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I take no credit for this whatsoever because someone showed me this a couple weeks ago, but it’s unbelievably awesome. You get to watch it the same way I did, by watching the real “Unstoppable” trailer first (incredibly funny on its own…unintentionally, of course), and then watching the SNL skit. Trust me it’s much funnier this way:

“Unstoppable” Trailer

 

Saturday Night Live “Unstoppable” Trailer

[thanks Sty]

First off, I apologize for the title of this blog post, and feel free to punch me in the face the next time you see me just for using it.  Why didn’t I just change it?  Well, because it was the first thing I thought of, I’m lazy and no one reads this anyway, so I can do things like offer free punches in the face as compensation for my lameness without any fear of actually getting punched…ever.

Moving on, unless you were one of the four people who didn’t watch last night’s new episode of Jersey Shore, then you most probably saw the trailer MTV conveniently aired on the first commercial break (the first of about 50 commercials during the hour-long show, I should add) for Jackass 3D, the new installment of the Jackass series due out on October 15th.  I was as big a fan as anyone when the show was on MTV regularly, but I felt like the movies were able to take it to even another level; this newest installment, much of which was filmed in 3D,  looks like no exception.  Or maybe I just like the boobies and cursing that isn’t bleeped out in movies.  Anyway, just trust me and watch this trailer through to the end, and I promise you that you’ll laugh out loud at least once by the time it’s over:

[via The Playlist]

 

 

P.S. How can someone not laugh at the “high five” part at the end??!! I’ve watched it like 5 times now and still laugh each time I see it.

This movie looks nothing less than insane, though the decision to split it into two separate movies (I & II) must be the most annoying, money-grubbing decision in the history of film:

Here’s scriptwriter Steve Kloves on the decision to split the final Harry Potter novel into a two-part film:

“Years ago, we briefly — and seriously — considered doing Goblet of Fire as two films. So this concept is not altogether new. As for Deathly Hallows, I intuited — almost from the first moments I began reading it and certainly once I’d finished — that to realise the story in a single film was going to be a tall order. Others in ‘the group’ felt similarly. So the idea of two films began to get kicked around as early as late summer of 2007. We didn’t take it lightly. But ultimately everyone felt that despite the challenges it would present, it was the most sound creative decision. I’m sure some will think we’re crazy. My wife looked at me cross-eyed when I first mentioned it. But I’m really excited about it because it should allow us to stretch a bit with the characters and give them the proper send-off. The story is highly emotional and those moments deserve time to breathe. And, personally, I feel we owe it to [author] Jo [Rowling] — in order to preserve the integrity of the work — and the fans — for their loyalty all these years — to give them the best and most complete experience possible.”

Whatever.  You’re just lucky it’s in IMAX 3D.

[via Wikipedia]

Assuming you’ve seen Mean Girls, which, if you haven’t, is one of the better comedies of the last ten years (and I’m neither gay nor joking), then the following video “mashing up” the movie’s dialogue with scenes and characters from the most famous animated Disney movies is absolutely amazing.

[N]othing could have prepared us for the brilliantly high-brow concept of taking everyone’s favorite perfect princesses and turning them into our millennium’s version of Heathers.

[via URLesque]

American author J.D. Salinger passed away yesterday at the age of 91.  Most famous for his definitive coming-of-age novel “Catcher in the Rye,” Salinger was similarly known for his self-imposed life of “recluse.”

But success, once it arrived, paled quickly for him. He told the editors of Saturday Review that he was “good and sick” of seeing his photograph on the dust jacket of “The Catcher in the Rye” and demanded that it be removed from subsequent editions. He ordered his agent to burn any fan mail.

With all the time he had by himself, though, Salinger also became known for his letter-writing, much of which reflected his disgust for the outside world.  So, you could imagine that when someone approached him about doing a movie adaptation of “Catcher and the Rye,” his response was not exactly friendly.  The following is from the fantastic blog Letters of Note:

Ever since its release in 1951, a steady stream of eager producers, directors, screenwriters and actors have unsuccessfully attempted to bring J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye to the big screen, all falling at the first hurdle when confronted with Salinger’s resolute refusal to sell the rights to his novel. The letter below, written in 1957 in response to an enquiry from a Mr. Herbert (and currently for sale here), is a perfect example of the opposition faced and provides an entertaining glimpse at the author’s reasoning.

[via (the amazing) Letters of Note]

The game is “Guess that Director,” and since the 0 degree weather in Copenhagen doesn’t exactly lend itself to games, I’m just going to give you one hint: the motherfucker loves explosions . No? Ok, well it’s Michael Bay , and it seems as though Victoria’s Secret has decided to shift their marketing campaign towards subtle, inside-film-joke humor, as they have allowed Bay to direct one of their new ads in what must be one of the funniest commercials ever produced. As per usual, Bay stays true to form, disregarding his subject matter and shoving in hard rock and bombs:

[via LikeCool]

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