In honor of the 10 year anniversary of Garden State, we explore some alternative soundtracks
to that infamous "this song will change your life" scene
, featuring the aforelinked Spin Doctors (#1) and Katy Perry (#2)
as well as such musical luminaries as [more inside]
Jean Bon-Bon is a very sad guy in pursuit of cookies on the streets of Paris. Les Mousserables
is a Sesame Street parody which explores the many emotions which a powerful musical can create.
Back in 08', filmcow.com, the people behind Charlie The Unicorn and other such Internet nonsense, released a darling little video about adorable singing ferrets signing about the things they love, "Make Me Smile
The Cinco Family/Corporation is a fictional corporation which spans the television and internet works of comedian Bob Odenkirk
. From 2007 to 2010, the comedy television program Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!
, served as an outlet for Cinco Products skits. The commercials and infomercials use green screen and special effects with the intent of mimicking the standard format of infomercials from the late 1980s and early 1990s, often lampooning technology from the same era (such as the Cinco MIDI Organizer). Generally, the goods and services sold by Cinco companies are a bizarre assortment of useless, pointless and/or physically harmful products, at least three of which require the removal of all of the user's teeth. [NSFW] [more inside]
Miley's Lunch Box by The New Choobs
is a lip-synched parody of Wrecking Ball and
a deranged litany of the animals and foodstuffs Miley would like to eat.
is the true story of every rags-to-riches based on a true story you've ever seen (SLYT).
With the momentous series finale of Breaking Bad just hours away, fans of the show are hungry for something, anything to wile away the time before the epic conclusion tonight. So why not kick back and chew the fat with your fellow MeFites with the help of a little tool I like to call "The Periodic Table of Breaking Bad." [more inside]
Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Will Forte & Ed Helms made the new Mumford & Sons video. The results are.....amazing.
It's finally Ironic.
Rachael Hurwitz fixes the lyrics to Alanis Morisette's "Ironic" to make them, y'know, actually ironic. (SLYT.)
It's debatable whether the troubled World War Z
signals the end of the ongoing zombie craze, but the film that started it all is much more clear: Danny Boyle's
bleak, artful cult horror-drama 28 Days Later
, which saw its US premiere ten years ago this weekend.
From its iconic opening shots of an eerily abandoned London
(set to Godspeed You! Black Emperor's
brooding post-rock epic "East Hastings"
) to the frenzied chaos of its climax
, Boyle's film -- a dark yet humanist tale
of a world eviscerated by a frighteningly contagious epidemic of murderous rage -- reinvented and reinvigorated the genre that Romero built (though many insist its rabid, sprinting berserkers don't really count
And while sequel 28 Weeks Later
with its heavyhanded Iraq War allusions
failed to live up to the original (despite boasting one of the most viscerally terrifying opening sequences
in modern horror), and 28 Months
looks increasingly unlikely
, there remains a small universe of side content from the film, including music, short films, comics, and inspired-by games. [more inside]
For Your Consideration
- Anne Hathaway (Emma Fitzpatrick) reminds the Academy to think of her on Oscar night via the magic of song.
for the SNES. (SLYT, sadly not a real game. via tor.com
! (also available here
): Abe Forsythe made the movie Computer Boy
when he was just 18. It's a 50 min. spoof of The Matrix that was filmed in less than two weeks at actual Matrix shooting locations in Australia and cost just over $2000 to make.*
It became a cult hit when it was released online in 2000 & was one of the first internet films to hit 500,000 views.* (wikipedia, imdb) [more inside]
Since it debuted on the blue
in '11 // Epic Rap Battles of History
preppin' // to score itself more than a billion views
// and become TopDog of the pack YouTube
Made by NicePeter
// (two improv comics by Maker
employed) // The series pits icons of legend renowned // in a slick-wit freestyle rap throwdown
With snappier writing, and better FX // online celebs
(and Google Ad checks) // The Epic Rap crew's halfway done with the brew // that is Epic Rap Battles of History Part Deux
The midseason's close? It comes out today. // In one corner: Santa Claus, fresh from his sleigh
And his prophet o' doom? "He ain't Mayan," ERBoH sez.
It's Snoop Dogg -- Snoop Lion -- as mothafuckin' Moses
→ [WHO'S NEXT?]
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The fact that many of the actors in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy have previously portrayed high school characters has resulted in an extended trailer mashup resetting the Batman series as a teen comedy.
Lord Of The Rings... Re-enacted by Ponies.
The Bronies bring forth what may be their greatest creation.
The Tony Awards' 2012 Opening Number - What If Life Were More Like Theater?
- with Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Amanda Seyfried, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
April Fools' Day On The Web
is a list of websites running April Fools' gags. The list is updated througout the day as more sites are submitted by anyone who comes across them. [more inside]
The Nightmare Before Christmas' " This Is Halloween " sung by everyone's favorite turrets and murderous AI in " This Is Aperture
The dream of the suburbs is alive...
in Vancouver! (just across the river from Portland)
Work It - Ylvis
, a NSFW comedic
music video. [more inside]
Dexter In 60 Seconds:
While the 6th season of Dexter
is still a few months off,
newcomers to the show might appreciate this quick summation of the series. [more inside]
Those bearing XY chromosomes and those who love them will be thrilled to watch Manhood In The Mirror
, a cautionary, educational parody about the importance of self-examination in the treatment of testicular cancer. Both text
instructions for TSEs are available, as well as some background on the video itself
. Brought to you by ZDoggMD
, a medical satirist
with other videos, such as Immunize!
Tired of having Rebecca Black's Friday
stuck in your head? Try Gang Fight
, the song as interpreted by a bad lip reader. They also bring you Asian Baby
explores modern pop music in Blonde Ambition
The new The New Pornographers video: Moves
[Written and Directed by Tom Scharpling
], features cameos by all of your favorite alt.comedians (including one of Mefis Own
). [more inside]
The Love Craft
... exciting and new... come aboard... we're expecting you... (SLYT)
"Welcome to the Zion Archive. You have selected Historical File #12-1: The Second Renaissance.
So begins the short film of the same name by Mahiro Maeda [Flash: 1 2 - QuickTime: 1 2]
-- a devastating yet beautiful work of animation.
Originally produced to explain the backstory behind the Matrix
trilogy, Maeda's project ended up telling a story far darker and more affecting than any blockbuster.
Using a blend of faux documentary footage
and visual metaphor
, his serene Instructor relates in biblical tones the saga of Man and Machine, how age-old cruelty and hatred birthed a horrifying, apocalyptic struggle that consumed the world.
Packed with striking imagery and historical allusions
galore, this dark allegory easily transcends the films it was made for.
But while "The Second Renaissance" is arguably the best work to come from the Matrix
franchise, it's hardly alone -- it's just one of the projects made for The Animatrix
, a collection of nine superb anime films
in a wide variety of styles
designed to explore the universe and broaden its scope beyond the usual sci-fi action of the movies.
Click inside for a guide to these films with links to where they can be watched online, along with a look at The Matrix Comics
, a free series of comics, art, and short fiction created for the same purpose by some
of the best talent in the business. [more inside]
Drag Me To Hell As Remembered By Bunny and Coco
Armed with the actual props and actual locations and actual stand-ins, Mefi's own Max Sparber (Astro Zombie
) recreates Sam Raimi's spook-machine Drag Me To Hell
from memory. [via mefi projects
] [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]