We’re not worthy, but we’re getting it anyway: a Wayne’s World Super Bowl ad featuring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, together again after 32 years. Myers and Carvey reprise their roles from the 1992 comedy classic Wayne’s World in a Super Bowl ad for Uber Eats. Only — shhh — they can’t actually say the words “Super Bowl.” Watch the Wayne’s World Super Bowl ad below.
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Wayne’s World is not just the best movie based on Saturday Night Live sketch, but it’s one of the best comedies of all-time. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey represented the ’90s through-and-through with these two rock lovers and best friends who hosted their own public access television show in Aurora, Illinois. Today, they’ve dug back into the 1992 movie to kick off the second season of Josh Gad‘s virtual nostalgia train, Reunited Apart. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a professional drummer analyzes drumming scenes from movies like Whiplash, Drumline, Wayne’s World, and more. Plus, listen as Oscar-winning make-up artist Nicki Ledermann talks about her work on Joker, The Devil Wears Prada, The Greatest Showman, and more. And finally, learn the differences between John Carptner‘s They Live and Ray Nelson‘s short story that inspired it. Read More »
(Welcome to The Unpopular Opinion, a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or sets their sights on a movie seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: the sequel to Wayne’s World is actually better than the beloved original.)
In 1993, just one short year after Wayne’s World transitioned from SNL favorite to box office hit, Paramount unleashed the sequel. Despite the fact that Wayne’s World 2 received mixed reviews and couldn’t seem to attract as many fans as the first film, it remains a hilarious and highly-underrated sequel – a delightfully silly follow-up that ups the ante while wryly (or obnoxiously, given the behind-the-scenes drama) delivering a formulaic sequel; a sort of self-aware cinematic Mad Libs. In my mind, Wayne’s World 2 belongs to the small group of comedy sequels that are better than their predecessors, like Problem Child 2 and Gremlins 2. At the very least, it should be considered just as great as the first film.
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Gallery 1988 debuted a new art show over the weekend featuring works from Jeff Boyes and Dan Mumford, each of them honoring some beloved films from decades past. Jeff Boyes focuses on films like Wayne’s World, Gleaming the Cube, and Dumb & Dumber. Meanwhile, Dan Mumford tackled the likes of The Crow, Terminator and First Blood. But both of them did their own tribute to Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
Check out some of our favorite pieces from the Gallery 1988 Lost Days art show below. Read More »
Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar are two of the most iconic faces of the ’90s thanks to their public access program Wayne’s World that broadcast on Saturday Night Live. In their signature torn jeans, the duo talked about babes, Aerosmith, hockey and whatever topical Top 10 list they could come up with. And now you can bring them home in the form of two totally excellent Funko POP figures.
Check out the Wayne’s World Funko POP figures below. Read More »
Some movies and TV shows are so iconic that even the fake products from them become well known. That’s why Gallery 1988 put together a second edition of their Product Placement show honoring some of the most beloved fake products from film and television.
For the Gallery 1988 Product Placement 2018 show, artists like Danny Haas, Dave Perillo, Doug LaRocca, Joel Hunter, Jen Taylor, Nathan Ebersole, Ryan Brinkerhoff and many more creating posters, advertisements and more pay tribute to things like the Remembrall from Harry Potter, Snake Juice from Parks and Recreation, the night vision goggles from Jurassic Park and much more. Read More »
When it comes to movies based on Saturday Night Live sketches, there are good movies, bad movies, and then there’s Wayne’s World. It gets its own category because it would be downright unfair to put it in the same room with the others. It’s comedy royalty.
And like all royalty, it needs to be celebrated every now and then. The Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating this 1992 classic in style with a special party in Los Angeles. And yes, you’re invited. And yes, there will be a guest of honor: director Penelope Spheeris, who will also participate in a Q&A.
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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition asks “What is your favorite “needle drop” in the movies?” What use of a pre-existing song in a film stands out to you the most? As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team. This week, we are also joined by director Edgar Wright, whose music-powered action film Baby Driver inspired this week’s topic.
If you’d like to share your pick for your favorite movie needle drop, please send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!
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It’s Wayne’s World! Wayne’s World! Party time! Excellent!
This might be hard to believe, but the Saturday Night Live movie Wayne’s World will officially be 25 years old next month. The comedy hit theaters on February 14, 1992, and Paramount Pictures is preparing to celebrating this milestone anniversary with a theatrical re-release of the meta 90s comedy starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey.
Find out when you can catch the Wayne’s World 25th anniversary screenings below. Read More »