Jan/2018

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Iron Man 3’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 17th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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With ‘Iron Man 2‘ proving to be less than stellar back in 2010, this third sequel of the Marvelhero returns with a much needed boost of attitude and character that takes us through many twists and turns and tons of new Iron Man suits. This can be considered a sequel to both 2010′s ‘Iron Man‘ and Joss Whedon’s ‘The Avengers‘. Director Shane Black tosses away much of the wham-bam action scenes and focuses on the quick witted humor and our hero’s internal struggle with crippling panic attacks. I have no doubt this will be a fan favorite of the franchise.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Sony has finalized the deal to have ‘Iron Man 3‘ and ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang‘ director Shane Black to co-write and direct the next comic book adaptation of ‘Doc Savage‘. This is looking to be Black’s next directorial effort. I couldn’t be more thrilled with this news. I love Black’s work and I thought his ‘Iron Man 3‘ film was the best yet of the franchise as you can read HERE.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Boomstick is partnering up this weekend with the amazing LOOK Cinemas in Addison, TX for some amazing prizes and free movie passes for the highly anticipated ‘Iron Man 3‘ film. This weekend also happens to be the annual FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, which select comic book stores across the nation giveaway FREE comic books. Boomstick will be giving away free comics at LOOK Cinemas on Saturday May 4th from 11AM-2PM.

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Film Review: ‘Iron Man 3’

by Gumbercules9000 on May 2nd, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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With ‘Iron Man 2‘ proving to be less than stellar back in 2010, this third sequel of the Marvel hero returns with a much needed boost of attitude and character that takes us through many twists and turns and tons of new Iron Man suits. This can be considered a sequel to both 2010’s ‘Iron Man‘ and Joss Whedon’sThe Avengers‘. Director Shane Black tosses away much of the wham-bam action scenes and focuses on the quick witted humor and our hero’s internal struggle with crippling panic attacks. I have no doubt this will be a fan favorite of the franchise and will light up the box office something fierce for the next two weekends.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Here is the new ‘Iron Man 3‘ poster which has Don Cheadle (Rhodes) in the Iron Patriot armor, which looks very cool. Shane Black making an ‘Iron Man‘ film is just incredible. I think it might be the best one yet. The third installment opens up May 3rd, and I’m sure we all can’t wait.  I hope at the end of the film we get a tease for the next ‘Avengers’ movie.

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‘Iron Man 3’ Will Get the IMAX 3D Treatment!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 22nd, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Disney and Marvel just announced that the 3rd ‘Iron Man‘ film will be released in IMAX 3D, meaning the final version of the film will be remastered for the impressive format.  This also means higher ticket prices for all of us.  So far, the last two ‘Iron Man’ films have grossed over $1.2 billion in the box office, and with this new film having higher ticket prices, I wouldn’t be surprised if this new movie were to surpass the $2 billion mark for all three flicks.

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The Full Length ‘Iron Man 3’ Trailer Is Here!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 23rd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Here is your first full look at ‘Iron Man 3’.  “Marvel’s “Iron Man 3″ pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?”

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Behold!!! A glimpse of the ‘Iron Man 3’ Trailer!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 21st, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Here is a fun and short look at ‘Iron Man 3′, which the full length trailer will be released Tuesday.  Enjoy this snippet of what you can expect.  Iron Man gets a third outing fresh from his team-up with The Avengers in this Marvel Studios production. Robert Downey Jr. once again stars, with Shane Black helming from a script he cowrote with Drew Pierce that takes its cues from Warren Ellis’ Extremis comic mini-series. Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, and Rebecca Hall join the returning cast of Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.

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Jon Favreau Will Return to ‘Iron Man 3’ As An Actor!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 25th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…

I think most of knew that Jon Favreau was not directing the third installment of ‘Iron Man’,and that Shane Black was going to take the reigns.  But, it looks like Favreau will reprise his role as Tony Stark’s bodyguard, Hogan, in the next ‘Iron Man’ film.  Shooting has already begun earlier this week in North Carolina.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Oscar winner Ben Kinglsey (Schindler’s List/Gandhi) is final negotiations to take on Iron Man’s next villain in ‘Iron Man 3’.  A lot of fans of Iron Man were hoping to see that villain be the Mandarin, but insiders close to the film have hinted it won’t be the Mandarin.  All that I know is that when Kinglsey and Robert Downey Jr. share the screen, everything will be glittered with gold.

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Jon Favreau who is best known for his role in Swingers and also as director of the films “Elf”, “Zathura”, and the last two Iron Man films, has decided to turn down the offer to direct Iron Man 3 for Marvel.   Instead he has signed on to direct the big epic film called “The Magic Kingdom” which you can read our earlier coverage of this film HERE.

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So a little while ago we all knew that Disney bought the comic publisher, Marvel.  I cannot believe this soon, that Disney is already soaked up Marvel Films.

Paramount has released the previous Iron Man Films, but the 3rd one will be Disney.  Paramount was given $115 million dollars for this, but this has got to suck for Paramount.  The Avengers movie will be Disney as well but Thor and Captain America will still be with Paramount.

Disney announced that Iron Man 3 has a release date of May 3rd, 2013.   No word yet on if Jon Favreau will direct, but hopefully he will be first choice.  also no word on if it will be 3-D or not.  Hopefully not.

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Since the first Iron Man film, Jon Favreau and Marvel have gone to great lengths to show us glimpses of some of our favorite superheroes in subtle ways throughout the Marvel hero films.


Now when we all pick up our copy of Iron Man 2 on bluray/dvd, take a close look and see if you see the references to Captain America, Thor, and Black Panther.


Specifically the scene featuring Tony Stark and Nick Fury discussing the Avengers Initiative, the background of which was littered with an assortment of footage, maps and images hinting at other Marvel properties.


[The first is] from “The Incredible Hulk”, which means Iron Man 2 took place before “The Incredible Hulk.” If you look you see the the crater on the other monitor, that’s the “Thor” thing. That’s where the hammer was recovered. This is just a geek heaven here.

And if you think that anything on this monitors is not something we at Marvel didn’t talk about for hours – you are crazy! See, there is a map up there, so… if you look at those maps, each one of those locations corresponds to something in the Marvel Universe. I’m not supposed to say that.

And if you look on each one, and I know what they mean, but I’m not gonna say it, but I’m gonna say this: Two of them relate to “The First Avenger: Captain America,” one of them relates to “Thor.” The one in Africa relates to Black Panther.

Pre-order the Iron Man 2 dvd/bluray below for a great discount.


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Hi, Bryan Here….

Here is a quick 40 second spot for ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’/  Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, and Cung Le star in this badass kung fu action film, which Quentin Tarantino is presenting the film.  Also, the RZA co-wrote with Eli Roth and directed.  The film comes out November 2 of this year.  And of course, with a film like this, I can’t wait to see it.

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The official red band trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Man With The Iron Fists” starring RZA is here. In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.  “Quentin Tarantino presents an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth.”  This is RZA’s first time in the direcotr’s chair as he is directing Lucy Liu and Russell Crowe.  Enjoy it.

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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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Wonder Woman 4K UHD and Blu-ray Announced!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 10th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Perhaps the biggest movie of the summer and the one film to get DC and Warner Bros. back on track with their superhero films – WONDER WOMAN, is coming to 4K UHD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and DVD. Warner is sure milking this for all its worth, since they are also releasing a 3D version of the film, even though 3D is dead in the water. The 4K UHD is the way to go for sure here if you have the right equipment. You can own the movie digitally as soon as August 29th, and you’ll be able to purchase the Blu-ray, 4K, 3D, and DVD on September 19th. There are tons of bonus features as well, which I can’t wait to watch. Official information below.

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Film Review #2: Spider-Man: Homecoming!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 7th, 2017

Dan M., here….

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a really good “Marvel” (too lazy to explain all the Sony stuff) movie that is hopefully the breath of fresh air the MCU needs. It had much smaller stakes, much more realized supporting cast and World that they operated in, a good villain that made sense, and a finale that didn’t turn into a $45million CGI punching. If the future of the solo Marvel films is going to be smaller universe conflicts that are more narrowly focused like this and Ant-Man? I am here for it. Leave space to Guardians & Thor, the end of the World to the Avengers, and weird dimensions to Doctor Strange. Give me low level criminals that Spider-Man has to fight before a math test to break those huge films up any day of the week.

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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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‘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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Film Review: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 7th, 2017

Dan M., here….

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The Lego Batman Movie or Deadpool for Families.

When it was released in 2014, The Lego Movie shocked me with how great it was. It was hilarious, had a brilliant concept, and a big reveal that was executed perfectly. It is also one of the few non-Disney/Pixar movies to have a ton of heart. Since that time I’ve seen some Lego Frozen shorts on Disney Channel and some Star Wars Lego stuff thanks to my kids and the humor is pretty top notch. The Lego Batman Movie takes all of these elements and created a truly laugh out loud movie, with a fun story, and some heartwarming moments. It is an A+ family movie.

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Iron Maiden Touring in the US This Summer!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 23rd, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Good news, everyone. One of the BEST Heavy Metal bands ever is coming back to the USA for a Summer tour. That’s right, I’m talking about ‘IRON MAIDEN‘, as they play their hits along with their most recent album ‘The Book of Souls‘. They will be playing 25 shows in North America starting on June 3rd with Special Guests ‘GHOST‘, which is all sorts of AWESOME! Be sure to check below if they are coming to a city near you.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Marvel shows no signs of loosening their stronghold the comic book conglomerate holds on the entertainment center of America. The ever-expanding company has recently staked claim to the ‘Inhumans‘ TV series which will have a rather unique debut before it comes to ABC weekly.

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Short Film Review: ‘Iron Spyder’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 11th, 2016

Justin Cline, here…

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With a running time of less than twelve minutes, Iron Spyder allows us all-too-brief entry into a world many of us are unlikely to visit in our lifetimes. Fight Club may have started the conversation about underground fisticuffs (though you were clearly told to keep it to yourself—twice), but Spyder explores where the idea has gone, incorporating sex, drugs, and money. Lots of money.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 22nd, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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For all the comic book fans around the globe, we live in a great time of moviemaking. Over the past decade, we’ve seen Hollywood take the superhero genre by storm, releasing comic book movie after comic book movie with A-list stars, talented directors, and epic budgets to bring our childhood heroes to life on the big screen. This successful genre has even garnered many awards, as well as numerous television shows on almost every network. It shows no signs of slowing up. Marvel has paved the way for superhero franchises, building on each superhero character that culminated into the ‘Avengers‘ movies, showcasing each superhero across the other superhero movies, providing a big bridge to gather all stories together. It’s been an  excellent financial and critical success.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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If you were in love with Roger Corman’s legendary ‘Death Race 2000‘, and seriously – who wasn’t? You’re going to love that Corman has come back to produce ‘Death Race 2050‘. This will not just be an ordinary Death Race flick, it will be the most epic  Death Race ever. Period.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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As I’m recovering from seven insane days of ‘Wrestlemania 32‘ in Dallas, TX., I’ve had time to reflect, contemplate, saturate, and regurgitate every I event I attended. I had my box of Booty O’s to make sure I wasn’t Booty thru the weekend, met some good people, watched some amazing matches, talked with some WWE Superstars, and lost my voice when Shane-O-Mac put his life on the line for the WWE Business. To quote a certain former WWE announcer, it was a slobberknocker of a week for sure that hit me in the solar plexus more times than I’d like to admit. WWE really did it up big this year for Wrestlemania 32. Not only did they put on several good shows, but they also broke records. There was over 101,000 people in attendance at AT&T Stadium for Wrestlemania 32, beating the previous record from Wrestlemania 3 by quite a bit. Not only that, ticket sales and merch sales were way up as well from previous years. It seems like WWE is growing exponentially with more and more fans tuning in every week. That’s a good thing. Instead of writing a recap of the entire weekend, I’ll give you some details of some of the cooler things I witnessed over the past week.

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Film Review: ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 23rd, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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For all the comic book fans around the globe, we live in a great time of moviemaking. Over the past decade, we’ve seen Hollywood take the superhero genre by storm, releasing comic book movie after comic book movie with A-list stars, talented directors, and epic budgets to bring our childhood heroes to life on the big screen. This successful genre has even garnered many awards, as well as numerous television shows on almost every network. It shows no signs of slowing up. Marvel has paved the way for superhero franchises, building on each superhero character that culminated into the ‘Avengers‘ movies, showcasing each superhero across the other superhero movies, providing a big bridge to gather all stories together. It’s been an  excellent financial and critical success.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Metalheads can rejoice with the latest double album, ‘The Book Of Souls‘ from the great, the hard core, the quintessential Iron Maiden! The slam-rocking Brits not only have a new album, but they’ve graced us fans with one of the most awesome videos for a new single, ‘Speed Of Light‘ written by guitarist Adrian Smith and vocalist Bruce Dickinson.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Neil Gaiman is one of those authors that everyone has heard of and most everyone that reads him, likes what they find. I was a little late to the Gaiman party only getting interested in his work in the last few years, the one thing I didn’t read when I began my Gaiman journey was ‘American Gods‘. Oh mon dieu! I corrected the error of my ways after our Editor-in-Chief, Bryan couldn’t believe I hadn’t read it, yet. Ironically, I was putting together an article on books that should be made into film and this was his suggestion.  I spent a weekend with the tome and fell in love and agreement, this book SHOULD have a film counterpart. The universe responded with wish granted.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The official plan to release the ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘ trailer this coming Monday, but some dude with a camera phone spoiled those plans and put their shaky, grainy version with Portuguese subtitles out into the interwebs.  Zack Snyder reacted by giving the fans what we want, a peek at the trailer.

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Check Out The Trailer For Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 13th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Marvel and Disney have the goose that lays golden eggs with their collaborations on comic movies, no one can deny the success of ‘The Avengers‘ or ‘Captain America‘, not to mention ‘Iron Man‘ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘. So it was a safe gamble to move forward with the lesser known ‘Ant-Man‘, and the fan excitement for the film shows it was a good choice.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The film world of comic book heroes is much like the Earth we are used to, gossip runs towns and friendships/alliances can be destroyed in moments with loose lips. The character drawing so much speculation today is Spider-Man. In particular, his film roles, when they release and who will be writing and directing the project.

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‘Ant-Man’ Begins Production and Fills Out Cast!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 18th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Today marks the beginning of filming for Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’. It has been a winding road getting to this point though. There has been a change in director and the loss of 3 cast-members due to scheduling issues because of delays. Some of us probably thought it would be a miracle of Marvel proportions if it were to ever make it to the big screen. Some of the reason for doubt stems from the fact that original director Edgar Wright had been working on bringing the 2D superhero to life since 2006 with very limited success.

 

 

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Edgar Wright Will Not Be Directing ‘Ant-Man’ Anymore!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 23rd, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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I’m afraid I have some bad news. Director Edgar Wright has exited ‘Ant-Man‘, the upcoming Marvel film. This just sucks. Wright who has directed ‘Shaun of the Dead‘, ‘Hot Fuzz‘, ‘The World’s End‘, and ‘Scott Pilgrim‘ was announced as the director of ‘Ant-Man‘ a few years ago and recently released casting news that Paul Rudd was going to star in the film. Well, we got word today that Wright and Marvel have parted ways due to creative differences on where they want to see the film go.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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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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First Image of Ben Affleck as Batman!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 13th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Director Zack Snyder took to his TWITTER account and released the first photo of the new Batmobile and Ben Affleck as Batman. The monochrome image has Affleck in the batsuit with new Batmobile as he looks menacing. I have to say, it looks good. Enjoy. The Batman-Superman film will be released May 6th, 2016.

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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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Hi, Jana here,

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Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving head back to their Aussie roots in ‘Strangerland‘. While neither were born in the country down under, she in Hawaii and he in Nigeria, they were transplanted to the country soon after their birth and Australia is very proud to claim them as natives.

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Jana B., Here…

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The Superhero business is a big money maker and anything associated with Marvel Comics is getting snatched up as quickly as if Speed Demon were picking up a littered yard. The geek-friendly brand has just closed a deal with media giant, Netflix, to produce at least four 13-episode series that will lead up to a miniseries of The Defenders.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

Warner Bros. and IMAX theatres let loose today a bit of the synopsis for Snyder’s reboot of Superman as well as confirmed that it will be fully in IMAX 3D.  ‘Man of Steel’ plans to release next summer.  And for those of you attending ComiCon this year, be sure to check out the ‘Man of Steel’ panel, for I’m sure you will get some footage and information on what we can expect from the new film.  Hopefully a trailer will be released. Below is a release from IMAX and Warner Bros.

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FedMex Reviews ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 3rd, 2012

FedMex Here….

The Amazing Spider-man is a mixed bag of treats for the whole family.  The character is being revamped at scantly over a decade since the franchise proved to be box office gold, and one can only assume that the only real reason for bringing back the web slinger is to rejuvenate the comic book hero at a time where comic book movies are both incredibly profitable and highly critically acclaimed.

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Jeremy Irons Joins Cast Of ‘Beautiful Creatures’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 14th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…

Official Press Release:

Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons is in final negotiations to join the cast of the supernatural love story “Beautiful Creatures,” based on the New York Times best selling novel of the same name – the first of a hugely popular series written by authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl – it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.

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Batman Will Be Rebooted After The Third Batman Film!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 30th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

There have been rumors floating around for a while now that Batman will get a reboot/remake once this 3rd Batman film is finished and released.  Kinda like how there is going to be a new Spider-Man film reboot coming up.  Well the rumors are officially true.  There will be a Batman reboot.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Hi folks.  Boomstick Comics has a new writer who will be contributing reviews, news and all sorts of AWESOME to the site.  I have known him for the better part of almost fifteen years now and I can say is when he is not eating carrot cake covered with Lucky Charms, he enjoys all types of films and music, and enjoys a good lightsaber battle.  He will be known as the Twelfth_Angry_Man. So give him a warm welcome and enjoy his review/recap of FAILS & WINS from this 1st season of AMC’s Walking Dead.

**SPOILERS AHEAD**

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Russell Crowe will become the Baddest Man Alive

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 14th, 2010

The RZA has revealed that Russell Crowe has joined the cast of his Kick Ass Kung Fu Flick called The Man With The Iron Fist. Crowe will play “The Baddest Man Alive”.

“That man is in fighting shape,” said RZA. “That man will knock you out.”

THE MAN WITH THE IRON FIST will begin filming in Shanghai this December. I can’t wait to see this movie. It’s going to be a fun ride.

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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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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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Game of Thrones Season 7 Soundtrack Available!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 25th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Season 7 of Game of Thrones has its soundtrack ready for download and pre-order right now. If you love the music by Ramin Djawadi, then you’ll love this soundtrack. It looks like you can download the album now to your mobile devices right now, but you’ll have to wait until September 29th for the CD and even later in the year for a double vinyl version. Track listing is below and let’s hope it comes with a dragon.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #15!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 19th, 2017

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Every time I watch this scene, I find myself wincing, shrinking in my seat and covering my eyes, as if I’m watching it for the first time. I hate to say it, but I think we’ve all been here before. Maybe not as drastic as this, but some form of this – – we’ve all done it. This might be the most awkward and painful scene to watch in movie history, which is weird because it’s just one still shot of someone calling another person on the phone.

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Look Who Will Be in the Live Action Lion King Remake!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 10th, 2017

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Unfortunately, Disney is remaking The Lion King in the form of a live-action debacle, similar to the recent horrid turd of a film Beauty and the Beast. Fortunately though, they have Jon Favreau in the director’s chair. I trust him. He gave us Iron Man and the recent live-action remake of The Jungle Book, which was loads better than that Beast movie. There are literally no humans in The Lion King story, unlike Jungle Book or Beauty and the Beast and if it follows the same pattern with the same exact camera shots and songs as its animated predecessor, it’s more than likely going to lose whatever emotion and lovable quality it had in the lifeless eyes of the CGI live-action animals.

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Guess Who’s Playing Cable In ‘Deadpool 2’??

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 12th, 2017

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One of the most desirable roles in comic book movies has finally been cast. The curiosity is at an end. We finally know who will play Cable in ‘Deadpool 2‘, and it’s Josh Brolin. I’ll admit his casting doesn’t sit quite right with me, when I think of Cable, I think of Stephen Lang, but I’m certain Brolin will make the role his own and win over the fan base.

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Film Review #2: ‘Logan’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 3rd, 2017

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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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4K UHD Announcement: ‘The Expendables I & II’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 21st, 2017

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Official Release: Experience the explosive adventures of Sylvester Stallone and his tight-knit team of rogue mercenaries in the most amazing picture quality available today when The Expendables and The Expendables 2 both arrive on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) on May 2 from Lionsgate. The Expendables features an all-star cast including Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Terry Crews. Together, the elite team embarks on a mission to overthrow a Latin American dictator, but they soon discover a more formidable threat.
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Favorite Films of 2016!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 30th, 2016

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The end of 2016 is here, which means everyone’s Top 10 list is out already or getting ready to be released. I’m not going to do a Top 10 in order again this year, because there are just so many amazing films I feel so passionate about, that it is difficult to rank them. If you think this is a weak year of films, then you are surely mistaken. I will say that most of the big budget blockbusters this year were duds, but the indie films were nothing short of amazing. So below is the list of films that I truly loved this year. These films will be ones that I watch over and over again, and you should to. I watched 254 films that were released this year (Yes, I counted) and survived to tell the tale. As always, please let me know if any of your favorite films made my list. Enjoy!

You can CLICK the titles of each movie where you can purchase the Blu-rays too. Hooray! 

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In the world of reboots, ‘Predator‘ is a new one that can be put at the top of the list of “But why?” In all fairness, it’s labeled as both a reboot and a sequel, but it makes me happier to think about this film as a continuation of the first film. What the project does have going for it, is Shane Black has signed on to direct and Benicio Del Toro is eyeing the project to star.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 6th, 2016

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The ‘Civil War‘ story line in the Marvel Universe is one of the better story lines in recent memory in all of Marvel. It pitted your favorite superheroes against each other and caused some real havoc, before taking on a much bigger enemy. The day has finally come when that comic book miniseries is put up on the big screen in a very large way with ‘Captain America: Civil War‘. This is the third ‘Captain America‘ movie, and a lot of you will wonder why this isn’t just an ‘Avengers 3’ film since most of the ‘Avengers’ show up here throughout the movie. You might be right, but in a big way, this is really Captain America’s movie that shows us just how Steve Rogers ticks.

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Captain America: Civil War‘ is quickly coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and 3D Blu-ray very soon. In fact, it will release on September 13th with the Digital HD version being available to stream and download on September 2nd. There will be an DTS-HD 7.1 audio option and a ton of cool bonus features. I’m super psyched about this. All of the details about the release are below, and don’t forget to pre-order to get the best price.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

dwayne-johnsonWhen Dwayne Johnson announces a new project I pay attention, when that project involves one of my favorite writer/directors Shane Black, I give it my undivided attention. The pair have come together for Sony Pictures’Doc Savage‘.

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Jon Favreau has a strong presence in the movie-making world. He’s been in front of the camera, behind the camera, writing the lines and doing nearly everything else, at one point, to bring us the cinematic joys we gladly line up for. In our stadium seats with our overpriced popcorn, jumbo sodas and Mike and Ike’s, we get swept away into a world that, sometimes fortunately, is not the one we’ll walk back to, squinting in the daylight after experiencing the action, drama, laughs, epic heights and drastic lows a well-instructed cast has just delivered, and Favreau is among the best at drawing those emotions from a cast.

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Enjoy the ‘Captain America 3: Civil War’ Trailer!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 10th, 2016

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Marvel has just released the brand new ‘Captain America 3: Civil War‘ Trailer, which pits your favorite Avengers against each other. The conflict ignites in a brand-new trailer for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” hitting theaters May 6! This ‘Civil War’ story line was fantastic when it was released in comic book form and I can’t wait to see what the Russo Bros. do here. Looks like things are grim for our favorite heroes this time around. Enjoy the trailer.

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We have the first trailer for the highly anticipated ‘Civil War‘ film from Marvel, which will basically be the third ‘Captain America‘ film. This Civil War story line was one of the finest story arcs in Marvel from the past fifteen years and ran in the 2006-2007 time period. It basically splits up the Marvel heroes as some pick sides to side with the government, unmask themselves, and report to a variety of government officials.

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My visit to Wizard World’s Comicon in Tulsa, OK would not be complete without getting into the Sean Astin panel. There’s just something about the Rudy Hobbit I’ve always loved. He’s one of the first movie stars to take my breath away in ‘The Goonies‘ and he’s still going strong! Love this man! I don’t understand why Wizard World did not use the Grand Ballroom like they did last year, the Assembly Hall worked out well for some talent, but Astin deserved the big room! It was bursting beyond capacity while we waited for him to take the stage and he was funny, sincere and everyone’s best friend, just like we all expected him to be. He slipped in and out of character reciting lines as Samwise, giving Doug’s legendary lisp some good use from ‘50 First Dates‘, he was amazing to see and worth the price of admission on his own.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection will be available December 8, 2015, just in time for the comic book lover to unwrap it Christmas morning. This media pack is a Marvel fan’s dream come true including Blu-ray, and digital copies of each of the films in Phase 2 of the MCU.

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Film Review: ‘Learning to Drive’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 21st, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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Learning to Drive opens at the completion of driving instruction with Darwan Singh Tur (Sir Ben Kingsley) speaking words of wisdom and reality to his student driver.  Next we are guided through a typical day of a hardworking Indian in America.  Two jobs and a house full of relatives/friends from his village, Darwan is a stereotype of who Indians are.  I do not like stereotypes whether factual or not.  People are curvy (multi-faceted) and should not be pressed into any particular box/label.  However, in Learning to Drive, I see the Indian stereotype treated with honor and maybe even understanding.  I do not follow the Sikh religion nor do I understand it, but the worship was portrayed with reverence. 

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Amazon is giving you the opportunity to pre-order The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection that will release just in time for the holiday season. It’s a limited edition anthology so placing your order now makes sense if you want a piece of this Marvel history.

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Film Review: ‘SELF/LESS’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 6th, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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Picture this:  You are dying from a fatal malady.  Are you ready to leave the earth?  Have you planned the last things you would do?  Have you said goodbye to those you love?  You realize you will never see them again, right?  These surely were at least some of the thoughts flowing through the mind of Damian (Sir Ben Kingsley). 

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Dallas Comic Con 2015: A Review From Far Far Away!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 10th, 2015

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Since Dallas Comic Con has been acquired by Canadian parent company Fan Expo, the guest list for this event has expanded and grown to almost astronomical proportions. This May, it was no exception! They really pulled out all the stops and had almost all of Dallas Convention Center (with the exclusion of the F Exhibit Hall) open for business.

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Film Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 29th, 2015

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To basically start out the summer of 2015 with a big bang, comes the highly anticipated sequel to Marvel’s 2012’s ‘Avengers‘ film, which is titled ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron‘. It’s been a long time coming too. Ever since 2008, when we saw Robert Downey Jr. put on the Iron Man suit for the first time, we all knew Marvel Entertainment had a huge franchise on their hands, as they teased a big film called ‘The Avengers‘, which put a lot of our favorite superheroes together to fight evil. After several solo movies with the likes of Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man, we finally got an ‘Avengers‘ movie in 2012, which made over $1 billion for Marvel and Disney, and was met with much praise and critical success. It was because of this, that Marvel has announced tons of superhero films through the year 2019 that will play into their overall story arc they have been building since 2008. We’ve all been anxiously awaiting this sequel for quite some time now, with tons of posters and trailers that have more than elevated our calm levels with excitement. Now the time is finally here for another hefty dose of ‘Avengers‘ with each superhero returning along with Joss Whedon directing.

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The success of ‘The Lego Movie‘ ignited a storm of sequels that Warner Bros. have slated for production including ‘Ninjago‘ in 2016, ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ the following year in 2017 and ‘The Lego Movie 2‘ in 2018, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for one more spinoff based on the yellow blocky people, ‘Billion Brick Race‘.

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‘Ghostbusters’ Just Became A Whole Lot Bigger!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 9th, 2015

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Sony Pictures is basically putting everything behind their revived ‘Ghostbusters‘ project. We all know that Paul Feig (‘Freaks and Geeks‘, ‘Bridesmaids‘) is making ‘Ghostbusters III‘ with an all female cast including Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. But now it seems that Sony has much bigger plans for ‘Ghostbusters‘.

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The Marvel Experience Sets Up In Dallas!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 23rd, 2015

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Well, as a fangirl, I have a S.H.I.E.L.D. costume. Let’s not lie, I wore it all last year to conventions. I watch Agent Catrter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on a weekly basis. So, when I heard the Marvel Experience was coming to Dallas, my inner ten year old went nuts. I shouted out loud, “What, I must be a part of this. “

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Jana’s Best/Worst of 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 15th, 2014

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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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We first saw a trailer for Joss Whedon and Marvel Comics’Avengers 2: Age of Ultron‘ a few weeks ago where we saw a ver menacing Ultron (voiced by James Spader) singing a very creepy version of ‘I’ve Got No Strings On Me’. Someone leaked the trailer before it was supposed to debut on ‘Agents of SHIELD‘, to which Marvel answered by just releasing it early. It was quite comical, but one thing is for sure, the trailer was amazing.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Marvel made an announcement today, actually several announcements, about the third phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ve all been hearing rumors about upcoming projects but nothing has been verified until today. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige took the stage to lay out a timeline for their next few films.

In the category of we-all-knew-it-would-happen-eventually Marvel is paving the way for an epic battle between Captain America and Iron Man with ‘Captain America: Civil War‘. Chris Evans and Robert Downey, Jr will reprise their previous roles and Chadwick Boseman will make his first appearance as the Black Panther. Cap’s Civil War hits big screens on May 6, 2016.

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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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Marvel Comics Is Coming to Fair Park in Dallas Next Year!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 10th, 2014

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Marvel Comics has just announced a nationwide tour called ‘The Marvel Experience: The World’s First Hyper-Reality Tour‘. Despite the long name, this sounds like so much fun. So far there are four stops, one of them being in Dallas, TX at Fair Park starting January 9th, 2015 and running through February 1st. The Marvel experience will cover over two acres of space and will feature quite a lot of rides, activities, attractions, and props.

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Top Ten List of Technology from Films We Need Now!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 8th, 2014

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Sometimes, when we watch movies (even bad ones), we look at the technology used and think to ourselves “man, I really need that in my life”. The following is a list of the ten most “give it to me now” technological advances from cinema. This does not mean that the following movies are good, but that the technology used in them is highly desirable. To avoid the list becoming too narrow in focus (like weapons only), or convoluted by tech from one franchise (like Star Trek), the following list has a range of tech from weapons to medical gadgets, each from a completely different movie or franchise.

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Dominic West and Guy Pearce Join ‘Genius’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 26th, 2014

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There has already been some talk about a new biopic of sorts based on the life of Scribner’s iconic editor Max Perkins. Perkins worked with such literary notables as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe and Ernest Hemmingway. In hearing tales of how these respected authors worked, the amount of difficulty friends and family had with some, I can only imagine the set of balls it would take to be the one forced with fact-checking, making corrections and offering changes in whole to the manuscripts. The flip-side of the downfalls to the job is that the editor is allowed to nurture and encourage talent in it’s various forms. This is precisely what Perkins did, and what will pique the curiosity of viewers the world over.

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Shane Black Tackles ‘The Destroyer’ for Sony!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 21st, 2014

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Everyone has favorite directors or writers and Shane Black has been one of mine since I fell in love with his work in the late 80’s. The first character that took my breath away was Martin Riggs from ‘Lethal Weapon‘, he also wrote ‘The Monster Squad‘ and gave birth to the line that any true 80’s child will say when they hear that film name – “Wolfman’s got nards!”  That’s when I took note of Shane Black and thought he was an under-rated gem in the writing world. That was quickly followed up with ‘The Last Boyscout‘ and ‘Last Action Hero’ films that supported the original idea that Black was talented and the first films were NOT a fluke.  Black then proved his mettle as a director/writer with the snarky offering into the world of noir with ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang‘. This was Robert Downey Jr’s love song to Hollywood that signified the turning point of his career from troubled actor, to serious phenomenon ready to be taken seriously. Black gave him the direction and the words and RDJ slammed the ball out of the park. Black’s latest foray into directing came from ‘Iron Man 3‘ when he re-teamed with RDJ. He has 3 other projects in the wind at the moment with ‘The Nice Guys‘ a ‘Predator‘ reboot and ‘Doc Savage‘.

 

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Top 10 List of Reboots We Don’t Want To See!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 8th, 2014

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Like Bill Murray once said, “he’s got to be stopped. And I have to stop him.” You might have thought he was talking about a weather-predicting rodent, but no, he was actually talking about studio executives (the “he” is collective). Hollywood, like any business, is in it to make money. Therefore, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that they choose to rehash tried and true film formulas over and over again rather than take a chance on something new. While this is understandable (albeit infuriating), it doesn’t excuse the idea that EVERYTHING deserves to be re-made. Some films, like priceless art, should never be re-made and re-sold. Every time a classic film gets re-made, audiences hold their collective breaths and hope that it won’t be a straight shot in “the feels” (that nostalgic part of your brain that remembers, with fondness, all your pop culture favorites).

Michael “explosion” Bay is releasing his latest bastardization of 80’s culture unto the world in the shape of the beloved “heroes in a half shell”. In case you haven’t been following, this has been one cluster mess after another. From alien origins to white-washed villains, this movie begs the questions: “does Michael Bay hate the 80’s? Did he have some traumatically horrific experience with toys when he was a kid? Why does he have to take a giant dump on our collective fond memories time after time?”  Read the rest of this entry »

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I am – officially – in love with this new bit of news! Once we heard that Disney was adapting the classic Rudyard Kipling tale ‘The Jungle Book‘ from their original animated format into the second-life of live-action release, the stars attached have gotten bigger and better. Jon Favreau (of ‘Iron Man‘ 1 and 2 fame) is on board to direct some awesomely pedigreed thespians in this venture.

 

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Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 30th, 2014

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Since Marvel became their own movie studio back in 2008 with the first ‘Iron Man‘ movie, they have quickly become one of the most lucrative movie studios in Hollywood in less than ten years. With films like ‘Iron Man‘, ‘Thor‘, ‘Captain America‘, ‘Hulk‘, and the billion dollar blockbuster ‘The Avengers‘, you can see why so many people stand in line for hours on end to see the top visual effects, greatest actors, and the fun and thrilling story lines for their favorite superheroes. And of course we all know that Marvel is now famous for connecting each of their films with cameos of heroes from other movies and those exciting end credit sequences after each of their films.

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The entertainment world goes through fads, just like fashion. One day we’re inundated with talking sea animals from every animated company, the next day it’s all about bugs. Right now, culinary genius is taking center stage.

The Weinstein Company began production today on ‘Adam Jones‘. This pic puts Bradley Cooper (‘Silver Linings Playbook‘) and Sienna Miller (‘GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra‘) together and adds a little spice making Cooper a bad-boy Michelin chef who has to change his ways. The project was originally called ‘The Chef‘ until  ‘Chef‘, Jon Favreau’s tale of a chef who loses his restaurant and hits to the road in a food truck piecing his life, and his family, back together along the way. Obviously this can’t work in the film industry an agreement was made and a change of title followed. 

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The Top 10 Perfectly Cast Movie Roles!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 18th, 2014

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Top Ten Perfectly Cast Roles 

The Bard of Avon said it best, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Some actors are great, and shine in everything they do (Leonardo DiCaprio, Gary Oldman, Daniel Day-Lewis). Some actors are smart enough to pick roles that best use their limited skill sets (Keanu Reeves). This list takes a look at the perfect pairing of actor and role. In this list, you will find a pairing of actor and role so great that the actor ceases to be themselves and instead makes the character take on a life of its own. These pairings are so uniquely theirs that you can’t imagine anyone else taking their place should Hollywood have the audacity to try.

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Let’s play a little game called ‘A few of my favorite things’. That’s right – YOU get a car! You get a car and yes, YOU GET A CAR! OK, so not quite like that. You don’t have to worry about my stating anything  about “Raindrops on Roses”.  My list begins with Burt Reynolds’ laugh, Comic BooksBeethoven – Preferably Piano Sonata No. 8 ‘Pathetique’ in C minor, all 3 movements, Good music. Not just ‘eh’ kind of music, but GREAT music, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Harry Connick, Jr.,  and the amazing Shane Black’s movies.

Added into that list is cute boys that can sing. Russell Crowe happens to fit that bill. I’ve no idea if Ryan Gosling can sing or not, but he is fun to look at. Crowe and Gosling have signed on board for a police drama ‘The Nice Guys‘ with ‘Iron Man 3‘ director Shane Black putting his vision to film.

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Shane Black is Rebooting ‘Predator’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 24th, 2014

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“Get to the Choppa, Now!!” Twentieth Century Fox is rebooting the classic Arnold Schwazenegger film, ‘Predator‘, which spawned one sequel, a few crossovers with the ‘Alien‘ franchise, and a recent revamp and futuristic sequel called ‘Predators‘. But now it seems like hte original 80s action flick is finally getting an excellent remake, and yes, I’m excited about it. You know why?

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Josh Trank Will Helm A ‘Star Wars’ Stand Alone Film!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 4th, 2014

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Disney and LucasFilm are fast tracking tons of ‘Star Wars‘ related projects, because Disney recently purchased all of LucasFilm, which includes ‘Star Wars‘ and ‘Indiana Jones‘ for a couple of billion dollars. So now Disney is going to make their money back somehow. In addition to the main ‘Star Wars‘ films – Episodes VII, VIII, and IX, Disney will be making off-shoot films to keep us fed until each “Episode” comes out. These will tend to focus more on certain characters rather than display the entire world and story. To explain it better, think of these off-shoots as the stand-alone Marvel superhero films like ‘Thor‘, ‘Captain America‘, and ‘Iron Man‘ with ‘The Avengers‘ being the main ‘Episode’ movie. That’s where we have director Josh Trank enter the picture.

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And The Oscar Nominees Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 16th, 2014

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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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Fernando’s Worst Movies of The Year 2013!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 31st, 2013

Fernando M., Here….

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Well folks, it was quite a year at the cinema.  After totaling everything up, I was lucky enough to watch 35 films in theaters.  There’s some great films that I missed, and some that I avoided like the plague, but out of those that I did catch, here’s the WORST of 2013.

Be sure to check out Fernando’s BEST LIST BY CLICKING HERE!!

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Jana B., Here….

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Stan Lee is a legend when it comes to creating superheroes. X-men, Spiderman, Iron Man, Avengers and Thor are just a few of the characters he has co-created, or created outright. He revitalized the Marvel brand to the encompassing mega brand it is now. It stands to reason that if he touches it, success will inevitably follow. The man with the Midas touch. So it stands to reason that Cartoon Network, Liquid Comics, POW! Entertainment and CA Media’s Graphic India are collaborating to bring Chakra: The Invincible, Lee’s first ever Indian superhero, to television. The story of Raju Rai, a young Indian boy in Mumbai, that works with a mentor to create a suit that activates and harnesses the mystical chakras of the body so he can save the world from super villains is described by Lee as a “thrill-a-minute superhero saga”.

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Lucas Black is Returning For ‘Fast and Furious 7’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 16th, 2013

Jana B., Here….

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To all the fans yelling for more of the Sean Boswell character from ‘Fast & Furious 3: Tokyo Drift‘, the movie gods have heard your cry and answered. Lucas Black, who starred in Fast & Furious 3: Tokyo Drift, is returning to reprise his Sean Boswell role in Fast & Furious 7. Black,  has signed a deal that calls for his character to become a regular in the series and he will be part of at least the next three installments of Universal Pictures’ most lucrative film franchise. Fast & Furious 7 will be released next July 11.We most recently saw Black flex his acting muscles as Pee Wee Reese in the Jackie Robinson film ‘42‘. Before that he featured in ‘Friday Night Lights‘, ‘Cold Mountain‘ and my favorite Lucas Black role as Jeep Hanson in ‘Legion‘.

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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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James Cameron has confirmed that he will begin work in 2017 on a new project titled ‘Battle Angel‘, a project he has wanted and talked about doing for some time now. But after his huge box office success with ‘Avatar‘, which has brought over $2.8 billion for 20th Century Fox, Cameron is set to do two more ‘Avatar‘ movies. And why shouldn’t he? He is being given an unlimited amount of time and creative control on everything.

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Jackie Chan’s Next Film Will Be ‘Skiptrace’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 6th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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This sounds a little bit too familiar. Jackie Chan is set to star with Fan Bingbing in ‘Skiptrace‘, which will be directed by Sam Fell. Chan has been out of the comedy/action spotlight for a little while now and some might welcome his return into the genre. This project is based off an idea of Chan, which is funny, because it sounds exactly like three of his previous films.

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 The Town

Official Press Release: Rebecca Hall is set to star alongside Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany in Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, TRANSCENDENCE, it was announced by Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, co-founders and co-CEOs of Alcon Entertainment, which is financing and producing the project.

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Here are the 2013 Super Bowl Movie Trailers!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 3rd, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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It’s Super Bowl Day, meaning us fellow movie geeks are only interested in a couple of things. 1) Movie trailers. 2) The commercials. 3) Food. 4) The Puppy Bowl. Not necessarily in that order. I mean, the Puppy Bowl is really the only time out of the year where the entire world is at peace and everything is a bit brighter. But, this isn’t about the Puppy Bowl.  This is about some really amazing movie trailers that will be shown during the big game this year.  We can expect a new ‘Iron Man 3‘ trailer, a new ‘World War Z‘ trailer, ‘The Lone Ranger‘ trailer, and another ‘Oz‘ trailer.  Plus some other surprises.  Below are the trailers you can see before anyone else does.  Enjoy.

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Marvel Studios has not let up one bit with prepping new films for more characters in their universe.  We do know that we will be getting a treasure trove of new superhero films over the next few years, which will lead up to ‘The Avengers 2‘ in 2015, which Marvel is calling Phase Two.  I guess Phase One started with the first ‘Iron Man‘ and ended with ‘The Avengers‘.

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‘Angry Birds’ Coming to Theaters in 2016!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

I have never once played ‘Angry Birds‘.  So, I’m not up to speed on the whole storyline or even gameplay.  I do know that it is one of the most popular game apps though.  And it was only a matter of time before it was developed into a major motion picture.  The game has been available for three years now and John Cohen (‘Despicable Me‘) will produce a 3D CG animated feature film of ‘Angry Birds‘ for summer of 2016.  Rovio Entertainment announced that David Masiel (‘Iron Man‘) will executive produce.

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