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Film Review: ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 16th, 2012

FedMex Here….

The last time that we saw David O. Russell’s work on screen was just two years ago in the incredibly acclaimed “The Fighter.”  Russell had shown us the heartbreaking tale of a talented used to be who fell into the thralls of addiction while his younger brother struggled to become a prize fighter.  This year, we are treated to a tale again of characters who are a little removed from the norm and plagued by their own uncontrollable conditions.

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‘Man of Steel’ Will be 3D!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 7th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

The upcoming Superman film, ‘Man of Steel’ has jest been given the go ahead to be released in 3D.  Smart movie, since 3D ticket prices are significantly higher than normal movie ticket prices.  And with these big epic superhero films, they all want to milk every last penny .  Since Avengers (was in 3D) made over $1 billion and Dark Knight Rises (not in 3D) did not so easily, I think all studios want the extra cash.  Like I said, it’s smart, but not necessarily a great move.  Out of the 100 or so films I have seen in 3D, only two or three of them really made a difference being in 3D.  I doubt this one will as well.  However, if you are a fan of the format, then this should excite you.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 22nd, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

 

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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Hi, Bryan Here….

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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Hi Bryan Here….

HBO’s ‘Treme’ Season 2 is coming to Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download on April 17, 2012.  Fans can head back to New Orleans with every episode from season two of the critically acclaimed series, as well as tons of special features, which highlight the city’s culture, food and music.

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Director David O. Russell Leaves ‘Uncharted’ Film!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 27th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Director David O. Russell has decided to exit his project, ‘Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune’ based on the hit video game.  Russell has directed ‘The Fighter’, ‘I Heart Huckabees’, and ‘Three Kings’ to just name a few.  After the big success of ‘The Fighter’ at the Oscars, Russell has been offered many projects and has been juggling these choices for a few months.  Well he has decided to go with another project other than ‘Uncharted’.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Director Gavin O’Connor best known for “Miracle” has a new film coming out in September that tackles the MMA/UFC universe starring Tom Hardy (Inception).  IMDB describes the film as: “The youngest son (Hardy) of an alcoholic former boxer (Nolte) returns home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament — a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother (Edgerton).”

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Amy Adams Cast As Superman’s Lois Lane!!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 28th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

Now I have spoken out on who should play Lois Lane before.  My first suggestion has always been Selma Blair.  She looks the part and is one hell of an actress.  But this news according to Hero Complex that actress Amy Adams (The Fighter, Enchanted, Catch Me If You Can) has been cast as Lois Lane is wonderful.  Amy Adams has been nominated for an Oscar for her acting three times.  She is one hell of an actress and I believe she will be the best Lois Lane yet.

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Bryan’s Bluray/DVD Picks for the 3rd Week Of March!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 15th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

A fairly small week for releases this week.  But here are some good releases in today’s column.

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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Hi Bryan Here…

Have you not had a chance to watch all the films that have been nominated for Best Picture this year??  Would you like to watch them all in a 24 hour marathon at your local theater??  Or perhaps watch them over the course of two days with five films per day??  If you want to do the above then your dream has come true.

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The Oscar Nominations Are In!!! Let’s Talk About It!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 25th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

It is that time of year so let the predictions begin.  Below are all the nominations.  What do you think?

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Hi Bryan Here…

Here with some excellent interviews with Hollywood’s leading directors which include: David Fincher (Fight Club), Ben Affleck (The Town), Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are Allright), and Ethan Coen (Big Lebowski).

It is cool to see these talented filmmakers talk and share their passion for movie making.

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Hi Bryan Here…

The DGA (Directors Guild of America) have picked their five nominations for Best Director for the year of 2010.  This usually is what we will see at the Oscars.

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Golden Globe Nominations Are In and They Are….

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 14th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

The Golden Globe Nominations were announced today by: Blair Underwood, Katie Holmes, and Josh Duhamel.  A few surprises and a few disappointments are shown here, but that is expected.  So please read and enjoy and feel free to comment with your opinions.  Remember, the Golden Globes are usually pre-cursors to the Oscars, so take note.

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PS3 Game “Uncharted” Being Made Into Movie

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 9th, 2010

Sony Pictures has confirmed that Director David O. Russell (I Heart Huckabees) has signed on to write and direct the movie adaptation to the PS3 game “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune”.


Russ Fischer wrote:


Development of Uncharted isn’t a surprise, as it was explicitly designed in the first place to have the quality of a summer adventure film. The story features Nate Drake, a descendant of Sir Francis Drake. Nate is being shadowed by journalist Elena Fisher as he searches for the coffin of his forefather. When found, the object contains a diary that seems to point to El Dorado, and Nate and Elena are soon involved in a run and gun tale featuring pirates, lost gold and mutant humans.



The Official Sony Press Release:


CULVER CITY, Calif., October 8, 2010 – David O. Russell (Three Kings, The Fighter) has been set to write and direct Columbia Pictures’ Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, an action-adventure based upon the bestselling PS3 game, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures.  The film will be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad, and Alex Gartner.

The story follows the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake.

Commenting on the announcement, Tolmach said, “David is a tremendous choice to take on this film.  He’s equally adept at combining all the classic elements involved in this property: great character development, strong comedy, and amazing action sequences. He has a brilliant vision for this material and we know he will bring his original, unique voice to this adaptation.”

The game, developed by the acclaimed team at Naughty Dog, was one of Sony Computer Entertainment’s best-selling and most critically acclaimed games for the PS3.  Named IGN’s Best Action Game and Best PS3 Game, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune sold one million copies in the first 10 weeks of its release at the end of 2007 on its way to moving more than 2.6 (confirm) million copies and spawning a sequel.  That sequel, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, was a major commercial and critical success, winning Game of the Year honors from several influential critics, being named the most critically acclaimed game of the year by Metacritic, and selling more than 3.8 million copies worldwide.  Both games are among the all-time best-selling games for the platform.

The project will be overseen at Columbia Pictures by Tolmach and Jonathan Kadin.


Now I have never played Uncharted before but friends tell me it is one hell of a game.

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