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28 Jul 19:03

Trailer For Christmas Movie ‘The Night Before’ With Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie

by The Movie God
Corey

I like it.

The Night Before Trailer

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a trailer for the Christmas movie The Night Before, but before you start getting excited for a family night out at the movies during the holiday season, know that this one is for the grown ups.

The movie stars Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie as a trio of friends who get together every Christmas Eve for a night of partying reunite for one final adventure before fully embracing their responsibilities as adults. Also starring is Lizzy Caplan, Jillian Bell, Michael Shannon, and Mindy Kaling.

The trailer that's been released is of the red band variety, and does contain some naughty bits if you happen to be at the workplace or around kids and such. You can watch the trailer and read more about the movie below. [...]

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30 Jul 14:00

‘Married With Children’ Spinoff Confirmed

by The Movie God

Married With Children

We've heard rumblings in the past of a possible spinoff to the hit '80s and '90s sitcom Married With Children---because that's one of the popular TV trends right now---revolving around Bud Bundy (played by David Faustino on the original show) and his current life.

While attending the premiere of co-star Christina Applegate's (who played Kelly Bundy) new movie, the Vacation reboot/sequel, Faustino confirmed the possibility of a Married With Children spinoff.

You can see what he had to say below. [...]

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29 Jul 02:11

Report: CHANNING TATUM Dropping Out of GAMBIT Movie

A Hollywood trade reports that GAMBIT's leading man might be folding on starring in the X-MEN spin-off.
30 Jul 17:29

Millionaire Instagram Playboy Has The Most V.I.P. Festival Accommodations Ever

by Stereogum
Millionaire Playboy Electric Zoo VIPCan you really blame an extremely wealthy playboy for spending more than half a million dollars on his own VIP festival deck at Electric Zoo? As Bro Bible reports, Dan Bilzerian will be spending a handsome sum on his own personal playground during the event. More »








21 Jul 01:00

Gulliver’s Park in the Turia Riverbed

by Miss Cellania

(Image credit: Google Maps)

The enduring image of the story Gulliver’s Travels is Gulliver tied down while tiny Lilliputians walk over his body. The scene is recreated well at Gulliver’s Park in Valencia, Spain. An enormous likeness of Gulliver serves as a playground for children, who climb over him just like in the book (or movie).

The Gulliver Park is probably the most inspired playground I’ve ever seen. Valencia’s Fallas artists have created a giant replica of Jonathan Swift’s hero in the Turia Riverbed, sprawled out on the ground and bound by ropes. The body is cleverly designed, with Gulliver’s hair and jacket serving as slides, folds in his sleeves and pants becoming stairs, and the ropes which trap him knotted for climbing.

(Image credit: Mike Powell and Juergen Horn)

Mike Powell and Juergen Horn got to see the park up close, and have plenty of photographs so you can get up close to this magnificent sculpture and see how much fun it is for kids.  

29 Jul 22:00

Herman Harband’s Headstone

by Miss Cellania

Herman Harband commissioned his own headstone ahead of time to be placed on his grave when he died. It was ready for him at Beth David Memorial Gardens in Hollywood, Florida. The inscription reads:

My wife Eleanor Arthur of Queens, NY lived like a princess for 20 years traveling the world with the best of everything. When I went blind, she tried to poison me, took all my money, all my medication and left me in the dark alone and sick. It's a miracle I escaped. I won't see her in heaven because she's surely going to hell!

However, Harband remarried. When he died in 2011, his second wife Domnita had him buried in a couple’s plot in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a different stone. See his actual grave. According to Find a Grave:

Herman Harband was not buried at Beth David Memorial Gardens, but he did own a headstone at the cemetery, thus making it a cenotaph, not a grave. The internet-famous headstone is real (confirmed by records and the cemetery director), but it was removed in early 2014 and the plot was sold back to the cemetery at the request of his wife. According to the cemetery directory, the headstone (as of this writing) is in storage at the cemetery.

-via reddit

21 Jul 05:00

48 Amazing Facts For Those Who Love Facts

by Zeon Santos

Are you a factoid fiend? A lover of bite sized nuggets of information for your brain to chew on? Do you enjoy dropping factoid bombs on people at parties and thereby blowing their minds?

Then you’ve gotta check out 48 Amazing Facts from mental_floss on Instagram, it’s like a bowl full of crunchy factoid cereal and goes great with milk!

So you can fill your hungry mind up for free with facts that will wow people with their factualness, like this tasty true crime tidbit.

As per mental_floss usual, the facts are a fun blend of very interesting, very geeky and very fun to read, so take the plunge and be sure to follow their Instagram account after you’ve had your fill of the factoid fun!

Read 48 Amazing Facts From the mental_floss Instagram account here

21 Jul 21:00

Every Suicide Squad Member's Story of Origin

by Lisa Marcus


YouTube Link

This video by ThingsAndStuff gives the comic backstories of every Suicide Squad member in under five minutes. Just the primer for anyone who is interested in seeing the upcoming film yet has not read the DC comics upon which it is based. Via Design Taxi

24 Jul 18:00

Magicians Photobomb Reporter, Give Performance

by John Farrier


(Video Link)

Ashish Joshi, a Sky News reporter, stands before the Palace at Westminster in London and gives a report on Prime Minister David Cameron's proposed reforms of the UK's National Health Service. In the background, two professional magicians named Young & Strange move into the camera view and perform an elaborate trick.

Sky News has confirmed that the entire incident was staged and that the video never actually aired, which is a shame. They should have done this live.

-via 22 Words

25 Jul 02:00

A Power Packed Collection Of Animated Comic Book Covers

by Zeon Santos

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Comic book covers are drawn to invoke a feeling from the reader, convincing them to buy the book with a promise of over-the-top superheroic action or out-of-this-world artwork.

The more action packed the series the more likely it is to have a splashy, action packed cover, giving the reader a taste of what’s to come when they peel back the cover and dive in.

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Many comic book covers feature the finest quality comic art, sometimes even better than the art in the book itself, so how do you make that dynamic cover art even better? By animating it, of course!

The Staff at ComicsAlliance have put together an eye popping collection of the 25 Greatest Animated Comic Book Covers, see if you can browse through them all without being hypnotized by the heroism.

27 Jul 07:00

Airbnb Lets You Stay in a Van down by the River

by John Farrier

In a classic Saturday Night Live sketch, Chris Farley plays Matt Foley, a motivational speaker who is basically a failure in life. By his own admission, he qualifies because he's 35, divorced, and lives in a van down by the river. He threatens wayward teens that if they don't get their lives turned around, they'll end up like him, living in a van down by the river.


(Photo: Airbnb)

Now you can live that way, too! Airbnb renter Jonathan has converted a few vans in New York City into little campers. They're parked as normal vehicles, so visitors can get the full experience of urban van-dwelling life. $35 per night can get you a bed that sleeps 2 near New York's scenic East River.

-via Jalopnik

28 Jul 02:00

Haka for a Teacher

by Miss Cellania

(YouTube link)

Dawson Tamatea taught at Palmerston North Boys' High School in New Zealand for almost thirty years. One of the things he taught students was a haka.

Tamatea died unexpectedly July 19 at the age of 55. Students got together to do the haka that he taught them as a tribute when Tamatea’s hearse arrived for the funeral service. They were joined by former students. A lot of them. It was a fitting tribute to a much-loved teacher. -via reddit

28 Jul 22:00

Ridiculous Celebrities Who Are Secretly Money Making Masterminds

by Zeon Santos

Celebrities who have adopted a goofy professional persona, or those who became famous for ridiculous reasons, are hard to take seriously.

And yet they’ve achieved far more monetary success than most of us can even dream about in our less than famous lives, so they’ve gotta be on to something!

Take Carrot Top, for example- goofy prop comic and burly body builder combined into one mighty peculiar package has earned over $75 million dollars performing in front of around 100,000 people a year in Las Vegas.

How ya like ol’ Carrot Top now?

Read 6 Stupid Celebrities Who Are Secretly Business Geniuses at Cracked (contains NSFW language)

25 Jul 00:34

Paramount Is Making A College Football Comedy Written By Two Guys From ‘Veep’

by Penn Collins

As college football season approaches, we’ve got news that two of the many funny actors from HBO’s Veep, Timothy Simons and Matt Walsh, have gotten their football script Red Shirt picked up.

There’s no plot synopsis yet for Red Shirt, which is a term for college football players who are taking season off due to injury or any other reason. Presumably, a redshirted college football player would have even MORE time on their hands than a regular college football player, which is a pretty scary proposition.

Fortunately, the duo will be returning to Veep, which generally kicks off in April.

Simons has a number of other projects coming up in the next year, including Goosebumps, Gold, Michelle Darnell, and Christine.

(THR)

The post Paramount Is Making A College Football Comedy Written By Two Guys From ‘Veep’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

28 Jul 21:59

Fox Keeping Fantastic Four Reviews Under Wraps Until Release

by editorm101
Corey

Bad sign. Which I agree with. Because this movie looks shitty.

28 Jul 16:45

A New Marvel Season Every Six Months From Netflix

by Dan Wickline

DaredevilNewWhile at the Television Critic’s Association today, head of Netflix content Ted Sarandos told the audience, including Variety’s Laura Prudom, that Marvel’s Jessica Jones will debut by the end of 2015 and that ideally there would be a new Marvel series every six months. Once all four of the series have been launched, they will crossover in the Defenders, but some series will have multiple seasons before that happens as is the case with Marvel’s Daredevil.

Also there appeared to be a quick glimpse of Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones in the sizzle reel. Hopefully Netflix will release that to the internet soon.

 

Sarandos on Marvel’s #Netflix shows: Ideally “every six months, you’ll get a new season or series from #TheDefenders group” #TCA15

— Laura Prudom (@LauInLA) July 28, 2015

Once all four Marvel Netflix shows have been launched, they’ll cross over for Defenders, but “some will selectively have multiple seasons”

— Laura Prudom (@LauInLA) July 28, 2015

We got the briefest brief hint of #JessicaJones in the Netflix sizzle reel; Krysten Ritter walking down a street, opening a door. That’s it!

— Laura Prudom (@LauInLA) July 28, 2015

A New Marvel Season Every Six Months From Netflix

27 Jul 19:30

‘Ferrell Takes the Field’ Trailer: Will Ferrell Brings Passion and Ignorance to Baseball

by Ethan Anderton

Ferrell Takes the Field trailer

Earlier this month, we got a small tease of Will Ferrell making America’s pasttime even greater in the HBO documentary special Ferrell Takes the Field, featuring the comedy star playing every position in baseball, on ten different Major League Baseball teams.

Now the full trailer has arrived, showing just how the Anchorman and Step Brothers star shook up the ball diamond. Even if you’re not a fan of baseball at all, this looks like it’s going to be thoroughly entertaining. Watch the full Ferrell Takes the Field trailer after the jump!

Here’s the trailer, straight from HBO:

The special was taped on March 12th this year when Ferrell went to five different spring training ballparks, being traded around to the Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. As a Midwest guy, I’m pretty happy he played for both Chicago teams.

Ferrell describes his short baseball career perfectly, “There’s no doubt I turned some heads today. I brought passion to the field, dedication, ability and a lot of ignorance.” No matter how much ignorance he brought to the table, Ferrell can be seen pitching, catching, batting and even arriving to one game by helicopter, right in the middle of the field, like a damn American hero.

All of this was done in tribute to Bert “Campy” Campaneris, a professional ballplayer for the Kansas City Athletics who played all nine positions in baseball while playing against the California Angels on September 8th, 1965. But he also did it to help raise awareness and money for organizations dedicated to fighting cancer, including Cancer for College, which helps individuals adversely affected by cancer to realize their dream of a college education.

In a speech addressing the historical day in baseball, Ferrell said:

“They say nothing’s more American than heading to the ballpark, grabbing a hot dog and watching nine guys from the Dominican Republic make magic on the field. But today I learned they are wrong. Make that eight Dominicans and one guy from Irvine, California.”

If this proves to be something fans like to see, I wouldn’t mind seeing Ferrell doing this for football, basketball and hockey. We could have a little sports documentary special franchise brewing here.

Ferrell Takes the Field will premiere exclusively on HBO on Saturday, September 12th at 10pm Eastern/Pacific time.

The post ‘Ferrell Takes the Field’ Trailer: Will Ferrell Brings Passion and Ignorance to Baseball appeared first on /Film.

27 Jul 18:31

Tiny Ant-Man installations

by noreply@blogger.com (John)


By Slinkachu for Marvel.
27 Jul 22:44

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22 Jul 21:25

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24 Jul 00:01

Funko's blind-boxed WWE figures include Andre the Giant and the Iron Sheik

by noreply@blogger.com (John)


Available for preorder.

The BBTS also has the Walgreens exclusive Marvel Legends Ant-Man.
22 Jul 23:00

Mr. Potato Head Is Back: Don Rickles Returns For Toy Story 4

by Peter Sciretta
Corey

Love Rickles

Don Rickles Toy Story 4

Tim Allen and Tom Hanks have already confirmed they are returning for Toy Story 4, but what about the rest of the toy box gang? Well we now know comedian Don Rickles will officially reprise his role as Mr. Potato Head in the fourth installment of the Pixar animated film series. Read the Don Rickles Toy Story 4 quote, after the jump.

Don Rickles

89-year-old comedian Don Rickles confirmed the news to Closer Weekly:

“They just signed me to do the fourth Toy Story. We start [work on it] in September, and I’m very delighted with that. … “When John [Lasseter] approached me for the first one, I said, ‘I don’t do comedy with cartoons, dummies and toys. Leave me alone.’ And [John] said, ‘No, you’re gonna love this!’ Then he told me the money and how nice it was going to be and, I said, ‘Yeah, I can give it a try.’ All of a sudden it’s going on 17 years.”

Before we get to the details on Toy Story 4, lets get to a bit of fun: Rickles recorded Mr. Potato Head lines for the Disney theme park ride Toy Story Midway Mania. Here is a video showing some outages from the recording session as presented at D23 Expo:

Rickles’ returning for Toy Story 4 shouldn’t come as a big surprise. A fourth Toy Story film has been rumored to be in the works for the last five years now. Last year Toy Story 4 was officially announced as it was revealed that John Lasseter would return to direct a screenplay written by  Rashida Jones and Will McCormack based on a story dreamed up by the Pixar dream team of Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich. Lasseter has insisted that the sequel is not about money, but they came up with a great story idea worth exploring.

We still have no idea what the story will be about (but that didn’t stop us all from taking some guesses), but it is expected to reunite Woody, Buzz and the whole gang in an all new adventure. Pixar animation studio president Jim Morris has said that the new film will not be a continuation of the story of Toy Story 3, offering only some vague hints about the film’s plot:

It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3. Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will not put much focus on the interaction between the characters and children. I think it will be a very good movie.

Toy Story 4, which will hit theaters on June 16, 2017, will be co-directed by Josh Cooley, the head of story on Inside Out.

The post Mr. Potato Head Is Back: Don Rickles Returns For Toy Story 4 appeared first on /Film.

23 Jul 12:00

‘Super Mario Bros.’ Honest Trailer: The Awful Movie Based on the Video Game…Kinda

by Ethan Anderton

Super Mario Bros Honest Trailer

We’ve seen enough movies based on video games to know that they just don’t seem to work very well for some reason. Whether it’s too much fan service for those who played the games, or maybe video game stories are only fun when you’re the one in control of the main character, Hollywood just can’t crack them.

But before there were dozens of examples of this, Buena Vista Pictures took a swing and missed hard with Super Mario Bros., probably the worst video game movie ever made. Actually, it’s probably one of the worst movies ever made period. And now Honest Trailers has taken aim at the weird half-ass video game movie for your enjoyment.

Watch the Super Mario Bros Honest Trailer after the jump!

Here’s the Honest Trailer from Screen Junkies:

From the strange, germaphobic nature of Koopa (Dennis Hopper) to the unnecessarily abundant practical use of plumbing by Mario Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi Mario (John Leguizamo), it’s all just an absolute mess.

I love that Honest Trailers points out the hard contrast between the brightly colored Super Mario Bros. video games and the “bleak dystopian hellscape” that is Dinohattan. This wholly peculiar and nonsensical place where dinosaurs somehow thrived and evolved and built a Blade Runner-esque underground city isn’t even the tip of this disastrous iceberg.

And even though this movie came out when I was just a kid, I still noticed the similarities between Mario and Bob Hoskins’ character Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, so much that I had no idea that the actor didn’t really talk like that in real life.

Also, this is the first time I’ve heard that Hoskins got injured and dealt with so much physical trauma while making the movie. We would have been so pissed if this was his last movie. Thankfully we got over 20 more years of great acting from Hoskins before he passed away last year. Hopefully he’s laughing at Super Mario Bros. with us in the afterlife.

The post ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Honest Trailer: The Awful Movie Based on the Video Game…Kinda appeared first on /Film.

22 Jul 19:24

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From the mind of artist Joe Simko, whose earlier work includes Garbage Pail Kids and Wacky Packages, Cereal Killer cards are a monster mash-up of your favorite cereals and horror movies from the last 30 years into a series of trading cards. Titles include Silence of the Grahams, Tales from the Crisp, and Fiber the 13th, which has the tagline “Disembowel Your Bowels.” There’s also Chucky Harms, which are “Magically Malicious!” The cards can be purchased directly from Eye Wax, but are found on Amazon as well. They also sell t-shirts for things like “Eye Pops” or “Fruit Gloops.”

More at avclub.com

20 Jul 18:39

Ant-Man and Vision movie poster concepts

by noreply@blogger.com (John)


Via.
22 Jul 04:13

Video of Big Show slapping each of the competitors on tonight's episode of Tough Enough

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21 Jul 21:08

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03 Jul 22:40

The recent live episode of How Did This Get Made is very funny

by noreply@blogger.com (John)
Corey

Quality podcast. One of my favorites.

17 Jul 21:00

Watch a Great Video Essay on ‘Looney Tunes’ Director Chuck Jones

by Russ Fischer
Corey

Great if you have some time.

Chuck Jones video essay

Animation director Chuck Jones is celebrated for his Oscar-winning achievements in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons, where he brought to life Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Marvin The Martian, Wile E. Coyote, the Road Runner, and many more. (To say nothing of his work on other animation, such as The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.)

We know Jones’ style, which ranges from frenetic to cooly observational, and we know that he is uncommonly adept at defining and exploring characters, with simple changes of facial expression doing the comedic work that other artists would need huge motions to achieve. Below, you’ll find a terrific video essay on Jones, focusing on how he made some of his tricks work, and what inspirations he drew from when animating his greatest achievements.

This essay comes from Tony Zhou, whose Every Frame a Painting videos are among our favorite essays on the construction of character, comedy, and meaning in film. (We recently highlighted his Jackie Chan essay, for example.)

As with so many of Zhou’s essays, this one airs a simple but important truth: that mastery of cinematic character-building and storytelling is rooted not just in familiarity with films, but in observation of real life.

Zhou quotes Chuck Jones: “All humor, I believe, comes from human behavior, and logic.” Zhou: “How do you improve at understanding human behavior? The truth is, there’s only one way, and it’s not by watching films… Jones believed it wasn’t enough to just watch movies. You had to have interests outside of film. You had to study real life. Most of all, he encouraged [reading].”

[from Tony Zhou, via The Playlist]

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