Jan/2018

Film Review: ‘[Detroit]’!!

by Janet White on Jul 29th, 2017

Hello Everyone, Janet W.  here…

Fifty years ago (to the day I screened Detroit), atrocities occurred in Detroit, Michigan. July 25, 1967 has been a day of woe for generations past and will be for those to come. Effectively capturing the events of this time, Detroit offers a raw in-your-face journey into the debasement of human beings simply because of their color. Such actions led to outrage which brewed to boiling over due to criminal misconduct and murder performed by police officers escalated to several days of rioting and worse. Black people helping the crooked cops unlawfully abuse and imprison other black people. Read the rest of this entry »

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Watch The Riot Unfold In ‘Detroit’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 15th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest and most intense riots in United States history, leading to the federalization of the Michigan National Guard and the involvement of two Airborne Divisons of the United States Army.

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The Trailer For ‘Detroit’ is INTENSE!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 12th, 2017

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Director Kathryn Bigelow (‘The Hurt Locker‘, ‘Zero Dark Thirty‘) takes on the 1967 police raid in Detroit that culminated in one of the largest citizen uprisings in the United States’ history. The film stars John Krasinski, Kaitlyn Dever, Will Poulter, John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Jack Reynor and Hannah Murray. Check out the first trailer then enjoy ‘Detroit‘ in theaters on August 4, 2017.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Kathryn Bigelow is the director behind ‘Zero Dark Thirty‘, ‘The Hurt Locker‘ and ‘K19: The Widowmaker‘ and she’s got a new project in the early stages of production. So early it’s just called an ‘Untitled Detroit Project‘ at the moment. It’s a crime drama written by Mark Boal, set in Detroit 1967. The project will tackle a police raid resulting in one of the largest citizen uprisings in United States’ history spanning 5 days. It’s planned for a 2017 release date just in time for the 50th anniversary of the riots.

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‘Bilal: A New Breed of Hero’ Teaser Trailer is Here!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 3rd, 2018

There is a new animated film coming out called ‘Bilal: A New Breed of Hero‘, which is about a young boy who is abducted into slavery, but escapes and becomes a badass warrior. The film originally premiered at Cannes all the way back in 2015 and won Best Inspiring Movie. Since then, it’s won other awards at other film festivals across the globe. Now, it’s finally opening in the states in theaters on February 2nd, 2018. There are some good voice actors attached to this movie as well. More info below.
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Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

Below are my Top 10 Best Films and Top 3 Worst Films of 2017 that I was either blessed or, in some cases, annoyed to screen, 24 in all. Feedback is encouraged whether you agree, disagree, think I’m nuts (I am a little crazy), or if you think of a film that I reviewed which should have been included. Here you go:

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Varèse Sarabande will release John Carpenter’s classic score for ‘CHRISTINE‘ on LP available September 29, 2017. The ‘CHRISTINEOriginal Motion Picture Score‘ has been fully remastered and is being released on blue vinyl. The album features fantastic new art from award-winning movie poster artist Gary Pullin (“Ghoulish Gary”).

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Film Review: Patti Cake$!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 24th, 2017

Audrey E., here….

Step aside, Detroit. It’s Jersey’s time to rhyme! Straight out of the slums of suburbia, music-video Director Geremy Jasper serves up his feature film debut with ‘Patti Cake$’, a fresh princess tale of a maverick white rapper, Killa P, a.k.a. Patti (Danielle Macdonald). Pining to get away from her grungy surroundings and struggling family life, Patti sets off on a journey for a piece of the limelight with an unlikely pair. Perfectly mixed with a memorable soundtrack, wit and style, ‘Patti Cake$‘ manages to commend the craft of a genre that’s rightfully earned its place in Americana, while concurrently challenging the notions of race in music.

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James Cameron’s sci-fi opus Terminator 2: Judgement Day is getting the 4K UHD treatment in time for the holidays, which is so awesome. This is is one of the best films ever made and we finally get a fantastic 4K Disc with all of the bonus features from prior releases along with a brand new never-before-seen documentary, along with new commentary with the actors and filmmaker.

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Film Review: ‘Go North’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 13th, 2017

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Documentary filmmaker Matt Ogens brings his narrative screenplay to life with ‘Go North‘, which is a post-apocalyptic story with kids. Of course, we’ve seen this genre and story play out time and time again over the past several years with tons of young adult movies that involve kids in a ravaged post apocalyptic scenario. These films all run together, because they are in fact all the same movie with different titles and character names. ‘Go North‘ breaks the mold in one certain aspect, in that it doesn’t take place in a largely dilapidated big city scape in the future with hundreds of millions of dollars going to dumb CGI effects or any big over-the-top action sequences that may involve monsters, robots, zombies, or any combination of the three. Instead, this is a fairly low budget film with none of the above, which is a breath of fresh air in this over-saturated genre.

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Film Review: ‘Don’t Breathe’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 26th, 2016

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Fede Alvarez burst onto the scene a few years ago with his short film on YouTube called ‘Ataque de Pánico!‘ It was so well received and well done that a few weeks later, Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Rob Tapert were calling him non-stop and even offered the Uruguayan filmmaker the chance to direct the remake of ‘The Evil Dead‘, which came out 2013 to rave reviews and fan appreciation for what it was. Since then, Fede has a few projects in the works coming up, as he is one of the top new filmmakers to watch in the horror genre.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Warner Bros. TV is putting together a TV series reboot of, not only an Oscar winning film, but one of my absolute favorites, ‘The Departed‘. Joining Warner Bros. in the project is Amazon Studios and Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group and Plan B Entertainment.

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‘Beverly Hills Cop 4’ Finally Happening!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 14th, 2016

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The ‘Beverly Hills Cop‘ franchise seems to be never ending, or at least never getting up off the ground. That being said, it looks like a 4th film with Eddie Murphy is finally gaining steam once again. We’ve seen this before. Hell, we’ve seen a TV series try to take off, but never happen with this franchise. Maybe this time, it will actually happen, and we will get the Detroit cop back in California once again, solving a crime.
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Actor Josh Duhamel poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in New York. He lives in Los Angeles now, but Duhamel is helping to boost tourism for his home state of North Dakota by appearing in a series of funny ads this year.  (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)

The ‘Transformers‘ franchise has been at a low point for me over the last few films, maybe it was the director, maybe it was the story line, regardless of the reason, the next film in the tunnel has some news that is a little more exciting. Director Michael Bay is returning for the fifth installment with Josh Duhamel.

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Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour Is Announced With Dates!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on May 16th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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The Notorious B.I.G. left a musical legacy behind that is continuing to grow and evolve through the years. To celebrate the life of the late musician and Bad Boy Records, the first ever “Bad Boy Family Reunion” concerts will take place in Brooklyn, Biggie’s hometown, this Friday and Saturday which will line up with Biggie’s birthday which falls on May 21. If you can’t just make the trip this weekend, the full reunion tour may make it to you.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Blumhouse is one of my favorite names when it comes to awesome scary movies and that name just popped up on the radar with another film sure to scare even the most stalwart film-goer. This company doesn’t just produce one-off horror flicks, they develop franchises and give us sequels that are every bit as awesome as the originals, some of these are ‘The Purge‘, ‘Ouija‘, ‘Paranormal Activity‘ and the ‘Insidious‘ powerhouse. The latter among these has got another installment headed our way with ‘Insidious: Chapter 4‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Taylor Kitsch (‘Lone Survivor‘) is prepping his directorial debut and will star in ‘Pieces‘. He’s also written the script for the drama depicting three best friends from Detroit who change the course of their lives by intercepting a drug run. ‘The Pieces‘ tells the story of Kyle (Kitsch), whose failure to pay a huge gambling debt puts him and his best friend (Josh Pence) lives in danger. The project stars Derek Phillips, Abigail Spencer and Pence alongside Kitsch.

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WWE Raw 2/22/16 Recap!!! HERE COMES THE MONEY!

by Angelic Heel on Feb 23rd, 2016

Angelic Heel Once more!

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Ever have one of those moments where you know the world as you know it has changed forever? WWE‘s Monday Night RAW from Detroit, MI had just that moment! With Wrestlemania (which can be seen on the WWE Network) looming, the WWE Universe was faced with one of those moments. The night had its with the Beast Incarnate and Dean Ambrose meeting again, the Diva’s division heating up and the return many of us have been praying for, the return of SHANE MCMAHON! Did you miss Raw? (I’m so sorry for you if you did.) No worries, I got your back!

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Straight Outta Compton’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 26th, 2016

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Music biopics are one of my favorite genres of film. I love seeing a musical artist or band portrayed on screen and their rise to fame, complete with how they came up with their platinum hits, warts and all. As of lately, we haven’t seen a ton of these biopics with the exception of the excellent ‘Love & Mercy‘ about Beach Boys member Brian Wilson. Most of the biopics usually focus on one person or a band and go up until they hit it big, but that’s not the case with ‘Straight Outta Compton‘, which is more of a bio-epic than a biopic. Instead of following one person, the film follows three main characters with a treasure trove of other superstar artists.

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The music changed the world and the movie began a whole new genre of exciting film making and it’s now ‘Straight Outta Compton‘ is making its way to your homes, SUV’s, The Bahamas, or anywhere else you want to take it for that matter. If you think just seeing it in theaters is going to be enough, think again, because this one is the Unrated Director’s Cut!

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Writer Tony Burgess’s (‘Pontypool‘, ‘Septic Man‘ and ‘Hellmouth‘) scripted the sci-fi horror ‘Ejecta‘ which directors Chad Archibald and Matt Wiele brought to terrifying, cinematic glory. For Wiele, this is his freshman directing effort, Archibald, however has several credits to his name including ‘Kill‘, ‘The Drownsman‘ and the upcoming ‘Bite‘. ‘Ejecta‘ was produced by Jesse Thomas Cook, John Geddes and Matt Wiele through their genre production company Foresight Features and will make it’s Blu-ray debut on August 18th, 2015 from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘It Follows’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 13th, 2015

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THE FILM

It’s very rare these days that a horror movie consistently delivers on genuine thrills and scares. And I’m not talking so much about the cheap “jump out and scare you tactics”. I’m talking about a deep psychological horror that lingers in your mind for days after, causing you to look over your shoulder and think twice about those strange noises you heard. Not since ‘The Babadook‘ has a movie been more terrifying than ‘It Follows‘, which is a horror film from newcomer David Robert Mitchell who wrote and directed this masterpiece of horror.

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WWE: Raw Review December 15th, 2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 17th, 2014

Angi S., Here…

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Just 24 hours after the TLC (and Stairs) pay per view, RAW IS JERICHO! In Detroit, MI, the WWE Universe is ready to witness the Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah as interim General Manager and do his best to manage the chaos that has become the WWE’s flagship program in the absence of the Authority. The night promised to be intense as the fall out of the previous evening was hanging over the arena (looking oddly like a steel cage). How would the Best in the World at What He Does fair with such a daunting task?  Let’s find out as I give my thoughts and opinions on WWE’s Dec. 15th edition of RAW!

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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I’m certainly glad J.J. Abrams and Disney are releasing the first trailer for the upcoming new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ film in theaters, rather than online. I mean, it’s ‘Star Wars‘. It deserves to be on the big screen. What do we know so far? We know that Disney has chosen 30 theaters across the nation that will show the 88-second trailer before each movie playing this Thanksgiving weekend.

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Well it looks like Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. has an official title for the new Batman/Superman movie, which will be called ‘Dawn of Justice‘. I bet that means Dawn of the ‘Justice League‘, which Warner Bros. has been planning for quite sometime now. The film is set to open up on may 6th, 2016 and production has officially begun.

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Film Review: ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 23rd, 2014

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If all the Emo and Hipster kids got together and made a vampire film, it would probably play out a bit like ‘Only Lovers Left Alive‘, which has an excellent soundtrack, moody vampires who hate everything but new underground music, and talk about how much they hate everything. It gets old very fast. But instead of the Emo and Hipster kids, we got famed director Jim Jarmusch who directed ‘Down By Law‘,’ Ghost Dog: Way of The Samurai‘, ‘Coffee and Cigarettes‘, and ‘ Dead Man‘, and ‘Broken Flowers‘ to name a few – not exactly a light-weight. Jarmusch is an acquired taste like a fine 40-year old scotch, where not all people have developed a taste for the director, but those with exquisite taste love his work. I consider myself the latter. But once in a while, some of our favorite directors make a movie that is ultimately forgettable and doesn’t live up to the filmmaker’s past work. And that is where I stand with Jarmusch’s vampire film ‘Only Lovers Left Alive‘.

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Jack White Announces New Giant Tour For New Album!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 8th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here…

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Good news, everyone. Jack White has announced a big new tour for his new album ‘Lazaretto‘, which will be out June 10th of this year. His last solo album was the amazing ‘Blunderbuss‘, and if you haven’t heard that album yet – please purchase it. You’ll be glad you did. The former ‘White Stripes‘ frontman will be traveling across America and Europe starting on April 19th in Nashville at his own record Store, Third Man Records. How fitting, right?

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The Dallas International Film Festival for 2014 has just announced its full lineup of movies. Last week, we brought you the first ten films that were announced, and if that was any clue on how cool the movies will be this year, it only gets better. It looks like there are some amazing selections this year, films that I’ve been hearing about for quite some time, and am glad to have them in Dallas. Below you will find all the info you want to know about each movie, documentary, short, and cult film that will be showing. And don’t forget, you can purchase your tickets HERE for the festival!!

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Film Review: ‘Robocop’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 11th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Over the past year, I’ve been writing stories on the upcoming ‘Robocop‘ remake. As I found out more and more information about this reboot of the franchise, I was becoming less and less excited about it. It might of been the fact that it was getting a PG-13 rating, the change in the suit, or many of the other differences that were popping up from the original 1987 film that starred Peter Weller. Hell, even Weller himself said he was not looking forward to the remake and even compared his 1987 film to the likes of ‘Casablanca‘, which is hilarious.

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‘Insidious 3’ Is Happening!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 16th, 2013

Jana B., Here….

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Three days after the sequel to ‘Insidious‘ is released for theatrical viewing, which continues the saga of the haunted Lambert family, Blumhouse Productions, Entertainment One, FilmDistrict, and Sony  announced a third installment to the hit horror film that took the  genre by storm in 2010. Screenwriter Leigh Whannell will lend his writing skills once more. This time without the direction of longtime collaborator James Wan. Wan just began filming Universal’sFast & Furious 7‘.

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The epic comedy website Funny or Die has created a comedy festival called ‘Oddball‘ that will feature several amazing comedians touring America, starting late this summer. They have an impressive lineup too. Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords, Al Madrigal, Chris D’elia, Demitri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jeffries, John Mulaney, and Kristen Schaal will all be a part of this festival.

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Hey Rock fans, Napkin Art here…

We’re obsessed with the working genius of Jack White, and we’re happy to hear he is at it again, sifting through his obviously large treasure vault, offering rabid fans access to more rarities via his Third Man Records Vault Subscription Service, this time with a live album of the short-lived band, Jack White and The Bricks, some pre-Raconteurs demos and DVD of a Whirlwind Heat + White Stripes tour for Vault Package 15. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hi, Bryan Here….

You know that ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ tv series we have been talking about for a while now?  Well, things are heading in the right direction, because today they just found its main star.  Brandon T. Jackson is set to star in the reboot of ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ for CBS.  Now before you start judging in a negative way, let me tell you that the showrunner is Shawn Ryan.  Yes, that Shawn Ryan, the guy responsible for ‘The Shield’.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Richard Kelly, the director of ‘Donnie Darko’ and ‘The Southland Tales’ has a new film in the works.  It’s titled ‘Amicus’ and will star Nic Cage as Rodney Smolla.  This film is a true-crime story and follows Smolla as he was one of the most influential First Amendment scholars of the past twenty years.

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The 6th annual Dallas International Film Festival is almost here it seems they have a great crop of films this year.  The festival opens April 12th and will end with a bang on the 22nd.  The prime movie this year for DIFF is a Korean film titled, ‘My Way’.  This film was originally called ‘D-Day’ and is an epic war film starring Jang Dong-gun and is directed by Kang Je-gyu.  And this year DIFF has a very special treat to close out the festival.  We will get a 25th anniversary screening of ‘Robocop’.

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Hi Bryan Here….

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read that headline over at Variety.  Yes.  There will be a prequel to ‘Jackie Brown’.  The movie, titled ‘Switch’, will focus on the characters Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara once played by Samuel L. Jackson and Robert De Niro in the Tarantino ‘Jackie Brown.  This prequel will take place fifteen years prior to the events of the ‘Jackie Brown’ we know.  And guess who will play a younger Ordell and Louis?

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Hi Bryan Here….

Bruce Springsteen announced today that he and the E Street Band will start their first U.S. leg of the 2012 “Wrecking Ball” World Tour on March 18th  in Atlanta.   Springsteen’s 17th studio album, “Wrecking Ball,” will be released on March 6.  The band consists of  Roy Bittan – piano, synthesizer; Nils Lofgren – guitar, vocals; Patti Scialfa – guitar, vocals; Garry Tallent – bass guitar; Stevie Van Zandt – guitar, vocals; and Max Weinberg – drums; with Soozie Tyrell – violin, guitar, vocals and Charlie Giordano – keyboards.

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That tagline is correct.  This is the ultimate Midnight movie for you and your friends to drink, eat, and watch some of the schlockiest of schlock over a weekend.  You will NOT be disappointed.  With four short films by well respected and twisted horror filmmakers, you will get everything you wanted in a B-Movie fest.  With titles of ‘Wadzilla’, ‘I Was A Teenage Werebear’, ‘The Diary of Anne Frankenstein’, and ‘Zom-B-Movie’, you can expect your mind, body, and soul to to scream with maniacal laughter of all that is ‘Chillerama’.

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No Beverly Hills Cop IV!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 1st, 2011

Eddie Murphy has confirmed that there will be no fourth installment in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise. However, he tells Rolling Stone that there may be a TV spinoff series.

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I just love this original series from HBO.  It is so much fun to watch and Thomas Jane is hilarious as a recently divorced high school teacher who moonlights as a male prostitute.  This second season progresses the story of a man who tries to put his family back together by earning more money in this failing economy by pleasuring women.  What an excellent and fun show.  Watch it.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 4TH WEEK OF SEPTEMBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 21st, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for the fourth week of September.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Don’t forget you can hit up the Texas Theatre and get new and vintage comics and graphic novels too from Boomstick.

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Having skirted the watchful eyes of family and friends, Ray and Tanya are taking their business to the next level.  But can they continue to fly under the radar of the law after setting up a new, very public front for their gigolo enterprise?  The Emmy®- and Golden Globe-nominated comedy series HUNG kicks off its ten-episode third season SUNDAY, OCT. 2 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.  Created by Colette Burson and Dmitry Lipkin, the show uses dark humor to tell the story of a man fighting to survive personal setbacks that have been compounded by a troubled economy.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 3RD WEEK OF SEPTEMBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 15th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for the third week of September.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

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Hi Bryan Here…..

When I got the press release in my inbox, I really had to read it a few dozen times, because shit didn’t compute.  What is Jack White doing with Insane Clown Posse?  On top of that what is Jack White doing with Insane Clown Posse and Mozart??  Well fuck me.  Jack White of The White Stripes is producing the infamous clown makeup duo Insane Clown Posse and Mozart.  Press release below.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Charlie Sheen and Lionsgate have made a deal to bring the ‘Anger Management’ to television with Sheen set to star.  ‘Anger Management’ is based on the 2003 Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson comedy.  In Sheen’s deal, he will own a considerable stake in the show.  The show will follow a “mild-mannered, non-confrontational man who is ordered to attend group anger management sessions led by a therapist who could probably use some anger management himself.”

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I love seeing films from first-time directors.  This is the first film from David Robert Mitchell and it looks great.  IMDB says: “Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer.”  I think this one will do well by word of mouth.  It looks great.  Can’t wait.  Enjoy the trailer below.

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BRYAN’S BLURAY/DVD PICKS FOR THE 3RD WEEK OF MAY!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 18th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

A pretty fun week for releases which includes Beverly Hills Copand some Rifftrax, 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.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 2ND WEEK OF MARCH!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 9th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Here are this weeks new releases for March 2nd.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!  Enjoy.

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Beverly Hills Cop Announced For Bluray!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 7th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

The heat is on this summer as everyone’s favorite Detroit police detective arrives on bluray on May 17th.  All the specs have not been revealed yet by Paramount, but this is sure to be a fine release loaded with extras.

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Bluray/DVD Picks For The 3rd Week Of February!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 15th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Some pretty great classic titles this week, but a fairly weak new release week.  But  I love the heavy classic title weeks.  It gives me a chance to watch some excellent filmmaking and remember all the films I saw when I was younger.  And the best is, that most of them have the HI-DEF treatment, so it is like watching the movie for the first time.  Some great titles.  Classic Titles.

As usual, 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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BLURAY/DVD RELEASES FOR 3RD WEEK OF NOVEMBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 16th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Third week of November already, which means next week will be the big Thanksgiving sale week and I expect tons of stuff to go on sale.  Wow time is flying by.  A few good releases this week, so let us get down to business.  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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Bluray/DVD Releases for the 1st Week of October

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 4th, 2010

This week is a MEGA release week for movies.  Tons of great films being released.  As last time, below you will get some information about the upcoming releases and a link/picture to where you can click and be taken to AMAZON to purchase the movie for a very cheap price.  Enjoy this week’s column.

2001 Maniacs

This movie stars Robert Englund from the Nightmare on Elm street movies.  Based on the campy cult classic by the Godfather of gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis, and starring horror legend Robert Englund, 2001 Maniacs is a bloody comedy/spoof that audiences will love. 2001 Maniacs tells the story of a group of college students on their way to spring break. They decide to take a detour through an old southern town – and are soon in for a big surprise. The residents of Pleasant Valley insist the kids stay for their annual barbecue celebration…but instead of getting a taste of the old south, the old south gets a taste of them!

Supplements

  • Two audio commentaries
  • Inside the Asylum Making-of featurette
  • Deleted/extended scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Alternate opening with John Landis

Beauty and the Beast (Diamond Edition) (Blu-ray)

A beloved classic comes back to home video in the form of high def.  This is a must own bluray.  The picture is crystal clear and the sound is nothing short of perfect.  Tons of extras are on this disc, plus you get the DVD copy as well.  The commentary track  is very informative and down to the point.

Supplements

  • Never-before-seen alternate opening
  • Deleted scenes
  • Beyond Beauty
  • Broadway Beginnings
  • Composing a Classic
  • Music video

Exclusive HD Content

  • Enchanted Musical Challenge
  • Bonjour, Who Is This?

The Blair Witch Project (Blu-ray)

This bluray was released  over a month ago exclusively at BEST BUY.  If you have not picked it up yet, then you can pick Blair Witch up anywhere tomorrow.  While this bluray disc is the best Blair Witch has ever looked, it is far from being a demo in your home.  Still tons of grain and just over all sloppy.  But I believe this was the intent of the filmmakers.  To make it look as real as possible.  The sound isn’t really that great on the disc.  Those set aside, if you liked seeing this movie all those years ago, then this is a must pick up to re-live that time and the special features are pretty good.

Supplements

  • Audio commentary
  • Featurette
  • Extra footage
  • Four never-before-seen alternate endings

Exclusive HD Content

  • Bookmarks

The Exorcist: Extended Director’s Cut (Blu-Ray)

Finally.  To start out the month of Halloween, we get the hig-def transfer of the scariest movie of all time, “The Exorcist”.  You get the spider-crawl scene, the extended ending and a few other scenes that were added in that were not in the original.  I saw this at the theater last week on the big screen, and it was fantastic.  Still scary as hell.  I wish they still made films like this still.  Where we grow with a character and see them transform into something TERRIBLE.    This is a 2-dsic set with a booklet with behind the scenes photos and essays about the making of the film.  An absolute must for any collection.

Supplements

  • Commentary by William Friedkin (Disc 1)
  • Sketches & storyboards (Disc 2)
  • Trailers & TV spots from the 1973 version (Disc 2)
  • Trailers, TV spots & radio spots from the film’s 2000 release (Disc 1)
  • Introduction by William Friedkin (Disc 2)
  • Audio commentary with William Friedkin (Disc 2)
  • Audio commentary with William Peter Blatty with Special Sound Effects Tests (Disc 2)
  • The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist (Disc 2)
  • Additional interviews with William Friedkin and William Peter Blatty (Disc 2)
  • Original ending (Disc 2)

Exclusive HD Content

  • Raising Hell: Filming the Exorcist (Disc 1)
  • The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now (Disc 1)
  • Faces of Evil: The Different Versions of The Exorcist (Disc 1)

Grindhouse: Special Edition (Blu-Ray)

It is about time we get these two films from Tarantino and Rodriguez in one release.  And YES.  YES.  We will be getting all the fake trailers in this release of Grindhouse.    Now I am a big fan of actual Grindhouse films and Tarantino and Rodriguez did an excellent job in re-creating the atmosphere and feel of this type of film.  I cannot wait to sit down with some friends at midnight with tons of beer and food and watch these two films in a row.

Supplements

  • Faux Trailers (‘Don’t,’ ‘Werewolf Women of the S.S.,’ and ‘Thanksgiving’)
  • Sickos, Bullets, And Explosions: The Stunts of Planet Terror
  • Casting Rebel
  • The Friend, the Doctor, and the Real Estate Agent
  • Planet Terror Poster Gallery
  • Stunts on Wheels: The Legendary Drivers of Death Proof
  • The Uncut Version of “Baby, It’s You” performed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  • Introducing Zoe Bell
  • Double Dare Trailer
  • Death Proof Extended Music
  • Death Proof Poster Gallery
  • Quentin’s Greatest Collaborator: Editor Sally Menke
  • The Guys of Death Proof
  • Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike
  • Finding Quentin’s Gals
  • Robert Rodriguez’s 10-Minute Film School
  • The Badass Babes of Planet Terror
  • The Guys of Planet Terror

Exclusive HD Content

  • Robert Rodriguez’s 10-Minute Cooking School
  • Extended Werewolf Women of the SS trailer (with optional commentary by director Rob Zombie)
  • The making of Werewolf Women of the SS trailer
  • Extended Don’t trailer (with optional commentary by director Edgar Wright)
  • The Making of Don’t Trailer
  • Don’t storyboard/trailer comparison (with optional commentary by Director Edgar Wright)
  • Don’t storyboards still gallery
  • Don’t poster
  • The Making of Thanksgiving trailer
  • New York Times talk with Quention Tarantino and Lynn Hirschberg at Comic-Con 2006 featuring the directors and cast of Grindhouse
  • Grindhouse Trailer Contest Winner Hobo with a Shotgun
  • The Makeup Effects of Planet Terror
  • The Hot Rods of Death Proof
  • From Texas to Tennessee: The Production Design of Death Proof

Hard Candy (Blu-Ray)

This was another film that was released a while ago as a Best Buy exclusive.  This film made me sweat.  I was on the edge of my seat the entire film.  One of the most tense films I have ever seen.  If you have not seen this yet, I really do not want to give anything away, but seriously buy this film if you love uber tense movies.  What a thrill ride.  it stars Ellen Page from “Juno”.

Supplements

  • Two audio commentaries with filmmakers and actors
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Making-of documentary
  • Controversial Confection featurette

High Tension (Blu-ray)

This a slasher/horror foreign film from France and it does not Disappoint at all.  A huge twist ending and a whole lot of guts and blood are instore for you.  A great addition to any horror collection and just in time for Halloween.  Marie and Alexia are classmates and best friends. Hoping to prepare for their college exams in peace and quiet, they decide to spend a weekend in the country at Alexia’s parents’ secluded farmhouse. But in the dead of night, a stranger knocks on the front door. And with the first swing of his knife, the girls’ idyllic weekend turns into an endless night of horror.

Supplements

  • Audio commentary with the director and screenwriter
  • Select scene commentary with director and star
  • Haute Horror – The Making of High Tension
  • Building Tension
  • Gianetto De Rossi: The Truth, the Madness and the Magic

The Human Centipede (Blu-Ray)

I saw this film a few months ago.  It really did not get a wide release in theaters.  IFC put it on demand for a couple of weeks and I got a chance to watch it.  WOW.  It is a brutal torture film in which a mad scientist/doctor makes a “Human Centipede”, by kidnapping innocent people and sewing his victims ass to mouth so they have one digestive track.  This is a film to watch with others and watch their reaction.  Much much joy.  This is a must own for all you cinephiles out there.  “During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree roadtrip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a deranged retired surgeon who explains his mad scientific vision to his captives’ utter horror. They are to be the subjects of his sick lifetime fantasy: to be the first to connect people, one to the next, via their gastric system, and in doing so bring to life ‘the human centipede.”

Supplements

  • Director commentary
  • Making of
  • Deleted scene
  • Alternate posters
  • Trailer

The Karate Kid 2010 (Blu-Ray)

12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could’ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying—and the feeling is mutual—but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre’s feelings make an enemy of the class bully, and kung fu prodigy, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

Supplements

  • Chinese Lessons – Learn Chinese!
  • Music Video: Justin Bieber Featuring Jaden Smith “Never Say Never”
  • Just for Kicks: The Making of The Karate Kid

Exclusive HD Content

  • ON LOCATION: The Karate Kid Interactive Map of China
  • Alternate Ending
  • Play All Hosted by Jackie Chan
  • Production Diaries Hosted by Jackie Chan
  • movieIQ+sync(TM)
  • PS3 Wallpaper Theme

The Last of the Mohicans (Blu-Ray)

An epic adventure and passionate romance unfold against the panorama of a frontier wilderness ravaged by war. Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor in 1989 for My Left Foot) stars as Hawkeye, rugged frontiersman and adopted son of the Mohicans, and Madeleine Stowe is Cora Munro, aristocratic daughter of a proud British Colonel. Their love, tested by fate, blazes amidst a brutal conflict between the British, the French and Native American allies that engulfs the majestic mountains and cathedral-like forests of Colonial America.  What a gem of a film in high definition.

Supplements

  • Commentary by Director Michael Mann
  • The Making of the Last of the Mohicans (featuring new interviews with Daniel day Lewis)
  • Theatrical Trailers

Mad Max (Blu-Ray)

Mel Gibson at his best.  In the ravaged near-future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max Rockatansky (Gibson). And when the bikers brutalize Max’s best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only one thing left in the world to live for – revenge!

Supplements

  • Filmmaker Commentary by Jon Dowding, David Eggby, Chris Murray & Tim Ridge
  • Documentary: “Mad Max: The Film Phenomenon”
  • Theatrical trailers & TV spots
  • “Mel Gibson: The Birth Of A Star” Documentary
  • Trivia & Fun Fact Track
  • Photo gallery

The Maltese Falcon (Blu-ray)

A beloved Bogart classic gets the high-def treatment.  A gallery of high-living lowlifes will stop at nothing to get their sweaty hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon. Detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) wants to find out why – and who’ll take the fall for his partner’s murder. An all-star cast (including Sydney Greenstreet, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Elisha Cook Jr.) joins Bogart in this crackling mystery masterwork written for the screen (from Dashiell Hammett’s novel) and directed by John Huston. This 1941 Academy Awards® Nominee* catapulted Bogart to stardom and launched Huston’s directorial career – all with a bird and a bang.

Supplements

  • Commentary by Bogart Biographer Eric Lax
  • Featurette: The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird
  • Breakdowns of 1941: Studio Blooper Reel
  • Makeup tests
  • Becoming Attractions: The Trailers of Humphrey Bogart
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1941 – Short Subjects Gallery: Newsreel, Musical Short: The Gay Parisian, Two Classic Cartoons (Hiawatha’s Rabbit Hunt & Meet John Doughboy)
  • Trailers
  • Audio-Only Bonus: Three radio show adaptations – two featuring the movie’s original stars, plus another starring Edward G. Robinson

A Nightmare on Elm St. 2010 (Blu-ray)

This remake of the beloved 1980’s classic by Wes Craven gets the remake over haul and only somewhat disappoints.  You get everything you want out of the film.  Jackie Earl Haley plays Freddy and he does a good job at it and there are even some straight forward shot for shot remake scenes from the original.  But what is missing or shall I say what is NOT missing.  Listen, I do NOT want an “in my face” reason why Freddy is Freddy.  I do NOT want to know when these characters are in a dream or not until creepy shit starts happening.  And I want Freddy to be the same funny one liner Freddy, which I get but only in the end.  Some stuff was done right and some stuff was not.  Overall I still liked it, and will see another sequel if one gets made, but the original still is the best.

Exclusive HD Content

  • In-Movie Experience
  • Focus Points
  • Additional Footage
  • BD-Live Functionality
  • DVD/Digital Copy Combo Disc

The Peanuts Holiday Collection (Blu-ray)

A wonderful set of our favorite comic strip “The Peanuts: featuring Charlie Brown.  In this set you will get “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, and “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”.   Can’t wait to watch these in the blu-ray format.

Supplements

  • Bonus Cartoons
  • Featurettes

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead (Blu-Ray)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead’ is the debut feature film of Director Jordan Galland, who also penned the original screenplay, which finds the characters from Hamlet, a tip of the cap to Tom Stoppard, and a two thousand year conspiracy involving vampires and the Holy Grail.   This just sounds BADASS!  Must Get.

Secretary (Blu-Ray)

What a modern classic cult film this was.  I love the fetish world and this films explores quite a bit of that.  In an office setting no less.  A true Love Story at heart.  James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal star in the dark comedy Secretary. Praised as “daring, funny and quirkily erotic!” (Glenn Kenny, Premiere) and “sexy and highly stylized” (Gear magazine), Secretary is the story of Lee Holloway (Gyllenhaal), a young woman with a few strikes against her after a brief stay in a mental hospital, who accepts a secretarial position working at the law office of E. Edward Grey (Spader). The work seems normal at first, but somewhere between the typing, filing and coffee-making, Lee and her new boss cross the line of their professional relationship and enter into a Human Resources nightmare!

Supplements

  • Audio Commentary
  • Featurette
  • Still Gallery
  • Trailers

Exclusive HD Content

  • Interactive Bookmark Function

Splice (Blu-Ray)

I really liked this film.  It was a very different take into the realm of sci-fi and horror.  It is a bit awkward to watch, but I loved where this move took me.  I have not seen it before done.  Very good and highly recommended.  Superstar genetic engineers Clive (Adrien Brody) and Elsa (Sarah Polley) specialize in splicing DNA from different animals to create incredible new hybrids. Now they want to use human DNA in a hybrid that could revolutionize science and medicine. But when the pharmaceutical company that funds their research forbids it, Clive and Elsa secretly take their boldest experimentation underground—risking their careers by pushing the boundaries of science to serve their own curiosity and ambition. The result is Dren, an amazing, strangely beautiful creature of uncommon intelligence and an array of unexpected physical developments. At first, Dren exceeds their wildest dreams. But as she grows and learns at an accelerated rate, her existence threatens to become their worst nightmare.

Troll 2: Nilbog Edition (Blu-Ray)

Labeled as the Best Worst Film Ever.  Troll 2 does not have trolls in the entire film nor is it a sequel.  If that does not capture you to want to watch this then I do not know what will.  Disguised as friendly country folk, a pugnacious posse of people-eating trolls lures visitors to their town. But a family of four is about to discover this place is a real tourist trap…and they’re the prey! Now, the no-good gnomes must be destroyed before the family gets flambéed…and the world becomes a buffet in this feeding frenzy of fear!  A ridiculous good time.

That is it for this week.  Stay tuned for next week.


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Robocop trilogy coming Bluray…

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 31st, 2010

MGM/FOX announced that the Robocop trilogy will be coming to Bluray on October 5th.

If you remember the first film took place in the city of the future which was Detroit, BUT…was all filmed in the great city of Dallas.  Throughout the whole movie you can see the downtown skyline and uptown landmarks.

Hopefully MGM/FOX does not screw this release up.  I am hoping for behind the scenes/bloopers/commentaries/deleted scenes/and interviews from present day with the actors.  Do not make this a bare bones release or …..there will be…. trouble.

No extras have been announced for this release yet.

Pre-order your copy HERE.

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