Iron Sky is a film with a fascinating backstory. As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, it’s one of the first feature films with a budget that mostly derives from “cloud financing,” donations made over the internet. However, the film also has an equally fascinating frontstory: Nazis on the Moon! As seen in a just-released teaser, Iron Sky follows a society of national-socialists who fled Germany for the dark side of the moon in 1945, and their plans to launch a full-scale attack (or “meteroblitzkrieg”) on Earth. The teaser is reminiscent tone-wise of the Grindhouse faux-trailer Werewolf Women of the S.S., complete with a lead role for crazy-eyed B-movie all-star Udo Kier. Needless to say, the bad taste is off the charts here, but if Iron Sky is as over-the-top as it clearly intends to be, it could be 2012’s Hobo With a Shotgun. Check out the teaser after the jump… READ FULL STORY
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Julie's creepy TA from 'Friday Night Lights' stars in Lowe's commercial. Have you ever been unable to disassociate actors from their characters?
I can say with the utmost certainty that never before had I been upset by a hardware superstore commercial. Shopping for paint samples is annoying, certainly. But upsetting? Rarely.
That is, until I saw a commercial for Lowe’s that involved actor Gil McKinney. Sure, in the ad he’s just a dude looking for some affordable lawn furniture with his significant other, but all I could see was the creeper T.A. from Friday Night Lights who has been corrupting our dear Julie Taylor (Aimee Teegarden, pictured here sucking face with said culprit). As soon as I recognized the actor, it was hard not to think, “How can you be buying furniture at a time like this? Don’t you know what you’re putting the Taylor family through? Have you no shame, sir?!” I’m sure Mr. McKinney is a swell fellow in real life, and it’s certainly a testament to his skills as an actor (any FNL fan can attest they got bad vibes from him immediately), but I instantly saw Derek the Creeper T.A. when I saw him. (Sadly, the commercial has not yet made its way onto YouTube yet, so you’ll just have to wait patiently to see it on the old-fashioned television. Fight the urge to rewind!)
I’ve actually had this happen before, though. As I noted in the trailer for the upcoming Mandy Moore flick Love, Wedding, Marriage, as soon as I spotted actor Michael Weston, it was jarring. READ FULL STORY
Which is scarier: A masked, bald woman wielding a knife, or Sean Penn? Strangely, I’d have to say the latter… but only in the clip embedded below from Paolo Sorrentino’s Cannes entry This Must Be the Place. In the film, Penn channels The Cure’s Robert Smith in looks and Truman Capote in speech (or so it sounds, based on his static delivery) as an ex-musician searching — with Frances McDormand — for a Nazi who shamed his dearly departed father. He’s also just as good at applying makeup as a teenage me. Also embedded after the jump: Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In, a horror film about a plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas) attempting to create a new skin for his wife. Two creepy clips, one film festival: Cannes. Looks like the south of France is about to get weird, PopWatchers. READ FULL STORY
Donald Trump tells Fox News he's unhappy about Correspondents' Dinner roast, calls Seth Meyers 'a stutterer'
Donald Trump was the target of several jokes at this weekend’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The tycoon has a sense of humor, of course, but when he called in to Fox News yesterday morning, he admitted that he felt like President Obama’s jabs — which compared Birther movementarians to moon landing skeptics and portrayed the Trump White House as a neon-lit pool party — might have been overkill. “I understood what I was getting into,” said the rumored candidate for president, but he noted that he “didn’t realize I would be the sole focus.” It’s important that you realize, though, that Trump wasn’t feeling bad for himself while the audience cackled at him. He was feeling bad for You. “I was thinking to myself as they were doing this that the American people are really suffering, and we’re all having a good time. I think it’s inappropriate in certain respects,” said the host of The Celebrity Apprentice, a show about plastic surgery casualties and steroid memoirists learning how to sell lemonade. READ FULL STORY
Jon Stewart on yesterday's Obama birther 'non-shell.' Plus, the best explanation of Donald Trump's hair I've ever seen
There are so many nuggets of wisdom in Jon Stewart’s breakdown of what he calls the “non-shell” that was dropped yesterday when President Obama called a press conference to reiterate — more than two years after he took office — that he was, in fact, born in America. Among them? The introduction of the word “non-shell” to my dictionary (and quite possibly a new PopWatch category).
He also created a visual aid for people — like yours truly — who never quite understood what was going on atop Donald Trump’s head. (I knew it was bad news, but never dwelled too much on the matter.) Now, if only Stewart had a diagram for us to explain what was going on inside Trump’s head. READ FULL STORY
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