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Could Crowdsourcing Save Saturday Night Live?

By • Nov 2nd, 2009 • Category: watching

We mourn the decline of a comedy institution, and offer an experimental solution to salvage it for the Digital Age.



Summer Jamz: 2009 Edition

By • Jun 29th, 2009 • Category: side notes

One of the many consequences stemming from the death of hip hop is the complete fucking absence of a summer jam in 2009. Luckily, tons of other genres, musical and otherwise, happen to be alive, breathing, and flourishing.



(Re)Producing ‘Chinese Democracy’

By • Dec 9th, 2008 • Category: listening

The consensus of critics is that ‘Chinese Democracy’ was rushed; Axl just needed more time. So the Under Culture production staff spent two additional weeks tinkering with and finalizing his masterpiece, and we are proud to present a new and improved version of ‘Chinese Democracy’.



Casting Blood Meridian: or The Evening Redness in the West

By • Nov 24th, 2008 • Category: watching

Director Todd Field has what it takes to bring ‘Blood Meridian’ to life: now all we need are the people acting in front of the camera to be capable of matching Field’s discipline and talent.



The State of Modern Horror – Part IV: The Shining

By • Oct 27th, 2008 • Category: watching

Our special feature examining the past, present and future of the horror genre concludes this week by focusing on the best in recent horror films, and what they’re doing right.



The State of Modern Horror – Part III: Darkness Falls

By • Oct 20th, 2008 • Category: watching

Our series on the past, present and future of the horror genre continues. This week we look at the preponderance of terrible, terrible horror movies — by analyzing, in detail, a well-received horror movie from this year, why it is almost objectively terrible, and what basic rules of horror cinema it breaks.



The State of Modern Horror – Part II: The Lost Boys

By • Oct 14th, 2008 • Category: watching

Our special four-part series examining the past, present and future of the horror genre continues this week with Part II: The Lost Boys — How the most promising writer-directors in the field stopped making horror movies.



The State of Modern Horror – Part I: What Ever Happened To Rosemary’s Baby?

By • Oct 6th, 2008 • Category: watching

This month, we bring you a special four-part series examining the past, present and future of the horror genre, with a new article to be posted each week. This special feature debuts with Part 1: What Ever Happened to Rosemary’s Baby? — A Manifesto Regarding The Slow, Suspenseless Death Of Horror.



Seagalian Dialectics

By • Jul 2nd, 2008 • Category: reading

Inevitable synthesis reconciles the clash between the oeuvre and the definitive critical analysis of the works of a modern day master of cinema…Steven Seagal.