Nora Ephron’s 1998 film You’ve Got Mail is regarded as one of the best romantic comedies of the ’90s. But as Wisecrack points out, there’s more to the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan flick than meets the eye, and it has more in common with Orwell’s 1984 than you’d think.
They Shoot It AND Edit It! Portland commercial production company Droptree pitches their services in a hilarious way – instead of a traditional showreel, they shot an infomercial packed with every cliché in the book. Be sure to check out their Angelfire website too.
A bit from a 2012 Central Park performance by Reggie Watts in which he replicated the esoteric and offbeat sounds of Thom Yorke and the gang from Radiohead. It’s so spot-on that some are calling it a “cover” rather than a “parody.” Download or stream the track here.
“‘Twas the night before Christmas, all through Mother Base, not a genome was stirring, not even Skullface.” Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter teams up with Liquid Snake voice actor Cam Clarke to read a Metal Gear-themed variant of A Visit from St. Nicholas.
(PG-13: Language) We’ve seen some pretty impressive skateboarding videos over the years, but it turns out that it’s not always about the skill of the boarder. Jeff Won Song and guys at Thrasher Magazine share a little behind the scenes footage of how it’s REALLY done.
Screen Junkies jumped into the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hype train in the best way. Presenting Toei’s officially-licensed take on Spider-Man in the 1970’s. He shoots guns, he summons giant robots, he says he’s from hell. Japan has weird spiders.
(PG-13) A man experiences a breakup with his girlfriend in the worst way possible, as her entire Dear John letter is read to him by the electronic voice living inside of his iPhone. Craig Tovey’s short film is an amusing commentary on dating and relationships in the 21st century.
Wow, look at this! It’s like I’m in the movie TRON! Squirrel Monkey’s Wonders of the World Wide Web offers up another bit of retrorevisionist technology – a version of Oculus’ rift virtual reality system designed to run an IBM PC with at least an Intel 80286 chip.
(Gore) “Jason is an emotionless golem, with a solid chin, one-punch KO power, and seemingly no fears to manipulate…” Auralnauts adds a fight commentary to the 2003 flick Freddy vs. Jason, as the two horror giants battle it out between the real and dream worlds.
Funny or Die knocked it out of the park with their mashup of Halloween and Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, in which everyone’s favorite bowtied goofball really loses his mind and starts stalking Jamie Lee Curtis. We always thought there was a little something “off” about the guy.
(Flashing images) Tom Scott went to great lengths to have a bit of fun at the expense of music videos. In this clip, he breaks down the often incoherent and artificial nature of music videos, while demonstrating said aspects at the same time. It’s the silence that gets us.
Getting from place to place in video game worlds can be a drag. Hence the inclusion of overview maps and teleportation to zip your character over long distances quickly. Nukazooka envisions same tech applied to the real world. We’d just use it to skip traffic jams.
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