For all the cool, useful things on YouTube, there exists 10 times as much stupid crap. Where else would you find a mash-up of anime and Creedence Clearwater Revival? Or a Creed tribute to some video game from when I was six? Or whatever the hell this is? But the absolute bottom-of-the-barrel insults to humanity itself are fan films. Basically, strip everything good and effective from some popular movie/game/TV program, add fat guys and shoot eight minutes with a camcorder, and you’ve got yourself a show. For example:
From the Film: “Titanic”
Where most people would have seen gently sliding down the broken half of the ship into the ocean as the best option, this man instead sees an opportunity to go base jumping. I’ve always wondered what was going through this guy’s head. Maybe he thought if he got in the water really fast it wouldn’t feel as cold (true). Maybe he was wasted and thought doing a 200-foot swan dive off the stern of sinking ship would look cool as hell (also true). Whatever his logic, things took a turn for the Greg Louganis real quick. Seriously though, if James Cameron hadn't intended this to be funny he wouldn’t have added a “donk” noise.
Disney’s latest crash-grab “Mars Needs Moms” has bombed so phenomenally it would make J. Robert Oppenhemier proud. It had the 12th worst opening ever for a film playing in 3,000-plus theaters and currently is on track to lose roughly $100 million. My question: Why the hell is anyone surprised?
For kemp ridley., making music is about having a good time with friends and not taking things too seriously. Consisting of Cayla Fralick (vocals), Thomas Barrineau (guitar), Trey Lewis (guitar), Cam Powell (bass) and Turner Shull (drums), the band performs regularly around Columbia. Bey’s, New Brookland Tavern and the White Mule have been a few venues for the group, and they’ve also performed in Charleston and Virginia on multiple occasions.
Those favorite childhood games shouldn’t just stay in the toy box. We’ve revamped some old classics and given them a little college edge. Perfect for a trip to the beach, a rainy day or as an anytime boredom-buster, these games will provide you with some unique (and cheap!) summertime entertainment.
We all know “Jersey Shore” is an objectively great show that provides a level of pure train-wreck entertainment not seen since that guy on “Survivor” killed a pig than face-planted into a bonfire. But is it the real deal? As a long time Jersey resident and shore enthusiast, I have taken it upon myself to evaluate the validity of MTV’s most popular program.
As we approach awards season, one thing I notice is that the Oscars neglect to give some very important distinctions to some very special motion pictures released last year. So without ado, here are my accolades for the films of 2010: