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Adorably Ponder Your Insignificance with This George Takei-Narrated Animated Short


Few animated shorts can boast multiple awards, existential angst, the voice of the internet-beloved George Takei, and a cartoon turd. This one by Eoin Duffy can and does. It's called The Missing Scarf. It involves an origami squirrel, a bear whose constant, morbid fear of death closely mirrors my own, and some other, less depressing woodland creatures. Have a look at it below.

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Larry David Uncharacteristically Hopeful About Doing More 'Curb'


In an unusual showing of public optimism, Larry David this weekend revealed that he's still got holding on to the confrontational dream of doing some more Curb Your Enthusiasm. According to Variety, David first prefaced the statement with some refreshingly familiar cynicism, telling a crowd at an event on Sunday, "After eight seasons on Curb, I'm just not sure my ideas are gonna be good enough for a whole season." But of his series' legion of fans, he went on to say, "I feel bad that I don't have shows for them," adding, "and I haven't given up the hope." And if Larry David hasn't given up hope on something, who are we to?

'Tetris' Movie Really Happening


In news that is, astoundingly, not satire, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that someone is seriously going to make a movie based on Tetris.

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'Tak3n' Trailer: This Time, No One Gets Taken!


Here's the trailer for Tak3n, the sequel that is apparently the Hangover, Part III of Takens. That is to say: ignoring the promise of the title, no one gets Takened this time. Instead, this idiotically-stylized third chapter seemingly plays out like 'The Fugitive' with a Very Particular Set of Skills. When Liam Neeson's wife is stabbed to death at home, Liam Neeson is framed and goes on the run with his partner, the cell phone he regularly snarls into. Forest Whitaker plays the new Tommy Lee Jones who doesn't care about Neeson's innocence, only about bringing him in. A defibrillator plays the latest thing Liam Neeson uses to kill some dudes.

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'Left Behind' Ads Are Using Quotes from Satan


Because Nicolas Cage's shouting is basically an aural baptism guaranteeing salvation to all who hear its bellow, Satan is requesting that all unbelievers not go see the Left Behind remake. Word comes from the Dark Lord himself, who has, as noticed by BuzzFeed, graciously provided a quote for marketing of the film. Such is the Devil's cunning in only now alerting us to not see a Nicolas Cage movie.

Now to struggle with the mixed feelings of wanting to both obey Satan and keep my oath to always see anything that used to star Kirk Cameron.

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel Becomes First Straight-to-Netflix Feature


Completely disrupting the model by which we normally watch extremely belated movie sequels, The Weinstein Company is taking Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny to Netflix the same day it hits IMAX screens. The follow-up to Ang Lee's 2000 martial arts hit is the first film to make a simultaneous debut in theaters and on the streaming service, though Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos thinks this will be proof of concept to continue the idea, a future where we could one day watch all of our Crouching Tiger sequels first on Netflix.

"What I am hoping is that it will be a proof point that the sky doesn't fall," Sarandos told the New York Times. "These are two different experiences, like going to a football game and watching a football game on TV." Audiences will, after all, still need to go to a cinema to get that ultimate Crouching Tiger experience of several people audibly complaining that they didn't know there would be subtitles.

Jeff Goldblum and Tim & Eric Made the Lightbulb Commercial You'd Expect from Them


The future is here! We have high-tech lightbulbs you can control with smartphone apps! Jeff Goldblum is done up like Liberace and playing a piano in his hot tub! Jules Verne was right about everything! See just how right with this expectedly bizarro-kitschy ad Tim & Eric reportedly made for GE.

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Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' Trailer Is Finally Here, and It's Great


As Joanna Newsom so perfectly narrates, Paul Thomas Anderson's new film is "comin' just in time for Christmas." So, with less than 90 shopping days left before release, Warner Bros. has finally put out a trailer for Inherent Vice, the adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. You could probably pick out a whole melange of influences in the two-minute preview, but overall, the feeling is that PTA has seemingly went back to the '70s and shot a Coen Brothers script. As it turns out, that looks and feels just as great as it sounds:

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