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Film Review: ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 19th, 2017

Written by: Audrey Evans

If asked to refer back to their fondest memories, most adults would likely gloat about experiences from their youth. And honestly, what individual hasn’t reminisced about days of innocence and longed for that childhood comfort of a bedtime story? In ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin,’ we’re given a glimpse into the life and inspiration behind Author A.A. Milne’s book Winnie-the-Pooh – a children’s classic that is collectively referred to as the most cherished of all time. Though true life stories are often challenging to represent, Director Simon Curtis uses his aptitude for history to create an authentic bio-drama that dodges the sentimental distaste of many, and also explores the paramount effects of childhood celebrity and war.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin has a Trailer!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 4th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

Looks like Fox Searchlight made a Winnie the Pooh movie without Winnie the Pooh. Instead, they Star Wars prequel-ed it and are bringing us a film called Goodbye Christopher Robin, which nobody wants to see. The film stars Domhall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, and Kelly McDonald that all takes place before Winnie the Pooh was even a thing. In fact, it’s about creating the honey-loving bear and his friends, along with some boring family love and drama. At least there looks to be some Nam-style war flashbacks. Honestly, I might just take a nap and you all can fill me in on this.

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The Office’s Craig Robinson to Be The Antichrist!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 1st, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

With the economy where it is today, several film studios are producing small budget films with the hopes that it makes a big box office splash.  One of those studios is Lionsgate Films.  They have optioned several films with a budget of two million a piece.  It doesn’t take hundreds of millions of dollars to make a great film or make people laugh or scared.  What it takes are people who are passionate, talented, and enthusiastic about making the film, and all that emotion will carry over into its release.  It’s a good thing.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Varèse Sarabande will release John Carpenter’s classic score for ‘CHRISTINE‘ on LP available September 29, 2017. The ‘CHRISTINEOriginal Motion Picture Score‘ has been fully remastered and is being released on blue vinyl. The album features fantastic new art from award-winning movie poster artist Gary Pullin (“Ghoulish Gary”).

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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It’s hard enough to be a teenager in your natural home environment, can you imagine trying to discover who you really are in another country? That’s what happened for 13-year old Morris, he moves to Heidelberg, Germany with his dad, a professional soccer coach. This film shows us how Morris tries to fit in with his new peer group. He falls for a cool, rebellious classmate who encourages him to open up and share his rapping. 13-year old Morris has plans to become a hip-hop star and get the girl.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Here is the new trailer for the Jackie Robinson bio-pic called ‘42‘, which stars Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as the general manager Branch Rickey.  Also starring is ‘Walking Dead’sJon Bernthal and Christopher Meloni.  It’s the story of Jackie Robinson and his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Looks good.  What do yall think?

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Meet your New ‘Star Trek’ Captain!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 7th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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It’s beyond me that there hasn’t been a ‘Star Trek‘ series in more than a decade. Even with all of the recent films, it would seem fitting to have a new series. I know, CBS has said they are doing a new series called ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘, which has been in and out of being made, but it looks like it’s gaining steam now – FINALLY! There is a new captain that will be played by Jason Isaacs.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Star Wars‘ may have the big movie opening this weekend, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to talk about in the ‘Star Trek‘ world. Case in point? The new Trek series has just found their lead. Sonequa Martin-Green, fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead‘ will recognize her right away as Sasha Williams. ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ fans will know her as a lieutenant commander of the Discovery.

 

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The cast of Starz’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’sAmerican Gods‘ has landed the roles for everyone they’ve cast so far and the trend keeps going with Orlando Jones and Demore Barnes.

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Batman 30th Anniversary – 4K UHD Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 11th, 2019

In 1989, the birth of summer blockbusters became real with Tim Burton’s Batman. Before that, the superhero genre was not the behemoth it was today with A-list actors, 9-figure budgets, and compelling dramatic tones. In fact, it was quite the opposite. Us comic books fans had to settle for slapstick one-liners in low budget sets and costumes to get our favorite heroes on screen. It wasn’t until that summer where everything changed and paved the way for films like X-Men, the MCU, and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight franchise. It was a strange decision too, but Warner Bros. and DC Comics decided on the young filmmaker Tim Burton to take on the large budget and big named comic book adaptation of Batman. Until then, Burton had only done Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and Beetlejuice.

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Cinepocalypse 2019 Unleashes Genre Lineup!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 10th, 2019

Genre fans all over the world, lend me your ears. CINEPOCALYPSE 2019 is happening in Chicago at the Music Box Theater on June 13th – June 20th. The film festival is Chicago’s premiere genre festival for all things horror, sci-fi-foreign, and fun. There will be eight days of features, short films, parties, and more. This is something you’re definitely going to want to attend if you’re a fan of genre filmmaking, because there will be some never-before-seen vintage films with new R- rated cuts  and brand new world premieres of some of the latest and greatest movies in the horror realm, specifically Glenn Danzig’sVerotika‘.

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Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

In the game of chess, there are rules. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, the brainchild of Stieg Larsson, has wowed and shocked audiences since 2009 when the novel and the Swedish version of the film of the same name were released. The heroine of these provocative tales, Lisbeth Salander, is a genius level conqueror/hacker with who fights injustice. In The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Salander (now portrayed by Claire Foy of the Netflix hit, The Crown, a huge mistake in my opinion) has taken vigilantism to a new level. Do not mess with this chick. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘Uncle Drew’ 4K UHD Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 27th, 2018

With a quick glance at the poster or film, you’d think this is just another one of the 100s of Tyler Perry films where someone dresses up as an elderly person and comedy ensues. That’s not the case with ‘Uncle Drew‘ though. Shock and awe for sure. If you’re unfamiliar with ‘Uncle Drew’, this idea came from a Pepsi commercial where a big basketball star dressed like an old man and show up the young kids on the court.

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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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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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