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In the sports world, there are few teams that are hated more than the New York Yankees, even by people living in the Big Apple. But you can't deny that people just can take their eyes off those damn pinstripes. Anyway, even if you absolutely hate the Yankees, there's a good chance they'll be redeemed ever so slightly with this amusing video that some of the teammates put together to promote the arrival of the new baseball season. It features some of the players (don't ask me who, because that's not my bag), flawlessly reenacting a scene from The Sandlot when Smalls finally learns who Babe Ruth is after losing the autographed ball.
If you've been watching late night television over the past couple weeks, you've probably caught Will Ferrell hamming it up in order to promote the arrival of his new comedy Get Hard with Kevin Hart, which starts hitting theaters this evening. It's been a lot of fun, but nothing that we felt compelled to cover, that is until he decided to sing the iconic theme song to Star Trek with his angelic voice. Ferrell has been called the songbird of his generation and this clip from "The Late Late Show" with James Corden (fresh off his amazing viral stunt with Tom Hanks) proves it's absolutely true. Why does Kevin Hart tell him to stop?
For those who didn't know, British comedy star James Corden (who you may recognize from Into the Woods or Begin Again) took over "The Late Late Show" from Craig Ferguson and his first official show was last night. It's quite a big responsibility, especially when you're following David Letterman (at least until Stephen Colbert takes over "The Late Show"), but Corden had quite a fun inaugural episode with American treasure Tom Hanks stopping by. Corden and Hanks teamed up to recreate every Tom Hanks movie from his decades of acting in under seven minutes. From Big to Cast Away to Captain Phillips. Watch it!
"We're a video store in 2015…" This is amazing!! One of the best Jimmy Kimmel sketches I've ever seen. With SXSW ongoing down in Austin, even Jimmy Kimmel is down in Texas and they just premiered one of their first shows taped there last night. As part of the promotion, they reached out to local Austin business to find one that they could work with and make a brand new commercial for. Which one did they choose? Vulcan Video, one of the few remaining (kick ass) video rental stores based in Austin, Texas. If you're ever in Austin, you have to check them out. But in the meantime, this segment they made for them is absolutely hilarious. To top it off they brought in Matthew McConaughey (with gnarly beard) and he is just perfect.
After premiering at the South by Southwest Film Festival, the comedy Get Hard starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart is coming to theaters in just under two weeks. And to help promote the film, the two co-stars got together on Funny or Die to talk about how great it was to finally work together. Why hadn't they teamed up before? Well, their agents keep putting them up for the same roles, and now we get to see what films like Anchorman and Elf would have been like with Kevin Hart and what Ride Along would have been like with Will Ferrell. It's pretty amusing, and hopefully their first collaboration will be too. Watch!
Even though we're still a little under a couple months until The Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters, it's probably safe to say our heroes will defeat the title villain before the end of the film (though we wonder if we'll lose some team members in the process). However, the folks at "Saturday Night Live" are ahead of the curve by predicting flawless victory for our heroes in a new sketch from this past weekend's new episode with Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, as the host. And with the battle over, the God of Thunder is ready to party like a frat boy as he's interviewed live on the news, and he even seems a bit drunk already. Watch!
Ever since the first trailer for Neill Blomkamp's latest sci-fi flick Chappie debuted, there have been plenty of comparisons to RoboCop and Short Circuit. And now the trailer mash-up that we all expected has finally arrived. A clever editor has utilized footage from Short Circuit and edited it to the audio from one of the trailers for Chappie. The result shows that the films definitely share the same concept and basic story between Johnny Five and Chappie, and it's certainly amusing. Of course, I'm hoping Chappie is a little more thoughtful being a contemporary film about future robot technology and artificial intelligence. Watch now!
It's hard to believe, but next year marks the 20th anniversary of Happy Gilmore, one of Adam Sandler's best comedies, and one that has aged surprisingly well considering his recent comedies seem to be getting worse and worse. One of the more memorable scenes from the film involves Sandler's unorthodox hockey player turned golfer getting into a brawl with "The Price is Right" game show host Bob Barker during a celebrity gold tournament. Well, the Comedy Central charity event "A Night of Too Many Stars" brings the two together again. Don't let the hospital setting fool you, these two get into it yet again. Watch below!
If you go look online, there's a lot of parodies inspired by the work of Wes Anderson. Honestly, they all should have stopped after "Saturday Night Live" nailed it by creating the director's first horror film, but here we are with yet another spoof in the style of the director behind The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Royal Tenenbaums. This time, Patrick H. Willems has created a trailer for The Uncanny X-Men as if Wes Anderson directed the Marvel mutant comic book flick. It's quirky and odd as you would expect, and while it's mildly entertaining, it just feels a little uninspired, despite the effort put in. But surely some will enjoy it.
The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey is currently being held up by negotiations with the source material's author E.L. James, who wants to write the screenplay to Fifty Shades Darker herself. However, that didn't stop "Saturday Night Live" from hypothesizing what might happen with Christian Grey's playroom in the sequel. The film's star Dakota Johnson hosted the late night sketch show over the weekend, but this sketch ended up getting cut for time. But thankfully, it's been posted online for us to enjoy. It's actually better than most of the sketches that aired for that episode, so I'm wondering why it ended up cut. Watch!
It's become tradition for Jimmy Kimmel to have some fun with a cavalcade of Hollywood's biggest talents right after the Academy Awards are over. Last year he had actors like Kevin Spacey star in feature film adaptations of internet viral videos, and previously he delivered trailers for Movie: The Movie as well as the sequel Movie: The Movie 2V starring the likes of Tom Hanks, Jessica Chastain and more. This year he put together The Kimmel School of Perfect Acting featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong'o, Emily Blunt, Jennifer Aniston and of course, Matt Damon (and tons of other actors and actresses as well). The late night host also gave Neil Patrick Harris a pep talk after the show too. Watch below now!
Even though the 87th Academy Awards are tonight (we'll have the list of winners available here after they're announced), the weekend already saw another celebration for cinema with the 30th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring achievements in independent filmmaking. It's one of those years where there's actually a lot of overlap with the Oscars and the Spirit Awards, with Boyhood, Birdman, Whiplash and Nightcrawler (though Selma got more love from the indie world). You can see the winners right here, but if you missed the ceremony on IFC last night, then you simply must check out this spectacular spoof of Birdman featuring comedians Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell, Bill Hader, Miles Teller and more.
This weekend, the New Zealand comedy What We Do in the Shadows hits limited theaters in the United States and will expand to more theaters in the coming weeks (see the release schedule and participating theaters right here). And in order to help get the word out about this worthy comedy following a group of vampire roommates, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi (both of who also co-wrote and directed the film) have taken to Funny or Die, as Vladislav and Viago respectively, to tell everyone about the rules of the vampire. If this movie is playing somewhere near you, please go see it. It's simply fantastic. Watch below!
For the past two years, CineFix has rounded up some adorable kids to reenact the Best Pictures nominees, and they've done splendidly by acting out scenes from Argo in 2013 and Her in 2014. Now it's 2015, and there's a whole slew of new Oscar nominees to adorably recreate. Kids with fake beards and mustaches by itself is hilarious, but having them act out scenes from The Grand Budapest Hotel and American Sniper makes it even better, especially when the fake baby in the recreation isn't any better than the one used in the real movie. My favorites though are the kid versions of Whiplash and The Imitation Game.