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‘The Goonies’ Sequel Is Finally Happening!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 6th, 2014

Hello, Jana here,

 

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I could begin this with ‘Hey, you guys!’, or ‘Goonies never say die!’ but that has been done. Seriously, if the joke is that easy, everyone is going to come up with it, and who needs another news piece spouting the same tag line? Turns out the paparazzi pick up more than just bad angled pictures. Director Richard Donner was signing autographs near the cameramen and one of them picked up the scoop that Donner’s next film is going to be a sequel to a favorite movie for millions of people – ‘The Goonies‘!! We’ve all been through the rumors that it was in the works and that a script was being or had been written, just to find out that it was making no real progress.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Rich Stuff?  Booby Traps? The Fratellis?  Sloth?  You know we are all Goonies.  I am still a Goonie.  The Blu-Ray giftset is currently on sale for 50% off on Amazon which make is currently only $17.49.  It’s a steal really with all that you get.  Take advantge of this.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Water slides. Rich stuff. Booby traps. One Eyed Willie. Yes, folks.  We are finally getting a ‘Goonies‘ sequel that we have all been wanting for 20 years. Director Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg have just announced they got the green light from Warner Bros. to go forward with a sequel to ‘The Goonies‘.  They have a script already, which was written by Garth Jennings.  Jennings wrote and directed ‘Son of Rambow‘ and the recent ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy‘ film.

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Movies We’re Thankful For!

by Bryan Kluger on Nov 23rd, 2017

Tis the season to be thankful for many things. Family, friends, food, jobs, and Bruce Campbell. It’s Thanksgiving time and we here at Boomstick Comics just love movies. We love everything about them. Even the bad ones. While you’re eating those delicious bites of Turkey, watching ‘Charlie Brown Thanksgiving‘ or the Dallas Cowboys Game, we want to share with you some movies that we are thankful for. These movies have touched us in some way and have helped shaped our creative lives. Maybe this list will inspire you to make your own list and share it with us. These are the movies we are thankful for and dearly love.

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Hey Riggs! ‘Lethal Weapon 5’ Might Happen!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 27th, 2017

You’re never too old for this shit as Warner Bros. is talking with everyone about a new ‘Lethal Weapon‘ film that brings back the original cast. According to some sources, director Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon, Superman, The Goonies) would return in the director’s chair with Channing Gibson writing the screenplay. That name isn’t a typo either. Channing Gibson wrote ‘Lethal Weapon 4‘ and ‘Walking Tall‘ with The Rock. This would also bring back Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in their respective and iconic roles.

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Gremlins 3 is Finally Happening!

by Bryan Kluger on Aug 16th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

Could there be a third Gremlins film? Yes, very much so. If you follow Gremlins actor Zach Galligan, you’d know that every Monday, he tweets out something about getting Gremlins 3 made. Looks like that has finally happened, which I couldn’t be more excited about. Chris Columbus has written a script for the third film, which he wrote the screenplay for the original film as well as The Goonies and has directed a ton of great films.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Finally, the ‘Andre the Giant‘ documentary that we’ve always wanted is happening with WWE, HBO, and Bill Simmons, which is a hell of a production team right there. This will be a feature length documentary about the wrestling superstar that brought the pro-wrestling business into the big spotlight. Andre Roussimoff was 7’4 and weighed 500 pounds and was one of the biggest names in wrestling. He’s still talked about today. Roussimoff was born in France in 1946 and started wrestling at age 17. He went to Japan, which caught the likes of Vince McMahon Sr. who then signed him to the WWE brand.

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Film Review: ‘Monster Trucks’!

by Bryan Kluger on Jan 11th, 2017

Joel H., here…

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Remember what it was like to dream? I’m not referring to our current dreams of better jobs, or more money, or a new car, but dreaming without restriction? As a kid, I dreamed several times of experiencing that bicycle flight in front of the moon with E.T. at the helm. I dreamed of discovering pirate gold and sneaking a kiss from my older brother’s girl like Mikey. I sat in spaceships and fighter jets made of cardboard boxes. I gave life and personality to a slew of GI Joe’s, even little green army men with no functional limbs. I dreamed. There was no lack of depth to those dreams. No impending Trump administration. No knowledge that the guns used for pretend are replicates of actual war machines taking lives every single day. My simple imagination was rampant without knowing otherwise, but I grew up.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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I had the pleasure to sit down with superstar actor and filmmaker Andre Gower at Fantastic Fest 2016. Gower was ‘The Wizard‘, ‘Mr. President‘, and ‘Valerie’s Family: The Hogans‘ amongst a ton other projects. However, he is most known for playing the lead in ‘Monster Squad‘ as Sean, who is responsible for leading the Monster Squad to victory.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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My visit to Wizard World’s Comicon in Tulsa, OK would not be complete without getting into the Sean Astin panel. There’s just something about the Rudy Hobbit I’ve always loved. He’s one of the first movie stars to take my breath away in ‘The Goonies‘ and he’s still going strong! Love this man! I don’t understand why Wizard World did not use the Grand Ballroom like they did last year, the Assembly Hall worked out well for some talent, but Astin deserved the big room! It was bursting beyond capacity while we waited for him to take the stage and he was funny, sincere and everyone’s best friend, just like we all expected him to be. He slipped in and out of character reciting lines as Samwise, giving Doug’s legendary lisp some good use from ‘50 First Dates‘, he was amazing to see and worth the price of admission on his own.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Steven Spielberg is ready to return to Warner Bros. and he’s coming back in a big way! While the director teamed with the production company, we were the beneficiaries of the fruits of that relationship with excellent films from the 1980’s including ‘The Goonies‘, ‘Gremlins‘, ‘The Color Purple‘ and the final pic the partnership produced ‘A.I. Artificial Intelligence‘ in 2001.

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Film Review: ‘The Wedding Ringer’!!

by Bryan Kluger on Jan 16th, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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You’re getting married.  This should be the happiest event of your life, right?  Well, what if you have no friends?  What if the people you barely know won’t be there for your special day?  Meet Doug Harris (Josh Gad).  Harris called any person that was in his vicinity as he grew up.  He’s nerdy and chubby and doesn’t have a friend in the world.  For Harris, meeting the woman of your dreams, Gretchen Palmer (Kaley Cuoco-SweetingBig Bang Theory), and having her say yes to marriage is more than a score, it’s a miracle to him.  She’s blonde, she’s beautiful, and she has seven bridesmaids.  So, how does a perceived loser matchup with that?  Where is Harris going to get seven groomsmen when he cannot even find a best man?  Enter, Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart) a slick talking idea man that can make anyone look good…he is The Wedding Ringer.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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I had the extreme pleasure to sit down with actors Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, and Brooke McCarter and discuss their roles in the 1987 iconic vampire film ‘The Lost Boys‘. Feldman and Newlander of course play the Frog Brothers in the film and McCarter played the vampire Paul (the vampire who was killed when the dog jumped on him, causing him to fall in the tub.) These good people were in town for a horror film festival called Twisted Tails Film Festival. We discuss ‘The Lost Boys‘, Corey Haim, Michael Jackson, there favorite scenes in movies, ‘The Goonies 2‘, and much more. Enjoy.

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Josh Brolin Will Play Thanos for Marvel!!

by Bryan Kluger on May 30th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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That’s right. Actor Josh Brolin has been signed on to play the big bad villain in the next few Marvel movies, Thanos. Thanos was the the purple guy in space seen at the end credit scene in the first ‘Avengers‘ film. And now the guy who played Brand, the older brother in ‘The Goonies‘ will play him. This is excellent news.

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Hello, Jana here,

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If you’re the star of a movie that makes $343,000,000 worldwide with a budget of only $40,000,000, you would be safe in betting there is a sequel in your future. If you’re Jaden Smith and you’re one half of the doomed project ‘After Earth‘ and a studio is still willing to bank heavily on you, you thank your lucky stars and say “yes”.  If you can get millions of people to look past the fact that the film is called ‘The Karate Kid‘ and features NO Karate, only Kung-Fu, then audiences deserve way less credit than I give them.  Of course I’m talking about the box office hit and re-make, ‘The Karate Kid‘. The director, Harald Zwart, will not be responsible for this venture as it appears he is going to be tied up with another sequel, ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes‘. Instead, Breck Eisner is taking the reigns. Eisner most recently directed ‘The Crazies‘ that starred Timothy Olyphant and Joe Anderson.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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As we all know, J.J. Abrams has directed the last two ‘Star Trek‘ films, but earlier this year, we reported that he was asked to direct the upcoming ‘Star Wars‘ sequels, which he happily accepted. That being said, he has no time to do another ‘Star Trek‘ film in the near future, as he will be busy making the ‘Star Wars’ films. And as of the last 48 hours, Disney has told Abrams that ‘Star Wars’ MUST be released in 2015, which is putting this ‘Star Wars‘ project in rush mode, due to Abrams taking over script duties.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Thinking about 20 years ago to when I was thirteen years old and going with my friends, who we all played little league together, to see ‘The Sandlot‘ on the big screen. A film that would inspire us, makes us laugh, cherish our friendship, and love the game. I remember seeing it a total of five times in the theater, with each time getting better and better. And twenty years later, ‘The Sandlot‘ still holds up as seeing it for the first time all over again. And I had the honor and privelige to discuss ‘The Sandlot‘ and other things with the director of the film David M. Evans and actor Patrick Renna, who played Hamilton ‘Ham’ Porter a.k.a The Great Hambino.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Ted’!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Feb 16th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here…

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‘Ted’ is hilariously funny.  I didn’t expect it to be as humorous as it was, but I busted a gut from start to finish.  I’m not a huge ‘Family Guy’ fan. so I admit, I was a bit apprehensive to watch a feature film written and directed by Seth MacFarlane.  I was quite surprised as to how warm and witty it was.  After the first 15 minutes or so of seeing an animated teddy-bear come to life, I really didn’t see it as a teddy-bear, but rather an actual person.  MacFarlane captured a genuine and heartwarming film with an ultra raunchy and vulgar kick at every turn.

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The Top 10 Werewolf Films!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 1st, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

October is here, and that means Halloween is around the corner.  Over the course of October, we will be doing our favorite top 10 horror lists.  We are starting with the top 10 Werewolf films.  I’ve always been a fan of werewolves, and I admit, I have also been deeply afraid of them.  There is something so mysterious and yet so vicious and magical about a werewolf that draws me into any and all films that have something to do with werewolves.  So I present to you, Boomstick’s top 10 Werewolf films. Enjoy.

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David’s DVD Review of ‘Halls of Anger’!!!

by Bryan Kluger on May 12th, 2012

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I had never even heard of ‘Halls of Anger’ until I popped it into my blu-ray player so I decided to watch the trailer first (the trailer is available on the main menu of the disc, see Extras below).  From the trailer, you get a look at what this movie is going to be about, but it was actually a lot more interesting than I though it was going to be.

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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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Hi Bryan Here…

Over at HERO COMPLEX, they have a story and interview with J.J. Abrams and he gives us some insight into this world surrounding his film, Super 8.  This film has been top secret, so I don’t know if Abrams is throwing us off or not, but I can;t wait to find out.  It is going to be one thrilling summer.

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Bryan Here….

November is already here.  I cannot believe this year has gone by this fast.  I hope you all had a great Halloween and have some great pictures dressed up as your favorite character.

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Fan Days 2014: A Look inside The Show!!

by Bryan Kluger on Nov 3rd, 2014

Hey everyone! Your favorite multitasking, costumed wunderkind here

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Prepare yourselves, for I have an excellent look back at Dallas Comic Con’s own Fandays, from October 17th-19th. First I would like to apologize for the delay in reporting, but you know, Halloween isn’t just one day. It’s a month long celebration of costumes and shenanigans, as well as my favorite time of year. Dallas Comic Con’s Fandays fell on the third weekend in October this year. The date was perfect for prime costuming parades as it fell so close to Halloween, many costumed attendees were ready for both events.

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Hi Bryan Here….

‘Attack The Block’ – ‘Attack The Block’ – ‘Attack The Block’!!! I promise you will be chanting just that after viewing ‘Attack the Block’.  From the makers of ‘Hot Fuzz’ and ‘Shaun of the Dead’ comes this AMAZING, thrill ride of a film.  Remember the name Joe Cornish.  Brand that name into your brain.  He is one director to watch for.  Cornish made a total geekgasm of a film with ‘Attack the Block’.  This is an audience film.  You will want to see this with a huge audience and your friends.  You will be cheering and yelling throughout the entire film.  What an experience.  ‘Attack the Block’ might be the most fun you will have at the cinemas all year.  SEE THIS FILM!!

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Hi Bryan Here….

I think it is ridiculous to remake this, but at least the trailer looks good and there are some great actors throughout the film.  I just don’t see the need to remake it.  But enjoy the trailer below.

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Hi Bryan Here….

There is so much to like about this film.  I wish the filmmakers of the current generation would stop for a second and take a good look at ‘Super 8’ and take notes.  Everything is there.  J.J. Abrams directed ‘Super 8’ with his childhood hero producing….Steven Spielberg.  This is what filmmaking used to be like.  I know a lot of you will be comparing this film to the likes of ‘E.T.’ or ‘Goonies’.   You might say it brings quite a bit of nostalgic feelings from growing up.  And to me, that is what makes ‘Super 8’ so amazing.

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