Kit Harington Game of Thrones Audition

By now everyone knows Kit Harington best as Jon Snow, the bastard son of Eddard Stark, on HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones. Though that might be the part he ended up landing on the show, it turns out he actually auditioned for many more parts on the series, just to cover his bases.

Jimmy Kimmel Live was fortunate enough to get their hands on Kit Harington’s other auditions thanks to showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff reaching back into the archives for these amazing screen tests.

Watch the Kit Harington Game of Thrones audition tape below to see his other tryouts. Read More »

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Honest Trailer

With Spider-Man: Homecoming on its way to theaters this weekend, with sneak preview screenings beginning around the United States tonight, let’s remind ourselves of the straw that broke the camel’s back at Sony Pictures and got Spider-Man controlled by Marvel Studios again.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 attempted to expand the world of Spider-Man into a cinematic universe that would have brought the Sinister Six into New York and expand the mythology of Peter Parker’s parents’ life as spies. But all it did was make a big mess of things by being on par with Batman & Robin, and now the folks at Honest Trailers give the sequel the skewering it deserves.

Watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Honest Trailer below. Read More »

Jurassic Park Dinosaurs Mash-Up

If you didn’t live through the 1990s, then you might not know that there was an inexplicably popular sitcom on ABC called Dinosaurs. Featuring actors in big rubber suits, the series was your average sitcom, but it just so happened to follow a family of walking, talking dinosaurs living during a time when Pangea was still a thing.

Now illustrator Jen Lewis has given Dinosaurs the upgrade it deserves by making the family of prehistoric beasts part of Steven Spielberg’s modern classic Jurassic Park. Earl Sinclair (the father), Fran Sinclair (the mother and Earl’s wife), their three children (son Robbie, daughter Charlene, and Baby Sinclair) and even Fran’s mother, Ethyl are all dinosaurs in the theme park. Plus, the show’s opening credits even get an amusing makeover.

Let the Jurassic Park Dinosaurs mash-up make your dreams come true below. Read More »

fake warren g. harding biopic

The battle for late-night TV domination has been an ongoing one, but I think John Oliver has just taken the cake. At least for this round of “who can make the best joke about the closure of a wax museum of past presidents?”

John Oliver can. By buying five wax mannequins and recruiting four Academy Award nominees to star in a dramatic trailer for his fake Warren G. Harding biopic. And getting Anna Kendrick and Laura Linney to fight for the love of a creepy life-size replica of Warren G. Harding.

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Game of Thrones KFC Commercial

With Game of Thrones being one of the most popular shows on television, it should come as no surprise that it’s finally being exploited to help sell fast food.

Over the weekend, the Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food chain known just as KFC released a new commercial promoting a special meal deal available in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and they’ve used actor Kristian Nairn, better known as Hodor on Game of Thrones, to help sell it. In fact, they’ve used a key moment for the character from the most recent season of the HBO fantasy series as the inspiration. It’s a bit clever, but it will also remind you of just how sad the scene that inspired it is.

If you haven’t seen the sixth season of Game of Thrones, you likely won’t understand what’s on display here. It doesn’t necessarily spoil anything, but it might be best to wait to save this commercial until after you’ve watched that season. Otherwise, check out the Game of Thrones KFC commercial below. Read More »

Despicable Me Honest Trailer

This weekend brings Despicable Me 3 to theaters as Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment look to capitalize on the somewhat extended holiday weekend for July 4th. So of course we have to watch an Honest Trailer that takes a look at the preceding adventures featuring Gru, the terrorist who is just likeable enough to keep the audience on his side.

Since Gru has slowly been losing his own franchise to his little yellow sidekicks known as minions, the rubbery, fart-obsessed gibberish speakers get mocked just as much as the movies that they star in.

Watch the Despicable Me Honest Trailer below. Read More »

jar jar binks asks Ron Howard

While more concerning details have come out of the woodwork in the wake of Lucasfilm firing directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller from the Han Solo spin-off and replacing them with filmmaker Ron Howard, the internet is having a little fun with the situation.

Funny or Die has created a video with an “anonymous” Star Wars fan who thinks that it might be a good idea for Ron Howard to bring Jar Jar Binks back to the Star Wars universe and maybe have him strike up an important relationship with Han Solo. However, despite the silhouette visual and the distorted voice, it’s pretty clear who is making this suggestion. Read More »

Product Placement in Michael Bay Movies

Since the Transformers franchise is based on a toy created by Hasbro, the movies themselves are basically giant commercials meant to sell action figures to kids and cars to adults. But even beyond that obvious use of product placement, there is still much more shameless and egregious wedging in of brand name products right in front of Michael Bay‘s camera.

Funnily enough, Michael Bay was a commercial director before he became the blockbuster filmmaker who loves to blow shit up on the big screen. Therefore, it should come as no surprise to see that all of Michael Bay’s movies are full of product placement, and a new video attempts to point out every single instance of such commercial activity in a new video.

Watch the round-up of product placement in Michael Bay movies below and try not to buy stuff because of it. Read More »

Power Rangers Honest Trailer

Lionsgate made their attempt at bringing Mighty Morphin Power Rangers back to the big screen earlier this year, and now that the movie is available on home video, Screen Junkies has taken some cracks at the teenage superhero team with a new Honest Trailer.

Power Rangers took quite the serious approach to the goofy TV series that was imported from Japan and adapted for American audiences in the 1990s, and Honest Trailers wastes no time pointing out how this movie spends 90 minutes on having the titular heroes bond and train, only to conclude with a 30-minute big budget version of the TV series. Should we really be surprised though?

Watch the Power Rangers Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »

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Dodgeball Chartiy Campaign

It’s a little hard to believe that it’s been 13 years since Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story hit theaters. The goofy comedy had Vince Vaughn attempting to raise $50,000 to pay the mortgage for his gym, all while a blowhard gym owner played by Ben Stiller is trying to take it over in order to turn it into another link in the corporate Globo-Gym chain.

Now some of the cast, including Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller, are reuniting for a charity dodgeball tournament through the popular fundraising platform Omaze. For those who donate, they’ll have a chance at playing in the dodgeball tournament, and they get to choose which team they’ll be playing for, Average Joe’s or Globo-Gym. We’ll let the Dodgeball cast explain the finer details in the amusing Dodgeball charity campaign video after the jump. Read More »