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Wes Anderson's new film 'Moonrise Kingdom' looks to be an eclectic bag of humor, drama, and quirkiness. That is to say, it looks like a Wes Anderson film. He really is one of those directors whose films are either your cup of tea or they really aren't. Personally, I'm still not sure into which camp I fall. If you…Continue
We finally have another epic story that can take the Harry Potter formula to the next logical step. Harry Potter was a phenomenon unlike any other. It got an entire generation to read, it broke all grounds in terms of what Hollywood epics were capable of, and it…Continue
The Robin Hood story meeting Bonnie & Clyde meeting The Fugitive meeting classic '70s sci-fi noir is a lot better than how it sounds. This movie is actually better than some people are saying because the script and story is solid and it has a lot of really good ideas. The problem with this film is the directing and the editing because it's longer than it should be and the pacing isn't awful but it definitely could've picked it up in order to keep the suspense going for…Continue
Added by Caleb Kahn on October 29, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Brad Pitt sure has come a long way since his breakthrough role in Thelma & Louise! He's had to overcome the prejudices set against him and prove his real worth as an actor just because he was the "prettiest boy" in town and by doing so, he's managed to solidify himself as one of Hollywood's most iconic film actors in its history. While he's captured the eyes and hearts of women worldwide with his roles in Interview with the Vampire, Legends of the Fall,…Continue
Added by Caleb Kahn on September 24, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Man, this is truly a sad day for me now that Carlyle is leaving Spill as a regular Spill Crew member permanently. For the four years that I've had to watch, read, and listen to the musings of this fine and articulate man, he's been at my side for arguably the four most arduous years of my life thus far. Even though Spill was founded in 2006, I never really got exposed to the site until 2007 when I was interested in seeing reviews on YouTube in its VERY early days and…Continue
So about two weeks ago, I found myself playing a game on a Flash website. I didn't know it at first, but I got suckered into playing a Farmville clone because of my love for theme parks and vacation resorts. I mean, hell, I bought Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 for that exact same reason. And yet, despite how…Continue
Added by Zeek Slider on August 25, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments
Well, here it is. The phenomenon that has captured and revitalized the imagination of children, teenagers, young adults, and even some older adults around the world is finally over and for many like myself, it is the end of our childhoods in a way and the end of a truly magical decade (pardon the pun). What else should I even need to say about this film that hasn't already been said. Everyone loves this movie and for goood reason. I've seen it twice back-to-back within one day and I still…Continue
Added by Caleb Kahn on July 16, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments
About two minutes before we went on the air on Wednesday, we made the rash decision to have a bunch of our friends in the studio join us for the show. To our surprise, everyone had a blast and we made a pretty great show! We are joined by a series of guests as we talk about getting shot over tacos, how to properly respond to a riot, Barry Bonds, and Jared's performance as our intern. And of course, we've got plenty of mail from you guys! Give it a…Continue
Added by Heavy D! on March 26, 2011 at 3:45am — No Comments
After a mild case of the hiatus, Culture Jammin' returns!
Spring break was cool and all, but we were born to be in the studio, damn it. On this episode, we triumphantly return to discuss the new Black plague, why "God caused" the tsunami in Japan, and the racist UCLA girl. But don't think for a second we forgot about you! Of course, the listener mail is a blast as always, so keep it coming to email@example.com!
Added by Heavy D! on March 18, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
This is the first in a series of blog posts in which I will review what are in my opinion the best films 2000-2010. Please note these are in no particular order.
People laughed when they heard there was a movie about Facebook in the works. "What's next?" they would scoff, "a movie about Monopoly?" How ironic then that the same film buffs who mocked Hollywood's willingness to latch on to the latest…Continue
Added by Lightspeed Jack on March 11, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Out from the darkness, here comes a new episode the award-winning (that's a lie) pop culture commentary podcast, Culture Jammin'!
It's revolution week at Culture Jammin' studios as the guys talk about global unrest, Glenn Beck on Broadway, Governor Scott Walker dun goof'n like a champ, and driving with their moms. Of course, there's much more tomfoolery to be had, so you'll just have to listen and hear the madness for yourself. Comment, rate,…Continue
Added by Heavy D! on February 25, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Well it’s that time of the year again, Oscar time. It seems like nowadays no one can bring up the Oscars without ending it with “they don’t matter.” I tend to disagree. Yes, the Oscars are way to freaking long but they are the only crowning achievement that film really has. Film is subjective so obviously, your favorite film probably won’t win. SO WHAT! It’s still your favorite film. I love Oscar season and I love the Oscars, even if they aren’t always right. So without further ado I will…Continue
Added by chris on February 20, 2011 at 9:14pm — No Comments
Come one, come all! Culture Jammin', the king of pop culture, social, political and entertainment commentary shows has come once again! This time around, Carol Lieberman suffers the wrath of the Jam when she claims that video games are a direct link to increasing incidences of rape! Can she prove it?! (No, she can't.) We also do a little Grammy talk and investigate Justin Bieber's newest hobby: trying to talk about serious political issues and fucking up royally.…Continue
With so many of last year's high profile. “For Your Consideration” movies being slightly humorous dramas base on/inspired by true stories (The Social Network, The King’s Speech, Casino Jack, 127 Hours, The Fighter, I Love You Philip Morris, *whew* etc.) it’s easy to see how a movie like Middle Men slipped through the cracks. If it were my job to pitch it you in a way that might make you Netflix it over one of the…Continue
Hey guys and dolls of Spill! Heavy D here, back again with another episode of the premier cultural commentary podcast, Culture Jammin'!
So this week, we had to talk about how horrifically awful the Super Bowl halftime show was. The Black Eyed Peas tied our hands, damn it! Also, we decided to have a little fun with Ronald Reagan, since last Sunday would've been his 100th birthday. Leave it to us to give him a present worthy of such a grand occasion. That's just the tip of the…Continue
Added by Heavy D! on February 11, 2011 at 12:42pm — No Comments
What's happening, boys and girls? Heavy D here, presenting the latest episode of Culture Jammin' to you!
On this episode, Matt and I teach you a little dance based on Weekend at Bernie's, reveal the true mastermind behind 9/11 (hint, his name rhymes with "D. Piddy"), do a little bit of Oscar talk, and shame the House Republicans for...well, being the House Republicans. Also, we celebrate Chinese New Year and which one of us is the TRUE racist!
Give it listen!…Continue
Added by Heavy D! on February 4, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments
Thought I might get the ball rolling. This includes my prediction and my reasoning.
Best Picture Prediction: The King's Speech
This is a tough category to pick. The two clear frontrunners are 'The King's Speech' and 'The Social Network' but who will win is incredibly difficult. My reasoning is that TKS has won the PGA which is perhaps the greatest indicator of best picture during awards season. Whilst TSN won the golden globe the two awards do not…Continue
After such a long time of waiting for me, the nominations for the Oscars are here once again! So, let's not dance around the lilies, let's get down to business when it comes to my thoughts on the major categories!
Added by Lazarus on January 23, 2011 at 12:11am — No Comments
The Golden Globes, are becoming a joke every year it goes by, and we all know that it's not as big as something like The Academy Awards, but for some it's still a big event, exept for those watching the stupidity of the whole show. This year all the winners I agreed with with the exeption of few…Continue