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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Is there anything Michael Keaton can’t do?! The answer to that question is “No”. Ok, he couldn’t exactly carry and birth a pack of puppies (without surgical help), but I’d like to think even Keaton could overcome that one if he wanted it bad enough. One thing he’s not done with is being super. As the first Batman I fell in love with he’ll always be the bat to me, but it looks like he’s ready to move to the villainous side of the comic book coin, he’s signed on to appear as Vulture in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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If there’s one thing the film world needs, it’s more spy movies! How about adapting Vince Flynn’s 14-best-selling novel series, ‘American Assassin‘? OK, so I didn’t think of it first, CBS Films and Lionsgate did because that’s the next film coming down the action pipeline. Not only that, but they’ve just brought in an A-lister that was part of not one, but two films that won the Best Film category for an Oscar for the last two years – Michael Keaton.

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Michael Keaton in ‘Birdman’ Is AWESOME!!

by Bryan Kluger on Jun 12th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Michael Keaton is one of the best actors of the last century and was completely robbed of an Oscar for his role as ‘Beetlejuice‘. He’s proved countless times that his talent knows no bounds. His new film is called ‘Birdman‘ and looks all sorts of awesome. In the film, Keaton plays an actor who is famous for playing a superhero. He is now trying to book a gig on Broadway. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego as this superhero to get back his sanity, career, and family.

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R.I.P. Michael Gough!!! You were an amazing actor!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Mar 17th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Actor, Michael Gough who is most known for his role as Batman’s Butler, Alfred in the four Batman films starting with Michael Keaton has passed away at the age of 94.

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Batman 30th Anniversary – 4K UHD Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Jun 11th, 2019

In 1989, the birth of summer blockbusters became real with Tim Burton’s Batman. Before that, the superhero genre was not the behemoth it was today with A-list actors, 9-figure budgets, and compelling dramatic tones. In fact, it was quite the opposite. Us comic books fans had to settle for slapstick one-liners in low budget sets and costumes to get our favorite heroes on screen. It wasn’t until that summer where everything changed and paved the way for films like X-Men, the MCU, and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise. It was a strange decision too, but Warner Bros. and DC Comics decided on the young filmmaker Tim Burton to take on the large budget and big named comic book adaptation of Batman. Until then, Burton had only done Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and Beetlejuice.

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‘Dumbo’ (2019) – Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Mar 26th, 2019

“This is the worst film of the year or at least most disappointing.”

In 1941, Disney wasn’t doing too well financially. It was the success of a short 64 minute animated movie about an elephant who could fly that would launch Disney back into the successful realm of cinema. Since then, this film called ‘Dumbo‘ has brightened our days throughout the years, made us sing along to its original and amazing songs, and fall in love over and over with each viewing with the titular character ‘Dumbo‘. It was a simple story about a newborn elephant with large ears. All of the other animals and humans at the circus made fun of Dumbo, which caused his mother to protect him, thus forcing her to leave Dumbo and be locked up because she became “dangerous”. Turns out, Dumbo could fly with the help of his mouse friend and became the star of the circus, eventually living a life of luxury and reuniting with his mother. It’s a beautiful story for sure with a couple of thought-out, well designed characters.

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American Assassin 4K UHD is Coming Soon!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 24th, 2017

Written By: Bryan Kluger

American Assassin‘ is coming to 4K UHD and Blu-ray on December 5th, as well as Digital streaming on November 21st, which is just in time for Thanksgiving. The film stars Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton and is based on the fictional character and book about a first time CIA officer. There looks to be some worth-while extras, including a Q&A at the Alamo Drafthouse.

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Film Review: ‘American Assassin’!

by Bryan Kluger on Sep 15th, 2017

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You can’t make an action movie like this in 2017 and expect anyone to be impressed with it. Not when studios crank out Bourne, Bond, John Wick, Atomic Blonde, The Raid, etc. Those are movies that execute things at such a high level with passable stories that at least allow you to buy into the character. Hell, even Jack Reacher had some self-awareness to it that made the shrug-worthy, ridiculous, sequel mildly enjoyable. American Assassin is an all-around pretty bad movie but it does have a few bright spots. It honestly felt like the writers watched a Bourne movie, then got high, and played 3 hours of Call of Duty on easy difficulty before putting pen to paper.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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There’s some casting movement on the Disney, live-action ‘Dumbo‘ front. Tim Burton has been putting together a retelling of the elephant story for some time now and has a few actors already on the payroll for the project. Those include Eva Green (‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children‘), Danny DeVito (‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia‘) and Colin Farrell (‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them‘).

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Has a Trailer!

by Bryan Kluger 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 Founder’!

by Bryan Kluger on Jan 20th, 2017

Beka P., here….

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As a lawyer, one of the first things they teach you is to always put things in writing. As a criminal lawyer, one of the first things I tell people is never put things in writing. ‘The Founder‘ is a lesson in contracts and how as Roy Kroc says, “Contracts are like hearts, they were made to be broken.” This film explores the story of how McDonalds became more than just a local burger joint- exploding onto the map as a nationwide franchise. Quite honestly, it was darker than I expected, and cast a bit of a cloud on the French fried potato goodness that is Micky D’s, but I suppose that when you pull back the curtain and expose the inner workings of any organization, you are bound to find a few skeletons in the closet.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here…

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

We have an incredible 21st 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 twenty-first episode, titled ‘Kevin Hart and The Rock had a Mass Effect on ‘Doctor Strange‘, we discuss the new ‘Doctor Strange‘ movie, the upcoming ‘Mass Effect‘ Video game, Michael Keaton joining the ‘Spider-Man‘ movie, and movies we’d like to see The Rock and Kevin Hart star in. 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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Film Review: ‘Spotlight’!

by Bryan Kluger on Nov 13th, 2015

Sara O., Here…

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Directed by Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight” is named for the four-person investigative journalism team at The Boston Globe tasked with the challenge of uncovering the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal and subsequent cover up.  The film follows the eight-month long research and reporting that went into the Pulitzer Prize winning pieces published in 2002.  

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is giving us a gift for the holidays in the form of a billion, dancing, laughing Twinkies, err ‘Minions‘ rather. You can get the #1 comedy of the year with three brand new mini-movies on Blu-ray or Digital HD.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We are only a few days away from the 87th annual Oscar ceremony, which airs live this Sunday. Again, we will be delivering a live commentary full of jokes, trivia, facts, winners, losers, and giving away free gifts throughout the night. So please, keep it right here during the Oscars and use the hashtag #boomstickcomics when posting to social media. But, let’s talk about predictions for a minute. I’m sure some of you have put some money down on Oscar pools at works or with your friends to see who comes out the winner this year. There were some excellent movies this year along with some amazing performances, so needless to say, this year will be extremely difficult to predict.

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And the 2015 Oscar Nominations Are….

by Bryan Kluger on Jan 15th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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And here are the Oscar nominations for 2015. Tune in live for the Oscar telecast February 22nd. What are your thoughts?

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Here are the Winners of the 2015 Golden Globes!!

by Bryan Kluger on Jan 12th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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The Golden Globes last night was quite the event. There were some surprise wins, some big snubs, and a lot of Bill Cosby jokes. We had a great time doing our Live Commentary on the Golden Globes this year, as there were tons of laughs. Below is the full winner list by category. Enjoy and let us know who you think got snubbed this year.

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Bryan’s Best and Worst of 2014 List!!

by Bryan Kluger on Dec 22nd, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. 2014 was an interesting year to say the least, most of which was great. Movie-wise, I think 2014 had some excellent films filling its theaters, but of course it had some real stinkers too. Below is my list of the Best and Worst films of 2014 with some added categories down at the bottom. I believe this year I watched over 145 new films, theatrically speaking and it was very difficult to narrow them down from 25. After some chocolate snacks covered in marshmallow cream, I finally had a TOP 10. But when you talk about the Best movies, you have to mention the worst too. My list tends to be a tad bit different from others, but hey, I’m twisted. I highly encourage you to seek out these movies – good or bad and enjoy the rest of your year.

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And the 2014 Golden Globes Nominations Are….

by Bryan Kluger on Dec 11th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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It is time for the 2014 Golden Globe nominations. The 72nd Golden Globes will be held on Sunday, Jan. 11 and broadcast live at 5 PM PST, 8 PM EST on NBC. It looks like there were quite a few films that were overlooked. What do you think?

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First trailer for ‘Minions’ is finally here!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 4th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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If you have managed to survive this long without knowing who or what ‘Minions‘ are, you lead a sad life and I pity you. This could also mean you have no children in your life and you, yourself are not a fan of animated kiddie fare. Either way, I want to ask “Why are you reading this?” Don’t go anywhere, I’m glad you’re here. This is something I’m excited to share with you. Minions are fantastically hilarious little denizens that have existed since the beginning and their sole purpose is to serve the most ambitious villains they can find.

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Film Review: ‘Birdman’!!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 22nd, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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It’s a very rare occurrence where a film changes the game on almost every aspect of filmmaking. From acting to camerawork, ‘Birdman‘ literally soars above the rest where fierce emotions of erratic actors are put on display in a chaotic yet darkly comedic setting inside the St. James Theatre on West 44th Street in Manhattan. Not only do these actors turn in Oscar-worthy performances of the highest order, but director Alejandro G. Inarritu (Amores Perros) and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki have given us an image so fresh and that pushes the bounds, that this is one of the most pleasing films of the year, visually speaking and unlike anything you might have seen before. Lubezki has worked with Alfonso Cauron on ‘Children of Men‘ and the recent film ‘Gravity‘.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Since we are all still celebrating the 75th anniversary of our favorite hero ‘Batman‘, Warner Bros. has just announced that they will be releasing a special edition of 1989 ‘Batman‘ film that starred Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as The Joker. It will be called ‘Batman 25th Anniversary Two-Disc Edition, and will be on Blu-ray starting November 11th (2 days after my birthday – hint, hint). The new packaging is pretty cool as well and will fit nicely in for those of you who add this to your collection. But the big news is that this set also includes a new film called ‘Batman: The Birth of the Modern Blockbuster‘, which is a look at how the marketing and merchandising for this film set the stage for the rest of the superhero films to present day.

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The Top 10 Perfectly Cast Movie Roles!!

by Bryan Kluger on Jul 18th, 2014

Paul N., Here…

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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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Film Review: ‘Need For Speed’!!

by Bryan Kluger on Mar 13th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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I was trying to think of a movie that was based on a video game that was truly amazing. I couldn’t do it. I went through all of them, and while I enjoyed some of the attempts, nothing really stood out as being unforgettable or even that great. Sure, you have your ‘Resident Evil‘ movies and your ‘Tomb Raider‘ films, but ultimately those are still forgettable and don’t hold up all that well, although they have made a killing at the box office.

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Fernando’s ‘Need For Speed’ Review!!

by Bryan Kluger on Mar 13th, 2014

Fernando M., Here…

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Every now and then, somebody gets the bright idea to take a video game and turn it into a movie.  Nine times out of ten (and that’s being generous), it is a horrid experience.  But sometimes, when the stars are aligned correctly, a video game movie can actually be awesome.  THIS IS THAT TIME.

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Harold Ramis: 1944-2014!!

by Bryan Kluger on Feb 24th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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This just sucks beyond belief. Actor/Writer/Director/Producer Harold Ramis passed away this morning at his home in Chicago. He is most known for playing Dr. Egon Spangler in the ‘Ghostbusters‘, meaning he was an actual Ghostbuster. He was 69. He started off at Second City and got his big break as a co-writer of the famous 1978 film ‘National Lampoon’s Animal House‘. He also wrote ‘Meatballs‘, which starred his friend Bill Murray.

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