Oct/2018

4K UHD Review: ‘Batman Begins’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 2nd, 2018

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Since 1989, we were thrilled to have Batman movies. In 1989, we received are first big budget Batman film from newcomer director at the time Tim Burton. It went onto be a box office sensation and spawned three more sequels, which became increasingly worse and silly. By the time the 4th film got around, it was more like watching a slapstick cartoon than anything good or resembling Batman. In fact, the franchise became a joke. Then came along Christopher Nolan who made his trilogy of Batman films, starting with ‘Batman Begins‘, which told a much darker and realistic side of the Dark Knight. The results were astounding on both critical and box office fronts.

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Hello, Jana here,

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It looks like Warner Bros. is banking pretty heavily on Zack Snyder’sBatman vs. Superman‘ release, with a so-so reception of last year’s ‘Man of Steel‘, they gave him a sequel. Not only is he doing a sequel, he cast Ben Affleck as Batman which has drawn cheers and jeers, mostly jeers, from the public since then. So it seems a little ridiculous to me that Warner Bros. has already announced a ‘Justice League‘ movie helmed by Snyder. I’m not saying a ‘Justice League‘ film isn’t a good idea, I just don’t think building the DC Universe off of the ‘Man of Steel‘ platform is the way to do it.

 

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The Third Batman Film Gets a Title Plus Casting News…

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 27th, 2010

In a recent interview with Christopher Nolan, a lot was said about the upcoming third Batman film.  Now I know we have heard tons of rumors as to who will be cast and which villains will be showing their faces.  Nolan gives us a pretty good clue as what to expect so far.

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Ethan Hawke has ’24 Hours To Live’ on Blu-ray!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 12th, 2018

Why did this movie not get a major theatrical release? I have no idea. This movie called ‘24 Hours To Live‘ stars Ethan Hawk and produced by the guys who helped make ‘John Wick‘. I mean, this has gold written all over it. Not sure what bonus features will be available, but there is none listed at the moment. Let’s hope that changes. You can currently see the film On Demand, but the Blu-ray will be available on February 6th.

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4K UHD Review: ‘The Dark Knight’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 2nd, 2018

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The Dark Knight‘ is one of those rare instances where the sequel is even better that it’s previous original movie. I would say that this film is perhaps one of the greatest, if not the greatest superhero film of all time so far. In addition to that, it’s just a fantastic film itself that can compete with any movie out there. This sequel picks up with Batman in the prime of his justice restoring and bringing criminals to jail. Christian Bale is better than ever here as Batman and we see how him being the caped crusader is taking a toll both physically and mentally on him. He still manages to come through though each time. But soon enough, comes The Joker, played flawlessly by Heath Ledger.

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If you’re like me, then you have grown to love filmmaker Christopher Nolan over the years. Come December 19th, most of his films will be released on 4K UHD for the first time ever. The films include the ‘Dark Knight Trilogy‘, ‘Inception‘, ‘The Prestige‘, ‘Interstellar‘, and the recent ‘Dunkirk‘. Each film will come with HDR as well, meaning a richer and deeper looking image for each movie. Each film will feature extras, the standard Blu-ray Disc, and Digital Copies of each movie. The whole collection will retail at about $150 with the ‘Dark Knight Trilogy‘ retailing at around $70. Of course with the holidays coming up, expect big discounts everywhere for these.

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Blu-ray Review: Going in Style!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 10th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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(Film Review portion is by Janet White)

Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 film of the same name, struts out of the Warner Brothers’ catalog to fill theaters with laughter once again. Joe (Michael Caine, formerly played by George Burns), Willie (Morgan Freeman, formerly Lee Strasberg), and Albert (Alan Arkinformerly Art Carney) mix it up to form a hilariously bad trio bent on robbing the establishments that robbed them of their pension. For thirty plus years they worked for Wechsler Steel Company who suddenly relocates out of the country and dissolves their pension fund. Faced with foreclosure, a need for a kidney transplant, and the knowledge that they were robbed to pay their former employer’s utility bills drive Joe, Willie, and Al to rob WSB bank.

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Blu-ray Review: Free Fire!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

THE FILM

Film Portion Reviewed by Janet White:

In typical 70s film fashion, Free Fire opens with an aerial scan of the city below.  Curvaceous, bold letters displayed nearly every cast member and some of the crew.  This got very old, long, and kept the pace slow.  Two men waiting in an alley… (Sounds like a bad joke, it was).  Stevo (Sam Riley) and Bernie (Enzo Cilenti) meet up with Justine (Brie Larson), Chris (Cillian Murphy), and Frances (Michael Smiley) for a shady gun buy with Ord (Armie Hammer), Vernon (Sharlto Copley), Martin (Babou Ceesay), Gordon (Noah Taylor), and Harry (Jack Reynor, how did they turn this hottie into a slob?).  Great cast, right?  Well, great casts alone do not a great film make.  The dialogue and plot points must harness and ride with that talent.

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Film Review #2: Wonder Woman!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 31st, 2017

Dan M., here….

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Let’s cut to the chase, Wonder Woman is great and one of the best modern superhero origin movies ever made. It deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the original Superman, Batman Begins, Iron Man, etc. It is a nearly flawless introduction to a truly interesting character who cannot only carry her own film but will hopefully help carry future DC films the way Iron Man does with Marvel ones.

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Film Review #2 ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 30th, 2017

Dan M., here….

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I realize that I am late on this one. I was out of town when it came out and frankly, there were just higher movies on the list I needed to see. Well I got to see King Arthur: Legend of the Sword finally and let me tell you… it is really good. Out of every summer movie this year that I have seen, including Fate of the Furious and Guardians Vol. 2, I left the theater thinking about a sequel to King Arthur the most.

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Film Review: ‘[Free Fire]’!!

by Janet White on Apr 21st, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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In typical 70s film fashion, Free Fire opens with an aerial scan of the city below.  Curvaceous, bold letters displayed nearly every cast member and some of the crew.  This got very old, long, and kept the pace slow.  Two men waiting in an alley… (Sounds like a bad joke, it was).  Stevo (Sam Riley) and Bernie (Enzo Cilenti) meet up with Justine (Brie Larson), Chris (Cillian Murphy), and Frances (Michael Smiley) for a shady gun buy with Ord (Armie Hammer), Vernon (Sharlto Copley), Martin (Babou Ceesay), Gordon (Noah Taylor), and Harry (Jack Reynor, how did they turn this hottie into a slob?).  Great cast, right?  Well, great casts alone do not a great film make.  The dialogue and plot points must harness and ride with that talent.  Inundated with morons and piss-poor shooting for a calamitous combination, Free Fire leaves the audience either shaking their heads or bowing over laughing.  Between the mumbling of lines and poor volume control, I missed bits of the dialogue for sure.  It is as if they were aiming to repeat what Tarantino did with Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, but they were not clever enough.  Complete with wondrous never-ending bullet supplies and a villain’s miraculous ability to stave off death repeatedly aka “movie magic,” Free Fire simply does not make much sense.  Could a person, shot in their right arm, fire a weapon (even automatic rifles) with their right hand? Read the rest of this entry »

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Film Review: ‘[Going in Style]’!!

by Janet White on Apr 7th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 film of the same name, struts out of the Warner Brothers’ catalog to fill theaters with laughter once again. Joe (Michael Caine, formerly played by George Burns), Willie (Morgan Freeman, formerly Lee Strasberg), and Albert (Alan Arkin, formerly Art Carney) mix it up to form a hilariously bad trio bent on robbing the establishments that robbed them of their pension. For thirty plus years they worked for Wechsler Steel Company who suddenly relocates out of the country and dissolves their pension fund. Faced with foreclosure, a need for a kidney transplant, and the knowledge that they were robbed to pay their former employer’s utility bills drive Joe, Willie, and Al to rob WSB bank. Read the rest of this entry »

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Film Review #2: ‘Logan’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 3rd, 2017

Dan M., here….

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Even when the dust settles and recency bias fades, I can’t imagine LOGAN not being considered one of the greatest superhero films of all time. For me, LOGAN is in the same class as Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 1-2, Iron Man, Reeve’s Superman, Burton’s Batman, etc. I believe all of those comic films work as films and stories first, comic fun second. There are plenty of “fun” comic movies I thoroughly enjoy and love but I wouldn’t classify them as well-crafted films. LOGAN is a great story and character arc first and comic fun second. It just works on every level.

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Film Review: ‘Touched with Fire’!!

by Janet White on Feb 17th, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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What is love? What would a person do for love?  Touched with Fire explores a love, tested through a twisted, co-dependent fire because it was laced with manic-depressive disorder. The highs and lows of such an illness make even more unpredictable an emotion/action that is already completely varying. Take a ride with Carla Lucia (Katie Holmes) as her train collides with Marco “Luna” (Luke Kirby).

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Deborah E. Lipstadt’s book, ‘History on Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier‘ written in 1993 is the basis for a film from Participant Media with BBC Films. The project has been adapted by David Hare (‘The Reader‘, ‘The Hours‘) and snagged a couple of A-list actors in the form of Hilary Swank (‘Million Dollar Baby‘, ‘Boys Don’t Cry‘) and Tom Wilkinson (‘Batman Begins‘, ‘Michael Clayton‘).

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Film Review: ‘Run All Night’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 13th, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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Darkness gives way to a misty lake.  From above we close in on an injured man sprawled out on the ground.  Jimmy is floating in and out of consciousness…a voiceover speaks on what goes through the mind of the near dead and suddenly he hears a gunshot, a curious opening and introduction of Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson).  Jimmy is a former mob hit man that has become an island to himself through his long history of foul play.  Estranged from Jimmy is his only child, Mike Conlon (Joel Kinnaman).  Mike is a husband, father, and big brother/boxing coach, respectable personas that Jimmy forsook long ago.  Finding himself caught in the web of a murderous cokehead, Danny Maguire (Boyd Holbrook), and his mob boss father, Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris), Mike turns to the last person he ever wanted to rely on, Jimmy.  Run All Night takes the viewer on a crossing of evading death and the bonding of two hearts.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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There’s a new comic book series on the horizon, and it doesn’t really even focus on one of our most loved heroes, but an ancestor of his. Where ‘Gotham‘ tells the stories of a crime-riddled city and it’s citizens, ‘Krypton‘ will focus on the planet and it’s inhabitants before Superman’s birth.

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TV Review: ‘Peaky Blinders’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 7th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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I’m an addict. When I see a new TV series that I fall in love with, I marathon every episode until I reach the end, or a cliffhanger. Both of those conditions were incredibly true for my newest addiction – ‘Peaky Blinders‘. ‘Peaky Blinders‘ falls into one of my favorite topics when it comes to what I’m watching and it’s all about mafia. The show was produced by BBC and aired the first season beginning in September of last year. Then Netflix entered the equation by acquiring exclusive US distribution rights from the Weinstein Company and Endemol. It became available for streaming on September 30, 2014. Look it up, add it to your list and enjoy. It’s absolutely brilliant!

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Scorsese Casts Adam Driver in ‘Silence’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 15th, 2014

Jana B. here –

 

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Martin Scorsese is a filmmaker of genius levels.Most people have seen at least one of his masterpieces and can tell you some of the elements he usually employs, like the criminal underworld, prolific use of profanity and Leonardo DiCaprio. Using his fail safe methods, themes and switching Robert DeNiro for  DiCaprio is a combination that lands him with award nominations and wins. He has directed many actors into the land of accolades as well. Coming high off DiCaprio’s Golden Globe nomination and subsequent win for his role as Jordan Belfort in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘.

 

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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I think everyone in Hollywood wants to make a Peter Pan film. There are currently at least three Pan films in development at the moment to add to the treasure trove of plays, movies, tv series, and games that center around the boy who could fly, fight , and crow. This time around, Warner Bros. is picking up the Pan rights, and British filmmaker Joe Wright will direct the project.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Christopher Nolan’s reimagining of the Batman franchise beginning with 2005’s Batman Begins enjoyed phenomenal critical and box-office success. Now on September 24, Nolan’s three Batman films Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises – will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition. The six-disc set will feature all three films with their existing extra content, two new featurettes and exclusive new collectible memorabilia. This must-own collection for fans of DC Comics’ Caped Crusader is available in premium packaging and will sell for around $100.00. I’m willing to bet it’s cheaper than that though at certain retail stores. ***ARTWORK IS NOT FINAL***

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Hi, Bryan Here….

 

I can’t believe it is already December.  This year as flown by so fast.  I hope you all took advantage of some of the great Black Friday deals we had going.  Some went uber fast. Well, it didn’t stop there, so don’t worry, from now thru the end of the year, we will be bringing you tons more great deals for holiday shopping that are super cheap.  And don’t forget to check out our Holiday Geek Gift Guide, which you can get to by CLICKING HERE.  This geek deal is sort of a treasure trove of different great blu-ray releases.  All of them are super cheap and all amazing titles.  Take advantage, as they on’t last very long.  Plus don’t forget, criterion blu-rays are still 50% off.

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The Top 26 Film Vehicles!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 27th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Have you ever wanted to own a specific car from a film or television series?  I have compiled a list of my favorite vehicles from films and television series that I want to own someday.  Now, I am excluding spaceships, because that is a whole different list.  This particular list of vehicles all stay on the ground.  It was fun coming up with this list, and I imagine some of you out there actually own these cars or are working on restoring one.  Or just maybe it will give you an idea to make one of these in real life.  Enjoy.

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FedMex Here….

So Christopher Nolan has finally completed his Batman Trilogy, and yes, you’ve heard correctly, it is quite likely one of the best trilogies ever made. It’s up to Star Wars levels of good, and let me tell you why.Christopher Nolan gave us three films, an origin story, a suspenseful thriller, and an EPIC conclusion.  It’s very difficult to write this without going into spoilers, but here’s what I can safely say without giving anything away.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

You folks getting excited for July 20th?  ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ will be in theatres at that time, and to hype up the film, Warner Bros. is on tour with Batman’s vehicles.  You can head to Wal-Mart at 6185 Retail Road, Dallas, TX 75231 tonight, June 25, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm to see both in person.  They are giving away posters as well as some other goodies.

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‘The Rocketeer’ Blu-Ray Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 9th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Finally, Disney’s ‘Rocketeer’ is hitting blu-ray.  I’ve been looking forward to this blu-ray for quite some time now.  ‘The Rocketeer hits blu-ray shelves on December 13th, just in time for the holiday season.  No extras have been announced yet, but the transfer is presented in 1080p with a 2.35:1 aspect ration and an English 5.1 DTS-HD Master audio mix.  You can pre-order the film for $18.99 on Amazon.

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David Goyer Hired To Write ‘Godzilla’!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 13th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Writer/Director David Goyer has been hired for Legendary Pictures to pen the screenplay for the upcoming revamp of ‘Godzilla’.  Goyer helped write ‘Batman Begins’ and ‘The Dark Knight’ as well as the ‘Blade’ films.  Not to mention he i working on the new Superman film with Zack Snyder.  Legendary Pictures plans an “authentic” reboot of the giant monster.

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Hi Bryan Here…

**UPDATE**


An EW insider who is working closely with this situation says Joseph WILL NOT be playing Alberto Falcone.  So this leaves room for specualtion on which character he will play.  Enigma?? Strange??  Find out the whole story HERE.

Joseph Gordon Levitt (Inception, Brick, 500 Days of Summer) will play Alberto Falcone in the upcoming Batman film called “The Dark Knight Rises”.  The Alberto Falcone character is the son of Tom Wilkinson’s character from Batman Begins.  This all according to Variety.

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Director Zack Snyder Talks Superman!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 17th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Over at the L.A. TIMES, there is a small interview with director, Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, and Dawn of the Dead) on his next project, “SUPERMAN”.

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Another Peter Pan Film Gains Steam!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 3rd, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Yes in addition to Spielberg’s ‘Hook” and that Peter Pan film from the early 2000’s, we might be getting yet another Peter Pan film.  This one will be the origin story of Peter Pan, calling it “Peter Pan Begins”.  Hmm….. Batman Begins???

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Hi Bryan Here…

Superman is being Rebooted from the previous film with new actors and crew.  Now Superman Returns was pretty bad.  Terrible story line.  But I thought Brandon Routh was the perfect Superman.  It just seems that Bryan Singer had too many execs trying to make Superman and we got a less than par film.   But maybe they are trying to do this right this time.

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Hi Bryan Here…

I just love lengthy interviews with movie makers instead of the usual 5-6 minute interviews.  I just don’t get anything out of it.  Now with the long and drawn out interviews, thats where the magic happens.  I own a rare audio cd that came with my gigantic Stanley Kubrick Archives Book that has about a 90 minute interview with Stanley Kubrick of all his films up until The Shining.  It is BADASS.  So much insight and behind the scenes are given.

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TOP 133 FILMS OF THE LAST DECADE #’S 44-31!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 18th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Hey folks, here are some more films for the ultimate list.  Any guesses what’s in my top 10 films of the last decade still?  Please comment and let me know your guesses.  Any who, here is a small list to continue on this massive inventory.  As usual, you will get the title of the film, the release date, a mini review and synopsis by yours truly, and a link to purchase the movie over at amazon for a good price.

ENJOY!!

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TOP 133 FILMS OF THE LAST DECADE #’S 53-45!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 16th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here….

Hey folks, sorry this late yet again.  Got so much stuff on my plate right now, but I promise the last few parts of this list will be put out in the coming days.  Any guesses what’s in my top 10 films of the last decade?  Please comment and let me know your guesses.  Any who, here is a small list to continue on this massive inventory.  As usual, you will get the title of the film, the release date, a mini review and synopsis by yours truly, and a link to purchase the movie over at amazon for a good price.

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A New Godzilla Movie is in the Works

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 21st, 2010

After reading the news on the a potential new Godzilla movie, I bursted out saying “MAN IN SUIT! MAN IN SUIT!”  Because what I read, is nothing short of spectacular and I realized that finally someone is going to take this franchise to the next level and make it AWESOME once again.

Now we all remember that turd of a film from the late 90’s with Ferris Bueller called Godzilla.  And we remember how bad that film was.  So bad that Cowdefender thought Sarah Jessica Parker was in the film.  It was just a hard film to watch because it made no sense whatsoever and it should have NOT been called GODZILLA.  It should have been called Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 2: Giant Lizards Defend Themselves or something to that tune.

As of now Legendary Pictures is working on a new Godzilla film with Brian Rogers producing.

Rogers said:

“They’re taking more of a BATMAN BEGINS/DARK KNIGHT approach to re-developing the GODZILLA lore (by implication – much of GODZILLA’s concept will remain essentially what we saw in the “classic” mythos, but with some tweaking and nudging to get it to a loftier place . This is quite unlike the approach taken when Sony Americanized Godzilla back in the 90s).”

“Current plans are for Godzilla to fight one, or more, monster opponents in the new movie.”

Check out the full interview below.

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Has a Trailer!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 28th, 2017

HI everyone, Bryan here…

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All the cookies should be given to Sony, because they have finally learned to share ‘Spider-Man‘ with Marvel Studios. We saw the actor Tom Holland in the Spidey-suit in ‘Captain America: Civil War‘, and was probably the best Spider-Man we’ve seen thus far, but I imagine we will see about 1245 more versions of this character over the next couple of years. Hell, we still need Spider-Man to go into Darkness or something like that.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Warner Bros. and DC have been tossing the turd that was ‘Green Lantern‘ around since 2011, wondering how and where do they go from here? Well, David Goyer may turn out to have the saving solution, write a new script and move forward.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Love them, hate them or tolerate them, superhero movies are a staple in the grand pantheon of entertainment. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of slow-down for the summer blockbuster favorites, if anything there are more and more in the woodwork just waiting for their moment in the sun. Marvel took a wide lead over their DC counterpart in both quality and quantity of films produced, but DC is looking to make a comeback and that’s starting with this summer’s ‘Superman V Batman: Dawn of Justice‘. From there, we have stand-alone movies that feature our favorite comic book supes and among those in the works is ‘Justice League: Part One‘ and ‘Aquaman‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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AMC has got fans waiting on tenterhooks awaiting the final word on Glenn’s ultimate outcome on ‘The Walking Dead‘, while I do NOT have any news on that front, I do have some casting news for the iconic Robert Kirkman series.

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Season 1 of ‘Gotham’ Coming To DVD and Blu-Ray!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 15th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Following the current trend of superhero antics on the big and small screens, Warner Bros. stepped up their game by offering ‘Gotham‘, an intimate look at James Gordon before Batman, covering his rise to power in the Gotham police force. Circle September 8 on your calendar, then get ready to relive a series that is sans the bat, but not without the boy, Bruce Wayne. I was skeptical of the success the series would have by benching the caped crusader who is instantly recalled when most hear the name ‘Gotham‘, but season 1 has proven the city is big enough for all variety of heroes and villains.

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Jana’s Best/Worst of 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 15th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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It’s been a big year for the entertainment world. Netflix’s initial push to bring movie-theater worthy films straight to streaming customers and bypassing the big screen altogether set off a chain of deals that will take those fresh releases and push them directly into homes allowing us to bypass a $15.00 soda, but denying us the $20.00 popcorn you can only get at the theater.Then came the deluge of series and movies being made for exclusive run with everyone from Netflix, Amazon to Crackle and everything in between. Top that off with the huge breach of privacy Sony experienced. New releases were flooded onto P2P sharing sites and private emails from the film company’s big wigs that show us how the infrastructure of Sony really works, not to mention what those involved really think of some of their superstars.

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Film Review: ‘Stonehearst Asylum’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 24th, 2014

Janet W., Here…

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Stonehearst Asylum opens out of focus until a professor (Brendan Gleeson) begins his lecture on treating hysterics and lunatics.  Enters the first patient in rags and disheveled hair, Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale).  She is weak, helpless, and maintains that she is of sane mind.  However, with a poke in her lower back, Eliza is sent into convulsions due to her fear of being emotionally and physically touched, which the professor states as proof of her insanity.  Eliza is sent back and another patient comes that we do not get to see.  Flash forward to a forest in the winter.  A nerdy stranger is trudging through the woods and hitches a ride to Stonehearst Asylum.  He tells Mickey Finn (David Thewlis), the chief steward that he is Dr. Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) and he wishes to practice asylum medicine. 

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Pumpkinhead’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 8th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Would you say “Pumpkinhead‘ three times in the dark in front of a mirror? Of course you would, because you haven’t been a bad girl or boy, have you? I remember seeing ‘Pumpkinhead‘ on VHS back when it came out in the late 80s and fell in love with the horrifying creature known as Pumpkinhead, despite some of the movie’s flaws. Hell, I even owned several of they action figures and toys of Pumpkinhead over the years and every time I come across it in my house, I think, “I better be a good person or Pumkpkinhead will come after me.” Well at least that is what I thought when I was younger. But what most interested me, was the creature itself. And that’s where the late, great legend Stan Winston comes into play.

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Hi, Bryan Here…..

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

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Hi, Bryan Here….

 

On time for the last week of September.  Such a busy week and month.  It only gets better in October.  This week is a big week.  The Avengers is out and ‘American Horror Story’.   Let’s jump back right into all the goodies, shall we?   As usual in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a picture-link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

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Zal Batmanglij’s ‘Sound of My Voice’ put a complete spell on me after only the first few minutes of watching.  This is Batmanglij’s first feature film and is supposed to be the first of a planned trilogy.  If this is what we can expect from Batmanglij and Brit Marling, then count me as a fan-for-life.  Not in a long time has a film captivated me, leaving me wanting more so badly.  ‘Sound of My Voice’ will definitely leave you sitting on the edge of your seat and wanting more!

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Hi Bryan Here….

Getting caught up for October.  I will actually have tomorrow’s releases out a day early.  Oh Joy. I have been far behind but I will get caught up to this week in the next few hours.   So let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Green Lantern’, ‘Red State’, ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’, plus some other goodies.   As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 7th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

It’s the HUGE FUCKING week for releases which includes The Coen’s ‘True Grit, Superman, and some Adam Sandler films, plus some other goodies.   As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

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BOOMSTICK COMICS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY STARTS TODAY!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 9th, 2010

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Boomstick Comics will be giving away comics starting today through the end of the year in celebration of Boomstick Comics being open for two years now.

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BLURAY/DVD Releases For the Last Week of September 2010

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2010

Tons of releases this week including my favorite film of all time.  It seems that a few weeks go by with some “ok” releases then one week later oodles of BADASS releases come out, burning a giant hole in my wallet.  Well this is one of those weeks.  Like before, click on the link/picture to be whisked away to AMAZON where you can purchase the movie for a big discount.  Enjoy this week’s releases.

This was a hard film to catch in theaters because it was a very limited theatrical run. Remember that film a few years ago, “Open Water” about that couple that went snorkeling in the ocean and their tour boat left them in the middle of the ocean accidentally? Well, “Frozen” is a little bit like that. A few college kids go skiing for a weekend and take the chair lift up one last time right when the park closes. Midway up the ski lift and about 100 feet up in the air, the chair lift stops and the park closes for the entire week and does not open again until the weekend. Five days without food or water in freezing conditions. What would you do? Check this film out!

Special Features include:

Audio commentary with Writer/director Adam Green and actors Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers and Emma Bell
Catching Frostbite: The Origins of Frozen
Three Below Zero
Shooting Through It
Beating the Mountain: Surviving Frozen
Deleted scenes
Theatrical trailer
*Exclusive to Bluray* – Audio commentary with Adam Green, cinematographer Will Barratt and editor Ed Marx

A spin-off of 2008’s hugely successful Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek reunites Jonah Hill (Superbad), playing a low-ranking record-label employee, and Russell Brand (Despicable Me), the ultimate larger-than-life rock-star Aldous Snow. Also starring are Sean Combs (aka P. Diddy) in a devastatingly funny comic turn, Rose Byrne (“Damages”) and Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”), plus cameos from music and media stars including Pink, Christina Aguilera, Lars Ulrich, Pharrel, Meredith Viera, Billy Bush, Mario Lopez, Kurt F. Loder and Paul Krugman. This is as raunchy as “The Hangover” and as funny as Superbad.

Special Features include:

Gag Reel
Getting in Tune with the Greek
The Making Of “African Child”
Five complete music videos featuring Aldous Snow, Infant Sorrow, and Jackie Q
Musical Performances
Deleted, Extended, and Alternate Scenes including Alternate Intro/Ending
Digital Copy
Line-O-Rama
Blind Medicine: Promo for Sarah Marshall’s new TV series
Audio commentary with Director Nicolas Stoller, Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss, and producer Rodney Rothman
Getting to Get Him to the Greek

*Exclusive to Bluray Features* include:

Additional Deleted and Extended Scenes
Musical Performances from The Today Show and VH-1 Storytellers
Karaoke – Sing Along to 15 Outrageous Songs
Cast Auditions
My Scenes
Pocket Blu
Social Blu
BD-Live

I really loved Iron Man 2. It was such a blast in the theater to see. The action was non-stop and the characters were even more developed which made me care amore about them. This is something that has been lacking in the comic book film adaptations. Seeing Iron Man and War Machine team up and kill bad guys was out of this world. Mickey Rourke did a phenomenal job as the villain “Whiplash”. This movie had it all for me, even the cool cameos of Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, and the awesome Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. I am looking forward to a 3rd film as well as the Avengers movie in a couple of years.

Special Features include:

Commentary by Jon Favreau
Creating Stark Expo
Practical Meets Digital
Four deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Jon Favreau

Exclusive to BLURAY Features* include:

S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault
Previsualization and Animatics
Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of Iron Man 2
Illustrated Origins: Black Widow, Nick Fury, War Machine
Working with DJ AM—Jon Favreau remembers working with Adam Goldstein
Four Blu-ray exclusive deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Jon Favreau
Concept art gallery
Theatrical trailers
Music Video: AC/DC “Shoot To Thrill”

Finally. My favorite movie of all time. The 1933 version of King Kong. Actually I have two favorite movies. King Kong and Army of Darkness, but Army of Darkness has already been released in HD, but King Kong (1933) has not, until this week. What an epic movie this is. I love everything about this film. It is not so much an action adventure story but a love story. Pure and simple. “It was beauty killed the beast.” From that first moment that Kong sees Fay, he falls in love, but deep down he knows he will be doomed, for he cannot have anything so beautiful in life. But he protects her from everything and will stop at nothing to be with her, even if it means his own demise. This movie is a must own. i am so excited that this is finally out on BLURAY.

Special Features include:

Commentary by creature creator Ray Harryhausen and visual effects artist Ken Ralston, with archival sound bites from Merian C. Cooper and Fay Wray
I’m Kong: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (2005 TCM documentary)
The Making of Kong, Eighth Wonder of the World (7-part documentary)
Trailers

I will see anything with David Bowie. Anything. Especially a David Bowie War Film. Now this is a criterion release which means it is the best release you can get. “In this captivating, exhilaratingly skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies the character Celliers, a high-ranking British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. Music star Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed this film’s hypnotic score) plays the camp commander, who becomes obsessed with the mysterious blond major, while Tom Conti is British lieutenant colonel Mr. Lawrence, who tries to bridge the emotional and language divides between his captors and fellow prisoners. Also featuring actor-director Takeshi Kitano in his first dramatic role, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is a multilayered, brutal, at times erotic tale of culture clash that was one of Oshima’s greatest successes.”

Special Features include:

•The Oshima Gang, an original making-of featurette
New video interviews with producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Paul Mayersberg, actor Tom Conti, and actor-composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
Hasten Slowly, an hour-long documentary about author and adventurer Laurens van der Post, whose autobiographical novel is the basis for the film
Original theatrical trailer
A booklet featuring an essay by film writer Chuck Stephens and a 1983 interview with director Nagisa Oshima by Japanese film writer Tadao Sato

Rock & Rule stars Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Cheap Trick and more in this animated classic rock movie. The movie is about Angel, a member of a punk rock band in the apocalyptic future, is kidnapped by Mok, a legendary super rocker. Obsessed with an evil experiment, Mok plans to use Angel’s voice to summon a demon from another dimension. The rest of the band follows Mok to Nuke York in an attempt to rescue her and then the ultimate battle of good vs. evil begins. Why would you say no to this movie? This will be watched with beer and friends at midnight.

Wow. Two releases in the same week with Iggy Pop. Add to that cast, Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) and vampires, and you got yourself “SUCK”. It is about a band’s bass player that becomes a vampire, down and out rock band, The Winners are launched into spotlight. Stalked by creepy producers, wild groupies and the legendary vampire hunter Eddie Van Helsing, The Winners soon find fame to be a fate worse than death. Doesn’t that sound AWESOME?

Special Features include:

Audio commentary
Making-of featurette
Music Video
Cast-and-crew interviews
Deleted scenes

Another one of those PG-13 animated superhero films. Ed Asner lends his voice talent to the cast which is always a plus. “After a spaceship splashes down in Gotham City Harbor, Batman and Superman encounter a mysterious Kryptonian with powers as great as those of the Man of Steel. The Kryptonian is soon revealed to be Kara, cousin of Superman, who takes her under his wing to educate her about the ways of Earth. However, the villainous Darkseid has other plans. Seeing an opportunity to finally defeat Superman, Darkseid abducts and gains control of Kara, utilizing the powerful Kryptonian to do his bidding. It’s up to Batman and Superman to save Kara, but they’ll have to take the fight to Darkseid within his hostile world – where unknown, deadly threats lurk around every corner, including a brainwashed Kryptonian able to match Superman blow-for-blow.”

Special Features include:

DC Showcase: Green Arrow (short film)
Sneak Peek at the Next DC Animated Movie
Supergirl: The Last Daughter of Krypton featurette
Two bonus TV episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm

*Exclusive BLURAY Featues* include:

The New Gods
Orion and Mister Miracle Mini-featurettes
Two more TV episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm
Digital Copy

Everyone wants a little box of Butters. Kudos to South Park for putting this out. I just hope we get sets like this for each character. This collectible box includes 13 widescreen Butters-centric episodes remastered in 5.1 Surround Sound on a two-disc set and an exclusive “It’s Butters! A Trivia Game” interactive experience where fans can test their Butters knowledge with friends. It is also filled with treasures from Butters’ past as well as a reminder of his misadventures such as the following:

* A pimp chain from “Butters’ Bottom Bitch” episode (#1309)
* Inspector Butters Badge from “Butters Very Own Episode” episode (# 514)
* All new manuscript of the lost chapter from “The Poop That Took A Pee” from “The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs” episode (#1402)
* A cancelled check from Paris Hilton from “Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset” episode (#812)
* And more!

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