Many fans were nervous when Disney acquired the rights to LucasFilms and its most profitable property, Star Wars. That nervousness turned to unparalleled excitement and jubilation with the success of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakensin 2015 and last year’s hugely successful Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Disney magic has only helped Lucas’ brand and the world is getting good Star Wars (Some would say for the first time since 1983). Now, word of two new Star Wars films have been announced… only, they won’t be made by Disney…
Star Warsis one of the most recognizable aspects of popular culture, and surprisingly still relevant after nearly four decades and more than a couple of lumps along the way (like the Prequel Trilogy, for example). So it was really no surprise when the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens got many fans to wake up early on Black Friday and go to nearest participating theater to see it, while many more racked up millions of You Tube hits in near record speed. Never one to not notice the obvious, Saturday Night Live sent up the SW:TFA trailer this past weekend with the parts you didn’t see, a first look at the original trilogy characters, now older, struggle to understand a universe for the youth. (more…)
Eleven Doctors enter, one Doctor leaves . . . wait, make that twelve . . . in this Doctor Who/Hunger Games mash-up from Brad Hansen and group. Take a minute out of your busy day to cheer your favorite Doctor on to a bloody, bloody victory. (more…)
09-20-13 • Comics, WTF?Posted by J. Jonah Jollyson
For years, I bled ink onto newsprint (which was a thing before all the paper’s died and good men like me turned to generic booze and sad blog jobs), railing about the menace that was the Spider-Man. But in a city full of lunkheads, he kept swinging free. Some even called him a hero, but now we know the true story.
Vindication, you taste sweeter than a fresh rolled cohiba.
I am once again accusing the Spider-Man of being a criminal, but this time, I say this with a smile and with pictures and police reports to back me up. Pittsburgh police have arrested a man dressed up in the familiar garb of the Spider-Man. They say he went into a place called Atwood Xpress at around 1 AM and tried to rob the place. A real citizen hero tried to use a taser on Spider-Man, but he fled.
End of story? Spider-Man once again lives to plunder another sun soaked day with his dark and dastardly deeds! Not this time. This time, the itsy bitsy spider got tangled in his web and washed out by authorities who are charging him with one count of robbery.
Some will say that they are shocked. They’re appalled! Maybe even flummoxed. They’ll say that good old Spidey hasn’t been himself lately, but I beg to differ. This seems like exactly the kind of shenanigans that Spider-Man would pull off. I’m just glad it didn’t happen in New York — Spider-Crook has hurt that city enough already, if you ask me.
Speaking of me, where do I go from here now that my white whale is in lockup? Surely, I’ve gained a reputation as the most vehement of Spider-Man’s critics, and that deserves a reward. Maybe I’ll write a book. Who knows, maybe I’ll pull a Drudge and start a website. FOX News called, maybe I’ll shave off this ridiculous mustache, finish dyeing my hair, and host a cable news show where I can finally shout in peace.
Until then, goodbye Spider-Man, I hope your butt senses are tingling.
This is a work of parody, but a man in a Spider-Man costume really was arrested in Pittsburgh. You can check out the real article here.
The guys that brought you Meet the Spartans and Vampires Suck are at it again. This time Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are taking on The Hunger Games with their own parody version, The Starving Games. Much like their other films, this one doesn’t just stop at parodying The Hunger Games, they also take shots at The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and many, many other films.
I’ve seen all their movies, but have yet to actually spend money and see one in the theater. Usually I catch these type of parody films on a lazy Sunday afternoon while I am trying to procrastinate or get out of doing yard work. The films make tons of money though, the under 20 crowd really loves these films.
Take a look and let us know in the comments section if you’ll be seeing this in the theater or waiting for it to hit cable.
Any follower of the late night talk show scene knows it’s full of just as much plotting, drama, and backstabbing as the quest to rule the Seven Kingdoms and sit the Iron Throne. Which makes this Late Night with Jimmy Fallon parody not only pitch perfect for its excellent Game of Thrones references and puns, but also for its depiction of how one truly becomes a late night host.
Easily, my favorite part is The Roots serving their watch on The Hall. They’d make great men of the Night’s Watch. And how about those two surprise guests at the end? It’s going get interesting, that’s for sure.
Game of Thrones will return next Sunday, June 2nd. Until then, subscribe to Fallon’s YouTube channel for more Game of Desks!
It’s an idea so stupid it’s a wonder that a She-Ra series hasn’t always been made for NBC already. Sorry if you clicked on this article and thought it was real news, but as it turns out it was just a hilarious notion the good folks at Funny or Die had.
In the below “preview,” which is heavily influenced by NBC’s attempted Wonder Woman series, we see Kylie Minogue as She-Ra battle Skeletor, get arrested for it, get busted out of prison by special guest star He-Man before launching into a “very special episode.” One also has to appreciate the attention to detail as well, as the fake ad perfectly parodies the real NBC ads.
Prepare to laugh (or die) by pressing play on the video below.
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J-Estacado must really love the work of famed pin-up artist Gil Elvgren, so much so that he made his own tribute piece to Gil with DC Comics Zatanna in place of Gil’s girls. He really nails it too, right down to the black negligee she has on in the tribute piece. Now that’s some real magic. [Nudity and Nerdery]
Hit the jump for the abominable snowman, puppies in costumes and moar. (more…)
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Above: I’ve said it before, but body paint is clearly the best way to accurately portray a comic book costume. The level of detail in this Harley Quinn body paint is incredible. It’s a great cosplay by Abby Tymchakers, photographed by Joey D. More pics at Fashionably Geek.
It was bound to happen. Any movie as big as The Hunger Games is going to get it’s fair share of fan films, parody clips, and if lucky, it’s “Scarey Movie” treatment. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the slapstick geniuses behind Scarey Movie, Date Movie,Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie, and Vampires Suck are turning their attention to The Starving Games.
The Hunger Gamesparody will take center stage in the story line, but don’t be suprised when other recent big screen hits like The Avengers, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part II, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, make an appearance, it’s all part of the “Scary Movie” experience.
What are your thoughts on these parody movies. This NerdBastard has seen them all, but only after the movies hit cable channels. Even with my love of The Hunger Games I can see a lot of fertile ground for parody.
I wonder if Seneca Crane’s rug matches the chin? Did I say that right?