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4K UHD Review: ‘The Mummy’ (2017)

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 13th, 2017

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(This film portion was written by Fernando Martinez)

The Mummy (1999) is by far one of the best movies I’ve ever seen.  Written and directed by Stephen Sommers, it works as an homage to classic monster movies, great adventures, and old school “hero of the day” golden age of cinema films. Starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and what can only be described as a truly breakout performance by Arnold Vosloo as The Mummy Himself, Imhotep!

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Film Review: The Mummy (2017)!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 7th, 2017

Fernando M., here….

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The Mummy (1999) is by far one of the best movies I’ve ever seen.  Written and directed by Stephen Sommers, it works as an homage to classic monster movies, great adventures, and old school “hero of the day” golden age of cinema films.  Starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and what can only be described as a truly breakout performance by Arnold Vosloo as The Mummy Himself, Imhotep!

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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We have an incredible 33rd 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-third episode, titled ‘The Mass Effect of Pennywise‘, we talk about the upcoming films ‘It’, ‘The Mummy’, ‘Justice League’ and more, in addition to the FanExpo Dallas and the new ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ game.  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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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Universal Pictures is rebooting their monster movie franchise and the first tent pole to be staked is ‘The Mummy‘ debuting on June 9, 2017. Director Alex Kurtzman (‘People Like Us‘) worked with a stellar cast to kick off this new universe where all the films will be entwined and venture into each other’s films  à la the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We see the first crossover as Rusell Crowe’s Dr. Henry Jekyll is very visible in this film, or at least in the trailer. The cast includes Sofia Boutella, Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Chasty Ballesteros, and Courtney B. Vance.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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I love Universal’s monster movies and I couldn’t have been more thrilled when I heard the company was rebooting the films into huge tentpole events all the while adding more depth to the classic monster universe. First up for renovation was ‘The Mummy‘ with Tom Cruise attached. Say what you will about him personally, or even religiously, but the man can carry a film and I’m nothing but excited for it. I suppose Universal hopes others feel that way, and have gifted us a little teaser to give us a small taste of what this movie can be.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Universal Pictures is rebooting their classic monsters universe and starting with ‘The Mummy‘. Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance are starring in the reboot and there is one more name that can be added to that list of co-stars and it’s the Gladiator himself, Russell Crowe.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Universal Pictures has found their leading man to anchor the reboot of ‘The Mummy‘ but the release date is being set back about 4 months. The project was originally set to debut March 24, 2017 but it’s been given a new date of June 9, 2017 making it prime summertime movie fare.

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Universal has made no secret about their wanting to re-launch their original monster universe. You know, The Mummy, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, all the favorites, and why not? These are great stories that can be excellent every time they’re retold. What will make the difference now, besides having a damn good special FX team, is the star. You’ve got to have some massive star-power to anchor a film of this magnitude, especially if it’s the first of their reboots on the monster series, they want it to go off with a global bang.

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Universal Rebooting ‘The Mummy’ Franchise!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 4th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Universal is planning a reboot to their ‘Mummy’ franchise and they hired the ‘Prometheus’ writer, Jon Spaihts to pen the script.  “I see it as the sort of opportunity I had with ‘Prometheus’: to go back to a franchise’s roots in dark, scary source material, and simultaneously open it up to an epic scale we haven’t seen before,” said Spaihts.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The upcoming 11th edition of the Dallas International Film Festival, or DIFF, opens March 30 and runs through April 9 for 2017. The festival will celebrate the year of 1967 with a salute to films from that year and we’ve got the full schedule here.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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I had the pleasure to sit down with superstar actor and filmmaker Andre Gower at Fantastic Fest 2016. Gower was ‘The Wizard‘, ‘Mr. President‘, and ‘Valerie’s Family: The Hogans‘ amongst a ton other projects. However, he is most known for playing the lead in ‘Monster Squad‘ as Sean, who is responsible for leading the Monster Squad to victory.

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Film Review: ‘The Light Between Oceans’!!

by Janet White on Sep 2nd, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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1918, Thomas Edward Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) is seeking solace from the violence and trauma brought on by WWI.   He heads to Janus Rock, Western Australia, to become a lighthouse keeper. The isolation and seclusion seems like paradise to a mind numbed to the point of death until he meets Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander). Is there such a thing as love at first sight? Tom and Isabel explore love and family in The Light Between Oceans.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Universal’s revamp of their monster movie universe is really getting exciting and big names are being cast in big roles. We’re talking Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe size talent. It’s not any surprise that we’ve got another starring role being assigned to a larger than life actor. Javier Bardem is in talks to star as Universal’s classic Frankenstein.

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Brendan Fraser Replaces Ray Liotta in Mafia Movie!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 15th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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What in the actual fuck is going on here? I feel like this is a joke, but it doesn’t look that way. Brendan Fraser is replacing Ray Liotta in a film called ‘The Field‘, which is an Indian mafia movie, directed by first-time director Rohit Karn Batra. The film centers around a mafia family and their violence with others and internally after the head of the family dies. Fraser will play Charu, an American gun runner, who gets in the middle of this Indian family’s ruthless ways and dealings, according to THR.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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After hearing that Tom Cruise has been set to star in ‘The Mummyreboot, it should come as no surprise that a huge name like Johnny Depp would be attached to ‘The Invisible Man‘ reboot. When Universal sets its mind to creating a movie monster universe that makes us think Marvel, they come out of the gate swinging. First Cruise, now Depp, what is next and who is behind this? Angelina Jolie for ‘Bride of Frankenstein‘ maybe?

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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CinemaCon in Las Vegas has shown Universal rolling out release dates for highly anticipated sequels. By far, the most heartbreaking segment came when actor Vin Diesel took the stage to share the studio’s plans for ‘Furious 8‘ to be released April 14, 2017. Diesel reminisced from two years ago, when he took the same stage with Paul Walker, his costar who died as result of a car crash in 2013, when they announced the plan to move forward on the seventh film in their rocket hot ‘Fast and Furious‘ series.

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Film Review: ‘Seventh Son’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 5th, 2015

Fernando M., Here…

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Look, I’m not saying that making a good Fantasy movie is easy, but we live in a post-Lord of the Rings world here.  We live in a world where Game of Thrones is on the highest ranking TV shows and is watched by all sorts of demographics.  All I’m trying to say is, in this day and age, there’s just no excuse for “Seventh Son.”

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Janet’s Film Review of ‘Interstellar’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 5th, 2014

Janet W., Here…

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Periodically covering the land, homes, vehicles, indoor counters, and tables inside locked up homes are dust storms, more massive than those in Dune and The Mummy.  The viewer physically feels the force of the dust wall as the sound rocks their seats and chests.  The people cannot see or breathe.  The air has become 80% nitrogen and rising, slightly north of our current healthy air at 78% nitrogen.  Strange?  Yes.  A loud boom shakes the viewer, a drone flies barely above a truck, far below avoiding radar.  Odd?  Yes.  But signs of the end of the planet Earth?  The general public doesn’t know it, but I guess it is a lot like that frog sitting in a pot of water being brought slowly to a boil.  The frog will sit there and slowly cook itself.  Well, not on Cooper’s watch. 

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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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Hollywood is Remaking ‘Ben-Hur’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 15th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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

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Bryan’s Review of ‘Hotel Transylvania’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 29th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

‘Hotel Transylvania’ is a huge spectacle on the eyes.  With giant colorful monsters, swooping camera pans at every scene, and a somewhat decent voice cast, you’d think ‘Hotel Transylvania’ would be the perfect movie for all ages this Halloween.  However, ‘Hotel Transylvania’  relies more on the visual aspect with keeping little kids entertained to the fullest every second, that the story and characters get left buried underground.  With the other animated monster and zombie films that are out right now, this one ranks low on the list.

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Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman jus signed an exclusive two year deal with Universal where they are set to produce a few films for the studio.  Orci and Kurtzman were the screenwriters for J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ reboot back in 2009.  According to a press release that came out today, Orci and Kurtzman are rebooting ‘The Mummy’ franchise (as we previously reported), and a Van Helsing reboot starring Tom Cruise.  Press release below.

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The Texas Theatre welcomes you to a new series based on those late night movies that are too terribly great to turn off! Lost gems – weird downloads… all kinds of stuff that someone needs on a TUESDAY to forget about MONDAY and get through to HUMPDAY!  Did we mention that this is FREE FREE FREE!!!  Show starts at 9:00PM!!
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Hi Bryan Here….

Press Release:

July 28, 2011 – Los Angeles – CJ E&M Pictures and Grapevine Entertainment have attached Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) to direct 1950, the largest budgeted project ever undertaken by the Korean film industry, at $100m. Production is expected to begin in May 2012 with a planned release date of spring 2013. An untold story of courage and endurance during the Korean War, 1950 is an epic adventure, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning dispatches from the front line by legendary New York Herald Tribune correspondent Marguerite Higgins.

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Adam Sandler to Play Dracula?!?!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 5th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Sony Animation has hired Adam Sandler to lead a voice cast for their new animated project ‘Hotel Transylvania’ in which Sandler will play the famous Dracula.  Kevin James, Fran Drescher, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, Cee Lo Green and Andy Samberg also have been cast.  I hope for the best for this film, but I just can’t see this being good.

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We have done a bit of coverage on this film.  Well we like Tarsem Singh at Boomstick.  He has a beautiful eye for story telling and filmmaking.  This film looks really good.  This is the 2nd trailer for the film.  Plus get some hilarious snap judgements from our own Sparky Shagwell.  Enjoy.  “Greek warrior Theseus battles against imprisoned titans.”

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WOW.  This was a mighty mighty fun blu-ray set to get through.  Took a while as there are hours and hours of extras and commentaries to listen and watch.  It was great watching all of these again.  Some greater than others.  I haven’t watched all of the Superman films since that tin DVD box set came out several years ago.  Oh man do these newly remastered blu-rays look fucking beautiful in HI-DEF.  So, this particular review will be set up by film.  I will go through all eight discs of the set and outline everything you would ever want to know about them.  From the movie itself to the extras and the audio and video quality.  This is one hell of a set and Warner Bros. and DC went above and beyond the call of making one AWESOME home video release in Superman.

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BRYAN’S BLURAY/DVD PICKS FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 7th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

It’s the HUGE FUCKING week for releases which includes The Coen’s ‘True Grit, Superman, and some Adam Sandler films, 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….

This release of Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd is just outstanding.  Over the years Abbott and Costello were on their adventures they managed to meet The Mummy, Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man ant not mention when they went to the planet Mars.  I think this particular film is one that fans and really all of us have been waiting for.  It’s one of the ultimate rare “grails” to the Abbott and Costello universe.  One of the many reasons being is that it stars Charles Laughton paying Captain Kidd which is just genius.

PURCHASE THE FILM HERE FOR ONLY $19.95!!!

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Hi Bryan Here….

The whole modern day Superman Film Collection is finally getting released by Warner Bros.  Oh Happy Day!    The set will be released on June 7th for all you fans to rejoice with. There is no pre-order link yet, but we will update you as soon as it is live and ready.  Below are all the specs and extras you will get with this ONE OF A KIND man of steel Superman bluray set.

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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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Grant Morrison’s All-Star Superman Coming to Screen

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 17th, 2010

Finally an All-Star comic Title is getting its much deserved attention to video.  All-Star Superman will be one of those PG-13 straight to video animated releases.  If you have seen some previous ones then you know how BADASS as they are.  So much time and love go into making these animated movies.


In my opinion, Morrison’s All-Star Superman tale is one of the best Man of Steel stories I have ever read.  It is up there with Alan Moore’s Superman story “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow”.


The book is basically about how Superman copes when he realizes an overdose of radiation will soon kill him.


And Oh My…do they have a stellar cast of voices lending their talent.


James Denton (“Desperate Housewives”) plays Superman, Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”) plays Lois, Ed Asner (“Lou Grant”) plays Perry and Anthony LaPaglia (“Empire Records”) plays Luthor.

Linda Cardellini (“Freaks and Geeks”) and Arnold Vosloo (“The Mummy”) are also in the voice cast.

Dwayne McDuffie, who did a spectacular job scripting “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths,” is penning the script for this one also.

Going to be AWESOME!  Now we just need a rated “R” All- Star Batman and Robin.

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Series Review: ‘Ducktales: Destination Adventure’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 9th, 2018

A ton of us grew up on ‘Ducktales‘ back in the 1980s and 1990s. We can even sing the theme song by heart with that famous “WOO-OOO”, which always brings a smile to my face. It seemed like ‘Ducktales‘ was only set for re-runs, but lucky for us, Disney revived the hit animated TV show and now we have new episodes featuring some of our favorite duck characters. We now have a new DVD titled ‘Ducktales: Destination Adventure!‘, which features six episodes of the new series, along with two classic episodes from the original tv show. Now that’s fantastic.

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Celebrate the Life of George Romero!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 16th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan and Jana here….

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What a sad day this is. Just the other day, I was thinking and hoping that George Romero had one more zombie film in him left. That’s not the case as the Godfather of the zombie genre and one of the best filmmakers in the horror genre has died today at the age of 77 from lung cancer. With the past few years, the zombie genre has infiltrated every form of media. The Walking Dead, Resident Evil, and tons zombie epics have come in the forms of comic books, TV shows, films, and video games. There wouldn’t be any of this, if it weren’t for George Romero who brought us a super small budget film in 1968 called Night of the Flesh Eaters, later changed to Night of the Living Dead, which gave us the zombie we know today.

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Upcoming Season Schedule For ‘Doctor Who’!!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 18th, 2014

Hello, Whovians! Jana here,

 

 

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We’ve been patient and now it’s time to reap the rewards that come with it. Of course, I’m talking ‘Doctor Who‘ here, so this means the rewards are going to be mixed with equal amounts of pain, heartache and probably unending sobs that have you gasping “Why me?” while you shake uncontrollably trying to hold it together and reminding yourself that it’s just a TV show. One thing that’s awesome about ‘Doctor Who‘ is that it’s a fantastic and witty show that inspires allegiance and love among its fans.

 

 

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Ring in Halloween Napkin Art Studios Style…

by NapkinArt on Aug 3rd, 2012

One of the best holidays on the entire planet is quickly approaching, and what better way to ring in the day of ghosts and goblins than with Napkin Art Studios’ “Classic Monsters” silk screen print set!

Each print measures 7″ x 9″ and is hand printed with 100% water-based inks on French Speckletone and Dur-O-Tone cover stock. These babies are limited to only 25 singed and numbered sets, and comes packaged with Napkin Art’s very own custom hand printed packaging.

This set officially releases on August 24th, but you can reserve your own set now on Napkin Art’s Etsy shop. Only a few sets will be available for pre-orders, but the remaining quantity will be available to the public on the official release date.

All of Napkin Art Studio’s prints and posters are hand printed and eco-friendly, designed and created in our Dallas, Texas based studio.

These bad ass monster prints are bound to go quickly, so don’t hesitate! Kids, get your “mummy and deady’s” permission before using their credit cards!

“Dracula” by Jonathon Kimbrell/Napkin Art Studios 2012.

 

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 1ST WEEK OF OCTOBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 6th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for the first week of October.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Don’t forget you can hit up the Texas Theatre and get new and vintage comics and graphic novels too from Boomstick.

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Hi Bryan Here….

I am so delighted to be seeing this on DVD for the first time.  I love watching old cartoons from the 60’s.  And ‘Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles’ was so much fun.  There were only two seasons with less than 20 episodes in all, but the rock music/action hero cartoon packed each episode with tons of great fun.  It reminds me of ‘Fraggle Rock’ meets ‘Partridge Family’ in the vein of Hanna-Barbera.  This cartoon series also made for some of the most bizarre animated sequences I might have ever seen.  I witnessed a giraffe running upright on two legs with a gun and jumps into an art easel to disappear.  No, I was not on that acid you gave me last year.  Just loads of Dr. Pepper.

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