Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
This past July, the Austin, Texas-based Old Murder House Theatre transported Steven Spielberg‘s Jaws to the stage. Their production, a beat-for-beat recreation of the original film with only a few deliberate changes, was a thing of chaotic beauty. On sets made of cardboard, held together with duct tape and a prayer, the cast and crew created a show that was one part parody, one part homage, and one part, uh, something else altogether.
Now, footage from this bizarre and brilliant show has arrived online, giving those who weren’t in attendance a chance to catch the highlights. A YouTube video can’t quite capture the experience of seeing this thing live, but it’s better than not seeing any of it at all.
You can watch the Jaws: Live! footage below, but only if you like good things.
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Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Who am I? I’m no one… but I do come bearing a generous bounty of Star Wars-related tidbits! After the jump:
- Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams will talk Star Wars in New Jersey
- No more trailers are coming for Star Wars Episode VII
- Luke Skywalker is all over this “new” Force Awakens trailer
- Why Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was ahead of its time
- William Shatner keeps the Star Wars / Star Trek rivalry alive
- John Boyega and Daisy Ridley hang out with John Williams
- Give your loved ones a basket of Ewoks for Christmas this year
- Could the cancelled Darth Maul video game get resurrected?
- Why none of us will ever truly know how Star Wars ends
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When Kroll Show was still on Comedy Central, one of the best recurring segments was a little prank show called Too Much Tuna, featuring Gil Faizon (Nick Kroll) and George St. Geegland (John Mulaney) — the stars of Oh, Hello, another recurring segment on the sketch comedy series. And now these two charismatic Upper West Side artists are bringing their talents Off Broadway.
Mulaney and Kroll have just announced a new Oh, Hello stage show in the form of a new play written by Faizon and St. Geegland called We’re Us, You’re You, Let’s Talk. This sounds like it could be one of the greatest events of our time. Read More »
More than likely you know Martin Starr from his fantastic supporting work on HBO’s comedy series Silicon Valley, or maybe from his appearances in movies such as Knocked Up, Save the Date, This is The End and Veronica Mars. But now you can see a completely different side of his talent with a special live show that Starr is directing in Los Angeles.
The Bad, The Sad and The Broken Hearted is described as a comedy western radio play, and it will unfold exclusively in Los Angeles at the iconic Steve Allen Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. Trust me when I say that this will not be a show you want to miss, especially since the chances of seeing some of Starr’s co-stars and friends from Freaks and Geeks pop up are very high. Read More »
The official poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens just hit this morning, and along with it comes confirmation of several things we had been hearing about last week.
Tickets are going on sale tomorrow immediately after the new trailer premieres. In addition, marathons at several theater chains have been confirmed along with the announcement of certain chains having collectible exclusives for fans to get their hands on. Read More »
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More often than not, the actors and actresses who bring your favorite comic book characters to life on the big screen are fans just like you. They grew up idolizing certain superheroes, and it’s a dream for them to be playing them, just as it is for you to see them become as real as they can on film. However, they can’t enjoy fandom the way we can without being swamped by other fans who want to take pictures with them and want their autograph.
But plenty of stars have found an awesome workaround that helps them fit in with the masses of fans, even at a place that’s overrun with the most rabid of them: cosplay. Many an actor and actress have worn costumes in order to walk the showfloor at Comic-Con without being mobbed by fans, and Jared Leto and Mark Ruffalo have just joined their ranks. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Once upon a time, Mondo sold T-shirts in a tiny shop in the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Austin, Texas. Now, they’re one of the most popular purveyors of high-end pop culture art on the internet, with their posters and collectibles literally selling out within seconds of going on sale. The company had grown big enough to host its own convention, so lo and behold, MondoCon made its debut in 2014. This year, the con only grew bigger, expanding its size and its offerings. Simply looking in its general direction is enough to drain your wallet.
For a look at every MondoCon 2015 poster and piece of art, as well as thoughts on the con itself, keep on reading!
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As we heard previously, AMC Theatres was hosting a marathon of the Back to the Future trilogy at a bunch of their cineplex locations, but we hadn’t yet heard any details about times or ticketing. Thankfully that changes today as we’ve just confirmed what time the trilogy will start playing on October 21st (which has been dubbed Back to the Future Day), and how much it’s going to cost you to attend the AMC Theatres Back to the Future marathon. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
Grown-ups who never got their Hogwarts acceptance letter will nevertheless be able to engage in one of the school’s time-honored traditions: a Christmas feast with all the trimmings. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is opening the doors of the Harry Potter Great Hall set for their first-ever holiday dinner event this year. Get details on the Hogwarts dinner after the jump. Read More »