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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The Triple Frontier is a geographical location where the Iguazu and Parana rivers converge at a border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. The location has become a popular backdrop for high-action, military fare. It was the backdrop for episodes of ‘NCIS‘, ‘The Unit‘, and 2006’s ‘Miami Vice‘. Now Paramount is making ‘Triple Frontier‘, a feature film penned by Mark Boal.

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Tom Hardy (‘The Revenant‘) and his father Chips Hardy, came up with an original story that has been made into a high-profile BBC period drama series from Hardy, Ridley Scott and Steven Knight for FX. FX has just dropped the first trailer for ‘Taboo‘ which stars the younger Hardy along with a prestigious list of who’s who among the acting world. Tom Hardy’s father  serves as the show’s consulting producer.

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Tom Hardy is a man in demand and he’s given memorable performances in just about everything I’ve seen him in. He’s chosen his next project and it’s based in the form of a gritty, action comic, ‘100 Bullets‘.

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I don’t know how this film sailed past my radar with my love of all things organized crime, but I’m making amends now. Tom Hardy is pulling double duty playing two lead roles in ‘Legend‘, telling the story of the Kray twins, pioneers of organized crime in London’s East End beginning in the 1950’s.

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Well there’s some good news and bad news abuzz in the movie world that affects the DC movie-verse. ‘Suicide Squad‘ casting was released a few months ago which brought reactions in all spectrums from fans that are rather passionate about who will embody our favorite characters. I know the reactions were mixed because I had some pretty mixed reactions, myself. Particularly with Tom Hardy being cast in the role of Squad leader Rick Flag, however this doesn’t have to be an issue any longer as Hardy has exited the project over scheduling issues.

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Tom Hardy Brings New Period-Drama Series To FX!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 19th, 2014

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Any project that combines Tom Hardy, Steven Knight and Ridley Scott is going to be wildly successful and any network should count themselves lucky to have this series in their entertainment stable. FX is the lucky recipient of the newest period drama series from the trio. ‘Taboo‘ will be set in 1813, a 100 year difference from the setting for ‘Peaky Blinders‘. The pair of series have more in common than being allegiant to their setting, BBC will produce both, Tom Hardy is cast in both and Steven Knight created the pair.

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When it comes to Marvel comic-to-movie VS. DC comic-to-movie transformations, Marvel has a clear leading edge with interlaced storylines and sheer numbers that have been released. It pains me to type that because I am a DC fan. HUGE fan of DC characters, the heroes and their amazing villains. To me, the villains are absolute top notch and beat out anything Marvel can throw out. The colors, the histories, the wicked laughs and plots are perfectly my brand of crazy. Among these vivid characters that leap off the pages are Two-Face, Lex Luthor, Harley Quinn and of course, The Joker.

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Actor, Tom Hardy was interviewed in the UK the other day on the tv show, Alan Carr, and some tidbits of more Inception films and the upcoming Batman film were unleashed from the actor.

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Tom Hardy Lands a Lead Role in 3rd Batman Film

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 13th, 2010

Actor Tom Hardy has landed a lead role in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming untitled 3rd Batman film.  You might remember Tom Hardy from “Inception” which he played Eames who was the Forger.

No word yet on which part he will be playing but much speculation is that he will be Edward Nigma (The Riddler), but that is only rumors.  He could be anything really.  So yes, Joseph Gordon Levitt might still be considered to play The Riddler.

Make your guesses below.

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Over at UK’S Empire Magazine, Tom Hardy and Christopher Nolan speak about the villain Bane from the upcoming Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.  Hardy talks about playing Bane while Nolan talks about Hardy playing Bane.  Hardy was an excellent choice for this role.  From what little I’ve seen from the trailers and stills, this third Batman film will be epic.  Read the exchange below.

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Upgrade is an excellent 90 minute Black Mirror episode. If you enjoy action movies or anything sci-fi I suggest checking out this quiet little movie before it leaves theaters. The basic plot is in the near future a guy has his spine severed when he and his wife get attacked by a group of men. After becoming a quadriplegic, he undergoes an experimental procedure that puts an AI chip in his spine. This chip gives him some superhuman abilities and senses which he uses to hunt down his wife’s killers.

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4H UHD Review: ‘Inception’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 8th, 2018

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Every once in a blue-moon, a movie comes out that feels refreshing, original, and entertains us on a certain level that we won’t soon forget. Of of those movies is ‘Inception‘, directed by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight). As Nolan was making his Dark Knight (Batman) trilogy, he made a movie in between each sequel. One of them was this film and it truly shines out of all the rest. It brings something everyone does for half their life and makes a thrilling and smart film out of it. ‘Inception‘ involves sleeping and dreaming, but with certain technology, you can be in control of your dreams, and even connect to other people’s dreams and plant an idea in their heads that might make them change their way of thinking. That’s the point of ‘Inception’. It’s quite brilliant.

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4K UHD Review: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 2nd, 2018

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The threats of terrorism, war, chaos, and financial ruin are all too real these days.  ’The Dark Knight Rises’ dives into these issues on a massive scale, which makes any film in the Marvel universe look like mere “child’s play” (no reference to a knife-wielding murderous doll).  Compared with the other Batman movies, everything is bigger in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and there is so much more at stake.  Not one second of this film is wasted, the writing and direction is straight to the point, cohesive, and comes across as totally fulfilling in its 164 minute run-time.

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Jana’s Best of 2017!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 1st, 2018

Hey guys, Jana here,

I know these “Best of 2017” lists should technically be published in 2017, but why would I start 2018 any differently than I lived the majority of my adult life: Procrastinating and underachieving. What can I say? That’s my wheelhouse.

For a year that put a spotlight on some of the shittiest behavior by some of the Hollywood elite, it was actually a good year for TV and movies. I didn’t limit myself in number because as I moved on with the brackets, I felt like I was making ‘Sophie’s Choice‘ on some of these, so they’re all getting in! I’m feeling my inner-Oprah here, You’ve made the list! You made the list! EVERYBODY made the list!! In order to spare myself any arguments, I’m stating up front that my picks for the “Best of 2017” are not edited in regards to scandal or hideous human behavior.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Dunkirk’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 19th, 2017

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There’s never been a war film like ‘Dunkirk‘, which I’d say is a masterpiece in filmmaking, lead by Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy). Even though Dunkirk cost $150 million to make, you really wouldn’t know it, as it’s simplistic, yet grand view of the Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940 is perfectly captured here. Dunkirk is why we still go to the movies. It’s one of the most intense movies I’ve ever seen and is one of the reasons to get out and see it in IMAX. Other war films try add sweeping music to add an emotional effect or certain camera angles to drum up more dramatic suspense.

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If you’re like me, then you have grown to love filmmaker Christopher Nolan over the years. Come December 19th, most of his films will be released on 4K UHD for the first time ever. The films include the ‘Dark Knight Trilogy‘, ‘Inception‘, ‘The Prestige‘, ‘Interstellar‘, and the recent ‘Dunkirk‘. Each film will come with HDR as well, meaning a richer and deeper looking image for each movie. Each film will feature extras, the standard Blu-ray Disc, and Digital Copies of each movie. The whole collection will retail at about $150 with the ‘Dark Knight Trilogy‘ retailing at around $70. Of course with the holidays coming up, expect big discounts everywhere for these.

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‘Dunkirk’ is prepping for a 4K UHD release!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 24th, 2017

One of the best war films of the last few years is coming to 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and Digital Streaming soon. Of course, I’m talking about ‘Dunkirk‘. In fact, you can watch the film digitally, starting on December 12th on iTunes, Vudu, or Amazon. You can purchase the actual 4K UHD Disc on December 19th, which is just in time for the holidays. The release comes with a treasure trove of behind the scenes featurettes that show just how the movie was made and what all went in to it. Below is the official release.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Warrior’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 23rd, 2017

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If you ever thought that the world of MMA could be a one-note violent sport, you do not know what you’re talking about and you’ve obviously never seen this highly emotional and excellent film called ‘Warrior‘. It’s been a long time since we’ve all connected to such characters such as these, and it has certainly been a long time since we’ve seen Nick Nolte in a role such as this one, which he received an Oscar nomination for. ‘Warrior‘ is certainly a violent film, but it’s also one about redemption, family, and forgiveness.

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Warrior is coming to 4K UHD!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 16th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

The award winning and Oscar nominated film Warrior is coming to 4K UHD on October 24th from Lionsgate. The release will come with Dolby Vision and HDR, along with a Blu-ray and digital copy of the film. Tons of extras are included as well, such as an audio commentary, behind the scenes, and a gag reel. Looking forward to re-visiting this movie again. Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Frank Grillo, and Nick Nolte all give amazing performances here. Fun fact: did you know that there is a remake of this film that happened in Bollywood? Seek it out.

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Film Review: Dunkirk!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 19th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

There’s never been a war film like Dunkirk, which I’d say is a masterpiece in filmmaking, lead by Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy). Even though Dunkirk cost $150 million to make, you really wouldn’t know it, as it’s simplistic, yet grand view of the Battle and Evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940 is perfectly captured here. Dunkirk is why we still go to the movies. It’s one of the most intense movies I’ve ever seen and is one of the reasons to get out and see it in IMAX. Other war films try add sweeping music to add an emotional effect or certain camera angles to drum up more dramatic suspense.

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We have an incredible 40th 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 40th episode, titled ‘Venom Emerges as Sylvester Stallone in Star Trek‘, where we talk about the latest news with the Venom movie with Tom Hardy, Sylvester Stallone coming aboard a new comic book movie, the new Star Trek series and more much more. I even take another Star Wars quiz. Find out if I did better than last time.  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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Miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 27- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.

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

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The ‘Mad MaxHigh Octane Collection is going to be an absolute MUST-HAVE for serious film collectors, and anyone seriously interested in movies. The four-film collection lands just in time for the holidays on Blu-ray and DVD December 6 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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Christopher Nolan (‘Inception‘, ‘The Dark Knight‘, ‘Memento‘) directs the fierce World War II thriller, ‘Dunkirk‘. A miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 27- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.

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I love British royalty, British comedy and British crime dramas, as far as the last category goes, there’s been a trailer released for one of the most exciting series on Netflix and it’s getting ready to air it’s 3rd season – ‘Peaky Blinders‘. If you’re unaware of this show, it’s OK, we’ve all been in the dark before, but step into the light and binge watch the first 2 seasons so you understand why this is so frakkin’ exciting, I’ll wait. So I won’t wait because that’s a voyage to awesome and I want everyone else to see this trailer, so catch up with this after! May 31st is the big day for fans in the US, all six episodes of the tertiary season will be available.

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We’ve got more casting news in the Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s brilliant novel, ‘American Gods‘. We know who will be the lead character’s wife, Laura Moon, and it’s Emily Browning.

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Check Out The Full List Of Oscar Nominees!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 14th, 2016

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The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

For those of us driven with passion by movies, The Academy Awards is sort of like our Super Bowl, and we’ve waited speculating for months who would make it to the finals. This morning the names were announced. Read below for the total list of who’s up for the gold on February 28.

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Film Review: ‘The Revenant’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 7th, 2016

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Could this finally be the year for Leonardo DiCaprio to take home that Oscar gold? It very well could be for his performance in ‘The Revenant‘. This is a movie that went through a few directors and actors before it landed on the ‘Birdman‘ director Alejandro G. Inarritu and Leo. At one point the studio wanted Park Chan-wook (‘Oldboy‘) to direct Samuel L. Jackson in the film, but that all fell through. Then the film went to John Hillcoat to direct Christian Bale in the film, before landing on Inarritu and DiCaprio.

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Best Movies of 2015, According To Jana

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 30th, 2015

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Another year has come and gone and brought with it about a billion movies, some were total crap and a waste of time, but others…oh they were worth every bit of time I spent. Pre-movie hype, post-movie discussion, and the random hours I spent thinking about it in the shower or sitting at a stop-light. Having said that, this is my list of movies that 2015 blessed us with, and maybe a few the year cursed us with.

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Hillary Thomas’ Top 5 Films and Best TV Shows of 2015!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 29th, 2015

Hillary T., Here…

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As a writer for Boomstick Comics, we are charged with going to see a lot of movies. I thought that this past year, I saw quite a few. Apparently, with the opening of the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, the movies I saw this past year weren’t all new. There were some that were classic programming at a new venue. What can I say? James Wallace knows that I like (“Sixteen Candles”, “Aliens”, “Big Trouble In Little China”, “True Grit”, and “Conan” just to name a few), but I did see a “Few Good Movies.”

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Film Review: ‘Legend’!!

by Janet White on Nov 28th, 2015

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Moon rises on the London cityscape and thus begins the true tale of the Kray Brothers of the 1960s narrated by Frances Shea Kray (Emily Browning).  A car comes toward you, traveling down the narrow streets of London.  Behold, the identical twin brothers, Ron and Reggie Kray (Tom Hardy as both), the most notorious gangsters of the East End of London.  The Kray Brothers ran first their beloved East End and they worked their way through London.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 24th, 2015

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

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 20th, 2015

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

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Ten Great Lesser-Known Films Starring Big Name Actors!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 7th, 2015

Paul N., Here…

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You might find yourself reading the following list, thinking “Hey! I’ve seen all these movies! How dare you claim them to be ‘lesser-known’!” My response to you, should you say such a thing, is “congratulations.” You see, just because you are a film nut like me, doesn’t mean that the rest of the populace is. The following is a list of ten good films with big-named actors that somehow slipped under the general radar. I’m not saying they are completely unknown, but based upon ticket sales, it certainly seems like they slipped the notice of the general public. These are all solid films that, should you enjoy these actors, you definitely want to check them out (the films, not the actors – although to each their own, I guess).

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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It’s almost here, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘ will be coming to Blu-ray on September 1, but if you want a digital HD copy, you can own that weeks earlier on August 11.

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I’ve been waiting for this film to drop for quite some time, while it’s not ready to bow in theaters, we do have a teaser that makes me more than just a little excited for the final product. ‘The Revenant‘ is based on the novel of the same name by Michael Punke about the legendary and true events of Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio).

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Film Review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 14th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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

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If you want insanity coupled with a heroin trip you talk to Hunter S. Thompson, in his absence though, you watch the new trailer for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘! Director George Miller takes us back to the barren wasteland that sets the stage for the rocket-fueled performances from stars like Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Zoe Kravitz.

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Jana’s Best/Worst of 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 15th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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It’s been a big year for the entertainment world. Netflix’s initial push to bring movie-theater worthy films straight to streaming customers and bypassing the big screen altogether set off a chain of deals that will take those fresh releases and push them directly into homes allowing us to bypass a $15.00 soda, but denying us the $20.00 popcorn you can only get at the theater.Then came the deluge of series and movies being made for exclusive run with everyone from Netflix, Amazon to Crackle and everything in between. Top that off with the huge breach of privacy Sony experienced. New releases were flooded onto P2P sharing sites and private emails from the film company’s big wigs that show us how the infrastructure of Sony really works, not to mention what those involved really think of some of their superstars.

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Trailer Will Blow You Away!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 11th, 2014

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After 30 years, George Miller is adding to his ‘Mad Max‘ franchise and he has given us a peek at the trailer! We know who the stars are, we know the world in which the film will take place and we’re ready to be amazed. Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne and the uber-hot Nicholas Hoult are players Miller molded to tell his story.

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‘Suicide Squad’ Casting With Alternate Options!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 4th, 2014

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The interwebs have been abuzz since casting was released on the main cast lineup for DC’s ‘Suicide Squad‘. As a giant DC fan with a deep love of their villains, I have to put my 2 cents in so buckle up, cause here I go! Warning – Spoilers if you’re not up on your DC comic book history!

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When I was told director David Ayer was going to bring one of my favorite comics, ‘Suicide Squad‘ to life, I got excited and happy that immediately turned into stomach churning nausea. Why would I have such an extreme reaction to this news? I mean, comic books have been inspiration and fodder for dozens of high dollar productions, why would this be different? I’ll tell you what bothers me about it, the casting for the villains needs to be impeccable.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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I’ve got some news about Marvel’s  ‘Doctor Strange‘  feature project that will grace theaters in 2016. In a case of we-should-have-seen-it-coming-casting, America’s favorite British export, Benedict Cumberbatch has the golden trifecta required to anchor a Marvel film. He’s got the slightly chiseled handsome face, and perfected the quality of acting an absolute arrogant but brilliant character and he’s got a deep range to his acting ability that supersedes the first two qualities.

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TV Review: ‘Peaky Blinders’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 7th, 2014

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I’m an addict. When I see a new TV series that I fall in love with, I marathon every episode until I reach the end, or a cliffhanger. Both of those conditions were incredibly true for my newest addiction – ‘Peaky Blinders‘. ‘Peaky Blinders‘ falls into one of my favorite topics when it comes to what I’m watching and it’s all about mafia. The show was produced by BBC and aired the first season beginning in September of last year. Then Netflix entered the equation by acquiring exclusive US distribution rights from the Weinstein Company and Endemol. It became available for streaming on September 30, 2014. Look it up, add it to your list and enjoy. It’s absolutely brilliant!

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Film Review: ‘The Drop’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 12th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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I love a good mafia drama. There is just something so thrilling and cool about seeing the seedy underbelly of a city and the back door games and scams that the mob plays out. From ‘Goodfellas‘ to ‘The Departed‘, the characters are so well though out and detailed that you can spend over three hours with them and feel like only five minutes have gone by. You could say that a lot of these iconic characters are larger than life itself, which is true, given their past historical accounts of what they did to earn money and gain power. But that is where Michael R. Roskam’s adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s short story, formally called ‘Animal Rescue‘, but now called ‘The Drop‘ differs.

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Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer Drops at Comic-Con!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 27th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Comic-Con is a revered place in pop culture. The powers- that-be for anything a consumer wants always blows our minds with new media at the San Diego Comic-Con, the grand-daddy of all cons. If you’ve been excited, frothing-at-the-mouth for some ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘ info (AND THE TRAILER!!!), keep reading!

 

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Comic-Con isn’t a place where only huge bombs of information get dropped, it’s also chock-full of fans spreading rumors like the wildfires that all too often consume the San Diego area anyway. Seems like one of the biggest rumors surrounded the potential casting for a Marvel Studios property, ‘Doctor Strange‘. Fans have been dropping names like Tom Hardy, Jared Leto and Benedict Cumberbatch in mass conversations that branched out until at least a few of the names were being taken as gospel truth. I’ve got the answer, kids, and it’s NOT Cumberbatch.

 

 

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Podcast #36 – Re-Cast of ‘Taxi Driver’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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The Multi-Media Men are back with the 36th episode that covers all things in the entertainment industry. We had a full house again with myself Bryan KlugerAdam Conway from the Angelika Film Center, Gadi Elkon from Selig Film NewsAndrew ConwayGwen Reyes from Fresh Fiction, and Susan Kamyab from This Chix Flix. It was a lot of fun to say the least.  Here is one of our infamous ReCast segments. We went ahead  and recast the iconic film ‘Taxi Driver‘, which is one of the best films of all time that starred Robert De Niro and Jodi Foster, and was directed by Martin Scorsese. There is no way we can replace any of the amazing actors aboard here, but in this day and age, it is more likely to happen than not. So here are some of our suggestions on who should play which role? Do you agree with us?And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK 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.

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Film Review: ‘Locke’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 1st, 2014

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I’m a sucker for movies that take place all in  one setting. From films like ‘Buried‘, ‘Cube‘, and ‘Rope‘, these directors have told fascinating stories with rich characters in one small setting. This allows us to really connect with our characters on-screen and develop a stronger relationship rather if we were seeing something with blockbuster sized special effects. Don’t get me wrong, I like those movies too, but I love these films that are set in one room. I just fully immerse myself in the story. And that’s just what I did with Steven Knight’sLocke‘, which is all set inside a moving car as a man (Tom Hardy) drives from Birmingham to London one evening to take responsibility for a mistake and prove to himself that he is a better man than his father was.

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Film Review: ‘Dom Hemingway’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 17th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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 It’s very rare when I know two minutes into a film that it is going to be simply amazing. Well, ‘Dom Hemingway‘ is one of those rare moments. As I sat in the theater not knowing really anything about the film other than that Jude Law was in it and that director Richard Shepard (‘The Matador‘, ‘Girls‘) made the film, I turned to my friend ReelVixen two minutes in, and whispered, ‘This movie is fucking AWESOME!” And through the next 93 minutes, that statement rang true for every second of film. I can easily say that ‘Dom Hemingway‘ is one of my favorite films of the year and I can easily see myself watching this hilarious and fun gangster movie once a week for the rest of my life.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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The Dallas International Film Festival for 2014 has just announced its full lineup of movies. Last week, we brought you the first ten films that were announced, and if that was any clue on how cool the movies will be this year, it only gets better. It looks like there are some amazing selections this year, films that I’ve been hearing about for quite some time, and am glad to have them in Dallas. Below you will find all the info you want to know about each movie, documentary, short, and cult film that will be showing. And don’t forget, you can purchase your tickets HERE for the festival!!

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Jana B., Here…

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The 1979 hit that made Mel Gibson a superstar is being re-launched….as is everything that was once great, good or even mediocre. George Miller is back to direct the franchise that made his name 35 years ago with Mad Max: Fury Road. Mel Gibson will be back, as well, but not in the lead role. That torch has been passed on to Tom Hardy (Warrior, Lawless, The Dark Knight Rises). Joining Hardy are co-stars Charlize Theron (Monster, Aeon Flux and Snow White and the Huntsman)and Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodiess, Jack the Giant Slayer and X-Men: First Class).This makes the first Mad Max movie since 1985’s Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Christopher Nolan’s reimagining of the Batman franchise beginning with 2005’s Batman Begins enjoyed phenomenal critical and box-office success. Now on September 24, Nolan’s three Batman films Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises – will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition. The six-disc set will feature all three films with their existing extra content, two new featurettes and exclusive new collectible memorabilia. This must-own collection for fans of DC Comics’ Caped Crusader is available in premium packaging and will sell for around $100.00. I’m willing to bet it’s cheaper than that though at certain retail stores. ***ARTWORK IS NOT FINAL***

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 16th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here…..

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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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Fox is Rebooting ‘Hitman’ with Paul Walker!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 6th, 2013

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Fox has decided that it’s time to reboot ‘Hitman‘, which is a live action adaptation based on the popular video game from Square Enix. The original ‘Hitman‘ film was released in 2007 and starred Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47. However now, Fox has cast Paul Walker as the killer agent.  It’s as if Fox wants this film to fail.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Move over zombies, because the new threat are animal poachers.  Warner Bros. is developing two films with big names attached about the illegal poaching and trafficking of endangered animals around the world.  Both projects are being produced by Tobey Maguire, Tom Hardy, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s studios.  I expect big casts out of these films too.  Because, once Hollywood gets behind something, they are a force to be reckoned with.

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Warner Bros. is already prepping the blu-ray and DVD release of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, and according to NukeTheFridge, there will be a Director’s Cut of the film available with a couple of key scenes.  We hear that Bane’s origin scene will be added to the film as well as more screen time for Ra’s Al Ghul.  Basically, we will get to see how Bane became who he was, how he learned to fight, and when he got his mask.

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Suzanne’s Review of ‘Lawless’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 31st, 2012

Suzanne Here….

Based on a fictionalized version of true events, Lawless is a violent – very violent – tale of a family’s fight to sell moonshine on its own terms. With a star studded cast including Gary Oldman, Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and Guy Pearce, the story of the Bondurant clan and their fight to maintain a way of life in Prohibition era Franklin County, VA will leave you cheering for the lawbreakers, cringing at the violence of organized crime, and wondering what exactly the Bondurant moonshine recipe was.

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Check Out the Red Band Trailer for ‘Lawless’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 22nd, 2012

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Lawless is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family in his novel “The Wettest County in the World”, the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation’s most notorious crime wave.   From Nick Cave, starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, and Jessica Chastain.  Review coming soon.  Enjoy the trailer.

 

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Bryan’s ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Review!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

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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Hi, Bryan Here….

The director of ‘Bronson’ and ‘Drive’ is in talks with DreamWorks to direct ‘Button Man: The Killing Game’ according to Deadline.  ‘Button Man: The Killing Game’ is a graphic novel by John Wagner and Arthur Ranson in which the story revolves around Harry Exton, a hired gun who’s offered a fortune to take part in a game organized by bored millionaires that sets trained killers against one another in a fight to the death. The fat cats bet on the proceedings, and when Exton gets disgusted and opts out, his only exit strategy might be to off the millionaires funding the competition.

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Bryan Reviews ‘Warrior’ DVD!!! (A DVD Review)

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 15th, 2012

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‘Warrior’ was surprisingly a knock out with me.  I really enjoyed this film.  Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, and Nick Nolte were all killer in this film.  I was hoping Nolte would get an Oscar nod for his role in this.  And guess what?  He did.  ‘Warrior’ was a very inspiring film and sticks with you for a while.  I only wish this film has more push while it was in theaters.  This DVD was packed with extras.  Only wish I had received the bluray version of this.

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NEW YORK and LONDON, September 8th, 2011 – Joe Wright will direct the epic romance Anna Karenina, adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love). The Working Title Films production will commence filming in the U.K. and Russia this month. Focus Features will distribute the movie domestically, and Universal Pictures International (UPI) will distribute the movie internationally, in the second half of 2012.

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Bryan Takes One Hell Of A ‘Drive’!!! (A Movie Review)

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 6th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

‘Drive’ surprised the hell out of me.  I really didn’t know much about the film before I watched it other than the title and that it starred Ryan Gosling.  While I was watching the movie there were tons of times where I said “Holy Shit!” or I said “Fuuuck” or I said “Hoooly Fuckin’ Moses”!  I had no idea that ‘Drive’ was not only hardcore on every single level, but the character development and story line was some of the best I have seen all year.  ‘Drive’ is an insane thrill ride with a heart of gold.  I loved every psychotic moment of this film.  And I think you will to if you have the stomach for it.

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Hi Bryan Here….

I don’t know much about this movie, but I do know it has an all-star cast that includes: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, and John Hurt.  IMDB describes the film as “In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6’s echelons.”  So who knows.  Trailer is pretty good though.  Enjoy the trailer below.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Director Gavin O’Connor best known for “Miracle” has a new film coming out in September that tackles the MMA/UFC universe starring Tom Hardy (Inception).  IMDB describes the film as: “The youngest son (Hardy) of an alcoholic former boxer (Nolte) returns home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament — a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother (Edgerton).”

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Hi Bryan Here…

Christopher Nolan is in current discussions with his Inception actor, Joseph Gordon Levitt to join the cast for the third Batman film called The Dark Knight Rises.  Word on what role he might play is not yet determined.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Just got this in from Warner Bros.  I’ll let the press release do the talking for me.

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Audrey Evans’ Favorite Movies of 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 30th, 2017

 

I’ve seen quite a few movies in 2017 and it was difficult to narrow them down to my absolute favorites. I’m not ranking any of these, but these are the films that stuck with me the most. Enjoy.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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

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WWE: Top 10 Opening Matches in Wrestlemania History!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 9th, 2016

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We are officially on the road to Wrestlemania 32. To kick off Wrestlemania Season, we will be rolling out a series of top-ten Wrestlemania moments over the next few weeks. As this is our first week, it’s only fitting that we begin with the top ten opening matches in Wrestlemania history.

Quick disclaimer: I won’t be ranking any of the Money in the Bank ladder matches here, as those constitute a separate list.

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Film Review: ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 7th, 2015

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Thomas Hardy’s 1874 novel ‘Far From The Madding Crowd‘ has gone through many interpretations and adaptations throughout the years. Some of them were good. Some were not so good. It’s been long enough to get a new adaptation of this fascinating novel and its characters, which had one of the first instances of feminism and individuality for women. Director Thomas Vinterberg plays it easy on the feminism aspect here, and instead gives us a woman who we cannot clearly get a read on through most of the film. However, it is clear that she doesn’t need a man in her life, because of her education and wit, which she narrates at the start of the film, but never talks to us again.

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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….

This is definitely not the type of new I want to share on a Friday, but it needs to be said.  About 20 minutes into the midnight showing of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ at a Century 16 Theatre in Aurora, CO, a gunmen opened fire in the theatre on the audience and killed 12 people and injured 38.

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Hi Bryan Here….

“The 2011 Toronto Film Festival has unveiled the first part of its slate, and announced that the Davis Guggenheim-directed U2 documentary From The Sky Down will open the festival, which will run from Sept. 8-18.”  In addition to U2, there are quite a bit of amazing sounding films.  Below is the official list of films that have already been locked into place for the festival.  Tons of stars and great sounding movies.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 4TH WEEK OF MARCH!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 25th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

Here are this weeks new releases for March 16th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

Enjoy.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Today’s Geek Deal is all about the Little Rascals.  You will get every single episode on DVD in one package.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Here are some more award nominations that just came through the wire.  This is for the VES or the Visual Effects Society that will be giving awards to the most outstanding achievements in visual effects in TV and Film.

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