As weird as it sounds, one of my favorite “songs” to listen to on YouTube is The Golden Age of Video, a mash-up of classic movie lines by Ricardo Autobahn. A more recent take on the same idea, Jordan Laws‘ “Movie Line Rhymes” rap is almost as good. It’s a bit uneven in places, and yet his choices for lines to set to an original beat are excellent and show that he has a real love for the movies. Plus, his mix delves more into camp, with selections like Napoleon Dynamite and Little Shop of Horrors. Check out both videos after the jump. More
A few months ago we highlighted the best instances of enforced method acting — when directors surprise actors into reacting naturally. In the same vein, you have this great video that’s been making its rounds on the Internet today: Twenty-five standout scenes or lines from famous movies that were totally unscripted. Here, the decisions belonged to the directors or the actors; in many cases, stars like Heath Ledger and Matt Damon were given free reign with how they filled the time. More
Ah, Shark Week– that magical time of year devoted entirely to things that will eat you if you get too close. Alas, Shark Week is always over far too soon; but never fear! Here are 10 more sharks of the fictional variety to hold you over until next year’s sharkstravaganza. Just be careful around large bodies of water– you never know what might be lurking there.
This week is the 24th annual Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. Jeff Kurr has worked for the network for two decades putting together some of Shark Week’s most popular programming; this year, his special Great White Invasion kicks off the week last night. I met Jeff at a restaurant in midtown Manhattan. He showed up wearing a gold necklace with a shark tooth pendant (more on that later) and a giant bandage on his hand from where a precancerous mole had been removed. (When you spend so much time on boats, it’s important to know the signs of skin cancer.) Jeff talked to Crushable about why you should be careful about eating fish tacos in Mexico and how he wants to solve the mystery of shark sex. More
Easter: Yet another religious holiday that has been taken over by the candy companies. More specifically, it’s been appropriated by Just Born, makers of the marshmallow monstrosity known as the Peep. Peeps, generally, are disgusting. They do, however, look really cute, which means that they lend themselves to all sorts of endeavors not necessarily related to eating. We’ve already brought you the artistic genius of the Washington Post’s Peep Show V; now, we bring you the oh-so-creative (and somewhat disturbing) things people do to their Peeps when video cameras become involved. Specifically, people seem to enjoy recreating scenes from pop-culture. Here are the best of the best pop-culture reenactments starring those crazy marshmallow creatures: More
When I first launched this feature last week, most of the people in my life had one response: “You’ve never seen what?!” Usually, my argument against seeing a particular classic film is “Well, I already know how it ends.” That’s what happens when movies are so hugely relevant in our cultural zeitgeist – we’ve seen enough parodies and caught enough references that we feel like we’ve seen a movie, even when we haven’t. But there was another reason for me not having seen Jaws – I don’t like scary movies. In other words, I am a giant fucking wuss. More
We don’t know when Shark Week became such a staple in America’s annual celebratory tradition, but by the time Tracy Morgan uttered the now infamous 30 Rock line, the Discovery Channel’s 168 hours of prime shark programming was already carved … More
Happy Halloween! To celebrate, why not grab a handful of trick or treat candy and sit back and watch my picks for the scariest movie scenes EVER. First on the list: The Shining. Quite possibly the first horror movie I … More