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  1. Paley

    In Nina Paley’s “This Land Is Mine” everyone dies

    Cartoonist-turned-free-culture-activist, Nina Paley, got a lot of attention when her animated film Sita Sings The Blues (2008′s best animated film and perhaps even the best of the 21st century, in my humble opinion) failed to clear the rights to very crucial music and was released for free download under Creative Commons.

    It’s a wonderful example of art-turned-activism, and Paley’s newest, a project she’s calling Seder-Masochism, might end up falling into the same circumstance. Paley just released “the last scene” of the “potential-possible-maybe feature film” and it’s perfectly Paley: funny, bloody and flawlessly scored.

    Sorry, you have to click to see the video.

  2. titanicfloatingdoor

    Mythbusters ruins lives by confirming that both Jack & Rose could’ve survived the sinking of the Titanic

    This has not been a good year for Titanic fans, let me tell you. Earlier this year we were collectively jacked out of almost $60 million when Titanic was re-released in zombie 3-D. Fans from across the globe went to see their favorite love story with some added depth perception slapped on in post-production. The result? Viewers were WOW’d for about 30 minutes, or until they realized just how many times they’d have to visit the bathroom to survive the 194 minute film.

    Then! The extended DVD release of said-film came with a bonus scene that revealed the original casting for Jack: none other than Clueless heartthrob Jeremy Sisto. That’s right, the same Jeremy Sisto who had to run to the quad to “grab his Cranberries CD before somebody snags it.” A Jeremy Sisto who (without nostalgic bias) does a pretty good job looking like and acting like a Jack Dawson.

    Could Jack & Rose have actually survived the Titanic?

  3. paidinpuke

    Is puking really hot right now, or is it just me?

    I’m not a huge fan of the “funny puke”. I think the word “puke” is pretty funny, along with the synonyms for puke, including “vomit”, “spew”, “ralph” (WHO IS RALPH?), “hurl”, and by far the funniest iteration: “barf”. But the humor of vomit is in name only. There is no puke humor I can think of in the past ten or so years that was actually amusing. And when someone pukes on screen, I find it so utterly repulsive that no form of falling in said puke, swimming in said puke or even(!) eating said puke could shock value me into a laugh.

    Is this a puking trend piece? Maybe.

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    The Anchor Games: The Hunger Games Meets Anchorman

    Everyone else is buzzing about Will Ferrell’s Anchorman sequel, but I still haven’t gotten over Hunger Games fever. And I realized something — Anchorman was actually an adaptation of The Hunger Games! To prove it, I matched up quotes from the book with scenes from Anchorman. I present to you The Anchor Games.

    It’s a Cornucopia of GIFs! What? Too soon? »

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    The Hunger Games, Reviewed Based Only on GIFs

    Over the past week, the internet was flooded with GIFs and photoshopped montages for the new movie, The Hunger Games. There are hundreds of nearly identical webcomics of the main characters joking about bread and cake. I’m sure there’s a Tumblr dedicated to Hunger Games/Arrested Development mashups.

    After days of unwillingly subjecting myself to artfully constructed GIFs on Tumblr, I feel comfortable recapping this movie for vault dwellers or any lucky person who escaped the fandom torrent unscathed.

    Let’s get into it. »

  6. Ja Rule ogles Margot

    Every Wes Anderson Slow-Motion Shot, Set to Ja Rule

    Wes Anderson gets so much credit for his elegant soundtrack choices, but he could have just picked Ja Rule every time.

    Watch how well it works! »

  7. Eddie Murphy

    Eddie Murphy’s Lost Oscar Host Notes

    Enter in red leather tuxedo to orchestral medley of “Axel F” by Harold Faltermeyer and “Party All The Time.”

    (Wait 10-20 minutes for standing ovation to die down.)

    Parody ideas:
    The Fartist
    Digitally insert me—as The Klump family—into The Artist.
    Subtitle: “Black and white just got blacker.” Rip farts. Silent but deadly!

    War Donkey
    Put Donkey from Shrek into footage from War Horse.
    Sample dialogue:
    Donkey: Run into Nazi territory? Aw, hell naw! Do I look like a dumb horse? I’m a donkey, honky!

    Fat Albert Nobbs
    Bill Cosby will be PISSED. That alone makes it worth it.

    The Help 2: Trading Places
    “Where’s my grits, Emma Stone?”

    Read Eddie’s monologue jokes. »

  8. Let's say Facebook a lot

    Every “Facebook” in The Social Network: A Supercut

    You know what’s cool? A billion Facebooks. Slacktory video editor Debbie Saslaw found every time someone says “Facebook” in the 2010 film The Social Network.

    Watch our supercut. »

  9. Twilight-Breaking-Dawn

    Movie Equations

    This movie plus that movie equals…

    See seven more movie equations. »

  10. indie film banner

    The 15 Characters in Every Indie Film, Illustrated

    We watch indie films to avoid the clichés of mainstream movies. But as indie has become a genre itself, it’s accumulated its own tropes. We’re not saying these are bad, we’re just saying they show up everywhere.

    The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

    500 Days of Summer, Garden State, Annie Hall

    The MPDG is the answer to any dashing young narrow-minded protagonist. She dispels all cynicism with her sunny outlook on life and gives off enough whimsy to make your audience “aw”. Or cry profusely, because no real girl is this perfect.


    See the anti-dream girl and 13 more characters. »

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