Feb/2019

Jana B., Here…

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Known for making documentaries and feature films like 2006’s Rescue Dawn, writer, director, actor, producer Werner Herzog is in pre-production preparations as writer and director of a new project, Queen of the Desert. Nicole Kidman is set to star in the film when production is scheduled to begin in December. Herzog is looking to Damian Lewis to co-star. Lewis is the Golden Globe and Emmy award winning male lead of Showtime’s Homeland, Nicolas Brody. Lewis, a UK native would play Lieutenant Colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie, an unhappily married English war hero that engages in a turbulent affair with Gertrude Bell (Kidman), with whom he exchanges love letter with from 1913 – 1915 until he is killed in active duty at Gallipoli.

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‘Homeland’ Renewed for Third Season!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 22nd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

Showtime has given it’s award winning series ‘Homeland’ a third season/12 episode order.  Homeland’s season 2 premiere, which was on September 30th had 60% more viewers than the 1st season premiere.  And the series has had solid and steady ratings since it’s start.  Not too mention it sweeping awards shows.

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

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One of the most heart-warming movies of the year, ‘Wonder‘ is coming to 4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital HD very soon. In fact, you’ll be able to watch the film digitally as soon as January 30th. Then on February 13th, you’ll be able to purchase the 4K UHD and Blu-ray Discs. Trust me, you’re going to want to his film in your collection. It’s that good. The 4K UHD Dis will feature Dolby Vision and HDR10 support, which is excellent. Bonus features include Audio Commentary, and quite a few behind the scenes featurettes on the making of the movie. I cannot wait for this one.

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American Assassin 4K UHD is Coming Soon!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 24th, 2017

Written By: Bryan Kluger

American Assassin‘ is coming to 4K UHD and Blu-ray on December 5th, as well as Digital streaming on November 21st, which is just in time for Thanksgiving. The film stars Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton and is based on the fictional character and book about a first time CIA officer. There looks to be some worth-while extras, including a Q&A at the Alamo Drafthouse.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment  and New Line Cinema invites you to face your fears when ‘Annabelle: Creation‘ arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 24, and on digital HD October 20.

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The upcoming 11th edition of the Dallas International Film Festival, or DIFF, opens March 30 and runs through April 9 for 2017. The festival will celebrate the year of 1967 with a salute to films from that year and we’ve got the full schedule here.

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Own The Middle Earth 6-Film Collection November 1st!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 22nd, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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If the name Peter Jackson makes your heartbeat quicken and causes your imagination to bolt into overdrive, then this  news is for you! What’s better than watching any of Jackson’s epic adventure films from Middle Earth? Watching those movies with all the special features that this 6-film collection will offer! The Middle-Earth 6-Film Collection on will be available as a Limited Collector’s Edition Box Set and a Theatrical Collection from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. November 1st is the day this magnificent collection will be released to the masses!

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Hugh Laurie (‘House‘) and Tom Hiddleston (‘The Avengers‘) star in the mini-series adaptation of John Le Carre’s best-selling spy thriller ‘The Night Manager‘. If you want your night manager original and uncensored, and be honest, don’t we all want Hiddleston that way? It will be available to us at the end of next month, August 30, on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing ‘Supergirl: The Complete First Season‘ to several home video formats on August 9, 2016. Be ready to pick up the very first season of the People’s Choice Award Winner for Favorite New TV Drama!

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The Trailer For ‘Ben-Hur’ Is Action-Packed!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 16th, 2016

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The ‘Ben-Hur‘ remake has moved from an idea, to a project that is very much finished filming and is now tidying up the images we, the public, will soon get to see. The beginning images have looked absolutely amazing and prove that this movie will be on the epic scale we expected it to be, now we have a trailer to prove that, as well.

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If there’s one thing the film world needs, it’s more spy movies! How about adapting Vince Flynn’s 14-best-selling novel series, ‘American Assassin‘? OK, so I didn’t think of it first, CBS Films and Lionsgate did because that’s the next film coming down the action pipeline. Not only that, but they’ve just brought in an A-lister that was part of not one, but two films that won the Best Film category for an Oscar for the last two years – Michael Keaton.

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Film Review: ‘Brooklyn’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 16th, 2015

Rebecca S., Here…

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Brooklyn” is a sweet look at life in a 1950’s version of the borough for a young Irish immigrant. Saoirse Ronan plays Eilis, a naïve girl sent to America to find a better future and a life away from her small town with her devoted sister, played by Fiona Glascott.  While that is the over-all story being told here, it is also a story of a girl who meets boy. The movie itself is gorgeous and every location feels authentic, however the film drags in certain places, making it easy for the mind to wander at times.

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Rundown of Winner From 67th Annual Emmy Awards!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 21st, 2015

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In case you missed it last night, we’ve got a run-down of the big winners from the 67th Annual Emmy Awards. Now when you’re standing around the water cooler this morning, you can sound like you watched the whole thing, even if you watched WWE’s Night of Champions, instead. You missed that, too? We’ve got you covered there, as well, just click here. We’re there for you, like ‘Friends‘, only we’re the nerdy, geeky and more awesome version.

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Film Review: ‘Learning to Drive’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 21st, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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Learning to Drive opens at the completion of driving instruction with Darwan Singh Tur (Sir Ben Kingsley) speaking words of wisdom and reality to his student driver.  Next we are guided through a typical day of a hardworking Indian in America.  Two jobs and a house full of relatives/friends from his village, Darwan is a stereotype of who Indians are.  I do not like stereotypes whether factual or not.  People are curvy (multi-faceted) and should not be pressed into any particular box/label.  However, in Learning to Drive, I see the Indian stereotype treated with honor and maybe even understanding.  I do not follow the Sikh religion nor do I understand it, but the worship was portrayed with reverence. 

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Film Review: ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 20th, 2015

Paul N., Here…

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Cartoons are often split into two categories: those for children, and those for adults. On the one hand, you have Disney classics, and on the other you have most anime. The two types have very distinct target demographics, and filmmakers gear their films to appeal to these specifics. On very rare occasion, you’ll get a film like Disney’s Fantasia that combines the two so beautifully that it appeals to both demographics. Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, attempts this same feat with admirable gusto, falling just short of success.

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All networks are getting to work on casting their pilot choices and Showtime follows suit with a new announcement involving the lineup of ‘Billions‘. The hopeful series is taking an in-depth look at the high finance world and the eventual sparring of two of its heavyweights, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod.

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WTF: Sony Cancels Release of ‘The Interview’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 17th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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I wish I had better news to write here, but unfortunately I don’t. For the past eight months or so, we here at Boomstick and across the nation, have all been excited and looking forward to seeing a new film called ‘The Interview‘ that stars Seth Rogen and James Franco. We’ve posted trailers, posters, and articles related to the film, which follows Rogen and Franco playing versions of themselves who are tasked with heading to North Korea and taking out the supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Trailer Will Blow You Away!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 11th, 2014

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After 30 years, George Miller is adding to his ‘Mad Max‘ franchise and he has given us a peek at the trailer! We know who the stars are, we know the world in which the film will take place and we’re ready to be amazed. Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne and the uber-hot Nicholas Hoult are players Miller molded to tell his story.

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And the 2014 Golden Globes Nominations Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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It is time for the 2014 Golden Globe nominations. The 72nd Golden Globes will be held on Sunday, Jan. 11 and broadcast live at 5 PM PST, 8 PM EST on NBC. It looks like there were quite a few films that were overlooked. What do you think?

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Finally, we have a trailer for ‘47 Ronin‘, a mega-budget action sci-fi adventure film, starring Keanu Reeves. We have been pining for this film and trailer for quite some time now. The film is directed by Carl Rinsch, which this is his first feature film debut. The film has monsters, ninjas, and much much more. I cannot wait.

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Here Are the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 18th, 2013

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The 65th annual Emmy nominations were announced early this morning, and some well deserved shows were mentioned. Notably, ‘House of Cards‘ and ‘Arrested Development‘ were nominated, making Netflix a heavy hand this year at the awards. ‘Mad Men’, ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Game of Thrones’, and ‘Homeland’ were also nominated. Below is the partial list of nominations. Let us know if you think your favorite show was snubbed this year.

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’24’ Is Back From The Dead!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 10th, 2013

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Since we all can’t stop talking about Jack Bauer and the old hit series ‘24‘, Fox has heard our cries and is looking to bring back the super-tense series ‘24‘ back to television for an all-new season. This time it will be a limited series, most likely meaning only several episodes. And yes, Kiefer Sutherland who plays Jack Bauer on the show is in talks to reprise his iconic role.

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Jason Lee Lands New TV Series!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 20th, 2013

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Jason Lee is set to play the lead in a new series for CBS called ‘Second Sight‘, which is a drama from Michael Cuesta and Carol Mendelsohn. This new series is actually based on a British series from the year 2000 and is described as a gothic psychological thriller. ‘Second Sight‘ follows a guy named Tanner (Lee), a detective with the New Orleans police department with a unique gift. He has an ocular disorder that causes him to have horrific hallucinations, which might actually help him in his cases.

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The Golden Globes were last night and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler killed it. They were amazing.  Even former president Bill Clinton showed up to talk about Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln‘.  Even though I really liked the film ‘Argo‘, I was shocked when it won best film and director for Ben Affleck. I was happy to see ‘Django Unchained‘ win for best supporting actor for Christoph Waltz and screenplay for Tarantino. If this is any pre-cursor to the Oscars, I’d be completely let down if ‘Argo‘ takes it all.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great film, but not the best film of the year.  I expect it to and want it to win the best adapted screenplay.  Just my opinion.  Below are the full results from last night’s show.

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The nominations came in this morning and needless to say, I went into a fit of rage.  I mean I was so mad, I almost wrote a letter.  After going through the list of nominees, while some of the noms were well deserved, many were not, especially in the FILM categories.  There needs to be a serious uprooting process at the Golden Globes where everyone involved in voting needs to be replaced by others who know what they’re doing.

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Sean Bean Set To Star in TNT’s ‘Legends’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 5th, 2012

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So, it looks like Sean Bean will meet his untimely demise next in TNT‘s ‘Legends‘.  Sean Bean has officially replaced Brendan Fraser in the new series from ‘Homeland‘ producer Howard Gordon.  ‘Legends‘ was originally purchased by NBC, but later arrived at TNT, and centers on a deep cover operative agent spy Martin Odum (Bean) who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job.  But his real identity becomes a mystery as a stranger suggests that he isn’t who he thinks he is.

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Opera Review: ‘Aida’

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 1st, 2012

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The Dallas Opera’s production of Aida was well-staged, the arias were well-sung, the choreography was well-danced, and yet despite these technical proficiencies, I was emotionally unmoved by the production as a whole.  Although this opera has always been loved for its grand pageantry, the true essence of the story lies in the intimate relationships between the three main characters. Unfortunately, here, the three leads Latonia Moore (Aida), Nadia Krasteva (Amneris), and Antonello Palombi (Radames) had little chemistry on Wednesday night, and their lack of intimacy created a hollowness that plagued the entire performance.

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Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’ is Headed to Broadway!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 24th, 2012

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You read that right, folks.  ‘Rear Window‘ , the Hitchcock classic will become a stage version on Broadway.  Director Jay Russell and producer Charlie Lyons have teamed up with actor Tim Guinee (Homeland) to develop the project. Lyons and Russell have worked together before on ‘The Water Horse‘ and ‘Ladder 49‘.

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2012 Emmy Award Winners!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 24th, 2012

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Below is the list of the winners for the 2012 Prime-Time Emmy Award Winners.  I don’t  see how ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Two and Half Men’ win anything.  They shouldn’t win any kind of award when they go up against shows like ‘Mad Men’, ‘Game of Thrones’, and ‘Breaking Bad’.  The Emmy judges need to be fired and never allowed to pick winners ever again.  However, much congratulations to ‘Homeland’, ‘Downton Abbey’, Aaron Paul, ‘Veep’, and ‘American Horror Story’

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Hi, Bryan Here….

On time today, folks.  It feels good.  There is so much this week, it is getting insane, and September is only going to get better or worse depending on how you look it at.  I hope all of you have a safe and fun holiday weekend, and let us know which blurays you plan on watching.  Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the goodies.  As usual in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a picture-link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

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Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Blu-ray Announced and Detailed!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 22nd, 2012

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Disney•Pixar proudly announces the Blu-ray™ hi-def debut of “Brave,” the year’s #1 animated movie and Pixar Animation Studio’s 13th consecutive hit, on November 13, 2012.  A breathtaking adventure that has entertained audiences of all ages, the stunning Blu-ray release of “Brave” includes hours of all-new bonus material, extraordinary behind the scenes features, extended and deleted scenes, a mysterious and exciting, new short film, ‘The Legend of Mor’du,” and much more.

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James Franco will join Jason Statham for a film called ‘Homefront’.  It will be directed by Gary Fleder (Runaway Jury) and was written by Stallone.  Stallone and Statham star in both ‘Exependable’ films.  Stallone will also be producing the film.  Franco knows no bounds and will be in every movie and genre.  I like that about him.

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The Toronto Film Festival is coming up quickly and it looks like it is going to be one for the books.  ‘Looper’ is going to open up the festival with several other centerpiece films that strike my fancy.  Two of them include Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare film ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, and Terrence Malick’s new film, ‘To The Wonder’.  Can’t wait.  Below is the official press release.  Who’s going? Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, made the first announcement of films to premiere at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival. Films announced include titles in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes. The announced films include 17 Galas and 45 Special Presentations, including 38 world premieres.

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2012 Emmy Nominations Are In!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 19th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here…

The 2012 Emmy nominations are in and if you take notice, there are tons of HBO series, FX’s ‘American Horror Story’, ‘Mad Men’, and Downton Abbey lead the nominations.  Congrats to all, and it’s very cool to see a series like ‘American Horror Story’ get so many award nominations.

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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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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced the jury and audience award winners for the 2012 Festival The LA Film Fest ran from Thursday, June 14 to Sunday, June 24 in downtown Los Angeles. The two top juried awards are the Narrative Award and Documentary Award, each carrying an unrestricted $15,000 cash prize funded by Film Independent, for the winning film’s director. The Narrative Award recognizes the finest narrative film in competition at the Festival and went to Pocas Pascoal for the North American Premiere of All is Well, with an Honorable Mention going to Dominga Sotomayor’sThursday Till Sunday. The Documentary Award recognizes the finest documentary film in competition at the Festival and went to Everardo González for the U.S. Premiere ofDrought. The award for Best Performance in the Narrative Competition went toWendell Pierce, Emory Cohen, E.J. Bonilla and Aja Naomi King for their performances in the World Premiere of Joshua Sanchez’s Four. The LA Film Fest also awarded an unrestricted $5,000 cash prize to each short film category.

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Here is an interesting bit of news.  Lucy Liu, who we all know is a beautiful female, will be taking on the role of Watson in a new Sherlock Holmes pilot for CBS.  This is a modern day telling of the classic Sir Arthur Connan Doyle novel and her character name will be Joan Watson.

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