Dec/2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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In 2015 we all demanded ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ at the big screen for Christmas, this year, we can demand ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ in all of it’s high-quality 3D glory. Lucasfilm is releasing an exclusive four-disc 3D Collector’s Edition. With this edition we get the original theatrical release on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD. As if that wasn’t enough, we also get bonus features all new bonus material, including deleted scenes, behind the scenes peeks and a brand new audio commentary from director J.J. Abrams. The whole thing comes to the states on November 15.

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Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 18th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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I can’t believe it’s finally here. Ten years since the last ‘Star Wars‘ movie, which was ‘Episode III‘ by George Lucas. In the decade that followed, we all thought we would never see another ‘Star Wars‘ feature film again, since Lucas himself destroyed and ruined the prequel trilogy and continued to alter the original trilogy to dried up mess of movies that are almost unrecognizable. Fortunately for every ‘Star Wars‘ fan in the world, he sold his production company that included the rights to ‘Star Wars‘ to Disney for a modest amount of $4 billion.

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Fernando’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 18th, 2015

Fernando M., Here…

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It’s incredibly easy to pick apart a movie and find its flaws.  As you can tell from many of my reviews, I am no stranger to doing this to movies.  I could spend hours talking about what JJ Abrams missed in the new Star Wars movie, where he diverged from cannon, where he asked us to suspend disbelief way too much, where he copied too much from the original trilogy, where he didn’t copy enough from the original trilogy.  But no matter how much you nit pick, THIS IS A FINE FILM AND A WELCOME ADDITION TO THE STAR WARS UNIVERSE!

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Very early this morning, Disney released yet another trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘, which is an international trailer, but still in English. There is a ton of new footage here and it looks just AWESOME. I can’t wait. December can’t come fast enough. May the force be with you all.

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I can’t believe that a new ‘Star Wars‘ movie is just a couple months away. Disney has just released the movie’s official poster, and no this is not the teaser poster from last year. This is the main event poster, the one you’ll want hanging in that prime spot above your fire place where all your fellow ‘Star Wars’ friends can admire it.

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Star Wars‘ faithfuls can’t seem to get enough of tearing apart the few scenes we’ve been privy to thus far from the trailer, in an effort to keep their tongues wagging, a new teaser was debuted for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ today on Instagram which features John Boyega’s character, Finn hefting a blue lightsaber in a face off with Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren.

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The New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Here!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 16th, 2015

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The ‘Star Wars‘ Celebration is currently going on in California right now, and to kick things off, J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy came out to discuss the new ‘Star Wars‘ film. They brought out the new actors John  Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Daisy Ridley to talk about their characters. And at the end, Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), and Anthony Daniel (C3PO) came out as well. Then, they surprised us with a brand new trailer.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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I’m certainly glad J.J. Abrams and Disney are releasing the first trailer for the upcoming new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ film in theaters, rather than online. I mean, it’s ‘Star Wars‘. It deserves to be on the big screen. What do we know so far? We know that Disney has chosen 30 theaters across the nation that will show the 88-second trailer before each movie playing this Thanksgiving weekend.

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Film Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 12th, 2017

There is always hope for a new ‘Star Wars‘ movie. Two years ago with ‘The Force Awakens‘, Disney and JJ Abrams reinvigorated the franchise into becoming the #1 movie of all time. Not only was it financially successful, but it brought a new love to the film series, since the prequels almost destroyed all that ‘Star Wars‘ had built up since 1977. It was a new day in the ‘Star Wars‘ universe with new characters crossing paths with our favorite original characters, which made our collective nerdy hearts soar with happiness and nostalgia.

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Hey guys, Jana here, 

The next chapter in the Star Wars saga is heading our way December 15, 2017 from director Rian Johnson (‘Looper‘). Having taken her first steps into a larger world in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘, Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

A week or two ago, there was a disturbance in the force as Kathleen Kennedy, LucasFilm, and Disney fired their Star Wars IX director Colin Trevorrow. You can read about that HERE. Turns out, the studio execs couldn’t handle having a big creative force behind Star Wars. The search was on for another director. Were they gonna go with another indie filmmaker with good credentials or play it safe like they did when they replaced Miller and Lord with the capable Ron Howard?

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John Boyega Set to Star in ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 6th, 2016

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Yes, we are finally getting that ‘Pacific Rim‘ sequel we have always wanted, but again, it won’t be directed by Guillmero Del Toro. Instead, it will be directed by Steven S. DeKnight, who is more into TV Series, than films. Actually, this is DeKnight’s first feature film, and a mighty big one at that. DeKnight, Del Toro, and Legendary Pictures have set John Boyega to star in the sequel.

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What film just broke the standing record as highest grossing film of all-time in domestic box office sales? You guessed it – ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘!!! Everyone knew it was going to shatter records and it certainly didn’t disappoint!

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The New ‘Star Wars’ Trailer Has Landed!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 19th, 2015

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Here is the first theatrical trailer for one of the most anticipated films of the last fifteen years, which of course is ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘. There have been two previous trailers before this one, which you can watch HERE and HERE, but those were “teaser trailers”, and not full on theatrical trailers.

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‘Star Wars’ Saga Finally Coming To Digital HD!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 7th, 2015

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Star Wars‘ fans form a line, in an organized fashion, those that believe Han shot first (the truth!) to the left, all you misinformed believers that think Greedo was the quicker draw to the right. At long last, the missing piece for a true collection of the greatest space-western/opera to grace any galaxy can finally be attained! No, I’m not talking about the unaltered original trilogy, but a Digital HD release of all 6 films the ‘Star Wars‘ canon is currently comprised of.

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J.J. Abrams is no longer controlling the bridge of the USS Enterprise and is handing off command of ‘Star Trek 3‘ to Justin Lin, director of 4 films in the Fast and Furious franchise. Abrams had to step down  from directing the tertiary project due to his commitment  as director for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘.

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Enjoy the New ‘Star Wars’ Trailer!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 28th, 2014

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Here is the new ‘Star Wars‘ trailer. ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Opens in December of 2015. And it looks AMAZING! I can’t wait.

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Enjoy the Trailer For ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 6th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here, 

In 2013, Guillermo del Toro gave us ‘Pacific Rim‘ –  As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. For ‘Pacific Rim: Uprisingdel Toro stepped down as director Steven S. DeKnight, mainly a small-screen director, takes on the challenge of of helming his first blockbuster.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind is coming to 4K UHD!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 18th, 2017

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I’m so excited that Steven Spielberg’s film catalogue is coming to 4K UHD. On September 19th, his famous alien film Close Encounters of the Third Kind will be released with a new 4K restoration in a 3-Disc edition with all-new bonus features. There is a collectible Limited Edition Giftset that will have illuminated packaging and actually play the 5-tone song that the aliens communicate to Earth. There is a big booklet included too along with all three versions of the film, being the theatrical cut, the Special Edition, and the Director’s Cut.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

I’m so excited for this. Warner Bros. has partnered with HBO and is releasing the first ever 4K UHD with HDR and Dolby Atmos when it comes to television box sets. I’m of course talking about the highly acclaimed and beloved West World Season One. Yes, this marks the first time a television series will be released on the format and what better way than with this epic series from HBO. Expect it on November 7th of this year with all 10 episodes in glorious HDR 4K and Dolby Atmos sound. There will also be a ton of bonus features too, which are listed out below. I can’t wait, because this might be the BEST TV release of the year. Now we need to get Game of Thrones in 4K.

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Watch The Riot Unfold In ‘Detroit’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 15th, 2017

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A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest and most intense riots in United States history, leading to the federalization of the Michigan National Guard and the involvement of two Airborne Divisons of the United States Army.

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Marvel Studios has mastered the art of amping up the anticipation of their audiences for any drop of news about upcoming comic-book based movies. So it’s no surprise that we were granted with the first poster for ‘Black Panther‘ ahead of the trailer debut tonight.

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‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Review!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 25th, 2016

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I have been waiting for a very long time to see ‘Batman: The Killing Joke‘ come to life on screen. This is one of those stories that has a larger importance, than just an entertaining read, it’s a bit of an origin story and remains a linchpin in the Batman/Joker/Commissioner Gordon/Batgirl saga. Spoilers ahead, darlings.

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Steven Spielberg has previously announced his followup project for ‘Ready Player One‘with ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara‘ for Amblin Entertainment which will be due for release in the latter half of 2017. Mark Rylance is already attached to star as Pope Pius IX. Oscar Isaac of ‘Ex Machina‘ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ fame has been recently announced to join Rylance on screen, although we don’t know the details of his character.

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Kathryn Bigelow is the director behind ‘Zero Dark Thirty‘, ‘The Hurt Locker‘ and ‘K19: The Widowmaker‘ and she’s got a new project in the early stages of production. So early it’s just called an ‘Untitled Detroit Project‘ at the moment. It’s a crime drama written by Mark Boal, set in Detroit 1967. The project will tackle a police raid resulting in one of the largest citizen uprisings in United States’ history spanning 5 days. It’s planned for a 2017 release date just in time for the 50th anniversary of the riots.

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Meet Your New Lara Croft: Alicia Vikander!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 29th, 2016

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Alicia Vikander arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Alicia Vikander is a name that has been mentioned quite a bit in the last year, her Oscar win for last year’s ‘The Danish Girl‘ was a particularly bright spot for the actress, she also appeared in seven movies in the last year, alone. She’s recently been chosen to anchor a reboot of ‘The Tomb Raider‘ and is the new face of Lara Croft.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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There are some things in the world that immediately give you a sense of comfort. A favorite book on a rainy afternoon, catching up with a childhood friend that makes up more than half of your memories, and Harrison Ford at the cineplex. We got another shot of comfort in 2008 with ‘Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull‘ and again this last year with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘. Now, we have learned there will be another Indiana Jones movie in theaters the summer of 2019!

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Highlights From Upcoming Record Store Day Releases!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 10th, 2016

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I feel like yelling! Record Store Day is coming! Record Store Day is coming! Record Store Day is coming on April 16, 2016 and I’ve got the full release list in my hot, little hands. Well, it’s not in my hands, but it’s on my monitor and that’s kind of the same thing. There will be over 340 titles coming and there’s a little bit of everything on the list, so surely something is going to be just right for you.

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We’ve Got The New ‘Warcraft’ TV Spot – Enjoy!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 25th, 2016

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Legendary gives us a TV spot for ‘Warcraft‘, a feature film based on Legendary’s ‘World of Warcraft‘ video game series. Director Duncan Jones (‘Source Code‘) co-wrote the script with Charles Leavitt.

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Check Out The Full List Of Oscar Nominees!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 14th, 2016

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

For those of us driven with passion by movies, The Academy Awards is sort of like our Super Bowl, and we’ve waited speculating for months who would make it to the finals. This morning the names were announced. Read below for the total list of who’s up for the gold on February 28.

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Hillary Thomas’ Top 5 Films and Best TV Shows of 2015!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 29th, 2015

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As a writer for Boomstick Comics, we are charged with going to see a lot of movies. I thought that this past year, I saw quite a few. Apparently, with the opening of the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, the movies I saw this past year weren’t all new. There were some that were classic programming at a new venue. What can I say? James Wallace knows that I like (“Sixteen Candles”, “Aliens”, “Big Trouble In Little China”, “True Grit”, and “Conan” just to name a few), but I did see a “Few Good Movies.”

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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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Bryan Singer’s upcoming ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ has found it’s villain! After meeting with actors for the past few weeks Singer has made his decision and is going with an actor the filmmaker wanted for the role and was the long-time favorite from the start.

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