Eric Gosselin


POD PEOPLE: Jimmy Pardo

Posted by Eric Gosselin Thursday, January 27th

[caption id="attachment_1726" align="aligncenter" width="505" caption="Photo by Robyn Von Swank"][/caption] As a comedian, Jimmy Pardo is hard to categorize: He’s simultaneously old-school yet cutting edge, confrontational yet self-deprecating. He would not seem out of place at a Dean Martin roast wearing a suit, or on the tiny stage of an alternative-comedy theater wearing a t-shirt. His act is a combination of written material, off-the-cuff riffs, and—as showcased on his 2007 album Pompous Clown—Pardo has the ability to do crowd work like no other comedian today that I’m aware of—a quality that echoes and even rivals that of Don Rickles. In a time where. Read more
Zack Snyder has been a busy man. Not only does the master of slow motion and green screens have the CGI-owl extravaganza Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (we all know how excited we were to hear they were making that into a movie), but now the trailer for his upcoming Sucker Punch has hit the internet. The film's been described by Snyder as "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns", and it apparently follows one young blond girl as she tries to escape from a mental institution before being lobotomized. None of this is clear from the trailer, which. Read more

Holy crap! Machete looks awesome.

Posted by Eric Gosselin Friday, July 9th

Danny Trejo, Steven Seagal, Cheech Marin, Robert DeNiro, and (Introducting) Don Johnson. Wow. Sign me the fuck up. Machete started as one of the fake trailers in Grindhouse (I think we can all agree that they were the best part of the movie). Will this be able to sustain itself for 90 minutes, or will it be like countless SNL spin-off films and be best left in it's 2 minute form? Only time will tell, but from what I'm seeing here there's a lot of great potential. Also: Does anyone else think Trejo looks a lot like Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of. Read more

Vampires Suck trailer

Posted by Eric Gosselin Thursday, July 8th

It appears that Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are preparing to rocket another steaming pile of "comedy" into our eye sockets. The Date Movie, Superhero Movie, Epic Movie duo's latest paint-by-numbers spoof is Vampires Suck. Clearly, Twilight is the main source of inspiration here, so expect a lot of brooding vampires and lusty teenage girls being interrupted by various of-the-moment pop culture icons who, I assume, will trip and fall on a banana peel, fart, or hit their head on something. I propose a new Bros Icing Bros-style game where you present your "bro" with a ticket to Vampires Suck. Your "bro". Read more