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02 Aug 2011 16:37


Culture: DreamWorks CEO speaks out about why movies suck

  • Let’s have a semi-realistic rat in a kitchen cooking shit to eat. No one in their right mind is going to say, ‘Well, that’s a good idea.’ It’s a bad idea, but it’s so beautiful in its execution and such a great piece of storytelling. And actually, I think it’s one of the great pieces of animation of our time.
  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation • In a really good speech about why movies today suck. Here he’s saying that “Ratatouille” was a bad idea that was executed perfectly, but most movies today are focused too much on marketability. That is, producers don’t care so much about the story, they only care about how much money they can make out of it. Katzenberg goes on to say that movies should get better, based on consumer response to the crap that’s come out lately.  source

27 Nov 2009 15:38


Culture: What you need to know about Tiger Woods’ car crash

25 Nov 2009 11:43


Music: It’s Pitchfork reviewing Animal Collective. You know the score.

  • 8.9 for their new EP, “Fall Be Kind”; they’re on a roll source

23 Nov 2009 21:17


Culture: Adam Lambert just a little too much for middle America

  • 1,500 complaints about Lambert’s AMA act source

01 Aug 2009 11:34


Culture: Fred Willard, that icon of cheese, has work again – on YouTube!

  • Willard, known his killer roles in Christopher Guest mock-docs, isn’t above doing ad work, and honestly we wouldn’t have it any other way, considering how awesome these FedEx infomercial parodies are. source

06 Apr 2009 10:21


Culture: Famous last words for Fox News movie scribe Roger Friedman

  • It took really less than seconds to start playing it all right onto my computer.
  • Roger Friedman • Fox News entertainment columnist, in a mini-review of the leaked version of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” the film being released by 20th Century Fox. Uber-boss Rupert Murdoch saw the review, apparently was livid and Fox News promptly fired Friedman. Good job, goober. • source

27 Mar 2009 22:13


Culture, Offbeat: Here’s our favorite parts of the ShamWow infomercial

  • one “Made in Germany! You know the Germans always make good stuff.”
  • two “It just does the work! Why do you want to work twice as hard?”
  • three “Without putting any pressure, 50% of the cola, right there.”
  • four “It acts like a vacuum; and look at this; virtually dry on the bottom.”
  • five “This lasts ten years, this lasts a week!” source