I really appreciate screenjunkies‘ latest Honest Trailer for Skyfall because they pointed out the parallels between the film’s goofy ending and Home Alone. I noticed right away how James Bond got all “Kevin McCallister” when he was rigging his family home with crafty explosives to defeat the bad guys.
The parody movie trailer also points out tons of plot inconsistencies and cliches of the fiftieth anniversary Bond film, which was also the highest grossing of the franchise.
This unbelievable little kid was shot making baskets between 18 and 24 months old, proving that he’s probably the next Michael Jordan. YouTube poster Joseph Ashby writes: “This is the trick shot video that makes other trick shot videos look like a bunch of old guys who should have something better to do — like retire, turn up their pacemakers, or join an assisted living facility.”
Before Classified was a successful Canadian rapper, he used to work in telemarketing for a carpet cleaning company. “I did it for like six months and no one did it for more than six months. By the end of six months I was a supervisor,” he said. In a new episode of Small Talk, host Simon Mohos got the Nova Scotian to prank call a fan, pretending he was selling those same carpets he sold years ago. It wasn’t until the fan hung up that he realized who he was talking to.
The rapper, whose self-titled album came out last January, also talked about getting an Instagram and smoking while working. His advice for stoners: “Get the work done first,” he says. “I do all that stuff in the morning. I don’t smoke before email and business and even writing. I don’t smoke and write lyrics. I smoke and make beats. For me I get up early, do all my shit that I gotta do and know needs be done that day. And then that’s usually done by noon, then I smoke make some beats and work with somebody or whatever.”
It has been quite a journey for American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips. After winning in May 2012, he went from his parent’s pawn shop to having a platinum hit with “Home,” which also happened to be the official song of the US women’s gymnastic’s team during the London Games.
That’s a lot to take in in a short amount of time.
His debut album The World from the Side of the Moon was released on Nov. 19. In this exclusive video, Phillips talks about his journey: “Having this all happen in such a short amount of time is just a blessing because I love music so much. It’s very therapeutic for me and I’m sure it is for so many other people. To be able to do that, to say I do this for a living, is just amazing,” he said.
In the midst of travelling and meeting so many new people, he has managed to stay grounded, remembering those moments at the beginning of his career: “I remember playing gigs and there’d be like five or ten people there,” he said. “I remember those small gigs when nobody was really listening. Now everybody’s just so into it when I go out to play and it’s an amazing feeling.”
We hosted a livestream with UK’s Lawsonlast Friday in front of a live studio audience and they performed a four-song acoustic set. Make sure to watch the full interview (over and over) below, check out exclusive photos on Facebook and tweet us your favourite part at @andpop with the hashtag #LawsonOnAndpop.
I’ve never played Grand Theft Auto but I’ve heard a lot about how violent it is. It seems like if you play the game long enough and literally become addicted to it, you could become a more aggressive person as a result, wreaking terror on regular people instead of just the fictional characters in the game.
YouTube comedian swoozie06 goes into his addiction to the video game and how he literally had to cut himself off cold turkey. It reminds me of the time I used to be addicted to Sims, back in 2002. I literally had to destroy the CD and throw it in the trash because I was playing it 24/7 when I got home from school.
What video games are you addicted to? Tweet him with the hashtag: #IAintGoinBackToJail.
In this new commercial uploaded on YouTube’s Oreo page, two friends fight over what part of the cookie is the best, but since they’re in a library their voices can only get so loud.
The first 40 seconds of the new extended trailer for Iron Man 3, is eaten up by Robert Downey Jr’s smouldering look, which is totally okay by me because come on:
The new trailer gives us a more extensive glimpse of the scene with the plane we saw in previous trailers. When a plane is headed for emergency descent and 13 people fall out, Tony Stark comes to rescue but can only carry four of them at a time. What’s a guy to do?
The new trailer makes us even more stoked to see Downey Jr. reprise his role in the Shane Black-directed film. The movie hits theatres on May 3.
Are you excited to see it?
Watch the extended trailer here
Lawson fans waited outside, huddled under blankets, since 7 am in Canada’s cold temps to see their favourite guys in person. That’s dedication right there and it’s not hard to see why they’re obsessed!
UK’s Lawson sat down with ANDPOP host Simon Mohos for a live interview and performance at Toronto’s Gibson Guitar during their North American debut. Along with taking fan questions they performed four acoustic songs, that included their most recent track “Learn to Love Again,” off Chapman Square.
We basked in much Twitter love under the hashtag #LawsonOnAndpop and even made someone’s life (see below).
Thanks to everyone who came out, we had a blast!
Watch it here
Here’s what NOT to do if you want to keep your job: Disgruntled (former) HMV employee Poppy Rose took her frustration to the company’s Twitter page after 190 loyal employees were laid off for budget cuts. The community manager shared the news with the hashtag #hmvXFactorFiring which was shared with more than 61,000 followers. It stayed online for at least 20 minutes before they were taken down.
Rose later explained her decision saying she assumed control of the social media feeds as an unpaid intern and the senior managers never really saw its importance. By creating a stir, she thought it would teach them a lesson, even if it cost her a job. You have to admire her guts! She’s like a soldier in the battle for the often under-appreciated world of social media marketing.
In The Big Bang Theory Leonard tries to impress Penny one time by showing off his football knowledge at her Super Bowl party. Unfortunately, his late night readings of Wikipedia didn’t pay off and he ended up sounding a little too forced. What he really needed was Hank (weirdly known as Hand Egg) from vlogbrothers to explain the importance of the game to him.
In his newest vlog, Hank goes into why an 11-minute game is popular enough for us to sit in front of the television for hours. He shares some pretty fascinating statistics, including this doozy: The average American spends 511 hours in front of the television annually which adds up to 12 full time works weeks, per adult, per year. Yikes!!
Before you get all cranky about this man being a total racist, make sure to watch the video to the end. This man printed an ad in the local newspaper that he didn’t want to sell his home to Asians. A TV reporter’s crusading instincts forced him to confront the man at his home.
Make sure to watch to the end when they crack the case.
A couple weeks ago songwriter and YouTuber brentalfloss posted an eBay sale to help him and his girlfriend move out of their place. One of the experimental items he auctioned off was a 3o minute phone call. He was surprised to get a winning bid of $817 but thought “hey, maybe he’s a fan in a far off place.”
Although it felt kind of wrong to be auctioning off a call for that much, he didn’t want to judge and decided to plan some special things for the phone call to make it a once in a lifetime experience. Fast forward, and the top bidder hadn’t responded to Brent’s invoice.
After checking in with the winning bidder about when he would get paid, Brent got the following one word response: “NEVER.”
That’s when things get wacky. NEVER TROLL A TROLLER.
In the past month, Sam the thick-browed cat has gained more than 10,000 followers on Instagram, putting him up there in popularity with Tard the Grumpy Cat. He even has his own website (coming soon) and Twitter feed @samhaseyebrows. The source of his popularity is clearly the black fur above his eyes that looks like Grouch Marx’s eyebrows.
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As soon as I saw this video I had to send the URL to my mom and get her opinion on whether it was realistic to start hunting for a cat-sized sombrero hat for our family cat Farley. His heart can be cold sometimes and I just feel like a festive head-topper and bike pedal would make him happier.
If anyone knows where to find such a hat, please let me know in the comments.
Comedians Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd were called in to pitch their ideas for Samsung’s Big Game ad for The Next Big Thing, but ran into some hurdles. Namely, the commercial will be airing during The Super Bowl but they’re not actually allowed to say Super Bowl on television (trademarking and stuff).
The guys came up with some creative solutions but I’m not sure anyone will understand them.
When I first moved out of my parents’ place years ago, I experimented with pots and pans from the dollar store, being on a tight student budget and all. They seemed so shiny and bright and most of all affordable. But as luck would have it (or poor quality I guess) they ended up melting on the stove.
That’s why you shouldn’t always trust things from the dollar store. Food, clothing, and especially electrical appliances are on the list. Matthiasiam poked fun of this #truth in “99 cent store will kill you.”
What’s the shoddiest thing you’ve purchased from the dollar store?
Funny or Die‘s Billy got Zachary Quinto from Star Trek to bombard people with him on the streets of Manhattan to see if anyone cared they were seeing Spock in the flesh.
Turns out, not many people gave a crap, which totally surprises me! If I saw him on the street, I’d probably flip my lid or at least give a cool glance of recognition. I know these people were pretty much attacked on the street but you’d think they’d come to their senses once they saw SPOCK.
Now I ask you, it’s Spock, do you care?