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This summer's final Comic-Con panel for The Hobbit trilogy from Peter Jackson featured a special treat in that it was hosted by J.R.R. Tolkien fanatic and late night faux political pundit Stephen Colbert. It featured a passionate speech praising and appreciating what Jackson had done with Lord of the Rings and has attempted to continue with the preceding story of The Hobbit that will conclude this winter with The Battle of the Five Armies. But what was Colbert doing the rest of the time at Comic-Con when he wasn't hosting the Middle-Earth film panel? He revealed his hilarious antics from San Diego last night. Watch!
The iconic and long-running children's television program "Sesame Street" clearly has their finger on the pulse of pop culture, and they've helped kids learn helpful things by spoofing films like The Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings. Now they're back with yet another topical parody of Star Wars, using the classic trilogy to teach kids about self-control with none other than Cookie Monster. This Crumby Pictures production is called Star S'Mores, and it takes place in a cookies and milky way galaxy far, far away. And that's just the beginning of the puns and pure goofiness "Sesame Street" brings to the sci-fi saga. Watch!
For some reason, there was a rumor that a Batmobile had been stolen from the set of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Bleeding Cool picked up the story from CBS News of all places, but it turned out to be completely false. How do we know? Well, aside from the official confirmations that not even one of the several Batmobiles on set had been stolen, director Zack Snyder decided to continue his Star Wars photo gags (previously seen with a Jedi Superman and Batman on Tatooine) by having another recognizable character from a galaxy far, far away apprehended by police for trying to steal Batman's ride.
For some reason, with only two films in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, someone at Paramount Pictures decided it was a good time to release Star Trek: The Compendium. Since it only has Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness on Blu-Ray along with a whole slew of extras for each film, we're not sure that we'd call that a compendium, but whatever. The good thing to come out of it are some unseen extras from the sci-fi sequel from J.J. Abrams, including a hilarious gag reel featuring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and even Benedict Cumberbatch making the most of their movie mistakes. Watch below!
There's no doubt that one of the most revered performances Jeff Goldblum has given in his eclectic career is that of Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park. If Goldblum is recognized on the street, it's likely because of the Steven Spielberg modern classic. And while he won't be back for Jurassic World, he's still had some fun running from a Tyrannosaurs Rex in a wedding photo that's gone viral online. And now he's talking about Jurassic Park all over again in his appearance last night on "Late Night with Seth Meyers." Did you know that Jeff Goldblum has become aware of original lyrics to John Williams iconic theme? Watch below!
It's a rite of passage for any star of entertainment to get a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The sidewalks of Tinseltown are covered with the stars, along with the imprints of their hands and feet. Just yesterday, American comedy icon Mel Brooks (writer and director of Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and more) was given that very honor, and the master of laughter wasn't going to let this opportunity for what will be a more permanent joke just slip away. The comedy legend, who is actually fairly active on Twitter despite his oage, posted a picture of his imprint after he was done. Notice anything weird?
"If my picture is on the poster, maybe your kids shouldn't watch it!" The argument of whether or not Hollywood or bad parenting is the reason that people, more specifically kids, become violent or partake in other questionable behavior will never end. Do kids do bad things because they see it in movies, or is it because parents don't monitor what they're watching or explain what's right or wrong? Plenty have an argument one way or the other, but Samuel L. Jackson has some more specific advice when it comes to the kind of movies kids are consuming, mainly because he's getting blamed for all the bad behavior. Watch!
Now you don't have to be a comedy writer to appreciate great comedic filmmaking, but "Saturday Night Live" veteran Bill Hader has an impressive list of 200 Essential Movies Every Comedy Writer Should See. Thankfully, this is also just a great list of comedies that any cinephile with a penchant for good comedy should check out. The list comes from Mike Sacks' book Poking A Dead Frog: Conversations With Today’s Top Comedy Writers, which sounds like a great read for anyone with more than a passing interest in the art of comedy. But we know you came here for the movie list, so keep reading for the goods. Read on!
Back in the spring when we focused on the young boy who had been dubbed Action Movie Kid, based on the fun, short videos that his father, a former DreamWorks animator named Daniel Hashimoto, made with visual effects to create some pretty unique home movies. Now Action Movie Kid is back in another quick series of adventures, and this time they're all collected into a single video for your enjoyment. Honestly, these little wacky snippets are more entertaining and satisfying than some of the blockbusters that hit theaters this summer. But hey, this could very well spark a new kind of kids adventure film. Watch!
There have been rumblings of a sequel to The Goonies for years, with the most recent, seemingly solid news coming from director Richard Donner saying that a sequel to The Goonies is in development. This is one of those situations where that's been said so many times before hat we'll only believe it when we see it. Still, it's cool that an actor like Josh Brolin still embraces his past association with a movie like that, especially when Christian Bale doesn't seem to want anything to do with The Newsies. So Jimmy Fallon had some fun with Brolin on "The Tonight Show" to honor The Goonies on its 30th anniversary. Watch!
Will it be called Star Wars: Revenge of the Tauntauns or just Episode VII? Who is John Boyega playing and when does he get to have dinner with Luke? So many questions! So few answers. But that doesn't mean we should be making up answers and filling the void, instead we should be waiting patiently to see the new Star Wars in all its glory sometime in 2015. In a genius move, Slate has launched what they're calling the "Star Wars Rumor Generator", a fun little interactive script that creates random Star Wars posters with rumors like the title, who each person is playing, and so on. Yes we're often caught up in the Star Wars news game, but we try to focus on what is actually worth knowing, not every last rumor someone comes up with.
If you've been on the internet at all the past couple weeks, you've undoubtedly seen the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a charity trend sweeping the nation to raise money to fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Many people seem to think that Charlie Sheen delivered the best video of this challenge by dumping $10,000 in cash on his head, all of which he was donating to the cause. However, Dave Grohl and his band Foo Fighters have taken this fun, charitable trend to incredible new heights by creating an elaborate recreation of the infamous pig's blood scene at the prom in Stephen King's Carrie. It's awesome. Watch!
For anyone who grew up when Nintendo 64 was new and popular, the James Bond game GoldenEye is easily one of the best games from that time. Today there are still plenty of people who held on to their system and play the game with their friends. But what if you could play the game with James Bond himself? Well, that's exactly what Jimmy Fallon did on "The Tonight Show" last night when Pierce Brosnan came on the show to promote The November Man, the film hitting theaters next week and that also just had a sequel announced to be in development. So did Brosnan hold his own against Fallon at all? Watch below!
Just as we teased last week, James Franco and Seth Rogen unveiled a TV special on MTV that acts as a bit of viral promotion for The Interview, the comedy hitting theaters on Christmas Day this winter. In the film, TV personality Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen)discover that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a fan of their show and they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. But then the CIA recruits them for a special operation to assassinate Kim Jong-un. Now you can watch the full MTV special introducing us to Skylark and Rapoport as they conduct a "very special VMA special" speaking with Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Jason Derulo. Watch it below!