Spring Breakers, please welcome the triumphant return of the Pop Culture Roundup, the forty-eighth edition. This one goes out to Jack Cates and Reggie Hammond.

We caught Spring Breakers with a crew on its opening night, Friday. I was expecting a subpar, forgettable film by Harmony Korine but after a few minutes, it confirms itself as entirely ironic. I wanted to be indifferent but it entertains and succeeds as an earnest satire. But the irony is not overt, that is, until the crown jewel scene at the end of the second act. There is an intentionally unintentionally-funny montage that is sidesplitting; I have never laughed so hard with an audience. Holy shit.

Selena Gomez delivers as the naive, corrupted bible-thumper. James Franco‘s wigger delivery and Riff Raffinspired persona wavers from horrible to comically brilliant at times. The movie has a good running time and decently flows, which means it was well edited. It runs at about an hour-and-a-half. It’s also beautifully shot. Go figure.

It is a cocktail of the dumber versions of Scarface, Drive and Thelma & Louise. I can recommend this one and suggest you go see it in a theater with people.

Some Spring Breakers related links below:

 

 

 

TRAILERS, TEASERS and FEATURETTES

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Iron Man 3

 

 

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Star Trek Into Darkness

 

 

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Kick-Ass 2

 

 

Oblivion

 

 

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G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation

 

 

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World War Z

 

 

After Earth – Official Trailer #2

 

 

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Fast & Furious 6

 

 

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The Internship

 

 

Inside Llewyn Davis – Written and directed by the Coen Brothers, starring Carey Mulligan, Adam Driver, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlunch, Alex Karpovsky, Oscar Isaac and F. Murray Abraham.

 

 

TELEROUNDUP

Game of Thrones – Season 3 debuts next Sunday evening on HBO! Here are some videos, links and images to get you further revved up.

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The BattlePoster by Phantom City Creative. 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 165. Printed by D&L Screenprinting.

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SXSWesteros: Game of Thrones Original Art Show curated by Mondo via

 

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A clever full-page advertisement which popped up in The New York Times a couple of weeks ago via

 

 

It’s great to be back, see you soon….

@teemunny


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