Skip

Movie, the Movie, ad infinitum
February 27, 2012 9:07 AM   Subscribe

Stephen Leacock once wrote a story about a single pill that could replace a full Christmas dinner. Jimmy Kimmel offers you a similar pill to replace your upcoming year of movie-going. Movie: The Movie. Warning: Contains multiple movie stars. Do not take with water.
posted by maudlin (24 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
I larfed.
posted by bicyclefish at 9:18 AM on February 27, 2012


It's like the beginning of Tropic Thunder only not funny.
posted by phaedon at 9:20 AM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I dunno, I lolled at Jason Bateman going "I can't go to work as a baby!"
posted by Oxydude at 9:22 AM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


that was funnier than I was expecting (aka, a funny thing from Jimmy Kimmel...)
posted by supermedusa at 9:22 AM on February 27, 2012


Well, it's got Jeff Goldblum in it, so I'd see it. Or whatever movie has pirate-falconer-mountaineer-Danny DeVito in it.
posted by cmoj at 9:29 AM on February 27, 2012


Daniel Day Lewis as Tyler Perry was a good one.
posted by odinsdream at 9:34 AM on February 27, 2012


(Not to shit in my own thread, but I thought it could have been edited a little more. It would have been sharper with the final, indulgent Clooney-Kimmel thing trimmed and the whole thing running closer to 5-7 minutes. But I loved Oldman and Cranston, and Matt Damon's Don Cherry-esque presence, so that tipped it over in the post category for me. Plus, I even got some CanCon in!)
posted by maudlin at 9:39 AM on February 27, 2012


I don't watch either with any regularity, so maybe I'm only seeing the gone-viral cream that rises to the top, but it seems to be the biggest winners of the Conan/Leno/Letterman late night talk war (this century's edition) have been the shows hosted by Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, who, without the harsh glare of the spotlight, have been left alone to their own things amusingly.


Craig Ferguson is his own (mostly perfect) beast.

posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:45 AM on February 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


The star of the whole bit was Damon, of course. I'm a sucker for full-body costumes on otherwise serious actors, with huge white glove-hands. It's what gets me every time with that Justin Timberlake bit on SNL.
posted by thanotopsis at 9:54 AM on February 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


I love the fact that Tom Hanks will show up just about anywhere, any time, to make himself look like a doof. Getting smacked by a giant Styrofoam asteroid on Conan, being unable to fight his way out of a plastic bag on Celebrity Jeopardy, showing up as Garth's roadie cousin on Wayne's World ("Sibliants! Sibilants!")...
posted by Madamina at 9:57 AM on February 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


I confused Jimmy Kimmel with Jimmy Carr, and now I am sad and disappointed.
posted by koeselitz at 10:00 AM on February 27, 2012


Centaur Gary Oldman should have yelled "Neiiiiiighhhhhh!" Otherwise, pretty good.
posted by jedicus at 10:06 AM on February 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


I hate it when the trailer gives the whole movie away.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:15 AM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Eh. The book was better.
posted by Bromius at 10:20 AM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pffft. Not in 3D. SUCKS.
posted by clvrmnky at 10:29 AM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's sad how they totally screwed up the chronology, too. You can clearly see that they've mixed together scenes from Book: The Book with Sequel: The Sequel. Looks like somebody should have spent more on Continuity Editor: The Continuity Editor.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:33 AM on February 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Kimmel is cutting edge. Those "Kimmel Cartoons" he does sometimes on his show are usually funny too, but this takes the cake. How does he get all these stars to do it and make fools of themselves?
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 10:41 AM on February 27, 2012


How does he get all these stars to do it and make fools of themselves?
It all began when he started fucking Ben Affleck.
posted by PapaLobo at 10:49 AM on February 27, 2012


If "satire" got any gentler it'd actually become Humor Massage — this doesn't even have the roast's faint edge of mocking hostility to leaven the cesspool of self-congratulation. The idea that anyone here is making a fool of himself (by being the butt of a joke, that is, rather than by broadcasting their autofellatio) is far funnier than any of this unedited dreck.
posted by RogerB at 10:54 AM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I laughed. See also A Trailer For Every Academy Award Winning Movie Ever.
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 11:14 AM on February 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


I don't think that this was really meant to be cutting-edge satire, it seems too intentionally cheesy. I mostly viewed it as an excuse for big-name actors to have fun being doofy.

It really helps that all of the people in this are actors that are known (at least to some extent) as people that don't take themselves too seriously and are willing to have a bit of fun at their expense. To me, that's what makes it great; great actors that are also good people having a good time acting silly.

It didn't make me roar in laughter, but it did make me go :3
posted by Bonky Moon at 11:23 AM on February 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


That's really weird. I used to think Stephen Leacock was funny when I was 11, and just yesterday, I saw this same story on the same site after not having thought about him for forty years.
posted by kozad at 3:03 PM on February 27, 2012


Where is my movie with Helen Mirren as a hovership captain?
posted by jeather at 3:43 PM on February 27, 2012


thanotopsis: "The star of the whole bit was Damon, of course."

Yeah, that was my favorite part. "Are you fucking kidding me?! I'm gonna kill you, Kimmel!"
posted by zarq at 6:39 PM on February 27, 2012


« Older Yunus Bakhsh   |   Keeping it indie Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments



Post