Saying last night’s episode of SNL fell short of expectations would be the understatement of the year. Martin Short didn’t disappoint, in fact he was my favorite host of the season. His brand of physical comedy and impeccable comedic timing were refreshing, but he didn’t have adequate material to work with. As expected, the episode was star-studded — complete with cameos from other SNL alums and show favorites — but the celebrity guests acted as background props for the most part instead of contributing to skits. However, every time Paul McCartney took the stage, his tender voice wiped my memory clean of any mediocre jokes that preceded his stellar performance. READ FULL STORY
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The Walking Dead: The Game won five trophies at Spike TV’s 10th annual Video Game Awards, including the top prize of Game of the Year. The downloadable game, based on the hit comic-book series, also earned Telltale Games Studio of the Year. Borderlands 2 won four awards, including Best Shooter, and Journey won three awards, including Best Independent Game.
For the fourth time, Samuel L. Jackson hosted the live event, which also featured appearances from Jack Black and Tenacious D, cast members from the actual Walking Dead, Jessica Alba, and Star Trek‘s Zoë Saldana. Jackson set the tone early, warning the audience and the show’s producers, “Whoever’s in charge of the bleep button, keep your finger ready.” He delivered on his promise, dealing expletives like he had snakes in his carry-on at 30,000 feet.
In between handing out awards, the show was full of first looks and trailers for next year’s biggest games. The first video for South Park: The Stick of Truth debuted, with Cartman assaulting a hobbit. “I’m the wizard, and you’re the dwarf, and you will respect my authority,” he screamed.
For a list of all the winners, click below. READ FULL STORY
The 10 Best Videogames of the Last Decade: Vote for your favorite, and watch it announced live at Spike's VGA Awards!
On Dec. 7, Samuel L. Jackson will host the 10th annual Spike Video Game Awards. To mark this monumental birthday, Entertainment Weekly has teamed up with Spike TV to celebrate the videogames that defined the last decade. In the past 10 years, videogames moved decisively into the mainstream of popular culture. The societal impact of major franchises like Call of Duty, or Halo, or Grand Theft Auto arguably supersedes the effect of comparable movie franchises. If anything, Hollywood is more and more taking its cues from videogames. (Sometimes literally. See: Assassin’s Creed: The Movie That Might Not Be Terrible.) READ FULL STORY
Who wins a showdown between an assassin on the prowl in colonial America and the repulsive zombie hordes that have lurched to fame on The Walking Dead? The answer to that burning question will be answered at the VGA Ten, the Dec. 7 awards show that will air live on Spike TV.
Samuel L. Jackson is back as host of the show (we caught up with him recently to talk about the franchise and his own video game passions, you check out the video below) which air on Spike and also will be streamed internationally on Spike.com and GameTrailers.com able. The show can also be viewed on Xbox consoles in the United States and in some international markets. READ FULL STORY
The latest trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming spaghetti western/blaxploitation homage Django Unchained provides some tantalizing new glimpses of the film’s supporting characters and a few more examples of the director’s hyper-referential sensibility. We’re still a couple months away from the film’s Christmas Day release — what better time to spend an afternoon dissecting individual trailer frames? Warning: Silent movies and Miami Vice will be discussed! READ FULL STORY
Just as early voting for our next president begins today in Iowa, Samuel L. Jackson popped up this morning in an unabashedly partisan campaign video urging lethargic Obama supporters to “Wake the F— Up.” If the tone and rhyming rhythm sound a little familiar, it’s probably because the video resembles Jackson’s narration of Adam Mansbach’s best-selling “children’s book,” Go the F— to Sleep. That’s no surprise since Mansbach himself teamed up with the Jewish Council for Education and Research and co-directors Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans) and Kitao Sakurai for the video, which stars a concerned young girl who reminds her apathetic family that failing to actively support the president could cost them down the line.
Mansbach, who has two novels coming out in 2013 and a film adaptation of his Sleep best-seller in the works, had never met Jackson in person before, so he was excited to finally shake hands with the man who helped propel his book to the top of the charts last year. “When Sam came to the set about halfway through, there was a sense of almost euphoria because everybody pretty quickly realized, ‘Sh-t, this is really going to be good.’”
The author checked in with Entertainment Weekly to explain how and why he got involved.
Beloved character actor and Olympics enthusiast Samuel L. Jackson has a message for all the Democrats who just can’t get excited about the 2012 election: “Wake The F— Up.” That’s the name of a new pro-Obama video starring Jackson, which functions as a spiritual sequel to Jackson’s narration work on 2011′s novelty classic Go The F— To Sleep. The video finds a typical adorable young girl concerned that her family is less motivated in the current election than they were in 2008. Motivation arrives in the form of Samuel L. Jackson, wearing a beret and looking like a man who wants you to ask about the beret, go ahead, ask about it. When the girl’s older brother says that all politicians are the same, Jackson gets up in his face: “They’re all… the same?” When the girl’s older sister is spending too much time Facebooking, Jackson instructs her: “”Stop bulls—ing! Get out there and sell some cakes and cookies!” And wait till you see what he rhymes with “Fact-Ducker.” Watch the video: READ FULL STORY
Enough is enough! Samuel L. Jackson has had it with these monkey-fighting hurricanes on this Monday-to-Friday Gulf Coast. The outspoken star took to his Twitter page yesterday to air his disappointment about Tropical Storm Isaac’s shift toward New Orleans — and away from Tampa Bay, home of this week’s Republican National Convention. And predictably, his words have rustled a few conservative feathers.
“Unfair Sh–: GOP spared by Issac [sic]! NOLA prolly F–ed Again! Not understanding God’s plan!” Jackson wrote Monday afternoon, without obscuring the expletives. The reaction was swift and hyperbole filled: “I’ve had it with these motherf–ing racist Democrats on this motherf–ing Twitter,” user @LastBrainLeft wrote, adding, “#killyourself.” Others echoed his sentiments, or were angry that Jackson would wish ill on an entire city simply because of a political event held there. Then again, hundreds of Twitter users also seemed to agree with the Oscar nominee’s message — the “unfair” tweet has been retweeted 983 times and marked as a favorite 236 times as of this morning.
Hypothesis: Samuel L. Jackson is amazing.
Evidence: In addition to his movies, and other lists EW has compiled, we’re impressed by his recent tweeting of the Olympics, where the actor has been giving his off-the-cuff reactions to the events along with — of course — some signature color commentary.
Samuel L. Jackson can add another line to his already-lengthy 2012 to-do list: Host.
He’ll emcee the 2012 Spike TV Video Game Awards, according to Deadline, which he previously hosted from 2005-2007. The event will air December 7th.
It’s a big year for the actor, who will also serve as host for the BET Awards July 1. This is on top of his already blockbuster 2012, with his roles in a little movie called The Avengers and the upcoming Django Unchained.
Samuel L. Jackson has tweeted 57 different spellings of ‘motherf—.’ See the completely unnecessary list here.
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