Sep/2020

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Here is some awesome news. Writer/Director Christopher McQuarrie has just signed on to write and direct ‘Star Blazers‘, a live action adaptation of the 1970’s animated TV series set in space. McQuarrie, Josh Klein, David Ellison and Dana Goldberg will produce, while Shouji Nizhizaki and Paul Schwake will be exec producers.

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Film Review: ‘Oblivion’

by Bryan Kluger on Apr 19th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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It’s been a great couple of years for science fiction fans. The sci-fi genre has shown its big head again, and the masses have seem to be eating it all up.  No matter what your opinion on a particular sci-fi film of recent, you can’t deny that the genre is back with a vengeance. Films like ‘Looper’ brought the future and time travel aspects to a great level of entertainment, whereas ‘Cloud Atlas’ made us think and at times confused us as to what was going on. None the less, it was a giant spectacle on screen, much of like we have seen many times before.

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Film Review: ‘Jack Reacher’!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Dec 20th, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

I was pleasantly surprised with the film adaptation of Lee Child‘s novel series on the character ‘Jack Reacher‘.  I was sorely let down by the film adaptation of ‘Alex Cross‘, and did not want another stinker like that.  Well, when you have talent like Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise, expect a strong script, great character development, and one hell of a fun thrill ride.  ‘Jack Reacher‘ hits the mark in more ways than one.

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The Top Lucky 13 Horror Movie Soundtracks!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 4th, 2012

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While compiling this list, I realized there was no way I could choose only 10 of the best horror soundtracks. So, because I thrive on being different, I am very pleased to bring you 13 of the choicest, rarest, and most kick ass horror soundtracks that I know of. Every one of the following are so good, it was really difficult to rate them from best to bestest.  Each and every one of these titles hails from the very late 70’s thru the 80’s…how incredibly biased of me.

I hope you enjoy it.

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Hi, Bryan Here…..

Even though this killer series airs on Cinemax, HBO is releasing the blu-rays.  And I love the fact that HBO is releasing the Digital Copies and DVD’s along with the Blu-rays in the same set.  I hope they continue this.  This is a great original series from Cinemax that looks great and sounds good too.  Not too many extras on this disc besides some commentaries, but I have a feeling that once you start watching ‘Strike Back’, you will want to watch more.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Jonathan Liebesman (Battle L.A./Wrath of the Titans) is set to direct a reboot in live action form of the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ for Paramount. I’m seriously, people in Hollywood fail upwards.  Liebesman started with ‘Darkness Falls’ then went on to ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning’, then to ‘Battle L.A., and then onto the upcoming sequel to ‘Clash of the Titans’.  How does someone like that get more work?

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Paramount to Use Facebook as Netflix!

by Bryan Kluger on Nov 30th, 2011

No, really. You can stream all of the Mission: Impossible movies via Facebook. All you have to do is “Like” the Mission: Impossible page and go to town.

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Anil Kapoor Sliding into Producer’s Chair!

by Bryan Kluger on Nov 18th, 2011

After starring in Slumdog Millionaire, Anil Kapoor probably would never have had to work again. However, his love for American television has spurred him to keep going.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Director/Writer/Producer Brad Bird (Ratatouille, The Incredibles, The Simpsons, and the upcoming Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol film) accepted an award he got for excellence in animation, but was not able to attend the ceremony due to him being held captive by a couple of really suspicious people (Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise) at gun point.

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Bryan’s Most Anticipated Films for 2011!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Jan 7th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here…

So 2010 is over and 2011 has just begun.  I was recently talking with a friend and we both agreed that 2010 was kind of a let down as far as movies went.  Don’t get me wrong, there were some precious gems riddled throughout the year, but they were not many.  Basically I said, that it was a very uncool year with flashes of coolness in regards to films.

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More Casting on Fox’s New Show, “Alcatraz”!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Dec 14th, 2010

Hi Bryan Here…

So we covered this story HERE about this new tv show coming to Fox from J.J. Abrams called Alcatraz.  It seems we have a bit of new casting news for you.  This show is just shaping up to be more interesting by the minute.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Sorry for the lack of news and reviews yesterday.  we had some site issues, but they are all fixed now.  Anywho, Jorge Garcia who is known for playing Hurley on the hit show LOST, has been the first actor to sign on for J.J. Abrams new tv creation for FOX called “Alcatraz”.  He’ll play Alcatraz expert Dr. Diego Soto.

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Jurassic World‘ burst onto the scene as a sequel/reboot hybrid film that made over $1.6 billion at the box office. Of course, there would be more, but at what cost? ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘ takes place a year or so after the events of the first film where the island where the theme park and dinosaurs were on are ravaged by an exploding volcano. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard team up again to save the dinosaurs, however they are misled by a maniacal businessman who has other plans for the dinosaurs, mostly being selling them at an auction to warlords across the country in hopes of turning these dinosaurs into military killing machines with freaking lasers attached to their heads for a profit. I’m not making this up.

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The big summer blockbuster is almost here. I’m not talking about Tom Cruise jumping from building to building either. I’m talking about WWE’s 31st annual SummerSlam PPV of entertainment and pro-wrestling, which is set to take place on August 19th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York and can be watched live in HD on the WWE Network for $9.99 a month or for free if you’re a new subscriber. Over the next few days, our writer Angi and I will be conjuring up some entertaining pieces about each match at SummerSlam 2018. We’ll cover each WWE Superstar, the background of the match, the odds of winning, and what to look out for in each match.

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Fantastic Fest is one of the events that is pure bliss for any fan of genre cinema. If you love horror, sci-fi, foreign, action, and even adult-oriented movies from the 1970s, then Fantastic Fest is the place to let that freak flag fly high and be with like-minded individuals that truly appreciate the art of movies. All of the madness and fun will take place in Austin, TX starting on September 20th and run for 10 days at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar St. This year, which is the 14th annual festival of Fantastic-ness, captures the essence of the Korean movie scene with a ton of cool films being showcased from Korea, both new and old. This is something you won’t want to miss.

 

 

The first wave of movies has been announced, including the World Premiere of the WWII horror movie called ‘OVERLORD‘ from J.J. Abrams. In addition to that film, Fantastic Fest will host Gareth Evans‘ horror movie ‘APOSTLE‘. Gareth gave us the amazing films ‘THE RAID‘ AND ‘THE RAID 2‘, so you can expect some insane fight scenes and horrific imagery. Alos, a film called ‘THE NIGHT COMES FOR US‘, which stars the badass from those ‘RAID‘ movies will be shown, meaning Iko Uwais will stun us once again with his amazing physical skills. If you were a fan of ‘THE GREASY STRANGLER‘, the director of that movie Jim Hosking has a new film called ‘AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN‘, which is being described as a David Lynch meets John Waters type of movie. You had me at Greasy Strangler.

 

 

Lastly, there are some vintage films coming through from AGFA (American Genre Film Archive), one of which has peaked my interest from the title alone – ‘MARY JANE’S NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE‘. I have high hopes for this one. Below is the list of films with cast and crew info, along with a brief synopsis. Enjoy and hope to see you all there.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a huge waste of time. The first Jurassic World was light on story and by no means great, but it had a healthy dose of mindless entertainment. The sequel though, wasn’t even enjoyable. Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies of all time. It was the first PG-13 movie I ever saw in a movie theater and I spent years playing with dinosaurs after seeing it. I love these kind of movies, but this sequel is just so, so bad. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom fumbled one of the easiest plots to execute in Hollywood: Have dinosaurs attack people while Chris Pratt charms the audience.

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4K UHD Review: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’!

by Bryan Kluger on Jan 2nd, 2018

THE FILM


The threats of terrorism, war, chaos, and financial ruin are all too real these days.  ’The Dark Knight Rises’ dives into these issues on a massive scale, which makes any film in the Marvel universe look like mere “child’s play” (no reference to a knife-wielding murderous doll).  Compared with the other Batman movies, everything is bigger in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and there is so much more at stake.  Not one second of this film is wasted, the writing and direction is straight to the point, cohesive, and comes across as totally fulfilling in its 164 minute run-time.

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If you’re like me, then you have grown to love filmmaker Christopher Nolan over the years. Come December 19th, most of his films will be released on 4K UHD for the first time ever. The films include the ‘Dark Knight Trilogy‘, ‘Inception‘, ‘The Prestige‘, ‘Interstellar‘, and the recent ‘Dunkirk‘. Each film will come with HDR as well, meaning a richer and deeper looking image for each movie. Each film will feature extras, the standard Blu-ray Disc, and Digital Copies of each movie. The whole collection will retail at about $150 with the ‘Dark Knight Trilogy‘ retailing at around $70. Of course with the holidays coming up, expect big discounts everywhere for these.

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Michelle Monaghan Returns For ‘M:I 6’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 13th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Good news ‘Mission: Impossible‘ fans – We’ve got a sixth mission coming our way! ‘M:I 6′ is currently filming and well underway for a release of July 27, 2018. We get a bonus this time in Michelle Monaghan’s Julia Meade being a part of the cast.

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Film Review: ‘Life’!

by Bryan Kluger on Mar 23rd, 2017

Audrey E., here….

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Ah, the age old question: ‘Are we alone in the universe?’ In the film ‘Life,’ a diverse team of astronauts try to find a definitive answer to that query and volunteer for a daring mission to outer space. After successfully retrieving a sample from Mars, they discover a single cell organism amongst it, which could prove the existence of life outside the realm of our planet. The explorers immediately begin conducting scientific experiments on the fast developing extra-terrestrial; affectionately calling it Calvin. However, their fondness is soon erased when the creature suddenly demonstrates it’s not there to make friends, and the false sense of confidence it’s lured them into could cost them their lives.

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Enjoy the Red Band Trailer For ‘Atomic Blonde’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Mar 11th, 2017

Hey guys, Jana here,

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The restricted trailer for ATOMIC BLONDE has just debuted online ahead of its SXSW Film Festival debut this Sunday, March 12. Oscar winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors.
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4K UHD Announcement and Pre-Order: ‘3:10 to Yuma’!

by Bryan Kluger on Feb 21st, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Official Release: Saddle up for one of the most thrilling Westerns of the last decade when 3:10 to Yuma arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) May 2 from Lionsgate. From the directing and producing team behind Walk the Line, revisit the Oscar®-nominated feature in stunning Full HD resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) to experience the Old West in a more vibrant presentation than ever before. With a star-studded cast, including Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, and a Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score, the 3:10 to Yuma 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.
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4K UHD Review: ‘Suicide Squad’!

by Bryan Kluger on Dec 13th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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THE FILM

There seems to be a good movie hidden somewhere in ‘Suicide Squad‘, but the film itself makes it nearly impossible for you to find where those good moments are. The film is its own worst enemy, because it promises something new and fresh in the first dozen or so minutes, but then nose dives into the mountain from there on out. This is certainly writer/director David Ayer’s most ambitious project and I can’t tell if it’s his mistake or the collection of DC/Warner Bros. executives who forced the notes on him to make this film not succeed, because again, the first part of the movie gathers your hopes up for something fun. Ayer wrote ‘Training Day‘ and ‘U-571‘, then transitioned into directing with ‘End of Watch‘ and ‘Fury‘, which were both new and fresh takes on tired genres. I was hoping that Ayer could breathe new life and put the DC Comic movie franchise on the right track, but alas, that is not the case.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Life‘ tells the story of a six-member crew of the International Space Station, tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Fantastic Fest is getting closer every day! Running from September 24 – October 1st in Austin at the spectacular Alamo Drafthouse. Chock full of exclusive film runs, the return of the great Fantastic Debates and filmmaker Q&A’s. We’ve already given you the first wave and second wave of programming, today we’re on to the final wave of announcements. So, if you haven’t already, read up on the first wave and second wave then come back to check out the third!

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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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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Get ready for a wicked space adventure starring everyone’s mathematic brain-child, Matt Damon when ‘The Martian‘ lands in theaters on October 2, 2015! The film is based on a top-selling novel by Andy Weir and brought to amazingly realistic life by none other than master, legendary and beyond talented Ridley Scott (‘Alien‘, ‘Blade Runner‘).

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