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First Trailer For ‘Angry Birds’ Flies Into View!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Sep 23rd, 2015

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When I heard that the game ‘Angry Birds‘ was being made into a movie, it was obvious what the story-line would consist of: pissed off birds and smug, slightly stupid and villainous pigs battling. Over what? Looks like the pigs are landing alien-like into the birds world. I can completely understand Red’s anger in this clip and am so excited for this movie!

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Square Enix unveiled the latest trailer for ‘Final Fantasy XV‘ at Tokyo Game Show 2015. It’s an updated trailer showing protagonists Noctis and Luna as they look back over tragic events of their pasts which will set the stage for the narrative of ‘Final Fantasy XV‘. This also shows us the duo’s internal struggle as Luna bucks against the restrictive imperial hold over Niflheim and Noctis prepares himself for the journey ahead.

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 Cameron Crowe has a background steeped in music and on occasion, he pulls that background to the forefront and weaves it into the tapestry of a new project in a skillful way. One of his premiere films, ‘Almost Famous‘ gave us an inside peek at what it would be like to be hired by none other than Rolling Stone to go on tour with a rock band and experience the highs and lows of it all. With groupies, drugs, sex and of course, rock and roll, there is more than enough fodder to inspire writing of all kinds.

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Jana’s Best/Worst of 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 15th, 2014

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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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Steve Jobs is the topic of another biopic project. This time around Christian Bale is going to play the legendary genius opposite Seth Rogen’s Steve Wozniak. Bale and Rogen are shoring up a cast that will possibly include Jessica Chastain in an unspecified role.  Alone, Jobs and Wozniak were brilliant, but together the tech world would never be the same once they launch Apple. Writer Aaron Sorkin has adapted Walter Isaacson’s biography, ‘Steve Jobs‘ for Sony. Oscar-Winning director Danny Boyle (‘Trainspotting‘, ‘Slumdog Millionaire‘) is leading the life story. David Fincher was originally attached as director but his demands of a $10 Million salary and full creative control was not met by the studio.

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If you thought that the war between humankind and sea creatures of an egregious nature were over at the end of ‘Pacific Rim‘, you don’t get how movies are made today. Everything has an option for a sequel, but the biggest teaser for a next-in-line film is the small glimpse we got at the Kaiju’s realm when the package was delivered , detonated and killed everything, right? If it killed everything where would our sequel lead?

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TV Review: ‘Peaky Blinders’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 7th, 2014

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I’m an addict. When I see a new TV series that I fall in love with, I marathon every episode until I reach the end, or a cliffhanger. Both of those conditions were incredibly true for my newest addiction – ‘Peaky Blinders‘. ‘Peaky Blinders‘ falls into one of my favorite topics when it comes to what I’m watching and it’s all about mafia. The show was produced by BBC and aired the first season beginning in September of last year. Then Netflix entered the equation by acquiring exclusive US distribution rights from the Weinstein Company and Endemol. It became available for streaming on September 30, 2014. Look it up, add it to your list and enjoy. It’s absolutely brilliant!

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Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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The 9th annual Dallas International Film Fest is coming quickly. Specifically, it will upon us April 9th-19th of next year and is currently accepting film submissions for all categories. The early bird deadline is October 17th, but the main deadline is December 5th with the late deadline coming December 12th. So to all you filmmakers out there, shoot, cut, and turn in those films, for this festival will be the best yet. Below is the offical press release and information you will need.

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Shane Black Tackles ‘The Destroyer’ for Sony!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 21st, 2014

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Everyone has favorite directors or writers and Shane Black has been one of mine since I fell in love with his work in the late 80’s. The first character that took my breath away was Martin Riggs from ‘Lethal Weapon‘, he also wrote ‘The Monster Squad‘ and gave birth to the line that any true 80’s child will say when they hear that film name – “Wolfman’s got nards!”  That’s when I took note of Shane Black and thought he was an under-rated gem in the writing world. That was quickly followed up with ‘The Last Boyscout‘ and ‘Last Action Hero’ films that supported the original idea that Black was talented and the first films were NOT a fluke.  Black then proved his mettle as a director/writer with the snarky offering into the world of noir with ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang‘. This was Robert Downey Jr’s love song to Hollywood that signified the turning point of his career from troubled actor, to serious phenomenon ready to be taken seriously. Black gave him the direction and the words and RDJ slammed the ball out of the park. Black’s latest foray into directing came from ‘Iron Man 3‘ when he re-teamed with RDJ. He has 3 other projects in the wind at the moment with ‘The Nice Guys‘ a ‘Predator‘ reboot and ‘Doc Savage‘.

 

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Antonio Banderas has been a versatile and bankable actor since he made his bones in the 80’s. His films are as varied as ‘Sybil’s personalities. It depends on who you ask about his career as to what films they identify with. If you ask kids who he is, they will jump and say that’s Puss in Boots from ‘Shrek‘ or Gregorio Cortez from ‘Spy Kids‘ – That’s what my kids would say, at least. There are a lot of adults that would see ‘Zorro‘, the toothy Armand from ‘Interview With The Vampire‘, El Mariachi from Robert Rodriguez’s Mexico Trilogy and if you ask me, I’d say he was Che from ‘Evita‘. He has the most beautiful tenor voice and I was entranced quickly by his Spanish good looks and enchanting sound. He couldn’t really pull it off as the lead in ‘The Phantom of the Opera‘, but that’s a different story.

 

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NBC’s ‘State of Affairs’ Loses Showrunner!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 15th, 2014

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When I saw the headline that Ed Bernero had stepped down as showrunner for the Katherine Heigl vehicle ‘State of Affairs‘ on NBC, I originally thought, brashly, the blame was to place on Heigl, who is notoriously difficult to work with.

Turns out Heigl had nothing to do with the clashes on set. It was mainly disagreements with creative matters between Bernero and creator/executive producer Joe Carnahan. Bernero was brought on to help steer the thriller set in Washington, D.C.  That features Heigl as A CIA officer plucked from the field to become the president’s daily briefer, assuming responsibility for targeting America’s most critical threats while navigating the unique lifestyle that comes with such a high-powered job. All the while, she is investigating the circumstances regarding the death of her fiancé. Alfre Woodard is featured as President Payton.

 

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Is ‘Bad Boys 3’ Heading Into Production?!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 15th, 2014

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I can remember something specific about most movies I see. I remember being in high school when the first ‘Bad Boys‘ film came out. The biggest thing that sticks out in my mind though, is how freaking HOT Will Smith looked when he was running down the road and his shirt flew open and showed off his chest and abs, which looked marvelous! This is what stays in my mind when I hear the movie name. My kids are even aware that I have a favorite scene in the movie and which scene it is, and even why, much to their chagrin.

 

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Betty Boop Begins Relationship With Simon Cowell!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 15th, 2014

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If you heard Simon Cowell say she could be the biggest diva he’s ever worked with, who would you think he’s talking about? The music world is full of divas and I’m sure he’s seen more than his share of them during ‘American Idol’. Any singer you named would probably not be the right one. Cowell’s quote is this “Betty, I’ve worked with some serious divas but I think you could be the biggest of them all!” What Betty is he talking to? Why Betty Boop, of course!

 

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Film Review: “Into the Storm”

by Woozie on Aug 8th, 2014

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At only 89 minutes, Into the Storm tries to tell too much story in too little time. With 5+ tornadoes, environmentalism, teen romance, family regrets, pushy bosses, this movie is a cyclone of poor acting and forced story telling.

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Today is the last day of Comic-Con but we’ve still got some news pouring in. This time it’s coming from the television world, news from the Warner Bros. TV and DC Comics panel last night.

 

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The whole 17 years we've known each other I've been sneaking off to go on little hunting trips around the world. No, I don't even know what the fuck a quail is!
Jeremy Grey:
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