Jun/2018

4K UHD Review: ‘The Matrix’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 25th, 2018

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There are only a handful of times where a single film completely flips the entire cinema world upside down and becomes the landmark and milestone for future movies and filmmakers in the decades to come. In 1999, the filmscape was forever changed with a sci-fi action movie called ‘The Matrix‘ by the Wachowski siblings. Nobody had ever heard of the filmmaking duo before and there was not a single soul in the world that though Keanu Reeves would become the action star he became after this movie, but it all worked out well and drove a ton of creative people to think, philosophize, and create even more work based on ‘The Matrix‘.

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‘The Matrix’ is coming to 4K UHD!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 13th, 2018

I’m ready to go down the rabbit hole with Neo once again and learn Kung-Fu and take out robots. The 1999 sci-fi epic ‘The Matrix‘ is finally coming to 4K UHD on May 22nd. The new UHD transfer was supervised Bill Pope himself. The new transfer will come with HDR10 and Dolby Vision, which is just going to be glorious on every level. I can’t wait. Not only that, there will be a Dolby Atmos track, which I bet will be one of the best sounding discs on the market. There will be no new extras unfortunately, but most of the previous bonus features will be transferred over to this release, including the commentary tracks and more.

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Warner Bros. Wants to Remake ‘The Matrix’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 14th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Warner Bros. is at a loss for original ideas, so they are wanting to get back to 1999 when ‘The Matrix‘ was releasing, because in fact, they want to remake ‘The Matrix‘. This is a terrible idea. There are tons of original stories and ideas out there. Get after it Warner Bros. Sources close to the project have said that a remake of ‘The Matrix‘ is in the works, which isn’t necessarily new news, since we reported on this a couple of years ago. It wasn’t so much of a remake back then, but maybe an expanse on the storyline or even a sequel.

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Here is a 6 minute trailer for ‘Cloud Atlas’.  This definitely looks epic, which is based on David Mitchell’s magnificent story, which spans 100’s of years.  Tom Hanks, Jim Broadbent, Halle Berry, Ben Whishaw, Jim Sturgess, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant star. It looks like Tom Hanks plays several different characters and Hugh Grant looks like something out of Mel Gibson’s ‘Apocalypto’.  The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer directed this, which they brought us the ‘Matrix’ trilogy and ‘Speed Racer’.  This opens October 26th.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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We have an incredible 32nd episode of our fun podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our thirty-second episode, titled ‘Neo, Tron, and Batman – Oh My!‘, we talk about the the remake of ‘The Matrix‘, the sequel to ‘Tron‘, and news on ‘The Batman‘ film, along with casting famous people to play us in a movie.  It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. I am joined pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury and comic book artist Jeremy Megert.

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More ‘Matrix’ Movies Are On The Horizon!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 2nd, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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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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Hi Bryan Here….

“The definitive 7-disc Blu-ray set, The Ultimate Matrix Collection features all three films in the trilogy together for the first time ever with a newly remastered picture and sound for The Matrix. Also included is the companion piece The Matrix Revisited and the best-selling The Animatrix, plus five entirely new Blu-ray discs packed solid with brand-new supplemental materials that encompass every aspect of the Matrix universe, including two new audio commentaries on each film, Enter the Matrix video game footage, 106 deep-delving featurettes/ documentaries and much more!”

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Hi Bryan Here….

“The definitive 7-disc Blu-ray set, The Ultimate Matrix Collection features all three films in the trilogy together for the first time ever with a newly remastered picture and sound for The Matrix. Also included is the companion piece The Matrix Revisited and the best-selling The Animatrix, plus five entirely new Blu-ray discs packed solid with brand-new supplemental materials that encompass every aspect of the Matrix universe, including two new audio commentaries on each film, Enter the Matrix video game footage, 106 deep-delving featurettes/ documentaries and much more!”

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‘Last Flag Flying’ waves over Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 14th, 2017

Last Flag Flying‘ is coming to Blu-ray on January 30th and will be available digitally on January 16th. The film is directed by Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Everybody Wants Some, Boyhood) and stars Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne, and is based on Darryl Ponicsan’s book of the same name. The movie focuses on three older men who all served in Vietnam together. Fast forward many years later, they are all reunited when one of their son’s has died in the Iraq war and they road trip to bury the fallen. It’s a different kind of movie for sure in Linklater’s list of movies, but he proves that he can tackle any subject, even if it isn’t as silly or fun as the above mentioned films of his. There will be audio commentaries, behind the scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, and more included on this Blu-ray. Below is more information on the release.

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A Retrospective Look Back at the year 2007 in Movies!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 20th, 2017

Written by: Dan Moran

It has been a decade since we have had an overwhelmingly great year of movies. There have been some ‘great movies’ for sure, that have been released since 2007, but a collective year of dominance like 2007 hasn’t been experienced in 10 years. We have to start with the films that people still talk about today from 2007. No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, & Zodiac. I mean what a Top 3 for one calendar year!  The closest we got to this was in 2015 when the Top 3 was, Mad Max: Fury Road, Mad Max: Fury Road, & Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

Own the groundbreaking Netflix Original Series ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season’ and ‘Marvel’s Daredevil: The Complete Second Season’ on Blu-ray and DVD August 22.

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John Wick 2 is Headed for 4K UHD and Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 22nd, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Keanu Reeves Returns as the Legendary Assassin in the Action-Packed Thrill Ride Arriving on Digital HD May 23 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, and DVD on June 13 from Lionsgate. I’m super excited about this, especially since the film was AWESOME, and we get to see those glorious HDR colors and 4K detailed textures. It also looks like there will be some killer bonus features as well. See the press release below and make sure to Pre-Order.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Want to win a free Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy of the horror  film ‘The Bye Bye Man‘ from Universal? Now you can. The film is a PG-13 horror film that centers on a few college students who live together where a supernatural entity wreaks havoc. This entity is known as the Bye Bye Man.

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Pick Up ‘The Bye Bye Man’ on March 28, 2017!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 11th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is presenting ‘The Bye Bye Man‘ on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD in an all-new unrated version with never-before-seen footage. The Digital HD drops on March 28, 2017 and the hard copies come out on April 11, 2017.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Is anyone else sick of the remakes out there or is it just me? Based on the number of fans that trek to the local cineplex and plunk down heard-earned cash for a ticket to watch the new big thing which is just  remake of what the big thing was 20 years ago make me think I’m alone. Sometimes a remake comes along before it’s even 20 years old which just makes me all kinds of stabby. Especially when it’s done to such a well-made flick like ‘Memento‘. The directing juggernaut that is Christopher Nolan launched into Hollywood with this flick and it’s still a prime look at exemplary director skills. In a world of beating the same dead horse for movie ideas, this plot is fantastic in its originality, which may be one reason it’s been cherry-picked for a remake.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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If you can’t get enough of Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis saving the world, finally achieving their destiny or just plain looking hot on screen, you can pick up ‘Jupiter Ascending‘ when it lands on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on June 2!

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Find Out when the New Netflix Shows Premieres!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 2nd, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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This summer is going to be smoking hot for Netflix. The new “norm” for television watching giant announced the premiere dates for three of its most anticipated shows, which are ‘Orange is the New Black‘ season 3, and the first seasons of ‘Sense8‘ and ‘Wet Hot American Summer‘.

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Top 10 Horribly Cheesy Scenes in Otherwise Decent Movies!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 30th, 2015

Paul N., Here…

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I am not claiming that all of the following movies are cinematic works of art. Some of these films might be considered mediocre at best. However, they do all have one thing in common; all of them suffer from having that one scene that takes audiences out of the moment and makes them groan in disbelief.  This list includes movies that were meant to be taken seriously. So over-the-top comedies and machismo action flicks will not be found as they are created with the intent of being ridiculous.

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‘Dragonwolf’ Blu-Ray Review!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 20th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Dragonwolf‘ is a typical martial arts film in a lot of ways. If you want something slightly entertaining with fight scenes, this will do nicely. If you’re hell-bent on seeing quality fights, pick up a Bruce Lee flick. Watching this made me so sad though, I really wanted to like this. The finished product doesn’t even deserve an entry to my ‘Eh’ category. You know what I mean, “Hey ‘Dragonwolf‘ is on, wanna watch it?” “Eh, why not?”

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Interview with Keanu Reeves!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 13th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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We had the distinct honor to talk with the iconic and legendary actor Keanu Reeves in Austin, TX at Fantastic Fest 2014.Of course Mr. Reeves is a man of great range as he has performed Shakespeare, and has been in some of the biggest movies of all time including ‘The Matrix‘ trilogy. He was also in ‘Bill and Ted‘ and ‘Parenthood‘ amongst many many other fantastic films. We discuss his new film ‘John Wick‘ and how much fun he had on set fighting the bad guys. We also discuss some of his favorite scenes in film. It was a pleasure to talk with him and go see ‘John Wick‘. Enjoy!

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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In a bit of network wheeling and dealing, Netflix has made a deal for its first original movie. A sequel to a film that I didn’t think could have a continuation of, turns out I was wrong. Ang Lee’s 2000 Martial arts flick ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon‘. Not content to stop with its first original movie, the film will release simultaneously in the summer of 2015 in IMAX theaters and on the SVOD.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Every actor with any success has that one certain film that locks their position in the industry as a solid player and worthy of being called up to the show. Deciding which picture is the defining moment in their careers is always up for discussion. Tonight I’m talking about Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. These two names have been paired since 1989 when they posed as Bill & Ted on an Excellent Adventure. In recent interviews, Winter gave out some details about the highly anticipated third film in the bodacious franchise! Before, we get to those, let’s talk about their careers.

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Hello, Jana here,

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Oh, we knew the fun wasn’t dead, yet. If ‘Insidious‘ and ‘Insidious 2‘ made some cash, of course ‘Insidious: Chapter 3‘ will bring in even more! It’s the math of Hollywood. Blumhouse Productions has put the writer responsible for ‘Saw‘ and ‘Insidious‘, Leigh Whannell to direct. Whannell wrote and acted in the first two chapters of ‘Insidious‘ but will be making his directorial debut with this venture. The film is set to drop April 3, 2015.

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Jada Pinkett Smith lands villainous role in ‘Gotham’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 19th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here…

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Fox’s Batman prequel series ‘Gotham‘ has been adding names left and right for the past few weeks to its cast. Ben McKenzie will play Jim Gordon while Donal Logue will play Harvey Bullock. Now, the network has cast Jada Pinkett Smith (‘The Matrix‘) in the series. Smith will play a ruthless villain called Fish Mooney, a sadistic mob boss who might be in cahoots with The Penguin.

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Jana B. here,

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How do we know what took place when we were not there to witness an event? We wait for the movie to come out. The more common way is we wait for the book to come out, then someone writes a movie based off the actual events. Historical movies make big money so it’s not surprising that a book describing the first hand account of the Benghazi attack is in the works. It’s also not surprising that Paramount is already negotiating to purchase film rights to the book that hasn’t even been released, yet.

 

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‘Top 3 Food Scenes in Movies!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 27th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here…

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Podcast #15A is where we discuss our TOP 3 movies and scenes that involve food. There were some amazing picks this week. Some of which I would have never thought of. Did we mention ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Stand By Me’, or even ‘The Matrix’?? Listen to find out and laugh and eat with us. Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

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The Top 20 Vampire Movies Of All Time!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 20th, 2013

Jana B., Here…

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I love making lists. Grocery lists. Bucket lists. Holiday lists. Favorite movie lists. Favorite VAMPIRE movie lists. I bet that got your attention, didn’t it? This is MY list of the top 20 Vampire movies ever made. Why did I point out that it was MY list? Easy. So you read this knowing it wasn’t an Academy vote that got a movie on this list. No one paid me to promote their movie. However, I’m NOT against this, just to be clear. Why spend time putting movies in a list? Maybe it satisfies some Freudian lack of paternal affection I suffered as a child. But the real answer is, “Why wouldn’t I make a list as awesome as this?”

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Film Review: ‘Oblivion’

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 19th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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It’s been a great couple of years for science fiction fans. The sci-fi genre has shown its big head again, and the masses have seem to be eating it all up.  No matter what your opinion on a particular sci-fi film of recent, you can’t deny that the genre is back with a vengeance. Films like ‘Looper’ brought the future and time travel aspects to a great level of entertainment, whereas ‘Cloud Atlas’ made us think and at times confused us as to what was going on. None the less, it was a giant spectacle on screen, much of like we have seen many times before.

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Misty Here….

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Well it looks like Netflix will be dabbling into a huge epic sci fi series in late 2014. ‘Sense8‘, which is a new project from the Wachowskis (‘The Matrix‘), landed 10 episodes with the movie rental giant. ‘Sense8‘ is a mind bending series that was created years ago over a conversation the Wachowskis had over technology and how it connects everything.

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The New Trailer for ‘Oblivion’ Looks Amazing!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 13th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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I’m so excited that sci-fi films are back in a HUGE way. Since ‘Prometheus‘, it seems like every big director wants to be in the sci-fi game again. Well, the first trailer we saw a month or so ago for ‘Oblivion‘ didn’t do much in the way a sci-fi film should in making the fans giddy. But this new trailer most certainly does just that. This is on the top of my list this year to see.

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Film Review: ‘Cloud Atlas’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 23rd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

‘Cloud Atlas’ is not just a movie you view, it’s a full experience.  Only a few films can hold that title of being an experience and not just a film we casually watch on a weekend.  The Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer did a flawless job in adapting David Mitchell’s novel to the big screen.  I believe that ‘Cloud Atlas’ is a milestone in filmmaking with superb acting, an original way to tell multiple stories, and some of the best editing I have ever seen.  Not only is ‘Cloud Atlas’ a visual experience, but it is a spiritual experience, at least to me it was.  This 3 hour film is one of the better films of the past decade.

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The Top 20 Zombie Movies To Sink Your Teeth Into!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 12th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

In time for Halloween, here is our ultimate list of zombie movies. Technically there are 21 on this list, because we couldn’t do just 20. Hopefully there are a few on here that you haven’t seen, so you could possible have a zombie movie marathon and watching some zombie action you have never seen before. There are all kinds of zombie films on this list. Comedies, horror, dramas, and more. You can think of this list a survival guide to the impending zombie outbreak. Enjoy.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

The directors of ‘The Matrix’ trilogy, ‘Speed Racer’, and the upcoming ‘Cloud Atlas’ are jumping into the television scene with J. Michael Straczynski to develop a project called ‘Sense8’.  The project is gearing to be a hourlong series with the hopes of some network picking it up for multiple episodes.

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The Top 20 Female Badasses In Film/TV!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 28th, 2012

Hi, Bryan and Lisa S. Here…..

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I had some help writing this article with writer, Lisa S.   Lisa hails from netherworld of the Northwest and is not above watching zombie movies for 24 hours straight.  She loves all kinds of scary movies and is an avid music fan.  You might even find her perusing the used DVD bin at your local movie store looking for old Ernest movies and Sifl and Olly discs.  Lisa helped quite a bit with this article and you can expect her read many more of her articles on this site from this point forward.  Give her a warm welcome and visit her online book and record store HERE.

Now let’s get to the list.  Here are Boomstick’s Top 20 Female Badasses in film and television.  I tried to keep it in the horror/sci-fi genre, but a couple of action star made it in there.  These females are the most hardcore we feel, by how much ass they kick, their courage, and their sex appeal.  We dare you to find better role models and badasses than this.  Enjoy the list.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

With the success of ‘The Avengers’, it’s not surprise that Warner wants to do ‘The Justice League’ film, which will put most of the DC superheroes together to fight evil.  We have talked before on how Warner expressed interest in Ben Affleck directing this epic project.  However we hear that Affleck isn’t wanting to do the picture, because he is busy doing his own projects.  And I can understand that.  He can have total control over his own films, but with this big budget project, I doubt anyone will have total creative control.

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Hi, Bryan Here…..

Zombie Jesus Day is here and what better way to celebrate than watch your favorite Zombie films.  Hopefully this list will show you some zombie films that you haven’t heard of before and give you a little bit of geeky insight into your favorite horror flesh eater movies.  I know every year, we here at  Boomstick HQ broil tons of Crawfish and watch loads of zombie movies.  Here is a list of some you might enjoy.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Warner Bros. has put out offers to Channing Tatum (Haywire/21 Jump Street) and Mila Kunis (Forgetting Sarah Marshall/Black Swan) to star in The Wachowski siblings. (The Matrix Trilogy) next sci-fi epic ‘Jupiter Ascending’.  This is will be the first major sci-fi production for the Wachowskis since The Matrix.  If everything goes to plan, shooting will begin late this year according to Deadline.

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Carell Has Conviction!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 3rd, 2011

After two years in the “To Do” inbox, Conviction is being made. Not the Hilary Swank trial flick, but a heist movie in the vein of Ocean’s Eleven and 48 Hours. Steve Carell, star of so many funny hits, is dug in deep.

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FINALLY the Wachowskis Return to Us!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 24th, 2011

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Lana and Andrew Wachowski are diving back into the science fiction genre.

Yes.

YES.

…okay, so Speed Racer was awful. But then, we know to expect great things from the brother team that brought us The Matrix. We were just surprised, and it won’t happen again. I’m confident that they have another masterpiece in them.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Some very good releases this week.  I always scream like a schoolgirl when a Kubrick film is released on blu-ray criterion which…well…only happened one other time, but I hope much much more from Kubrick is released on Criterion.   Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Kubrick’s ‘The Killing’ Criterion Collection’, ‘Big Lebowski’,  ‘Demolition Man’, 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….

Here is one cool poster for James McTeigue’s ‘The Raven’ which stars John Cusack as Poe.  McTeigue directed ‘V For Vendetta’ and was a 2nd unit director on the Matrix films.  After watching ‘High Fidelity’ for the millionth time, I just can’t see Cusack playing Poe.  I’m sure I’ll be surprised.  Can’t wait to see a trailer.  This poster debuted at SDCC 2011.

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Hi Bryan Here…..

We have done some coverage on this 100th version of ‘Three Musketeers’.  I have to say this one does look fairly decent.  I have just never been that big of a fan of the trio.  Don’t know why.  It always put me to sleep.  I know a lot of you love it, but I hope you enjoy the new trailer.  “The hot-headed young D’Artagnan along with three former legendary but now down on their luck Musketeers must unite and defeat a beautiful double agent and her villainous employer from seizing the French throne and engulfing Europe in war.”  The film opens up in October of this year.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Head over to the WBSHOP and check out all 32 titles on bluray for less than $10.00.  Some titles include: Splice, Full Metal Jacket, The Departed, The Matrix, and Sherlock Holmes and much much more.  This sale won’t last forever, so head HERE now to take advantage.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE AWESOME WB SALE!!!

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Keanu Reeves To Be Samurai In “47 Ronin”!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 7th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Keanu Reeves recently sat down with MTV to discuss amongst several things his Bill and Ted 3 film and a new project called “47 Ronin” which is a tale of half japanese outcast who falls in love with  a princess.  It is based on the Japanese historical tale.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #19!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 26th, 2018

At least a dozen times per day, we all internally think the same sentiment. Those of us who are more courageous might speak it out loud. “I’m surrounded by fools.” Yes, we all think or scream this many times a day, whether we’re at the office, at home, out at a restaurant, or even watching the latest ‘Batman‘ movie at your local theater. Sure, we’ve replaced “fools” with other colorful words, such as morons, idiots, and even the occasional dingbat reference. It’s a thought that we all have shared more often than not throughout our daily lives that has become a universal joke over the decades. They’ve even made tons of merchandise, including keychains, bumper stickers, and T-shirts with this phrase on it. It’s like the universal wink to one another as we pass each other by in the hallways or on the streets. The other phrase we usually hear is “I’m surrounded by assholes”, which is more relevant today than ever.

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Film Review: ‘[Girls Trip]’!!

by Janet White on Jul 22nd, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

 

We’ve seen this storyline before. Four friends come together, experience a separation, reconnect and hijinks abound. In Girls Trip, Ryan (Regina Hall), Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith), Sasha (Queen Latifah), and Dina (Tiffany Haddish) met in college, became the Flossy Posse and were thick as thieves. Then life happened and disrupted their efforts to stay close. An opportune event, New Orleans’ Essence Festival, changes all of that…

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Blu-ray Review: John Wick 2

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 5th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Ever since Keanu Reeves jumped into the role of John Wick in 2014, we all have wanted a sequel in the worst way. Filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch created a monster of a franchise with that film that brought the action genre back to a high point. That first film had a simple story and some of the best action sequences in a long time. Some bad guys steal John Wick’s car and kill his precious puppy dog a few days after his wife dies. Not knowing John Wick is the best assassin in the world, Wick sets out on revenge and literally kills everybody. It was just so good and showed the world what everyone secretly wants to do if some jerk killed your dog. The first film had a modest budget of only $20 million, but ended up making almost $90 million, which leads us to future sequels.

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Film Review: ‘John Wick 2’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 8th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Ever since Keanu Reeves jumped into the role of John Wick in 2014, we all have wanted a sequel in the worst way. Filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch created a monster of a franchise with that film that brought the action genre back to a high point. That first film had a simple story and some of the best action sequences in a long time. Some bad guys steal John Wick’s car and kill his precious puppy dog a few days after his wife dies. Not knowing John Wick is the best assassin in the world, Wick sets out on revenge and literally kills everybody. It was just so good and showed the world what everyone secretly wants to do if some jerk killed your dog. The first film had a modest budget of only $20 million, but ended up making almost $90 million, which leads us to future sequels.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Jupiter Ascending’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 1st, 2016

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THE FILM

This film review portion was written by Janet White of Boomstick Comics.

Everyday beginning at 4:45am and ending long after sunset, Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a maid, lives the same day over and over.  Alongside Jupiter’s family, she cleans and cleans and cleans. Jupiter wants more, but she sees no end to her humdrum existence.  She hates her life.  Her future and her past are coming for her.

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Film Review: ‘Kevin Hart What Now?’!!

by Janet White on Oct 14th, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

8P05_D002_00556 In Universal Pictures’ Kevin Hart: What Now?, comedic rockstar KEVIN HART follows up his 20 13 hit standup concert movie Let Me Explain, which grossed $32 million domestically and became the thirdhighest live standup comedy movie of all time. Hart takes center stage in this groundbreaking, recordsetting, soldout performance of “What Now?”—filmed outdoors in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field—marking the first time a comedian has ever performed to an atcapacity football stadium. Credit: Frank Masi

 

An extended opening title sequence takes you through, Kevin Hart, a wannabe James Bond, literally a direct rip of various Bond films. The graphics were pretty cool. Enter the dramatic casino satire, an over-the-top, talking over others’ lines testament to the lunacy of Kevin Hart, Agent 0054. Next comes the stand-up concert that is the meat of Kevin Hart What Now? Hart shoots out of the stage in Trinity (yes, Matrix rip) style and the show begins.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Tomorrowland’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 15th, 2015

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THE FILM

There’s one hell of a cast and crew at work here for Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland‘, which is loosely based on the famous theme park at Disney resorts. Directed by Brad Bird (‘The Incredibles‘, ‘Ratatouille), produced by Damon Lindelof (‘Lost‘ and ‘Star Trek‘), and starring George ClooneyHugh Laurie, and Britt Robertson, ‘Tomorrowland‘ is a throwback to those old innovative Disney films full of adventure. I felt like a kid again through its two hour run time as I was watching each suspenseful and fun moment on the IMAX screen. That being said, ‘Tomorrowland‘ does have a few problems, but fortunately the good outweighs the bad this time around.

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Film Review: ‘Tomorrowland’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 21st, 2015

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There’s one hell of a cast and crew at work here for Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland‘, which is loosely based on the famous theme park at Disney resorts. Directed by Brad Bird (‘The Incredibles‘, ‘Ratatouille‘, and the recent ‘Mission Impossible‘ film), produced by Damon Lindelof (‘Lost‘ and ‘Star Trek‘), and starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, and Britt Robertson, ‘Tomorrowland‘ is a throwback to those old innovative Disney films full of adventure. I felt like a kid again through its two hour run time as I was watching each suspenseful and fun moment on the IMAX screen. That being said, ‘Tomorrowland‘ does have a few problems, but fortunately the good outweighs the bad this time around.

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Film Review: ‘Jupiter Ascending’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 6th, 2015

Janet W., Here….

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Everyday beginning at 4:45am and ending long after sunset, Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a maid, lives the same day over and over.  Alongside Jupiter’s family, she cleans and cleans and cleans.  Jupiter wants more, but she sees no end to her humdrum existence.  She hates her life.  Her future and her past are coming for her.

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Fernando’s Film Review of ‘John Wick’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 23rd, 2014

Fernando M., Here….

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Remember all those times you made fun of Keanu Reeves?  Well get ready to eat your words you nonbelievers!  Reeves is fixin to show you what pain is for 90 minutes of gun shooting neck breaking knife stabbing throat crunching action! The plot is as timeless a tale as our childhood stories of yesteryear.  Who doesn’t remember that lovable parable about the old retired hitman who gets wronged by the Russian mob….oh….well anyways, that’s the plot.  It is an incredibly simple setup for a fantastic revenge story.

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Top Ten List of Technology from Films We Need Now!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 8th, 2014

Paul N., Here…

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Sometimes, when we watch movies (even bad ones), we look at the technology used and think to ourselves “man, I really need that in my life”. The following is a list of the ten most “give it to me now” technological advances from cinema. This does not mean that the following movies are good, but that the technology used in them is highly desirable. To avoid the list becoming too narrow in focus (like weapons only), or convoluted by tech from one franchise (like Star Trek), the following list has a range of tech from weapons to medical gadgets, each from a completely different movie or franchise.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

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I’m very skeptical about this project. The original ‘Escape from New York‘ that starred Kurt Russell and was directed by John Carpenter is pretty much flawless. ‘Escape From LA‘ on the other hand wasn’t as good, even though it had Bruce Campbell. That being said, Hollywood, specifically producer Joel Silver has been wanting to remake the film for the better part of a decade now. But it seems as of recently, that things are picking up speed.

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It’s finally here. The Wachowski siblings have been working on another sci-fi epic for a while now, which is called ‘Jupiter Ascending‘, and now we have a trailer. The film stars Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis. Tatum is an interplanetary warrior, while Kunis is a janitor who realizes she is meant for something much greater.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Well it’s here everyone. Part 3 of Boomstick’s annual ultimate Geek Holiday Gift Guide for the holidays. So many great deals and uber cool and geeky stuff to get your loved ones and yourself this 2012 holiday season. As usual, you will be able to click on the link or picture that will take you to purchase the items. So enjoy and eat some good food and be safe out there this holiday shopping season.

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Another few years have gone yet another Zorro film.  But this time, it won’t be the Antonio Banderas Zorro directed by Martin Campbell.  It won’t even be the same story for the most part or same time period.  Basically just forget everything we have learned from the past about Zorro and let us begin a new with “Zorro Reborn” which is what this upcoming project is being called.

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Check Out the Thundercats Trailer!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 4th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

“Warner Bros. Animation revealed a trailer for the new Thundercats animated series. Animated by highly regarded anime production house Studio 4°C (TekkonKinkreet, Mindgame, AniMatrix: Beyond and Kid’s Story, Batman: Gotham Knight: Have I Got A Story For You and Working Through Pain), the series is due to hit Cartoon Netork in the US this summer.”

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