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In our continuing coverage of the fact that video editors secretly rule the universe, here is an extremely well-done mashup of "Star Trek" — the William Shatner/Leonard Nimoy versions, of course, because ain't nobody got tiiiiime for Chris Pine — and a gentleman dressed as Abraham Lincoln.
Because what if Lincoln was in space helping Captain Kirk? Haven't we all asked ourselves that question from time to time? Don't answer that, because I'll answer for you: Yes. Yes, we have. Get More »
After the overwhelming critical and box office success of "Lincoln" last year, fans around the world have been wondering just what director Steven Spielberg and star Daniel Day-Lewis could possibly do to top themselves. After all, Day-Lewis won the Best Actor oscar for his role as our 16th president. So where does he go from here?
Well, how about playing our current president, Barack Obama?
Yes, that's the brilliant idea behind this new viral clip, which comes not from the usual sources like Funny Or Die or "Saturday Night Live" but instead from an unexpected comedy machine: The White House.
Saying anything more would be too spoilery, so we'll just let this clip from last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner speak for itself. Because when you have a concept like Steven Spielberg's "Obama," well, what else do you need?
This week: Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in his Oscar-winning role in "Lincoln" as the 16th President of the United States who spent the last few months of his life making changes that would affect generations of Americans.
Also new this week is the crime drama "Killing Them Softly" with Brad Pitt, the horror sequel "The Collection," the family comedy "Parental Guidance" and Stuart Gordon's cult favorite "From Beyond" on Blu-ray for the first time. Get More »
Finding the right director for their movie is one of the biggest and most important challenges studios face. After all, the director shapes every aspect of the film, from the story to the cinematography to the cast. And if you do manage to get the right director, the reward can often be measured in Oscar nominations.
But if you get the wrong director? Well, that can be measured too — in YouTube parodies.
Say hello to Oscar Nominees with the Wrong Director. Get More »
When you get down to it, the art of filmmaking is really nothing more than one big game of pretend (albeit one with millions upon millions of dollars in production and marketing budgets propelling the whole endeavor). Underscoring that point, the skilled child-wranglers over at Official Comedy have successfully recast 5 of the 9 Best Picture Oscar nominees with a gaggle of thespian tots to create "Kids Oscars!" "Zero Dark Thirty," "Argo," "Lincoln," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and "Django Unchained" (what, no amour for "Amour"?) all receive the full toddler treatment, complete with adorable prop appearances by two plush horse-heads on sticks, at least four fake beards and an oversized Kangol hat for mini-Tarantino.
Does "Kids Oscars!" serve as a warts-and-all commentary on the egos of Hollywood’s A-list, or just an excuse to get a tiny spinning actress to perfectly sum up Mary Todd Lincoln in six accurate/adorable words? Watch the video above and decide for yourself.
We've been bombarded with Oscar mania for the better part of three-ish months now, and it's getting to the point where it's hard to distinguish one Oscar contender from another. To keep from defaulting to exhausted apathy when it comes to the 85th Annual Academy Awards, we feel a fresh perspective on this year's Oscar nominees is in order ... for which a good old-fashioned face swap is just the ticket.
We apologize in advance if these re-imaginings by our own Dustin Glick make for nightmare fodder. Sometimes looking at something in a new light isn't exactly pretty.
Updated Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Okay folks, it's crunch time. Have you submitted your Oscar ballot yet? There's big money on the line (at least a hundy we hope, right?).
As we do every year on NextMovie, we're handicapping the Oscar races to give you a leg up on your friends, family and coworkers when entering your high-stakes pool, which as we all know is as much about the glory as the greenbacks (freaking Al from finance still hasn't gotten that smirk off of his face for calling Cotillard over Christie in 2008; get over yourself, Al).
Our usual disclaimers: We do not condone gambling, unless you're in Vegas or on a reservation. Good luck!
(And for a trusty second opinion, check out Joe Reid's Oscar predictions on Film.com.)
If we're all being honest with ourselves, pretty much everyone has dreamed of being the first lady. They say that power is the ultimate aphrodisiac, and what station is more powerful than president of the United States?
With that in mind this Presidents Day, cue "Hail to the Chief," because not only are we giving you venue to picture yourself as the first lady, we're taking it one step further: Why settle for marrying a president when you could also eff and kill two others? U-S-A! U-S-A!
Since we're pretty sure it's a federal crime just to mention the k-word in the same sentence as the word "president" (let's hope the Secret Service are movie fans as well), we've turned to film for this especially patriotic installment of NextMovie's Eff, Marry, Kill. We turned to our friendliest of friends at Hollywood Crush and Yahoo! Entertainment, as well as you, friendly reader, to take stock of our cinematic Commanders-in-Chief. Presenting the presidential contenders: Dave Kovic from "Dave," Andrew Shepherd from "The American President" and, well, Honest Abe himself as portrayed in "Lincoln." Check out our panel's picks below, and be sure to cast your vote in our poll below and explain yourself in the comments. Don't forget to grab two forms of FMK ID before you head off the to the polls! Get More »
"Okay, class, today we have a very special substitute teacher. Please be on your best behavior for Mr. Day-Lewis."
If only school was like that in real life… but now it is! Daniel Day-Lewis' portrayal of Honest Abe is about to become a part of the curriculum as MSN reports that Steven Spielberg is sending free copies of his movie "Lincoln" to classrooms across the country. Get More »
It's fun to imagine what a movie might have been like if it had starred the actors who were originally supposed to ... well, star in it. Final casting usually ends up working out for the best, but there's nothing wrong with a little cinematic game of "What If?" Below are some visual aids in picturing what would've made for a very, very different Oscar season this year.