Today at Flavorpill, we enjoyed BuzzFeed’s thoughtful analysis of 26 years of People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” We loved this new anti-bullying PSA by the talented filmmakers over at Everynone. We were impressed by Jason Segel’s hair in the new promos for this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live.… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we watched astronauts fall on the moon. We learned the scientific reason why most leftovers don’t taste as good. We met a hippo named Humphrey who mauled his keeper to death, as well as some other much friendlier exotic animals. We looked at … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we swooned over this clip of Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing an acoustic cover of R. Kelly’s “Ignition.” We wondered how much it would cost to have a ketchup fountain at our next big event. We couldn’t believe that someone’s friend would allow them to get this … Read More
There aren’t many movies that could get away with releasing this many trailers before opening in theaters without eventually creating some serious audience backlash. But come on, this is the Muppets we’re talking about here. They can do no wrong, unless you happen to be a hard-hearted “purist” like Frank Oz, who we would wager finds the entire marketing campaign as disrespectful as a Fozzie fart shoe gag. In this latest, and purportedly final parody, the gang is busy at work sending up their own film before moving on to Paranormal Activity 3, Puss in Boots, Happy Feet, and Twilight. Even though we wish that there was more new footage here, the whole “Breaking Prawn” bit is pretty inspired, don’t you think?
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Hollywood stars make getting naked on camera look easy, but many will confess how incredibly uncomfortable or even boring it is to bare all on screen. There are tricks to overcoming this, of course, but for those who haven’t stripped for their audiences before things can get a little tricky. If you’re starring in a hotly anticipated film — like the one that spent three installments pretending their lead stars didn’t actually have genitals — the pressure is really on. This got us thinking about the most awkward nude scenes in cinema. How did the actors and actresses handle being in the buff? Some stars used awkward nudity for comedic effect, while others looked flawless, but felt terrible — and in a few cases, the unpleasant feelings we had were all in our own heads. Still, we wanted to know: did they find the experience as strange to shoot as we did to watch? Find out past the break where we revisit a few naked nightmares.
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Videogum points us to a lengthy and eyebrow-raising Hollywood Reporter piece that chronicles the backlash against Jason Segel and director James Bobin’s forthcoming Disney movie The Muppets among Muppets “purists.” Accusations are flying that the pair “didn’t have a complete understanding of the Muppets characters or were willing to sacrifice the characters’ integrity to… Read More
Yes, it’s another trailer for The Muppets. But this one’s different, we promise! It’s not another hilarious movie spoof. Instead, what we get this time around is a much better idea of what we can expect from the actual film, which opens on Thanksgiving Day. The plot is nothing incredibly inventive, but it’s not like that really matters in a Muppet movie anyway, right? A rough synopsis: The Muppets have become Hollywood has-beens and there happens to be an oil deposit sitting underneath the Muppet Theater. They’ll need to raise $10 million in order to save the place from an evil oil baron (Chris Cooper) — which Kermit plans to do by reuniting the old gang and staging “The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever” with some help from their biggest fans (Jason Segel and Amy Adams), a couple from Smalltown, USA. Our only real issue with this adorable trailer is that there’s way too much of Manny from Modern Family — and quite frankly, we’re a little suspicious of the newest Muppet, Walter. Click through to check it out now!
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The teaser trailer for The Muppets — cleverly disguised as the trailer for a romantic comedy called Green with Envy — opens with shots of a small-town school teacher, played by the impossibly adorable and bright-eyed Amy Adams, dismissing her students. Standing at her side is a blue-suited Jason Segel, who plays her large-hearted dreamer of a beau (and also helped pen the movie’s script). Then comes a montage of the two looking like a John Mellencamp music video: flannel shirts, wide grins, loving looks, and hope. The couple are headed to Hollywood to follow their dreams of making it big, yet they soon discover that everything isn’t snapshots and starry eyes; there is a fight and an ensuing separation, plunging the clip into familar rom-com territory with a shot of Segel walking alone in the rain and Adams staring up at her ceiling while laying in bed.
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Today at Flavorpill, we learned the story behind this iconic photo from the Egyptian protests. We pitted baby sloths against classic literature. We found it hard to believe that this Black Swan spoof is really a poster for Madea’s Big Happy Family — but then again, it is a… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we looked forward to the top fashion trends of 2011 — which include haute pajama pants. We lusted after these Herman Miller building blocks. We were totally excited by this photo from The Muppets’ first table read with Jason Segel. We liked Complex’s roundup… Read More