The action-packed cast of Expendables 2 is sure to lay the smack-down when this flick hits big screens.
What is it about delicious waffles that make us think Trailer Takes? I just absolutely demolished a pulled pork waffle and a wafflini with ice cream, so I’m sitting fat and happy right now. And there’s no better time to watch some movie trailers and hand out grades.
In this edition of Trailer Takes, we get Savage with some gratuitous violence and cap it off with some recreational drug use. Enjoy…
Posted by CW on June 21, 2012
On June 4, Hell’s Kitchen Season 10 and MasterChef Season 3 will premier on FOX. If you’re wondering why celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay isn’t out and about promoting his two shows, watch the above video and wonder no longer.
Ramsay was an aspiring soccer pro before a knee injury ended his athletic career and sent him into kitchens and living rooms worldwide. Clearly, he honed his culinary muscles at the expense of his actual muscles, because he got flat-out mauled by Teddy Sheringham at the recent Soccer Aid charity match in Manchester, England. Ramsay had to be carted off the field on a stretcher and was briefly hospitalized. For his sake, hopefully none of the hospital caregivers were former Hell’s Kitchen contenders.
Posted by MR on May 30, 2012
Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 Action News Team will return to the big screen in 2013.
It’s Wednesday, which means two things: 1) it’s more than halfway to the weekend and 2) the Wafels & Dinges truck should be stationed outside of my office. Unfortunately, the latter is not happening, which — much to my dismay — means that I’m without any delectable combination of waffles, ice cream, maple syrup and bacon. This also means I’m sad.
However, to remedy the situation, I’ve decided to release the second edition of Trailer Takes, a series of wholly unnecessary reviews of the latest movie trailers. They’re short, they’re sweet and they’ll (hopefully) take my mind off tasty treats like this, this and this.
Full disclosure: I’ve neglected to see any movies in theaters since the last edition of Trailer Takes. But as the inimitable Selina Meyer explains on Veep, “[Paying to see a movie] is like trying to use a croissant as a fucking dildo. It doesn’t do the job — and it makes a fucking mess.” (I realize that makes no sense. But that analogy should be applied to literally every situation.)
On to the trailers.
Posted by BG on May 23, 2012
I’m fairly confident that I’ve just discovered the greatest music critics in the world. No, really. Music theory has just been elevated to an unprecedented high, and, amazingly, it’s not the work of Rolling Stone, SPIN, Pitchfork or any other well-reputed music journalist.
In fact, it’s the work eight-year-old children. And they freaking rule.
After watching the above video, I am now determined to replicate the sequence from 0:44-0:54 in every conceivable situation. I’m also positive that I want these kids (and the blonde-haired girl, in particular) to dictate my opinion on everything. That includes sports, religion, politics and the meaning of life.
Click after the jump to watch two more videos of these little geniuses analyzing Azealia Banks’ “212” and Skrillex’s “Bangarang”. And have your mind blown. (more…)
Posted by BG on May 18, 2012
Want to wander the streets of Westeros? Now you can. Sort of.
Game of Thrones: The Game lets you step into a parallel world penned by George R.R. Martin himself. You control two players, Mors, a brother of the Night’s Watch, and Alester, a fire priest, in a new role-playing game. Much like the format of the novels, their perspectives will be completely separated in chapters. The story is original, so don’t necessarily expect to capture Tyrion on the King’s Road. In fact, don’t expect there to even be a Tyrion (a travesty, I know).
From the trailer above and the description on the official site, it’s hard to tell how much overlap there will really be between the game and the novels/show. Is that Lannister red in the opening? Lord Commander Mormont at the one-minute mark? Perhaps Ilyn Payne at 1:18 and Varys the Spider at 1:45? Seems like it, but hard to tell for certain.
Unfortunately, the game isn’t doing too well on the GameStop user reviews page, but I’ll post anything GoT related, so at least enjoy the trailer.
Posted by CW on May 17, 2012
After Peyton Manning’s outstanding Saturday Night Live stint in 2007, younger brother Eli tried his hand at hosting last night. Eli was originally asked to host following the Giants’ Super Bowl victory in 2008, but turned down the opportunity to avoid following so closely in his brother’s footsteps.
Four years later, Eli made his debut. And for the most part, he underwhelmed. Or perhaps he performed exactly as expected: He leaned endlessly on the Southern Boy-turned-New Yorker stereotype while delivering skits that were, more often than not, awkward. (more…)
Posted by BG on May 6, 2012
Overall, I give this remake of the Game of Thrones introduction a solid A-minus. I had hoped to hear back from the creator to find out what went into doing this, how many people worked on it and how long it took, but alas, the YouTube user didn’t reply to my request for comment. So here are a few quick takeaways.
1: Love the way the creator used moving parts at King’s Landing to complement its vertical construction, though some of those don’t really look like LEGOs. If you’re branding it as LEGOs, don’t use K’NEX. (Or maybe that’s the “Clash”?)
2. Great use of lighting to set the varying moods of each keep. The opening shot of King’s Landing didn’t utilize lighting quite as much, but the dark shots of Harrenhal reflect the cursed holdfast and the blue backlight of Pyke visualizes the importance of the sea to the Iron Islands.
3. Dig the music, which sounds almost like it came from a symphony pit.
4. Too bad there’s no Winterfell, our favorite keep in Westeros. And I’d love to see what they could do with the Eyrie.
Bonus: Check out the Simpsons adaptation of the Game of Thrones intro after the jump.
Posted by C.W. Sesno on May 4, 2012
The resurgent Roger Sterling (played by John Slattery) in all of his glory.
SPOILER ALERT: The following entry contains information through the most recent episode of Mad Men: “At The Codfish Ball” (Season 5, Episode 7).
We’re seven episodes into the new season of Mad Men, and the larger picture has finally begun to unfold. Megan’s Zou Bisou Bisou-ing has subsided, and we’ve been left with several key takeaways: Don and Megan’s marriage can’t last; Peggy is reconsidering her priorities; Michael Ginsberg is a full-blooded Martian; and perhaps most important, Glen and Sally still keep in touch!
All of these developments could change by next Sunday. But one thing won’t. In a span of just two episodes, Roger Sterling has transformed from a depressing, weary old man into the brazen, witty egomaniac we’ve come to know and love. He’s once again the spectacular Silver Fox of old. He, unquestionably, is this season’s MVP. (more…)
Posted by BG on May 3, 2012
“Arya, you forget your courtesies!”
This is from last week’s episode of South Park, but it’s fun nonetheless. I admit some confusion during Season 1 of Game of Thrones as the show worked to set up countless simultaneous storylines. Too bad Mr. Garrison didn’t have my back. Enjoy.
Posted by C.W. Sesno on May 3, 2012
Not only is this trailer very well done, it gives us more insight into the plot of the next Batman flick. After the previous trailer, I thought Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) was going to be the main villain. The new one seems to suggest Bane is going to lead the charge against Gotham, which goes against the plotline from Batman & Robin when Bane is just
Poison Ivy’s minion. Regardless of who Bale is fighting, this is an opening night flick for me.
Posted by C.W. Sesno on May 1, 2012