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Film Review: ‘Triple 9’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 26th, 2016

Beka P., Here…

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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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WWE: What to Expect at Fastlane 2016!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 19th, 2016

Tom Nix, here…

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Good day, wrestleheads! We are in the throes of Wrestlemania Season and the final “Special Event” stop on this runaway train is Sunday in the form of WWE’s new annual pay per view, Fastlane. We’re gonna run down (get it? run? because fast) the card and see how everything adds up. This PPV is going to get most if not all of the pieces in place for “The Biggest Wrestlemania Ever” in Dallas, TX on April 1st. Let’s get straight to the biscuits.

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Film Review: ‘Zoolander 2’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 10th, 2016

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It’s been fifteen years since we saw Derek Zoolander perform on stage in the world of male fashion modeling. That first film, directed by Ben Stiller himself was a brilliant and hilarious satire on the fashion modeling world with a little bit of action and silliness packed in at every corner. ‘Zoolander‘ and many of its characters became instant cult icons. Even many lines of dialogue are still quoted today in everyday life from the first film. Stiller himself has said he’s wanted to do a sequel for the past several years now, but nothing has come together, but one script made it through and everyone signed back on for ‘Zoolander 2‘.

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Film Review: ‘The Revenant’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 7th, 2016

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Could this finally be the year for Leonardo DiCaprio to take home that Oscar gold? It very well could be for his performance in ‘The Revenant‘. This is a movie that went through a few directors and actors before it landed on the ‘Birdman‘ director Alejandro G. Inarritu and Leo. At one point the studio wanted Park Chan-wook (‘Oldboy‘) to direct Samuel L. Jackson in the film, but that all fell through. Then the film went to John Hillcoat to direct Christian Bale in the film, before landing on Inarritu and DiCaprio.

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Best Movies of 2015, According To Jana

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 30th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Another year has come and gone and brought with it about a billion movies, some were total crap and a waste of time, but others…oh they were worth every bit of time I spent. Pre-movie hype, post-movie discussion, and the random hours I spent thinking about it in the shower or sitting at a stop-light. Having said that, this is my list of movies that 2015 blessed us with, and maybe a few the year cursed us with.

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Ryan Murphy knows how to captivate an audience and keep us tuning in week after week, his record proves he’s got what it takes to be a dependable TV tycoon. He’s been responsible for ‘Glee‘, ‘American Horror Story‘, ‘Nip/Tuck‘ and the latest ‘Scream Queens‘. Murphy’s adding to his resume with a series I’ve been waiting for and it’s an event that took the nation by storm that had everyone, regardless of age, riveted to their TV’s – The O.J. Simpson trial. We can see the behind the scenes events with another anthology series, ‘American Crime Story‘.

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Film Review: ‘Creed’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 24th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Another year, another ‘Rocky‘ movie. Some of you might be saying, “When is enough, enough?” More times than not, you might be right with any string of sequels that goes back the third installment, particularly with the ‘Rocky‘ franchise. Sure, the first ‘Rocky‘ film from 1976 was spectacular, and arguably one of the better movies ever made. It even won a ton of Oscars that year, including Best Picture. ‘Rocky II‘ came shortly after, which was still excellent, but starting with ‘Rocky III‘, things got silly and the films lost some focus. Still, audiences world wide packed theater houses to see the Italian Stallion (Sylvester Stallone) underdog his way up to the top, never quitting and giving his best. It’s a great message.

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Film Review: ‘Trumbo’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 13th, 2015

Rebecca S., Here…

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I went into ‘Trumbo’ expecting a slightly dull, somewhat stoic look at Hollywood’s past transgressions during the Communist scare at the height of the cold war. However, the movie ‘Trumbo‘ I watched, was interesting, heartwarming, infuriating, lovely and, surprisingly very funny.  I may have trouble writing this review because there are only so many ways to say “it’s so, SO good. Go see it!”… but I’ll give it a try.

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WWE: If you Smell What ‘The Rock’ is Cookin’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 8th, 2015

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Good news, to the millions….and MILLIONS of Rock fans. The Rock has been busy as of lately. Well, I think he’s always busy, as he has about a dozen movies coming out, his HBO show, and too many to count upcoming projects, including a remake of ‘Big Trouble in Little China‘. We’re still waiting on him to play a live-action Johnny Bravo, but it looks like WWE has moved The Rock from their alumni website to their active roster.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Fantastic Fest‘ has released their 2nd wave of programming with a huge roster that would work as an entire film fest on its own! Add it to the first wave programming seen here, and by Jupiter’s Cock, it’s going to be exciting!!! There will be advance screenings of ‘The Martian‘, ‘High-Rise‘, ‘Green Room‘, and ‘The Keeping Room‘.

“This is a big year for genre cinema. We’re exceptionally proud to honor incredible filmmakers and welcome back some of Fantastic Fest’s favorites,” said Tim League, Fantastic Fest and Alamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder.

Sticking true to Fantastic Fest’s penchant for chaos and explosive events, they welcome Itchy-O to Austin for the first time. A blazing, 32-member aural assault from the darkest depths of Colorado, Itchy-O is a wholly immersive, musical experience on a massive scale. Said festival director Kristen Bell, “We cannot wait for them to unleash their percussive mayhem on our audience as hysteria has a welcome home at Fantastic Fest.”

See below for the full lineup of newly announced film titles for Fantastic Fest 2015. Final wave of titles to be announced shortly.

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Film Review: ‘Learning to Drive’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 21st, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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Learning to Drive opens at the completion of driving instruction with Darwan Singh Tur (Sir Ben Kingsley) speaking words of wisdom and reality to his student driver.  Next we are guided through a typical day of a hardworking Indian in America.  Two jobs and a house full of relatives/friends from his village, Darwan is a stereotype of who Indians are.  I do not like stereotypes whether factual or not.  People are curvy (multi-faceted) and should not be pressed into any particular box/label.  However, in Learning to Drive, I see the Indian stereotype treated with honor and maybe even understanding.  I do not follow the Sikh religion nor do I understand it, but the worship was portrayed with reverence. 

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Film Review: ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 10th, 2015

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The Diary of A Teenage Girl‘ sounds like it’s a bubble gum pop movie with the latest MTV stars, void of any real emotion or reality, complete with the worst of music today. Fortunately for everyone involved, that’s not the case here with Marielle Heller’s great film, ‘The Diary of A Teenage Girl‘. This indie movie is just full of surprises as we get a graphic glimpse inside the life of one high-schooler’s sexual encounters over the course of about a year. Based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel and set in 1970’s San Francisco, the first moment of the film has our main character Minnie (Bel Powley) narrate to us that she just had sex for the first time as she’s walking through the park.

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Film Review: ‘Vacation’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 27th, 2015

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“We’re on a pilgrimage to see a moose. Praise Marty Moose!” Those were wise, unearthing words from America’s family man Clark W. Griswold (Chevy Chase) as he trekked his family from Chicago to California inside the Griswold family truckster back in 1983. Clark, along with his wife Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and their two kids Rusty (Anthony Michael Hall) and Audrey (Dana Barron) encountered a variety of hilarious obstacles and problems along their difficult road trip, but they stuck together as a family and proved that any American family can make it across country without killing one another…mostly.

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San Diego Comic-Con is all I’ve been talking about the last week, and with good reason! The epic trailers, the cast surprises, the tidbits of info that have been, previously, safely guarded. This week gives us a fantastic peek into the next year or two of film and gets us stoked for those release dates. One of the most exciting bits of information came from Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman. He gave us three words that sent fans everywhere into a frenzied sort of glee as to what ‘Wolverine 3‘ could entail, myself included, those words were “Old. Man. Logan.” Boom!

SPOILERS AHEAD!!!! 

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Film Review: ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 2nd, 2015

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You may not know the name Maya Forbes yet, but you soon will. Forbes’s directorial debut is a little gem of an indie film called ‘Infinitely Polar Bear‘, which she says is an autobiographical film about her growing up in Cambridge Massachusetts, where her mother left for a couple of years to pursue an M.B.A. at Columbia University in order to provide a better life for her family. Meanwhile, Maya’s father was forced to stay at home and take care of her and her sister, even though he was severely bi-polar.

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Neil Gaiman is one of those authors that everyone has heard of and most everyone that reads him, likes what they find. I was a little late to the Gaiman party only getting interested in his work in the last few years, the one thing I didn’t read when I began my Gaiman journey was ‘American Gods‘. Oh mon dieu! I corrected the error of my ways after our Editor-in-Chief, Bryan couldn’t believe I hadn’t read it, yet. Ironically, I was putting together an article on books that should be made into film and this was his suggestion.  I spent a weekend with the tome and fell in love and agreement, this book SHOULD have a film counterpart. The universe responded with wish granted.

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WWE: Mike’s 2015 ‘Elimination Chamber’ Preview!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 30th, 2015

Mike P., Here…

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Confession: I recently confronted the possibility of taking a break from WWE. Or, if you’re being cynical, I briefly considered only watching the highlights of the 12th most important pay-per-view event of the year, while still watching several hours of WWE programming a week. 

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Complete Series!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 19th, 2015

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THE SERIES

 I remember when the pilot episode for ‘Boardwalk Empire‘ aired on HBO back in 2010, which was directed by Martin Scorsese. After the episode aired, I said to my friends, “that was one of the best pilots to any television show I had ever seen.” They all seemed to agree. What followed was five season of some of the best storytelling set in the prohibition era of America, complete with historical figures and gangsters. It was almost like it was ‘Goodfellas‘, but set in the early 1920s. The series followed Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), who was based on a real guy, who secretly controlled the Boardwalk in Atlantic City and bribed politicians and presidents to make his rise to power much easier.

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I knew nothing about this film other than the title but that was enough for me to watch it and I’m beyond happy I gave it a shot. ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared‘ is definitely a mouthful for a title, but it stands out. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Jonas Jonasson and has become the third highest grossing Swedish film of all time with good reason. Directed by Felix Herngren and starring Robert Gustafsson who, in his own right, is a gifted writer, actor and director of Swedish media, he shares the screen with the acting legends Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skaringer and Jens Hulten.

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Series guru Ryan Murphy is readying ‘American Crime Story‘, his latest anthology offering, that will air nowhere but FX. The first story the show will tell is ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson‘, the event that spawned the 24-hour news cycle, reality television and the slowest police chase in written history.

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Film Review: ‘Black Souls’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 8th, 2015

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I must admit, I’m a sucker for Italian mafia movies. Maybe it’s because part of my family actually hails from Sicily and I’ve heard tons of stories, which I still can’t tell are true or not. The truth is though, we all know that Italy has more than a handful of crime families still operating and doing “business”. Needless to say, there is probably enough material and trues stories to keep making Italian mafia films well into the next century. But I must warn you, if you’re looking for something as violent and fun as ‘The Godfather‘ or ‘Goodfellas‘, this little film called ‘Black Souls‘ might disappoint, however it shouldn’t.

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Film Review: ‘Hot Pursuit’!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 7th, 2015

Fernando M., Here…

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What happened?  I mean, Reese Witherspoon was just nominated for an Oscar, right?  She follows up her acclaimed role in “Wild” with Hot Pursuit?

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Film Review: ‘Woman in Gold’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 31st, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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The Piano.  Schindler’s List. I have seen films about the Holocaust and the invasion of countries by the Nazi regime.  Along comes Woman in Gold a true story about one woman’s fight against Nazi-sympathizing Austria.  Mrs. Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) loses her sister and within her sister’s belongings finds a postcard of Gustav Klimt’sWoman in Gold” painting.  Shortly after this find, Austria announces their intent to restore stolen artwork to their rightful owners namely the Jewish families who were robbed by the Nazis when they invaded Austria.  Randy (Ryan Reynolds) is a down on his luck attorney who failed at his solo practice. 

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WWE: RAW 3/23/15 Recap! Wrestlemania Go Home Show!

by Angelic Heel on Mar 25th, 2015

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The WWE Universe was buzzing with anticipation as the last RAW before Wrestlemania kicked off from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The go home show was star studded fun filled with surprise appearances and more Intercontinental Championship fun. Who would continue to build momentum going into the biggest event of the year? Who needed to step up their game if they hope to have their Wrestlemania moment? Find out now!!

 

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Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are together again. The team that gave us ‘Saving Private Ryan‘, ‘Catch Me If You Can‘, and even the slightly less than stellar ‘The Terminal‘ are coming together for a dramatic thriller set during the Cold War.

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There are only 13 more days to Wrestlemania, and the WWE universe are on the edge of their seats to see which titles change hands in the coming days. This Monday, Randy Orton and Seth Rollins were at the center of attention again as Rollins and his Authority minions tried to take out Randy Orton for what he did last week to Rollins. And of course, Sting came out to help.

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The 9th annual Dallas International Film Festival is almost here, folks, and we have just received the entire list of all the films that will be playing at the festival. The fest will take place April 9-19, and you can start purchasing passes now with the links provided below. It looks like there will be some excellent filmmakers and actors in town for the festival as well as a treasure trove of awesome movies, which you can see listed out below with a little bit of information on each film. As usual, we will be at the festival, telling you about all the cool movies we’re seeing and posting some interviews with the talent. Stay tuned as  I’m sure more announcements will be made.

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WWE: RAW 3/9/15 Recap: Never Ever Trust a Viper

by Angelic Heel on Mar 13th, 2015

 

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The road to Wrestlemania never looked so bleak as it does now for all those loyal members of the WWE Universe that have proudly Bought In. Pittsburgh, PA was the scene of one of the most brutal unjustified beatings I have witnessed. RAW came to us live from the Steel City and was filled with its typical hard hitting action and more Intercontinental Championship shenanigans, but it was all darkened by the actions of one man, Randy Orton. Want to know what happened?

 

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WWE: RAW 3/2/15 Recap!! No Moments of Zen!

by Angelic Heel on Mar 4th, 2015

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WWE‘s flagship program came to us from Newark, NJ and delivered an exciting evening filled with the hard hitting action we come to expect from RAW. The big question of the night was, would Jon Stewart of the Daily Show accept Mr. Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins, challenge and show up? The WWE Universe got the answer and so much more as challenges were made, former champions were put in their place and supermen flew. What happened as we continue on the road to the Grandest Stage of Them All? Find Out now!!

 

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Mike Epps Brings ‘Uncle Buck’ To ABC Primetime!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 3rd, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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The story of a well-meaning, lazy and all-around slob, Buck gets a crash-course in taking care of kids when he is, a last choice, left to babysit his brother’s kids. If this sounds familiar there’s a good reason for it, this was the premise for the 1989 John Hughes classic, ‘Uncle Buck‘. We told you a while back this was being spun into a TV series and now we’ve got some casting news for you.

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Disney has done it again, they’ve taken a popular musical and put it on screen. There are all kinds of takes on how well the film did, the casting choices and even the songs (Hello? Didn’t anyone see the original show before?), not to mention the flack over the prolific double entendres uttered by Johnny Depp’s Big Bad Wolf to Lilla Crawford’s Red Riding Hood, once again, did you NOT see the original people? I loved it, one of the high points is Meryl Streep as the witch. Meryl is flawless regardless her role. Now the Blu-ray is coming on March 24, 2015!!!

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WWE: RAW Recap! 2/16/15 Expect the Unexpected!

by Angelic Heel on Feb 19th, 2015

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We continued on the road home to Fastlane as WWE’s RAW hit us hard from Orlando, FL! The night treated the WWE Universe to some hard hitting brawls that have been boiling for weeks and if there is one thing that we learned from the evening, expect the unexpected.  No amount of family counseling can heal the wounds from this weeks installment. Who was left bloody and who continues to ride the wave of momentum into FASTLANE (which can be seen on the WWE Network FREE for the month of February)?

 

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I can’t believe April is almost here again. It just seemed like two weeks ago we were knee deep in 2014’s Dallas Film Festival, which had some excellent films showcased. But that time of the year is just about to begin and the good folks over at the Dallas Film Festival have announced the first 10 films that will show at the festival. Also, it looks like the fest will be honoring the excellent filmmaker John Landis as well, which is all sorts of cool.

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WWE: RAW 2/9/15 Recap!! Can’t We All Just Get Along?

by Angelic Heel on Feb 12th, 2015

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Angelic Heel once again…

With Fastlane quickly approaching (which can be seen on the WWE Network FREE for the month of February for new subscribers,) The WWE returned to Columbus, OH for this week’s action packed edition of Monday Night Raw! Conflict ran rampant as tempers flared and tensions continued to strain. In a night where team work was key, which WWE Superstars lacked communication skills and who continued to do what was Best for Business? Find Out NOW!

 

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Top 10 Horribly Cheesy Scenes in Otherwise Decent Movies!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 30th, 2015

Paul N., Here…

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I am not claiming that all of the following movies are cinematic works of art. Some of these films might be considered mediocre at best. However, they do all have one thing in common; all of them suffer from having that one scene that takes audiences out of the moment and makes them groan in disbelief.  This list includes movies that were meant to be taken seriously. So over-the-top comedies and machismo action flicks will not be found as they are created with the intent of being ridiculous.

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Film Review: ‘Black or White’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 29th, 2015

Janet W., Here…

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A family has a mother, father, and maybe children, a standard definition of a family.  A family is a group of people who are related to each other, yet another definition.  Nowhere in either definition is a mention of color, right?  Since the beginning of time families have blended nationality, ethnicity, and race.  This fact doesn’t make the families any less bound.
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Film Review: ‘Two Days One Night’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 22nd, 2015

Paul N., Here…

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The phrase “train wreck” is tossed around a lot. People love to watch train wrecks in their many forms. This might explain the onslaught of reality television shows that permeate the airwaves. However, these shows are often short lived as people slowly learn the sad truth. The Hollywood version of a train wreck is a fun roller coaster ride with many ups and downs, often resulting in a happy ending. A realistic train wreck, however, is as disturbing to watch as one might expect. Directors who attempt to go down this path must navigate that precarious line to not delve too deep in that grim realism, and instead . Two Days, One Night is certainly not a train wreck of a movie, however, it suffers from a pretty blatant identity crisis due to its shallow glimpse into much deeper ideas.

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Top 10 Books That Need To Become Movies!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 10th, 2015

Hey guys, Jana here,

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I love to be entertained, whether it’s watching a great movie, ballgame, series, listening to Led Zeppelin or reading a book, I always have at least two of them going at once. Reading gets a lot of time and attention from me, so it stands to reason that I would have a list of favorite books, not just favorites that I love to read, but favorite titles that should be given the big screen treatment.

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WWE: SmackDown – December 26th, 2014!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 28th, 2014

Angelic Heel, Here…

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Just twenty four hours after the WWE Universe celebrated Christmas, the festive atmosphere continued to abound and more gifts were bestowed on the fans as for one more night, Hulk Hogan, played host and match maker.  Sioux City, Iowa played host to all the explosive excitement of the evening. What surprises and upsets were in store for the fans? Let’s devour this holiday treat that was the last 2014 WWE Smackdown!

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WWE: TLC 2014 Review!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 15th, 2014

Angi S., Here…

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Oh My! It was complete chaos last night for the WWE’s Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Pay Per View. This year we also got to see the debut of a Stairs match, effectively changing the name of this fun ppv to Tables, Ladders, and Chairs (and Stairs). I have been chomping at the bit for the weeks leading up to this one and the main roster had a lot to live up to following the developmental brands NXT Takeover: R Evolution. What worked? What didn’t? Who grabbed the brass ring and who needs to be smacked up side the head with it? How was my heart broken yet AGAIN?! All this and more as I break down what happened at WWE’s TLC(S) PPV.

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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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WWE Raw – December 8th, 2014 Results!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 9th, 2014

Angi S., Here…

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It was a night of pageantry in Greenville, SC as WWE’s RAW was also sharing the spot light with the annual Slammy awards! The WWE Universe spent the weekend voting on their favorites, and all were tuned in to find out who would be taking home the coveted trophy and  witness the go home show for the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs (and Stairs)Pay Per View event this Sunday! It was an exciting night hosted by special guest, Seth Green, filled with excitement and broken tables, so let’s dive on into this week’s show!

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Film Review: ‘Foxcatcher’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 25th, 2014

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Director Bennett Miller has chosen his four films wisely. Starting with ‘The Cruise‘ back in 1998, Miller has only three more films on his resume, including ‘Foxcatcher‘. The previous two were ‘Capote‘ was an Oscar winner as well as ‘Moneyball‘. Miller has an uncanny knack for telling compelling stories that are based on real life events and engaging the audience to not only be entertained, but to think and discuss these characters and sometimes real people’s motives in what they did in their particular story. You can add to that, Miller’s success in getting his actors to win Oscars almost across the board, and this very dark and creepy film ‘Foxcatcher‘ is no different.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Mystery Road’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 12th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Today, I’m watching ‘Mystery Road‘ on blu-ray, I love a good detective mystery and got really excited when I read the description. In an outback town, Jay Swan, an Indigenous cowboy detective, returns home to solve the murder of a teenage Indigenous girl whose body is found under the highway trucking route out of town. Jay is alienated from both the white-dominated police force and the Indigenous community, including his teenage daughter, whom he discovers is connected to the murdered girl.

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WWE: NXT Recap Nov. 6th, 2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 10th, 2014

Angi S., Here…

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The night was filled with excitement on WWE’S NXT show of November 6. It was a roller coaster of emotions as we witnessed big victories, upsets, and huge debuts. So let’s get this thing started and dive on into this NXT!

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WWE Raw Recap: ‘November 3, 2014!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 5th, 2014

Angi S., Here…

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With Hell in a Cell eight days past, the WWE Universe finds itself in Buffalo, NY for RAW! The big questions left open from last week’s action packed episode hoping to get answers and anticipation for the Survivor Series PPV grows. What worked and what didn’t? Let’s dive on in as this hardcore chick grades the first RAW of November!

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Film Review: ‘Interstellar’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 4th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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It’s obvious with ‘Interstellar‘ that Stanley Kubrick’s2001: A Space Odyssey‘ is Christopher Nolan’s favorite film, which is no secret if you’ve seen interviews with the ‘Dark Knight‘ director. Armed with a core plot that all life on Earth will one day soon need to find a new planet to live on to survive, ‘Interstellar‘ dares to define a new meaning to the term science-fiction. This visually stunning movie is a gift to watch on the big screen, particularly in IMAX, and tries so hard to deliver on both the science fiction aspects of space as well as our complex human emotions. With a film that has so much going for it in it’s near three-hour run time, and so many big set pieces and theories, there are things that are bound to stick the landing, and other things that are destined to fall flat.

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Film Review: ‘Force Majeure’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 29th, 2014

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Swedish director Ruben Ostlund’s bizarre film ‘Force Majeure‘ will no doubt start conversations with your friends and loved ones about how good people can or can’t be when the shit hits the fan. This might be one of the strangest films I’ve seen in a long time, but it also might be brilliant as well. I haven’t seen this organic of a performance in years as Ostlund intimately shows his characters come face to face with their own ugly demons. We meet a picture perfect family consisting of Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) and her husband Tomas (Johannes Kuhnke), and their two pre-teen kids Harry (Vincent Wettergren) and Vera (Clara Wettergren) as they are posing for pictures on top of a ski slope of a luxurious ski resort.

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‘The Purge 3’ In Development Stage!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Oct 6th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes are beginning development on a third visit to a world where ‘The Purge‘ is a yearly event. If you’ve been in a cave the last few years, I’ll give you the high points. March 21 at 7pm until March 22 at 7am, is the annual purge. This is 12 hours where every crime imaginable is legal, police do not respond and emergency help of any kind is only what your neighbor is willing to do for you. Most families lock themselves away from the evil that lurks just outside the door. Yes, this is the movie franchise that began scaring communities when moronic teenagers began promoting the event for Louisville, KY in what turned out to be a hoax.

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Film Review: ‘John Wick’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 21st, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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It’s been a long while since we’ve received a balls out action movie that works on every level. Luckily for us, filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch have concocted one hell of a brutal, fun, and highly entertaining action film, starring the man, the myth, the legend Keanu Reeves. If you’ve been bored with your action movie choices as of lately, don’t worry, ‘John Wick‘ is the ultimate action flick of the year. Sure, it’s a story that you’ve seen many times before, and I’m sure you’ll see many times after this one, but ‘John Wick‘ is filmed so well, has great performances, and is as brutal as you would hope in a gut wrenching action film, that you’ll leave the theater fully satisfied and wanting a ‘John Wick‘ franchise.

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Film Review: ‘20,000 Days On Earth’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 15th, 2014

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I’ve been a huge fan of Nick Cave since 1994 when he and The Bad Seeds released their album ‘Let Love In‘. And over the past twenty years, I have purchased his music on vinyl, CD, and digitally. Nick Cave is not only one of the coolest people on the planet and a legendary musician and singer, but he is also a filmmaker who often collaborates with the amazing Warren Ellis.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Pumpkinhead’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 8th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Would you say “Pumpkinhead‘ three times in the dark in front of a mirror? Of course you would, because you haven’t been a bad girl or boy, have you? I remember seeing ‘Pumpkinhead‘ on VHS back when it came out in the late 80s and fell in love with the horrifying creature known as Pumpkinhead, despite some of the movie’s flaws. Hell, I even owned several of they action figures and toys of Pumpkinhead over the years and every time I come across it in my house, I think, “I better be a good person or Pumkpkinhead will come after me.” Well at least that is what I thought when I was younger. But what most interested me, was the creature itself. And that’s where the late, great legend Stan Winston comes into play.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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If the topic came up of two particular California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers, there has to be one name that comes to mind, right? ‘CHiPs‘ is indeed what we’re talking about in this article. When you look at all the sitcoms from earlier decades and the films that were made from them, cheese was the main ingredient. Be it cheddar, provolone or gouda, they were cheesy. Thankfully the filmmakers behind this remake is purposely driving the project in a very different direction.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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If you haven’t watched ‘Hemlock Grove‘, yet, you’re missing out…or you just don’t have Netflix, either way, you’re missing out!  This series grips you from the first scene and it’s not let up in the two seasons it’s been exclusively on Netflix. In an unsurprising turn, the VOD company has renewed the original series for a 10-episode third season that’s heading out way in 2015.

The twice Emmy nominated thriller has some pretty decent star-power filling out its ranks. Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard and Dougray Scott are all featured. Janssen, best known from her days as Jean Grey in the original ‘X-Men‘ franchise, but has come into her own, shall we say, inner-bitch. Her characters are always underhanded, evil or they just want to eat children as in the case of ‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters‘ Oh! Don’t forget her absolute lack of concern for her daughter in ‘Taken‘. I adore Liam Neeson, but that movie-wife wanted to carry the testicles of every man she hooked up with in her perfect designer bag.

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‘Underworld’ Is Already Getting the Reboot Treatment!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 27th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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Lakeshore Entertainment must be hard-up for cash, because they are already rebooting the ‘Underworld‘ franchise with more angry werewolves and vampires. The first ‘Underworld‘ movie was released back in 2003 with director Len Wiseman directing his beautiful wife Kate Beckinsale, as she jumped through the air, fighting vampire and werewolf alike.

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

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 15th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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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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Harry Houdini Miniseries Trailer Is Here!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 11th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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When your life is full of intrigue, mystery and espionage you can bet someone in Hollywood is going to find a way to tell that story. This is exactly what happened with the life of Harry Houdini. Nearly 90 years after his death the details surrounding his life is still drawing enough attention that  History Channel is getting ready to air a 2-night mini-series titled ‘Houdini‘, short and to the point.

 

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Film Review: ‘Calvary’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 7th, 2014

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John Michael McDonagh is the older brother of Martin McDonagh (the director of ‘In Bruges‘ and ‘Seven Psychopaths‘). John’s first film was in 2011 and was called ‘The Guard‘, which starred actor Brendan Gleeson who played a police officer. It was a great film. With John’s second film, ‘Calvary‘, which also stars Gleeson, the duo push the bar even further with an exceptionally great film about forgiveness and faith. ‘Calvary‘ has so many layers and perfectly mixes some very emotional segments with some brilliant dark humor, that I feel it needs to be seen by as many people as possible. This is one film that will have you thinking and talking about it for days on end.

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Guide To Wave One Events at Fantastic Fest 2014!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Aug 6th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Fantastic Fest is one of the best film festivals in the U.S. not to mention the biggest. Everything there is awesome and amazing. Definitely the place to go if you love genre films as they feature the newest films from all categories featuring in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action  from all over. Some of the best and most loved films have had their world premieres at the festival. Hoping to take its place next to huge hits like ‘There Will Be Blood‘, ‘Zombieland‘ and ‘Apocalypto‘ is ‘Tusk‘. The oddly named flick comes from the brilliant and irreverent mind of Kevin Smith.

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Film Review: ‘Le Chef’!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jul 21st, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Clearly I love movies if I’m spending this much time writing about them. Even better than finding out details on new and upcoming films is getting to review them. I have always given my friends and family suggestions on TV shows or films they should watch. It may take them a while to come around to doing it, but once they do, they’re as much in love with it as I knew they would be. I have one friend that is still snubbing my suggestion of a cure for depressing days by watching Cameron Crowe’s ‘Elizabethtown’, but he’s not like everyone else. So I don’t count him.  I’m good at this if I know you.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

 

 

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Captain Fantastic‘ sounds like a movie I really want to see! If you’ve heard the details, already, indulge me while I talk about it. Matt Ross, mostly known for his acting work (‘Big Love‘, ‘The Aviator‘), is working on his fourth written script with ‘Captain Fantastic’. Personally, I remember Ross mostly from playing Alby Grant, the incredibly creepy-sexually-confused-brother-in-law of Bill Henrickson on ‘Big Love‘. Ross’ most recent writing endeavor was ‘28 Hotel Rooms‘.

 

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Hi all, Jana here,

 

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Harry Potter‘ fans, listen up! Have I got a story for you! If you regularly play on Potter-author J.K. Rowling‘s website www.pottermore.com then you probably know what I am so excited about!  The matriarch of the ‘Harry Potter’-kingdom has granted us, the fans, another glimpse into the lives of our favorite HP characters. It’s been seven years since the last ‘Harry Potter’ book left us all in tears, tears of happiness, sadness, or tears of the finality of that last book.

 

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Top 10 List: The 10 Most American Movies!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 4th, 2014

Paul N., Here…

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It’s that time of year again. Time to celebrate the founding of this nation by eating excessively and purchasing enough fireworks to create man-sized craters in the pavement. In honor of this time, here’s a list of the most ‘Murican movies ever. This isn’t a list of patriotic movies (though some of these could be seen as patriotic), so you aren’t going to see Saving Private Ryan or other true patriotic movies on here. This list focuses on those things that make America into ‘Murica – extreme excess and over-the-top…well, everything! [Cue eagle screech]

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Film Review: ‘Tammy’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 3rd, 2014

Hillary T., Here…

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From start to finish, Tammy had me. Had me laughing hysterically that is. I was in tears from when the opening scene started with the Outfield playing loudly in a boombox in a beat up Corolla being driven by Melissa McCarthy in a fast food uniform. She slams into a deer on her way to work at her dead end job, and well, it only gets funnier from there. This movie was made for McCarthy, literally, by her husband Ben Falcone and McCarthy herself, and it shows their combined comic talents.

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Film Review: ‘The Grand Seduction’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 11th, 2014

Janet W., Here…

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The Grand Seduction with Taylor Kitsch sounds yummy, but this film is not that type of party.  In the quaint town of Tickle Head, Newfoundland, the word of the day is “welfare”.  The small harbor is struggling to stay afloat while generation after generation of fisherman had lived and worked in the small town.  Sadly, since the fishing has dried up, the whole town is apparently on welfare.  Their spirit is parched for any sense of self-worth.  Mostly the older generation refused to leave, so when a petrochemical company is looking for a location for their new waste processing plant, the town bands together to get the contract.

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Hi, Jana here,

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If we were to talk about filmmakers that have a specific feel to their films there would be a wide variety of names on that list. But if we narrow the field down to filmmakers that are a wildly successful pair of brothers, Joel and Ethan Coen would undoubtedly fit the bill.

The Coen’s have a peppered legacy of complex films with ‘Raising Arizona‘, ‘Fargo‘, ‘The Big Lebowski‘ and ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou‘ among many others. Looks like the pair is not taking any time off from a career that has most recently been recognized with an Academy Award nomination for 2013’s ‘Inside Llewyn Davis‘. Universal Pictures has picked up ‘Hail, Caesar!‘ the latest original screenplay from the Coen’s. Besides writing the script, they will direct stars George Clooney and Josh Brolin in starring roles.

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Film Review: ‘Hellion’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 10th, 2014

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Texas-based filmmaker Kat Candler delivers a great dramatic story with excellent performances by her actors in her feature film ‘Hellion‘, which is based off of her 2012 short film of the same name. I love when director’s get the opportunity to tell their full story on screen from previous short, and ‘Hellion‘ is sure to have audiences talking about it for days to come. Director Jeff Nichols, whose previous film was the award-winning ‘Mud‘, served as executive producer for ‘Hellion‘, which is fitting, because both feature a couple of young adolescent boys in serious adult situations. While some of ‘Hellion’s script has a few problems, it makes up for it ten-fold with its directing and acting.

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Film Review: ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’

by Gumbercules9000 on May 29th, 2014

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Seth MacFarlane is back with his second directorial effort with ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West‘. His first film, ‘Ted‘, which was a huge box office success, netting in almost $600 million from a budget of only $50 million, pretty much guaranteed that he would get to make any movie he wanted to in the future. MacFarlane is most known for creating and providing many of the voices for the cartoon shows such as ‘Family Guy‘, ‘The Cleveland Show‘, and ‘American Dad‘. All of which are family oriented shows. But with ‘Ted‘, he took it a couple of steps further and made a solid ‘R’ rated movie with tons of laughs and a decent story.

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Film Review: ‘Chef’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 15th, 2014

Janet W. Here…

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Succulent dishes, funny men, beautiful women, and the cutest kid you’d ever want to meet make ‘Chef‘ sound like a win-win, right?  Well ‘Chef‘  is all of that and then some.  Written, directed, and starring Jon Favreau, ‘Chef is a delicious and punchy comedy.  Set in present day, Carl Casper (Favreau) is a man in the perfect profession as a chef, because he lives for the culinary creations.  However, Carl’s creative mind is imprisoned, which goes hand-in-hand when working for a controlling and condescending restaurateur, Riva (Dustin Hoffman).

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Here Is Ben’s Film Review of ‘Godzilla’ (2014)!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 15th, 2014

Ben K., Here…

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Despite a rich and incredibly varied film history, one would be hard pressed to imagine a more famous Japanese cinematic export than Godzilla. Born at Toho Company in 1954, he’s still alive and kicking ass, as it were, at the ripe age of sixty. Cast as a villain and a hero over the years, whatever his role, he has always been nature’s favorite solution to just about any problem. Six decades ago he was awakened by atomic bomb testing and took revenge on mankind for creating them. In this new Gareth Edwards iteration, other monsters feed on radiation from our nuclear power plants in order to wreak similar havoc, so Godzilla is sent to annihilate them.

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Film Review: ‘Godzilla’ (2014)!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 13th, 2014

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 It has been sixty years since ‘Godzilla‘, the true king of all monsters first graced us with his appearance on the big screen. He definitely made a big impact on audiences around the world and spawned 31 sequels and remakes since then. Director Gareth Edwards brings that number to 32 with his epic and dark toned reboot that is sure to please fans young and old and have them roaring with joy as they exit the theater. Edwards was Hollywood’s top  choice to reboot this franchise after everyone saw his 2010 film called ‘Monsters‘, which focused on two lost lonely souls who have to trek through a quarantined zone in Mexico, while evading giant tentacled monsters.

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Film Review: ‘On My Way’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 3rd, 2014

Rebecca S. Here….

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Today I watched the 2013 French film “Elle s’en va” or On my way, starring Catherine Deneuve (who has been a staple of French films since the 1960s) as a former beauty queen who’s life is falling apart. She is middle aged and living with her mother, runs a restaurant that she can no longer pay the bills to cover, and her lover has just left his wife… for a another woman.

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Film Review: ‘Locke’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on May 1st, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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I’m a sucker for movies that take place all in  one setting. From films like ‘Buried‘, ‘Cube‘, and ‘Rope‘, these directors have told fascinating stories with rich characters in one small setting. This allows us to really connect with our characters on-screen and develop a stronger relationship rather if we were seeing something with blockbuster sized special effects. Don’t get me wrong, I like those movies too, but I love these films that are set in one room. I just fully immerse myself in the story. And that’s just what I did with Steven Knight’sLocke‘, which is all set inside a moving car as a man (Tom Hardy) drives from Birmingham to London one evening to take responsibility for a mistake and prove to himself that he is a better man than his father was.

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Film Review: ‘The Other Woman’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 24th, 2014

Hillary T., Here…

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I honestly would not have given this movie a second look. I would not have paid to see it, or rented it, if I had not been asked to screen it for Boomstick Comics. I am so glad I did!  We walked in, and from the start, ‘The Other Woman’ was not what I expected. I was so pleasantly surprised. This movie’s plot line is absolutely unbelievable, for sure, but for what it is (a chick flick), it is downright fun.

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Amazon Adds New Comedy ‘Really’ To Lineup!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 23rd, 2014

Hello, Jana here,

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Amazon.com Studios is adding to their original programming roster with ‘Really‘. The comedy is written by, directed by and starring Jay Chandrasekhar, director of ‘Super Troopers‘, ‘Beerfest’ and ‘Dukes of Hazzard’. Sarah Chalke (‘Scrubs’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’) has been selected as the female lead for the project being executive produced by Jamie Tarses (‘Mad Love’, ‘Franklin and Bash’).

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Film Review: ‘Heaven is For Real’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 16th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here…

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I expected ‘Heaven is for Real‘ to be bad, but I didn’t expect it to be as bad as it was. Writer/Director Randall Wallace who gained fame for writing ‘Braveheart‘ over twenty years ago who moved on to direct such films as ‘The Man in the Iron Mask‘, ‘We Were Soldiers‘, ‘Secretariat‘, and now ‘Heaven is For Real‘. It seems like his glory days from ‘Braveheart‘ are long over, because this religious movie plays out like the cheesiest made-for-tv LifeTime movie that should only appeal to a small group of people. But as times have told, these religious-centered films tend to draw people in. But don’t expect a very realistic and bloody movie like ‘Passion of the Christ‘ or the recent ‘Noah‘.

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Film Review: ‘Rio 2’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 11th, 2014

Rebecca S., Here…

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Some animated films stay with you, like Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Lion King, How to Train Your Dragon, and Shrek. There are some that you really enjoy and recommend to friends, for example The Lego Movie, Despicable Me, Wreck-it-Ralph, and Iron Giant. And then, there are those that you see that you think will only be good for people with kids because they have catchy songs and flashy colors, but not much else. Enter Rio 2, which falls solidly into this category.

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Film Review: ‘Joe’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 10th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Director David Gordon Green has had quite an impressive resume over the last ten years, and this being 2014, Green is showing no signs of weakening or bowing down to the execs of Hollywood any time soon. Green’s resume includes ‘Pineapple Express‘, ‘Eastbound and Down‘, ‘Your Highness‘, and the more recent drama ‘Prince Avalanche‘. He also produced the gritty thriller ‘Compliance‘. Green seemed to step away from the likes of Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, and Danny McBride, and made an unrelenting yet beautiful movie with ‘Joe‘, which is based on a novel by Larry Brown of the same name from 1991.

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DIFF 2014 Film Review: ‘Little Accidents’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 5th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Little Accidents‘ seems anything but little, with the exception of the tiny town this all takes place in. Director Sara Colangelo takes control of a stellar cast in this unsmiling drama about two major events in a small coal mining town. Colangelo does a great job in not jumping on cliches, and letting her characters be true to themselves, but often throughout the film, there are several circumstances and characters that don’t get to earn their keep. Colangelo did say she had a three hour film with this, but was cut down to under two hours. I think the three hour cut would have been perfect, but I expect good word of mouth of avid film fans to recommend this one, despite some of its clunky execution.

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DIFF 2014 Film Review: ‘Child’s Pose’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 5th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Calin Peter Netzer’s very somber film ‘Child’s Pose‘ is a dark character study of the relationship between a mother/wife and her family. I’m sure we all know someone in our family who tries to control every little detail in everyone’s lives, and will go to the end of the world to find out the smallest details on their loved ones. At times, this can come across as comical, but most of the time it comes across as an annoyance, which can scar any relationship, even though the ‘patriarch’ of the family has good intentions.

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Film Review: ‘Enemy’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 20th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Director Denis Villeneuve is on a roll here. Denis worked with Jake Gyllenhaal on the hit movie last year called ‘Prisoners‘, which starred Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Paul Dano, and Terrence Howard. But not a lot of people know that Denis and Gyllenhaal filmed a movie right before they started ‘Prisoners‘, but has not been released until now. That film is called ‘Enemy‘, and it completely hypnotized me for the entire 90 minutes.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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The Dallas International Film Festival for 2014 has just announced its full lineup of movies. Last week, we brought you the first ten films that were announced, and if that was any clue on how cool the movies will be this year, it only gets better. It looks like there are some amazing selections this year, films that I’ve been hearing about for quite some time, and am glad to have them in Dallas. Below you will find all the info you want to know about each movie, documentary, short, and cult film that will be showing. And don’t forget, you can purchase your tickets HERE for the festival!!

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Jana B. here,

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John Oliver’s exit from Comedy Central’sThe Daily Show With Jon Stewart‘ and Daily Show’s Best F*&#ing News Team Ever! has moved on to his own weekly show on HBO and left  the news team short a correspondent. Ready to fill that gap is Jordan Klepper from New York City’s Upright Citizens Brigade.

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Jana B. here,

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Rob Zombie and Bret Easton Ellis are teaming up with Alcon Television to develop a project for Fox that takes us back to the morbid and attention grabbing incidents surrounding the Manson Family and the murder spree that ensued in August of 1969. Some of us may not have been alive during that time, but if you pay any attention at all to current events you have probably seen the different appeals and hearings for release some of the members have gone through since then. I know the history inside and out but it’s just because I’m a little different than normal people. I am fascinated by serial killers and have read everything on the subject I can get my hands on. At one point, I wanted to be a Psychiatrist that specialized in serial killer tracking…just like Alex Cross from the James Patterson novels. I didn’t end up doing that, but I still read or watch everything on the subject. Some nights I sleep with a baseball bat under the bed , each night I’m grateful for the shotgun that is less than 5 feet from me.

 

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Film Review: ‘3 Days To Kill’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 20th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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With characters named ‘The Wolf’, ‘The Albino’, ‘The Accountant’, and ‘The Guido’, you can’t expect too much quality from ‘3 Days To Kill‘, which was directed by McG (the guy who brought us the ‘Charlie’s Angels‘ movies and who at one point, wanted to cast Beyonce as Lois Lane in an abandoned remake of ‘Superman‘ several years ago). Needless to say, McG, hasn’t done anything of interest ever in his career with the exception of giving a little bit of money to television shows like ‘Supernatural‘ and ‘Chuck‘.

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Film Review: ‘Robocop’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 11th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Over the past year, I’ve been writing stories on the upcoming ‘Robocop‘ remake. As I found out more and more information about this reboot of the franchise, I was becoming less and less excited about it. It might of been the fact that it was getting a PG-13 rating, the change in the suit, or many of the other differences that were popping up from the original 1987 film that starred Peter Weller. Hell, even Weller himself said he was not looking forward to the remake and even compared his 1987 film to the likes of ‘Casablanca‘, which is hilarious.

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Book of Negroes

Lawrence Hill wrote a book that has two names. ‘The Book Of Negroes‘ is the Canadian title and ‘Someone Knows My Name‘ is the Americanized title. The base of the story is told through the eyes of Aminata Diallo. She is kidnapped from her South African home at the age of 11. She travels the ocean in captivity being sold into slavery in California. Like the book title, her name is changed once she gets into America, as well.

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Film Review: ‘That Awkward Moment’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 30th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here…

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I really wanted to like ‘That Awkward Moment‘, but I never found myself enjoying the film, other than the sporadic chuckles that came once every twenty minutes. And even then, it wasn’t a gut-busting laugh. One of the producers of ‘Movie 43‘, Tom Gormican, wrote and directed this movie. Let it also be known that this is also his only movie credit other than ‘Movie 43‘, which is obvious after you watch ‘That Awkward Moment‘. This twenty-something romantic comedy tries to hard to be a Judd Apatow film, but lacks just about everything good from an Apatow movie. It’s a clumsy flick that is cliched at every corner with poor editing, a terrible script, and some mis-cast actors. I’m sure this raunchy rom-com will make a decent amount of money, but will be instantly forgotten.

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Bruce Willis set to star in ‘Vice’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 23rd, 2014

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Bruce Willis is looking like a safer bet for casting than Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger are these days. News of a new venture from the Lone Survivor producer of Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films is up to produce and finance ‘Vice‘. The story of a city in which humans can enact their most perverse fantasies onto androids. One becomes all Sonny-self-aware, ala ‘I, Robot‘, bent on shutting down the system.

 

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The Top 10 Gangster Movie List!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 19th, 2014

Jana B. here,

 

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Some girls are all into sappy romances or heart touchingly saccharine-sweet movies. Movies that sometime contain a troubled family learning to love a curmudgeonly, absent  grandparent, or a shattered family recovering from the death of one of its immediate member. Sometimes it’s a pet that waltzes, unexpectedly, into a tumultuous atmosphere that teaches everyone to love more before it’s killed in some unimaginative way.

I hate movies like that. I hate books like that and I hate songs like that. If a member of a family is killed, it better be a mafia family, and I get to look forward to their violent, bloody and evil retribution.  I am so fascinated by the inner workings of these ‘families’. I love to see the fronts they use to launder their income and imagine ways I would do it if I was involved.

 

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Film Review: ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 20th, 2013

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Even though Martin Scorsese is 71 years old, he has not taken a slower and more cautious path in making films or even the stories he tells. ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘ is anything but cautious and slow. In fact, during its three hour run time from start to finish, only one hour seems to have passed by, as we are thrown in head first into a drug-fueled, rich hungry, and ultra luxurious life of Jordan Belfort and the sinful synagogue know as Wall Street. I have no problem with saying that this is right up there with the best of Scorsese’s films, and it might be Leonardo DiCaprio’s most intense, layered, and greatest performances yet. Hundreds of millions of dollars are made during the course of this film, and I’m sure the same amount, if not more will be made at the box office this holiday.

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Film Review: Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 16th, 2013

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There have been numerous films, television programs, and documentaries that have discussed the life of Nelson Mandela. Not too mention the treasure trove of books, biographies, and interviews you can read and watch detailing his beliefs and politics. And Justin Chadwick’s narrative film ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom‘ is yet another addition to the ever expanding universe of Mandela. Adapted by William Nicholson from Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, this two and a half hour film seems like a long slow walk indeed, with too much to cover and some cheese sprinkled here and there. Although actor Idris Elba’s performance of Mandela is one of the best I’ve ever seen, this long walk could have been better.

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The last episode of the “Walking Dead” showed us what the Governor, aka “Brain” had been up to since the fall of Woodbury. He has a new name, a new group and has now meet up with Martinez again. Let’s get to what happened in this episode!

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Film Review: ‘Diana’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 1st, 2013

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The new movie, Diana, releases in theaters today.  The feature length film, starring Naomi Watts as the Princess of Wales, focuses on Diana’s romantic life after separating from Prince Charles. No matter how much you already know about Diana’s post royal love life, the movie Diana will take you on a journey oddly devoid of steamy love scenes and any convincing chemistry between the characters. Steamy love scenes are to be expected in a film based on a love affair, yes?  The story was already there; Diana and Hasnat, a real life Romeo and Juliet, complete with meddling families, two lovers who just can’t seem to seal the deal, and tragic death!  Somehow this movie managed to miss the mark, unless that mark was to make a dry romantic comedy.

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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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The Weinstein Company has purchased the big screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth from Studiocanal. The heart-breakingly gorgeous Michael Fassbender, younger Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto from X-Men: First Class and the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past is cast as the titular Macbeth. Marion Cotillard has signed on to play Lady Macbeth. Cotillard is fairly well known for playing Billie Frechette opposite Johnny Depp’s Dillinger in Public Enemies. She also recently, and most notably, played Talia al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises. I first realized her star power when I saw her Ridley Scott’s A Good Year playing opposite Russell Crowe.

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Diamond In The Rough: ‘Leonard Part 6’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 29th, 2013

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Leonard Part 6‘ is one of those movies that I remember watching as a kid, and even then I was wondering what the hell was going on.  I remember wandering through the video store and seeing this movie with Bill Cosby on the cover.  A spy movie with one of my favorite TV funny men, and I thought to myself “This is a definite rental!”  For those that are unfamiliar with this movie, let’s catch you up.  On paper, this movie sounds like it has success written all over it.  This movie was released in 1987, starring Cosby as the best CIA agent in the world that is pulled out of retirement to fight a unyielding crime syndicate in this spy spoof movie.  Sounds like a can’t miss, right?  It missed….bad.

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Film Review: ‘The Conjuring’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 19th, 2013

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 It’s been a couple of years since we had a great and pure horror film, capable of producing genuine scares. ‘The Conjuring‘ seems to have re-vitalized the genre this summer. Filmmaker James Wan brought us ‘Saw‘ and ‘Insidious‘, which both changed the horror genre when they were released. Now, Wan brings us ‘The Conjuring‘, where he set out to make an homage to the classic 60s and 70s horror films that rely on building tension and genuine scares rather than CG effects and gore that we have come to expect out of most horror flicks these days. The results pack a good and scary punch that box office receipts this weekend will score big with this frightening film.

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Film Review: ‘R.I.P.D.’!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 19th, 2013

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I’ve spoken with many people about their thoughts on seeing ‘R.I.P.D.‘ this weekend, and 9 out of 10 of them have said it looks terrible. In addition, I’ve heard a lot of studio people talking how this summer blockbuster that cost an estimated $130 million won’t even top out at $15 million this weekend. It’s a tough call as several movies come out this weekend, including a horror film that’s been generating a lot of good buzz. ‘R.I.P.D.‘, which is based on a Dark Horse comic series was surprisingly a lot of fun. Sure, it was silly stupid fun, but none-the-less, entertaining.

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I laughed out loud when I received this information.  I think we have said all we need to say with these ‘Taken‘ movies. They always make decent money, but are never any really good. But that has never stopped Hollywood. So, in true fashion, we are getting a third ‘Taken‘ movie and Liam Neeson is finishing his contract negotiations to the tune of $20 million.

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