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And the 2014 Golden Globes Nominations Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 11th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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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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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Jessica Jones is the latest in Marvel’s stable of characters that are coming to life. Jones is a superhero that has really had a rough go of it once she gained super human abilities. As a teenager, she loses her family in a car accident with a military truck carrying experimental material. The girl just can’t seem to catch a break. Her exploits as a costumed superhero end in Jones suffering a case of PTSD and a desire to hang up her tights forever.

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Hello, Jana here,

Amy-Adams

Amy Adams is not an actress you’d expect to see in the lineup for a movie about aliens minus ‘Man of Steel‘, but that’s exactly the case. The ‘American Hustle‘ star is in talks to star in ‘Story of Your Life‘ a film conversion of a short story by Nebula and Hugo and Locus Award winning author Ted Chiang. ‘Prisoners‘ director Denis Villeneuve is slated to direct from a script written by Eric Heisserer, writer of the remakes of ‘The Thing‘ and ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street‘.

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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice….Beetlejuice?

by Red Zeppelbon on Feb 14th, 2014

Jana B. here,

 

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Say the name 3 times and you’re in trouble! Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary….’Beetlejuice‘? Talking about none other than the original black and white stripe suit wearing master of disaster before Robin Thicke took a crack at the outfit, and the disaster that is Miley Cyrus. Before he came along, Michael Keaton did it better than anyone could imagine. Tim Burton knew he was making an excellent casting decision bringing ‘Mr. Mom’ into the mix.

 

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Jana B., Here….

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When you think of the collected works of Tim Burton, certain projects stand out. If you ask my daughter, she’ll point out Alice in Wonderland, my son will give props to, his favorite, The Nightmare Before Christmas. If you ask me, I’ll mention the Batman movies, Edward Scissorhands or Beetlejuice. There has been a lot of talk about Burton, Michael Keaton and Beetlejuice lately. In particular, whether or not Burton would like to film a sequel. He is already a producer of the proposed movie with David Geffen. I don’t blame Warner Brothers for giving this one to Burton to consider. How could you make a trip back to the universe of Beetlejuice without his directing? It would be like eating steak with plastic wrapped around your tongue…all of the fill of food, but none of the flavor. Come to think about it, that’s kind of like sex with a condom, too!

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Classic Waxxx: Muddy Waters “Unk” In Funk

by NapkinArt on Jun 17th, 2011

It’s been long disputed who is the actually ‘King of the Blues’, even more so when it comes to Chicago Blues. I like the blues no matter where it comes from, rich or poor, black or white, but no matter  who ends up taking the crown Muddy Waters will always hold one of the top spots in my record collection.

There’s been some major staples in Muddy Waters’ catalog over the decades, like “Electric Mud” and “Folk Singer”, but this lesser-known jewel called “Unk” In Funk is another classic that deserves proper recognition.

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GHOST – My Bloody Podcast #79!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 3rd, 2020

Here is the super spectacular milestone 79th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new episode, hosts  Bryan Kluger from Boomstick Comics and High Def Digest and Preston Barta of Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror-themed music. Our Feature Presentation this week is all about the 1990 film GHOST. Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy New Year, everyone. It’s gonna be a super-sweet 2020 full of thrilling, funny, horrific, and romantic movies and I’m not talking about 2019’s CATS either. As far as this past year though, I would like to take you on a journey below and give you some of my most favorite moments from 2019’s cinema slate and of course some of my most favorite, cherry-picked films of the year. It’s gonna be a wild ride too with some unexpected choices below. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

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As a famous doctor once said, “We’ve gotta go back to the future.” Of course, this famous line is about time travel, which is what ‘In the Shadow of the Moon‘ hides under its life preserver in this cop noir-thriller for Netflix. Director Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are), combines a few genres that create a great backstory with sci-fi elements but has a few hiccups in its execution and reasoning.

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Society – My Bloody Podcast #67!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 18th, 2019

Here is the super spectacular 67th episode of the most fun horror podcast under the MULTI-MEDIA MEN banner called ‘My Bloody Podcast‘, where the show is related to all things HORROR! Here on this new episode, hosts  Bryan Kluger from Boomstick Comics and High Def Digest and Preston Barta of Fresh Fiction and the Denton Record-Chronicle talk about everything we love about horror movies, tv shows, and horror-themed music. And… WE ARE ON SPOTIFY NOW. Our Feature Presentation this week is all about the 1989 film ‘SOCIETY‘.

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The Saddest Moments in TV History!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 17th, 2019

Days are getting shorter and it’s starting to feel slightly cooler outside. It’s the end of summer and the beginning of autumn where leaves start to fall and orange spiced everything is available for mass consumption. This new season also signifies going back to school, starting something new whether it be a different job or living in another city. Whatever the case may be, it’s for sure an emotional ride.

Thank goodness for entertaining television though, right?

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The Art of Self-Defense – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 18th, 2019

 

“The Art of Self-Defense earns its black belt in the annals of cinema.”

A shy, apprehensive man looks to make a major change to his life in Riley Stearns‘ second feature film ‘The Art of Self-Defense‘ that stars the fantastic Jesse Eisenberg. Part sadistic comedy and part thriller, Stearns and Eisenberg perfectly walk the line of awkwardness and confidence here. This is a film that deserves to be a big hit and seen by everyone, although I can’t help but think the masses won’t know what to do with this multiple genre story. In my eyes though, ‘The Art of Self-Defense‘ is a winner and I can’t remember seeing anything quite like it.

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 9th, 2019

“Pokémon Detective Pikachu has no business being this enjoyable. It is funny, quick, and delivers a B level story that fits in the strange world it has created.”

Pokémon Detective Pikachu is better than it has any right to be. I’ll admit when this movie was first announced my cynical brain immediately wrote it off as a failed experiment that will bomb at the box office. I assume it would try too hard and take itself way too seriously. Then the first trailer came out and it was announced Ryan Reynolds would be voicing Pikachu and I was intrigued. Reynolds is essentially doing a PG version of Deadpool with Pikachu and I won’t lie, I kind of loved it. Instead of being a serious, self-righteous money grab by a studio desperate for a franchise, it turned out to be a light, fun, and truly enjoyable money grab that is no doubt the start of a franchise.

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‘Dumbo’ (2019) – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 26th, 2019

“This is the worst film of the year or at least most disappointing.”

In 1941, Disney wasn’t doing too well financially. It was the success of a short 64 minute animated movie about an elephant who could fly that would launch Disney back into the successful realm of cinema. Since then, this film called ‘Dumbo‘ has brightened our days throughout the years, made us sing along to its original and amazing songs, and fall in love over and over with each viewing with the titular character ‘Dumbo‘. It was a simple story about a newborn elephant with large ears. All of the other animals and humans at the circus made fun of Dumbo, which caused his mother to protect him, thus forcing her to leave Dumbo and be locked up because she became “dangerous”. Turns out, Dumbo could fly with the help of his mouse friend and became the star of the circus, eventually living a life of luxury and reuniting with his mother. It’s a beautiful story for sure with a couple of thought-out, well designed characters.

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‘Green Book’ – 4K UHD Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 19th, 2019

THE FILM

(Film Review Portion Written by Beka Perlstein)

Green Book is a dramedy based on the real-life friendship between the most unusual of friends. Donald Shirley (Mahershala Ali), of The Don Shirley Trio, and “Tony Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from the Copa, embark on a concert tour through the South with Vallelonga as Shirley’s driver. The name of the film is taken from the pamphlet that was published during the 1960s that informed black people of establishments that were safe for them to stay in, eat at, or stop at while traveling. That was a foreign concept to me, as well as Vallelonga in the movie, as the only time Green Book is explained is when he is made aware that there will be times the two can’t stay at the same hotels and he is provided with the book.

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