There's nothing more satisfying than seeing someone whom you presume to be perfect fall flat on his or her face. That may not be the nicest thing to say, but admit it: We all embrace a devilish smile every once in a while at someone else's misfortune. What do you think the Internet was created for? Well, this week, America's "Sweetheart" Reese Witherspoon did just that when she was arrested Sunday morning for getting haughty with a cop.
Then, Zach Braff decided to kick-start some fundraising. As of now, he is only about $250,000 shy of his $2 million Kickstarter goal — but this doesn't excuse the fact that he is a total copycat of the Veronica Mars campaign.
See what the Twitter comedians have to say about this week's pop cultural events.
10 Funniest Pop Culture Tweets of the Week:
1. Joan Rivers: "Kris Jenner showed off her iPhone case, which says "Queen of F*cking Everything!" Kim has the same one, just without the word 'Everything.'"
Kris Jenner showed off her iPhone case, which says "Queen of F*cking Everything!" Kim has the same one, just without the word "Everything."
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) April 24, 2013
2. Max Silvestri: "Ugh, Zach Braff. The new Veronica Mars movie should be about the case of the mysterious Look At What We Started."
Ugh, Zach Braff. The new Veronica Mars movie should be about the case of the mysterious Look At What We Started.
— Max Silvestri (@maxsilvestri) April 24, 2013
3. Michael Ian Black: "About to watch "Game of Thrones." Hoping The Khaleesi f**ks Jamie Lannister's arm stump."
About to watch "Game of Thrones." Hoping The Khaleesi fucks Jamie Lannister's arm stump.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) April 22, 2013
4. Lauren Ashley Bishop: "how DARE reese witherspoon do something important while i'm taking a nap"
how DARE reese witherspoon do something important while i'm taking a nap
— lauren ashley bishop (@sbellelauren) April 22, 2013
5. Tim Siedell: "Before yelling "do you know who I am?" at a cop, you should be certain you're famous enough for that cop to know who you are."
Before yelling "do you know who I am?" at a cop, you should be certain you're famous enough for that cop to know who you are.
— Tim Siedell (@badbanana) April 22, 2013
6. Sammy Rhodes: "If the AP had just kept its passwords in a folder called “Nicolas Cage movies after 2004” this whole thing could have been avoided."
If the AP had just kept its passwords in a folder called “Nicolas Cage movies after 2004” this whole thing could have been avoided.
— sammy rhodes (@prodigalsam) April 23, 2013
7. Julia Segal: "Has anyone told Zach Braff he can just make us a mixtape?"
Has anyone told Zach Braff he can just make us a mixtape?
— Julia Segal (@juliasegal) April 24, 2013
8. Patton Oswalt: "The Delta Gamma sorority just accepted the resignation of Rebecca Martinson. Don't laugh -- because now, she is...SORORITY RONIN."
The Delta Gamma sorority just accepted the resignation of Rebecca Martinson.Don't laugh -- because now, she is...SORORITY RONIN.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 25, 2013
9. Stephen Colbert: "I taught @billclinton to tweet! This is almost as exciting as the time I taught Cheney 'Dance Dance Revolution.'"
I taught @billclinton to tweet! This is almost as exciting as the time I taught Cheney "Dance Dance Revolution."
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 25, 2013
10. Sam Grittner: "Don't unlock the doors to the Bush Center until George W. pronounces nuclear correctly."
Don't unlock the doors to the Bush Center until George W. pronounces nuclear correctly.
— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) April 25, 2013
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Easter eggs, April Fools', and a new late night battle — what more could a pop culture enthusiast hope for? NBC announced that Jimmy Fallon would be replacing Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show in 2014 as Jay-Z decided to push even further into the sports industry (while a real sports hero took the nastiest of falls). And in the middle of all of this, North Korea started moving some of its missiles. Needless to say, there was plenty to make the Twitter comedians explode during the week of March 31.
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See what funny comments they had to say this week on Twitter.
10 Funniest Pop Culture Tweets of the Week:
1. Julie Segal: "North Korea is taking this Leno leaving the Tonight Show thing way too hard."
North Korea is taking this Leno leaving the Tonight Show thing way too hard.
— Julia Segal (@juliasegal) April 4, 2013
2. Stephen Colbert: "Jay-Z is trying his hand at being a sports agent. He's got 99 problems, but negotiating a great back-end deal w/Gatorade ain't one."
Jay-Z is trying his hand at being a sports agent. He's got 99 problems, but negotiating a great back-end deal w/Gatorade ain't one.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 3, 2013
3. Jimmy Kimmel: "congratulations to my dear, sweet @jimmyfallon - a formidable rival and an incredible lover"
congratulations to my dear, sweet @jimmyfallon - a formidable rival and an incredible lover
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 3, 2013
4. Damien Fahey: "I feel like if we give North Korea Pizza Tracker technology we could get them on our side."
I feel like if we give North Korea Pizza Tracker technology we could get them on our side.
— Damien Fahey (@DamienFahey) April 3, 2013
5. Sam Grittner: "Taylor Swift already wrote a hit song about Kevin Ware's leg."
Taylor Swift already wrote a hit song about Kevin Ware's leg.
— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) April 3, 2013
6. Eugene Mirman: "I bet Rick Ross would think it was pretty funny if tonight a few guys pull molly in his drink & made love to him while he peacefully slept."
I bet Rick Ross would think it was pretty funny if tonight a few guys pull molly in his drink & made love to him while he peacefully slept.
— Eugene Mirman (@EugeneMirman) April 4, 2013
7. Neal Brennan: "I'm glad Germany took away Bieber's monkey. That kid ain't sold enough records to have a monkey. #MJ"
I'm glad Germany took away Bieber's monkey. That kid ain't sold enough records to have a monkey. #MJ
— Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) April 3, 2013
8. Josh Gondelman: "April Fool's Day was cancelled. APRIL FOOL! It still exists and sucks!"
April Fool's Day was cancelled. APRIL FOOL! It still exists and sucks!
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) April 1, 2013
9. Michael Ian Black: "A good April Fools prank would be for doctors to tell all their patients it's cancer."
A good April Fools prank would be for doctors to tell all their patients it's cancer.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) April 1, 2013
10. Joan Rivers: "Passover and Easter are overlapping this weekend, so I've decided to dye my matzo balls."
Passover and Easter are overlapping this weekend, so I've decided to dye my matzo balls.
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) March 29, 2013
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A decade-long gap between sequels could leave a franchise stale but in the case of Men in Black 3 it's the launch pad for an unexpectedly great blockbuster. The kooky antics of Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) don't stray far from their 1997 and 2002 adventures but without a bombardment of follow-ups to keep the series in mind the wonderfully weird sensibilities of Men in Black feel fresh Smith's natural charisma once again on full display. Barry Sonnenfeld returns for the threequel another space alien romp with a time travel twist — which turns out to be Pandora's Box for the director's deranged imagination.
As time passed in the real world so did it for the timeline in the world of Men in Black. Picking up ten years after MIB 2 J and K are continuing to protect the Earth from alien threats and enforce the law on those who live incognito. While dealing with their own personal issues — K is at his all-time crabbiest for seemingly no reason — the suited duo encounter an old enemy Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement) a prickly assassin seeking revenge on K who blew his arm off back in the '60s. Their street fight is more of a warning; Boris' real plan is to head back in time to save his arm and kill off K. He's successful prompting J to take his own leap through the time-space continuum — and team up with a younger K (Josh Brolin) to put an end to Boris plans for world domination.
Men in Black 3 is the Will Smith show. Splitting his time between the brick personalities of Jones and Brolin's K Smith struts his stuff with all the fast-talking comedic style that made him a star in yesteryears. In present day he's still the laid back normal guy in a world of oddities — J raises an eyebrow as new head honcho O (Emma Thompson) delivers a eulogy in a screeching alien tongue but coming up with real world explanations for flying saucer crashes comes a little easier. But back in 1969 he's an even bigger fish out water. Surprisingly director Barry Sonnenfeld and writer Etan Cohen dabble in the inherent issues that would spring up if a black gentlemen decked out in a slick suit paraded around New York in the late '60s. A star of Smith's caliber may stray away from that type of racy humor but the hook of Men in Black 3 is the actor's readiness for anything. He turns J's jokey anachronisms into genuine laughs and doesn't mind letting the special effect artists stretch him into an unrecognizable Twizzler for the movie's epic time jump sequence.
Unlike other summer blockbusters Men in Black 3 is light on the action Sonnenfeld utilizing his effects budget and dazzling creature work (by the legendary Rick Baker) to push the comedy forward. J's fight with an oversized extraterrestrial fish won't keep you on the edge of your seat but his slapstick escape and the marine animal's eventual demise are genuinely amusing. Sonnenfeld carries over the twisted sensibilities he displayed in small screen work like Pushing Daisies favoring bizarre banter and elaborating on the kookiness of the alien underworld than battle scenes. MIB3's chase scene is passable but the movie in its prime when Smith is sparring with Brolin and newcomer Michael Stuhlbarg who steals the show as a being capable of seeing the future. His twitchy character keeps Smith and the audience on their toes.
Men in Black 3 digs up nostalgia I wasn't aware I had. Smith's the golden boy of summer and even with modern ingenuity keeping it fresh — Sonnenfeld uses the mandatory 3D to full and fun effect — there's an element to the film that feels plucked from another era. The movie is economical and slight with plenty of lapses in logic that will provoke head scratching on the walk out of the theater but it's also perfectly executed. After ten years of cinematic neutralizing the folks behind Men in Black haven't forgotten what made the first movie work so well. After al these years Smith continues to make the goofy plot wild spectacle and crazed alien antics look good.
If you like Shakespeare but wished he had used more motorcycles in his plays, then you’re a fan of Sons of Anarchy. Duh. Lucky for you, the third season Blu-ray and DVD will be hitting shelves on August 30th, right in time for your annual ride up the coast that is a front for a gun run. Woo!
Anyway, the special features include:
Season 3 to 4 Story Bridge
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What if you had to make the girl of your dreams fall in love with you every single day? Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) a marine veterinarian working on the Hawaiian island of Oahu finds himself in just such a predicament when he meets Lucy Whitmore (Drew Barrymore). She's beautiful smart and funny but she has one tiny problem: short-term memory loss caused by a head injury she suffered in a car accident a year ago. When she goes to sleep at night all memory of the day's events are erased--including those involving Henry--and she wakes up the next morning thinking it's the same day of her accident. To make sure Lucy doesn't know she has this debilitating handicap her caring father Marlin (Blake Clark) guilt-ridden because he was the one driving the car and her brother Doug (Sean Astin) do everything in their power to keep up the charade reliving the day of the wreck over and over with her as if the accident never happened. But Henry's growing affection for Lucy--and his determination to win her love day after day--throws a wrench in their plans. It's a good wrench though because Marlin ultimately realizes he has to let his daughter try to live the most fulfilling life she can--and Henry is just the guy to help her do it.
Having displayed a natural affinity for each other in the hit The Wedding Singer Sandler and Barrymore are at it again in 50 First Dates. Their romantic pairing reminiscent of a Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan or Goldie Hawn/Chevy Chase really clicks and it's great fun to watch them frolic on the beautiful Hawaiian beaches where the film is set. Sandler plays his sweet wisecracking easygoing self (he's much more appealing on the big screen than he ever was on Saturday Night Live) while Barrymore has the tougher job portraying the memory-impaired Lucy and no other comedic actress on the planet could be more convincing as someone who realizes she'll never remember anything but grabs the most out of life anyway falling madly in love over and over again. Of course Sandler also brings along some of his good buddies for the ride including Rob Schneider who does a hilarious turn as a native Hawaiian with many many children one blind eye and a kinship with sharks (he wants to write a book called Sharks Only Bite When You Tease Them). Astin does a 180-degree turn from his endearing Hobbit Sam as the steroid-ridden lisp-prone weightlifter Doug while Clark's grizzled charter boat captain who gives up his business to care for his daughter gives the film some of its more touching moments.
With Barrymore's Flower Films and Sandler's Happy Madison producing 50 First Dates definitely has a one-big-happy-family feel to it. Director Peter Segal who had a blast making Anger Management with Sandler is obviously very comfortable with his stars; the scenes come off so effortlessly it seems all he had to do is the turn the camera on and let them do their stuff. Segal also makes the most of his lush tropical surroundings but then how could you go wrong shooting in Hawaii? Even if the film itself is a stinker (think The Big Bounce) at least it'll look good. Yet for all the film's sweetness 50 First Dates has some sour spots including the gross-out bits (does anybody really need to see a walrus projectile-vomit?) and over-the-top characters (an androgynous aquarium assistant for example). The film would have been just as enjoyable without all the typical Sandleresque attempts to take things one step further than they should go.