INTERVIEW: ‘Mr. Pickles’ co-creators address social issues with new Adult Swim show

Mr. Pickles, which is set to premiere Sunday, Sept. 21 at 11:30 p.m. on Adult Swim, follows a young boy named Tommy and the crazed adventures he has with his dog, Mr. Pickles. More »

‘Catacombs’ fails at earning genuine scares

Catacombs, a horror movie from writer-directors Tomm Coker and Dave Elliot, follows Victoria (Shannyn Sossamon) as she unwittingly attends a rave party in the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris. The actual More »

INTERVIEW: Voice actors sound off on Adult Swim’s subversive ‘Mr. Pickles’

Mr. Pickles, the warped new animated comedy from Adult Swim, is set to premiere Sunday, Sept. 21 at 11:30 p.m. The show, featuring a great deal of subversive comedy, follows a suburban More »

INTERVIEW: ‘Squidbillies’ prepare for new episodes on Adult Swim

Adult Swim brings back Squidbillies, featuring the self-declared fourth favorite animated family, for season eight starting Sunday, Sept. 21 at 11:45 p.m. The series, created by Dave Willis and Jim Fortier, follows a More »

‘This Is 40′ may feature Leslie Mann’s best role ever

Leslie Mann, the brilliant comedic actress, turns in an impressive performance in writer-director Judd Apatow’s funny, funny This Is 40. Mann has a way of delivering her lines in such an angry, believable and More »

INTERVIEW: Michael Welch runs for his life in new ‘Z Nation’

Michael Welch, best known for his role in the Twilight films, is ready to run from zombies. Playing Mack Thompson in the new Syfy series Z Nation, Welch has his work cut More »

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is marked improvement over original

The Hunger Games film adaptations are probably best considered love-it-or-hate-it movies. Based on the bestselling books by Suzanne Collins, the story surrounds the adventures of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her quest More »

INTERVIEW: Tim Seeley on his new Dark Horse comic book, ‘Sundowners’

Click here for a preview of Sundowners #1. In the new Dark Horse comic book, Sundowners, “superheroes” congregate at a self-help group trying to understand why the world thinks they are going insane. More »

 

INTERVIEW: ‘Mr. Pickles’ co-creators address social issues with new Adult Swim show

The Goodman family rides in Mr. Goodman’s (Jay Johnston) old truck on their way to the Old Town Featherhead’s baseball game. Mr. Pickles (Dave Stewart and Will Carsola) taunts Grandpa (Frank Collison) with a severed head out of sight of the rest of the family. Mr. Pickles premieres Sept. 21 at 11:30 p.m. on Adult Swim. — Photo, Adult Swim

The Goodman family rides in Mr. Goodman’s (Jay Johnston) old truck on their way to the Old Town Featherhead’s baseball game. Mr. Pickles (Dave Stewart and Will Carsola) taunts Grandpa (Frank Collison) with a severed head out of sight of the rest of the family. Mr. Pickles premieres Sept. 21 at 11:30 p.m. on Adult Swim. — Photo, Adult Swim

Mr. Pickles, which is set to premiere Sunday, Sept. 21 at 11:30 p.m. on Adult Swim, follows a young boy named Tommy and the crazed adventures he has with his dog, Mr. Pickles. The humor of this offbeat show is out there, bringing together subversive scenarios with outrageousness that pushes the envelope.

‘Catacombs’ fails at earning genuine scares

Hollywood Soapbox logoCatacombs, a horror movie from writer-directors Tomm Coker and Dave Elliot, follows Victoria (Shannyn Sossamon) as she unwittingly attends a rave party in the catacombs beneath the streets of Paris. The actual setting of these catacombs makes for an eerie cinematic environment. The corners are dark and foreboding. People creep out of nowhere. Skulls and bones line the walls. However, the writer-director team and the actors (including Pink as Victoria’s sister) can never utilize the unique surroundings for proper horrific effect. Catacombs features a basic outline, something that could be summed up in a few sentences, inflated to feature-length size.