For such an intense actor, Michael Shannon has found himself in a unique place for the past few weeks as the star of a viral comedy video. His foul-mouthed dramatic reading of an infamous sorority email was a massive hit for Funny or Die, but things haven't change too drastically in the life of the "Iceman" star.
"It's mostly the crew at work," Shannon told MTV News' Josh Horowitz. "They come up to me and say, 'I saw your thing. It was funny.'"
With a growing comedy reputation, it wouldn't be completely surprising to see Shannon go on to host an episode of "Saturday Night Live," but the actor does worry about the difficult schedule.
"'SNL' sounds like a real gauntlet. It sounds like an intense week of life. These guys have to write. They stay up for seven days straight, right? They've got to rehearse a lot," Shannon said. "I'm not trying to talk anybody out of it. Lorne Michaels, now's the time."
YouTube user pixelspersecond decided to show his mother "The Matrix" because she had never seen it. After they had watched it together—she had closed her eyes during the violent and scary parts—he asked her to recount what she had just seen and then animated it.
The result is a bizarre and spotty retelling of the sci-fi action classic that doesn't quite comprehend the story of the actual film and that can't remember Morpheus' name. (Moshimo!) Anyway, Moshimo and Leo go on lots of adventures, and it's a lot of scary fun for everyone involved.
Except that it doesn't have an ending, since mom can't remember what happened after the subway scene.
Halle Berry's "Catwoman" has been the butt of jokes since it premiered in 2004, but how many people out there have actually seen it? Not many apparently, because it took one Redditor to point out that the movie contains the single worst basketball scene in the history of film.
If "Catwoman" had been seen by the throngs that openly mock it, this scene would be better known and add a ton of fuel to the fire of fanboy hatred. Still, even nine years on, the sequence which features Berry and Benjamin Bratt doing something that could never be mistake as a "game" or "fun," plays like anything but a game of one-on-one basketball. It looks more like you showed two people a 15-second clip of a middle school game, and told them to do something vaguely similar and make it all look like a bad '90s music video.
You can watch the abomination for yourself after the jump!
Over the weekend, the White House Correspondents Dinner took place in Washington, D.C., and as is the tradition, it tends to be one of the more light-hearted events in the nation's capitol. Even the Presidents gets loose and cracks a few jokes.
Two of the evening's special guests were the men behind "Lincoln," Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis, and it just so happened that President Obama had seen a behind-the-scenes featurette on the Academy Award-winning director's next film, starring Day-Lewis.
Last week, Patton Oswalt presented his now famed proposal for "Star Wars: Episode VII" and he won the internet. As is traditional on the World Wide Web, the slate is wiped clean every week for a new successor to take over this crazy series of tubes.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have our winner.
If you have heard of the internet, you probably know that last week, a sharply worded internal email from a sorority found its way out into the world, and we were all introduced to the term "c--- punt."
This week, Michael Shannon (via Funny or Die) continued the long tradition of dramatic reads with a take on this new email sensation. There's one thing you need to know about Shannon. The man cannot half-ass a role, and he makes no exception for internet memes.
Check out the video above and get ready to send it to everyone you know.
Every warm-blooded nerd in the galaxy is dying to know what's going on with J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII" and whether or not we can expect to see the likes of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fischer back for a new trilogy. Since Ford's the one currently on a promotional tour for a new movie, "42," he's had to face a host of questions about his involvement in the film.
Ford dodged these questions in a number of graceful ways, that is, until last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," when he took some audience questions on the condition that no one ask any "Star Wars" questions.
Unfortunately, all of the "audience members" who stood up to ask questions were dress in full "Star Wars" regalia, and one question in particular set Ford off completely.
Move over "jOBS" and Aaron Sorkin's upcoming Steve Jobs movie, because Funny or Die is getting its Jobs biopic out first. The comedy website created its first feature film in just five days, and now it's releasing the Justin Long-starring movie, "iSteve," out online first.
"iSteve," which runs almost 80 minutes in length, debuted on Funny or Die on April 15. That's four days before "jOBS" initial release date, though it has since been postponed indefinitely. Don't expect "iSteve" to be the best movie of all time (it was written in just three days, after all), but it should be a hilarious take on the obsession to get a movie out on Jobs' life not long after the Apple co-founder's death. Watch the full film here.
King of the nerds Patton Oswalt has an upcoming guest spot on an episode of "Parks and Recreation" where he plays a Pawnee citizen who filibusters a city council meeting in order to hold up a piece of legislation.
The producers give Oswalt the freedom to talk about whatever he wanted during the extended speech, so he went with his heart and made a 9-minute pitch for J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode VII."
But it's not that simple. As a hardcore sci-fi geek, Oswalt seized upon the opportunity to bring in characters from another recent Disney acquisition, the Marvel universe. How will Tony Stark and Thanos play into the continuation of the "Star Wars" saga? You'll have to click past the jump to find out.
There is only one man who can accept the MTV Movie Awards' inaugural Comedic Genius Award. But he is a man of many names: Ricky Bobby, Frank the Tank, Alex Trebek and Mugatu, to name just a few. The one he's most often credited as is Will Ferrell, "Saturday Night Live" legend and star of such hits as "Anchorman" and the forthcoming "Anchorman: The Legend Continues."
Boiling down Ferrell's funniest moments to five is a nearly impossible challenge, but it's one we're happy to rise to. Get your jazz flutes ready and join us as we dive into the award winner's five most comedically genius moments.
5. The Tragic Fall of Mustafa: In which he is still alive ... just very, very badly burned.
Though we're still mourning the loss of our beautiful "30 Rock," we'll always have seven wonderful seasons of comedy to watch on Netflix any time we're sad. The buried jokes and refernces on "30 Rock" make a rewatching marathons and supercuts, like the one Film.com just put together, so enjoyable.
For this supercut, Film.com grabbed every movie reference made during the seven seasons of "30 Rock," and if you know anything about the tale of Liz Lemon, you know there are a lot of them, 16 minutes of them, in fact.
Try not to watch every second of the hilarity, and then celebrate 16 minutes well spent with a perfectly executed Chewbacca sound.