Would you have the guts to hand Morgan Freeman a helium-filled balloon? I think not.
If you’ve always wondered what would happen if Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson hung out at a bar while Bart and Stewie made prank phone calls, Family Guy is about to satisfy your crossover craving. In the Sept. 28 season premiere, “The Simpsons Guy,”the albino Griffins wind up by accident in Springfield, where they are greeted warmly by the hepatits-y Simpsons. But a fast friendship christened with delicious doughnuts may be forever destroyed by an argument over Pawtucket Patriot Ale and Duff Beer, which leads to an epic chicken fight.
To see the collision of these two animated worlds—plus a cameo by Bob from Bob’s Burgers—check out nearly five minutes of footage from the double-sized episode, which was screened on Saturday during the Family Guy panel at Comic-Con.
It’s been a long, hard road to get to the long, hard road of “Mad Max: Fury Road” — but we’re almost there.
At San Diego Comic-Con, director George Miller and Warner Bros. brought the new “Mad Max” movie to fans, with never-before-seen footage that pulled the curtain back quite a bit on a film that’s essentially just one gigantic chase sequence.
“The story popped in my head and just wouldn’t get away, like an imaginary friend,” Miller said. “I love chase movies; I think they’re the purest form of cinema. That’s where the film language started. I wanted to make one long, extended chase, and see what we could pick up about the characters along the way.”
The “extended chase sequence” is on full display in the footage that Miller brought to Comic-Con. It begins with a long-haired Tom Hardy as Max, stomping on a lizard, then eating it. He hops in his muscle car and drives off into the barren desert — and before long, he’s captured by monstrous looking thugs, who take him to their lair, shave his hair off, tattoo him and chain him up — complete with a muzzle that looks almost Bane-esque. Expect some “Fury Road”/”Dark Knight Rises” mash-ups come 2015.
The action picks up when Charlize Theron’s Furiosa and her band attack Max’s captors, instigating an insanely kinetic chase sequence with roaring muscle cars, exploding trucks, electric dust storms, flying bodies, and an entirely unrecognizable and crazy performance from Nicolas Hoult.
At one point, muzzled Max, chained to the back of Hoult’s car, watches in awe as trucks and cars get swirled up into a flaming dust storm, exploding and sending bodies flying every which way. The shot is unflinching, the violence unforgiving; the scene seems to be on the edge of ending at every turn, but it just keeps going, getting more and more brutal and loud, until Hoult finally cuts the tension:
“What a lovely day,” he shouts. “What a lovely day!”
It’s just a taste of the non-stop action that Miller has in mind for “Fury Road.” He said that it was a “crazy but interesting” experience to go back to the world of “Mad Max,” but casting his three leads made the job much easier.
“People often say that 75% of your job is done as a director in the casting,” he said. “I was waiting for someone like Tom Hardy to come along; he has all the qualities. And Charlize, when you get to see the movie, there are certain dimensions of Charlize that fit the character of Furiosa. And the same, in many ways, with Nick Hoult.”
Miller said that he didn’t want to make “Fury Road” in a conventional way; as such, rather than writing a script, he first teamed up with co-writer and artist Brendan McCarthy to storyboard the entire film “as one long comic book; it was 3,500 panels. There’s not many words spoken in the movie. People only speak when they have to. I wanted to tell the story as best as possible in pictures.”
Even with new actors and new technology, Miller said that “Fury Road” calls back to the themes and tone prevalent throughout “Mad Max,” especially “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior.”
“There’s no rule of law. There’s no honor,” he said. “People are just surviving. It’s like a Western: a very spare and clear movie. You can get away from all the clever.”
“Mad Max: Fury Road” hits theaters on May 15, 2015.
Here’s the first full-length trailer for The Walking Dead, season five. Okay, okay, we got to see Battfleck earlier today, but we don’t have wait until frickin’ 2016 for this to actually happen. (We don’t, right? Just until October 12th? Okay, good.)
What if this woke you up in the middle of the night?
This video by Japanese channel SUNTORY starts off innocently enough. It seems to just feature two girls playing and chasing each other in school. But things quickly escalate. Viewers soon realize we have two parkour ninja masters on our hands. The clip has instantly gone viral with over 850,000 views!
What’s grosser than gross? This:
Some bro thought he was a viral genius, thought he could make a prank video called “drugging girls in public.” As it turns out, it was a bad idea and he got his ass beat as a result. Stupid is as stupid does.
I’m not sure who’s dumber here—this SoFloAntonio guy or YouTube for letting him profit from it. They might be equally dumb. My favorite part of the video is when he started crying. That made me laugh. More videos of guys crying after doing stupid shit please.
Colin Furze wants to build a giant butt and fart at France from Dover. That’s why he has built the biggest valveless pulse jet machine ever—these engines powered the Nazi V-1 bombs that terrified London during WW2 making an infernal noise that sounds like a furious fart from hell.
Now that the engine is done he’s actually going to build a gigantic butt, install the machine in its anus, put the whole thing on the cliffs of Dover, point it at France, and fart on July 24—around 6-7pm local time.
Here he is building the butt.
No, it’s not the world’s tallest water slide, or tallest/fastest coaster, and it probably didn’t cost very much to make. In Denmark, you can free fall 100 feet onto a mesh net. That’s it. That’s all there is to it. That’s all it takes to scare the piss out of a rider. Would you do it?
Meet Connor Vanover from Little Rock, Arkansas. This kid is definitely the secret weapon on his basketball team. Recruiters are already salivating over this kid.
“Connor Vanover is a 7’1 Eighth Grader with a silky jumper. The Class of 2018 Prospect has range out to the three point line and is very skilled around the basket. Vanover tips in missed shots with ease and is very mobile for a player his age and size. Vanover has played well against the best competition in the country attending John Lucas Camps, CP3 Rising Stars Camp, and CrossRoads Elite Camp.”