It was only a matter of time before someone thought to make a “Let’s Play” video into a confession of angst. Heck, I think most “Let’s Play” videos are just that. But this one is especially tragic, because the game being reviewed – Nomad X – doesn’t actually exist. And it looks awesome.
Welcome to the Basement returns with a new episode in which Matt and Craig watch a more recent film from last year: Ridley Scott’s The Counselor. When this movie came out, I heard right away about how bad it was, but I also heard about the scene where Cameron Diaz has sex with a car, and that just seemed like too strange a scene not to watch the movie. Thankfully, the Basement guys have spared me having to watch it by showing clips of that bizarre showstopper of a scene.
In preparation for next’s week Shouts from the Back Row podcast about the career of Harold Ramis, I decided to revisit his famous comedy, Stripes, and was surprised to see a young Bill Paxton pop up a few times. Paxton plays one of the soldiers at the boot camp and you can see him in the background of a couple of scenes. Watch for him during this clip from the mud wrestling sequence, sitting at the table next to John Candy.
Of course! It’s so simple! Just get some cats and a green screen and remake Jurassic Park!
Jon discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank and his terrifying sidekick, Clara. Frank’s uniqueness lies in the fact that he makes music purely for the joy of creating and because he wears a giant fake head.
In what is bound to be undoubtedly one of the most unusual movies of 2014, Michael Fassbender plays a talented rock musician who is so secretive that he wears a giant fake head at all times. It sounds like it could be utterly weird but also funny and heartfelt. I guess my big question is whether or not Fassbender will ever take the head off in the film…and will it be Fassbender underneath? Regardless, I think Frank shows a lot of promise, and apparently it went over well at Sundance. Here’s hoping it’s worthwhile!
The 86th Oscars are finished, so it’s time for the Shouts From the Back Row guys to engage in their annual Oscars follow-up discussion! On this episode, Gill, Robin and TK give their thoughts on how the latest Academy Awards shaped up. Did Ellen do a good job as host? Did the “Hollywood Heroes” theme mean anything to anyone? And most importantly: who was snubbed? Click here to download the episode!
Ever wanted to see Mila Kunis, Chuck Norris and Terry Kiser of Weekend at Bernie’s fame together in the same scene? Well, today’s your lucky day as I present a clip from an 1997 episode of Walker, Texas Ranger. If you look closely, you’ll see 13-year old Mila as an extra in the back seat of the van.
I have seen the future, and it is pizza.
I can’t watch a trailer for The Boxtrolls without getting chills from all the stop-motion beauty. Something about this latest offering from Laika studios has overwhelmed me in a way that many other stop-motion films from recent years haven’t (with the exception of ParaNorman). Maybe it’s the gloriously minute attention to detail, maybe it’s the adorable trolls, maybe it’s the strangely steampunky look of it all…I don’t know. But I predict a masterpiece.
The Boxtrolls comes out September 26, 2014.
All too often, I find something awesome on the internet that can only elicit one comment from me: AWESOME. This Adventure Time intro rendered in Lego? Awesome. It’s just awesome. There’s not much more that needs to be said.