Nov/2018

Hey guys, Jana here,

Joel and Ethan Coen are bringing their genius craft to Netflix in the form of a Western, anthology series about the American Frontier. The news was announced with typical Coen-flair – “We are streaming motherfuckers!”

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The Keeping Room‘ is a western, albeit a radically new kind of western, let’s call it a feminist western, while we’re at it, imagine a feminist western that brings a combination of ‘Cold Mountain‘ and ‘Straw Dogs‘ to the screen. Set at the tail-end of the Civil War, Southerner Augusta (Brit Marling) encounters two renegade, drunken soldiers (Sam Worthington and Kyle Soller) who are dead-set on a mission of pillage and violence. Afterfending off and escaping an attempted assault she rushes towards safety.

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Saturday at San Diego Comi-Con is a crazy busy day, but it gifts us, the fans, with tons of new information. One piece that came to us today courtesy of Quentin Tarantino and his ‘The Hateful Eight‘ panel is the official poster for the Western that’s comprised of many of the same faces that are present in at least a few of the famed director’s pics.

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Beginning in 1981, director Penelope Spheeris debuted the first of three documentaries highlighting L.A.’s music scene in the 80’s. She followed that with two more music docs that comprise the entire ‘The Decline of Western Civilization‘ series, and now it’s coming to Blu-ray and DVD in a four-disc anthology for the first time on June 30th.

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DIFF 2014 Film Review: ‘Brazilian Western’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 5th, 2014

Claire S., Here…

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Brazilian Western” is René Sampaio’s debut feature length film, which is loosely based on a legendary Brazilian folk song titled, “Foroeste Caboclo.”  Don’t be fooled by the title. This is not a traditional Western by any means. Instead, the film is a little bit “Scarface”, a little bit “Romeo and Juliet”, and a little bit “The Unforgiven”.  This may sound like a strange combination with too much going on, but it actually works.  And oddly enough, despite the ultra-violent scenes in the film and the depressing ending, the one word I keep using to describe this film is “fun”.

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Seth MacFarlane is already prepping his next feature film project with ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’, a western comedy he has been working on with fellow ‘Ted’ co-writers Alex Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.  MacFarlane is expected to direct and star in this, which already has an aniticipated relase time of Summer 2013.

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ABC won the bid and purchased ‘Hangtown’ from Ron Moore.  Ron Moore was the showrunner, director, producer, writer for the revamped Battlestar Galactica series on Sy-Fy.  Also on the Hangtown project is Caprica writer Matt Roberts.

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“Mimi Leder has signed on to direct All Quiet on the Western Front, an adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s WWI novel that was previously turned into the 1930 film that won a Best Picture Oscar and another for director Lewis Milestone.”   Mimi has mostly directed episodes of televison series but she has a few feature films under her belt.  Some of those include:  ‘Pay It Forward’, ‘Deep Impact’, and ‘Sentimental Journey’.

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Italian actor Franco Nero, has revealed that he is currently working with director Quentin Tarantino on some sort of “Spaghetti Western” project.

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TV Review: The New ‘JACK RYAN’ Series!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 4th, 2018

This weekend I had the time to watch the entire first season of Amazon’s new series Jack Ryan. Growing up I enjoyed all of the Harrison Ford versions of Jack Ryan and even liked the Ben Affleck iteration. The reboot attempt with Chris Pine fell pretty flat for me a few years back but I’ve always enjoyed the character. John Krasinski’s Jack Ryan is a perfectly serviceable TV hero but is really bogged down by the story around him. In an effort to be optimistic, I will say that I am hopeful for the second season.

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Fantastic Fest is one of the events that is pure bliss for any fan of genre cinema. If you love horror, sci-fi, foreign, action, and even adult-oriented movies from the 1970s, then Fantastic Fest is the place to let that freak flag fly high and be with like-minded individuals that truly appreciate the art of movies. All of the madness and fun will take place in Austin, TX starting on September 20th and run for 10 days at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar St. This year, which is the 14th annual festival of Fantastic-ness, captures the essence of the Korean movie scene with a ton of cool films being showcased from Korea, both new and old. This is something you won’t want to miss.

The second wave of movies (1st wave can be seen here) –  has been announced, including the US Premiere of the upcoming sequel ‘HALLOWEEN‘ from director David Gordon Green, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, who reprises her iconic role as Laurie Strode. In addition to that, Jeremy Saulnier‘s new film ‘HOLD THE DARK‘, will have its US Premiere at the festival. Also, Gaspar Noe’s newest movie ‘CLIMAX‘, will be shown too. This is shaping up to be an amazing festival. Below is the complete list of the second wave.

 

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LP Review: ‘Luke Cage Season 2’ Soundtrack!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 8th, 2018

 

Marvel is certainly on a roll with their content over this past decade with their billion dollar movies and their successful television shows across multiple platforms. One of these shows is called ‘Luke Cage‘, which just debuted its second season on Netflix. Luke Cage was the first black superhero in comic books to be featured as the main protagonist with his name as the title. Cage is an ex-convict who was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit who was experimented on, thus creating his superpowers of strength and unbreakable skin. Once he hones in on these powers, he basically becomes a hero for hire and is one of the coolest characters in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Film Review: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 28th, 2018

Sicario: Day of the Soldado is a stunningly topical sequel that almost lives up to the original. I personally had Sicario in my top 3 movies of 2015. The first Sicario is a masterpiece from one of the best writers, Taylor Sheridan, and best directors (Denis Villeneuve) of our time. Sheridan wrote this sequel and has now put together 4 straight incredible crime/western scripts in a row: Sicario, Hell or High Water, Wind River, and now Sicario: Day of the Soldado. It is a worthy follow up to the original and one of my favorites of the year.

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Oak Cliff Film Festival 2018 is Upon Us!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 18th, 2018

Mark your calendars for June 14-17, because the 7th annual OAK CLIFF FILM FESTIVAL will be in town, showing some of the best new films we can all look forward to. Every film and event will be shown at the Texas Theatre, along with a few special events in and around the Dallas area. There are 25 films to be shown along with 40 short films. There will also be a ton of live music, parties, and filmmaking workshops if you want to learn more about the filmmaking process. This year’s slate looks magnificent with a documentary about Joan Jett, a hilarious comedy, and more. Legendary filmmaker Penelope Spheeris will even be in attendance too. Spheeris is most known for directing ‘Wayne’s World‘ and the amazing documentary ‘The Decline of Western Civilization‘. Below is all the information you will need, along with some links to purchase tickets and passes. 

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Film Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 16th, 2018

Disney is on a roll these days with their recent ‘Star Wars‘ franchise. Not only do we have the new Episodes, but we are getting spin-off movies that focus on a singular story from the past or a certain character. One character that we all have loved from the original trilogy, but don’t know a great deal about is Han Solo. Sure, we know he was a smuggler, is an anti-hero, loved the princess, and helped save the Galaxy with his wookie partner Chewbacca, as they flew from planet to planet on the iconic Millennium Falcon. Through the original trilogy, we heard small lines of dialogue that gave us the tiniest glimpse at his background and life before he met Obi-Wan and Luke. Fortunately, we now have ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘ to answer all of those questions for us.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Hell or High Water’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 19th, 2018

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(The film portion was written by Liz Tramer)

Director David Mackenzie’s latest film, Hell or High Water, is a perfect example of how slow and steady wins the race.  The film is a little slow to start, but once it gets going, it’s fantastic. The story centers around two brothers, Toby  Howard (Chris Pine) and Tanner Howard (Ben Foster) who are desperately trying to save their mother’s farm and keep it in the family. The brothers are literally under the gun to find the money and decide the quickest way to make the deadline is to rob banks. Toby is intelligent, calm, cool and collected and the brains behind the operation. Tanner is an ex con hothead who relishes the crime spree and does little to control either his rage or his inclination toward violence.

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We have a very fun 70th 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 70th episode, titled ‘There’s Something in My Super Bowl‘, we discuss Aerosmith songs, the Super Bowl and its half-time performance, the trailers and commercials that aired, the new Star Wars news, and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new Western TV show. 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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4K UHD Review: ‘Blade Runner 2049’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 17th, 2018

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(Portions of this “film” review are written by Dan Moran)

Sequels should never be this good. Blade Runner 2049 is Blade Runner adjacent. It is packed with so many themes and things to discover on repeat viewings. The connection to the original is blatantly there but this movie pushes so far beyond the original and expands the World.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

If you’re ready to add to your own personal film collection, check out what The Criterion Collection will be releasing in April 2018 as they add to their own ranks.

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Dan Moran’s Top 12 Movies of 2017 Plus Extras!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 4th, 2018

I saw 75 movies this year and I still have 3-4 left to finish up over the next few weeks. I haven’t seen The Post, Call Me By Your Name, or Phantom Thread yet. Phantom Thread is the only regret I have but it doesn’t come out until mid-January and I like to finish my list before first week of January ends. A few special awards before my top 12.

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Criterion Collection Outlines February 2018 Releases!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 20th, 2017

Hey guys Jana here, 

February 2018’s additions to the legendary Criterion Collection have arrived. See what you need for your collections. Just a hint, but I think you need all of them!

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4K UHD Review: Westworld Season 1!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 11th, 2017

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HBO’s new flagship show ‘Westworld‘ entered with a big bang in its first season. Since ‘Game of Thrones‘ is ending soon, HBO was ahead of the game and needed its new sci-fi action original show and ‘Westworld‘ was its name. That rhymed a little bit. Based on Michael Crichton’s story and film from 1973 of the same name, ‘Westworld‘ takes a theme park (much like Disneyland) to the next level. What do I mean by that? Well, let’s say you entered the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean‘ ride at Disneyland.

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A Retrospective Look Back at the year 2007 in Movies!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 20th, 2017

Written by: Dan Moran

It has been a decade since we have had an overwhelmingly great year of movies. There have been some ‘great movies’ for sure, that have been released since 2007, but a collective year of dominance like 2007 hasn’t been experienced in 10 years. We have to start with the films that people still talk about today from 2007. No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, & Zodiac. I mean what a Top 3 for one calendar year!  The closest we got to this was in 2015 when the Top 3 was, Mad Max: Fury Road, Mad Max: Fury Road, & Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Written By: Bryan Kluger

It will be the year 2018 in a couple short months, which bring in the New Year with tons of optimism, new slates, blossoming relationships, low-carb diets, and tons of new, exciting movies. Speaking of movies, Criterion has unveiled the first films they will release for 2018, starting in January, which looks like it’s gonna be BADASS! I mean, are we really getting ‘The Breakfast Club’ on Criterion? YES, yes we are. Does that mean we will get more John Hughes’ films in the future? Let’s hope so. Below you can read about each release.

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Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse is THE place to be for the avid film-lover. We’ve got  the final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest which also includes world premieres of WHEELMAN and WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE TWO: THE BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS, screenings of THOROUGHBRED, JUPITER’S MOON and PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN, and the 10-year anniversary of the infamous Fantastic Debates… plus much more!

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Danny Trejo returns alongside new co-stars Jake Busey and Elysia Rotaru in the latest chapter of the gritty supernatural western from Universal 1440 Entertainment – ‘Dead Again in Tombstone‘. The film will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD September 12, 2017.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #9!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 6th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

One of my favorite pastimes is singing out loud while driving or riding in the car with someone. I imagine most of us at one point or another have belted out our favorite tunes by ourselves or with our friends in the car, no matter how short a trip. There’s just something fun about singing along with our favorite musicians at the top of our lungs. Perhaps the best scene dedicated to singing in the car with your friends was conceived by Penelope Spheeris who gave us the iconic and amazing documentaries The Decline of Western Civilization that took an in depth and personal look at the punk rock scene. If you haven’t seen these films, I highly suggest you do immediately.

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Film Review: The Beguiled!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 29th, 2017

Audrey E., here….

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The Civil War is rooted deep in the fibers of U.S. history, and there’s an evident fascination in both literature and film with the American lifestyle now gone with the wind. Retellings of war classics never seem to go out of style, so it’s no surprise that over forty years after the release of its 1971 predecessor starring Clint Eastwood, ‘The Beguiled’ is being reintroduced to a new generation. Comparisons to the original inevitably lingered over her shoulder, but Director Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation) gives the film a fresh, female perspective and garnishes it with her excellent use of lighting, smart casting and artistic framing.

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings Hugh Jackman’s celebrated seventeen-year run as Wolverine to a close when the box office phenomenon Logan arrives on Digital HD on May 16 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™and DVD May 23. Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies, The Office), Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) and newcomer Dafne Keen join Jackman in the iconic character’s final chapter, directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine, Walk the Line).

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4K UHD Review: 3:10 to Yuma!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 1st, 2017

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Filmmaker James Mangold has certainly made a name for himself in the Western genre of cinema with the likes of 3:10 To Yuma and more recently Logan. The guy knows how to tell a thrilling story set in the old west as we’ve seen before. Prior to this 2007 version of the film, author Elmore Leonard (Jackie Brown, Get Shorty), wrote a short story, which was adapted into a 1957 film called 3:10 To Yuma. Mangold thought it would serve as a great remake in these modern times and he wasn’t wrong, while he added a few new story conflicts to this great 2007 version.

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Dan M., Here…. 

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I saw The Fast and The Furious when I was 14 or 15. As someone who grew up watching Point Break on VHS and other 80s/90s action movies it was right in my wheel house. I have never been a car guy but I still remember that summer talking with my friends about Honda Civics, Nos, and spoilers that we’d all be getting when we turned 16. The first movie is a step by step remake of Point Break, right down to letting the “bad guy” go at the end with “I owe you a 10 second car” instead of “Vaya Con Dios.” It stared two relatively unknowns in Paul Walker and Vin Diesel who will never be confused with Daniel Day Lewis but were born to play these parts. Ultimately was a fun summer popcorn movie that no one thought they’d hear from again, let alone turn into an almost 4 billion dollar franchise.

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This June, the Criterion Collection adds a few more titles to their illustrious catalog of offerings. Including a three-part masterpiece of early sound cinema from Marcel Pagnol, a macabre double bill from Alfred Hitchcock, and a pioneering lovers-on-the-run noir from Nicholas Ray. Plus, Blu-ray upgrades of Sam Peckinpah’sStraw Dogs‘ and ‘Kenji Mizoguchi’sUgetsu.

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4K UHD Announcement and Pre-Order: ‘3:10 to Yuma’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 21st, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Official Release: Saddle up for one of the most thrilling Westerns of the last decade when 3:10 to Yuma arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) May 2 from Lionsgate. From the directing and producing team behind Walk the Line, revisit the Oscar®-nominated feature in stunning Full HD resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) to experience the Old West in a more vibrant presentation than ever before. With a star-studded cast, including Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, and a Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score, the 3:10 to Yuma 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.
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Film Review: ‘LOGAN’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 17th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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For decades now, we have been clamoring for a ‘Wolverine‘ film done right. From his first incarnation in Hulk #181 to his own miniseries in comic book form in the 1980’s by Frank Miller, to the amazing Saturday Morning Cartoon, and his first appearance in a feature film in 2000 with ‘X-Men‘, which had the song and dance man Hugh Jackman play the iconic character. He was so good at playing Logan/Wolverine, that fans immediately took a liking to him as that character and he went on to play the ‘Snikt-y Snikt’ character in almost a dozen more films. Besides the ‘X-Men‘ films, Wolverine got his own set of standalone films, which may or may not have been liked by a lot of people for various reasons. Either the story was too silly or the character Wolverine was to PG for fans.

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Film Review: ‘The Great Wall’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 17th, 2017

Fernando M., here….

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This is a bad year for walls. ‘The Great Wall‘ easily wins the “biggest misnomer of the year” award. Should have gone with the title “This Wall, It’s OK I Guess.” What the hell went wrong with this picture?  The setup is great, which is “We use the Great Wall of China as a backdrop for a fantasy film about monsters.”  There’s a parable about monsters and greed and containment and human evil, but really, it’s all about monsters attacking the Great Wall of China.  On this premise alone, it sounds like a lot of fun, and it really could have been.

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April Additions To The Criterion Collection!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 18th, 2017

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The Criterion Collection has selected their next group of films that will become part of the collection and will debut in April. Read on for the full listing.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Argo’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 8th, 2016

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THE FILM

Ben Affleck’sArgo’ is a brilliantly told film.  Affleck has come a long way since ‘Dazed and Confused’ and ‘Mallrats‘.  In my opinion, Affleck has gotten better with each directorial effort with ‘Gone Baby Gone’, ‘The Town’, and now ‘Argo’, which I think is his best yet.  Not only is ‘Argo’ a great film, it has a smart script, good acting, clever humor in a serious and tragic situation, and impeccable period detail that rivals AMC’s ‘Mad Men’.

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You Have To See ‘The Man From Death’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 3rd, 2016

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One of the coolest moments of Fantastic Fest was seeing the short film ‘The Man From Death‘, which was directed by Stephen Reedy, and stars Eric R. Lim, Daz Byard, and Dennis Ruel. Eric and Stephen both co-wrote the film too. How do you explain ‘The Man From Death‘? This short film is a mix between the best parts of a Tarantino film with some ‘Scott Pilgrim vs The World‘ thrown in, along with some western, kung-fu, and fun-as-hell gore to be enjoyed by all. Sprinkle some Eric Andre and Tim and Eric Awesome Show in there, and you get ‘The Man From Death‘.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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We’ve got the third and final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest 2016. The Alamo Drafthouse is hosting their annual film festival this month and the films slated to appear is insane! Check out the previous announcements for the full roster of films. You can find phase one here, and phase two here, then continue reading this post for the final wave of titles.

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1001 Movies Club #4 – ‘Unforgiven’

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 6th, 2016

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On The 1001 Movies Club podcast this week, we watched Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning western, ‘Unforgiven’. We discuss current entertainment topics and I try to defend my trivia queen crown. If you want to hear a Clint Eastwood impression that sounds very similar to Batman, you want to listen to this one!

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Film Review: ‘The Light Between Oceans’!!

by Janet White on Sep 2nd, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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1918, Thomas Edward Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender) is seeking solace from the violence and trauma brought on by WWI.   He heads to Janus Rock, Western Australia, to become a lighthouse keeper. The isolation and seclusion seems like paradise to a mind numbed to the point of death until he meets Isabel Graysmark (Alicia Vikander). Is there such a thing as love at first sight? Tom and Isabel explore love and family in The Light Between Oceans.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Film aficionados listen up, I’ve got the line up of what we can expect from The Criterion Collection for November 2016.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Twin Peaks‘ fans have been waiting for the revival of the cult series that began it’s journey on ABC in 1990. ‘Showtime‘ and creators David Lynch and Mark Frost have come together to bring a new installment of the series to fans who have brought the short-lived series to cult status.

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Your First Look at ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Remake!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 19th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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I can’t tell you how excited I am for this remake of ‘The Magnificent Seven‘. I’ve a huge fan of westerns. I wish there was more out there. luckily Quentin Tarantino and The Coen Bros. are making westerns still. You can add to that list Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), who is remaking the 1960 film that starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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I am a Leonardo DiCaprio fan. I’ve never hidden it, but I am. I wasn’t in love with him and his boyish good looks like other girls my age were, I recognized him from ‘Growing Pains‘, after all. He didn’t begin his career as absolutely gorgeous, that developed over time. I had to learn to love his work for what it was. Saying that, Leo’s been overlooked for that naked, golden, guy many times before he finally won his first Oscar at last night’s award show.

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Film Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!”

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 3rd, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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It’s always a good time when the Coen Bros. have a new movie in theaters. Film after film, the Coen Bros. have not only told bizarre, funny, violent, musical stories, but have conjured up some of the best characters in movie history. Their uncanny talent for telling stories on film is unrivaled with each movie they make. Their latest endeavor tackles the early years of Hollywood, specifically the year 1951, in a film called ‘Hail, Caesar!‘ that has an A-List cast of Coen regulars and newcomers. Even though the posters and trailers show this A-List cast throughout, the film follows one man, and that is Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), based on the real life Mannix who was a big time producer and  “fixer” at MGM.

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Bryan Kluger’s Best/Worst of 2015!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 30th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. 2015 was an interesting year to say the least, most of which was great. Movie-wise, I think 2015 had some excellent films filling its theaters, but of course it had some real stinkers too. Below is my list of the Best and Worst films of 2015.  I believe this year I watched over 175 new films, theatrically speaking and it was very difficult to narrow them down from 25. After some strawberry cake covered in Lucky Charms, I finally had a TOP 15, however, these films are in no particular order this year. But when you talk about the Best movies, you have to mention the worst too. My list tends to be a tad bit different from others, but hey, I’m twisted. I highly encourage you to seek out these movies – good or bad and enjoy the rest of your year.

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Check Out The ‘London Has Fallen’ Trailer!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 5th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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If there’s one thing this girl loves than anything else in a film, it’s crazily violent killing, explosions as far as the eye can see and completely preposterous settings that a character shouldn’t survive, but they always do! Basically, I love crappy 80’s action movies. Since I’ve seen most of those, I’m beyond excited for ‘London Has Fallen‘. Add to that a great cast consisting of Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Angela Bassett and Aaron Eckhart and I’m going to be happy.

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Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX is gearing up for it’s 11th annual Fantastic Fest and as usual, they’ve released their first wave of the programming lineup for the event that has been hailed as one of the film festivals not to miss. The Drafthouse hosts not only viewings of genre-specific films but hosting writers, directors and casts of both the well-known and little-known varieties. FF takes place this year from September 24 – October 1 with a world premiere of ‘Bone Tomahawk‘ set for closing night with Kurt Russell, cast and crew to attend.

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‘London Has Fallen’ Trailer Is Here!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 1st, 2015

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The sequel to 2013’s ‘Olympus Has Fallen‘ is carrying over most of the original cast but not the director. Antoine Fuqua directed the first to success but stepped back from ‘London Has Fallen‘ because he didn’t like the script and Babak Najafi. The film doesn’t release until January of 2016 but Gramercy Pictures has given us a teaser trailer to keep us excited until then.

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Film Review: ‘Ted 2’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 25th, 2015

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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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Slowly every film that’s ever been made and released on disc is going to have its moment in the sun when it receives the royal treatment, conversion to Blu-ray. One of the latest to receive this honor, is the 1988 western/horror ‘Ghost Town‘.

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Dallas Comic Con 2015: Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2015

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Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion are convention staples and more importantly, their shenanigans are legendary. If you attended last year’s May Dallas convention, you know that Nathan called Alan and Face Timed him in Australia since he couldn’t make the con.

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Fans of the brilliant writer Stephen King get excited when we see a new film being made based on one of his brilliant tomes. We got creeped out by our dead pets in ‘Pet Sematary‘, our healthy fear of  clowns graduated into a full on psychosis after seeing Pennywise as ‘It‘, groaned in pain when we saw ‘Misery‘ on the big screen, in short, we laughed, we cried, we cringed and we loved every minute of it. One novel that has had trouble making it’s way to the silver screen is King’s western epic better known as the collective work of ‘The Gunslinger‘.

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FILM REVIEW “SLOW WEST”

by Justin Cline on May 21st, 2015

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Westerns, as a film genre, are nearly as old as film itself, the first of which was little more than a short where a bandit leveled his weapon at the camera and blasted unsuspecting viewers. While plotlines have improved markedly since then, there are still those instances where filmmakers show as much care for their audiences as a bullet to the face. In the long lineage of westerns, how fares the latest addition, Slow West?

 

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Film Review: ‘The Water Diviner’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 23rd, 2015

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Director Russell Crowe.  Sounds a bit strange, doesn’t it?  Russell Crowe has starred in a ton of films, and it feels like he is trying to bring each of his characters into this movie.  Unfortunately, that means it tends to lose its way throughout; it never gets a chance to find it’s identify.

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Ana Lily Amirpour’s feature debut is ready for home media release, ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night‘ tells the story of an Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

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Atlantique Productions, one of the top French producers of great quality English-language TV series and Italy’s equivalent, Cattleya, have come together in a co-development and co-production agreement to turn two cult movies into a TV series. The emergent partnership have already chosen the first two projects, ‘Django‘ and ‘Suspiria‘.

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‘Star Wars’ Saga Finally Coming To Digital HD!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 7th, 2015

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Star Wars‘ fans form a line, in an organized fashion, those that believe Han shot first (the truth!) to the left, all you misinformed believers that think Greedo was the quicker draw to the right. At long last, the missing piece for a true collection of the greatest space-western/opera to grace any galaxy can finally be attained! No, I’m not talking about the unaltered original trilogy, but a Digital HD release of all 6 films the ‘Star Wars‘ canon is currently comprised of.

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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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In true Hollywood fashion, re-making an old classic is always a popular project and ‘Magnificent Seven‘ is no different. The new Seven is based on, of course, the 1960’s film of the same name that starred Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach and James Coburn. Of course, this classic is a remake of yet another film, from iconic director Akira Kurosawa’sSeven Samurai‘ from 1954.

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I can’t believe April is almost here again. It just seemed like two weeks ago we were knee deep in 2014’s Dallas Film Festival, which had some excellent films showcased. But that time of the year is just about to begin and the good folks over at the Dallas Film Festival have announced the first 10 films that will show at the festival. Also, it looks like the fest will be honoring the excellent filmmaker John Landis as well, which is all sorts of cool.

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Top 10 Horribly Cheesy Scenes in Otherwise Decent Movies!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 30th, 2015

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I am not claiming that all of the following movies are cinematic works of art. Some of these films might be considered mediocre at best. However, they do all have one thing in common; all of them suffer from having that one scene that takes audiences out of the moment and makes them groan in disbelief.  This list includes movies that were meant to be taken seriously. So over-the-top comedies and machismo action flicks will not be found as they are created with the intent of being ridiculous.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Kundo’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 8th, 2015

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To say all martial arts films are alike, is like saying every potato chip is the same. Sure there’s a base formula, but the good ones add to that recipe to make each film stand out on their own. Take the following films into consideration: ‘Seven Samurai‘, ‘Enter The Dragon‘, ‘IP Man‘, ‘The Karate Kid‘, ‘Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2‘, ‘13 Assassins‘ and any Van Damme movie you want, they are all martial arts films, but they have an entirely unique identity. I grew up on old martial arts films with horrendous English dubbing and every action star there ever was. I developed a deep appreciation for and love of all things Eastern that has carried through my adult life. I was excited to see ‘Kundo‘ and have, in fact, watched it three times.

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M-O-O-N That Spells ‘The Stand’ Adaptation!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 22nd, 2014

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In a sea of comic book originated films, countless sequels, adapting TV series to feature film and vice versa. Among the horror movie offerings are some decent films, that may have a general theme or idea in the sequels but not really a continuing story. One film series stands out among the rest, Peter Jackson’s ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ and ‘The Hobbit‘ franchises broke the mold of cramming an epic novel series into one confusing film. There are great novels that would lend themselves easily to the same type of treatment Jackson gave Tolkien’s works, my nomination for the next author, goes to Stephen King.

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‘The Osbournes’ Are Coming Back to VH1!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 13th, 2014

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Think back to 2002 and what we were watching on TV. ‘American Idol‘ had just began it’s monumental first season, Joss Whedon’s space-western ‘Firefly‘ was being aired out of order, ‘The X-Files‘ was ending it’s 9 season run and America got it’s first look at a reality show based on a celebrity’s home-life with ‘The Osbournes‘. That’s right, the metaphorical shot heard round-the-world from the gun that would inevitably be responsible for making the Kardashian family famous for being rich and stupid took first blood with the family of ‘Black Sabbath‘ rocker, Ozzy Osbourne.

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Tarantino Unveils Cast for ‘The Hateful Eight’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 6th, 2014

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Quentin Tarantino has given us small slivers of information about his newest undertaking. We first knew it would be a Western and that it was titled ‘The Hateful Eight‘. The director held a table read of the script in a rough format for 1,200 of his fans willing to pay the $100 cover charge. The most ardent Tarantino fans savored the onslaught of information, we speculated on the cast and we held our breath for more. The iconic director has given us the cast, and the film gods rejoiced, ok – I rejoiced.

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HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Casts Pilot!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 7th, 2014

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Remember a while back when we told you that ‘Westworld‘ was picked up by HBO? You can read that story here if you missed it. Anyhow,  the HBO drama is working on its pilot and has given us the rest of the cast info. We already know that Oscar winner Welsh-born Sir Anthony Hopkins is already attached to the project with Evan Rachel Wood that has been based off the 1973 sci-fi film written and directed by scribe Michael Crichton.

 

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Firefly. I only need that one word to raise blood pressure, inspire hopes and in some cases, cause Mandarin curses through gritted teeth. Joss Whedon’s rag-tag group of soldiers, mechanics, a courtesan, a pilot, doctor and a preacher….and Jane, have burrowed into the depths of each and every Browncoat-loving fan. We curse Fox for their ignorance in airing the episodes incorrectly and then for canceling. With only one season in our grasp, we have sustained the furious fandom that we have, calling ourselves Browncoats.

 

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True Detective‘ set the bar higher than normal by casting the brilliant Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. HBO has now turned it’s eye to ‘Westworld‘ hoping it will turn out to be as irresistible as ‘True Detective‘. HBO has won a pretty big prize in locking Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood for the primary positions. Writer-Director Michael Crichton made the original ‘Westworld‘ in 1973, Yul Brynner, James Brolin, Dick Van Patten – Yeah, it was a whole thing.

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Martin Scorsese (‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘ and ‘The Departed‘) is one of my favorite directors. This hasn’t been a secret because I rave on his work, constantly. Well, right now Scorsese is going to get the chance to make a film he’s had on his list for more than a decade. I can’t imagine how that must feel to wait for over 10 years to do a film and it finally comes together! The center of attention in this announcement is that it’s for the film of the novel ‘Silence‘. Novelist Shusako Endo had given permission for the novel adaptation to be made once before in 1971. As with everything in Hollywood these days, a re-make is in the works. This time, a bigger budget, bigger stars, bigger director and , probably, a bigger audience.

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“The D is silent.” In some excellent news, Quentin Tarantino is partnering up with Dynamite Entertainment and DC Entertainment to publish a comic book that pairs up Django and Zorro. Django has already been in the comic book realm when the film came out, but now he’s coming back. Tarantino himself will co-write the series with Reginald Hudlin and Matt Wagner and is scheduled to hit comic book shelves late this year. I’m excited to see where this leads, as all 3 collaborators are known for risky moves and thinking outside the box (no one more so than Tarantino). And both outlaws should be well represented by that kind of thinking.

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I would have never thought of this casting decision, but it makes perfect sense, and I’m totally psyched about it. Tom Hiddleston or Loki from ‘The Avengers‘ will play the iconic country and western music singer Hank Williams in the film ‘I Saw The Light‘. Marc Abraham will direct the biopic film from a script he wrote, which was based off of the biography by Colin Escott.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Eastern Bandits’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 5th, 2014

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If films had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), then ‘Eastern Bandits‘ would be diagnosed with a severe case of it. I’m not saying that it’s a horrible thing, but it definitely takes away from the main focus of the film and it tends to stray into some ridiculous sub-plots throughout 107-minute run time. The film is billed as a Western meets Martial Arts type of movie. Well you can add comedy, heist, and whacky to that mix as well.

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Film Review: ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’

by Gumbercules9000 on May 29th, 2014

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Seth MacFarlane is back with his second directorial effort with ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West‘. His first film, ‘Ted‘, which was a huge box office success, netting in almost $600 million from a budget of only $50 million, pretty much guaranteed that he would get to make any movie he wanted to in the future. MacFarlane is most known for creating and providing many of the voices for the cartoon shows such as ‘Family Guy‘, ‘The Cleveland Show‘, and ‘American Dad‘. All of which are family oriented shows. But with ‘Ted‘, he took it a couple of steps further and made a solid ‘R’ rated movie with tons of laughs and a decent story.

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The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO is ending it’s regular 2013-2014 Broadway Tour season with ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat‘. Talk about one excited girl! Joseph was my very first Broadway experience, and by experience, I mean it’s the first Little Theatre production I saw, the first time a show stuck with me deeply.

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Baz Luhrmann Knows ‘Kung-Fu’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 14th, 2014

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Baz Luhrmann the director behind the recent adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” is now in talks with Legendary Pictures (Godzilla, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim) to direct the big screen adaptation of the 1970s martial arts western tv show “Kung Fu”. There are no details as to how far along the talks are or if other directors are being considered. If Luhrmann and legendary make a deal it is likely that the director will start off by rewriting the script that was written by John McLaughlin, the writer behind “Black Swan”.

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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, framers and writers of the award winning series ‘Game of Thrones‘ have set their sites on a new project. Since converting George R.R. Martin’s novel into one of the most popular and award winning series, they have had little time for anything else. The demands of writing and executive producing GoT have left little time for other projects. With the fourth season premiering last Sunday, the pair have set their sites on another novel they are planning to convert to another media. This time, they are looking at a feature film, and the book they will be working from is ‘Dirty White Boys‘ from Stephen Hunter. Hunter also wrote ‘Point of Impact‘, the book that was turned into 2007’s ‘Shooter‘.

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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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April 3rd is exactly one month away, and that means it is time for the next Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) to invade Dallas. The festival will start on April 3rd and run through April 13th at a variety of theaters in the Dallas area. There will be around 150 films from all over the world premiering in Dallas. Some will even be world premieres. Actors, writers, producers, and directors will be in town for the event as well. And of course, you can buy tickets to attend the festival or any movie you want to see. DIFF has just announced the first ten films that will be coming to this year’s festival, and they look AMAZING.

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Seth MacFarlane’s new film has a trailer. His first feature film he directed was ‘Ted‘, and it scored big theatrically and on home-video. It was only a matter of time before the ‘Family Guy‘ creator and voice made his 2nd feature live-action film. ‘A Million Ways To Die in The West‘ synopsis is: Seth MacFarlane plays a hapless farmhand in the Old West who loses his girl (Amanda Seyfried) when he ducks out of a fight, only to be taught to shoot by the wife (Charlize Theron) of a gunfighter (Liam Neeson) in this Media Rights Capitol western comedy. This looks pretty funny, plus it has Neil Patrick Harris in it. The film is set to release May 30th. Enjoy the trailer.

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‘Serenity’ Takes Flight With New Comic Book!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 30th, 2014

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Serenity’…yes, THAT ‘Serenity’. Not the calm, peaceful tranquil serenity. Joss Whedon’s  space-western baby, ‘Serenity’. You can’t call yourself a proper sci-fi geek without quieting your outrage at the improper treatment of the genesis television show named after the beloved transport ship that is the Firefly named Serenity. For those of us that memorized insults in Mandarin – Fox programming execs are just BUN tyen-shung duh ee-DWAY-RO, which is to say “stupid inbred stack of meat” – Firefly is the greatest show that never had the chance to burn out on its own. Big nod of appreciation to this site for the translation and pronunciation.

 

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This is some real unfortunate news. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has decided to forgo making his new upcoming film ‘The Hateful Eight‘, which was supposed to be a badass western movie. The reason being is that one of the few people he let read the script, leaked it out to everyone in the world. This is a big “NO NO” in the business, and whomever leaked this out should definitely be fired and never trusted.

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Film Review: ‘Nebraska’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 15th, 2013

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Director Alexander Payne sure has a knack for giving us quirky characters and showing us their relationships with their friends and families. With Oscar winning films like ‘Sideways‘ and ‘The Descendants‘, Payne is still in tune with his generational comedy routine, warts and all. This time around, ‘Nebraska‘ is on a more somber note than his previous work, but still manages to fill the theater with laughs as we witness a black and white screen of a family road trip film of sorts, that showcases a family’s appalling attitude when one seems to have hit the jackpot. With an impressive cast led by Will Forte and Bruce Dern, I expect decent returns at the box office, riding on the coattails of Payne’s previous work, however this stands on its own and should garner some awards come Oscar season.

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Film Review: ‘The Lone Ranger’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 2nd, 2013

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Director Gore Verbinsky certainly borrows heavily from his animated Western, ‘Rango‘, along with some other choice films for his latest mega budget action adventure film ‘The Lone Ranger‘. In what seems to be a project greenlit only for the fact that Johnny Depp was willing to get in makeup and costume again and sport a new iconic character, this remake is deeply flawed and way too long. Running at two-and-a-half hours, this adventure flick could have been loads better with a full hour knocked off its run-time.

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Mark Wahlberg Confirms The Sequel to ‘Ted’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 17th, 2013

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While Mark Wahlberg was on Anderson Cooper’s show today, promoting ‘Broken City‘, somebody asked if there was going to be a sequel to ‘Ted‘, which is Wahlberg’s biggest grossing movie to date, and is one of the top grossing ‘R’ rated films out there, if not the number 1 spot.  Well, he confirmed it, saying it’s a done deal and that Seth MacFarlane is already working on script for the sequel.

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Bryan’s Top 20 Films of 2012!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 31st, 2012

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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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Film Review: ‘Django Unchained’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 23rd, 2012

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I’m so glad I waited till I saw Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ to make my top 20 list of films of the year, heck, my top 5 list, because it definitely deserved a spot near the top. Tarantino’s journey into the western genre is smart, funny, and tells a great story of love and revenge, one of Tarantino’s best plot points. I cannot wait to see this movie again.

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See What’s Showing at Sundance 2013!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 29th, 2012

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The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is in full preparation mode as it will start January 17-27 and will showcase 113 featur length films, which 98 of them are premieres from over 32 countries.  Here is the full list of films that will be shown in all competitions as well as the non competition films.  Hopefully it won’t be too terribly cold in Utah this year.  Some of these films look AMAZING!

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Adam Sandler’s Next Film Will Be….

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 26th, 2012

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‘Ridiculous 6’ is the title of the next Adam Sandler film, which he will be producing under his Happy Madison production label.  It will be a comedy western this go around, with the title sort of resembling the 1960 epic western ‘The Magnificent Seven’.  We can only imagine what Sandler and his people will do with this .

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 12th, 2012

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

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Bryan’s Review of ‘Argo’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 11th, 2012

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Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ is a brilliantly told film.  Affleck has come a long way since ‘Dazed and Confused’ and ‘Mallrats‘.  In my opinion, Affleck has gotten better with each directorial effort with ‘Gone Baby Gone’, ‘The Town’, and now ‘Argo’, which I think is his best yet.  Not only is ‘Argo’ a great film, it has a smart script, good acting, clever humor in a serious and tragic situation, and impeccable period detail that rivals AMC’s ‘Mad Men’.  I have no doubt that ‘Argo’ will be in my Top 10 list for this year.

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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.

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It seems like everything is getting rebooted or remade.  CBS is developing ‘Have Gun – Will Travel’ with David Mamet heading up the project.  Westerns are making a come-back…finally.  Maybe the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s mini series had something to do with it.  But, CBS has made a script deal to produce the project.  Now, I’m waiting for a ‘Gunsmoke’ reboot.

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Warner Bros. Plans to Remake ‘Unforgiven’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 20th, 2012

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Since there have been two deaths in the past 24 hours, and bad news and deaths usually come in threes, I hope Clint Eastwood, doesn’t die of shock when he reads this.  Japan’s Warner branch is planning to remake the 1992 Clint Eastwood western ‘Unforgiven’.  This time it will be called ‘The Unforgiven’ and will star Ken Watanabe as the Eastwood role.  It will also be a samurai period flick.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

I’m so happy to be back getting this column written up every week.  It’s been a long while, since we did the famous Boomstick Must Own Blurays.  But rest assured, this column is back in full force and will be updated weekly.  You might be asking, “Why were you gone for so long?”  Well, the answer is, we never went away, and we started doing full length reviews of all the blurays and DVD’s we received.  Long-story-short, things got hectic for a while with all the cool stuff we have going on.  I’ll inform you more on that a little later.  But for now, not only will you still get the full length reviews of each and every bluray, DVD, and video game.  But, you will get our infamous bluray and DVD weekly picks.  We are glad to be back.  So let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a 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 start saving.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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Bryan’s ‘John Carter’ 3D Bluray Review!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 15th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…

In my opinion, ‘John Carter’ is one fun ride.  I really think the executives over at Disney had no idea how to market this movie.  Of course, it showed during its theatrical run, because it didn’t make near enough as everyone thought it would.  ‘John Carter’ cost around $200 million to make and is a story of epic proportions.  The ‘John Carter’ 3D Bluray is one to own if you love action adventure films.  Don’t let the critics persuade you not to like this film, because in fact, you will enjoy it.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Warner Bros. has hired Jody Hill (creator and director of Eastbound and Down and Observe and Report) to write and direct an action film project that is currently untitled.  The project is being kept under wraps, but we know that the story is set in the South n the 1970’s and involves an outlaw duo according to THR.

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Bryan Reviews ‘Queens of Country’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 19th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

It is hard to think of a comparison for the movie ‘Queens of Country’ because, quite honestly, I’ve never seen anything like it.  Directors Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke may have just created the first of a new film genre, seamlessly weaving comedy, angst, campiness, desperation, musical numbers, and line dancing. It is rare to find a film that is so original and oddly amazing that it succeeds on all levels.  ‘Queens of Country’ breaks the rules of film and takes you on a hilarious journey of love, confusion, and music.

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