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Hey guys, Jana here,

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It looks like Legendary East, the Chinese branch of Legendary Entertainment is finally moving forward in a project they’ve been eager to get to when the company hung out its shingle 2 years ago. ‘The Great Wall‘ is set in 15th century China revolving around an elite force of British warriors who come across the quickened construction of the giant wall. Soon enough the soldiers learn that a wall isn’t only to keep out the Mongols, but will be the setting of a last stand against mythical creatures who are more dangerous with how inhuman they are.

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Matt Damon Shrinking For ‘Downsizing’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 5th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Alexander Payne is a director, screenwriter and producer that has made his name with films like ‘The Descendants‘, ‘Sideways‘, ‘About Schmidt‘ and last year’s Oscar nominee for Best Directing ‘Nebraska‘. As the recipient of two Academy Awards for writing with ‘The Descendants‘ and ‘Sideways‘, Payne has selected his next film.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Syfy has become one of the most popular distributors for original programming. Content like ‘Eureka‘, ‘Ghost Hunters‘ and ‘Face Off‘ are all examples of series that have found a home where they thrive.

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Few films can weave a storyline around so many actors and cities and still be a huge draw at the box office, I’m giving you the news about one of them today. The series I’m talking about are the Jason Bourne films, starring Matt Damon. We started with ‘The Bourne Identity‘ in 2002, then ‘The Bourne Supremacy’ in 2004, followed by ‘The Bourne Ultimatum‘ in 2007. In 2012, Damon stood aside and cheered Jeremy Renner on as he made the character of Aaron Cross, uniquely his own, with ‘The Bourne Legacy‘. Renner brings to life another character from the expansive world  that writer Robert Ludlum has created that both characters, and a score of others live in.

 

 

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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It looks like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are brining back ‘Project Greenlight‘ to HBO. If you don’t remember, ‘Project Greenlight‘ was a reality show where Ben Affleck and Matt Damon searched for new filmmakers and writers, ultimately giving the winner a chance to make their own film and distribute it. The show followed the entire filmmaking process. I believe there were only three seasons of this show with the first two seasons revolving around two indie drama films. One of them starred Shia Lebouf and Amy Smart. The third season was the best as they went with a fun balls-to-the-wall horror film with tons of gore. That movie was called ‘Feast‘ and spawned several sequels. It was directed by John Gulager, the son of Clu Gulager. Official press release below.

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Sony has just released the first trailer for their new film ‘The Monuments Men‘, which takes place during WWII. George Clooney directs and stars in this picture alongside Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, and Cate Blanchett. The movie is about a special squad formed by FDR that was tasked with going into Nazi Germany and rescuing priceless works of art and artifacts that were stolen by the Nazis. The kicker is, that this rag-tag group of guys are museum curators, historians, and directors. Not necessarily soldiers.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Warner Bros. is developing a film called ‘Race to the South Pole’, which is a true story of two people in the early 1900s who want to be the first person to reach the South Pole, the last uncharted place on the globe.  The two guys in question are Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen, who are from different countries.  They were seen as heroes of their time and it gained national attention to see who would make to the SouthPole first. And Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are producing the film with Casey Affleck, Ben’s brother attached star.

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Matt Damon to Sit Down in the Director’s Chair!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 20th, 2011

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Matt Damon has been looking for a good project to make his directorial debut for a long time, and he may have finally found it. He and John Krasinski (The Office) have written a screenplay reminiscent of Erin Brockovich that they will also star in. No title or detailed plot summary yet.

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Since we found out  Tony Gilroy would be directing and writing The Bourne Legacy, were were wondering if Matt Damon would return as the hero Jason Bourne since he was quoted as saying in interviews that he would only make another Bourne film if Paul Greengrass would return to direct.


Gilroy was interviewed the other day and he said:


“It’s a completely original screenplay….This is not a reboot or a recast or a prequel. No one’s replacing Matt Damon. There will be a whole new hero, a whole new chapter…this is a stand-alone project.”


“The easiest way to think of it is an expansion or a reveal…Jason Bourne will not be in this film, but he’s very much alive. What happened in the first three films is the trigger for what happens. I’m building a legend and an environment and a wider conspiracy…the world we’re making enhances and advances and invites Jason Bourne’s return [down the road].”

So why even make a Bourne film?  REALLY?  Call it something different.  Or are they just going to use the Bourne name to capitalize profit?

Does not make sense to me.

Your thoughts?  Has anybody read the book in question?

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Film Review: ‘The Great Wall’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 17th, 2017

Fernando M., here….

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This is a bad year for walls. ‘The Great Wall‘ easily wins the “biggest misnomer of the year” award. Should have gone with the title “This Wall, It’s OK I Guess.” What the hell went wrong with this picture?  The setup is great, which is “We use the Great Wall of China as a backdrop for a fantasy film about monsters.”  There’s a parable about monsters and greed and containment and human evil, but really, it’s all about monsters attacking the Great Wall of China.  On this premise alone, it sounds like a lot of fun, and it really could have been.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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When Ben Affleck isn’t making the next Boston crime movie or saying “Yes” to a cameo role in Kevin Smith’s latest direct-to-video film, he’s reading comic books with Matt Damon and deciding on which next Hollywood starlet to take out for a steak dinner and never call again. The guy is a badass in every sense of the word. There’s nothing he can’t do. I’m just surprised he doesn’t have an EGOT yet. You can say a lot of things about Affleck, but you can’t say he doesn’t know when to say “no”. Affleck announced today that he will be stepping down from his role as director in the upcoming ‘Batman‘ film for Warner Bros., where he will indeed be playing Batman once again.

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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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Film Review: ‘Jason Bourne’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 27th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Hey now. Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne in the new film that is simply titled, ‘Jason Bourne‘, which teams up Damon and director Paul Greengrass once again for the spy thriller who seems to never remember who he is or where he came from. In addition to the usual losing sight of Jason Bourne, then spotting him in a big crowd, to losing him once again, the writers added HBO’sSilicon Valley‘ show to the element without all of the fun or comedy. I’ll get to that in a minute though.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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In exciting casting news, we have a few updates to be made from brilliant actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Lizzy Caplan and Rosamund Pike. First up is the addition of Gyllenhaal to the Daniel Espinosa (‘Child 44′) directed ‘Life‘.

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Check Out The Full List Of Oscar Nominees!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 14th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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

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

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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I’ve got your cheat sheet for the winners and losers from last night’s Golden Globe Awards, so let’s get to it!!!

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Hillary Thomas’ Top 5 Films and Best TV Shows of 2015!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 29th, 2015

Hillary T., Here…

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As a writer for Boomstick Comics, we are charged with going to see a lot of movies. I thought that this past year, I saw quite a few. Apparently, with the opening of the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, the movies I saw this past year weren’t all new. There were some that were classic programming at a new venue. What can I say? James Wallace knows that I like (“Sixteen Candles”, “Aliens”, “Big Trouble In Little China”, “True Grit”, and “Conan” just to name a few), but I did see a “Few Good Movies.”

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And the 2016 Golden Globe Nominees Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 10th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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

Here is the list of nominees:

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Max’!

by Janet White on Nov 16th, 2015

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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 Bye Lassie…Bye Benji…Bye to my childhood doggie heroes.  There’s a new action star in town.  Max (Carlos) is the cleverest doggie hero ever.  A Belgian Malinois, Max, is also a Marine service dog.  Finally a film brings sincere tribute to the heroism and struggles these beautiful yet fierce animals endure. Max opens in a desert terrain shot as from Max’s point of view.  Max searches out the village for insurgents and a weapons stash.  Max is highly adept to weapons’ discovery and of course successful in warning his team of Marines of insurgents.  Kyle (Robbie Amell) is Max’s handler.  The two are inseparable.

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Film Review: ‘The Martian’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 1st, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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It’s no doubt in my mind that director Ridley Scott was the perfect person to direct ‘The Martian‘, which was based off of Andy Weir’s 2011 novel of the same name. His brilliant story telling and eye to make a desolate planet like Mars look beautiful is simply majestic. Scott is mostly known for directing ‘Alien‘ and ‘Blade Runner‘, which kind of makes him one of the Godfather’s of science-fiction, but he has a few other gems on his resume too, all in different genres. With a movie like ‘The Martian‘ that is in the sci-fi realm, I was pleasantly surprised and overjoyed to find the film quite funny with a very feel-good quality to it, which is something that is not really present in Scott’s sci-fi movies.

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