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Blu-ray Review: The Lion King Signature Series!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 29th, 2017

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THE FILM

I remember when this came out in the cinema.  I was totally and utterly infatuated with this film.  I loved everything about ‘The Lion King’. I loved the characters, the animation, the music, and the story.  It was unbelievable when I first saw it at the age of 13.  Now I am almost 36, and the film still makes me feel like I did when I first saw it.  I am still completely in awe of ‘The Lion King’. Six years after the big Diamond Edition of the Blu-ray, which included 3D, we now have the Signature Collection of the film, which has some new bonus features, along with some older ones. The audio and video presentations seem to be the same transfers.

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It was only a matter of time before ‘The Lion King‘ was to be remade into a Live-Action Disney movie. Well, with the recent success of ‘The Jungle Book‘, ‘Cinderella‘, and ‘Maleficient‘ – Disney is now in the business of live-action remakes of their classic animated films. Their upcoming ‘Beauty and the Beast‘, which stars Emma Watson as Belle is one of the most anticipated films of next year. Plus, ‘The Little Mermaid‘ has already been greenlit for a live-action remake.

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Official word from Disney is that we will be getting ‘Lion King’ on Bluray on October 4th, 2011.  Add to that on September 16th, an all-new 3D version of ‘Lion King’ will be released in theaters.    Below is the official press release for your viewing pleasure.

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Look Who Will Be in the Live Action Lion King Remake!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 10th, 2017

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Unfortunately, Disney is remaking The Lion King in the form of a live-action debacle, similar to the recent horrid turd of a film Beauty and the Beast. Fortunately though, they have Jon Favreau in the director’s chair. I trust him. He gave us Iron Man and the recent live-action remake of The Jungle Book, which was loads better than that Beast movie. There are literally no humans in The Lion King story, unlike Jungle Book or Beauty and the Beast and if it follows the same pattern with the same exact camera shots and songs as its animated predecessor, it’s more than likely going to lose whatever emotion and lovable quality it had in the lifeless eyes of the CGI live-action animals.

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If you like creepy thrillers, Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight, might have the pic for you. ‘Hellions‘ stars Chloe Rose and Robert Patrick (‘Terminator 2‘) and directed by Bruce McDonald (‘Pontypool‘),  tells a sinister story of one teenager fighting for her life on Halloween night and it’s coming to Blu-ray and DVD February 2nd.

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Robert Townsend is Remaking ‘Brewster’s Millions’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 27th, 2015

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The next remake out of Hollywood will be ‘Brewster’s Millions‘. Richard Pryor and John Candy starred in the original film in 1985, which was based on George Barr McCutcheon’s book from 1902. The remake will focus on Monty Brewster, who will inherit $1 billion dollars. He’ll fully inherit the money if he spends $100 million in one week. If he doesn’t, he’ll go back to normal life.

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Bryan Reviews ‘Lion King 3D’!!! (A Blu-Ray Review)

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 12th, 2011

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I remember when this came out in the cinema.  I was totally and utterly infatuated with this film.  I loved everything about ‘The Lion King’. I loved the characters, the animation, the music, and the story.  It was unbelievable when I first saw it at the age of 13.  Now I am almost 30, and the film still makes me feel like I did when I first saw it.  I am still completely in awe of ‘The Lion King’.  And Disney is on a roll now with this 3D takeover, so they are releasing their old catalogue of films on blu-ray as well as in 3D.  In my opinion, ‘The Lion King’ might be Disney’s greatest 2D animated masterpiece.  This blu-ray release is a MUST OWN.

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Earlier today in anticipation for the release of Lion King 3D and for tis first time on blu-ray, I had the pleasure to sit in a virtual roundtable interview with Tony Bancroft.  Bancroft was one of the supervising animators on ‘Lion King’.  He also directed Disney’s ‘Mulan’.  Before we started with the interview he drew by hand a picture of Pumbaa.  It was amazing to see him bring that character to life.  After that I watched one of the extras from the upcoming ‘Lion King’ blu-ray and then on to the Q&A.  Enjoy.  And don’t forget to get the ‘Lion King’ On Blu-Ray!!

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Lionsgate is prepping the action-packed thriller ‘Acts of Violence‘ for distribution onto Blu-ray, Digital HD, and DVD available on March 27. The high-octane flick stars Bruce Willis (‘Die Hard‘ franchise), Ashton Holmes (‘A History of Violence‘), Shawn Ashmore (‘X-Men 2‘, and TV’s ‘The Following‘), and Cole Hauser (‘2 Fast 2 Furious‘). Hauser will forever be Benny in my mind from 1993’s ‘Dazed and ConfusedSophia Bush (‘John Tucker Must Die‘), and Mike Epps (‘Resident Evil:Extinction‘). Under the direction of Brett Donowho (‘Salvation‘)

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Hey guys, Jana here, Fans of ‘Fear The Walking Dead‘ you just have a few more weeks to wait before you can bring home ‘Fear The Walking Dead‘ Season 3 on Blu-ray and DVD, with Digital HD. March 13 is the day you need to circle on your calendar because Lionsgate and AMC delivers the television drama for home viewing.

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Is this a dream? I’m dreaming, right? Quentin Tarantino is about to beam up to the ‘Star Trek‘ franchise and that’s not joke. Tarantino, who is a big fan of all films, came up with a ‘Star Trek‘ storyline for a new film and talked with JJ Abrams about it. Abrams liked it so much, because why wouldn’t he, and the two have started to assemble a writer’s room who will knock out a big script based on Tarantino’s idea.

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If you were unsure the answer was anything other than “Shaft”, you best be getting yourself a film-education right fast and in a hurry. If you just can’t seem to get that done, Netflix will give you a primer when they reboot the classic 1971 film that was already rebooted once in 2000.

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Based on the best-selling memoir written by Jeannette Walls, Oscar winner Brie Larson (Best Actress, ‘Room‘) and Oscar Nominee Woody Harrelson (Best Supporting Actor, ‘The Messenger‘) star in ‘The Glass Castle‘, arriving on Digital HD October 24 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and On Demand November 7 from Lionsgate. Hailed as “one of the must-see movies of 2017” by Vanity Fair, ‘The Glass Castle‘ chronicles the adventures of a young girl growing up in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads. From the producer of ‘The Shack‘ and ‘The Blind Side‘, the film also stars Oscar Nominee Naomi Watts (Best Actress, ‘The Impossible‘) and Golden Globe Nominee Max Greenfield (Best Supporting Actor – ‘Television‘, ‘New Girl‘).

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Film Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 20th, 2017

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Matthew Vaughn is back in the director’s chair with ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle‘, the sequel to the hit 2015 action-comedy film that made over $414 million. The ‘Kingsman’ story line was originally written in comic book form from Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) and follows a super secret British spy service that protects the world from various threats. It’s like James Bond, but more fun, more violent, and with more laughs. With sequels, especially in the action world, the words “bigger, better, faster” are usually used everyday on set, in an attempt to out-do the previous movie. That can mostly be said for this sequel too, but with The Golden Circle – – it all works.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is inviting you to feel the magic of ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword‘ on Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital on August 8. You can pluck your very own copy early on July 25th if you just want the digital option. But why stop there when there is so much awesome awaiting you with all the options available?

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Blu-ray Review: ‘How to Steal a Million’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 3rd, 2017

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THE FILM

In 1964, Audrey Hepburn made My Fair Lady, which was met with critical claim and financial success. After all of the chaotic press tours, media coverage, and award shows that followed that film, Hepburn joined the cool, fun film How To Still A Million in 1966 with Peter O’Toole, along with William Wyler as director (Ben-Hur, Roman Holiday, The Best Years of Our Lives). Not exactly a light-weight. How To Still A Million can be compared to Ocean’s 11, The Thomas Crown Affair, or the recent Trance film if it were a comedy and light-hearted.

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Lionsgate debuts, for the first time, ‘Snitch‘ on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack June 6. The film stars Dwayne Johnson (‘Moana‘), Barry Pepper (‘Saving Private Ryan‘), Jon Bernthal (‘Fury‘) and Susan Sarandon (‘Thelma & Louise‘) all under the direction of Ric Roman Waugh (‘Felon‘).

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Blu-ray Announcement: ‘Lion’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 13th, 2017

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For $34.99, you’re not getting much here. If they want to charge that, they will need to up the ante on the extras or make this 4K. Wait till this drops below $20 for a purchase.

The journey begins for audiences everywhere when Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company release the critically acclaimed LION on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand March 21, 2017 and on Digital HD March 7, 2017Garth Davis’ directorial film debut garnered six Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture. The film features an astounding cast with Best Supporting Actor nominee Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), David Wenham (300), Best Supporting Actress nominee Nicole Kidman (Academy Award® winner for The Hours) and newcomers Abhishek Bharate and Sunny Pawar. Additional Academy Award® nominations include Best Music (Original Score), Best Cinematography and Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay).
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Lionsgate Brings ‘Wolf Creek: Season One’ To DVD!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 16th, 2017

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Based on the iconic cult movie franchise, the all-new revenge thriller television series ‘Wolf Creek: Season One‘ arrives on DVD March 21 from Lionsgate. The season is currently available on Digital HD. John Jarratt reprises his role as the murdering psychopath of the Australian Outback, Mick Taylor.

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Most people surround themselves with family at this time of year, and a lot of times that can lead to a few drinks in celebration. But how much is festive and when does it turn problematic? These are the questions this documentary, ‘Risky Drinking’ will address and shed some light on what is a serious problem.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 18th, 2016

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THE FILM

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

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 15th, 2016

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THE FILM

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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Daisy Ridley (‘Star Wars – The Force Awakens‘) is attached to star in the adaptation of YA novel ‘Chaos Walking‘. Patrick Ness penned the trilogy of novels set in a dystopian world where all living creatures can hear each other’s thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise. The title is named after a pretty descriptive line in the first book of the series, “The Noise is a man unfiltered, and without a filter, a man is just chaos walking.”

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Adam Copeland, affectionately known by millions as WWE Superstar Edge is not in the ring any longer, but he’s joined season 5 of ‘Vikings‘ on History Channel as a recurring character.

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Disney’s epic film ‘The Lion King‘ created die hard fans of all ages and those fans keep introducing their kids to it which means there are millions of fans out there hungry for more animated antics. To keep the franchise fresh Disney continued the series with Simba and Nala’s cub, Kion and his Lion Guard and their adventures throughout the Pride Lands. On September 20th their film collection grows as ‘The Lion Guard: Unleash the Power‘ is released.

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Jenji Kohan is a TV series creator responsible for ‘Orange is the New Black‘ and ‘Weeds‘, the woman is a force of nature and the equivalent of a royal flush for a network to have in their stable. She has turned her attention from ladies in prison for the moment, to ladies wrestling with a project titled ‘GLOW‘. If that sounds familiar, you’re right because the series is inspired by the TV series ‘GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling‘ from the 1980’s.

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Fantastic Fest‘ has released their 2nd wave of programming with a huge roster that would work as an entire film fest on its own! Add it to the first wave programming seen here, and by Jupiter’s Cock, it’s going to be exciting!!! There will be advance screenings of ‘The Martian‘, ‘High-Rise‘, ‘Green Room‘, and ‘The Keeping Room‘.

“This is a big year for genre cinema. We’re exceptionally proud to honor incredible filmmakers and welcome back some of Fantastic Fest’s favorites,” said Tim League, Fantastic Fest and Alamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder.

Sticking true to Fantastic Fest’s penchant for chaos and explosive events, they welcome Itchy-O to Austin for the first time. A blazing, 32-member aural assault from the darkest depths of Colorado, Itchy-O is a wholly immersive, musical experience on a massive scale. Said festival director Kristen Bell, “We cannot wait for them to unleash their percussive mayhem on our audience as hysteria has a welcome home at Fantastic Fest.”

See below for the full lineup of newly announced film titles for Fantastic Fest 2015. Final wave of titles to be announced shortly.

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Dallas Comic Con 2015: Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2015

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Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion are convention staples and more importantly, their shenanigans are legendary. If you attended last year’s May Dallas convention, you know that Nathan called Alan and Face Timed him in Australia since he couldn’t make the con.

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Hulu Picks Up Seinfeld and The Walking Dead Spinoff!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 29th, 2015

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Hulu has worked a deal with AMC that puts the streaming service in a good spot with at least one brand new series. The output deal includes of all episodes of the upcoming series that are derived from the network’s top-rated ‘The Walking Dead‘ titled ‘Fear the Walking Dead‘.

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Die-hard fans of Cassandra Clare’s ‘The Mortal Instruments‘ book series should be excited for the latest announcement from ABC Family! The network has ordered ‘Shadowhunters‘ a series based on the uber-successful, YA novels.

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‘Robin Hood: Origins’ Finds Home At Lionsgate!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 19th, 2015

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Lionsgate is joining the magnanimous and philanthropic movement that has taken Hollywood by storm. I’m talking, of course, about the onslaught of Robin Hood projects that will be coming our way via Sherwood Forest, soon.

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The works of literary great Robert A. Heinlein have been immortalized on celluloid since 1950 with more than a dozen projects adapted from his written works including ‘Project Moon Base‘, ‘Red Planet‘, ‘The Puppet Masters‘ and ‘Starship Troopers‘. While the novels didn’t quite transfer seamlessly from one story-telling avenue to the other, the general theme has been the same. Hoping to make a successful transition with one of Heinlen’s more difficult pieces is Bryan Singer, and the title is ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress‘.

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Film Review: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 12th, 2015

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I can officially say that the first AWESOME, kick-ass movie of 2015 is finally here, which is ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service‘. Based on Mark Millar’s (Kick-Ass) comic book, director Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Layer Cake, Snatch) has once again delivered the goods and high entertainment value with an homage to spy films, particularly the ‘James Bond‘ franchise. So what’s that mean? It means the guy who made ‘Kick-Ass‘ and produced ‘Snatch‘, made his own version of ‘James Bond‘, and it’s as violent and gory and funny as his other films I mentioned.

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All networks are getting to work on casting their pilot choices and Showtime follows suit with a new announcement involving the lineup of ‘Billions‘. The hopeful series is taking an in-depth look at the high finance world and the eventual sparring of two of its heavyweights, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod.

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Film Review: ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 12th, 2014

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Exodus: Gods and Kings opened with a brief accounting of the enslavement of the Israelites.  The panoramic shots of the in progress building of Egypt’s statues, pyramids, etc. looked awesome.  I hadn’t enjoyed such detail and expanse since The Lord of the Rings trilogy. 

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Hollywood is Remaking ‘Big’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 30th, 2014

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Hollywood is remaking one of the best comedies ever to grace the big screen. Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce are remaking the hit and iconic film from 1988 ‘Big‘ that starred Tom Hanks. Fox is the studio behind this and describes the project as an event series based on the movie that explores what it means to be an adult and what it means wot be a kid – and how in today’s modern world, those two aspects are more confused than ever.

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Here is the first full length trailer for ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I‘. Until now we have only seen teasers without any actual footage from the movie. They have been doing a great job at marketing this film and this trailer only builds on the hype. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, Jeffrey Wright, Natalie Dormer, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Willow Shields.

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FILM REVIEW: “THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING”

by Justin Cline on Aug 20th, 2014

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It takes a lot for a horror film to scare me. But the thought of sitting through The Possession of Michael King a second time does just that. Make no mistake. I do not come to praise this movie. I come to bury it.

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Comic-Con is a gathering of most of the best things in life. ‘Batman‘? Check. ‘Firefly‘? Check. ‘Game of Thrones‘? Check. ‘The Walking Dead‘? Let me tell you about this one. Not only did attendees for the WD panel get to interact with stars of the undead mega-hit for AMC, but they get a 5 minute sneak peek of the upcoming season 5.

 

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If you’re not familiar with the name Idris Elba (‘Pacific Rim‘, ‘Thor‘) by now, you’ve probably just thawed out from the large block of ice you’ve been encased in for the last thousand years. If that’s the case, grab a hair dryer and keep reading.

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We all know Christian Bale is a busy guy, he was in the Golden Globe winning and Oscar Nominated ‘American Hustle‘. He has 4 projects in varying degrees of completion at the moment. One of these is the Biblical epic of ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ where Bale takes on a new role as Moses.

 

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Enjoy this Video from ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 25th, 2014

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Lionsgate sure has a handle on how to market their films and their new teaser trailer for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1‘ is no different. Instead of the usual 30 second trailer that is filled with mostly text or footage from previous movies, we have a 1 minute and 12 second video from President Snow (Donald Sutherland) from the Capitol, spewing some evil propaganda. It seems straightforward, but as the camera pulls back from President Snow, someone is revealed, and it just got me all excited for this sequel. Fans will be screaming! Enjoy the short teaser trailer. The film opens November 21st, 2014, so we have a while.

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Film Review: ‘Hellion’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 10th, 2014

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Texas-based filmmaker Kat Candler delivers a great dramatic story with excellent performances by her actors in her feature film ‘Hellion‘, which is based off of her 2012 short film of the same name. I love when director’s get the opportunity to tell their full story on screen from previous short, and ‘Hellion‘ is sure to have audiences talking about it for days to come. Director Jeff Nichols, whose previous film was the award-winning ‘Mud‘, served as executive producer for ‘Hellion‘, which is fitting, because both feature a couple of young adolescent boys in serious adult situations. While some of ‘Hellion’s script has a few problems, it makes up for it ten-fold with its directing and acting.

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Interview: Kat Candler on ‘Hellion’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 10th, 2014

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I had the extreme pleasure to sit down with the excellent director/writer Kat Candler and discuss her new film, ‘Hellion‘. We talk about making the movie, casting Aaron Paul, Josh Wiggins, and Juliette Lewis, as well as some of her favorite moments in film. It was such a fun interview in Dallas, TX., and her film ‘Hellion‘ is definitely worth seeing. Go Watch it.

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Film Review: ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’

by Gumbercules9000 on May 29th, 2014

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Seth MacFarlane is back with his second directorial effort with ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West‘. His first film, ‘Ted‘, which was a huge box office success, netting in almost $600 million from a budget of only $50 million, pretty much guaranteed that he would get to make any movie he wanted to in the future. MacFarlane is most known for creating and providing many of the voices for the cartoon shows such as ‘Family Guy‘, ‘The Cleveland Show‘, and ‘American Dad‘. All of which are family oriented shows. But with ‘Ted‘, he took it a couple of steps further and made a solid ‘R’ rated movie with tons of laughs and a decent story.

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Film Review: ‘Million Dollar Arm’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 15th, 2014

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This was another film I was unsure about. Of course I adore Jon Hamm, and his work on Mad Men is beyond incredible. And Lake Bell is a definite keeper after seeing her film “In A World” and her recurring role on ‘Children’s Hospital. But this movie could have been a hit or miss for me. Disney has made a great family movie with ‘Million Dollar Arm‘ that I wasn’t expecting to get sucked into and obviously invested in. You can tell it was passionately and lovingly made and disney quite possibly has a home-run on their hands.

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If you didn’t get a chance to watch the season finale of ‘Walking Dead‘, iTunes has a treat for you! The famed content library is providing one free viewing of last night’s season finale along with the rest of the series.  iTunes head of streaming series’ Ellen Rodkin-Dell announced this morning, “We think it’s a great way to reward our loyal customers. Out streaming service is being used by 105.1 million Americans per day. We are always looking for innovative and new ways to reward customers and are looking into improving a referral program to further reward our faithful customers.”

 

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Warren Beatty hasn’t been featured on the big screen for quite a while and he is ready to change that. Beatty has had a Howard Hughes-based project perking in his head for 20 years before we’re seeing any tangible sign of its existence. Beatty will direct and star as Hughes, but it will center on Hughes’ assistant and his love interest. Beatty’s wife, Annette Bening and Matthew Broderick have lent their talents to the project and we’re told there may still be a few surprise actors to join, we’re being told perhaps Jack Nicholson?

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Guy Ritchie Is Looking to Make A King Arthur Movie!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 28th, 2014

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Tale as old as time…no, not ‘Beauty and the Beast‘. I’m talking about the King Arthur legend. The story inspired such classic movies like ‘Excalibur‘, ‘King Arthur‘, and BBC’s ‘Merlin‘. There are some less classic offerings from ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail‘ and Disney’s 1963 animated ‘The Sword in The Stone‘. But I digress.

 

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Well of course ‘The Walking Dead‘ was renewed for a fifth season. The recent fourth season opener broke cable records with over 16 million people tuning in. Zombies are in this year. And it seems they are not going away anytime soon. AMC announced today that the fifth season has been ordered. AMC president Charlie Collier said, “We are very happy to make what has to be one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever:  The Walking Dead is renewed for a fifth season.  This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently – and most notably – with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more Dead.”

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Jana B., Here….

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Sausage Party’. Just let that sink in a minute. What are you thinking about? You filthy person! You’re wrong, though. (I was too!) This is an R-Rated animated film written by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir. Sony and Annapurna pictures are co-financing and producing the project. Rogen and Goldberg wrote This Is The End, the hilarious end of the world comedy that just passed $100 million in domestic box office sales.

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‘The Conjuring’ is Breaking Records!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 23rd, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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The horror genre is ruling the box office this summer, which is so cool. I’m a sick and twisted fan when it comes to horror, as I enjoy seeing every horror film, no matter how gory, terrible, or depraved it is. I live for that stuff. So, when I got the news that ‘The Conjuring‘, the new horror film by director James Wan has broken three records at the box office, I was giddy with joy. Why, you ask? Well because, this might pave the way for new and original horror films in our near future.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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I laughed out loud when I received this information.  I think we have said all we need to say with these ‘Taken‘ movies. They always make decent money, but are never any really good. But that has never stopped Hollywood. So, in true fashion, we are getting a third ‘Taken‘ movie and Liam Neeson is finishing his contract negotiations to the tune of $20 million.

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This is pretty huge news.  Not in a long time have two big name actors decided to team up for a tv series for a network channel.  Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer are looking to develop and star in a new comedy project for Lionsgate.  The meetings started before Thanksgiving and we hear that both Lawrence and Grammer have amazing chemistry.  I’d buy that since Lawrence had such great chemistry with another tall white guy, Tim Robbins in ‘Nothing to Lose‘.

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Film Review: ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 ‘

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 15th, 2012

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This is the end – finally. After four books and five movies, Stephenie Meyer’s ode to the true love between an insipidly needy girl and an overbearing vampire is complete with the opening of Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (BD2). If you are a ‘tween or extremely bored and emotionally stunted older woman that loves this series, then you might want to stop reading this review.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

The season 3 premier of the zombie hit series on AMC, drew in 10.9 million viewers, which was the most watched episode of the series to date, and as also the most watched episode of any basic cable series EVER.  It even drew higher numbers for viewers under 50 than ‘Modern Family’, and ‘The Big Bang Theory’.  Zombies are taking over.  Congrats ‘Walking Dead’.

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Universal is Remaking ‘Videodrome’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 22nd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Universal is planning a remake of the thriller/horror/sci-fi film ‘Videodrome’, made famous by David Cronenberg in 1983.  Adam Berg will driect the film for Universal Pictures.  Berg is mostly known for commercials and music videos.  This will be his first feature film.  Ehren Kruger penned the script and Daniel Bobker will produce the project.

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Jon Hamm Joins ‘Million Dollar Arm’ For Disney!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 10th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…

Jon Ham (Mad Men) has joined the cast of ‘Million Dollar Arm’ where he’ll play a sports agent based on real life agent J.B. Bernstein.  Bernstein discovered professional pitchers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel through a reality show he staged in India with cricket players.

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Oscar winner Ben Kinglsey (Schindler’s List/Gandhi) is final negotiations to take on Iron Man’s next villain in ‘Iron Man 3’.  A lot of fans of Iron Man were hoping to see that villain be the Mandarin, but insiders close to the film have hinted it won’t be the Mandarin.  All that I know is that when Kinglsey and Robert Downey Jr. share the screen, everything will be glittered with gold.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Mid Season Opener Broke Records!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 14th, 2012

Hi Bryan Here….

I’m so proud of ‘The Walking Dead’.  I was just discussing the other night with friends, that back in 2008, while we were deep into reading ‘Walking Dead’ comics, that we fantasized about a ‘Walking Dead’ series.  And back then we thought that it would never become a reality.  Why would it?  Do people unlike our geek and nerd selves love zombie stories? Are there people out there that have constructed a full on zombie survival handbook on their own?  Well, going by the record viewers for this mid season 2 opener, that answer would be YES.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Bruce Springsteen announced today that he and the E Street Band will start their first U.S. leg of the 2012 “Wrecking Ball” World Tour on March 18th  in Atlanta.   Springsteen’s 17th studio album, “Wrecking Ball,” will be released on March 6.  The band consists of  Roy Bittan – piano, synthesizer; Nils Lofgren – guitar, vocals; Patti Scialfa – guitar, vocals; Garry Tallent – bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt – guitar, vocals; and Max Weinberg – drums; with Soozie Tyrell – violin, guitar, vocals and Charlie Giordano – keyboards.

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AMC Renews ‘Walking Dead’ for Third Season!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 25th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…..

With ‘Walking Dead’s’ season 2 opener destroying viewing records, AMC has given the go ahead on a third season of the zombie series.  “Today we are pleased to announce that the ‘dead’ shall live as we proudly renew The Walking Dead for a third season on AMC and, globally, with our terrific partners at Fox International Channels.”

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Hi Bryan Here….

A self-made millionaire living on New York City’s Upper East Side, 39-year-old Dee Dee Ricks seemed to have it all – until she was diagnosed with aggressive stage II breast cancer.  Insured and affluent, she could afford the best treatment money could buy, but was shocked to realize how difficult it is for uninsured women in the same situation, and determined to do something about it.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Mike Medavoy and Doug McKay, Vice-President of Production at Phoenix Pictures, have teamed up with legendary writer Ray Bradbury, RGI Productions’ Rodion Nahapetov (who is penning the screenplay), and producer Natasha Shliapnikoff to produce the feature film adaptation of Bradbury’s classic novel “Dandelion Wine.”

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Hi Bryan Here…

Official Press Release:

LOS ANGELES, CA, AUGUST 10, 2011—Eddie Murphy will give voice to the animated lead character in Alcon Entertainment’s live action/animated big screen adaptation of the of the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated TV series HONG KONG PHOOEY, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Warner Bros. Press Release:

BURBANK, CA, July 21, 2011 – With “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” still in the first week of its record-breaking run, the Harry Potter film franchise has now crossed the $7 billion mark worldwide, and counting. The announcement was made today by Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Production company Lionsgate has teamed with Kevin Smith and his SModcast pictures company to help distribute his latest and greatest thriller picture, ‘Red State’.  If you remember from Sundance this past year in a what turned out to be joke auction for his film, Kevin Smith paid himself $20 dollars for the theatrical distribution rights for his ‘Red State’.

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Hi Bryan Here….

It’s great to see JCVD’s return to the big screen with  what will hopefully be a brutal action film.  It has been too long.  Jean Claude returned to the screen a few years ago with his critically acclaimed part documentary part fiction film ‘JCVD’.  I couldn’t believe how amazing Van Damme was in this movie.  He absolutely deserved an acting award.  Now it seems with his upcoming film ‘Assassination Games’ which has already been picked up by Sony, Van Damme will head another production called ‘Six Bullets’.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Today was Apple’s WWDC 2011 conference and convention.  Steve Jobs took to the stage at noon central time and talked about three new products from Apple.  All of which were software.  No new hardware was mentioned today at the conference.  But what was talked about and unveiled was the new OSX Lion which is the new operating system for Apple computers.  The previous version was Snow Leopard.  Also the new iOS5 which is basically the new operating system for Apple’s mobile devices.  And the much anticipated iCloud program which basically will replace Apple’s less than thrilling Mobile-Me service.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Some very good news for you Nathan Fillion fans out there.  Your voices have been heard.  Nathan (MAL) will lend his voice to play Hal Jordan in an upcoming direct to DVD movie called “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights”.

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Hey guys, Jana here, 

Disney is cranking open the vault with a selection from the Walt Disney Signature Collection. ‘Lady and the Tramp‘ will be widely released onto Digital and Blu-ray in February. If you want to add the blu-ray to your collection, it will become available on February 27, and the digital copy becomes available a week before that on February 20.

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Movies We’re Thankful For!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 23rd, 2017

Tis the season to be thankful for many things. Family, friends, food, jobs, and Bruce Campbell. It’s Thanksgiving time and we here at Boomstick Comics just love movies. We love everything about them. Even the bad ones. While you’re eating those delicious bites of Turkey, watching ‘Charlie Brown Thanksgiving‘ or the Dallas Cowboys Game, we want to share with you some movies that we are thankful for. These movies have touched us in some way and have helped shaped our creative lives. Maybe this list will inspire you to make your own list and share it with us. These are the movies we are thankful for and dearly love.

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Film Review #2: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017)!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 14th, 2017

Dan M., here….

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (1991) is in the top 2 Disney animated movies of all-time. I’ll only allow The Lion King, which has a live action version due in 2019 or 2020, to be ranked ahead of it. This isn’t a debate. These are facts. Beauty and the Beast (animated) is a masterpiece from songs to characters, which is why I loved that this new live-action movie stayed so true to the animated version. It was an extremely enjoyable two hours with some really great moments and I look forward to seeing it again.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Big Hero 6‘ is headed to new life as an animated series on Disney XD and is set to premiere in 2017. This news leads me to ask one big question: Is Fall Out Boy going with it? I fully endorse a world where more kids are singing “Immortals” and less kids are singing “Let It Go“!

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Film Review: ‘The Good Dinosaur’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 24th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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This year marks the first time that Pixar released to feature films in the same year. Usually, Pixar releases one film every year or two, but in 2015, we got both ‘Inside Out‘ and this new Thanksgiving release ‘The Good Dinosaur‘. There was good reason for this second release as well, as this might have been the first Pixar movie to ever have a troubled history of production. Back in 2009, Bob Peterson came up with the story and was set to direct ‘The Good Dinosaur‘ a couple of years later.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Netflix is presenting the cast for their latest supernatural period drama series, ‘Stranger Things‘, that is currently in pre-production for a first season order of 8 episodes, from executive producer Shawn Levy, (‘Real Steel‘, ‘Night at the Museum‘) and being written and directed by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (‘Wayward Pines‘, ‘We All Fall Down‘)

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Blu-ray Review: ‘101 Dalmatians’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 10th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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If it weren’t for ‘101 Dalmatians‘, we might not have had any more Disney animated films, including ‘The Lion King‘ or even ‘Wreck it Ralph‘. Back in 1959, ‘Sleeping Beauty‘ failed to live up to expectations and didn’t make enough money for Disney to do another project. In fact, it got so bad at Disney, that people were being let go and the studio doors were on the verge of being shut for good. Can you imagine that? No more Disney animated films after 1959? I know I can’t.

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Interview: Rob Minkoff 2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 6th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here…

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I had the extreme pleasure of interviewing director Rob Minkoff, who directed 1994’s ‘The Lion King‘ for Disney. Is latest film, ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman‘ releases this week. We discuss the cast, ‘The Lion King‘, ‘Forbidden Kingdom‘, some of his favorite movies, and that infamous scene in ‘The Lion King‘, which was when Simba fell into the wildflowers and the flowers blew in the wind and seemingly spelled out ‘SEX’. It was a fun interview in Dallas, TX. Go see ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ and read our REVIEW BY CLICKING HERE!

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Film Review: ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 6th, 2014

Rebecca S., Here….

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When I was a little girl, I would snuggle up on the couch with my dad and watch reruns of his favorite cartoon, Rocky and Bullwinkle. He would tell me all about “moose and squirrel”, Boris and Natasha, George of the Jungle, and Dudley Do-Right… but the one I loved best was Peabody’s Improbable History. It was clever, snarky, educational in the worst way, and full of horribly great puns (which I am still a sucker for). I was worried when going to see the new DreamWorks (Shrek, How to train your Dragon) movie Mr. Peabody and Sherman, that it would not live up to the kitschy cool of the original 5 minute shorts. I was pleasantly surprised to find a smart, fun movie that kept the cool (and the horribly great puns).

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Hi, Bryan Here…

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Elton John and his company Rocket Pictures have acquired the rights to the hit play ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat‘ from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. This version will be an animated feature film for the whole family. The play is based on the story of Joseph from the Bible’s book of Genesis.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

To satisfy consumer demand and serve the growing base of Blu-ray™ households, The Walt Disney Studios today announced plans to add more than 30 popular and iconic films to its ever-expanding Blu-ray™ library.  Each film selected for release has been fully digitally remastered, with dirt and anomalies cleaned to a pristine level, offering viewers optimum high definition picture and sound quality of some of their favorite films.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

 

Amazon.com is currently having a 50% off sale on four of their epic Disney deluxe box sets.  The four sets include: The Pirates of the Caribbean box set, The Toy Story box set, The Cars (Pixar) box set, and The Lion King box set.  This is a great deal and it will last all week.  SO be sure to stock up for the holidays or treat yourself to one of these amazing box sets.

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Hi Bryan Here….

So like I said in September, “October is Awesome for blurays”.  Well October packs a punch for its first week of releases.  So let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Jackie Brown’, ‘Lion King’, 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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Hi Bryan Here….

So of course with the recent success of Lion King in 3D and being released in theaters again, Disney and Pixar are going to release a multitude of older films from their archives back in theaters in 3D.  And why wouldn’t they?  Lion King this past week has made tons and tons of money.  Read below what films we can expect first in 3D.

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Hi Bryan Here….

MIPCOM 2011 is preparing to welcome a galaxy of internationally-recognised actors, directors, writers, producers and show business personalities who will join the largest TV industry gathering in Cannes and grace the red carpet at MIPCOM’s Opening Night Party. Holding a MIPCOM World Premiere Television Screening of its new thriller TV series Missing in the Palais des Festivals’ Grand Auditorium, ABC Studios is bringing stellar cast members of the show to Cannes.

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Check Out Disney’s D23 Expo!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 9th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Official Press Release:

THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TAKES FANS BEHIND THE SCENES AT DISNEY’S D23 EXPO, AUGUST 19-21

BURBANK, Calif. – August 9, 2011 – Exclusively at Disney’s D23 Expo August 19-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney film fans will go behind the scenes to explore the exciting roster of projects on the horizon at The Walt Disney Studios, with a variety of panel discussions, sneak peeks and exhibits.
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Hi Bryan Here….

Disney will be releasing the award winning pop icon of a film ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ by Tim Burton on August 30th of this year in 3D.  From the looks of the press release, the release will be packed with extras and will be a combo release meaning, 3D Bluray/2D Bluray/DVD/Digital Copy.  Below is the press release for your excitement and enjoyment.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Sorry for the lack of this column over the past few weeks.  Been so busy with the holiday season, the website moving to different bigger servers, planning on some big contests and info to dish out to yall, and a few other surprises here and there.  But alas, the Bluray/DVD column is back on track and will be out weekly again.  So i hope you enjoy this abundance of releases.  Tons of great stuff here.

As usual, 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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4K UHD Review: ‘Hell or High Water’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 19th, 2018

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Director David Mackenzie’s latest film, Hell or High Water, is a perfect example of how slow and steady wins the race.  The film is a little slow to start, but once it gets going, it’s fantastic. The story centers around two brothers, Toby  Howard (Chris Pine) and Tanner Howard (Ben Foster) who are desperately trying to save their mother’s farm and keep it in the family. The brothers are literally under the gun to find the money and decide the quickest way to make the deadline is to rob banks. Toby is intelligent, calm, cool and collected and the brains behind the operation. Tanner is an ex con hothead who relishes the crime spree and does little to control either his rage or his inclination toward violence.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Wonder’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 8th, 2018

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Back in 2012, author R.J. Palacio released her novel ‘Wonder‘, which caught on worldwide quickly and became one of the most heartfelt and dare I say it “wonderful” stories of recent memory. It was only a matter of time before it was optioned into a movie. Luckily Lionsgate picked it up where author/director Stephen Chbosky (Perks of Being a Wallflower) signed on to take on the task in adapting this fantastic story for the big screen. ‘Wonder‘ follows a young boy named Auggie (Jacob Tremblay) who was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, which is a genetic disorder that causes facial disfiguration at birth, which can cause problems with hearing, eyesight, and breathing.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Geostorm’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 29th, 2018

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Natural disaster films will always have a special place in my heart. Most of the time, they are over-the-top, ridiculous, and never make a lick of sense. Still, there is something entertaining in watching giant cities fall due to an alien invasion, a giant lizard, or is with the case of ‘Geostorm‘, extreme weather. No matter what the premise, these films usually have the same intentions and plot structure, which usually involves one hero guy to save the day, millions of casualties, hilarious one-liners, and enough insane plot tangents that would cause you to have a headache.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Jigsaw’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 16th, 2018

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Wait, what? He’s back? He’s really back with his infamous contraptions that kill people? Of course he’s back, even after a seven year hiatus, which was the last time we watched the Saw franchise on the big screen. Jigsaw marks the 8th film in the series since 2004 and with an eight film combined budget of $77 million, the box office gross of all eight films is a hair-line under $1 billion. So if you think there will be more Saw films with more Tobin Bell, the answer is a hard “yes”. The Spierig Bros. (Undead, Predestination, Daybreakers) are in the director chairs this time around as they put Jigsaw/John Cramer (Bell) in the center of the story.

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Hey guys, Jana here, 

Can one possibly get enough ‘John Wick‘? The answer to that question is “Hell No!!!” Well Starz and Lionsgate TV have joined forces to bring us ‘The Continental‘, an serial adaptation of the films inspired by the film and occasionally featuring the Baba Yaga himself, Keanu Reeves. It will be set in the universe created for 2014’s juggernaut ‘John Wick‘ and the 2017 sequel ‘John Wick: Chapter 2‘. These films established a dynamic world and more than got the ball rolling to make audiences demand more. There is a tertiary film in the series standing in pre-production now, eyeing a 2019 release date.

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Ethan Hawke has ’24 Hours To Live’ on Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 12th, 2018

Why did this movie not get a major theatrical release? I have no idea. This movie called ‘24 Hours To Live‘ stars Ethan Hawk and produced by the guys who helped make ‘John Wick‘. I mean, this has gold written all over it. Not sure what bonus features will be available, but there is none listed at the moment. Let’s hope that changes. You can currently see the film On Demand, but the Blu-ray will be available on February 6th.

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One of the most heart-warming movies of the year, ‘Wonder‘ is coming to 4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital HD very soon. In fact, you’ll be able to watch the film digitally as soon as January 30th. Then on February 13th, you’ll be able to purchase the 4K UHD and Blu-ray Discs. Trust me, you’re going to want to his film in your collection. It’s that good. The 4K UHD Dis will feature Dolby Vision and HDR10 support, which is excellent. Bonus features include Audio Commentary, and quite a few behind the scenes featurettes on the making of the movie. I cannot wait for this one.

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Software App Review: ‘Film Budgeteers’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 3rd, 2018

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When preparing to make a movie, short film, or TV series, there are quite possibly a million things that you will have to decide on and plan in advance to get the ball rolling to execute your vision on screen. Actors, crew members, marketing, sets, props, makeup, hair-styling, food, lighting, cameras, and tons of other aspects are required to make a movie. Unless you’re making a movie in your own home, by yourself with your iPhone, I’m willing to bet your film – no matter how big or small it is, will require you to pony up some money for it to be made. Now, pretty much all films have a budget. A budget can be as small as $5000 or can be as huge as $250 million. You’re going to have to budget and not go over your budget in order for you film to work. So how can you work out a film budget on paper that shows where all the money is going to? Usually, you would hire someone for that, but there’s a new app in town called ‘Film Budgeteers‘, which essentially does all the work for you.

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‘Jigsaw’ Is Coming to 4K UHD!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 2nd, 2018

 

Nothing is over when it comes to the ‘Saw‘ franchise and Jigsaw. The new installment in that horror series, simply titled ‘Jigsaw‘ is coming to 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on January 23rd. You’ll be able to watch it digitally as early as January 9th. They brothers who made the zombie film ‘Undead‘ and the vampire film ‘Daybreakers‘ sat in the director’s chair this time around with more insane bloody traps and more twists and turns than ever before. There are tons of extras, including audio commentary and behind the scenes featurettes. There is also a Dolby Atmos audio track, which I hope is demo worthy. To hear blood and guts fall from the ceiling could be super awesome. More details below.

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‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ is coming to Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 2nd, 2018

One of my favorite and Top movies of 2017 is coming to Blu-ray on January 23rd. Of course, I’m talking about ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer‘ from director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster). The film stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, and Barry Keoghan. I have described this movie as a sibling to Stanley Kurbick’s film ‘Eyes Wide Shut‘, because of the glaring similarities. Not only is it similar, but it’s a damn good film that stays with you long after you watch it. There looks to be only one extra here and no 4K UHD release yet, but let’s hope that changes. I can’t wait to watch this again and  relive the awkwardness and suspenseful situations this movie delivers.

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4K UHD Review: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 2nd, 2018

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The threats of terrorism, war, chaos, and financial ruin are all too real these days.  ’The Dark Knight Rises’ dives into these issues on a massive scale, which makes any film in the Marvel universe look like mere “child’s play” (no reference to a knife-wielding murderous doll).  Compared with the other Batman movies, everything is bigger in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and there is so much more at stake.  Not one second of this film is wasted, the writing and direction is straight to the point, cohesive, and comes across as totally fulfilling in its 164 minute run-time.

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Audrey Evans’ Favorite Movies of 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 30th, 2017

 

I’ve seen quite a few movies in 2017 and it was difficult to narrow them down to my absolute favorites. I’m not ranking any of these, but these are the films that stuck with me the most. Enjoy.

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