Because it's that time of year again, it's time to dust off the classics from Spill's golden age...
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Added by Carlyle on November 26, 2009 at 1:58am —
I get this question A LOT. Mostly as a joke these days (we even got it at the Spill Party Podcast), sure, but we still get it. So I figured I might as well get around to answering it. Truth is, I'm sick to death of all the STANDARD Batman villains. I've seen them done to death. Joker, Penguin, Riddler, Two-Face, Catwoman. How many more incarnations do we need? Here are the 5 different guys I personally want to see in a new batman movie.
5) Someone NEW.…
Added by Carlyle on August 27, 2009 at 4:34pm —
Here's an important issue that will most assuredly be breathing down the neck of the legal system over the next few years: do you have the LEGAL RIGHT to be anonymous? That is to say, are you protected by law to keep your identity hidden, as long as your speech doesn't break the law? Well, that's the issue this blogger is addressing now… Continue
Added by Carlyle on August 26, 2009 at 7:03pm —
This is the letter I've just e-mailed to Tim Rutten, editor of the Los Angeles Times in response to this frightening editorial
I recommend you should read.
as a professional online writer, I thought I would drop you a line about your dangerous and unethical stance on the deregulation of the newspaper industry for the self-serving sake of price fixing. While… Continue
Added by Carlyle on August 25, 2009 at 5:30pm —
There's a new Viral Quentin Tarantino video floating around out there in the ether, this one particularly interesting. Quentin made a list of his top 20 films that were released since the release of this first film in 1992. It's a doozy of a list and indicative of Quentin's taste. While it is no secret that I am a HUGE Tarantino fan, he and I very much differ on what we love in our movies. There are a number of movies on this list that I don't just dislike, but actively loathe. Then there are… Continue
Added by Carlyle on August 17, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Hey gang. Years ago a young girl who I knew from the local movie scene approached me and asked "Carlyle, will you be in my movie?" Her being all of 11, I smiled and said "Sure sweetie, of course I will. What do you want me to do?" She looked me dead in the eye and with all seriousness said "It's a zombie movie. And I want you to play the bumbling janitor that accidentally causes Zombiegeddon."
Thus began my long friendship with filmmaker Emily Hagins.
Intrigued by the… Continue
Added by Carlyle on August 15, 2009 at 1:30am —
Well, it appears KILL BILL: THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR might finally be headed our way on Blu-Ray. Huzzah! Rejoice! Let the banners fly and sound the marching band! We've only been waiting half a decade! Ahem.
Anyhow, in a group interview Sci-fi wire reports that Tarantino had quite a bit to say on the subject.
Go check it out. It's a good read. I'm just going to highlight one small section. It… Continue
Added by Carlyle on August 10, 2009 at 8:30pm —
continuing the story I've been talking about this week, now comes news of the APs solution to the death of print and the rampant news stealing/aggregating/echoing problem going on online. For those of you walking in late, one of the biggest problems facing journalism and editorials on the web is the copy & pasting of news stories - or at least the relevant, interesting bits of news stories - with the site in question adding their own commentary. Often times this is… Continue
Added by Carlyle on August 7, 2009 at 3:30pm —
I feel the way about John Hughes the way most of you feel about George Lucas. His work, especially his directorial work in the 80’s (the only period of time in which he wore that hat), was so perfectly dialed in to the times that his films are not only still relevant and entertaining, but nostalgic time capsules that perfectly capture that era like lightning bugs in a jar. Since he left the director’s chair behind, there has been a void in teen geared filmmaking that a number of filmmakers have… Continue
Added by Carlyle on August 6, 2009 at 5:55pm —
Murdoch has been whistling this tune for some time now, but today he gave it words. "Quality journalism is not cheap, and an industry that gives away its content is simply cannibalizing its ability to produce good reporting," says one of the richest men in the world - a man who has made his billions off of quality journalism that is definitely not cheap. While most of you know him as the owner of 20th CENTURY FOX and FOX NEWS, you should also know that his sizable fortune was made in… Continue
Added by Carlyle on August 5, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Yup. For those that missed it live (Thanks for the scads and scads of you that showed up in the chatroom and who silently listened as one of the 400+ guests) here is the meat of the podcast
- about two hours of goodness. The After Dark segment should be posted later this week, which is a much more free-form,… Continue
Added by Carlyle on August 5, 2009 at 2:00am —
Brad Holt asks...
I've been noticing that Horror movies these days have been very lacking as far as being creative with originality and scaryness. The most recent good horror movies were "Drag me to Hell" which was because of Sam Rami, and "REC" (a spanish, not hollywood) And with upcoming movies like "Soroity Row" (ugh) and "Nightmare on Elm Street remake" (looking forward to but still not a new thing we haven't seen just a different version) I feel that Hollywood is running out… Continue
Added by Carlyle on August 4, 2009 at 3:30am —
Korey just had
to do it. He had
to mention No Country For Old Men
. Even just mentioning it in passing, it's stirred up a beehive of activity. In response, Davril Chorster had this to say:
I think you guys have grossly overlooked the ending to "No Country" because it's traditional in story but unconventional in style.
It's basically that when you're watching the film you can sense the realism, so the third act is what would, per se, make sense. What… Continue
Added by Carlyle on August 4, 2009 at 3:01am —
Check it people! The nice folks over at /Filmcast have asked me back for another few hours of frivolity and movie talk. Starts at 9PM Eastern/8PM Central. Join us LIVE, won't you?
Added by Carlyle on August 3, 2009 at 7:17pm —
Harry lays it down over here at AICN.
I don't have the firm release date, but I do know who is directing the WORLD OF WARCRAFT film and that is Sam Raimi. It will come out in trades later this week or next. But you can take this one to the bank. Sam is going to make a huge budget fantasy bit of unfuckingimaginable coolness - and it will be yanked from the WORLD OF WARCRAFT.
I'd like to go on the… Continue
Added by Carlyle on July 21, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Here we are just two days out from San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and already I'm exhausted. Oh, I'm not going. It's nothing like that. But the blogs have been fired up for a week and a half and my Twitter is going nuts with #SDCC. I've read half a dozen stories predicting what will happen on just day one of the con, and almost the same number of stories on what movies and studios AREN'T bringing anything to the Con at all. Phone calls are coming in from all over from friends asking if I will be… Continue
Added by Carlyle on July 21, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Today was a bittersweet day for me. You see, for quite some time I've had a speech/lecture/sermon/pep talk that I've given a number of friends (and a few strangers) about what it means to be an artist and how, quite literally, it is never too late to become everything you ever wanted to be. And that speech always involved mentioning Frank McCourt. Many of you may be too young to remember the hubbub 13 years ago when McCourt released the heartbreaking memoir about his immigrant mother and his… Continue
Added by Carlyle on July 20, 2009 at 12:42am —
Well Convergence is now in full swing and we've entered full on nerd-craziness. Day 2 involved being on two great panels - Why did they remake that?
- in which 5 of us debated the merits of remakes and discussed our favorites remakes juxtaposed against those that deserve the most vitriol - and The Joy of Bad Movies
- which was 6 folks sharing their favorite terrible films while discussing what makes a great bad movie. Each panel ran to its time without any floundering or time… Continue
Added by Carlyle on July 4, 2009 at 1:20pm —
HOLY CRAP! It is officially the morning of day 2 and last night, the slowest of the four days, was completely off the hook. After a day of catching up with old friends and the mass consumption of coffee from COF2E2 (merging with the coffee on an almost molecular level) I sat on one of the best panels of my life. SMACKDOWN! Here a bunch of writers and comedians voted on death match of Video Game Character vs Video Game Character to determine the all time baddest of the bad. Joining us after a… Continue
Added by Carlyle on July 3, 2009 at 11:35am —
I know it's been a while since I've written, but there's something that needs to be addressed. There has been a situation as of late that has drawn all of our attention. And it has drawn ALL of OUR attention. Not because we find it interesting or pertinent. But because people keep posting about it. Over and over again. Yes. We've all seen the videos. Yes. We know who this guy is. If we haven't commented there's probably a reason for it. Okay?
But there's a lesson… Continue
Added by Carlyle on June 30, 2009 at 6:00pm —