Last Link of the Day: Sleepy Dormouse

More like snore-mouse, amirite?

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Fake Movies in Movies

I do love when a movie gets meta by including other fictional movies inside its universe, and Screen Junkies has done us the courtesy of compiling a bunch of fictional films-within-films into a single supercut. Man, there are some great ones in here. Don’t! will always be a favourite of mine.

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Review: House of Cards (Season 3, Episode 1)

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If Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) is nothing else, he is endlessly allegiant and loyal to someone like Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) who is as despicable and disloyal as politicians get. SPOILER ALERT! We’ve seen Frank commit murder, manipulate underlings with ailing spouses and exchange sexual favors for inside-Washington tidbits but he has always been fiercely dedicated to his Chief of Staff…until now. At the end of last season, Doug was savagely beaten and presumed dead from his injuries, the opener for season 3 is primarily a Doug-centric episode.

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Before They Were Stars (2-for-1 Special): Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner on “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

As one final tribute to the recently departed Leonard Nimoy, here’s some footage of the first time he ever crossed paths with his future life mate, William Shatner. Two years before Star Trek was a thing, Nimoy and Shatner both guest-starred on a 1964 episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and interacted onscreen for a grand total of ten seconds. This was future history in the making here, folks.

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Last Link of the Day: Leonard Nimoy Demonstrates Laserdiscs with a Talking Rock

I remembering uncovering this instructional video about laserdisc players and writing about it in one of the very first articles I published at Cracked.com. It’s the mark of a true professional when you can maintain your credibility while sporting a pornstache and carrying on conversations with a talking rock.

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The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

Even though we’ve already paid multiple tributes to the late Leonard Nimoy, I see no reason to stop the Nimoy party train now! The man had such an awesome filmography that it seems like there are an unlimited number of hilarious clips to showcase. Take, for example, The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. I’m really disappointed in Peter Jackson for not having this play over the end credits of The Battle of the Five Armies.

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Before They Were Stars: Leonard Nimoy on “Dragnet”

I may have already done a “Before They Were Stars” spotlight on the late, great Leonard Nimoy yesterday, but there’s plenty moreĀ obscure Nimoy footage which can be shared. Here he is making an early appearance as a hoodlum on a 1954 episode of Dragnet and the clip is worth watching just to see Leonard Nimoy with an hilarious pencil mustache.

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Last Link of the Day: The World Needs Laughter

A great cameo from a great man on one of the best Simpsons episodes ever.

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A Tribute to Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

We were all deeply saddened yesterday to learn of the passing of Leonard Nimoy, a talented actor, author, and icon of science fiction. Even though he was in his 80’s, Nimoy was still active, with his most recent on-screen appearance being in 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness. While his health issues meant that he was unable to travel, I still had the pleasure of seeing him via livestream at last year’s Ottawa ComicCon, and he was just as lively as ever. We’ll be dedicating next week’s episode of our podcast to Nimoy, so I will keep this tribute brief and encourage you to tune in on Friday, March 6, 2015, for our full Nimoy tribute. In the meantime, please enjoy these few clips from Nimoy’s career. We have some of Nimoy’s best Spocking up top, and under this paragraph you’ll find the trailer for 3 Men and a Baby, which Nimoy directed. It was a huge success and was the highest-grossing movie of North America in 1987.

Even Nimoy’s more recent work was pretty awesome, which this music video for Bruno Mars’ The Lazy Song being some of my favourite Nimoy acting of all time. Rest in peace, Leonard Nimoy. You lived long and prospered.

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Welcome to the Basement: Car Wash

Time for some lighthearted fun on Welcome to the Basement as Matt and Craig celebrate Black History Month by watching a film from an African American director. That film is Car Wash, and while the movie isn’t high art, nor does it make good use of George Carlin, it still seems like a pretty fun time. Enough to make me want to work at a car wash, anyway.

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