Hey, remember Patton's improvised pitch for the upcoming Star Wars sequel? The one Entertainment Weekly did a cool mock-up poster for?
Animator Isaac Mores has gone all Terry Gilliam on our asses and brought it to life in the fashion of Monty Python's master. It enhances the riff 100%, and may give Disney some unfortunate ideas. In the meantime, enjoy it anyway.
Video after the jump.More >>
I did say that if Saturday Night Live actually did something good, I'd post it. And after two dire weeks, they pulled it off. I loved that gay fish Kanye West's performance (though apparently missed him saying something controversial on the east-coast feed), and the send-offs for Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, both of whom are leaving the show, were everything they needed to be.
I've never been a fan of Hader's "Stefon" character - and I hope to never, ever see him in a movie - but his send-off was perfect and so full of nerd references I think it needs posting.
Armisen's Portlandia pal Carrie Brownstein apparently called in favors from all her musician friends for an Armisen tribute in which he got to jam with Steve Jones, Kim Gordon, J. Mascis, Aimee Mann and Michael Penn. I guess Armisen's closer to my age than I thought.
SNL, Game of Thrones, The Simpsons finale and all other weekend TV shows are up for grabs in comments - aside from the good Doctor, what was your favorite show these past couple days?
[Note: Given the topic of this list, please use comments here as your spoiler thread to discuss Doctor Who's season finale. For other weekend shows, including the season finales of Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons, there'll be a thread in two hours for that - LYT]
Back in April, I offered some ways that Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat would annoy me yet somehow make it all OK in Series 7 with his timey-wimey, TMI-revealing, monster-rehashing ways. Now that series finale "The Name of the Doctor" has aired, let's see how well he did. (SPOILERS! But mostly after the jump)
9. The Unexpected Annoyance
After "The Bells of Saint John," the series' second half felt hugely uneven and largely unsatisfying, though it was saved by the always delightful chemistry between the Doctor (Matt Smith) and companion Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman), not to mention the return of the Victorian-era Paternoster Gang, a.k.a. Silurian detective Madame Vastra and her human wife Jenny Flint (Neve McIntosh and Catrin Stewart, pictured) plus their Sontaran valet Strax (Dan Starkey). The episodes were also larded with fun references to the entire history of the show, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
So one way I didn't predict the Moff would bug me was by coming up with a pretty dazzling finale that made me not really want to think too much about anything but what's about to happen next. (That is, six months from now, when the anniversary special airs on November 23.)
That's not to say he didn't leave us with some big new questions (not to mention one big shock) ... which is pretty freakin' irritating, considering he's left some big old questions still unanswered.More >>
I went looking for the waffle taco. I did not find it. But I did find something worth writing about.
And now, like every annoying independently made comedy movie ever, I shall metaphorically cut to black, and raise the title card that reads, "Seven days earlier..."
Cut to a scene of me checking email, because that's a fascinating visual in and of itself. Count the number in my inbox cluing me in to the fact that Taco Bell has been testing a taco that uses a waffle for a shell. Close in on my frantic, jerking hand movements as I...manipulate a mouse to find out the deal on Taco Bell's official site (you were expecting a more literal self-pleasuring, maybe? Nahh, not during work hours).
Remember Rob Liefeld's comic Brigade? I don't, particularly, but I guess it was a big deal at some point. He's started a crowd-funding campaign because - literally - he can't give them away now.
In a strange sort of logic that escapes me, he's asking you to give him money so he can give you a comic for free. I know the business of comic distribution is convoluted and corrupt, but isn't this just the most tortuous way possible to charge money for a comic like everyone else does?
Liefeld trying to raise funds for a movie, I would get - he keeps optioning stuff and then none of it ever gets made. If he could pull a Zach Braff and demonstrate fan interest, it might secure him a greenlight.
But this? Given the way people respond to his name, I actually have a better idea for fundraising: if he were to sit in a dunk tank at Comic-Con and charge people a buck, he'd get that $17,500 less than halfway through the show, easy.
After the jump, his pitch video which asks, "What would Badrock do?"More >>
This has apparently been one of their favorite things for a while now. It's not exactly "I Don't Know But I've Been Told," and you probably wouldn't want to call a bunch of armed Russians "nerds," but this solidifies a theory I've had for some time - SpongeBob is better with vodka, always.
h/t Edmund Graham
This visor thing is the Re-Timer, which supposedly mimics the positive effects of sunlight by, yes, shining green lights into your eyes. How does that work out, exactly? Well, I watched the video below and I'm still not sure.
It was invented by a guy named Leon Lack, so I think whatever else you can say about it, the device is definitely Lacking.
And at $273.90, I'd suggest anyone with odd sleep patterns just try warm milk and/or whiskey instead. That's cheaper still, right?
Not everyone was fond of the movie, but maybe you'd like it better Super Mario style?
I'm not kidding. In this 16-bit game that you can play online for free, you don't get to shoot bad guys or blow up stuff. You jump on their heads and collect coins. It's like how they turned Super Mario Brothers into a more typical action movie, but in reverse.
But you don't play as John McClane - you play as his kid. Which is like getting stuck as Luigi every time.
Also there's this fake Russian promo for the movie. As fake Russians go, this one's pretty decent.