Posted on Monday, February 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
Oscar loves a good historical drama, and this year’s crop of Best Picture nominees has plenty that fit that mold, whether realistically (Zero Dark Thirty) or metaphorically (Beasts of the Southern Wild). But few of the films can actually boast of having made history.
In depicting the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery, Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln has helped to ratify the legislation in Mississippi. And yes, I do mean Lincoln the film and not Lincoln the sixteenth president. Read more after the jump.
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Academy-Award winner and current nominee Christoph Waltz hosted Saturday Night Live over the weekend and used the occasion to poke fun at his two-time collaborator, Quentin Tarantino. The SNL team created a sketched called Djesus Uncrossed starring Waltz as Jesus, back from the dead and hell bent on revenge. It features obvious and hilarious references to Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds and, of course, Django Unchained. Check it out below. Read More »
Zach Galifianakis‘ talk show Between Two Ferns made its triumphant return to Funny Or Die yesterday with a special Oscar Buzz Edition.
In Part one of this special, which we posted yesterday, Galifianakis talked to Oscar contenders Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Lining Playbook), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), Naomi Watts (The Impossible) and Amy Adams (The Master).
Today we bring you Part 2 of the hilariously and awkwardly interview series, this time featuring Bradley Cooper (Silver Lining Playbook), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Sally Field (Lincoln) and another special guest from Lincoln. Watch part two of the interview special after the jump.
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Anyone in the mood for a few chuckles should find them in one of the three videos embedded after the jump. We’ve got the ending of Return of the Jedi, if the film had been directed by Star Wars Episode VII director J.J. Abrams; Bane causing the black out at the Super Bowl; and an Honest Trailer for the latest James Bond blockbuster, Skyfall. Read More »
We’ve posted a lot of the Screen Junkies-produced trailer edits over the past year. Their latest is a hilarious takedown of the fourth installment of the Indiana Jones series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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Groping, fake erections, improv, huge laughs, the latest video Judd Apatow‘s This is 40 makes Apatow’s set look like a playhouse. It’s a blooper reel from the film, a sort of sequel to Knocked Up, which features Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd as a married couple dealing with turning 40. In the reel you get more Megan Fox, more Jason Segel, more Melissa McCarthy, more Robert Smigel, more Billy Joe Armstrong, it’s really funny. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
Normally, when a presidential administration blatantly ignores the will of the people, it’s cause for public outrage. In this particular case, though, we think we’ll let it slide.
Despite the fervent pleas of thousands of citizens, the White House has opted not to go ahead with the building of a Death Star after all. That’s the bad news. The good news is that they let the nation’s geeks down in friendliest way possible. The official response to last month’s petition starts with a tongue-in-cheek title — “This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For” — and only gets better from there. Hit the jump to read more.
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The team at College Humor has made a living creating clever videos for us to share amongst friends and this has to be one of my favorites. Taking a formula they’re pretty much perfected in the past and combining it with their best subject yet, we’re presented with Lost: The Role Playing Game. Six seasons of the hit ABC show from J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are condensed into one video that plays out like an old school RPG. Check it out below. Read More »