Oct/2018

Woody Harrelson is ‘Wilson’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 18th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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Woody Harrelson is having a few big years and for good reason. The guy is just genuinely likable and a badass. His next big film is called ‘Wilson‘ and will premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. ‘Wilson‘ is directed by Craig Johnson (‘Skeleton Twins‘), written by Daniel Clowes (‘Art School Confidential‘, ‘Ghost World‘), and produced by Alexander Payne (‘Election‘, ‘Sideways‘, ‘About Schmidt‘, ‘The Descendants‘, ‘Nebraska‘). Need I say, “HOLY SHIT”, what a cast and crew already. If that weren’t enough, you can add Laura Dern, Judy Greer, and Cheryl Hines to the cast as well. Fox Searchlight now has a trailer and new poster for the film, which looks excellent.

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Woody Harrelson has been all over lately, we’ve seen him in ‘The Hunger Games‘ films, ‘LBJ‘, ‘Triple 9‘, and ‘The Duel‘. One place I’d never thought he would be is in the ‘Star Wars‘ world. However he’s in talks to play Han Solo’s mentor in the spinoff featuring Alden Ehrenreich in the role of the scruffy, nerf-herder himself.

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Crisis in Six Scenes‘ is a new comedy series from Woody Allen exclusive to Amazon and set to debut September 30th. The project stars Allen, Rachel Brosnahan, Miley Cyrus, John Magaro and Elaine May.

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Martin McDonagh is the mastermind behind the stellar hit from 2008, ‘In Bruges‘, as both writer and director, he created a hilarious, witty film that I just adored. I’m thrilled to discover hes the same force bringing ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri‘ to life, with start of production set for April.

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Woody Allen Casts Leads for Amazon Original Series!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 26th, 2016

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Woody Allen is an artist that garners reactions on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to enjoyment of his projects, you either love him or hate him. It seems, he’s not always happy with his decisions, either, at the last Cannes, he said the deal he made to create a TV series for Amazon was a catastrophic mistake and he regretted signing on to make an original series. His plan was to create a movie, but in six parts, that didn’t quite work out as planned. He struggled through the process and will write, direct and star in the finished product along with two unlikely co-stars.

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Woody Allen Has Begun To Cast His Next Film!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 9th, 2015

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Woody Allen is one of the most prolific filmmakers in the world. Even at the age of 79, the direct still seems to get out one or two films a year for the past several decades. Each of these films are written and directed by him. He even finds time to star in his film and other friend’s movies, such as last year’s ‘Fading Gigolo‘ with John Turturro.

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Woody Allen and Amazon Team Up for New TV Series!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 13th, 2015

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Good news, everyone. One of the most prolific directors to ever live, Woody Allen will for the first time write and direct a TV series, exclusively for Amazon. The Amazon Studios had a great weekend, since their new original TV show ‘Transparent‘ won a Golden Globe for Best Series and Best Actor this past weekend.

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Woody Harrelson has always had an in-demand acting career, but it seems that he was never so popular as he is now. Everywhere you look, things are turning up Woody. Harrelson joins the cast of ‘Triple Nine‘, a heist-thriller directed by John Hillcoat. Hillcoat brought us some massive hits like ‘The Road‘ and 2012’s massive hit ‘Lawless‘.

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A buddy cop drama series starring Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson is in the works currently for a cable channel.  The project is title ‘True Detective’ and will consist of eight episodes.  Nic Pizzolatto will write the series with Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) directing the entire series.

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Here is the trailer for the Woody Allen film, ‘To Rome With Love’ starring Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg, Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, and Woody Allen.  The film will open June 22nd and let’s hope it does as well as his Paris film .  According to imdb – “… story about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.”  Looks good.

 

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Good news everyone.  Woody Allen is returning to the front of the camera and it won’t be his own movie.  Allen will join John Turturro (The Jesus) in a comedy called ‘Fading Gigolo’ which Turturro will be the director and writer.  Sharon Stone is set to star in the film as well and ‘Modern Family’ star Sofia Vergara is in final talks to star in the film as well according to Variety.

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Bryan Reviews Woody Allen’s ‘Manhattan’ Bluray!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 28th, 2012

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Woody Allen’s ‘Manhattan’ is one hell of a fine movie, no matter what Woody Allen says.  The video and audio make this the best the film has ever looked since the theatres. This film has some of the most iconic shots in any Woody Allen film and for that fact , any film made.  The whole film is just one beautiful shot after another.  Frame worthy.  While there are no extras besides a theatrical trailer, this is still one bluray worthy of owning.

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PBS Airing A Two Part Woody Allen Documentary!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 1st, 2011

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PBS will debut  a two-part American Masters documentary airing November 20 and 21, tentatively titled ‘Seriously Funny: The Comic Art of Woody’ Allen.  “The two-part documentary, which includes footage from six sit-down interviews and visits to film sets, includes other footage: A 1986 interview Allen shot with his mother, in which she confides he’d have been “softer” if only she’d been less strict; a visit to his childhood home in Brooklyn; and clips from his early TV exposure as a stand-up comedian.”

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Actor John Turturro (Big Lebowski, Miller’s Crossing, O’Brother Where Art Thou) will be directing his first Broadway play entitled: ‘Relatively Speaking’.  It will start next Fall and feature three one-act comedies by director Ethan Coen of the Coen Bros., Woody Allen, and Elaine May (The Heartbreak Kid).

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Roberto Benigni To Act In Woody Allen Film!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 5th, 2011

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Woody Allen is starting his next project called “The Wrong Picture” and is he will be filming this movie in Italy.  So far he has gotten a pretty stellar cast and word is that he has landed director/actor Roberto Benigni to be in his latest opus as well.

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Film Review: ‘Venom’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 4th, 2018

Venom is the latest example of a movie trying to be too many things. I don’t know if we need to blame the writers, director, or studio tinkering but somehow this movie attempts to be everything to everyone and fails miserably. That isn’t to say its a bad time at the movies, I actually truly enjoyed some aspects of Venom. I think if the movie focused on trying to do one thing instead of a million it may have been one of the best comic book movies in years. Instead, as a whole, it should be launched into space.

 

WARNING: THIS REVIEW WILL HAVE SPOILERS

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Film Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 16th, 2018

Disney is on a roll these days with their recent ‘Star Wars‘ franchise. Not only do we have the new Episodes, but we are getting spin-off movies that focus on a singular story from the past or a certain character. One character that we all have loved from the original trilogy, but don’t know a great deal about is Han Solo. Sure, we know he was a smuggler, is an anti-hero, loved the princess, and helped save the Galaxy with his wookie partner Chewbacca, as they flew from planet to planet on the iconic Millennium Falcon. Through the original trilogy, we heard small lines of dialogue that gave us the tiniest glimpse at his background and life before he met Obi-Wan and Luke. Fortunately, we now have ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘ to answer all of those questions for us.

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Film Review: ‘Brewmaster’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 8th, 2018

“Can I get a hell-yeah”, as Stone Cold Steve Austin would yell in the middle of the squared circle with his middle fingers high in the air as he signaled for the tasty, cold brew that he clanked together the cans and poured it down his throat. Even after he did this a million times on live television, the crowd went insane with joy every single time. It’s because of the beer. Universally, people love beer. There’s something sweet about it that brings people together and have a good time. At the turn of the century, beer was kept to big companies, where you’d go to a market that sells or serves beer, and you’d more or less see Miller, Bud, or Coors, with an occasional Shiner on tap.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Manhattan Murder Mystery’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 6th, 2018

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What if I were to tell you that Woody Allen basically made his own version of Alfred Hitchcock’sRear Window‘ that starred himself and Diane Keaton? You’d be excited, right? Well, it happened in 1993 and is kind of light a 1st cousin to ‘Annie Hall‘ as Allen and Keaton play a couple in their mid-life who thing their neighbor killed someone. The film is called ‘Manhattan Murder Mystery‘, and is a comedic film that served to alleviate the pain of Allen’s divorce from Mia Farrow.

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Jana’s Best of 2017!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 1st, 2018

Hey guys, Jana here,

I know these “Best of 2017” lists should technically be published in 2017, but why would I start 2018 any differently than I lived the majority of my adult life: Procrastinating and underachieving. What can I say? That’s my wheelhouse.

For a year that put a spotlight on some of the shittiest behavior by some of the Hollywood elite, it was actually a good year for TV and movies. I didn’t limit myself in number because as I moved on with the brackets, I felt like I was making ‘Sophie’s Choice‘ on some of these, so they’re all getting in! I’m feeling my inner-Oprah here, You’ve made the list! You made the list! EVERYBODY made the list!! In order to spare myself any arguments, I’m stating up front that my picks for the “Best of 2017” are not edited in regards to scandal or hideous human behavior.

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Favorite Movies of 2017!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 27th, 2017

Was 2017 a great year for movies? Of course it was. There were some excellent films to be released in 2017. There were also some bad ones for sure, but the focus on this article are some of the Best films that stuck with me long after viewing. Most people will give you their Top 10 list, but this is no Top 10, because there are just so many movies that I loved and feel passionate about, that I find it difficult and unpleasing to rank them.

Instead, these are my favorite movies of 2017, which I hope you’ve seen already. If you haven’t yet, you’re in for a real treat and I can’t wait for you to see them. Some of these films are still in theaters, while some are on Netflix, 4K UHD, and Blu-ray, so you’ll be able to quickly see any of these if you haven’t. I watched over 270 movies that were released in 2017 and these are my absolute favorites. I hope you get to see all of these, because I know you’ll love them. In no particular order…..

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Movies We’re Thankful For!

by Gumbercules9000 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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Blu-ray Review: The Glass Castle!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 11th, 2017

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You probably have heard the name Jeannette Walls. She is a journalist that was known for her Gossip column for MSNBC, but she is now known world-wide for her amazing novel ‘The Glass Castle‘, which was a memoir about her life growing up with her dysfunctional family. Her novel stayed on the Best Seller list for 261 weeks. If you think about that’s about four years and yes, it’s that good. Of course, Hollywood made a movie about it, which was directed by the amazing Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) and starred Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

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Based on the best-selling memoir written by Jeannette Walls, Oscar winner Brie Larson (Best Actress, ‘Room‘) and Oscar Nominee Woody Harrelson (Best Supporting Actor, ‘The Messenger‘) star in ‘The Glass Castle‘, arriving on Digital HD October 24 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and On Demand November 7 from Lionsgate. Hailed as “one of the must-see movies of 2017” by Vanity Fair, ‘The Glass Castle‘ chronicles the adventures of a young girl growing up in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads. From the producer of ‘The Shack‘ and ‘The Blind Side‘, the film also stars Oscar Nominee Naomi Watts (Best Actress, ‘The Impossible‘) and Golden Globe Nominee Max Greenfield (Best Supporting Actor – ‘Television‘, ‘New Girl‘).

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Film Review #2 – War For The Planet of the Apes!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 12th, 2017

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War For the Planet of the Apes is the best movie I have seen this summer. It is astonishingly well done. Every aspect of this movie *at a minimum* worked. Some of the basic moments and scenes would be considered high points for lesser franchises. There is a ton to spoil in this film but I will not be doing that in this review. Hopefully in a few weeks once people have seen the movie we can discuss the moments that made this movie so damn good in greater detail.

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Film Review: War For The Planet of the Apes!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 12th, 2017

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I believe we all thought that Tim Burton killed the Planet of the Apes franchise back in 2001 with his horrible version of man vs. ape. Luckily in 2011, the studio breathed new life into the franchise with Rupert Wyatt’s early telling of what is to become with Planet of the Apes with astonishing visual effects, acting, and one hell of a story. That film – Rise of the Planet of the Apes showed that one ape named Caesar (Andy Serkis) was to become the first highly intelligent and humanized ape, but it came at a great cost with a virus that wiped out most of Earth’s population. In the sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that was taken over by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), Caesar and his ape friend are battling for their lives against the humans that have survived the virus outbreak. Now we have arrived at the conclusion of this epic trilogy – War For The Planet of the Apes, with Reeves in the director’s chair again as we see an aging and grayish haired Caesar tending to his family and still battling the demons of his former human-hating friend Koba, whom was killed in the previous film.

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Favorite Movie Scene of the Day #3!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 22nd, 2017

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I love Woody Allen movies and I imagine there will be quite a number of scenes in this column from his films. The first one comes from Annie Hall though. This scene just speaks to me so much and I think it’s a perfect capture of two people who were once in love, but still want to be in each other’s lives, even if it can be a bit awkward. Finding something to talk about to pass the uncomfortable time, or seeing new things in your former significant other’s place that make you question what new things they’re into now that you’re gone is delightfully funny to watch.

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War For The Planet Of The Apes‘ has dropped a new trailer and poster to whet your appetite for the July release. Director Matt Reeves brought his A-game with superstars like Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary.

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And Cue the ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 17th, 2017

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20th Century Fox is now remaking ‘White Men Can’t Jump‘, which was the 1992 comedy hit that starred Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, and Rosie Perez. The original film was about a couple of street basketball player hustlers, who team up to earn more money. The film was a big success, as it made $91 million. Kenya Barris, who is the creator of the ABC comedy show ‘Black-ish‘ will be teaming up with Los Angeles Clipper Blake Griffin and Carolina Panther Ryan Kalil to remake the film with Barris as the producer and writer of the film. Kalil and Griffin will serve as the other producers, according to THR.

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The summer tentpole that is ‘War for the Planet of the Apes‘ will debut July 14, 2017 and comes from director Matt Reeves. He is known for ‘Cloverfield‘, ‘Let Me In‘ and the previous POTA flick ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘. This time Reeves directs a cast consisting of Judy Greer, Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, Steve Zahn, Sara Canning and Ty Olsson.

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4K UHD Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 15th, 2016

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This portion of the review was written by Suzanne Loranc.

Everyone can understand that the second movie in any series can be the problematic middle child of a franchise. They tend to suffer between the spellbinding beginning and the satisfying conclusion. However, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire rises above the usual awkward bridge label with excellent performances and a script that remains faithful to the book to make it a movie that could almost stand on its own.

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4K UHD Review: ‘Now You See Me 2’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 1st, 2016

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This film review portion was written by Beka Perlstein of Boomstick Comics.

Life is all about the long game. ‘Now You See Me 2‘ pulls you in from the very beginning and quickly wraps you up in a fun game of cat and mouse with none other than The Four Horsemen. This quirky group of magicians is back from the first flick with one major improvement- Lizzy Caplan has replaced Isla Fisher as the token chick, playing Lula May. She’s funny, spunky and the perfect addition to the otherwise all male ensemble.

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The blockbuster series that is ‘The Hunger Games’ will arrive on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray and Digital HD November 8 from Lionsgate. The films showcase a cast that works fantastically together.

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Film Review: ‘Cafe Society’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 21st, 2016

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Even at the age of 80, the iconic and prolific filmmaker Woody Allen has not lost his wit, charm, or ability to churn out film after film every year. With a little bit of ‘Annie Hall‘ and ‘Manhattan‘ mixed in the frying pan, Allen brings this 1930’s Hollywood story come to life, titled ‘Cafe Society‘. It’s been a while since Allen has made Los Angeles the backdrop for one of his films,and this sweet, funny, romantic film really hits all of those famous Woody Allen notes that we’ve come to expect over the years. It might not be the most original story, but when Woody Allen does these neurotic love stories, the characters, dialogue, and plot all come together in a cohesive and very funny manner. It’s what Allen does best, and he is back in full form with ‘Cafe Society‘.

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Film Review: ‘The Secret Life of Pets’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 7th, 2016

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It seems like there are a wealth of animated talking animal movies these days. With Pixar, Disney, and DreamWorks releasing ‘Zootopia‘, ‘The Good Dinosaur‘, ‘Finding Dory‘ and ‘Kung Fu Panda 3‘ recently, it only seems fair that Universal dipped their hands into the sub-genre as well with ‘The Secret Life of Pets‘. Universal’s animation studio Illumination Entertainment brought us ‘Despicable Me‘ and those darn ‘Minions‘ to the big screen, which has made the entertainment business billions of dollars. It seems logical for the studio to cash in on the talking animal genre now, since everyone else is doing it, however with an already over-crowded market for these films, ‘The Secret Life of Pets‘ may fall short of beating out ‘Zootopia‘ and ‘Finding Dory‘ in both the financial and critical realms. I’m not saying that ‘The Secret Life of Pets‘ is a bad movie or anything. In fact there are some great moments that are funny and charming, but it loses itself in the second half of the film when it becomes an action-caper movie that becomes over-the-top and even drags in its short run time of less than 90 minutes.

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Film Review: ‘Now You See Me 2’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 10th, 2016

Beka P., Here….

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Life is all about the long game. ‘Now You See Me 2‘ pulls you in from the very beginning and quickly wraps you up in a fun game of cat and mouse with none other than The Four Horsemen. This quirky group of magicians is back from the first flick with one major improvement- Lizzy Caplan has replaced Isla Fisher as the token chick, playing Lula May. She’s funny, spunky and the perfect addition to the otherwise all male ensemble.

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Film Review: ‘Triple 9’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 26th, 2016

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Hold onto your seats! Triple 9 is a non-stop action-packed film that definitely delivers. Within the first ten minutes you are sucked into a high intensity bank heist that rolls right into one of the best get away scenes I’ve seen in a long time. It’s so intense that you aren’t really sure where the rest of the movie is going to go, but have no fear, there’s plenty of nail biting left to do.

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The ‘Now You See Me 2’ Trailer Is Full of Magic!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 18th, 2015

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Now You See Me‘ was a really clever, entertaining film, kind of our generation’s ‘Ocean’s Eleven‘, not that one, the first one with Sinatra, Deano and Sammy. It was genius, so I was excited for a sequel and now that we’ve seen the trailer. This one stars Michael Caine, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Daniel Radcliffe and Mark Ruffalo among others. I’m anticipating the release date, which is all the way in June, but this trailer might hold me over.

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Film Review: ‘Lazer Team’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 26th, 2015

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It’s very rare when a movie like ‘Lazer Team‘ comes out. It’s over-the-top, ridiculous, raunchy, and very silly. However, it works on every level and I found myself having an excellent time in the theater from start to finish, laughing so hard, it hurt. Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns, the duo that is responsible for the iconic ‘Red vs. Blue‘ series wrote and directed this hilarious feature film. ‘Lazer Team‘ happened because the fans made it happen with a strong crowd funding campaign that ended up earning three times more than what they asked for, and it’s evident in the movie.

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Film Review: ‘Rosenwald’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 22nd, 2015

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The Civil Rights Movement addressed a crucial need for not just the Black community, but for the United States as a whole.  Long before the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, efforts were made, baby steps if you will, to transform Black people from being and being viewed as slaves to being treated as the humans they are.  Some people showed love and helped.  Others showed fear and fought to keep people separated.  One of the “grandfathers” of this effort and a shimmering example of the former is Julius Rosenwald the powerhouse that built Sears into one of America’s first and most successful department store chains. 

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Film Review: ‘Mistress America’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 25th, 2015

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Director Noah Baumbach and his writing partner Greta Gerwig are a forced to be reckoned with on the big screen. Since their collaboration on ‘Greenberg‘ then onto their award winning film ‘Frances Ha‘, this duo have shown that they know how to write an amazing screenplay and shoot a beautiful film that showcases New York City, the same way that Woody Allen can.

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Disney*Pixar’sToy Story That Time Forgot‘ will be available for the first time on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on November 3rd!!!

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Film Review: ‘Irrational Man’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 30th, 2015

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Whether you have a surface level knowledge of Woody Allen films or are an avid follower, the themes in “Irrational Man” will feel familiar: conflicted, tortured man feels the world is meaningless yet is adored by fawning women, and murder as the only solution to the problems of the world. 

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‘True Detective’ Season Two Looks Incredible!

by Red Zeppelbon on May 15th, 2015

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Following in the haunted footsteps of the first season of HBO’s award winning ‘True Detective‘, comes a sneak peek for the second season in the gritty, anthology series. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey blew viewers away and have since been replaced with Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Colin Farrell.

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‘True Detective’ Fans Get Ready For Season 2!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 9th, 2015

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HBO grabbed the collective viewers attention with ‘True Detective‘ in 2014. A series that won 5 Emmy Awards and was nominated for so many more accolades that it should have won. Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Monaghan star in the freshman season of the anthology police detective show. The detectives reminesce on a case from 1995 that has been closed as solved. Questions surface that force those involved to dredge up memories from the past, in looking closer at the variables, corruption is evident on both sides of the thin blue line.

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Jana’s Best/Worst of 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 15th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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It’s been a big year for the entertainment world. Netflix’s initial push to bring movie-theater worthy films straight to streaming customers and bypassing the big screen altogether set off a chain of deals that will take those fresh releases and push them directly into homes allowing us to bypass a $15.00 soda, but denying us the $20.00 popcorn you can only get at the theater.Then came the deluge of series and movies being made for exclusive run with everyone from Netflix, Amazon to Crackle and everything in between. Top that off with the huge breach of privacy Sony experienced. New releases were flooded onto P2P sharing sites and private emails from the film company’s big wigs that show us how the infrastructure of Sony really works, not to mention what those involved really think of some of their superstars.

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And the 2014 Golden Globes Nominations Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2014

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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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‘Toy Story 4’ Officially In The Works!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 6th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Disney CEO Bob Iger announced what came down to was that “To infinity and beyond” really means ‘Star Wars‘ can explore the beyond Woody and Buzz get second verse, same as the first, or fourth in this case. Disney animated pics have become more and more about sequels than about entirely original fare. I get it, it’s a proven brand, let’s milk it until the cow dies, in this situation, ‘Toy Story‘ is that cow and the perfect gift-wrapped ending that ‘Toy Story 3‘ gave us is being yanked away for yet another ending.

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Grand Theft Auto V Soundtrack Dropping December 9!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 4th, 2014

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Grand Theft Auto‘ may have taught a generation how to carjack successfully, it also entertained that generation with the tell-tale squeak of a rocking car and recruited for questionable missions. No matter what was happening on screen, there was always an underlying soundtrack that accompanied every shady deal, theft and murder.

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Radcliffe and Caplan Cast In ‘Now You See Me 2’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 4th, 2014

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Now You See Me‘ was was a 2013 film that featured four magicians answering a mysterious summons that sets the stage for their later roles as The Four Horsemen who manage to pull off a real-time robbery during a stage act. This leads to an investigation by FBI and Interpol agents. I was impressed with the movie, it was a new story with a twist, very original.

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Is ‘Zombieland 2’ Dragging Into Theaters?!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 1st, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is if you were hoping for a ‘Zombieland‘ sequel, I can make you very happy today! Bad news – if you want a lot of detail about the continuation of life, love and happiness in an undead world, you’re not going to be as happy.

 

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‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Re-Cast!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 30th, 2014

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Here is one of our infamous Re-Cast segments. We went ahead  and recast one of the best movie ever made, ‘The Shawshank Redemption‘, is still an Amazing film that starred Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, and Clancy Brown. There is no way we can replace any of the amazing actors aboard here, but in this day and age, a remake is more likely to happen than not. So here are some of our suggestions on who should play which role? Do you agree with us? Let us know  if you agree or missed anything. And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page and TWITTER page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to ourpodcast. Enjoy the show.

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Here is the first full length trailer for ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I‘. Until now we have only seen teasers without any actual footage from the movie. They have been doing a great job at marketing this film and this trailer only builds on the hype. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Stanley Tucci, Jeffrey Wright, Natalie Dormer, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Willow Shields.

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HBO Eyes Stars For ‘True Detective’ Season 2!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 7th, 2014
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‘True Detective‘ was lauded by critics and fans alike in its first season. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson have a loyal and already won over group of fans that followed them to the gritty series. Add into that equation fans of HBO’s unparalleled programming and production value and mystery/crime/drama fans and it’s the perfect recipe for success.  ‘True Detective‘ was lauded with Emmy nominations by the truckload. How does HBO compete with itself on such a stellar first season? With an equally star-studded and action packed second season, of course.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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True Detective‘ set the bar higher than normal by casting the brilliant Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. HBO has now turned it’s eye to ‘Westworld‘ hoping it will turn out to be as irresistible as ‘True Detective‘. HBO has won a pretty big prize in locking Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood for the primary positions. Writer-Director Michael Crichton made the original ‘Westworld‘ in 1973, Yul Brynner, James Brolin, Dick Van Patten – Yeah, it was a whole thing.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘True Detective’ Season 1′!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 11th, 2014

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THE SERIES

Little did anyone know that one of the darkest and most sadistic shows ever to air on television would grow to be one of the most popular and best shows in television history. HBO’sTrue Detective‘ is a masterpiece of storytelling with stellar performances from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson who play police detectives who are trying to solve a grisly murder that spans more than a decade.

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Film Review: ‘Fading Gigolo’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 30th, 2014

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I never thought I’d see the day where Woody Allen would play a pimp who had a male prostitute played by John Turturro. Fortunately for everyone, that day has finally come, and I’m proud to say that I’m a big fan of the film ‘Fading Gigolo‘.We all know who Woody Allen is and most of us know John Turturro from a variety of acting roles he has done over the past couple of decades including Jesus Quintana (‘The Big Lebowski‘), Pete (‘O Brother Where Art Thou‘), Knish (‘Rounders‘), and of course Barton Fink. I could keep going, but you get the picture.

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Interview With John Turturro on ‘Fading Gigolo’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 23rd, 2014

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I had the extreme pleasure to sit down with the legendary actor/writer/director John Turturro and discuss his new film, ‘Fading Gigolo‘. We talk about making the movie, casting Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, and Liev Schreiber, as well as some of his favorite moments in film. We even got Mr. Turturro to reprise his Jesus Quintana character from ‘The Big Lebowski‘ and asked him about his bowling skills and the tournament with the Dude and Walter. It was such a fun interview in Dallas, TX., and his film ‘Fading Gigolo‘ is one of the best films of the year. Go See it. CLICK HERE  for the review.

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Fernando’s Top 10 Movie List of 2013!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 29th, 2013

Fernando M., Here…

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Well folks, it was quite a year at the cinema.  After totaling everything up, I was lucky enough to watch 35 films in theaters.  There’s some great films that I missed, and some that I avoided like the plague, but out of those that I did catch, here’s the best of 2013.

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Film Review: ‘Out of The Furnace’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 5th, 2013

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Scott Cooper’s second film ‘Out of The Furnace‘ has a lot going for it. The script and especially its amazing A-List cast might draw out a decent crowd, but a sour taste might be left in your mouth after the end credits start to roll. Cooper’s first film was ‘Crazy Heart‘ and had some similar somber tones to it as this film does, but it’s nowhere near how brutal ‘Out of the Furnace‘ truly is. But what makes this blue-collar flick ultimately suffer is the amount of filler that has nothing to do with actual premise of the movie and keep the film from moving forward at a steady pace.

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Everyone can understand that the second movie in any series can be the problematic middle child of a franchise. They tend to suffer between the spellbinding beginning and the satisfying conclusion. However,  rises above the usual awkward bridge label with excellent performances and a script that remains faithful to the book to make it a movie that could almost stand on its own.

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Jana B., Here….

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There are certain types of entertainment where you can have several favorites. You can listen to multiple bands that fit into the same genre. But when it comes to performance magic, I believe you’re either a Copperfield or a David Blaine fan. Personally, I’m a David Copperfield girl, not the tortured waif. Yes, the one with the hair and the face. Him. So, I never jumped on the whole David Blaine band wagon. After all, there are only so many ‘David’s’ a girl can love.  While David Tennant takes up most of my space, David Copperfield occupies a portion. Anyhow, as I was saying.

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HEROES OF COSPLAY – GROUP CATEGORY

by Justin Cline on Sep 12th, 2013

logoFor those of you not already in the know, Heroes of Cosplay is a “reality” show currently airing on the Syfy network. Next week, the program will be airing its season finale, the second of two episodes filmed at Kansas City’s Planet Comicon. In this contest, the participants will be asked to compete as teams. Three of the show’s stars will be portraying characters from American McGee’s Alice, while yet another three will be recreating characters from How To Train Your Dragon.

While I’m certain their costumes and skits will be entertaining, I’m also of the opinion that the entire cast needs a bonding experience. To that end, I would like to suggest that they enter a group competition in the future as the characters from Pixar’s Toy Story movies.

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After you watched ‘Breaking Bad‘ last night and recovered, then before you watched the season opener of HBO’sBoardwalk Empire’, you might have caught the HBO trailer for their new series, ‘True Detective‘, which stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Now that’s an impressive and fun duo right there.

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Film Review: ‘Blue Jasmine’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 8th, 2013

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Move over Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett has earned the Best Actress throne with this one. Woody Allen is one of the most prolific filmmakers in the last 100 years and despite his age, he continues to push out an original film each and every year. This latest one called ‘Blue Jasmine‘ fairs better than some of his recent efforts and leaves a longer lasting impression than most of his films. With one hell of cast that is comprised of several comedians, and Allen’s beautiful eye that captures the true essence of a city and harsh identity of his characters, this little film might be his best at the box office yet.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Seven Psychopaths’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2013

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Martin McDonagh’sSeven Psychopaths’ is highly entertaining.  I was a huge fan of McDonagh’s ‘In Bruges’ and have since then been wanting more from him.  It’s been four years since ‘In Bruges’, which was the last thing McDonagh did, and I can safely say that McDonagh’s writing and directing has only gotten better.  McDonagh is the next Tarantino and ’Seven Psychopaths’ is an excellent film.

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Film Review: ‘Now You See Me’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 30th, 2013

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With a mix of ‘The Illusionist‘ and ‘The Prestige‘, and a healthy dose of ‘Ocean’s 11‘, director Louis Leterrier gives us ‘Now You See Me‘, which is a heist movie involving four magicians. The illusions in the film are over-the-top, but incredible and despite the movie’s flaws, its super fast pace makes its problems disappear from memory. With an all-star cast and decent dialogue, this magical caper might be one of the summer’s biggest surprises.

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Official Press Release: Rebecca Hall is set to star alongside Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany in Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, TRANSCENDENCE, it was announced by Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, co-founders and co-CEOs of Alcon Entertainment, which is financing and producing the project.

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‘Zombieland’ to Become a TV Series Through Amazon!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 4th, 2013

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‘We’ve written about the possibility of a ‘Zombieland‘ sequel before, and even it becoming a tv series, which was the original intention of the original before it became a feature film. Well now, Amazon is looking to develop the new series based on the hit movie. They are in talks right now with Sony for the rights to the project. The project is expected to be a 30 minute comedy horror series with either a pilot episode first or a full on series.  Either way, I’m happy about this.

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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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The Top 20 Zombie Movies To Sink Your Teeth Into!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 12th, 2012

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In time for Halloween, here is our ultimate list of zombie movies. Technically there are 21 on this list, because we couldn’t do just 20. Hopefully there are a few on here that you haven’t seen, so you could possible have a zombie movie marathon and watching some zombie action you have never seen before. There are all kinds of zombie films on this list. Comedies, horror, dramas, and more. You can think of this list a survival guide to the impending zombie outbreak. Enjoy.

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Bryan Reviews ‘Seven Psychopaths’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 11th, 2012

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Martin McDonagh’s ‘Seven Psychopaths’ is highly entertaining.  I was a huge fan of McDonagh’s ‘In Bruges’ and have since then been wanting more from him.  It’s been four years since ‘In Bruges’, which was the last thing McDonagh did, and I can safely say that McDonagh’s writing and directing has only gotten better.  McDonagh is the next Tarantino and ‘Seven Psychopaths’ is an excellent film.

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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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2012 Emmy Nominations Are In!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 19th, 2012

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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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Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games juggernaut will arrive on home entertainment at 12:01 A.M. on Saturday, August 18, as the first film in Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) The Hunger Games franchise, which has already grossed nearly $400 million at the North American box office and is approaching $650 million at the worldwide box office, debuts on 2-disc DVD (plus digital copy), 2-disc Blu-Ray (plus digital copy), VOD and digital download with three hours of previously unavailable bonus materials in the biggest home entertainment launch in Lionsgate’s history, the Company announced today.

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Bryan Reviews ‘Tchoupitoulas’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 6th, 2012

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Tchoupitoulas (pronounced CHOP-it-TOO-luhs) is simply brilliant storytelling.  It’s something I have not seen done before, and it came across vibrantly original and engaging.  Brothers Bill and Turner Ross directed the documentary Tchoupitoulas, which is the name of a street in New Orleans, Louisiana.  This documentary has no real narrative or message, but rather an observance of the eccentricities and wildness of life in New Orleans. The film also won the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Feature at the Dallas International Film Festival this year.

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Bryan’s Review of ‘LUV’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 30th, 2012

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Sheldon Candis’s LUV is one of the strangest yet better coming-of-age films I have seen.  Above all else, this film excels in its character development, which is probably why Candis was able to secure an A-List cast.  LUV is set in Baltimore , which undoubtedly will prompt comparisons to the HBO hit series The Wire, particularly because of the similarities in characters and story.  But where LUV differs, is when it makes its characters come first before anything else –even the storyline.

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Bryan Reviews ‘Liberal Arts’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 14th, 2012

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Josh Radnor’s ‘Liberal Arts’ is nothing short of amazing and was a perfect film to open up the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival.  Most of you might know Radnor from the hit television series ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ where he plays the hopelessly romantic lead character.  But with ‘Liberal Arts’, Radnor throws out the laugh-track-style comedy and give you one of the smartest and most genuine performances of the past few years.  I have no doubt that audiences will fall in love with the incredible cast, witty dialogue, and light-hearted yet heart-felt story.

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Hi, Bryan Here…..

Zombie Jesus Day is here and what better way to celebrate than watch your favorite Zombie films.  Hopefully this list will show you some zombie films that you haven’t heard of before and give you a little bit of geeky insight into your favorite horror flesh eater movies.  I know every year, we here at  Boomstick HQ broil tons of Crawfish and watch loads of zombie movies.  Here is a list of some you might enjoy.

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Amazon.com is currently having a 50% off sale on four of their epic Disney deluxe box sets.  The four sets include: The Pirates of the Caribbean box set, The Toy Story box set, The Cars (Pixar) box set, and The Lion King box set.  This is a great deal and it will last all week.  SO be sure to stock up for the holidays or treat yourself to one of these amazing box sets.

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Bryan Reviews ‘Annie Hall’ Bluray!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 28th, 2012

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‘Annie Hall’ is finally on blu-ray and that is good news folks.  But at least for me, it’s bittersweet good news.  Sadly, like most or all Woody Allen dvd’s or blu-rays, this does not have any extras besides the trailer.  Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a commentary by Allen on ‘Annie Hall’?  But, with that said, this is the best the film has looked and should be in everyone’s collection.  ‘Annie Hall’ is a comedic masterpiece of love, loss, and wit.  One of the best films of all time.

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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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Bryan’s Oscar Picks and Wishful Picks!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 26th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

It’s Oscar day, and we here at Boomstick are gearing up for our live video commentary for later tonight.  We will be broadcasting live starting with the pre show and on through the entire night.  We will have trivia for prizes as well.  So be sure to keep it here and tune in.  Now, below are my Oscar picks in the winners that I think will win as well as the ones that I hope to win.  They are different, of course.  Be sure to let us know what your picks are in the comment section and the one with the  most right ballot might get a special prize.  And be sure when you comment and tweet tonight to use the hashtag  #bsoscars.

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Hi Bryan Here…..

The 84th annual Academy Award nominations are in.  There are a couple of surprises that I was very happy to see on here and tons of disappointment.  It looks like the Academy went with 9 Best Picture noms this year rather than 10.  They also only went with 3 noms for make up which I can think of others, and only two for original song.  Was this a time issue, so that the event would be over on time for once rather than have all 5 songs being sung?  I don’t like it, but that’s how it is this year.  Below you will see each category with my thoughts.  Enjoy.

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Directors Guild Awards Nominations Are In!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 9th, 2012

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Directors Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the five nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2011.  “The directors nominated this year for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award have each demonstrated an inspired command of the medium. The fact that their prodigious talents have been recognized by their peers is the highest honor a director can achieve,” said Hackford. “I offer my most sincere congratulations to each of the nominees.”  The winner will be named at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland. The nominees are (in alphabetical order):

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The Writers Guild Awards Nominations Are In!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 5th, 2012

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The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2011. Winners will be honored at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2012, during simultaneous ceremonies in Hollywood and New York.

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‘Seven Psychopaths’ to be Quite the Ensemble

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 18th, 2011

Martin McDonagh’s new film is turning into a veritable powerhouse of acting. Woody Harrelson (Zombieland), Tom Waits (The Book of Eli), and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) have just been signed to join Colin Farrell (Fright Night), Sam Rockwell (Moon) and Christopher Walken (everything) in Seven Psychopaths, a story of dog-napping, drama, and lack of motivation.

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Trailer Analysis – The Hunger Games

by Justin Cline on Nov 17th, 2011

Translating a book–especially a popular one–to the big screen is a tricky thing.  If you’re in need of confirmation on this, just look to the Harry Potter series, where the movies were just as often accused of getting it wrong as they were praised for getting it right.  Should the filmmakers be more concerned with producing a good movie or being slavishly reverent to the source material?  That’s a difficult question to answer.  For my money, the film must be able to stand on its own while not entirely disavowing the core of what made it popular in the first place.  The cast and crew must continuously walk a fine line between winning over a new audience and alienating the old one.

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Bryan Reviews Toy Story 3 in 3D!!! (A 3D Blu-ray Review)

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 16th, 2011

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Dare I say Toy Stoy 3 is my favorite of the three Toy Story films?  Yes, I dare say it.  Pixar has given me so much over the years in the ways of great and original stories, characters, laughs, and tears.  Upon hearing that Pixar would be making yet a third film, I was excited yet a little weary on a third sequel.  Track records show the third sequels of many films have been terrible.  I was just hoping this would not befall Pixar’s flawless track record.  Well let me just say, that Toy Story made me laugh out loud several times, shed a few tears, and talk about how great the film was for weeks.  Not to mention that the 3D in Toy Story 3 is top notch.  This is the best the 3D has looked out of any of the Pixar films.  This is a must own film and must have for any 3D lover.  Toy Story 3 rocks!!

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Bryan Reviews Toy Story 2 in 3D!!! (A 3D Blu-ray Review)

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 15th, 2011

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Toy Story 2 is definitely in my top list of best sequels ever.  It shares the list with Godfather 2.  It’s always a crap shoot with sequels, but Pixar did it right with Toy Story.  It added new lovable characters along with some new villains.  And again with the 3D, this sequel amps of the 3D from the first film.  The story is just as good as the first one and adds new laughs and plot.  It never seems redundant from the first film and is always quick to satisfy.  Also let us note that this was the first time Pixar toyed with my emotions making me choke up.  They enjoy doing this to me in later movies like Wall-E, and Up.  But, Toy Story 2 3D edition is badass on all levels and any 3D enthusiast and lover of films and Pixar should rush out to get this.

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Bryan Reviews Toy Story in 3D!!! (A 3D Blu-ray Review)

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 15th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

 

I can’t believe it has been over a decade since Pixar won me over with Toy Story.  Year after year, Pixar has shown me their films and for three years in a row their films were my absolute favorite of the year. It all started with Toy Story.  I always thought as I’m sure most of you did that when I left my room or house, that my toys were alive and talked and had fun together without me.  Toy Story showed me how this could be real.  Not only did Toy Story create what I dreamed of every day, but it paved the way for every CG film made since then.  Toy Story was the first.  It truly was a milestone and achievement in filmmaking.  And add to that they amazing story, cast, and music.  I whole heartedly love this movie.

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Seems like most of the really important music to come out of the 20th Century was very topical in nature, songs that reflected what was happening in life and society at that time.

Take one of Bob Dylan’s early songs, “The Times They Are A-Changing”, Woody Guthrie’s “Dust Bowl Ballads” and The Weavers’ rendition of “What Side Are You On,” a song originally written for the United Mine Workers Union in Kentucky in the early 1930s, shifted slightly to bring attention to the growing fears of Communism and McCarthyism in the 1950s. All of these songs were powerful then and still very much are today, as well as being important documents of the American fabric of history, how the music has shaped our people as a country, and how change in our society has been brought through by the platform of music. The exact same can be said of John Lennon and his Plastic Ono Band’s “Power To The People” song, written and released in 1971. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Bishop Charlotte Reporting….

Steve Guttenberg has been missing from the screen for about twenty years. People actually believed he was dead. He had a good run in the 80’s, and then just kind of vanished. It’s not that he was gone, per se, he just was starring in movies that no one cared to see. And should not see. Ever.

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Hi Bryan Here….

In more Disney and Pixar 3D news, all three ‘Toy Story’ films will be re-released in 3D Bluray.  I won’t be surprised to see in the coming weeks Disney and other film companies releasing their titles again in the 3D format.  As far as I can see now, the only difference between these 3D releases and the previous bluray versions is the actual 3D portion itself.  Read below all the specs and info.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Actor Kevin Costner has exited Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming violent western film ‘Django Unchained’.  Supposedly Costner left due to a scheduling conflict and personal reasons.

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COMIC BOOK RELEASES FOR THE 2ND WEEK OF AUGUST!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 10th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Here are this weeks new releases for August 10th.  Click HERE TO find some of the available titles!!

Enjoy.

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The summer months are quickly approaching the horizon like the fury of black iron and steel. Soon, it’ll be hotter outside than hell and the all of the coal that powers the engines on the Santa Fe line.

Summer is that time of year where most people, like myself, are desperately wanting to travel and be mobile for a little while. We want to escape the confines of office deadlines and see the world from the vantage point of a moving car or fast aero plane. For the folks of Johnny Cash’s time, they may still dream of seeing things from the opening of a big box car, traveling East and West on the Rock Island Line or the Union Pacific Railroad. Sadly, for most of us that era of American life has whizzed on by, but the songs collected on “All Aboard The Blue Train” sure does the job of getting us to a time in our minds where we wish to ride the open rails. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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