Nov/2017

We have a very fun 61st episode of our fun podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘Media-Ocrity‘, where the show is just – okay. Here on the show, we focus strictly on horror/sci-fi, comic books, and video games – basically all the fun stuff that tickles your fancy. In our 61st episode, titled ‘We Are Young Guns‘, we Re-Cast ‘Young Guns‘, which was more difficult than originally planned. We also talk in spoiler form on ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘, ‘Stranger Things 2‘ , Call of Duty WWII, the Lord of the Rings TV series, and Disney buying out Fox. It was so much fun. This episode is guaranteed to thrill you, chill you, and fulfill you. I am joined pop-culture wizard Jonathan Atterbury and comic book artist Jeremy Megert.

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Film Review #2: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 4th, 2017

Taika Waititi legitimately reinvigorated  the marvel brand with Thor: Ragnarok. A lot of the criticism that Marvel movies get is that there are no stakes and we know that the heroes will always win. No kidding? That’s every superhero movie. No one thought Iron Man would die, no one thought Cap would die, no one thought Batman was dead in TDKR, no one thought (cared?) Superman died in BvS. Waititi proves that not taking a paint by numbers destroy the world story too seriously can be a damn blast.

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Film Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 31st, 2017

Thor is starring in his third stand-alone film called ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘ and brings a much needed change to the character in the best possibly way. Thor now has a fun personality and great comedic timing, mostly due to Chris Hemsworth amazing acting chops here. In addition to that, the film is steeped in a hypnotic, yet hyper-active color scheme that looks like Willy Wonka and Andy Warhol got together and decorated a city. In fact, Wonka’s theme ‘Pure Imagination’ is a song that plays in the film. It’s not all cold and stiff dialogue here anymore with brown or earth toned aliens and robots that Thor has to use his hammer to fight. Everyone and everything is covered in bright primary and pastel colors that creates a breath of fresh air in this stale universe. That’s all thanks to filmmaker Taika Waititi for giving his unique vision on this big budget film ($180 million). In previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, particularly with Thor, things have been sour and gloomy.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Life and death, witches and demons, the antichrist, angels and secrets surrounding the end of the world. They all have one thing in common, you’ll find all of them in the pages of ‘Good Omens‘ by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett. This isn’t a book review, because I’d need way more space and time than you’d be willing to give me, but this IS a flaming awesome announcement about said novel. It’s coming to TV!

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Billy Bob Thornton is Back For ‘Bad Santa 2’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 30th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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He’s back, he’s bad and he’ll kill Christmas or he will get drunk and wake up in time for New Year’s – Willie Soke and ‘Bad Santa 2‘!

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Lands Director, Taika Waititi!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 3rd, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Marvel’s next installment in the epic of Asgardian god, Thor, has gained a new director access to their realms. Joining the ranks of Kenneth Branagh and Alan Taylor is Taika Waititi. The director has spent a little bit of time in the superhero world already as a cast-member for DC’s ‘Green Lantern‘ movie starring Ryan Reynolds as Tom Kalmaku.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The news we broke two weeks ago about Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ was the tip of the iceberg as there is new information to kvell over. If you’re unfamiliar with the original news, read my report here then join us in our new excitement!

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Podcast #57 is here, and it was a fun-as-hell show.  We were at Multi-Media Pod’s HQ in East Dallas on a glorious Thursday afternoon, where our Susan Kamyab from ThisChixFlixAdam Conway from the Angelika Film Center , and Gwen Reyes from FreshFictionTV, and myself were in rare form. This was a special podcast, because we had James Faust with us to discuss all things related to the upcoming 9th annual ‘DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL‘, which you can purchase tickets for now HERE. Faust is the artistic director for the festival and has seen most of the films already for the big event, which starts April 9th. We also talk about Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and Re-Cast ‘Blues Brothers‘, which happens to be one of Fast’s favorite films. It was a lot of fun. And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page and TWITTER page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show and see you next week! Thank you for listening.

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First Peek At Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 25th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Director Zack Snyder must have one hell of a poker face, at least it would appear so considering how close to the chest he’s holding his cards dealing with ‘Batman V Superman‘. Any news or photos from the project have been deftly released under Snyder’s instructions.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The works of literary great Robert A. Heinlein have been immortalized on celluloid since 1950 with more than a dozen projects adapted from his written works including ‘Project Moon Base‘, ‘Red Planet‘, ‘The Puppet Masters‘ and ‘Starship Troopers‘. While the novels didn’t quite transfer seamlessly from one story-telling avenue to the other, the general theme has been the same. Hoping to make a successful transition with one of Heinlen’s more difficult pieces is Bryan Singer, and the title is ‘The Moon is a Harsh Mistress‘.

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WWE: RAW 1/5/15! The Authority Returns!

by Angelic Heel on Jan 6th, 2015

 

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Angelic Heel Here…

Celebrate good times, COME ON!! Order has returned to the WWE Universe with the reinstatement of the Authority! The first RAW of 2015 in Corpus Christi, TX, was a night filled with appreciation for those responsible, sweet retribution for those who dared to fight the inevitable and the first ever Ambulance match! So let’s do what’s best for business, and get this party started!

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Jesse Eisenberg Cast As Lex Luthor!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 31st, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here…

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Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Jesse Eisenberg has been set to star as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film. The dual announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

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Film Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 7th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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And we’re back with the first non-Iron-Man sequel in the Marvel universe with ‘Thor: The Dark World‘, with the entire cast back ready for more saving the universe and defeating evil. However, this time around, the sequel felt uneasy and a little bit off, as it dragged in the mid-section quite a bit, or when Tom Hiddleston’s Loki (Thor’s adopted brother) is not on screen. Sure, the main event is Thor himself (Chris Hemsworth), but he seems to take a back seat for most of the film, as the co-stars really drive this movie as Thor smashes his hammer from foe to foe.

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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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Hi, Bryan Here….

 

I can’t believe it is already December.  This year as flown by so fast.  I hope you all took advantage of some of the great Black Friday deals we had going.  Some went uber fast. Well, it didn’t stop there, so don’t worry, from now thru the end of the year, we will be bringing you tons more great deals for holiday shopping that are super cheap.  And don’t forget to check out our Holiday Geek Gift Guide, which you can get to by CLICKING HERE.  This geek deal is sort of a treasure trove of different great blu-ray releases.  All of them are super cheap and all amazing titles.  Take advantage, as they on’t last very long.  Plus don’t forget, criterion blu-rays are still 50% off.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Marvel had a busy day today at Comic-Con.  Kevin Feige (President of Marvel Film Studios) confirmed today that ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ will be released August 1, 2014.  Also, Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) have finished writing ‘Ant-Man’ and have filmed some test footage which they showed the crowd at Comic-Con.  Needless to say the crowd went ape-shit. Wright said, Ant-Man is a tiny guy who kicks ass one inch at a time.

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Hi, Bryan Here…..

The books is called ‘Casual Vacancy’ and will cater to adults.  The book has a scheduled release of September 27th, 2012 and I expect hordes and hordes of fans standing in line to get the first book.  Rowling describes the book as  “blackly comic” and for adults.  The book runs about 480 pages and will be available in hardback, audio CD, and ebook formats.  I anticipate a movie studio (Warner Bros.) picking up the rights to this book soon once its done.  Here is Rowling’s synopsis of her new book:

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 11th, 2012

Hi Bryan Here….

‘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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Classic Waxxx: Big Mama Thornton “In Europe”

by NapkinArt on Jul 15th, 2011

The era of the power-house female blues singer is long gone. Bessie Smith. Janis Joplin. Memphis Minnie. Big Maybelle. But, one of the absolute greats here is Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, whose blues will absolutely shake you to your foundation.

Outside of hardcore blues fans Big Mama Thornton is probably one of the more obscure of the blues singers, as her career began in 1951, but started to fade quickly in the late 1950s/early 1960s. However, Thornton recorded with some of the most notable blues musicians of her day, many now legendary, like Buddy Guy, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Muddy Waters and Big Walter Horton. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hi Bryan Here….

Marvel and Paramount must have tons of faith in Thor, because it has already been given a sequel and release date.  The date is set for July 26th, 2013, and so far Chris Hemsworth will return to play the Mighty Thor.  No word on if any of the other cast will return.  I’m sure they will.  But director Kenneth Branagh will not be back.  Sources say he declined and it went down mutually and amicably.

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