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Hi Bryan Here…..

Ecosse Films today announced that British-born Academy® award nominated actress NAOMI WATTS (J. Edgar, Eastern Promises, Fair Game, 21 Grams) will play the role of Princess Diana in the upcoming movie CAUGHT IN FLIGHT.  Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Academy® Award nominated Downfall), and based on the screenplay by Stephen Jeffreys, production will begin in the UK later this year.

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Blu-ray Review: The Glass Castle!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 11th, 2017

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You probably have heard the name Jeannette Walls. She is a journalist that was known for her Gossip column for MSNBC, but she is now known world-wide for her amazing novel ‘The Glass Castle‘, which was a memoir about her life growing up with her dysfunctional family. Her novel stayed on the Best Seller list for 261 weeks. If you think about that’s about four years and yes, it’s that good. Of course, Hollywood made a movie about it, which was directed by the amazing Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) and starred Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Based on the best-selling memoir written by Jeannette Walls, Oscar winner Brie Larson (Best Actress, ‘Room‘) and Oscar Nominee Woody Harrelson (Best Supporting Actor, ‘The Messenger‘) star in ‘The Glass Castle‘, arriving on Digital HD October 24 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and On Demand November 7 from Lionsgate. Hailed as “one of the must-see movies of 2017” by Vanity Fair, ‘The Glass Castle‘ chronicles the adventures of a young girl growing up in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads. From the producer of ‘The Shack‘ and ‘The Blind Side‘, the film also stars Oscar Nominee Naomi Watts (Best Actress, ‘The Impossible‘) and Golden Globe Nominee Max Greenfield (Best Supporting Actor – ‘Television‘, ‘New Girl‘).

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Film Review: ‘Rings’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 3rd, 2017

Dan M., here….

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I went back and streamed The Ring to make sure I remembered what the movie was about. Before I started it, I remember that this was a top 10 hand-holding movie back in high school when it came out. I obviously knew that some ghost girl who died in a well would come out a TV and kill anyone who watched a VHS tape. After catching up 15 years later, I can confirm that I have a photographic memory and the entire movie is about watching a tape that sends a creepy girl through the TV to kill you. That girl is named Samara and she is still creepy to look at. Horror movies are such a weird creature because they often contain some really great conflicts. The way to save yourself from being murdered through your TV is to make a copy of the tape and send it on to someone else. The internal conflict of that was actually explored pretty well in the first Ring movie. I was hoping this would be explored more in RINGS so I headed off to the theater.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Coming to theaters April 8 is ‘Demolition‘, the story of Davis, an unlikely connection and the survival of the human spirit. With a star-studded cast, ‘Demolition‘ will take you on an emotional journey. Check out the trailer below.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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For you ‘Divergent‘ fans, here is a new trailer for the third film in the series ‘Allegiant‘. I have not been a fan of these movies, but I know a lot of you are. The new trailer promises more action and melodrama, but in the past films, they never deliver to full satisfaction. Here’s hoping for a better film with the third one.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Director Jean-Marc Vallée (‘Dallas Buyers Club‘) followed up his Oscar nominated DBC with ‘Wild‘ starring Reese Witherspoon and has moved onto ‘Demolition‘ featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Heather Lind, Chris Cooper and Polly Draper. It’s headed to the big screen April 8, 2016. 

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Film Review: ‘Insurgent’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 19th, 2015

Taylor E., Here…

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Insurgent, the sequel to the popular young adult trilogy-turned-film-series, takes place immediately following the events of Divergent. Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James), are on the run from Jeanine (Kate Winslet), who is hunting the Divergents. This action/adventure/science fiction-thriller failed to perform, but was at least pretty to watch. Insurgent would be far more enjoyable if viewed on “mute”.

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Film Review: ‘Birdman’!!

by Gumbercules9000 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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Film Review: ‘St. Vincent’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 17th, 2014

Hillary T., Here…

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Bill Murray is known for picking unique and out there roles. From what I understand, this role chose him. It’s so perfectly played, that it’s hard to put into words all of the thoughts and feelings I have for this movie.

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Michael Keaton in ‘Birdman’ Is AWESOME!!

by Gumbercules9000 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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Jana B. here,

 

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The most glamorous night in Hollywood is coming up quick.We see our own version of American royalty dressed to the nines, and walking the red carpet.  Producers of The Oscars, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have given us a rundown on the list of stars that will be presenting the Academy Awards of Merit. Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the live event on Sunday, March 2 on ABC.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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We all knew that we were getting a sequel to the zombie smash hit ‘World War Z‘, since the first film made over $540 million dollars. There is much more to tell in that whole universe, which was though up by Mel Brooks‘ son, Max Brooks, who wrote the book. The first film was directed by Marc Forster and starred Brad Pitt, but now the studio has chosen a different director, which is Juan Antonio Bayona.

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Film Review: ‘Diana’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 1st, 2013

Black Mariah, Here….

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The new movie, Diana, releases in theaters today.  The feature length film, starring Naomi Watts as the Princess of Wales, focuses on Diana’s romantic life after separating from Prince Charles. No matter how much you already know about Diana’s post royal love life, the movie Diana will take you on a journey oddly devoid of steamy love scenes and any convincing chemistry between the characters. Steamy love scenes are to be expected in a film based on a love affair, yes?  The story was already there; Diana and Hasnat, a real life Romeo and Juliet, complete with meddling families, two lovers who just can’t seem to seal the deal, and tragic death!  Somehow this movie managed to miss the mark, unless that mark was to make a dry romantic comedy.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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The Golden Globes were last night and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler killed it. They were amazing.  Even former president Bill Clinton showed up to talk about Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln‘.  Even though I really liked the film ‘Argo‘, I was shocked when it won best film and director for Ben Affleck. I was happy to see ‘Django Unchained‘ win for best supporting actor for Christoph Waltz and screenplay for Tarantino. If this is any pre-cursor to the Oscars, I’d be completely let down if ‘Argo‘ takes it all.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great film, but not the best film of the year.  I expect it to and want it to win the best adapted screenplay.  Just my opinion.  Below are the full results from last night’s show.

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