The Nice Guys Viral Videos

The Nice Guys is coming to theaters in just one month, which means we’re going to see Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe making the rounds on late night television and various other promotional avenues to help build the buzz around the movie. The latter is just coming off hosting Saturday Night Live (while Gosling hosted late last year), and now the two are making more comedy together with a series of webisodes following the two actors as they go into therapy together. If you weren’t convinced that these two have chemistry from the trailers for The Nice Guys, these funny videos ought to do it.

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Popcorn Helmet

Most people like having a tasty snack when they go to the movies. That’s why movie theater chains charge an arm and a leg for M&M’s, nachos, pretzels and the classic movie snack popcorn. Even at home people like popping their own popcorn to enjoy a flick from the comfort of their own couch. The only downside is you get your hands all salty and buttery, and who has the time for napkins, washing hands or being a decent human being?

That’s why Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage teamed up with Swedish inventor Simone Giertz to create a popcorn helmet that automatically dispenses popcorn and feeds it into your mouth. After all, you’re trying to watch a movie, you don’t have time to feed yourself with the hands you were born with, right?

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Captionbot

This week, Microsoft released CaptionBot, the company’s attempt at showcasing the capabilities of Microsoft Cognitive Services. The promise and potential of CaptionBot is immense. By using natural language capabilities and image recognition software, CaptionBot can analyze any image and tell you what is happening within. CaptionBot joins How Old Do I Look? and What Dog? as Microsoft bots that have gained some amount of viral notoriety over the past couple years.

While CaptionBot can sometimes be startlingly accurate, it is clear there are still a few kinks to work out. Nonetheless, I couldn’t help but wonder how it would analyze still images from some of the best films of 2015. The results are mostly bizarre, often hilarious, and sometimes profound. Note: All of the following captions were created by uploading images straight to CaptionBot.
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The Jungle Book Honest Trailer

This weekend brings Disney’s latest live-action remake to the big screen in the form of The Jungle Book, a new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel of the same name. The early buzz on the movie is that it’s a mesmerizing, visual spectacle and a fantastic update of the tale that pretty much everyone knows, and there’s already talk of a sequel with director Jon Favreau likely coming back as director.

But before you go see the new take on The Jungle Book, check out the Honest Trailer poking fun at the animated adaptation that Disney made back in 1967. You might have forgotten that Mowgli is kind of a brat in Disney’s musical adventure, but the jungle is a swinging jazz club that makes it all better. Read More »

Jean-Ralphio as BB-8

Just before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters, we learned that Bill Hader helped bring BB-8 to life by providing real dialogue for the droid that eventually was just turned into various bleeps and bloops that the little ball droid made. Hader was credited as a vocal consultant along with Parks and Recreation‘s Ben Schwartz, who opened up about the process with a little more details in a Reddit AMA video back in February. And with that knowledge, one fan decided to have some fun with footage of BB-8 from The Force Awakens.

For those who may not know, Ben Schwartz played a hilarious character on Parks and Recreation named Jean-Ralphio. And friend of the site Jesse Carp has taken some of his dialogue and given it to BB-8 in the scene when Rey saves the droid from being turned into scarps by the scavenger Teedo. Believe it or not, it makes BB-8 even better. Read More »

Rey's Force Vision Recut

Perhaps the most intriguing part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the vision that Rey (Daisy Ridley) has when she touches Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber after the Force beckons her to it in the basement of Maz Kanata’s castle. It raised many questions, most of which we still don’t know the answer to. Hopefully that will change in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

But what if Rey’s vision was less of a vision and more of a nightmare? Sure, the vision itself has some disorienting and terrifying moments for Rey herself, but what if it was a nightmare for the audience as well? That’s exactly what one has done by having some of the more cringeworthy parts of the prequels invade the vision. It’s pretty scary.

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The Force Awakens Honest Trailer

Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is officially available on home video in all formats, you just knew that we were going to get an Honest Trailer for the sci-fi sequel that has kicked off not just a new trilogy, but also a whole new generation of Star Wars. What’s cool is that this Honest Trailer does something a little different as a way to emulate the fact that The Force Awakens shares pays a lot of homage to A New Hope and the rest of the original trilogy.

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Saturday Night Live Game of Thrones

Last night, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage made his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live, and you just knew that the late night sketch show was going to do something parodying the popular HBO fantasy series. Thankfully, they did not disappoint with a faux featurette from behind the scenes of show that illustrates how they’re bring Daenerys Targaryen‘s impressive dragons to life for the forthcoming sixth season. Sure, there’s visual effects involved, but there’s also an impressive motion capture performance that helps.

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finding dory new characters

It’s no secret Pixar loves slipping Easter eggs into its movies, and sometimes the animation studio gets so eager they even sneak in references to movies that haven’t even opened yet. Case in point: while Hank the octopus, voiced by Ed O’Neill, is billed as one of the “new” characters of Finding Dory, he’s really been hiding in plain sight for years. As a new video reveals, Hank’s actually been part of the Pixar family going all the way back to Toy Story in 1995. Really!

… Except no, not really. As you’ve probably figured out by now, this “epic” Finding Dory Easter egg is really just an April Fool’s prank. Still, the video does contain some (genuine) new footage featuring Hank and Dory, not to mention a little clip of O’Neill and director Andrew Stanton being just plain adorable. So if that sounds like the kind of thing you’d be interested in, swim with us below the jump.  Read More »