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Comedy Show Pitches + 28 Years Later Prep

Hey Internet. How's it going? I've been preparing for my comedy special taping on September 18th. I went to the Zombie Apocalypse themed cabin below, in the middle of the desert, to finish transcribing hours and hours of recordings... mostly me talking to myself in the car while stuck in traffic. Ever want to be convinced you are a danger to yourself and others? Try blasting through 13 hours of your own internal monologues in one sitting. Do it in a lonely cabin in the middle of the desert. Drink a lot and keep an axe near by... cause who didn't love The Shining? I got into standup comedy to not have...

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Batman Pitch, Your Friends Close Fundraiser, LCD Soundsystem Doc Review, New Site, Quantum Conundrum

Hope you're enjoying the new website. BrockWilbur.com has been long overdue for a revamp, and here it is. Get your fill. >> Here's a link to my review of the LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up And Play The Hits. You should see it. When the trailer for this made me sob, I knew I was in trouble. (Also, we've completely redesigned JuniorVarsity.org, so some links may start dying as part of the transition. ON THAT NOTE, you should check out the new JuniorVarsity.org and let us know what you think.) >> This Friday night, we're throwing a fundraiser show for our film Your Friends...

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Comedy Shows, Filmpocalypse, Death of the Weekend, Fringe Festival

Filmpocalypse #5: In The Mouth Of Madness / Mid-February Stand-Up Shows This week, Filmpocalypse #5 gets old school (Lovecraft & John Carpenter) with In The Mouth Of Madness, running on The Junior Varsity, The Script Lab, and Save Point. Do not adjust your monitor. There is, indeed, a scene in this film where the entire world turns Willy Wonka blue. Also, is there anyone more deserving of our love than Sam Neill? Answer: Val Kilmer. That's about it. A few excellent shows coming up shortly. Chuckle Buddies will be Thursday February 9th at MBar in Hollywood. I'm a huge fan of Nick...

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Reviews, Filmpocalypse Begins, The Gift of Borrowed Time

"Shame" & "My Week With Marilyn" Reviews My review of "Shame" is running on The Junior Varsity and Script Lab. Enjoy! "The result of all this is the single greatest serial killer film of all time. No one dies, but much of the film is spent in tense anticipation that such an event could occur at any moment. Long takes and tight framing through psychotic arguments forces you to learn backwards in your chair, for fear that a jump-scare might sideswipe you. It would impossible for me not to draw parallels to American Psycho, which shares so much visually and thematically with Shame. But where...

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Halloween, Twin Peaks, RT Roundups, Amazon Wishlists

Review: The Rum Diary + Happy Halloween! Happy Monday, everyone! But more importantly, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Today, my review of Johnny Depp's The Rum Diary is running on The Junior Varsity and The Script Lab. Give 'er a read. "What I really fell in love with was the ability to craft a world born of grotesque truth, beautiful exaggeration, and a maniacal dedication to erasing the line between the two. Thompson wrote social commentary like Stephen King writes a haunted house story. But when dealing with the wasteland of American culture, the reader can never run out of the haunted house."...

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Scranton Strangler, RT Roundups, Shows, More Spirit Airline

SixtyNineties Videos + Scranton Strangler Your Friends Close is wrapped. We are into editing! Yay! Up next, I've got an article running today on the Junior Varsity where I offer possible scenarios for who could be the Scranton Strangler. Cannot wait for the show to start back up. Tonightish... Also, an article on Death Coaster: The Coaster That Kills People. And in SixtyNineties news, we have an official SixtyNineties Channel on Vimeo now.   RT Roundup: Can we please have a video game music conference called Arkham City Limits? I work in an office and therefore have discovered...

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Act Naturally, Broke Ass Bride & Spirit Airlines, Birthday Concert

Act Naturally's First Branches + Lindsay Lohan Via Mike Placito, editor of Junior Varsity Blogs: This is a review of I Know Who Killed Me that Brock wrote on July 27, 2007. Since he talked about his visceral hate for the film in his recent piece on Final Destination 5, we thought it'd be fun to republish the piece here and open the wound anew. Enjoy. So that's running now. Right here. And includes the line: "Lindsay Lohan is a robot. In a thriller that takes itself very, very seriously, Lindsay Lohan is not only a stripper, but also a robot." (Also covered at Save Point) In better...

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Save Point & The SixtyNineties

August 1st Stand-Up and Save Point Debut I'll be performing Monday, August 1st at The Comedy Store (8433 West Sunset Boulevard) in The Main Room for the 8pm show with Michael Quu. Hit me up if you're coming, so I can get you on the list. Also, as promised, I've begun contributing to the blog SAVE POINT, run by Your Friends Close starlet Lisa Foiles. Today I have a piece running on the rip-off that is "Dead Rising 2: Off The Record" and how I'm powerless to not purchase it. Yesterday, we kicked off with a new series wherein Lisa emails me a random photo and I have 3 minutes or less to write...

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Your Friends Close: VICTORY

Well, our Kickstarter time just expired. So I guess all I we have to say is thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank...

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JV 90’s Nostalgia Wrap Up + Save Point

The end of the month wraps up our 30 part series on 1990's Nostalgia over at the Junior Varsity. It started with Mike Placito's Opening Salvo and ends with guest writer Adam Bertocci's "A Modest Case For Ben Affleck". You might know Adam from his Shakespearean adaptation of "The Big Lebowski", know as Two Gentlemen of Lebowski", which is available HERE. The entire series is well worth the read, and moves from joyful to revealing to painful in just about every instance. Truly, a remarkable run that I'm proud to have been a part of. I contributed the articles on Game Gear, Music in the 90's,...

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