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If you don't know why certain sects of the population will be celebrating on 4/20, we'll just let you use the power of Google to figure it out. But if you check out this new promo for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's directorial debut This is the End, you just might figure it out. Much like the initial teaser trailer, this promo features Rogen along with James Franco and they're joined by Jay Baruchel and Danny McBride in a bunker to survive the end of the world. There's a quick glimpse of another creature that helps bring about the apocalypse, but it's the laughs that really shine in a movie like this. Watch below!
If you're confused, here's the deal: On tonight's episode of NBC's comedy series "Parks & Recreation," comedian Patton Oswalt has a guest appearance and offers some sort of filibuster during a town hall meeting. Well, in an outtake, he improvises an entire plot for Star Wars: Episode VII and the crew just let's him ramble for eight minutes. While he starts off fine with important nerdy Star Wars details, he ventures off into nerd heaven and imagines a world where Thanos is the villain, using the reality gem from the Infinity Gauntlet to exist in the Star Wars universe, and from there it turns into a crazy movie. Someone with Photoshop skills has crafted this amazing poster for Patton Oswalt's pitch and it's just glorious. Look!
In films like Last Action Hero and Jurassic Park: The Lost World, we've been given alternate realities of movies including Sylvester Stallone in Terminator 2: Judgment Day and King Lear starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. But some of these faux realities may not be as ridiculous as initially thought. One such case is country musician Garth Brooks almost starring in Twister and Saving Private Ryan. Why are we just now hearing about this? Well, Lisa Sanderson, who’s worked with both Brooks and Merv Griffin, has filed a lawsuit against Brooks, saying that she lost out on money and opportunities because the famed singer is a “paranoid, angry, deceitful, and vindictive man who will turn against those closest to him on a dime.”
Yes, we're pretty sure that Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are playing Quidditch in this new trailer for The Internship. It's a quick sequence, but there aren't any other games that require three hoops to throw balls through. And it's not surprising since the grounded version of the sport has taken off at colleges over the years. Otherwise, this new trailer takes the format of the first trailer and just adds some alternate takes and new scenes. We do get a glimpse of Josh Gad in the film, but still not anywhere near enough Rose Byrne. Anyway, we're still on the fence about this comedy, but hope it delivers some good laughs. Watch!
Most fans know that Harrison Ford isn't too keen on answering questions about Star Wars, but after yesterday's big but not surprising news of releasing one new Star Wars film every summer starting with Star Wars: Episode VII in 2015, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel just had to ask. Ford dodged the question as usual and didn't say anything about the new trilogy, but then Kimmel opened questions up to fans who were clearly ready for some Star Wars questions, but were forced to come up with less interesting queries on the spot. But one guest just set Ford off, and he went into Han Solo mode, storming off the set.
This really is the week for Patton Oswalt. Following praise for his touching words about the tragedy at the Boston Marathon on Monday and yesterday's hilarious Batman sketch featuring the comedian as The Penguin, Oswalt is back in perfect form with a hilariously intricate and nerdy outtake from the NBC comedy series "Parks & Recreation." The video features Oswalt filbustering a town hall meeting in Pawnee, Indiana with a pitch about what Disney should do with Star Wars: Episode VII. Beginning with the suggestion that Brian De Palma should write the opening scrawl, this 8-minute outtake is just pure genius.
Yesterday, comedian Patton Oswalt was being praised online for his words of reason and inspiration following yesterday's terrorist attacks that happened during the Boston Marathon. He said, "When you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, 'The good outnumber you, and we always will.'" Today, Oswalt helps yet again, this time with laughter, as he appears in this hilarious Batman sketch as The Penguin. This time Batman doesn't understand death and when he takes out criminals, he just thinks they go to sleep. Watch below!
Though many audiences are mostly familiar with Christian Bale for his turn as Bruce Wayne and Batman, one of his finer performances from the middle of his career is American Psycho. The cult classic, an adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' book of the same name, is a wholly strange film, featuring an eccentric bank executive and his secret, murderous ways. And for some reason, musician and occasional actor Huey Lewis and Weird Al Yankovic have gotten together to pay homage to the film in a recreation of one of the more iconic scenes where Bale buries an axe into the head of Jared Leto. It's actually pretty perfect. Watch below!
With the success of fans using Kickstarter to fund the gestating film adaptation of the series "Veronica Mars", there's a plethora of fans trying to get their various shows on the big screen, and some of the talent is listening (like Zachary Levi talking about a "Chuck" movie). Yesterday, Funny or Die took it to the extreme by launching Kickstart or Die, with a series of projects they're trying to get funded based on series from the 90s. Honestly, I wouldn't be adverse to a movie for Sliders or Darkwing Duck, but there's also Family Matters, a one-man show with Baby Sinclair from Dinosaurs and a Wings revival.
"Hermione just stole all of our shit." This isn't a joke this time! Sony has debuted the full red band trailer for Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's apocalypse comedy This is The End, originally titled Jay and Seth Vs. the Apocolapyse. Earlier today they dropped a Pineapple Express 2 teaser which turned out to just be a trailer for This is The End, however they've finally launched the full trailer that goes into the story and gives away a few of the celebrity deaths. Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Emma Watson star, with appearances by Michael Cera and Rhianna.
"Life moves pretty fast... if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Ah yes, mess with the internet, and they'll mess with you in return. Earlier this week, James Mangold was the first to tweet a "tweaser" for his movie The Wolverine, a 6-second preview (see it here) made in the Vine app. Hollywood marketers are head-over-heels right now for Vine, an app Twitter bought that allows anyone to make 6-second videos on endless loops. In response to the rather goofy promotion, Glass Eye Inc. (via The Verge) got in touch with UK trailer maker TOKYO and challenged them to cut together other old trailers into 6-second Vines. However, "early indications are that cutting tweasers is like crack for trailer-makers."
Over the years, we've pointed out several public service announcements from the Alamo Drafthouse, a theater in Austin, Texas that has taken an active and vehement stance against talking and texting in movie theaters in order to preserve the experience for audiences. From a PSA featuring an actual angry voicemail to a contest to create your very own PSA to play before films, it's become a staple of the infamous theater. Now an entertaining Spring Breakers and Spider-Man influenced PSA has popped up which James Franco recorded while he was at the South by Southwest Film Festival over the past couple weeks. Watch!
"Today we face the monsters that are at our door..." Like a budget! Sure they're about three months behind at this point, since this trailer first hit in December, but the delay was for good reason. They had to make all the crazy costumes and sets! Back again with another sweded trailer is Bryan Harley's team Dumb Drum (of The Avengers, TDKR, Iron Man 3), this time taking on Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. It features a hilarious amount of giant cardboard monsters, trashcan / ski goggle robot Jaeger people, and more. I still think these sweded trailers are entertaining, plus what else can we watch while waiting for the next trailer.
Hopefully this is just the first of a few posters to come. With The Hangover Part III slated to arrive on May 24th, it's time for the hype machine to begin. While the first trailer is slated to arrive sometime tomorrow, the first official poster has been discovered online thanks to IMP Awards. Taking a cue from the teaser poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, we have Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong facing off with Las Vegas in ruins in the background. Though we're not sure of specifics, director Todd Phillips did say the story, "brings the group together when something from the first movie comes back to haunt them." Who knows what kind of trouble The Wolf Pack will get into in this final romp?