Briefly: Odds are if you’re reading this site, you consider yourself a film fan. It’s the passion that binds us. Sometimes, though, we forget the people we’re fans of are fans too and another fantastic example of that just came online. MTV interviewed Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers, Dodgeball, Accepted, Live Free or Die Hard) and, because Long claimed he was a big Back to the Future fan, quizzed him on his knowledge. It’s pretty fun and proof that Long, unlike many “fans” out there, isn’t faking it. Read More »
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Improv Anywhere took to a public plaza in Manhattan to recreate a public real life sequel to Back To The Future. Created and Directed by Charlie Todd, the skit includes a time traveling DeLorean appearing carrying Doc Brown, who is there to warn Marty McFly and Jennifer Parker that they were about to see themselves from ten minutes in the future, the consequences of which could be a huge time paradox. The resulting video is a must watch for BTTF fans. Watch the video now embedded after the jump.
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The Honest Trailers guys are back at it again, this time lampooning Marvel Studios’ Thor – “a film that only exists so that non nerds will recognize the blond guy in The Avengers.” Enjoy the trailer now, embedded after the jump.
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Sesame Street has never been afraid to reference and parody movies and television shows that might be out of the radar of their core audience. The most recent example is their parody of the Showtime series Homeland.
The Big Bad Wolf is on the lamb. Special Sheep Agent, Nicholas Ba-a-a-a-rody is the agency’s only hope for bringing the Big Bad Wolf to justice. But is he a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Or just a sheep in wolf’s clothing in sheep’s clothing?
Watch Sesame Street: Homelamb embedded after the jump.
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Saturday Night Live doesn’t have a reputation for lampooning independent filmmakers too often, but they do love jumping onto a good meme and Wes Anderson parodies have definitely reached “meme” level. Leave it to the legendary sketch comedy show, though, to use their considerable resources to make the Wes Anderson parody to end all Wes Anderson parodies.
It’s called The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders and stars Edward Norton (himself a star of Moonrise Kingdom) as Owen Wilson (Anderson’s frequent co-star and co-writer) in a horror story that also “features” Anderson players like Adrien Brody, Alec Baldwin, Anjelica Huston, Jason Schwartzman and many others. Some even as themselves. Check it out below. Read More »
Earlier this month, we wrote about Matt Zoller Seitz‘s new book The Wes Anderson Collection, a book examining the work of writer/director Wes Anderson. The Pulitzer Prize finalist has been following Anderson’s career since the very beginning, and has teamed up with editor Steven Santos to bring the book to the web in a documentary/video essay format. A couple weeks back we posted the first two chapters, on Bottle Rocket and Rushmore. Last week we featured The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Matt has now released Chapter 5 and 6 which cover The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom. Both are online and available to view after the jump.
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One day, when we’re all grown up and have kids of our own, an awkward conversation is going to happen. No, not that one. We’ll have to explain to our kids that when we were their age, we couldn’t just stream every single movie in an instant from our pocket. We had to get in a car and drive to a video store. And it was awesome.
Buzzfeed has created a very sweet little video about just that, and it’s sure to give you all kinds of nostalgic feelings. Read More »
Lee Hardcastle does some great things with clay, and has used the pliable stuff to animate some great movie homages (his remakes of The Raid and The Thing quickly come to mind) and some memorable comedy as well as a few gross-out gags.
His most notable bit of nastiness might be T Is for Toilet, which was Hardcastle’s submission in the ABCs of Death director contest, and which won the open spot in the film. Now the animator has released a longer piece, called Ghost Burger. This is a sequel to T Is for Toilet, which shows that the kid from the short didn’t die, but that he is certainly damaged both physically and mentally. But while things haven’t gone well for the kid, he is able to see ghosts, and that turns out to be an ability with a surprising side benefit.
Ghost Burger feels like the sort of film you’d discover on a dusty VHS shelf — it’s got the appeal of some of the stranger horror produced in the ’80s, with a collision of action, supernatural weirdness, and plain old strange stuff.
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