Nov/2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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There are many names to think of when it comes to listing the iconic Hollywood A-list set. Actors, directors and writers that have worked a lifetime creating a legacy that will withstand time, and their work as artists will be seen for generations to come. Near the top of that list is the talented and beautiful Cate Blanchett.

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Cate Blanchett Might Turn Evil for ‘Cinderella’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 28th, 2012

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Since there has been two live action ‘Snow White’ films over the past year, it only seems fitting that Disney is looking to revamp all of their animated classic titles into the live action realm.  Next up seems to be ‘Cinderella’, and let’s hope they are better than the ‘Snow White’ versions.  Actress Cate Blanchett looks to be joining the project as Lady Tremaine, the wicked stepmother.

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Film Review #2: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 4th, 2017

Taika Waititi legitimately reinvigorated  the marvel brand with Thor: Ragnarok. A lot of the criticism that Marvel movies get is that there are no stakes and we know that the heroes will always win. No kidding? That’s every superhero movie. No one thought Iron Man would die, no one thought Cap would die, no one thought Batman was dead in TDKR, no one thought (cared?) Superman died in BvS. Waititi proves that not taking a paint by numbers destroy the world story too seriously can be a damn blast.

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Film Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 31st, 2017

Thor is starring in his third stand-alone film called ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ and brings a much needed change to the character in the best possibly way. Thor now has a fun personality and great comedic timing, mostly due to Chris Hemsworth amazing acting chops here. In addition to that, the film is steeped in a hypnotic, yet hyper-active color scheme that looks like Willy Wonka and Andy Warhol got together and decorated a city. In fact, Wonka’s theme ‘Pure Imagination’ is a song that plays in the film. It’s not all cold and stiff dialogue here anymore with brown or earth toned aliens and robots that Thor has to use his hammer to fight. Everyone and everything is covered in bright primary and pastel colors that creates a breath of fresh air in this stale universe. That’s all thanks to filmmaker Taika Waititi for giving his unique vision on this big budget film ($180 million). In previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, particularly with Thor, things have been sour and gloomy.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Some people love his films. Some hate his films. No matter which side of the spectrum you’re on, you have to agree that every one of Terrence Malick’s films look exquisitely beautiful. With movies like ‘Tree of Life‘, ‘Knight of Cups‘, ‘The Thin Red Line‘, ‘Badlands‘, and ‘Days of Heaven‘, you can’t help but become entranced in the story, characters, and visual spectacle of Malick’s filmmaking process. His past few films have mostly shown a variety of characters who rarely say anything on screen, but instead narrate the movie as it goes along, giving a better visual masterpiece of cinema than a dialogue driven movie.

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Own The Middle Earth 6-Film Collection November 1st!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 22nd, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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If the name Peter Jackson makes your heartbeat quicken and causes your imagination to bolt into overdrive, then this  news is for you! What’s better than watching any of Jackson’s epic adventure films from Middle Earth? Watching those movies with all the special features that this 6-film collection will offer! The Middle-Earth 6-Film Collection on will be available as a Limited Collector’s Edition Box Set and a Theatrical Collection from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. November 1st is the day this magnificent collection will be released to the masses!

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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In a move that will surely have people claiming that Hollywood is trying to ruin their childhood, and why can’t they just leave it alone, along with my favorite – are there no original ideas anymore? Comes the announcement that Warner Bros. is revamping ‘Ocean’s Eleven‘ with ‘Ocean’s Ocho‘. Of course there’s a twist – the cast consists of women. If you’re claiming the George Clooney led ‘Ocean’s Eleven‘ from 2001 doesn’t deserve a reboot, just remember that film was a reboot of the ‘Ocean’s 11’ ensemble original from 1960. Frank Sinatra was Danny Ocean and was surrounded by his rat pack buddies. So go ahead, take a few minutes and get the whining out of your system, I can wait.

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Film Review: ‘Knight of Cups’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 9th, 2016

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There are two types of people in this world. Those who love Terrence Malick films and those who don’t. I tend to be the former in all aspects, from his films ‘Days of Heaven‘, ‘Badlands‘, and ‘The Thin Red Line‘. Recently, Malick has become more experimental with his filmmaking, with the amazing ‘Tree of Life‘ and ‘To the Wonder‘. Malick hasn’t been telling traditional narratives in a sense of the standard Hollywood formula, but rather has told a story with very little dialogue exchanged between characters as they walk through cityscapes and nature with a narrator voice over, detailing a stream of consciousness.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Say what you will, but director Terrence Malick is brilliant. I love all of his films. He has a unique eye and lens that perfectly captures life and people. With films like ‘Days of Heaven‘, ‘Badlands‘, ‘The Thin Red Line‘, and ‘Tree of Life‘, you can tell that Malick is one of the better filmmakers still working today. His new film ‘Knight of Cups‘ looks beautiful, but I wish it was a mix of some sort of beer pong and LARPing. Could you imagine Malick doing something like that? I wish. Here is the new trailer for the film, which looks to have a great cast and releases March 4th.

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Check Out The Full List Of Oscar Nominees!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 14th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

For those of us driven with passion by movies, The Academy Awards is sort of like our Super Bowl, and we’ve waited speculating for months who would make it to the finals. This morning the names were announced. Read below for the total list of who’s up for the gold on February 28.

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Film Review: ‘Carol’!!

by Janet White on Dec 24th, 2015

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Carol opens with the sounds of screeching train tracks during the title slides. Fade in straight to a close-up of a street vent while an instrumental score is played. The images that follow (cars, people walking on streets, etc.) are warm with a soft glow, just what was needed to put the audience into 1950s New York. The world of The Price of Salt, the novel by Patricia Highsmith of which Carol is based.  Read the rest of this entry »

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And the 2016 Golden Globe Nominees Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 10th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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The awards show is January 10 on NBC hosted by Ricky Gervais. First off, let’s look at something AWESOME here. ‘MAD MAX: FURY ROAD‘ is nominated for BEST PICTURE. It needs to win. It should win. And if does win, we all go streaking. That being said…I can’t believe that ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl‘ was not nominated for anything. Come on. It’s one of the BEST films of the year. It’s also interesting to see no love for the final season of ‘Mad Men’ her either. Oh well.

Here is the list of nominees:

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Knight of Cups‘ comes from writer/director Terrence Malick and stars Christian BaleCate Blanchett and Natalie Portman and hits big screens on March 4. The production of this project was a little different for everyone involved. Christian Bale just got a character description with no lines, some characters received lines with the option to use any or all they desired. Everything captured on film was an organic reaction to the situations they were presented with.

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Film Review: ‘Truth’!!

by Janet White on Oct 28th, 2015

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The screen is black.  A broadcast is heard.  George W. Bush has won the re-election.  Cut to a nervous woman, Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett), knitting while waiting in a lobby in long shot.  <Odd hang time here>  What is she waiting for?  The year was 2005 and suddenly Dan Rather steps down as anchor.  Why?  Thus begins the ending of what “60 Minutes” was. Read the rest of this entry »

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Here is Janet’s Film Review of ‘Cinderella’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 13th, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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We all know the story of Cinderella.  A kind and sweet young woman loses her parents and is stuck with a horrid stepmother and two selfish personified stepsisters.  They make her a slave in her own home.  The beauty of the fairy tale was that despite her circumstance Cinderella remained her wonderful self and blessed with her dream in the loving arms of the prince.  Amidst this story is the magical presence of loveable mice and Cinderella’s fairy godmother.

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Film Review: ‘Cinderella’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 12th, 2015

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I’m not sure why Disney is hell-bent on remaking all of their classic animated films into live-action reboots, but that seems to be the case nowadays. With ‘Snow White and The Huntsman‘ to ‘Maleficent‘ and now with ‘Cinderella‘, Disney is banking on popular movie stars to re-energize their classic titles. The problem is that these are not any good. While there is probably a built in audience already and new generations are now getting to see these old tales, it might be financially viable to think about rebooting these franchises. But in order to do that, you must make something that is quality, which none of these are.

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2015 Disney Film Release Dates With Trailers!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 30th, 2014

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While the world is focusing on auld lang syne and bringing 2014 to a close, Disney is pointedly looking to the future or “To infinity and beyond!” as Buzz Lightyear would say. Walt Disney Studios has given us a wide list of release dates for 2015 including the first Star Wars since the mouse has taken ownership. It’s a big lineup and will, no doubt, bring in a wega-payday for the company. In the last year, three films, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘, ‘Maleficent‘ and ‘Captain America Winter Soldier‘ brought in over $700 million world-wide on their own. It stands to reason they can expect the same from 2015. Let’s kick it off with some animation!

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Since Disney is now in remaking their animated classics in to live action feature films with big name stars and big budgets, it was about time that ‘Cinderella‘ had its day in court. Disney has hired Kenneth Branagh (‘Hamlet‘ and ‘Thor‘) to direct this live action adaptation. Lily James (Lady Rose from ‘Downton Abbey‘) will be Cinderella and Richard Madden (Robb Stark from ‘Game of Thrones‘) will be Prince Charming. Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter will be the evil stepmother and Fairy God mother respectively. I love Branagh as an actor and director. I just hope this classic tale holds up in live action form. Enjoy the trailer and let us know what you think. See the film in theatres March 13, 2015.

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And The Oscar Nominees Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 16th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

 

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It’s that time of year again when the stars and filmmakers all get together and honor the best of filmmaking over the year. Now the nominees are in, which this year was especially difficult to choose, as there was tons of great performances and films. Please let us know what you think of the nominees. Who got snubbed and who are you excited for? The Oscars will air live on March 2nd. Chris Hemsworth is out to announce the nominees as this Oscar ceremony has a superhero theme.

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2014 Golden Globe Winners!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 14th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here…

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I know I’m a bit late with this news, but this past Sunday, all of the stars and filmmakers gathered for a night of jokes, drinks, food, and of course – awards. The Golden Globe winners were announced Sunday live on television with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett,’Breaking Bad’, and ’12 Years A Slave’ were some of the winners. Below is the list of every winner for your enjoyment.

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