Dec/2017

Blu-ray Review: Orange is the New Black: Season 4!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 8th, 2017

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THE SERIES

In the past, Orange is the New Black has developed a darkly comic and often tragic story with their series over the past few seasons, and this fourth season is no different, although it would seem things are more on the comedy side this time around than unhappy faces at the women’s prison. The show’s writers and producers can certainly weave current politics and social issues in to the show with ease in each character, but with season four, it seems like certain plot points are over-the-top.

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Pick Up Season Four of ‘Orange Is The New Black!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 11th, 2017

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Orange Is The New Black: Season Four’ will be paroled May 9th and available on Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD. The series has been hailed as an amazing piece of original programming and has the awards to back it up, including three consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. From creator Jenji Kohan, the creator of ‘Weeds‘, that’s another brilliant show you definitely need to binge.

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Netflix is keeping their fans waiting on bated breath for June when they release the highly anticipated third season for ‘Orange Is The New Black‘ with an announcement that season 4 has already been ordered. Now we have a trailer to give us just a small taste of the drama coming our way from Red, Chapman, Alex, Diaz and the volatile Pennsatucky.

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Netflix has taken their business model of introducing original programming to their subscribed masses seriously. In 2013 the streaming network introduced ‘Orange Is The New Black‘ to a very receptive audience and it wasn’t long before they brought a second season to play. Before the third season is even available, the network has announced that it has renewed the lady-led prison story for a fourth season.

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As the TV world gears up to kick off a new season, the networks give us just enough of a tease to keep us on the hook and ensure we’re tuned in when the show premieres. This tease usually comes in the form of a trailer and ‘Orange Is The New Black‘ did not disappoint!

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Mary Steenburgen Joins ‘Orange Is The New Black’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 17th, 2014

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If you’ve seen the first season of Orange is the New Black on Netflix in the last year then you have probably devoured the second season which was made available just 10 days ago. News is already coming out about casting for season 3 of the original scripted dramedy. It has been confirmed that Mary Steenburgen has joined the cast, but her character is being kept under wraps, at least for now.

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THE FILM

It’s a damn shame that every action movie can’t be as good as ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘. So many action films will try, but will ultimately fail for a variety of reasons. Pure action filmmaking and movies just don’t get better than this movie. ‘Fury Road‘ is a troubled story to say the least. Original creator George Miller who made the original three ‘Mad Max‘ films had the idea for this fourth installment back in 1998. That’s 17-years ago. This project wasn’t necessarily put on a hold shelf, but a few things had happened to delay the film from being made. From 9-11 to foreign policy, to Mel Gibson’s infamous arrest, there were a variety of things that prevented this movie from seeing the light of day.

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Netflix Unveils New Download Options!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 30th, 2016

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Have you ever had that moment where you’re binge-watching the latest season of ‘Orange Is The New Black‘ on Netflix and had to leave the house to go somewhere with no internet access to be bored blind? The whole time you’re thinking if I just had the internet I’d totally know what’s happening at Litchfield right now?! Of course you have, well I have too and it appears we’re not the only ones because Netflix is introducing a download option for offline viewing! Yippee!

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Find Out when the New Netflix Shows Premieres!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 2nd, 2015

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This summer is going to be smoking hot for Netflix. The new “norm” for television watching giant announced the premiere dates for three of its most anticipated shows, which are ‘Orange is the New Black‘ season 3, and the first seasons of ‘Sense8‘ and ‘Wet Hot American Summer‘.

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‘Arrested Development’ Scheduling New Season!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 7th, 2014

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Arrested Development‘ has legions of fans that are still jonesing for their next hit of Bluth blood. It sounds like Netflix wants to deliver on that stat! At least that’s what we can glean from the statements made by Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer of Netflix. In an interview with USA Today, he stated that he’s positive about another season. It’s “just a matter of when”, he said.

 

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It’s official. ‘House of Cards‘ fans that have been enjoying the first 2 seasons on Netflix have reason to cheer. Netflix confirmed that they have officially picked up a third season of the wildly successful straight-to-Netflix drama.  “Our intent is that the show keep going for sure. It was a 26-episode commitment. It was not our intent that it just run for two seasons”, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos said during the announcement.

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Netflix is Raising Prices Again!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 5th, 2017

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Netflix has a spending problem and we the customers are paying for it. #Bullshit The price of the most popular plan, which is the streaming plan that is normally $9.99. Prices are going up 10%, which is only a dollar a month, making it $10.99 now. I’d be okay with this, but nothing is happening to warrant this other than that the shit-heads at Netflix are selling the farm for more content.

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Hey guys, Jana here,Faith Will Be Restored When “American Gods” Season One Descends from Above on Digital HD October 6 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 17 from Lionsgate

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A look at the personal and professional lives of a group of women who perform for a wrestling organization in Los Angeles. The series ought to do pretty well considering it’s linked to Jenji Kohan, creator of some pretty magnificent titles, such as ‘Weeds‘ and another Netflix original ‘Orange is the New Black‘.

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Sony Pictures announces their planned release of ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter‘. The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD on May 16, 2017.If you just can’t wait though, you can view the pic on digital two weeks early on May 2.

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Film Review: ‘American Pastoral’!!

by Janet White on Oct 21st, 2016

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Opening with a 45th high school reunion, Nathan “Skip” Zuckerman (David Strathairn) wanders down memory lane to a dear old friend, Jerry Levov (Rupert Evans). Jerry has quite the story to share, too. Read the rest of this entry »

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Alison Brie is stretching her muscles and pulling on her spandex unitard before she climbs in the ring for Netflix’sGLOW‘. The ‘Community‘ star has signed on in a starring role for Jenji Kohan’s latest series based on the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, co-created with Carly Mensch (‘Orange is the New Black‘) and Liz Flahive (‘Nurse Jackie‘).

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‘The Angry Birds Movie’ Sequel Is A Go At Rovio!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 25th, 2016

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The Angry Birds Movie‘ made such a giant splash for Rovio Entertainment Ltd. that a sequel has been announced. This one is kind of a “Duh!” move, but I’m glad it’s officially in the works. I think I probably enjoyed the movie more than my kids did, but it was something we kept talking about for a few days after. Read the rest of this entry »

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Film Review: ‘NERVE’!!

by Janet White on Jul 27th, 2016

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To quote Marianne Williamson, Author and Lecturer: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

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Jenji Kohan is a TV series creator responsible for ‘Orange is the New Black‘ and ‘Weeds‘, the woman is a force of nature and the equivalent of a royal flush for a network to have in their stable. She has turned her attention from ladies in prison for the moment, to ladies wrestling with a project titled ‘GLOW‘. If that sounds familiar, you’re right because the series is inspired by the TV series ‘GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling‘ from the 1980’s.

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Scream Factory is releasing ‘#Horror‘ to home DVD in conjunction with IFC Midnight on April 5. The film shows, in chilling detail, the terror that cyberbullying can truly create. Starring Chloë Sevigny (‘American Horror Story‘), Timothy Hutton (‘American Crime‘), Natasha Lyonne and Taryn Manning (both from ‘Orange Is The New Black‘) and comes from writer/director Tara Subkoff (‘The Cell‘).

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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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Taylor Schilling has become a household face after joining Netflix’sOrange is the New Black‘ as Piper Chapman and soon, that face will be seen alongside Sam Worthington and Tom Wilkinson when ‘The Titan‘ begins shooting next month in Europe. Schilling is not the only new face to the project as it’s just been announced Sofia Boutella has signed, as well.

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And the 2016 Golden Globe Nominees Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 10th, 2015

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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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We’ve known for a while now that Hollywood was trying to remake ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show‘. We’ve seen various iterations on the cult icon film from ‘Glee‘ to ‘The Simpsons‘, and even recently, MTV and Fox is trying to put their spin on the classic musical. Fox’s version is gaining steam though as Laverne Cox (‘Orange is the New Black) has just been cast as Frank-N-Furter, which was originally played by Tim Curry in the original film and stage play.

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Rundown of Winner From 67th Annual Emmy Awards!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 21st, 2015

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In case you missed it last night, we’ve got a run-down of the big winners from the 67th Annual Emmy Awards. Now when you’re standing around the water cooler this morning, you can sound like you watched the whole thing, even if you watched WWE’s Night of Champions, instead. You missed that, too? We’ve got you covered there, as well, just click here. We’re there for you, like ‘Friends‘, only we’re the nerdy, geeky and more awesome version.

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As Americans there are moments that made time stand still for our country. The attacks on September 11, 2001 crippled our spirits with the biggest sucker punch in history, and the attack on the American diplomatic compound and the nearby CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya on the 11th anniversary of that horrid event, ripped that scar wide open. Some may see a film based on the events of that fateful night as a crass money-maker, I see the film as a remembrance and a warning to the future to never let this happen again.

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Here’s an Up-to-Date Record Store Day 2015 List!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 19th, 2015

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Record Store Day is coming up on April 18th and looks to be excellent.  This is a product list for Record Store Day detailing every release on April 18th including how rare each release.  There will be tons of limited releases, new releases, and classic records sold throughout the entire day.

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And the 2014 Golden Globes Nominations Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2014

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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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Netflix has cannonballed into the original series pool with ‘Orange Is The New Black‘ and ‘House of Cards‘. Turns out that was just a splash of what the SVOD had planned. We’ve seen the announcements of original movies that are being produced solely for Netflix, or being premiered in IMAX and Netflix simultaneously.

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‘Care Bears’ Announced For a Reboot By Netflix!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 13th, 2014

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Netflix keeps tightening its grip on subscribers. They’re either bringing us original content (‘Orange Is The New Black‘) or bringing a sequel straight to streaming (‘Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon‘), if they’re not doing one of those, they’re giving a beloved childhood favorite a makeover.

 

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2014 Golden Globe Winners!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 14th, 2014

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I know I’m a bit late with this news, but this past Sunday, all of the stars and filmmakers gathered for a night of jokes, drinks, food, and of course – awards. The Golden Globe winners were announced Sunday live on television with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett,’Breaking Bad’, and ’12 Years A Slave’ were some of the winners. Below is the list of every winner for your enjoyment.

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And The Golden Globe Nominees Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 12th, 2013

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Here are the nominees for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. Wow, there were a lot of snubs here. And how did ‘Rush‘ make the list for Best Picture? No way! And what about ‘The Way Way Back‘, ‘Mud‘, or ‘Short Term 12‘ not being nominated? For shame. Let me know what you think of this nominee list?

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4K UHD Review: Westworld Season 1!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 11th, 2017

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HBO’s new flagship show ‘Westworld‘ entered with a big bang in its first season. Since ‘Game of Thrones‘ is ending soon, HBO was ahead of the game and needed its new sci-fi action original show and ‘Westworld‘ was its name. That rhymed a little bit. Based on Michael Crichton’s story and film from 1973 of the same name, ‘Westworld‘ takes a theme park (much like Disneyland) to the next level. What do I mean by that? Well, let’s say you entered the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘ ride at Disneyland.

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Written By Bryan Kluger:

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(This film review portion was written by Dan Moran.)

The fifth installment of Disney’s nearly $4 billion dollar franchise is a Pirates movie through and through. It is about 20 minutes too long, has a needlessly complex plot, fantastic action set pieces, and way too many characters. I found it to be a real roller coaster viewing experience, where some points I was loving every single second of what was on screen and others I wanted to check my phone to see how much longer was left. There were no scenes in this entire movie that I was just ‘Ok’ with. I was either loving it or tolerating it. When it was all over I was pleased with the ending and, more importantly, that it ended.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘A Ghost Story’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 3rd, 2017

Written By Bryan Kluger:

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(This film review portion is written by Audrey Evans.)

Fresh off the wings of his most commercial movie to date, Pete’s Dragon (2016), Director David Lowery floats back to his Indie roots with the dreamy fantasy drama, ‘A Ghost Story.’  This ponderous portrait of life, loss and existence will undoubtedly make art enthusiasts coo over its alluring framework and vision, but for those anticipating an intensely haunting experience, be prepared for more mood than material. Time is of the essence in this story; the right state of mind and patience will reward you, that is, if you’re still alert before the leisurely picture reaches its point.

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Blu-ray Review: The Big Sick!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2017

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The Film portion is written by Beka Perlstein:

If The Big Sick isn’t on your must see movie list, do yourself a favor and rewrite the list. This film is the real life love story of how actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) met his girlfriend and (spoiler alert) now wife, Emily Gordon. It’s not another Fault in Our Stars or Me Before You, it’s so much more than a love sick story. Behind the romantic comedy model is a story about a Pakistani immigrant who is struggling with identity, relationships, family, career and religion. To put it simply- he’s just trying to figure out this thing we call life.

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Blu-ray Review: The Lion King Signature Series!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 29th, 2017

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I remember when this came out in the cinema.  I was totally and utterly infatuated with this film.  I loved everything about ‘The Lion King’. I loved the characters, the animation, the music, and the story.  It was unbelievable when I first saw it at the age of 13.  Now I am almost 36, and the film still makes me feel like I did when I first saw it.  I am still completely in awe of ‘The Lion King’. Six years after the big Diamond Edition of the Blu-ray, which included 3D, we now have the Signature Collection of the film, which has some new bonus features, along with some older ones. The audio and video presentations seem to be the same transfers.

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4K UHD Review: Alien: Covenant!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 25th, 2017

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We live in a time where all of our favorite films and television programs from decades ago are getting sequels, rebooted, and remade. The ALIEN franchise that we have all come to love over the years has had its share of revamps. Luckily, the original filmmaker Ridley Scott, who made ALIEN back in 1979 came back a few years ago and made an early sequel to the franchise with PROMETHEUS. Clearly, Scott isn’t done telling stories in this horrifying universe, and we now have a sequel with ALIEN: COVENANT, which breathes new life into this stale franchise and promises more sequels and even more scares. What we loved about the original ALIEN is certainly present in a lot of COVENANT.

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4K UHD Review: 3:10 to Yuma!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 1st, 2017

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Filmmaker James Mangold has certainly made a name for himself in the Western genre of cinema with the likes of 3:10 To Yuma and more recently Logan. The guy knows how to tell a thrilling story set in the old west as we’ve seen before. Prior to this 2007 version of the film, author Elmore Leonard (Jackie Brown, Get Shorty), wrote a short story, which was adapted into a 1957 film called 3:10 To Yuma. Mangold thought it would serve as a great remake in these modern times and he wasn’t wrong, while he added a few new story conflicts to this great 2007 version.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 3rd, 2017

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Since the release of ‘The Force Awakens‘, Disney will be releasing a ‘Star Wars‘ film every year for the foreseeable future. Well, it’s been a year since ‘The Force Awakens‘, which means it’s time for another ‘Star Wars‘ film, and luckily for us, we get ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘. I’m so glad that Disney is allowing up and coming, young  filmmakers a chance to have a go at ‘Star Wars‘, because director Gareth Edwards (‘Monsters‘ and ‘Godzilla‘) has knocked it out of the park, even though there were some re-shoots with writer Tony Gilroy (‘Michael Clayton‘ and ‘The Bourne‘ films). This is the ‘Star Wars‘ film we have wanted for a long time, in that we get to see some characters do some truly amazing and badass things that we’ve never seen before, and a return to some of those classic set pieces and ships.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Doctor Strange’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 28th, 2017

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The next franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes with mystical and magical powers in ‘Doctor Strange‘, which is a damn good start to this new character. ‘Doctor Strange‘ was created by Steve Ditko and first appeared in Strange Tales #110 back in 1963. ‘Doctor Strange‘ or Stephen Strange is a highly intelligent surgeon who is in the top of his field. In an accident, he loses the use of his hands, which leads him to seek out alternate methods of healing. This brings him to a mystical and magical place across the globe where he meets ‘The Ancient One’ amongst other sorcerers that help him heal spiritually and physically.

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Get Ready for the ‘Antibirth’ from Scream Factory!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 18th, 2017

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Scream Factory us releasing the horror film ‘Antibirth‘ on February 7th, 2017 that stars Natasha Lyonne and Chloë Sevigny. This is a comedy-horror film that looks to mess with your mind and make you laugh, along with some gross out thrills. Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs the World) and Meg Tilly (Psycho II) also star in the film. Surprisingly, this film has received a ton of high praise from all over the world and it even premiered at Sundance last year to rave reviews. I for one can’t wait to see this.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Argo’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 8th, 2016

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Ben Affleck’sArgo’ is a brilliantly told film.  Affleck has come a long way since ‘Dazed and Confused’ and ‘Mallrats‘.  In my opinion, Affleck has gotten better with each directorial effort with ‘Gone Baby Gone’, ‘The Town’, and now ‘Argo’, which I think is his best yet.  Not only is ‘Argo’ a great film, it has a smart script, good acting, clever humor in a serious and tragic situation, and impeccable period detail that rivals AMC’s ‘Mad Men’.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Finding Dory’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 17th, 2016

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Another Pixar sequel is here, and this time it takes place under water with ‘Finding Dory‘, the sequel to the 2003 hit ‘Finding Nemo‘. Wow, has it really been thirteen years since Pixar made $940 million off that cute orange fish? Well, Pixar is in the sequel making business these days, and with ‘Finding Dory‘, they seem to have made an enjoyable and entertaining sequel that has some funny moments, but misses the mark on the heart and soul of the first film – not to mention the lack of creative story telling devices that the first movie had throughout. I’m sure this sequel will make a huge splash with all audiences, but the kids are more likely to eat this up than the adults.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Crimson Peak’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 6th, 2016

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When Guillermo Del Toro makes a movie, you pay attention, but a ticket, strap yourself in the seat, and prepare your eyeholes for something that is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. With a resume that includes ‘Pan’s Labyrinth‘, ‘Hellboy I & II‘, ‘Blade II‘, ‘Pacific Rim‘, and ‘The Devil’s Backbone‘, you know for sure, you’re in for something special when Del Toro is involved. That brings us to his latest masterpiece of cinema, ‘Crimson Peak‘. Now I know that the trailers for ‘Crimson Peak‘ paint a picture that makes this look like a straight horror film, which is not the case here.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (3D Version)!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 24th, 2015

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This is more or less the same exact review as the 2D version of the film, which you can see here. The only difference here is there is an extra disc that sports the 3D version of the film. All of the extras, subtitles, audio presentations, and film itself are the exact same. And no, there is unfortunately not the fabled B&W version of the film here or on the 2D version. Maybe someday in the future we’ll get that, but if you want to read about the 3D presentation, skip down to the “VIDEO/AUDIO” section. Thank you and YES, this is a MUST-OWN!

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ (2D Version)!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 20th, 2015

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It’s a damn shame that every action movie can’t be as good as ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘. So many action films will try, but will ultimately fail for a variety of reasons. Pure action filmmaking and movies just don’t get better than this movie. ‘Fury Road‘ is a troubled story to say the least. Original creator George Miller who made the original three ‘Mad Max‘ films had the idea for this fourth installment back in 1998. That’s 17-years ago. This project wasn’t necessarily put on a hold shelf, but a few things had happened to delay the film from being made. From 9-11 to foreign policy, to Mel Gibson’s infamous arrest, there were a variety of things that prevented this movie from seeing the light of day.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘The Wire’ Complete Series!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 2nd, 2015

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THE TV SERIES

HBO ‘sThe Wire‘ might be one of the best television shows to ever be aired on any sort of cable or primetime channel. It’s authenticity to real life Baltimore and the lives of the law enforcement, politicians, and criminals is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. In fact, it’s so realistic and well-acted, that one might for a second think they were watching a documentary. Creator David Simon even hired real life criminals and thugs to be a part of the show to give each episode that realness we can totally see through each season.

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Fan Days 2014: A Look inside The Show!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 3rd, 2014

Hey everyone! Your favorite multitasking, costumed wunderkind here

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Prepare yourselves, for I have an excellent look back at Dallas Comic Con’s own Fandays, from October 17th-19th. First I would like to apologize for the delay in reporting, but you know, Halloween isn’t just one day. It’s a month long celebration of costumes and shenanigans, as well as my favorite time of year. Dallas Comic Con’s Fandays fell on the third weekend in October this year. The date was perfect for prime costuming parades as it fell so close to Halloween, many costumed attendees were ready for both events.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Pumpkinhead’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 8th, 2014

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THE FILM

Would you say “Pumpkinhead‘ three times in the dark in front of a mirror? Of course you would, because you haven’t been a bad girl or boy, have you? I remember seeing ‘Pumpkinhead‘ on VHS back when it came out in the late 80s and fell in love with the horrifying creature known as Pumpkinhead, despite some of the movie’s flaws. Hell, I even owned several of they action figures and toys of Pumpkinhead over the years and every time I come across it in my house, I think, “I better be a good person or Pumkpkinhead will come after me.” Well at least that is what I thought when I was younger. But what most interested me, was the creature itself. And that’s where the late, great legend Stan Winston comes into play.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Eastern Bandits’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 5th, 2014

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THE FILM

If films had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), then ‘Eastern Bandits‘ would be diagnosed with a severe case of it. I’m not saying that it’s a horrible thing, but it definitely takes away from the main focus of the film and it tends to stray into some ridiculous sub-plots throughout 107-minute run time. The film is billed as a Western meets Martial Arts type of movie. Well you can add comedy, heist, and whacky to that mix as well.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Seven Psychopaths’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2013

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Martin McDonagh’sSeven Psychopaths’ is highly entertaining.  I was a huge fan of McDonagh’s ‘In Bruges’ and have since then been wanting more from him.  It’s been four years since ‘In Bruges’, which was the last thing McDonagh did, and I can safely say that McDonagh’s writing and directing has only gotten better.  McDonagh is the next Tarantino and ’Seven Psychopaths’ is an excellent film.

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The Top 20 Female Badasses In Film/TV!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 28th, 2012

Hi, Bryan and Lisa S. Here…..

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I had some help writing this article with writer, Lisa S.   Lisa hails from netherworld of the Northwest and is not above watching zombie movies for 24 hours straight.  She loves all kinds of scary movies and is an avid music fan.  You might even find her perusing the used DVD bin at your local movie store looking for old Ernest movies and Sifl and Olly discs.  Lisa helped quite a bit with this article and you can expect her read many more of her articles on this site from this point forward.  Give her a warm welcome and visit her online book and record store HERE.

Now let’s get to the list.  Here are Boomstick’s Top 20 Female Badasses in film and television.  I tried to keep it in the horror/sci-fi genre, but a couple of action star made it in there.  These females are the most hardcore we feel, by how much ass they kick, their courage, and their sex appeal.  We dare you to find better role models and badasses than this.  Enjoy the list.

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Apple iPhone Event Liveblog!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 12th, 2012

 

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Starting at 12:00:00 GMT-0500 (CDT), basically two hours, Apple will hold it’s conference and unveil the new iPhone 5 (or whatever they will call it), plus some other products.  We will be live blogging the event.  So keep it here for all the latest updates.  As far as we know right now, we can expect new iPhones.  And there is a possibility of new iPod touches, iPod nanos, and maybe a glimpse at the iPad mini.  We will just have to wait and see.  I know Apple is working on new iMacs, but I would imagine that would be at a later date.  So, keep it tuned here for up-to-date news and images from the Apple event.

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The Top 26 Film Vehicles!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 27th, 2012

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Have you ever wanted to own a specific car from a film or television series?  I have compiled a list of my favorite vehicles from films and television series that I want to own someday.  Now, I am excluding spaceships, because that is a whole different list.  This particular list of vehicles all stay on the ground.  It was fun coming up with this list, and I imagine some of you out there actually own these cars or are working on restoring one.  Or just maybe it will give you an idea to make one of these in real life.  Enjoy.

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A tad late bringing this past week’s cool blu-ray picks to you, but it’s here and this coming week’s releases should be on time later today.   There are some great child-hood nostalgic films for this week.  It was a delight.    Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the goodies.  As usual in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Well it’s here.  This will be the page to keep it on for your Oscar coverage.  We will be joined by Justin Cline, Aggressive Comix, and much much more.  We will be giving out prizes for trivia, and have other contests.  In the comment section below, be sure to keep the comments coming and tell us your Oscar picks.  When tweeting, facebooking, or commenting be sure to use our hashtag  #bsoscars.

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‘Dead Poets Society’ is a modern classic.  I loved this film when I saw it back in the late 80’s and I still love it today.  Robin Williams leads an all-star cast….well back then they were mostly unknowns, but today, they are A-List actors, in one of the best coming of age films and one of the best films that takes place at a boarding school. The extras on this disc are great and new HD transfers are really good.  I loved seeing this on bluray it all its 1080p glory.  Definitely worth picking up.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 1ST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 7th, 2011

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Here are this weeks new releases for the first week of September.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

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Hi Bryan Here….

So on time this week.  Woo-Hoo!!!  So there are some decent releases this week,  so let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Raising Arizona’, ‘If…’ Criterion Collection, plus some other goodies.   As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

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So…Record Store Day 2011 has come and gone, which means I’m certain many of you audiophiles have been over-indulging in your recent purchases, perhaps even still scouring eBay to find those limited edition records and singles you missed out on during release day. I’m right there with you, folks. In fact, a week or so later and I’m still enjoying my new music, particularly the stuff I had to additionally buy on eBay.

It was a little disappointing to have to turn to the interwebs two years in a row to get my hands on the limited edition Rolling Stones RSD release, but as is often the case, the time and money is worth it. If you are lucky, sometimes you can find an eBay listing for any of the RSD releases at a reasonable price. I was able to acquire this year’s Rolling Stones single without having to make a deal with a local loan shark, or sell a kidney on the black market.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Record Store Day is coming up this Saturday and the place to celebrate and be is the best MUSIC STORE in the South.  I am of course talking about GOOD RECORDS.  Good Records will be celebrating its 11th anniversary and the 4th annual Record Store Day.  There will be tons of food, beverages, limited releases, giveaways, and live music and entertainment throughout the entire day.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE LAST WEEK OF MARCH!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 30th, 2011

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Here are this weeks new releases for March 30th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

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Hi Bryan Here…

I came across the little gem which is an interview of Stanley Kubrick circa 1987.  This is when his “Full Metal Jacket was released.  It is an excellent read from one of the most reclusive film directors ever to grace us with his brilliant work.  The interview was conducted by Rolling Stone.

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BLURAY/DVD Releases For the Last Week of September 2010

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2010

Tons of releases this week including my favorite film of all time.  It seems that a few weeks go by with some “ok” releases then one week later oodles of BADASS releases come out, burning a giant hole in my wallet.  Well this is one of those weeks.  Like before, click on the link/picture to be whisked away to AMAZON where you can purchase the movie for a big discount.  Enjoy this week’s releases.

This was a hard film to catch in theaters because it was a very limited theatrical run. Remember that film a few years ago, “Open Water” about that couple that went snorkeling in the ocean and their tour boat left them in the middle of the ocean accidentally? Well, “Frozen” is a little bit like that. A few college kids go skiing for a weekend and take the chair lift up one last time right when the park closes. Midway up the ski lift and about 100 feet up in the air, the chair lift stops and the park closes for the entire week and does not open again until the weekend. Five days without food or water in freezing conditions. What would you do? Check this film out!

Special Features include:

Audio commentary with Writer/director Adam Green and actors Shawn Ashmore, Kevin Zegers and Emma Bell
Catching Frostbite: The Origins of Frozen
Three Below Zero
Shooting Through It
Beating the Mountain: Surviving Frozen
Deleted scenes
Theatrical trailer
*Exclusive to Bluray* – Audio commentary with Adam Green, cinematographer Will Barratt and editor Ed Marx

A spin-off of 2008’s hugely successful Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek reunites Jonah Hill (Superbad), playing a low-ranking record-label employee, and Russell Brand (Despicable Me), the ultimate larger-than-life rock-star Aldous Snow. Also starring are Sean Combs (aka P. Diddy) in a devastatingly funny comic turn, Rose Byrne (“Damages”) and Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”), plus cameos from music and media stars including Pink, Christina Aguilera, Lars Ulrich, Pharrel, Meredith Viera, Billy Bush, Mario Lopez, Kurt F. Loder and Paul Krugman. This is as raunchy as “The Hangover” and as funny as Superbad.

Special Features include:

Gag Reel
Getting in Tune with the Greek
The Making Of “African Child”
Five complete music videos featuring Aldous Snow, Infant Sorrow, and Jackie Q
Musical Performances
Deleted, Extended, and Alternate Scenes including Alternate Intro/Ending
Digital Copy
Line-O-Rama
Blind Medicine: Promo for Sarah Marshall’s new TV series
Audio commentary with Director Nicolas Stoller, Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Rose Byrne, Elisabeth Moss, and producer Rodney Rothman
Getting to Get Him to the Greek

*Exclusive to Bluray Features* include:

Additional Deleted and Extended Scenes
Musical Performances from The Today Show and VH-1 Storytellers
Karaoke – Sing Along to 15 Outrageous Songs
Cast Auditions
My Scenes
Pocket Blu
Social Blu
BD-Live

I really loved Iron Man 2. It was such a blast in the theater to see. The action was non-stop and the characters were even more developed which made me care amore about them. This is something that has been lacking in the comic book film adaptations. Seeing Iron Man and War Machine team up and kill bad guys was out of this world. Mickey Rourke did a phenomenal job as the villain “Whiplash”. This movie had it all for me, even the cool cameos of Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, and the awesome Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. I am looking forward to a 3rd film as well as the Avengers movie in a couple of years.

Special Features include:

Commentary by Jon Favreau
Creating Stark Expo
Practical Meets Digital
Four deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Jon Favreau

Exclusive to BLURAY Features* include:

S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault
Previsualization and Animatics
Ultimate Iron Man: The Making of Iron Man 2
Illustrated Origins: Black Widow, Nick Fury, War Machine
Working with DJ AM—Jon Favreau remembers working with Adam Goldstein
Four Blu-ray exclusive deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Jon Favreau
Concept art gallery
Theatrical trailers
Music Video: AC/DC “Shoot To Thrill”

Finally. My favorite movie of all time. The 1933 version of King Kong. Actually I have two favorite movies. King Kong and Army of Darkness, but Army of Darkness has already been released in HD, but King Kong (1933) has not, until this week. What an epic movie this is. I love everything about this film. It is not so much an action adventure story but a love story. Pure and simple. “It was beauty killed the beast.” From that first moment that Kong sees Fay, he falls in love, but deep down he knows he will be doomed, for he cannot have anything so beautiful in life. But he protects her from everything and will stop at nothing to be with her, even if it means his own demise. This movie is a must own. i am so excited that this is finally out on BLURAY.

Special Features include:

Commentary by creature creator Ray Harryhausen and visual effects artist Ken Ralston, with archival sound bites from Merian C. Cooper and Fay Wray
I’m Kong: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (2005 TCM documentary)
The Making of Kong, Eighth Wonder of the World (7-part documentary)
Trailers

I will see anything with David Bowie. Anything. Especially a David Bowie War Film. Now this is a criterion release which means it is the best release you can get. “In this captivating, exhilaratingly skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies the character Celliers, a high-ranking British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. Music star Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed this film’s hypnotic score) plays the camp commander, who becomes obsessed with the mysterious blond major, while Tom Conti is British lieutenant colonel Mr. Lawrence, who tries to bridge the emotional and language divides between his captors and fellow prisoners. Also featuring actor-director Takeshi Kitano in his first dramatic role, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is a multilayered, brutal, at times erotic tale of culture clash that was one of Oshima’s greatest successes.”

Special Features include:

•The Oshima Gang, an original making-of featurette
New video interviews with producer Jeremy Thomas, screenwriter Paul Mayersberg, actor Tom Conti, and actor-composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
Hasten Slowly, an hour-long documentary about author and adventurer Laurens van der Post, whose autobiographical novel is the basis for the film
Original theatrical trailer
A booklet featuring an essay by film writer Chuck Stephens and a 1983 interview with director Nagisa Oshima by Japanese film writer Tadao Sato

Rock & Rule stars Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Cheap Trick and more in this animated classic rock movie. The movie is about Angel, a member of a punk rock band in the apocalyptic future, is kidnapped by Mok, a legendary super rocker. Obsessed with an evil experiment, Mok plans to use Angel’s voice to summon a demon from another dimension. The rest of the band follows Mok to Nuke York in an attempt to rescue her and then the ultimate battle of good vs. evil begins. Why would you say no to this movie? This will be watched with beer and friends at midnight.

Wow. Two releases in the same week with Iggy Pop. Add to that cast, Alice Cooper, Henry Rollins, and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) and vampires, and you got yourself “SUCK”. It is about a band’s bass player that becomes a vampire, down and out rock band, The Winners are launched into spotlight. Stalked by creepy producers, wild groupies and the legendary vampire hunter Eddie Van Helsing, The Winners soon find fame to be a fate worse than death. Doesn’t that sound AWESOME?

Special Features include:

Audio commentary
Making-of featurette
Music Video
Cast-and-crew interviews
Deleted scenes

Another one of those PG-13 animated superhero films. Ed Asner lends his voice talent to the cast which is always a plus. “After a spaceship splashes down in Gotham City Harbor, Batman and Superman encounter a mysterious Kryptonian with powers as great as those of the Man of Steel. The Kryptonian is soon revealed to be Kara, cousin of Superman, who takes her under his wing to educate her about the ways of Earth. However, the villainous Darkseid has other plans. Seeing an opportunity to finally defeat Superman, Darkseid abducts and gains control of Kara, utilizing the powerful Kryptonian to do his bidding. It’s up to Batman and Superman to save Kara, but they’ll have to take the fight to Darkseid within his hostile world – where unknown, deadly threats lurk around every corner, including a brainwashed Kryptonian able to match Superman blow-for-blow.”

Special Features include:

DC Showcase: Green Arrow (short film)
Sneak Peek at the Next DC Animated Movie
Supergirl: The Last Daughter of Krypton featurette
Two bonus TV episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm

*Exclusive BLURAY Featues* include:

The New Gods
Orion and Mister Miracle Mini-featurettes
Two more TV episodes handpicked by Bruce Timm
Digital Copy

Everyone wants a little box of Butters. Kudos to South Park for putting this out. I just hope we get sets like this for each character. This collectible box includes 13 widescreen Butters-centric episodes remastered in 5.1 Surround Sound on a two-disc set and an exclusive “It’s Butters! A Trivia Game” interactive experience where fans can test their Butters knowledge with friends. It is also filled with treasures from Butters’ past as well as a reminder of his misadventures such as the following:

* A pimp chain from “Butters’ Bottom Bitch” episode (#1309)
* Inspector Butters Badge from “Butters Very Own Episode” episode (# 514)
* All new manuscript of the lost chapter from “The Poop That Took A Pee” from “The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs” episode (#1402)
* A cancelled check from Paris Hilton from “Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset” episode (#812)
* And more!

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