Aug/2018

Deadpool Animated Series Headed to FXX with Donald Glover!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 10th, 2017

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The success of the Deadpool film has everyone talking about sequels, spinoffs, and more projects. The FXX network, which airs ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘ is getting into the Marvel Deadpool business with a new animated TV show.

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment presents Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and Golden Globe nominee Michelle Monaghan star in the intense action-thriller, ‘Sleepless‘. The film will be presented on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD beginning April 4, 2017.

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Film Review: ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 19th, 2017

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Has it really been 15 years since we last saw Vin Diesel as Xander Cage, jumping off mountains and beating up the bad guys across the globe? Why yes it has. Only a few years later, we got a ‘xXx‘ sequel with Ice Cube in the spotlight, rather than Vin Diesel. It was stated in the sequel that Vin Diesel’s character was killed off, leaving Ice Cube to pick up the pieces and become the action star in the early 2000s. Now, it’s 2017 and Vin Diesel makes $1 billion dollar ‘Fast and Furious’ movies, so Hollywood finally gave the greenlight to another ‘xXx‘ film that has Diesel returning as Xander Cage, despite the fact that he’s already dead. These things don’t matter with this third installment, titled ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage‘.

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Celebrate the anniversary of ‘xXx‘ with, not just a 15th Anniversary Edition of the film, but also it’s debut on blu-ray on January 10th. Directed by Rob Cohen and Written by Rich Wilkes, ‘xXx‘ was produced by Neal H. Moritz and executive produced by Arne L. Schmidt, Todd Garner, Vin Diesel and George Zakk. The film stars Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Marton Csokas, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Roof.

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XX‘, A horror anthology from an all-female lineup of filmmakers opens in theaters and on VOD February 17, 2017 coming from Magnet Releasing & XYZ Films. The 2017 Sundance Film Festival will host the film’s world premiere.

 

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‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ Trailer Is Awesome!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 20th, 2016

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xXx: Return of Xander Cage‘ is pretty much what it sounds like, a third film in the xXx line and this will be the second one to feature Vin Diesel. He starred in the original film in 2002 that spawned an exciting franchise. Though his character is stated to have died in the second film which starred Ice Cube, that appears to be an untruth that Cage uses to his advantage this time around.

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The sequel to 2002’s ‘XXX‘ is getting ready to begin production and the cast is rounding out with the addition of baddie Andrey Ivchenko (‘The Way of the West‘). He joins Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel and Nina Dobrev who are already cast and/or reprising their roles from the original.

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Film Review: ‘Magic Mike XXL’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 1st, 2015

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Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Magic Mike swept summer box offices in 2012 and introduced audiences everywhere to the glory of well-oiled male strippers.  Now, first-time director Gregory Jacobs takes on the task of Magic Mike XXL, with Soderberg as cinematographer and film editor, and tries to surpass its $167 million-grossing predecessor. 

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‘Magic Mike XXL’ Is Going On A Road Trip!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on May 6th, 2015

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Magic Mike XXL‘ is getting ready to hit big screens everywhere on July 1, but for those living in areas where summer’s heat isn’t making you sweat, yet, Channing Tatum is here to rectify the situation.

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We’ve been telling you for a while that there is another ‘Magic Mike‘ film coming out, and it’s titled ‘XXL‘. Well, the first trailer is here and it’s damn funny. Channing Tatum just kills me here. I only wished that Jonah Hill would have made a cameo.

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‘The Simpsons’ Fans UNITE…on FXX!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 22nd, 2014

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You might think you’re awesome when you sit down for a marathon viewing of say the ‘Star Wars‘ films or you might get adventurous and pick ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ director’s cut trilogy. Even, I, myself have watched several seasons of ‘Supernatural‘ at one time, every summer leading up to the debut of the new season. Aren’t traditions just the best?!

 

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If any of you know me, you would know that I’m a huge fan and advocate of vinyl. I’ve been listening, purchasing, and collecting vinyl for many years and there are no signs of stopping any time soon. Music sounds ten times better on a vinyl album than any CD or MP3 ever could hope to sound. Don’t believe me? Do an experiment yourself and play the same song on the same speakers on vinyl, then on a digital format. You’ll be amazed. Needless to say, I get all giddy when a new record label opens up shop that specifies in releasing new and old music on vinyl. And fortunately for me, a dear friend and writer for this very site has started his own record label after several years of planning. Not only that, the new record label known as Classic Waxxx Records is releasing its first album under its banner. Below is the official press release complete with all the cool info on the limited editions, a sampling of the music, and a link to purchase.

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Which TV show has been on air for 25 years and has just been sold into syndication for a whopping $750 million? If you answered ‘The Simpsons‘ you were right. The newly announced sister network to FX, FXX is going to begin airing with the animated satire. If you’re starting a new broadcast and want to get viewer attention a series marathon is always a good way to do it. If you want the network to be talked about you plan a 12-day marathon that comprises 552 episodes. The high price-tag for the series will not only give network syndication rights, but a first time availability for on-demand viewing. 

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Here we are with another special edition of the Multi-Media Men Podcast: WWE Edition. I’m joined by Tom Nix, Mike Purtill, and special guest Angi Sanders as we discuss all things related to the WWE Universe. In this episode, talk about the unfortunate passing of The Ultimate Warrior, WrestleMania XXX, and Monday Night Raw. We also dive into some discussion on where the WWE Universe is going as well as some future matches we would like to see at the next pay-per-view. So please enjoy our show and find out what we thought about The Undertaker losing the streak, John Cena and Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, and Daniel Bryan. YES! YES! YES! YES! And please let us know, what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher and subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Make Way for ‘Magic Mike XXL’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 29th, 2014

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Ladies contain yourselves….a sequel to ‘Magic Mike‘ is officially in the works! Joe Manganiello got the internet buzzing when he let slip that shooting will start this fall saying “I think they’re going to announce it soon”. Here is that official announcement. ‘Magic Mike XXL‘ will reunite most of the stripper cast, while there are no official agreements, a few players may be written out.

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Jana B., Here….

 

wilfred-holding-a-balloonIf you’re a Wilfred fan, get ready for a fourth season on FXX. If you’re not a Wilfred fan, get ready for everyone to shut up about it, as the fourth season will be it’s final. Who would have thought a series about a pot-smoking dog (Jason Gann) that appears as a human in a dog costume would have three seasons to begin with? Elijah Wood has played Ryan, the only person that can see his neighbor’s dog as a full grown man in a dog suit. I’m depressive and I don’t see that…maybe it’s the manic side that brings it out?

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Sony has released an exclusive clip from San Diego Comic Con, showing us a little glimpse of Jamie Foxx as the villain Electro in the upcoming sequel, ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2‘. The clip teases completely and the full panel will be held on Friday, so expect some more coverage on that. Marc Webb is returning as director with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone reprising their roles as well.

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The FX Network Will Launch a New Network Called FXX!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 28th, 2013

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The FX network has just confirmed that it will be launching a new network called FXX on September 2nd of this year.  This means that FX will have three networks as it needs the space for it’s major increase in original programming. FX president John Landgraf said that it hopes that FX would double its original programming to 25 original series within a few years to compete with the major networks.

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TNT is developing a new buddy cop action drama series titled ‘Hit‘ (High Impact Team), which was the idea of actor Jamie Foxx.  Hit follows two former high school football teammates who are also best friends. One was the QB and the other was a Wide Receiver. After high school they are drafted in to the Miami P.D. and taken in by HIT, which is the elite team in charge of dealing with the nastiest of criminals.

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Join the crew of the Satellite of Love as they spread holiday cheer with the newest release in theMystery Science Theater 3000 line:Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXV. Available on DVD December 4th from Shout! Factory, this 4-DVD set is a must-have for fans of cult television shows and B-movies alike and features four episodes previously unreleased on DVD:Robot Holocaust, Operation Kid Brother, Kitten With A WhipandRevenge Of The Creature. Also included are all new bonus features, including introductions by Mike Nelson and Joel Hodgson, Life AfterMST3K: J. Elvis Weinstein, Jack Arnold at Universal, Life AfterMST3K: Bill Corbett and four exclusive Mini-Posters by artist Steve Vance.

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Columbia Pictures is courting Jamie Foxx to star as the next villain in the sequel to ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, which already has Andrew Garfield returning to star as Spidey and Marc Webb returning to direct. The script for the new film was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and Jeff Pinker, which was based on a previous treatment by James Vanderbilt. Remember Kurtzman and Orci wrote the reboot of ‘Star Trek’ for JJ Abrams.

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Good news for your Tarantino fans out there.  Actually, I don’t know whether to be happy or angry about this.  Lionsgate and Miramax are releasing a big Tarantino movie set on bluray on November 20th.  It will contain 8 films and two bonus discs.  This kind of sucks, because I imagine most of us already own all of these on bluray already individually.  Now we have to purchase all of these again.  And, why are the ‘Kill Bill’ films not in one film like we have been promised for years now.  I will admit, the artwork is cool from MondoTees, but I can’t justify purchasing this, for two extra bonus discs.  These look to be the same blurays that we already have.  And why did they not wait till next year to release this, so they could include ‘Django Unchained’?    Official press release below.

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‘The Simpson’s’ is coming up on its 24th season, which means that the famous Halloween special we have all come to love, ‘Treehouse of Horror’ will be returning.  This will mark the 23rd Halloween episode for the series.  The episode will air Sunday, October 7th according to TVline.  So set your recording devices to see demonic posession, Black Holes, time travel, and the end of the world in the upcoming ‘Treehouse of Horror’ episode.

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Classic Waxxx: Jimmy Reed “At Soul City”

by NapkinArt on Jan 5th, 2012

With the start of a new year at Classic Waxxx HQ there are large stacks of incredible vinyl to sort through that was obtained over the holidays. Rock n’ Roll, Jazz, Country, Bluegrass and the like all wait to be played and shared. It’s such a treat to discover new music by groups loved and practically unknown, and with another year come and gone it means there is just more music out there that needs some attention.

It was a difficult decision to pick the new year’s first record review, but Jimmy Reed’s “At Soul City” LP snuck in from left field for several reasons. First of all, I love blues records. Maybe more than most other records in the CW collection. I also love live recordings, and especially live blues records. But, I do have a little bone to pick with Vee-Jay Records for their release of “At Soul City.” Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s hard to believe that another year is just about over, and the spirit of Christmas is already swirling in the air. All the department stores and specialty shops will no doubt be playing a bevy of Christmas music over the speaker system, but I can almost guarantee you they won’t be playing anything as cool as “The Ventures’ Christmas Album.”

The surf guitar quartet that made the original ‘Hawaii Five-O’ theme song popular (“Walk, Don’t Run”) trades in the beach and sand in favor of snow and mistletoe with their ever-awesome renditions of holiday classics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Christmas is definitely one of my favorite times of the year, despite the crazy holiday shoppers, insane schedules to keep and the stress of travel the season brings with it. However, the thought of Loretta Lynn’s “Country Christmas” seems to make all those anxieties disappear.

I’ve always thought of Loretta Lynn as an awesomely warm and caring aunt, much like Rosalind Russell in the film “Auntie Mame.” She’s been there and done that, has all the great stories to tell from her experiences, and is definitely a hip lady you want to listen to. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s that time of year again where traditions reign supreme: Yule tide greetings, holiday parties, fighting with family, caroling, trimming the tree, spiked egg nog and awesomely bad Christmas album covers. It’s nice to know some things never change, like there being no such thing as a good Christmas album cover. So, as you settle in for your long winter’s nap with a cup of hot cocoa, here is another round of groovy Christmas albums covers to give you a giggle. Read the rest of this entry »

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It can be argued that The Rolling Stones are in fact the greatest rock and roll band in the world, one that is still touring and recording music nearly 50 years after their debut. In that period of time the band certainly has amassed one hell of an impressive archive of unreleased studio and live recordings, and to every fan’s delight, The Stones recently launched their ‘Stones Archive’ website, which gives fans the incredible opportunity to take a peek inside that treasure trove of material, bit by bit. Read the rest of this entry »

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As time goes by the albums that have already obtained classic status continue to become greater classics, nay, timeless. Of course, there is also room for more recent albums of late to obtain such status, but some become classics the day of their release, such as The Black Keys’ debut LP “The Big Come Up.”

I thought I take a moment to recognize a really great record from the last ten years into a new segment for Classic Waxxx. It was also an opportune moment to word play on “Black Friday” as well as celebrate the band’s first release, as they ready their seventh and latest LP “El Camino,” which is sure to be a great addition to the rest of their catalog. Read the rest of this entry »

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Seems like most of the really important music to come out of the 20th Century was very topical in nature, songs that reflected what was happening in life and society at that time.

Take one of Bob Dylan’s early songs, “The Times They Are A-Changing”, Woody Guthrie’s “Dust Bowl Ballads” and The Weavers’ rendition of “What Side Are You On,” a song originally written for the United Mine Workers Union in Kentucky in the early 1930s, shifted slightly to bring attention to the growing fears of Communism and McCarthyism in the 1950s. All of these songs were powerful then and still very much are today, as well as being important documents of the American fabric of history, how the music has shaped our people as a country, and how change in our society has been brought through by the platform of music. The exact same can be said of John Lennon and his Plastic Ono Band’s “Power To The People” song, written and released in 1971. Read the rest of this entry »

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Classic Waxxx: Wilson Pickett “Hey Jude”

by NapkinArt on Oct 25th, 2011

Despite being a hardcore ‘Beatles’ enthusiast, and perhaps a bit of a purist, too, I’m always morbidly curious to hear a Beatles cover from time to time. Some are good, some are bad, and some are just downright awful. Surprisingly, Wilson Pickett’s version of “Hey Jude” has some teeth to it, a version I certainly don’t mind owning in my record collection. Read the rest of this entry »

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Like a good scotch I like a good Jazz record. Smooth, with a sophisticated bite, or with a little bit of age so as to taste and savor a bit of the barrel’s flavor and characteristics. I enjoy these these qualities in my Jazz records, too, and Verve Records has been known to be a fine label when it comes to Jazz music; sophisticated and exciting all within the same rhythm of breath and beat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Music has an uncanny effect on memory. It can direct a person to a specific place and time in their mind when a familiar song comes on the radio, when a nanosecond’s worth of a guitar lick is present in a television commercial, or when it’s heard in a movie. Music almost has same power as the sense of smell, triggering thoughts from so long ago.

In September 2001 I was just starting my sophomore year of college, not yet 20. I remember the weather in West Texas was pleasant; not too hot and not yet cool enough for a sweater. My roommate and I had just seen Crosby, Stills and Nash play a gig in Dallas the night of September 8, 2001, and like with most concerts it takes us several days to come off Cloud 9. I remember the fantastic greatest hits-like set from the show, and the big, burly roadie type gent three seats down from us that sat stoic for most of the show, until the opening licks of “Southern Cross” hit everyone’s ears, and this guy jumps out of his seat in excitement, as if his chair was electrified. I was still laughing about that moment the morning I rolled out of bed on September 11th. However, the moment I sat down to catch some tv before heading to class I was no longer laughing. Read the rest of this entry »

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You’ve no doubt heard this classic at some point in your lifetime, either on your parent’s oldies station or somewhere in a movie. It’s a great catchy tune from the 1960s that is infectious from the instantaneous pulse of the booming bass line to the drive of the sleek and captivating organ. There’s also no doubt that The Spencer Davis Group’s “Gimme Some Lovin'” song is one of the greatest jukebox hits to ever be recorded, and one that belongs in everyone’s extensive record collection. Read the rest of this entry »

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Record junkies, fans and ravenous collectors, take note: used record stores are your best friends, especially if the vinyl on hand is extremely affordable. Sometimes these places make it difficult to not walk out of there without spending fist-fulls of cash, or spending your entire day sifting through record after record. However, chances are the search is entirely worth it if you find something worth looking for.

Just this week after hitting up one of my local Half Price Books I found this gem of a Richie Havens record, “Electric Havens,” which I have never seen before, nor new existed. Oddly enough, there were three copies and I picked the cleanest one the store had. It’s a curious little record, one that doesn’t seem to have much info about, except for a blurb here and there on the net. Read the rest of this entry »

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Classic Waxxx: Jethro Tull “A”

by NapkinArt on Aug 23rd, 2011

Being a Jethro Tull fan for a number of years now I can honestly say the album “A” is sort of the ‘odd duck’ in the band’s early catalog. “A”, which was originally intended as band leader Ian Anderson’s first solo record, became the band’s 13th studio album in 1980, and has been met with much controversy and criticism with casual and die hard Jethro Tull fans for years. Read the rest of this entry »

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This week marks the 42nd Anniversary of Woodstock, ‘an aquarian exposition’ music & art festival that took place on a small dairy farm near Bethel, NY. Over a half million people bore witness to hear and experience 32 acts over the course of four days (August 15-18, 1969), which completely defined a generation, as well as being one of the most pivotal and peaceful moments during the tumultuous 1960s. It also served as one of the most important moments in music history. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are you upset that you won’t be seeing Don Draper & Co. returning to the small screen this fall? Yeah…me, too. At least we can all thank Netflix for streaming the first four seasons of “Mad Men” until Season 5 starts next year.

Even though I’ve seen all four seasons of “Mad Men” about a zillion times (so far), I can also get my Swingin’ 60s fix from the Ramsey Lewis Trio and their incredible “Bach To The Blues” LP. Read the rest of this entry »

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Classic Waxxx: Eric Clapton “Eric Clapton”

by NapkinArt on Aug 9th, 2011

Times are really tough for a lot of folks in the world, right now. I mean, where does one even begin to break up the black clouds circling overhead? How much more bad news can we, as a people, take in one sitting? I honestly don’t want to know the answer to that question, but it is times like these that I can take refuge in my record collection, especially when my collection has this gem of an album by Eric Patrick Clapton.

I’m sure by now most music fans are familiar with the guitar genius of Eric Clapton, via his unsurpassed talents with bands The Yardbirds, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers and Cream. However, “Slowhand” has been recording critically and commercially successful album as a solo artist for nearly four decades, and his first self-titled LP proved (and still proves) that Clapton is indeed, God. Read the rest of this entry »

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Classic Waxxx: “Top Ten Records of Summer”

by NapkinArt on Aug 5th, 2011

If you live in the south, especially Texas right now, you know how brutal Summer has been this year, probably one of the hottest in recent memory. Extreme drought, rolling blackouts, wild fires and dying vegetation and cattle seem to be making things quite miserable for everyone affected. From the looks of it, there is no relief in sight anytime soon. However, with that said there is no reason you still can’t enjoy the remainder of the summer. There are plenty of days left to hang out by the pool, sip on an ice cold glass or two of lemonade (or beer, if you prefer) and listen to some of the best songs ever recorded for those lazy Summer days. Read the rest of this entry »

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Classic Waxxx: Ten Years After “Ssssh.”

by NapkinArt on Aug 2nd, 2011

When one starts talking about the British Invasion, one of two things come to mind: 1) The American Revolution and 2) The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who and every other hit rock n’ roll band that came to America from the ‘other side of the pond’ in the 1960s. However, little do people realize that Alvin Lee and his band Ten Years After also hails as part of the musical British Invasion.

Now, I will admit that my knowledge of Ten Years After was quite limited, mostly limited to their one live performance of “I’m Going Home” from the “Woodstock” documentary in 1970, a performance I liked initially, but became bored with after subsequent viewings. But, suffice to say I’m happy to have acquainted myself with more of their catalog over the last couple of years, and my opinion has drastically changed for the better. Read the rest of this entry »

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The summer months are quickly approaching the horizon like the fury of black iron and steel. Soon, it’ll be hotter outside than hell and the all of the coal that powers the engines on the Santa Fe line.

Summer is that time of year where most people, like myself, are desperately wanting to travel and be mobile for a little while. We want to escape the confines of office deadlines and see the world from the vantage point of a moving car or fast aero plane. For the folks of Johnny Cash’s time, they may still dream of seeing things from the opening of a big box car, traveling East and West on the Rock Island Line or the Union Pacific Railroad. Sadly, for most of us that era of American life has whizzed on by, but the songs collected on “All Aboard The Blue Train” sure does the job of getting us to a time in our minds where we wish to ride the open rails. Read the rest of this entry »

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Someone recently told me a good rule about country music is that ‘if you can twang it, you can sang it.’ I had to laugh at the notion, but when it comes to classic country music I couldn’t agree more with that sentiment.

Two of country’s most prominent icons, Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn, teamed up to unload “Mr. And Mrs. Used To Be” on the masses, a collection of songs about woe, heartache and joy between two people who could honesty love and/or hate each other with a smile upon their faces. However, these two respected crooners of country love keep it classy and conservative, as they trade line for line. Tubb’s authoritative vocal presence, coupled with Lynn’s Appalachian twang work well together in their duets, delivering the kind of country duet LP you’d expect to know and love. Read the rest of this entry »

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Classic Waxxx: Ringo Starr “Old Wave”

by NapkinArt on Jul 19th, 2011

Let’s face it. Everyone loves Ringo, the fun-lovin’ drummer from the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band, The Beatles. Admit it. You’ve got all the records with Ringo’s head circled in red like some crazed lunatic, hoping to snip a little piece of hair from his mop top if he ever crossed your path (hey, it’s happened to him before!) But, did you know Ringo made some incredible solo albums on his own?

“Old Wave”, Ringo Starr’s ninth studio album to be exact, is one of the most over-looked and underrated albums of his career. Starr enjoyed much commercial success with his post-Beatles  albums, such as the self-titled “Ringo” and follow-up “Goodnight Vienna”, featuring a who’s who of rock royalty pitching in on playing and recording. However, by the time Starr recorded “Old Wave”, the scene and atmosphere of Starr’s personal life was a different story. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kevin Costner has just joined Quentin Tarantino’s Spaghetti Western ‘Django Unchained’.  He is set to play a character named Ace Woody.  “He’s the sadistic trainer of the male fighting slaves who entertain the white patrons of Candyland as well as the female slaves who are forced to be prostitutes.”  This is a different role for Costner as he will be more of the villain than the good guy.  Plus, I think this will re-vitalize Costner’s career in a good way.  I already can’t wait to see this film.

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Classic Waxxx: Big Mama Thornton “In Europe”

by NapkinArt on Jul 15th, 2011

The era of the power-house female blues singer is long gone. Bessie Smith. Janis Joplin. Memphis Minnie. Big Maybelle. But, one of the absolute greats here is Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, whose blues will absolutely shake you to your foundation.

Outside of hardcore blues fans Big Mama Thornton is probably one of the more obscure of the blues singers, as her career began in 1951, but started to fade quickly in the late 1950s/early 1960s. However, Thornton recorded with some of the most notable blues musicians of her day, many now legendary, like Buddy Guy, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Muddy Waters and Big Walter Horton. Read the rest of this entry »

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Classic Waxxx: James Brown “Think” (Single)

by NapkinArt on Jul 12th, 2011

There’s no mistaking the fact James Brown is indeed the ‘Godfather of Soul’, the baddest mofo to ever ‘funk up’ the airwaves backed with one of the greatest rhythm and horn sections, ever.

Brown originally recorded this Lowman Pauling tune in 1960 with his band The Famous Flames, after the original version by The “5” Royales, however the version featured here is 5th version Brown and his band would record and release as a single. This version of “Think” is typical funky ‘make me sweat’ James Brown, which punches your ear gut with a blast of horns and bass from the get-go. The ditty charges the listener to reminisce and ‘think’ about the good times and bad, and what’s about happening on the streets. Clocking in at just over three minutes, this early 1970s recording still sounds as brilliant and relevant as ever, and holds its own as an authentic stand-alone version from the previous efforts. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s the song Joel and Ethan Coen made beyond famous in their 1998 cult film hit “The Big Lebowski”, all with the thanks to musician and producer T-Bone Burnett for plucking this gem out of near obscurity, and the absolute one song that has been on my ‘I-must-own-this-record-if-it’s-the-last-thing-I-ever-do’ list. It’s also the one song in the history of music that gives some shred of coolness and dignity to Kenny Rogers, despite the many terrible country cross-over songs we’ve been subjected to all these many years. “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)” is the epitome of awesome regardless of where it’s been or who has sung it.

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Classic Waxxx: Muddy Waters “Unk” In Funk

by NapkinArt on Jun 17th, 2011

It’s been long disputed who is the actually ‘King of the Blues’, even more so when it comes to Chicago Blues. I like the blues no matter where it comes from, rich or poor, black or white, but no matter  who ends up taking the crown Muddy Waters will always hold one of the top spots in my record collection.

There’s been some major staples in Muddy Waters’ catalog over the decades, like “Electric Mud” and “Folk Singer”, but this lesser-known jewel called “Unk” In Funk is another classic that deserves proper recognition.

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The other day I sat in a used book and record store with a friend of mine, and we sifted through stacks and stacks of used 7″ singles, curious to see what sort of gems we could walk away with. After spending what seemed like several hours looking through all of the records, like grubstakers panning for gold, I found this beautiful Ella Fitzgerald single with a Verve Records label, a label synonymous for producing incredible blues and jazz records. I didn’t even pay attention to the songs on the record, I just instinctively knew this record had to come home with me. Thankfully, I managed to find a few other Fitzgerald singles on this trip, which they too, found a new home.

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Napkinart here…for those who don’t know I write about vintage vinyl on my other blog “Classic Waxxx” for the kiddos who are new to the whole ‘vinyl thing’ and need some guidance. We (the editorial ‘we’) got a chance to get our hands on some awesome exclusive Record Store Day swag this year, which you can read about here. From Eric Clapton to The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground to The Doors, there were some great releases to be had and some great releases you’d kill your grandmother for. Thanks to Chris and crew at Good Records for another stellar RSD celebration!

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Vinyl Review of the Week Courtesy of Classic Waxxx

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 1st, 2010

Each Friday, fellow writer and artist Jonathon Kimbrell will be diving into the deep dark stacks of music and pulling out a record that has been lost through the ages of time and giving you all the information and a detailed review of each record.

If you are a music lover, then this post is a must read.

This week is the sounds of Freddie King.

Click HERE to hop on over to the Classic Waxx.

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My Bloody Podcast #7 – ‘Bubba Ho-Tep’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 1st, 2018

Here is the 7th episode of the newest podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record Chronicle and myself talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music.  In our seventh episode, our topics include discussions on Jamie Foxx becoming the new Spawn for the upcoming comic book movie, new toys for ‘Pan’s Labyrinth‘, bad news with ‘The Crow‘ remake and more. We also give you “Bloody Recommendations” of two horror films, being ‘Upgrade‘ and ‘The Incredible Melting Man‘. Our big topic is of course is ‘Bubba Ho-Tep‘, where we discuss the film, it’s production history, the actors, and more. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. 

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We have a very fun 79th 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 79th episode, titled ‘Top Score on Pole Position‘, we discuss the upcoming ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘ film, Vin Diesel in xXx 4, how The Rock almost quit ‘Rampage‘, ‘Stranger Things‘ Season 3 news, and the Netflix remake of ‘Lost in Space‘. We also dive into the best video game achievements ever, as well as powerful one-liners from films that made us emotional. 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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Film Review: ‘Blockers’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 6th, 2018

Every five years it is mandatory that Hollywood releases a coming of age story of teens trying to get laid. Animal House, Porkys, Revenge of the Nerds, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, all the way up to Superbad. Some are classics and some are just a good time at the movies but the formula almost always works. The formula works for Blockers which is a really funny hour and a half with a few new twists to allow the tried and true premise to stand out.

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There are a ton of different ‘Star Wars‘ related movies and TV shows nowadays that it’s kind of difficult to keep up with a lot of the different stories being told now. On the kids-friendly version of the ‘Star Wars‘ franchise is the LEGO ‘Star Wars‘ movies, TV shows, and even video games. This brings us to ‘The Freemaker Adventures‘, which is an animated LEGO show that has only two seasons so far with a few animated shorts to go along with it. There is no sign of a third season in sight though, so this season two might be the last we see of this series.

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If you missed our radio show on the air and can’t catch our video show on our YouTube channel, please catch our full un-edited show in podcast form by Subscribing to iTunes or Stitcher Radio. At ‘The Entertainment Answer‘, we have a ton of fun while we talk about movies, television, Blu-rays, and anything pop culture that comes up, PLUS, we might just have the answer to any question you might have. Join Matt Mungle and Bryan Kluger weekly for this fun-as-hell Radio Show! In this episode from February 6th, 2018, Matt and Bryan discuss the latest movies, the current box office, Blu-rays, pro-wrestling, and more.. Also, catch Matt Mungle’s very own podcast by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

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If you missed our radio show on the air and can’t catch our video show on our YouTube channel, please catch our full un-edited show in podcast form by Subscribing to iTunes or Stitcher Radio. At ‘The Entertainment Answer‘, we have a ton of fun while we talk about movies, television, Blu-rays, and anything pop culture that comes up, PLUS, we might just have the answer to any question you might have. Join Matt Mungle and Bryan Kluger weekly for this fun-as-hell Radio Show! In this episode from December 2nd, 2017, Matt and Bryan discuss the latest movies, the current box office, Blu-rays, pro-wrestling, and more.. Also, catch Matt Mungle’s very own podcast by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

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If you missed our radio show on the air and can’t catch our video show on our YouTube channel, please catch our full un-edited show in podcast form by Subscribing to iTunes or Stitcher Radio. At ‘The Entertainment Answer‘, we have a ton of fun while we talk about movies, television, Blu-rays, and anything pop culture that comes up, PLUS, we might just have the answer to any question you might have. Join Matt Mungle and Bryan Kluger weekly for this fun-as-hell Radio Show! In this episode from November 4th, 2017, Matt and Bryan discuss ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘, the sexual allegations in Hollywood, Blu-rays, Amazon Fire TV, pro-wrestling, and more.. Also, catch Matt Mungle’s very own podcast by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

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If you find yourself in Canada, specifically in Toronto, you’re gonna want to check out the a horror film festival called ‘BITS’ or Blood In The Snow. This is the 6th year of the festival and looks to bring the horror and holidays to one place. Below is a list of all the films that will be shown. I’m looking forward to this, because what’s better than blood and Christmas trees?

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

If you missed our radio show on the air and can’t catch our video show on our YouTube channel, please catch our full show in podcast form by Subscribing to iTunes or Stitcher Radio. At ‘The Entertainment Answer‘, we have a ton of fun talking about movies, television, Blu-rays, and anything pop culture that comes up, PLUS, we might just have the answer to any question you might have. Join Matt Mungle and Bryan Kluger weekly for this fun-as-hell Radio Show! In this episode from August 26th, 2017, Matt was out of pocket, Bryan  and Preston Barta have the answers for Fantastic Fest, Blu-ray releases and more.. Also, catch Matt Mungle’s very own podcast by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

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15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival Lineup!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 25th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here, 

The 15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival is set to run from October 18 – 22 in Wichita, KS. The weekend boasts the inaugural presentation of the L.M. “Kit” Carson Storyteller Award to Larry Gross (‘48 Hours‘), and Ad Astra Award presentation to Rose McGowan (‘Charmed‘). Among the throng of films (182!!!) the fest has to offer, there are gala events, after-parties, and enough events to keep anyone, from the most green of festival-goers to the most seasoned pros that binge-watch for a living, entertained, interested, and hell, even relaxed. One of the ticket packages includes a massage.

The festival has given us a complete lineup of films for their 2017 event and since I’m such a nice person it’s my job, I’m giving it to you.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

If you missed our radio show on the air and can’t catch our video show on our YouTube channel, please catch our full show in podcast form by Subscribing to iTunes or Stitcher Radio. At ‘The Entertainment Answer‘, we have a ton of fun talking about movies, television, Blu-rays, and anything pop culture that comes up, PLUS, we might just have the answer to any question you might have. Join Matt Mungle and Bryan Kluger weekly for this fun-as-hell Radio Show! In this episode from August 26th, 2017, Matt and Bryan have the answers for VUDU, Baywatch, WWE, and the newest movie releases. Also, catch Matt Mungle’s very own podcast by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

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Baby Driver is Coming to 4K UHD and Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 28th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Perhaps the best film of the year BABY DRIVER is coming to 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD, which I couldn’t be more excited for. On September 12th, you’ll be able to watch the film on any digital platform. On October 10th, the 4K UHD and Blu-ray will be available with a ton of bonus features. I’m super excited about this release and I hope it wins an OSCAR. Details below.

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The Entertainment Answer Radio Show: August 19th, 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 19th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

If you missed our radio show on the air and can’t catch our video show on our YouTube channel, please catch our full show in podcast form by Subscribing to iTunes or Stitcher Radio. At ‘The Entertainment Answer‘, we have a ton of fun talking about movies, television, Blu-rays, and anything pop culture that comes up, PLUS, we might just have the answer to any question you might have. Join Matt Mungle and Bryan Kluger weekly for this fun-as-hell Radio Show! In this episode from August 19th, 2017, Matt and Bryan have the answers for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 4K UHD, The Nut Job 2, and WWE Summerslam. Also, catch Matt Mungle’s very own podcast by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

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The Entertainment Answer Radio Show: August 12th, 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 17th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

If you missed our radio show on the air and can’t catch our video show on our YouTube channel, please catch our full show in podcast form by Subscribing to iTunes or Stitcher Radio. At ‘The Entertainment Answer‘, we have a ton of fun talking about movies, television, Blu-rays, and anything pop culture that comes up, PLUS, we might just have the answer to any question you might have. Join Matt Mungle and Bryan Kluger weekly for this fun-as-hell Radio Show! In this episode from August 12th, 2017, Matt and Bryan have the answers Alien: Covenant 4K, Box Office Receipts for the week, and The Dark Tower. Also, catch Matt Mungle’s very own podcast by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

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Vin Diesel is Remaking Miami Vice!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 2nd, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

I guess since NBC is a fast sinking ship down into the ocean, it has to reboot its own vintage TV shows. This time, it’s with Miami Vice, which was a hit action-crime television series in the 1980s that spawned a huge fandom, music, and fashion. In 2006, director Michael Mann remade Miami Vice on the big screen with Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell. To add insult to injury, Vin Diesel and Chris Morgan are producing this reboot, both of which have been involved in all of the Fast and Furious films.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Shout! Factory Films announced today that writer/director Lena Khan’s acclaimed comedy feature ‘The Tiger Hunter‘ will open September 22,2017 in Los Angeles, New York and select major markets, to be followed by openings in additional cities.

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The Entertainment Answer Radio Show: July 22nd, 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 27th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

If you missed our radio show on the air and can’t catch our video show on our YouTube channel, please catch our full show in podcast form by Subscribing to iTunes or Stitcher Radio. At ‘The Entertainment Answer‘, we have a ton of fun talking about movies, television, Blu-rays, and anything pop culture that comes up, PLUS, we might just have the answer to any question you might have. Join Matt Mungle and Bryan Kluger weekly for this fun-as-hell Radio Show! In this episode from June 22nd, 2017, Matt and Bryan have the answers for Lena Dunham, Dunkirk, and WWE news. Also, catch Matt Mungle’s very own podcast by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

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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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The Entertainment Answer Radio Show – July 15th, 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

If you missed our radio show on the air and can’t catch our video show on our YouTube channel, please catch our full show in podcast form by Subscribing to iTunes or Stitcher Radio. At ‘The Entertainment Answer‘, we have a ton of fun talking about movies, television, Blu-rays, and anything pop culture that comes up, PLUS, we might just have the answer to any question you might have. Join Matt Mungle and Bryan Kluger weekly for this fun-as-hell Radio Show! In this episode from June 15th, 2017, Matt and Bryan have the answers for War For The Planet of the Apes, Terrence Malick, Wish Upon, the new Samsung 4K UHD player, and WWE news. Also, catch Matt Mungle’s very own podcast by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

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Film Review #2: Baby Driver!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 29th, 2017

Dan M., here….

Baby Driver is a complicated movie to review. First of all, let me say, I really enjoyed it start to finish. It felt fresh, the performances were great, and the driving sequences were awesome. I find it complicated because not one thing that happened in the movie surprised me. There wasn’t one twist, one character turn, one motivation, or one general plot point that you haven’t seen executed in 30 other movies. The way it was shot or executed felt new at times but the plot was familiar and in a movie that felt so fresh it was weird that from a story stand point it was made of old recycled goods.

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Film Review: Baby Driver!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 27th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Finally, Edgar Wright has made a musical in the most Edgar Wright way. The film is called Baby Driver and is the most fun I’ve had at the movies all year long. When Wright makes a movie, you shut-up, listen, watch, and have a cold pint, because you’re in for a fun-as-hell thrill ride. With his highly impressive resume of films, including Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, and Scott Pilgrim vs The World, you quickly know that Wright is one of the coolest, best, and most fun filmmakers alive today.

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The Entertainment Answer Radio Show – June 3rd, 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 5th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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If you missed our radio show on the air and can’t catch our video show on our YouTube channel, or please catch our full show in podcast form by Subscribing to iTunes or Stitcher Radio. At ‘The Entertainment Answer‘, we have a ton of fun talking about movies, television, Blu-rays, and anything pop culture that comes up, PLUS, we might just have the answer to any question you might have. Join Matt Mungle and Bryan Kluger weekly for this fun-as-hell Radio Show! In this episode from June 3rd, 2017, Matt and Bryan have the answers for the box office for May, thoughts on Wonder Woman, the latest and greatest Blu-rays and 4K UHDs, the new Murder on the Orient Express remake, and WWE news. Also, catch Matt Mungle’s very own podcast by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The #1 action film in the world, ‘The Fate of the Furious‘, goes full-throttle on Digital HD on June 27, 2017, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on July 11, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The latest exhilarating installment of the nitro-fueled blockbuster action franchise features a gripping new storyline, the most outrageous collection of vehicles yet, and an all-star cast of fan favorites and series newcomers. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the close-knit crew criss-crosses the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing world chaos — and to bring home the man who made them a family. With more than an hour of never-before-seen bonus features and an Extended Director’s Cut, ‘The Fate of the Furious‘ will be the crowning glory of every fan’s collection.

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The Entertainment Answer Radio Show – May, 27th, 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 27th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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If you missed our radio show on the air and can’t catch our video show on our YouTube channel, or please catch our full show in podcast form by Subscribing to iTunes or Stitcher Radio. At ‘The Entertainment Answer‘, we have a ton of fun talking about movies, television, Blu-rays, and anything pop culture that comes up, PLUS, we might just have the answer to any question you might have. Join Matt Mungle and Bryan Kluger weekly for this fun-as-hell Radio Show! In this episode from May 27th, 2017, Matt had to  call in sick, so Bryan and Preston Barta had a ball and discussed the new Pirates movie, Baywatch, Blu-rays, T.J. Miller, The Justice League Movie, and Preston’s mysterious adventure in the woods. Also, catch Matt Mungle’s very own podcast by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

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Dan M., here….

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The fifth installment of Disney’s nearly $4 billion dollar franchise is a Pirates movie through and through. It is about 20 minutes too long, has a needlessly complex plot, fantastic action set pieces, and way too many characters. I found it to be a real roller coaster viewing experience, where some points I was loving every single second of what was on screen and others I wanted to check my phone to see how much longer was left. There were no scenes in this entire movie that I was just ‘Ok’ with. I was either loving it or tolerating it. When it was all over I was pleased with the ending and, more importantly, that it ended.

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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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Film Review: ‘Colossal’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 30th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo has certainly etched his name in stone in the genre arena of cinema. With films like ‘Timecrimes‘, ‘Extraterrestrial‘, and some shorts in ‘V/H/S Viral‘ and ‘ABC’s of Death‘, the Spanish filmmaker has made a name for himself for executing original ideas with heart and meaning behind whatever sci-fi or horror backdrop he uses. Not many people have done as great a job as he has on a consistent basis, while providing excellent characters and monsters all in the same film. Whenever there is a film with Nacho Vigalondo’s name attached to it, you need to run to the theater, grab your favorite candy and simply enjoy what’s about to be shown, because you won’t be forgetting it anytime soon.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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If you missed our radio show on the air and can’t catch our video show on our YouTube channel, please catch our full show in podcast form by Subscribing to iTunes here or Stitcher Radio. At ‘The Entertainment Answer‘, we have a ton of fun talking about movies, television, Blu-rays, and anything pop culture that comes up, PLUS, we might just have the answer to any question you might have. Join Matt Mungle, Bryan Kluger, and Dave Curlee weekly for this fun-as-hell Radio Show! In this episode from March 19th, 2017, we have Preston Barta and Susan Kamyab in the studio as we discuss March movies, April movies, Pro-Wrestling News, and much more. Enjoy!

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The Entertainment Answer Radio Show: March 12, 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 13th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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If you missed our radio show on the air and can’t catch our video show on our YouTube channel, please catch our full show in podcast form by Subscribing to iTunes here or Stitcher Radio. At ‘The Entertainment Answer‘, we have a ton of fun talking about movies, television, Blu-rays, and anything pop culture that comes up, PLUS, we might just have the answer to any question you might have. Join Matt Mungle, Bryan Kluger, and Dave Curlee weekly for this fun-as-hell Radio Show! In this episode from March 12th, 2017, we discuss ‘Kong: Skull Island‘, Superhero Movies for 2017, Pro-Wrestling News, and much more. Enjoy!

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Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ Trailer is HERE!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 12th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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I think we can all say that Edgar Wright is the coolest filmmaker that ever lived. Wright gave us ‘Shaun of the Dead‘, ‘Hot Fuzz‘, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs The World‘, ‘The World’s End‘ and much more! Filmmakers can go their whole careers and never come close to making a film as fun or as good as any of these. Oh it’s true. It’s damn true. Luckily for us, Wright has been hard at work on his latest film, which is called ‘Baby Driver‘, and it finally has a trailer.

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‘Star Wars’ Spoof Is Coming to a Galaxy Near You!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 8th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are the guys mostly known for bringing spoof movies to theaters. They are responsible for the ‘Scary Movie‘ franchise, ‘Epic Movie‘, and ‘Vampires Suck’ to name a few. It was only a matter of time before they got their hands on the ‘Star Wars’ franchise. It’s just so unfortunate that Mel Brooks wasn’t the first on this front to do another ‘Spaceballs‘, which is what we all really want. Well, Friedberg and Seltzer are set to start filming their ‘Star Wars‘ spoof this Fall, titles ‘Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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I’ve waited all year and finally it’s time!!! Not time for Christmas, you sillies, it’s AWARDS season!!! It’s time to see who has been chosen to attend the Golden Globes ball, who’s going to be crowned King and Queen and then there are some of us just hoping we’ll be asked to dance. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will issue ballots that will be counted and announced Sunday, January 8, 2017 in a televised event hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Missed the show? Can’t watch us on YouTube? Want to listen while you’re working out or in the car? Here is the podcast version of ‘The Entertainment Answer‘ where Matt Mungle and Bryan Kluger dish out all of the fun and entertaining movie news, reviews, interviews, and other entertainment bits from the week with the help of Dave Curlee who provides all the high-brow color commentary and video fun. This week we have special guests Preston Barta and Susan Kamyab in the studio to shed some light on all the December 2016 movies you should watch this Oscar holiday season. We also discuss some of the best holiday films, pro-wrestling, ‘Gilmore Girls‘, and much much more.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 18th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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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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‘Sully’ Coming To 4K Ultra HD December 20, 2016!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 7th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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January 15, 2009 will be a day that lives in history as one of miraculous and heroic events. That’s the day the world witnessed the Miracle on the Hudson when Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger landed his disabled plane and saving the lives of all on board. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. This compelling and remarkable story has been adapted for the big screens and Tom Hanks led the cast in telling the story in ‘Sully‘. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the film as Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray Combo pack, DVD and on Digital HD this December.

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Film Review: ‘Keeping Up With the Joneses’!!

by Janet White on Oct 21st, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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Everyone gets suspicious when new neighbors move into the neighborhood. However, when the new neighbors, Tim and Natalie Jones (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot), are super hot, then what? Sweet suburban couple, Jeff and Karen Gaffney (Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher), is immediately fascinated. Can you blame them? The Gaffneys’ lives are quite mundane despite the fact that their children are away at camp. The Joneses are chic, publicly affectionate, and suspiciously nice. The Gaffneys will never be the same again. Read the rest of this entry »

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Film Review: ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 19th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

 

It’s Halloween season and the big horror movie studio Blumhouse has released another film in their canon franchise with their famous business plan. That movie is ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil‘, which is a prequel to ‘Ouija‘ from 2014. I know. I get suspicious too when a studio wants to start telling prequel stories to the masses. Most of the time, they don’t work, but Blumhouse and filmmaker Mike Flanagan (Oculus) really raised the bar with this prequel that is terrifying, fun, and connects the original film nicely, despite some silly problems here and there.

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Film Review: ‘The Accountant’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 12th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

 

The Accountant‘ is not just about someone who does people’s taxes and saves people money? It’s so much more than that with Gavin O’Connor’s (Miracle, Warrior) film ‘The Accountant‘, starring Ben Affleck or as we all know him now as ‘Batman‘. ‘The Accountant‘ is a mix between Jason Bourne, Rain Man, and John Wick as we follow a man named Christian Wolff (if that’s his real name?) who was diagnosed as a high-functioning autistic kid at a young age. He had an affinity for numbers and solving puzzles, and was super quick to do so. He might have just been a superhero from an early age.

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A Journey Into Wizard World: Austin 2016!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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I was fortunate enough to make it into ‘Wizard World Austin‘ 2016 where I got to talk to a variety of excellent writers and artists in the comic book world. Wizard World is franchise of comic book conventions around the country, bringing everyone’s favorite comic book creators to one stage so that fan’s can meet, greet, and purchase all sorts of fun items. In addition to the comic creators, a vast amount of television and film personalities were in attendance, including Bruce Campbell, Lee Majors, William Shatner, WWE’s Becky Lynch, and Spike himself James Marsters.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Varèse Sarabande is releasing two exciting soundtracks on vinyl this month! ‘Rudy‘, ‘Scream‘ and ‘Scream 2′ and both are available September 16, 2016. Both titles are enjoying their debut presses and are sure to be excellent collector’s items.

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Film Review: ‘Sully’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 8th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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We all remember what took place in New York on January 15th, 2009. Pilots Captain Chelsey ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles took an Airbus A320 with 155 passengers aboard out of LaGuardia Airport to their destination. However, a couple of minutes after takeoff, a freak accident with a flock of birds took out both engines of the airplane, leaving the Airbus without any power and no airport immediately in range to land. Making a calculated decision to save everyone’s life, Sully was forced to land the plane in the very cold waters of the Hudson River.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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The 28th season of ‘The Simpsons‘ is coming soon and with 27 AMAZING seasons already under its belt, what can the writers do to make the 28th season a memorable one. Fox has announced that during this upcoming 28th season, there will be an hour long episode titled ‘The Great Phatsby‘, which will be the show’s first ever hour long episode.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Disney is bringing ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass‘ to home video everywhere on October 18. The film will be available on the usual myriad of options such as Digital HD, Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand. While director Tim Burton didn’t return to the sequel set in the magical world he created, but passed the baton to James Bobin.

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‘Genius’ Comes To Home Video In September!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 13th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Genius‘ arrives on Digital HD August 23rd and DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand September 6th from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment. The project is adapted from the biography ‘Max Perkins: Editor of Genius‘ and tells the story of the riveting and turbulent friendship between author Thomas Wolfe and book editor Maxwell Perkins, who had published works from Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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FX Renews ‘Archer’ for Three More Seasons!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 21st, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Good news, everyone! FX announced that they will be renewing ‘Archer‘ for three more seasons, meaning that there will be at least ten glorious seasons of the hilarious animated show. Season 8 of the show will debut in 2017 with eight episodes with seasons nine and ten having eight episodes as well.

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Get Olympic Fever With ‘The Bronze’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 16th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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The Bronze‘ comes from the witty brain of co-creator and star, ‘Big Bang Theory‘ actress, Melissa Rauch. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment delivers the funny and some mind-bending gymnastics to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on August 2. An excellent way to get pumped up for the Rio Summer Olympics on August 5.

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Get on the Stick with ‘Jessica Jones’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 1st, 2016

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Hey everyone! So it may have started as a PG­13 movie between us here at Get on the Stick and you, the beautiful reader… but since this is our fourth encounter, it’s time to seal the deal and turn this flick into a XXX extravaganza! Much like A New Hope, this episode 4 is going to be a fan favorite, and as always, will be spoiler free. Finish polishing those lightsabers, pop the corn, dim the lights, and let’s ‘watch Netflix’. The term “Get on the Stick” is all about getting to work, so no more blather… Let’s get to it!
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‘Midnight Special’ Blu-ray Detailed!

by Red Zeppelbon on May 24th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Midnight Special‘ is coming to Digital HD on June 7 and Blu-ray debuts on June 21 and it’s going to be awesome!

Alton Meyer is a boy unlike any other in the world with bizarrely powerful abilities and strange weaknesses. In the middle of the night, his father, Roy, spirits him away from the isolated cult that practically worships him and is determined to regain him at all costs. At the same time, Alton’s abilities have been noticed by the US government as well and they are equally insistent on getting to the bottom of this mystery with Paul Sevier of the National Security Agency leading the Federal pursuit with his own questions. These rival hunts force father and son into a desperate run towards a looming date with destiny that could change everything. We must ask ourselves how far would you go to protect your child?

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