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Alan Ball has a new show coming out on HBO, meaning we should all pay attention to this. The new show is called ‘Here and Now‘ and stars Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins. If you don’t remember who Alan Ball is, he wrote a great film called ‘American Beauty‘, which won a ton of awards. He then went on to create ‘Six Feet Under‘ and ‘True Blood‘ for HBO. We’ve all been waiting patiently since then for him to come back to work on a new HBO series.

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Alan Ball has become a name known with  ratings-driven projects. Ball is a talented writer, producer and director of HBO’s smash ‘True Blood‘, ‘Six Feet Under‘ and the Oscar winning ‘American Beauty‘. Ball has been drafting a full-length adaptation for Rodney Sheldon’s book,  ‘I Am Chippendales‘. Ben Stiller is in talks to play Nick DeNoia in the film that will give the creation and expansion of the famed ‘Chippendales’ dancers.

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From Alan Ball, the creator of HBO’s “True Blood,” comes a series that digs where others fear to tread. When a bus kills Nathaniel Fisher, owner of the Fisher & Sons Funeral Home in Los Angeles, the tragedy casts a pall on the homecoming of his prodigal son Nate. Together with with mother Ruth, brother David and sister Claire, they must address the family business, and the many more personal matters that arise when your life is Six Feet Under. Relive every minute of this poignantly dramatic, unpredictably hilarious masterpiece, from its powerful premiere episode to its critically-acclaimed, haunting finale.  The complete series which is all five seasons and extras for 63% off.  This sale lasts till midnight so take advantage fast.  This is a MUST OWN series.

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BRIDGE – Chapter Six

by Justin Cline on Nov 30th, 2011

CHAPTER SIX

 

By the time Bridge reached The Bethany’s double doors, he was out of breath.  Though the rain had started to taper off, the sun still refused to make an appearance.  At this point it would have felt like too little, too late anyway.  Best to just wait and try again tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

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Theatre Review: ‘Fun Home’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 18th, 2017

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Fun Home‘ won Best Musical at the Tony awards in 2015 and is now on the traveling road circuit across America. With a great message, good performances, and a couple of good songs, ‘Fun Home‘ is enjoyable, sweet, and tragic, but maybe not the big award winner it was a couple of years ago. In fact, I think this story would’ve been better told in a more intimate setting, and not the big amazing theatres it’s been playing at. With a very simple set and a very intimate story, I never really felt a sense of connection. ‘Fun Home‘ is a coming-of-age story of a woman who comes out as a lesbian and her gay father who struggles with his current family and coming out of the closet.

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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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Universal and director Tate Taylor have finally given us a glimpse of their vision of the best-selling novel from Paula Hawkins, ‘The Girl On The Train‘. The film stars Emily Blunt (‘Edge of Tomorrow‘) as Rachel, Justin Theroux (‘Six Feet Under‘), Rebecca Ferguson (‘Hercules‘), Haley Bennett (‘The Equalizer‘)and Allison Janney (‘The West Wing‘) and Luke Evans (‘Dracula Untold‘). It releases October 7, 2016.

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Last Days in the Desert‘ follows Jesus in an intimate glimpse of an imagined chapter from his 40 days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, he struggles with the Devil over the fate of an ordinary family in crisis, setting for himself a dramatic test with distinctly human conflicts.

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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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If you’ve been hanging on every new bit of information about author Neil Gaiman’sAmerican Gods‘ TV series adaptation, we’ve got a bit more to tell you. If you remember we reported the series moving forward a few months ago here then we learned that the author himself would be writing episodes in this article. We can now add to the overall story who the director will be – David Slade.

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Film Review: ‘Terminator Genisys’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 30th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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The year is 2015 and we have our fifth ‘Terminator‘ film, titled ‘Terminator Genisys‘ or simply ‘Terminator 5‘. I’m going to start by saying that there should NOT be another ‘Terminator‘ film made unless James Cameron returns to write and direct it. There have been three ‘Terminator‘ movies since ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day‘, all of which were made by people other than James Cameron. How did they turn out? Let’s just say they were less than stellar.

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Amazon Announces 4 Pilots Green-lit for Series!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 13th, 2014

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Amazon jumped head-first into original programming with 5 pilots that were uploaded to their site where they encouraged viewers to watch and comment their opinions. I’m guessing they got the reaction they wanted as they have now picked four of the titles to give a series order. This includes the first dramas for their fledgling, innovative line-up with ‘The After‘ and ‘Bosch‘. Their new comedy series are ‘Mozart In The Jungle‘ and ‘Transparent‘. The fifth pilot that was not picked up, ‘The Rebels‘ comes from Ice Cube and Michael Strahan. From Amazon’s first pilot season saw eight comedies going to pilot while only two were picked up for series, ‘Alpha House‘ and ‘Betas‘. Of those two, ‘Alpha House‘ has been renewed for a second season and ‘Betas‘ has been discontinued.

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Liv Tyler from ‘Lord of the Rings‘ and ‘Empire Records‘ is teaming up with Justin Theroux (‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle‘ and ‘Six Feet Under‘) in Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot, ‘The Leftovers‘, which is directed by Peter Berg. Lindelof and Tom Perrotta co-wrote this pilot, which is based off Perrotta’s book,which is about people who did not make it to the next level after the Rapture happens.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Perks of Being A Wallfllower’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ is hands down one of my favorite films of the year.  I haven’t seen such a genuine coming of age high school movie since the late John Hughes was making his films about being a teenager.  Director and writer Stephen Chbosky hit a home run with  ’The Perks of Being A Wallflower’.  I haven’t fallen in love with characters like this since HBO’s ‘Six Feet Under’ was on television.  I did not want this film to end.

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Feast Your Eyes on the New ‘Thor 2’ Trailer!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 23rd, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Here is the first trailer for the sequel to Marvel’sThor‘ titled ‘Thor: The Dark World‘. It seems like Marvel is going for an edgier and darker tone with this one. We’ve heard rumors this was the direction it was going, and after viewing the trailer, I can confirm that things get pretty gritty.  Alan Taylor is directing this 2nd installment and I have complete trust that he will do a fine job judging by his credits.

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Good news, everyone! HBO is bringing back ‘Bored To Death‘ as a theatrical film, which they have already put into the development stages with series creator Jonathan Ames set to write.  ‘Bored To Death‘ had three seasons before not receiving a renewal back in 2011, which made me sad, because it was an amazing and hilarious show that starred ‘Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson.  It was a big cult hit and had a sizable loyal following, but not enough to air more seasons.

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Bryan’s Top 20 Films of 2012!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 31st, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

I can’t believe that 2012 is at its end and we are about to welcome 2013.  This year has gone by so fast, and man, did I see tons of films.  When I started making this 2012 list, I came up with 87 films that I enjoyed.  Yes, you read that right, 87, meaning there were probably just as many films that I didn’t enjoy.  Now, below is my top 20 of the year. I just couldn’t do it with 10 this year.  And these are films that I watched in the theater or at home and that don’t necessarily come out this year, but I did see this year.  And I’m sure I’ll get a lot of criticism for my list, but hey this is my list, not yours.  You can have your own.  But my lists tend to be different than most people’s as you can tell from my previous lists HERE. So without any further delay, below is my TOP 20 films for 2012.

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The Top 20 Zombie Movies To Sink Your Teeth Into!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 12th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

In time for Halloween, here is our ultimate list of zombie movies. Technically there are 21 on this list, because we couldn’t do just 20. Hopefully there are a few on here that you haven’t seen, so you could possible have a zombie movie marathon and watching some zombie action you have never seen before. There are all kinds of zombie films on this list. Comedies, horror, dramas, and more. You can think of this list a survival guide to the impending zombie outbreak. Enjoy.

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Bryan’s Review of ‘Perks of Being A Wallflower’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 4th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ is hands down one of my favorite films of the year.  I haven’t seen such a genuine coming of age high school movie since the late John Hughes was making his films about being a teenager.  Director and writer Stephen Chbosky hit a home run with  ‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’.  I haven’t fallen in love with characters like this since HBO’s ‘Six Feet Under’ was on television.  I did not want  ‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’ to end.

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The Top 26 Film Vehicles!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 27th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

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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HBO Renews ‘The Newsroom’ and ‘True Blood’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 2nd, 2012

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HBO renews Sorkin’s ‘The Newsroom’ for a second season and ‘True Blood’ for a sixth season.  ‘The Newsroom’ update comes just one day after its second season.  Needless to say, it has tons of viewers and very positive reviews.  And the hit vampire/werewolf/werepanther/witch/monster show has been renewed for a sixth season.  This time, I don’t think Alan Ball will be involved.  It will be interesting to see how the show does with out him running the show.

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At the conclusion of season four of TRUE BLOOD, Sookie summoned all her resources for a climactic encounter with Marnie, and emerged triumphant. But her showdown with Debbie may have had fatal consequences for Tara. Meanwhile, the denizens of Bon Temps were approaching a new crisis with Russell Edgington, their familiar friend, while new threats from unexpected sources loomed.

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Zombie Jesus Day is here and what better way to celebrate than watch your favorite Zombie films.  Hopefully this list will show you some zombie films that you haven’t heard of before and give you a little bit of geeky insight into your favorite horror flesh eater movies.  I know every year, we here at  Boomstick HQ broil tons of Crawfish and watch loads of zombie movies.  Here is a list of some you might enjoy.

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Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna are trying to figure life out.  They’ve been living in New York for a couple of years, but they’re still not sure what they want – from boys, from each other, from themselves.  And things aren’t getting any clearer.  Created by and starring Lena Dunham (“Tiny Furniture”), the new HBO series GIRLS takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s.  Dunham, Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner executive produce the show, which kicks off its ten-episode season SUNDAY, APRIL 15 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.  Bruce Eric Kaplan and Ilene S. Landress co-executive produce.

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Here is an interesting bit of news.  Lucy Liu, who we all know is a beautiful female, will be taking on the role of Watson in a new Sherlock Holmes pilot for CBS.  This is a modern day telling of the classic Sir Arthur Connan Doyle novel and her character name will be Joan Watson.

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Sequel To ‘Thor’ Getting A Re-Write By Robert Rodat!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 11th, 2012

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‘Thor 2’ is getting re written by writer Robert Rodat.  Rodat is mostly known for writing ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘The Patriot’, and creating/producing/writing ‘Falling Skies’.  Disney will put the film into production later this year for release in 2013 with Chris Hemsworth returning as the title character.

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Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under/American Horror Story/Scent of a Woman) has just landed herself the lead role in NBC’s upcoming sci-fi drama called ‘Beautiful People’.  The project, written by Michael McDonald, is set in the near future in a society where humans co-exist with mechanical androids that look like people but are treated like second-class citizens. It centers on the very wealthy Lydia (Conroy) whose late husband founded the firm that makes Mechanicals.

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HBO RENEWS HIT SERIES TRUE BLOOD FOR FIFTH SEASON!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 11th, 2011

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11, 2011 – HBO has renewed the hit show TRUE BLOOD for a 12-episode fifth season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.  Created by Alan Ball, the series will begin production of new episodes later this year in Los Angeles, with debut set for summer 2012.

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Glenn Close To Play A Man Again In ‘Albert Nobbs’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 5th, 2011

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Liddell Entertainment and Roadside Attractions have purchased the U.S. rights to ‘Albert Nobbs’ in which Glenn Close is set to play the title character.  It’s about a woman passing as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Dublin.  Rodrigo Garcia has directed the film.  Garcia has been heavy in the HBO series fr quite sometime.  He has written and directed for ‘Carnivale’, ‘Six Feet Under’, and ‘In Treatment’.

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Hi ladies and gents.  Sorry this is a tad bid late from last week, but rest assured this week is on time and should be from now on.  Tons of great releases these past couple of weeks.  A few are exclusive only to Best Buy and I believe one or two on the list made my top 10 list of films of 2010.

As usual, 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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Alan Ball Makes New Pilot for HBO!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 10th, 2010

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Oscar winning director/writer/producer/showrunner Alan Ball, known for “Six Feet Under” and “True Blood”, has shot a pilot for a new series for HBO.  If we know anything, it’s that Alan Ball knows what he is doing when it comes to writing and creating movies and tv.  Hell, he wrote the screenplay for “American Beauty”.

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Bluray/DVD Releases for the 4th Week of November!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 23rd, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

The biggest shopping day is upon us and the holiday shopping spree season has already begun.  I am kinda disappointed in this lack of releases this week.  I figured the studios would be pushing their biggest titles this week because it is the largest shopping weekend and weekend of the year.  But they just sort of half-assed it.  Maybe because of all the incredible sales on past releases that have started and will continue on through Monday.  Oh well.  As usual, 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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Alien Invasion Film “Skyline” Gets a 2nd Trailer

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 29th, 2010

It has been a while since we got a flashy Alien Invasion movie.  I can remember Spielberg’s remake of “War of the Worlds” and 1994’s Independence Day being the typical goto movies if you wanted to watch aliens come to earth and destroy us humans.

Skyline looks no different.  It stars Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Eric Belfour (Six Feet Under) as in the lead roles as aliens try to kill all of us.

I think I saw a transformer and the creature from Cloverfield in this trailer.

All in all, I hope this is a good time.  I do not expect greatness, but hopefully it won’t be to Michael Bay-ish.

Below is the 2nd trailer for the film.  What do you think?

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DVD/BLURAY Releases for 3rd Week of September

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 20th, 2010

This new column will be a weekly post on new DVDS and BLURAYS that are coming out each week. You can read a small description of the release and you can click on the pictures which will send you over to AMAZON so you can purchase the titles for a great discount. Enjoy this week’s titles.

The award winning movie, “American Beauty” that put Sam Mendes (Road to Perdition) and Alan Ball (Six Feet Under/True Blood) on all of our Radars. This is going to look spectacular on bluray. I am looking forward to the commentary track by Mendes and Ball on this release. I loved this movie when it came out in the late 90’s. I cannot believe it has been that long ago. Remember this one best picture at the oscars.

Criterion is like the Neiman Marcus of DVDS. They have the best transfers, audio, and extras out of any DVD. Period. This was released a number of years ago on DVD and now we get the high-def transfer. Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant are amazing in this dark comedic thriller. I highly recommend picking this up.

From the creator of Amelie and City of Lost Children comes the black comedy “Delicatessen”. It came out in 1991 and became an instant cult classic and was favored by tons of critics and the masses. Now we get it in high-def and with some exclusive HD extras including a new retrospective documentary with the director and a behind the scenes featurette and 20 page collectible booklet. Add to that commentary with the director and this is a must buy. This is an amazing crazy little film. A must see.

The Experiment is film that has been kept under the radar for some time now. It stars Adrian Brody and Forest Whitaker. “Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker star as ordinary men who find themselves transformed by strange circumstances in The Experiment. Tempted by a large paycheck, 26 men agree to be divided into prisoners and guards and placed in a mock prison for two weeks–but within a matter of days, these seemingly sane men have turned the mock prison into a sadistic pressure cooker. The Experiment is in part a remake of a German film, Das Experiment, which was inspired by a psychology experiment conducted at Stanford University in 1971–an experiment sometimes cited as demonstrating an innate human capacity for sadism.” I am looking forward to seeing this. It sounds very interesting and I love the two main actors.

The hilarious television series “Modern Family” makes its home video release debut this Tuesday. I loved this show. It replaced “Arrested Development” for me. I laughed at every episode and found all the characters engaging and hilarious. The 1st season is packed with deleted scenes, deleted family interviews, gag reel, fizbo the clown and a wide variety of behind the scenes featurettes. Definitely worth picking up and if you have not seen the show, you wont be sorry when you get this and watch it.

Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood is a tragic mess. Now don’t get me wrong, it looks beautiful, but as a whole the film is a complete turd. Ridley was so set on making this a factual based movie and making everything authentic. But you know the story of Robin Hood is one of fantasy and wonder and magic. All of that is missing from this film and goes on for way too long and just bored me to death. I will not be watching this again unless the masterminds over at Rifftrax get their hands on it.

That’s it for this week. Stay tuned for next week when I look at Iron Man 2.

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The Royal Rumble 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 30th, 2017

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The road to Wrestlemania is officially underway as the 2017 Royal Rumble has a winner. Perhaps the second biggest WWE event of the year, the winner of the Rumble goes on to the main event of Wrestlemania to challenge the Champion on the grandest stage of them all. This 29th Royal Rumble took place in San Antonio, Texas at the Alamodome and had over 50,000 people in attendance. Before the Rumble match itself, there were several championship matches with interesting outcomes, which should tell the tale of what’s to come at Wrestlemania 33 in April. Now here’s a taste of the good, the bad, and the ugly of the Royal Rumble 2017.

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As I’m recovering from seven insane days of ‘Wrestlemania 32‘ in Dallas, TX., I’ve had time to reflect, contemplate, saturate, and regurgitate every I event I attended. I had my box of Booty O’s to make sure I wasn’t Booty thru the weekend, met some good people, watched some amazing matches, talked with some WWE Superstars, and lost my voice when Shane-O-Mac put his life on the line for the WWE Business. To quote a certain former WWE announcer, it was a slobberknocker of a week for sure that hit me in the solar plexus more times than I’d like to admit. WWE really did it up big this year for Wrestlemania 32. Not only did they put on several good shows, but they also broke records. There was over 101,000 people in attendance at AT&T Stadium for Wrestlemania 32, beating the previous record from Wrestlemania 3 by quite a bit. Not only that, ticket sales and merch sales were way up as well from previous years. It seems like WWE is growing exponentially with more and more fans tuning in every week. That’s a good thing. Instead of writing a recap of the entire weekend, I’ll give you some details of some of the cooler things I witnessed over the past week.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 20th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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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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WWE: RAW 3/2/15 Recap!! No Moments of Zen!

by Angelic Heel on Mar 4th, 2015

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WWE‘s flagship program came to us from Newark, NJ and delivered an exciting evening filled with the hard hitting action we come to expect from RAW. The big question of the night was, would Jon Stewart of the Daily Show accept Mr. Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins, challenge and show up? The WWE Universe got the answer and so much more as challenges were made, former champions were put in their place and supermen flew. What happened as we continue on the road to the Grandest Stage of Them All? Find Out now!!

 

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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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Hi, Bryan Here….

Alright, just one day late, because there has been so much news, plus the interview, that I didn’t finish the column yesterday. But here it is in all its glory. There are some AMAZING releases this week.  Bluray releases are about to get heavy and numerous, so prepare yourself.  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 picture-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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BRIDGE – Chapter Twenty

by Justin Cline on May 9th, 2012

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The tinny song was repeating by the time Bridge determined its tune was emanating from him.  After that, the process whereby he retrieved the phone from his coat pocket was lengthy and arduous.  He was in need of fingers, which forced him to swap his lighter from his left hand to the right, balancing it in the center of the wide, flat stone.  Only then could he pull out Rook’s cell and identify the caller. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Nineteen

by Justin Cline on Apr 25th, 2012

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By the eighth Mississippi, Bridge had his map back in hand and a good idea of where he was headed.  It must have been a long walk from the cemetery to The Bethany for a man who’d been forced to vacate his own grave, but in the van it was a short ride from their current location to the outskirts of the city.  The hope in making the trip was to find something—anything—at the gravesite that would point him forward in the investigation.  Between himself and the cat, they had killed off all other viable leads. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Fourteen

by Justin Cline on Mar 21st, 2012

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

 

As always, the duality that came from channeling Polly gave Bridge a headache.  Or, in this case, worsened the one he already had.  Most humans—himself included—had difficulty maintaining a single point of focus, much less two, but here he was.  And there he was as well.  On the physical plane, he was seated in a chair in his office, gazing into the eyes of a dead man.  At the same time, his body was also floating weightlessly in space, surrounded on all sides by tiny flickering lights, hovering like fireflies. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Eleven

by Justin Cline on Feb 29th, 2012

CHAPTER ELEVEN

 

The news destroyed all sense of perspective.  In what world could the murder of one of his clients intersect with the assassination of a sitting president some fifty years earlier?  It seemed impossible that the same weapon could have been used on both victims.  And yet, according to the cook, the proof was resting in Bridge’s palm. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Ten

by Justin Cline on Dec 28th, 2011

CHAPTER TEN

 

Bridge was still puzzling out how Miss Fortune could function with just one small garbage dumpster—only half-full in the early part of the evening—when the cook stepped out the back door and lit a cigarette.  He seemed to take no satisfaction from it, and Bridge could have sworn he wasn’t inhaling, the smoke drifting past his face and lingering near his left eye before dissipating into the air. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Seven

by Justin Cline on Dec 7th, 2011

CHAPTER SEVEN

 

Black turned to gold, which in turn became red, as if he were staring into a very bright light with his eyes tightly shut.  Bridge recognized the progression, had made his peace with it long ago and now allowed it to happen without interference.  There was no point in fighting it.  It was out of his control. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Five

by Justin Cline on Nov 23rd, 2011

CHAPTER FIVE

 

The assassin showed no signs of stopping.  The way he barreled down the sidewalk—his pistol making him a path—, one would think he knew something of Bridge’s reputation.  If so, he had to be aware that even though the man had taken a bullet, Bridge could only be slowed down for so long.  Once he recovered, he’d be mad as all hell. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter One

by Justin Cline on Oct 31st, 2011

CHAPTER ONE

 

There are pockets within the city where even the hacks don’t travel.  Requests for passage to such places are sometimes met with laughter, oftentimes with the threat of violence, but always—always—refusal of fare.  It would seem that even madmen have moments of clarity, wherein common sense cannot be denied.  If only the same were true of the driver who delivered the blonde to The Bethany Hotel. Read the rest of this entry »

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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.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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Hi Bryan Here….

WOW.  This was a mighty mighty fun blu-ray set to get through.  Took a while as there are hours and hours of extras and commentaries to listen and watch.  It was great watching all of these again.  Some greater than others.  I haven’t watched all of the Superman films since that tin DVD box set came out several years ago.  Oh man do these newly remastered blu-rays look fucking beautiful in HI-DEF.  So, this particular review will be set up by film.  I will go through all eight discs of the set and outline everything you would ever want to know about them.  From the movie itself to the extras and the audio and video quality.  This is one hell of a set and Warner Bros. and DC went above and beyond the call of making one AWESOME home video release in Superman.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Sorry for the lack of this column over the past few weeks.  Been so busy with the holiday season, the website moving to different bigger servers, planning on some big contests and info to dish out to yall, and a few other surprises here and there.  But alas, the Bluray/DVD column is back on track and will be out weekly again.  So i hope you enjoy this abundance of releases.  Tons of great stuff here.

As usual, 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.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2010!!! “BOOKS”

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 26th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Hi folks.  Are you read for the ultimate Gift Guide?  Are you read to see what cool items you can purchase for that special someone, even if it is for yourself, that will just rock your world?  Well this is the ultimate gift guide for the holidays in the year 2010.

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Geek Deal of the Week

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 27th, 2010

This weeks AWESOME geek deal is the Ray Harryhausen collection bluray box set.  Ray is responsible for the best stop motion animated movies ever made.  From now until October 2nd this bluray set is 54% off, bringing the total to under $50 dollars.  An excellent deal.

In the set you get:

20 Million Miles to Earth
When an American spaceship crash-lands off the coast of Sicily, a rescue team discovers that the crew has brought back a gelatinous mass that soon hatches and evolves into a strange bi-ped creature which increases in size rapidly. Soon 20-feet tall, the creature rampages through Rome before being destroyed as it seeks refuge in the Colosseum.

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
It’s an incredible cinematic adventure as the legendary Sinbad sets off on a dangerous journey to the mysterious Island of Colossus. His quest is to break the spell cast over his beloved princess by a diabolical magician. But before he can save her, Sinbad must battle an awesome collection of mythical monsters, the man-eating Cyclops, a saber-wielding skeleton, a ferocious two-headed bird called the Roc and a fire-breathing dragon. Starring Kerwin Mathews, Kathryn Grant, Torin Thatcher and highlighted by the stunning visual effects mastery of Ray Harryhausen. Now in a pristine, hi-definition transfer that captures the magic of Harryhausen’s “eye-popping” special effects in dazzling Technicolor.

It Came from Beneath the Sea
A giant stop-motion-animated octopus (with six arms) attacks San Francisco. A pair of scientists and a nuclear sub captain try to stop it before it tears down the Golden Gate Bridge.

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers While driving through the desert with his wife Carol Marvin to a military base to send the eleventh rocket to the orbit of Earth for helping the exploration of the outer space in the Operation Sky Hook, Dr. Russell A. Marvin and Carol see a flying saucer and accidentally records a message in their tape recorder. Once in the base, Dr. Russell is informed by his father-in-law and general that the ten first satellites had mysteriously felt on Earth. When Dr. Russell decodes the message, he encounters the aliens that ask him to schedule a meeting with the leaders of Earth in Washington in 56 days with the intention to invade Earth without panicking the population. Dr. Russell develops an anti-magnetic weapon that becomes that last hope of human race against the hostile aliens.

Plus tons of extras including:

Audio Commentary with Ray Harryhausen, Visual Effects Artists Randall William Cook and John Bruno, and Arnold Kunert
Audio Commentary with Ray Harryhausen, visual effects experts Phil Tippett and Randall William Cook, author Steven Smith, and Arnold Kunert
Commentary with Ray Harryhausen, Visual Effects Artists Dennis Muren and Phil Tippett, and Arnold Kunert
Commentary with Ray Harryhausen, Visual Effects Artists Jeffrey Okun and Ken Ralston, and Arnold Kunert
Remembering
7th Voyage of Sinbad
Remembering
It Came From Beneath The Sea
Remembering
20 Million Miles to Earth
Ray Harryhausen on
Earth VS. The Flying Saucers
The Colorization Process
Ad Art Photo Gallery (
It Came From Beneath The Sea)
The Hollywood Blacklist and Bernard Gordon
The Harryhausen Legacy
The Music of Bernard Herrmann
Original Screen Credits
Production Photo Gallery (
It Came From Beneath The Sea)
Tim Burton Sits Down with Ray Harryhausen
Photo Gallery
Interview with Joan Taylor

Ray Harryhausen Artwork Photo Gallery (It Came From Beneath The Sea)
Sinbad May Have Been Bad, But He’s Been Good To Me music video
David Schechter on Film Music’s Unsung Heroes
It Came From Beneath The Sea…again! (Digital Comic Book)
Original Ad Artwork
A Look Behind The Voyage
20 Million Miles More Comic Book
This is Dynamation Special Effects Featurette
Flying Saucers vs The Earth (Digital Comic Book)
Interviews with Ray Harryhausen by John Landis
A Present Day Look at Stop Motion
Photo Galleries

Take advantage of this deal by clicking the link/picture below.

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