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THE True Bromance Film Podcast - Overlord

Episode 206 - Overlord

We could think of no one else to help us break down this week's main film than Will of Exploding Helicopter. He joins us to navigate the crazy world of Nazi zombies and invading heroes in Overlord.

MOVIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK:

Widows, Drive a Crooked Road, Sorry To Bother You, Extinction, Outlaw King, A Simple Favor, Incredibles 2, Overlord



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THE True Bromance Film Podcast - Halloween

Episode 205

The calendar shows November but we are still in the Halloween spirit. This week we are covering a wide range of topics, including podcast coupons, moody teenagers, and the latest in the Halloween franchise, David Gordon Green's Halloween. NOTE: There is a spoiler discussion of Eighth Grade from 24:49 to 26:00.

MOVIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK:

Pitch Perfect 3, Hunter Killer, Ghostbusters, Commando, Zero Days, Eighth Grade, Halloween


From The Director of STALINGRAD Comes ATTACTION to Home Video on December 4th

A sinister unidentified flying object plummeting to Earth changes our view of humanity and life beyond our planet in the thrilling new sci-fi spectacular ATTRACTION. The film will be available across all digital platforms beginning December 4, 2018 along with a blu-ray and DVD release day and date.

Moscow finds itself on the brink of destruction after a mysterious spaceship crash-lands in the center of the city. While the government seeks to find out what the ship's passengers want and how to protect the local population, the rest of the city residents break into conflicting factions. Some view the aliens as a threat that should be extinguished, while others hope that the visitors are peaceful and offer an opportunity to learn more about the world beyond.

When a young woman finds herself torn between her seemingly normal life and the alluring promise offered by one of the all-too-human extraterrestrials, the fate of the entire world is left hanging in the balance.


TWO BALLOONS Review

2018 Directed by Mark C. Smith
A film about two silent lemurs in hot air balloons is not only one of 2018’s finest animated shorts but one of finest films of the year. I cannot understate the beauty of Smith's TWO BALLOONS, along with its aesthetic the simplicity of its narrative, it's stunning. This 9 minute short strikes a rare emotional honesty that is sadly lacking in most feature-length films, let alone in an animated short. The detail displayed in the stop-motion animation and charming score from Peter Broderick make this simple story utterly re-watchable.   
While comparisons will undoubtedly be drawn to Wes Anderson, Smith’s exploration of humanity through these air-born primates shares more DNA with the films of Hal Ashby. It could be that I spent the morning re-watching SHAMPOO and THE LAST DETAIL but Smith seems more concerned with his films emotional resonance than its quirky details.
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Must See Films at Ithaca Fantastik 2018

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RELAXER Directed by Joel Potrykus  Sat October 27th 2:00pm
Settle in for 91 minutes of action set entirely on a sofa as our hero Abbie (Joshua Burge) attempts to beat all 256 levels of Pac-Man before the world ends. Berated by his brother and a slew of off-kilter friends, Abbie must stick to his mission at any cost. He’ll have to stay focused in the midst of hilarious antics. Will he beat the game? Will the world as we know it be lost for eternity? Will he ever get off the couch?




PROSPECT
Directed by Christopher Caldwell
Sat. Oct. 27  8:00pm

In a working-class future (in space!), a father and daughter mining team (Jay Duplass and Sophie Thatcher) struggle to make a living on an alien moon with worn out space suits and a barely functional spacecraft. When they learn about a large haul of the rare, valuable crystals they’ve b…

Interview w/ Michael Doneger on BRAMPTON'S OWN

A struggling minor league baseball player retires and woefully returns to his small hometown, carefully dodging old wounds until confronted with the one that hurts the most - the girl that got away.
Today my guest on the show is Michael Doneger he is the writer/director behind BRAMPTON'S OWN which is currently available on VOD.
To hear my conversation with Michael press play on the embedded player below.

First Look at SLAY BELLES Official Poster and Trailer

It's Christmas Eve, and three cos-playing women are breaking into Santa Land for some partying and fun! What they didn't expect was to come across the malevolent Christmas demon Krampus! The girls must team up with Santa Claus himself (played by The Rocky Horror Picture Show's Barry Bostwick) to battle the creature and save the world!

SLAY BELLES is directed and co-written by Spooky Dan Walker, co-written by Jessica Luhrssen and starring Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Megaforce), Kristina Klebe (2019's Hellboy, Tales of Halloween) Susan Slaughter (Alleluia!, The Devil's Carnival), Diane Salinger (Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Batman Returns), Richard Moll (House, Scary Movie 2), and Hannah Wagner (YouTube's celebrity, Miss Hannah Minx).



TNT to Air an All-Day SUPERNATURAL Marathon on Halloween - Complete Episode Guide

This Halloween, TNT is bringing fans spooks, chills and thrills with an all-day
Supernatural marathon, starting at 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., spanning four seasons of the most terrifying episodes from the fan-favorite series. From hauntings to ghosts, zombies and even Bloody Mary, TNT is your destination for getting into the Halloween spirit.

In the series, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force twenty-six years ago. Subsequently, their father John raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America ... and he taught them how to kill it.





Episode 4.07 – “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester” – at 8:00a.m.-9:00 a.m. ET/PT
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Yipee-Ki-Yay! DIE HARD Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary By Returning to Movie Theaters Nationwide on November 11 and 14

Fans of  DIE HARD may never agree about the film’s status as a holiday movie (as opposed to a summer blockbuster with a Christmas setting), but millions of moviegoers do agree that there’s endless appeal in the swaggering, wisecracking John McClane (Bruce Willis) and his single-handed effort to protect a 35-story high-rise from a team of terrorists led by suave Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman).

Both Willis and Rickman made their big-screen debuts in director John McTiernan’s film, which burst on to screens in August 1988 and became not just an instant hit but a movie-industry game changer that remains the gold standard of action movies three decades later.


Tickets for DIE HARD can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 700 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (…