems that they are enlisting the help of some great indie filmmakers to take the reigns of their future tentpole films and revamps. The latest being the remake of ‘Pete’s Dragon‘, which originally came out in 1977 and mixed live action with animation. It was a big hit for the studio and became universally loves by children of the 70s and 80s. Cut to present day, and we have Disney making a decent size budget live-action remake of the film with state-of-the-art visual effects and A-List talent behind the film. Not to mention a great indie filmmaker from the DFW area named David Lowery (Ain’t Them Body Saints), to co-write and direct this remake.

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Film Review: ‘Gleason’!!

by Janet White on Aug 5th, 2016

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Gleason is a powerful journey of the human spirit. Steve Gleason, former NFL safety for the New Orleans Saints 2001-2008, shares his story.

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Writer/Director Noah Hawley brings Marvel’sLegion‘ comic to life for FX. We got our first peek at what this project looks like and it’s freaking awesome! It stars Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza and debuts in 2017, but check out the trailer below and tell me what you think!

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AMC announced today that the seventh season of their mega-smash series ‘The Walking Dead‘ will debut on Sunday, October 23rd. The 16 episode season will customarily be split into two parts. Eight episodes air during the fall and the final eight episodes to begin airing in February of 2017.

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Film Review: ‘Finding Dory’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 14th, 2016

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Another Pixar sequel is here, and this time it takes place under water with ‘Finding Dory‘, the sequel to the 2003 hit ‘Finding Nemo‘. Wow, has it really been thirteen years since Pixar made $940 million off that cute orange fish? Well, Pixar is in the sequel making business these days, and with ‘Finding Dory‘, they seem to have made an enjoyable and entertaining sequel that has some funny moments, but misses the mark on the heart and soul of the first film – not to mention the lack of creative story telling devices that the first movie had throughout. I’m sure this sequel will make a huge splash with all audiences, but the kids are more likely to eat this up than the adults.

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Looks like things in the WWE Universe are being changed up everywhere. From wrestlers being released, to wrestlers ASKING to be released, and now they’re changing up where we go to find our weekly man-on-man action fix. For as long as I can remember, ‘WWE Monday Night Raw‘ has been on USA and ‘WWE Smackdown‘ could be found on various channels since it’s inception with the last home being Syfy. July 19 will see the ‘Smack Down‘ brand move to another home and night.

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The apocalypse is almost upon us…the ‘X-Men Apocalypse‘ that is. The latest film in the crazy popular franchise will debut May 27 nationwide. If you just can’t wait another week for some X-Men goodness, you might want to check out the soundtrack, and depending on your preferred media type, you could be listening to the superhero jams as early as today! If you like your music at the tip of your fingers and available at the push of a button, the digital download is going to work and you’re the lucky one because that’s the media available today. If you want a hard copy, the CD release is on June 17.

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Film Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 3rd, 2016

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The ‘Civil War‘ story line in the Marvel Universe is one of the better story lines in recent memory in all of Marvel. It pitted your favorite superheroes against each other and caused some real havoc, before taking on a much bigger enemy. The day has finally come when that comic book miniseries is put up on the big screen in a very large way with ‘Captain America: Civil War‘. This is the third ‘Captain America‘ movie, and a lot of you will wonder why this isn’t just an ‘Avengers 3’ film since most of the ‘Avengers’ show up here throughout the movie. You might be right, but in a big way, this is really Captain America’s movie that shows us just how Steve Rogers ticks.

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Disney’s Live-Action Calendar Looks Amazing!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 26th, 2016

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Disney loves the live-action fairy tale trend as it’s proven by the last few years of their movie catalog, so it’s not surprising they are planning out a slate of movies into the next several years.

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If you were in love with Roger Corman’s legendary ‘Death Race 2000‘, and seriously – who wasn’t? You’re going to love that Corman has come back to produce ‘Death Race 2050‘. This will not just be an ordinary Death Race flick, it will be the most epic  Death Race ever. Period.

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Love them, hate them or tolerate them, superhero movies are a staple in the grand pantheon of entertainment. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of slow-down for the summer blockbuster favorites, if anything there are more and more in the woodwork just waiting for their moment in the sun. Marvel took a wide lead over their DC counterpart in both quality and quantity of films produced, but DC is looking to make a comeback and that’s starting with this summer’s ‘Superman V Batman: Dawn of Justice‘. From there, we have stand-alone movies that feature our favorite comic book supes and among those in the works is ‘Justice League: Part One‘ and ‘Aquaman‘.

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Film Review: ‘Only Yesterday’!!

by Janet White on Mar 10th, 2016

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When you’re trying to find that next step in life, it helps to go back to the beginning, unless the beginning comes back to you.  Only Yesterday opens with Taeko (Miki Imai), at 27 years old, who is split between her functional life in city and her beloved summers in the country.  As Taeko prepares to make her annual trek to the country, her co-workers and sister tease her about being single at her age and not having fun like everyone else.  Taeko is not like everyone else, she thinks for herself and doggedly only does what she wants to do.  Enter Young Taeko (Youko Honna), Taeko’s 5th grade self and sort of a spirit guide, to help her reflect on who she is and why she is different than others.  Together they search for the path forward to happiness and contentment.

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FX is wading deeper in the Marvel world with the plan for ‘Legion‘, an X-Men-universe series from ‘Fargo‘ creator Noah Hawley who wrote the pilot and serves as executive producer. Marvel TV in cooperation with FX Prods will bring us the series based on the story of David Haller, the son of X-Men founder Charles Xavier and played by the dashing Dan Stevens (‘Downton Abbey‘, ‘Beauty and the Beast‘). Stevens joins a cast that also features Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart and Rachel Keller.

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Masi Oka Set To Host ‘PrankStars’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 1st, 2016

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You’ll recognize Masi Oka from ‘Heroes‘ or ‘Hawaii 5-0‘ but he’s looking at doing something a little different now. He’s in talks to host a new game show called ‘PrankStars‘ from Japan’s Yoshimoto Kogyo and the U.K.’s Zig Zag Productions.

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Film Review: ‘Ride Along 2’!!

by Janet White on Jan 16th, 2016

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Following on the tails of the Ride Along, Ride Along 2 comes rollin’ in.  Ben Barber (Kevin Hart) is finally a cop, straight out of the academy, and still seeking James Payton’s (Ice Cube) respect.  Especially, since Ben is about to marry James’ sister, Angela.  The buddy comedy continues, but lacks luster.  Kevin Hart has his usual diarrhea mouth, but in this film, someone added 20 lbs. of ex-lax to his condition.  Normally 8 out of 10 times, this endless train of ramblings can make your side split.  However, in Ride Along 2 his batting average drops.

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Fox Issues Reboot Order for ’24: Legacy’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 15th, 2016

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Fox has issued a formal pilot order for a reboot of the Kiefer Sutherland-starring ‘24‘, titled ‘24: Legacy‘. With a new title come new characters and Sutherland’s Jack Bauer will not be a part of the series.

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Film Review: ‘The Revenant’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 7th, 2016

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Could this finally be the year for Leonardo DiCaprio to take home that Oscar gold? It very well could be for his performance in ‘The Revenant‘. This is a movie that went through a few directors and actors before it landed on the ‘Birdman‘ director Alejandro G. Inarritu and Leo. At one point the studio wanted Park Chan-wook (‘Oldboy‘) to direct Samuel L. Jackson in the film, but that all fell through. Then the film went to John Hillcoat to direct Christian Bale in the film, before landing on Inarritu and DiCaprio.

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We have the first trailer for the highly anticipated ‘Civil War‘ film from Marvel, which will basically be the third ‘Captain America‘ film. This Civil War story line was one of the finest story arcs in Marvel from the past fifteen years and ran in the 2006-2007 time period. It basically splits up the Marvel heroes as some pick sides to side with the government, unmask themselves, and report to a variety of government officials.

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Film Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 18th, 2015

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Here we are with the final ‘Hunger Games‘ movie again, ‘Mockingjay’ Part II. With splitting the final chapter into two separate films, you’d think there’d be something worth waiting for or at least a big climax. None of that is found here with Part II, despite what anyone else tells you. I understand why the studio wanted to split the final film into two parts, which would garner double the money and profits off of one story, but in order to have a decent story and film, you need it to go somewhere. In this case, anywhere.

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Dan Sterling, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the creative minds behind last year’s ‘The Interview‘, are coming together to bring a political comedy pilot to Fox. ‘Citizen Floyd‘ will be the first network comedy for Rogen and Goldberg under their Point Grey Pictures banner and will serve as non-writing EPs. The project is a workplace comedy that combines political, action and suspense elements.

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Film Review: ‘Steve Jobs’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 16th, 2015

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Steve Jobs opens on a black and white video of a young boy listening with profound focus to a computer technician’s progressive response to the world’s potential journey towards a computer-dependent society.  Young Steve Jobs clearly had a desire for technological innovation in his blood even then.  Through his wide-eyed look, the turning of his mental wheels was easily discerned.  Even then, you could tell that Jobs had his mind set on a path to making the right computers a part of everyone’s everyday life.  Fast forward to the launch of the first Mac where an all-grown up Jobs (Michael Fassbender) is in a state of controlled panic (or was it frustration?).

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Film Review: ‘Maze Runner: Scorch Trials’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 16th, 2015

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A year later, we have the sequel to the popular young adult novel series ‘The Maze Runner‘ with ‘The Scorch Trials‘. in my previous discussion about the first film, first time director Wes Ball certainly knew how to film and construct some excellent action sequences that were highly suspenseful and kept the adrenaline flowing like vicious rapids. That being said, the first film had its issues with pacing and dialogue, which is the same problem with the sequel.

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Film Review: ‘The Visit’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 9th, 2015

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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: ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 20th, 2015

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Cartoons are often split into two categories: those for children, and those for adults. On the one hand, you have Disney classics, and on the other you have most anime. The two types have very distinct target demographics, and filmmakers gear their films to appeal to these specifics. On very rare occasion, you’ll get a film like Disney’s Fantasia that combines the two so beautifully that it appeals to both demographics. Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, attempts this same feat with admirable gusto, falling just short of success.

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Film Review: ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 11th, 2015

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The latest Hollywood remake to hit theaters is the hit tv show from the mid-60’s ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.‘, which lasted four seasons and was partially developed by Ian Fleming just as the James Bond franchise was taking off. If you were alive during the mid-60s, you would have known that this ‘U.N.C.L.E.‘ television series was one of the best things on tv at the time, as it centered on an American spy and a Russian spy, working together to take out the bad guys in a very 007 kind of way.

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Film Review: ‘Trainwreck’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 15th, 2015

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Comedy mastermind Judd Apatow is back this year with a new feature film called ‘Trainwreck‘ and is his best film since ‘Knocked Up‘. That was eight years ago. Sure, Apatow has written and produced dozens of films since then, but has only really directed two other feature films since, being ‘Funny People‘ and ‘This is 40‘. The usual actors are nowhere to be seen in ‘Trainwreck‘ either. There is no Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Martin Starr, or even James Franco to be seen anywhere on screen. Actress and comedienne Amy Schumer wrote the screenplay here for Apatow to direct and the two are a perfect pair.

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Film Review: ‘Insidious 3’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 4th, 2015

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The “Insidious” franchise is a strange one.  The movies have developed a formula that they have successfully recreated now for a third time.  They are basically split into three parts; a) spooky haunting stuff, b) going into “the further” (the ghost realm) to confront the haunters, c) resolution.  The first film was pretty creepy throughout, albeit rarely truly terrifying.  The second film was a bit more action/adventure than it was horror.  This third installment took the same formula, and I dare say it’s the most fun of the trilogy.

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The WWE rolled into the Canadian capital of Ottawa, and took it by storm with this week’s Smackdown! The WWE Universe was in for an intense night with the promise of a contract signing for the Fatal 4 Way match for the WWE World Heavy Weight Championship. There was also a royal audience granted by King Barrett, Naomi showed more of her dominance of the Diva’s division and there were fierce words from the Bulgarian Brute for the United States Champion. Did you miss Thursday night’s hardest hitting show? Check out what happened now!

 

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When I heard that director Cary Fukunaga was directing a retooling of Stephen King’s ‘It‘ for the big screen, I had one question, “Who would play Pennywise?” Sure, there are many parts that were cast really well in the original mini-series event that terrified fans everywhere, and some of my ideas of what is good about it are grounded in the nostalgia of watching the show in middle school and what faces became attached to those memories. Richard Thomas as Bill, Harry Anderson as Richie, and John Ritter as Ben are just a few casting choices that I can’t imagine anyone else taking on and doing justice to what is ingrained in my memory. As much as I loved watching those actors get scared, I loved the guy that filled them with terror and caused Bill’s stutter to run sprints around his face even more, Pennywise,  performed to perfection and immortalized by Tim Curry. The announcement I had been dreading has finally been dropped and Pennywise has been re-cast.

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WWE: Extreme Rules 4/26/15 Recap!

by Angelic Heel on Apr 27th, 2015

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The one night that WWE goes extreme is known as Extreme Rules (shown on the WWE Network for FREE during the month of April to new subscribers). It is a night where the WWE Superstars put it all on the line in unique matches not typically seen on WWE programming. It is a night the WWE Universe gets treated to something exciting and special. Every title was on the line and the unexpected took place multiple times through out the night. Did you miss it? Find out what happened now!

 

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WWE: NXT 4/22/15 Recap!!

by Angelic Heel on Apr 23rd, 2015

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It was yet another action packed hard hitting night from Full Sail University as NXT exploded all over the WWE Network. Alex Riley was set to take on NXT Champion, Kevin Owens in an effort to gain redemption and retribution. The NXT Universe also was treated to one helluva Triple Threat match that determined the #1 Contender to Sasha Banks’ NXT Women’s Championship. What other hard hitting matches were on the card to delight the appetite of the ravenous fans? Find out now!

 

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Most everyone is familiar with the game ‘Grand Theft Auto‘. It encourages the player to immerse themselves into a fantasy, criminal underworld where jacking cars is a necessity and shooting rival gangsters, cops, or prostitutes is fair game. When you have a game that envelops that kind of violence, it naturally draws opposition. That opposing voice comes from parents being concerned about the content their children are absorbing, it comes from politicians pandering to the voters while touting negative values as a direct result of exposure to GTA. Each of those voices has one thing in common, their desire to ban the game.

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WWE: NXT 4/15/15 Recap!!

by Angelic Heel on Apr 16th, 2015

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WWE‘s unofficial second brand, NXT (which can be seen on the WWE Network for the month of April FREE to new subscribers) never fails to impress. The highlight of any Wednesday killed it again this week as the resident Hacker took on the angry Hippie, the tag team division tore down the house, the highly anticipated debut of Dana Brooke, and the number one contendership for Kevin Owens’ NXT Championship was solidified. The NXT Universe once again witnessed the high impact wrestling that they have come to expect from NXT. Find Out Now what happened!!

 

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Film Review: ‘This Isn’t Funny’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 13th, 2015

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Every now and then there is a romantic comedy that manages to achieve the trifecta of rom-coms: it kept you laughing, it gave you all the feels, and it’s a love story that’s perfectly attainable.  This Isn’t Funny is a hilarious, true to life love story that leaves you wanting more. Not only does it show romantic relationships from a realistic lens, but it takes on the topics of anxiety and depression, prescription drugs and how they affect you, parental relationships and becoming an adult.

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‘Gremlins’ Will Undergo A Remake!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 9th, 2015

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Up next for the remake film treatment is one of my childhood favorites, ‘Gremlins‘. I grew up loving Gremlins, they start out absolutely adorable, but just like any horror movie from the 80’s there’s a strict set of rules you have to follow to survive. Instead of not having sex, you can’t get the precious Mogwai wet or you will likely die. In a horror movie you don’t split away from your group, but in ‘Gremlins‘ you can’t feed them after midnight, or you will likely die. I wonder if there’s a parallel universe and movies are the Mogwai, if you get them wet, they replicate a bad copy of the original, I’d say that’s the cause for the remake-hell we are living through.

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This week, the WWE gave the NXT Universe a behind the scenes look into Hideo Itami’s journey to the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania, where he represented his fellow NXT Superstars in the prestigious match in front of over 76,000 members of the WWE Universe. It chronicled the tournament that led him to his spot in a match on the Show of Shows and the moments before and after his life changing experience in the match. Take a journey with Japan’s greatest export on this hard hitting, yet incredibly emotional installment of NXT (which can be seen on the WWE Network free in the month of April to new subscribers.)

 

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WWE: RAW Recap! 3/30/15!! Wrestlemania FALLOUT!!

by Angelic Heel on Apr 1st, 2015

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Just twenty four hours after Wrestlemania, the WWE Universe was chomping at the bit to find out what the consequences of the previous evening’s events. How would the new champions fair in their first title defenses? How would the previous champions take to being dethroned? The energy is always intense on the Raw the follows the Showcase of the Immortals and this installment of the WWE‘s flagship show was no different. Find out what happened and enjoy!

 

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We are at the end of this ‘Hobbit‘ trilogy with ‘The Battle of the Five Armies‘. The last three years seem to have gone by fairly fast. It seems like yesterday when I was writing about Warner Bros. heading back to Middle Earth with the ‘Hobbit‘. I was super stoked about it, because I was such a huge fan of the ‘Lord of the Rings‘ trilogy. I think I saw each of those films five times in the theater, owned each version that came out on DVD and Blu-ray, and went back to see them when they were re-released. I just can’t get enough of the ‘LOTR‘ films. But shortly after the announcement that we were receiving a ‘Hobbit‘ film, things started going downhill.

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Marvel Studios has give us their epic slate of films for the foreseeable future. In that slate includes, ‘Avengers: Infinity War‘, which was a series of six comics that came out in 1992 and was a sequel to the comic series ‘Infinity Guantlet‘, which basically had the entire Marvel Universe, trying to stop the evil Thanos. Well, Marvel has now hired the director, or shall I saw directors for that project.

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UFC 185: ‘Dethroning in Dallas’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 17th, 2015

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This past Saturday night Dallas witnessed a real rarity in UFC cards as not 1, but 2 champions lost their titles.  It’s been six years since that feat has happened.  A packed American Airlines Center was already hyped but a stacked line-up of fights.  The UFC may have Dana White as the face of it’s organization, but one of the real masterminds is matchmaker Joe Silva.  His ability to create lively lineups has translated to a slew of successful shows.  There are always duds along the way, but even the pre-lims on Saturday night had some exciting moments.  Dallas’ own Ryan Benoit got things heated with a shocking 2nd round KO of Sergio Pettis.   Sergio had dominated the first round but a timely hook by the feisty “BabyFace” Benoit led to a full barrage of haymakers before the ref broke up the beating.  Benoit’s emotions got the better of him as he cheekily kicked Pettis in the butt moments after the ref ended the fight.  The reply on the overhead big screen caused a stir of boos and unleashed a wild twitter attack on Benoit.  His apology quelled the situation and allowed for the great fight card to keep chugging along nicely.

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

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Here’s an Up-to-Date Record Store Day 2015 List!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 19th, 2015

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Record Store Day is coming up on April 18th and looks to be excellent.  This is a product list for Record Store Day detailing every release on April 18th including how rare each release.  There will be tons of limited releases, new releases, and classic records sold throughout the entire day.

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WWE: NXT 1/14/15 RECAP!!

by Angelic Heel on Jan 15th, 2015

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The move to Wednesday was seamless as the NXT Superstars once again delivered on the promised action. Each match kept the NXT Universe on the edge of its seat as we were treated to technical gems, highly anticipated all out brawls, and a rematch for the NXT Championship. This week’s installment of WWE‘s developmental brand was exactly what the doctor ordered for those of us trying to make it past Hump Day!

 

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WWE: SmackDown – December 26th, 2014!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 28th, 2014

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Just twenty four hours after the WWE Universe celebrated Christmas, the festive atmosphere continued to abound and more gifts were bestowed on the fans as for one more night, Hulk Hogan, played host and match maker.  Sioux City, Iowa played host to all the explosive excitement of the evening. What surprises and upsets were in store for the fans? Let’s devour this holiday treat that was the last 2014 WWE Smackdown!

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WWE: Tribute to the Troops 2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 19th, 2014

Angi S., Here…

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Once a year, the WWE dedicates one of its shows to the United States Armed Forces. It is a chance for the Superstars to show their gratitude and respect to the men and women who put their lives on the line and make the sacrifices that allow us to enjoy the freedoms that we do. It was a night filled with laughs, excitement, surprise returns and great music provided by Florida Georgia Line.  The evening belonged to the men and women in the US Military. So let’s dive on into the night that World Wrestling Entertainment says THANK YOU to the exceptional men and women who are our heroes!

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WWE: NXT Takeover Revolution Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 12th, 2014

Angi S., Here…

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It was a huge night for WWE’s developmental brand NXT. NXT Takeover: R Evolution, shown exclusively on the WWE Network (just $9.99 a month if the rumors are true) from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL, was everything a wrestling show should have and could have been. Four times a year,  the NXT Superstars are given the opportunity to showcase their talents live, and last night, they gave everything they had to entertain the fans. The pre show started with sad news as NXT Superstar, Corey Graves, announced his retirement from in ring competition. His reasons being medically based. Did that mean we would no longer see him, hell no, he also announced that he would be debuting that night as an NXT commentator! The energy of the evening was electric as the crowd took their seats and anxiously waited for the future to be showcased. 

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Enjoy the ‘Insurgent’ Trailer!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 12th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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I loved, loved, loved ‘Divergent‘, so I’ve been excited for the sequel. For Beatrice Prior, she stopped fearing that she’s divergent and has fully embraced it. Sometimes those differences take a toll on a person in an emotional sense, especially when we see the effects our own decisions bring about. Tris is battling those inner demons while fighting against a system that continues to try and tear her society apart.

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WWE: What To Expect from ‘TLC 2014’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 12th, 2014

M.D.P., Here…

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Last month I wrote that the most intriguing storyline WWE had going was the roster’s quest to take out Seth Rollins. I mentioned that the worst case scenario would involve Rollins meeting his demise in a non-main event storyline. Well, welcome to TLC (Tables, Ladders, Chairs)

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Film Review: ‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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We are at the end of this ‘Hobbit‘ trilogy with ‘The Battle of the Five Armies‘. The last three years seem to have gone by fairly fast. It seems like yesterday when I was writing about Warner Bros. heading back to Middle Earth with the ‘Hobbit‘. I was super stoked about it, because I was such a huge fan of the ‘Lord of the Rings‘ trilogy. I think I saw each of those films five times in the theater, owned each version that came out on DVD and Blu-ray, and went back to see them when they were re-released. I just can’t get enough of the ‘LOTR‘ films. But shortly after the announcement that we were receiving a ‘Hobbit‘ film, things started going downhill.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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

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M-O-O-N That Spells ‘The Stand’ Adaptation!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 22nd, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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In a sea of comic book originated films, countless sequels, adapting TV series to feature film and vice versa. Among the horror movie offerings are some decent films, that may have a general theme or idea in the sequels but not really a continuing story. One film series stands out among the rest, Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ and ‘The Hobbit‘ franchises broke the mold of cramming an epic novel series into one confusing film. There are great novels that would lend themselves easily to the same type of treatment Jackson gave Tolkien’s works, my nomination for the next author, goes to Stephen King.

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Film Review: ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 20th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Things are not looking up for Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in this third installment of Suzanne Collins‘ young adult book series ‘The Hunger Games‘. In an effort to squeeze as much money as they can, the movie studio decided to split the third and final book into two parts, much like the last two ‘Harry Potter‘ films and the recent trilogy of the single book of ‘The Hobbit‘. On one hand, the fans will get two movies. On the other hand, there will be a lot of filler between these two films to stretch them out to their two-hour run time.

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

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 6th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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We’ve talked in the past about how Marvel is delving into every facet of entertainment and/or marketing positions they can with their wide-spread character base. I’ve also told you how the next Netflix produced series is going to be Marvel’s first foray with the pay-tv company. Next year, we’ve been told to expect ‘Daredevil‘ to be available for you to put it in queue. We know quite a few of the major players in the drama set in Hell’s Kitchen, but that doesn’t mean we’ve met everyone that’s going to be involved.

 

 

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Film Review: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 7th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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It has been 21 years since we’ve had a ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ live action movie in theaters. In 2007, there was a CG animated ‘TMNT‘ film, which was actually quite good. And of course there have been the comic and two different animated series. And now we have a complete reboot of the entire franchise in live action form from Jonathan Libesman (the guy who directed ‘Wrath of the Titans‘ and ‘Battle Los Angeles‘). You can add to that so-called talent the worst filmmaker to ever come out of Hollywood, Michael Bay (‘Armageddon‘) as a hands on producer. The sad thing about this reboot is that it has tons of potential to be a great film. A really great film. But everything went wrong everywhere with the movie, and poor decisions were made, and now we have a steaming pile of shit for a film that could have run with the best of the Marvel Comic book films.

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