Jan/2018

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There’s some casting movement on the Disney, live-action ‘Dumbo‘ front. Tim Burton has been putting together a retelling of the elephant story for some time now and has a few actors already on the payroll for the project. Those include Eva Green (‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children‘), Danny DeVito (‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia‘) and Colin Farrell (‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them‘).

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Tim Burton Set To Direct Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Movie!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 10th, 2015

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I’m not sure if this is quite the best news, but Tim Burton (‘Beetlejuice‘) will direct a live-action remake of ‘Dumbo‘ for Disney. If you’re unfamiliar with the story of ‘Dumbo‘, it follows a baby circus elephant who is bullied because of his giant ears, which give him special abilities. The original film came out in 1941.

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Samuel L. Jackson has his sites set on his next project and is circling the next Tim Burton adaptation of the crazy popular kids’ novel by Ransom Riggs, ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children‘.

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When Tim Burton makes a new movie, it gets attention. Be it good, bad or ugly, people talk about it. The newest film to add to the cannon of Burton films is ‘Big Eyes‘. His latest live action film since 2012’s ‘Dark Shadows‘.  A drama centered on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her extravagant success in the 1950’s and the following legal problems she had with her husband. Why did she have legal problems with her husband, you ask? He claimed credit for her paintings in the 1960’s. Talk about a maladjusted marriage! Makes Ike and Tina Turner look like a model of marriage perfection.

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When you think of the collected works of Tim Burton, certain projects stand out. If you ask my daughter, she’ll point out Alice in Wonderland, my son will give props to, his favorite, The Nightmare Before Christmas. If you ask me, I’ll mention the Batman movies, Edward Scissorhands or Beetlejuice. There has been a lot of talk about Burton, Michael Keaton and Beetlejuice lately. In particular, whether or not Burton would like to film a sequel. He is already a producer of the proposed movie with David Geffen. I don’t blame Warner Brothers for giving this one to Burton to consider. How could you make a trip back to the universe of Beetlejuice without his directing? It would be like eating steak with plastic wrapped around your tongue…all of the fill of food, but none of the flavor. Come to think about it, that’s kind of like sex with a condom, too!

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We’ve been hearing that Warner Bros. has been developing a new Pinocchio project, and now Jane Goldman will write the script for Tim Burton to direct Robert Downey Jr, which will be a first time collaboration for the two to work together.  No contracts have been signed yet, but Burton and Robert have been talking with Warner about their excitement and suggestions for the film according to THR.

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 Fantastic Fest is excited to announce Walt Disney Pictures’ Frankenweenie will have its world premiere on September 20 as the opening night film for the 2012 festival, happening September 20-27 in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar. “Tim Burton stands as a titan of modern genre cinema.  To world premiere the feature adaptation of his early beloved short is a huge honor for me personally and for the festival in general,” said Fantastic Fest Co-founder & Creative Director Tim League.

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In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.

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There is a Tim Burton Bluray Collection coming May 1st and it looks to be an Amazon.com exclusive only.  Celebrate some of Tim Burton’s best filmss with this 7-movie Blu-ray collection featuring an all-new premium hardcover book.  If you already own some or all these movies, there is really no reason to get this set, because I don’t see any changes from the previous releases other than the book that comes with the set, and the collectibility.

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So, before Tim Burton was all Tim Burton and loved scissors and crooked trees, he made a short film called ‘Frankenweenie’.  Now he is remaking his first film.  I have a love/hate relationship with Tim Burton, but I am curious to see this.  Very few directors go back to the original 1st movies and remake them.  But now the film has a poster and it looks eerily familiar.

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‘Big Eyes’ tells the true tale of Margaret and Walter Keane, a couple whose famous and one of a kind paintings of wide-eyed children became a hugely successful in the pop art community in the fifties and sixties. There is a surprise revelation to the story though.  Walter  stood as the frontman for the whole venture, where he took credit for his wife’s work.

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Tim Burton is in talks to direct a live-action version of ‘Pinocchio’ movie which is currently being scripted by ‘Pushing Daisies’ creator, Bryan Fuller.  Warner Bros. is courting Robert Downey Jr. to star as Geppetto as well.  This is no surprise as Burton’s last film, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ was his biggest box office success.  Now it seems on the big screen as well as on television, there is an abundance of fantasy/fairy tale films in the works.  Heck there is a few Snow White films coming out and a few Pinocchio films coming out, and not too mention the many more fantasy/fairy tale films that have been slated for this year already.

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Disney will be releasing the award winning pop icon of a film ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ by Tim Burton on August 30th of this year in 3D.  From the looks of the press release, the release will be packed with extras and will be a combo release meaning, 3D Bluray/2D Bluray/DVD/Digital Copy.  Below is the press release for your excitement and enjoyment.

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Director Tim Burton and Actor Josh Brolin are bringing back The Hunchback of Notre Dame back to the Silver Screen with Brolin playing the Hunchback.

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Some very cool footage of the FX work from tons of great films have come to light.  Such as the FX for the alien like fish water creatures from James Cameron’s The Abyss and the Superman suit and FX from Tim Burton’s failed attempt at the Superman film all those years ago plus much more.

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A Danny Elfman/Tim Burton Music Box Set is Coming…

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 4th, 2010

It is a Tim Burton day at Boomstick.  Who would have thought.  I guess it is because that tree in the backyard grew all twisted like and has a small opening at the bas of the trunk for me to  crawl through.  Hmmmm.


In Decemeber, Danny Elfman and Tim Burton is conjunction with Warner Bros. Records, will be releasing an ultra limited and rare music box set spanning some of the great films Danny Elfman and Tim Burton have worked on.


That means I get Pee-Wee music and Beetlejuice Music.


It is a numbered box collectors edition which only 1,000 sets will be made.


The set will contain expansions of 13 original scores by Elfman from Burton’s iconic movies.  It contains 16 CD’s with artwork by Burton himself.  It comes to about 19 hours of music with 7 hours of un-released masters and demos, work tapes, other rarities.


You also will get a DVD with a great interview with Burton and Elfman as they both talk with each other on their 25 years of working together.


In addition you will be getting a Nightmare Before Christmas skeleton key flash drive that already has all the music from the box set on it.


If that wasn’t enough, how abotu a 250 page hardcover book with essays, interviews, pictures and a forward by Johnny Depp.  The books covers the films and music of Danny Elfman and Tim Burton.


This comes at a heft price through.  $499.99.


WORTH IT!

Pre-order HERE.

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I’ve waited all year and finally it’s time!!! Not time for Christmas, you sillies, it’s AWARDS season!!! It’s time to see who has been chosen to attend the Golden Globes ball, who’s going to be crowned King and Queen and then there are some of us just hoping we’ll be asked to dance. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will issue ballots that will be counted and announced Sunday, January 8, 2017 in a televised event hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

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We’ve been hearing for months now that Lindsay Lohan has been vying to play Elizabeth Taylor in ‘Liz and Dick’ for the Lifetime channel.  It’s he biopic chronicling the enduring love of movie icons Taylor and Richard Burton, whose fiery romance was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day.  Well today it became official.  I guess the execs don’t care about Lohan’s troubled past or they got a huge insurance policy on her.  Either way, I think they could have picked a better actress.  Press release below.

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Paramount Pictures is finalizing all aspects of this project for Martin Scorsese’s next production.  It will be about the romance between Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.  Now before TMZ, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and all the hollywood love affairs, there was the biggest one of all.  And that is the Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor romance.

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ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2010!!! “MUSIC”

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 26th, 2010

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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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4K UHD Review: ‘Batman Begins’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 2nd, 2018

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Since 1989, we were thrilled to have Batman movies. In 1989, we received are first big budget Batman film from newcomer director at the time Tim Burton. It went onto be a box office sensation and spawned three more sequels, which became increasingly worse and silly. By the time the 4th film got around, it was more like watching a slapstick cartoon than anything good or resembling Batman. In fact, the franchise became a joke. Then came along Christopher Nolan who made his trilogy of Batman films, starting with ‘Batman Begins‘, which told a much darker and realistic side of the Dark Knight. The results were astounding on both critical and box office fronts.

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Movies We’re Thankful For!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 23rd, 2017

Tis the season to be thankful for many things. Family, friends, food, jobs, and Bruce Campbell. It’s Thanksgiving time and we here at Boomstick Comics just love movies. We love everything about them. Even the bad ones. While you’re eating those delicious bites of Turkey, watching ‘Charlie Brown Thanksgiving‘ or the Dallas Cowboys Game, we want to share with you some movies that we are thankful for. These movies have touched us in some way and have helped shaped our creative lives. Maybe this list will inspire you to make your own list and share it with us. These are the movies we are thankful for and dearly love.

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Film Review: War For The Planet of the Apes!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 12th, 2017

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I believe we all thought that Tim Burton killed the Planet of the Apes franchise back in 2001 with his horrible version of man vs. ape. Luckily in 2011, the studio breathed new life into the franchise with Rupert Wyatt’s early telling of what is to become with Planet of the Apes with astonishing visual effects, acting, and one hell of a story. That film – Rise of the Planet of the Apes showed that one ape named Caesar (Andy Serkis) was to become the first highly intelligent and humanized ape, but it came at a great cost with a virus that wiped out most of Earth’s population. In the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that was taken over by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), Caesar and his ape friend are battling for their lives against the humans that have survived the virus outbreak. Now we have arrived at the conclusion of this epic trilogy – War For The Planet of the Apes, with Reeves in the director’s chair again as we see an aging and grayish haired Caesar tending to his family and still battling the demons of his former human-hating friend Koba, whom was killed in the previous film.

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Just a few of my favorite posters!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 11th, 2017

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There are several elements that go into play when a movie is prepping for their initial debut. There is an advertising campaign, and the goal is to saturate the atmosphere with the upcoming movie, all designed to get us to show up in theaters and plunk down a chunk of our hard-earned cash. One of the first type of media to invade our subconscious is the all-important movie poster. This may seem like a small thing, but each poster is carefully designed to share just enough information that will reel us a bit closer, then just like when fishing, set that hook.

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There are some things that are certainties in life. Disney is slowly making their way through their animated film catalog and reconstructing them as live-action films. Another certainty we can count on is that big stars are climbing onto these new films like crazy. So it’s no surprise that Will Smith is eyeing a leading role in the classic 1941 story ‘Dumbo‘ that’s been in pre-production for a while with director Tim Burton.

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Film Review: ‘The Girl on the Train’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 6th, 2016

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I can certainly see the appeal of Paula Hawkins’ first successful novel ‘The Girl on the Train‘, which was released in 2015, and was fast-tracked and optioned into a major motion picture by Universal Pictures to come out this weekend. It has some deeply dark and layered characters and tackles a range of emotions and vices from alcoholism, abuse, and even a murder. It’s a good story with a who-done-it angle that feels fresh and original. The problem here is that the film felt a bit rushed and lazy, which gave way to the very slow burn the film has and never quite stays on point with its many flashbacks and timing, often times showing the same scene several times. It just got tedious and redundant twenty minutes in and never stopped being overly dramatic with longing stares, tears, and silence.

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The enchanting sequel to Disney’s ‘Alice in Wonderland‘, ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass‘, debuts October 18 on home video formats October 18. No matter what your preferred method of viewing movies is, there’s an option for everyone, available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD, On-Demand and Disney Movies Anywhere.

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Disney is bringing ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass‘ to home video everywhere on October 18. The film will be available on the usual myriad of options such as Digital HD, Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand. While director Tim Burton didn’t return to the sequel set in the magical world he created, but passed the baton to James Bobin.

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First Wave Of Programming For Fantastic Fest 2016!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 2nd, 2016

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Fantastic Fest will be heading to Austin and the Alamo Drafthouse in September from the 22 – 29. They’ve adopted a theme this year that celebrates Bollywood in it’s many forms and there are more than enough genre films to thrill even the most ardent and discerning film lover. We’ve got the first wave of programming that will be highlighting the event. You want horror, mystery, fart-tracking sprites and an 18 inch penis that looks like a dead chicken? It’s all here. We will bring you the second wave as soon as it becomes available.

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Epic List Of The Top 10 Road Trip Flicks!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 3rd, 2016

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Summer means a lot to me, there’s baseball, which I waxed pretty poetic about in last week’s Top 10 Baseball Movies post. There’s fishing, the fourth of July, a multi-colored tongue from Otter Pops, and the all important road trip. Your trip can be a short jaunt to the lake or it can be a days long event that usually culminates in an epic destination – Wally World, anyone? Whether you trip on your own, with your friends or with your family, there’s something wonderful about having a full tank of gas, a stereo full of tunes and the open road in front of you. Depending on who you’re with it can either feel like a hostage situation or a relaxing break from the weekly drag. Most good road trips feel like a bit of both, not to mention the longing for the comfort that is your home toilet.

I’m gonna count down my top 10 movies that feature a road trip. Strap in, kick on the A/C and let the lull of the road below you relaxes your worries. This was not an easy list to winnow down to only 10 with a few honorable mentions. I left off the obvious ‘Thelma and Louise‘, they’re best friends, they kill someone and drive off a cliff. Yeah, I didn’t give you a spoiler alert there because if you haven’t seen this movie by now, you were never going to. Some road trip movies are better than others and we had differing opinions from each other making this list. So read along and tell me where we agree or disagree or what I’ve left out.

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Tim Burton has been in the process of adapting the crazy popular children’s book by author Ransom Riggs, ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’to a feature film. He’s given us another trailer to build the excitement for the film’s debut on September 30 and I can’t wait! This book is amaze-balls and seeing Eva Green as Miss Peregrine and Asa Butterfield as Jacob is perfection!

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A ‘Monsterpocalypse’ is Coming!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 29th, 2016

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The major Hollywood studios are in a giant bidding war for the rights to the board game ‘Monsterpocalypse‘, which is a board game from Privateer Press that resembles Guillermo Del Toro’s film ‘Pacific Rim‘, where humans get into giant sized robots to fight large monsters. With the success of ‘Pacific Rim‘, it’s no surprise that a ton of studios want in on this cash cow and make it a franchise project, which is exactly what the studios are looking to do.

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Disney’s Live-Action Calendar Looks Amazing!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 26th, 2016

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Disney loves the live-action fairy tale trend as it’s proven by the last few years of their movie catalog, so it’s not surprising they are planning out a slate of movies into the next several years.

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Looks like Batfleck was such a success in Warner Bros. eyes that a standalone project is officially in the works. Ben Affleck isn’t just reprising his role as the caped crusader, he’s a renaissance bat-man (See what I did there?). He will star, obvs, but he will also direct, write and produce.

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Tim Burton has adapted the Ransom Riggs novel, ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children‘ and now, he’s giving us the trailer! YES!!! The film doesn’t drop until September 30, 2016, but this might be enough to tide us over until then.

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Film Review: ‘Victor Frankenstein’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 25th, 2015

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Is there any real need to make another Frankenstein movie?  Probably not.   Is there any real need to add extra cheese to a pizza?  Of course not.  Why do we do it then?  Because, sometimes it’s just too awesome not to do.

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Given Robert Downey Jr’s current state of badassery and awesomeness, I can’t think of anything he could do that would not bring in the fans. Once he turned the corner on his bad boy behavior in the 1980’s, he’s the equivalent of a golden ticket. Team Downey, which consists of RDJ and his wife, Susan Downey, has been harboring the idea of a fairy tale they want to give the live-action treatment. The tale of Pinocchio is one RDJ has been developing for years, somewhat on the sly, with Michael Mitnick (‘The Giver‘) writing the most recent draft while RDJ is ready to board the project as Geppetto, the toy maker.

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Disney has selected the next project for their ongoing trend of animation to live-action series, there’s a catch this time though. The source material was not a full-length film on it’s own, rather it was part of a compilation Disney produced in 1940 under the umbrella name of ‘Fantasia‘. The closing sequence of the musical conglomeration ‘Night on Bald Mountain‘, is the storyline that will receive a full live-action film treatment.

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Walt Disney Pictures has selected the next story up for the live-action remake with ‘Mulan‘. The company has been hell bent on taking successful animated stories, blowing up the fantasy worlds they live in, including the already larger-than-life villains, then dropping the wide-eyed hero into the setting and let the story unfold. This is a pretty cool idea, however Disney has yet to pull a live-action crossover out of their hat that was better than it’s animated mirror.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The 9th annual Dallas International Film Festival is almost here, folks, and we have just received the entire list of all the films that will be playing at the festival. The fest will take place April 9-19, and you can start purchasing passes now with the links provided below. It looks like there will be some excellent filmmakers and actors in town for the festival as well as a treasure trove of awesome movies, which you can see listed out below with a little bit of information on each film. As usual, we will be at the festival, telling you about all the cool movies we’re seeing and posting some interviews with the talent. Stay tuned as  I’m sure more announcements will be made.

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Film Review: ‘Cinderella’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 12th, 2015

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I’m not sure why Disney is hell-bent on remaking all of their classic animated films into live-action reboots, but that seems to be the case nowadays. With ‘Snow White and The Huntsman‘ to ‘Maleficent‘ and now with ‘Cinderella‘, Disney is banking on popular movie stars to re-energize their classic titles. The problem is that these are not any good. While there is probably a built in audience already and new generations are now getting to see these old tales, it might be financially viable to think about rebooting these franchises. But in order to do that, you must make something that is quality, which none of these are.

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It’s been 30 years since we first saw Pee-Wee on the big screen in ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure‘, which was Tim Burton’s first feature film he directed. And we’ve been reporting for some time now that Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee) has been developing a couple of new feature films with Judd Apatow (‘Knocked Up‘).

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Film Review: ‘Big Eyes’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 24th, 2014

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A few things are expected when you view a Tim Burton film…dark comedy, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and a twisted outcome.  Big Eyes is different.  The true story of Margaret D.H. Keane/Margaret (Amy Adams), a renowned artist, is told in bright light.  The only seemingly twisted or dark aspect of Big Eyes are the twin pools of the deepest fathoms that are the eyes of the people in Margaret’s paintings.  Big Eyes follows the sad yet courageous journey of Margaret from the escape from her first marriage to her triumph of finding her self as well as her voice. 

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Jessica Jones is the latest in Marvel’s stable of characters that are coming to life. Jones is a superhero that has really had a rough go of it once she gained super human abilities. As a teenager, she loses her family in a car accident with a military truck carrying experimental material. The girl just can’t seem to catch a break. Her exploits as a costumed superhero end in Jones suffering a case of PTSD and a desire to hang up her tights forever.

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The reading you do as a child shapes your literary preferences for the rest of your life. In my mind, I settled the prairie with Laura Ingalls Wilder, I watched ‘Tip and Mitten‘ sit and stay and had ‘Fun With Dick and Jane‘. I adventured with ‘The Mouse and the Motorcycle‘, chose my own adventure (Which, btw is the format Neil Patrick Harris uses for his autobiography released last month, it’s great fun and a great read), I felt brave as I read R.L. Stine’s chiller’s which gave me the confidence to pick up Stephen King in later years. No matter what you grew to love to read, there was one series that stood out from the rest , ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark‘ by Alvin Schwartz with illustrations by Stephen Gammell took a heroic measure of nerve.

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For the inaugural event of Wizard World’s Comic Con in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the guests were in abundance. I was extremely excited to sit in on a panel Q&A by Robert Englund. Before Englund took the stage, the audience got a special teaser for his newest film, ‘Fear Clinic‘. The film which doesn’t open until February of 2015 can be seen earlier if you are fortunate enough to be able to attend NYC HorrorFest where ‘Fear Clinic‘ will be the official opener.

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Pee-Wee Herman Is Coming Back To Big Screens in 2015!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 22nd, 2014

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Looking back at growing up in the 80’s made me realize just how surreal the whole experience really was. In remembering my childhood, there are several things that stand out more than others, Cabbage Patch Kids, Aquanet , ‘New Kids On The Block‘, cereal that had no redeeming nutritional value whatsoever besides being easy enough for a kid to serve themselves while parents slept in on Saturday mornings, and a lineup of cartoons that kept us occupied while we slowly reached sugar-induced coma levels of happiness.  That’s right, Saturday morning telly was geared toward kids. I had roughly 3 channels that broadcast what came to be the soundtrack to my childhood and some of my best memories. Every remote jockey, i.e. the oldest sibling, had the channel jump down to an art form in order to ensure that we made it to the right channel at the right time to catch the personalized lineup of cartoons that took us weeks to master. I didn’t want to wake up to go to school, but you better believe I was up at 6:30am so that I wouldn’t miss the beginning of my favorite day of television.

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Everyone remember the hype surrounding the new prequel series ‘Gotham‘? We’ve been inundated with teasers, internet ads, and just in general talking about how awesome, or un-awesome (is that a word?) it’s going to be. I want to be hopeful, because I’m a huge fan of the bat. Love the world of Gotham City and it’s dark, iniquitous, sullen tones. I’ve always loved the Tim Burton version of the Batman films, don’t get me wrong, Nolan’s flicks were excellent in that they gave me the action I crave. But I like how the first set of movies make him a real character and not either just a 40-pack a day smoker in a cowl, or an asshole.

 

 

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Seth Grahame-Smith has made a name for himself in the book world and in the film world. He was a writer and producer since around 2000 and his been a part of projects like ‘The Hard Times of RJ Berger‘ and ‘Dark Shadows‘. Then came the big screen adaptation of his novel ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter‘, from there he picked up several more projects. He is currently writing the ‘Beetlejuice‘ sequel for Director Tim Burton and signed on as a producer for the project. In a producer capacity, he is involved in the ‘It‘ remake, the ‘Gremlins‘ reboot and ‘Ninjago‘. I’ll spare you the argument I have against film remakes.

 

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Hello, Jana here,

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Disney has always been more than just an animated studio, but when you produce such awesomeness as ‘Sleeping Beauty‘, ‘Robin Hood‘, ‘Peter Pan‘, ‘Aladdin‘ and ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ it’s not something that is always remembered. Plus, we begin life learning that a Disney movie is something animated with catchy songs, at least that’s what my kids learned first. The studio has been finding different ways to get more bang for their buck for a long time. That’s why there will be a celebrated release, MAYBE a sequel in theaters, then a third or more straight to DVD. Take that same movie with established characters and it pops up on the Disney Channel as a brand new animated series. Not to mention the obligatory Disney park tie-in and the countless branding options from clothing to toys to bedding and all things in between.

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Hello, Jana here,

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Amy Adams is not an actress you’d expect to see in the lineup for a movie about aliens minus ‘Man of Steel‘, but that’s exactly the case. The ‘American Hustle‘ star is in talks to star in ‘Story of Your Life‘ a film conversion of a short story by Nebula and Hugo and Locus Award winning author Ted Chiang. ‘Prisoners‘ director Denis Villeneuve is slated to direct from a script written by Eric Heisserer, writer of the remakes of ‘The Thing‘ and ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street‘.

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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice….Beetlejuice?

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 14th, 2014

Jana B. here,

 

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Say the name 3 times and you’re in trouble! Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary….’Beetlejuice‘? Talking about none other than the original black and white stripe suit wearing master of disaster before Robin Thicke took a crack at the outfit, and the disaster that is Miley Cyrus. Before he came along, Michael Keaton did it better than anyone could imagine. Tim Burton knew he was making an excellent casting decision bringing ‘Mr. Mom’ into the mix.

 

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Fernando’s Worst Movies of The Year 2013!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 31st, 2013

Fernando M., Here….

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Well folks, it was quite a year at the cinema.  After totaling everything up, I was lucky enough to watch 35 films in theaters.  There’s some great films that I missed, and some that I avoided like the plague, but out of those that I did catch, here’s the WORST of 2013.

Be sure to check out Fernando’s BEST LIST BY CLICKING HERE!!

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‘The Addams Family’ Is Getting Revived!!! Snap. Snap.

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 31st, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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MGM is rebooting ‘The Addams Family‘, but this time, instead of a live action feature film, it will be an animated movie in the same vein as ‘Monster House‘. Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun will be producing the project with Pamela Pettler writing the screenplay. Pettler wrote ‘Corpse Bride‘ and ‘Monster House’.

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The Multi-Media Men Podcast #12 – ‘In The News’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 27th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Here’s Our 12th ‘In The News‘ Segment, where we discuss all the fun, interesting, and weird news in the entertainment industry. This week, we talk about ‘The Walking Dead‘ season 4, ‘Beetlejuice 2‘ and Tim Burton, and much much more. Enjoy the show….

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The New ‘Pee-Wee Herman’ Movie Is Happening!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 7th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Paul Reubens or better known as Pee-Wee Herman had some exciting news today. Though it’s only a tease, a big announcement is coming sooner than later. Reubens, who can be heard in ‘Smurfs 2‘ talked a little bit about that film and his upcoming Pee-Wee projects. We’ve talked about potential Pee-Wee projects before on the site, but this time it seems like they are finally happening and in the near future.

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 Johnny Depp will be back for ‘Alice in Wonderland 2‘ as the iconic Mad Hatter, and why shouldn’t he be. The first ‘Alice in Wonderland‘ grossed over $1 billion worldwide, and he needs to do something quick as ‘The Lone Ranger‘ might be one of the biggest flops ever and questioned his star status. I hear that back in March, Depp signed a big multi-year deal to star in several films, and this one might be his first.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Taking a different role than her usual affair of villains and wacky personas, Helena Bonham Carter will play the fairy godmother in Kenneth Branagh’s live-action version of Disney’sCinderella‘. Cate Blanchett has already been cast as the wicked stepmother and Lily James (‘Wrath of the Titans‘) will play Cinderella.

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Film Review: ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 6th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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A more fitting title for this would have been ‘Oz the Modest and Ineffective’. I have no doubt that this prequel will make tons of money the next two weekends at the box office, although it doesn’t deserve it. Even though you have an all-star cast, an amazing director, and top notch talent around the board, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have quality film in the can. On the contrary, it seems like every bit of life, joy, and entertainment was taken away early on, never to return. This prequel to the iconic and incredible 1939 film might be the top miscast film ever put on screen, and that’s only the beginning.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 16th, 2013

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Christopher Nolan’s third and final installment of his Batman franchise ranks as the best film in the series.  That’s difficult for me to say, as the first two films were so amazing.  Even with Heath Ledger’s iconic and eternal role as the Joker in the previous film, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ far surpasses anything my imagination could have hoped for in film.  Movies do not get better than ’The Dark Knight Rises’.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Frankenweenie 3D’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 11th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here…..

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I was much impressed with Tim Burton’s remake of his own short-fil of the same title, ‘Frankenweenie’, about a boy who brings back to life his dead dog in the vein of Frankenstein.  Burton really has made much of any original film in the last ten years, besides ‘Big Fish’, and in my opinion, his remakes aren’t good, but with this one, it seemed like a return from the director I grew up with and learned to love, despite my loathing of his remake films.  ’Frankenweenie’ was very entertaining and a lot of fun.

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The Oscar Nominations Are In!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 10th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here…..

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Earlier this morning, Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the Oscar nominations, which MacFarlane came across as pretty funny.  I’m excited for him to host the Oscars this year.  And, his film ‘Ted‘ actually got nominated. How cool is that?  Below is the full list of Oscar nominations.  Let us know what you think.  We will be posting a separate article soon on Oscar snubs, because believe me, there are many.  And don’t forget, we will be doing our annual LIVE OSCAR COMMENTARY, which will mark the 6th time we have done it.  It promises tons of laughs.

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‘Frankenweenie’ 3D Blu-ray Announced And Detailed!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 30th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Tim Burton’s remake of his own film ‘Frankenweenie’ is coming to Blu-ray and Dvd early next year.  I rather enjoyed this new version as I said so in my review HERE.  There looks to be some great extras on the disc, so I’d pre-order now if I were you.  Official press release below and disc speicifications.  Disney and creative genius Tim Burton (creator of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) proudly announce the home entertainment debut of “Frankenweenie” arriving as a 4-Disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital and On Demand—January 8, 2013.

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Bryan’s Review of ‘Frankenweeine’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 4th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

I was much impressed with Tim Burton’s remake of his own short-fil of the same title, ‘Frankenweenie’, about a boy who brings back to life his dead dog in the vein of Frankenstein.  Burton really has made much of any original film in the last ten years, besides ‘Big Fish’, and in my opinion, his remakes aren’t good, but with this one, it seemed like a return from the director I grew up with and learned to love, despite my loathing of his remake films.  ‘Frankenweenie’ was very entertaining and a lot of fun.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Got a late start on this column due to screenings and being on a short vacation, which was AMAZING.  But alas, the weekly column you all look forward to is out.  Sorry for the delay.  Quite a bit of great titles this week including Indiana Jones on bluray.    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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Suzanne Reviews ‘ParaNorman’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 15th, 2012

Suzanne Here….

Childhood is a trying time, and the endearing hero of “ParaNorman” has more trials than most. A father who doesn’t understand him, a sister who finds him annoying, a bully who loves to pick on him, and a town full of ghosts that only he can see, Norman has quite a few troubles on his slight shoulders. But as others begin to open their eyes to his abilities and Norman learns the value of trusting those around him, ParaNorman delivers some great lessons while treating its audience to laughter and suspense.

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Ichabod Crane Makes Fox His ‘Sleepy Hollow’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 21st, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…..

Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ seres has landed at Fox, which will be put to pilot with Len Wiseman on board to direct.  Kurtzman, Orci, and Phillip Iscove will pen the script that is a modern-day supernatural thriller based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It will follow Ichabod Crane as he partners with Sleepy Hollow’s local female sheriff to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil according to Deadline.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

Sam Raimi’s take on the ‘Wizard of Oz’ universe is taking shape nicely.  By the trailer, you can definitely tell people who work with Tim Burton are working on this film with Raimi.  When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking-that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well. It looks good and I hope it is.  The film will open March 8th, 2013.

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Danny Devito Directed an Apocalyptic Thriller!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 11th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Shangri-La Entertainment announced today that Danny DeVito has wrapped shooting on his apocalyptic thriller and is now in post-production. Directed by DeVito, the currently untitled project stars William Fichtner (THE DARK KNIGHT, BLACK HAWK DOWN and THE PERFECT STORM) soon to be seen in THE LONE RANGER, playing the nemesis to Johnny Depp’s Tonto; Lance Reddick, the imposing Lieutenant Daniels on hit series THE WIRE and currently starring in JJ Abrams’ popular THE FRINGE; and Constance Zimmer, the offbeat sex symbol Dana Gordon on award-winning HBO series ENTOURAGE.

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Bryan’s Review of ‘Dark Shadows’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 9th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…

The Dukes of Hazzard, The Addams Family, and the A-Team are all television shows that have become feature films over the past several years. The latest television show to be remade on the big screen is the 60’s television series, Dark Shadows. With its dark humor, strange characters, and gothic set pieces, how could off-beat director Tim Burton resist?  Unfortunately, Dark Shadows proves yet again that even though you have an expansive budget, amazing set pieces, and good actors, you don’t necessarily get a quality film.  Dark Shadows fails to humanize any of the characters besides Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp), and although it started off as a fun quirky film, it never improved or advanced after the first ten minutes.

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Planet Comicon 2012!!! Billy Dee Williams Q&A!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 17th, 2012

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At Planet Comic Con in Kansas City, Boomstick was fortunate to sit in on a Q&A panel with the man, the myth, the legend, Billy Dee Williams.  He talked about his “abstract reality” paintings, the pros and cons between theatre and film, what he wants to be remembered for [HINT: It works every time], his view on being the first rather than number one, advice to young actors, and a role he wanted to portray.  He can be seen in ‘Star Wars Episode V & VI,’ ‘General Hospital,’ ‘Fanboys,’ ‘The Ladies Man,’ Tim Burton’s ‘Batman,’ and recurring voicework on ‘Robot Chicken,’ Enjoy the video.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Paramount has purchased the project ‘Huck’ written by Andy Burg.  Everybody is being quiet aboutt he project, but this is supposed to be a re-imaging of sorts of the Mark Twain 1876 novel.  Think along the lines of these upcoming Snow White films and how they are being retold.  Expect that kind of re-imagining with ‘Huck’.  We’ve heard that Finn and Sawyer will be adults in the film and there will be some sort of paranormal element to the film, according to HWR.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

The CW is revving up its new series ‘Arrow’ with Stephen Amell set to star.  I’m of course referring to comic book character ‘The Green Arrow’.  The costume looks great.  It was designed by Colleen Atwood who is an oscar winning costume designer and done just about every Tim Burton film.  The project, written by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, is based on the DC character and centers on former billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Amell) who, after being marooned for five years on a remote island, returns with a mysterious agenda and a lethal set of new skills that he uses in a war on crime.

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BOOMSTICK COMICS GEEK HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE PART 2!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 25th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here……

So part 1 of the annual Geek Holiday Shopping Guide is LIVE which you can see HERE.  Now let us get to part 3 which will consist of video games, music, and art.  Part 1 was all about movies.  Part 3 coming up will be books and comics.   So many great deals and uber cool and geeky stuff to get your loved ones and yourself this 2011 holiday season.  As usual, you will be able to click on the link or picture that will take you to purchase the items.  So enjoy and eat some good food and be safe out there this holiday shopping season.

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Hi Bryan Here….

So like I said in September, “October is Awesome for blurays”.  Well October packs a punch for its first week of releases.  So let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Jackie Brown’, ‘Lion King’, 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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Beetlejuice 2 Might Actually Happen!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 7th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith have just signed a two-year first-look feature producing deal at Warner Bros. with one of the projects being a sequel to the amazing 1980’s film ‘Beetlejuice’.  The film will not be a remake; the intention is to reboot it by advancing the storyline of the original, which was done by The Geffen Company and Warner Bros.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Tim Burton’s ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ was an instant cult classic.  Even to this day, people hold viewings to sold out crowds, dress up as characters from the film in public, and all the merchandising riddle clothing shops, toy stores, book stores, and gifts shops around the globe.  ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ is an amazing achievement in filmmaking.  This film has already been released on blu-ray, but Disney has converted it to 3D.  This version comes with the 3D Bluray, 2D Bluray, DVD, and Digital Copy.  Another great version to this timeless classic.  Loved it.

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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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Howdy again true believers.  FedMex Here….

First and foremost, my sincerest apologies for taking so long to finally watch this film.  A very selfish college buddy of mine decided that he would get married the same weekend that Rise of the Planet of the Apes was released.  I was unfortunately on a plane while this film was gracing screens across the country, and as an enthusiast who actually owns the five original Planet of the Ape movies on VHS, I refuse to forgive my friend for acting like a proverbial monkey throwing his own feces and deciding that a future with a woman he loves was more important than Andy Serkis reprising his role as a digitized ape.

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Ben K. Here….

I can’t say I was ever a big fan of the Planet of the Apes series, and I certainly wouldn’t claim to have enjoyed Tim Burton’s misguided 2001 remake of the 1968 original. Having said that, I think there were some interesting ideas and the occasional burst of exciting storytelling in the five year (1968-1973) franchise. The first, starring Charlton Heston and directed by Franklin J. Schaffner (of Patton fame), was definitely the crown jewel. The best compliment I can pay Rupert Wyatt’s 2011 series reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is that I think the crown jewel is still to come.

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Check Out Disney’s D23 Expo!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 9th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Official Press Release:

THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TAKES FANS BEHIND THE SCENES AT DISNEY’S D23 EXPO, AUGUST 19-21

BURBANK, Calif. – August 9, 2011 – Exclusively at Disney’s D23 Expo August 19-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney film fans will go behind the scenes to explore the exciting roster of projects on the horizon at The Walt Disney Studios, with a variety of panel discussions, sneak peeks and exhibits.
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Bryan Learns ‘The Art Of Getting By’!!! (A Review)

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 23rd, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

I really enjoyed this little gem of a film.  This is the film Woody Allen would have made in his teen years.  ‘The Art Of Getting By’ is a coming of age movie at heart, but it has more soul and likability than most other films than it will compare to.  This is in part by its actors and director.  The director is Gavin Wiesen which this film is his first feature film and if this is to show us what he is capable of, then we can expect great things from this guy in the future.  Put him on your radar.  The film stars Freddie Highmore who is a teenager now.  He has grown up from the kid actor from ‘Finding Neverland’ and Tim Burton’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.  He plays a classic Woody Allen character who is a witty and likable smart ass and is in a constant state of mind of “what’s the point?  we are all going to die.  why do anything?”  Classic Woody Allen.

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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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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE SECOND WEEK OF APRIL!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 13th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Here are this weeks new releases for April 13th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

Enjoy.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Neil Gaiman is one master writer and story teller.  I just get so excited, uber fan boy style, when I hear that one of his books is being adapted for the screen.  I’ve been wanting his book, “American Gods” to be adapted for so long now.  It is going TO BE epic.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Director D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, Eagle Eye, I Am Number Four) recently sat down with Clone Web to discuss mainly all things “I Am Number Four”, but some juicy details about the MEGA ultra violent and awesome comic book, Preacher emerged.

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TOP 133 FILMS OF THE LAST DECADE #’S 53-45!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 16th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here….

Hey folks, sorry this late yet again.  Got so much stuff on my plate right now, but I promise the last few parts of this list will be put out in the coming days.  Any guesses what’s in my top 10 films of the last decade?  Please comment and let me know your guesses.  Any who, here is a small list to continue on this massive inventory.  As usual, you will get the title of the film, the release date, a mini review and synopsis by yours truly, and a link to purchase the movie over at amazon for a good price.

ENJOY!!

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Writer Seth Grahame- Smith known for his novel, Pride Prejudice and Zombies also wrote a novel called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to make this into a film in which Seth has already written the screenplay.


Tim Burton will produce while Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch/Wanted) will direct.


Pre production is already underway and the budget is right around $70 million dollars and will be in 3-D.


Fox did all they could to win this one, presenting a detailed pitch for the production, marketing and release of the picture. Beyond that, they one-upped other studios by putting on an elaborate presentation to impress the filmmakers: huge banners hung over the studio lot; parking spaces read “Parking for Vampire Hunters Only, Park at your own risk.”; bloody footprints led them to the meeting; silver bullets and bloody axes were placed around the offices; and so on.


Timur had to say this about the film:


“It is not a comedy at all – it is a very entertaining, epic history lesson for millions and millions of teenagers. If you remember Night Watch, it is maybe in the vein of that kind of movie. We are keeping the traditional look of Lincoln – the big hat and the beard. He has to be historically correct, but with a few special weapons.”


And here is Publisher’s Weekly mini review of the book:


“Seth Grahame-Smith inserts a grandiose and gratuitous struggle with vampires into Abraham Lincoln’s life. Lincoln learns at an early age that his mother was killed by a supernatural predator. This provokes his bloody but curiously undocumented lifelong vendetta against vampires and their slave-owning allies. The author’s decision to reduce slavery to a mere contrivance of the vampires is unfortunate bordering on repellent, but at least it does distract the reader from the central question of why the president never saw fit to inform the public of the supernatural menace.”

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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
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Geek Deal of the Day

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 23rd, 2010

Today only, Tim Burton’s version of the classic “Alice in Wonderland” is on SALE.  Take a whopping 67% off through AMAZON by clicking on the link picture below.  You get the bluray, the DVD, and the Digital Copy all in one set.  It normally sells for $44.99.  Get it today for only $14.99.  Less than $15.00 is an AWESOME deal.

And the holidays are coming soon so stock up for gifts for people.  Enjoy the sale.

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Record Store Purchase Reviews

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 30th, 2010

I recently went to Good Records on lower Greenville and found some excellent used vinyl and some new vinyl as well.  I got:

The Rolling Stones: Exile on Main St. (standard edition vinyl) – Remastered

This is a two vinyl set remastered on 180 gram vinyl.  It sounds PERFECT.  I haven’t heard this album in  a long time, and when I first put it on, it was like hearing for the first time all over again.  Every song sounded magical.  New even.

Ventilator Blues, Casino Boogie, Torn and Frayed, and Shine a Light are my favorites on this album.  Blues, Rock, R&B, and Country riddle this album all the way through.

Sadly with the standard edition of this vinyl there are no inserts of any kind and no mp3 free download.  I think for $40.00 that it should have included the download.  I also think that all new vinyl that comes out should include the free mp3 download of the album.  Sadly it does not work that way.  I also did not want to shell out the $250.00 for the mega super awesome edition of this vinyl yet.  Although it includes tons of other goodies.

I highly recommend this album.  I know all of you have heard it before, but the sounds of vinyl are far superior to any cd or mp3 you might listen to.  It is a breath taking experience.

This stand the test of time.

Queen: News of the World (Vinyl)

This was in the used vinyl section and I haven’t seen this album often on vinyl.

This album being released in the 1970’s seemed to be stepping towards the Punk scene rather than the later Queen list.

It starts out with two of Queen’s more recognized tracks of the stadium anthem “We Will Rock You” and “We are the Champions” and Mercury’s brutal “Get Down – Make Love” is just pure awesome.

Other notable tracks are the sounds of “Fight From the Inside” and “Who Needs You”.

This album definitely tells you why Queen and Mercury deserve to wear the crown of Rock n Roll royalty.

Oingo Boingo: Nothing to Fear

For a time in the 1980’s Oingo Boingo was right up there with top bands performing at the time.  Richard Elfman started this amazing trippy band in the vein of Frank Zappa and Spike Jonze performing unique synth and styles of ballet music and other foreign entities.  Richard Elfman passed on his duties to younger brother Danny Elfman who is known  for his many musical scores in movies, mostly in collaboration with Tim Burton Films and of course the Futrama theme.

If you know nothing about Oingo Boingo, this album is a good place to start.  There is not a bad or soft and weak song on this album.

Songs like “Reptiles and Samurai” or “Running on a Treadmill”, or even the great “Wild Sex in the Working Class” will instantly hook you into loving this eclectic band of the 80’s.

I wish I could have seen them perform live.

Sid & Nancy Soundtrack

Another gem from the used section, one I have not actually seen before.  The soundtrack to the infamous movie Sid & Nancy.

If you have not seen this movie, go out and see it.  It is a biopic of Sid Vicious, known as the bassist for the band The Sex Pistols.  Gary Oldman played Vicious.  An excellent film and look into the life of Sid and Girlfriend Nancy.

The soundtrack is kick-ass of course.  Joe Strummer, The Pogues, Circle Jerks, Pray for Rain, and John Cale perform on this excellent soundtrack.

A great find.

Prince and the Revolution/Kiss

Sometimes when you find Prince’s KISS on vinyl and it is a single, then you know it is going to be a good day.

Not only was it the single of KISS, but the extended version which I have never heard.  I quite liked it.  A couple of minutes added to the original makes room for more dancing.

On side B is Love or Money which is not great but not bad either.  Basically I just got this album for KISS.  Also, there is a picture of 1980’s movie starlet Jaime Gertz on the back cover. Or at least what looks like her.

Great find.

Galactic: ya-ka-may

If you have not heard of the band Galactic, then you should definitely treat yourself and pick up one of their albums.  Ya-ka-may is their most recent effort and it does not dissapoint.

You can describe Galactic as Funk rubbed with jazz and soaked in a New Orleans swamp and roasted with blues and sprinkled with hip/hop.

This is New Orleans based so you know this is top notch music making.

The biggest known guests are Irma Thomas, John Boutte, and Allen Toussaint who lend their talents to this album.

“Do It Again” and “Double It”are a couple of my favorite tracks on the album.

Ya-ka-may named after New Orleans street food mixes tons of musical styles that fits perfectly together.  This album is soulful, energizing, and most of al FUNKY.

Galactic is a must listen.

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15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival Lineup!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 25th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here, 

The 15th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival is set to run from October 18 – 22 in Wichita, KS. The weekend boasts the inaugural presentation of the L.M. “Kit” Carson Storyteller Award to Larry Gross (‘48 Hours‘), and Ad Astra Award presentation to Rose McGowan (‘Charmed‘). Among the throng of films (182!!!) the fest has to offer, there are gala events, after-parties, and enough events to keep anyone, from the most green of festival-goers to the most seasoned pros that binge-watch for a living, entertained, interested, and hell, even relaxed. One of the ticket packages includes a massage.

The festival has given us a complete lineup of films for their 2017 event and since I’m such a nice person it’s my job, I’m giving it to you.

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Bring in the Horror Holiday Cheer with Better Watch Out!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 14th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

I’m a sucker for holiday horror movies. They are so much fun and full of blood and holiday cheer. There’s a new film called ‘Better Watch Out‘ that will be released in theaters and on VOD on October 6th, which is just in time for Halloween. This very short teaser trailer is quite funny, which shows a couple of women singing Christmas carols, where a third woman is running from an unidentified attacker, where she quickly gets chopped up. I’m all in.

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Film Review #2: ‘Logan’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 3rd, 2017

Dan M., here….

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Even when the dust settles and recency bias fades, I can’t imagine LOGAN not being considered one of the greatest superhero films of all time. For me, LOGAN is in the same class as Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Spider-Man 1-2, Iron Man, Reeve’s Superman, Burton’s Batman, etc. I believe all of those comic films work as films and stories first, comic fun second. There are plenty of “fun” comic movies I thoroughly enjoy and love but I wouldn’t classify them as well-crafted films. LOGAN is a great story and character arc first and comic fun second. It just works on every level.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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It’s finally happening! I’ve said that a few times this week, first the crossover plan for ‘He-Man‘ and ‘Thundercats‘ comic expansion made my day. This time it’s more comic book news, but like the coolest comic book news I could bring you! ‘Big Trouble In Little China‘ and ‘Escape From New York‘ comics will have a crossover edition!!! That’s right! Kurt Russell x 2! Doublemint Kurt Russell! How much Kurt Russell can you take before it’s too much Kurt Russell? I don’t know, but I’m willing to find out! Now, let’s take a minute to calm down, I expended more energy in the first sentences than I have all week! While I’m wheezing my heart rate back to normal, let’s get the rest of the story.

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Top 10 Summer Camps From Film I Want To Attend!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on May 25th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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School’s out, the days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and it’s about the time of year for parents to begin shipping their kids off to various summer camps. Some focus on fun, some are faith-based, others make the focal point anything from acting to sports, I even think there’s a chess camp. Talk about some trouble-makers! Woo-hoo and shit.  No matter where your interests lie, there’s a camp for that. Some of the greatest camps I’ve wanted to attend are all fictional and brought to us by both big and small screens. I’m going to give you a run down of what I think the top 10 summer camps from films are, then you can argue with me if you have better suggestions.

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‘The Tick’ Is Back At Amazon!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 11th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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I’m getting a little burned out on superhero films and series, I don’t know about you, but it’s getting a little over-saturated for me. This is one bit of superhero news that I am excited to see though. ‘The Tick‘ is back!!!

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Big Casting News For ‘Roots’ Remake!!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 17th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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The remake business has been booming for quite a few years and A&E has made some big progress with their new rendition of the seminal classic, ‘Roots‘. The classic story by Alex Haley telling the story of Kunta Kinte. Kinte is a Gambian ancestor of Haley’s who was brought to America via the Atlantic slave trade and his experience in America and that of his ancestors. Although the author claims his account is true, there have been many who have disputed Haley’s connection to Kinte.

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Film Review: ‘Ted 2’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 25th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Who would have thought that Seth MacFarlane’s (creator of ‘Family Guy‘) first feature film about a pot-smoking foul-mouthed teddy bear would have made over $550 million at the box office back in 2012? I certainly didn’t expect it, but it’s the sole reason why we have the sequel to ‘Ted‘, simply titled ‘Ted 2‘. I’ll be honest with you. Macfarlane did a fantastic job with the first film, making an ‘R’ rated comedy with heart and enough laughs that are still memorable today. He even threw in some great cameos and nods to pop culture references, much like ‘Family Guy‘ does.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Roots‘ began in 1977 as an ABC miniseries based on the book of the same name by Alex Haley. The story of Kunta Kinte was channeled from novel to the small screen where 8 consecutive nights introduced America to a pivotal story in our cultural world and a new face to the acting world, playing a young Kinte named Levar Burton.

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