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From Jim and Andy singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" to Michael Scott putting his own spin on the classic "Airplane" quote, "The Office" is so littered with movie references that it seems impossible to keep up with all of them. Get More »
Self-sacrifice in film has forever been the trait of a character's stoicism, selflessness, and passion for the greater good. From "300" to "The Dark Knight Rises," watching a character give his (or her!) life for another is almost always a mark of bittersweet courage on the big screen, a plot twist that often leaves a lump in your throat.
Somebody out there in YouTubeland has made a mashup, serving up 43 moments of heroic sacrifice on screen, a video that reminds you when you fell in love with Jack in "Titanic" and why "The Iron Giant," of all things, left you teary-eyed. Personally, that modern classics is the one, in over three minutes of tear-stained benevolence, that always gets us choked up. But, believe us, if you haven't seen "The Iron Giant," get on it. Just don't get too attached the the robot, or at least bring a Kleenex or two. Or ten.
To their credit, the folks at Warner Bros. are making no apparent effort to conceal or apologize for the fact their newest comedy flick "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" is but a chuckle-filled nod to the story arc in Christopher Nolan's Oscar-nominated "The Prestige." Give or take a few plot points (and dialing down the death toll a touch), the two stories have got a lot in common, and this video mash-up aims to prove it. Get More »
Something's rotten in the state of Gotham City, and it's not the metallic stank of Bane's handmade grenades. It's actually a baby diaper, the one worn by the tot backpacked to Zach Galifiankis, breakout star of the "Hangover" franchise, the third installment of which comes out in May.
So let's all scratch our heads in collective bewilderment at the fact that, until now, there were apparently zero "The Dark Knight"-"Hangover" crossover mashups. They just didn't exist, despite the brainiacs who plunge the web full of geek-sanctioned movie buffery day after day, hour after hour. But, finally, it's here, and Ken Jeong is looking super-serious about it.
In other words, the Dark Knight certainly Rises, but not 'til noon and with a pounding headache. It was that kind of night.
It was the meme heard round the world: Taylor Swift and the yelling goat. The unexpected mashup of the pop princess and a petting zoo staple went viral immediately, inspiring an endless supply of similar endeavors. The yelling goat got down with Usher, Jay-Z, and Bon Jovi, but now movie buffs can celebrate the meme with a new twist: "Anchorman"!
In the video you never knew you wanted (but thank goodness it happened), Taylor knew Ron Burgundy was trouble when he walked in. Will Ferrell's pouty, pompous evening news anchor gets thrown into the mix when "Trouble" is intercut with a scene where, instead of yelling like a goat, he's crying like a baby. But you would, too, if Jack Black drop-kicked your dog (best scene ever).
Now let's hear him do "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."
Once upon a time, "The Shining" was recut to look like a family comedy, and so began the art of the recut trailer. It's since become a common part of the Internet landscape, but credit should always be paid to the originator, which is why a mashup of Kubrick's classic with "Dumb and Dumber" is a truly decadent, demented pleasure.
When you pair a maniacal Jack Nicholson with a gastrointestinally-challenged Jeff Daniels, what you get is movie magic, as it turns out! All you need to do is add an ax-wielding, blood-hungry villain with some really stupid, classic potty humor, and you have on your hands a viral video destined for greatness.
Now, if only we could find Jim Carrey ...
Whoa ... we had forgotten about the Poison Ivy auction scene (which featured the appearance of the "Batman Forever" credit card) in "Batman & Robin." Yeesh.
Still, an unfortunate bit of Bat-history shouldn't keep you from participating in the Ultimate Movie Auction, a fast-paced, big-money mashup that collects several on-screen auction moments to create one mega-auction scene, complete with several different kinds of currency, conflicting stereo vs. mono sound mixes and at least two appearances by a cranky-looking Cary Grant. You can't lose!
Thanks to our auctioneers at Film.com for this decades-spanning look at big-screen bidding.
Oscar-winning director Ben Affleck managed to make this year's Best Picture, "Argo," unforgettable, a sentiment with which the Academy clearly agreed. As exciting as the caper was throughout, it was the climax scene -- the great escape! -- that made the movie a commercial and critical success.
Would it have had the same resonance, though, if rubber-faced funnyman Jim Carrey bamboozled his way into the film? Well, it wouldn't necessarily have been as affecting, per se, but it sure would be a spectacle to watch, as proven in this "alternative ending" that throws Fire Marshall Bill into the mix. Get More »
Have you ever wanted to just sit down and watch every single movie that's ever won the Academy Award for Best Picture? Well, now you can ... in a considerably abbreviated sense, anyway.
Digital filmmaker Nelson Carvajal has created the ultimate checklist for your Netflix queue with this elegant supercut that journeys through the history of the Oscars via every consecutive Best Picture winner, from William A. Wellman's "Wings" in 1927 to Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" in 2012 (being bookended by two silent black and white movies makes this montage all the classier). What better way to prepare for Sunday's 85th Annual Academy Awards than by reviewing the 84 incarnations that have come before it?
And the thanks goes to The Playlist for the find.
Why watch the Puppy Bowl when you can get your puppy fix and more with this adorable supercut? Check out some of the greatest four-legged sports heroes in cinema (well, mostly four-legged — there might be a basketball-playing werewolf in there somewhere) as they prove that you don't have to be a human being to be a great athlete. Thanks to our furry friends at Film.com for making us feel like winners as we enter Super Bowl weekend!