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First Trailer For ‘Angry Birds’ Flies Into View!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 23rd, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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When I heard that the game ‘Angry Birds‘ was being made into a movie, it was obvious what the story-line would consist of: pissed off birds and smug, slightly stupid and villainous pigs battling. Over what? Looks like the pigs are landing alien-like into the birds world. I can completely understand Red’s anger in this clip and am so excited for this movie!

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Square Enix unveiled the latest trailer for ‘Final Fantasy XV‘ at Tokyo Game Show 2015. It’s an updated trailer showing protagonists Noctis and Luna as they look back over tragic events of their pasts which will set the stage for the narrative of ‘Final Fantasy XV‘. This also shows us the duo’s internal struggle as Luna bucks against the restrictive imperial hold over Niflheim and Noctis prepares himself for the journey ahead.

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 Cameron Crowe has a background steeped in music and on occasion, he pulls that background to the forefront and weaves it into the tapestry of a new project in a skillful way. One of his premiere films, ‘Almost Famous‘ gave us an inside peek at what it would be like to be hired by none other than Rolling Stone to go on tour with a rock band and experience the highs and lows of it all. With groupies, drugs, sex and of course, rock and roll, there is more than enough fodder to inspire writing of all kinds.

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Jana’s Best/Worst of 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 15th, 2014

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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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Steve Jobs is the topic of another biopic project. This time around Christian Bale is going to play the legendary genius opposite Seth Rogen’s Steve Wozniak. Bale and Rogen are shoring up a cast that will possibly include Jessica Chastain in an unspecified role.  Alone, Jobs and Wozniak were brilliant, but together the tech world would never be the same once they launch Apple. Writer Aaron Sorkin has adapted Walter Isaacson’s biography, ‘Steve Jobs‘ for Sony. Oscar-Winning director Danny Boyle (‘Trainspotting‘, ‘Slumdog Millionaire‘) is leading the life story. David Fincher was originally attached as director but his demands of a $10 Million salary and full creative control was not met by the studio.

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If you thought that the war between humankind and sea creatures of an egregious nature were over at the end of ‘Pacific Rim‘, you don’t get how movies are made today. Everything has an option for a sequel, but the biggest teaser for a next-in-line film is the small glimpse we got at the Kaiju’s realm when the package was delivered , detonated and killed everything, right? If it killed everything where would our sequel lead?

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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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The 9th annual Dallas International Film Fest is coming quickly. Specifically, it will upon us April 9th-19th of next year and is currently accepting film submissions for all categories. The early bird deadline is October 17th, but the main deadline is December 5th with the late deadline coming December 12th. So to all you filmmakers out there, shoot, cut, and turn in those films, for this festival will be the best yet. Below is the offical press release and information you will need.

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Shane Black Tackles ‘The Destroyer’ for Sony!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 21st, 2014

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Everyone has favorite directors or writers and Shane Black has been one of mine since I fell in love with his work in the late 80’s. The first character that took my breath away was Martin Riggs from ‘Lethal Weapon‘, he also wrote ‘The Monster Squad‘ and gave birth to the line that any true 80’s child will say when they hear that film name – “Wolfman’s got nards!”  That’s when I took note of Shane Black and thought he was an under-rated gem in the writing world. That was quickly followed up with ‘The Last Boyscout‘ and ‘Last Action Hero’ films that supported the original idea that Black was talented and the first films were NOT a fluke.  Black then proved his mettle as a director/writer with the snarky offering into the world of noir with ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang‘. This was Robert Downey Jr’s love song to Hollywood that signified the turning point of his career from troubled actor, to serious phenomenon ready to be taken seriously. Black gave him the direction and the words and RDJ slammed the ball out of the park. Black’s latest foray into directing came from ‘Iron Man 3‘ when he re-teamed with RDJ. He has 3 other projects in the wind at the moment with ‘The Nice Guys‘ a ‘Predator‘ reboot and ‘Doc Savage‘.

 

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Antonio Banderas

 

 

 

Antonio Banderas has been a versatile and bankable actor since he made his bones in the 80’s. His films are as varied as ‘Sybil’s personalities. It depends on who you ask about his career as to what films they identify with. If you ask kids who he is, they will jump and say that’s Puss in Boots from ‘Shrek‘ or Gregorio Cortez from ‘Spy Kids‘ – That’s what my kids would say, at least. There are a lot of adults that would see ‘Zorro‘, the toothy Armand from ‘Interview With The Vampire‘, El Mariachi from Robert Rodriguez’s Mexico Trilogy and if you ask me, I’d say he was Che from ‘Evita‘. He has the most beautiful tenor voice and I was entranced quickly by his Spanish good looks and enchanting sound. He couldn’t really pull it off as the lead in ‘The Phantom of the Opera‘, but that’s a different story.

 

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NBC’s ‘State of Affairs’ Loses Showrunner!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 15th, 2014

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When I saw the headline that Ed Bernero had stepped down as showrunner for the Katherine Heigl vehicle ‘State of Affairs‘ on NBC, I originally thought, brashly, the blame was to place on Heigl, who is notoriously difficult to work with.

Turns out Heigl had nothing to do with the clashes on set. It was mainly disagreements with creative matters between Bernero and creator/executive producer Joe Carnahan. Bernero was brought on to help steer the thriller set in Washington, D.C.  That features Heigl as A CIA officer plucked from the field to become the president’s daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America’s most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job. All the while, she is investigating the circumstances regarding the death of her fiancé. Alfre Woodard is featured as President Payton.

 

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Is ‘Bad Boys 3’ Heading Into Production?!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 15th, 2014

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I can remember something specific about most movies I see. I remember being in high school when the first ‘Bad Boys‘ film came out. The biggest thing that sticks out in my mind though, is how freaking HOT Will Smith looked when he was running down the road and his shirt flew open and showed off his chest and abs, which looked marvelous! This is what stays in my mind when I hear the movie name. My kids are even aware that I have a favorite scene in the movie and which scene it is, and even why, much to their chagrin.

 

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Betty Boop Begins Relationship With Simon Cowell!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 15th, 2014

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If you heard Simon Cowell say she could be the biggest diva he’s ever worked with, who would you think he’s talking about? The music world is full of divas and I’m sure he’s seen more than his share of them during ‘American Idol’. Any singer you named would probably not be the right one. Cowell’s quote is this “Betty, I’ve worked with some serious divas but I think you could be the biggest of them all!” What Betty is he talking to? Why Betty Boop, of course!

 

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Film Review: “Into the Storm”

by Woozie on Aug 8th, 2014

Suzanne here,

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At only 89 minutes, Into the Storm tries to tell too much story in too little time. With 5+ tornadoes, environmentalism, teen romance, family regrets, pushy bosses, this movie is a cyclone of poor acting and forced story telling.

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Today is the last day of Comic-Con but we’ve still got some news pouring in. This time it’s coming from the television world, news from the Warner Bros. TV and DC Comics panel last night.

 

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Everyone following the latest appearance of Benedict Cumberbatch may have already seen what I’m going to show you today, but for the others that are not quite so Cumber-Crazy, I’ve got a new trailer to show you.

The Weinstein Co. released the very first trailer for ‘The Imitation Game‘. The film will release on November 21 in the U.S.

 

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‘Star Wars’ Announces New Cast-Members!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 8th, 2014

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Little-by-little some details and pictures have been leaking from the highly anticipated ‘Star Wars‘ production. There is a two-week break worked in for august and two new cast members. That’s the big news today, the actors were found in an open casting call from across 11 U.S. and U.K. cities that resulted in well over 70,000 applicants. The Lucasfilm/Disney production of ‘Star Wars Episode VII‘ will break in August for a two-week hiatus and was called as a result of schedule adjustments after Han Solo, I mean Harrison Ford broke his ankle last month. We’ve heard that Ford, who is undergoing physical therapy for the next few weeks, has been recovering well and is expecting to return to the set soon.

 

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘True Detective’ Season 1′!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 11th, 2014

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THE SERIES

Little did anyone know that one of the darkest and most sadistic shows ever to air on television would grow to be one of the most popular and best shows in television history. HBO’sTrue Detective‘ is a masterpiece of storytelling with stellar performances from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson who play police detectives who are trying to solve a grisly murder that spans more than a decade.

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The CW Is Bringing Us ‘iZombie’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 2nd, 2014

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I love network television in the fall. The big reason for that is the introduction of dozens of new pilots hopeful of being selected for series orders. One of the hottest networks is The CW. While still relatively young, The CW zeros in on the 18-34 age-demographic with proven success. Fresh story telling and unique scenarios are their calling cards. Hoping to join the ranks of such proven program favorites like ‘Supernatural‘, ‘The Vampire Diaries‘ and ‘Smallville‘ are several projects.

 

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The Top 20 Vampire Movies Of All Time!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 20th, 2013

Jana B., Here…

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I love making lists. Grocery lists. Bucket lists. Holiday lists. Favorite movie lists. Favorite VAMPIRE movie lists. I bet that got your attention, didn’t it? This is MY list of the top 20 Vampire movies ever made. Why did I point out that it was MY list? Easy. So you read this knowing it wasn’t an Academy vote that got a movie on this list. No one paid me to promote their movie. However, I’m NOT against this, just to be clear. Why spend time putting movies in a list? Maybe it satisfies some Freudian lack of paternal affection I suffered as a child. But the real answer is, “Why wouldn’t I make a list as awesome as this?”

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‘The Avengers’ Sequel Has A Title Now!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 16th, 2013

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Marvel and Disney are now calling the upcoming ‘Avengers‘ sequel ‘The Avengers: The Age of Ultron‘.  So there will be no ‘Avengers 2’ or ‘Avengers Into Darkness’.  Its release date remains May 1, 2015.  So I guess Ultron is gonna be the big bad guy until Thanos. This could get interesting.

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Actor Chris Cooper has just signed on to play Norman Osborn in the sequel to Marc Webb’sThe Amazing Spider-Man‘. Cooper joins the villains Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Rhino (Paul Giamatti) to fight Spidey this time. As of right now, we don’t know for sure if Cooper will turn into a villain in this film, but rest-assured, it will happen either at the very end or in the third sequel.

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Neil Young: Journeys Blu-Ray (REVIEW)

by NapkinArt on Jan 5th, 2013

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I have just one question: Who the f*ck doesn’t love Neil Young?

The ‘Grandaddy of Grunge’ has been on quite a roll over the last few years, musically and artistically, releasing several critically acclaimed albums, an autobiography (finally), not to mention releasing the long, long-awaited “Neil Young Archives: Volume 1” to the masses, proving again and again that ‘rust never sleeps.’ After all, Young is pretty old for a rock and roll star. However, his love for making music and shredding guitars on stage never ceases to wane, as is evident in his latest concert documentary film, “Journeys,” from Shakey Pictures and Sony Pictures Classics. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Polyphonic Spree Does Christmas

by NapkinArt on Oct 23rd, 2012

 

It might not yet be Halloween, and there are still a few days left to carve up that jack-o-lantern for the front porch, but The Polyphonic Spree is ready to ring in the Christmas spirit with or without you, with their first full length holiday album, “Holidaydream: Songs of the Holidays, Vol. 1”.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to say this preceding review may be partially biased, as I spent a good many months leading up to the album’s release, working on the album art, layout, pressing of vinyl, etc., so needless to say, I’m quite thrilled to see (and hear) the album’s existence.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

So, that Munsters remake for NBC, that was going to be a huge hit, but was axed recently will actually air on television, but only the pilot.  I think NBC really wanted to be behind the series and was excited about this, which is why they are airing the pilot.  The pilot will air on October 26th, as part of a Halloween theme and lead into the series ‘Grimm’.  If it does well in ratings, which I’m sure it will, the show will get a ful season order.  I hope so, because I am a big fan of Bryan Fuller.  Enjoy the trailer below.

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Check Out the Poster for Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 22nd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

I smell and see Oscar nomination all over this film.  Daniel Day-Lewis looks amazing as our 16th president.  Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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The third season of ‘The League is releasing October 9th.  That’s the same day as ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s’ 7th season release.  This was a great season and can’t wait to have it finally on home video. To be a fan of The League, you don’t need to know much about fantasy football, or sports at all. You just need to have friends that you hate. The ensemble comedy follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another – so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other’s lives miserable.

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BRIDGE – Interlude One

by Justin Cline on Jun 11th, 2012

 

The burnt man came to with a start, air flooding his lungs as if he were emerging from under water.  The lag time between sleep and waking was nil, his mind engaged and ready to begin what had by now become a familiar process, for even with all his knowledge of what was coming—all of this has happened before, and it will all happen again—, he was incapable of avoiding even a single step, starting with the room. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas’ 3D Bluray/2D Bluray/DVD/Digital Copy is currently 56% Off making it only $19.99!!!  Not sure when this sale ends, but take advantage.  Normally it’s $50.00.  Following years of growing apart, Harold Lee (Cho) and Kumar Patel (Penn) have replaced each other with new friends and are preparing for their respective Yuletide celebrations. But when a mysterious package mistakenly arrive at Kumar’s door on Christmas Eve, his attempts to redirect it to Harold’s house ends with the “high grade” contents – and Harold’s father-in-law’s prize Christmas tree – going up in smoke. With his in-laws out of the house for the day, Harold decides to cover his tracks, rather than come clean. Reluctantly embarking on another ill-advised journey with Kumar, through New York City, their search for the perfect replacement tree takes them through party heaven – and almost blows Christmas Eve sky high.

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BRIDGE – Chapter Twenty

by Justin Cline on May 9th, 2012

CHAPTER TWENTY

The tinny song was repeating by the time Bridge determined its tune was emanating from him.  After that, the process whereby he retrieved the phone from his coat pocket was lengthy and arduous.  He was in need of fingers, which forced him to swap his lighter from his left hand to the right, balancing it in the center of the wide, flat stone.  Only then could he pull out Rook’s cell and identify the caller. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE Under Construction

by Justin Cline on May 1st, 2012

My apologies for the delay, but the publication date for the season two finale of BRIDGE will have to wait a week.  If push came to shove, I could probably finish it by the due date, but I’d prefer to take the extra time and get it right.  I still have a lot of loose ends to wrap up before the project goes on hiatus again.  The upside is that chapter twenty should be a substantial one.

See you for the big finish on Wednesday, May 9th.  Promise.

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BRIDGE – Chapter Nineteen

by Justin Cline on Apr 25th, 2012

CHAPTER NINETEEN

By the eighth Mississippi, Bridge had his map back in hand and a good idea of where he was headed.  It must have been a long walk from the cemetery to The Bethany for a man who’d been forced to vacate his own grave, but in the van it was a short ride from their current location to the outskirts of the city.  The hope in making the trip was to find something—anything—at the gravesite that would point him forward in the investigation.  Between himself and the cat, they had killed off all other viable leads. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Eighteen

by Justin Cline on Apr 18th, 2012

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

 

Silence was a third passenger in the vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Seventeen

by Justin Cline on Apr 11th, 2012

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

 

Sirens wailed in the distance.  Someone must have called the cops.  There were numerous apartment buildings along this street, all of which would have a perfect view of the goings-on below.  Had they simply heard a commotion or witnessed actual bloodshed?  The results were the same either way.  Bridge intended to be long gone by the time the first squad car arrived on the scene.  He wasn’t one for answering questions, especially when the first question asked would be How did this guy happen to lose his skeleton? Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Sixteen

by Justin Cline on Apr 4th, 2012

CHAPTER SIXTEEN

 

The possibility existed that Mullet knew nothing of the symbiotic relationship between Bridge and Spade.  He may have had no clue that, without the cat, the man he was facing off against was little more than just that—a man—, and the kick signified only a deep-seated hatred of cats.  Whatever the case, from here on out, Bridge was on his own. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Fifteen

by Justin Cline on Mar 28th, 2012

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

Peering into the empty elevator shaft, it was difficult not to at least imagine the prospect of tossing Rook’s body down into the darkness.  Despite the fact that the man’s fingers remained animated even after being severed from his body, Bridge was convinced that even they would cease to function once the killer plummetted fourteen stories. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Fourteen

by Justin Cline on Mar 21st, 2012

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

 

As always, the duality that came from channeling Polly gave Bridge a headache.  Or, in this case, worsened the one he already had.  Most humans—himself included—had difficulty maintaining a single point of focus, much less two, but here he was.  And there he was as well.  On the physical plane, he was seated in a chair in his office, gazing into the eyes of a dead man.  At the same time, his body was also floating weightlessly in space, surrounded on all sides by tiny flickering lights, hovering like fireflies. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Thirteen

by Justin Cline on Mar 14th, 2012

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

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BRIDGE – Chapter Twelve

by Justin Cline on Mar 7th, 2012

CHAPTER TWELVE

 

Rook looked dumbfounded, as if this turn of events were completely unexpected.  He lowered the bottle to his side, the remaining fingers on his right hand trapped within.  The two trigger fingers were attempting to swim their way upstream in hopes of a reunion, scrabbling at the glass. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Eleven

by Justin Cline on Feb 29th, 2012

CHAPTER ELEVEN

 

The news destroyed all sense of perspective.  In what world could the murder of one of his clients intersect with the assassination of a sitting president some fifty years earlier?  It seemed impossible that the same weapon could have been used on both victims.  And yet, according to the cook, the proof was resting in Bridge’s palm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hi, Drew here.

I had the opportunity to speak briefly with the legendary Bernie Wrightson at Sci-Fi Expo 2012.  Wrightson is truly a master of his craft.  His line work is incredible and proof is in the pages including his work for Creepy, Heavy Metal, being co-creator/artist of Swamp Thing, and his more recent work with writer Steve Niles including “The Ghoul”, “Dead, She Said”, and Doc Macabre.  The three works with Steve Niles can all be found in separate color volumes or altogether in one beautiful over-sized black and white hardcover which really shows Wrightson’s amazing pencil and inking skills.  I asked Wrightson how he met Steve Niles to create this long-lasting creator relationship and he said that he in fact met Niles at a convention in Dallas!

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BRIDGE returns on February 29th

by Justin Cline on Feb 13th, 2012

On Wednesday, February 29th, BRIDGE leaps into 2012 with the debut of Season 2. Read the rest of this entry »

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BLU-RAY REVIEW: THE PROPHECY

by Justin Cline on Jan 12th, 2012

“Marked by fate.  Doomed by prophecy.  Time is running out for mankind.”  In the meantime, Miramax has released the Blu-ray edition of The Prophecy. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Ten

by Justin Cline on Dec 28th, 2011

CHAPTER TEN

 

Bridge was still puzzling out how Miss Fortune could function with just one small garbage dumpster—only half-full in the early part of the evening—when the cook stepped out the back door and lit a cigarette.  He seemed to take no satisfaction from it, and Bridge could have sworn he wasn’t inhaling, the smoke drifting past his face and lingering near his left eye before dissipating into the air. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Nine

by Justin Cline on Dec 21st, 2011

CHAPTER NINE

 

“You no welcome.” Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Eight

by Justin Cline on Dec 14th, 2011

CHAPTER EIGHT

 

“What, no more silent treatment?”  For the last three weeks, the cat hadn’t said so much as a word.  For Bridge, the experience hadn’t been altogether unpleasant.  “I don’t think I’ll know how to act if we’re on speaking terms again.” Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Seven

by Justin Cline on Dec 7th, 2011

CHAPTER SEVEN

 

Black turned to gold, which in turn became red, as if he were staring into a very bright light with his eyes tightly shut.  Bridge recognized the progression, had made his peace with it long ago and now allowed it to happen without interference.  There was no point in fighting it.  It was out of his control. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Six

by Justin Cline on Nov 30th, 2011

CHAPTER SIX

 

By the time Bridge reached The Bethany’s double doors, he was out of breath.  Though the rain had started to taper off, the sun still refused to make an appearance.  At this point it would have felt like too little, too late anyway.  Best to just wait and try again tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Five

by Justin Cline on Nov 23rd, 2011

CHAPTER FIVE

 

The assassin showed no signs of stopping.  The way he barreled down the sidewalk—his pistol making him a path—, one would think he knew something of Bridge’s reputation.  If so, he had to be aware that even though the man had taken a bullet, Bridge could only be slowed down for so long.  Once he recovered, he’d be mad as all hell. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – CHAPTER FOUR

by Justin Cline on Nov 16th, 2011

CHAPTER FOUR

 

Bridge was faced with a decision, a choice between two evils, neither of which was in his favor.  Should he stretch his light out to reveal what had become of his would-be client or draw the candle closer to inspect the ruins of his own gut?  In the end, the woman won out if only because he was still in a state of shock, and he knew he needed to take advantage of that fact before it wore off and the pain of what had happened to him set in. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter Three

by Justin Cline on Nov 9th, 2011

CHAPTER THREE

 

“How did you hear about me?”

This was a standard question on Bridge’s part.  He asked it of every potential client, though maybe not for the reasons one might think.  It had nothing to do with growing his little one-room business.  If anything, he wanted fewer people knocking on his door and he needed to know how the ones who did knock were finding out about his services in the first place.

“Word of mouth,” the blonde answered. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Slew of Stars for ‘Spring Breakers’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 4th, 2011

Harmony Korine (Trash Humpers) is headed for a vacation with Spring Breakers, a story of four college girls who rob a bank to afford their Spring Break trip.

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Seyfried to Play Linda Lovelace!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 4th, 2011

 

Linda Lovelace’s story is infamous. A Florida schoolgirl, fresh-faced and innocent, became a porn star practically overnight when she met a man with a vision…of her naked on film. The script for the film is based on the book “The Complete Linda Lovelace” by Erik Danville. Seyfried (Letters to Juliet) is in talks to play the title role.

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Campbell to Direct ‘The Fall Guy’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 4th, 2011

Martin Campbell (Green Lantern) is looking to direct another adaptation, this time of the 1981 TV series The Fall Guy. It would be right up his alley – sort of silly, but with enough heart to push through.

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Paxton Knows Kung Fu!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 4th, 2011

Or at least might direct it. Bill Paxton, fresh off of his stint in HBO’s Big Love, is in talks to direct the screen adaptation of the 1972 TV series.

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Jimmy Kimmel Lands Ultimate Role!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 4th, 2011

After eight years of hosting ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kimmel is about to face the world in a slightly more historical position: he will host the next White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

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FilmNation to Put Out New Thriller!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 4th, 2011

Oren Peli, the mastermind behind Paranormal Activity, has penned a new untitled thriller for FilmNation to distribute. Brad Parker (The Diary of Lawson Oxford)  is set to direct. Peli and Brian Witten (Friday the 13th) are producing.

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Viva Dallas Burlesque Presents Beggar’s Carnivale

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 3rd, 2011

Femme Vivre here, urging you to join me at the historic Lakewood Theatre on Abrams tomorrow night, Friday, Nov. 4.

Beggar's Carnivale: A Three-Penny Circus

for Beggar’s Carnivale, a Three-Penny Circus.  This show is not to be missed!!  It’s an amazing one-of-a-kind show embodying the lost arts of vaudeville, slapstick, silent film comedy, variety arts, and of course, burlesque!  Returning from St. Louis for the second time here in Dallas, it’s a spectacle unlike anything you’ve ever seen.  This time around the show features performances by: Lola Van Ella (named in the top twenty burlesque entertainers in the world!), Sammich the Tramp, Jeez Louise, high flying aerial duo August and Indigo, Peter Peculiar- Contact Juggling Circus Wonder, and more!  Reserve your tickets here – last month’s show broke our all-time attendance record and the theatre was nearly at capacity!  I hope to see you there, darlings!

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Pin Curl Magazine: November 2001 Issue

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 3rd, 2011

Trixie Minx

Femme Vivre here, reminding you that it’s that time again: a brand-spankin’ new issue of Pin Curl is out!! See the full issue at pincurlmag.com – it’s chock full of goodness, including interviews with performers Trixie Minx (cover girl) of New Orleans, Jeez Loueez “the powerhouse of the Midwest” of Chicago, and the incomparable emcee Armitage Shanks of Seattle, as well as interviews with two Legends of Burlesque, Judith Stein and Shannon Doah, and DIY costuming with Cora Vette of Denver! And get ready because next month our latest print edition will be out; pick up your copy at our brand new storefront, Dallas Pin Up in Deep Ellum, or online here.  If you missed out on the previous glossies, we’re currently selling bundles of 3 for $25!

Customs by Cora

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BRIDGE – Chapter Two

by Justin Cline on Nov 2nd, 2011

CHAPTER TWO

 

The hallway was narrow, much narrower than any architect in his right mind would have designed.  Had the blonde stretched her arms straight out to her sides, she would have run the risk of rubbing her knuckles against the walls.  Instead, she drew her elbows in tight and tested each new step before committing to it, as if the floor might give way at any moment. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRIDGE – Chapter One

by Justin Cline on Oct 31st, 2011

CHAPTER ONE

 

There are pockets within the city where even the hacks don’t travel.  Requests for passage to such places are sometimes met with laughter, oftentimes with the threat of violence, but always—always—refusal of fare.  It would seem that even madmen have moments of clarity, wherein common sense cannot be denied.  If only the same were true of the driver who delivered the blonde to The Bethany Hotel. Read the rest of this entry »

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The other day I sat in a used book and record store with a friend of mine, and we sifted through stacks and stacks of used 7″ singles, curious to see what sort of gems we could walk away with. After spending what seemed like several hours looking through all of the records, like grubstakers panning for gold, I found this beautiful Ella Fitzgerald single with a Verve Records label, a label synonymous for producing incredible blues and jazz records. I didn’t even pay attention to the songs on the record, I just instinctively knew this record had to come home with me. Thankfully, I managed to find a few other Fitzgerald singles on this trip, which they too, found a new home.

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Beastie Boys new album today

by Gumbercules9000 on May 3rd, 2011

Hi, M.D. here…

For the first time since 2004, the Beastie Boys dropped their 8th studio recorded album, “Hot Sauce Committee, Part Two” today, May 3rd.

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AIC news

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 14th, 2011

Hi, MD here…

Mike Starr, original bassist of the grunge scene band Alice In Chains from the 90’s died in his Salt Lake City residence at 44 years old March 8, 2011.

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Radiohead fans around the world got a little surprise from the band this morning. Their eighth studio album, “King of Limbs” dropped 24 hours ahead of their scheduled February 19th release date.

Those who pre-ordered the album should have their unique download codes awaiting them in their inboxes. Those who didn’t can purchase the album online for immediate download.

Physical releases of the record hit stores March 29th from TBD Records in the US, March 28th from XL Recordings in the rest of the world, and will be available in CD, 12″ Vinyl and deluxe edition ‘Newspaper’ formats.

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Cowdefender Here,

Enter the Void is at times masterful, at times kinda bad, daring, draggy, misanthropic. Much of the film was shot first person, complete with blinking. The story telling was at times very clever. The visuals were at times rich. But… There were times that Noe hung on a visual too long.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Found this video a little bit ago and I thought I should share it with you.  Basically somebody collected tons of footage from tons of movies and created an epic reel of people slapping the shit out of each other.  It is HILARIOUS!!!  Full on 7 minutes of pure comedy.  I especially love that the wompa slapping Luke Skywalker scene made the cut.  LOL.

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Hi Bryan Here…

I have a link for you to spend a good hour of your life exploring.  Yes, it is 3 billion percent worth it.  It is a large collection of animation background images from the wonderful hit film, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”  Now I know when we all watched this film, we were all amazed at the amazing technology and movie magic it took to make this film to have live action and animation coexist in the same world.  It worked and it was beautiful.  Now what you may have not noticed due to all the crazy action on screen, are all the hidden characters from various cartoons from the past, and ultra cool little secret gems hidden throughout the movie.

Click HERE to look at all the cool images.

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BOOMSTICK COMICS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY #2

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 10th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Boomstick Comics will be giving away comics everyday through the end of the year in celebration of Boomstick Comics being open for two years now.

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Bluray/DVD Releases For The 1st Week Of December!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 10th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Hi folks.  sorry this column is a tad bit late but non the less, it is here for you now.  A few awesome releases this week for the first week of December.  Was quite excited to purchase a few of these.  Plus they are a t great prices for the time being so hurry up and get them while you can.

As usual, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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BOOMSTICK COMICS HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY STARTS TODAY!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 9th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Boomstick Comics will be giving away comics starting today through the end of the year in celebration of Boomstick Comics being open for two years now.

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Howard Stern Signs Five Year Deal with Sirius Radio!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 9th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Today marked the first of five more days left of the Howard Stern Show on Sirius Radio.  It is hard to believe it has been five years since Howard and his crew made the move from terrestrial radio to Sirius.  It has been an excellent ride with tons of laughs, cries, and tons of jokes and some of the best interviews ever given.  Over the past few months, Howard has been contemplating on what his next movie will be.  It was speculated by tons of media outlets and various crew members as if he would retire, or go internet only radio, stay with Sirius, or move to another pay radio, or even back to terrestrial radio.  Everything over the past few months has been very cryptic with answers given by Howard as, “I don’t know what I am doing.  There are a lot of options right now.”  So we have all been on the edge of our seats.  And for good reason.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Hi folks.  Boomstick Comics has a new writer who will be contributing reviews, news and all sorts of AWESOME to the site.  I have known him for the better part of almost fifteen years now and I can say is when he is not eating carrot cake covered with Lucky Charms, he enjoys all types of films and music, and enjoys a good lightsaber battle.  He will be known as the Twelfth_Angry_Man. So give him a warm welcome and enjoy his review/recap of FAILS & WINS from this 1st season of AMC’s Walking Dead.

**SPOILERS AHEAD**

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Hi Bryan Here…

It is finally here.  The final ten films of the list.  The top ten films of the decade.  It was blast making this list and remembering all those memories of seeing the movies for the first time.  It makes me want to watch a lot of them again.  These top 10 films were extremely difficult to place, but alas it was accomplished.  I hope you enjoy the finished list.  As usual, you will get the title of the film, the release date, a mini review and synopsis by yours truly, and a link to purchase the movie over at amazon for a good price.  Feel free to leave comments of your lists or to disagree or agree with mine.

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Geek Deal of the Day Part 2: Batman Arkham Asylum

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 8th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Here is a 2nd Geek Deal of the Day.  This one is in the form of a video game.  The amazing Batman: Arkham Asylum game.

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Faster. See it.

by Cowdefender on Dec 5th, 2010

Faster is for those of us that like violent, fast paced, intense revenge flicks. This is the darkest, most intense Dwayne Johnson film ever. The plot is simple, a man is hellbent on avenging the death of his brother. He is a guided missile. Dwayne Johnson perfectly executes his role. The movie manages to be emotional, but never sappy. The plot isn’t so thick to ever get in the way, but it’s never so thin that you don’t understand why the characters are doing what they’re doing.

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ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2010!!! “MUSIC”

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 26th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Hi folks.  Are you read for the ultimate Gift Guide?  Are you read to see what cool items you can purchase for that special someone, even if it is for yourself, that will just rock your world?  Well this is the ultimate gift guide for the holidays in the year 2010.

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Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2010!!! “BOOKS”

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 26th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

Hi folks.  Are you read for the ultimate Gift Guide?  Are you read to see what cool items you can purchase for that special someone, even if it is for yourself, that will just rock your world?  Well this is the ultimate gift guide for the holidays in the year 2010.

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Comic Book Spotlight – 11/24/10

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 24th, 2010

Drew here,

I’ve read so many great comics this week at home, it’s really hard to narrow down a couple of issues to rant and review.  Here are a couple of books that any fan of superhero comics can enjoy:

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Zachary and Mildred: A Zombie Love Story

Click Below to read and print out the script in PDF. format.

Mildred and Zachary: A Zombie Love Story

Audition Notice:

One Door Productions & Boomstick in the Bush Productions

Auditioning for a short film for festival submission.  Paid job.

Cast of characters:

Zachary:  (All-ready cast) “A sweaty-toothed mad man.”  Male in his 30s.  Tries to hold onto a lost love.  Lives as an isolated shut-in, surrounded by a city full of people. His mind has slipped.

Mildred: Female in her 30s.  Her body is weak from battling a terminal disease.  Brunette.  (partial nudity required)

Mildred/Julie/Zombie: Female in her 20s.   A beautiful dead girl who awakens for a few terrifying moments each night at sunset before turning into a zombie-demon.  Blond.  (nudity required)

Witch Doctor: (All-ready cast) Black Male.  Haitian voodoo man.  Loud and large.  He will conduct a voodoo zombie ritual.

Auditions will consist of “cold readings” from the script.

Please email jayshirtz@yahoo.com or dalfilmfest@gmail.com to make an appointment to audition for the short film.

Thank you!!

Our Best,

Jay Shirtz & Bryan Kluger

Copy and paste the link below to see one of our previous short films.

http://www.break.com/usercontent/2010/11/10/beware-1951239

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Geek Deal of the day Part 2: Station to Station

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 10th, 2010

Your 2nd Geek Deal of the Day is All about Bowie.  The amazing Station to Station Ultimate Set is on sale for an a amazing price.  I have always been a fan of Bowie, from Ziggy to Jareth and everything in between.

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TOP 133 FILMS OF THE LAST DECADE #’S 68-54

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 22nd, 2010

Bryan Here…

Knocking out this list on time and schedule nowadays.  Feels good.  Some great films on this part of the list.  Some that I have not seen in a while that I will have to watch again soon. We’re getting down to the #1 spot pretty quickly.  Enjoy this part of the list #’s 68-54.  As usual, you will get the title of the movie and the date it was released plus a mini review/memory by me.  Also a link to purchase the movie if you are ever so inclined which would donate a small percentage back to this website so we can keep giving you AWESOME material and prizes.

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68_ Iron Man – May 2, 2008

Another comic book film.  Iron Man is really really good in pretty much every way.  Robert Downey Jr. is killer in this film as the super-hero and Jeff Bridges is a pretty convincing bad guy.  This film is a lot of fun and full of laughs and action.  Can’t wait for the sequel and Avengers film.  Go Sam Jackson as Nick Fury.

67_ Brick – March 31, 2006

This film is great.  A wonderful homage to the old 30’s noir films.  Set in present time but take the characters and have them talk like they did in the 30’s noir film and a plot and story line likewise.  It is so great.  Tons of twists and turns.  Joseph Gordon Levitt is amazing.  I am proud to have this on the list.  Love this film.

66_ Drag Me To Hell – May 29, 2009

Sam Raimi’s return to the horror genre from his long stint on the Spidey franchise is 100 % AWESOME.  Sadly no Bruce Campbell, but Drag Me To Hell is Evil Dead I & II and Army of Darkness rolled into one film.  Yes it is that great.  This is your standard tale  of a gypsy woman curing a young girl this curse activates a demon to terrorize its victims and DRAG THEM TO HELL.  Good scares and great laughs.  A lot of fun.

65_ Zoolander – September 28, 2001

Ben Stiller is great director and a great character actor.  Tons of quotable lines from this film even today.  A dark comedy in the world of super-models.  I mean in the first five minutes of the film a few super models die in  a gas station fire which they started.  HILARIOUS.  Tons of great cameos and acting all around.  Zoolander will always have a place in my home and heart.   I mean he did found the Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can’t Read Good.

64_ Napoleon Dynamite – June 11, 2004

I saw this film five times before it was initially released wide and I loved every minute of it.  I really cannot tell what time period it is in other than sometime in the vague present, but Napoleon is a kid in high school who is maybe the most awkward kid ever, but he means well.  This is the story of his life in the span of a few weeks.  It is quite hilarious in this dry humor.  This character is one of the cult icons now in history.  The dance number at the end to Canned heat classic.  Love this film.

63_ Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – March 19, 2004

A gem of a film from Gondry.  This film is fantastic film.  Almost like you are in a dream and nightmare at the same time through out the whole film.  A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.  Truly fantastic.

62_ Ratatouille – June 29, 2007

I really liked this pixar film.  All about the restaurant and food and cooking industry.  So much heart and love is in this film.  It looks beautiful and and the voice acting by Patton Oswalt is wonderful.  Anyone can cook, even a rat.  Love it.

61_ The Departed – October 6, 2006

A really great gangster film from the best gangster director.  That is Marty Scorcesse.  Boston gangs.  All-star cast and tons of twists and references to other mob films.  Leonardo Di Caprio plays an undercover agent in the mob and tries to keep his sanity and wits during the whole time.  What a great film.  Alec Baldwin is hilarious in this film.

60_ Munich – December 23, 2005

A Spielberg film about the true events and revenge of the horrible attack at the Munich Olympic games against the Israel team.  Eric Bana leads the grou to kill one by one the terrorists responsible for the murders.  What an amazing film.  Everything is great about this film except for the last ten minutes which is what to expect from Spielberg films.

59_ Thank You For Smoking – March 17, 2006

I really loved this film.  This about lobbyists in our nation.  Lobbyists for tobacco, guns, and alcohol and how they persuade politicians and important people to keep their industry making large amounts of money.  It is very good and entertaining.  Pretty scary too that this actually goes on.  Great writing and acting all around.

58_ The Hangover – June 5, 2009

Form the director of Old School and Road Trip comes the next film about a crazy Bachelor Party in vegas with strippers, guns, tasers, naked people, Mike Tyson, tigers and much much more.  I believe this film is the highest gross out of any R rated film ever.  It is very funny.  Very funny.  Leslie Chow.

57_ Superbad – August 17, 2007

Oh this great comedy film brought tears of laughter to my face.  Oh so funny.  Jonah Hill and Michael Cera are best friends in their last days of high school who have only really hung out with each other and are invited to  a huge party and are asked to supply the liquor which is the “entire funness” of the party.  This is their journey to accomplish this with their friend McLovin who is a cult icon now too.  This film is great and has most of the Apatow gang in it.  Not only does this film bring the best jokes but it also has a great heart and soul in it as well.  Friendship.

56_ Serenity – September 30, 2005

Man Joss Whedon kicks ass.  His vision of a sci-fi/western world is phenomenal.  This was a television series before a film.  The film is equally awesome as the show was.  I wish more films were like this.  It is entertaining, scary, funny, romantic, and pretty much all the emotions across the board in the span of two hours.  This will entertain you for years to come.  There is a reason all these shirts and posters say Joss Whedon is my Master now.  It is true.

55_ 300 – March 9, 2007

Frank Miller’s brutal Spartan comic became a reality when director Zack Snyder took the helm and adapted it into a movie.  This movies is 99% shot on a green screen with a “crush” technique that gives the film its rustic vintage look.  I was wondering how they were going to turn a 32 page comic book into a whole two hour feature length film, but they did.  And did it well.  I saw a screener of this movie way before its initial release and it was introduced by UFC Champ Chuck Liddell.    Chuck got us all in the mood for a hardcore brutal film about honor and freedom.  The fight scenes were filmed extremely well and has been copied in many other movies after this one.  I am referring to the normal pace to the slow- mo action beats all in one shot.  The use of heavy metal music was an added booster to the balls this movies has.  I really liked this movie.  Very entertaining.

54_ Hot Fuzz – February 14, 2007

The second feature film from BADASS director, Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), brings us his vision of the ultimate fast paced action thriller in Hot Fuzz.  This film starred the same cast as Shaun of the Dead, and was about the best police officer in London getting re-assigned to a very small quiet village.  The people who live in the village are not what they seem.  This film packs a huge punch of action and gut busting laughs.  The end action sequence lasts about 25 minutes and is balls to the wall AWESOME.  Edgar Wright can do NO wrong.  I saw the U.S. premiere of this film at AFI, and met Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Edgar Wright, and Dolph Lundgren (who introduced the film).  A great film that I will enjoy through the ages and one of the best action films EVER.

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Red

by Cowdefender on Oct 20th, 2010

You all should be seeing Red. And welcome to my first review done not by proxy. Willis brought a new era for action movies way back with Die Hard. It would make sense that he would again take a lead that takes action in a different direction. No, Red isn’t the revolution that Die Hard was. What it is: An awesome, fun action movie, populated by top tier actors. But top tier actors alone don’t make a movie great, especially not an action movie. What makes this movie great is the action and that it’s insanely fun even when the shooting isn’t going on.

The action has that feel of movies like Shoot Em Up or Crank insofar as they possess imagination. It was obviously crafted by someone who’s seen a ton of action movies, who likely turned to someone frequently and said “wouldn’t it be cool if…” and the person listening nodded excitedly and said “and then…” When clever people go through this process some excellent things happen.

Then the dialog. Mary Louis Parker and Bruce Willis absolutely delivered. The dynamic between the characters was great, especially these two. The basics of their relationship is that Wills receives retirement income from the government and tears up the check and calls her to have them resent. When “shit gets real” he’s pretty sure she’d be targeted due to his interest in her.. He comes to her rescue poorly and has to kidnap her for her own sake. Then you follow the two of them as Willis tries to figure it all out.

If you’re waffling check out the cast on imdb, otherwise just see it.

8/10

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Geek Deal of the Day Part 1

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 20th, 2010

It is all about video games today.

First up is the hit game of Super Street Fighter 4.

It is available for the XBOX 360 & PS3.

Both are on sale for only $25.00 dollars for today only.

Click the link/picutre below to take advantage.

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Bob Dylan Wants You To Embrace MONO

by NapkinArt on Oct 19th, 2010

Two very special Bob Dylan releases came out today, “The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos 1962-1964” and “The Original Mono Recordings” box set. Here is a witty and convincing reason why you should want mono…

On a related note, it’s rare I buy CDs anymore, since I’m such a sucker for vinyl records, so I’ll have to wait until December before the “Original Mono Recordings” box is released on wax. But rest assured, I’ll let you know how it holds up. However, look for my review of the “Witmark Demos” album, as well as the Amazon pre-order exclusive live album, “Brandeis University” by week’s end. (I also have to wait to receive my copy from Amazon, since I desperately wanted the exclusive bonus album. Boo…)

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Geek Deal of the Day

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 12th, 2010

Todays Geek Deal is all about WAR.

You get two HBO series of “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific” on bluray.

These two sets normally go for $100.00 dollars.

For today, they are both going for a total of  $36.99.  That is 63% off.

WHAT A DEAL.

Click the link/picture below to take advantage of the offer.  Makes for a great holiday gift.

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Hi folks, Bryan (Gumbercules9000) here.  I’m sure most of you have heard of a film called CATFISH, but you have no idea what it is about.  The marketing team for Catfish has done a great job of not letting anyone know for sure.  Cowdefender has seen the film and has written a three part review.  The 1st part has very little spoilers and the 3rd review has major spoilers so know now before you read that spoilers are lurking in the reviews.  Enjoy.



CATFISH

**Non Spoilers


The characters and the story arc were very believable. It flowed properly. The front end of the movie is all about creating the circumstances where the end could play out.  You follow Nev.  His brother is a filmmaker and he is a photographer.  Nev has been corresponding with a girl named Abby for a couple of months and his filmmaker brother decides this facebook age pen pal friendship should be documented.  Nev befriends Abby’s family, mother, father and half-sister.  He starts really hitting it off with Abby’s half-sister, Megan.  The documentary then centers a bit more about Nev’s connection to the whole family.



**Minorish Spoilers


This movie was not what it was implied to me. The music, the trailers gave the impression that it was headed a direction that it wasn’t. I can’t tell if that’s clever or deceptive marketing. Not knowing where it was going was the point, I guess.  Catfish marks yet another step in the evolution of the fake documentary / thriller genre.  Blair Witch Project started the ball rolling and movies like The Fourth Kind, The Last Exorcist and Catfish nudge it in directions that are a bit more watchable and a bit more directed (as real documentaries are, few just present you raw footage trimmed, they typically edit it to hell, narrate, interlace with graphics, etc.  Had Blair Witch been totally real it would’ve been an awful documentary with lazy documentarians at the helm.  Catfish was as sleek and polished as a documentary should be.



**Majorish Spoilers


This movie didn’t go anywhere all that compelling. It took an interesting premise, a premise that could’ve gone any direction. A monster that collects heads, lonely young seductress murderer, aliens trying to understand human interaction, it could’ve been a dude… but instead it was what it was. I expected the movie to have some brilliant twist, some punch in the gut. I was waiting for that punch in the gut more and more.  I’d just watched The Last Exorcist a couple weeks back and there are parallels.  In that movie there’d been some weirdness in the first 70-80% of the movie, but all pretty explainable.  Then the crew in that film decided to go back to check on something.  At that point of that movie all hell broke loose.  In Catfish there was a moment where the crew decided to go back and I thought “here we go!”  It was soon REALLY clear that the punch wasn’t coming. And it never did.  I suspect that those that don’t look deeper into it will likely think the movie is real because the ending wasn’t anything nuts.


6/10 Execution

4/10 Enjoyment

– Cowdefender

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If Bill and Ted travel through time again…..??

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 30th, 2010

This past weekend at the New Beverly in L.A., a double feature of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey was screened and was SOLD OUT.  As it should be.  Bill (Alex Winter) was there live in person to introduce the films and do a Q & A.

Someone asked if there was going to be a third film and Alex said that he and Keanu and Ed Solomon have been brainstorming ideas and that they want to make an amazing third film and not a crappy one like so many sequels these days.  That had ideas even to make a rated R third film.  If they come up with a story that was worth making it will definitely happen.

I can’t express how badly I want a third Bill and Ted film.  Sadly there will be no George Carlin, but to see these characters on screen in a new adventure would rock my geek world.

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Bruce Campbell makes another appearance on blu-ray

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 30th, 2010

Finally the first in the epic trilogy will be released in High-Definition tomorrow.  Blu ray is so amazing and I cannot wait to see how this movie looks.  I am of course talking about The Evil Dead.  The film that brought Bruce Campbell from ordinary man to a man-god.  He is uncle sam’s favorite actor and he is such a joy to watch in pretty much everything.

Sam Raimi made this film while in college with friends on a low low budget. According to Stephen King it was the Ultimate in Grueling Terror.  He wasn’t lying.

I will update you with my blu ray review of this soon.  Looking froward to the new commentary by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.

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Jimmy Page to release Photographic Autobiography

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 30th, 2010

Jimmy page of Led Zeppelin is releasing his photographic autobiography in September.  The book will contain more than 500 pages and more than 650 photos.  Oh the stories I cannot wait to see and hear.

Only 2500 copies will be made and sold and each one will be hand signed by the man himself.  A true legend of Rock n Roll.

Sounds amazing right.  Well it can be yours for a whopping $688.00.  If you are a hardcore fan then don’t miss this book when it goes on sale.

Click HERE to purchase book.

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