Posts by Adam Spunberg

Adam Spunberg

About The Author

Adam Spunberg is a law school graduate with a B.A. from Columbia University. In addition to producing websites for MLB, he watches far too many movies and usually has something quirky to say about them. Among his favorite genres are period pieces, foreign films, and well-done blockbusters, which he will ferociously defend against elitist criticism. He also still enjoys going to movie theaters and counts down the Oscars for 11 months and 30 days every year. Adam resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
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Review: ‘Transcendence’ could have used some human touch

Adam Spunberg breaks down why Transcendence doesn't live up to the great potential it could have achieved.

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Review: ‘Shirin in Love’ puts the ‘Eh’ in Tehrangeles

Adam Spunberg analyzes the not-so-wonderful, cross-cultural romantic comedy, Shirin in Love.

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Review: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ is appropriately unapologetic

Adam Spunberg breaks down the 300 sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire.

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Road to the Oscars 2013: Best Original Song

After a string of weak years in the Best Song category, the harmonic and lyrically inclined have struck back with a season worth singing about.

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Road to the Oscars 2013: Best Original Score

A lot of familiar names grace the Best Score nomination list, yet it’s the lone newcomer who dominates this scorecard.

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Review: ‘Happy People: A Year in the Taiga’ brings cold perspective

For any first-world inhabitant complaining about working on weekends, office morale, or especially about cold weather in the winter, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga is sure to put things in perspective.

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Interview: ‘Siblings’ Knightley and Wright make ‘Anna Karenina’ familiar

After making Pride & Prejudice and Atonement together, Keira Knightley and Joe Wright teamed up yet again for Anna Karenina. Adam Spunberg had a chance to speak to the "sibling" pair.

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Review: ‘Trouble with the Curve’ Earns a Couple of Strikes

Trouble with the Curve is a slam of a movie for people who don’t know much about baseball and haven’t seen that many movies, writes Adam Spunberg.

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Road to the Emmys: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama

There's plenty of terrific nominees for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama. But one legendary actress appears to have separated herself from the pack.

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‘The Good Doctor’ Works, with Anesthesia

Spending a few days at the hospital, whether signed in as a patient or traversing the halls as a visitor, can be anything but glamorous, and director Lance Daly makes sure you feel that in The Good Doctor. The problem is, gritty and drab as it is, his approach doesn’t much make for enjoyable viewing, just as overcooked steak – even if ordered upon request – doesn’t make for a tasty meal. But forcing you to squirm and feel uncomfortable is what The Good Doctor sets out to do, and for the most part, it succeeds in that goal, writes Adam Spunberg.

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Romance Blossoms in Episode 8 of ‘Thrones’

This episode may have been less frenetic, yes, but that does not mean it lacked quality. There was plenty to like all around, especially in regard to matters of the heart. Game of Thrones has a tendency to revel in its coarseness and brutality, so when the architects give you something sweet and romantic, you take it and swallow it greedily. Such was the case for Robb Stark, Tyrion Lannister, and perhaps Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen as well (those remain to be seen). Ships may siege cities and children may burn and suffer, but there is still love and passionate feeling, too.

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Game of Thrones: The Old Gods and the New

Horrible things are happening to the most likable characters in Game of Thrones. Adam Spunberg has the recap.

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Game of Thrones: The Ghost of Harrenhal

Game of Thrones hit the halfway point of its second season last night, and the show is accelerating rapidly. Adam Spunberg has the recap.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Shows Best Episode of Season

Episode 4, “Garden of Bones” was unequivocally the best episode of Game of Thrones’ second season, writes Adam Spunberg.

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Movie Review: ‘The Hunger Games’ is a Cinematic Gem

The film release of The Hunger Games exceeds every expectation that fans may have had, says Adam Spunberg. Highlighted by Jennifer Lawrence's performance, the film is a cinematic gem that appeals to those who aren't familiar with the story as well.

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