Here's a bit of light-hearted fun to kick off your count-down to the weekend - a new video of actor Tom Hiddleston announcing the weather for Fox 32 Chicago. Interrupting the network's regular presenter, Hiddleston stepped into frame to help explain the 'Godly' reason behind the fierce tornadoes and heavy downfalls the area has been experiencing. The star was originally there for an interview with Jake Hamilton on Good Day Chicago, promoting his upcoming slew of projects, however it seems at some point he was asked to try his hand at a little weather reading too.
'My brother from another mother has been misbehaving. The God of Thunder has brought his skill-set to bear on the local weather. So there is this huge storm-front coming in and all that means is Chris Hemsworth has taken his hammer and has smashed it on the surface of the sky and it's going to rain a hell of a lot. So good luck with that!
Hiddleston has been keeping himself very busy of late, making the rounds to promote his upcoming films I Saw The Light (2016) and High-Rise (2016), as well as the TV mini-series adaptation of John Le Carre's The Night Manager (2016). Along the way he's also been fielding questions about the rumour he may be stepping into the shoes of 007 spy James Bond. The response to the video, which was posted to Jake Hamilton Fox 32 Chicago's Facebook page, seems to be mostly positive, with quotes ranging from 'This is awesome' to my personal favourite, 'Cloudy with a chance of elevated estrogen levels'. Despite Hiddleston looking a little awkward (like he was kind-of asked at the last minute maybe...) the thespian pulled off the feat with aplomb. So if you need a little pick-me up in the form of a good looking guy discussing a Norse Gods elemental tantrum, then check out the video below.
With the 88th Academy Awards ceremony just mere days away, the season of spoofs has officially begun, and it's been kicked off in style by none other than The Screen Junkies' and their Honest Trailers. Published earlier today, their new video pokes fun at the pros and cons of the eight films vying for the Best Picture statuette, and poses a question that always makes a resurgence around February - 'what did win the Oscar last year?'
Beginning with the line 'In a world where a bunch of rich people dress up in fancy clothes to give each other trophies, these eight films will compete for Hollywood's highest honour', the trailer delves into each movie. The Big Short (2015) becomes 'No Money Mo Problems', The Revenant (2016) changes to 'Frozen', and Spotlight (2015) becoming 'Newsies: Might Want to Avoid These Houses'. What the Screen Junkies do best however, is their no-holds barred approach, saying that Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks' Bridge of Spies (2015) is not their best film, and seems to have been nominated purely because it's star-team are cinematic royalty.
They also remind us that The Martian (2015) for all its comedic lines, is still a harrowing tale of a man on the precipice of death and not what the Golden Globes declared 'Best Motion Picture Comedy'. And they affirm that they haven't seen it Brooklyn (2015) and we haven't seen it, and that's okay because 'you can only see so many movies'. The video ends with dimming lights, rising scores, and a rush of garbled names. The best of which would have to be 'Leonardo Datoscardoe'. You can check out the Honest Trailer video below, or over at the Screen Junkies YouTube Channel, before the main event airs around the globe this Sunday.
While fans wait the cold, long winter (or in Australia - the hot, dry summer) until HBO's Game of Thrones (2011) returns this April, they can enjoy a hilarious new mash-up video featuring US Republican Donald Trump to tide them over. The video, created by political satirist Huw Parkinson for the Australian Broadcasting Commissions show Insiders (2001), takes a mocking look at the Presidential candidate's fierce media exchange over comments to 'build a wall' to keep immigrants out of America.
Titled 'Game of Thrones: Winter is Trumping', the parody begins with Trump telling the Khaleesi and her Dothraki horde that he will not let them pass into the borders of Qarth, before going head-to-head with Jon Snow and the men of the Night's Watch to reinforce their boundaries. Lines like 'The people are with me. 100% are the people', simply reinforcing the profound stupidity of the situation.
It is not the first time Parkinson has created such genius political mash-ups either, with the producer also behind the viral 'Seinfeld in Australian Politics' and 'I'm a Fixer' Christopher Pyne parodies. The new video comes in light of Trump's increasing successes in early voting, with the ex-businessman knocking a bunch of well-established Republican candidates out of the race, including Jeb Bush. You can watch the parody video below.
After his menacing (and now iconic) turn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), there was arguably a lot of anticipation surrounding Adam Driver's first time hosting Saturday Night Live (1975) this weekend. And whilst the comedy show didn't make as good use of the actor as they probably could of, they did land a great spoof clip in 'Undercover Boss: Starkiller Base'.
If you are unfamiliar with the premise, Undercover Boss (2010) takes high-ranking officials from a business and inserts them in the lower levels of the company unbeknownst to the other workers, thus allowing the leaders to see how things really work from the ground up. In the SNL video, Driver's Kylo Ren therefore infiltrates the Starkiller base as a Radar Technician named Matt, equipped with 70's glasses and bleach blonde hair to mask his true identity.
Honestly, it's not only a very clever clip but also a highly amusing one too, from the way Driver mixes uncertainty and angst into the role to his delivery of lines like "Hearing Zack lost his son really struck a nerve with me. Especially because I was the one that killed him." So as you ready yourself for the long week of work ahead, remember that if you need a little pick me up, you can check out the video below for your daily dose of laughs.
If 2016 is the year of superhero films, then 2015 is arguably the year of Star Wars, and what better way to celebrate that (and the new movie) than by checking out some bad lip readings of the original trilogy. Put together by the team over at Bad Lip Reading, the three new videos parody the classics Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). I won't spoil the fun for you by quoting all the best lines, but I will say that it is on par with the humour and irreverence of previous outings like The Walking (and Talking) Dead, and Redneck Avengers. In the first minute alone of Star Wars: A Bad Lip Reading there's a brilliant exchange between Darth Vader and Princess Leia. So if you need a bit of a weekend distraction to while away the hours, then check out the three videos below.
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) officially opening as of midnight last night, there are bound to be spoilers galore lurking out there on the inter-webs. But there is one new video released yesterday that is completely spoiler free, brought to you by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The host and his band The Roots have teamed up with the cast of the new sci-fi epic to bring fans a beautiful acapella rendition of the Star Wars score.
Featuring newcomers Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Gwendoline Christie, and Adam Driver (all of whom have stunning voices), as well as old hands Chewbacca, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, the group deliver a powerful performance of everything from the traditional theme song all the way through to the new music played in the trailers.
While the move seems a little cheesy, it is pulled off with grace galore, teaming up the cast and their dark or light side counterparts at exactly the right moments (i.e. Adam Driver leading the menacing Darth Vader march), and using the 'Brady Bunch' style windows to present visual gags as well. So check out the videos below, before heading to the cinema to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).
In the wake of yesterday's The Walking Dead (2010) season 6 return, I have come across a hilarious (and well made) video I would care to share with you all. Ever since Friends (1994) finished back in 2004, fans around the globe have been mashing up their new favourite TV shows with its unique and catchy introduction sequence.
Today is no different, with the guys over at The Woodcreek Faction making their own version a la Walking Dead style. You wouldn't think it would be as funny as it is, given the amount of death that occurs on the show, but prepare to be proven wrong with heads splattering left, right, and centre in time to the lyrics. Rick runs, screams, and shoots his way through the opening lyrics that 'so no-one told you life was gunna be this way', and the piece ends in a great montage started by the finger to the burning house Daryl and Beth give.
But my personal favourite of all the moments though has to go to the 'when it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year' lyrics, each one timed with an escalating death that brings the feels. It's a beautiful clip, and a great way to start your Tuesday, so check it out below, before tuning in next Sunday for the latest Walking Dead episode.
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