Knickknacks

Pixar’s 22 rules for storytelling

With “Brave” hitting theaters in less than two weeks, a Pixar storyboard artist named Emma Coats has put up a series of Twitter posts designed to let fans further understand the beloved studio’s creative process. They are the 22 guidelines that Pixar follows for any story that they pursue. Given that Pixar is considered by […]

Andy Samberg delivers hysterical Harvard address

Andy Samberg delivers hysterical Harvard address

By now, you may have already seen this video of Andy Samberg addressing the graduating class at Harvard — a role that has been filled in prior years by important figures like Mother Teresa and Bill Clinton. Samberg lightens the tone considerably, with some really, really funny jokes. If only Saturday Night Live were this […]

Two new Lizard virals from “The Amazing Spider-Man”

Two new Lizard virals from “The Amazing Spider-Man”

It seems like all big blockbusters come with a viral video campaign these days, and Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” is no exception. Take a look at these glimpses of the Lizard, played by Rhys Ifans.

Walt Disney’s “Taxi Driver,” by Bryan Boyce

Walt Disney’s “Taxi Driver,” by Bryan Boyce

Just watch it. You’ll thank me.

Larry King interviews Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Dictator”

Larry King interviews Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Dictator”

Sacha Baron Cohen’s in-character publicity tirades are always good for a laugh, and this clip–a mock interview with Larry King–is no exception. If only King were senile enough to be fooled into thinking General Aladeen of Wadiya were real, allowing Cohen to pull a “Borat”-style candid camera gag.

Cranston, Paul pump “Breaking Bad” Season 5

Cranston, Paul pump “Breaking Bad” Season 5

In a cruel joke that seems designed to torture “Breaking Bad” fans who are having Walter White withdrawals, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have made a video touting Season 5… without including any footage. “You gotta see this… if we panned over… which we’re not… you’d see something that was revealing a plot point!” […]

George Lucas opens up about career in interview

George Lucas opens up about career in interview

In a sprawling 43-minute interview at the Milken Institute Global Conference (embedded above), George Lucas opens up considerably about his life and film career. Also of interest to “Star Wars” fans: he weighs in on the infamous the Han Solo-Greedo, who-shot-first question (38:29 in). Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Joss Whedon’s mini “Avengers” director’s commentary

Joss Whedon’s mini “Avengers” director’s commentary

Two weeks ago, I lambasted MTV and Rian Johnson for publishing a “director’s commentary” for the trailer for “Looper”, which seemed ridiculous and unnecessary, killing the beautiful aura of mystery surrounding the film. I’m more open to the clip above, in which Joss Whedon records a sort of mini director’s commentary track, voicing over one […]

“Prometheus” – Creations Featurette

“Prometheus” – Creations Featurette

Another day, another “Prometheus” viral video from Fox. If they haven’t spoiled the movie for you yet, well, you just may be an alien yourself. This one allows director Ridley Scott to talk about the project and its creations.

Happy Birthday, Daniel Day-Lewis!

Happy Birthday, Daniel Day-Lewis!

Drraaaaaaaaaiiiiinnnaaagggeeee!