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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Road to the Oscars: Best Original Score

Adam Spunberg breaks down the top contenders for Best Original Score, a quintet that includes two John Williams scores, The Artist, Hugo, and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Which should win?

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Jonathan Baker Speaks Up Against ‘Kendra’s’ Victoria

When I first spoke with Jonathan Baker, I simply wanted to ask him a few quick questions and let his words speak for themselves. However, after a few minutes of in-depth conversation, it became clear to me that he is something everyone thinks he is – opinionated – and something few want to give him credit for: a caring and devoted father.

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Why ‘Pan Am’ Needs to Be Saved

Why is it that the best-tasting food is often the worst for you, or that the most exciting jobs seem to pay the least? And why does a quality show like Pan Am suffer in the ratings while Big Brother (insert ridiculously high number) probably has staying power? Adam Spunberg talks about why Pan Am should be doing better.

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Road to the Emmys: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

Sometimes, spectacular things come in small sizes. As James Darren espouses in the Gidget films: “Although she’s not king-sized, her finger is ring-sized…” the same could be said for Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones, and he may very well be worthy of a kingdom and an Emmy, writes Adam Spunberg.

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Review: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

Rupert Wyatt's Rise of the Planet of the Apes -- which stars James Franco, Freida Pinto, and Andy Serkis -- is "worth a viewing" according to Adam Spunberg, but don't expect a purely action-driven film. This is a grim, emotional origin story which leaves the viewer unsure of where he or she stands, injecting post-modern flavor into a series with which we're all very familiar.

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‘Game of Thrones’ finds beauty in tragedy

There have been scenes majestic and earthy alike, brutal and tender, mystical and existential. But Episode 9 “Baelor” brought something novel to the table, which left Adam Spunberg profoundly affected in ways that go beyond the thrills and joys of quality entertainment: It was horribly distressing, painful, unbearably tragic to the point of being beautiful on a whole new level.

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Game of Thrones: Episode 6 Recap

After five episodes of heart-palpitating buildup, Adam Spunberg says, Game of Thrones has officially crossed the narrow sea between introduction and action, and as has been the case with every step of the journey, flexed its vast superiority in doing so.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Gets Deliciously Twisted

Once again, Game of Thrones continued its impenetrable reign as the greatest show on television with yet another stupendous episode, featuring sharply written dialogue, more luscious scenery, and new twists and turns in an ever-expanding plot, writes Adam Spunberg.

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A Tally of Two Cities avec Vahram Muratyan, Part II

Paris vs. NYC artist Vahram Muratyan continues to discuss his exquisite artwork, comparing his two beloved cities of Paris and New York City, with Adam Spunberg. More exquisite creations and compelling answers from a truly innovative mind.

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Jennifer Lawrence steals ‘The Beaver’

The Beaver features a star-studded cast of Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, and Cherry Jones, but the finest acting performance – to the delight of Hunger Games fans – belongs to the multi-talented, beautiful-but-nuanced Jennifer Lawrence. If she can outshine some of Hollywood’s greatest products in a supporting spot, just imagine how impeccable she’ll be when she plays Katniss, writes Adam Spunberg.

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Review: 3D Effects Make ‘Thor’ Roar

Thor is a perfectly good popcorn flick made amazing by some outstanding 3D effects, says Adam Spunberg.

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‘Game of Thrones’ is just THAT good

This mythical world of seven kingdoms, Winterfell, the White Walkers, feuding families, and protracted seasons no longer has novelty to stand on, and yet Episode 3, Lord Snow, was just as pulse-pounding and riveting as anything we’ve seen, writes Adam Spunberg.

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A Tally of Two Cities avec Vahram Muratyan, Part I

Paris vs. NYC artist Vahram Muratyan discusses his exquisite artwork, comparing his two beloved cities of Paris and New York City, with Adam Spunberg.

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‘Game of Thrones’ proves HBO is TV’s Pixar

There’s been only one episode of the much-anticipated Game of Thrones, but so far we have every indication that this is one of those EXTRAORDINARY series – the kind where you watch each episode multiple times and count the days with measles-itch impatience, writes a bedazzled Adam Spunberg.

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Scripting Pride & Prejudice with Deborah Moggach Pt. II

Pride & Prejudice might very well be the most beloved novel in the history of the English language, so imagine how challenging it must be to apply a modern fingerprint to Jane Austen’s revered, two-century-old text without tainting the parchment. Adam Spunberg continues his interview with Deborah Moggach, the woman who wrote the screenplay to the 2005 adaptation of the film.

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