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The Top 10 Perfectly Cast Movie Roles!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 18th, 2014

Paul N., Here…

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Top Ten Perfectly Cast Roles 

The Bard of Avon said it best, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Some actors are great, and shine in everything they do (Leonardo DiCaprio, Gary Oldman, Daniel Day-Lewis). Some actors are smart enough to pick roles that best use their limited skill sets (Keanu Reeves). This list takes a look at the perfect pairing of actor and role. In this list, you will find a pairing of actor and role so great that the actor ceases to be themselves and instead makes the character take on a life of its own. These pairings are so uniquely theirs that you can’t imagine anyone else taking their place should Hollywood have the audacity to try.

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Podcast #36 – Re-Cast of ‘Taxi Driver’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jun 8th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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The Multi-Media Men are back with the 36th episode that covers all things in the entertainment industry. We had a full house again with myself Bryan KlugerAdam Conway from the Angelika Film Center, Gadi Elkon from Selig Film NewsAndrew ConwayGwen Reyes from Fresh Fiction, and Susan Kamyab from This Chix Flix. It was a lot of fun to say the least.  Here is one of our infamous ReCast segments. We went ahead  and recast the iconic film ‘Taxi Driver‘, which is one of the best films of all time that starred Robert De Niro and Jodi Foster, and was directed by Martin Scorsese. There is no way we can replace any of the amazing actors aboard here, but in this day and age, it is more likely to happen than not. So here are some of our suggestions on who should play which role? Do you agree with us?And please let us know what you think by going to our FACEBOOK page, which you should visit to catch up on all the latest information. And don’t forget to visit iTunes and Stitcher to subscribe to our podcast. Enjoy the show.

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Jana B. here,

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Warren Beatty hasn’t been featured on the big screen for quite a while and he is ready to change that. Beatty has had a Howard Hughes-based project perking in his head for 20 years before we’re seeing any tangible sign of its existence. Beatty will direct and star as Hughes, but it will center on Hughes’ assistant and his love interest. Beatty’s wife, Annette Bening and Matthew Broderick have lent their talents to the project and we’re told there may still be a few surprise actors to join, we’re being told perhaps Jack Nicholson?

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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: Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’

by Gumbercules9000 on Dec 16th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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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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R.I.P. Karen Black!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 8th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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It sucks to write this, but Karen Black has just lost her battle with cancer a few minutes ago, according to her husband. Black was an amazing actress known for her work in the horror genre. She starred with Jack Nicholson in ‘Five Easy Pieces‘ and ‘Easy Rider‘. She also starred in ‘House of 1000 Corpses, The Day of the Locusts‘, and ‘Trilogy of Terror‘. She was an amazing woman and a badass actress. She will be missed greatly.

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Misty Here….

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Stephen King fans unite in happiness!! King’s sequel novel to “The Shining” called “Doctor Sleep” is due out this fall. This, along with the documentary “Room 237” about the theories of Stanley Kubrick’s work recently being in theaters, has made way to a prequel of the famous book now being in the works. Glen Mazzara , the infamous writer took over for Frank Darabont halfway through “Walking Dead”, has been called to write the Warner Bros. screenplay titled “The Overlook Hotel”.

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2013 SXSW Film Lineup Announced!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 31st, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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

 

 

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The Top 10 Werewolf Films!!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 1st, 2012

Hi, Bryan Here….

October is here, and that means Halloween is around the corner.  Over the course of October, we will be doing our favorite top 10 horror lists.  We are starting with the top 10 Werewolf films.  I’ve always been a fan of werewolves, and I admit, I have also been deeply afraid of them.  There is something so mysterious and yet so vicious and magical about a werewolf that draws me into any and all films that have something to do with werewolves.  So I present to you, Boomstick’s top 10 Werewolf films. Enjoy.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

Actor, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is setting up a reboot of ‘Litte Shop of Horrors’ for Warner Bros with Levitt starring.  Marc Platt will be producing and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will be penning the script.  As of right now there is no director.  Platt was a producer on Broadway’s ‘Wicked’, and the films, ‘Wanted’ and Legally Blonde’.  Sacasa wrote the Broadway flop, ”Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark’.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

The film is titled ‘ Las Vegas’ and stars as of right now Michael Douglas with Robert De Niro in final negotiations to star opposite Douglas.  The script was written by Dan Fogelman (writer of Pixar’s Cars/Cars 2/ Bolt/ Tangled/ Crazy,Stupid, Love) and plans to start production soon.  We even hear that Christopher Walken is in talks as well to co-star.

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

by Gumbercules9000 on Jan 11th, 2012

Hi Bryan Here….

Roman Polanski’s AWESOME 1974 crime drama starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway will be released on blu-ray April 3rd.  The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Picture, but only won for Best Original Screenplay.   ‘Chinatown’ will have a 1080p transfer and will have a Dobly TruHD 5.1 audio mix as well as Mono.  It will also have several extras an a collectible booklet.

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Hi Bryan Here….

From Terence Winter (Emmy®-winning writer on HBO’s The Sopranos) and Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire is set in Atlantic City in 1920 at the dawn of Prohibition. The series chronicles the life and times of Enoch Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), the city treasurer whose double role as politician and bootlegger makes him the city’s undisputed czar at a time when illegal alcohol has opened up highly lucrative opportunities for rumrunners and distributors. In a city defined by notorious backroom politics and vicious power struggles, Nucky must contend with ambitious underlings, relentless Feds, rival gangsters — including Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano and Al Capone — and his own appetite for women, profits, and power.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Today’s Geek Deals are the classic film titles: ‘Taxi Driver’!! ‘Dr. Strangelove’!!  ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’!!  All on Blu-ray.  All under $12.00.  Scorsese, Kubrick, Lean.  Take advatage!

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Hi Bryan Here….

Charlie Sheen and Lionsgate have made a deal to bring the ‘Anger Management’ to television with Sheen set to star.  ‘Anger Management’ is based on the 2003 Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson comedy.  In Sheen’s deal, he will own a considerable stake in the show.  The show will follow a “mild-mannered, non-confrontational man who is ordered to attend group anger management sessions led by a therapist who could probably use some anger management himself.”

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