Last Link of the Day: The Worst Car Ever

Was this thing designed on a dare?

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Stuff You Didn’t Know About Star Wars

Since Disney acquired Star Wars, we’ve been treated to a steady trickle of new Star Wars media, and man, I think this is great. Check out this (terrible) deleted scene from Empire Strikes Back where Luke and Leia almost get it on, only to be interrupted by R2. Man, I’m glad this got cut. Anyway, if you wanna see more unknown stuff about Star Wars, just watch the video below!

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Welcome to the Basement: The Devil’s Rain

It’s October, which means Matt and Craig are getting into the Halloween spirit with some horror movies on Welcome to the Basement. And they’re starting things off with a weird little movie that I had never heard of before, yet has an incredible cast including Ernest Borgnine and William Shatner! The Devil’s Rain looks like a real oddity. I should probably watch it.

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Before They Were Stars: Michael Richards on “Faerie Tale Theatre”

Faerie Tale Theatre was a children’s anthology TV series which aired during the 1980s and featured live-action adaptations of fairy tales starring big-name actors. The first episode was “Tale of the Frog Prince” which was written and directed by Eric Idle and starred Robin Williams in the title role. At the beginning of this episode, you’ll see an unrecognizable actor under mounds of makeup playing the role of King Geoffrey, but you might recognize his voice as a young, then-unknown Michael Richards.

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Last Link of the Day: Youtube’s Secret Hidden Feature

Well, that’s handy. And completely nonsensical.

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Someone’s calling from the Future

Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

At this point, the Coen Bros. are a brand that I can trust blindly. I was already planning to see Hail, Caesar! before I even knew the plot, but now that I’ve seen this trailer, you can bet I’ll be first in line on opening night. A Coen Bros. screwball comedy with an all-star cast, set in the golden age of Hollywood? It’s like music to my ears! And eyes. I’m just surprised that they’re not releasing this in time for awards season. The Academy loves movies about the movies…

Hail, Caesar! comes out February 5, 2016.

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The Reviewinator: Never Say Never Again (1983)

NeverSayNeverAgainAs other reviews have noted, the story behindĀ Never Say Never Again is far more interesting than the movie itself. What started off as a collaboration of ideas soon became a legal battle between friends, letting a judge decide who was the rightful owner of their 007 project: series creator Ian Fleming, or relative nobody Kevin McClory. Somehow, Fleming lost, and all story elements from their project went to McClory, including the name S.P.E.C.T.R.E., the rights of which MGM would not re-acquire until 2013.

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Before They Were Stars: Jerry Seinfeld Does Stand-Up on “Celebrity Cabaret”

Celebrity Cabaret was a short-lived syndicated TV show which was filmed in Long Island in 1977 and featured a wide variety of performers on each episode. One particular episode, it made history by featuring the first television appearance of an aspiring young stand-up comedian named Jerry Seinfeld, who sported a thick pair of glasses and an even thicker New York accent.

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Last Link of the Day: Juggling Robot

I figured automation would replace workers in factories, but buskers too?!!

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The Future is Now

I’m sure we all saw this one coming! With Back to the Future fever in full swing, counting down the days to the date when Marty McFly arrives in 2015, everybody’s getting in on the fun. We’ve had a trailer for Jaws 19, a teaser for a new Doc Brown short, and now this: Pepsi Perfect. That’s right, those fancy 2015 bottles from the film will be available to the public real soon. Oh yeah, and didn’t Nike release some special edition sneakers this year? Yeesh. What’s everybody going to do once Back to the Future 2 is set in the past?

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