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Hey guys, Jana here,

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If you’re like me, when you hear the name Henson, visions of Big Bird, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy jump around on your reminiscent cortex. News from the Jim Henson Co. always fosters this response in me, well that and the ‘Fraggle Rock‘ theme song running on a constant loop. Combine Billy Crystal with that news and the Fraggles are singing “Put That Thing Back Where It Came From Or So Help Me”. Of course, that’s a reference to Crystal’s run in the hugely successful animated features from DisneyMonsters, Inc.‘ and ‘Monsters University‘.

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Billy Crystal Comes Back As Oscar Host!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 10th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Over the past few days there has been a lot of commotion about the upcoming Oscars telecast.  Rush Hour director Brett Ratner was going to produce the show while Eddie Murphy was set to host the telecast.  After a few unfavorable remarks from Ratner, he “resigned” from producing duty and shortly after Murphy backed out as well.  Brian Grazer took over as producer and the Oscars have just announced that Billy Crystal will now host the Oscars.

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‘The Princess Bride’ is coming to Criterion!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 16th, 2018

The magnificent Criterion Collection has just announced their October 2018 titles, which include Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s long-unavailable television series Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, a working-class soap opera suffused with affection and solidarity, Warren Beatty in Shampoo– a sly sendup of sex and politics in the 1960s directed by Hal AshbyBrian De Palma’s Sisters, the virtuoso director’s twisted and terrifying first foray into Hitchcock territory, and Cornel Wilde’s stripped-down action film The Naked PreyBut more importantly, the iconic film ‘The Princess Bride‘ is finally getting the high-end home video treatment from Criterion.

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Sammy Davis, Jr. Doc To Debut At TIFF 2017!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 17th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here, 

Here is the premiere of the trailer for the new film ‘Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me‘, from legendary documentary director Sam Pollard. The film will have it’s debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. This is the first major film doc to examine Davis‘ vast talent and his journey identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America.

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‘The Comedian’ Coming To DVD in May!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 22nd, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is readying ‘The Comedian‘ for Blu-ray, DVD and digital release May 2. Robert De Niro (‘Goodfellas‘) stars in this film about an aging comedian. Also featured in the film is a star-packed cast all under the direction of Taylor Hackford (‘Ray‘). DeNiro stars with Leslie Mann (‘Knocked Up‘), Danny DeVito (‘Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘), Edie Falco (‘The Sopranos‘), Charles Grodin (‘Dave‘), Cloris Leachman (‘The Last Picture Show‘), Patti LuPone (‘Penny Dreadful‘), Harvey Keitel (‘Bugsy‘), Lucy Devito (‘Leaves of Grass‘) and Billy Crystal (‘When Harry Met Sally‘).

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Summer time means a million things to different people, but some things we can all agree on. Cook outs, swimming, catching lightning bugs, camping and baseball. It’s just as pure as mom’s apple pie and the star spangled banner and every spring, a new season swings into action and a new hope is born for your team to be a contender and play through October. The national past time has been the basis for a lot of movies and I’m making some sense of them all with my Top 10 favorite baseball movies.

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Chris Rock Steps Up To Host 88th Academy Awards!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 21st, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Have the Oscars lost a little of their glittery oomph that make it a night of royalty for Hollywood’s best and brightest? Maybe. One year it will be utterly entertaining, original and exciting, the next it feels forced, stale, boring and becomes the night that NEVER ends early enough. I’m sure there is a formula for success and the host is key. Hoping to have figured out that recipe, producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin have asked Chris Rock back to host the 88th Academy Awards.

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Film Review: ‘What If’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 7th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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I was very excited to see this new romantic comedy ‘What If‘, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, and Adam Driver. I even might have mentioned that it had one of the funniest trailers I had seen in a while, which you can see below. ‘What If‘ answers or at least tries to answer that age old question, “Can a man and a woman just be friends?” This concept is definitely not new and has been seen many times before, specifically in the hit comedy ‘When Harry Met Sally‘, which starred a young Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.

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Josh Gad Teaming Up With Disney Again!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 26th, 2014

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When we talk about ‘Frozen‘ a few things probably jump to mind. Be it the icy tundra it’s set in, the fantastic, albeit overplayed ‘Let it Go‘, or the comic relief that is either Olaf the hug-loving snowman or how John Travolta stumbled over the name Idina Menzel during the Academy Awards that created memes and quizzes as far as the eye could see.

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Hello, Jana here,

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Which TV show has been on air for 25 years and has just been sold into syndication for a whopping $750 million? If you answered ‘The Simpsons‘ you were right. The newly announced sister network to FX, FXX is going to begin airing with the animated satire. If you’re starting a new broadcast and want to get viewer attention a series marathon is always a good way to do it. If you want the network to be talked about you plan a 12-day marathon that comprises 552 episodes. The high price-tag for the series will not only give network syndication rights, but a first time availability for on-demand viewing. 

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Harold Ramis: 1944-2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 24th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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This just sucks beyond belief. Actor/Writer/Director/Producer Harold Ramis passed away this morning at his home in Chicago. He is most known for playing Dr. Egon Spangler in the ‘Ghostbusters‘, meaning he was an actual Ghostbuster. He was 69. He started off at Second City and got his big break as a co-writer of the famous 1978 film ‘National Lampoon’s Animal House‘. He also wrote ‘Meatballs‘, which starred his friend Bill Murray.

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“As you wish.”  Looks like we will all have to be shelling out money again for the 25th anniversary edition of ‘The Princess Bride’.  From celebrated director Rob Reiner (‘The Bucket List’) and Oscar®-winning screenwriter William Goldman (‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’) comes “an enchanting fantasy” (Time) filled with adventure, romance and plenty of “good-hearted fun” (Roger Ebert). Featuring a spectacular cast that includes Robin Wright (‘Forrest Gump’), Cary Elwes (‘No Strings Attached’), Mandy Patinkin (‘Homeland’) and Billy Crystal (‘Tooth Fairy’), this wonderful fairy tale about a Princess named Buttercup and her beloved is “a real dream of a movie” (People).

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Well it’s here.  This will be the page to keep it on for your Oscar coverage.  We will be joined by Justin Cline, Aggressive Comix, and much much more.  We will be giving out prizes for trivia, and have other contests.  In the comment section below, be sure to keep the comments coming and tell us your Oscar picks.  When tweeting, facebooking, or commenting be sure to use our hashtag  #bsoscars.

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BRYAN’S BLURAY/DVD PICKS FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 7th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

It’s the HUGE FUCKING week for releases which includes The Coen’s ‘True Grit, Superman, and some Adam Sandler films, plus some other goodies.   As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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Pixar’s Monster’s Inc. Sequel Has A Title!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 31st, 2011

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At the CinemaCon Event, Pixar unveiled the title for their Monster’s Inc. sequel they will be making.  It will be called “Monster’s University”.

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My 4th Annual Live Commentary On The Oscars 2011!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 27th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

This will be the official page for my 4th annual Oscar 2011 Live Commentary.  There will be tons of trivia, hilarious posts, and most importantly prizes for trivia.  Check on this page, MY TWITTER HERE, or my Facebook for all the live updates. I will begin each trivia question for a prize with BOT (Boomstick Oscar Trivia).  To answer, comment on this post or reply to MY TWITTER.  No facebook answers will be admitted.

We are very excited and are ready to roll the red carpet out.

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Hi Bryan Here…

So we know that actor/writer Jason Segel has been developing a new Muppet movie for quite some time now.  Remember Segel’s work with music and puppets from the film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”?

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Hi Bryan Here…

In a very odd and interesting movie, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced that actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway will host the 83rd Academy Awards show.  The show will air on February 27th, 2011.

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TOP 133 FILMS OF THE LAST DECADE #’S 44-31!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 18th, 2010

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Hey folks, here are some more films for the ultimate list.  Any guesses what’s in my top 10 films of the last decade still?  Please comment and let me know your guesses.  Any who, here is a small list to continue on this massive inventory.  As usual, you will get the title of the film, the release date, a mini review and synopsis by yours truly, and a link to purchase the movie over at amazon for a good price.

ENJOY!!

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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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Look Who Will Be in the Live Action Lion King Remake!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 10th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Unfortunately, Disney is remaking The Lion King in the form of a live-action debacle, similar to the recent horrid turd of a film Beauty and the Beast. Fortunately though, they have Jon Favreau in the director’s chair. I trust him. He gave us Iron Man and the recent live-action remake of The Jungle Book, which was loads better than that Beast movie. There are literally no humans in The Lion King story, unlike Jungle Book or Beauty and the Beast and if it follows the same pattern with the same exact camera shots and songs as its animated predecessor, it’s more than likely going to lose whatever emotion and lovable quality it had in the lifeless eyes of the CGI live-action animals.

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Blu-ray Review: The Fortune Cookie!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 1st, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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THE FILM

We all miss Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. They had such excellent chemistry together through the years.  They starred in ten feature films together from Grump Old Men to The Odd Couple and everything in between. The duo had such comedic timing and love for each other that it just oozed off screen in and into everyone’s hearts. Their first film together was called The Fortune Cookie and cemented a life-long friendship and partnership in film that would last decades.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Space Jam’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 27th, 2016

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If you grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, you probably had a Michael Jordan poster, trading card, sneaker, or action figure of one of the greatest athletes and basketball players to have ever lived. The man defied gravity, broke barriers, and even danced with Michael Jackson. Jordan “retired” from basketball to give the MLB a shot, but shortly returned to the NBA soon after that. In his hiatus from the NBA, Michael Jordan got his own film with Warner Bros. with ‘Space Jam‘, where he would star alongside the Looney Tunes in a family adventure.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We are at the end of this ‘Hobbit‘ trilogy with ‘The Battle of the Five Armies‘. The last three years seem to have gone by fairly fast. It seems like yesterday when I was writing about Warner Bros. heading back to Middle Earth with the ‘Hobbit‘. I was super stoked about it, because I was such a huge fan of the ‘Lord of the Rings‘ trilogy. I think I saw each of those films five times in the theater, owned each version that came out on DVD and Blu-ray, and went back to see them when they were re-released. I just can’t get enough of the ‘LOTR‘ films. But shortly after the announcement that we were receiving a ‘Hobbit‘ film, things started going downhill.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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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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Blu-ray Review: ‘Pumpkinhead’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 8th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Would you say “Pumpkinhead‘ three times in the dark in front of a mirror? Of course you would, because you haven’t been a bad girl or boy, have you? I remember seeing ‘Pumpkinhead‘ on VHS back when it came out in the late 80s and fell in love with the horrifying creature known as Pumpkinhead, despite some of the movie’s flaws. Hell, I even owned several of they action figures and toys of Pumpkinhead over the years and every time I come across it in my house, I think, “I better be a good person or Pumkpkinhead will come after me.” Well at least that is what I thought when I was younger. But what most interested me, was the creature itself. And that’s where the late, great legend Stan Winston comes into play.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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

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Film Review: ‘Only God Forgives’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 17th, 2013

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I’ll be the first to admit that Nicolas Winding Refn’s movie ‘Drive‘, starring Ryan Gosling was one of my favorite films of that year. It was original, fresh, had a killer soundtrack, and had a wonderful and colorful cast of characters. I own the Blu-ray, soundtrack, and even stickers from the movie. Needless to say, when I heard that Refn was making another film in the same vein called ‘Only God Forgives‘, I was excited with pure joy and couldn’t wait to see it. Not only was it going to star Ryan Gosling and amp up the violence and suspenseful situations to eleven, but it was going to take place in Thailand and pack enough blood for two films. Man, was I dead-wrong about this film and sorely disappointed.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Seven Psychopaths’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2013

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Martin McDonagh’sSeven Psychopaths’ is highly entertaining.  I was a huge fan of McDonagh’s ‘In Bruges’ and have since then been wanting more from him.  It’s been four years since ‘In Bruges’, which was the last thing McDonagh did, and I can safely say that McDonagh’s writing and directing has only gotten better.  McDonagh is the next Tarantino and ’Seven Psychopaths’ is an excellent film.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 7th, 2013

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Wes Anderson is back to the live action format with his new quirky coming of age film, Moonrise Kingdom.  I can always tell a Wes Anderson film from any other films.  The camera angles, the oddball characters, the musical cues with the slow-motion action, and how every character puts their emotions on the frontline makes up the guts and glory of a Wes Anderson film.  Some people might find all this obnoxious, but Moonrise Kingdom, with its two tween stars, everything seems to work flawlessly.

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Hi, Bryan Here…..

Well it’s here everyone. Boomstick’s annual ultimate Geek Holiday Gift Guide for the holidays. So many great deals and uber cool and geeky stuff to get your loved ones and yourself this 2012 holiday season. As usual, you will be able to click on the link or picture that will take you to purchase the items. So enjoy and eat some good food and be safe out there this holiday shopping season.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Here are this weeks new releases for the 1st week of January and 2012.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!! Don’t forget you can hit up the Texas Theatre and get new and vintage comics and graphic novels too from Boomstick.

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