Flavorwire Exclusive: The Ultimate Ann Veal “Her?” Supercut

Arrested Development fans are busy counting down the hours until Season 4 premieres this Sunday at midnight on Netflix, and here at Flavorwire, we’re no different. So, we’re passing the time by declaring this Arrested Development Week, all leading up to a Recap-a-thon on Sunday, when our own Jason Bailey will review the whole season, episode by episode. Click here to follow our coverage.

In Arrested Development‘s Season 1 finale, “Let ‘Em Eat Cake,” a flat-voiced young woman approaches George Michael Bluth at the banana stand. This was the first appearance of Ann Veal, played in that episode by Alessandra Torresani and through the rest of the run by Mae Whitman (series creator Mitch Hurwitz said he’d toyed with the idea of having a different actress play Ann in each episode, to emphasize how unmemorable she was). She would become George Michael’s greatest love, and Michael’s greatest enemy — when he could remember her. And with that, we present a brief but thorough look at the history of Ann and the Bluths — all the “Who?”s, all the “Her?”s, all the “Egg”s, and all the insults. … Read More

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Exclusive Supercut: Gary Oldman Loses His Shit

The great Gary Oldman, one of our very favorite actors, turns 55 years old today, and while there’s much to celebrate about the actor — his tremendous range, his chameleonic physical versatility, the ease with which he juggles small and large films, the flawlessness of his American accent — we have to say that our favorite thing about him is the skill and intensity with which he goes insane onscreen. It happens fairly reliably across his filmography, and it’s always worth waiting for, so in celebration of Mr. Oldman’s birthday, we assembled a few of our favorite instances of the actor going bananas. Check it out after the jump. … Read More

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Exclusive Supercut: “The Early Roles of Your Oscar Nominees”

Here at Flavorwire, nothing delights us more than the creative archaeology of an actor’s early years: the opportunity to observe raw talent in its embryonic form, to marvel at how far they’ve come, to observe the humble beginnings of bit roles and low budgets. For this exclusive supercut, we dug up some of the early film and television performances of the ten nominees for acting Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards. One of them, of course, has a much more slender resume (her early role is her Oscar-nominated one); the rest have decades of little breaks that brought them to Oscar night. Check them all out after the jump. … Read More

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Exclusive Supercut: Very Bad Santas

There’s no single figure more beloved during the Christmas season — and in Christmas movies — than good old Saint Nick. But as the years have passed and times have grown more cynical, the holly jolly Kris Kringles of Miracle on 34th Street have been joined in the cinematic Christmas canon by boozing, screwing, stealing Santas of the Bad Santa ilk. For this special Christmas supercut, we’ve assembled some of the sketchier Saint Nicks of cinematic history; check them all out after the jump. … Read More

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Exclusive Supercut: 15 Thanksgiving Dos and Don’ts (From the Movies)

With Thanksgiving approaching, our holiday anxiety is at an all time high — after all, this is a high-stress holiday, with family member and friends gathering to eat, drink (often a lot), and judge. That combination of elements makes it awfully hard to know exactly how to act on Thursday; luckily, as in most difficult situations, the movies are here to help. So we’ve assembled clips from the Thanksgiving scenes of 17 movies, and gleaned the advice they offer in order to create 15 Dos and Don’ts for Thanksgiving. Check out this exclusive supercut after the jump. … Read More

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This Supercut Will Make You Never Want to Fly Again

It has its share of problems (contrary to what the ads are showing you, it spends most of its running time being yet another addiction melodrama), but Robert Zemeckis’ Flight does have one major draw: its opening in-flight sequences are among the most gripping, terrifying flying scenes ever put to film. And that’s not an easy boast to make — over the past several years, many filmmakers have brought the air traveler’s biggest fear to harrowing life on screen. After the jump, we’ve put together a dozen of the most harrowing flying sequences into this exclusive supercut. … Read More

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Exclusive Supercut: 25 Unforgettable Moments from TV’s Fictional Elections

Who had the better campaign video, George Michael or Zack Morris? Is President Bartlet or President Roslin more of a badass? Was Greendale President-elect South Park or Kramer’s loss at Del Boca Vista Phase III the bigger upset? In anticipation of the very real election that’s less than two weeks away, check out our supercut featuring some classic moments from TV’s fictional campaigns, and let us know if we missed any of your favorite candidates! … Read More

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Exclusive Supercut: The Goofiest Villains and Monsters in Horror Movie History

With Halloween less than two weeks away, horror movie season is in full swing, and we’re enjoying our skeery movies as much as anyone. But the horror/sci-fi chiller genre is a tricky thing, especially when it comes to the most important of elements: the antagonist. For every iconic killer or beast (Jason, Freddy, Dracula, the Wolf Man), there’s one somewhere that some enterprising filmmaker tried to build their movie around, only to watch it collapse around said villain’s inherent silliness. After the jump, in our latest supercut, we take a look at some of the genre’s dopiest evildoers. … Read More

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Exclusive Supercut: 50 TV Characters in Hilarious Halloween Costumes

It’s no secret we’ve spent a lot of October covering DIY Halloween getups. But for those who would rather live vicariously through others, or who are still looking for some inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of if the funniest costumes in TV history. Also, if anyone can explain how Penny and Max’s “mom-and-baby” costume works (see opening clip), would you mind dropping us a line in the comments? We’ve been scratching our heads on the logistics of that one for a while. … Read More

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Exclusive Supercut: “30 Rock’s” Darkest Kenneth Moments

Who is Kenneth Parcell? Six years later, we still have no idea. Sure he sees in Muppet vision and always writes in votes for God, but this man has a secret dark side, far darker than we may ever know. Is he immortal? Is that a wig? What happened in that hotel room at the 2008 Summer Olympics? And how does Doris even pay rent? So many questions, and with only 13 episodes this final season, not enough time to find answers. Perhaps some revelations will come through when we finally meet his mom’s “friend” Ron; we actually don’t know much about the man, except that he seems to have caused Kenneth a great deal of psychological damage, but we feel confident the incredibly versatile Bryan Cranston was a wise casting choice. In the meantime, you can catch up on Kenneth’s most dubious moments below, and of course don’t forget to catch the whole gang’s return tonight at 8:00pm ET on NBC for, sigh, the beginning of the end.  … Read More

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