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    Contest: Win A Copy Of Bank$tas On DVD From Arc Entertainment

    Posted in Contests by Gino Sassani on March 11th, 2015

    Hopefully, you’ve checked out my interview with Michael Seater from Bank$tas. We’re not finished with that film yet. Jeremy’s got the review coming up and our buddies over at Arc Entertainment figured you guys might have your own financial crises and want a chance to win a copy for yourself. I’m guessing they were right. So, they’ve given us 3 copies to give away right here.

    To win a copy, just follow these simple instructions.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – What would you buy first if you won a million bucks?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is open to residents of the U.S. & Canada only, and will conclude on Sunday, April 26th, 2015.
    Please – only one contest entry per person!

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    Exclusive Interview With Michael Seater From Bank$tas

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on March 8th, 2015

    Can you mine comedy out of a financial crises and the student loan issues in this country. You can if you’re Arc Entertainment. They’re releasing Bank$tas on DVD Tuesday. I got the chance to talk with one of the film’s stars. Michael Seater might be best known to fans from Bomb Girls and Life With Derek. He gets to play in the world of high finance with the likes of Alan Thicke and Supergirl herself Laura Vandervoort. Bang it here to check out my chat with Michael Seater.

     

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    Breaking Amish Los Angeles: Season 1

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on March 6th, 2015

    When Stephen King wrote The Running Man back in 1982, he might very well have been looking through a crystal ball at the television landscape of the 21st century. While we haven’t started executing criminals in game-show fashion …yet … reality television has had a huge impact on our pop culture. From Big Brother to Survivor, Americans continue to get their kicks watching attention-needy “contestants” engage in silly little dramas and the occasional shoving match. Maybe we should blame it all on Jerry Springer.
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    Sons of Anarchy: Season 7 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on March 3rd, 2015

    “Remember when our biggest problem was which Mayan to kill?”

    All good things come to an end, and all rides eventually reach their destination. It’s all come home for the gang at Sons of Anarchy, and you can believe that if anyone is left standing when it’s over, there will be scars. Kurt Sutter has taken the culture of the motorcycle club, don’t call them a gang, and made it accessible to a regular audience. He did that not by attempting to overwhelm us with the iconography of the genre.
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    Zombieworld

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on March 2nd, 2015

    “The world has indeed gone topsy turvy”.

    It’s as inevitable as death and taxes. When you review movies that come out on home video, you will see a lot of zombie films. Every wannabe filmmaker with a camcorder and 20 bucks thinks they can break into the business with a few staggering zombies, bare breasts and a screaming hero laying down profanities and head shots for 80 minutes.
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    Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015

    Posted in Tribute by Gino Sassani on February 28th, 2015

    “We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most… human.”

    Many of the headlines read: “Spock is dead”. Of course, that’s not really true. Spock is a fictional character that will live on likely longer than any of us. But fans of science fiction in general and Star Trek fans in particularly have lost a friend today who was very human. Leonard Nimoy was 83. 
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    The Homesman (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on February 25th, 2015

    “There’s been some trouble with the women hereabouts…it’s bad.” 

    What exactly is a Western? That’s the question that the cast and crew of The Homesman struggle with here. They appear to be divided on the subject, and the same sentiment will likely make this one a little harder to pigeonhole. That’s not necessarily important except when it comes to marketing a film. An audience wants some kind of an idea what they’re getting when they see it on the shelf of their local video store. Tommy Lee Jones wrote, directed and stared in this period piece, and he’d rather you not call it a Western. Others connected with the film are on board with the genre label.
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    Exclusive Interview With Director Jesse Baget & Producer Steven Barton Of Zombieworld

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on February 23rd, 2015

    Zombieworld is like no other zombie film you’ve ever seen. It’s a clever adaptation of independent zombie shorts. It’s out now on DVD from Image Entertainment. I got to talk briefly with director Jesse Baget and Producer Steven Barton. These guys were primed and ready for action. Bang it hear to listen to my chat with the guys behind Zombieworld.

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    Exclusive Interview With Fiona Dourif From Fear Clinic

    Posted in The Reel World by Gino Sassani on February 20th, 2015

    What do you do with your life when your Dad is Chucky? You star in your own films. Of course, some of those are going to be of the horror variety. That’s the story with Fiona Dourif who stars with Robert Englund and Thomas Dekker in Fear Clinic out from Anchor Bay. I got the chance to talk to her about her new film. Certainly, we had to touch on father Brad Dourif and her experiences in the Chucky franchise. Want to know what she had to say? Of course, you do. Bang it here to listen in on my chat with Fiona Dourif.

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    Scooby-Doo! Moon Monster Madness

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on February 17th, 2015

    “Three years ago brash billionaire daredevil Sly Baron vowed to make space tourism a reality. Today his lucky passengers are boldly going where none of them have been before. No, not Delaware…space.”

    It’s a new frontier for the Scooby gang, but not the final one to be sure. Scooby Doo has spanned generations and over 40 years. Since the 1960’s the name and conventions have become a part of the pop culture. The original cartoon series had a series of conventions.
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    Walker, Texas Ranger: War Zone

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on February 17th, 2015

    There was a new cowboy in Dallas, and he wasn’t throwing touchdown passes. But Walker was almost gone before he could really get started. After just four episodes, the show’s production company suffered financial collapse, and the show was rescued at the last minute by CBS Productions, who would continue to run the show for its nearly decade-long run. For nine years Norris brought us the ultimate Texas Ranger in a formula cops-and-robbers show. The show often became a parody of itself, but maintained a solid viewership throughout. Hell, Norris even sings the theme song.
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    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on February 13th, 2015

    “Did you see the movie Trading Places?”

    Well, this isn’t that movie. It can be as funny as Trading Places, though. There aren’t any shades of gray here either. It’s good old fashioned “good guys and evil genius” stuff all the way. It’s a thrill ride that we won’t have to wait in long lines to get on. This is like going to a summer movie and trudging through the snow to get there. Depending on where you live, of course. I’m talking about Kingsmen: The Secret Service
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    Exclusive Interview With Thomas Dekker Of Fear Clinic

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on February 10th, 2015

    Anchor Bay is releasing Fear Clinic today. It stars Robert Englund and Thomas Dekker. While we didn’t get a chance to have an encounter with Freddy Kruger himself, we did catch up with Thomas Dekker. You might remember him as Picard’s young son in Star Trek: Generations. I loved him as the iconic John Connor in The Sarah Connor Chronicles television follow-up to the Terminator films. We had a great time talking about all of these cool projects. You won’t want to miss Fear Clinic on Blu-ray or DVD, and you sure won’t want to miss my conversation with Thomas Dekker. So, bang it here to listen to my chat with Thomas Dekker.

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    Exclusive Interview With Harrison Smith Writer/Director Of Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on February 5th, 2015

    We told you that there was more coming from Anchor Bay’s Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard. We also told you there would be more on Harrison Smith, the film’s writer and director. What else can we tell you? How about we let Harrison give you the goods himself? I had a chance to talk to the filmmaker. Here’s your chance to hear what he has to say. Bang it here to listen in on my chat with Harrison Smith.

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    Exclusive Interview With Felissa Rose From Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on February 4th, 2015

    You’re going to be seeing a lot from Anchor Bay’s Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard. It’s a new and interesting zombie franchise from writer/director Harrison Smith. No, not the one who plays for my NFL Vikings. More on him later. (The director, not the football player). The film stars, among others Felissa Rose. You might remember her as the 13 year old baddie in Sleepaway Camp. She’s been busy lately. You can catch her in Zombie Killers. I caught up to her last week and I got to talk to her about both films…and more. The movie is out now. She was super excited to talk. Bang it here to listen in on my chat with Felissa Rose.

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    Exclusive Interview With Robert Kline Director/Writer The Reagans: The Legacy Endures

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on February 3rd, 2015

    This week Image Entertainment releases The Reagans: The Legacy Endures. It’s a documentary on the life and presidency of Ronald Reagan. He was the 40th US President and certainly left his mark on history. The sportscaster turned actor turned political icon oversaw a critical period in world history. The Cold War was ending and the war on terror was just beginning. Robert Kline wrote and directed this intimate look at the Reagan Years. I had a chance to talk with him about the project. Bang it here to listen in on my chat with Robert Kline.

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    Open Windows (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on February 3rd, 2015

    “You like that stuff, but it’s kind of a tease.”

    Give Elijah credit for taking some interesting chances with his acting choices since his long and successful run with the Lord Of The Rings trilogy and his subsequent cameos in the Hobbit films as well. No one can accuse the actor of resting on his laurels. His roles have been outside the mainstream.
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    Contest: Win A Copy Of RPG (Real Playing Game) From ARC Entertainment

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on February 2nd, 2015

    Rutger Hauer is the star of this latest giveaway thanks to our good buddies over at Arc Entertainment. We’re talking future world where money just might buy one man eternal youth…or maybe an endless nightmare. It’s a game played for your life. We’re talking RPG  (Real Playing Game) and it hits stores on Tuesday Feb. 10th. But we have 3 copies to give away here at Upcomingdiscs.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – What is your favorite video game of all time?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winners are Jim Gardner, Kelvin Hobson & James Coyne

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

     

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    Black Sea

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on February 1st, 2015

    “I found something.”

    Once in a while a film comes along that defies the current trends and styles in Hollywood. Inevitably, those films usually end up being dumped on the box office in the late winter months after the holiday blockbusters have run their course and the push for notice by the Academy has reached the end of the calendar year. It is in the depths of these cold months that studios deliver the almost-rans, the square pegs, and once in a while a gem that doesn’t really fit any of the other models.
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    Mythbusters 10th Anniversary Collection

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on January 29th, 2015

    “Who are the Mythbusters?” 

    You know who the Mythbusters are, don’t you? They’ve been a staple on the Discovery Channel for over 12 years now. Yes, this 10th year anniversary release is a little late, but a welcome title all the same. If you really don’t know who the Mythbusters are by now, I can’t think of a better way to get acquainted than to pick up 50 of their best episodes in one collection
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    The Judge (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on January 28th, 2015

    “Did that just happen?” 

    I have to confess that I entered The Judge expecting a different kind of film than I actually saw. After seeing the trailer, I was reminded of some of the classic courtroom dramas I’d seen over the years, from 12 Angry Men through …And Justice For All. On the ride to the screening I found my mind was swimming with the “closing arguments” Al Pacino delivered in …And Justice For All and was trying to image how Robert Downey, Jr. was going to try to top that.
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    Trace Adkins: Live Country

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on January 27th, 2015

    His uncle played Christian music, and he sang bass in a chorus for some years. His father gave him a guitar and started him on lessons at age five. With all of that background, it seems no surprise that Trace Adkins became a hit on the country music scene. It was obvious to everyone but him. Instead he looked to sports and a chance to be a lineman for Louisiana Tech until he blew out his knee. When the doc told him he had no chance at a football career, did he turn to that music? Nope.
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    Exclusive Interview With Tom Whitus – Writer/Director Of The Junior Spy Agency

    Posted in Podcasts by Gino Sassani on January 26th, 2015

    A while back Normandy reviewed The Junior Spy Agency, written and directed by Tom Whitus. It took a while and word got back to Tom and he was gracious enough to offer up some of his valuable time. It’s a neat little family movie. I had a great time talking to the brains of the outfit. Bang it here to listen in on my fun chat with Tom Whitus.

     

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    Boardwalk Empire: Season 5 (Blu-ray)

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on January 22nd, 2015

    “If we’re good today, we’ll be better tomorrow.”

    The final season of Boardwalk Empire breaks the mold of what the show has been for the first four years. The action jumps ahead several years to 1931. It’s a necessary plot point if we’re going to be ending the popular series in the fifth season. I understand the jump and why it works. I guess my only real question is: why are we jumping ahead to end what is one of the best shows on television?
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    Contest – Win Wonder Years Season 2 On DVD From Time Life & Star Vista

    Posted in Contests, Expired Contests by Gino Sassani on January 22nd, 2015

    We have some great friends over at Time Life and Star Vista. They’re you’re friends, too. This time it’s season 2 of The Wonder Years. Take a trip back in time to what it was like to be a kid in the 1960′s. Plus there’s Joe Cocker’s version of A Little Help From My Friends. It’s all here for a lucky Upcomingdiscs winner.

    1. Fill out your name and email address in the comment form below – your email address will remain private and visible only to us.
    2. Do not post your address as an actual comment!  Instead tell us – Who was your best friend when you were 10?
    3. Only those comments that answer our question will be considered.

    Contest is now closed Winner is Lisa Smit

    Winners are notified by E-mail. If you did not get a confirmation E-mail from us, check your Spam filter and contact us. Any prize not claimed in 2 weeks will be forfeit and be placed in the end of year contests next Holiday Season.

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