May/2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Jason Bateman is a genius no matter which side of the camera he’s working, his latest project he will produce is ‘Game Night‘. The studio backing the picture, New Line, has picked up a pair of writers that are nothing short of the comedy gold standard, Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. In addition to successes separately, the pair is the powerhouse responsible for the script for 2015’s ‘Vacation‘.

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‘Vacation’ Coming To Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 24th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Get ready to bring the new generation of Griswolds home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD when Warner Bros. releases ‘Vacation‘ on November 13, or you can own it early on October 13 if you go the Digital HD route. If that still doesn’t fill your Griswold need, a remastered ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation‘ will be out December 1.

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Film Review: ‘Vacation’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 27th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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“We’re on a pilgrimage to see a moose. Praise Marty Moose!” Those were wise, unearthing words from America’s family man Clark W. Griswold (Chevy Chase) as he trekked his family from Chicago to California inside the Griswold family truckster back in 1983. Clark, along with his wife Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and their two kids Rusty (Anthony Michael Hall) and Audrey (Dana Barron) encountered a variety of hilarious obstacles and problems along their difficult road trip, but they stuck together as a family and proved that any American family can make it across country without killing one another…mostly.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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The Griswolds are back and have planned a new vacation. However it won’t feature Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo this time around, although they do make appearances here. This film follows Clark’s son Rusty (Ed Helms) and his wife (Christina Applegate), and their two kids as they embark on a road trip to Wally World. Rusty tells his family that it was the best time in his life and he wants hi own family to experience the fun and adventure of a family cross-country road trip. I guess they aren’t going to Hawaii again.

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Re-Cast of ‘Christmas Vacation’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 22nd, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here…

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“We’re gonna have the hap – hap- hap – happiest holiday since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny ‘fucking’ Kaye.” One of the best Christmas movies of all time is National Lampoon’s ‘Christmas Vacation’, and tis the season right now, we decided to do one of our famous ‘Re-Casts’ on this beloved and hilarious film. Now we all know this film was perfectly cast already, but in this time of re-makes, we might as well let the Hollywood execs know our suggestions if they so choose to remake this. So behold, the Re-Cast of ‘Christmas Vacation‘. Enjoy the show.

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Christina Applegate is in the final stages of talks to secure her role in the new ‘Vacation‘ film, which is starring Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold.  John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are both directing the project which will play out like a sequel and reboot to the widely successful ‘National Lampoon’s Vactiaon‘ films that starred Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo.

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Ed Helms is in final talks to star in the ‘Vacation’ reboot for New Line Cinema.  Helms will play Rusty Griswold, the kid from the original films who in the new film will be all grown up and taking his own family on a vacation.  John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing the project which will serve as more of a sequel as well as a reboot to the Chevy Chase franchise.

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National Lampoon’s ‘Vacation’ To Be Rebooted!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 28th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

New Line has begun negotiations with John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein to helm a ‘Vacation’ reboot.  Daley and Goldstein wrote the script back in 2009 and it plays both like a sequel and a reboot according to HWR.  This new adventure will center around Rusty Griswold (the son of the Chevy Chase character) who is now all grown up and has a family of his own.  They set out on their own family vacation and encounter some of the same disasters that we all have come to love.

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Hi Bryan Here…

The new Pixar Short that will be shown before the Cars 2 film will be a Toy Story Short.  It will be called Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Dirty Dancing’ 30th Anniversary!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 14th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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30 years have passed and people are still dancing the night away with ‘Dirty Dancing‘. Since 1987, ‘Dirty Dancing‘, which was made on a $6 million budget, has grossed over $214 million and has spawned numerous spin offs, sequels, and even a stager version of the film. Not only that, it made Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey Hollywood icons for years to come. ‘Dirty Dancing‘ won numerous awards, including an Oscar, Golden Globe, and a Grammy for it’s soundtrack, and is still considered a favorite amongst many people and critics alike. Growing up with ‘Dirty Dancing’, there are some sticky situations at hand here, particularly the abortion scene.

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Just What is ‘Extortion’?

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 13th, 2017

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How much would you pay someone that has kidnapped your family and threatening to kill them if you don’t pay them millions of dollars? If money wasn’t in the cars, what would you do in that particular situation? That’s the question that is asked in a new film called ‘Extortion’, which stars Danny Glover, Eion Bailey (Once Upon a Time), and Oscar nominated actor Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips). If I was in this situation, I feel I would have two options. One, cut my losses and start over with beautiful wife (or wives) with big breasts with all the cocaine and Dr. Pepper we can handle, OR I would hire John Wick to take care of things. Since the latter option is movie magic, I’m going with option one. It’s what God would have wanted anyway.

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Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn are ‘Snatched’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 7th, 2017

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There is a new trailer for a movie called ‘Snatched‘, which stars Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn as mother and daughter who vacation in the tropics together, but somehow end up “snatched” and kidnapped by some evil people. So Goldie Hawn came out of retirement to do this movie? It’s been 15 years since we last saw Goldie in a film, but I guess she is passing the torch to Amy Schumer here. The film is directed by Jonathan Levine who made ‘50/50‘, ‘Warm Bodies‘, and ‘The Night Before‘.

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Film Review: ‘The Lure’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 31st, 2017

Suzanne L. here…

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In a mermaid tale more aligned with Hans Christian Anderson’s Little Mermaid than the less bleak Disney version, The Lure combines fairytale, horror, new wave/disco musical, and love story into a frenzied 90 minutes that still pulls off some poignant, quiet moments. Filmed in Poland, it is short film director Agnieszka Smoczynska’s first feature length project, and it is a promising effort.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Kay Cannon, writer and producer for hits like ‘30 Rock‘, ‘Pitch Perfect‘ and ‘New Girl‘, is stepping behind the camera for the first time with ‘The Pact’. The film has already got some A-list talent attached in the form of Leslie Mann (‘The Other Woman‘, ‘Vacation‘), Ike Barinholtz (‘Suicide Squad‘, ‘Sisters‘) and WWE superstar John Cena (‘Sisters’, ‘Daddy’s Home‘).

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Bite’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2016

Jonathan A., here…

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Written and Directed by Chad Archibald, “Bite” is an effectively fun gross-out extravaganza.

Bite” is the story of Casey; a young, bride-to-be who contracts a mysterious bug bite while celebrating her bachelorette part on a tropical island vacation with her friends.  Quickly, this bite turns out to be something far worse.  As Casey succumbs to her wound, she transforms into something completely unrecognizable and her loved ones are helpless witnesses to her horrifying metamorphosis.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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A project that can certainly fall into the category of longest gestating reboots is ‘The Crow‘. Since 2008, the plans have been in in the works for a re-imagining of the 1994 film, which itself was based on a comic book series in the late 1980’s by James O’Barr. There were dozens of actors attached to the lead role of Eric Draven from Bradley Cooper to Norman Reedus with a lot of stops in between. The man we’ll see take on the undead vigilante role is officially Jason Momoa!!

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Film Review: ‘NERVE’!!

by Janet White on Jul 27th, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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To quote Marianne Williamson, Author and Lecturer: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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LEGO sure has the market on DC films for kids. This film as the past direct-to-video films have incorporated almost all of the DC heroes to satisfy all fans for all ages. Packed with some great voice-talent that is recognizable to fans, this 78-minute ‘Justice League‘ story is quite entertaining, despite the chaotic pace and silliness. The full title of this film is ‘LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Gotham City Breakout‘ and has just about every DC superhero and villain showing up here, along with some new characters.

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Epic List Of The Top 10 Road Trip Flicks!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 3rd, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Summer means a lot to me, there’s baseball, which I waxed pretty poetic about in last week’s Top 10 Baseball Movies post. There’s fishing, the fourth of July, a multi-colored tongue from Otter Pops, and the all important road trip. Your trip can be a short jaunt to the lake or it can be a days long event that usually culminates in an epic destination – Wally World, anyone? Whether you trip on your own, with your friends or with your family, there’s something wonderful about having a full tank of gas, a stereo full of tunes and the open road in front of you. Depending on who you’re with it can either feel like a hostage situation or a relaxing break from the weekly drag. Most good road trips feel like a bit of both, not to mention the longing for the comfort that is your home toilet.

I’m gonna count down my top 10 movies that feature a road trip. Strap in, kick on the A/C and let the lull of the road below you relaxes your worries. This was not an easy list to winnow down to only 10 with a few honorable mentions. I left off the obvious ‘Thelma and Louise‘, they’re best friends, they kill someone and drive off a cliff. Yeah, I didn’t give you a spoiler alert there because if you haven’t seen this movie by now, you were never going to. Some road trip movies are better than others and we had differing opinions from each other making this list. So read along and tell me where we agree or disagree or what I’ve left out.

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Here’s the Trailer for ‘Careful What You Wish For’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 26th, 2016

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Here’s a movie that just does nothing for me whatsoever. It reminds me of that Jennifer Lopez vehicle ‘The Boy Next Door‘ from a year or so ago. We all remember how awful that was, Taco Flavored Kisses and all. This new film ‘Careful What You Wish For‘ stars Nick Jonas (Yes, that Jonas), who plays a guy named Doug who is about to go to college, and is spending his time working at a wealthy vacation resort for the summer.

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