Oct/2018

Hey guys, Jana here,

Do you ever wonder who is giving you your entertainment news, reviews and anything else in between? Do you ever catch yourself thinking “I really wish I knew more about the amazing people at Boomstick Comics?” Vanity Fair gives readers the option to get to know their favorite celebs a little bit more by offering the famous Proust Questionnaire completed by someone really successful, talented and funny. Unfortunately, y’all get me “JANA” this time.

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Get on the Stick with ‘Jessica Jones’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 1st, 2016

Wade D., Here…

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Hey everyone! So it may have started as a PG­13 movie between us here at Get on the Stick and you, the beautiful reader… but since this is our fourth encounter, it’s time to seal the deal and turn this flick into a XXX extravaganza! Much like A New Hope, this episode 4 is going to be a fan favorite, and as always, will be spoiler free. Finish polishing those lightsabers, pop the corn, dim the lights, and let’s ‘watch Netflix’. The term “Get on the Stick” is all about getting to work, so no more blather… Let’s get to it!
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Get on the Stick with ‘Mr. Robot’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 18th, 2016

Wade D., Here…

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Hey there party goers! So it seems that us folks here at Get on the Stick are becoming quite the sensation! As a reminder, we bat cleanup and cover those things Boomstick just hasn’t given enough love to. Says who? Fair enough, just remember that this is a safe space, and strives to be spoiler free. So grab your trusty towel and DON’T PANIC, because we are simply here to amuse. If you feel like you may be in the early stages of hyperventilating… sit down and take a few deep breaths and keep reminding yourself that you are on a rock hurtling through the vast emptiness of space orbiting the sun at over 66,000 mph. The term “Get on the Stick” is all about getting to work, so no more blather… Let’s get to it!
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Get on the Stick with ‘The Flash’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 12th, 2016

Wade D., Here…

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Hey everyone! So it seems like my first iteration wasn’t a total failure, because I got another chance to Get on the Stick. Just in case you missed Episode 1, here we are trying to apprise you to some sort of greatness that Boomstick just hasn’t touched on enough. So the goal here is to enlighten, entertain, and perhaps titillate you in a way that hasn’t been done quite yet. If you feel like you may be getting over titillated… turn off that Misty Mundae flick (with this crowd I’m guessing it’s either SpiderBabe or Lord of the G-­Strings) and start rambling off batting orders from 1970’s MLB teams. We’ll do our best to keep spoilers at a minimum, so relax. The term “Get on the Stick” is all about getting to work, so no more blather… Let’s get to it!

 
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Get on the Stick with ‘Orphan Black’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 4th, 2016

Wade D., Here…

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Hey everyone! So you love BoomstickComics.com and I do too, but sometimes there is so much greatness going on, that it is hard to capture it as it is happening. That is why “Get on the Stick” is here… to save your day and touch on some items that are so great they deserve a little attention, no matter how belated. We will do our best to keep spoilers at a minimum while still trying to get you to understand why things are so awesome. The term “Get on the Stick” is all about getting to work, so no more blather… Let’s get to it!

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We have a few Blu-ray copies of ‘Star Wars: Rebels Season One‘ to giveaway, courtesy of the good folks over at Disney and Lucas Inc. This first season was a lot of fun and will be enjoyed by people of all ages. I mean, it’s new ‘Star Wars’, so it has to be good, right? The video and audio presentations are both good with some pretty great bonus features. How do you win? It’s simple…

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We are giving away one Blu-ray of  Well Go USA’sPolice Story: Lockdown‘, starring Jackie Chan, courtesy of the good folks over at Well Go USA. This Blu-ray is quite good with gorgeous video presentations and excellent audio tracks. There are some fun extras too.  How do you win? Well it’s simple.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We are giving away one box set of ‘Black Dynamite‘ Season One, courtesy of the good folks over at Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. This set is amazing with a gorgeous video presentation and and excellent audio track. The extras are fun, but short. How do you win? Well it’s simple.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We are giving away sixteen passes to the amazing event ‘Monty Python Live (Mostly), courtesy of the good folks over at Fathom Events. If you’re a fan of anything Monty Python, then this is an event you won’t want to miss as the remaining members of the comedy troupe will be performing live on stage, which will be shown in theaters across the U.S. at the same time for your enjoyment. We have passes for Tinseltown Movies 17 in Grapevine, TX on Sunday July 20th at 7:30pm. How do you win? Well it’s simple.

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Boomstick Giveaway: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 24th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We are giving away two Blu-rays of ‘300: Rise of an Empire‘, courtesy of the good folks over at Warner Bros. This Blu-ray is amazing with demo-worthy video presentations and audio tracks. The extras are a lot of fun too. Just CLICK HERE to read the review. How do you enter for a chance to win? Well it’s simple.

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Boomstick Giveaway: HBO’s ‘True Detective’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 20th, 2014

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We are giving away two box sets of ‘True Detective‘ Season One, courtesy of the good folks over at HBO. These sets are amazing with gorgeous video presentations and excellent audio tracks. The extras are a lot of fun too. Just CLICK HERE to read the review. How do you win? Well it’s simple.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Well it’s finally here.  The 86th Oscar ceremony is upon us this Sunday, and just like the previous six years, we will be live blogging the winners, while making some jokes, delivering facts, trivia, and commentary. So be sure to tune in tomorrow night for some laughs, tears, dancing, singing, and dinosaurs.  Yes I said dinosaurs.  We will be giving out prizes for trivia too through the evening as well.  In the comment section below, be sure to keep the comments coming and tell us your Oscar picks.  When tweeting, facebooking, or commenting be sure to use our hashtag #bsoscars.  So get ready, because we are about to kick it into high gear.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

 

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Well it’s here.  This will be the page to keep it on for your Oscar coverage.  We will be giving out prizes for trivia, and have other contests.  In the comment section below, be sure to keep the comments coming and tell us your Oscar picks.  When tweeting, facebooking, or commenting be sure to use our hashtag  #bcoscars  So get ready, because we are about to kick it into high gear……

 

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Well it’s here everyone. Part 3 of 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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Boomstick’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Part 2 Toys & Art

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 16th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…

 

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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Hi, Bryan Here…..

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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Hi, Bryan Here….

August 31st marks the 2nd Birthday of Boomstick Comics online.  To celebrate, we are giving away HBO’s 2nd season of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ on bluray.  Actually, you will get the bluray+DVD+digital copy of the 2nd season.  I’m looking forward to the third season starting up on September 16th.  There are tons of great extras on this bluray and it looks and sounds AMAZING.  HBO always does top notch home video releases.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

I recently sat down with the talented and charismatic actor/director/writer/producer, Blayne Weaver at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. (Sorry about the noisy background.)  We talked about his latest film, ‘The 6 Month Rule‘, Peter Pan (Weaver is the voice of Disney’s Peter Pan), Superman, and much more in this great 25 minute interview.  The ‘6 Month Rule’ is much like the film ‘Swingers’, but for a new generation.  Its romantic comedy plot line strayed from the rest and showed me something a little different than I’m used to.  It was a delight to watch.  Twice.  If ‘The 6 Month Rule is playing near you, go see it.  I think you’ll have fun with the film.  Find out more info by going to their website HERE.  Enjoy the interview.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Well it’s here.  This will be the page to keep it on for your Oscar coverage.  We will be joined by Justin Cline, Aggressive Comix, and much much more.  We will be giving out prizes for trivia, and have other contests.  In the comment section below, be sure to keep the comments coming and tell us your Oscar picks.  When tweeting, facebooking, or commenting be sure to use our hashtag  #bsoscars.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Sunday is just a couple of days away, and we here at Boomstick are getting ready for our 5th annual Live Oscar commentary.  It’s going ot be a lot of fun this year, since this will be the first year we will have a live video feed of the commentary.  Plus, we will have some guests chiming in throughout the country to give us their take.  It should be entertaining, hilarious, and a bit vulgar at times for this year’s 84th Oscars Awards show celebrating the films of the past year.  The telecast will be this coming up Sunday February 26th, 2012.

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Hi Bryan Here….

It’s that time of year again where me and some of the other glorious writers at Boomstick will be giving a very enthusiastic and hilariously vulgar and funny commentary on the 84th Oscars Awards show celebrating the films of the past year.  The telecast will be this coming Sunday February 26th, 2012.  We will be doing something different this year with out live commentary.  We will be doing a live video feed of the commentary, a chat box, and live trivia for prizes. Plus some big BIG news for the site.

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Hi, Drew here.

I had the opportunity to speak briefly with the legendary Bernie Wrightson at Sci-Fi Expo 2012.  Wrightson is truly a master of his craft.  His line work is incredible and proof is in the pages including his work for Creepy, Heavy Metal, being co-creator/artist of Swamp Thing, and his more recent work with writer Steve Niles including “The Ghoul”, “Dead, She Said”, and Doc Macabre.  The three works with Steve Niles can all be found in separate color volumes or altogether in one beautiful over-sized black and white hardcover which really shows Wrightson’s amazing pencil and inking skills.  I asked Wrightson how he met Steve Niles to create this long-lasting creator relationship and he said that he in fact met Niles at a convention in Dallas!

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Hi Bryan Here…

We at Boomstick had the pleasure of talking with several artists and writers during our coverage of Sci-Fi Expo 2012.  Among some of them were Robert Wilson IV of ‘Knuckleheads’ fame and who does some pretty incredible movie poster art.  We also talked with artist Jamie Tyndall who you might recognize from Grimm.  We got the scoop on some of their projects as well as some upcoming projects they might have in store.

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Boomstick Comics and the SOPA/PIPA!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 18th, 2012

Hi Bryan Here…..

As you may notice today, tons of websites are going “dark” today in opposition of the SOPA bill that congress is currently weighing in on.  Boomstick Comics will not be shutting down for this.  We will be be delivering you all the latest awesome entertainment information, trailers, reviews, and all sorts of other goodies until a lawyer calls and tells us we can’t anymore.  Even then, we will fight it.  Websites like Wikipedia, Fark, and Reddit are going “dark” today.  Basically these two bills” SOPA/PIPA” will put an immediate end to internet freedom and sharing information as we know it.

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Hi Bryan Here…..

FilmDistrict is proud to present Angelina Jolie in a Live online Q&A on Thursday Jan 12th at 8pm EST / 5pm PST to discuss her writing & directorial debut, In The Land of Blood and Honey. This exciting and interactive event gives fans the chance to ask Ms. Jolie questions about the film LIVE! So keep it right here on Boomstick Comics and chat with Angelina Jolie.

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BOOMSTICK COMICS GEEK HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE PART 3!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 25th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…..

 

Part 3 of the annual Boomstick Geek Holiday Shopping Guide is Here.  Check out Part 1 HERE and Part 2 HERE.  Now let us get to part 3 which will consist of vintage comics and books.  Part 1 was all about movies.   So many great deals and uber cool and geeky stuff to get your loved ones and yourself this 2011 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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BOOMSTICK COMICS GEEK HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE PART 2!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 25th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here……

So part 1 of the annual Geek Holiday Shopping Guide is LIVE which you can see HERE.  Now let us get to part 3 which will consist of video games, music, and art.  Part 1 was all about movies.  Part 3 coming up will be books and comics.   So many great deals and uber cool and geeky stuff to get your loved ones and yourself this 2011 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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Boomstick Comics Geek Holiday Shopping Guide Part 1!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 24th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…..

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 2011 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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FilmNation Sticking with Malick!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 3rd, 2011

After the success of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, FilmNation has entered an agreement with him to handle distribution and international sales of his next three films. Plot details on all three are nonexistent, but Malick and FilmNation have our attention from the cast listings alone.

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From everyone at Boomstick,

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

 

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Hi Bryan Here….

So from now thru next Monday, the entire Boomstick online store is on sale for 50% off.  There are thousands of new and vintage comics for sale at 50% off, new and vintage Star Wars action figures, Simpsons and Futurama action figures, Bowen Statues, movie props, horror movie toys, and much much more.  All for 50% off.  Take advantage by CLICKING HERE!!!

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Hi Bryan Here….

That’s right.  Now you can hit up the AWESOME Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff and get new and vintage comic books and graphic novels.  All provided by Boomstick Comics.  Whether you’re looking for vintage issues of Daredevil, new issues of Batman, zombie graphic novels, or those hard to find independent titles, head on over to the Texas Theatre and check out the selection.  Also while you are there, have a beverage, listen to some vinyl, and see a movie.

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Hi Bryan Here….

It is Free Comic Book Weekend and in celebration of this annual event we are putting everything on sale for a whopping 50% off thru our online store.  Comics, toys, statues, graphic novels, movie props, and much more.  At the end of checkout enter in promo code “SUGARAOD” to receive your 50% off your entire order.  This sale ends Sunday at midnight.  Take advantage for it only lasts a little while.  CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 5000+ ITEMS FOR SALE!!!

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Hi Bryan Here…

You probably already know that the Oscars are this Sunday.  And myself with the help of some others will bring you the hilarious 4th annual live commentary during the broadcast.

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Hi Bryan Here…

The ultimate Geek Model and Writer “The Taffeta Darling” will be on G4’s “Attack of the Show” tonight at 6:00pm CST for their Valentines Special.

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Welcome Back to Boomstick Comics!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 3rd, 2011

Hi folks.  Bryan Here….

I hope all of you had an excellent holiday season and spent some quality time with friends and family.  hopefully discussing life, movies, comics, music, and everything geeky and cool.

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BOOMSTICK COMICS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY #2

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 10th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Boomstick Comics will be giving away comics starting today through the end of the year in celebration of Boomstick Comics being open for two years now.

All you have to do is: 1) “Follow” the Boomstick Comics Website HERE. .2) Monitor the Boomstick Comics Website every day starting today between the hours of 2pm and 5pm CT and at some point each day I will post a trivia question on the website. The first reader to correctly answer this question via the comment section on the Boomstick Comics website will win the prize.  IMPORTANT!! This contest is available only to residents of the United States.  IMPORTANT!! If Bryan provisionally declares you a winner, immediately forward your shipping address and phone number to boomstickcomics@gmail.com. If you fail to do so within 24 hours, Bryan will assign the prize to another.  Even if you’re a giant loser today, look for more supercool prizing in the coming days and weeks!

The question is:

Grant Morrison co- created a comic book in 1987.  What was the name of that comic book series?

Type your answers in the comment section below.

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BOOMSTICK COMICS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY #2

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 10th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Boomstick Comics will be giving away comics everyday through the end of the year in celebration of Boomstick Comics being open for two years now.

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BOOMSTICK COMICS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY #1

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 9th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Boomstick Comics will be giving away comics starting today through the end of the year in celebration of Boomstick Comics being open for two years now.

All you have to do is: 1) “Follow” the Boomstick Comics Website HERE. .2) Monitor the Boomstick Comics Website every day starting today between the hours of 2pm and 5pm CT and at some point each day I will post a trivia question on the website. The first reader to correctly answer this question via the comment section on the Boomstick Comics website will win the prize.  IMPORTANT!! This contest is available only to residents of the United States.  IMPORTANT!! If Bryan provisionally declares you a winner, immediately forward your shipping address and phone number to boomstickcomics@gmail.com. If you fail to do so within 24 hours, Bryan will assign the prize to another.  Even if you’re a giant loser today, look for more supercool prizing in the coming days and weeks!

The question is:

In the solo series of Azrael, what is Azrael’s fathers full name??

Type your answers in the comment section below.

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BOOMSTICK COMICS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY STARTS TODAY!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 9th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Boomstick Comics will be giving away comics starting today through the end of the year in celebration of Boomstick Comics being open for two years now.

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Boomstick Comics Holiday Giveaway Starts Tomorrow!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 8th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Boomstick Comics will be giving away comics starting tomorrow through the end of the year in celebration of Boomstick Comics being open for two years now.

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The Girls of Boomstick

by JonnyBrokenBones on Oct 21st, 2010

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Boomstick Comics 25% off Labor Day Sale

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 3rd, 2010

Every Single item in the store is 25% off through Monday.  Take advantage of the HUGE savings now through Monday.  Happy Labor Day.  Click the Boomstick Store Link on the upper right to hit the store up

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Film Review: ’99 Homes’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 8th, 2015

Taylor E., Here…

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When down on his luck construction worker and single dad, Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield), loses his childhood home, he takes a job working for Richard Carver (Michael Shannon),  the real estate broker who took his home away.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Escape From New York’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 21st, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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John Carpenter’sEscape From New York‘ came out in 1981. I was born in 1981. This is not a coincidence. Ever since my dad showed me ‘Escape From New York‘, I wanted to don an eye patch, stick it to authority, and save the human race, just like Plissken does, but I knew I’d never be as cool as Plissken ever was.

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Film Review: ‘Black Sea’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 21st, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Jude Law in a submarine movie, you say? Why yes please. I had only hoped that we would get Jude Law playing ‘Dom Hemingway‘ again here, talking about his private parts in such a way that it seems poetic, but unfortunately that’s not the case with his character or this film, titled ‘Black Sea‘. Director Kevin Macdonald has an impressive resume for sure, with films like ‘Marley‘ and ‘The Last King of Scotland‘ under his belt. Where those award winning films might have shown us something more on a serious level whether it be about a historical figure or brilliant musician, ‘Black Sea‘ tends to journey into the ludicrous realm on am adult ‘Hardy Boys‘ type of quest.

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: THE PROPHECY

by Justin Cline on Jan 12th, 2012

“Marked by fate.  Doomed by prophecy.  Time is running out for mankind.”  In the meantime, Miramax has released the Blu-ray edition of The Prophecy. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘King Cohen’ Blu-ray Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 18th, 2018

Larry Cohen is one of those old-school filmmakers that has been around a long time and is universally loved in the business. Cohen is mostly known for his B-movie films and having a penchant for not taking “no” for an answer. His filmmaking methods are pioneering and risky, but all have been a big success in their own way. Over the past few decades, Choen has amassed a ton of great friendships with other filmmakers, who all talk about Cohen her in this documentary called ‘King Cohen‘.

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‘The Unbalanced Note #10 – ‘Bon Jovi’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 16th, 2018

 

Here is the BRAND SPANKING NEW debut of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘The Unbalanced Note‘, where the show is related to all things MUSIC! Here on this new show, musician Jacob Douglas and I talk about everything we love or dislike about music, musicians, and the music industry. 

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Film Review: ‘[Bad Times at the El Royale]’!!

by Janet White on Oct 15th, 2018

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

Slam, shuffle, shuffle, creak, shuffle, and plop. Bad Times at the El Royale skillfully opens with a sensory experience and a blank screen effectively peaking audience’s curiosity (Good job Sound team!). Felix (Nick Offerman) frantically hid a secret and, as expected, was murdered. Fast-forward roughly 15 years; Darlene Sweet (Cynthia Erivo) and Father Daniel Flynn (Jeff Bridges) meet literally on the state line between Nevada and California, which is straddled by the El Royale. The meeting was apprehensive yet playful. Rounding out the known inhabitants of the hotel are Laramie Seymour Sullivan (Jon Hamm), a traveling vacuum salesman; Miles Miller (Lewis Pullman), the front desk clerk; and Emily Summerspring (Dakota Johnson), a mysterious wildcat with sharp claws. Everyone in burdened by a secret, which adds to the mysterious, dangerous air of the El Royale. Soon they will find out what lurks within its walls. Read the rest of this entry »

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Here is the super spectacular 23rd episode of our horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle and I talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. 

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‘The Evil Dead’ 4K UHD Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 11th, 2018

Perhaps the best horror film of all time and most certainly the most magnificent cult film of all time that gave us Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi to the world – ‘The Evil Dead‘ from 1981 is truly an extraordinary movie. This super low budget film with tons of gore spawned two sequels, a remake, and even a very successful 3-season tv series on Starz, not to mention countless toys, comics, and video games based off the film. Sam Raimi was just in his 20s when he made this movie with his family and friends, all shot on location in the middle of the woods, much to the chagrin of the actors. They powered through it and it became a huge success with big financing for a movie of this caliber and a winning review from the horror master himself Stephen King.

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‘Strait-Jacket’ Blu-ray Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 11th, 2018

William Castle is at it again here with the fun murderous mom movie ‘Straight-Jacket‘ from 1964. Yes, that William Castle who brought the gimmicky movies like ‘The Tingler‘, ‘13 Ghosts‘, and ‘House on Haunted Hill‘. Joan Crawford stars in this film, which came out after her resurgence from ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?‘. She went on to star in very similar roles, but with ‘Straight-Jacket‘, she stars as an ax-wielding murderer – mostly. Of course, production on this film was tense, to say the least, due to Crawford’s presence and diva-like personality. She even got some people fired from the set, but I guess that was the case if you were going to hire Crawford.

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‘First Man’ Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 11th, 2018

Director Damien Chazelle has boldly departed from his usual song and dance (‘Whiplash’, ‘La La Land’) for a character study about one of America’s most famous, but equally mysterious heroes: Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling). It’s rare to find an individual that hasn’t heard of the moon landing, but ask them about Neil himself? That’s a different story. ‘First Man’ tries to peek behind the helmet into the private life of Apollo 11’s commanding astronaut, but what we ultimately discover about this rocket man is far less interesting than the mission itself. Despite Chazelle’s dedication to his goal, the outcome is a confusingly toned, disconnected and unrevealing biopic that never quite makes a solid landing.

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‘First Man’ Film Review #2!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 10th, 2018

Anytime I see a movie about space the technology seems effortless. Even in space disaster movies, the main character is one button or airlock away from safety. The technology and engineering are always #15 on the list of most movies set in space. Even movies like Apollo 13 romanticize space travel to a large degree and gloss over the real work it takes to even get up there. First Man takes a different approach to launch humans into space by making every single aspect of the space program of the 60s be, frankly, terrifying.

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‘A Star Is Born’ Dissection!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 9th, 2018

I lack the energy and patience to really give a deep dive into A Star is Born. I think the movie is a glorious mess. The first hour is fantastic and then it really loses focus on what it wants to say/do/or be and so it throws a ton of things at the wall before catering to the “This is Us-ification” of current storytelling to force tears from the crowd.

 

All I wanted to do here is dissect why the most beautiful moment of the movie earned everyone involved their inevitable nominations. I’m not sure anyone will talk about A Star is Born two years from now unless they are directly referencing this scene.

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‘The Curse of the Cat People’ Blu-ray Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 8th, 2018

The Cat People‘ really thrilled people back in 1942, so in 1944, they made a sequel called ‘The Curse of the Cat People‘. It was all marketing though as ‘Curse‘ barely had anything to do with the original film, besides some of the same characters and actors. Notably, the filmmaker Ray Wise made this movie. Who is Ray Wise you ask? Holy Shit, I’ll tell you. He directed ‘West Side Story‘, ‘The Sound of Music‘, and even edited ‘Citizen Kane‘ to name a few projects he’s worked on. Not exactly a light-weight.

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‘Someone’s Watching Me!’ Blu-ray Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 8th, 2018

Not to be confused with Michael Jackson’s song (Rockwell) ‘Somebody’s Watching Me‘, this 1978 made-for-television film called ‘Someone’s Watching Me!‘ was directed by the iconic John Carpenter (Halloween), which interestingly enough, came out a couple of weeks after ‘Halloween‘ was released in theaters. The film stars Lauren Hutton as a young woman who moves from NYC to LA in order to become a TV producer/director. She seems to be enjoying life out there, however, she has a stalker who spies on her from the building across from her with a telescope. This stalker sends her awful messages, harasses her, and even sends her strange gifts in the mail.

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‘Night of the Lepus’ Blu-ray Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 8th, 2018

Back in 1972, a man by the name of William F. Claxton made his last feature film with ‘Night of the Lepus‘, before heading into the TV realm with shows like ‘Little House on the Prairie‘. That’s not a joke either. This movie is based off a book by Russell Braddon from 1964 called ‘The Year of the Angry Rabbit‘. Yes, a killer rabbit movie is what ‘Night of the Lepus‘ movie is all about. It’s about as good as you’d expect it to be, which is not very good. That being said, it’s so bad – it’s good and is so much fun to watch.

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My Bloody Podcast #23 – ‘Child’s Play’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 5th, 2018

Here is the super spectacular 23rd episode of our horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle and I talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. 

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The Unbalanced Note #9 – Funkadelic!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 4th, 2018

Here is the BRAND SPANKING NEW debut of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘The Unbalanced Note‘, where the show is related to all things MUSIC! Here on this new show, musician Jacob Douglas and I talk about everything we love or dislike about music, musicians, and the music industry. 

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Film Review: ‘Venom’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 4th, 2018

Venom is the latest example of a movie trying to be too many things. I don’t know if we need to blame the writers, director, or studio tinkering but somehow this movie attempts to be everything to everyone and fails miserably. That isn’t to say its a bad time at the movies, I actually truly enjoyed some aspects of Venom. I think if the movie focused on trying to do one thing instead of a million it may have been one of the best comic book movies in years. Instead, as a whole, it should be launched into space.

 

WARNING: THIS REVIEW WILL HAVE SPOILERS

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Film Review: ‘A Star Is Born’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 4th, 2018

It’s not surprising that ‘A Star Is Born’ underwent the fourth rebirth with remakes on the rise. The latest version released in 1976 starred Barbra Streisand, but the 1954 version featuring Judy Garland arguably reigns supreme. Perhaps the track record this story has with the academy drove the motivation (2 out of 3 winning Oscars) or maybe this was an opportunity to introduce a classic to a younger audience. Whatever the case, Bradley Cooper had quite the task of not only acting in and directing ‘A Star Is Born’, but presenting this familiar narrative in a refreshing way. Yet in true underdog fashion, he may have just produced the best picture of the year.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Brainscan’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 3rd, 2018

Remember when computers, the internet, and CD-ROM games were first all the rage in the early 1990s? I certainly do. So did Hollywood, which is why they decided to make a string of films based on that fact. One of the horror films that fit this bill was ‘Brainscan‘, which starred the short-lived popular kid Edward Furlong, mostly known as the young John Connor in ‘T2: Judgement Day‘. The film follows a young teenager who lives in his dad’s wealthy abode but is never around to take care of him.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘The Unborn’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 3rd, 2018

There is a fun horror sub-genre about pregnancy and demonic babies. In 1991, a film called ‘The Unborn‘ was added to that list and could be compared somewhat to ‘It’s Alive‘ and ‘Rosemary’s Baby‘. What’s crazy about this movie is the amount of talent involved before they were A-List. This is filmmaker Rodman Flender’s first film who went on to make a ton of horror movies and TV shows such as ‘The Office‘, ‘Arli$$‘, and ‘Leprechaun 2‘. It was produced by Roger Corman, starred a young Lisa Kudrow, with cinematographer Wally Pfister, who went on to lens all of Christopher Nolan’s movies, including the ‘Dark Knight‘ trilogy. It’s crazy, I know.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Memoirs of an Invisible Man’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 3rd, 2018

John Carpenter is mostly known as a maestro of horror with movies like ‘Halloween‘, ‘They Live‘, ‘Escape From New York‘, and ‘Big Trouble In Little China‘ under his belt. In 1992, a mostly forgotten movie he made is ‘Memoirs of an Invisible Man‘, which starred Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neill, Michael McKean, and Stephen “Ned Ryerson” Tobolowsky. Carpenter and Warner Bros. Studios didn’t exactly get along, because they wouldn’t let Carpenter have total creative control here, so the film is safe and family friendly, unlike the rest of his films. In fact, Ivan Reitman of ‘Ghostbusters‘ was set to make this movie, but it never got off the ground and Carpenter was offered the role.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘The Tingler’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 3rd, 2018

Gimmicks used to be a huge thing in horror movies back in the 1950s. They were used all the time in these low budget horror films to conjure up scares, word-of-mouth, and good publicity to sell a movie that wasn’t necessarily any good. In 1959, filmmaker William Castle (House on Haunted Hill, 13 Ghosts) was a pioneer in using these gimmicks. He was known for paying actors to attend movie screenings and scream and or faint during the film to cause a stir. In House on Haunted Hill, Castle rigged a fake skeleton to fly through actual movie theaters to scare the audience. He was a genius for sure, way ahead of his time. In 1959 though, he made a film called ‘The Tingler‘, which starred Vincent Price. His gimmick for this film was to use some of the budget to attach buzzers to theater seats to simulate scares and screams at certain moments in the movie. It worked perfectly and this is the type of movie where this gimmick succeeds.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Piranha II: The Spawning’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 3rd, 2018

 

Back in 1981, the world was introduced to filmmaker James Cameron (T2: Judgement Day, Avatar, True Lies). His first feature film was called ‘Piranha II: The Spawning‘ or otherwise known as The Flying Killers and was a sequel to the first ‘Piranha‘ film from a few years prior. The production of this movie had a very troubled history, where Cameron wasn’t even the filmmaker hired for the job. The original director was fired due to differences with the hard-nosed Italian producer. This was also true with Cameron as well, where Cameron had a completely different filmed version and script of the movie that was more or less a comedy horror film that was fun.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Halloween’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 2nd, 2018

John Carpenter’s original ‘Halloween‘ film is iconic, classic, amazing, scary, and still holds up to this day. It paved the way for modern horror movies and slashers and spawned numerous sequels. This film has been released dozens of times over the years on various formats, but this is the first time in 4K UHD with Dolby Vision, which is an upgrade, to say the least. If you’re unfamiliar with the story of the movie, this is a slow burn of a masked killer with supernatural abilities and demonic forces who stalks and kills his victims, most of them high-school students. He’s the one in the dark corners, behind walls, and hidden in the bushes waiting to pounce and brutally kill you.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 2nd, 2018

Jurassic World‘ burst onto the scene as a sequel/reboot hybrid film that made over $1.6 billion at the box office. Of course, there would be more, but at what cost? ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘ takes place a year or so after the events of the first film where the island where the theme park and dinosaurs were on are ravaged by an exploding volcano. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard team up again to save the dinosaurs, however they are misled by a maniacal businessman who has other plans for the dinosaurs, mostly being selling them at an auction to warlords across the country in hopes of turning these dinosaurs into military killing machines with freaking lasers attached to their heads for a profit. I’m not making this up.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Hocus Pocus’ 25th Anniversary!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 2nd, 2018

It’s hard to believe that this film has been out for 25 years. ‘Hocus Pocus‘ had a strange story to it in that it’s a Halloween film from Disney that was released in the middle of Summer in 1993 against the movie ‘Free Willy‘. It stood no chance whatsoever and only made a little bit more than its budget. That being said, over the past two decades, ‘Hocus Pocus‘ has become a strong cult film amongst adults and kids alike where cosplayers and fans still celebrate this movie to this day with giant fandom. Say what you will about this movie, it’s always impressive that a movie that was virtually disliked by a ton of professionals and didn’t make money when it came out, but has become super successful for twenty years and counting is nothing short of a miracle.

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Film Review: ‘The Hate You Give’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 1st, 2018

More than fifty years have passed since the founding of the Black Panthers in 1966: a political organization determined to contest police brutality against African Americans. Although the party officially dismantled in 1982, their fight for civil rights has sadly remained relevant into the new century and their core beliefs continue to inspire social justice. Adapted from the 2017 award-winning novel, ‘The Hate U Give’ is a commanding film that adds to the Black Lives Matter movement and gives another voice to those who have unfairly lost their lives at the hands of men and women in blue. Don’t let the young-adult label fool you, because this engaging movie doesn’t hold back and packs serious ammunition!

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: ‘Bloodline’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 1st, 2018

Taking its cues from the 1970s and 1980s Italian horror films of Lucio Fulci and Mario Bava, the new movie ‘Bloodline‘ delivers in story, style, music, and a killer performance from Sean William Scott. Stifler’s mom would be proud. The average moviegoer will draw parallels to the Showtime series ‘Dexter‘, which will be easy, but ‘Bloodline‘ is so much more than that. The visual style of the film almost feels like we are in a world of ‘Suspiria‘ with a ton of blues and reds throughout that accent each room when something vicious is about to happen. Along with a vintage sounding synth score which is all the rage now by Trevor Gureckis, all of these beautiful yet horrific elements give birth to a wonderful horror film, both metaphorically and realistically.

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I had the pleasure to sit down with the ‘AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN‘ filmmakers at Fantastic Fest 2018 this year, including Jim Hosking and David Wike. You’d remember them mostly from their previous movie ‘THE GREASY STRANGLER‘. Their new film ‘AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN‘ is a sweet, odd, and magical movie about love, romance, past relationships, and music. The film stars Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Emile Hirsch, Craig Robinson, and more. See the full review HERE.

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Film Review: ‘[Night School]’!!

by Janet White on Sep 28th, 2018

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

When life hands you lemons, make lemon drops.

Night School opens with young, Teddy Walker (Kevin Hart) struggling to study for his GSAT test. Right off a cool special effect, test questions pop off the page and fly about the room, makes Teddy’s challenge tangible for the audience. Teddy’s father, Gerald, portrayed by the venerable Keith David is convinced that he is dumber than a box of rocks. Coddled by his mother, Carole (Donna Biscoe), Teddy wakes to a gym filled with anxiety. As the questions yet again fly off the page, a tantrum sets in, Teddy storms out spouting claims that he will have money, a beautiful woman, and a fly ride the age-old question looms. Can a person be successful without college? Fast-forward 17 years; Teddy has Lisa, a Porsche Carrera, killer apartment, etc. However, a fiery misjudgment will change his life. With job gone, car gone, Teddy plummets into hysterical panic mode. In order to set his life to rights, he must obtain his GED. It will not come easy either. Read the rest of this entry »

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Phantasm IV: Oblivion’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2018

The ‘Phantasm‘ series is legendary with filmmaker Don Corsacelli and his villain the Tall Man front and center. What’s fun about this series of horror films is that each sequel starts off right where the previous movie left off. This fourth film had an insane pre-production history. Roger Avery of ‘Pulp Fiction‘ and ‘Rules of Attraction‘ actually wrote a screenplay for this 4th film where it centered on a post-apocalyptic future world. It even was set to star Bruce Campbell too.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2018

The ‘Phantasm‘ series is legendary with filmmaker Don Corsacelli and his villain the Tall Man front and center. What’s fun about this series of horror films is that each sequel starts off right where the previous movie left off. This third film plays out like ‘Inception‘ in a way, where characters are living in a dream within a dream, or shall I say nightmare through a lot of the film. There are some incohesive moments, but overall it’s still a lot of fun.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Dark Crimes’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2018

 

Jim Carrey is mostly known for his comedic films as well as a very family friendly actor who all audiences can enjoy on the big screen. Over the past decade, Carrey has jumped into more dramatic and even horror territory. His latest show on Showtime ‘Kidding‘ highlights his acting chops quite well as someone who can be a kid-friendly personality to a dark and sadistic would-be killer. In this new film ‘Dark Crimes‘, Carrey plays a Polish detective who goes down a rabbit hole of murder and sex games.

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Here is the super spectacular 22nd episode of our horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle and I talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. 

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I had the pleasure to sit down with the ‘You Might Be The Killer‘ filmmakers at Fantastic Fest 2018 this year, including Thomas P. Vitale, Griff Furst, and Brett Simmons. Their film ‘YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER‘ is a fun-as-hell movie about a group of camp counselors being brutally murdered one-by-one by a masked killer. The head counselor calls his friend back in the city for help since she is a horror movie aficionado and could help him survive. See the full review HERE.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 25th, 2018

Disney is on a roll these days with their recent ‘Star Wars‘ franchise. Not only do we have the new Episodes, but we are getting spin-off movies that focus on a singular story from the past or a certain character. One character that we all have loved from the original trilogy, but don’t know a great deal about is Han Solo. Sure, we know he was a smuggler, is an anti-hero, loved the princess, and helped save the Galaxy with his wookie partner Chewbacca, as they flew from planet to planet on the iconic Millennium Falcon. Through the original trilogy, we heard small lines of dialogue that gave us the tiniest glimpse at his background and life before he met Obi-Wan and Luke. Fortunately, we now have ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘ to answer all of those questions for us.

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4K UHD Review: ‘American Psycho’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 25th, 2018

American Psycho became one of my favorite films when it first debuted almost two decades ago. Based on Brett Easton Ellis‘ hit novel of the same name, it follows a square, nerdy, yet hugely successful investment banker in New York City named Patrick Bateman. When Bateman isn’t busy being boring and working, he moonlights as a brutal and vicious serial killer around NYC. In this darkly comedic story that combines comedy, horror, and 1980s pop tunes, you can’t help but laugh and be scared by the OCD of Patrick Bateman as he navigates his business life, business cards, making reservations at restaurants and killing people with axes and chainsaws.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Smithereens’ Criterion Collection!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 25th, 2018

Smithereens is a film from 1982 that focuses on the end of the punk rock scene in New York City. Directed by Susan Seidelman (She-Devil), the film focuses on a young woman who will do whatever it takes to be a part of the punk scene. I don’t mean a musician either, but rather a groupie or someone in the background. Unfortunately, in real life, there were a ton of these people who met their demise early on in life by way of crime, drugs or alcohol. This one is no different and while it might not be as brutal as Sid and Nancy, it’s just as tragic in a subtle way. It’s a fantastic film and Criterion Collection has brought the film to their amazing collection on Blu-ray. With a new transfer in HD, a mono soundtrack and excellent extras, this film Smithereens is Highly Recommended. Please listen to the review in podcast form below.

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: ‘Apostle’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 24th, 2018

Easily my favorite movie of Fantastic Fest so far, Apostle is the type of movie that will stay with you hours after watching it. Gareth Evans wrote and directed this disturbing tale of Thomas (Dan Stevens) who infiltrates a religious cult on a remote island in order to rescue his kidnapped sister. Any further descent into the plot would ruin surprises that were a joy to discover during the movie. Evans’ ability to depict brutality and rage is second to none. What’s that? You haven’t seen The Raid or its sequel? Go watch those then come back to this review.

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: ‘Hold the Dark’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 24th, 2018

Jeremy Saulnier has now made three movies about the darkness at the fringes of civilization. In Blue Ruin it was a revenge tale where a man rejected societal expectations to get his pound of flesh. In Green Room, we follow the journey of a punk rock band trapped by neo-Nazis in a woods far from help. In Hold the Dark, he explores the darkness of remote Alaska to make one of the bleakest movies in recent memory.

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: ‘Murder Me, Monster’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 24th, 2018

Murder Me, Monster is a horror film out of Argentina that turned out to be absolutely bonkers. In the remote regions of Argentina, a woman’s body is found with no head. Cruz, an officer assigned to the crime, begins to investigate what is going on. While Cruz is looking into the death, he is also having an affair with a married woman. The woman’s husband is named David and he has gone missing again and Cruz sets off to find him. Cruz finds David in an abandoned village in the mountains.

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: ‘Suspiria’ 2018!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 24th, 2018

Fantastic Fest’s Secret Screening this year was the remake of Suspiria starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton. Everyone in the theater loved it and the buzz in the Drafthouse afterward was fever pitch. Every review I have seen so far has praised it up and down. Unfortunately, this is not going to be one of those reviews. I recently rewatched the original Suspiria because to say this movie is very hyped in the horror community would be an understatement so I was prepared to see it next month. As the festival got closer and Suspiria wasn’t announced as an opening or closing film it slowly became the odds-on favorite for the secret screening. As I sat down to watch, I was truly excited.

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: ‘Halloween’ 2018!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 21st, 2018

The original Halloween is barred none the best of the slasher genre. It is a simple story, a young boy kills his sister and is put in a mental institution, 16 years later he breaks out and goes on a rampage murdering people on Halloween. Michael Myers is terrifying in a way that Jason or Freddy isn’t. He feels more “realistic” in his behaviors in the first movie. Michael is just an unstoppable force of death who Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) runs in to. All of the sequels to Halloween try too hard to explain things or add significance. Sure, there are some fun entries that with the right amount of inebriation are quick fun. But ultimately they all abandon what was so great about the first, its simplicity. Halloween, 2018, erases all of the sequels in just 3-4 lines of dialogue and goes right back to the roots of what made the original such a groundbreaking horror film.

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The Unbalanced Note #8 – ‘The Byrds’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 19th, 2018

Here is the BRAND SPANKING NEW debut of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘The Unbalanced Note‘, where the show is related to all things MUSIC! Here on this new show, musician Jacob Douglas and I talk about everything we love or dislike about music, musicians, and the music industry. However, in this 8th episode, Jacob has gone on safari and we have a very special guest host and Boomstick Comics regular Jonathon Kimbrell joining the show from Classic Waxxx Records. 

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Film Review: ‘White Boy Rick’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 14th, 2018

White Boy Rick is a mediocre biopic about the insane Wershe family story. When I say insane, I mean completely insane. When crack was on the rise in the 1980s, Rick Wershe was a police informant, drug dealer, and kingpin for a solid amount of time with the help of his Dad. This story had so many twists and turns related to the rise and fall of this family that a good hour on the ‘Ol Google Machine’ after the movie really left me shocked with how much of it was true. Despite my fascination with the subject matter the movie didn’t land as well as I thought it would. I’d compare it to Black Mass which is another truly incredible real life story that couldn’t figure out how to present it as a compelling movie.

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Here is the super spectacular 21st episode (all-adult) of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle and I talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. 

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Film Review: ‘The Predator’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 11th, 2018

Another reboot to the franchise brings more blood, guts, and humor to one of our favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger 80’s film ‘Predator‘. Now, it’s simply titled ‘THE PREDATOR‘, which vaguely addresses the past two films with zero mention of any characters. Shane Black is at the helm of this distant sequel to the original film, which is interesting, to say the least. Shane was in the first film back in 1987 and played the part of Hawkins who told the funny jokes through the film. Shane went on to write the ‘Lethal Weapon‘ movies, ‘The Monster Squad‘ and more importantly ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang‘, ‘The Nice Guys‘, and ‘Iron Man 3‘, before taking this on with his fellow ‘Monster Squad‘ collaborator Fred Dekker.

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My Bloody Podcast #20 – ‘Surf Nazis Must Die’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 7th, 2018

Here is the super spectacular 20th episode of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle and I talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. 

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Film Review: ‘The Nun’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 6th, 2018

Coming in as WORST MOVIE OF THE YEAR so far, ‘The Nun‘ fails to impress on every level. I don’t say this lightly either. I’m a huge proponent of the horror genre and do believe that ‘The Conjuring‘, ‘The Conjuring 2‘, ‘Annabelle‘, and ‘Annabelle Creation‘ are some of the best modern day horror movies we have around. When we were introduced to this demonic nun un ‘The Conjuring 2‘, I had terrific nightmares where I had to sleep with the lights on. This character was horrific in a fantastic way. This nun was the hit of the ‘Conjuring‘ sequel for sure and now we have a whole entire film, simply titled ‘The Nun‘ that gives us a story about her from a couple of decades prior to the events in ‘The Conjuring‘. It’s not a prequel or origin story though as nothing about this demonic nun known as Valek is discussed. With a terrible screenplay, awful dialogue, dreadful editing, and camera movements, and not to mention stale performances – I prayed for the film to get better, but ‘The Nun‘ let me down at every turn. In fact, the film is so horrendous that I actually started to enjoy it on some comedic type of level.

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TV Review: The New ‘JACK RYAN’ Series!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 4th, 2018

This weekend I had the time to watch the entire first season of Amazon’s new series Jack Ryan. Growing up I enjoyed all of the Harrison Ford versions of Jack Ryan and even liked the Ben Affleck iteration. The reboot attempt with Chris Pine fell pretty flat for me a few years back but I’ve always enjoyed the character. John Krasinski’s Jack Ryan is a perfectly serviceable TV hero but is really bogged down by the story around him. In an effort to be optimistic, I will say that I am hopeful for the second season.

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Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

On August 23rd, I had the privilege to sit with the twin directors of KIN, Josh and Jonathan Baker.  Adorable, funny, and in charge, these two are about to take the world by storm.  Tune in and discover this handsome duo’s origin, perspectives, and insights as well as the impromptu pop quiz they sprung on me.  Josh and Jonathan are a hoot and a half.  So much fun and interesting conversation were had.

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Film Review: ‘Searching’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 30th, 2018

I have to admit that I had no interest in Searching going in. I saw the trailer and thought nothing of it. I saw some positive buzz about the movie the past few weeks and still thought it was going to be a bad movie. Well, I was completely wrong. Searching is a great thriller that really uses its online concept in brilliant ways to keep the suspense and twists coming in ways that feel earned.

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My Bloody Podcast #19 – ‘SCREAM’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 30th, 2018

Here is the super spectacular 19th episode of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle and I talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. 

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The Unbalanced Note #7 – JIMI HENDRIX!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 28th, 2018

Here is the BRAND SPANKING NEW debut of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘The Unbalanced Note‘, where the show is related to all things MUSIC! Here on this new show, musician Jacob Douglas and I talk about everything we love or dislike about music, musicians, and the music industry. 

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