Spoilers is a film review series that premiered June 4, 2012. The show, described as an “anti-movie review” show, is hosted by Kevin Smith and produced by Smith’s SModcast Pictures. The first season aired first on Hulu.
A second season of Spoilers aired on The Comedy Network in Canada. Ten new half-hour episodes were shot in Los Angeles. Hulu later showed the second season.
The first series was filmed at “SModCo Studios”, the upper floor of The Jon Lovitz Podcast Theatre at City Walk in Universal Studios Hollywood. The second series was filmed at Raleigh Studios.
The Spoilers’ Anti-Review
Each week, Smith takes a group of approximately forty people of varying ages (aka “The Spoilers”) to see the release of a new movie. The Spoilers return to the “Jay & Silent Bob-atorium” in the studio to comment on the film, good or bad. This is the “anti-review” part of the show, as no true consensus is reached on the film in question; it is simply the opinions of the group of attendees, with a few comments and a brief summary thrown in by Smith. At the end of the show, Smith suggests not actually listening to the opinions put forward and going to see the movie yourself and form your own opinions, further pressing the “anti-review” angle of the segment.
Smith relates his opinions on a selected Criterion Collection film available on DVD and as part of the Hulu Plus service. This segment was not featured in season 2.
Smith has an informal interview with the week’s scheduled guest; the guest sits in a specially constructed throne adorned with griffins whose faces resemble Jason Mewes and Smith as Jay and Silent Bob. Smith stands to the side of the throne and conducts the interview.
“Spoilers Cartoon Laboratory”
Similar to the “SModCo Cartoon Show” on the SModcast website and Smith’s “S.I.T.” (SModCo Internet Television) YouTube channel, an animated short is aired using the soundtrack of an episode of Hollywood Babble-On as its voice track. The segment is co-hosted by “Professor Cartoonius”, played by Smith’s Hollywood Babble-On co-host Ralph Garman (in wig, glasses and fake mustache, doing his impression of Ed Wynn). This segment was not featured in season 2.
Jason Mewes shows reviews of movies that have been sent to him on YouTube. This segment started in season 2.
|Movie||“Criterion Lounge” offering||Guest||“Hollywood Babble-On”cartoon|
|1||Girls Just Wanna Have Guns||June 4, 2012||Snow White &
|Stranger than Paradise||Carrie Fisher||Cosby Dracula|
|2||Ridley Me This, Fatman||June 11, 2012||Prometheus||The Blob||Damon Lindelof||Eeyore|
|3||Cruising to the Oldies||June 18, 2012||Rock of Ages||Man Bites Dog||Robert Rodriguez||Rick Springfield|
|4||Gore Score and Severed Ears Ago…||June 25, 2012||Abraham Lincoln:
|My Dinner with Andre||Jason Lee||Dick Van Dyke|
|5||I Don’t Want to Miss a Thong…||July 2, 2012||Magic Mike||Night on Earth||Jon Favreau||Impressions|
|6||Peter Parker Picked a Peck of Powers||July 9, 2012||The Amazing Spider-Man||The Vanishing||Stan Lee||Canadian|
|7||Aurora’s Dark Night*||July 23, 2012||The Dark Knight Rises||None|
|8||Stiller? I Never Even Met Her||July 30, 2012||The Watch||Down by Law||Len Wiseman||Mitch Death|
|9||You Don’t Know Dick… K, Philip?||August 6, 2012||Total Recall||Wings of Desire||Malin Akerman||Clerktopus|
|10||Bourne Again, Forever and Renner…Damon!||August 13, 2012||The Bourne Legacy||Leningrad Cowboys Go America||Gerard Way||Charlie’s Angels|
- * NOTE: Due to the events of the 2012 Aurora shooting, discussion of the events of that tragedy took precedence over discussion of the movie, and none of the other normal segments were used in this episode.
|1||Battle Royale with Cheese||December 6, 2013||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Jane Lynch|
|2||McConaughey, You! Get Offa My Cloud!||December 13, 2013||Dallas Buyers Club||Mark Duplass|
|3||Yippee-Coens-Yay, Mother Folker||December 20, 2013||Inside Llewyn Davis||Grant Morrison|
|4||Whatchoo Tolkien About, Willis?||January 10, 2014||The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug||Harley Morenstein|
|5||I Gotta Have More Cowbell||January 17, 2014||Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues||Mindy Kaling|
|6||Me and Mister, Mister Jonze||January 24, 2014||Her||Gregory Nicotero|
|7||He Shoots, He Score-Seses!||January 31, 2014||The Wolf of Wall Street||Felicia Day|
|8||Poppin Woody||February 7, 2014||Saving Mr. Banks||Rosario Dawson|
|9||Cause This Is Stiller! Stiller Night!||February 14, 2014||The Secret Life of Walter Mitty||Haley Joel Osment|
|10||Marky Marksman||February 21, 2014||Lone Survivor||Justin Long|
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