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  • Anna Kendrick: Behind the Scenes of the Mega Huge Game Day Ad Newcastle Almost Made [Video]

    For the past week, Newcastle has been releasing videos about the Super Bowl ad they would have made if they had the advertising budget to make a Super Bowl ad. They don’t, so the videos have been descriptions of how awesome the ad would have been, storyboards of the unmade ad, and even a focus group reaction to the ad that never was. Now Newcastle has released a behind the scenes video with the ad’s star Anna Kendrick, who complains about there not being an ad in which to star and not even being allowed to say the words “Super Bowl.” She also pretends not to be hot, winning us over even more. Kudos to Newcastle for using the Internet to make a viral campaign that will pay off for them way more than blowing all their cash on 30 seconds during the big game. Check out all the ads at IfWeMadeIt.com.

  • Overdose On 80s Nostalgia With Delta’s New Safety Video

    Delta’s bodacious new in-flight safety video features so much 80s, it’ll make you want to wear a swatch watch, crank up a Howard Jones cassette on your Walkman, and vote for Ronald Reagan. Featuring cameos from Devo’s Jerry Casale, Teddy Ruxpin, Alf, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and an Atari 2600, this safety video will be sure to make you want to book a Delta flight to 1987. Too bad you can’t, unless you get lucky and those creepy future people from that terrible movie “Millennium” get a hold of your flight.

  • Young Rival’s Mind Blowing Magic Eye Music Video

    Remember those magic eye books that you’d spend all your money on at the book fair? You’d stare at those damn things for hours, suffering teary eyes and headaches, just to see a tessellation of some palm trees or something else equally unimpressive. Relive those days with this much more exciting magic eye music video (the first of its kind) from Young Rival for their song “Black Is Good.” It’s a good song, too, which helps when you’re staring intently at your computer screen for 3 and a half minutes. Read all about how they created the video with help from an XBox Kinect at Young Rival.

  • Incredible Live Loop One-Man Performance Of TLC’s No Scrubs [Video]

    Elijah Aaron is so talented, it’s infuriating. Watch as he effortlessly performs the TLC classic “No Scrubs” recording each part and looping them live. I still haven’t even mastered patting my head while rubbing my belly. I hate Elijah Aaron’s talent, but, dammit, I couldn’t help but smile throughout this whole video. Check out more of his music on his website, including a really fun cover of Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythym,” and become even more envious of his skills.

  • Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight Planétarium Watch [Video]

    Get ready to see the most beautiful watch you’ve ever set your eyes on. The Midnight Planetarium from Van Cleef & Arpels features six of the planets orbiting the sun in real time. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are represented by precious stones around a rose gold sun. The case is also 18kt rose gold and the strap is made from alligator leather. This is probably the closest you’ll ever get to seeing the watch, since many Van Cleef & Arpels sell for well over $20,000, so enjoy the video.

  • More NFL Bad Lip Reading [Video]

    BadLipReading takes on the NFL again, just in time for the Super Bowl. There’s some real good ones this time around, especially the nonsense spouted by 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. Hopefully he’ll be just as entertaining next Sunday. Pro tip: make sure you have closed captioning on so you don’t miss any of the hilarity.

  • Awesome Crony Capitalism Toy Commercial For The Lil Libertarian [Video]

    I can’t be sure if these toys are real or not, although their is a website that says they’ll be available soon, but there is no denying how awesome this commercial is. It’s just like the toy/cartoon commercials of our youth but with an obvious political message. Actually, if you think about it, it’s sort of like glorifying the villains in Captain Planet. I don’t know about you, but after watching this I’m ready to stifle entrepreneurship and get konnected with the Kronies!

  • “Her” Trailer Plus Philip Seymour Hoffman [Video]

    Richard Trammell is quickly becoming quite the viral video celebrity thanks to his expert editing that changes the way we look at classic films. For his latest video, he’s taken on the sappy trailer for Spike Jonze’s “Her” and replaced Scarlett Johansson’s voice with that of Philip Seymour Hoffman. The result is funny and incredibly creepy at times. It’s also a movie I’d want to see a lot more than “Her.”

  • A Guide To American Football [Video]

    You bought an officially licensed jersey to wear. You looked up instructions on making one of those football stadiums built entirely of cold cuts and condiments. You have two fridges filled with both kinds of beer (light and full flavor(?)). You have a football to fumble around with nervously while watching the game. You are ready for the Super Bowl. Wait…you don’t know anything about how the game is played? Check out this video and brush up on the basics so that when you’re friends come over, you’ll have more to talk to them about than the commercials. With GoDaddy opting for a more mature image without scantily clad women, you might as well pay attention to the game.

  • Robin Thicke’s Dad Is A Way Better Singer [Video]

    Sure, Robin Thicke may be all the rage with the kids these days, but for us older folks, his dad, Alan, is the only Thicke we love. As host of the Saturday morning animal quiz show, “Animal Crack-Ups,” he educated while entertaining us. On “Growing Pains,” we were all jealous of Mike, Carol, and Ben for having a cool dad like Jason. But, as evidenced by this clip from the 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship (so 80s), his greatest talent was his singing. You’re good, Robin Thicke, but you’ll never be Alan Thicke “Sweaty and Hot” good.

  • Skydiving Into Mile High Stadium [Video]

    See Denver’s Mile High Stadium like never before from this helmet cam footage from a member of the Denver Broncos Thunderstorm parachute team. The footage was taken before Sunday’s championship game against the Patriots. The speed of the descent is incredible to see and the stunt was the perfect way to start what would be a gamewinning day for the Broncos.

  • Preview Chorus Grant’s New Album With “O Everyone” [Video]

    Denmark’s Kristian Finne Kristensen, aka Chorus Grant, first appeared with 2012′s “And The Villa Nova.” Now he’s back with a new album, “Space,” due out February 24 which can be pre-ordered from TAMBOURHINOCEROS. As a preview of the record, Chorus Grant released a video for the opening track “O Everyone.” The chill, electro-indie tune is reminiscent of Postal Service and if it’s any indication of how the rest of “Space” will sound, this will be an incredible album. To hold you over until “Space” hits, you can stream “And the Villa Nova” in its entirety on Spotify.

  • The “Workaholics” Rockin’ Ode To Best Friends [Video]

    Comedy Central’s hilarious “Workaholics” returns for a fourth season tomorrow night and the cast appeared on Conan to get the word out. During the interview, a fight erupts between Adam and Blake. Is this the end of our favorite trio? Of course not, as they are reunited through the magic of music with a song that showcases the angelic voice of Ders. Tomorrow night can’t come fast enough.

  • Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr With “King Holiday” From 1986 [Video]

    Martin Luther King, Jr Day was first celebrated as a national holiday on January 20, 1986. To mark the historic occasion, some of the biggest names in 80s music, including El DeBarge, Whitney Houston, Run-DMC, New Edition, Kurtis Blow, and Melle Mel got together and recorded “King Holiday.” All proceeds from the single were donated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. From USA For Africa to Band Aid to Artists United Against Apartheid, the 80s was a time of big names coming together for great causes and King Dream Chorus created another one of those classics. It would be pretty neat to see who would get together and do something like this today.

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Brighten Your Day With “Run” [Video]

    The infectious, highly danceable, indie-pop from Detroit’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is on display more than ever in their new video for “Run.” The track, taken from the band’s second album released last fall, “The Speed of Things,” will get you moving on the dance floor despite sad lyrics that are in stark contrast to the upbeat music and melody. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is currently on tour throughout the US in support of “The Speed of Things.” Be sure to check out their fun live performance when they come to your city.

  • Classic Paintings Come Alive In BEAUTY [Video]

    Milan-based experimental animator and director Rino Stefano Tagliafierro has released this incredible video that takes classic paintings form the likes of Bouguereau, Rubens, Vermeer, and Rembrandt and brings them to life through animation. Titled “BEAUTY,” the 9 minute short highlights the beauty that was such an integral part of these works from the masters of Renaissance, Pastoralism, Romanticism, and Neo-classicism. Animated GIFs taken from the video can also be found on the BEAUTY website, along with a list of the paintings used.

  • If Domestic Beer Commercials Were Honest [Video]

    I’ve got no problem with cheap domestic beer. I often choose to drink Schaefer, PBR, Schlitz, and others of their ilk, but this honest beer commercial from Random at Best is still pretty damn funny and accurate. I could go on and on about how much I enjoy the taste of Genesee Cream Ale (and I really do) but what it mostly comes down to is this: it costs $7 for a 12 pack and it gets me drunk. And now I’ve gone and made myself thirsty. Anyone want to grab a beer? Maybe something domestic?

  • The Official Batkid Movie Is Here [Video]

    Back in November, we reported on San Francisco’s transformation into Gotham City for 5-year-old Miles, aka Batkid, via the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Now you can relive that day when we learned a whole city can come together to make a little boy happy. Watch as Batkid rescues Lou Seal, the San Francisco Giants’ mascot, from the evil clutches of the Penguin and restores peace to Gotham City while restoring your faith in humanity.

  • Things You Didn’t Know About Legalizing Marijuana [Video]

    With recreational use of marijuana now legal in Colorado, the rest of the country will be watching closely to see how well it works and, most importantly, how much money it brings in to the Centennial State. Get the straight dope on the issue with this video from BuzzFeed then soberly wait for your state to follow in Colorado’s footsteps. If you’re already in Colorado, go get some of those lollipops and report back.

  • PEP Channels 50s Pop In “Stephen” Video

    Karys Rhea, best known as drummer for Brooklyn’s Starlight Girls, is releasing an EP for her side project PEP on February 11. Titled “My Baby and Me,” the record is four tracks of vintage pop reminiscent of early girl groups like the Ronettes and Shangri-La’s. PEP has released a video for “Stephen” and it really illustrates how much Rhea understands the genre. She has stated that the idea came to her when she heard “Runaround Sue” playing in a store then downloaded over 100 albums from the period. PEP’s appreciation of that golden era of pop is evident and “Stephen” is a fun song with a great video. Check it out then pre-order the EP at PEP.

  • Official Jazz Fest 2014 Talent Announcement Video

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be held April 25-27 and May 1-4 this year, and to announce the bands, festival organizers teamed with Moontower VFX to create this awesome animated video. While music from The Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays, the huge acts playing the fest are revealed. Not big on jazz? Don’t worry. This lineup has something for everyone. Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Bruce Springsteen, Robin Thicke, Public Enemy and the Avett Brothers are just some of the big name, non-jazz acts who will be there. There’s also plenty of jazz, too, with Dr. Lonnie Smith, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Gregory Porter, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band,just to name a few. Watch the video then check out the full daily lineup at New Orleans Jazz Fest.

  • Stop Everything And Watch The “Devil Baby Attack” Video That Is Burning Up The Web

    There has been a lot of bellyaching lately about the proliferation of viral videos as movie marketing, but as long as the videos keep entertaining us, we see no reason to complain. The newest video making its way around the Internet is an ad for “Devil’s Due” which opens this weekend. In the video, an animatronic possessed “devil baby” riding in a remote controlled stroller is let loose around New York City. People look inside the stroller, “devil baby” pops out and scares them, they scream, and we laugh. Simple yet effective.

  • Everything You Ask Google Sounds A Lot Stupider When You Actually Ask Google. [Video]

    Ever imagine what it would be like if Google was a man with the unfortunate duty of answering every idiotic question we’d come up with? College Humor did and it’s hilarious. It’s easy typing in any random query that pops into your head, but if you had to actually talk to Mr. Google face to face, would you have the balls to ask for “college girls nude” or “butthole”?

  • Raw Footage From the Launch Of SpaceShipTwo [Video]

    Virgin Galactic is one step closer to its goal of bringing tourists (albeit extremely wealthy ones) to space after a successful test flight of the SpaceShipTwo (SS2) on January 10. It was the third rocket-powered supersonic flight for the subspace-craft and Virgiin Galactic officials said all their objectives were met. This is great news for the company, which plans on beginning commercial service later this year. Many celebrities have already reserved spots for when the service takes off, including Stephen Hawking, Katy Perry, Ashton Kutcher, and Tom Hanks. If you’d like join them as one of the first space tourists, sign up at Virgin Galactic. Wait, you don’t have $250,000? Better cut back on your daily Starbucks.

  • Wolf of Wall Street Mindblowing Visual Effects Before and After [Video]

    New York City-based visual effects wizards Brainstorm Digital released this video illustrating just what they did for Martin Scorsese’s Wolf Of Wall Street. Think VFX are all about explosions and fantastic creatures? Wrong, dummy! These days, digital effects houses help bring directors’ exact visions to the screen by manipulating every last detail. Whether it’s adding in people and natural scenery or removing imperfections and distractions, the seamless work of these artists is incredible.

  • Honest Action: Kevin’s Home Alone Body Count [Video]

    Sure, we all enjoy the antics of that lovable scamp Kevin McAllister in Home Alone and its sequel, but what if the movies were more true to life? Would the actions of the precocious sadist be as entertaining if the hapless duo of Marv and Harry sustained damage that accurately reflected their real-life injuries? Screen Junkies went through the two movies and chronicled each injury and calculated how many Marvs and Harrys would be killed if the films were more reality-based. The results are chilling, especially for poor Harry. Also, it’s really funny seeing all the slapstick scenes in one video. Schadenfreude!

  • Oasis Celebrates 20th Anniversary By Making Catalog Available For Streaming

    It was 20 years ago today that Oasis released their debut album, Definitely Maybe, that took the world by storm. By the release of [What's the Story] Morning Glory in 1995, they had solidified themselves as kings of the Britpop movement of the 90s. Constant feuding between guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher and singer Liam Gallagher, caused the brothers numerous breakups over the years. Although officially disbanded in 2009, there has been talks of the band reuniting for the 20th anniversary, but so far no plans have been set in stone. Luckily, Oasis has finally agreed to put their music on streaming services Spotify, Deezer, and Rdio. So until they get back together, here’s a collection of some of the best from the Manchester lads.

  • Confused Baby Girl Meets Her Father’s Twin for First Time [Video]

    Witness the best double-take the Internet has ever seen when a baby girl is introduced to her father’s identical twin brother for the first time. The confusion is obvious when she meets her Uncle Herbie.  “There’s two of us, huh? You’re confused,” Herbie says to her. However, she quickly warms up to her uncle giving him a high five and fist bump. Right in the feels.

  • Slow Motion Bowling Is Surprisingly Epic [Video]

    Filmmakers Givan Egbers and Bjorn Meertens used a Sony NEX-FS700, a favorite for capturing slow-motion video, to create this hilariously suspenseful video of bowling at 400fps. You can almost taste the nachos and smell the shoe deodorizer while you watch this video that makes bowling look way more intense than it ever actually is.

  • Looking Back At Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Performance 46 Years Later

    In May of 1968, Johnny Cash released his 27th album titled “At Folsom Prison.” The live album was recorded January 13, 1968 at California’s Folsom State Prison. Cash had been interested in the prison since the release of his second Sun records single, “Folsom Prison Blues” in 1955. The idea to record there finally came to fruition when personnel changes at Columbia records led to famed producer Bob Johnston being assigned to Johnny Cash. Backed by Carl Perkins, The Tennessee Three, and his wife June Carter, Cash played two shows for the inmates at Folsom. Both shows were the same day, resulting in a fatigued second performance that only produced two tracks on the final album. When Columbia released the album in the Spring, they put little effort into promotion, believing that Johnny Cash had little appeal outside of his country niche. However, with Bob Johnston attached, who had help make Bob Dylan a star, the album had a much broader audience and it immediately took off. By the end of the year, “At Folsom Prison” was certified gold and the aging country star was now a mainstream success with a whole new audience. The album was certified triple platinum more »

  • Every Wes Anderson Slow Mo Shot In One Video

    No matter what your feelings are towards director Wes Anderson, there is no denying that he knows how to film one hell of a touching slow motion shot. Vimeo user Alejandro Prullansky has edited together all of Anderson’s slow motion scenes, from 1996′s “Bottle Rocket” to 2012′s “Moonrise Kingdom.” The video is set to “New Slang” by the Shins, making it an orgasmic viewing experience for hipsters the world over.

 
 
 
 
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