Nov/2017

Willem Dafoe Joins the ‘Justice League’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 19th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Willem Dafoe joins the small group of actors to portray both Marvel and DC characters. Dafoe played the Green Goblin in Sam Raimi’sSpider-Man‘ films, and now the actor is joining the ‘Justice League‘ on the superhero side of things, rather than a villain.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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It looks like Legendary East, the Chinese branch of Legendary Entertainment is finally moving forward in a project they’ve been eager to get to when the company hung out its shingle 2 years ago. ‘The Great Wall‘ is set in 15th century China revolving around an elite force of British warriors who come across the quickened construction of the giant wall. Soon enough the soldiers learn that a wall isn’t only to keep out the Mongols, but will be the setting of a last stand against mythical creatures who are more dangerous with how inhuman they are.

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We’ve known about the possibility of this project for a while, but it seems that the gears are moving full force now and we will finally be getting a biopic movie based on director’s Pier Paolo Pasolini life with Willem Dafoe playing Pasolini. The project is being helmed by Abel Ferrara, who made ‘Bad Lieutenant‘ and ‘King of New York‘. Ferrara is currently wrapping up his latest project titled ‘Welcome to New York‘, which is based on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex scandal.

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Film Review: ‘Florida Project’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 26th, 2017

The Florida Project is the most important movie of 2017. It is a beautiful look at the resiliency and hope of childhood. It is also the most powerful depiction of a segment of the American population often overlooked in America and certainly passed over in film. Not outright poverty but just a group of people doing enough to survive.

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Enjoy the Trailer For ‘The Florida Project’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 15th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

From A24, and writer/director Sean Baker (‘Tangerine‘), and co-writer Chris Bergoch (‘Starlet‘), comes a warm, winning and gloriously alive, deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Starring newcomers Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe (‘Platoon‘), Caleb Landry Jones (‘X-Men: First Class‘), Macon Blair (‘Green Room‘), and Karren Karagulian (‘Tangerine‘).

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Death Note‘ is based on the famous Japanese manga, and starring Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Willem Dafoe, Shea Whigham, and Nat Wolff. ‘Death Note‘ streams on Netflix  August 25.

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Film Review: ‘The Great Wall’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 17th, 2017

Fernando M., here….

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This is a bad year for walls. ‘The Great Wall‘ easily wins the “biggest misnomer of the year” award. Should have gone with the title “This Wall, It’s OK I Guess.” What the hell went wrong with this picture?  The setup is great, which is “We use the Great Wall of China as a backdrop for a fantasy film about monsters.”  There’s a parable about monsters and greed and containment and human evil, but really, it’s all about monsters attacking the Great Wall of China.  On this premise alone, it sounds like a lot of fun, and it really could have been.

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Progress on ‘Aquaman‘ is swimming along prepping for a fall of 2018 release, and with that progress, there is some casting news to let you in on. We know that Jason Momoa will, ummm, scale up? to become the King of Atlantis, and Amber Heard will take on the mantle of Mera, the object of Aquaman’s desires and that Willem Dafoe will transform into Nuidis Vulko, the scientist that plays a very important role in many of the Aquaman story-lines. We can now add to this list, Patrick Wilson who will take on the character Orm (Ocean Master), Aquaman’s half-brother and he’s not such a nice guy, using any means within his reach to try and take over the throne of Atlantis and has been causing problems since 1966.

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Will Beall (‘Gangster Squad‘) has been tapped by Warner Bros. to pen the script for DC Entertainment’sAquaman‘. Beall is the writer behind the ‘Training Day‘ series which is currently filming, and ‘The Legend of Conan‘. The script is going to be based off a previous treatment by Geoff Johns and director James Wan.

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We’ve waited for the plot of the ‘Justice League‘ movie and now our patience will be rewarded. Filming is now underway and the buzz is flying all around telling us what’s going on, where it’s happening and what we can expect.

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To Live and Die in L.A.’ from 1985 has a certain cult following that no doubt popped a pup tent when they heard the news that writer and director William Friedkin has worked a deal to bring the film to the small screen. In what became a competitive situation, WGN America landed the drama adaptation with the Oscar winning director.

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In the world of film, there are specific genres that stand out for me and one of those is war movies. I love different titles for a variety of reasons, the story, or even an actor, in this category there is one primary theme that ties each film together – heroes. Their outstanding courage is what gives us that lump in our throats and a swell of patriotic pride that causes us to lift these characters, real or imagined, to elevated heights. It takes a special kind of person to be a hero, I know I couldn’t do it, but I am eternally grateful for the men and women that take up that mantle and defend the lives and freedoms I hold so dearly.

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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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Guide To Wave Two Films At Fantastic Fest 2014!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 27th, 2014

Is ‘Boondock Saints 3’ Actually Happening?!?!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 28th, 2014

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I’m not in the business of spreading rumors, but I can almost call this one a fact. Looks like the die-hard fans of Troy Duffy’sBoondock Saints‘ from 1999 is getting it’s third installment!!! The best part about this one for me is that we don’t have to wait 10 years for a third, like we did for the sequel, ‘Boondock Saints: All Saints Day‘ was released in 2009.

 

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Film Review: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 7th, 2014

Janet W. Here…

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STOP, a man (young man at that) really whole-heartedly pursues, woos, and loves a woman.  This must be a movie, and oh and what a movie.  The Fault in Our Stars is a romantic drama with wonderful moments of levity and truest love that are contrasted with the extreme plunges into frustrations, despair, and numbness.  This emotional rollercoaster is the journey into love between Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort).  Hazel Grace is sixteen and dying from stage 4 thyroid cancer that has virtually destroyed her ability to breathe on her own.  HG has kept to herself and perhaps given up on the idea of having a boyfriend in her life when she meets the ultimate yet genuine charmer, Gus.  It is never too late to find true love or for true love to find you.

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Film Review: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 13th, 2014

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There are so many filmmakers out there that have given us amazing and iconic movies. From  Steven Spielberg to Stanley Kubrick and from John Hughes to Danny Boyle, we have laughed, cried, and felt every perk on the emotion scale while watching movies through the years. However, some of our favorite filmmakers have lost their creative eye and ability to make quality films, while their movies earlier in their career won Oscars and pushed these directors to super stardom, but later in their career, their films have us questioning their talent while their films are met with very negative reviews across the board. It’s truly a sad day when this happens, and unfortunately it happens more often then I’d like to admit.

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The Top 10 Gangster Movie List!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 19th, 2014

Jana B. here,

 

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Some girls are all into sappy romances or heart touchingly saccharine-sweet movies. Movies that sometime contain a troubled family learning to love a curmudgeonly, absent  grandparent, or a shattered family recovering from the death of one of its immediate member. Sometimes it’s a pet that waltzes, unexpectedly, into a tumultuous atmosphere that teaches everyone to love more before it’s killed in some unimaginative way.

I hate movies like that. I hate books like that and I hate songs like that. If a member of a family is killed, it better be a mafia family, and I get to look forward to their violent, bloody and evil retribution.  I am so fascinated by the inner workings of these ‘families’. I love to see the fronts they use to launder their income and imagine ways I would do it if I was involved.

 

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Film Review: ‘Out of The Furnace’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 5th, 2013

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Scott Cooper’s second film ‘Out of The Furnace‘ has a lot going for it. The script and especially its amazing A-List cast might draw out a decent crowd, but a sour taste might be left in your mouth after the end credits start to roll. Cooper’s first film was ‘Crazy Heart‘ and had some similar somber tones to it as this film does, but it’s nowhere near how brutal ‘Out of the Furnace‘ truly is. But what makes this blue-collar flick ultimately suffer is the amount of filler that has nothing to do with actual premise of the movie and keep the film from moving forward at a steady pace.

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Set your schedules for March 7, 2014, for that is when Wes Anderson’s latest film, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel‘ will be released. The film centers around the many adventures of Gustave H, an iconic concierge at the famous European hotel with his friend and colleague Zero Moustafa. There are heists, riches, and plenty of comedy.

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