I don’t know about you, but time confuses me enough in real life. Like when I sit down to check my email at 10 PM and suddenly it’s 3 in the morning and I’ve watched every cat video on YouTube. So if a movie plays around with timelines, I’m going to do a lot of head-scratching. More
Hollywood LOVES a sequel. And a remake. And an adaptation. And basically anything that will make a lot of money. Sometimes it’s just a direct-to-video follow-up, sometimes it’s a critically acclaimed improvement on the first film. It’s become pretty hard to find a movie that doesn’t have a sequel at least in the works, so it’s surprising to discover a classic that hasn’t been followed up on. More
Add the Inception music, and I could almost believe that Christopher Nolan would make a movie about mind-reading, super-strong vampires. More
Don’t have time to sit through all of Inception? Try this 60-second version instead! Virgin Radio 95.3 in Vancouver recently held a “Fake Film Festival” in which they invited listeners to submit fan-made versions of well-known films. The results are pretty hilarious in general, but this minute-long Inception takes the cake. Highlights include the slow-motion van sequence, the infamous Joseph Gordon-Levitt hallway fight, and the genius casting of Cobb’s kids. Check out what went on behind the scenes at the group’s deviantART page, and catch the rest of the fake film entries here. BRRRRRRRRRRRRRWWWWWWWWW!
Mystery Science Theater 3000 was something that, growing up, I was embarrassed to tell my friends about, because it seemed so obscure and inexplicable: A guy imprisoned on a space station and forced to watch awful movies builds robots to help him keep his sanity by mocking them. But it was hilarious, right? Wondrously funny — and the only way that my generation even saw bad B-movies.
MST3K isn’t very well-known these days, since it got cancelled before the new millennium. But then along came RiffTrax: Same personalities (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett), new and recent movies. And it’s incredible. More
Weird confession: I find David Bowie endlessly fascinating. Somehow, over his long and impressive career, he’s managed to make himself into something more than just a guy who happens to make really good music: He’s actually become a concept. This is a terribly impressive feat; it’s the same reason I’m so interested in Lady Gaga and Freddie Mercury. But beyond his essential Bowieness, Bowie has the additional strange ability to pop up in places you’re not expecting him to be. I don’t know how he does it. It’s like magic. And you’d think I would have stopped being surprised by this by now, but I haven’t. It still gets me every time. Interested in going Bowie-hunting? Here’s a hand guide to the unexpected places you might be able to find him: More
Ever since Inception came out, it’s been a trend to Inception-ize the most common, everyday things: Cats, My Little Ponies… and now wedding receptions. The Mary Sue recommends that you watch this video at least until the 1:30 mark. They are absolutely correct. And before you ask, yes, this IS from someones ACTUAL WEDDING RECEPTION. Furthermore, they did, in fact, arrive by helicopter. Just make sure to keep an eye on that spinning top.
Once upon a time, I saw one of the funniest mash-ups in the history of funny mash-ups: The “Madonna” speech from Reservoir Dogs laid over a scene from a My Little Pony cartoon. Alas, this piece of hilarity seems to have vanished, for I can no longer find it, which means that sadly, I cannot share it with you, Gentle Readers. However, in its stead, I offer these other mash-ups, in the hopes that they may provide you with much jollity and good feeling. Lord of the Rings? Got it. Scott Pilgrim? Got that, too. How about some Michael Bay? Come on down! Welcome to the Internet’s Best My Little Pony Mash-Ups! More
No, not THAT type of peep show! I’m talking about Peep Show V, the fifth annual Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest. In an astonishing display of creativity, this contest features the most intricate dioramas imaginable, made– you guessed it– with Marshmallow Peeps. The winner, chosen last week from a batch of 35 finalists, featured a depiction of the dramatic rescue of 33 mine workers in Copiapo, Chile, last October, but we here at Crushable HQ can only imagine how difficult it must have been to pick one winner. To our great pop-culture-loving joy, there were a terrific selection of pop-culture themed dioramas in the final 35; so just in time for Easter, here are our 15 favorites! More
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Do you remember your first time? I know I do: it was during my second year of grad school at the beginning of a theatrical production and design class. We were all gathered around a large table in a conference room, preparing to discuss our hypothetical proposals for hypothetical productions of A Doll’s House and The Threepenny Opera. Then John opened up his laptop, booted up YouTube, and just said, “Guys. WATCH THIS.”
We were dumbfounded.
IT WAS SO. BAD. More
It made a huge splash over the summer; it sparked many a heated debate, both in the world and on the internet; it made a soul-wrenching “BRRRRRRRRRRRRRWWWWWWWWW” noise that we all felt coming up through the floor from miles away… There can be no denying that Inception was one of 2010′s Important Films. Innovative in myriad ways, it’s one of those movies that film students will undoubtedly study for years to come. And yet, there’s an issue, and that issue’s name is Oscar. Though Inception took many of the technical awards this year (as well it should have), after Sunday’s ceremony, it will now join the ranks of such films as A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist, Jaws, Star Wars, E.T., District 9, and countless others: all well-made, well-written, gripping, smart films that stood little to no chance at the “serious” awards like Best Picture. Why? It’s a science fiction film. Again: Why? Try this: When you get down to it, sci fi films are mostly about ideas, and therein lies the problem. More
The Oscars are Sunday night. And in case you are a movie buff – or happen to know someone who is – you are likely to throw a few dollars into an Oscar pool this weekend. Getting the most answers … More
This picture above is actor/former cute guy Leonardo DiCaprio dressed like J. Edgar Hoover from the upcoming biopic J. Edgar. What, you couldn’t tell how amazingly well he embodies the former head of FBI? He’s totally method right now! Look at that vest! And that starched shirt! Why, if I didn’t know any better, I would think that the controversial government figure had been reincarnated right in front of me. Well, either him or Howard Hughes, who Leo portrayed by dressing in a very similar outfit and doing his hair in completely the same way (until Hughes went crazy and grew dreads, that is). More
British Inception actor Tom Hardy is a rising star. As the dream forger Eames in the Christopher Nolan film, he was suaver than James Bond, leading to Christopher Nolan casting the young actor as the villainous as Bane in the next Batman installment, The Dark Knight Rises. Oh, and he also might be dating Lindsay Lohan. But more importantly, Tom has a MySpace page he forgot to delete. More