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Film Review: ‘Gravity’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 3rd, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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If ‘Gravity‘ was the last movie I saw before I died, I would die happy. This is hands down, the best film of the year so far, and quite possibly the best film of the last several years. Alfonso Cuaron has come back with a vengeance after a seven year hiatus. Cauron directed ‘Children of Men‘ and the third ‘Harry Potter‘ film to name a couple. I know all of you have seen the trailer for this film, and let me just say, you’re in the for the most thrilling ride of your life.

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Written by: Bryan Kluger

The director who brought us ‘Gravity‘, ‘Children of Men‘, ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien‘, and the best Harry Potter film is now playing with the horror genre, which just excites me to the end of the Earth. You mean to tell me, that Alfonso Cuarón who has terrified us with outer space and women not having babies will take the horror genre on head first? I’m so in.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse is THE place to be for the avid film-lover. We’ve got  the final wave of programming for Fantastic Fest which also includes world premieres of WHEELMAN and WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE TWO: THE BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE’S THOUGHTS, screenings of THOROUGHBRED, JUPITER’S MOON and PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN, and the 10-year anniversary of the infamous Fantastic Debates… plus much more!

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Film Review: ‘Life’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 23rd, 2017

Audrey E., here….

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Ah, the age old question: ‘Are we alone in the universe?’ In the film ‘Life,’ a diverse team of astronauts try to find a definitive answer to that query and volunteer for a daring mission to outer space. After successfully retrieving a sample from Mars, they discover a single cell organism amongst it, which could prove the existence of life outside the realm of our planet. The explorers immediately begin conducting scientific experiments on the fast developing extra-terrestrial; affectionately calling it Calvin. However, their fondness is soon erased when the creature suddenly demonstrates it’s not there to make friends, and the false sense of confidence it’s lured them into could cost them their lives.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Space Jam’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 27th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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THE FILM

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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Blu-ray Review: ‘Rabid Dogs’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 17th, 2016

Hi, Jonathan A. here…

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THE FILM


In this French Remake of Mario Bava’s 1974 film of the same name, first time Director Éric Hannezo delivers a stylish, but lackluster experience for the viewer.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are a powerhouse combination and have no problem telling a story in a world not exactly grounded by gravity as ‘Apollo 13′ can attest and Skydance is pairing them up with writer Bill Broyles for a sci-fi adaptation of Neal Stephenson’s novel ‘Seveneves‘.

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Film Review: ‘Booger Red’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 2nd, 2016

Beka P., Here….

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I don’t even know where to begin in describing the strange that is Booger Red. On paper, this true crime drama is right up my alley. Native Texan director, Berndt Mader, takes on the incredibly disturbing story of the Mineola swingers club that allegedly preyed on teens and children, coaxing them into a child sex ring. It goes further to investigate the seven people who were arrested, charged, indicted, and convicted for these crimes. It focuses on the one man still in prison, Dennis Pittman.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Say what you will, but director Terrence Malick is brilliant. I love all of his films. He has a unique eye and lens that perfectly captures life and people. With films like ‘Days of Heaven‘, ‘Badlands‘, ‘The Thin Red Line‘, and ‘Tree of Life‘, you can tell that Malick is one of the better filmmakers still working today. His new film ‘Knight of Cups‘ looks beautiful, but I wish it was a mix of some sort of beer pong and LARPing. Could you imagine Malick doing something like that? I wish. Here is the new trailer for the film, which looks to have a great cast and releases March 4th.

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Bryan Kluger’s Best/Worst of 2015!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 30th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. 2015 was an interesting year to say the least, most of which was great. Movie-wise, I think 2015 had some excellent films filling its theaters, but of course it had some real stinkers too. Below is my list of the Best and Worst films of 2015.  I believe this year I watched over 175 new films, theatrically speaking and it was very difficult to narrow them down from 25. After some strawberry cake covered in Lucky Charms, I finally had a TOP 15, however, these films are in no particular order this year. But when you talk about the Best movies, you have to mention the worst too. My list tends to be a tad bit different from others, but hey, I’m twisted. I highly encourage you to seek out these movies – good or bad and enjoy the rest of your year.

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Film Review: ‘Spectre’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 3rd, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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The year 2015 marks the 24th ‘James Bond‘ film in the 007 franchise. It also marks the most expensive Bond film to date, which is also in the top two most expensive films ever made with a budget of over $300 million. Even in addition to that, this new 007 movie, titled ‘Spectre‘ is the longest running Bond film with a runtime of 148 minutes. With the billion dollar success and critical acclaim from ‘Skyfall‘ a couple of years ago, the studio and its executives thought it would be a good idea to go bigger and “better” on everything. That’s not always a good thing, as is the case with ‘Spectre‘, which is bloated and disappointing.

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WWE: Raw 10/26/15 Recap!! Hell In A Cell Fall Out!!

by Angelic Heel on Oct 28th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Once Again!

 

With Hell in a Cell just 24 hours in the past (which can be viewed on the WWE Network), WWE took over San Diego,CA with Monday Night Raw! The fall out of the previous evening had the WWE Universe a buzz with anticipation. Would we get an answer on why Bray Wyatt did what he did? How would the return of Alberto Del Rio effect the United States Title picture as the new champion? And most importantly, what is next for the Demon Slayer, Seth Rollins, now that he has once again, made good on his word and liberated the WWE of the power abusing Director of Operations? All the questions were answered and now we have a #1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Did you miss Raw? Find out what happened now!

 

 

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Angelic Heel Returning (I know you all missed me)…

 

WWE‘s superstars returned to the Texan capital of Austin for the VERY last SMACKDOWN before the highly anticipated Hell In A Cell (which can be seen on the WWE Network for the low low steal of a price of $9.99 or FREE for the first month to NEW subscribers) pay per view this coming Sunday night. Our beloved WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins, once again proved that he was the man, Paige attempted to make amends to the Diva’s Champion and her side kick, Becky Lynch, and the New Day put the trauma of Monday Night Raw‘s atrocity to Xavier Woods behind them as the focused on their main event showing. What other surprises were in store for the blue go home show? Find out now!!

 

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WWE: Summerslam 2015!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 24th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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One of the biggest pay-per-views of the year is ‘Summerslam‘, only second to ‘WRESTLEMANIA‘. This ‘Summerslam‘ marks the 28th Summerslam event for the WWE Corp, and featured quite the card. There were some excellent matches throughout the night, however, some of them ended unfavorably, but each WWE superstar put on an excellent show last night even if there were some mis-steps.

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WWE: Raw 7/13/15 Recap!! Changes, They Are a Coming!!

by Angelic Heel on Jul 14th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Once Again!!

The last Raw before WWE’s Battleground (which can be seen on the WWE Network) was one that people will be talking about for a long time to come. The landscape of the Diva’s division have altered in such a dramatic fashion that it will never be the same again. Bray Wyatt also caught a taste of what it meant to play with the seething volcano that is Roman Reigns. Yet another member of the Authority fell to the Beast and now our beloved WWE World Heavyweight Champion must reassess the war in Suplex City. If you missed Raw (what is wrong with you?!) find out what happened now!!

 

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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The Chosen‘ is the freshman effort from new-comer Ben Jehoshua who is playing dual roles of both writer and director. Jehoshua has tapped YouTube star, Kian Lawley, to lead his cast in the supernatural thriller. Also appearing are Elizabeth Keener, Angelica Chitwood, Chris Gann and Dayna Devon

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WWE: RAW 6/15/15 Recap!! The Beast is Back!!

by Angelic Heel on Jun 17th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Once More…

Hold on tight, business is picking up. Just 24 hours after WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins defended his title against Dean Ambrose at Money in the Bank, the WWE rolled into Cleveland, OH for Raw! The WWE Universe had no idea what was in store for it as the night began and was left buzzing with electricity as the night ended. Let’s just say Battleground (which can be seen on the WWE Network FREE for new subscribers in the month of June. And just the low low price of $9.99 for the rest of us.) will live up to its name. What happened? Find Out Now!

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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If the news about recent shark attacks hasn’t scared you from the beaches already, let’s let Eli Roth (‘Hostel‘, ‘Cabin Fever‘) give it a try. That’s what Warner Bros. has to be telling itself after closing a deal with the multi-talented director to helm a story titled ‘Meg‘ that’s spent some time at the top of the New York Times Bestseller list. Meg isn’t a coquettish girl, or the raving demon-bitch from ‘Supernatural‘ either, this Meg is an ancient threat to waterways as a 60 foot Megaladon tends to be.

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WWE Raw 6/8/15 Recap!!! A Champion Fights Alone!

by Angelic Heel on Jun 9th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Once Again…

Tensions hit a boiling point in New Orleans, LA as the WWE presented the last RAW before the Money in the Bank pay per view (which can be seen on the WWE Network FREE for the month of June). The WWE World Heavyweight Champion’s frustrations continued as the Lunatic Fringe gallivanted all over Nawlins with the stolen title, Kevin Owens continued his crusade against the delusional John Cena, and much much more. Did you miss it? No worries, I’ve got you covered!

 

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Angelic Heel Returning Once Again…

The Raw after Payback was an insane evening that finally saw the WWE World Heavy Weight Champion get the appreciation and recognition that he deserved. Unfortunately, not everything went as planned, but as they say, The Authority always wins. The night was also filled with moments that shocked the WWE Universe and set the WWE Superstars on the road to the Elimination Chamber in less than two weeks. Did you miss it? No Worries, I got you covered. Find Out what happened now!

 

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Angelic Heel Once Again…

 

The word payback generally means getting someone who has wronged you to see the light and atone for their sins. WWE’s Payback (which could be seen on the WWE Network FREE for the month of May)  more than lived up to the stereotype of the word as the night was filled with retribution and wrongs made right. The power of positivity reigned supreme, false idols were torn down, and what was best for business prevailed. It was a night filled with high impact, hard hitting matches that more than showcased why the WWE Superstars are the best in the world. Did you miss it? No worries, I’ve got your back. I always do what’s best for business.

 

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Angelic Heel Once Again…

The name of the game was momentum in this week’s WWE Smackdown, which came to the WWE Universe straight out of Evansville, IN. With Payback (which can be seen on the WWE Network for FREE during the month of May) days away all of the WWE Superstars fought to gain even a little energy heading into their matches on Sunday. It was also established that while friendships continue to be strong outside the ring, inside a WWE Championship match, there are only targets. Want to know what happened? Find out now!!

 

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Angelic Heel once more…

The WWE rolled into the Canadian capital of Ottawa, and took it by storm with this week’s Smackdown! The WWE Universe was in for an intense night with the promise of a contract signing for the Fatal 4 Way match for the WWE World Heavy Weight Championship. There was also a royal audience granted by King Barrett, Naomi showed more of her dominance of the Diva’s division and there were fierce words from the Bulgarian Brute for the United States Champion. Did you miss Thursday night’s hardest hitting show? Check out what happened now!

 

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WWE: RAW 5/4/15 Recap!! Fatal Four Way?!?!

by Angelic Heel on May 5th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Once More…

Kane’s reign of terror continued Monday night as the WWE took Montreal by storm for RAW! The Corporate Demon continued to over step his bounds as he made matches with stipulations he had no business making. The WWE Universe also witnessed its King of the Ring in tag team action and Ryback addressed the Eater of Worlds‘ targeting him. It was a night filled with ups and downs as we continued on our way to Payback (which can be seen on the WWE Network for the low price of FREE in the month of May!)and if you missed it, you can always find out what happened now!

 

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Angelic Heel Reporting…

The King of the Ring. A title held by Hall of Famers and future hall of famers alike. It has been for many, like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, and Triple H, a stepping stone that launched their careers. The WWE gifted the WWE Universe with the tournament once more and let them witness on the WWE Network the WWE Superstar who would fight for the honor to be called King of the Ring 2015! Who would this man be? Find Out Now!!

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Angelic Heel Once More!

Green Bay, WI was the scene of the fall out from WWE’s Extreme Rules (which was shown on the WWE Network FREE!) The questions of the pay per view were answered and the WWE Universe witnessed the first rounds of the King of the Ring Tournament. What was Randy Orton’s reaction to having his move used on him? What would be the ramifications of Kane’s actions as the gate keeper? Find Out Now!

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WWE: Extreme Rules 4/26/15 Recap!

by Angelic Heel on Apr 27th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Once More!

The one night that WWE goes extreme is known as Extreme Rules (shown on the WWE Network for FREE during the month of April to new subscribers). It is a night where the WWE Superstars put it all on the line in unique matches not typically seen on WWE programming. It is a night the WWE Universe gets treated to something exciting and special. Every title was on the line and the unexpected took place multiple times through out the night. Did you miss it? Find out what happened now!

 

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Angelic Heel here…

It was a rough night for WWE World Heavy Weight Champion as the WWE returned to Providence, RI for Smackdown. It was also a night that saw the WWE Superstars fight for momentum that would lead them into Extreme Rules on Sunday (which can be seen on the WWE Network, FREE for April!) So how was it pick on Seth Rollins night on the blue brand? Find out now!

 

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Angelic Heel Once more…

The WWE once again came to us from London, England, this time with Smackdown! And once again the WWE Superstars did their best to tear the house down with high impact matches that left the crowd hungry for more. It was a night to showcase champions in a tag match, the return of the New Face of Fear and standing up to bullies. An exciting evening filled with ups and downs and explanations. Wanna know what happened? Find Out Now!

 

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WWE: RAW Recap 4/13/15!! Things Begin to Get Extreme!

by Angelic Heel on Apr 14th, 2015

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Angelic Heel once more!

It’s always exciting when the WWE travels across the pond, and the London, England crowd was as rowdy as ever as RAW aired this week! The WWE Universe got to witness as business picked up in budding feuds as the WWE Superstars threw caution to the wind as they barreled forth to Extreme Rules (which can be seen on the WWE Network, free for new subscribers in April). The night saw a Diva’s Battle Royal, stipulations for the WWE World Heavy Weight Championship match announced, and much much more! Wanna know what happened on this installment of the flagship show? Find Out Now!

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Angelic Heel Once Again!

WWE rocked Dallas, TX when it came crashing through the city for SMACKDOWN! The WWE Superstars continued on their way toward Extreme Rules (which can be seen on the WWE Network, free for the month of April) as the WWE Universe was treated to great tag team action, the eagerly awaited Smackdown debut of Neville, and a great 6 man tag team match that displayed what we get to look forward to in the future. Which superstars left BIG D a winner and who simply left? Find out NOW!!

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Angelic Heel here…

This week, the WWE gave the NXT Universe a behind the scenes look into Hideo Itami’s journey to the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania, where he represented his fellow NXT Superstars in the prestigious match in front of over 76,000 members of the WWE Universe. It chronicled the tournament that led him to his spot in a match on the Show of Shows and the moments before and after his life changing experience in the match. Take a journey with Japan’s greatest export on this hard hitting, yet incredibly emotional installment of NXT (which can be seen on the WWE Network free in the month of April to new subscribers.)

 

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Angelic Heel Happily Reporting…

The WWE Universe was put well on it’s way to Extreme Rules (which can be seen on the WWE Network, Free for the month of April) as Raw tore its way through Austin, TX. With the excitement of a newly crowned WWE World Heavy Weight Champion in Seth Rollins, the question was, who would be the man to get the first title shot? A Triple Threat main event would answer that question. Who was it? Find out Now!

 

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WWE: RAW Recap! 3/30/15!! Wrestlemania FALLOUT!!

by Angelic Heel on Apr 1st, 2015

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Angelic Heel Once More…

Just twenty four hours after Wrestlemania, the WWE Universe was chomping at the bit to find out what the consequences of the previous evening’s events. How would the new champions fair in their first title defenses? How would the previous champions take to being dethroned? The energy is always intense on the Raw the follows the Showcase of the Immortals and this installment of the WWE‘s flagship show was no different. Find out what happened and enjoy!

 

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WWE: NXT 2/18/15 Recap!

by Angelic Heel on Feb 20th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Once More…

Just one week after NXT TakeOver: Rival, the superstars of NXT return to business as usual on this weeks installment of NXT which can be seen exclusively on the WWE Network. We were promised last week that things would continue to heat up this week and boy did they! Both new Champions were in non title action and the NXT Universe saw the unexpected return of a Superstar and the debut of hotly anticipated NXT Superstar. Find out now how this exciting evening transpired and who came out on top!

 

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WWE: NXT Takeover: RIVAL Recap!!

by Angelic Heel on Feb 13th, 2015

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Angelic Heel once again!

Once again the NXT Superstars destroyed all expectations as they took over the WWE Network with NXT Takeover: Rival! Full Sail University exploded with excitement as every match was better than the last. The NXT Universe was witness to championship contests that were the very essence of ruthless aggression. Professional wrestling was at its finest as these Rivals faced one another and laid it all on the line. Which NXT Titles changed hands and who made short work of their opponents? Find out as I recap the most anticipated WWE Live event in February!

 

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WWE: NXT Takeover: RIVAL Preview and Predictions

by Angelic Heel on Feb 9th, 2015

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Angelic Heel once more…

 

We are just a few short days away from WWE‘s NXT Takeover: Rival, which will be shown exclusively on the WWE Network (free for the month of February to new subscribers.) All championship titles will be on the line, the FINALS of the NXT Championship #1 Contender’s Tournament will be decided and a war between two of the most dominant forces in NXT ill finally have a victor. Emotions are sure to boil over and history is bound to be made in an explosion of the future. What are the Angelic Heel‘s thoughts and predictions for this highly anticipated event? Find Out!

 

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Angelic Heel again…

 

We are one week out from the next NXT Takeover: Rival Live event, shown exclusively on the WWE Network (for $9.99 but free to new subscribers for the month of February). The superstars of NXT were fired up as we headed into this week, each one eager to show case their skills and abilities. The #1 Contender’s Tournament Semi Finals highlighted the evening and the NXT Women were on point as well. How did the go home show for WWE‘s developmental brand go? Find out Now!

 

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WWE: NXT 1/28/15 Recap!! Everyone Gets Upset!!

by Angelic Heel on Jan 29th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Here…

It was a very tense night for the NXT Superstars as we inched ever closer to the next NXT: TakeOver live special that will be shown exclusively on the WWE Network (just $9.99 a month >.>) on Feb. 11, 2015. The NXT Tag Team Titles were defended, the field narrowed in the #1 Contender’s Tournament for the NXT Championship, and friendships continued to be strained to the breaking point. The evening was emotional and explosive with the only people with smiles o their faces were the NXT Universe. What had the future Superstars at their boiling points and the fans salivating for more? Let’s dive into this volatile installment of the WWE‘s Wednesday night headliner, NXT!

 

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WWE: NXT 1/14/15 RECAP!!

by Angelic Heel on Jan 15th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Here…

The move to Wednesday was seamless as the NXT Superstars once again delivered on the promised action. Each match kept the NXT Universe on the edge of its seat as we were treated to technical gems, highly anticipated all out brawls, and a rematch for the NXT Championship. This week’s installment of WWE‘s developmental brand was exactly what the doctor ordered for those of us trying to make it past Hump Day!

 

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WWE: NXT 1/8/15 Recap!!

by Angelic Heel on Jan 9th, 2015

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Angelic Heel Here…

It was an action packed evening as NXT‘s last Thursday night edition aired on the WWE Network with the promised return of its newly crowned champion. Explosive battles were contested with the rematch for the NXT Tag Titles and singles competition between Hideo Itami and Curtis Axel.  What other surprises were in store? Join me and find out as I dive into this weeks episode that show cases WWE‘s future superstars!

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Bryan’s Best and Worst of 2014 List!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 22nd, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. 2014 was an interesting year to say the least, most of which was great. Movie-wise, I think 2014 had some excellent films filling its theaters, but of course it had some real stinkers too. Below is my list of the Best and Worst films of 2014 with some added categories down at the bottom. I believe this year I watched over 145 new films, theatrically speaking and it was very difficult to narrow them down from 25. After some chocolate snacks covered in marshmallow cream, I finally had a TOP 10. But when you talk about the Best movies, you have to mention the worst too. My list tends to be a tad bit different from others, but hey, I’m twisted. I highly encourage you to seek out these movies – good or bad and enjoy the rest of your year.

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WWE: NXT – December 18th, 2014!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 20th, 2014

Angi S., Here….

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A week in the grand scheme of things is a short span of time consisting of seven days. A week waiting for the fall out show for NXT Takeover: R Evolution? An eternity. The shocking debut, to the fall of the Ascension, and on champion retained, while the other title changed hands, and the unforgettable brutal beat down that ruined a celebration. After the action packed live special, what would be in store for the NXT Universe?

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WWE: NXT Takeover Revolution Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 12th, 2014

Angi S., Here…

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It was a huge night for WWE’s developmental brand NXT. NXT Takeover: R Evolution, shown exclusively on the WWE Network (just $9.99 a month if the rumors are true) from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL, was everything a wrestling show should have and could have been. Four times a year,  the NXT Superstars are given the opportunity to showcase their talents live, and last night, they gave everything they had to entertain the fans. The pre show started with sad news as NXT Superstar, Corey Graves, announced his retirement from in ring competition. His reasons being medically based. Did that mean we would no longer see him, hell no, he also announced that he would be debuting that night as an NXT commentator! The energy of the evening was electric as the crowd took their seats and anxiously waited for the future to be showcased. 

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WWE: 2014 Slammy Awards!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 9th, 2014

Angi S. Here…

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The 2014 ‘Slammy Award Results are in. Enjoy!

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WWE: NXT Recap Nov. 6th, 2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 10th, 2014

Angi S., Here…

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The night was filled with excitement on WWE’S NXT show of November 6. It was a roller coaster of emotions as we witnessed big victories, upsets, and huge debuts. So let’s get this thing started and dive on into this NXT!

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Janet’s Film Review of ‘Interstellar’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 5th, 2014

Janet W., Here…

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Periodically covering the land, homes, vehicles, indoor counters, and tables inside locked up homes are dust storms, more massive than those in Dune and The Mummy.  The viewer physically feels the force of the dust wall as the sound rocks their seats and chests.  The people cannot see or breathe.  The air has become 80% nitrogen and rising, slightly north of our current healthy air at 78% nitrogen.  Strange?  Yes.  A loud boom shakes the viewer, a drone flies barely above a truck, far below avoiding radar.  Odd?  Yes.  But signs of the end of the planet Earth?  The general public doesn’t know it, but I guess it is a lot like that frog sitting in a pot of water being brought slowly to a boil.  The frog will sit there and slowly cook itself.  Well, not on Cooper’s watch. 

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Film Review: ‘Birdman’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 22nd, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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It’s a very rare occurrence where a film changes the game on almost every aspect of filmmaking. From acting to camerawork, ‘Birdman‘ literally soars above the rest where fierce emotions of erratic actors are put on display in a chaotic yet darkly comedic setting inside the St. James Theatre on West 44th Street in Manhattan. Not only do these actors turn in Oscar-worthy performances of the highest order, but director Alejandro G. Inarritu (Amores Perros) and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki have given us an image so fresh and that pushes the bounds, that this is one of the most pleasing films of the year, visually speaking and unlike anything you might have seen before. Lubezki has worked with Alfonso Cauron on ‘Children of Men‘ and the recent film ‘Gravity‘.

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‘Ant-Man’ Begins Production and Fills Out Cast!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 18th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Today marks the beginning of filming for Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’. It has been a winding road getting to this point though. There has been a change in director and the loss of 3 cast-members due to scheduling issues because of delays. Some of us probably thought it would be a miracle of Marvel proportions if it were to ever make it to the big screen. Some of the reason for doubt stems from the fact that original director Edgar Wright had been working on bringing the 2D superhero to life since 2006 with very limited success.

 

 

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Meryl-Streep

There are a few names in Hollywood that can cherry-pick working conditions. Meryl Streep is among the very top of that list. Beginning her career in 1975 with a total of 74 projects in her resume, she has played every kind of character you can imagine. Her performances are moving, funny, realistic or greatly fantastical. No matter what film she’s in, she’s the top of my list of favorite actresses. I’m in high anticipation of what will surely be, another excellent musical performance in the film version of ‘Into The Woods‘.

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To Reach The Clouds

Director Robert Zemeckis has a slew of successful movies to his name. Hits like the ‘Back To The Future‘ trilogy, ‘Forrest Gump‘, ‘Cast Away‘, ‘The Polar Express‘ and 2012’s ‘Flight‘. It stands to reason that whatever project he decides to work on will turn out prosperous. Looks like Zemeckis has selected his next project, the story of Philippe Petit, the French high wire artist and “the artistic crime of the century”.

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DMZ heads to SyFy!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 6th, 2014

Jana B. here,

 

 

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SyFy is cashing in on the popularity of comic book adaptations for small screen with a DC comic book, ‘DMZ‘. In a huge deal at Warner Bros TV, two of ‘Mad Men’s producers Andre‘ and Marie Jacquemetton are hitching their wagon to another producer, David Heyman of ‘Gravity‘ and ‘Harry Potter‘ fame. The Jacquemetton’s, a husband and wife team, will write the series. They began with ‘Mad Men’ right after the pilot was picked up. The two have shared in three of the series’ four best series Emmys and earned three writing Emmy Nominations on their own.

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Here Come The Minions!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 16th, 2014

Jana B., Here…

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If you’re disappointed that you won’t get to see the cute, quirky, 3 fingered minions from the ‘Despicable Me‘ movies before the third installment of the crazy popular ‘Despicable Me‘ series on June 30, 2017, I have fantastic news! Illumination Entertainment with Universal Pictures announced the 3D CG animated comedy, ‘Minions‘! Slated to release on December 19, 2014, we also know who two of the stars will be. Jon Hamm, crazy popular as Don Draper from ‘Mad Men‘ and Sandra Bullock, (‘Gravity‘, ‘The Blindside‘). Bullock is voicing the Audrey-Hepburn-esque Scarlet Overkill, as dangerous as she is fashionable, and bent on world domination. Hamm is voicing Scarlet’s husband as inventor, Herb Overkill. The film sees the faceless many minions competing to be a henchman for Overkill.

 

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And The Oscar Nominees Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 16th, 2014

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It’s that time of year again when the stars and filmmakers all get together and honor the best of filmmaking over the year. Now the nominees are in, which this year was especially difficult to choose, as there was tons of great performances and films. Please let us know what you think of the nominees. Who got snubbed and who are you excited for? The Oscars will air live on March 2nd. Chris Hemsworth is out to announce the nominees as this Oscar ceremony has a superhero theme.

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2014 Golden Globe Winners!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 14th, 2014

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I know I’m a bit late with this news, but this past Sunday, all of the stars and filmmakers gathered for a night of jokes, drinks, food, and of course – awards. The Golden Globe winners were announced Sunday live on television with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett,’Breaking Bad’, and ’12 Years A Slave’ were some of the winners. Below is the list of every winner for your enjoyment.

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Bryan’s Top 15 Movie List of 2013!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 28th, 2013

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And here we are, at the very end of 2013. What a year for movies. This was an amazing year for film. There were so many great independent films, documentaries, and movies that were just highly entertaining, that I’ve watched them more than five times already. As usual, as long as I’ve been doing this, my Top Movie list of the year is very different from most everyone else that has made a list. I don’t know why – well I do know, because I’m twisted and crazy. But how I base my list is a variety of factors, not ones that the Oscars base their opinions on, but rather a more humble and fun variety of factors. For example, did this movie make me stand up and slow clap, or did it make me slap the person next to me and yell ‘THAT WAS AWESOME’! It’s those kind of things. So without further delay, I present to you my TOP 15 list for 2013. Let me know if you disagree or agree, love or hate, or just want to say hi. Enjoy.

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And The Golden Globe Nominees Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 12th, 2013

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Here are the nominees for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. Wow, there were a lot of snubs here. And how did ‘Rush‘ make the list for Best Picture? No way! And what about ‘The Way Way Back‘, ‘Mud‘, or ‘Short Term 12‘ not being nominated? For shame. Let me know what you think of this nominee list?

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Top 3 Films Set In Space!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 14th, 2013

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 Here we are with our 11th podcast. As usual, here is our Top 3 and Worse 3 Films set in space. We get into some hilarious arguments as some of our worse 3 picks made it into others Top picks. Please let us know your favorite and least favorite movies set in space. Enjoy the show….

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It is the beginning of October, which means we we discussed the movies that are coming out this month that we are most looking forward to. This month has some amazing films being released. Potentially some Oscar contenders, so give this episode a listen and get excited for possibly some of the best films that are coming out all year, including ‘Gravity‘. Enjoy the show….

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James Cameron has confirmed that he will begin work in 2017 on a new project titled ‘Battle Angel‘, a project he has wanted and talked about doing for some time now. But after his huge box office success with ‘Avatar‘, which has brought over $2.8 billion for 20th Century Fox, Cameron is set to do two more ‘Avatar‘ movies. And why shouldn’t he? He is being given an unlimited amount of time and creative control on everything.

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Film Review: ‘Upside Down’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 14th, 2013

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Upside Down‘ came ridiculously close to being great, and though it succeeds on many levels, it misses the mark one too many times to really deliver what it was going for.  Still, this being the big screen debut for director Juan Solanas, it can be considered an impressive feat that has it’s strengths, but will likely face varied reception among audiences.

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I am so delighted to be seeing this on DVD for the first time.  I love watching old cartoons from the 60’s.  And ‘Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles’ was so much fun.  There were only two seasons with less than 20 episodes in all, but the rock music/action hero cartoon packed each episode with tons of great fun.  It reminds me of ‘Fraggle Rock’ meets ‘Partridge Family’ in the vein of Hanna-Barbera.  This cartoon series also made for some of the most bizarre animated sequences I might have ever seen.  I witnessed a giraffe running upright on two legs with a gun and jumps into an art easel to disappear.  No, I was not on that acid you gave me last year.  Just loads of Dr. Pepper.

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