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Film Review: ‘Suicide Squad’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Aug 3rd, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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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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Will Beall (‘Gangster Squad‘) has been tapped by Warner Bros. to pen the script for DC Entertainment’sAquaman‘. Beall is the writer behind the ‘Training Day‘ series which is currently filming, and ‘The Legend of Conan‘. The script is going to be based off a previous treatment by Geoff Johns and director James Wan.

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Sylvester Stallone to play ‘The Godfather’!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 28th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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Is it true? Is Sylvester Stallone coming to television? Yes he is, and he will play the lead role of Raymonde Aprile, the last great American mob boss. I can’t wait to see Stallone play a sadistic bad guy. Not only that, ‘Training Day‘ and upcoming ‘The Magnificent Seven‘ director Antoine Fuqua will direct the series. The show is based off of ‘Omerta‘, which was the final novel from Mario Puzo, who famously wrote ‘The Godfather‘.

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Your First Look at ‘The Magnificent Seven’ Remake!

by Gumbercules9000 on Apr 19th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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I can’t tell you how excited I am for this remake of ‘The Magnificent Seven‘. I’ve a huge fan of westerns. I wish there was more out there. luckily Quentin Tarantino and The Coen Bros. are making westerns still. You can add to that list Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), who is remaking the 1960 film that starred Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen.

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Film Review: ‘Southpaw’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 21st, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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When it comes to the world of boxing, there have been many films and documentaries that have been released on the violent sport. Some of the movies have done so well both financially and critically, that they have taken home more than one Oscar, and dare I say it, this new boxing film, ‘Southpaw‘ is the best boxing movie since Sylvester Stallone put on boxing gloves in 1976 and put on one hell of a show against Carl Weathers in ‘Rocky‘. Despite its minor flaws, ‘Southpaw‘ is an amazing film from top to bottom. Director Antoine Fuqua (‘Training Day‘) has perfectly transformed Jake Gyllenhaal into a scary, muscular, bloodied monster of a fighter, who you would never want to step into the ring with.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Startling ‘Southpaw’ Makeover

This year’s Oscar race was a tough one to call as there were so many deserving and absolutely fantastic movies that made the ballot and hundreds more that didn’t, the films coming out now are offering up performances just as stunning. One of the best examples of great acting comes from Jake Gyllenhaal in ‘Southpaw‘.

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‘Suicide Squad’ Casting With Alternate Options!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 4th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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The interwebs have been abuzz since casting was released on the main cast lineup for DC’s ‘Suicide Squad‘. As a giant DC fan with a deep love of their villains, I have to put my 2 cents in so buckle up, cause here I go! Warning – Spoilers if you’re not up on your DC comic book history!

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Film Review: ‘Fury’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Oct 16th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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When Brad Pitt signs up to kill nazis in a WWII movie, you say, “YES”. This particular movie is called ‘Fury‘, and is a solid, very good war film. It’s brutal, violent, raw, and has enough of a fresh feel to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire 134-minute runtime. Instead of being out in the open, walking the fields of France or another nazi occupied country, ‘Fury‘ takes place mostly inside a small steel tank with five guys led by ‘Wardaddy’ (Pitt), during the final month of WWII. The claustrophobia sets in quickly and gives us an ample amount of time to dig deep into each soldier inside the tank.

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Film Review: ‘The Equalizer’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 25th, 2014

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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This remake of an 80s television show about a retired CIA operative who now helps regular people in trouble has been in the works for quite some time. I believe it was always going to star the impressive Denzel Washington, but a few directors have been in and out of the director’s chair including Nicolas Winding Refn (‘Drive‘). He bowed out a while ago and the studio asked Antoine Fuqua to helm the project, which he accepted. Fuqua worked with Washington on the Oscar winning film ‘Training Day‘, which also earned Washington an acting Oscar.

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Fernando’s Review of ‘The Equalizer’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Sep 25th, 2014

Fernando M., Here….

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Antoine Fuqua is two men.  He is the director of the critically acclaimed “Training Day,” for starters.  He is also evidently also the man that saw “Taken” a bunch of times.  When you put those experiences together, you get “The Equalizer.” Showcasing Denzel Washington again reprising his role as Denzel Washington, a strong , smooth, moral protagonist that is going to do a bunch of stuff with guns, but somehow still manages to have a part in the script where he gets to dance.  Denzel plays Denzel quite well, so it’s hard to fault him for that.  In this case in particular, he plays action Denzel better than ever!

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Trailer for ‘The Equalizer’ Will Blow Your Minds!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jun 12th, 2014

Hi, Jana here,

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I’m talking about ‘The Equalizer’ today. Denzel Washington, the acting genius from ‘Training Day‘, ‘American Gangster‘ and ‘The Book of Eli‘ is back in a role he’s been born to play. The trailer just dropped on ‘The Equalizer‘. It gave me goosebumps watching this small clip of what HAS got to be an excellent movie! It conjured up feelings of Michael Caine in ‘Harry Brown‘ or Gerard Butler in ‘Law Abiding Citizen‘. I’ve always been a huge fan of action movies, anyway, give me a revenge-based action movie and I’m enthralled!

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Film Review: ‘Sabotage’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 27th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here…

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 Arnold Schwarzenegger has been on quite a role since his political career in California. He has come back in full force to the movie world and has given us three films, including this one, with five more projects on the way. Needless to say, he has been busy. The first two films, since his time in the Governor’s chair in California were ‘The Last Stand‘ and ‘Escape Plan‘, both of which were PG-13 action vehicles for Schwarzenegger that had a silly and highly entertaining premise, even though the plots of both films were ridiculous. But in both of those movies, we received Arnold’s famous one-liners and his angry glare as he looks down upon his enemies with a giant machine gun in his hand, ever so ready to add to his impressive body count.

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Emma Watson Set To Star in ‘Regression’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Feb 5th, 2014

Hi, Bryan Here…

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Director/Composer Alejandro Amenabar (‘The Others‘) has cast Emma Watson (‘Harry Potter‘) along with Ethan Hawke (‘Training Day‘) in a new thriller called ‘Regression‘. Not much is known about the plot of the film yet, but with these two amazing actors, I would imagine something very suspenseful and full of thrills.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

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In a fun marketing campaign for the upcoming thriller ‘Olympus Has Fallen‘, the studio is looking for “skilled professionals” to escort and check out the scene at the red carpet to make sure everything is ‘safe’ for the characters and actors.  They are billing it as they are looking for a task force of special agents to attend the world premiere of the film.  All you have to do is full out a bit of information, and hope that you are picked to attend.  You could possible meet Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, or Morgan Freeman.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Here is the new 1st trailer for ‘Olympus Has Fallen‘, which looks pretty intense. We have talked about this movie before and marks one of several films dealing with an elite team taking down terrorists at the White House.  Antoine Fuqua will  be directing the film, which he is known for making ‘Training Day‘. The trailer itself looks good and stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo,  and Rick Yune.  Hell of a cast if you ask me.

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