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Charles Randolph

The name Charles Randolph might sound familiar to you, if so, you probably noticed he won an Oscar for writing ‘The Big Short‘ this year at the Academy Awards. If not, you might have still enjoyed his work, outside of Big Short, he has also written a few other popular films like ‘Love & Other Drugs‘ and ‘The Life Of David Gale‘.

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Film Review: ‘The Big Short’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 24th, 2015

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We all remember the horrible times from 2007-2010 with all that went on with the housing crises and stock market crash. Tons of people lost their homes, went broke, lost their jobs, and even committed suicide. This was all due to the major banks and loan officers, giving people bad loans no matter what their income situation was. After a little while, everyone started to default on their home loans and all of the banks failed, which forced the hardworking middle class people to bail them out with our own money.

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Check Out The Trailer For ‘The Big Short’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 22nd, 2015

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The Big Short‘ comes from director Adam McKay, and if you’re familiar with his films and Will Ferrell, you know the two go hand in hand. ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy‘ and the sequel, ‘Step Brothers‘, ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby‘ and more, this project takes a departure from the funny and drops hip-deep into the dramatic.

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When you look at the raging success of films ‘Moneyball‘ and ‘The Blind Side‘, besides being highly bankable projects, they have another thing in common, both began as a novel that flowed from the pen of author Michael Lewis. When Paramount Pictures turned its creative eye towards another Lewis novel, ‘The Big Short‘, it came as no surprise that several acting giants have agreed to headline the adaptation, together.

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Brad Pitt has found another Michael Lewis bestseller he hopes will be just as big a hit as ‘Moneyball‘ was. ‘The Big Short‘ is a non-fiction book about the build-up of the housing and credit bubble during the 2000s. It spent 28 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.

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Short Film Review: ‘Iron Spyder’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 11th, 2016

Justin Cline, here…

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With a running time of less than twelve minutes, Iron Spyder allows us all-too-brief entry into a world many of us are unlikely to visit in our lifetimes. Fight Club may have started the conversation about underground fisticuffs (though you were clearly told to keep it to yourself—twice), but Spyder explores where the idea has gone, incorporating sex, drugs, and money. Lots of money.

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‘Get Shorty’ Being Adapted For TV Series At Epix!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 24th, 2016

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In 1995 ‘Get Shorty‘ hit the big screens and captured audiences across the globe with the mafia movie that twists into a Hollywood tale. You’ve got good guys, bad guys, movie men, actors, hit-men and a man named Chili Palmer. This is the story that Epix has picked up and is converting into an original TV series consisting of 10 episodes.

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We’ve known for a few months that ‘Hairspray LIVE‘ was going to be next up for NBC, and two days ago we found out who two of the cast will be with Harvey Fierstein and Jennifer Hudson and you can read about their roles here , but we have two more names to add to the rapidly growing list – Martin Short and Derek Hough.

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Lucasfilm and Disney are making some big announcements today. One being that M and Steven Spielberg are back for another sequel to Indiana Jones, you can read about that here. The next being that they are closing in on their younger Han Solo for their solo film about the Star Wars hero. They haven’t landed on an actor, yet, but they have a short list of three actors that have made the finals in the selection process.

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‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ Finally has a Trailer!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 11th, 2015

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It’s odd that it has taken this long for a sequel to come out for this. Sure, there was a short-lived television show, but that’s because most of the original cast and crew did NOT return. ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding‘ cost $5 million to make and was produced by Tom Hanks himself. This little romantic comedy ended up making $369 million dollars in the box office. Now if that isn’t a mega hit, I don’t know what is.

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Ten Great Lesser-Known Films Starring Big Name Actors!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 7th, 2015

Paul N., Here…

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You might find yourself reading the following list, thinking “Hey! I’ve seen all these movies! How dare you claim them to be ‘lesser-known’!” My response to you, should you say such a thing, is “congratulations.” You see, just because you are a film nut like me, doesn’t mean that the rest of the populace is. The following is a list of ten good films with big-named actors that somehow slipped under the general radar. I’m not saying they are completely unknown, but based upon ticket sales, it certainly seems like they slipped the notice of the general public. These are all solid films that, should you enjoy these actors, you definitely want to check them out (the films, not the actors – although to each their own, I guess).

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Roots‘ began in 1977 as an ABC miniseries based on the book of the same name by Alex Haley. The story of Kunta Kinte was channeled from novel to the small screen where 8 consecutive nights introduced America to a pivotal story in our cultural world and a new face to the acting world, playing a young Kinte named Levar Burton.

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Film Review: DIFF 2015 Shorts!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 19th, 2015

Beka P., Here…

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Sweep

This short film revolves around an accidental meeting between three men at a recycling center. A white guy, who seems pretty fed up with his life, sits inside of his truck smoking marijuana before unloading his truck. The two black men who happen to be unloading their truck at the same time strike up a conversation, and a weird, somewhat strained and yet also oddly friendly encounter follows. In the short time they spend together they are able to see that despite their differences the experience they are currently sharing is pretty great. A fourth and unwelcome man comes into the scene and the dynamics totally shift. Does their new friendship hold up or does it all come crumbling down?

2.5 out of 5 stars

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Cutaway

This film may be above me, perhaps I missed the point, or maybe I just didn’t see the beauty in it… but I felt like Cutaway was seven minutes that I could have spent somewhere else. This is an almost silent short, told through a series of up close images or actions. It tells the story of a guy who is going to a couple of appointments with a female in his life who has become pregnant and the backstory to what he’s going through in his own life.  I can see that this film has a deeper meaning, I just felt like the way it was shot was hard for me to focus on.

1 out of 5 stars

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Love Me Tinder

A much older woman meets a much younger man via the online dating app, Tinder. What makes this short relatable is not that this situation is actually happening often, but that the feelings behind it and the desperation behind the meeting seems to be what keeps people using Tinder like a drug. The man and woman, although really different, just want to have a connection. Their awkward evening filled with music, drinks and a very strange spooning session on her bed seem unrealistic. But the end of the film and the two’s private reactions to the evening are very raw and all too real.

3 out of 5 stars

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Oasis

This short starts out slow but once it picks up speed it has you on the edge of your seat until the very end. After the death of her husband, a woman takes over the role of maintenance man in an apartment building, despite the resistance of the head stupor. The woman soon discovers that the men of the building have a secret and they will do anything to keep it from coming out.

4 out of 5 stars

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Adjust-A-Dream

Shopping for a mattress has never been so tense. A gay couple embarks on a journey to find the perfect mattress before moving in together. It’s a modern day Goldilocks as they try beds that are too soft or too hard… and yet in the end, the mattresses weren’t the problem. As the two explore relationship issues, they come to find the one that’s just right.

3.5 out of 5 stars

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Melville

This short was the clear stand out in this compilation. Marcus Melville is starting a family and running a business, but he’s just been given some pretty bad personal news. He can’t seem to bring himself to talk about it with anyone- not his wife, not his mom, not his friends. Marcus Melville used to be quite a big deal in the rap scene, and when all else fails… get back to your roots. This innovative short had the audience saying “wow.”

4.5 out of 5 stars

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Pink Grapefruit

In this short a young married couple attempts to set up two of their friends at a weekend getaway. It seems like the couple never intends for this matchmaking to stick, but rather just to have some entertainment for the weekend. Their plan doesn’t exactly work and the weekend takes on a life of its own.

3 out of 5 stars

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The Little Deputy

Trevor Anderson directs and stars in this short that attempts to rewrite the past. When Trevor was young he took an old timey photo with his father at the mall. Trevor didn’t really feel like the photo was the best depiction of himself, and that maybe there was a way the photo could have been done better. This film attempts to go back in time and take the photo that should have been.

4 out of 5 stars


– Beka Perlstein

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The 1984 Marvel Comics series, ‘Crash Ryan‘ will be made into a feature film. ‘Crash Ryan‘ was set in an alternate timeline of 1934 where Earth had bigger and better technology than it actually did. The main hero named Crash Ryan is a pilot who leads the heroic United Airmen against an evil force led by a masked villain named ‘The Doom’.

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‘Big Hero 6’ Blu-ray Announced and Detailed!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 6th, 2015

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Disney’s latest CG animated film ‘Big Hero 6‘ is making its way to Blu-ray on February 24th. In addition, you’ll be able to watch the film digitally on February 3rd, which is more than 20 days prior to the physical release. I was a pretty big fan of ‘Big Hero 6‘, as you can read HERE, and I’m super excited that I’ll get to watch the animated short again ‘Feast‘, when this comes out. And according to this release, there will be options for 3D and 2D, but I can’t seem to find the 3D version anywhere to pre-order. Below are the tech specs and bonus features for the release.

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