In one of the more bizarre moments on the site, Joel Murphy went public with a nasty email he received from a nationally-syndicated movie critic he reached out to for help. The critic, who happens to share a name with a certain James Bond actor, actually left a comment on the column continuing to attack Joel. In the long run, as newspapers continue to die out and Joel now regularly attends movie screenings, it’s safe to say HoboTrashcan prevailed.
Aaron R. Davis’ friend Harlan came up with the following theory while watching Steven Spielberg’s films: “Penis symbolism is everywhere. Spielberg is terrified of not being able to measure up, so it’s all about either conquering it or mastering it. And that’s it.” Davis applies this theory to wide variety of Spielberg’s films in this fantastic column.
Indie filmmaker David Spaltro generously invited us on to the set of his film Things I Don’t Understand to watch them make movie magic. We interviewed members of the cast and crew to find out what goes into making an independent film in New York.
When Ned Bitters wrote a column saying that people don’t actually like Bob Dylan’s music, they just pretend to like it to seem sophisticated, it opened the floodgates. Dylan supporters flocked to the site to take umbrage with Bitters’ claim. Whether you are pro-Dylan or anti-Dylan, the entire debate is highly entertaining to read.
In a surprisingly-candid interview, the talented voice actor opened up about his rough childhood and his struggle with addiction. He also talked about his beloved stint on Futurama and even did a few of the voices.
These days, it is widely accepted that The Wire is the greatest television show ever made. (They teach classes on it at Harvard, for goodness sake!) But back in 2005, when the show was still on the air, it was largely overlooked. But HoboTrashcan did all it could to promote the show, including interviewing as many cast members as possible. In fact, the day the site launched, it featured at interview with Omar himself, Michael K. Williams.