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#InsidetheBucket Podcast #116

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! On this edition of Inside the Bucket , Matt and Brandon gather to discuss several items of note. First, they break down the real happenings at this week's CinemaCon, discuss this week's Blu-ray releases (well, only one), reveal the winner of this week's box office, and review Ghost in the Shell . Finally, the boys embark upon an extended After Party, where they discuss the trailer for It as well as their love/hate for Netflix's programming choices. We encourage you to participate in mailbag, as well as our Open Forum Friday, which is your chance to get in our business about running a passion project like our trainwreck. Please email us at with any thoughts you have about our show. Be warned: Inside the Bucket is an EXPLICIT PODCAST. We tend to say controversial things and cuss just for the heck of it. So, please be careful if you are

Inside the Bucket Podcast #48

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! After a week off - that saw some AMAZING trailers released - the boys from Inside the Bucket return! Join Matt, Brandon, and John as they deliver the best movie and television news from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM . After John pollutes Matt's bathroom (again), the guys get down to business, breaking down trailers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens , Fantastic Four and the Johnny Depp movie Black Mass . We also discuss why Jared Leto's Joker looks like someone from Insane Clown Posse (Brandon's own words actually), and why Las Vegas' CinemaCon is perhaps better than Comic-Con. Please check out these and many other stories which we've included below. With several drinks in them, the three go on their Rants and Raves, where they bitch and complain about all the things they're watching, following, and have their panties in a bind about from the week.

CinemaCon: 'Furious 8' to be Released in 2017

Learn why the announcement comes as no surprise. Story by Matt Cummings Furious 7 has been an unqualified hit, no matter how you slice it. The death of Actor Paul Walker in 2013 nearly ended the franchise as Universal struggled to re-shoot portions of the film with Director James Wan. When it finally released on April 3rd, the high-flying car caper drew huge crowds but not overly positive critical reviews. In fact, fans themselves could make a claim that it's the weakest since the original trilogy. Even if such suggestions spark fierce debate among moviegoers, the film has surpassed the $1.1 billion mark, and has made over $300 million domestically. That's a win no matter how you slice. Part of its success was the film's poignant ending, showing Walker's character Brian O'Conner driving off into the sunset as his partner Dom (Vin Diesel) looked on. And even with that teary-eyed ending, its amazing performance dictated that a sequel be considered.

CinemaCon News: 20th Century Fox Steps into the Light

Learn what titles Fox brought to the CinemaCon table. Story by Matt Cummings CinemaCon has quickly become an event that highlights the top upcoming films, as well as upcoming projects. On Wednesday and Thursday, we saw news from both Paramount ( Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation/TGerminator: Genisys ), as well as Sony Pictures ( The Equalizer sequel). Not to be outdone, 20th Century Fox brought out its big guns, including a Matt Damon Science-Fiction drama. Titled The Martian , it follows Damon as a stranded astronaut who tries to survive on Mars following a crash. Ridley Scott is directing the film that also stars Kate Mara and Jessica Chastain - it currently has a November 25, 2015 release date, but that could change. The CinemaCon audience, made up mostly of theater owners, loudly applauded the footage they observed, as well as Damon's appearance via satellite. The other impressive response came from the least likely of sources: Fox's upcoming Fantasti

Sony's 'The Equalizer' Gets a Sequel

We discuss the announcement and what possible directions the series could take. Story by Matt Cummings Robert McCall is returning to terrorize a thug near you. Collider is reporting that the 2014 surprise hit The Equalizer is getting a sequel, courtesy of beleaguered Sony Pictures. The original, loosely based on the 1980's television series, followed retired agent McCall (Denzel Washington) as he took down Russian gangsters with clock-like efficiency. The movie also starred Chloe Grace-Moretz, who played a prostitute that McCall ends up protecting after she is brutalized by her Russian pimp. The film, directed by Training Day alum Antione Fuqua, was hailed for its hard-boiled, Hard R violence, but also because it gave Washington the perfect vehicle to breath new life into the British gentlemen spy. The result was a worldwide take of $200 million on a $55m budget. Those sorts of numbers make sense to Sony, so it was only a matter of time before they announced a se