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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Some people love his films. Some hate his films. No matter which side of the spectrum you’re on, you have to agree that every one of Terrence Malick’s films look exquisitely beautiful. With movies like ‘Tree of Life‘, ‘Knight of Cups‘, ‘The Thin Red Line‘, ‘Badlands‘, and ‘Days of Heaven‘, you can’t help but become entranced in the story, characters, and visual spectacle of Malick’s filmmaking process. His past few films have mostly shown a variety of characters who rarely say anything on screen, but instead narrate the movie as it goes along, giving a better visual masterpiece of cinema than a dialogue driven movie.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Say what you will, but director Terrence Malick is brilliant. I love all of his films. He has a unique eye and lens that perfectly captures life and people. With films like ‘Days of Heaven‘, ‘Badlands‘, ‘The Thin Red Line‘, and ‘Tree of Life‘, you can tell that Malick is one of the better filmmakers still working today. His new film ‘Knight of Cups‘ looks beautiful, but I wish it was a mix of some sort of beer pong and LARPing. Could you imagine Malick doing something like that? I wish. Here is the new trailer for the film, which looks to have a great cast and releases March 4th.

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Behold! Terrence Malick’s ‘To The Wonder’ Trailer!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 19th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Over the past several days, you might have noticed the site has not been updated.  No need to worry, everything is fine, and I appreciate all of the emails asking what’s been going on.  I’ve had a bad cold since last week, which has left my head feeling like it was submerged in black tar and repeatedly beating by mega ton hammers.  So today, is the first day I have felt well enough to even get out a sentence on the computer.  Hopefully tomorrow, I’ll be back to 100%.  – – On to the cool news.  Terrence Malick‘s new film ‘To The Wonder‘ has finally got a trailer and it looks very Malick-y.

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Hi Bryan Here….

One of my favorite films of the year has just been announced for a blu-ray combo release.  On October 11, 2011, ‘Tree of Life’ will be released on a Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital Copy combo pack.  Read my review of the film HERE.  I just loved everything about this film.  I bet that at some point after the first of the year, Criterion will snatch up the rights to ‘Tree of Life’ and release it in the ultimate edition.  At least that’s what I am hoping for.  Press release below.  Also you can pre-order the film below.

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Hi Bryan Here….

I want you all to welcome the newest addition to the wonderful world of Boomstick.  He hails from a great land in a far off galaxy and has come to Earth for the time being to give us his insight on everything film.  He enjoys the silent film era and is well versed in all things Kubrick, Keaton, and Kirk. So let’s all say hello to Ben K.  Here is his first review for the site on Terrence Malick’s important and beautiful ‘Tree of Life’.  Enjoy.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Ever since I watched the first trailer for Terrence Malick’s ‘Tree of Life’, I often thought about how the film could reach people emotionally and show people how beautiful everything is.  Not to mention, how it would affect how people could and would perceive what is possible with cinema today.  Also, as I was watching the film and after I viewed the film, I couldn’t help but bring my own personal emotions, history, and experiences to the film.  I have a feeling that a lot of people will do the very same.  To put it simply, Terrence Malick’s ‘Tree of Life’ is the most impressive and magnificent visual portrait of history and life ever put on film.  I wish I could buy the world a ticket to see this film.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Terrence Malick is one heel of a filmmaker and I am so happy he is busy making films currently.  His next film which is called “Tree of Life” comes out May 27th.  I have been looking forward to that film for quite sometime.  It seems that he has already finished his next film as well which is still untitled at the moment.

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Hi Bryan Here…

If you have not had the chance to check out the latest vision from extraordinary director, Terrence Malick, then you should take a couple of minutes and watch the trailer.  The film stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain.  The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life.

Click HERE to watch this fantastic trailer.  Cannot wait to see this movie.

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FilmNation Sticking with Malick!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 3rd, 2011

After the success of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, FilmNation has entered an agreement with him to handle distribution and international sales of his next three films. Plot details on all three are nonexistent, but Malick and FilmNation have our attention from the cast listings alone.

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The Entertainment Answer Radio Show – July 15th, 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

If you missed our radio show on the air and can’t catch our video show on our YouTube channel, please catch our full show in podcast form by Subscribing to iTunes or Stitcher Radio. At ‘The Entertainment Answer‘, we have a ton of fun talking about movies, television, Blu-rays, and anything pop culture that comes up, PLUS, we might just have the answer to any question you might have. Join Matt Mungle and Bryan Kluger weekly for this fun-as-hell Radio Show! In this episode from June 15th, 2017, Matt and Bryan have the answers for War For The Planet of the Apes, Terrence Malick, Wish Upon, the new Samsung 4K UHD player, and WWE news. Also, catch Matt Mungle’s very own podcast by clicking HERE. Enjoy!

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Film Review: ‘Knight of Cups’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 9th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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There are two types of people in this world. Those who love Terrence Malick films and those who don’t. I tend to be the former in all aspects, from his films ‘Days of Heaven‘, ‘Badlands‘, and ‘The Thin Red Line‘. Recently, Malick has become more experimental with his filmmaking, with the amazing ‘Tree of Life‘ and ‘To the Wonder‘. Malick hasn’t been telling traditional narratives in a sense of the standard Hollywood formula, but rather has told a story with very little dialogue exchanged between characters as they walk through cityscapes and nature with a narrator voice over, detailing a stream of consciousness.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Knight of Cups‘ comes from writer/director Terrence Malick and stars Christian BaleCate Blanchett and Natalie Portman and hits big screens on March 4. The production of this project was a little different for everyone involved. Christian Bale just got a character description with no lines, some characters received lines with the option to use any or all they desired. Everything captured on film was an organic reaction to the situations they were presented with.

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Film Review: ‘Boyhood’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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If you’re unfamiliar with the name Richard Linklater, then you’re in for a real treat. Linklater is a Texas filmmaker who is known for making iconic movies in and around Austin and Dallas, Texas. His films include ‘Slacker‘, ‘School of Rock‘, the ‘Before‘ series, ‘Bernie‘, and the iconic and legendary piece of cinema ‘Dazed and Confused‘. But nothing could have prepared us for his newest film called ‘Boyhood‘, which is a cinematic milestone and achievement and something that will be talked about and praised for many years to come.

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Film Review: ‘Mud’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 25th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Jeff Nichols has done a great job with his third film, ‘Mud‘, bringing us a coming-of-age story of two best friends in the south who bond with a homeless fugitive on the run. With amazing performances, a great script, and solid story structure, this tiny tale of love, confidence, and second chances might just win at the box office in due time with positive word-of-mouth.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 3rd, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Beasts of the Southern Wild is no doubt in my top-10 list for best films of 2012.  I know most of you haven’t heard of this film, but rest assured, once you see this film – and I urge you to see this film as fast you can- you will not forget it.  Beasts of the Southern Wild is Benh Zeithlin’s feature-length directorial debut, and even though he is only 29 years old, he has a poetic vision that is on par with Stanley Kubrick and Terrence Malick.  Zeithlin’s attention to detail allows the movie to successfully portray backwater Louisiana, magical realism, and a culture’s determination and strength. It is unlike anything I have seen.  Not only is this film entertaining, smart, and creative, it is also important in that it shows a very realistic portrayal of some of the poorest people in present day America as they struggle to survive disasters both man-made and natural.  This is what every indie filmmaker should strive for.

 

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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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Hi, Bryan Here….

The Toronto Film Festival is coming up quickly and it looks like it is going to be one for the books.  ‘Looper’ is going to open up the festival with several other centerpiece films that strike my fancy.  Two of them include Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare film ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, and Terrence Malick’s new film, ‘To The Wonder’.  Can’t wait.  Below is the official press release.  Who’s going? Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, made the first announcement of films to premiere at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival. Films announced include titles in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes. The announced films include 17 Galas and 45 Special Presentations, including 38 world premieres.

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Bryan Reviews ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 29th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Beasts of the Southern Wild is no doubt in my top-10 list for best films of 2012.  I know most of you haven’t heard of this film, but rest assured, once you see this film – and I urge you to see this film as fast you can- you will not forget it.  Beasts of the Southern Wild is Benh Zeithlin’s feature-length directorial debut, and even though he is only 29 years old, he has a poetic vision that is on par with Stanley Kubrick and Terrence Malick.  Zeithlin’s attention to detail allows the movie to successfully portray backwater Louisiana, magical realism, and a culture’s determination and strength. It is unlike anything I have seen.  Not only is this film entertaining, smart, and creative, it is also important in that it shows a very realistic portrayal of some of the poorest people in present day America as they struggle to survive disasters both man-made and natural.  This is what every indie filmmaker should strive for.

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Bryan’s Oscar Picks and Wishful Picks!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 26th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

It’s Oscar day, and we here at Boomstick are gearing up for our live video commentary for later tonight.  We will be broadcasting live starting with the pre show and on through the entire night.  We will have trivia for prizes as well.  So be sure to keep it here and tune in.  Now, below are my Oscar picks in the winners that I think will win as well as the ones that I hope to win.  They are different, of course.  Be sure to let us know what your picks are in the comment section and the one with the  most right ballot might get a special prize.  And be sure when you comment and tweet tonight to use the hashtag  #bsoscars.

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Hi Bryan Here…..

The 84th annual Academy Award nominations are in.  There are a couple of surprises that I was very happy to see on here and tons of disappointment.  It looks like the Academy went with 9 Best Picture noms this year rather than 10.  They also only went with 3 noms for make up which I can think of others, and only two for original song.  Was this a time issue, so that the event would be over on time for once rather than have all 5 songs being sung?  I don’t like it, but that’s how it is this year.  Below you will see each category with my thoughts.  Enjoy.

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