Month: June 2010

A History of Adam Sandler movies: Make me angry!

With the release of Grown ups, starring Adam Sandler and many other comedic co-stars (Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, Kevin James). Unfortunately the reviews are pretty terrible and the do dall into the trappings we predicted when reviezing the trailer. But as  I said then I’ll probably end up watching this on a rainy day.

Here is a chart showing the relationship between Adam Sandler playing angry characters and Box Office success of his movies. Check out the full image after the jump! Read More

New Video! The Roots “Dear God 2.0″ video (dir. by Jason Goldwatch)

You can’t have ears on the side of your head(or any other place on your body for that matter) and not love the Roots. The Philadelphian Hip Hop collective is dropping their  9th full studio album.

Check out their latest video from new album, How I Got Over released 22 june, after the jump!

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Episode 13: Battle of the Remakes Hitch vs Partner

Season  PREMIERE!

The Upodcast team is back after a long hiatus! For our season premiere we have a jam packed show for all you guys! And for this weeks Battle of the Remakes we are taking part in Govinda Week!

Check out the brand new episode after the jump!

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Stanley Kubrick vs Martin Scorsese Video Mash up

You may not be aware of Leonardo Copperfield’s name but I am sure you have come across his Tarantino- Coen Brothers Mash up on the interwebz.

He’s now decided to pit to of the most respected directors against in each other in this new video! Check it out  the awesome result after the jump! Read More

Trailer Green Hornet

The First Green Hornet trailer has just been released and has received a collective “meh” from Geek audiences it seems. This Michel Gondry re-imagining of the popular 60’s TV show starring Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou and the awesome Christoph Waltz from Inglorious Basterds fame. Although I do enjoy remakes and sequels unlike most people, I have to admit a tad skeptical  the whole concept of the Green Hornet re-imagining. Check out the trailer and why The Green Hornet has got us excited after the jump!

Reasons why I am excited:

  • I still like Seth Rogen even after his last few movies have bombed at the box-office and even critically, Rogen has added more of a comedic tone than the original show which is no real surprise.
  • Christophe Waltz, this is his first release after Inglorious Basterds and although he will probably never play a villain like Hans Landa, this could be the opposite of the Jew Hunter which could be interesting.
  • Michel Gondry, he’s always been an exciting and exceptionally creative director and this is probably his first truly mainstream picture although the shots we see are pretty generic.

My Question Marks:

  • Jay Chou, He’s supposed to be this Korean Pop superstar but after seeing  Rain’s ( the other Korean pop sensation) dismal performance in Ninja Assassin, I am worried as he’s taking over the mantle from the legendary Bruce Lee (dramatized in  Dragon the Bruce Lee Story or check out this clip!). Jay has some large shoes to fill (that kick really fast and high) and I am not sure he can do that.
  • The Special effects, they look a bit cheesy. Kato seems to be kicking like Johnny Cage from Mortal Kombat, I am getting a bad Speed racer vibe.
  • The general story line looks like Iron Man crossed with Batman, which could make or break the movie. But at the end of the day, how much originality can there be in a superhero origin story?

What do you think of the trailer? let us know in the comment section below!

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iPhone 4 vs iPhone 3 (if you don’t like reading and such)

Here’s a little infographic about the difference between the new shiny iPhone 4 and the old and ugly iPhone 3 that no one wants anymore.

See the full screen image after the jump!

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Who is the richest Cartoon Character?

Here are Upodcast we like to settle drunken arguments bringing world peace wherever we go, this is even more important with the FIFA World Cup around the corner.

Rap artist may have been flaunting their wealth openly the last few years but they have nothing on Cartoon characters who take ballin’ to a whole new level.

So if you have ever wondered who has the bigger Pimpin’ credentials in Cartoon terms, check out this awesome breakdown after the jump!

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Supertight: Get him to the Greek! Music Video

Get him to the Greek is releasing the 25th in UK, there’s a quite a few favorably reviews coming from the US where the movie opened up to moderately good numbers.

Altough viral video‘s are nothing new in the arsenal of movie marketeers, I wanted to post this as I do have a fondness for Russel Brand even though most English have now started despising him. But then again I’m not English.

Check out his video with some very funny altough NSFW lyrics. Read More

Momentos by Nuno Rocha

Beautiful short film by Portugese Director Nuno Rocha commisioned by LG. I have one of their TV‘s and am very satisfied (so LG throw some money the Upodcast way) and besides that the short film is beautiful. But then again , I have a heart that beats hard and fast. Keep a tissue handy for any tears and check out these achingly moving 6 minutes of cinema after the jump:

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Adidas: Star Wars Celebrity Cantina

With the Football world cup just around the corners a lot of brands are upping their advertisement coverage. Living in England , we get inundated by cheap gimmicky ads with C-level footballers (I am talking to you Mars) so it’s quite refreshing when Adidas manages to hit the right tone of geekiness and celebrity appearnace withouth loosing “cool points”. Here’s the latest Star Wars ad inspired by the Cantina scene featuring Snoop Dogg, Daft Punk, Jay Baruchel, one of the Gallaghers and David Beckham. (or as I like calling him, Beckman) Check out the ad after the jump: Read More

iPed: Knock Off iPad

China reclaims it’s position of Knock off champion of the known galaxy. Whilst geeks worldwide are going gaga over the latest must-have gadget from Apple, the iPad.( I admit even salivating a little)

The glorious Republic of China has decided to come out with it’s own product which looks eerily similar, check out the video after the jump!

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