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Fans of the greatest realm can rejoice! ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies‘ extended edition is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 17, however, if you want to own it on Digital HD then you can get in on the action a month earlier on October 20.

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

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Middle Earth has played host to some of the most sweeping of stories in literary reference, the condensed versions of these tales have been burned to disc on the many formats available, and finally ‘The Hobbit‘ trilogy can be a complete collection in March once the end-piece, ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies‘, releases to Blu-ray and DVD.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2014

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

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We’ve waited for it, and if you’re like me you’ve scoured the interwebs looking for any sign of an official trailer to the final chapter from Peter Jackson’s J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’. It is here!!!  Just released, I watched, I got goosebumps, then I began this post.

 

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Film Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 12th, 2013

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And we’ve arrived in the 2nd year of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy with ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘, and let me tell you, it’s a big improvement on the last film, which was released the same time last year. First off, we don’t have to spend a half hour inside Bilbo’s home with thirteen dwarves eating, drinking, and singing songs about washing dishes and Bilbo’s unhappy attitude. In this sequel things start off fast and to the point, which is sure to excite all audiences. Still, adapting J.R.R Tolkien’s less than 300 page novel into three separate films might be a bit much, but damn if it isn’t fun and highly entertaining this time around with a giant fire breathing dragon, some epic battles, a familiar elf, and an escape from orcs that I could watch 100 times in a row and never tire of. Just like the previous films set in Middle Earth, I expect another billion dollars for Jackson and co.

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Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. has just released the second brand new trailer for the upcoming ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘, which will be released on December 13th. This will be the second film in the planned trilogy from Peter Jackson.

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We are halfway there, folks. Peter Jackson’s middle sequel in his Hobbit series is coming out December 13th from Warner Bros. and it looks amazing. Here is your first look at the film, which we get to see full on, the dragon known as Smaug, which is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. I enjoyed the first film, but felt like there was something lacking from it, as you can read HERE. This looks intense and much better thatn ‘An Unexpected Journey‘. I can’t wait.

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I’m not too surprised at this and congratulate everyone involve with this, but this happend, because of the extra charges for 3D and the 48 fps.  I’m curious to see how much all three ‘Lord of the Rings’ films would have made if they charged what they did with ‘The Hobbit‘ back then.  So far, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ has made over $940 million worldwide since it debuted in theaters December 14th.  This is more than ‘The Two Towers‘ and ‘Fellowship‘.

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‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Film Review!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 13th, 2012

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Welcome back to Middle Earth.  Peter Jackson‘s version of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘, which covers the first six chapters of the 19 chapter book, is very faithful to the original material. Jackson has gone back to the world that made him a household name and literally translated verbatim from page to screen, which is sure to blow the minds of fans of the book. However, at its almost 3 hour run-time, ‘The Hobbit‘ feels sluggish and never seems to pick up any sort of pace.  That being said, i have no doubt this movie will make hundreds of millions of dollars before the year is over.

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Check Out the new TV Spot for ‘The Hobbit’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 24th, 2012

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Here is the first TV spot for Peter Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ film.  Short and sweet, just like Hobbits.  Whoa, that sounded creepy. Synopsis: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield.”

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The host of Comedy Central’s ‘Colbert Report’, Stephen Colbert has been a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and his work for a long time.  Colbert has mentioned his fandom about Tolkien’s works on his Comedy Central show for years now.  Well, it looks like Mr. Peter Jackson has made one of his dreams come true.  A source close to the project has confirmed that Jackson has added Mr. Colbert to the film trilogy, however it won’t be the upcoming ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, which is set to release December 14 of this year.

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Peter Jackson just confirmed the he will split ‘The Hobbit’ into three films, just like he did with his ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.  The third film will be released in the summer of 2014.  Jackson talked a little bit about this at Comic-Con recently, but nothing was final.  Jackson explained that he had “a wealth of storytelling that came from 125 pages of appendices that JRR Tolkien included in a later publication of ‘Return of the King’.

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‘THE HOBBIT’, Production Video #7 is Here!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 7th, 2012

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Here is video #7 of Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’.  For an entirely different look at the Hobbit production in New Zealand, we move away from location shooting and take a tour of the studio.  All sorts of cool goodies in here.  I can’t wait to return to Middle Earth with new and old characters.  Enjoy.

 

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Good news everyone.  Billy Connolly has joined the cast in the role of Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and cousin of Thorin Oakenshield.  Such good news.  Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh took a hiatus from ‘The Hobbit’ to introduce the ‘West Memphis Three’ documentary at Sundance, since they funded quote a bit of the DNA testing for the freedom of the three guys. Once back on ‘The Hobbit’, they cast Connolly.

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Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ Has A Trailer!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 20th, 2011

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Well it is finally here.  Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit is coming sooner than later and now we get a glimpse of the magic.  Cannot wait to see this.  This trailer should be on prints of TinTin so see it in the theatre and cheer like I will.  Enjoy!!!

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Peter Jackson declined last minute to come to comic-con due to his epic ‘Hobbit’ double feature wasn’t near ready yet to bee seen, but he did give us a tiny glimpse into Middle Earth once again.  This is going to be epic.  Enjoy the picture above.

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Here is the second video production diary on the most anticipated ‘Hobbit’ film.  Peter Jackson talks to us again about filming, pre production and locations.  Check out the first one HERE.  Another great addition to ‘The Hobbit’ video diaries.  Enjoy.

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Here’s a photo of the three brother dwarves Nori (Jed Brophy), Ori (Adam Brown) and Dori (Mark Hadlow) as they’ll look in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by Peter Jackson.  I must say they look amazing.  Man ‘The Hobbit’ cannot come out fast enough.  ALl these images of Bilbo and Gandalf lately are just amping me up.  I’m sure there will be tons more images and videos coming in the near future.

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My Geek-o-meter is full on Bat-Shit Awesome right now.  Seeing all these production stills and interviews with the cast and crew of “The Hobbit” is just getting me more and more excited and then Peter Jackson unloaded this ten minute video production diary on me.  And HOLY SHIT.  Seeing all these images of some of my favorite sets and characters again has made me go insane to get back to Middle Earth as soon as possible.  I am totally looking forward to watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy again.

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I can’t believe it has been more then ten years since Peter Jackson unleashed his vision of Lord of the Rings on the world.  It has been a long and treacherous journey in getting this film, “The Hobbit” green-lit and made.  At first director Guillermo DEl Toro was attached to direct and I would have loved to have seen his vision.  But alas, the main maestro is behind the camera again to finish what he started a decade ago.

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The Hobbit Spy Set Pics For Your Viewing Pleasure!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 22nd, 2011

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Straight from Miramar, NZ, we have some set pics from the upcoming epic Hobbit film.  Seeing these, brings back memories from the Lord of the Rings films all those years ago.  I am so looking forward to this.

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See The 14 Actors in “The Hobbit:!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 11th, 2011

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Got an email from Weta telling me that they have their 14 actors for The Hobbit and introducing them to the world.  The picture shows us the one Hobbit and 13 dwarves as they adventure on their journey.

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“YOU SHALL NOT PASS….ON THE HOBBIT FILM”!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 11th, 2011

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Sir Ian Mckellen has just wrote in his blog that he has accepted the role of Gandalf once again for the upcoming Hobbit 2 parter.  This is such great news.  So glad that I will get to see Mckellen once again reprise his role as Gandalf.

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So now that the Union has stopped protesting, since Peter Jackson threatened to move the Hobbit Film to Eastern Europe to shoot rather than keeping it in New Zealand, production is a go.  For now.

Below are who is cast so far in the Hobbit.  You might recognize some of them.

Martin Freeman will be Bilbo Baggins.  You might remember him from the UK Office tv series, love Actually, or Hot Fuzz.

Richard Armitage will be Thoren Oakenshield.  You might remember him from the tv shows of MI5 or the BBC Robin Hood Show.

Aidan Turner will be Kili.  You might recognize him from the tv shows of Being Human and The Clinic.

Rob Kazinski will be Fili.  You might know him from the BBC soap opera Eastenders.

Graham McTavish will be Dwalin.  You might recognize him from the last season of 24 or the last Rambo movie.

What do you think of the casting choices so far?

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Check Out the New ‘Hobbit’ Trailer! It Looks Amazing!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 19th, 2012

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Here we have a new ‘Hobbit’ trailer with tons of new footage.  December is coming up fast and I can’t wait.  This is the second official trailer for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, part 1 of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit Trilogy. Starring Martin Freeman (Bilbo Baggins), Ian McKellen (Gandalf) and Richard Armitage (Thorin Oakenshield). A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. Also starring Benedict Cumberbatch (The Necromancer), Elijah Wood (Frodo), Hugo Weaving (Elrond), Orlando Bloom (Legolas), Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Andy Serkis (Gollum) and Christopher Lee (Saruman).  Enjoy.  ‘The Hobbit’ will be released on December 14th.

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We all know the movies based on the books of J.R.R. Tolkien (‘The Lord of the Rings‘ and ‘The Hobbit‘ trilogies), but not many knew the man. Chernin Entertainment for Fox Searchlight have set Dome Karukoski at the task of directing a biopic of the author. Nicholas Hoult is the front-runner to take on the part of the gifted author.

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The Pilgrimage Trailer Looks Hardcore!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 13th, 2017

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“I’m on a pilgrimage to see a moose!” Well, not so much here, but there’s a new movie coming out on August 11th called Pilgrimage that looks hardcore. From what I can tell from the bloody violent trailer, it looks like a cross between Braveheart, a supernatural horror film, and Scorsese’s recent Silence film, but you know, with more decapitations and blood. Jon Bernthal (Walking Dead) and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming), along with Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) star in the film, and takes place in Ireland in the year 1209 where a group of monks being a pilgrimage to escort an ancient relic. Things get out of hand, human heads end up on giant sticks, sword fights ensue, and blood is shed. This seems right up my alley.

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

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 15th, 2016

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

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Universal Pictures is teaming with MRC and Peter Jackson to adapt the Young Adult, Sci-Fi fantasy ‘Mortal Engines‘ written by Philip Reeve’s book series. Despite what that first sentence lead you to believe, Jackson is not directing this time, but his protege will take the reins on this one.

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Own The Middle Earth 6-Film Collection November 1st!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 22nd, 2016

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If the name Peter Jackson makes your heartbeat quicken and causes your imagination to bolt into overdrive, then this  news is for you! What’s better than watching any of Jackson’s epic adventure films from Middle Earth? Watching those movies with all the special features that this 6-film collection will offer! The Middle-Earth 6-Film Collection on will be available as a Limited Collector’s Edition Box Set and a Theatrical Collection from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. November 1st is the day this magnificent collection will be released to the masses!

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There is always a draw for spy movies, when you have an excellent cast, with an intriguing story, it demands your attention. One such movie will be ‘Official Secrets‘, it’s based on the bestselling book ‘The Spy Who Tried To Stop A War: Katherine Gun And The Secret Plot To Sanction The Iraq Invasion‘ by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell.

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My visit to Wizard World’s Comicon in Tulsa, OK would not be complete without getting into the Sean Astin panel. There’s just something about the Rudy Hobbit I’ve always loved. He’s one of the first movie stars to take my breath away in ‘The Goonies‘ and he’s still going strong! Love this man! I don’t understand why Wizard World did not use the Grand Ballroom like they did last year, the Assembly Hall worked out well for some talent, but Astin deserved the big room! It was bursting beyond capacity while we waited for him to take the stage and he was funny, sincere and everyone’s best friend, just like we all expected him to be. He slipped in and out of character reciting lines as Samwise, giving Doug’s legendary lisp some good use from ‘50 First Dates‘, he was amazing to see and worth the price of admission on his own.

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DVD Review: ‘Robot Chicken: Season 7’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 4th, 2015

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THE SERIES

It’s hard to believe this little gem of a show has now had seven full seasons. Creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich have molded a stop motion show of action figures into a cult phenomenon that is one of Adult Swim’s biggest series. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, each episode is less than 15 minutes in length and is a series of very short comedy skits, all using stop motion with action figures. The catch is that it’s definitely geared towards adults, since the comedy is very R rated.

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We’ve seen comic book movies take our favorite actors and turn them into gods, well not all of them, but it’s always exciting to see who is next to take up the mantle thrown down by Marvel and is capable of living up to the inked character they embody. ‘Captain America: Civil War‘ has just tapped Freeman for an unknown part in the sequel. and hits theaters May 6, 2016.

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Disney is right in the middle of their latest trend in film. Taking their own smash animated stories and flipping them around, re-working them into live-action films providing double the bank off a single story. If you’re talking box office success, they’re mega-hits, if you’re looking at critically, they’ve missed the end zone more than they’ve scored. Next up for the family studio is ‘Beauty and the Beast‘.

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And the 2015 Oscar Nominations Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 15th, 2015

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And here are the Oscar nominations for 2015. Tune in live for the Oscar telecast February 22nd. What are your thoughts?

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Jana’s Best/Worst of 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 15th, 2014

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It’s been a big year for the entertainment world. Netflix’s initial push to bring movie-theater worthy films straight to streaming customers and bypassing the big screen altogether set off a chain of deals that will take those fresh releases and push them directly into homes allowing us to bypass a $15.00 soda, but denying us the $20.00 popcorn you can only get at the theater.Then came the deluge of series and movies being made for exclusive run with everyone from Netflix, Amazon to Crackle and everything in between. Top that off with the huge breach of privacy Sony experienced. New releases were flooded onto P2P sharing sites and private emails from the film company’s big wigs that show us how the infrastructure of Sony really works, not to mention what those involved really think of some of their superstars.

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One of the hottest films of the summer is sure to be one of the most asked for Blu-ray’s this Christmas! ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘  takes us into new corners of the Marvel Universe with bold space adventurer Peter Quill steals an extremely rare and valuable orb that becomes the focus of a dogged bounty hunt.  In order to run from his enemies, Quill forges an unlikely and uneasy truce with Rocket, a gun-crazy raccoon; Groot, a tree-like strongman with low verbal skills, a deadly assassin named Gamora and Drax who is focused mainly on revenge.  Once the true power of the orb is discovered, the unlikely band of heroes comes together in a final battle that will decide the fate of the whole galaxy.

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

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 22nd, 2014

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

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 20th, 2014

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

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We’ve talked before about the newest nominee for the animated-to-live-action treatment, ‘The Jungle Book‘. Rudyard Kipling’s novel is being given a lot of attention right now, both from Warner Bros. and Disney. There was a year where we got two films about dueling magicians, ‘The Prestige‘ and ‘The Illusionist‘. We got two animated films about bugs with ‘A Bug’s Life‘ and ‘Antz‘. I don’t get it, but apparently there’s no such thing as too many projects on the same subject, case in point, the over-saturation in comic book ventures.

 

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The Top 10 Perfectly Cast Movie Roles!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 18th, 2014

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Top Ten Perfectly Cast Roles 

The Bard of Avon said it best, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Some actors are great, and shine in everything they do (Leonardo DiCaprio, Gary Oldman, Daniel Day-Lewis). Some actors are smart enough to pick roles that best use their limited skill sets (Keanu Reeves). This list takes a look at the perfect pairing of actor and role. In this list, you will find a pairing of actor and role so great that the actor ceases to be themselves and instead makes the character take on a life of its own. These pairings are so uniquely theirs that you can’t imagine anyone else taking their place should Hollywood have the audacity to try.

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Peter Jackson is the current go-to-guy for sweeping epics including Dwarves, Elves and dragons. The original ‘Lord of the Rings‘ trilogy was entirely successful and brought to life a story a lot of us grew up reading. I thought the Rankin and Bass animations were pretty awesome for what they were, but Jackson’s film treatment of the series blew away any of my expectations. Before Jackson began the conversion, I had the poorly carried out vision of a little nightmare of a film called ‘Dungeons & Dragons‘ by director Courtney Solomon, stuck in my head as for what Jackson’s films would probably end up looking like. This is one moment where I was beyond thrilled to be wrong. Now someone go back and fix the ‘Dungeons & Dragons‘ movie, please?

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Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving head back to their Aussie roots in ‘Strangerland‘. While neither were born in the country down under, she in Hawaii and he in Nigeria, they were transplanted to the country soon after their birth and Australia is very proud to claim them as natives.

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Benedict Cumberbatch is an actor that sends fan-girls reeling the world over. He has a quality that is simply irresistible, and film makers have monopolized on his popularity. His big breakthrough came in 2004 with a title role in the TV movie ‘Hawking‘. He worked steadily until he garnered another title role, this time playing the fictional genius, Sherlock Holmes in Steven Moffat’s ‘Sherlock‘. This is the role that marked him as the next big star and made him a household name. He has had his pick of prime acting gigs and his name has been on the tongue of casting directors since then.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Headed to the Big Screen?!?

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 24th, 2014

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Author George R.R. Martin has created success with his ‘A Song of Ice and Fire‘ series that has been extremely well received in it’s adaptation to series play on HBO. The small screen may, indeed, be too small to cover everything  Martin has given the production team to work with. Martin said, “It all depends on how long the main series runs. Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight? Do we run for 10? The books get bigger and bigger in scope. It might need a feature to tie things up, something with a feature budget, like $100 million for two hours. Those dragons get real big, you know.” 

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The most glamorous night in Hollywood is coming up quick.We see our own version of American royalty dressed to the nines, and walking the red carpet.  Producers of The Oscars, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have given us a rundown on the list of stars that will be presenting the Academy Awards of Merit. Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the live event on Sunday, March 2 on ABC.

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Benedict Cumberbatch to navigate ‘Blood Mountain’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 29th, 2014

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That sound you just heard is the collective sigh from The Cumber-Collective all over the world, upon hearing their poster boy, Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be starring in ‘Blood Mountain‘. Nothing can make a fan girl squee louder than knowing that he is increasing his on screen presence with another movie. Not that it’s possible for him to be any busier than he was in 2013. Cumberbatch was in every movie from last year, it seemed. With movies ‘Star Trek Into Darkness‘, ‘The Fifth Estate‘, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘ and TV’s ‘Sherlock‘, among others, his presence has been noticed everywhere.

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And The Oscar Nominees Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 16th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

 

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It’s that time of year again when the stars and filmmakers all get together and honor the best of filmmaking over the year. Now the nominees are in, which this year was especially difficult to choose, as there was tons of great performances and films. Please let us know what you think of the nominees. Who got snubbed and who are you excited for? The Oscars will air live on March 2nd. Chris Hemsworth is out to announce the nominees as this Oscar ceremony has a superhero theme.

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Jana B., Here…

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Director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire), is not in danger of being out of work any time soon. After releasing Trance in March of this year, the versatile director is turning his attention to the small screen. In the US, he’s partnering with his Slumdog Millionaire writer and producer Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours and the upcoming Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Christian Colson (127 Hours and Trance) for a 10 part WWII miniseries.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Five middle-aged friends set out to relive a beer-fueled odyssey from their youth, and end up in an epic battle to save humankind in the outrageous comedy The World’s End, available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, including Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet, DVD and On Demand on November 19, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.   Now fans can truly watch The World’s End anywhere, on any device!

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Fargo‘, the tv series is getting better and better by the week now. Martin Freeman, who is playing Bilbo Baggins in ‘The Hobbit‘, and was recently seen in Edgar Wright’sThe World’s End‘ is now the star or FX’sFargo‘ series from The Coen Bros. Freeman will play Lester Nygaard, a direct adaptation of William H. Macy’s character from the 1996 film.

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Misty Here….

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All the geeks of the world can now rejoice. Warner Brothers has now acquired the rights to create a new movie based off Dungeons and Dragons, the game we all played in school but are ashamed to admit to as adults. The script, called “Chainmail” is already in the works headed by David Leslie Johnson (‘Wrath of the Titans‘). This script was acquired last year as a free-standing project for another game that D& D creators Gary Gynex and Dave Ameson also created. It is now being redone to fit for D & D crowd and being produced by “The Lego Movie” producers Roy Lee and Courtney Solomon. You will remember that Solomon produced the 2000 Dungeons and Dragons film that starred Jeremy Irons. Hopefully, this new one will be better than that hot mess.

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Hollywood is Remaking ‘Ben-Hur’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 15th, 2013

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MGM is back in business.  With its success from ‘Skyfall‘ and ‘The Hobbit‘, the once bankrupt studio is rolling in the dough and is purchasing a project, which is a remake of ‘Ben-Hur‘ from 1959 that starred Charlton Heston. Keith Clarke wrote the spec script, which he has done a couple documentaries and a narrative film called ‘The Way Back‘, which starred Colin Farrell, Jim Sturgess, and Ed Harris.

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The Oscar Nominations Are In!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 10th, 2013

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Earlier this morning, Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the Oscar nominations, which MacFarlane came across as pretty funny.  I’m excited for him to host the Oscars this year.  And, his film ‘Ted‘ actually got nominated. How cool is that?  Below is the full list of Oscar nominations.  Let us know what you think.  We will be posting a separate article soon on Oscar snubs, because believe me, there are many.  And don’t forget, we will be doing our annual LIVE OSCAR COMMENTARY, which will mark the 6th time we have done it.  It promises tons of laughs.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Paramount has unleashed it’s teaser trailer upon the world for the sequel to ‘Star Trek‘ titled ‘Star Trek Into Darkness‘.  Now remember, when you see ‘The Hobbit‘ next week, there will be 9 minutes of ‘Star Trek‘ footage in front of the film in IMAX 3D, as well as the first full length trailer for the film.  I can’t wait.  The ‘Star Trek‘ film opens May 17th, 2013.  Enjoy.

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Check Out the ‘Man of Steel’ Poster!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 4th, 2012

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 This ‘Man of Steel’ poster certainly raises a ton of questions.  It definitely looks good, but is very strange.  Here we see Henry Cavill as Superman being escorted by military personell in handcuffs.  Is Supes a bad guy?  How is this possible?  Superman is invulnerable to pretty much anything and could fly away and break those handcuffs, and if the military guys try and shoot him, you know the bullets would just bounce right off.  But who knows?

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Check Out the ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Poster!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 4th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…..

 

I really can’t wait to see this.  I’ve been a long time fan of ‘Star Trek’ and f friends asked my that age old question, “Star Wars or Star Trek?”, my answer was 10/10 ‘Star Trek’.  As we previously reported, the first several minutes of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ will be shown in front of ‘The Hobbit’ film, which my review will be posted shortly.  Anyway, on to the poster.  I really do like this poster, and tons of people are saying it is eerily similar to ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ poster, which I can see, but I think this one is tons better.  I do hope at one point that we get the Enterprise on the poster, but this is a good one.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

Goddamn, I’m so excited.  Paramount Pictures has just announced it will release the first 9 minutes from the highly anticipated sequel to JJ Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’, title ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’.  This will be shown exclusively in IMAX 3D theaters around the country and take note this is being shown 5 months prior to its release date in May of 2013.

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Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ Will Be in 3D!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 14th, 2012

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Guillermo Del Toro’s epic film ‘Pacific Rim’ is receiving the up-convert to 3D. In past interviews with Guillermo about this film being 3D, he has always said it won’t be.  He did not want it to be 3D.  However, the scope of this film is supposed to be HUGE, and with 3D ticket prices higher than standard ticket prices, this film could make more money.  That’s probably what the studio execs are thinking.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

Elijah Wood will star in the indie thriller, ‘Grand Piano’.  Eugenio Mira will direct with Damien Chazelle penning the script.  Rodrigo Cortes and Adrian Guerra will be producing the film.  Cortes and Guerra were involved with making the Ryan Reynolds film, ‘Buried’.  By the synopsis of this film and with the talent involved, ‘Grand Piano’ is shaping up to be very tense.

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Hi Bryan Here….

One of Cinemax’s first original series gets picked up for a second season.  ‘Strike Back’ will be back in 2012 with brand new episodes.  Ten episodes to be exact.  Production is expected to begin in South Africa early next year.  Kudos to Cinemax for finally getting in the original programming game.  It’s a tough to compete with HBO and Showtime right now.  Hopefully Cinemax will do more genre series.  That’s what I would like to see.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Paramount Pictures has just released that the zombie epic ‘World War Z’ film will be released December 21st, 2012.  That is very fitting.  Isn’t that supposed to be the start of the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar?  I love this story.  Max Brooks (son of Mel Brooks) wrote the book which is an oral history account of the Zombie Apocalypse.  Brad Pitt will star in the film.

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Hi Bryan Here….

There are not a lot of reviews yet for this movie, but the ones I have seen so far have not been good at all.  I whole heartedly disagree with all of these critics.  This ‘Smurfs’ movie was surprisingly a whole lot of fun, great, and funny.  I was not expecting that at all.  The mix between the CG and real world is amazing.  And Hank Azaria’s performance as Gargamel is spectacular.  He has proven once again he is one of the greatest character actors of our time. This movie will be fun for the whole family with everyone of every age enjoying it.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Playing catch up.  So this is a say late, but that’s better than a week right?  Well anyway, this is a pretty large week for releases so let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Sucker Punch’, Lord of the Rings, plus some other goodies.   As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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Your Return To Middle Earth Starts Here!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 27th, 2011

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Empire Magazine has the world’s first look at ‘The Hobbit’ by Peter Jackson.  An guess who is pictured on the cover??  He has a tall pointy hat and a grey beard.  Yep.  Gandalf.  This just gets me so amped.  Click HERE to read the whole story plus see set photos.

Enjoy.

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My 4th Annual Live Commentary On The Oscars 2011!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 27th, 2011

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This will be the official page for my 4th annual Oscar 2011 Live Commentary.  There will be tons of trivia, hilarious posts, and most importantly prizes for trivia.  Check on this page, MY TWITTER HERE, or my Facebook for all the live updates. I will begin each trivia question for a prize with BOT (Boomstick Oscar Trivia).  To answer, comment on this post or reply to MY TWITTER.  No facebook answers will be admitted.

We are very excited and are ready to roll the red carpet out.

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TOP 133 FILMS OF THE LAST DECADE #’S 31.5-11!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 30th, 2010

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And here it is.  The last of the Ultimate Top Films of the Decade List until the Final Top 10.  So many great films are on this list.  I guess the numbering got messed up somewhere down the line so this list starts with 31.5 instead of 30 and goes to #11.  So after this list, I will reveal my Top Ten Films of the last decade.  So you can check out the entire list now and you might be able to guess what would be on my Top 10.  Please feel free to comment and let me know your guesses.  As usual, you will get the title of the film, the release date, a mini review and synopsis by yours truly, and a link to purchase the movie over at amazon for a good price.

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You might be able to drink your fancy ales very soon again with new ‘Lord of the Rings‘ projects coming to television in the near future. That’s right. J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate is looking to make more money by selling the rights to ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ universe on television for a potential series. The word around the water-cooler is that the estate is looking for $200 or more million for just the rights. That means $200 million just to have the okay to make the series, not including any production costs, casting, paying actors, or anything.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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

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Film Review: ‘The Last Witch Hunter’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 22nd, 2015

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Just in time for Halloween, comes the latest action-horror movie, starring Vin Diesel, called ‘The Last Witch Hunter‘. With a budget of $90 million, you’ll be puzzled to see where all that money went after watching this awkward and slow-paced movie. Director Breck Eisner tries to weave a horror movie with some action set pieces, but the dialogue and script is fair at best, and besides the first five minutes of the film and the last ten minutes, nothing really happens.

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WWE: RAW 6/15/15 Recap!! The Beast is Back!!

by Angelic Heel on Jun 17th, 2015

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Hold on tight, business is picking up. Just 24 hours after WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins defended his title against Dean Ambrose at Money in the Bank, the WWE rolled into Cleveland, OH for Raw! The WWE Universe had no idea what was in store for it as the night began and was left buzzing with electricity as the night ended. Let’s just say Battleground (which can be seen on the WWE Network FREE for new subscribers in the month of June. And just the low low price of $9.99 for the rest of us.) will live up to its name. What happened? Find Out Now!

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Bryan’s Best and Worst of 2014 List!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 22nd, 2014

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I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. 2014 was an interesting year to say the least, most of which was great. Movie-wise, I think 2014 had some excellent films filling its theaters, but of course it had some real stinkers too. Below is my list of the Best and Worst films of 2014 with some added categories down at the bottom. I believe this year I watched over 145 new films, theatrically speaking and it was very difficult to narrow them down from 25. After some chocolate snacks covered in marshmallow cream, I finally had a TOP 10. But when you talk about the Best movies, you have to mention the worst too. My list tends to be a tad bit different from others, but hey, I’m twisted. I highly encourage you to seek out these movies – good or bad and enjoy the rest of your year.

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More ‘Matrix’ Movies Are On The Horizon!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 2nd, 2014

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 Back in 1999, the Wachowski siblings brought us into a new world called ‘The Matrix‘. It was one of the best sci-fi movies to come out in several decades. It truly changed the way stories were told and even how movies were made. Several years later, we got two ‘Matrix‘ sequels back to back. And while those two were no where near the caliber of the first film, they were still fun, and became a solid trilogy. Now it seems the Warner Bros. and the Wachowski siblings are developing more ‘Matrix‘ films.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 20th, 2013

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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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Hi, Bryan Here….

Get an early look at the brand new trailer for Zack Snyder‘s ‘Man of Steel‘ film.  This will be the trailer that will be in front of Peter Jackson‘s ‘Hobbit‘ film.  I really hope this movie works.  The new Superman film will open June 14th, 2013.  Hope you enjoy it.  The trailer looks good.

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Elijah Wood Leaves The Shire To Make Horror Films!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 1st, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Elijah Wood, most known for his role as Frodo, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy has teamed up with Josh C. Waller and Daniel Noah to form  an indie film company called ‘The Woodshed’.  The Woodshed will focus on horror/sci-fi films mostly according to  Deadline.  If this sounds weird to you, it shouldn’t be.  Elijah has been an avid horror and genre fan for a long time.  Don’t forget he was the sadistic killer and cannibal in ‘Sin City’, he was in the horror film ‘The Faculty’, and he is the sinister killer in the remake of ‘Maniac’.  His horror chops are very strong, plus he loves the genre.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

On time today, folks.  It feels good.  There is so much this week, it is getting insane, and September is only going to get better or worse depending on how you look it at.  I hope all of you have a safe and fun holiday weekend, and let us know which blurays you plan on watching.  Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the goodies.  As usual in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a picture-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 bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

 

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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….

So we all know Tarantino’s new project is called ‘Django Unchained’ and it promises to be one kick-ass fucking film.  Well according to Box Office Mojo, the film will open on Christmas Day in 2012.  Now that is one hell of a Hanukkah gift.  Not to mention, we will get another Lord of the Rings film being the first Hobbit film by Peter Jackson in December of 2012 as well.  Total geekgasm all over me.

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