That's the Lonely Island, Lego-style, in this music video that was at least partly made by a kid, in keeping with the Lego philosophy.
As much as you hear this Tegan and Sara song in the movie (in multiple styles), you don't really hear the whole thing, including the Andy Samberg rap, so here you go - now this song will never, ever leave your head.More >>
There was the Superbowl.
There were commercials.
It's easy to imagine you might have missed anything else that happened. So here are the highlights of the open-thread reader submissions. This week's tipsters include James.k.Polk, Anyone00, SlyDante777, Gallen_Dugall, scarfdemon, Citrus_King, skrag2112More >>
Think happy thoughts? Not a problem when I'm watching this. I wish it were more than just a skit, however.
Murray may be going gray, but considering how nowadays he tends to works with more serious filmmakers like Jim Jarmusch and Wes Anderson, it's good to see the older model emerge again. He really is strangely appropriate for the role, as he's the boy who never grew up.More >>
When it comes to sports, the nerd community is not of one mind. Some regard certain varieties of hardcore-obsessive sports fandom - Bill James-style baseball "sabermetrics," for instance - as specialty branches of nerdism in themselves. Others, citing the miseries of gym class, the traditional high school predator-prey relationship between jocks and nerds, and a simple mistrust of the sort of social conformity implied by rooting for a sports team, would see anything but eye-rolling contempt for sports as a disqualification from full nerd status.
Suppose, though, that you have no interest in The Big Game itself, but are still traditionalist enough - or, maybe, ironist enough - to want to mark the occasion with something pigskin-appropriate? When the Puppy Bowl just won't cut it, here are some football-themed amusements that are still entirely nerd-acceptable:
Metallica Through the Never - If you have a large 3D TV, a great sound system and at least an open mind about the music of Metallica, I have no reservations about recommending one of my favorite movies of the year. Like with the Oscar-nominated Gravity, though, I fear much of the appeal may have been in the Imax 3D presentation; without that, will it play as just another concert movie? I'm enough of a fan to take that chance. After all, fellow Metalli-heads, how often do we get to see them play "Orion" live?
Frankenstein Created Woman - '60s Hammer horror with one of the most insane Frankenstein plots ever. Dig this - the son of an executed murderer is in love with the local innkeeper's daughter, who has a massive deformity on half her face. When he runs afoul of a trio of dandies (acting like Clockwork Orange droogs years before) who wind up accidentally killing the landlord, they of course frame the crook's kid. He won't give an alibi, because he was busy banging said landlord's daughter and wants to preserve her honor, and is guillotined; she is so horrified she commits suicide.
Dr. Frankenstein, of course, has the genius idea to put the boy's soul into the girl's body...oh, and give her some plastic surgery while he's at it, because you do not fuck with Peter Cushing when he says that's what he wants to do. The payoff does not, could not measure up to such a set-up, but do you really care?
Reader-submitted highlights of things we and you might have missed over the past week and weekend.
This week's tipsters include: James.k.Polk, SlyDante777, Anyone00, Citrus_King, Gallen_Dugall, Canadian.Scott, skrag2112, jaganar, and even me.More >>
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Luke's mother-in-law is former LAPD, a licensed property appraiser and a self-described crazy cat lady. None of which has prepared her for TR readers. All questions and answers are real.
Hello and Happy Thursday to you all. It's really Wednesday, but this seems to post on Thursday - so Happy Thursday. Well, Tuesday night we had a Battle Royal at my house. During cat feeding time, one of my outdoor kitties (I have 5 at last nose count) ran into the house. For once, the 3 indoor cats did not seem to worried about it there was no hissing, growling etc. Frizzy was having a great time chasing it thru the halls. Boo and Felix just sat around. Anyway about 3 hours later and the living room totally upended I was able to get "Bangs" into a carrier. We call this one Bangs as it is white except for the head which is grey and it looks like straight bangs above the eyes. This morning I have the battle scars: 3 fingers were bitten and several good scratches around the wrists. Anyway, outdoor kitty is back out of the house and the world has been restored in the house.
If you weren't glued to your computer all week, here are some of the stories you missed from the open thread. Submissions this week came from Anyone00, SlyDante777, Timely-Tardis-Lego, NOT.DrAbraxas, Gallen_Dugall, troi, skrag2112, Rx79immigrant84, rkwsuperstar, James.k.Polk.More >>
Remember how we said Al would be playing a party planner named Cheese Sandwich?
Well, thanks to USA Today, we finally have a look, in still and video form, at his surprisingly Clint Eastwood-like appearance on the show. Do you find him good, bad or ugly?More >>
The title is no metaphor - this is literally the story of a boy whose heart is replaced with a cuckoo clock. He is a fragile boy, and is told he may never fall in love, as the stress on his frail, clockwork ticker could kill him.
The movie is based on a concept album by the French band Dionysos - yes, a French band named after the god of wine; who'd have imagined such a thing? - who often feature heavy Roald Dahl and Tim Burton influences. And while I can see a little James and the Giant Peach in there, this stylization has its own very definite look somewhere between cute and creepy.
French pop music is notorious for being terrible, but I quite like the song in the first clip revealed from the movie. I don't understand much of it, but I'm not sure I need to; ignoring the actual words lets me keep an eye out for all the little details, like the fountain that flows backwards. My heart may not be clockwork, but this winds up my nerd senses in all the right ways.More >>