Thursday, December 23, 2010

Coke Christmas 2010 - Mind Heist.



This is awesome how it mirrors the Inception music!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Filmography 2010



Wow. That is damn fine editing.

WGN Morning News team does Teenage Dream with Keenan Cahill

 

My local WGN Chicago Morning team in a hilarious collaboration with local Youtube star Keenan Cahill!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Meryl Streep on Ice



LOL!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jack Black & Jason Segal Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy


Shades of Bowie and Bing!

Honika Electronica



Last night of Hanukkah tonight!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Can I interest you in Hanukkah?



For you, eight nights!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Candlelight - The Maccabeats



Happy First Night of Chanukkah!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tron: Legacy - Trailer 3 Official HD



Awesome new trailer!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Blessing from The Ice Storm


Dear Lord, thank you for this Thanksgiving holiday. And for all the material possessions we have and enjoy. And for letting us white people kill all the Indians and steal their tribal lands. And stuff ourselves like pigs, even though children in Asia are being napalmed.

No one does snarky like Christine Ricci. Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Favorite Thanksgiving Day Movies

To celebrate Thanksgiving, here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving films.

Home for the Holidays, Jodie Foster's directorial debut, is underrated. It has Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, and Robert Downey Jr. as the hilarious gay brother. It's one of my favorite roles for Robert.  Just watch "The Turkey Scene" and try not to die laughing.




Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. The classic!  "Those aren't pillows!"  LOL


Pieces of April - a Katie Holmes film I actually like. This movie is very funny, and extremely touching.  Katie Holmes plays a girl trying to host her family for Thanksgiving for the first time.  Her apartment oven stops working, so she has to involve all her neighbors to help make the meal.  I think this is the first film where I saw Patricia Clarkson who plays the mother. She is amazing in this film. Oliver Platt is also excellent as the father.


Someone has also posted the whole film here on Youtube.

Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters and The Ice Storm also revolve around Thanksgiving, but the above three are my favorites.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Darren Criss performs "Part Of Your World" at The Grove LA



Impromptu concert at the mall in LA by that new Teenage Dream, Darren Criss of Glee.

Harry Potter and the X-Rated Trailer


HA!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Jim Carrey on Letterman promoting I Love You Phillip Morris



Wow, kudos to Jim for schooling Dave Letterman. Dave asked him about playing a gay man in I Love You Phillip Morris.

Asked Dave: "And, in terms of a leading man, a heterosexual playing a homosexual, do homosexuals say 'well, that shouldn't have been a homosexual' or do you worry about your image as a heterosexual leading man playing a homosexual?"

Replied Carrey: "Boy, we haven't grown at all, have we? We haven't grown at all.... We're still children in the schoolyard. Honestly. No offense Dave, for god's sakes, have you ever seen a gay man? Are there gay people in Indiana? Is it ok to be gay there, is what I'm asking. There's not a policy against gay people there or here?"


I saw the premiere of Philip Morris at Sundance, and it was hilariously funny, and I agree with Dave - this is the best that Jim Carrey has ever been. It comes out December 3rd.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Every Arnold Scream From Every Arnold Movie



Argggghhhhhhhh! lol

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Official Video w/ Subtitles)



Directed by Spike Jonze

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

If Other Directors Made The Social Network...


Your Highness


From the makers of Pineapple Express. OMG, I may die laughing.

Green Lantern Trailer



Love it!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ladies in Lavender Mini-Film Review

On a whim, I watched Ladies in Lavender on my Netlix Watch Instantly queue this weekend.  I adore Judi Dench and Maggie Smith in almost anything, and they were both wonderful playing off each other as spinster sisters living in a cottage in Cornwall right before WWII.

They find a young Polish man washed up on the beach, and take him in to recover from his broken ankle.  The pleasant surprise is that the young man is played by Daniel Brühl who was Frederick Zoller in Inglourious Basterds.

There's not a ton of drama, but both women's hearts are set aflutter by the young man and his musical talents.  Then again, I could probably watch Judi Dench recite the phone book, and be entertained.  It's a sweet little English period piece.  Two and a half stars.  Watch the trailer here.

Ondine Film Review


I was really looking forward to seeing Ondine.  Finally a romantic film with Colin Farrell!    It played only in very limited release for about a minute, so I missed it on the big screen.  I discovered this weekend that's it's now available on Netflix Watch Instantly.

The film is written and directed by Neil Jordan (The Crying Game), which should have told me from the start that this would be no typical romantic film.  The tone is more wistful and dark, for an
"adult" fairy tale.  Fisherman Syracuse (Colin Farrell) discovers the lovely Polish Alicja Bachleda in his net.  She refuses to go to a doctor or the hospital and is fearful of being seen by anyone.  He lets her stay at his late mother's cottage.

Syracuse has a precocious daughter in a wheelchair, and while she's getting kidney dialysis, he tells her the story of a fisherman who finds what may be a selkie in his net.  The real romance to be honest is between Alicja's "selkie" and Syracuse's daughter, Annie.  I also love the relationship between Syracuse and the village priest played by Stephen Rea.  (Who would have thought early in Stephen Rea's career that he would end up playing so many priests?)

The cinematography is gorgeous as is the Irish coastal setting, which adds to the fairytale feel of most of the film.  The last part of the film suddenly lurches into harsh thriller realism.  It's jarring for the audience, and the characters in the film.

I have very mixed feelings about this film, partially because I had such high hopes for what it might be.  What it is, is a quiet sweet little indie film, but it's not quite the magical Colin Farrell romance film that I'd imagined it would be.  If I'd gone into it knowing nothing, and expecting nothing, maybe I would have a different take.

Definitely worth a view for Farrell fans, but I'm glad I didn't pay full freight to see it in the theater.  Two and a half stars.  I also wish I could have watched it with closed captioning as the Irish accents were very thick!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Jane Eyre Trailer!





Oooh, I've been waiting for this one. Fassie as Rochester! This looks wonderfully gothic and creepy. Mia Wasikowska from Alice in Wonderland I've been watching since her excellent turn on the first season of In Treatment. She's a wonderful actress and this will give her a chance to show more of that potential on screen than she did in Alice.

Bless My New Plaid Pants for posting some screen caps of the trailer:



See more screen caps here.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sucker Punch - Trailer



Oh, man is this going to be awesome!

Remember, remember the Fifth of November



Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot, The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot. Should ever be forgot.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sesame Street: We're The A Team -A Song



Seksi A, Ryan!

(They couldn't get Bradley Cooper? lol)

Monday, November 1, 2010

First Look at Spielberg's Tintin



Empire Magazine has the first look at the photo-realistic animation in Spielberg's upcoming film, Tintin.  Jamie Bell will play Tintin, and Andy Serkis is Captain Haddock (below).

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Burke & Hare Trailer - High Quality



Serkis and Pegg!

Pumpkinception

THE ORIGINAL Scary 'Mary Poppins' Recut Trailer



Any movie can be scary with the right music and sound!


Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Alien in Squash


The winner of this year's contest at ExtremePumpkins.com

Halloween Light Show 2010 HD - Thriller ( Michael Jackson )



This is the bomb!

Friday, October 29, 2010

The United States of Movies



Fargo being placed in Minnesota is not a mistake, as much of the film takes place there.

Muppet Labs Experiment 2Q975: Carve-O-Matic



LOL! I miss the Muppet Show!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Birds - The Prequel!

The Birds (The Prequel) from NYSUfilms on Vimeo.


Very funny spoof trailer from NYSUFilms.

Hat tip: My New Plaid Pants

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

TRON Legacy - Derezzed Video (Feat. Daft Punk)



Daft Punk has a cameo in Tron!

And we get to see Michael Sheen in character asking them to play something to “electrify the boys and girls, if you’d be so kind.”

I am going to LOVE this soundtrack!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dracula in Under 2 Minutes

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Open Doors



A nice spookly little short film from 2005 for October.

This has Michael Sheen as the nervous young gentleman from London named Framton Nuttel who goes to the countryside for a rest cure, and where he arrives at a country house clutching a letter of introduction...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

See Eric Stoltz as the first Marty McFly in Back to the Future!



I'd heard about this for years, but never seen any scenes with Eric Stoltz!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Dancing at the Movies - Music Video



This just made me smile!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

RIP Tony Curtis



Goodbye to one of the greats...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sesame Street: True Mud



OMG this is so funny!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

RIP Gloria Stuart



She died at age 100!

Friday, September 24, 2010

The King's Speech Trailer!


It won at Toronto. I cannot WAIT for this one! I hope this is the one that finally gets Colin Firth his Oscar.

Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington...

Julianne Moore Loves to Cry



Don't miss the last line.

Katy Perry banned Sesame Street video


I personally think this is an adorable parody, but when Sesame Street previewed Katy Perry's appearance on the show by posting this on Youtube, parents complained that she showed too much cleavage, and that Elmo was seen running around her skirt hem. Oy.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Michael Cera School of Acting



I laughed so hard I was crying.

Monday, September 20, 2010

OK Go - White Knuckles - Official Video



As my son said, "They never cease to amaze."

Advice From A Cartoon Princess: Belle

Hawaii Five-0 Premiere tonight!

I've been on an Alex O'Loughlin kick lately.  I've been renting the old Moonlight DVD's from Netflix, a show I missed when it was first out. Alex's first film, The Oyster Farmer, is also available on Netflix Streaming (hurrah Roku!)  You can hear Alex's native Aussie accent in that sweet little film.

Tonight is the premiere episode of Hawaii Five-0, and I hope the picture to the left is just a taste of what we have in store!

It's also fun that Scott Caan (son of actor James Caan) plays Danno.




Sunday, September 19, 2010

Vodafone Network TV ad - couples



Cute ad!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Tourist Trailer



Holy Crap I can't wait for this movie. December, baby!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New ad for Conan

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Inception Trailer A Capella Re-Dub



I don't know exactly why, but I found this laugh out loud hilarious.

No One Likes M. Night Shyamalan


LOL. So funny, so true.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dior Homme - Un Rendez Vous (by Guy Ritchie starring Jude Law)



Guy Ritchie -- you're so opaque!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Shana Tovah!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Mr. Plinkett reviews Star Trek

The man that brought us the epic 70 minute review of Phantom Menace actually likes Star Trek:



Russell Crowe's Controversial Australian Tourism Commercial



You have to watch till the end to see the really bizarre part!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Get out the Kleenex

Just saw this at Cinematical:

In October of 2009, Kristian Anderson was diagnosed with bowel cancer -- and the news got worse: it had spread to his liver. The 35-year-old husband and father didn't let the diagnosis get him down, though -- and has since spent his time between chemotherapy treatments urging men to get tested early and often, saying "If I had got tests done when I first suspected something, I might have only had bowel cancer and they could have just gone straight in and cut it out ... It doesn't matter if it's nothing but the best thing you can do is find out it's nothing."

With his wife Rachel's birthday approaching, Anderson wanted to do something special for her. He got in touch with a local radio show who helped him reach out to actor Hugh Jackman and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. With those two on board (Rachel's from New Zealand, hence the Prime Minister's appearance), Anderson made her a special birthday video that's sure to have you reaching for the Kleenex.

Rachel's Birthday Video from Kristian Anderson on Vimeo.


Good on Hugh Jackman for participating in this special video! I was in tears...

Sean Penn on Between Two Ferns


That's Sean, and not his twin brother Ballpoint....

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Conan Announces Name Of New TBS Show!



Conan - simple, pure, like the man himself!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Joseph Gordon-Levitt singing "La Valse à Mille Temps" (SitC)



Can this man be more dreamy? He sings, too, AND in FRENCH for all that is holy!

Terminator 2: The Opera



First Conan, and now Terminator!

RoboCop: The Musical - "Murphy, It's You"



Love it!

Full Metal Disney



OMG!!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Brandon Flowers - Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes) - live Troubadour, Augus...



I love Brandon Flowers' voice (and his taste in covers)!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Chris Pine

Kodak 1922 Kodachrome Film Test



This test footage was recently found of some of the very earliest color film. They used several of the famous silent film actresses of the day:

"In these newly preserved tests, made in 1922 at the Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey, actress Mae Murray appears almost translucent, her flesh a pale white that is reminiscent of perfectly sculpted marble, enhanced with touches of color to her lips, eyes, and hair. She is joined by actress Hope Hampton modeling costumes from The Light in the Dark (1922), which contained the first commercial use of Two-Color Kodachrome in a feature film. Ziegfeld Follies actress Mary Eaton and an unidentified woman and child also appear.


The first full length color feature film didn't come out until 13 years later, in 1935.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE MATRIX"



Masterful editing. LOL! Whoa!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

True Blood Rolling Stone's Cover


Holy smokes, are they trying to kill me?  See more behind the scenes photos here.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Love and Other Drugs Trailer 2010 HD



Jake and Ann in a Rom Com. Jake wearing next to nothing?! I am SO there!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Matrix trilogy blu-ray trailer 1080p Full HD



The ultimate trailer for all three movies!

The Dancer



This is hilarious, and very interesting marketing .... for a gum!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Paul Rudd: Bat Mitzvah DJ

Paul Rudd: Bat Mitzvah DJ from Jewish Forward on Vimeo.


LOL! Love the 80's hair and the yellow jacket!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Iron Chef America - SECRET INGREDIENT



It only gets more insane. "Beeeeeeeeer!"

Kevin McKidd in training video



I love Kevin McKidd on Grey's Anatomy, but let's get him back in an action movie, please? I'd love to see him kick ass!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Jane Austen's Fight Club

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Inception Music Comparison



This occurred to me when I came home after seeing the movie, and was listening to Hans ZImmer's score. Yes yes, I know this doesn't make me special, and I have been informed that this may have been mentioned in an interview with Zimmer. I'd like to be able to confirm the theory.

EDIT:
I was directed to this article, where it's mentioned.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sucker Punch - Trailer HD



Oh, yeah. Can't wait!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

LOL picture from Comic Con


EW posted this hilarious picture of Trejo, star of Machete at Comic Con

Happy Birthday Daniel Radcliffe!


He's finally legal to drink more than Butter beer!

New Tron Legacy Trailer from Comic Con

The Ultimate Dance Mashup

Kleptones - Come Again (Beatles vs Rare Earth vs Beaties vs Daft Punk vs Cypress Hill vs Boston) Video by Crumbs Chief from The Videotones on Vimeo.


Fred and Ginger and Gene mashed up with John Lennon and the Beastie Boys? Oh, yeah!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

No More Chicken Legs



What happens when you let Jimmy Kimmel do your ad campaign -- you get some edgy.

Good Morning


Hello!  Thanks to Leo for reminding us he is also beefcake besides an amazing actor.  (Via)

Haven't seen Inception yet, but plan on rectifying that situation this weekend.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Batman Begins with Elfman Music



Someone made this video with music from Batman '89 synced to the police chase from Batman Begins.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

35mm

35mm from Pascal Monaco on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Red Band Trailer Episode 101 - "Madam I'm Adam"



The look on Adam Brody's face when Kristen Stewart is mentioned -- priceless. Also love the Robert Pattinson doll at the end!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Due Date Trailer


I am SO there!

The Social Network Trailer


I wasn't sure about a movie about the creation of Facebook, but this film looks really interesting!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Star Wars Subway Car



LOL!

'It's Kind of a Funny Story - Trailer |HD|



This looks awesome! Love me some Zach Galifianakis!

Transformers 3 - Optimus Prime avoiding an explosion



I was in the city and saw them setting up the lights and the fake chunks of pavement. Very cool!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Brandon Flowers - Crossfire



I was not expecting Charlize Theron...and NINJAS!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Mad Men School of Seduction

Levi's - Go Work



Director John Hillcoat. Beautiful!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

iPhone4 vs HTC Evo

Monday, July 5, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Let Me In International trailer



I sincerely hope this doesn't suck, since the original was so damn good.

The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time



NSFW!!

He left off the "F**kity Bye!" part, but I'm glad he had a few from In the Loop (and In Bruges!)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

8-Bit Twilight Eclipse Interactive



My son clued me in to this!

Senator Amy Klobuchar Talks 'Twilight' With Elena Kagan



Who cares how Kagan will rule on gun control, the urgent question is where does she stand on Edward vs. Jacob!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Kubrick vs. Scorsese

Kubrick vs Scorsese from Leandro Copperfield on Vimeo.


From Leonardo Copperfield:
Many friends after seeing my video "Tarantino vs Coen Brothers" requested me to do a new video duel of directors, so I decided to do now a tribute to my two favorite directors, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese, were 25 days re-watching 34 films, selected more than 500 scenes, and a hard work editing.

Note that he dedicated it to Roger Ebert.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Danimal vs Animal

Monday, June 21, 2010

Star Trek: Tik Tok



Tik Tok Spock! Lol

Friday, June 18, 2010

Toyz Noize



Just saw Toy Story 3 and I'd give it 4 stars. Pixar are simply the masters!

It's My Birthday, Too, Yeah!



You say it's your birthday
It's my birthday, too, yeah!

Today is my birthday and I share it with Sir Paul McCartney(68), so this song has always had special meaning for me. Also, Roger Ebert(68) shares our day.

We're gonna have a good time
Now it's your birthday
Happy Birthday to you!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyager of the Dawn Treader Trailer



Only a mere glimpse of Ben Barnes, darn it!

50 Years of the Psycho Shower Scene



Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Psycho. This is a wonderful montage tribute to the famous shower scene!

Hat tip: My New Plaid Pants

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ralph Macchio Intervention



Totally hilarious!  I sat my kids down last week to see the original Karate Kid.  He looks exactly the same.  Exactly.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Iron Man R2 D2


Via

Happy Birthday Johnny Depp!



Can't wait to see Johnny as The Tourist next February (below pic).  He recently wrapped filming that with Angelina in Europe, and is next off to Hawaii for the next Pirates flick.