May/2019

We have a very fun 78th episode of our fun podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our 78th episode, titled ‘Ready Player Two: Leeeeroooyyy Jenkins‘, we discuss J.R.R. Tolkien’s new book, the new shark movie called ‘The Meg‘, a new Terminator comic book, and some video game updates. Our two topics include, a list of movies that for it’s time, were all popular, but if it were to be released today, would not be good. The other topic was pitch us a terrible, awful no good movie sequel. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. I am joined pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury and comic book artist Jeremy Megert.

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We have a very fun 62nd episode of our fun podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our 62nd episode, titled ‘Lord of the Amigos‘, we Re-Cast ‘The Three Amigos‘ again, but this time with actresses over 60 years old, which was more difficult than originally planned. We also discuss more info on the Lord of the Rings TV series, review Star Wars Battlefront II, and the whole Marvel and DC universe. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. I am joined pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury and comic book artist Jeremy Megert.

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You might be able to drink your fancy ales very soon again with new ‘Lord of the Rings‘ projects coming to television in the near future. That’s right. J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate is looking to make more money by selling the rights to ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ universe on television for a potential series. The word around the water-cooler is that the estate is looking for $200 or more million for just the rights. That means $200 million just to have the okay to make the series, not including any production costs, casting, paying actors, or anything.

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‘Lord of the Rings’ Re-Cast!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 14th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here…

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Here is our third Re-Cast of the year, where if you are unfamiliar with our famous Re-Casts, we take an older film or tv show and re-cast it if it were remade today. And we have chosen the big blockbuster film ‘The Lord of the Rings‘, specifically, ‘Fellowship of the Ring‘ to re-cast. Our one rule was that we had to Re-Cast this with an all black actors and actresses. And let me tell you, I want to see this movie. This was a lot of fun. We will be posting some images of our re-cast for you to see in full on our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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I’m not too surprised at this and congratulate everyone involve with this, but this happend, because of the extra charges for 3D and the 48 fps.  I’m curious to see how much all three ‘Lord of the Rings’ films would have made if they charged what they did with ‘The Hobbit‘ back then.  So far, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ has made over $940 million worldwide since it debuted in theaters December 14th.  This is more than ‘The Two Towers‘ and ‘Fellowship‘.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Here we go again with another Geek Deal of the Day.  Until midnight tonight, you have the opportunity to get this set for super cheap, in fact the cheapest it has ever been.   This is that BADASS ultimate movie set of Lord of the Rings: The Extended cuts.  These are the versions to watch.  These put the theatrical versions…well not to shame….but let’s just say they are far superior.  I love taking a coupe of days out of each year and spending the entire day watching all three of the films in a row.  Currently this AWESOME bluray set is 64% off, making this Lord of the Rings hi-def set $43.49.  Take advantage. Stock up for holiday gifts or treat yourself.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Here we go again with another Geek Deal of the Day.  Unlike the other one, I have no idea when this will end.  It could be in 10 minutes or it can be a week.  I have no idea, so be on the safe side and get one or two of these quickly.  This is that BADASS ultimate movie set of Lord of the Rings: The Extended cuts.  These are the versions to watch.  These put the theatrical versions…well not to shame….but let’s just say they are far superior.  I love taking a coupe of days out of each year and spending the entire day watching all three of the se films in a row.  Currently this AWESOME bluray set is 58% off making this Lord of the Rings hi-def set $49.99.  Take advantage.

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Hi Bryan Here….

No telling on how long this sale will last, so act quickly.  Both Amazon and Best Buy are currently selling the ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Trilogy Extended Cut Blu-Ray for $69.99.  But if you use this $5.00 coupon for Best Buy, that brings it down to $64.99.  This set is normally $120.00 and comes out this coming Tuesday.  There are 15 discs in this set.  Take advantage.  Before today this set on Amazon was listed for $89.99 and other places $120.00 so take take serious advantage of the sale.

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Hi Bryan Here….

According to the AMC website and TheOneRing, WB, and New Line are gearing up for their bluray releases of the Extended versions of the Lord of the Rings by releasing the extended versions of Lord of the Rings back into the theater for one night only for each film.  Now I have watched all three of these films on average 150 times each.  I try to watch all three extended versions in a row in one sitting at least twice a year.

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Hi Bryan Here…

The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition mega Set has been officially announced for a June 28th release date.  We previously reported on this story HERE.  Tons of very cool extras and features have been added to this release.

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Hi Bryan Here…

The much anticipated Lord of the Rings Extended Editions have finally been announced by WB/New Line Cinema.  It is also already up for pre-order.

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FX has picked up a tv show called Wilfred, which will star Elijah Wood and is about a guy and his relationship with his beautiful neighbor’s dog.


Elijah has not done much since Lord of the Rings or Sin City with the exception of a couple of small movies.  He has mostly been doing animated shows and movies.


The full press release for the show is available after the jump.

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I love a good book adaptation, but first, I love the novel. The next book I have to add to my download list, besides Michael Punke’sThe Revenant: A Novel of Revenge‘, is ‘The Good Lord Bird‘ written by James McBride. This adaptation brings in big talent from Liev Schreiber (‘Ray Donovan‘,  and Jaden Smith (‘The Karate Kid‘, ‘After Earth‘).

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Film Review: ‘Tolkien’!!

by Janet White on May 10th, 2019

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

“Even the smallest person can change the course of history.” – Lady Galadriel

 

Amazing words that continue to inspire people years after John Ronald Reuel Tolkien aka J. R. R. Tolkien’s (Nicholas Hoult) passing. From a very young age, Tolkien was a dreamer. Encouraged by his theatrical mother with her animated storytelling, Tolkien portrays its namesake as a person simultaneously living in two different worlds nearly all of the time. Set in England and France, the viewer gains insight into Tolkien’s beginnings and influences. Books were his constant companion that provided an escape from losing his father and later his mother. It is no wonder that Tolkien went on to write two of the most complex and fantastical books of all time. As an orphan, Tolkien meets the love of his life, Edith Bratt (Lily Collins) and his quest to find love, thrive in college, and eventually establish himself in a career takes off from there.

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Justifying the Female Villain: An Essay by Tuesday Shank!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 19th, 2018

Justifying the Female Villain

By Tuesday Shank

(Find Tuesday Shank on Twitter and Instagram!)

I stumbled through my college career. After the better part of six years, I began my work on my senior thesis. I undertook the easiest thesis I could think for myself to do: analyze a television show. My advisor’s academic expertise was gender studies. As a fan of Joss Whedon, I knew of Joss Whedon’s reputation for feminist characters and decided to use my thesis to sing Whedon’s praises.

Thus, I began my work on “Careful Jayne, You’ll Scare the Women: An Analysis of Gender Representations in the Television Show, Firefly”. I watched Firefly enough that I’m still not eager to see it again. Halfway through the semester, I just wanted to watch anything else.

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