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“The Fighter” Trailer is up in Glorious Quicktime

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 16th, 2010

Director David O. Russell (Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees) has a new movie called “The Fighter” starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams.


The synopsis: “The Fighter” is a drama about boxing champ “Irish” Micky Ward and his half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded after nearly being destroyed by drugs and crime.”


This looks to be an Oscar contender and one of the better boxing movies to come out in a while.


According to IMDB, David O. Russell is slated to direct the adaptation to “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies starring Natalie Portman.  Cool.


Click HERE to see The Fighter trailer.


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Hi Bryan Here….

FX is gearing up for a new half hour comedy series that is the brainchild of Comedian Dana Gould & Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl.  Gould is writing and executive producing the project, which centers on a rock band on the verge of mega-stardom who finds itself on the verge of breaking up and is forced to seek professional help in a last-ditch effort to stay together. Unfortunately, they end up with a misanthropic couple’s therapist from Agoura on the brink of divorce.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 25th, 2018

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There is always hope for a new ‘Star Wars‘ movie. Two years ago with ‘The Force Awakens‘, Disneyand 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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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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Film Review: Dunkirk!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 19th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Scream Factory will be reinvigorating your nightmares on February 28 when ‘Deadtime Stories‘, the original chiller, debuts on DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack. Writer director Jeffrey Delman helms three less-than-peaceful bedtime stories featuring Scott Valentine (‘Phantom 2040‘), Nicole Picard (‘Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation‘), Matt Mitler (‘The Mutilator‘), Cathryn de Prume (‘Wild‘) and Melissa Leo (‘The Fighter‘).

 

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Creed’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 6th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Another year, another ‘Rocky‘ movie. Some of you might be saying, “When is enough, enough?” More times than not, you might be right with any string of sequels that goes back the third installment, particularly with the ‘Rocky‘ franchise. Sure, the first ‘Rocky‘ film from 1976 was spectacular, and arguably one of the better movies ever made. It even won a ton of Oscars that year, including Best Picture. ‘Rocky II‘ came shortly after, which was still excellent, but starting with ‘Rocky III‘, things got silly and the films lost some focus. Still, audiences world wide packed theater houses to see the Italian Stallion (Sylvester Stallone) underdog his way up to the top, never quitting and giving his best. It’s a great message.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Say what you will, but director Terrence Malick is brilliant. I love all of his films. He has a unique eye and lens that perfectly captures life and people. With films like ‘Days of Heaven‘, ‘Badlands‘, ‘The Thin Red Line‘, and ‘Tree of Life‘, you can tell that Malick is one of the better filmmakers still working today. His new film ‘Knight of Cups‘ looks beautiful, but I wish it was a mix of some sort of beer pong and LARPing. Could you imagine Malick doing something like that? I wish. Here is the new trailer for the film, which looks to have a great cast and releases March 4th.

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Film Review: ‘Creed’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 24th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Another year, another ‘Rocky‘ movie. Some of you might be saying, “When is enough, enough?” More times than not, you might be right with any string of sequels that goes back the third installment, particularly with the ‘Rocky‘ franchise. Sure, the first ‘Rocky‘ film from 1976 was spectacular, and arguably one of the better movies ever made. It even won a ton of Oscars that year, including Best Picture. ‘Rocky II‘ came shortly after, which was still excellent, but starting with ‘Rocky III‘, things got silly and the films lost some focus. Still, audiences world wide packed theater houses to see the Italian Stallion (Sylvester Stallone) underdog his way up to the top, never quitting and giving his best. It’s a great message.

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Iceman Has Said “Yes” To ‘Top Gun 2’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 17th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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When a blockbuster film that makes you a heart-throb the world over and you’re offered a part in the sequel, you say “yes” even before you’ve read the script. At least that’s what Val Kilmer has done. Of course, I’m talking about the highly anticipated ‘Top Gun 2‘. It seems to still be in a concept stage, but getting actors on board proves it’s building steam.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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David O. Russell is a renaissance man in the movie biz, a fairly well known renaissance man. The gifted, writer, director, producer has given us some staples that make up a well-rounded film education. ‘I Heart Huckabees‘, ‘The Fighter‘, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and ‘American Hustle‘ are just among the credits attributed to Russell. His films are separated from the uninspired masses and Hollywood has noticed the difference with massive nominations when awards season rolls around.

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Hi Jana here,

Director Cary Fukunaga arrives at "Celebrate Sundance Institute" the Sundance Institute's inaugural benefit in Beverly Hills, California

Dreamworks is bringing in scribe Scott Silver to adapt the previously unpublished novel ‘Noble Assassin‘ by Paul Kix for a full-length film. Silver has written some memorable films like ‘8 Mile‘ and 2010’s ‘The Fighter‘. Cary Fukunaga director of HBO’s first season of ‘True Detective‘ will direct. He is also set as the director for the remake of one of my childhood favorites ‘IT‘. I’m going to be scouring his work looking for signs that will show either good or bad for the future of Stephen King’s quintessential tale of disappearing kids and the horror that lurks under the town of Derry, Maine.

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Bryan’s Film Review: ‘American Hustle’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 20th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Formally titled ‘American Bullshit‘, director David O. Russell has generated a lot of buzz for this film over the last few months. Coming off his Oscars for ‘Silver Linings Playbook‘ and ‘The Fighter‘, you might think ‘American Hustle‘ might be on par with his previous two films. While this movie is indeed great, it lacks any sort of depth or meaning that  Russell has embraced in his previous efforts. But what he lacks in depth and meaning, he makes up ten fold in acting, characters, and insanity. I have no doubt that this 1970’s comedy con-artist film will wow audiences with its comedy and sex appeal, but don’t expect a “think piece” here. With tons of other choices this holiday season, it’s difficult to say how this will do at the box office, but with an A-List cast and the amount of hype this has, I imagine decent returns.

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Fernando’s Film Review: ‘American Hustle’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 20th, 2013

Fernando M., Here….

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I think i just got played.  David O’ Russell was shooting for his hat trick with ‘American Hustle’.  In 2010, we got “The Fighter,” an amazingly emotional story about loss and addiction.  2012 brought us “Silver Linings Playbook,” an incredibly off beat comedy littered with lovable yet slightly bizarre characters and a different take on a familiar plot.  Both of these films were highly praised and proved that Russell is one of today’s more impressive directors. Read the rest of this entry »

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Film Review: ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 16th, 2012

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The last time that we saw David O. Russell’s work on screen was just two years ago in the incredibly acclaimed “The Fighter.”  Russell had shown us the heartbreaking tale of a talented used to be who fell into the thralls of addiction while his younger brother struggled to become a prize fighter.  This year, we are treated to a tale again of characters who are a little removed from the norm and plagued by their own uncontrollable conditions.

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‘Man of Steel’ Will be 3D!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 7th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

The upcoming Superman film, ‘Man of Steel’ has jest been given the go ahead to be released in 3D.  Smart movie, since 3D ticket prices are significantly higher than normal movie ticket prices.  And with these big epic superhero films, they all want to milk every last penny .  Since Avengers (was in 3D) made over $1 billion and Dark Knight Rises (not in 3D) did not so easily, I think all studios want the extra cash.  Like I said, it’s smart, but not necessarily a great move.  Out of the 100 or so films I have seen in 3D, only two or three of them really made a difference being in 3D.  I doubt this one will as well.  However, if you are a fan of the format, then this should excite you.

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‘Treme’ Returns for 3rd Season Sept. 23!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 22nd, 2012

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First, the people came back. Then, the crime. Now, more than two years after the near death of a great city, the money is starting to arrive, which would sound like a solution if this were some place other than New Orleans, and this was some other era but America at the millennium. For the people of New Orleans, even the promises of redevelopment come with strings attached, and every dollar that shows up – whether from government disaster relief, or from venture capital, or even from those seeking to remake New Orleans in the wake of Katrina – carries with it new dynamics and new risks. National interest has waned, moving on to the next headline, but those who know and love the Crescent City have no choice. They must find their way back to what matters in the life of their city. However, little of what they can bring to bear yields a quick result, and nothing about New Orleans – its government, its police department and courtrooms, its school system – works as it should. Nothing is easy.  In the end, their only weapons are community. And culture.

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The Toronto Film Festival is coming up quickly and it looks like it is going to be one for the books.  ‘Looper’ is going to open up the festival with several other centerpiece films that strike my fancy.  Two of them include Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare film ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, and Terrence Malick’s new film, ‘To The Wonder’.  Can’t wait.  Below is the official press release.  Who’s going? Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, made the first announcement of films to premiere at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival. Films announced include titles in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes. The announced films include 17 Galas and 45 Special Presentations, including 38 world premieres.

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HBO’s ‘Treme’ Season 2 is coming to Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download on April 17, 2012.  Fans can head back to New Orleans with every episode from season two of the critically acclaimed series, as well as tons of special features, which highlight the city’s culture, food and music.

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Director David O. Russell Leaves ‘Uncharted’ Film!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 27th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Director David O. Russell has decided to exit his project, ‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune’ based on the hit video game.  Russell has directed ‘The Fighter’, ‘I Heart Huckabees’, and ‘Three Kings’ to just name a few.  After the big success of ‘The Fighter’ at the Oscars, Russell has been offered many projects and has been juggling these choices for a few months.  Well he has decided to go with another project other than ‘Uncharted’.

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Director Gavin O’Connor best known for “Miracle” has a new film coming out in September that tackles the MMA/UFC universe starring Tom Hardy (Inception).  IMDB describes the film as: “The youngest son (Hardy) of an alcoholic former boxer (Nolte) returns home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament — a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother (Edgerton).”

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Amy Adams Cast As Superman’s Lois Lane!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 28th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Now I have spoken out on who should play Lois Lane before.  My first suggestion has always been Selma Blair.  She looks the part and is one hell of an actress.  But this news according to Hero Complex that actress Amy Adams (The Fighter, Enchanted, Catch Me If You Can) has been cast as Lois Lane is wonderful.  Amy Adams has been nominated for an Oscar for her acting three times.  She is one hell of an actress and I believe she will be the best Lois Lane yet.

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Bryan’s Bluray/DVD Picks for the 3rd Week Of March!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 15th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

A fairly small week for releases this week.  But here are some good releases in today’s column.

As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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Have you not had a chance to watch all the films that have been nominated for Best Picture this year??  Would you like to watch them all in a 24 hour marathon at your local theater??  Or perhaps watch them over the course of two days with five films per day??  If you want to do the above then your dream has come true.

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The Oscar Nominations Are In!!! Let’s Talk About It!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 25th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

It is that time of year so let the predictions begin.  Below are all the nominations.  What do you think?

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Here with some excellent interviews with Hollywood’s leading directors which include: David Fincher (Fight Club), Ben Affleck (The Town), Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are Allright), and Ethan Coen (Big Lebowski).

It is cool to see these talented filmmakers talk and share their passion for movie making.

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Hi Bryan Here…

The DGA (Directors Guild of America) have picked their five nominations for Best Director for the year of 2010.  This usually is what we will see at the Oscars.

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Golden Globe Nominations Are In and They Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 14th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

The Golden Globe Nominations were announced today by: Blair Underwood, Katie Holmes, and Josh Duhamel.  A few surprises and a few disappointments are shown here, but that is expected.  So please read and enjoy and feel free to comment with your opinions.  Remember, the Golden Globes are usually pre-cursors to the Oscars, so take note.

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PS3 Game “Uncharted” Being Made Into Movie

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 9th, 2010

Sony Pictures has confirmed that Director David O. Russell (I Heart Huckabees) has signed on to write and direct the movie adaptation to the PS3 game “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune”.


Russ Fischer wrote:


Development of Uncharted isn’t a surprise, as it was explicitly designed in the first place to have the quality of a summer adventure film. The story features Nate Drake, a descendant of Sir Francis Drake. Nate is being shadowed by journalist Elena Fisher as he searches for the coffin of his forefather. When found, the object contains a diary that seems to point to El Dorado, and Nate and Elena are soon involved in a run and gun tale featuring pirates, lost gold and mutant humans.



The Official Sony Press Release:


CULVER CITY, Calif., October 8, 2010 – David O. Russell (Three Kings, The Fighter) has been set to write and direct Columbia Pictures’ Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, an action-adventure based upon the bestselling PS3 game, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures.  The film will be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad, and Alex Gartner.

The story follows the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake.

Commenting on the announcement, Tolmach said, “David is a tremendous choice to take on this film.  He’s equally adept at combining all the classic elements involved in this property: great character development, strong comedy, and amazing action sequences. He has a brilliant vision for this material and we know he will bring his original, unique voice to this adaptation.”

The game, developed by the acclaimed team at Naughty Dog, was one of Sony Computer Entertainment’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed games for the PS3.  Named IGN’s Best Action Game and Best PS3 Game, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune sold one million copies in the first 10 weeks of its release at the end of 2007 on its way to moving more than 2.6 (confirm) million copies and spawning a sequel.  That sequel, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, was a major commercial and critical success, winning Game of the Year honors from several influential critics, being named the most critically acclaimed game of the year by Metacritic, and selling more than 3.8 million copies worldwide.  Both games are among the all-time best-selling games for the platform.

The project will be overseen at Columbia Pictures by Tolmach and Jonathan Kadin.


Now I have never played Uncharted before but friends tell me it is one hell of a game.

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The big summer blockbuster is almost here. I’m not talking about Tom Cruise jumping from building to building either. I’m talking about WWE’s 31st annual SummerSlam PPV of entertainment and pro-wrestling, which is set to take place on August 19th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York and can be watched live in HD on the WWE Network for $9.99 a month or for free if you’re a new subscriber. Over the next few days, our writer Angi and I will be conjuring up some entertaining pieces about each match at SummerSlam 2018. We’ll cover each WWE Superstar, the background of the match, the odds of winning, and what to look out for in each match.

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Reconstruction of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

By Tuesday Shank

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There are three types of movies in this world for me; bad movies (which I may or may not enjoy because of or despite of their badness), good movies, and movies that annoy me.  Movies that annoy me are the ones I obsess over.

Movies that annoy me tend to be “close but no cigar” to a good movie. They annoy me, because I wish the film had gotten the cigar. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a movie that annoys the crap out of me.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was intended to be a soft reboot of the series. It was supposed to introduce new characters in a similar environment and allow the series to have a “fresh start.”  The film had absolutely everything it needed to accomplish this task. Instead, the movie is a jammed pack, convoluted, dragging two-hour film.

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The Hope of ‘Star Wars’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2017

Star Wars feels like the one franchise that everyone agrees on that one fundamental thing: We want it to be good and we are hopeful it will be. I can’t think of a film franchise that offers so much hope with every installment. I’m not talking about what happens on screen either, that is for someone else to write. I’m just discussing the general public and their anticipation for each entry.

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Mark Millar is returning to the ‘Kick-Ass‘ universe with a new ‘Hit-Girl‘ ongoing series, which will hit shelves on February 21st, 2018. In the two ‘Kick-Ass‘ films, the role of Hit-Girl was played by Chloe Grace Moretz and is a very young girl who is the most deadly and violent crime fighters in the world. In this new comic book series, Hit-Girl will leave America and set out for Columbia, where she becomes an assassin for hire.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Warrior’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 23rd, 2017

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If you ever thought that the world of MMA could be a one-note violent sport, you do not know what you’re talking about and you’ve obviously never seen this highly emotional and excellent film called ‘Warrior‘. It’s been a long time since we’ve all connected to such characters such as these, and it has certainly been a long time since we’ve seen Nick Nolte in a role such as this one, which he received an Oscar nomination for. ‘Warrior‘ is certainly a violent film, but it’s also one about redemption, family, and forgiveness.

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Hey guys, Jana here, 

The New York Latino Film Festival (NYLFF) is the premier Urban Latino film event in the country. Since its founding in 1999, the NYLFF produces culturally relevant and entertaining experiences that build audiences for Latino cinema, support the film community with professional development and foster relationships for Latino talent. Programming includes the flagship film festival in New York City, competition programs and community programs. Full Schedule and Tickets Now Available at NYLatinoFilmFestival.com or you can just click here.

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15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival Lineup!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 25th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here, 

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

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

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Warrior is coming to 4K UHD!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 16th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

The award winning and Oscar nominated film Warrior is coming to 4K UHD on October 24th from Lionsgate. The release will come with Dolby Vision and HDR, along with a Blu-ray and digital copy of the film. Tons of extras are included as well, such as an audio commentary, behind the scenes, and a gag reel. Looking forward to re-visiting this movie again. Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Frank Grillo, and Nick Nolte all give amazing performances here. Fun fact: did you know that there is a remake of this film that happened in Bollywood? Seek it out.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Game of Thrones’ show-runners and writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have already signed onto their new series for HBO, which will be called Confederate. The new series will begin production right after the final season of Game of Thrones airs. Confederate will take place in an alternate timeline in the USA, which will chronicle the events leading up to the Third American Civil War.

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Hey guys, Jana here, 

Lionsgate presents ‘Female Fight Squad‘ on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand August 8. The cast includes Dolph Lundgren (‘The Expendables‘ franchise), Amy Johnston (‘Deadpool‘), Cortney Palm (‘Zombeavers‘), and Sean Farris (‘Never Back Down‘), all under the direction of Miguel A. Ferrer (‘The Fall‘).

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

HBO and the Duplass Brothers have come together to make an anthology series titled Room 104, which will have a brand new story each week, where the tone, theme, characters, and time period changing that all takes place in a room at a motel. Below is more information, but I can say that the trailer for this show looks quite good. I mean, it’s HBO, so what would be bad about it, right?

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Film Review: ‘[Transformers: The Last Knight]’

by Janet White on Jun 28th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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Exploding onto our screens without regard for the narrative or progressive plot structure, comes Transformers: The Last Knight.  True Michael Bay lovers could care less or would even notice the story’s lack of cohesion with this sequel.  They are there for the cool special effects, radical cinematography, and rich hues that make up Michael Bay’s style.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Considered to be the best fighters in southern China during the 19th century Qing dynasty, each of the “Ten Tigers of Canton” was a master of a unique martial arts style, from the “Hap Family Fist” to the “Bone Melting Palm.” Their stories have been embellished by folk legends and passed down from generation to generation, and now two of their stories will be brought to American audiences when HBO releases Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So and Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-Ying on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 8th. 

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Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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Forget every film about the story of King Arthur, because King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword has nearly nothing to do with them. Uther Pendragon (Eric Bana, Yum!) is still Arthur’s father and Igraine (Poppy Delevingne) is his mother, but there is an uncle thrown into the mix, Vortigern (Jude Law). I cannot recall the character in medieval tale (and I took a course on King Arthur in college). Anyway, Law played him pretty well. I will not give it away, but I do not think I have seen Law like this ever. Mordred is a sorcerer instead of the Arthur’s son from Morgaine Le Fay? Yes, this is King Arthur told in a novel method. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Director Russell Mulcahy (‘Highlander‘, ‘Resident Evil: ExtinctionMTV’s ‘Teen Wolf‘) is taking on a slightly less supernatural project, an Errol Flynn biopic, ‘In Like Flynn‘. The film stars Thomas Cocquerel as Flynn. While Cocquerel will play the younger Flynn, an older Flynn is portrayed by the stars real life grandson, Luke Flynn who co-wrote the script and produces.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 3rd, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Since the release of ‘The Force Awakens‘, Disney will be releasing a ‘Star Wars‘ film every year for the foreseeable future. Well, it’s been a year since ‘The Force Awakens‘, which means it’s time for another ‘Star Wars‘ film, and luckily for us, we get ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘. I’m so glad that Disney is allowing up and coming, young  filmmakers a chance to have a go at ‘Star Wars‘, because director Gareth Edwards (‘Monsters‘ and ‘Godzilla‘) has knocked it out of the park, even though there were some re-shoots with writer Tony Gilroy (‘Michael Clayton‘ and ‘The Bourne‘ films). This is the ‘Star Wars‘ film we have wanted for a long time, in that we get to see some characters do some truly amazing and badass things that we’ve never seen before, and a return to some of those classic set pieces and ships.

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Film Review #2: ‘Logan’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 3rd, 2017

Dan M., here….

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Even when the dust settles and recency bias fades, I can’t imagine LOGAN not being considered one of the greatest superhero films of all time. For me, LOGAN is in the same class as Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 1-2, Iron Man, Reeve’s Superman, Burton’s Batman, etc. I believe all of those comic films work as films and stories first, comic fun second. There are plenty of “fun” comic movies I thoroughly enjoy and love but I wouldn’t classify them as well-crafted films. LOGAN is a great story and character arc first and comic fun second. It just works on every level.

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Film Review: ‘Monster Trucks’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 11th, 2017

Joel H., here…

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Remember what it was like to dream? I’m not referring to our current dreams of better jobs, or more money, or a new car, but dreaming without restriction? As a kid, I dreamed several times of experiencing that bicycle flight in front of the moon with E.T. at the helm. I dreamed of discovering pirate gold and sneaking a kiss from my older brother’s girl like Mikey. I sat in spaceships and fighter jets made of cardboard boxes. I gave life and personality to a slew of GI Joe’s, even little green army men with no functional limbs. I dreamed. There was no lack of depth to those dreams. No impending Trump administration. No knowledge that the guns used for pretend are replicates of actual war machines taking lives every single day. My simple imagination was rampant without knowing otherwise, but I grew up.

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Film Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 13th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Since the release of ‘The Force Awakens‘, Disney will be releasing a ‘Star Wars‘ film every year for the foreseeable future. Well, it’s been a year since ‘The Force Awakens‘, which means it’s time for another ‘Star Wars‘ film, and luckily for us, we get ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘. I’m so glad that Disney is allowing up and coming, young  filmmakers a chance to have a go at ‘Star Wars‘, because director Gareth Edwards (‘Monsters‘ and ‘Godzilla‘) has knocked it out of the park, even though there were some re-shoots with writer Tony Gilroy (‘Michael Clayton‘ and ‘The Bourne‘ films). This is the ‘Star Wars‘ film we have wanted for a long time, in that we get to see some characters do some truly amazing and badass things that we’ve never seen before, and a return to some of those classic set pieces and ships.

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Yes, we are all a bit nervous when it comes to video game movies. There is good reason for that too, since most of them are fairly terrible, even though some make a ton of money at the box office. The ‘Tomb Raider‘ films with Angelina Jolie made a ton of money as did the many sequels of ‘Resident Evil‘. Let’s not forget the recent ‘Warcraft‘ movie or ‘The Angry Birds‘ movie either – all of which made a big box office splash, despite the quality of story and performances.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

mv5bmjmxmtqwmtu5nv5bml5banbnxkftztgwntewodmymdi-_v1_Robert Zemeckis (‘The Walk‘) directs a script by Steven Knight (‘Peaky Blinders‘) in a film starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. ‘Allied‘ is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war. The film debuts November 23, 2016.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Michel Gondry is the director behind ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind‘, and ‘The Green Hornet‘, along with some music videos for Foo FightersBjörk and The Chemical Brothers.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Season 2!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 31st, 2016

Jonathan A., here….

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THE SERIES

Season two of Disney’s new “Star Wars Rebels” series is a wonderful piece of storytelling, rich with interesting and fun characters that perfectly fit into the Star Wars universe we all know and love. 

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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We’ve been waiting for the announcement of this next wave of programming for the one – the only, Fantastic Fest!!! It’s coming our way September 22-29 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX.

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Rupert Grint (‘Harry Potter‘) is teaming up with Sony streamer Crackle to executive produce and star in a new series based on the 2000 cult hit ‘Snatch‘. Dougray Scott (‘Mission Impossible 2‘) and Ed Westwick (‘Gossip Girl‘) are also attached to the series as key players while Nick Renton (‘The Musketeers‘) will direct.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The latest World War II romantic thriller from director Robert Zemeckis (‘The Walk‘, ‘The Flight‘), ‘Allied‘, has dropped it’s first teaser. The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

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Sega Game ‘Rent-a-Hero’ Adapted To Feature Film!!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 11th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Sega titles are making their way to adaptations on film, television and digital projects. Some of the properties getting the makeover are ‘Shinobi‘, ‘Altered Beast‘, ‘Golden Axe‘, ‘Virtua Fighter‘, ‘The House of the Dead‘, ‘Streets of Rage‘ and ‘Crazy Taxi’. Another game to be added to the renovation list is ‘Rent A Hero‘.

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‘The Tick’ Is Back At Amazon!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 11th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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I’m getting a little burned out on superhero films and series, I don’t know about you, but it’s getting a little over-saturated for me. This is one bit of superhero news that I am excited to see though. ‘The Tick‘ is back!!!

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Josh Brolin and Miles Teller are joining forces to star in an action movie based on the exciting world of firefighters called ‘No Exit‘ and is being led by Joseph Kosinski (‘Tron: Legacy‘). There is currently no set release date or production start date.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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If you’ve got an itch to get in the ring, Rocky-style, you can either start swallowing raw eggs, punching sides of beef and running like a marathoner, or you can have some pizza, stay in your jammie pants and hit play on your remote bringing ‘Creed‘ to your home entertainment center. I’m not saying what my plans are, just know I’m in my pj’s and I have pizza within reach, go figure.

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‘Stretch Armstrong’ Series Coming to Netflix!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 28th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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How many Stretch Armstrong “accidents” did you get into when you were a kid? More than a dozen? Well, time to break out the old Stretch Armstrong toy again, because Netflix is making a television series, geared towards kids based on the popular toy. The series will be animated and premiere in 2017 with Hasbro Studios co-producing. This is one of man original shows that Netflix is producing for the small kid demographic, but I’m sure us “adults” will have to take a sneak peek at it as well, since we did grow up with these toys.

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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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Angelic Heel Returning (I know you all missed me)…

 

WWE‘s superstars returned to the Texan capital of Austin for the VERY last SMACKDOWN before the highly anticipated Hell In A Cell (which can be seen on the WWE Network for the low low steal of a price of $9.99 or FREE for the first month to NEW subscribers) pay per view this coming Sunday night. Our beloved WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins, once again proved that he was the man, Paige attempted to make amends to the Diva’s Champion and her side kick, Becky Lynch, and the New Day put the trauma of Monday Night Raw‘s atrocity to Xavier Woods behind them as the focused on their main event showing. What other surprises were in store for the blue go home show? Find out now!!

 

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Film Review: ‘Doglegs’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 26th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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I’m always excited to see a documentary in general, no matter what the subject matter is, but the icing on the cake is when I get to view a documentary on a subject that I never knew existed. Not only do I get to learn about this new subject matter, but I also get to go into the lives of the people who take part in whatever case study we’re watching. This wonderful documentary here by Heath Cozens is called ‘Doglegs‘ and gives us a glimpse at some of the lives who are involved in a pro-wrestling league in Japan. The kicker with this pro-wrestling league is that it consists of disabled people, some of whom can’t use their legs, arms, or even stand up straight.

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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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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Fantastic Fest is getting closer every day! Running from September 24 – October 1st in Austin at the spectacular Alamo Drafthouse. Chock full of exclusive film runs, the return of the great Fantastic Debates and filmmaker Q&A’s. We’ve already given you the first wave and second wave of programming, today we’re on to the final wave of announcements. So, if you haven’t already, read up on the first wave and second wave then come back to check out the third!

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Rowdy Ronda Taking Lead On ‘Road House’ Remake!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 10th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Ronda Rousey isn’t content with only kicking ass on the mat as one of the most enigmatic UFC fighters ever to take center stage, she’s been branching out into film beginning with a small cameo appearance in ‘The Expendables 3‘ and ‘Furious 7‘. Rowdy Ronda is taking over the lead in one of the most anticipated  re-makes MGM has in their stable right now, ‘Road House‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials‘ is coming to big screens September 18 and if you loved the first one, director Wes Ball is returning to bring us the film adaptation of the action-packed sophomore novel from the ongoing
series by James Dashner, with screenplays by T.S. Nowlin, and has four novels released with a fifth slated for release in 2016. The tertiary film ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure‘ is currently in development and is anticipating a projected release in early 2017.

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Film Review: ‘Southpaw’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 21st, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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When it comes to the world of boxing, there have been many films and documentaries that have been released on the violent sport. Some of the movies have done so well both financially and critically, that they have taken home more than one Oscar, and dare I say it, this new boxing film, ‘Southpaw‘ is the best boxing movie since Sylvester Stallone put on boxing gloves in 1976 and put on one hell of a show against Carl Weathers in ‘Rocky‘. Despite its minor flaws, ‘Southpaw‘ is an amazing film from top to bottom. Director Antoine Fuqua (‘Training Day‘) has perfectly transformed Jake Gyllenhaal into a scary, muscular, bloodied monster of a fighter, who you would never want to step into the ring with.

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Celebrate your July 4th Holiday with these Films!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 3rd, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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In the midst of family and friend get-togethers, 37 pounds of BBQ spare ribs, ten gallons of creamy cool coleslaw, floating in a pool, and setting off fireworks, while listening to Neil Diamond’s ‘America’, I also like to enjoy “that one night game a year”, meaning I love to watch July 4th inspired films. I usually do a mini movie marathon of them with the usual food and beverages that go with each film. I’ve done this the past few years, with one year, taking a break to do an all John Carpenter/Kurt Russell marathon. That was a lot of fun. But, for those of you who want to enjoy a movie or three over the holiday weekend, but keep with the spirit of the 4th of July, here are a few suggestions to keep you patriotic.

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My breath caught in my chest until I finished reading the release, but it seems there is a ‘Top Gun‘ sequel in the works! Not hoping or wishing for it to exist, this IS my final answer and I’ll take sequels for 600, Alex, real life Skydance CEO David Ellison confirmed it. I think it’s a pretty solid source and am beginning to feel the need, the need for…a new tagline.

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WWE: NXT 6/17/15 Recap!! All Hell Breaks Loose!!

by Angelic Heel on Jun 18th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Reporting…

The air was electric in at Full Sail University as WWE’s NXT (which can be seen on the WWE Network FREE for new subscribers in June, and $9.99 for the rest of us) kicked off. Last week, a match was made that everyone in the NXT Universe was chomping at the bit to see. But that is not the only thing that happened. The NXT Tag Team Champions saw action as well as former NXT Women’s Champion, Charlotte. In a night that promised intensity, NXT delivered. Did you miss it? Find out what happened now!

 

 

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WWE: Money In The Bank 2015 Recap!!

by Angelic Heel on Jun 15th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Once Again!!

Money in the Bank is where dreams are both destroyed and seen to come true. Where men fight for just the chance to become the WWE World Heavy Weight Champion. It’s all about a little briefcase hung in the middle of the ring with a contract in it. The WWE Universe also saw the Diva’s Champion ship, Intercontinental Championship, and the WWE Tag Team Titles defended. Honor was also on the line as John Cena took on Kevin Owens. But The match that had the most buzz was Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins. Their history and The Lunatic Fringe’s antics as of late regarding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt made this match a MUST SEE. Did you miss WWE’s Money in the Bank? No worries. Find Out now what happened!!

 

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WWE Raw 6/8/15 Recap!!! A Champion Fights Alone!

by Angelic Heel on Jun 9th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Once Again…

Tensions hit a boiling point in New Orleans, LA as the WWE presented the last RAW before the Money in the Bank pay per view (which can be seen on the WWE Network FREE for the month of June). The WWE World Heavyweight Champion’s frustrations continued as the Lunatic Fringe gallivanted all over Nawlins with the stolen title, Kevin Owens continued his crusade against the delusional John Cena, and much much more. Did you miss it? No worries, I’ve got you covered!

 

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Maze Runner‘ tapped into the young adult audience craving post-apocalyptic survival tales that ‘The Hunger Games‘ proved was a highly profitable vehicle. The story came from a set of novels by James Dashner and adapted by T.S. Nowlin and directed by Wes Ball. I love that they are carrying the same creative team throughout the films, so far.

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‘Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One’ Cast Expands!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on May 14th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Director Gareth Edwards is filling out the cast for ‘Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One‘ and Diego Luna is in talks for a lead role next to previously announced cast-mates Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed and Ben Mendelsohn who will chill the audience as the flick’s primary villain. Overall the cast will end up being a large emsemble.

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WWE: NXT 4/29/15 Recap!!

by Angelic Heel on Apr 30th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Reporting…

Wednesday nights are as exciting as ever as the WWE continues to display NXT on the WWE Network. This week was spent gearing up for the new live special that was announced for May 20th, NXT Takeover: Unstoppable. Each hard hitting match gave the winners huge boosts of momentum moving forward. Who benefited? Who’s night did not go as planned? Find out now!

 

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Kumite! Kumite! Kumite! I can’t believe it’s been 27 years since the iconic actor Jean Claude Van Damme kicked his way on screen in ‘Bloodsport‘, which was the story of Frank Dux when he entered a full contact underground fight competition. I remember watching this movie at age seven in my Tae Kwon Do class and just thinking this film was the coolest. Well as we all know, this film launched Van Damme to super stardom and went on to star in a ton of action films.

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UFC 185: ‘Dethroning in Dallas’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 17th, 2015

Gadi E., Here…

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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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WWE: RAW 3/9/15 Recap: Never Ever Trust a Viper

by Angelic Heel on Mar 13th, 2015

 

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Angelic Heel once again…

The road to Wrestlemania never looked so bleak as it does now for all those loyal members of the WWE Universe that have proudly Bought In. Pittsburgh, PA was the scene of one of the most brutal unjustified beatings I have witnessed. RAW came to us live from the Steel City and was filled with its typical hard hitting action and more Intercontinental Championship shenanigans, but it was all darkened by the actions of one man, Randy Orton. Want to know what happened?

 

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The ‘Rush Hour‘ TV series CBS is adapting from the successful 1998 film of the same name is moving forward and has found their martial arts star to take over the role of Detective Lee, the same role Jackie Chan became widely associated with which launched a successful Hollywood film star.

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Angelic Heel Here…

It’s that glorious night of the week again! It is the night the WWE showcases the future of the industry exclusively on the WWE Network! It is time for the 1/21/15 installment NXT! This week we began a tournament to determine the #1 contender for the NXT Championship, we were shocked on more than one occasion and best of all, we got to learn the date for the next NXT: Takeover Live event (Feb. 11th). The path to greatness began this week and ….

 

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New Trailer Features Ethan Hawke In ‘Good Kill’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 7th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Good Kill‘ stars Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoe Kravitz and Bruce Greenwood and is featuring a war fought on film in a way no other has been before by the use of drones. For everyone that has heard time and again how time spent playing video games will never amount to anything, this is what your future could be.

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WWE: SMACKDOWN 1/2/15 RECAP!!!

by Angelic Heel on Jan 3rd, 2015

Angelic Heel here…

 

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The WWE exploded into Norfolk, VA for the first Smackdown of 2015. Raw saw Seth Rollins triumph over John Cena and score a victory for those who know what’s best for business. With the WWE Universe still a buzz, and the inmates got to run the asylum for one more night till the Authority took their rightful place bringing order to the chaos. What did this last night that sanity forgot have in store? Let’s jump on this crazy train and roll on into this week’s Smackdown!

 

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CM Punk Joins the UFC!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 8th, 2014

M.D.P. Here…

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The toughest thing about being a wrestling fan is that some people just don’t get it. We can talk freely in this country about our favorite television shows, from “The Walking Dead” to “Burn Notice“, but as soon as someone mentions WWE at a dinner party with his fiance’s college friends, he’s a pariah.

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Hollywood continuously proves the theory that projects travel in pairs. It may not be a widely known theory, in fact, I just created it, but that doesn’t mean i don’t have great conviction for the truth it represents. The topic in a dual role right now is ‘Phantom of the Opera‘, the novel from Gaston Leroux first published in 1909. Phantom, of course tells the story of the angelically voiced Christine who is the subject of the phantom’s obsessive thoughts. She loves Raoul, Raoul loves her, the phantom gets jealous. There are many nuances in the book, I’ve left out, there are many nuances in the cliff’s notes version I’ve left out, but none of that will matter if you watch the proposed TV series written by Tony Krantz. 

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Film Review: The Book of Life

by Woozie on Oct 16th, 2014

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When it was announced that Guillermo del Toro was producing a 3D animated children’s movie about Día de los Muertos, it was easy to assume that The Book of Life would turn the festival of the dead into something creepy or macabre along the lines of Nightmare Before Christmas. Surprisingly and delightfully, del Toro and director Jorge R. Gutierrez created a funny and touching movie that gives the holiday the kind of celebration it deserves.

 

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Guide To Wave Two Films At Fantastic Fest 2014!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 27th, 2014

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Casts Pilot!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 7th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

Remember a while back when we told you that ‘Westworld‘ was picked up by HBO? You can read that story here if you missed it. Anyhow,  the HBO drama is working on its pilot and has given us the rest of the cast info. We already know that Oscar winner Welsh-born Sir Anthony Hopkins is already attached to the project with Evan Rachel Wood that has been based off the 1973 sci-fi film written and directed by scribe Michael Crichton.

 

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Film Review: ‘Planes 2’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2014

Rebecca S., Here…

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Last night my six-year old son E and I saw the next high flying adventure of Dusty Crophopper in ‘Planes 2‘. He was so excited to see the movie since he loved the first film . There are a lot of things to like about this movie, such as the theme of bravery, the old saying that you can be anything (the continuing theme from the first movie), and that sometimes you have to follow instructions even when you don’t want to, which are important things for children and adults to remember.

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Top 10 List: The 10 Most American Movies!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 4th, 2014

Paul N., Here…

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It’s that time of year again. Time to celebrate the founding of this nation by eating excessively and purchasing enough fireworks to create man-sized craters in the pavement. In honor of this time, here’s a list of the most ‘Murican movies ever. This isn’t a list of patriotic movies (though some of these could be seen as patriotic), so you aren’t going to see Saving Private Ryan or other true patriotic movies on here. This list focuses on those things that make America into ‘Murica – extreme excess and over-the-top…well, everything! [Cue eagle screech]

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If you haven’t seen the original film ‘Black Dynamite‘, you should highly consider taking a few hours from your weekend and watching it. It’s highly entertaining. From the big cult success of that film, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim picked up the storyline in the form of an animated series. Needless to say, the series was just as good as the film. Hell, the first episode had Black Dynamite fighting an evil version of The Jackson Five. The series will be available July 15, on Blu-ray and DVD and will Include the 10 First Season Episodes Plus  a Behind-The-Scenes Featurette, and an Original Pilot and Video Commentaries.

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Film Review: ‘Godzilla’ (2014)!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 13th, 2014

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 It has been sixty years since ‘Godzilla‘, the true king of all monsters first graced us with his appearance on the big screen. He definitely made a big impact on audiences around the world and spawned 31 sequels and remakes since then. Director Gareth Edwards brings that number to 32 with his epic and dark toned reboot that is sure to please fans young and old and have them roaring with joy as they exit the theater. Edwards was Hollywood’s top  choice to reboot this franchise after everyone saw his 2010 film called ‘Monsters‘, which focused on two lost lonely souls who have to trek through a quarantined zone in Mexico, while evading giant tentacled monsters.

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I love a good book adaptation, but first, I love the novel. The next book I have to add to my download list, besides Michael Punke’sThe Revenant: A Novel of Revenge‘, is ‘The Good Lord Bird‘ written by James McBride. This adaptation brings in big talent from Liev Schreiber (‘Ray Donovan‘,  and Jaden Smith (‘The Karate Kid‘, ‘After Earth‘).

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Film Review: ‘Need For Speed’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 13th, 2014

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I was trying to think of a movie that was based on a video game that was truly amazing. I couldn’t do it. I went through all of them, and while I enjoyed some of the attempts, nothing really stood out as being unforgettable or even that great. Sure, you have your ‘Resident Evil‘ movies and your ‘Tomb Raider‘ films, but ultimately those are still forgettable and don’t hold up all that well, although they have made a killing at the box office.

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The Dallas International Film Festival for 2014 has just announced its full lineup of movies. Last week, we brought you the first ten films that were announced, and if that was any clue on how cool the movies will be this year, it only gets better. It looks like there are some amazing selections this year, films that I’ve been hearing about for quite some time, and am glad to have them in Dallas. Below you will find all the info you want to know about each movie, documentary, short, and cult film that will be showing. And don’t forget, you can purchase your tickets HERE for the festival!!

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Director David Gordon Green (‘Pineapple Express‘), has a new movie coming out called ‘JOE‘, which stars Nic Cage and Tye Sheridan (‘Mud‘). This trailer is different for Cage, and looks like this will be one of the good movies for him. I can’t wait to see this, as it looks different and original from anything else. Enjoy the trailer below. ‘JOE‘ will be released in theaters and VOD on April 11th.

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HBO, in a quick move, has given a series order to ‘The Brink‘. The comedy stars Jack Black (‘Tropic Thunder‘, ‘School of Rock‘) and Tim Robbins (‘The Shawshank Redemption‘ and ‘Mystic River‘), directed by Jay Roach (‘Meet The Parents‘, ‘Austin Powers‘) and executive produced by Jerry Weintraub (‘The Karate Kid’ franchise, ‘Oceans Eleven’ and the newly announced ‘Tarzan’). Now that we have the proven star power behind this project, we need talented writers to bring it to fruition. Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim Benabib are penning the script. Roberto Benabib has shown a master handle on writing a dark comedy with his successful stint at writing for the show ‘Weeds‘ and ‘Ally McBeal‘.

 

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Film Review: ‘Lego Movie’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 5th, 2014

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In the past, we’ve seen video games and board games adapted into movies for the big screen. More often than not, these adaptations are usually panned by critics everywhere and let down the fans. Or the film is decent enough for a ‘one-time’ watch, then is completely forgotten. You can say the above about ‘Battleship‘, ‘Street Fighter‘, or ‘House of the Dead‘. ‘Clue‘ might be the only board game adaptation to sustain any sort of fan following, and actually has received a lot of positive remarks since it came out 1985.

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Seth MacFarlane’s new film has a trailer. His first feature film he directed was ‘Ted‘, and it scored big theatrically and on home-video. It was only a matter of time before the ‘Family Guy‘ creator and voice made his 2nd feature live-action film. ‘A Million Ways To Die in The West‘ synopsis is: Seth MacFarlane plays a hapless farmhand in the Old West who loses his girl (Amanda Seyfried) when he ducks out of a fight, only to be taught to shoot by the wife (Charlize Theron) of a gunfighter (Liam Neeson) in this Media Rights Capitol western comedy. This looks pretty funny, plus it has Neil Patrick Harris in it. The film is set to release May 30th. Enjoy the trailer.

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We don’t usually post this kind of stuff on the site, but this was too cool not to share. This short video right here is a commercial for Volvo’s new trucks, which are supposed to have impeccable steering and handling. And Volvo hired JCVD himself to do one of the coolest and most insane advertisements I’ve ever seen. If I was in the mood for a truck like this, I would buy this one, based off this commercial alone. The following video is completely real and is a must see.

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