Somtimes a guy just wants a curiously asexual sprite to whimsicaly break the chains of his workaday world for an hour or so - cue the Manic Pixie Prostitute
Best known for their Honest Trailers [previously]
, Screen Junkies
also features a fantastically entertaining youtube feed where silly interviews, behind the scene movie footage, and strange reviews abound. [more inside]
Is his face always like that? It's like he washed it with a powdered doughnut. The Confused Notes of a Twilight Newbie Forced to Watch Breaking Dawn – Part 2
and Human Giant
addresses the most pressing question of our modern era: How Did This Get Made?
is a new blog that fixes classic films by a heavy application of mash-ups and MSPaint.
Two and a half years ago, we explored the early history of Cartoon Network
... but it wasn't the only player in the youth television game.
As a matter of fact, Fred Seibert
-- the man responsible for the most inventive projects discussed in that post -- first stretched his creative legs at the network's truly
venerable forerunner: Nickelodeon
Founded as Pinwheel, a six-hour block on Warner Cable's innovative QUBE
system, this humble channel struggled for years before Seibert's innovative branding work transformed it into a national icon and capstone of a media empire.
Much has changed since then, from the mascots and game shows to the versatile orange "splat."
But starting tonight in response to popular demand, the network is looking back
with a summer programming block dedicated to the greatest hits of the 1990s
, including Hey Arnold!, Rocko's Modern Life, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Double Dare, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Legends of the Hidden Temple
, and All That
To celebrate, look inside for the complete story of the early days of the network that incensed the religious right, brought doo-wop to television, and slimed a million fans -- the golden age of Nickelodeon. (warning: monster post inside) [more inside]
During the show's history Mystery Science Theater did many musical bits. Topless Robot recently linked to the "13 best" Mystery Science Theater 3000 songs
. It's not a bad list, although there are some notable exclusions. About those, click through.... [more inside]
"The Japanese Tradition" was a series of nine short, parody "How To" videos that gently mocked the formality of Japanese culture, from comedy duo Rahmens
) and Japan Culture Lab. They're available on DVD,
but nearly all of them can be seen on YouTube, including Sushi
(tea). [more inside]
consists of films which are... mediocre, hence the name. Night of the Zombie
. Batty Bat-Bat
. Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show
. Granted, it's not LG15
but I think that's what I like about it most. These short subject films are made by some guy named Greg, with help from other people whom you may
have never heard of before. Occasionally they also feature a guy named Adam
whom you might recognize but you may not be able to recall from where. It's funny. Well. I liked it. My girlfriend didn't. She said they were mediocre; to which I said, "exactly!"
"A Ninja Pays Half My Rent" (YouTube 5:23)
A short film directed by Steven K. Tsuchida.
seen here before
, but this time he seems to be protected by a bandito type sporting a machine-gun guitar (but sadly, not one of these
- The Movie!
If it bombs, the reviews should be comedy gold.
No, not that one
. Or even that one
. Fish [previously
] and his roommates remake a classic film. Only problem is, they've never seen it. Well, two of them haven't. Revisionist filmmaking never knew what hit it.
1987 - Siskel and Ebert
- Behind the scenes: Part 1
(28mb), Part 2
(16mb), Part 3
(18mb). Each segment is about three to four minutes long. For those of us who grew up with these guys on TV, almost 20 years ago, this is a side you've never dreamed of. Part one ends on a down-note, but parts two and three...worth the watch. (language NSFW)
Sometimes movies don't finish the way we'd like
. Short, off-beat, animated re-imaginings of selected movie endings, in torrent and .wmv format. The archives
are yet young, but might be worth keeping an eye on for future chuckles.
In a world...
where the success of an industry depends upon the creative ability of a few, greatness must be recognized. Imagine... five of the top voice-over artists in our country all in one car! Dan LaFontaine's
"I want them to remember me with a shudder."
Filthy's mind often wanders when reviewing films
in his hometown of Armada, Colorado, regailing us with occasional snippets of wage slavery
, the Harelip
of the Armada Tavern, and growing up.
Review of the weekends two top Zombie flicks
"Now it’s thousands of years later and the being-a-zombie thing that Jesus started has caught on."
Broog: Alien Film Critic
"Broog will not seek to interpret this film on your behalf, but he will come round to your feeble dwelling and sow your fields with salt, stampede your tiny offspring, and wear your housepets as slippers if you do not avail yourself of the opportunity to see the movie."
Dislikes: Matrix Revolutions
"By the same point in “Revolutions”, Broog was designing a new annex to the Chamber of Oiled Hedgehogs for the special use of Andy and Larry when Broog is able to get his grasping organs on them.
Big Monsters, Little Poems.
"Last night I dreamed I / Destroyed New York City in / My Maidenform Bra
"Twin six-inch singers / Banshees, worse than the monsters / Mercy, make them stop!
...and dozens more haiku monster movie reviews, promoting a forthcoming indie PC game.
Here's a fine way to start a Thursday: pour a cup of joe, settle into your ergonomic chair, and enjoy 80s Ending
, a funny little film by Douglas Jordan. Six minutes long, well worth the watch.
Unused Audio Commentary By Dinesh D'Souza and Ann Coulter,
Recorded Spring 2003, for Aliens
Special Red-State Edition DVD, Part One and Part Two
In the not too distant future, somewhere in time and space...
Many alumni performers (sans the 'bots) from the star-crossed tv series Mystery Science Theater 3000 have briefly reunited. Though MST3K is slowly fading away into rerun limbo hell and obscurity, the brains
that once made the 'bots possible are still managing to find work. [more]
There are some new cops out on the street.
Yes. Its Eric Stoltz starring in "Jesus & Hutch". Just in time for Christmas. *Warning* This is a movie so if you are on a dialup like I am, sorry.
Comedian Rowan Atkinson is understandably nervous about his career
in the light of proposed laws in the UK to outlaw insightment to religious bigotry. Having built his career
from playing comedy vicars and priests you can imagine him wondering if all his old material is suddenly worthless. Downing Street has sought to re-assure
as usual but you can see why he'd be filled with uncertainty. As he points out in a situation were personal opinion is involved, how would one tell if one was breaking the law. For example, some stand up comedy may be fine, but how about movies? Where does 'The Life of Brian' stand? Or 'Dogma' for that matter...
I'd go see this in a heartbeat
Well, maybe not. But it couldn't be worse than "The Mummy Returns".
I'm making a "Top Level Post" at MetaFilter. Why? Because ICANN!
Tom Green's internet promo
for his new movie is, typically, both funny and mean. I'm wondering if I'm going to get any tech support calls because of this?