Sep/2020

“The Personal History of David Copperfield is the most fulfilling movie and cheery film of the year thus far.”

With stories like Nicholas Nickelby, A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, and Great Expectations – Charles Dickens is no doubt one of the greatest writers and storytellers in history. His grand opus is perhaps David Copperfield (not the slick present-day magician), but rather a young man who narrates his own life story and his journey through his younger years, crossing paths with many colorful characters and villains along the way. Film Director Armando Iannucci delivers such a tasteful, funny, and heartwarming adaption to this classic tale called The Personal History of David Copperfield, that it feels brand new in 2020 and is a film that should take audiences on a fantastic and fun-filled adventure for a couple of hours, forgetting the troubles in the real world, even for a little while.

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The Dead Don’t Die – Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Jun 12th, 2019

“The Dead Don’t Die is my favorite zombie film of the year.”

Just when you thought the zombie genre was indeed dead, Jim Jarmusch (Dead Man, Only Lovers Left Alive, Coffee and Cigarettes), re-ignites the stale genre with The Dead Don’t Die, including an A-list cast, extreme dry wit, and a ton of fun. This short, but sweet movie feels familiar with its usual genre tropes, but at the same time, its wholly original and burns down the fourth wall so much that it would have Deadpool himself blush. Jarmusch basically got most of his favorite actor friends from his previous films and said, “Hey, let’s make a zombie movie where anything goes.” The result with this cast of deadpanned characters are flawless as they weave through a zombie outbreak in their small, podunk town to the tune of Sturgill Simpson’s song The Dead Don’t Die.

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‘Suspiria’ – Blu-ray Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Mar 19th, 2019

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The general plot of Suspiria is that Suzy, an American ballerina, enrolls in a Berlin dance academy which is actually a front for a coven of witches. Dakota Johnson plays Suzy and is a revelation in the part since my big dumb brain still associates her with her lifeless performance in 50 Shades of Grey. Tilda Swinton (as usual) puts in some great work as Madame Blanc as just caring enough yet always with an ominous undercurrent to all of her lines. Swinton also dons a ton of makeup to play a Doctor who becomes interested in the coven after one of the academy’s dance members tells him of the evil there before she disappears.

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Fantastic Fest Film Review: ‘Suspiria’ 2018!

by Bryan Kluger on Sep 24th, 2018

Fantastic Fest’s Secret Screening this year was the remake of Suspiria starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton. Everyone in the theater loved it and the buzz in the Drafthouse afterward was fever pitch. Every review I have seen so far has praised it up and down. Unfortunately, this is not going to be one of those reviews. I recently rewatched the original Suspiria because to say this movie is very hyped in the horror community would be an understatement so I was prepared to see it next month. As the festival got closer and Suspiria wasn’t announced as an opening or closing film it slowly became the odds-on favorite for the secret screening. As I sat down to watch, I was truly excited.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Doctor Strange’!

by Bryan Kluger on Feb 28th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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The next franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes with mystical and magical powers in ‘Doctor Strange‘, which is a damn good start to this new character. ‘Doctor Strange‘ was created by Steve Ditko and first appeared in Strange Tales #110 back in 1963. ‘Doctor Strange‘ or Stephen Strange is a highly intelligent surgeon who is in the top of his field. In an accident, he loses the use of his hands, which leads him to seek out alternate methods of healing. This brings him to a mystical and magical place across the globe where he meets ‘The Ancient One’ amongst other sorcerers that help him heal spiritually and physically.

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Film Review: ‘Doctor Strange’!

by Bryan Kluger on Nov 2nd, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

The next franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes with mystical and magical powers in ‘Doctor Strange‘, which is a damn good start to this new character. ‘Doctor Strange‘ was created by Steve Ditko and first appeared in Strange Tales #110 back in 1963. ‘Doctor Strange‘ or Stephen Strange is a highly intelligent surgeon who is in the top of his field. In an accident, he loses the use of his hands, which leads him to seek out alternate methods of healing. This brings him to a mystical and magical place across the globe where he meets ‘The Ancient One’ amongst other sorcerers that help him heal spiritually and physically.

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Here’s the New Trailer for ‘Doctor Strange’!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 24th, 2016

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Benedict Cumberbatch is astonishingly perfect for Marvel’sDoctor Strange‘. If you have any doubts whatsoever about his qualifications, I invite you to check out the below trailer. Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen and Chiwetel Ejiofor all feature in the movie.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Hail, Caesar!‘ follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer for Capitol Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. But when studio star Baird Whitlock disappears, Mannix has to deal with more than just the fix. The film has some of the biggest stars in Hollywood today and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD June 7 and on Digital on May 24.

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‘Doctor Strange’ Poster and Trailer Debut!

by Bryan Kluger on Apr 12th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Marvel is going to release the first trailer for ‘Doctor Strange‘ tonight for all of us fans, which stars Bendict ‘man-god’ Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. In anticipation of the trailer, we now have an official poster for the film, which has the good doctor in his Sanctum Sanctorum.

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Film Review: ‘Hail, Caesar!”

by Bryan Kluger on Feb 3rd, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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It’s always a good time when the Coen Bros. have a new movie in theaters. Film after film, the Coen Bros. have not only told bizarre, funny, violent, musical stories, but have conjured up some of the best characters in movie history. Their uncanny talent for telling stories on film is unrivaled with each movie they make. Their latest endeavor tackles the early years of Hollywood, specifically the year 1951, in a film called ‘Hail, Caesar!‘ that has an A-List cast of Coen regulars and newcomers. Even though the posters and trailers show this A-List cast throughout, the film follows one man, and that is Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), based on the real life Mannix who was a big time producer and  “fixer” at MGM.

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Here’s the New Trailer for ‘Hail, Caesar!’

by Bryan Kluger on Jan 12th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Coen Brothers fans, you can start getting even more excited, because the Coen’s new film ‘Hail Caesar!‘ is coming out next month. We have a new trailer for the film, which is all sorts of funny and takes place during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Instead of the usual quick cuts and one liners in a trailer, we have a nice long clip with Alden Ehrenreich and Ralph Fiennes. Fiennes is trying to teach Alden how to speak with a proper British accent, and is comedy gold.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Ever since I heard the news that Benedict Cumberbatch was cast in the titular role for ‘Doctor Strange‘, I didn’t really have any trouble picturing him in the robes of the great Strange and now, none of us have to wonder or guess how it will look as we have pictures, now! Who says Christmas comes only one time a year?!

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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More news on Marvel’sDoctor Strange‘ front, this time coming in the form of a new cast member. Rachel McAdams has confirmed that she will star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the upcoming comic-to-film adaptation. We’ve known since 2014 that Cumberbatch was set to lead the story of arrogant neurosurgeon, Stephen Vincent Strange, turned magical sorcerer known only as Dr. Strange.

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Film Review: ‘Trainwreck’!

by Bryan Kluger on Jul 15th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Comedy mastermind Judd Apatow is back this year with a new feature film called ‘Trainwreck‘ and is his best film since ‘Knocked Up‘. That was eight years ago. Sure, Apatow has written and produced dozens of films since then, but has only really directed two other feature films since, being ‘Funny People‘ and ‘This is 40‘. The usual actors are nowhere to be seen in ‘Trainwreck‘ either. There is no Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Martin Starr, or even James Franco to be seen anywhere on screen. Actress and comedienne Amy Schumer wrote the screenplay here for Apatow to direct and the two are a perfect pair.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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We are only a few days away from the 87th annual Oscar ceremony, which airs live this Sunday. Again, we will be delivering a live commentary full of jokes, trivia, facts, winners, losers, and giving away free gifts throughout the night. So please, keep it right here during the Oscars and use the hashtag #boomstickcomics when posting to social media. But, let’s talk about predictions for a minute. I’m sure some of you have put some money down on Oscar pools at works or with your friends to see who comes out the winner this year. There were some excellent movies this year along with some amazing performances, so needless to say, this year will be extremely difficult to predict.

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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The guy who brought us ‘The 40 Year Old Virgin‘, ‘Knocked Up‘, and ‘Funny People‘ has a new film called ‘Trainwreck‘. Yes, Judd Apatow is back in the director’s seat again, this time with the beautiful comedienne Amy Schumer in the lead role. Apatow has really evolved as a filmmaker since ‘The 40 Year Old Virgin‘ in telling better and more personal stories of relationships, but still having those hilarious dick jokes and gross-out gags to make us belly laugh.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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 When we’re talking Hollywood, or just about movies in general and someone mentions the Coen’s. Everyone gets a different image in their heads. Some immediately think of Nicolas Cage‘s creepy porn-stache in ‘Raising Arizona‘, others think of the twangy song made popular in ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?‘ (which is currently on my iPod). Still others think of ‘The Dude’ in ‘The Big Lebowski‘.

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Film Review: ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’!!

by Bryan Kluger on Apr 23rd, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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If all the Emo and Hipster kids got together and made a vampire film, it would probably play out a bit like ‘Only Lovers Left Alive‘, which has an excellent soundtrack, moody vampires who hate everything but new underground music, and talk about how much they hate everything. It gets old very fast. But instead of the Emo and Hipster kids, we got famed director Jim Jarmusch who directed ‘Down By Law‘,’ Ghost Dog: Way of The Samurai‘, ‘Coffee and Cigarettes‘, and ‘ Dead Man‘, and ‘Broken Flowers‘ to name a few – not exactly a light-weight. Jarmusch is an acquired taste like a fine 40-year old scotch, where not all people have developed a taste for the director, but those with exquisite taste love his work. I consider myself the latter. But once in a while, some of our favorite directors make a movie that is ultimately forgettable and doesn’t live up to the filmmaker’s past work. And that is where I stand with Jarmusch’s vampire film ‘Only Lovers Left Alive‘.

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Apatow Directs ‘Trainwreck’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 20th, 2014

Hi Jana here,

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Judd Apatow has made a name for himself in the film biz. He is responsible for such comedies as ‘The 40 Year Old Virgin‘, ‘Knocked Up‘ and ‘This is 40‘. He is now attached as director to Universal’s ‘Trainwreck‘, set to drop on July 24, 2015. Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia and Jon Glaser have already been cast.  Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena and Ezra Miller have joined the talented cast as well. Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Brie Larson have been attached to star with a script written by Schumer who is also helping to develop the project. Apatow is producing through Apatow Productions.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Set your schedules for March 7, 2014, for that is when Wes Anderson’s latest film, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel‘ will be released. The film centers around the many adventures of Gustave H, an iconic concierge at the famous European hotel with his friend and colleague Zero Moustafa. There are heists, riches, and plenty of comedy.

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Disney Preps Live-Action Cruella de Vil Film !!!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 1st, 2013

Jana B., Here….

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If Hollywood teaches us anything lately it’s that evil sells. Think of Disney, alone. You will be hard pressed to find any of their cash cow cartoons without an utterly evil antagonist. Which I love. It seems like you take the scary, evil guy in any horror movie and stack them against Dr. Facilier from ‘Princess and the Frog‘, or Maleficent from ‘Sleeping Beauty‘, and my favorite, although he’s far less scary – Captain Hook from ‘Peter Pan‘. I repeat. Evil sells. Every major motion picture studio and every 3rd grader with dreams of being a film maker know this, too.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Terry Gilliam is knee deep in his new project called ‘Zero Theroem’, a film that centers on a computer genius who is working on a mysterious project that can potentially discover the meaning of life.  That computer genius is name Qohen Leth, which will be played by Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds).

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Good news everyone.  Houston native, Wes Anderson’s new film ‘Moonrise Kongdom’ will open the 65th Cannes Film Festival in France.  It’s still uncertain if the film will play in or out of the competition.  I’m betting it will be in the competition.  Cannes this year starts May 16th, and ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ not only will open Cannes but will open in French Theatres that same day.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Starring Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray, Harvey Keitel, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Edward Norton; Wes Anderson bring his latest and greatest film ‘Moonrise Kingdom’.  This looks AMAZING!!!!!  Enjoy!

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Hi Bryan Here…..

NEW YORK and LONDON, September 8th, 2011 – Joe Wright will direct the epic romance Anna Karenina, adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love). The Working Title Films production will commence filming in the U.K. and Russia this month. Focus Features will distribute the movie domestically, and Universal Pictures International (UPI) will distribute the movie internationally, in the second half of 2012.

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Hi Bryan Here….

“The 2011 Toronto Film Festival has unveiled the first part of its slate, and announced that the Davis Guggenheim-directed U2 documentary From The Sky Down will open the festival, which will run from Sept. 8-18.”  In addition to U2, there are quite a bit of amazing sounding films.  Below is the official list of films that have already been locked into place for the festival.  Tons of stars and great sounding movies.

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Hi Bryan Here…

“Good News Everyone!!” (In my best Professor Farnsworth voice.)  I always love news that starts with Wes Anderson.  Director Wes Anderson (Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) has a new film he has been working on and it is called “Moonrise Kingdom”.

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