Jul/2019

The Lion King (2019) – Film Review

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 19th, 2019

“The Lion King is a soulless remake of the original.”

The Lion King is a soulless remake of the original that is beautiful to look at but (mostly) lacks any charm of the animated classic. In order to even properly discuss this movie one has to acknowledge that all of these Disney remakes are completely unnecessary cash grabs by Disney. I don’t care about that aspect to be honest. They are a business, and businesses need to make money. However, you can’t have a conversation about the substance of the movie if all you do is say how these “live action” remakes are pointless the whole time so I wanted to get that out of the way up front.

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The Art of Self-Defense – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 18th, 2019

 

“The Art of Self-Defense earns its black belt in the annals of cinema.”

A shy, apprehensive man looks to make a major change to his life in Riley Stearns‘ second feature film ‘The Art of Self-Defense‘ that stars the fantastic Jesse Eisenberg. Part sadistic comedy and part thriller, Stearns and Eisenberg perfectly walk the line of awkwardness and confidence here. This is a film that deserves to be a big hit and seen by everyone, although I can’t help but think the masses won’t know what to do with this multiple genre story. In my eyes though, ‘The Art of Self-Defense‘ is a winner and I can’t remember seeing anything quite like it.

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Here is the super spectacular 58th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new episode, host Preston Barta of Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle welcomes back Bryan Kluger from Boomstick Comics and High Def Digest to talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. Our Feature Presentation this week is the new Mondo release of Buffy the Vampire Slayer “Once More With Feeling” on vinyl and Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 3.

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Iron Sky: The Coming Race – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 16th, 2019

 

“Iron Sky: The Coming Race is a fun-as-hell movie.”

In 2012, Finnish filmmaker Timo Vuorensola, gave us the film ‘Iron Sky‘, which was about the defeated Nazi soldiers from WWII, who somehow retreated to the dark side of the moon, built a home base, and prepped to bring a big war back to Earth in 2018. Oh what a fun movie that was. It even became a cult hit amongst the horror genre crowd. Some seven years later, Timo took to the crowdfunding sites and brought in enough cash to make a sequel called ‘Iron Sky: The Coming Race‘.  Oddly, this is the only film he’s done since the first ‘Iron Sky‘ movie and I can’t figure out why, because both these films are visually great and pack a ton of fun and action from start to finish. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I want more from Timo Vuorensola.

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‘Child’s Play’ (2019)- My Bloody Podcast #57!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 11th, 2019

Here is the super spectacular 57th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, host Preston Barta of Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle is joined by special guest James Cole Clay from Fresh Fiction (who is filling in for Bryan Kluger this week), and Matt Donato from SlashFilm to talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. Our Feature Presentation this week is the new 2019 film ‘Child’s Play‘.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 2nd, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home shows that if this is the direction they plan to go after Avengers: Endgame, then be prepared for another 10 years of Marvel dominance. The ease with which this film picks up after the events of Endgame while propelling a single character forward was actually unexpected to me. Maybe I was dumb for doubting Marvel, but I didn’t think that Far From Home would be better than 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, but it was.

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Midsommar – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 2nd, 2019

Perhaps one of the most sadistic and darkly funny relationship movies ever made is Ari Aster’s (Hereditary) second feature film titled Midsommar, which is sure to leave you in a state of shock as the credits roll. If Hereditary tackled the paranormal within a generational family of horror, then Midsommar takes you on a chaotic rollercoaster of a couple’s vacation overseas. This is nothing short of spectacular on every level and just like Aster’s previous film, there are many things to take notice in the background due to his explicit attention to detail and filmmaking. Ari definitely knocked it out of the park once again.

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Midsommar: Film Review #2!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 2nd, 2019

I saw Midsommar and have been racking my brain on how to even begin the review. I’m still not sure how to properly discuss the movie without spoiling the major plot points and trying to break them down. There are other reviewers on here who have a far better understanding of the horror genre and can break it down in that regard for you. I decided that I won’t spoil anything and will just give what resonated with me the most walking out. Midsommar is the most disturbing and uncomfortable break up movie I’ve ever seen.

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Annabelle Comes Home – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 27th, 2019

Set in the horrifying Conjuring universe where paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren travel around the world and investigate strange phenomenons, perform exorcisms, and help families out with evil spirits, have both seen some truly terrifying things. The catch is that it’s all real or at least based on real-life events. With all of these horror movies that started with The Conjuring, there have been a few spinoff movies. The most popular of them is the frightening possessed doll named Annabelle, which is now on its third movie titled Annabelle Comes Home. Directed by Gary Dauberman, who has been the lead writer on the past Annabelle films, this sequel is his first foray into the director’s chair with original filmmaker James Wan producing. The result is too much of a slow pace for its own good, in addition to taking itself too seriously in an already flooded cheap scare and tiresome plot that we have seen two dozen times before.

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Film Review: ‘Men in Black: International’!!

by Janet White on Jun 24th, 2019

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

From the mind of Lowell Cunningham, creator of the strangest host of characters fighting for the protection of Earth comes a new installment of the Men in Black series which has wowed audiences with its creative creatures, mind-blowing tech and a star-studded cast of exceptional caliber (Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, etc.) since 1997. In theaters now is the latest sequel to this comedic sci-fi action film, Men in Black: International. Jones, Smith, and the others did not return, but the cast is as stellar as the visual effects. Although Barry Sonnenfeld, director of the first three films, did not come back to bring this story to life, F. Gary Gray did a spectacular job. The audience was thrust into a world that seemed so possible. Men in Black: International is awe-inspiringly shot with unique angles and smooth scene and mechanical transitions throughout.

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Annabelle Comes Home/Midsommar – My Bloody Podcast #56!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 22nd, 2019

Here is the super spectacular 56th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, host Preston Barta of Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle is joined by special guest James Cole Clay from Fresh Fiction (who is filling in for Bryan Kluger this week) to talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. Our Feature Presentation this week is a double-feature of the new 2019 films ‘Midsommar’ and ‘Annabelle Comes Home.’

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Toy Story 4 – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 20th, 2019

The film that started it all was Toy Story. Pixar became a household name in 1995 with the release of their first feature film and changed the way animated movies were made and told. Pixar has since become a box office cash cow almost every year with each animated release. Their sequels even do well and dare I say some are even better than their predecessor, including Toy Story 2 and the incredible Toy Story 3, which looked to come to a conclusion in the Toy universe. It was a wide range of emotion, both happy and truly emotional on how the filmmakers ended Toy Story 3. It was like the perfect ending. Well of course, Pixar and Hollywood are a business and money talks. Since that’s the case, we now have Toy Story 4, which does nothing new and makes every thing worse in their own little universe. This is a blatant unnecessary sequel, but only succeeds on the tails of its already lovable characters and their superb voice actors.

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The Dead Don’t Die – My Bloody Podcast #55!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 15th, 2019

Here is the super spectacular 55th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new show, Preston Barta from Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle and I talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror themed music. Our Feature Presentation this week is the new 2019 film by Jim JarmuschTHE DEAD DON’T DIE‘. We have a special guest for our 55th episode as well, which is our amazing friend and wizard of all things movies and coolness – James Cole Clay from Fresh Fiction.

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Men in Black: International – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 14th, 2019

“MIB: International is completely forgettable fluff that probably should’ve never been made.”

Men In Black: International squanders the incredible chemistry of Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson with a story that feels stuck in the late 90s. Even with the technology of today, every single special effect and set piece feels ripped from a 1999 movie. It is so stale.

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Murder Mystery – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 14th, 2019

 

“Murder Mystery is a thrilling comedy that stars the Sand-Man and Jennifer Aniston.”

Adam Sandler is taking to Netflix like a fish to water these days. You won’t be seeing his latest comedic films in theaters, but rather straight to Netflix. Coming off the heels of his excellent stand-up special (also exclusively on Netflix), Sandler’s next vehicle is Murder Mystery, a thrilling comedy that stars the Sand-Man and Jennifer Aniston. The two play a married couple who want to spice up their life as they head to Europe for a vacation, where you guessed it, a murder mystery ensues. Think Murder on the Orient Express, but with Sandler in Europe. The film works best when Sandler and Aniston are having those all too-real relationship discussions where you always don’t see eye-to-eye. I was laughing out loud and relating quite a bit. Other than those sequences and dialogue, it’s silly business as usual.

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