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For the past nine years, Jimmy Kimmel has hosted an Oscar special following the Academy Awards featuring some of the biggest names from the ceremony that finished just minutes beforehand. Previously, Kimmel and his writers rounded up big names to craft a faux movie trailer with every genre packed in (and there was even a sequel). But this year, the comedian has rounded up Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kevin Spacey, Gary Oldman and more to turn some of the web's most famous viral videos into major movies. We don't want to spoil all the surprises, so just watch!
It's almost time for awards season to come to an end with The 86th Academy Awards coming this Sunday. We've had endless analysis from predicting who will get the nominations to who will end up taking home the prize, not to mention Joey Magidson letting us know what he thinks should win the Oscar, whether they were nominated or not. Now Vulture has delivered some Oscar analysis of their own, but in a very unique way. They've put together some pie charts breaking down each of the Best Picture winners, for example, how much of The Wolf of Wall Street was a Girls Gone Wild movie and stuff like that. Look!
For whatever reason, everybody loves Kevin Bacon. After all, he can be linked to anybody by way of The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, and he's just an all around good guy. Lately, Bacon has been busy on the small screen on the Fox serial killer drama series "The Following," but across the pond, he's been appearing on TV in another capacity. As many actors do, Bacon has partaken in an international advertisement, but this one is awesome because it has him reprising his roles from films like Apollo 13, A Few Good Men, Hollow Man, Animal House and even Friday the 13th. Why can't all advertisements be this clever and great?
We've seen plenty of cool sweded versions of trailers for big budget blockbusters like Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim and The Avengers, but now CineFix has decided to swede a scene from a beloved 90s film. Hook is a staple in the childhood of many kids born in the late 80s and early 90s, and you'll often find that a group of twentysomethings will have no problem yelling "Rufio!" when prompted. And now Rufio is back, literally, because this sweded version of the big fight scene in the third act of Hook features Dante Basco reprising his role, and it looks like he had fun. Someone should help them do the whole movie like this. Watch below!
Last year, we saw some adorable kids reenact the 2013 Best Picture nominees like Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained and Lincoln. This year it's CineFix who rounded up some kids to act out scenes from this year's Best Picture nominees. Though the scenes are straight-up reeanactments, the kids are super cute and make it worthwhile, especially when they're wearing big fake wigs and beards. American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Her, Gravity, The Wolf of Wall Street and more get the kid adaptation treatment, and the way they fit 12 Years a Slave into the mix is just perfect.
While there's obviously a lot of love in the air, whether it's because of a greeting card company or not, it's not the best day for everyone. There's plenty of single people out there who are hating Valentine's Day and probably could use a stiff drink. And while we can't dispense alcohol directly from the internet (not yet anyway), we can try to lighten the mood with this anti-Valentine's Day video. Rather than focusing on blossoming love, this amusing video follows a couple in the midst of breaking up. And while conversations like this can be awkward, this one is made entertaining because the couple only uses movie titles to speak.
While there's plenty of romance hitting the big screen this weekend with About Last Night, Endless Love and Winter's Tale, the best movie for Valentine's Day you could see (if you can deal with a bit of sadness with your romance) is Spike Jonze's Best Picture nominated Her. But if that's not your cup of tea on this holiday of passion, then maybe you'll find some fun in this trailer remix that sees Joaquin Phoenix still falling in love with his operating system, but this time it's not Scarlett Johansson in his ear. This time it's HAL 9000 from Stanley Kubrick's sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, and it makes for quite a pairing.
In what seems to Warner Bros. Animation Group having a little fun with a combination of fake animated outtakes and legitimate sound booth mistakes and conversations, The LEGO Movie just debuted their very own blooper reel. What's cool is there are some outtakes that were made just for fun, complete with LEGO crew members with cameras, but there also seem to be real alternate takes of Will Arnett as Batman right before flying into the sun, and a candid conversation between Chris Pratt and Arnett in the recording booth, both made fun with animation to go along with them. Alison Brie has a good one too. Watch below!
If you still haven't caught up on the antics of Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele on their Comedy Central sketch show "Key & Peele," then you're missing out on some great comedy. Last time we highlighted the comedy duo was when their excitable valet employees were excited about A Good Day to Die Hard, reprising characters who made a splash by talking enthusiastically about "Liam Neesons." Yes, that's what the two call the star of Taken, and now they have their dreams come true when they encounter the actor himself whilst in the midst of hyping up Neeson's latest film Non-Stop. This might be the best thing to come from the existence of the mile-high thriller, since the film doesn't look like anything special.
Gather 'round fans, step right up and experience an old timey black & white film from 1998 for only 5 bucks! After premiering at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival over 15 years ago, one of comedian/filmmaker Louis C.K.'s first films has finally been released. The film is titled Tomorrow Night and is an odd B&W comedy featuring one hell of a classic cast: Steve Carell, Robert Smigel, J.B. Smoove, Chuck Sklar, Martha Greenhouse, Heather Morgan, Rick Shapiro. The full 87-minute film is now available to buy for only $5 on LouisCK.net. It's worth it to see a rare but hilarious indie comedy, plus these comedians a while ago.
"Hung Like an Outlaw". These are hilarious. Comedian/filmmaker/actor Seth MacFarlane has debuted a handful of 8 brand new character posters for his upcoming western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, featuring the movie's cast: Charlize Theron - "Smoking Guns", Amanda Seyfried - "Gold Digger", Neil Patrick Harris - "Lady Tickler", Giovanni Ribisi - "Virgin Territory", Sarah Silverman - "Westward Ho" and Liam Neeson - "Hung Like an Outlaw", plus MacFarlane himself - "Black Sheep". This is fun and ingenious way to introduce all the characters, and I'm looking forward to seeing the trailer next.
Over the weekend, Jonah Hill hosted "Saturday Night Live," and it's worth checking out since a certain star from The Wolf of Wall Street shows up to poke fun at one of his most iconic roles. But other than that, there was this spectacular parody of Spike Jonze's Best Picture nominated film Her, featuring Hill in Joaquin Phoenix's role as Theodore Twombley. Thankfully, rather than going the obvious route and doing a parody called Him (which has been done countless times online already), they've turned the film into Me, where Hill just falls in love with himself. And stick around for an awesome, surprise guest star at the end.
As many of you probably have noticed by now, we're back in Park City, Utah for the annual Sundance Film Festival (follow coverage right here). And while I'm enjoying some great films like A Most Wanted Man and Ivory Tower (Alex Billington has enjoyed Whiplash and I Origins), there's still some films here that aren't up to snuff. And along with some of those poorer films come the cliches of Sundance films, and tropes that we've gotten used to seeing. While a film like The Skeleton Twins (which I loved) has these familiar elements, it's still a fantastic flick. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of overdone themes and elements of films at the indie festival, and someone has made a parody trailer to point them out. Watch it!
The full length trailers for Muppets Most Wanted got us excited for the humor that so delightfully populate our childhood and made the return of Jim Henson's creations so enjoyable in 2011. Now a new online spot has arrived with some silly hype and excitement from Twitter. The funny thing is,if you search for these Twitter users, there are actual accounts, but they've simply been created solely to go along with this promo. For example, @PoppaFreshness is named Nicholas Stollest, clearly a play on writer Nicholas Stoller's name. It's clever, and it's cool to see Disney take time to make these faux Twitter accounts for fun.