This week was the season finale of Spoilers as the Kevin Smith-backed show ended its first run on The Bourne Legacy. Most of you who saw the movie will not exactly be shocked by the comments. Essentially, people did not hate it, but they did have a few problems with it including how it was very slow-moving by franchise standards. There are glimmers of hope that the audience mentions; however, they pretty much concede those are few and far between resulting in the first dud of the series. Continue Reading
Len Wiseman’s Total Recall reboot took center stage for the latest edition of Kevin Smith’s Spoilers. The group was for the most part split on the film, but pretty much their audience’s reaction mirrored the critical response to the $125-million actioner which divided fans of the original and those open to a fresh take on the franchise devoid of mutants or Mars.
The week’s guest was Malin Akerman whose screen credits include Rock of Ages, Watchmen, and Wanderlust. Continue Reading
This week’s edition of Kevin Smith’s Spoilers had the unfortunate task of reviewing The Watch. Surprisingly, many people were on the fence about this movie which has received some of the worst reviews all year; however, there were still many people perfectly willing to set the record straight. One of those people was Smith himself who definitely did not like the film, but he was nice about it by blaming his own high standards for the way he felt.
Beyond that, this week’s episode featured an interview with Total Recall director Len Wiseman who Kevin Smith worked with on Live Free or Die Hard. Many of you might recall that Smith filled the role of comic relief via his hacker character ‘The Warlock’ with many great lines including a reference to his mom’s basement as a ‘command center.’ Continue Reading
Part of the reason that Kevin Smith decided to do a web series this summer about movies was because of The Dark Knight Rises. By his own admission, he was looking forward to this past weekend when he would finally get to screen the most anticipated film of the year and have a handful of audience members discuss what they had just seen. Needless to say, that episode did not happen because of the Aurora shootings, but instead of packing it up and going home, the director decided to get movie fans’ opinions on what had just taken place.
I find the whole thing a lot more engaging and interesting than any news coverage out there on the topic. It is worth the view for anyone who who might be having trouble coming to terms with such a senseless act. Personally, the word cathartic comes to mind as opposed to exploitative. Network news just does not even come close to touching the cultural impact behind last Friday’s events. Hit the jump for the video. Continue Reading
Check out the latest installment of Kevin Smith’s Spoilers–a talk show that has the director watching a movie with fellow film fanatics in order to praise or skewer Hollywood’s latest. The subject this week? The Amazing Spider-Man. Continue Reading
With web-content in its infancy, there seldom is something from the medium that someone can describe as a ‘gem,’ but there may be one bordering on such identification simply because of its niche format. Continue Reading