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It was inevitable that someone would make a big scene at Comic-Con this year about Edgar Wright leaving Ant-Man. This is our guy. Yes, this is just a fun post about a funny moment at Comic-Con and contains no news, but it's a good story and one I think fans who aren't in San Diego will appreciate anyway. Every year at Comic-Con, a small selection of religious zealots bring big yellow signs talking about the bible. This year, another big sign joined them but it was in defense of Edgar: all it stated was "Edgar Wright Was Right". Turns out he's a fan who is "depressed" about the Ant-Man news and wanted to make his feelings known.
Following the comedy hit of 2011, Horrible Bosses 2 is on the way now with Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day back together, this time working for themselves with a new business. However, we don't get a hint of that in the first teaser trailer. Instead, we get to see the trio visiting Bateman's boss (Kevin Spacey) in prison after being arrested at the end of the first film. And also the return of Day's boss (Jennifer Aniston), who is still keen on getting some action, but this time of a certain bathroom variety. One thing we do learn is there's a kidnapping involved and Motherfucker Jones (Jamie Foxx) is helping again. It's a great tease for the new comedy coming this fall, with a hint of Chris Pine freshness. Watch!
"Do you find me sadistic?" Who can refuse an 8-bit version of Kill Bill? The latest creation from CineFix, masterminds behind many previous 8-bit cinema recreations, have debuted their latest video presenting Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2, the complete cut (first released in 2003/2004), as an 8-bit NES-style video game. The game navigates through various fights and encounters across both movies, and shows The Bride kicking ass with her 8-bit sword. From the moment this starts, the thought that comes to mind is always the same - I really wish I could actually be playing this game on my NES. It looks fun. Enjoy!
Does everyone remember back in 2005 when Will Ferrell was on a hot streak, but hit a bit of a speed bump with the family comedy Kicking & Screaming? Well, that's actually a movie that I enjoy the hell out of, because it lets Ferrell loose, and also has him calling Mike Ditka by the nickname "Juicebox." Anyway, Ferrell seems to genuinely love soccer, or maybe just sports in general, and with everyone getting World Cup fever, there's no better time for Ferrell to get crazy about the sport. And so he did during a visit to Brazil to hype up some fans rounded up by the U.S. Soccer Federation. He's playing in the game! Watch!
"The weary gunfighter walked slowly through the saloon..." Something fun to start the day - another short film, this one a "period western meta comedy short film" titled The Gunfighter. It's smart, it's funny, its got foul language, and it actually looks good. The Gunfighter, starring Nick Offerman as the narrator and Shawn Parsons as The Gunfighter, just won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the LA Film Fest and was also a Best of the Fest Selection at the Palm Springs Short Fest. You'll see why once you watch this. With all the language it may by NSFW, but it is certainly worth watching whenever you get a chance. Enjoy!
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? They're not 21 anymore. Now showing in theaters is an action comedy sequel to one of the best modern action comedies, 21 Jump Street, an updated big screen take on the 80s TV series. Directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller from the first one take on this sequel, bringing back Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill as Schmidt & Jenko, two undercover cops assigned to investigate a drug ring at a college. There they meet Amber Stevens, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Jillian Bell and the Lucas Twins, getting into lots and lots of trouble, as expected. How is it? Better than the first? Or no way! If you've seen it, leave a comment below with your own thoughts on Lord & Miller's 22 Jump Street.
After sweeping the box office and getting tons of glowing reviews, The LEGO Movie is finally hitting Blu-Ray and DVD on June 15th. And much like the fun blooper reel that debuted after the film hit theaters, the home video release will be full of fun special features. One of those items includes a spoof trailer for a film called History Cops. It's basically a grindhouse LEGO trailer for a fake buddy cop movie teaming up Michelangelo (the artist, not Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle) and Abraham Lincoln (voiced by Will Forte). It's the kind of thing that only works in short form, but it makes us want to watch The LEGO Movie again.
"From the western capitalist pigs who brought you Neighbors and This is The End" comes this new comedy, The Interview. Wait until you see the trailer. Columbia has released the first poster, a propaganda-esque design, for The Interview starring pals Seth Rogen & James Franco. So what's going on here? Well, Franco plays a talk show host of a celebrity show (Rogen plays his producer), who lands an interview with the North Korean leader, and is drafted by the CIA to assassinate him. Of course, craziness ensues when they actually go to North Korea for the interview. This is going to be wild, and I love how absurd this looks.
This weekend, the comedic action antics of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill take to the big screen in 22 Jump Street, a sequel that seems to be wholly satisfying on every level. The two stars have been making the rounds on late night talk shows this week to promote the film, but one of the more fun and unique appearances came on Comedy Central's social media comedy game show "@Midnight," where co-star Ice Cube was a contestant. Tatum and Hill were on-hand for one of the segments that involved unearthing some creepy and erotic fan fiction featuring the franchise stars. It's awkward and hilarious. Watch below!
We've seen plenty of movie trailer hilarity come from Jimmy Kimmel with his star-studded trailer for Movie: The Movie and also the sequel Movie: The Movie 2V. But now his parody target has narrowed with a spoof of Disney's latest box office success Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie. But this version has a different spin on the tale with rapper and occasional bad actor 50 Cent in the lead. And with that addition, the film has appropriately changed the title to Malefiftycent and it comes with an awesome tagline. It's a long way to go for just a simple title joke, but 50 Cent clearly had fun with this quick parody. Watch below!
Honestly, we're not the biggest fans of the "Honest Trailers" or the "Everything Wrong with [Inset Movie Here]" videos that go around on the internet. Don't get me wrong, they're thoroughly amusing sometimes, but they also take away from the magic of many movies that we all love. The bigger problem is that some more aggressive cinephiles will use these videos as evidence that a certain film is terrible, and that's just not fair. However, today we're calling your attention to Everything Wrong with Gravity, only because they were able to get astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to narrate parts of the video, which is perfect because of his previous gripes about some of the scientific accuracies in the film, which are included. Watch below!
"Now, if this was an old silent comedy, I would spill these [film canisters] everywhere and they would clatter to the ground... but, I have respect for cinema." Atta' boy, Patton! So, this is what happens when you let Patton Oswalt loose in The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences film archives. As part of a new series of "Academy Originals" videos on YouTube, this latest "Let's Go to the Movies" video provides a very lively and fun discussion on the 1961 B&W film noir classic Blast of Silence, set in New York City. It's also just fun to see Patton roam the halls of the archives and chat about his love for movies and the New Beverly.
If you thought parodies of the Best Picture nominated Her ended after Jonah Hill spoofed the trailer on "Saturday Night Live" or after HAL 9000 was added as the love interest in a trailer remix online, you thought wrong. Though it's not exactly topical or timely, this latest spoof of Spike Jonze's techno romance starring Joaquin Phoenix and the voice of Scarlett Johansson was just too goofy and funny too pass up. On the other side of the phone is John C. Reilly as the peculiar and dim-witted Adult Swim character Dr. Steve Brule, who started on "Tim & Eric: Awesome Show, Great Job!" It's adorable and hilarious. Watch!
Back when Star Wars: Episode VII was first announced, the folks over at "Conan" on TBS came up with some pretty great videos showing what it would be like if directors like Kevin Smith and Woody Allen or Todd Phillips and Wes Anderson got their hands on the sci-fi franchise. Now Conan O'Brien is back talking about the sequel again as we're waiting to find out the official title, following the announcement of most of the principal cast for the film from director J.J. Abrams. This time Conan and his writers have come up with some solid potential titles for Episode VII like the promising Greedo Gets His Groove Back. Watch it!