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The last episode of “Walking Dead” ended with everyone dealing with the epidemic and bodies of Karen and David being dragged and burned. Personally, I was shocked at the ending of the show and this episode explained a lot of things so lets get to it!

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Film Review: ’12 Years A Slave’

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 24th, 2013

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There have been many films about slavery and the Civil War over the years. Only a couple have been good, and those have featured a big war in the storyline. But as far as a story strictly on slavery goes, the film count doesn’t have a lot of marks for great movies. With the exception of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’, which was more a fantasy and revenge flick on slavery, british director Steve McQueen’s ’12 Years A Slave’ is a phenomenal film from top to bottom, yet it’s extremely rough to watch in certain parts due to the emotional content of the story. Chiwetel Ejiofor leads an all-star cast in one of the finest films in recent memory. One we won’t soon forget and will discuss with friends, families, strangers, and others for months to come.

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Season 4 of the “The Walking Dead” takes place in the 7-8 months in the future. You see a community has begun within the prison. Rick has now taken in more people than just the ones from Woodbury. There is now a high council in place with Rick, Daryl, Carol, Sasha and Hershel on it. You can see how everybody has fallen into new roles within the prison community and grown as almost celebrities in the zombie apocalypse. There is a calm with the chaos of the world that they live in.

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Film Review: ‘We Are What We Are’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 10th, 2013

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I had no idea what to expect from Jim Mickle’s ‘We Are What We Are’. I went in knowing nothing about it, other than it was a remake of a recent Spanish film of the same name. I was wholly surprised on how good this movie was and what it was about. This haunting film is ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘ for the Indie film crowd. It’s beautiful, brutal, and very well acted. Needless to say, this little horror film is a fantastic addition to he genre and has me all giddy for Mickle’s next film, whatever it might be. As this film won’t be getting the widest release it deserves, and its subject matter might not be at the top of everyone’s list, this movie should be seen and I hope it makes a decent box office dent in the indie film scene.

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You thought the world of ‘Harry Potter‘ was over, didn’t you? Well of course it isn’t. Those books and movies are too popular and make tons of money for them to call it quits. Hell, there is even a theme park now dedicated to the world of ‘Harry Potter‘. Not too mention all of the spin-off books from the series. And that’s where our story comes into play. Warner Bros. and author J.K. Rowling are putting a brand new epic film series together based on the ‘Harry Potter‘ world.

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Film Review: ‘The Way Way Back’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 5th, 2013

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Hot off the set of ‘The Descendants‘ with Director Alexander Payne and writers Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, along with their Oscar win, both Rash and Faxon get into the director’s chair for the first time with their incredible summer flick ‘The Way Way Back‘. The comedy duo pull triple duty on this film, serving as directors, writers, and actors, which is no easy feat. But they pull it off with grace, fun, and great comedy. This little flick with an all-star cast is easily in my top five movies of the year so far.

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I had the distinct pleasure to sit down with writers/actors/directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon a few weeks ago in Dallas to discuss their new amazing film, ‘The Way Way Back‘. They couldn’t have been nicer and we had a great conversation about the filmmaking process, some of their favorite movies, and much more.

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Dallas’s newest burlesque production, Clever Girl Cabaret, takes the stage on June 29th, 2013, with a comic book and animation inspired burlesque showcase, “Drawn This Way”. Clever Girl Cabaret will feature some of the best burlesque tributes to Tex Avery, Wonder Woman, Bettie Page, Poison Ivy, Scooby Doo and many more!  The show will take place at the unique Quixotic World Theater on Main Street in Deep Ellum, and will feature the 2010 Queen of Burlesque, Coco Lectric (The Jigglewatts, Austin, TX). The show will also feature performances by Blaze, Black Mariah, Femme Vivre LaRouge and the 2012 Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Angi B Lovely. “Drawn This Way” will be hosted by Dallas’s own cosplay queen and Mistress of Dorkdom, Taffeta Darling. DJ Trigger Mortis will be providing dance beats to keep everyone dancing like the Peanuts gang well into the night.

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This might be bittersweet to some of you. It is to me. Over recent months, EA has been a hot topic in the video game community, and not in a good way. With their failed release of the new Sim City and their customers not being treated well, I’d imagine a lot of us will be less than thrilled about this. But EA Games has teamed up with Disney and ‘Star Wars’ to release video games exclusively under their banner.

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Mondo has only released a handful of soundtracks on vinyl since they first opened online, but this year they are hitting the ground full force with releasing more amazing movie soundtracks on the best quality format to listen to music. So far this year we have had ‘Poltergeist‘, ‘The Deadly Spawn‘, and the recent ‘Drive‘ soundtrack, which sold out in record time in under 30 minutes. And just this past week, they sold out of their newest soundtrack, ‘Oblivion‘, which has an amazing score. The cover artwork is amazing and the sound is even better with their releases. Mondo clearly knows what they’re doing when it comes to art and soundtracks.

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Official Press Release: The Dallas International Film Festival presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers announced today its full list of features and shorts that will be screened through the Festival’s 11-day run (April 4 – 14, 2013). For the 2013 Festival, more than 160 features, documentaries, shorts and student films representing 28 countries make DIFF truly an international Festival. Of the feature films at the Festival, 11 will see their world premieres and two are North American premieres—all represent some of the best in the art of filmmaking. These films were selected from more than 1,300 submissions from around the world.

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by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 20th, 2013

2013 SXSW Film Lineup Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 31st, 2013

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SXSW 2013 is coming up and we are very excited about it.  The lineup for the film portion of the festival has just been announced and Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ will debut at the festival, as well as the remake of ‘The Evil Dead‘, ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone‘, and ‘Spring Breakers‘. Plus much more.  Below is the full list of movies.  I can’t wait.  Who’s going?

 

 

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Disney Signs Exclusive Deal With Netflix!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 5th, 2012

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Netflix still seems to be alive and well, despite their enormous price hike and falling shares.  Disney announced yesterday that it had inked a deal with Netflix to show films from it’s studios including Disney, Pixar, and Marvel.  This seems like a bigger deal than the arrangement Netflix once had with Starz.

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Well it’s here everyone. Boomstick’s annual ultimate Geek Holiday Gift Guide for the holidays. So many great deals and uber cool and geeky stuff to get your loved ones and yourself this 2012 holiday season. As usual, you will be able to click on the link or picture that will take you to purchase the items. So enjoy and eat some good food and be safe out there this holiday shopping season.

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Adult Swim Picks Up Dan Harmon’s Animated Series!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 29th, 2012

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Dan Harmon (creator of ‘Community’) has a new series in development for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim lineup. The series is called ‘Rick and Morty’ and will be a half hour animated comedy.  Harmon and Justin Roiland created the story and will premiere in 2014.

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G4 Cancels ‘Attack of the Show’ and ‘X-Play’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 26th, 2012

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The G4 network has just announced that it has cancelled their two longest and biggest shows, ‘Attack of the Show’ and ‘X-Play’.  These shows have made almost 3000 episodes to date and will not longer be airing new ones after the end of the year.  These shows have launched a few people’s careers including Olivia Minn and Chris Hardwick.  This is sad news.  I loved these shows, as they were my goto channel for all things tech and games.  They will be missed.  Below is the official press release:

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On time for the last week of September.  Such a busy week and month.  It only gets better in October.  This week is a big week.  The Avengers is out and ‘American Horror Story’.   Let’s jump back right into all the goodies, shall we?   As usual in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a picture-link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

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Got a late start on this column due to screenings and being on a short vacation, which was AMAZING.  But alas, the weekly column you all look forward to is out.  Sorry for the delay.  Quite a bit of great titles this week including Indiana Jones on bluray.    As usual in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a picture-link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

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If the Simpsons were a 10 on the cool-meter on a scale of 1-10, then now they are a 15, because Tom Waits has been scheduled to guest star on the hit show for Fox for their 24th season which starts Sunday, September 30th.  Waits will play himself in the show as he helps introduce Homer to a community of survivalists, so says producer Al Jean.

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Atlantic City, New Year’s Eve, 1922: The Roaring ‘20s are about to begin in earnest. Despite a booming economy, alcohol is scarce and gangster violence is heating up. With his marriage to Margaret already on the rocks, Nucky Thompson faces the challenge of mending old relationships and encounters new competition from a hair-trigger gangster determined to siphon off his business.

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Alright, just one day late, because there has been so much news, plus the interview, that I didn’t finish the column yesterday. But here it is in all its glory. There are some AMAZING releases this week.  Bluray releases are about to get heavy and numerous, so prepare yourself.  Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the goodies.  As usual in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a picture-link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

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‘Treme’ Returns for 3rd Season Sept. 23!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 22nd, 2012

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First, the people came back. Then, the crime. Now, more than two years after the near death of a great city, the money is starting to arrive, which would sound like a solution if this were some place other than New Orleans, and this was some other era but America at the millennium. For the people of New Orleans, even the promises of redevelopment come with strings attached, and every dollar that shows up – whether from government disaster relief, or from venture capital, or even from those seeking to remake New Orleans in the wake of Katrina – carries with it new dynamics and new risks. National interest has waned, moving on to the next headline, but those who know and love the Crescent City have no choice. They must find their way back to what matters in the life of their city. However, little of what they can bring to bear yields a quick result, and nothing about New Orleans – its government, its police department and courtrooms, its school system – works as it should. Nothing is easy.  In the end, their only weapons are community. And culture.

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A tad late bringing this past week’s cool blu-ray picks to you, but it’s here and this coming week’s releases should be on time.    Not a ton of stuff this week, except for tons of double feature re-releases which we won’t mention.  Next week looks amazing though.  Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the goodies.  As usual in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

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Bryan Reviews ‘The Watch’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 27th, 2012

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I was excited to see ‘The Watch’ when I sat in my theater chair.  I’m a fan of Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, and Richard Ayoade.  And I thought the premise of the film was going to be a lot of fun as well, mixing a vulgar humor guy comedy film with a full scale alien invasion.  It sounds good on paper with that plot and cast.  Unfortunately, Hill, Stiller, and Vaughn play the same character they have played in their last seven movies.  The script is lethargic throughout the entire film with the exception of a few lines of dialogue that I suspect was improv.  And that feels weird to say since the script was credited to Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Jared Stern.  While ‘The Watch’ has a decent premise and stellar cast, the mark is missed by a good 1000 yards.

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The Toronto Film Festival is coming up quickly and it looks like it is going to be one for the books.  ‘Looper’ is going to open up the festival with several other centerpiece films that strike my fancy.  Two of them include Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare film ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, and Terrence Malick’s new film, ‘To The Wonder’.  Can’t wait.  Below is the official press release.  Who’s going? Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, made the first announcement of films to premiere at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival. Films announced include titles in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes. The announced films include 17 Galas and 45 Special Presentations, including 38 world premieres.

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Back in full force now.  It’s really great to have this column back up and running. Is it me, or is it crazy that it is mid-July already?  Anywho, let’s jump right in and get to all the goodies.  As usual in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and bizarre tales. So click on the pictures and start saving.

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Anchor Bay Films announces BAIT 3D will be available to screen in cities nationwide through Tugg, Inc. (“Tugg”), a collective action web platform that enables moviegoers to choose the films that play in their local theaters.  Starting today, fans can sign up to bring BAIT 3D (http://www.tugg.com/Bait3D) to their theater to share the intense 3D, bloodthirsty shark action on screen with their local community.  The film will be available to screen through Tugg starting on September 9th in conjunction with its theatrical release in select cities.

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced the jury and audience award winners for the 2012 Festival The LA Film Fest ran from Thursday, June 14 to Sunday, June 24 in downtown Los Angeles. The two top juried awards are the Narrative Award and Documentary Award, each carrying an unrestricted $15,000 cash prize funded by Film Independent, for the winning film’s director. The Narrative Award recognizes the finest narrative film in competition at the Festival and went to Pocas Pascoal for the North American Premiere of All is Well, with an Honorable Mention going to Dominga Sotomayor’sThursday Till Sunday. The Documentary Award recognizes the finest documentary film in competition at the Festival and went to Everardo González for the U.S. Premiere ofDrought. The award for Best Performance in the Narrative Competition went toWendell Pierce, Emory Cohen, E.J. Bonilla and Aja Naomi King for their performances in the World Premiere of Joshua Sanchez’s Four. The LA Film Fest also awarded an unrestricted $5,000 cash prize to each short film category.

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They’re making us an offer we can’t refuse.  It’s not personal, it’s business as you systematically eliminate your opponents to reign supreme in this classic MONOPOLY game with a Godfather twist. Produced by USAOPOLY, under license from Hasbro and Paramount Licensing, this collector’s game celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the most seminal films of our time.

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George Lucas Did Something Funny!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 15th, 2012

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Now, most of  you who know me or read this site, already have figured out that I’m not too keen on George Lucas.  While I might like his original version of Star Wars (the unaltered versions) and not the prequels, Lucas has garnered an awful reputation for hating his fans on every level.  Well, normally I post movie news and reviews mostly on this site, but when I came across this story, it was too good to not share it with you.  Yes.  George Lucas did something funny.

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Bryan’s Review of Linklater’s ‘Bernie’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 4th, 2012

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Richard Linklater’s film, Bernie, was inspired by an article in Texas Monthly Magazine by Skip Hollandsworth titled ‘Midnight in the Garden of East Texas’.  The article was an editorial about a murder committed in the small East Texas town of Carthage, Texas.  Hollandsworth’s editorial argued that the entire town supported the killer, rather than the victim.  Regardless of the fact that the killer confessed, the evidence proved his guilt, and a court sentenced him to life in prison, the entire town still believes he is innocent.  This real-life story translated into a hilarious dark comedy.

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‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ looks really interesting.  The story follows Hushpuppy, an intrepid six-year-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in “the Bathtub,” a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink’s tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he’s no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack-temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink’s health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.  Check out the trailer below.

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‘JAWS’ Blu-ray Announced and Detailed!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 10th, 2012

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We wrote back in December that Steven Spielberg’s ‘JAWS’ was finally going ot come out on bluray, but no date was given and no specs or extras.  Well today, everything was announced.  This is going to be pretty kick ass.  ‘JAWS’ on blu-ray for the first time ever.   ‘JAWS’  comes to Blu-ray  for the first time ever on August 14th, 2012 and  features an all-new, digitally remastered and fully restored picture, as well as 7.1 surround sound.  The film is one of 13 classic Universal films selected to be digitally remastered and fullyrestored from 35mm original film elements as part of Universal’s ongoing 100th Anniversary celebration.

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‘Captain America 2’ Set For April 2014!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 5th, 2012

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Marvel announced today that the sequel to ‘Captain America’ will be released on April 4th, 2014.  This is an interesting move by Marvel since it will be airing in the spring rather than the summer when all the other big movies will be out.  Marvel hasn’t done this since 2004 with their ‘Punisher’ film.  But maybe with the success from ‘Hunger Games’ and ’21 Jump Street’.

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Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase Are Working On A Comedy?!?!?

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 20th, 2012

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Dan Aykroyd took to his Facebook page today and said, “Chevy (Chase) and I are about to start work on a script concept for a comedy movie. Cannot say too much about the concept, but the joy of working with him again is one that I am extremely excited about. Chevy is one of my favourite people, and one of the great anarchistic and physically committed comedians in the business.”  Could this be a new epic comedy from two of the funniest people around?

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Brace Yourself!! ‘Home Alone 5’ Just Got Greenlit!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 15th, 2012

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ABC Family and Fox TV Studios announced that production has begun on the latest installment in the popular “Home Alone” franchise, starring Malcolm McDowell, Debi Mazar, Edward Asner, Eddie Steeples, and Christian Martyn. The movie is set to premiere as part of the network’s annual “25 Days of Christmas” programming event.

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The 6th annual Dallas International Film Festival is almost here it seems they have a great crop of films this year.  The festival opens April 12th and will end with a bang on the 22nd.  The prime movie this year for DIFF is a Korean film titled, ‘My Way’.  This film was originally called ‘D-Day’ and is an epic war film starring Jang Dong-gun and is directed by Kang Je-gyu.  And this year DIFF has a very special treat to close out the festival.  We will get a 25th anniversary screening of ‘Robocop’.

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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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Comcast Corporation today announced it has selected four new minority-owned independent networks to be broadly distributed on Comcast Cable systems between April 2012 and January 2014. After a thorough evaluation of more than 100 proposals, Comcast selected four networks ― two of which are majority African-American owned and two that are majority American Hispanic owned and operated and programmed in English.

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PlayStation has confirmed the mulitplayer demo for ‘Twisted Metal’ hitting PSN next week, on January 31st.   You will have to use the PSN Pass to play.  I used to play Twisted Metal quite a bit back in the 90’s.  I’m glad to see it coming back again.  Weird timing though.  I would of thought that they would have waited until the PS4’s release.  I know that is at least a year off, but that would be a huge launch title.

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First off, this sounds boring.  I can’t imagine this making it past the pilot episode, but people are insane.  The Game Show Network as ordered a pilot episode of ‘The American Bible Challenge’, an original one-hour game show which tests contestants on their biblical knowledge. It is executive produced by ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ executive producer Michael Davies.

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‘Big Eyes’ tells the true tale of Margaret and Walter Keane, a couple whose famous and one of a kind paintings of wide-eyed children became a hugely successful in the pop art community in the fifties and sixties. There is a surprise revelation to the story though.  Walter  stood as the frontman for the whole venture, where he took credit for his wife’s work.

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Sean Penn is set to direct ‘The Comedian’, a film that will star Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig. Production is expected to begin next spring. The script was written by Art Linson and Jeffrey Ross, and Linson will produce with John Linson, Jon Kilik and DeNiro.

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So many AWESOME releases in October.  I have been far behind but I will get caught up to this week in the next few hours.   So let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Jackie Brown’, ‘Lion King’, plus some other goodies.   As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

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The Texas Theatre welcomes you to a new series based on those late night movies that are too terribly great to turn off! Lost gems – weird downloads… all kinds of stuff that someone needs on a TUESDAY to forget about MONDAY and get through to HUMPDAY!  Did we mention that this is FREE FREE FREE!!! Show starts at 9:00PM!!

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‘City of God’ Blu-ray Announced and Detailed!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 17th, 2011

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Nominated for four Academy Awards® (2003) — Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing — and more than 50 other awards internationally, City of God is one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Greatest Movies of All-Time” and number 18 on IMDb.com’s “Top 250.” Directed by Fernando Mereilles and adapted from the novel by Paulo Lins (Orfeu), the story follows two young boys who grow up in a violent neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, each of whom takes a different path in life. The Blu-ray Disc includes the documentary, “News from a Personal War.”

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That’s right.  Roseanne Barr is back and on NBC with her new series ‘Downwardly Mobile’.  The series is about a family and friends living in a mobile home community.  This bears resemblance from Barr’s hit comedy show years ago ‘Roseanne’ which was about a low income family living in a post Reagan era.  Now with the financial situation of the country where it is, the timing was perfect to get this show greenlit.

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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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Atlantic City, 1921: Though his fortunes have soared in the wake of the enactment of Prohibition, Nucky Thompson is paying a steep price for wielding ultimate power in “the world’s playground.”  Following the ’20 election, Nucky finds himself the target of an investigation for voter fraud and faces not only jail, but insurrection by some of those he considered his closest allies.

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So on time this week.  Woo-Hoo!!!  So there are some decent releases this week,  so let us jump right in and get to all the goodies.  Some of the must own blu-rays include ‘Raising Arizona’, ‘If…’ Criterion Collection, plus some other goodies.   As usual, in this article, you will get some info about the disc and the extras that come with the movie as well as a personal opinion about the movie and a link to purchase the film over at AMAZON where you can save quite a bit of money, and it will give a small percentage kick back to this site so we can continue bringing you excellent stories and sales.

Enjoy and Here We Go!!

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You guys are no doubt getting excited for the new Jimi Hendrix releases hitting the streets next month, am I right?!?

Most notably, I have my eye on the 8xLP box set of “Hendrix at Winterland”, which everyone should too. However, if you need a Hendrix fix right away, here is a deal for YOU!

The limited edition 7″ vinyl single (with the first 5,000 copies individually crash numbered) is available exclusively from AuthenticHendrix.com and select independent record stores throughout the United States. The A-Side track features “Johnny B. Goode,” a blistering live performance captured to tape during The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s 1st show on May 30, 1970 at the Berkeley Community Theatre and included on the album Hendrix In The West. The B-Side features a previously unreleased recording of “Purple Haze” recorded on October 10, 1968 during The Experience’s performance at San Francisco’s famed Winterland Ballroom and is exclusive to this limited edition vinyl single.

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Steve Jobs Resigns As CEO Of Apple!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 24th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

The letter from Steve:

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Hi Bryan Here….

Official Press Release:

Subversive and compelling cartoon pilot “Don’t Tell My Wife I’m a Cult Leader” to premiere at the Kessler Theater on Saturday, September 3rd, 2011.

Dallas native and life-long cult enthusiast Todd Steinberg and creative partner Matt Rox present the pilot premiere of their cartoon, “Don’t Tell My Wife I’m a Cult Leader” at the Kessler Theater in North Oak Cliff. The darkly humored animated sitcom is about cult leader and husband Floyd Landers, his devoted followers, his unsuspecting wife, and the ever increasingly suspicious citizens of the small Texas town where Floyd’s cult resides.

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Check Out Disney’s D23 Expo!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 9th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Official Press Release:

THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TAKES FANS BEHIND THE SCENES AT DISNEY’S D23 EXPO, AUGUST 19-21

BURBANK, Calif. – August 9, 2011 – Exclusively at Disney’s D23 Expo August 19-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Disney film fans will go behind the scenes to explore the exciting roster of projects on the horizon at The Walt Disney Studios, with a variety of panel discussions, sneak peeks and exhibits.
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Hi Bryan Here….

“Eva puts her ambitions and career aside to give birth to Kevin. The relationship between mother and son is difficult from the very first years. When Kevin is 15, he does something irrational and unforgivable in the eyes of the entire community. Eva grapples with her own feelings of grief and responsibility. Did she ever love her son? And how much of what Kevin did was her fault?”

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Hi Bryan Here….

“1969 was a year unlike any other. Man first set foot on the moon. The New York Mets won the World Series against all odds. And for three days in the rural town of Bethel, New York, half a million people experienced the single most defining moment of their generation; a concert unprecedented in scope and influence, a coming together of people from all walks of life with a single common goal: Peace and music. They called it Woodstock. One year later, a landmark Oscar®-winning documentary captured the essence of the music, the electricity of the performances, and the experience of those who lived it. Newly remastered, the film features legendary performances by 17 best selling artists.”  This set normally sells for $70.00, but is on sale for 63% off making it $25.99!!!  This is a MUST OWN!!!

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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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Check out the NBC Fall Prime-Time Schedule!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 6th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…..

NBC has just announced their Fall line-up for their prime-time slots.  Technically it starts Sunday September 8th with NFL football, but with the lockout, who knows when football will actually start.  But starting September 13th, NBC’s ‘Parenthood’ will start their original programming.  Check the line up below thanks to NBC.

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Adam Sandler to Play Dracula?!?!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 5th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Sony Animation has hired Adam Sandler to lead a voice cast for their new animated project ‘Hotel Transylvania’ in which Sandler will play the famous Dracula.  Kevin James, Fran Drescher, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, Cee Lo Green and Andy Samberg also have been cast.  I hope for the best for this film, but I just can’t see this being good.

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Hendrix Family Preparing New Wave of Releases

by NapkinArt on Jun 16th, 2011

Imagine my surprise when after a crappy start to my day changed into one of the most awesome after reading the Hendrix Family is preparing yet another round of fantastic Hendrix releases, some of which I have been eagerly awaiting years for a proper release.

The month of September sees release of not one, but count ’em FOUR new and expanded Jimi Hendrix collections for your ears and eyes to feast upon, for DVD, CD and vinyl lovers.

Hendrix’s Isle of Wight performance from 1970 sees an expanded DVD release featuring special features that allows the viewer to change between multiple camera angles of the performance. Want to see Hendrix’s amazing guitar fret work up close? Now you can. The DVD also features newly unseen footage of his classic “Hey Joe”, the song that launched his career in 1966 London. This definitive expanded edition clocks in at over 180 minutes in length.

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Nintendo Announces New Console At E3!!! The Wii-U!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 7th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

More news from E3 2011.  This time Nintendo has announced their new console which will be released sometime in 2012.  Well it is more of an upgrade or version 2.0 rather than a brand new console.  It will be the next generation of the Nintendo Wii which will be called the Wii-U.

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Wildflower Festival Review

by Gumbercules9000 on May 26th, 2011

Hi, M.D. here…

Last weekend, May 20-22nd, the city of Richardson hosted the Wildflower Festival with music, vendors, and fun! This year was the 19th anniversary of the festival.

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Hi Bryan Here….

The past two Batman films have been filmed in the Chicago area and they have looked phenomenal there.  It actually looked like what I picture Gotham to be.  It was beautiful and haunting all at the same time.  Now, Nolan has announced that he will film the third Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” in Pittsburgh.

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New Tom Hanks Film, “Larry Crowne” Gets A Trailer!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 16th, 2011

Hi Bryan here…

There is a new film coming soon with Tom Hanks starring and directing alongside Julia Roberts called, “Larry Crowne”.  The film follows Hanks who is a down on his luck man who loses his job and wants to re-invent himself by going to college.

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Hi Bryan Here…

I want you all to give a warm welcome to Boomstick’s new contributing writer, Dr. Joel Hawkins.  He hails from the underground sewers of North Texas and is at least two of the following: gay robot, french polynesian eskimo, slovakian zombie, green blooded canadian, and avatar.  His favorite color is rainbow and when he is not eating cake covered in lucky charms, he is a master at slaying dragons and writing articles about films, television, and music.  Welcome Dr. Joel Hawkins.

Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men: First Class) has a new adventure he’d like to take now that he’s left the School of the Gifted.  Unaware as to whether he’ll direct or produce, Vaughn shared a dream of his with Deadline of hoping to invite Clint Eastwood, Warren Beaty, and Jack Nicholson back to “the lead again” instead of the supporting roles they’ve played so much lately.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Now I believe that Fletch was one of the best comedies of the 1980’s, but its sequel was one of the worst sequels in cinema history.  I mean it killed any chance of their being a third film for a while.  But now they are moving forward to bring back Fletch to the big screen.

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Apple has a new event today called “Back to the Mac” where they will be telling you about new products and new updates.  Check back here for live updates and pictures.

Apple’s online store is down for the moment so they can get ready for new items.

12:00 pm – – Steve is Out.

– – “Good morning everyone. I’d like to talk about revenue in putting the Mac business in context. The Mac made up 33% of our revenue last year. That was 22 billion.”

– – “To put this in some context, the mac company, if it were standalone… and we have no plans to do that… would be #110 on the Fortune 500.”

10:03AM – – “Now, with the share rising and the units rising much faster than the industry, we have a very vibrant dev community. We have 600k registered Mac devs. They’re growing at 30k per month.”

10:04AM  – -“We have new devs like Valve, they’re bringing titles simultaneously to the Mac and PC. Like Half Life. This is great for the Mac, and a great shot in the arm for gaming on Macs.”

10:04AM “AutoCAD is coming to the mac — we’ve coveted this for a long time.”

10:04AM “And then we have devs who are continuing to invest in the Mac like Microsoft.”

10:05AM “The Mac is #1 seventh year in the row, and Consumer Reports, #1 in the last decade.”

10:06AM “Pretty incredible results. Fueling this momentum is this incredible push into retail, which is still under 10 years old. Our stores welcomed 75m visitors last year. They sold 2.8m Macs. And about 50% of those are new to the Mac.”

10:08AM  – –  Steve Jobs is back on stage.”So let’s move on to some new products. I’d like to talk about iLife. It’s widely regarded as the best suite of digital lifestyle apps in the world. You can’t do this on any other computer. We improve it every year or two, coming out with new version.”

10:09AM  – – “We have a new version we’re announcing today — iLife 11. We want to give you a look at the apps. The first one is iPhoto — we tried this fullscreen mode in the last release — the response has been so great that we’re fleshing it out, you can live full screen. We’ve got a lot of Facebook enhancements, we’ve made it easy and elegant to email photos, we’ve added some new slideshows…”

10:10AM – – “A big leap in books. We’re printing 2m books a year. And we’re adding beautiful letterpress cards. A lot of great stuff. To take us through a demo, here’s Phil Schiller.”

10:11AM – – “I can click on faces and get a fullscreen faces view… and there’s a new fullscreen places view too. It’s gorgeous.”

10:12AM – – “You see pushpins on the map from every place I took photos — I can hover my mouse over any pin — I can click on it to go right to my photos, or I can say ‘show photos’ and that’s every photo from around that place.”

10:12AM  – -“We’ve got some amazing new slideshow themes.”

10:13AM – – “Let’s go into album view. The albums look a little like the albums you have on an iPad.”

10:14AM – – “This is called the reflections template.”

10:15AM – – “So that’s just three examples of templates for slideshows. Steve mentioned there’s a great new way to send photos via email. It can be cumbersome to cut and paste to get a bunch of images into an email.”

10:16AM  – -“I can just select them and say share, and right from inside of iPhoto it prepares an email.”

10:17AM – – “I’ve never left iPhoto and I mailed those off. It’s easy.”

10:18AM “Here you can see friends on Facebook and what they responded back after I posted it. So that’s sharing photos. Well what if I want to create one of these new books?”

10:20AM – – “I have complete control of this. I can customize it with a simple drag and drop. There it is. Maybe I want to highlight this page and make it really special.”

10:20AM  – – iPhoto now has a project view which is a fullscreen wooden bookshelf, a la iBooks.

10:21AM  – – Letterpress cards? There’s a video to explain them. Oh, it’s actual letterpressing. That’s kind of cool.

10:22AM  – -Steve is back… “I think that’s awesome. This is why we do what we do.”

10:23AM  – -“So we’ve taken iPhoto and broadened the full screen mode… we’ve taken books up a notch, and these letterpress cards… we’re really excited about these new features. And that’s iPhoto 11. Next up, iMovie.”

10:24AM “The number one request we got in the last version was better audio editing. We want to be able to do sophisticated editing really easy — if you don’t want to learn Final Cut Pro.”

10:25AM  – -“You can see here the audio waveform shows the fade in in this clip, and it’s all done live.”

10:26AM  – -“You can now select segments of audio — you can move the levels of just that segment. It gets quiet in just the segment we selected.”

10:26AM  – -“We’ve added audio effects…” This is cool, realtime preview of audio effects. Pretty fun stuff.

10:27AM – – “I want to show you something called one step effects. We’ve got a nice double jump here — it’d be really nice if we did an instant replay…”

10:28AM  – -“So really complex editing with just a couple of clicks. The next thing I want to show you is movie trailers. We now have 15 movie trailers.”  Hell YES!  INSTANT Movie Trailers.

Tons of people are going to be making trailers and posting them on youtube.  OH BOY!

10:30AM  – -Being able to adjust FPS speed! A minor note here — but that’s big.

10:31AM  – -You can switch to 24fps if you like.

10:31AM – -The trailer tool gives you templates that ask for specific types of clips. You just drag and drop the appropriate clips into the outline.

10:32AM  – -Face detection tech from iPhoto is in use here, can now detect faces in video. Can also detect whether a shot is a close up or wide. Pretty interesting application of the technology.

I cannot wait to start making trailers.  The killer muppets trailer will get better.

10:37AM  – -Steve is back! “That is awesome, you know Randy and his team invented all this stuff.”

10:38AM – – “So a lot of great new features in iMovie 11. We also have a new Garageband. Garageband 11. It has some great new features to help you fix timing in your music, something called flextime… more effects… and new piano and guitar lessons. Here’s Xander Soren.”

10:40AM  – -“We’re going to open an existing song. Now imagine a group of kids have gotten together to jam in their garage, and every recorded to a drum loop. Now I think it’s going to be clear that these guys are going to need a little help.” Ouch, lots of off time playing. “Kind of mess, right? Well the problem is the rhythm, everyone is playing sloppy. Drums are great, they’re the only thing in the song that’s right.”

10:41AM  – -So the new GB does “groove correction” automatically.

10:41AM – – “We don’t want our songs sounding robotic.

10:41AM – – “Much better, right? It’s like an automatic spell checker for bad rhythm.”

10:43AM – – Flextime allows auto dragging of lengths of waveforms. You can make notes longer or shorter at will.

10:44AM  – – New fullscreen view of Lessons — again, looks very much like an iPad application. It’s pretty clear where Apple is headed with this stuff.

10:45AM  – -New “how did I play” is a lot like Rock Band… but less fun.

10:46AM  – – It keeps a history of your performances so you can relive painful mistakes.

10:47AM  – – Steve is back!

10:48AM – – “Isn’t that great? So, GarageBand 11 with some great new features in it. Over 5m use GarageBand now. So, iLife 11. iLife 11, all this amazing engineering that’s gone into these products… is free with every new Mac. If you want to upgrade your existing Mac, just $49.”

10:48AM  – – “And iLife 11 is available today.”

10:48AM  – – “Thanks to Greg and everbody on his team. So that’s iLife. Next up, I’d like to talk about FaceTime.”

10:49AM – – “The number 1 request we’ve gotten is, can we please do FaceTime calling with these devices and the Mac? We’re introducing FaceTime for the Mac today.”

10:51AM “There’s nothing to set up, there’s nothing to configure… it’s a very simple demo.”

10:52AM – – “So that’s FaceTime for the Mac, and we’re going to release that in beta… today!”

10:52AM – – “There’s the new logo.”

10:52AM – – “Now, next up, the entrée for today… we want to give you a sneak peak at where we’re going with OS X.”

10:53AM  – -“We’ve had seven major releases of OS X in the last decade. We’re improving with every release. We’re happy with Snow Leopard, but we’re going to take it even further. We’re going to give you a preview of the next version… and we call it Lion.”

10:54AM – – “What is the philosophy about Lion? That’s where Back to the Mac comes from. We started with OS X and we created a new version called iOS — it’s now used in the iPad as well. We’re inspired by some of those innovations. And we want to bring them back to the mac. Mac OS X meets the iPad.”

10:55AM – – “These are going to be some of the most exciting things. We want to show you a few key features. So what have we learned and become inspired by on the iPad? Multitouch gestures… the App Store… why not the Mac too?”

10:55AM – –  “App Home screens… full screen apps — every app on the iPad is a fullscreen app.”

10:55AM – – “Apps on the iPad auto save, you don’t have to bother saving your data. And when you launch apps, they auto resume… that’d be great on the Mac too.”

10:56AM – – “We want to bring some of this stuff back to the Mac.”

10:56AM – – “Let’s talk about a few of these — multitouch gestures. The first thing you think of is this…” Finger touching a MBP screen.

10:57AM – –  “It gives great demo, but after a while your arm feels like it’s going to fall off. Touch surfaces want to be horizontal.”

10:57AM – – “We put a trackpad on our mouse, and we’ve come out with a pure trackpad for desktops.”

10:58AM – – “The App Store — it’s been huge as you know. On the iPhone it’s completely revolutionized mobile apps. Over 7b apps have been downloaded. We’d like to bring it back to the Mac. For Lion we’ll have a Mac App Store.”

10:58AM – – Best place to discover apps. One click downloads. Auto app updates. Free and paid apps with a 70 / 30 split. Apps are licensed for use on all your personal Macs.

10:59AM  – -“That is the Mac app store. You’ll have a single place to put them — the launch pad — home screens for your apps.”

10:59AM – – “So there’s one other thing we’d like to show you today. We have these four cool things we do in OS X. Expose, Dashboard, full screen apps, and spaces…”

11:00AM – – “This is great, but as we’ve added fullscreen apps, you know we have four of these things. Wouldn’t it be great to unify these? And we’ve done that in something we call mission control.”

11:00AM  – -App Store is a standalone app — looks a lot like iTunes.

11:01AM – – In fact, nearly identical, and navigation seems largely the same as well. It also auto-tracks updates.

11:01AM  – -“I want to show you just how easy it is to install an app.”

11:02AM One-click on the “buy” button. Drops the app into your dock and auto-downloads.

11:02AM  – -“That’s the Mac App Store.”

11:02AM  – -“Next up is the launchpad.”

11:03AM  – -You can also create folders, exactly like iOS. This is essentially an iOS Springboard layer on OS X.

11:05AM  – -You can use a multitouch gesture to swipe away from your fullscreen app and back onto the desktop or another app.

11:05AM – – Dashboard is now a screen you can flip to using gestures.

11:06AM – – Mission Control is an Expose view of your windows, your open apps (at least the fullscreen ones), and your dock.

11:07AM – –  It layers apps with multiple Windows in a stack, almost identical to Palm’s new webOS stacks!

11:07AM – –  Steve is back.

11:08AM  – -“We’re really excited about Lion. These new features are going to delight Mac users.”

11:08AM  – – “I wish we had another hour and a half to show you more. Our plan is to release Lion this summer, 2011.”

11:08AM – – “So that is OS X Lion.”

11:09AM – – “Now I want to go back and talk about the App Store for a minute. The Mac App Store is going to be really great for our users. We don’t want to wait for Lion. We’re going to put it out on Snow Leopard, and will open within 90 days.”

11:11AM – – “These are the things we wanted to share with you today… but there is one more thing.”

11:11AM  – – “That one more thing really comes back to our theme today. We talked about this virtuous circle.”

11:12AM – – “Just like this philosophy has benefit in our software, it can have benefit in our hardware. What would happen is a Mac met an iPad?”

11:12AM  – -“Instant on… great battery life, amazing standby time… solid state storage… and it’s thinner and lighter.”

11:13AM – – “These are some great things for notebooks. So we asked ourselves, what would happen if a MacBook and an iPad hooked up?”

11:13AM – – “This is the result… it is our new MacBook Air, and we think it’s the future of notebooks.”

11:14AM  – -“It’s amazingly thin. At its thickest point, it is 0.68 inches thin. And it tapers to .11 inches. And it weighs 2.9 lbs.”

11:14AM – – “It’s hard enough to build something thin — but we want our products to be durable. So the new Air is complete Unibody construction.”

11:14AM – –  “So let me tell you a bit about it. It’s got a 13.3 inch LED backlit display.”

11:15AM  – – 1440 x 900 display, Core 2 Duo CPU, NVIDIA GeForce 320m, multitouch trackpad, FaceTime camera.

11:15AM  – -“There is no optical drive, and there is no hard drive. We have gone to flash storage. Why do we do this?”

11:16AM – – “Because we know the benefits from the iPad. Instant on. It’s much more reliable. And it’s 90% smaller and lighter.”

11:17AM  – – “The wireless web tests… these… the PC industry’s tests don’t reflect real world use. We’re moving to more real world tests. Even in these tests, we’re getting 7 hours of battery life. We think it’s a double improvement.”

11:18AM – – “So what’s inside this puppy? Let’s take a look. We have flash storage. 802.11n WiFi, C2D CPU, memory, stereo speakers… and our battery. You see what the biggest thing is in there. It’s our battery.”

11:19AM – – “Now this 13.3 inch MacBook Air isn’t the whole story… because it has a younger brother.”

11:19AM  – -11.6 inch little brother — even smaller and lighter.

11:20AM – – “So what are we going to price these at? We’ve tried to be really aggressive. We think all notebooks will be like this someday.”

11:20AM  – – Pricing starts at $999.

11:21AM  – -“Both of them are available starting… today.”

That’s it.  Thanks for reading along.

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Beginning January 2011, DC Comics will implement a line-wide pricing adjustment, lowering the prices of all standard length 32-page ongoing comic book titles currently priced at $3.99 to $2.99, it was announced today by DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio.

“Today’s announcement re-affirms DC Comics’ commitment to both our core fans and to comic book store retailers,” said Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher. “For the long term health of the industry, we are willing to take a financial risk so that readers who love our medium do not abandon the art form.”

“As Co-Publishers, we listened to our fans and to our partners in the retail community who told us that a $3.99 price point for 32 pages was too expensive. Fans were becoming increasingly reluctant to sample new titles and long term fans were beginning to abandon titles and characters that they’d collected for years.” said Dan DiDio, DC Comics Co-Publisher. “We needed a progressive pricing strategy that supports our existing business model and, more importantly, allows this creative industry to thrive for years to come. With the exceptions of oversized comic books, like annuals and specials, we are committed to a $2.99 price point.”

When taking into account mini-series, annuals and specials, more than 80% of DC’s comic books will be priced at $2.99.

As of January, the following titles standard length ongoing titles, previously priced at $3.99 for 32 pages/22 story pages, will be priced at $2.99 with 32 pages/20 story pages:

American Vampire;
Batman: The Dark Knight;
Batman Incorporated;
Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors;
JSA All-Stars.

As of January, the following licensed titles, previously priced at $3.99, will be priced at $2.99:

Gears of War;
God of War;
Kane & Lynch;
Ratchet & Clank.

As of January, the following ongoing titles previously priced at $3.99 for 40 pages/30 story pages including co-features, will no longer include co-features and will be priced at $2.99 for 32 pages/ 20 story pages:

Action Comics;
Adventure Comics;
Batman: Streets of Gotham;
Detective Comics;
Doc Savage;
Justice League of America;
Legion of Super-Heroes;
The Spirit.

In January, five books are $3.99 for 40 pages/30 story pages:

Batman: Europa # 1
First Wave # 6
DCU: Legacies # 9
Weird Worlds # 1
World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen

The following oversized anniversary issue will be $4.99 for 48 pages/38 story pages:

Hellblazer # 275

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Rolling Stones Monopoly Board Game Coming Soon

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 3rd, 2010

Rolling Stones merchandising are rolling out the red carpet for Monopoly.  It is in conjunction with Monopoly’s 75th anniversary.

The band has replaced some of the properties with their own brand such as: “Beggar’s Banquet” and “Sticky Fingers”.  Houses and Hotels have been altered to Gold and Platinum Records and Community Chest Cards will now be Guitar licks and lyrics.  In addition the Railways are all now named after the Stone’s major world tours and instead of that famous  Monopoly money, we are getting concert tickets to trade.  That sounds cool.  Instead of the usual player pieces such as the dog or car, we are getting drum kits, the famous mouth and tongue, and devil horns to name a few.

I wonder if Altamont will be on the board game or Cocksucker Blues or Hell’s Angles?

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