Screen Junkies » reality bites http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:59:47 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Ben Stiller Is Bringing Us ‘Reality Bites’ In Sticom Form http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/ben-stiller-is-bringing-us-reality-bites-in-sticom-form/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/ben-stiller-is-bringing-us-reality-bites-in-sticom-form/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:34:36 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=256589 Hey, That's My Prius.

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Whatever. If My Bloody Valentine can release their first record since 1993 in 2013 and pretend like no time passed in between, then I suppose the 2013 world is right where it needs to be to bring the Generation X (ugh) saga to the small screen.

Deadline‘s stating that the show will still take place in the 1990′s universe, presumably with new characters, or possibly with Steve Zahn and a lot of makeup, rather than picking up on the gang of Houston slackers 20 years later in 2013.

The show will be launched by several producers of the original film, and will presumably take a nostalgic look at the 90′s in much the same way that the 1990′s film character took a nostalgic look at The Brady Bunch. I suppose if the new TV show characters can break the fourth wall and comment on their disgust for the their own show and the concept of turning something that intended to capture the zeitgeist into Buzzfeed fodder it could be a pretty meta commentary and subtextual undertaking.

Otherwise, what the fuck is the point of this show?

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Wyld Stallyns Rule: 8 TV and Movie Bands We Would Actually Listen To http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/wyld-stallyns-rule-8-tv-and-movie-bands-we-would-actually-listen-to/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/wyld-stallyns-rule-8-tv-and-movie-bands-we-would-actually-listen-to/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2011 19:19:58 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=227400 Because "edgy and original" is often horribly overrated.

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With the state of music being what it is today (I have no idea what that statement means, other than some people probably love today’s music and some hate it), it’s hard not to wonder why musicians, good and bad, can’t get their house in order and simply be more like those great fellas we see in the pictures.

I would give forty-two Black Eyed Peas for one Wyld Stallyns. And unless I’m off-base, I think many Screen Junkies readers would, too. Sure, some of these bands are pretty ridiculous, but look me in the eye and tell me they’re not all sixty-two times better and more interesting than Mumford and Sons.

God, I hate Mumford and Sons.

8. Dr. Funke’s 100 Percent Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution – Arrested Development

Sure, they’re misguided corporate whores, but who wouldn’t pay $20 bucks to go see these guys live and witness the train wreck that is Tobias Funke’s onstage banter. I mean, Amy Poehler is a huge fan, and who doesn’t love Amy Poehler?

7. Hey That’s My Bike – Reality Bites

This Ethan Hawke-fronted band certainly has the most indie cred of any band on this list. He did the whole brooding joyless musician thing before even Cobain did it, and I could totally see a generation of Williamsburg hipster fans, even today, calling themselves “Hey That’s My Bike-ers.”

Or Hawke’s Troy Dyer could just be a slightly earlier incarnation of that asshat Jared Leto. Whatevs.

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