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23 Jul 2010 22:37


Culture: “Machete” never meant to be immigration statement, but kinda is

  • It’s kind of funny because it’s not really what the movie is about, and I didn’t want people to think that it was. I just felt like I had to say something about it so I cut that trailer. There’s so much grandstanding and those of us who live near a border know how unsolvable the issue really is.
  • Director Robert Rodriguez • On how his upcoming “Machete,” which he premiered at Comic-Con, somehow ended up in the middle in the immigration debate. That’s because he cut a version of the self-described Mexploitation film’s trailer that tackled the immigration debate. The film, which has stacked its cast since the days of the original “Grindhouse” fake trailer, has drawn some political blowback for the trailer, but considering the attention it’s drawn, it only makes us want to see the Danny Trejo career summation even more. source

23 Jul 2010 11:09


Culture: Brazilian backlash: Sylvester Stallone pisses off an entire country

  • Bad move, old action star. Stallone, shown here with Jason Statham in the upcoming (and still awesome-sounding) “The Expendables,” said a couple of stupid things during Comic-Con. Here’s what he said about shooting the movie in the country to get Twitter in a tizzy: “You can shoot people and blow things up and they say, ‘Thank you! Take a monkey home with you!'” source

16 Jul 2010 11:22


Culture: “The Social Network” trailer (in full this time) is looking pretty rad

  • It makes Harvard feel like a country club. We were hoping that this project would be pretty awesome, and the trailer thus far is suggesting that it might in fact live up to the hype. Our fingers are crossed. Don’t screw this up, Fincher and Sorkin!

19 Jun 2010 10:13


30 May 2010 16:31


Culture: “Sex and the City 2’s” box office way off from the first movie

  • 90% of the people in the audience for
    “Sex and the City 2” were women
  • shrek the only force more powerful
    than those women source

17 May 2010 00:51


Offbeat: Winnebago Man’s bad day is leading to a pretty good year

  • This classic of viral video form has been floating around the Web for a solid half-decade or so. Winnebago Man, a.k.a. Jack Rebney, proved himself the master of profanity in the above video, a clip Conan O’Brien named one of his favorite YouTube clips as part of their fifth anniversary celebration, and will get a banner treatment later this year as part of the awesome-sounding documentary “Winnebago Man.” True story: The guy now lives on a mountain. source

15 May 2010 13:37


Culture, Tech: Aaron Sorkin is about to ruin Mark Zuckerberg’s reputation

On October 1st, Aaron Sorkin’s new movie, “The Social Network,” promises to make Mark Zuckerberg look like the kind of jerk most techies think he is right now. source

08 May 2010 18:06


Culture: “Iron Man 2” a massive hit, critical acclaim or no critical acclaim

  • $52.4
    the amount the superhero film
    made on Friday alone
  • $135
    the amount the film could make
    this weekend source

16 Mar 2010 11:11


Culture: “Avatar” comes to DVD April 22, but it’s missing something

  • yes The “Avatar” DVD will come out on the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which nicely dovetails into the plot.
  • no The DVD will not be in 3D. Not in 3D? What’s the freaking point? Now it’s just another movie. source

10 Mar 2010 09:24


Culture: Corey Haim’s history with drugs long and intensive

  • 15 trips to rehab for the former
    child star, who reportedly cleaned
    up in 2004
  • one drug-induced stroke in 2001; TMZ says he died in the same apartment complex as Rick James source