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Disney’s Looper (1994)

(YouTube link) The new movie Looper stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an assassin who confronts his own much-older self, played by Bruce Willis. Screen Junkies found that this same scenario can be recreated starring much younger actors with footage from Angels in the Outfield (starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and The Kid (starring Bruce Willis). And of course, this [...]

How NASA is Preparing to Visit and/or Destroy Asteroids

So there’s this asteroid, 99942 Apophis, that will make a “close approach to” (read: “near miss of”) Earth in 2029 and possibly again in 2036. Don’t worry, we’re probably fine — there are lots of way more dangerous asteroids coming our way…just not quite so soon. When an asteroid hits Earth (and one [...]

Trailer For New Sci-Fi Movie “Looper”

(YouTube Link) The trailer for upcoming sci-fi flick Looper has it all-time travel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, assassins, Bruce Willis as a middle aged JGL, futuristic cityscapes, and an original script which isn’t based on a pre-existing comic book, video game, novel or film. It looks like a winner to me! –via Topless Robot

Dietribes: Grapefruit

• Grapefruit, like all citrus fruit, is a Hesperidum: a large modified berry with a thick rind. If you see grapefruit growing on a tree, you will notice that they grow in clusters that resemble the shape of large yellow grapes, likely giving it its name. As for origins, most botanists agree that the grapefruit is [...]

The Late Movies: Celebrity Advertising

If you aren’t a big name (or aren’t a big name yet), the easiest way to generate cash for an actor or musician is to do ads. Commercials. Advertising. But we will forgive you later when you make the big time. One of your favorite stars may be in here! The Rolling Stones for Rice Krispies This [...]

9 Facts About the Greatest Christmas Movie Ever

Holiday spirit hitting bottom? Can’t feel warmth in the cockles of your heart? (You should get that checked; I lost an uncle to poor cockle health.) Nonetheless, if you’re just not feeling the festive cheer, do what I do and get merry with a bare-footed, one man anti-terrorist unit in the greatest Christmas movie ever [...]

The Late Movies: The Three Kings

The “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” are Albert, B.B. and Freddie King (no relation). The three of them are among the greatest bluesmen and most influential guitarists of the late 20th century and are veritable American institutions (just as, if not more, important than barbecue and baseball). For each of the Kings, we’ve got [...]

The Late Movies: Actors Singing Awesomely Bad Songs

Crossing over the mythical line between acting and singing is a difficult proposition. Some have found success (Jamie Foxx). Some have found failure (Steven Seagal). And some are Joey Lawrence. Here are a few clips of actors who should have stayed behind the camera instead of leaping in front of a microphone. Remember Eddie Murphy’s How [...]

The Late Movies: Angel vs. Devil

You’re in an all-day brainstorm session, coming up with ideas for a new spokesman for your client’s product. A famous sports figure, trendy reality star, cartoon panda…who could it be? And then it dawns on you—let’s do the Angel vs. Devil thing. No one’s done that in a while. Have they? John Hodgman always seemed [...]