The guys behind Scary Movie, Epic Movie and Disaster Movie (hey, I'm noticing a trend) are now turning their attention to one of the biggest and brightest franchises of all time: Star Wars. Because why settle for being terrible when you can also be a hack?
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Can you believe "Weird Al" Yankovic has been parodying popular music for 33 years now? It's a testament to his talents as a musician and songwriter that he's still around all these years later, and if you're as big a fan of "Weird Al" now as you were in the '80s, a new box set of all his albums — including some new tracks — is arriving this November.
Amy Smart and Shawn Michaels have joined the cast of the latest superhero spoof, Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars, and the described plot of this upcoming farce of a film confirms Thanos is already here and we as a species don't deserve to be saved from his wrath. Basically, imagine if Superhero Movie was lazier and stole the plot of Disney's The Incredibles.
Video: TED Talks were forever shamed by that skewering The Onion gave them a few years ago, but this commentary on what every TED Talk is like from CBC's This Is That is pretty perfect. It breaks down the things that every person does at one of these talks, including the structure of their speech, the repetition of phrases, the movements onstage, the specific cadence they use and the endless graphs they pummel into our brains.
Video: During the Academy Awards, we were treated to parodies of Joy, The Revenant, The Danish Girl and The Martian; some were short and sweet (The Revenant) while some were a little surreal (The Danish Girl). For our money, the best one by far was the spoof of The Martian. It turns out, that film would have been a very short if it had been about a black astronaut stranded on the red planet.
Did you hear the news that Yelp was suing South Park? Or that Breaking Bad was coming back for another season? Neither is true. But you can blame one website for starting these fake rumours: NBC.com.co, a "parody" site with no affiliation to NBC. And NBC wants them to stop.